Photo Thursday-George Bailey- Australian Cricketer

Introducing Photo Thursday

As part of my plan to blog more often and because I really like taking photographs I’ve decided to post one every Thursday. It may be an old one, it may be one I took especially for the post. It may be topical or it may not be.

Today’s photo is my tribute to Tasmanian cricketer George Bailey who, in a One Day International  against India last night, made 156 runs and broke a bunch of records. Cricket is such a statistics loving game!

They are:

  • Highest ODI score by an Australian captain
  • Most runs by a captain in a bi-lateral series
  • Most runs by a batsman in a bi-lateral series
  • First batsman to aggregate 1,000 ODI runs this year (2013)
  • 10th joint highest individual score by an Australian in ODIs
My photo was taken prior to the start of the ODI at Bellerive Oval, Hobart, Tasmania on 23 January 2013 against Sri Lanka. He had just been in the nets and stopped to sign a few autographs.  He seems a lovely fella too. Go George!

George Bailey
George Bailey


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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