My cricket club don’t require my services this weekend, so I’ve been looking around the local clubs for a game to umpire.
I’ve had a few offers, I’ve had to turn down a couple because of logistical issues, for instance, too far away as I don’t have my own transport any more. But one thing has gratified me, that I still have contacts within the local area who keep me in mind when there’s any vacancies.
It’s good to get practice in, like the players, and I’d rather be doing something than not at all. Four games into the new season and the fire is still burning, I just want to get out there and prove my worth to people. It’s a bit like a practical job interview, if you like.
And, a decent night’s sleep last night has made me feel a lot different to yesterday. I’m ready for action tomorrow!