Umpiring a Cricket match in the Rain

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© Douglas MacGregor on June 18, 2011

There is only one thing more crazy than playing cricket in the rain - that is wandering around taking photos in the rain!!!

Old Nick on June 26, 2011

It could be worse, it could either be 6" of snow or as it is sometimes here 40° C in the shade lol.

What was the white stuff on the ground it looks like hailstones?


© Douglas MacGregor on June 26, 2011

Hi Nick,

It is amazingwhat some people notice. The White stuff on the ground is daisies - very small short flowering plants which children make daisy chain necklaces out of. The are very common here and grow throughout grassy areas.

Cricket is very much a minority sport in Scotland. As you can see our weather is very changeable and often rainy. It is unusal to see it played at all, but these guys really must be keen to get some time away from the wife!

Old Nick on June 26, 2011

To my shame Douglas, Scotland was one place I never got to all the time I lived in UK, but then 24 years of it was with the RAF and I went where they sent me. After which I made the move here to Australia.

I should have thought of daisies, but they are so rare on cricket pitches as the mower gets rid of them.

All the best,


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  • Uploaded on June 12, 2011
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    by © Douglas MacGregor
    • Taken on 2011/06/11 12:28:53
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