Cricket with a twist – For one hour in the English summer, players from Royal Southern and Island Sailing Clubs converge on Bramble Bank on the Solent for an often sodden game of cricket.
Cricket with a twist – It takes place when a sandbank appears for a short period of time in the sea, and teams have to be ferried out to "the pitch" to take part in the match.
Cricket with a twist – Massive container ships pass in the background, while other smaller vessels also get a close view of the temporary cricket wicket.
Cricket with a twist – The usual cricketing rules apply, with teams taking turns to bat and bowl -- usually six or seven overs a side. But the cricket whites rarely stay clean for long.
Cricket with a twist – There is even a scorecard to display the scores -- although it must be taken with a pinch of salt as the outcome of the match is preordained.
Cricket with a twist – Both batsmen and fielders have puddles and other larger pockets of water to avoid, adding another dimension to the cricketing challenge.
Cricket with a twist – This can prove particularly testing for the fielders.
Cricket with a twist – Some years the sandbank is larger and there is more playing and spectating space, but sometimes the bank has barely been visible.