Back on the front page and recovering
My Face Book Image with Hair !!!!!
For those LCB Executive members aware of my plight last Thursday, I am able to say that I have been well and truly anointed in the troublesome areas and can now face the world with confidence.
I had to miss last Thursday’s meeting due to unforeseen circumstances. I would not have had to raise my concerns about not being on the front page as I am back there now. Indeed I have had numerous compliments paid to me about how sylph like I looked in the photograph I posted of myself in full glory at headquarters way back in 1989.
I must say my friend, Ted, has gone to town with his comments on the blog. He seems to be fairly unique at the moment. Lord Bowks and others have been far too silent.
Last week I managed to complete the first draft of my history of the Lancashire Schools Cricket Association. It is currently being checked through by my son, and LCB Boss, Andy. My number one critic, the Mrs, will be next in line. Whilst all this is going on I have been checking through the archives for photos etc. At some stage I am going to have to ask you, my readers, to help me out. I have quite a number of “blank” years. The “blankest” are the most recent. When “Safe Hands” came out there seemed a campaign to ban photos of players and teams – and I got out of the habit. I intend to get back in the habit next season. I understand Father Christmas may be bringing me a new super-duper camera.
The LSCA Fixture List for 2012 should be on the website by the end of the week. In addition to the county fixtures from Under 11 to Under 15 it will also show the dates for the District Quarter Final County stages onwards. The Ainsworth Final needs sorting out yet but as the LCCC fixtures are out then we should be able to fix that date soon.
Whilst looking though my personal pictures to see if there are any I can use for the LSCA book I came across this rather special one. This is a picture of Greenmount CC’s Under 18 team after they won the Bolton League Under 18 Cup in 1986. It is special because of the eleven players shown, along with the rather diminutive 12th Man, no fewer than eight of these eventually played for a Lancashire Schools team. Three of them went on to play for an England Schools team, with two of them being made captain. In addition three of them became professional footballers with two becoming full England internationals. Quite a special photo !!
What about the Shakers ?? I was there last Saturday for the game against Preston in the company of Sophie, Thomas and friends. It was just like watching Brazil. We are now in tenth place just a few points off the play off places. Brentford are our next Gigg Lane opponents. I bet John Hood is quaking in his boots.
Big treat for the Mrs this weekend. Russell Watson will be singing to her (plus a few hundreds of others). I will tell you about the occasion in my next blog.
In response to the comments from Lord Bowks and Philip Williams olease see the picture below proving that Feej did play in same team as the current County Captain.