No Rest For The Wicket

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Ah yes.

The comforting thwack of sliothar leather upon ash willow.

It must be Summer.

Siobhán Meehan writes:

I’m getting in touch on behalf of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Ireland, who today launch the Royal London ODI  [One Day International] Cricket Series between England and Ireland.

With the two teams playing at The Brightside Ground, Bristol, on May 5 and Lord’s Cricket Ground on the May 7, the series will mark a historical date in the cricket calendar as England and Ireland play their first ever ODI match on English soil.

To launch the series, Dara Ó Briain (above) provides a unique interpretation from the last meeting between England and Ireland back in 2013.

*gouges ball with thumbnail*

Tickets to watch England v Ireland at The Brightside Ground, Bristol May 5) and Lord’s Cricket Ground (7th May 2017) are available to purchase at here and here.
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3 thoughts on “No Rest For The Wicket

  1. Nigel

    There’s an hilarious bit in a Patrick O’Brian novel when a very distracted Dr Maturin – raised in Cork – is asked to bat in a cricket match. When the ball is pitched at him, he catches it on the end of his bat, runs across the green dodging players and pucks it between two palm trees.

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