image Photo Thursday – Test Cricket, Bellerive Tasmania


This week in Adelaide the First Test between Australia and India is taking place. It’s been a very emotional couple of weeks for the sport. There were moving tributes to Phil Hughes the batsmen who tragically died after being struck by a cricket ball. I wanted to post a cricket photo today to show my support to the Australian team and in particular to Michael Clarke who has shown a lot of courage both off the field and on as he mourned the loss of a friend, supported the Hughes family and then battled injury to make 128 runs for Australia.
This is one of a set of photos I took on the last day of a Test Match between Australia and Pakistan at Bellerive Oval on Hobart’s eastern shore. 18-01-2010.

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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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