Taken during the first days of Autumn/Fall last year, this small pavilion the only piece of flat ground around and therefore an opportunity for village cricket, the pitch resting for the season to come, this year. Many villages manage to make space for a cricket pitch and something that can act as a pavilion.
The nets, like other ‘bat and ball’ sports, are an integral part of the practice session – lifting the edges helps prevent the ends rotting and being chewed by rodents.
I really must learn how cricket is played, one day. I really like that first image for its colors and the placement of the building in the top-left of the frame as if it were watching over the pitch.
…. one day. 😉 Unless there is some paint drying to watch.
The first image i like more, it has good composition and a nice balance.
Thanks for your thoughts Benjamin, much appreciated.
I like the second…skirt lifted, ready to dance…
In the last week, I’ve seen cricket played in a movie and a television program. Sadly, that about sums up my knowledge of the game. Nice shots here, though!
What other competitive game is there that can last 5 days and still end in a draw – yet still be one of the most exciting things to watch?