Cricket Round 6

Another one-day game, this time between two evenly matched sides.

Today I felt good, I had a day off from Umpiring on Friday and I now feel refreshed, even though my feet still feel a little sore. Maybe it’s true that “practice makes perfect”, as I saw and heard every snick, was is no doubt with all my decisions, both for and against, and kept my concentration levels right to the last ball. And I needed to (did I say evenly matched sides?) as the game ended in a tie! Both sides were all out for the same score!

This was my first tied match and caps off a memorable week for me. It is not often that I come away from a match and say that I had a great day (I am my own worst critic and can usually find something that I need to improve) but today was one of those days where you can walk off the ground and say “I did good”. These days are golden and the more of them you have, the more you know you’re in touch with the game and, more importantly, the more the players are happy to have you at their game. It’s what every Umpire should strive to achieve.

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One Response to “Cricket Round 6”

  1. Your day sounds similar to ‘runners high’, a feeling of elation when everything goes right. That’s a great feeling to have Don, knowing that you’ve made a difference. The match wouldn’t have been as good without you on top of your game.

    I regard myself as fit, but I’ve just realised that I don’t think I could do what you do. I couldn’t stand on my feet all day long, I’m always the first one to look for a seat in a pub. 😉

    Keep up the good work.

    John
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