Cricket at St George’s

The first One Day International of the cricket series between South Africa and Sri Lanka took place here in Port Elizabeth today and I was there.  It’s been a while since I’ve been to an international cricket game and it was really a treat being able to go and enjoy it with Drama Princess.  Other than the fact that the South African’s totally dominates the day, the other thing that really caught my attention was how diverse the crowd was.  There was a time when cricket was seen as a white sport but today it was clear that those days are long gone.  This was even more evident when white boys stand next to the field shouting to try and get the attention of their new bowling hero Kagiso Rabada and black supporters chant “AB! AB! AB!” when AB de Villiers came in to bat.  All I can say is “I love this game”.  Now I need to go and administer some after sun to my legs… 

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