So I went, yesterday in fact, and had a grand day out at the cricket.
Lancashire County Cricket Club have been on their annual visit to Birkdale Cricket Ground and it is always a delight to be there even though I support Nottinghamshire CCC. I went to watch the 3rd day’s play in the 4 day 1st Division County Championship match against Durham and took these photos:-
Sunny Southport’s Cricket Match
Marking out the hallowed turf
Waiting for a slip up!
This one got what for
Should’ve gone to put the bails on – (Specsavers are the sponsors)
Click on the photos to enlarge them. By the way Lancashire were batting all day and Durham were fielding.
I found a shady spot under some trees by the railway line and had a lovely relaxing day out. It must have been a near capacity crowd, I don’t think I have ever seen so many people in Birkdale Cricket Ground. What’s more the weather was cracking the flags; real cricket weather in Sunny Southport.
The 5 photos are also on my Flickr pages at:-
Great news that Southport will yet again be hosting a County Championship match in 2016.
The match is against Durham on the 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th of July at Birkdale Cricket Ground.
Pictured above is Glen Chapple – Lancashire County cricketer. An all-rounder who represented England in a single One Day International, as well as performing well for Lancashire over many years. He bowls right-arm fast-medium, and is a right-handed batsman.- pictured here at Southport’s Birkdale ground in May 2015. On this occasion he was not playing in Lancs County Championship match against Derbyshire but was out coaching a young bowler during a lunch interval.
The photo above is also amongst my Flickr shots at:-