Last Sunday Mr and Master Clicky and me went to the T20 Blast day of Cheltenham's Cricket Festival. It takes place over 2 weeks with County Championship matches, tourist matches (Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England Lions) and my own favourite the T20 Blast. In T20 you are encouraged to make lots of noise, music is played at the end of an over and it's a really fast game, not like a 5 day international ~ although I do like those too.
We met our friends with a picnic and sat in the stands and munched and chatted. You do need to keep an eye on play ~ as you can see it's not a big ground. Balls frequently come at the crowd we had three sixes in our stand, a bit too close for comfort. I'm a complete wuss when it comes to catching a cricket ball and do everything to avoid it! The speed of the fast bowlers is something to behold.
In the spirit of the day we blew up our clackers to make as much noise as we could, sang along to the music played and generally had a good time.
It was a cracking game, Gloucestershire got 212-1 for their 20 overs and Essex were 182-9, Gloucestershire won and were the much stronger team.
A super day out.
Thankfully, I'm now on Summer holidays, so time for relaxing.
See you soon...................Clicky Needles.
E.T.A. As this is a T20 Blast match the players wear team colours rather than "whites." Essex in navy, Gloucestershire in yellow. The two umpires wore a navy/yellow combination ~ very confusing!!!!