MarySmith’sPlace – Anyone for cricket?

I am off now for the night and will leave you with a short story by Mary Smith for cricket lovers…not so much that it is about cricket, but the consequences of your obsession… very funny and very true……

Mary Smith's Place

I thought this week I’d post a short story.  I hope you enjoy it.

Anyone for cricket? cricket-150554_1280 (Custom)
Stella stifled a yawn, which she hastily tried to turn into an interested smile when Johnathon glanced over at her. She watched as he moved forward on his seat, an expression of intense excitement on his face. It was not directed at her, however. It was for whatever was happening on the television.

Stella was genuinely puzzled. The commentator seemed to be speaking in a foreign language much of the time and what he said in plain English appeared to be less about what the cricketers were doing – not very much from what she could see – and more about the weather and the state of the pitch. Sorry, not pitch … wicket? Yes, wicket. But then, she thought crossly, when Johnathan had explained the game to her it turned out the…

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