Last week I was at Lord’s Cricket ground to watch England take on New Zealand.
It was the second day of a five day test match and things were hanging in the balance as the New Zealand team looked to be in moving into the ascendancy. Just then a chance came for a catch to one of the England fielders but it wasn’t taken and for the next few hours the England’s players watched while the batsman from New Zealand scored runs with relative ease.
It was at that moment that I remembered the voice of Jim Clarke, the ginger haired captain of Earlswood Cricket Club, the team I played for as a teenager.
‘Hands out of your pockets lad and let’s be walking in’ he’d shout just before the bowler ran in to try and remove the opposition batsman.[Read more…] about Let’s Be Walking In Lads!