Yahoo UK and Ireland – I come from a cricketing family and can’t remember not being aware of the sport: from the age of three I would watch my dad play for the Old Pernovenians in Sidcup each Sunday.
- This was in the Sixties, and social structures were different: the men would play cricket; the children would entertain themselves within sight of their parents – and the women would make the tea.
- I get particularly sentimental about the teas of my childhood at this time of year, as Canterbury cricket week used to take place around now.
- But times have changed and perhaps the cricket tea is a relic of the past One day during cricket week I even got the autograph of the greatest Kent cricketer, Frank Woolley.
- The reason I got to enjoy those cricket teas as a boy was because they were social events where everyone had a role and something to gain from being there.
- But times have changed and perhaps the cricket tea is a relic of the past.