I would not call myself a sporty person but there are three sports I’ve followed closely in the past few decades. I can’t go to these events now because I live too far away but archives to the rescue.
I didn’t get interested in cricket until the early 2000s. I started watching it on TV with my husband who attempted to explain the rules to me. After a year or two I decided that I’d like to see a live match and tentatively ventured to Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to get to the odd Test Match. We don’t get many of those in Hobart. I’ve been to ODI’s and T20 matches. Naturally I follow the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash.
I enjoyed the photo opportunities as much as the sport and especially liked to try to photograph the players. Not selfies or posed shots but actually playing, practicing or some kind of candid shot. Here are a few of them.
Before there was cricket there were motorsports. From 1985 to 1997 I think it was we had a Formula One Grand Prix in Adelaide, South Australia where I lived at that time. David and I went every year and again I loved the photo opportunities although back then we used film. I have a box full of F1 photos to scan one day.
Last but not least I used to love to go to Hobart every December to see the yachts that had competed in the Sydney Hobart yacht race.