Please come support crick­eters

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

We were a lit­tle proud this home grown of­fer was ac­cepted as it was one of only two res­i­den­tial vis­its the team made on their New Zealand tour – the other be­ing the Bri­tish High Com­mis­sion.

Some would say cricket can be as bor­ing as watch­ing paint dry but for me there is noth­ing more com­fort­ing than the re­lent­less ban­ter of cricket com­men­ta­tors via ra­dio on an iconic kiwi sum­mer’s day.

One of the best sails of my life was a shake down trip from Tau­ranga to the Bay of Is­lands in our newly ac­quired keeler over 30 years ago with my brother and hus­band.

With eased sheets we three bliss­fully cruised through the beau­ti­ful Mer­cury Is­lands lis­ten­ing to this sound of sum­mer. It was heaven.

Late last year I had the priv­i­lege to feed the Sri Lankan and Black­cap teams in their warm up game here in Queen­stown prior to the his­toric test and win for New Zealand in Christchurch. There were no big crowds at the Events Cen­tre. I was once again out on the wa­ter on Box­ing Day lis­ten­ing to com­men­tary re­port­ing the in­cred­i­ble at­mos­phere in the new post earth­quake venue.

I just so wish it was here in Queen­stown.

Most of all I wish that you would know to come along to support th­ese fix­tures.

◆ Ann Mann was a Queen­stown pub­li­can and now owns a wed­ding and event cater­ing business. She is heav­ily in­volved in the Wakatipu com­mu­nity.

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