Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Great friends Adam (fellow-volunteer from Iona), Chris and I went to Taunton yesterday to watch some cricket - Day One of the Somerset v Surrey county game. Amazingly, given this summer’s rather unpredictable weather (note: very heavy downpour the previous evening and a forecast of heavy rain today), we enjoyed a full day’s play in beautiful sunny conditions.
Given Kevin Pietersen’s recent demise from the England cricket squad (following unflattering text messages relating to his team captain and the like), he was reduced to having to turn out for Surrey rather than appearing in the One-Day International against South Africa (which we lost!). This proved to be our gain – as he eased his way to 163 runs (in 168 balls, in a total of 317). He was last man out and completely dominated the Somerset bowling attack. He just oozed class and was clearly in a completely different league, compared with his struggling teammates – treating the bowling with distain and seeming to have all the time in the world to play his shots.
We were three VERY fortunate spectators!
Photo: Pietersen DID actually give one “chance” in an otherwise faultless innings – as captured here by your ever-vigilant (ie. lucky!) photographer! Spin bowler Dockrell dropped a VERY sharp caught-and-bowled chance – BUT, believe me, the ball was hit back to him extremely hard!! Double-click on the pic to see it more clearly.
PS: you can check out some other Pietersen photos by clicking here.

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