|Fireworks don't mark the end|
of Edinburgh's all year round
Festival of Streetworks
FB notes how Cricket Festivals are a feature of many places in England. The Cheltenham Festival was first staged in 1872 making it the oldest in the world. Its early days were graced by Grace and many great cricketers have performed there. Similarly at Scarborough. These Festivals traditionally involved the county side on location with a 4 day game and a limited overs match combined with a celebrity/charity fixture. Beer tents and food stalls ensured a good time was had by all. Like the fading pictures on the Pavilion wall their significance may be declining in today's hard commercial world. FB hopes they can live on.
|Prego. Dove e il cricket pitch?|
Festa del Grillo / Cricket Festival (Florence) - this festival takes place on the Sunday after Ascension day in Cascine Park and stallholders sell crickets in tiny woven straw cages, which are traditionally released by their new owners in the park for good luck
No chance of watching the descendants of Michaelangelo put together an innings on the banks of the Arno. Only grasshoppers, and they can't bat.
|Florentine Festival crickets in cages|