The company we deal with has a cricket day today, and I’ve been selected as one of the team captains. Given that most of the interest has come from Indians, I’m somewhat nervous as they are notoriously good at cricket, and I’ve been on the receiving end of some very fast bowling!

Fortunately it’s tennis ball cricket, so the chances of serious injury are greatly reduced! That said, they will no doubt be fiercely competitive and I’m expecting a fair bit of fun as the day progresses.

Although it’s been billed as a family fun day, they are still pretty adamant that people must wear long trousers for the cricket – I asked about shorts and it felt like I was committing a cardinal sin for suggesting I would wear shorts. In any case, it’s an all day event and I’m likely to start melting probably by lunchtime, if not sooner.

There are eight teams in total, and it’s a straight knock-out tournament. It should be fun!


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