Have you ever gotten the chance to watch a cricket game?
This weekend, I was back in Philly, attending a reunion for my boyfriend Bobby’s college cricket team. I knew when I was in school that it was hilarious to be dating a cricket player, but I’d forgotten just HOW silly it really is.
And guys, it’s really, really silly.
I wish I could give you a succinct description of cricket, but I’m still woefully ignorant of gameplay. All I know is that there’s wickets, there’s a giant club mallet kind of thing, and that the balls hurt if they hit you. And that it’s really fun to watch.
Oh, and it’s just a beautiful game—especially on a bright sunny day, when the uniforms (I think they’re called “whites”) match the clouds, and the sky looks painted blue. That’s how it looked this Saturday, during the cricket match, and I was able to catch a few snapshots on the new camera.
I should also note that the cricketers (cricketeers? cricket-masters? crickets?) were so polite and allowed me to be incredibly creepy with my camera as they played. Dang, what a funny game.
Oh, cricket. (Cue rich people laughing.)
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We love cricket, not to mention books about cricket. Thank you for sharing your encounter with this great game with us all.
Thanks so much for your comment! Glad to share my photos and stories.
The ground looks picturesque.When you say Philly, are you referring to Philadelphia in the United States? If this is the case, we are so pleased to see people enjoying a game of cricket in America!
Yes, Haverford College in Philadelphia has the only varsity cricket team in the U.S.! There’s also a significant cricket library on the university’s campus, which may interest you: http://ccmorris.org/
This is totally awesome, thanks so much for sharing that link!
Wow, I’m actually a current Haverford student! Thats so cool that you came to a cricket game! We’re very proud of our very very weird sport.
Great to hear from you! I’m a recent graduate (’14) and miss Haverford tons. I hope the Ford is treating you well!