I was going to give the Blog a miss today
But a trip to the LCB Offices for some printing put me under pressure again
Today was a day with no cricket match to attend. Lots to do in other ways though. Like get the pies from the Pasty Shop in Bolton for our menu at Greenmount on Saturday and the trip with Tom to Nottinghamshire on Sunday. A family outing was also required to Old Trafford. First stop was the Cricket Shop at the Indoor Centre for additional kit for the Taunton week for TJH. From there I needed to go to the LCB Office to do some printing of the invitations that will be winging their way via Team Managers and then on to players and parents etc about the Presentation Evening in September. So Grandma, Granddad plus Tom and Sophie were welcomed to the inner sanctum by Dipesh Asher to find the office a hive of activity with Tony Potter and Dave Hardman beavering away. The necessary printing was completed without me doing my usual destructive business with the photocopier. We entered into the usual sort of banter that is part of the LCB office routine. I said I think I might give the Blog a rest tonight.
YOU CAN’T DO THAT
Why not I said.
Your fans will be waiting they said.
Give over I said.
You are developing a “cult following” Dipesh said.
Now that has got me worried.
So to ease my concerns here I am sat at my computer “blogging again”.
Before starting on this I have spent quite a bit of time transferring performances from the Excellence Intranet onto the website for the Monthly Details. Please feel free to check through these and if I have missed any just email me. Remember 4 wickets or more, or 50 runs or more plus other outstanding performances like hat tricks are posted on the website. As far as the match lists for each team in the same Excellence Section we include scores of 30 or more, 3 wickets or more etc. I have been trying to keep the Log B Details going via the Play Cricket website but other counties are not always as good as Lancashire at getting the necessary details on especially girls matches. Again if there are performances missing please let me know.
We do not announce the monthly “Players of the Month” until the Presentation Evening.
What lies ahead this weekend.
Tomorrow Greenmount play Kearsley in the League at home. Sunday Granddads taxi will take the Lancashire U11 captain, plus his Mum and Grandma to Calverton CC in Nottinghamshire. This ground is north of Nottingham so any hope of a little nostalgia about my younger days in West Bridgeford will be remote. I spent many a happy day at Trent Bridge watching Notts as well as seeing the odd day of a Test Match. The ground is very different today but the old Pavilion is still at its core.
You will all know that I am a Shakers (Bury FC supporter) but for the few years we lived in Nottingham I supported Nottingham Forest. They used to be second best to Notts County then who for part of the time had someone called Tommy Lawton playing for them. That tells you how long ago it was.
Well after saying I was giving it a miss tonight have I done enough to get my “cult status “ even higher.
There’s only one thing left for me tonight.
A TESCO moment.
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