28 January 2007

it's just not a summer holiday without the cricket

cricket Koonwarra

cricket Inverloch

cricket & cartwheels

and a cartwheel or two between overs.

20 comments:

Violet & Rose said...

Precious! I love the expression on red boys face in the last shot. He looks "long suffering".

Em said...

Too true!

shula said...

Right on.

telfair said...

Ah, well, perhaps if I'd been able to learn cricket THAT way, I'd have understood it better (& enjoyed it more.)

As it was, I never could quite fathom what Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne were on about, when we lived over there.

Looks like a beautiful summer.

BabelBabe said...

I don't understand cricket (most Americans don't) but I LOVE these pics.

when i come to australia, will you and your boys teach me about cricket?

BabelBabe said...

also, is that a tee like we use for learning to bat in baseball? only for crcketeers?

capello said...

oh man.

i wish i could do a cartwheel.

meggie said...

Very evocative of summer holidays!

I cant abide cricket- even backyard or holiday cricket. I am the one who always copped a ball in the face!

Lazy cow said...

Lovely. Is the first picture your backyard?

tut-tut said...

I'd like to be there, just about now!

Surfing Free said...

Backyard cricket memories come flooding back to me :) Were there many umpire disputes?

nutmeg said...

Yes. It's time to get out and play it rather than just watch it (that's getting a little boring with all the "no contest" games at the moment). Get those cart wheels in before school heads back!

Joke said...

I think it's physically impossible to fully understand both cricket and baseball.

-J.

herhimnbryn said...

All I can say is 'Cricket Kings'by Wlliam McInnes!

Stomper Girl said...

Love the photos. The intensity in their faces. And the beautiful settings. Tres summer-y.

We just got a cricket set for our boys. They can barely hit the ball, but it's fun seeing all the adults rushing to join the game and 'help'.

I can still do cartwheels! Not sure how many years of them I have left though...

(Pretty sure I understand baseball too; it's like softball with overarm pitches, innit?)

SadieandLance said...

Is doing a cartwheel at the end of the over part of the rule book that also allows one hand one bounce and other important backyard rulings?

Elizabeth said...

Can't beat a game of beach cricket on a sunny day, these pics remind me of my childhood summers at Inverloch beach.

Suse said...

Babelbabe: that thing is a wicket, not a tee. The other wicket (there are meant to be two, but we only have one set) is a boogie board masquerading as a wicket.

LC - I wish.

SF - One dispute, in which the boogie board was hurled into the bushes in a fit of pique.

S&L - cartwheels are compulsory, naturally.

elizabeth - it was indeed Inverloch beach. Well spotted.

BabelBabe said...

i just saw a Sesame Street bit on cricket, and NOW I know it is a wicket. Sorry for my ignorance : )

h&b said...

Fan-TAS-tic shots.
Awesome.
Seriously.