Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Perhaps we should take a leaf out of English cricket's book and start the season in the sunny Middle East - hotel rooms must be a good deal cheaper after the property bust .....
Saturday, 27 March 2010
There were dramatic scenes at today’s net session as two Crossers were the targets of ‘mafia-style’ hits.
Colin McGill was struck both in the kneecap and the side of the head while a projectile also grazed the forehead of Ken Lawrie.
Rumours that it was part of a wider attempt to lower the average age of the club membership were quickly rejected (though the unexplained absence of Messrs C. O. Smith, Ellis Snr, Din, etc added some credence to this).
Some concerns were expressed about any possible effects on Colin’s brain when –after regaining his balance- he began to mutter about an incident in the 1978 season when he took 6-13 but was still dropped by the selection committee (for smoking whilst batting and drinking whilst scoring).
Concerns that this indicated that he might have lost part of his memory were quickly allayed when it was pointed out that cricket seasons 1976-84 were a regular part of his discourse.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
- Tuesday 18th May, Masterton vs Murrayfield-DAFS, Arbo.
- Tuesday 25th May, vs Standard Life, Newfield - either the Parks 2nd round tie, if SL beat the Botanics, or a friendly, if they don't (we have a 1st round bye).
- Tuesday 1st June, vs EU Staff, Arbo.
- Tuesday 15th June, vs Edinburgh South, Arbo.
- Thursday 24th June, vs Bellevue Chapel, Arbo.
- Thursday 1st July, vs Maccabi, Arbo.
- Thursday 8th July, vs Old Contemptibles, Arbo - cancelled.
- Tuesday 13th July, vs Murrayfield-DAFS, Away.
- Tuesday 27th July, vs Currie-Balerno, Arbo - cancelled.
- Tuesday 3rd August, vs Scottish Widows, Arbo.
- Thursday 12th August, vs Tranent, Arbo.
- Tuesday 17th August, vs EU Staff, Away.
Monday, 15 March 2010
Crossers with a preference for the vulgar and unrefined may like to know that IPL 3.0 is being shown on ITV 4 and online at:
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Then, later on Gerry's band, Doc Rodent, are playing at the Hide underneath the Argyle Bar from 9.15. G always puts these things so much better, so here is the opportunity in his own words.
Yes ... the Argyle. Known to cricketers the world over. Known to Crossers who have slunk there after a drubbing from Marchmont. Or not.
Well here's a chance to warm up for the cricket season. Down to the nets ... then watch the rugby ... then watch the Rodents. Then leave the country. Can't say fairer than that.
See you there, my dears.
Just to warn potential miscreants that our club president will not hesitate to follow the example set today by the Pakistan Cricket Board:
His unofficial spokesman made it clear that any hint of indiscipline or indeed any evidence of ‘player power’ undermining club unity will result in severe penalties.
No one can consider themselves safe from punishment…even the safety committee.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
Remember nets start tomorrow (Saturday 6th).
Location – The Galleon (aka George Watson’s sports hall), Colinton Road, EH10 5EG.
Non-attendance is not an option.
A good turnout at our first session with some new faces showing promise. Hopefully we won't all be too stiff tomorrow and Monday...
Just to reiterate that 1st team players are welcome to attend these sessions...