Would never have happened if I was there, twitching around the outfield and dropping catches, before bowling like a drain and batting like a blocked one.
Speaking of twitching, cricket is good for this, providing I'm occupied with batting or bowling rather than being out out to grass in the outfield. Never twitch while I'm batting. Good job, as I have enough trouble hitting the ball as it is.
Cycling home, was really able to see how many swifts have arrived with the heatwave. It was avian carnage by the Chinese takeaway, as around a dozen birds circled low over my head, occasionally approaching the eaves of buildings as if to fly into a nest hole before turning away at the last minute.
One or two birds even came at me at little over head height before climbing up and over the roof of the florists on the other side of the road, wings fluttering seemingly far too weakly to obtain such speed.
The earthbound cyclist is a feeble thing by comparison.
All images and text copyright CreamCrackeredNature 30.06.15
|Sunrays kiss the pavilion
|Out on the greensward
|Purveying a bit of leg spin