Stump Watch for June 2011

As May turns into June and the hard wickets of July and August follow, all batsmen worthy of the name will make runs, for high summer is the batsman’s delight and all Nature gives him assistance.  That is why youth perseveres; that is why today’s failures are borne as patiently as may be “I did not score today, but later in the season there will come a time …” – J.M. Kilburn

Here we see Harborough South in action on Little Bowden Recreation Ground –

Slightly off to the right of this picture is another example of youth (or maturity rejuvenated) persevering, our stump in the pride of its High Summer.  Pride, of course, comes before the Fall …


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