image Photo Thursday – Ricky Ponting- Australian Cricketer


Photo Thursday – Ricky Ponting – Cricketer

Photo Thursday this week celebrates the achievements of former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting who retired after the 2012-13 season. On Thursday night a tribute match was held in his hometown of Launceston, Tasmania with all proceeds going to the Ponting Foundation which provides money for children with cancer in Tasmania. A host of current and former cricketers and some Hawthorn and North Melbourne footballers played in the two sides captained by Ricky and Adam Gilchrist. It was a very entertaining match and is the reason that Photo Thursday is so late this week.Ricky-poster

image Ricky Ponting.
Ricky walks off the field at Aurora Stadium, Launceston

Taswegian1957

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 WordPress.com 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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