If only my local cricket club was available on the NHS (National Health Service), I wouldn’t need to take an anti depressant each night.
Let me explain. Not a brilliant week last week, so was in need of a tonic. Just sitting in a scorebox, relaxing and enjoying watching two games of cricket and being involved, albeit on a level where I don’t have to make decisions and upset people! I’ve met up with some excellent people and the club is in reasonable fettle. The atmosphere is good and all the regular characters are there, with plenty of banter. Some of it is aimed at me, but I can withstand it and aim a bit back. All good, clean fun.
Maybe this is a turning point. Maybe I’ve found the key to being more relaxed, enjoying the atmosphere and enjoying being involved. This key has largely been missing for eight years. I think I’m going to enjoy the rest of this cricket season.
Being available on an ad hoc basis is better. That way I can let people know quite near the weekend whether I’m around or not. So far, this method seems to be working. Before, I was asked to commit for a good while, which I couldn’t do, due to health reasons. This meant letting people down at short notice and putting the club at a disadvantage. This I hated doing so this is far better to let people know as and when.
Cricket club on prescription? Yes, please.