A cricket pad in an unusual place/a baby in an unusual cricket place

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Send your pictures of cricket bats and other cricket stuff in unusual places to king@kingcricket.co.uk. Feel free to put the cricket thing in the unusual place yourself.

Miriam writes:

Here is a photo of my new baby daughter Clementine in a cricket pad.

She is being conspicuously indifferent to cricket, but ALSO this is a photo of cricket equipment in an unusual place, namely around a sleeping baby.

Also, as Clementine was born in the middle of the pandemic summer, this is a photo of an unusual cricket occurrence full stop in that it was taken when she was spectating (well sleeping through) a match.

We took a similar photo of our oldest child Zachariah seven years ago.

We never managed one of the now-middle child Ezekiel, but his first cricket match was watched from the press box at Lord’s so he hasn’t entirely lost out.

7 comments

    1. Well the feature focuses on cricket things, so no. We have however updated the headline to give a fuller account of the situation here.

      1. My first comment on this site was sometime around 2008. In about 12 short years I’ve climbed up the corporate ladder at a blinding pace to be able to effect an inconsequential change in an article headline.

        I tried explaining the momentousness of this to my wife but she was too busy ordering some trinket or other from Amazon.

    2. Behave yourself, Deep Cower.

      When I made my first “cricket stuff in an unusual place submission, many eyars ago…

      https://www.kingcricket.co.uk/a-cricket-bat-at-rumtek-monastery/2009/03/17/

      …no-one wrote in to suggest that it should be in a section named “monk doing an unusual thing”.

      Indeed, a then-childless Miriam chimed in with kind words, not nit-picks.

      I only have kind words for Miriam’s latest submission which is also a subtle way of bringing us some wonderfully good news during an otherwise rather gloomy era.

      Thanks for cheering em up, Miriam and many congratulations on your adorable-looking and rapidly increasing brood.

  1. Real question is, have any of these children developed an obsession with David Hussey, a desire to start a cricket blog with multiple posts a day and/or self-publish books about the 2009 Ashes?

  2. Congratulations Miriam. It actually makes you wonder whose bright idea it was to start wearing their baby-carriers on their legs in the first place, and isn’t it a good job they’d had twins?

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