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Pleasure vs Leopards/Zalmi, 22 July 2017

Friday was the hottest day in recorded Shanghai history, so we the early discussion on Saturday was about the heat. Skipper said no drinking, then wechatted photos of himself and a giant teddy bear in the early hours.

Lumberjack Leisure vs Dulwich June 11th 2017

What is a Captain's role? Some might say it is to set the field diligently, be proactive, change the bowlers and try to out think the batsmen, but as the captain of Leisure there is more to it than that. All the afore mentioned tasks can be outsourced/delegated to someone else on the field; where the Leisure captain shows his worth is in logistics…making sure there is beer, pies, getting the team to the field on time, winning the toss (or at least predicting the toss), attending fines and making sure the lumberjack is written.

Sun. July 16 – Pleasure vs Hangzhou CC Lumberjack

Young enough to have seen the Inbetweeners movie? The scene where they arrive in Malia pretty much sums up the blazing hot Sunday afternoon which saw a formidable Pleasure side take on undefeated league debutants Hangzhou CC. Neatly quartered pies allowed for mess-free scoffing while a handful of Bashers made an appointment with Dr. Tim to beat the heat. Big thanks to Birdy, who joined to provide live scoring and sup the good stuff, and Snorlax, Tucker's boyfriend from back home who came along to sleep while we played.

Lumberjack – Leisure vs Hot Dogs 9th July 2017

Words by mouse, photos by Tampon   Bleep bleep bleep….the alarm went off. WTF, is it time to get up already? The answer, Yes!
3rd XI The match as remembered by the Lumberjack

Bashers Leisure Vs Daredevils 3rd July

Written by Spanky, edited by Parrot/Paps   Bashers assembled bright and early at the camel for the bus ride but unfortunately it wasn’t very leisurely – No Beer or pies, oh wait! There was no pies! No speeches and generally nothing of note that should be mentioned in this illustrious column.

Lumberjack – Pleasure vs. Hot Dogs Part 2

How to enjoy the Shanghai Dog Meat festival. A comprehensive guide. Step 1: Arrive last minute at the ground and take your own sweet time getting on the field.
2nd XI The match as remembered by the Lumberjack

Lumberjack: Bashers Pleasure vs. Hot Dogs, D2, 2nd July 2017 @ SRFC

“The hallmark of a great captain is his ability to win the toss at the right time.”  Due to a scheduled pitch of wicket at 0830am, the Bashers pleasure XI had to arrive promptly at the Camel at 0715. This, surprisingly, was actually achieved by the greater many. It was indeed the K’s for Leisure that held the bus up due to their (re)tardiness on their respective journey’s. The only issue of note was the maiden Esky-tipping-come-ice-wasting of the Bashers post-match beers by a new basher. You guessed it; now welcomed to the Bashers as Spillage. Welcome.

Leisure vs Wellington Lumberjack – Sun. June 18

(Courtesy of Paps) FATHER’S DAY, BASHERS, CRICKET ALL HAPPENING SUNDAY MORNING! Our very sober skipper first to be at the camel only to find out it’s closed! Calls were made to the club captain, who called Alice. She didn’t answer. Bambi called Steve, Tampon called Steve, Alice called Steve, Steve didn’t answer. All the while, we were being subjected to life affirming soundbites from three gurning kunts who had just come out of Lola and decided to latch on to us. Eventually we got in, but pies not an option. It’s Ok, at least we can pack an esky but what’s this…no bus either?! So leave the Esky for business
1st XI The match as remembered by the Lumberjack

Business vs Hot Dogs – June 18,2017

On a bright sunny (I assume from the brightness, though the sun was rarely seen) Sunday morning, saw our stand in skipper setting an example and turned up early to Camel, only to find some of the team members are late ! Angel finally turning up, much to the displeasure of a highly animated bus driver, the bus was boarded. The Bashers promptly went on to dig into some delicious pies (Thanks to Fluffer, as always), and Angel's conspiracy-theory of #PieGate was put to rest.

Nanjing Rural Sixes 2017

Captain Darling Reports: Day 1 – Wizard’s Tea The inaugural Serious Simon game on Nanjing soil was hotly anticipated to say the least. As the touring party tussled their way through the crowd at the station and onto the train, there was only a brief scare with both the touring kit and Captain Darling (Windy) being misplaced in the fracas. Both were soon located and the focus swiftly moved onto Rum & Wizard’s tea.
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