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I think we should bowl first quipped Wise Old Uncle Ken after having surveyed the slopping Stainborough pitch, “Bugger that” was the quick reply from the Former Captain, having just lost a few more hairs from his already balding scalp. “Do you not remember the last two weeks old man?” .
Following a week of torrential down pours the Nostell ground finally returned to a more natural green colour. The pitch had some firming up to do from Thursday and by Saturday was still softish but plenty in it for the batsman to work with. The fairies won the toss and placed us in the field. The [...]
I had packed my Barnsley phrasebook, Linda had packed my cricket bag, and I set off full of anticipation to Wombwell. Looking forward to a tough encounter and possibly learning a foreign language ( Barnsley-speak). Ritchie had sadly withdrawn as he had concerns about infecting the lads with Chickenpox, a decison made for all the right [...]
‘I’ve been at the weekabix’ this morning snarled the kiwi as he reeled out a weekend of physical activities he’d be undertaking over the next 2 days ’ 2 games of cricket, the leeds 10k and a spot of midnight sheep russling lads’ he went on. Wanna, munching on a greggs sausage roll was clearly unimpressed. ‘Shut the ’bleep’ up, you can open the batting for being [...]
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