Sunday, 1 June 2008

Village news!

I bring you village news, not as an item of interest, but of mirth. Years ago I used to play cricket for the local pub team. We were crap, but, although pissed when we took to the field were always up for a game. We used to meet in the Queen's Arms, just down the road from my house. "Meet at 12 o'clock." ordered the captain. Who were we to argue, after all we didn't start playing until 3 o'clock!

I digress. I have been in my wheelchair for eight years now, my Dad is 79, and now, this very day, we get a flyer through the post from the bloke who lives OPPOSITE us saying.........SOUTH LEIRE CRICKET TEAM needs you! They play a North versus South game each year during the summer festival. It is great fun, but I think we shall abstain.

You would have thought that they would have realised that we were non-starters, or do you have any other ideas?

15 comments:

ChrisB said...

I get a picture of you haring around the pitch in your chair- you could be an asset and put the opposition off!

john.g. said...

'Haring around the pitch'?

I should be so lucky!

SpanishGoth said...

Agree to join. You and your dad get free beer from 12 until 3 and then you can explain to the myopic morons the futility of their existence ;-)

Z said...

You'd be out first ball - wheel before wicket.

© Karelian Blonde said...

You could hold the cool bag and "guard" the cold drinks. Or they could do with a mascot ;)

Seriously, I think it is just nice that they asked.

Sylv said...

GRIN! This is similar to something that happened to me recently.I was helping my british neighbour getting new hearing aids,since he lives here he doesn't get them on NHS anymore. Anyhoo, I went with him to MY Audiologist to have them fitted.The lady had to change an appointment quite at short notice and guess what ......tried to phone me to cancel the appointment !! And she should know better than most people that this is the one thing i really can't to anymore.:):) I took it as a compliment, as you should too,our handicaps seem not to make us out as handicapped people:):)

V. Mildew said...

So if you start playing Sunday cricket again we wont be seeing you at the pub in the summer? Well, it will make more room at the table anyway!

WBF, "Wheel before wicket". Good one Z,I like it!

Brom said...

If I were you I'd stay in the pub and discuss the finer points of ball tampering with Di!

PI said...

You get first prize for young man with best SOH:)

john.g. said...

I love you all! Apart from the old bastard who'll come to annoy us on Sunday! Cadging beer!

sablonneuse said...

That's a bit like a friend of ours who told us about the passport office ringing to ask to speak to their daughter. They replied, "Yes, but you could have problems, she's only 6 weeks old." If they had her passport application you'd think they also had her photo and D.O.B.
Getting back to the flyer that came through your door. Did they say what they actually needed you for? I reckon you'd maje a good mascot - or did they want your dad to look after the pitch?

Guyana-Gyal said...

Umpire! Shout a lot. Tell them they're out when they're not and so on.

john.g. said...

GG lol!

Jayne said...

Dad could be an umpire, totally biased of course, as he wouldn't have to move around much & you could be the 3rd (technical) umpire on decisions where dad wasn't a hundred percent sure he could get away with fixing somminc for the oposition. Then you can all go to the MM, where Trigger would comment on the fine game of croquet & Keith could cadge a free drink from each member of the teams! Simple innit?

john.g. said...

Jayne!!!!!!!!!!!