Today, day three, we change tack… onto sport. Yesterday was the T20 World Cup. What an occasion. What a tournament. I’m not the world’s greatest T20 enthusiast but I must say, the skills levels of so many teams have improved massively. Long gone are the days when this version of the game was not mush more than a hit and giggle. Well, mind you… the teams that still treat it as such didn’t get too far in the competition… most notably the lads from Down Under.
OK… the Saffers didn’t get far either but I will put forward this postulation… they were a tad unlucky on two occasions. Twice they had to bowl at night when the dew made bowling less easy. Oh well… we Saffers will just have to wait another few years for a WC win!
Onto a slightly more sedate note… the season here in Ireland is only weeks away from getting under way again… then I can again spend happy afternoons around the grounds where Senior Son and team play… always trying to perfect my action shots. My favourite? Capturing the moment when the ball hits the stumps and the batsman hears that dreaded sound behind him!
Just in case you are wondering… the West Indies had a stunning day at the finals! Both their ladies and men’s teams are the 2016 champions!! Well played, well deserved!! Your sportsmanship and all round performances make me proud to be associated with the great game of cricket!