The beaches are crowded with the regular and newly inducted sun worshippers; there are bikinis monokinis and yes, even bare botties – some beaches do have ’em – Yes folks ’tis summer. It’s the time when regular guys and gals forget the winter woollies. Some put on their creams and become “flannelled fools”. You see it’s the time for cricket.Cricket’s been around for some three hundred years. From the famous “Playing Fields Of Eton, Harrow etc”, the battlefields of the world, to the village greens all over the “Sceptered Isle”. Yes indeed, it’s the game when jolly good fellows get together bring out the colorful caps and blazers, oil (with linseed) the bats and have 22 chaps spend a pleasant weekend pitting their skills and enjoying the smack of leather against willow. Cricket balls are made of leather and bats, willow. The British invented cricket, just as they invented America, Australia, Kiwiland and all points once pink on the map. Well they had to do something between wars.It was a game where chaps settled their differences, put up marquees, quaffed their nutty warm ale, or champers, sprawled in deckchairs and uttered war cries such as: “Well bowled old fellow; well… Read full this story
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