Ok, so they play cricket in the Phoenix Park and I know absolutely nothing about cricket. They use a bat and a ball, both are included in this photograph. There is a man who hits the ball called the batsman, also included in this shot and finally a guy who throws the ball called the bowler, he is not in the photograph. That’s pretty much my knowledge of cricket and it’s participants [most of which was gleaned from the internet]. I must say though, in it’s defence, cricket is a splendidly good way to spend a summer’s afternoon regardless of my lack of understanding. My spectator sport of choice would be Gaelic football but there is no chance of being able to lie back in the grass and a get a shot like this at Croke Park. Firstly I would most likely be removed by the stewards and secondly I would be trampled by blood thirsty GAA men in search of a football that one of them may or may not have in his possession. If you attend modern GAA matches you will know what I mean by that.
Anyway, cricket makes for good photographs so therefore I now like cricket.
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2 thoughts on “Cricket In The Park”
I am a second person who is not “cricket savant” :). I am from the American culture where we have our brawny US foootballers or baseball players. This is different for us!
Excellent action shot :).
Keep on shooting, man. Cheers!
Thanks Barb, I have developed a mild fascination with baseball in the last few years. Became addicted after reading some Roger Kahn books, especially “The boys of summer”, wonderful writing.