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Cricket in Droitwich

File:Ranji 1897 page 171 W. G. Grace playing forward defensively.jpg

 

W G Grace one of the legends of cricket came, not from Droitwich sadly, but from Bristol. I was born in Bristol but have no cricketing abilitly whatsoever. (If that doesn't giver Shaw a chance to comment then he is not the man I think he is)

Cricket in Droitwich

File:Ranji 1897 page 171 W. G. Grace playing forward defensively.jpg

 

W G Grace one of the legends of cricket came, not from Droitwich sadly, but from Bristol. I was born in Bristol but have no cricketing abilitly whatsoever. (If that doesn't giver Shaw a chance to comment then he is not the man I think he is)

comments (29)

I could never figure out how they play that game Bill... but i would go there just to look at that bid and beautiful sky that you captured... it's a cracker....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It is a very simple game in principle Peter. One i can watch for hours!
More fantastic sky!!
Bill Phillips: I like a nice big sky Elizabeth
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 24 Jan 2013, 04:31
Look at those awesome clouds. Nice capture!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Helen. The light in the clouds was very appealing
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jan 2013, 04:47
WOW, what a sky. I wonder what Mr. Evans charges for such a sky...
I can imagine you turning the signs of the score-board. (not much running to do.....)
Fabulous picture.
Bill Phillips: A job that would suit me quite well :Lady P
An outstanding shot Bill with that huge sky. lovely.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Sally
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jan 2013, 06:55
Strewth - it looks as if the whole darn place is going to be eaten up by that vast re-cycled sky!
Bill Phillips: Waddya mean recycled??? That's a proper sky that is.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 24 Jan 2013, 06:56
You could have had cricketing ability Bill, you just needed to try harder.
Bill Phillips: On that basis I could have been a nuclear physicist too.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jan 2013, 07:11
I remember your funny explanation what cricket is - and the fine cricket towel! The sky seems to be a bit upset while watching the cricket play or game (?).
Bill Phillips: People usually say they are watching a cricket match Philine. The highest international level of the game is known as a test match.
Ah! cloud cover ... Now that should get some movement with the ball.
Bill Phillips: bit of reverse swing perhaps?
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jan 2013, 08:27
I know what I would be watching, Bill
Bill Phillips: And what would that be Lisl?
What a sky, it's fantastic. I could sit and watch a good game of cricket all day long.
Bill Phillips: Me too Pauline. My younger daughter like cricket so we have been to a number of test matches together over the years. And of course New road to watch Worcestershire.
The sky was putting on a good show that day Bill
Bill Phillips: It was indeed Janet. It is making a feeble attempt to today!
Lovely sky, Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Martin
Great sky,Bill, last time I took shots at a game of cricket,I was asked to delete them,as I didn't have permission! H&S, B******S! smile
Bill Phillips: How bizarre! I have taken pictures at test matches at Trent Bridge and at New road Worcester without any problems. I was told i couldn't take pictures in Morrisons of a sight awareness thing we were doing with the town mayor. Apparently it was all to do with product placement...load of bo****ks. I blurred out the products and posted the pictures on our web site anyway.
the clouds and the blue patches of the sky dominate the image. fine shot!
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Ayush
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2013, 12:50
I assume that this is not a recent image unless great effort has been made to remove the snow from the pitch and the surrounding trees.

On a cricketing them, on one of the Old Boys' University Challenges over Christmas, there was Mr Duckworth of the Lewis-Duckworth method - he looked quite normal.
Bill Phillips: I walked across here when the snow was at its' deepest the other day and I wouldn't have wanted to shovel it off.

Does anybody understand how the DL works???
the clouds and the blue patches of the sky dominate the image. fine shot!
If I were at that match, Bill, I think all my attention would be focused on that low hanging sky. Fabulous!
Bill Phillips: The cricket would soon win you over Beverly grin
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2013, 15:27
Under a sheltering sky. Fabulous.

I hope rain didn't stop play!
Bill Phillips: I think for once it didn't Mike!
I like the sky Bill, but I'm not a cricket fan as I said before, and yours and Richards exchange means absolutely nothing to a humble man such as me.
Bill Phillips: I don't think Richard or I probably know what we are talking about either Brian
Love the sky Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks Mick.
What a wonderful and profund sky !
Bill Phillips: It was a bit special Ann
A terrific sky here Bill!
Bill Phillips: Not bad is it Richard grin
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2013, 19:45
What a wonderful sky, I really like the proportions of sky and cricket here
Bill Phillips: I like doing this sort of picture. a huge sky dominating the scene below.
Great sky - great man!
Bill Phillips: Thank you and he was
Most impressive.
Bill Phillips: Thank you sirr!
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2013, 22:44
Beautiful big sky bill, what lens is that?
Bill Phillips: It is a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle zoom Sarah. in 35mm terms that is 15-30mm so really wide! compared to most lenses of this type it is "cheap" but the quality is very good. They are even less now on amazon than i paid for mine.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jan 2013, 08:24
A cheap lens? Wow! Thanks Bill, I like that very wide angle smile
Bill Phillips: you can pay a lot more. They have come down in price. When i was looking most were over £1000. It is a lot of money but i have wanted a really wide angle lens for many years so I finally screwed up the courage and bought it! It is the lens that is on my camera as my standard lens so it gets a lot of use
  • Anupam
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jan 2013, 21:15
Wonderful sky gradient... nice work smile

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