Wednesday Photo: The Summer Game—Village Cricket in Fen Ditton

Taken with a Fujifilm X100F
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During my summer leave in August 2021, my wife, Susanna, and I took a gentle stroll out of Cambridge along the River Cam to Fen Ditton. We spent a very pleasant hour or so on a bench in the little cemetery there eating our sandwiches and drinking tea whilst this game of cricket pleasantly unfolded across the adjacent playing field. The greatest pleasures of life are nearly always this simple . . .

Here on our native soil, we breathe once more.
The cock that crows, the smoke that curls, the sound
Of bells – those boys that in yon meadow ground
In white-sleeve shirts are playing…

“Composed In The Valley Near Dover, On The Day Of Landing” (1802) 
William Wordsworth