Sunday, 9th September, 2012
The spectators have arrived early to get a good position from where to best observe the action.
The rules have been changed for this particular game (just to confuse everyone) and are as follows: every pair of batsmen/girls will face 20 balls. When one is out, they both have to leave the crease and become fielders and another pair will take their place. The pair which has accumulated the largest number of runs is declared the winner.
Finally the batsmen are in place, the bowler is ready and the fielders are in position. Raffay will be the bowler throughout the game. The first pair to bat is Aysha and Phoebe. Raffay, the spin bowler of the team, has the ball and will try and get Aysha out.
Aysha is ready to receive the ball. Careful, Aysha!
Here comes Raffay!
Ooooooh! Aysha bats the ball straight to Zoe who catches the ball with one hand. What a catch! Everyone cheers!
Aysha is out for a Duck! She is already walking off the field. No runs for Aysha and Pheobe, alas!
Raffay of course is delighted! He is very proud of his bowling skills! What about Zoe’s catch, though, Raffay? Wasn’t that something? Hmn, I suppose! But anyone can catch a ball, can’t they!
And so it goes on! What a great morning’s cricket! I think he spectators got their money's worth!