The long goodbye

As most of you probably already know, after 11 (sometimes) glorious years as the youngest AND fittest player at Collegiate and 5 serving on the committee, I have completed my ‘time’ and have been allowed to move back over to the correct side of the Pennines.

By way of a small celebration of my time here I’d like to have a few drinks with as many of you, my fellow members, as possible. My last game for the club will be on the 15th August and I’m proposing a few drinks at Abbeydale after the game. This will inevitably be followed by a brief trip to Champs.

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Subject: Stephen Fry’s Speech at the Lords Test Dinner

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Thank you ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much indeed. It is an honour to stand before so many cricketing heroes from England and from Australia and at this, my favourite time of year. The time when that magical summer sound comes to our ears and gladdens our old hearts, the welcome sound of leather on Graham Swann.

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Collegiate reach Twenty20 finals day

On Monday night at a glorious Bawtry Road, the 1st team saw off the challenge of current South Yorkshire league leaders Elsecar to reach the inaugral finals day of the South Yorkshire T20 cup.

Looking resplendent in our new SCCC one day kits, we arrived a little apprehensive as to what the night would have in hold for us.
After winning the toss, popular captain Matt Dixon elected to bat.
Things didn’t start too well, when Blade was done for pace by their overseas (I just don’t think he could get used to this coloured clothing thing). However Joe Root looked in fine form and was keeping the scoreboard ticking at a serious rate of knots along with Riaz.

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