Essex is great, you might be surprised to hear, but after 13 Saturdays of less than magnificent arenas what a treat to play at Aber-lovely-carn. ‘Carn’ as in Imran.
After Orsett Vs in Stanford le Hope, it felt like Lord’s.
Continue reading Cricket in Calzaghe’s back garden – Abercarn v DinkyPooThrees
Cricket tour. Ahhhh, paired with each other, the most beautiful words in the world.
If ‘organised loafing’ is the best description of this wonderful sport, a cricket tour is gonzo organised loafing.
Continue reading Basingstoke v Headliners CC
Any cricketer who’s been there will tell you: there’s never a dull moment at Sully Centurions. This time it was custard doughnuts, buttock tattoos and a probable DinkyPooTwos record or two.
Continue reading Rydw i’n byw yn batty crease – Sully v DinkyPooTwos
Fitting that, in a week that saw the club’s oldest former player pass to the pavilion in the sky, aged 99 (more below), the PooTwos were rescued from a hole by the oldest current player.
Secretary Hiscocks first retired in 2009, after reaching his fifties, so far as I can recall, and has come back since several times.
Skittles skittled selection for this weekend as a horde of players went off to terrorise Minehead and the irregulars of Dads Army and ne’er do wells were roped in.
Continue reading DinkyPooTwos v Croesyceiliog CC
Before punk, there was Glamorgan.
County cricket bit me when I was six, sparking what would now be called a fanboy phase of undying, uncritical devotion, setting a lifelong pattern of following the underdog.
Continue reading Glamorgan, grandpa and the 1977 Gillette Cup final
This game had a sort of James Bond-ian element to it.
Continue reading Monmouth v DinkyPooTwos
Ex-Sussex and Glamorgan star Tony Cottey spoke at DinkyPoo’s annual dinner a few years ago, one story in particular, about Viv Richards, standing out.
Continue reading Bounders CC v Headliners CC