Bruce Willis claimed a career best 6-44 including a brilliant hat-trick and Bully made a classy 69 however neither wasRead more
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Andy, Josh and the rest of the cricket coaches. I’veRead more
A Friday night red card in Spearmint Rhino for over excessive chundering for captain, Mike Simpson proved the catalyst for a match winning century at Coal Aston. Simmo was clearly in the mood for revenge and took it out on the Coal Aston attack in amazing fashion as he plundered an unbeaten 165 to lead the seconds to victory over our near-neighbours.
The 2nd Team narrowly avoided turning a likely 2 wicket victory into defeat at Wickersley thanks to a composed and sensible knock from AJ.
The morning began with a bout of gout forcing Rooty to withdraw to be replaced by a hungover Crafty fresh from a night of drink and Formula 1 Racing at a mate’s house. “I didn’t know I was playing till half 9 this morning, I’m still pi**ed!” It seems that some things take longer than a winter to change. We welcomed Angelo into the side and he impressed with the fielding session despite Bully’s efforts to talk to him just as he was about to catch the ball.
That said, it was a glorious day and one fitting for a trip to Northfield Lane.Read more
You may well be aware that our illustrious left arm spinner (no, not Mark Longley) and world class footballer isRead more
Izzy fights at Don Valley Stadium on Saturday 4th December. Tickets are priced at 30 and other boxers include TimRead more
Congratulations to Colegate and Faye Louise on the birth of their first son, Marco Evan. He was born on SaturdayRead more
I’m sure you’ll all like to join me in congratulating Waif and his Mrs Liz on the birth of their second child, Jack.
Jack was born on Boxing Day and already the likeness with his father is clear for all to see. It’s rumoured that his journey from the womb was rather crab-like (ala Waif’s batting style) and on entering the world, Jack looked around the delivery suite, grabbed a hankerchief and in true Longley style, blew his hooter like a good ‘un. Fortunately, Jack, like his elder brother Daniel appear to have been spared the infamous Longley nose.
The news of Jack’s birth has had mixed response particularly in the Barnsley region where Elsecar fast bowling hero, Paul Tasker was quoted as saying ” **** me! Now there’s 3 of them going to be trying to destroy me! I’m off to join the Central Yorkshire League!” Elsecar CC are currently deciding whether to take legal action against both Longers and Colegiate.
Waif meanwhile is over the moon and celebrated Jack’s arrival by cracking open the Lenor, putting a wash on and attacking the pile of ironing that had been left for him. This part is actually a part-lie. Waif also got s**t-faced as usual.
It is in fact no accident that Waif has named his children Jack and Daniel which is very reminiscent of a famous alcoholic drink. However, reports that he is sponsored by the brewers of Jack Daniels are unfounded at this stage. I’m sure we will learn more when Longers’ autobiography, ‘Me, the ironiong and a bottle of Thunderbird.’ is released in the summer.
Seriously though, congratulations to both Longers and Liz and of course Wiz who is now a specialist GrandafatherRead more
News that will no doubt please everyone from Collegiate captain, the junior fast bowlers themselves and members such as Jonesy, Lobber, Angry and Sealy who have had to put their bodies under constant strain for the last how many years to compensate!Read more
Are there any this weekend to watchRead more