Growing up in Bricktown, we thought there were only four sports in the world: baseball/softball, basketball, football, and rock & roll.
Our pursuit of the fourth sport—rock & roll—has given us plenty of opportunities to have our minds blown by the wild games played around the globe. It’s a wide world of sports, indeed.
Soccer! Hockey! Figure skating! Golf! Tennis! Running! Cycling! And when we got the chance to go to England, a little something called CRICKET.
When we were in London, we went to the borough of Brixton, figuring it was the UK’s answer to our own beloved Bricktown. We had a fun old time with friends old and new, and got the chance to spend the day with the Brixton International Cricket Club’s Lions team—the champs!
They taught us all about the game, and the language that comes with it. We’ve never been more delighted: dibbly-dobbly! Chin music! Beamers, bouncers and bumpers! Floaters, flippers and featherbeds! Nurdles, nelsons and nightwatchmen! And of course, wicket-keepers.
The best part was how much we found out we all had in common.
Sometimes learning something completely new from someone makes you recognize the things that make you special, too. What can you share with someone today? What can you learn from them?
We left the Lions’ clubhouse with a box of Brixton tees. The good folks at The Good Ones Clothing are selling them for us. Get yours today, and bring on the chin music!