The Committee has given me the go ahead to form a Former Players Association.
The idea, rather obviously, is to try involve as many former players as possible.
I am sure we all know of many former players, some of whom are still regulars at the club and others who would like to remain involved but for good reason have not kept in touch.
Hopefully the association will provide a renewed incentive for a good number of former players to become more actively involved in the club than there are at present.
It seems to me that the starting point is to gather as many names and contact details as possible in order that I can contact them to gauge interest in the idea.Read more
There appears to be a desire (from the committee I think) regarding making changes to the web site. This isRead more
I think I saw most of these with the word England substituted for Australia after the last tour. Life is sweet.
WHAT do you get if you cross the Australian cricket team with an OXO cube? A laughing stock.
The Australian bobsleigh team have asked the Aussie cricket team for a meeting. They want to ask their advice about going downhill so fast!
What’s the difference between Ricky Ponting and a funeral director? A funeral director doesn’t keep losing the ashes.
Did you hear what the stump microphones picked up when The Ashes skippers tossed the coin on Boxing Day? Andrew Strauss called correctly and, quick as a flash, said to Ricky Ponting: “You lads can bat.” Just as quick, Ponting replied: “No, we can’t. We really can’t.”Read more
With one game to go Geoff I know when to bowl myself Layer heads the Mansfield bowling averages: http://manssunlge.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/bowlingstats.asp?fromForm=1&top=100&division=&cup=-1&seasonID=23&sortBy=9&filter=0 AbsolutelyRead more
Big Congrats to Ben Shaw for his ’88’ on Saturday…..first of many I hope buddy…… Van Der GARSERead more
This remains an ongoing problem. Bully’s question on the shoubox this morning could be asked about a variety of individuals selection and availability every week.
Fielding 5 sides is a difficult task. We have managed to fulfil fixtures in recent years by fielding a higher proportion of juniors and veterans than is probably ideal and has certainly resulted in all teams except the first eleven being relegated. In the lower reaches of the club this has been “achieved” successively.
At the start of this season it looked like we had bottomed out as good results in May produced respectable league positions. In mid-July it is now apparent tht the 2nds, 3rds and 4ths could all still go down again. This is very sad in my opinion.Read more
Hemulal Yadav is the only person in first class cricket to have………..Read more
OK, which first class cricketer, the only one in fact, died on the Titanic?Read more
What highly unusual event occurred in Pat Symcox’s test innings (which would not normally appear in the score book otherRead more