Today wasn't a massively successful cricketing one for me today. The team lost for a start, despite working really really hard, and I'd grafted away again with the bat to get myself in, only to swipe the ball straight down a fielder's throat when I'd finally scored two runs.
We struggled to 83 all out, thanks to our skipper who must have internally seething when I struggled to get going and get him on strike when we batted together. Then when we fielded, I opened the bowling and struggled with the left hander, and took no wickets despite really going for it. But we did make them work hard, and I enjoyed fielding today as the weather was so nice.
I was certainly very busy in the field, and even had my suggestions to the skipper listened to a couple of times.
But really, on such a nice day it was great that the natural world came out to enjoy it was well. The ground ivy, buttercups and clover around the ground were busy with bees, and I found a lovely green veined white butterfly too.
Hiding away in the long grass at one end of the ground as a red-legged partridge too! It let me get quite close.
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