A cricket fixture

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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by djewesbury » 00:29 Wed 19 Aug 2015

I think it's very funny that Owen thinks that he's getting out of this fixture, the man who's Andy Caddick and Marcus Trescothick rolled into one. TPF's secret weapon!
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by AW77 » 18:41 Wed 19 Aug 2015

Will someone (Daniel?) film this historic match and thus preserve it for posterity?
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Post by djewesbury » 18:46 Wed 19 Aug 2015

AW77 wrote:Will someone (Daniel?) film this historic match and thus preserve it for posterity?
Good idea!
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by WS1 » 07:35 Thu 20 Aug 2015

really? I think keeping it not documented is better and more flattering! :wink:

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Post by DRT » 12:46 Thu 20 Aug 2015

WS1 wrote:really? I think keeping it not documented is better and more flattering! :wink:

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I agree. Legends are best preserved in folk songs and poetry.

Perhaps Owen could be our raconteur?
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Post by PhilW » 14:51 Thu 20 Aug 2015

WS1 wrote:really? I think keeping it not documented is better and more flattering! :wink:
Indeed. What happens in Porto...

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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by djewesbury » 09:53 Fri 21 Aug 2015

A very favourable response has been received from Porto. More details to follow soon. Gentlemen, please keep your diaries free around June 21, 2017!
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Post by DRT » 10:12 Fri 21 Aug 2015

djewesbury wrote:A very favourable response has been received from Porto. More details to follow soon. Gentlemen, please keep your diaries free around June 21, 2017!
Well done.

I think we are currently short of players :?
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Post by djewesbury » 10:13 Fri 21 Aug 2015

We have plenty of time to attend to that. Remember the ringers.
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Post by Cookie » 07:29 Sun 23 Aug 2015

Having played this game for 45 years...kept wicket...fielded at silly point and have scars to prove it...opened the batting for Newport for 17 years and even won a trophy for 'The Most Ducks' one season....I guess I should declare my interest...count me in please.
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by djewesbury » 10:57 Tue 25 Aug 2015

Gentlemen,

I'm pleased to tell you that Henry Shotton has been extremely helpful and thinks this could be very good fun. He has brought it up with the captain of the OCLTC cricket team, Premal Rajani, who also thinks it's a good plan. WIth 2017 still some way off, club fixtures are not yet arranged. He suggests Saturday 1st July as a good date, to be finalised as fixtures are confirmed in 2016.

Shall I say that we'd like to go ahead with this date? It is of course some time after São João (the shrewd mathematicians amongst us have already calculated that it's about 10 days) so it mightn't work for people planning to go out for the 21st. But please state your preferences and I will report back to Premal.

Quite incidentally, I think a recce might be advisable between now and then.
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by DRT » 11:37 Tue 25 Aug 2015

Given the positive reaction I think we should accept the date and work around it. São João might have been a hope too far given the amount of trade visitors the shippers have to deal with over that few days.

Are we planning to chuck a ball or two before the fixture or are we simply relying on our raw talent?
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by djewesbury » 14:27 Tue 25 Aug 2015

DRT wrote:Are we planning to chuck a ball or two before the fixture or are we simply relying on our raw talent?
I think some pre-pre-season practice games would be very advisable. Perhaps the persuasive power of port can be used to enlist a 'coach'. Leave it with me. We have 18 months to get superfit.
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by WS1 » 14:48 Tue 25 Aug 2015

Daniel it is not a boxing match! Do not get carried away! :lol:

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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by PhilW » 17:21 Tue 25 Aug 2015

C'mon Wolfgang, you know you want to wear that red headband!

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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by PhilW » 17:39 Tue 25 Aug 2015

djewesbury wrote:I'm pleased to tell you that Henry Shotton has been extremely helpful and thinks this could be very good fun. He has brought it up with the captain of the OCLTC cricket team, Premal Rajani, who also thinks it's a good plan. WIth 2017 still some way off, club fixtures are not yet arranged. He suggests Saturday 1st July as a good date, to be finalised as fixtures are confirmed in 2016.

Shall I say that we'd like to go ahead with this date?
Good job Daniel - and great idea. I suggest not getting too serious about any practise - definitely worth the emphasis of gentlemanly fun over competition. Perhaps a different port to taste after each wicket is taken? ;)

BTW, please count me in; I have a similar level of competence to Derek, but can always keep Wolfgang company pounding the sides of meat!

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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by PopulusTremula » 19:50 Tue 25 Aug 2015

I would love a spot as well. It's a bit like rounders surely? [SMIRKING FACE]

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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by DRT » 07:40 Wed 26 Aug 2015

PopulusTremula wrote:I would love a spot as well. It's a bit like rounders surely? [SMIRKING FACE]
Magnus, it is completely different from rounders! Rounders has Rules and cricket has Laws - apart from that they are much the same thing :wink:
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by djewesbury » 07:42 Wed 26 Aug 2015

Derek, clearly that money spent on your Sky subscription hasn't been entirely wasted. You should be in the box with Gower and Botham.
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by DRT » 07:54 Wed 26 Aug 2015

djewesbury wrote:Derek, clearly that money spent on your Sky subscription hasn't been entirely wasted. You should be in the box with Gower and Botham.
I'm hoping that a couple of seasons there will culminate in a spot on TMS when Boycott decides to stop doing the moaning.
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by CPR 1 » 09:12 Sat 29 Aug 2015

This sounds like a fab idea, count me, not that i can play cricket at all...

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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by benread » 19:28 Tue 20 Jun 2017

I spent a lovely afternoon chatting with the President of OC&LTC this afternoon. It is a club with an interesting history and a few greats of the game have graced their facilities over the years. Thankfully I can confirm (should the idea ever be resurrected) that enjoyment is their primary objective over cricketing skill! A full report will follow when I have time to write up my notes.


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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by benread » 12:46 Mon 26 Jun 2017

As promised, my notes from my visit, as written up via my alter ego, BurntBails.

https://www.burntbails.com/oporto-crick ... nnis-club/

What I didn't say in the article, but which has been said to me by the President, is that we would be very welcome to arrange a fixture if we so wished. That assumes there are 11 of us capable of wielding the willow with sufficient skill!
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Re: A cricket fixture

Post by DRT » 23:24 Mon 26 Jun 2017

A great read, Ben, and a very nice blog site. Thanks for posting here :smile:
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