The painting on the cover was one especially commissioned by the MCC for the 1980 Centenary Test Match at Lords in 1980 from Arthur Weaver, an artist who combined his love of landscape with sport but is possibly most well known for his golf pictures.
No cricket on the next cover but there is golf and how wonderful that this sporting occasion had postcard rate stamps
Twenty four islands and 3000 competitors took part in this year event with the theme of 'Bringing Islands Together'. From Scandinavia to the Mediterranean and from the North Atlantic to the Caribbean, young athletes from small islands travelled to Jersey for this unique sporting occasion. Gotland will be the next hosts in 2017.
An entry to Sunday Stamps II theme - Sporting Events - run over here to see more here