Friday, 18 January 2019

Being a right Tosser Helps

   Winning the Toss when playing cricket is giving you the edge over your opponent some say at least fifty runs on the board. and the present test and one-day matches have proven that 100%...

I am not surprised the Indian cricket team has achieved top rankings worldwide compared to the other thirteen international cricketing nations. even giving a 50 pe discount on half its population being dirt poor the remaining population is 45 million larger than the Aus, Eng, Paki,
NZ, Sri Lank,.B Desh, S Africa.Scotland, West Indies, Netherlands, Ireland, Afghani, and Zimbabwe
608 million.
Indians outnumber Australians by 59 to one. and and the population poor kiwis by250 to one.

I am old enough to remember watching the last day of play of the 4th day in a five-day scheduled test between ENG and AUS at the Oval In Surrey played between Aug 20 and 25 inclusive, in 1938 when I was a twelve-year-old boy who paid two shillings to sit on the grass. England won by an innings and 579 runs. BTW there was a rest day on Sundays back then.

VEST.... Back soon.

10 comments:

Andrew said...

With little interest in cricket, I think I would have liked to see that 1938 match while sitting on the grass.

Elephant's Child said...

Echoing Andrew.

Vest said...

Andrew. Ten years later in 1948 Edrich and Compton were still playing for England, Only England lost to Aus at lords where I sat on a Cushion (provided) and it cost Four shillings.

Edward Jones. said...

Good Morning Les.
Sorry didnt send you card for Christmas. When i went to the post office said was to late for mail to arrive by Christmas. I am trying to find out when the mast was erected at Watts. yesterday saw a photo off a barnardos collecting with watts in background but no mast. Have looked on wikipedia no result. Thought you might have knowledge.
Edward jones Watts 183 1945 -1949

Vest said...

Edward you are forgiven for not sending a card, hold your hand out 'whack".

With regard to the mast. I would say it was as old as the safety net underneath. My step father visiting with my mother in 1940 asked senior boys how long had the net been there had it been changed.
I t seemed the !.5 inch sizal net had been there at least ten years without change up to 1942 when I left. Totally unsafe but the mast was still climbed . the mast was from an aged Battle wagon circa 19 12 or thereabouts , probably as old as the safety net. As regards to climbing the bloody thing , I was always a lubbers hole climber. I am still fearful of hight's and any person who isn't must be nuts .
Thanks for your enquiry. Les 117.

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Cathy said...

Hello Vest
Just wondering if all is well I know you mentioned taking a break but wondered......

Missing your Words fro Wednesday pieces as well as all your recollections on past lives

Take care
Cathy

Vest said...

Cathy, How nice of you to call. You have prompted me to get off my butt and get mobile again.X.

Vest said...

Cathy. I cannot access Your Blog. experiencing problems.

I am back once more after a sojourn in the local hospital (Wyong) where the experience of the week of treatment was gratifying and pleasant....