|That my boy in the white cap, loving his 'houding'!|
My son played his first match today. After 1 practise. I have been so fortunate in that the local mini cricket for the Gr 1 to Gr 3's has said that he can join their squad. This is soooo cool for him - I am really impressed that he has the courage to join in despite the fact that he is so much younger and obviously less experienced. He handles 'comments of (ahem) encouragement' from the older boys with grace and tries his best.
Today he faced a spin bowler of note. At least 3yrs older than himself. He didnt get near the ball. Not once out of the 6 balls he faced. And yet - HE GLOWED. He truly loved being out there - he was nervous, mildly anxious but abundantly excited to be part of the action.
He bowled an over - and 4 of those 6 balls were really good. I was really proud of this little fella.
So....after 30yrs of FIERCE cricket hating I shall be heading to this event at Newlands with my family!
Who knew eh?