Quintessentially English

I coach cricket at Kegworth Town CC as a volunteer.

Tonight was a night off for me , because I am not involved in our U17s, but Sam played, so I went down to watch him.

I can think of very little that is more quintessentially English than a game of cricket played on a spring evening on a village green or playing field, with the church in the background!

I have not zoomed in on the wickets being hit by the ball, to preserve the overall look of the shot. However, if you view large you will see that I have caught the shot just as the ball hits the stumps and knocks back the batsmans off stump and sends the bails flying.

We lost the game, though Sam did well.

This was shot in bad light, so I am quite pleased with the shot!!
So British !
posted May 14th, 2012  
@cocobella Thank you Corinne. Absolutely, because it was warm when we started so i had a beer, but then got cold, so I had a cup of tea!!
posted May 14th, 2012  
You sound like my husband who has at least 4 hats at our local club, our son plays there too. Down here in the South East we have yet to play a game this season, we have had so much rain!
posted May 14th, 2012  
A nice look into your sport, Sean. Nice image.
posted May 14th, 2012  
@jackie8 Thanks Jackie. Yes hubby sounds familiar. I run 2 teams, help out behind the bar, etc etc. I've had 1 game out of 8 so far, but this week seems more promising.
posted May 14th, 2012  
I am instantly transported across the years and across the miles! You have captured it very well, Sean. I think you made the right call.
posted May 14th, 2012  
@yrhenwr Thanks David, I appreciate the sentiment of your comment.
posted May 14th, 2012  
A perfect English shot & you can get the feel of it just by looking at this photo !! The church spire is the finishing touch !!! So good to be involved with your local community in this way too !
posted May 14th, 2012  
@happypat Cheers Pat. I love it there. Reliving my childhood etc.
posted May 14th, 2012  
It was a nice day for a game of cricket. If only I didn't have to stay indoors and do work! But this makes it better. Great shot!
posted May 15th, 2012  
such a clarity and feel in this picture... super shot
posted May 15th, 2012  
I have a friend who play cricket, he lives in Oxford, is that near enough to play agains you ??
posted May 15th, 2012  
Nice shot!
posted May 15th, 2012  
@dishaparekh176 Thanks Disha
posted May 15th, 2012  
@photos222 Many thanks Sybil.
posted May 15th, 2012  
@debsulzberger Oxford is about 90 minutes away Deb, so yes, not far, but probably 1000 alternative cricket clubs between here and there.
posted May 15th, 2012  
@stiggle Thanks Anja.
posted May 15th, 2012  
Wonderful evocative photo.......sorry you lost! Thats cricket!!
posted May 15th, 2012  
I love the gameā€¦ Great shot
posted May 15th, 2012  
Glad you kept the overall look, that makes the shot for me.
posted May 15th, 2012  
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