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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 15th May, 2014)

Summer is a-comin'-in

Summer is a-comin'-in
Changing ends at Standish Cricket Club in the first match of the season. 2nd XI versus Winton (Eccles) Cricket Club, in the Bolton & District League.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Ken R on 15th May 2014 at 00:08

I played cricket for Blackrod as a teenager and one of our opponents was Standish, enjoyed the games there but I think we were rained off for two matches. Good memories Rev. Thanks.

Comment by: Ellen on 15th May 2014 at 00:14

I can only mis-quote; "O to be in England, now that Cricket's there!!"

Comment by: Mick on 15th May 2014 at 07:17

Never liked watching Cricket, didnt mind playing as kids just as long as they didnt us a corky.

Comment by: Mick on 15th May 2014 at 07:40

Theres a video here of Cricket being played at Standish.


Comment by: Alan H on 15th May 2014 at 10:26

Local people have successfully stopped Wainhomes from building 70 houses on the cricket ground on 2 occasions. This is one of the few green open spaces left in Standish. Bradley Industrial Estate.BradleyOver 900 houses have been given Planning Permission to be built either side of Rectory Lane. Standish is Full.

Comment by: Cyril on 15th May 2014 at 11:02

Mick, I once worked alongside a cricketer who'd had all his front teeth smashed out with a corky ball, he'd prevented the batter from scoring a six though.

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th May 2014 at 13:14

I don't understand cricket at all but I always like to see it being played. I think it looks so lovely with the players in their white clothes on a Summers Day.

Comment by: Mick on 15th May 2014 at 16:12

Irene the rules are simple,,,

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game

Comment by: james on 15th May 2014 at 16:34

alan plenty room in front of aiscough,s at platt lane?

Comment by: Jerry M on 15th May 2014 at 19:09

I would rather watch paint dry than watch cricket, so boring.

Comment by: Mal on 15th May 2014 at 20:30

Mick...brilliant, made me chuckle.

Comment by: alan lad on 15th May 2014 at 21:09

when at standish boys grammer school we had our sports day on that pitch/ground .

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 15th May 2014 at 21:43

Sadly here in Australia we have to battle on through winter watching Aussie Rules Football.... Lovely photo Rev David... Cheers!!

Comment by: Paula on 15th May 2014 at 22:56

Mick, that is hilarious and I still don't understand cricket. And nice photo Rev David.

Comment by: Art on 16th May 2014 at 01:06

Good copy & paste mick...One of the oldest in the book...doh!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 17th May 2014 at 10:56

Lovely picture....summer has arrived.

Comment by: Paul on 20th May 2014 at 22:29

Cheers Mick, better to have copied and pasted than never to have bothered at all.

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