Last night Shawn introduced me to the sport of cricket. The Caribbean Premier League is currently playing their annual Twenty20 tournament and last night was the match between the Barbados Tridents and the Jamaica Tallawahs. I should point out that this specific league has only been in existence since 2013. Jamaica won the first tournament and Barbados is the current reigning champion.
Of course I had lots of questions and Shawn patiently answered them for me. I won’t go into all the details, but it appears to be a game with some significant strategy involved. I definitely enjoyed the first 2 hours of the match. Barbados was at bat (hitting? smacking the ball? trying to score runs?) and ended their 20 overs with 161/4 (161 runs with 4 batters/hitters/smackers/runners out). However, a cricket match is L-O-N-G….thank goodness each team only played 20 overs. Apparently there’s a format where they play 50 overs. I did not see Jamaica at bat. I woke up to Shawn taking my glasses off and putting them on the dresser. I only found out this morning that Barbados did indeed win the match. The Tridents play again tomorrow and Shawn has asked me over to watch that match too.
Speaking of Shawn, here is a picture from dinner on Sunday.
Today was a relaxing day. I walked home from Shawn’s this morning and then I spent the day knitting and doing some writing. Tonight will be a quiet evening alone. I currently have some tuna marinating in lime juice, oil, basil, garlic, soya sauce and pepper. I’ll grill it, with some onions and peppers and cook up some rice to have with it.