Lumberjack Business vs Devils July 28th, 2013
Business faced a determined Devils on Sunday July 28th at the SRFC.
For once I was on time and as the taxi reached the end of Dongping Lu there was one of our main men Big Dazzler walking into the "all day" to load up on some fried food to get himself through the day. This prematch snack is always part of Tubby's preparation and I expected to see him inside also ordering.
To all Bashers I have either played with or drunk with (only Mei Hua has not drunk beers) many thanks for a lot of fun and to all the Leisure guys I really appreciate how well you looked after the Mule. Best cricket club on the Planet by a country mile. Lets face it any cricket club that loses to Scottish teams deserves ultimate respect particularly when the English numpties don't front up to the cricket challenge.
After playing 19 matches with the best and most fun Bashers team in the SCC leagues over the last 3 years, scoring nearly 300 runs at a pedestrian pace, taking 3 of the luckiest wickets as a slow-medium pacer imaginable, and somehow winning the championship in 2012, the party is now to be postponed. The wise heads in the Bashers selection panel have decided that I should no longer be eligible to play in the Leisure. Instead I've been locked into a D2 Tour of Duty to help the club through a difficult time.
Pleasure v. Digitals Lumberjack
Here's Tiny's recap of last Sunday's events:
Saturday 20th – read blog. Concern over 8 men for Pleasure. Volunteer to double up (in spite of the heat) since with 8 it is almost impossible to be competitive. Offer accepted. Pack kit. Go to bed early.
Teams for Sunday July 28
Three full teams for this week! (at the time of writing)
We've been pretty quiet this season about the chances of another Bashers' Day, 3 from 3 performance. Could this be the week?
New Basher – William Patrick Austin
Billy Austin joined the Bashers on Saturday, 20th July at 18:19, 2013
Mummy and son both doing really well, and have given me permission to play this weekend.
Leisure Lumberjack – Sat July 20
After a lack of Lumberjacks and a rather lackluster performance on the park this year, championship-winning standard-bearers for The Bashers CC Shanghai -- "Bashers Leisure" -- came romping home this weekend in style with a sound thrashing of the Daredevils to storm up the table and into play-offs contention. Herein lies the Lumberjack.
Teams for this Sunday (Spots still open in Pleasure)
Still a few tweaks to be made again this week, but as it currently stands:
Pleasure team for Sunday, July 21, to be at the Camel by 7.30 or at SRFC by 8.15:
Leisure Team for Saturday
Leisure team for Saturday, July 20, to meet at the Camel by 7.30 or be at SRFC by 8.30:
Jack "Dags" Sheppard
Where Have All the Lumberjacks Gone?
It seems that only Filthy is writing lumberjacks these days.
This is not very Basher-like! Come on Pleasure and Leisure (and the rest of the Business), step up and deliver!