Boxing Day 20/20 Cricket

David and CeeCee at the Boxing Day cricket

David and CeeCee at the Boxing Day cricket

Sue and I walked off the turkey and Christmas pudding by walking CeeCee down to Summerseat to watch the Boxing Day cticket match between Brooksbottom and Tottington St. John’s. Brooksbottom batted first making 99 off their 20 overs, in reply Tottington St. John’s could only manage 89. Fortunately the weather was clear and sunny. In the summer it would have been a perfect day for cricket, in December it was crisp and cold making the leek and potato soup we had during the the change of innings very welcome.

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.