A game of street cricket

By gary smith

A game of street cricket

“A game of Street Cricket”
…No one I knew had a proper cricket bat. Ours were crudely fashioned from a single piece of wood with a roughly trimmed handle that more often than not put splinters in our hands when we went to hit the ball. The bails were either chalk marks on a wall or a dustbin, or even odd pieces of wood , or sticks if we were playing in a field. There was always someone who excelled at certain sports and there were those people among us. It could take a long time to get them out. Sometimes having to hurl the ball directly at then as a message to say “times up”. If we didn’t then inevitably we would get fed up and those of us who had fielded for a long time would never get a go…Prints available


  • black
  • white
  • painting
  • oil
  • art
  • jack
  • monochrome
  • games
  • childrens
  • russell
  • back
  • nostalgic
  • cricket
  • streets
  • and

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30 x 25 cm
oil on canvas board
6 Years ago

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gary smith

oil paintings, fine art prints


193 works in paintingmixed media

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