Saturday, December 20, 2014

At The Gabba
















 










The atmosphere and details of a sport's event can't be fully captured, even by TV. This is why our older five children booked tickets to the First day's play of the cricket test match between India and Australia in Brisbane. They left around sunrise on Wednesday morning, it's a four hour drive to The Gabba, as the ground is affectionately known (located in the suburb of Woolloongabba).

It was a very hot and humid day, even more so within the stadium, both for the players and the spectators sitting in the sun, seven and a half hours long - and that's just Day one. A cricket test match lasts for up to five consecutive days. 

They loved seeing their favourite players up close, watching the pre-game Toss to see which side has first choice of batting or fielding, seeing the bowlers marking their run-ups with paint.....

It was very late at night when they arrived safely home - and now they continue to watch the game on TV. As I type this, day Four's play is underway and it looks like Australia has a good chance of winning. The cricketers in our family will soon need to drag themselves away from the action to play their own local Saturday afternoon games. 

*All photos taken by Miss N and her twin sister, Gracie.



11 comments:

Jeanne said...

How fun for your kids to attend this, and looks like a pretty big event. Hope you are well and that you have a wonderful Christmas!

DeniseinVA said...

That must have been a great day for your kids. Wonderful photos too. They bring back a memory of me watching my Dad play cricket many, many, many years ago when I was a little girl :)

Cloudia said...

such nicely realized shots




ALOHA from Honolulu
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Erica Sta said...

Great capture stand a wonderful Event for the whole Family.
Cheers, Heidrun from Augsburg

Giga said...

Devotes so when you're a big fan of your favorite sport. Regards.

Liz said...

Great shots by Miss N & Gracie! I bet they enjoyed it!!

Dirk Rosin said...

Merry Christmas Karen !

Kirsten said...

So nice to be able to spend a day at the cricket this summer! One of my sons went down to Sawtell last week for a school cricket game. We have been watching the test on TV also and sometimes also the T20 of an evening.

geanina said...

very nice images!:)

tinajo said...

Looks like fun! I wish you a lovely Christmas, do take care. :-)

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diane b said...

Something tells me your family enjoy cricket. Great photos by the twins.

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