What to do on Sunday afternoon with no cricket
Might as well do another Blog
It’s quite amazing really. This is the first Sunday for some considerable time with no cricket. There will be a good few of these coming along when we get further into September. We have a regular routine for these Sunday’s but at the moment we cannot adjust. Yours truly and the Missus were joined by Sophie and Tom whilst their Mum and Dad looked after the needs of the Totty Brigade. Tom was bored out of his mind so we did a car trip to where we knew there was some cricket being played – at Greenmount, where a North Manchester Cup Final was in progress. Well it was in progress until we started driving up Brandlesholme Road because it started “smashing” it down. The players were bravely trying to continue with the game at the Mount but they had to give up. For some strange reason the contestants did not cover the wicket. Apparently they do not have covers at most grounds in the North Manchester League so thought it would be unfair to cover the wicket on this occasion.
Whilst attempting to get my head round this logic the rain poured down and the wicket got wetter and wetter. So we decided to return home – to find there had been no rain at all from Three Arrows downwards to home.
So I decided to start printing the names and age groups on the Certificates which will be distributed at the Presentation Evening on September 6th. BUT !!! It looks like the card used by the printer is slightly thicker than we had last year. The net product is that it is too thick for both my laser printer and the ink jet ones we have at home. Will have to consider Plan C now.
There have been a number of problems around the Presentation Evening which I am sure will get sorted eventually. Requests for tickets are still coming in, but would have been improved if a certain coach had issued letters to his players.
I have forgotten to mention the events of yesterday. Geenmount were playing Eagley at home whilst Tom and yours truly were off to Gigg Lane to face Charlton Athletic. Not a good day as we went down 2 goals to 1. We had some bright moments but ended up well beaten by a team that will play a major part in the promotion race from League One. At least that star team at Brentford went down 2-0 to Tranmere to keep the other JH quiet.
When we arrived back at the Mount we found that Plon had scored another century and the pro had hit 94 off 38 balls to help us post a total of 298 off 42 0vers. Oh – Bowks got a 50 as well.
Eagley never looked like getting anywhere near although their pro hit a spirited 70. Number 1 son took six wickets including his 100th in the League for the season. The bonus news came a little later when we heard that Egerton had beaten Social Circle. One win now from the remaining four matches will ensure that elusive League title will be ours.
I have been asking players and parents if they would let me have pictures that I could use on the Blog or let Dipesh have for the Presentation Evenings. Many thanks to the Bohannon’s for letting me have the picture below of the Under 14’s at Oakham School.
I must say that Redders and Lenny balance the groupings out quite nicely but who’s that in the centre at the back.
Tomorrow sees me off to Daisy Hill CC for the remaining Bob Hurst Semi-Final between Bolton and Ribble Valley. Whoever wins this will face Bury in the Final on Tuesday at Sutton Cricket Club, St. Helens.
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