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20th June 2012
We all need the wickets to improve!
Where is the Summer?
This has to be one of the worst cricketing summers in living memory. Terrible rain, wind and cold have made games virtually unplayable. Only Twenty20 games have gone on in what has been a fortnight of rain only Noah himself has prepared for – I can only hope, for my own average, that the weather and wickets improve in the coming weeks.
Opening the batting on Saturday I struggled from the off; not familiar with a promotion up the order and fighting a lack of practice (and ability), I could only muster two runs – and one of those I claimed despite it thundering only off my thigh pad.
This hasn't been the most enjoyable summer of cricket I will have but I still crave the game more so than ever. I will be venturing to the newly named Ageas Bowl to watch South Africa attempt to defeat our England and to Lords to watch a day of the Test Match. I've lacked so much cricket recently that I was at my happiest Saturday after a 50 over stint at backward square leg – I love pulling on the whites and getting down to business.
I love cricket and therefore I feel it important to end this piece by adding perspective. Our sport today has suffered the tragic loss of Tom Maynard. I saw him at Glamorgan a few years ago and must say what a sad day today has been for anyone familiar with the game. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
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