It was the first junior cricket training of the season today. It was well organised and met all the social distancing and C word guidelines. I was not looking forward it. Since the ban on recreational cricket I have lost interest and enjoyment about the game and have more than a tense relationship with the rest of the club committee over some very poor treatment. I should have left but stayed in the interest of most of the juniors including my sons. Apart from listening to cricket on the wireless and playing the numerous social media quizzes, cricket does not consume my life as it once did.
So I went on my weekly car journey with Master12 and went through the motions. I am working my way in to retire/resign at the end of the season. Master15s team will all be playing senior cricket next season and it will be the end of an era, having coached and managing them since they were all 5 years old. Depending on how I feel, I may even play in the lower teams to mentor them in their transition. It is hard leaving them to the questionable morals and scruples of some of the senior membership.
After lunch, I had a lazy ride in the wind along flat trails and bridleways. It was only to get to 200km for the 5th week running. The afternoon sun was bright so I stopped a few times to take some nature shots.
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