First game of cricket. AUS/ENG v. INDIA


The sun shone as Australians, Englishmen and Indians slowly wound there way to an Athletics track at Sichuan University last Sunday morning. Andrew White (Arthouse, Chengdu) co-ordinated the fixture. Aus/Eng won the toss and elected to bat in the 15 overs per side slogathon. Yours truly was given the honorable opportunity of opening the batting and the picture below tells the tale. First ball. The only scoring I did for the rest of our innings was with a pen and paper.



Yelps form the Indians. Disbelief amongst the quietened Caucasians. Thankfully Garry and Mike steered the ship, with Andrew spanking 74 in double quick time.

We posted 140. 9 an over. Decent.

Not decent enough. The Indians proceeded to blast our bowling onto the Football field, where a Chinese football match was being played.

“What kind of sport is that?”

“Dunno – I think it’s from Bangladesh.”

They have a point.

India won the match by 8 wickets in the end, which was probably a fair reflection. Still, it was great to smell the linseed oil once more.

To the next match…………….

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