Time is an illusion…

Well I find it weekend again, and it doesn't seem five minutes since I was playing cricket last Sunday. Is it an age thing? I recall when I was a youngster that time appeared to pass very slowly, now, blink an eye and it's Grand National weekend again. Maybe we pack more into life these days, I certainly don't seem to get much time for simply doing nothing and relaxing these days!

Anyway, it is weekend again, and following on from my return to the cricket field, I'm playing again tomorrow for the third team. Quite looking forward to it to be honest, I've got all the gear again now courtesy of some very cheap prices at Sports Direct, so even if I can't perform like I used to, at least I'll look as if I belong 🙂

A hectic week at work last week (when isn't it these days?), but it does look a little more manageble next week. I'm hoping to close out some tasks that have been on the "to do" list for rather too long.

And finally it's official, Summer's here, it's near enough June as I find myself typing this from the boundary at Leigh CC where the temperature's a very creditable 23 degees C. Very nice too.

Until next time.

M.

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Edgbaston Engand v. West Indies ODI

An excellent day at Edgbaston yesterday where England clinched the ODI series against (what has to be said) was a poor W. Indies side.

I’m not convinced at all about all this international cricket in May, it was damned cold there. I’d far rather it be in the “proper” summer months when you don’t have to take thermal underwear and gloves!

Still, a good day out nonetheless. Although we’ve won this series (and the Tests), I’m not sure a T20 competition is the best preparation for the Ashes, but we’ll have to wait and see. At least I have a little more confidence now than I did a couple of months ago 🙂

M.

Cricketing comeback….

After twenty odd years in retirement, a late cry off, and a moment of weakness on my part, led to me taking the field once again in an away cup game at Northop Hall in Wales. With somewhat less athletic prowess than may have existed all those years ago, it proved to me that cricket is still a game that can be enjoyed by those of all ages.

Ok, we lost, but I must confess to a great deal of pride (and enjoyment), in batting with my lad down at the bottom of the order. Never thought I’d see the day, but very glad I have 🙂 We both ended up not out at the end of the alloted overs, me with solid nought and my lad with a handful of runs.

Next obvious question is did I enjoy it enough to want to have another go? Well you never know 🙂

M.