Sunday 21 May 2017

Happiness through Failure

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.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 21.05.17


  1. If you have to fail at something then it might as well be on a nice day in an idyllic setting.

  2. A lovely setting makes up for sporting frustration.

  3. It really was very very nice out there!