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Losing my dad a few months back, has brought me and my siblings a lot closer together. Isn’t it funny how the loss of a loved one reunites that bond? I’ve spent a lot of the Summer reminiscing over childhood memories with my sister. Talking about the good ol days. Reminiscing over those long Summer days as a child when we would get up to lots of mischief, play cricket, stay out all hours and munch away on blackberries.
When you are a kid the Summer’s seem much longer. We used to spend the whole day from morning until it got dark outside playing in my dad’s fields on the farm. I used to love reading my books and poems sitting in the hedge. Eating sweets and drinking a bottle of Panda Pop from my bum bag! Now I have a fondness to read in the garden when I get a few moments peace. My favourite genres are crime, thrillers and the occasionally poems about memories of childhood on my Kindle.
One of our favourite games to play was cricket. With there being four of us we used to have a mini cricket team. A bowler, batter and two in the field.
My older sister and I were the biggest cricket fans. Her favourite player was Michael Atherton and mine was Darren Gough. We used to have the white wide-brimmed cricket hats and I remember my sister having the bright luminous green suncream on her nose! It smelt of liquorice.
While I’ve been on maternity leave this Summer I’ve caught up with the occasional cricket match and cannot wait until the Cricket World Cup 2019 next year.
Cricket is a great family sport, and you only have a few days left to register for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ballot tickets.
Are you a cricket fan? Will you be attending or watching at home the Cricket World Cup?
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