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May 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Mud and glory as 4ths triumph over Shepherd's Bush

Dateline 24.5.14  Edmonton

What a game!  We triumphed not only over Shepherds Bush, but also over the British weather.

We racked up 201 from 40 overs, losing an hour to rain and declaring early to leave the oppo the same number.  Highlights were a 73 run opening partnership between Simon (20) and KK (47) and with extras also making an impressive contribution.  After Simon was out wickets fell regularly.  But Mo tonked the ball back over the bowlers’ heads with enthusiasm before…

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Added by Bernard George on May 25, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Saturday 24th May - 3rd Team Game v Turnham Green OFF - Other Games remian ON

Should have further update at 10.30am

Added by Simon Tanner on May 24, 2014 at 8:46 — No Comments

3rd XI vs Lohana 3s - 'A day of firsts ...'

It is not often (actually never) that any of my writing, either professional or otherwise, has been criticised for not including any Bengali poetry.  It is not something that I ever considered that I would have to defend, but it happened for the first time last week.  However, I am not going to bow to public pressure and include any this week either.  Apologies.  There were other 'firsts' on Saturday that I would rather talk about - our first game at our new Edmonton home, my first 'proper'…

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Added by Matt Chambers on May 19, 2014 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Sunday 18 May vs London Maccabi

The hebrew word Maccabi refers to the leaders of a rebel army that wrested control of Judea from the Seleucid Empire in 63 BC . The word Maccabi has become synonymous with courage, success and victory.

After the visit from these Maccabees, I know how the Seleucids felt.…

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Added by Bernard George on May 18, 2014 at 21:50 — No Comments

"Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on" (R. Tagore)

Unfortunately, the discussion of classical Bengali poetry on the bench half way through our innings didn't include this astute observation and ultimately led to our pitiless demise.  Having kept Perivale down to a decent 152/6, the 4ths needed only 22 to win or 4 for a winning draw, both of which were thrown away at the death by the kind of strokes usually associated with hemiplegia and slurred speech.

But to start in a more positive light, the bowling overall was tight, notably Des…

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Added by Tom Morris on May 13, 2014 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

3rd XI vs MTSCC 4s - 'Baptism of Fire'

There was a point in the middle of Saturday afternoon that will live long in my memory.  I was standing in the time warp that was MTSCC's adopted bar (- I've always liked wood panelling by the way) watching the rain tip down with one eye and lots of people having fun and getting drunk at a wedding reception with the other.  Rob, my predecessor who…

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Added by Matt Chambers on May 12, 2014 at 12:11 — 3 Comments

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