All over the English-thinking world, cricket commentators and fans lament the damp and soggy weather that has reduced our beloved game, often wrongly accused of being like watching paint dry, into a game of watching grass dry; blade by tender blade.
But I have glad tidings of great joy for all fans – cricket has not been washed out everywhere. In our back garden it’s alive and well.
As narrated to our special correspondent by Kitty (aged 1 3/4)
First a little batting stance practice
Now how about some bowling?
Hmm, lets put some spin on this ball.
And I’m off …
…still running up…
… time to put my masterful throw into action?
Actually this running is fun…
Do I throw now? This isn’t how it looks when Dada plays?
Hee hee – he’ll never hit it now!
I suspect a little more practice might be needed.