I wonder how many children of this generation have played or have even heard of the games that were played even two or three decades back. Oh, they were so varied, laid stress on mental and motor skills and most of all were great fun! They were truly games of the children, by the children and for the children.
Sadly, today most kids miss the exuberance of those games. Why, some parents even scold their children for wasting time if they catch them playing those fun games! In a fit of nostalgia, I recalled some of the games we played as kids, which has been published as a guest post on The Little Red Box.
I am sure you will find it a nostalgic trip down memory lane and the younger ones can learn about a game or two that the ‘oldies’ played!
…..Equipment was rudimentary. Cricket needed just a bat, a ball and some sticks for the stumps. If sticks were unavailable, three stones or bricks did the duty. Present day umpires with all their hi-tech slow-motion replays and such, could take a lesson or two from those little arbitrators for being fair while judging the dismissals based on nothing but their eyesight and commonsense that told them if the ball had touched one of the ‘stumps’ or gone through it.
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