Totty Triumph

Sue and I walked down to Summerseat today to watch he traditional Boxing Day cricket match at Brooksbottom.
After a hard fought contest Tottington St.John’s ran out winners having scored 104 in their innings they bowled out the home team for 78 in the final over. Everyone was lucky that for the most part the match was played under grey skies with little wind and the sun was starting to peep out by the end of the match. As we walked back Sue and I contrasted todays match with the last time we watched Boxing Day cricket four years ago. Then we were in Melbourne attending the famous Boxing Day Test ‘at the G’ as they call the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. That year Australia were playing India; a fixture which by coincidence was being repeated as we all slept last night. The crowds and the conditions at the two games might be rather different but the enjoyment factor of all involved is, I am sure, just the same.