Snapshot Sunday: The Cricket World Cup

image Bellerive Oval 2012

It’s hard to believe that it is four years since the men’s Cricket World Cup was held in Australia and New Zealand. Although David was sick as the tournament began I was able to attend a match in Hobart and eagerly watched the matches in other states and in New Zealand on TV. This time around it is being held in England and Wales and I have subscribed to a sports channel for a month so I can watch it. I watch a game most evenings even if Australia is not playing; might as well get my money’s worth. As the matches start in the early evening our time and go on till 2 or 3 am I don’t always stay for the end, there are handy replays the next day. The format of the tournament is a bit different from the last time and I have rather missed seeing Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Zimbabwe although Afghanistan and Bangla Desh are participating. As it is summer in England it is, of course, raining a lot and several matches have been completely rained out which is a pity as it may affect the outcome. In the event of a washout, teams are awarded a point each. Australia has been lucky not to have had a match washed out so far. It is a shame for the fans at the ground who sit in the rain all day hoping for some cricket until the officials finally decide it is too late to play.

My photos are from matches that I attended at Blundstone Arena in Hobart in the past. I haven’t been to a match in a couple of years now and don’t know if I will ever be able to attend another.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my 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. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogs 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.

2 thoughts on “Snapshot Sunday: The Cricket World Cup”

  1. You’re a cricket fan the way we are baseball fans. Even if the Sox aren’t playing (or are losing so badly we’d rather NOT watch) we’ll watch another team. It’s interesting, if you like the game, to see the new “kids” on the other teams and how they are doing. It is, as Garry puts it, the difference between being serious about the sport and just being a fan of your own team.

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    1. It’s funny but maybe because I am a totally uncoordinated person who hates playing any sport I really admire the athletic skills of the players. When Australia is doing badly sometimes I can’t watch so watching other teams is less stressful. I watched half a really absorbing game between the West Indies and Bangla Desh last night and had to find out how it came out so I watched the second half this morning. There was a brilliant run out and some big hitting including one Bangla Desh player hitting three “sixes” in a row. Apologies if that makes no sense but I know you get what I mean.

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