Photos and words by Leigh Gazzard
Cranbrook School is located in Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia. These photos were taken on a brief visit to the Hordern Pavilion Oval in November 2014.
The majestic jacaranda trees are in full bloom and provide a spectacular background.
The Cranbrook Year 11s were batting, building a steady innings.
The bowler’s action reminded me of the bowler in Russell Drysdale’s classic painting The Cricketer.
Similar bowling actions but somewhat different settings: the contrast in Australian colours, for starters.
My parents had a print of The Cricketer on a wall at home in Portland when I was a kid.