Category Archives: Cricket

It’s more emotionally comfortable in the back

They were all being very helpful during breakfast of the fresh week old croissants from France and home made blackberry jam. “Don’t forget the suicide whippets,” said Sleesy. “Do you write a blog?” asked Colin. “How many followers do you … Continue reading

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Comfort and Twirlies

“A day at the cricket is a day at the cricket,” Said Nicktor, “And not a day at the cricket and a beer festival!” Our morning officially started with breakfast prepared with great gusto by Steve however, I need to … Continue reading

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Mr Tickle tries to help

I saw Sue this morning, walking Pippa and Dylan (who is apparently nicknamed Dildo). We were out early because Nicktor was picking me up for the trip north. It was lovely walking along with her and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading

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Shoddy & Mungo

In Dewsbury, just outside Huddersfield, there’s a massive factory building (which is now flats) with big white letters proclaiming Shoddy & Mungo Manufacturers. I pointed it out to Neil and Sleazy, asking if they’d buy anything from them. Neil said … Continue reading

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Is it poo?

I went to Lords today (not Lourdes, as Mirinda wondered, thinking I was going to Spain) to watch the second day of the first test between England and New Zealand. I’d never been to Lords before and was really looking … Continue reading

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Clearly not a plan

Last night, in the cab back to Huddersfield, we tried to work out the plan for the morning. I suggested we just wake up when we wake up and all meet up in Costa at an appointed time. Frank was … Continue reading

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Cricket and the Damned

So, following our ridiculously early and sober night, I dragged myself out of bed and headed down to Costa for a breakfast coffee. Very civilised having a Costa on the doorstep. Eventually I hobbled (with my trusty cane) back to … Continue reading

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Get a tickle on

And so began a weekend of alcohol free cricket. Long gone are the 18 pints of yesteryear. All I can do is bathe in past glories. So, armed with knee support and walking stick, I was ready for Nicktor and … Continue reading

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It’s like a circle…except it’s oval

Today I overheard someone talking on a phone, obviously giving directions: “If you keep walking, you’ll find me,” she said and then paused to listen. “Near gate 22,” she said and then paused to listen. “No! Just keep walking! You’ll … Continue reading

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The happy face of cricket

And so, another yearly cricket jaunt has been completed. This year, at Headingley. A lot of beer was consumed, a day of cricket was watched and we even went to a gig! But first, the cricket. Sri Lanka started off … Continue reading

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