Sunday, March 12, 2006

My Day at the Cricket by San Nakji aged 6 1/2

On Saturday, San Nakji was lucky enough to go and watch the cricket test match with New Zealand taking on the West Indies. For those of you who don't know, cricket test matches last five days. Yup, you heard that right! I got there for the most boring day, being day 3... Here is my photo journal.

From my vantage point way up high, I could put my feet up and watch the game unfold.

New Zealand was batting and the West Indies were bowling. I really wanted to see the West Indies bat however.

As this man, the most famous cricketer in the world was playing. His name is Brian Lara and he is by far the most famous person ever to come from Trinidad & Tobago.

I have no idea what this guy was up to. There is no need for freshly laid eggs in the game of cricket. And to be fair, if you knew this was how you got your eggs, would you eat any?

The Trinidad and Tobago fans were excited to see their team.

But wait! What's that in the stands?

As it approached, I was sure my eyes were fooling me.

But no.... Surely it couldn't be a bunny!

A bunny out on the field during the lunch break to play some cricket with his human friends. Now I have seen everything!

The kids loved him, of course.

But the game was too important for him to spend too much time with them.

The only way to sit in the terraces. An inflatable mattress. Ahhhh, luxury!

The action and excitement had become too much for some.

Others chose to invade the pitch, putting a stop to the match.

I knew it was time to leave when I ate the worst chips (freedom fries) in the world. They were so bad even dipping them in blood didn't help. A song was called for, it went like this.

"Worst Chips in the World. Worst chips, worst chips, worst chips in the world"

A true classic I think!

I can't even comment on the coffee. The game was over. Nothing had happened and we made out way home to watch grass grow.

San Nakji for President!


Anonymous said...

How are you aged 6 1/2?

And those are some damn good pictures!

Crystal said...

Very good pictures! Cricket is a sport that I have no clue about, but I'd be interested in watching a game if I ever got the chance. The bunny guy would creep me out, because I watched that movie Donnie Darko and now find bunnies scary. ;-)

Friar Tuck said...

does not look like a lot of people

San Nakji said...

Welcome to the world of test cricket Friar!

Oricon Ailin said...

Very cool!! I've never seen a cricket this is quite fascinating.

Nice pics!!

Tim Rice said...

You have some excellent pictures here. I think I once watched a movie in which cricket played an important role in the struggle between the colonial British authorities in India (I think) and the local people of one of their towns. It was a good movie.