Snapshot Sunday: Cricket at Bellerive

Mitchell Johnson 2010
Ricky Ponting 2010


Bellerive Oval January 2010

This has been the first summer in seven years that I have not attended a cricket match at Bellerive. I’ve been very lucky to have seen Australia play against many other countries as well as attending Hobart Hurricanes games in the Big Bash League. This year I had to be content with watching it all on television and I missed being able to take photos of the ground and the players. These photos were taken at the very first match I attended in January 2010, a Test Match between Australia and Pakistan.

Bellerive Oval, now more often known as Blundstone Arena looks very different now with the new Ricky Ponting Stand where two older, smaller stands are in my photo. It is a beautiful stand but I rather miss the view of Mount Wellington.

Ricky Ponting Stand, Blundstone Arena, Bellerive

Snapshot Sunday – Indian Cricketers

This weekend has been spent travelling to and from Hobart to visit Hubby who is in hospital so I didn’t get to take any new photos. This evening I sat down to watch India v South Africa in what turned out to be a surprisingly one-sided Cricket World Cup game at the MCG. So my pictures this week are on the theme of Indian cricket, most of them were taken at Bellerive Oval in February 2012 when India and Sri Lanka played each other there during the ODI Tri Series of that year.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground.

M S Dhoni

Virender Sehwag

The Little Master

Gautham Gambir

I have a lot more cricket photos on my Flickr Photostream in an album called “Cricket at Bellerive”.