050S VS WALES 050S
INAUGURAL 050S CRICKET ODI AT NEWPORT FUGITIVES OVAL
it came to pass the Celtic tribe from hereabouts played the convict
tribe who are visiting hereabouts. Except on this occasion it was a
moment of immense historical cricket significance in that it was the
inaugural 050s test match between the 2 tribes…oops countries
AUSTRALIA VS WALES. Indeed it was the first ever ODI by an official
Australian 050s team!
day started with the usual watery fraternisation at the famous lido
pool in Cheltenham which our 050s are now used too except it was at
7am.There were many more local 050s women present than usual as the
word had got around town that the Aussie hunks were in town.
Unfortunately to their disappointment the team had to away to a quick
breakfast and down the M5 in convoy.
the famous Severn Bridge and ultimately the Newport Fugitives CC
ground. You knew something special was in the air as we drove into
the car park to see a blanket of Australian flags adorning the
entrance walls and flying high on poles with their Welsh
reasonable crowd had already built as we were introduced by the ECB
ground announcer and the DJ who was to regale us with modern music
all day as events unfolded. It was all so especially blessed in
silvery Welsh sunlight which was fluttering upon this vast ground
with its greenish wicket and short boundary on the western side.
was an emotional cap presentation ceremony on ground within the
Australian team when firstly the Captain then the players were
awarded their baggy green caps prior to starting play.