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#1 DazBob

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

Anyone on here interested or know anyone who might be interested (friends, sons, nephews, etc) in playing 2nd XI cricket this coming season?

You don't have to be the world's greatest player, just keen. Age also unimportant.

Most away matches in around Bolton/Leigh/Chorley, but unfortunately home games are at Haydock. I drive to every game though so am able to give anyone a lift.

I also have spare bats, pads, etc so you'd only need your own whites.

If interested just drop me a PM.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

where were you 20 years ago, eh?

if i bowled 5 overs now, i'd not be able to move til october
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

Home games in haydock? You still playing for lostock?

Im thinking of a return to daisy
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

We always need someone at third man... ;)


Seriously though, as I said, ability not hugely important. The 1st XI regularly rape us (as they have done for tomorrow's game) so as long as you can throw a ball more than 10 yards and know which way round to hold a bat ... but most importantly keen then you're welcome.

Anyone who actually can bat or bowl would be seen as an unexpected bonus :D
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

Home games in haydock? You still playing for lostock?

Im thinking of a return to daisy


Yep. I'm VC this season, hence my recruitment drive.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

i haven't played since school, due to work commitments, i don't think i could , i may come and watch you one sunny afternoon providing they serve beer :D
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

when are nets

i'd not mind bowling if everybody was as shit as you

is it every week or a social affair

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

Cracking clubhouse mate.

Even got an upstairs function room with a balcony. Often, on matchdays, there is a function on where all the lasses will be stood out on it in their frocks. If you stand in the right position underneath the balcony you can read their lips.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

when are nets

i'd not mind bowling if everybody was as shit as you

is it every week or a social affair

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not held a bat for 25 years


Cheeky cunt :D 6/23 last game of the season. (it was against bottom of the league, but that's not what the scorebook says :thumbsup: )

It's a proper league job, every weekend so causes a problem during footie season a bit.

Nets are Tuesday nights at Bolton School, and whilst obviously I'd recommend anyone to go to them, it's not a necessity. Nor is playing every week.

If you, or anyone is genuinely interested, even if you'd only be interested in the odd game here and there then just let me know.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

do you know, or have you ever heard of, ralph livesey?

used to sit next to me and my folks in the late 70s

thought he looked a bit old for cricket even then

wouldn't be shocked if he's still topping the bowling averages
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#11 Frandsen08

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

Cracking clubhouse mate.

Even got an upstairs function room with a balcony. Often, on matchdays, there is a function on where all the lasses will be stood out on it in their frocks. If you stand in the right position underneath the balcony you can read their lips.


no doubt I'll come and be a spectator then :D
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#12 DazBob

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

Name doesn't ring a bell, mind you I only started playing league cricket again 2 years ago from not playing (apart from 'pub' cricket) since U-15s level.

We've a couple of, erm, 'mature' gents play for us. One of 'em can barely run. We just stick him in at slip.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

i've not played for years pal,but i could easily be tempted esp the balcony bit. what's the standard like exactly cos i wouldn't want to make a twat of myself. i'm a bit of an all rounder,but certainly don't hold back with the bat,make flintoff look like geoff boring boycott
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

Was a wayward bowler. Batted at No9. But always thought I was a good wicketkeeper.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

Bolton school on a tuesday you say...??

What time?
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

do you know, or have you ever heard of, ralph livesey?

used to sit next to me and my folks in the late 70s

thought he looked a bit old for cricket even then

wouldn't be shocked if he's still topping the bowling averages


Aye, hes an umpire now
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#17 DazBob

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

If you have played at any sort of league standard then I'd guess you are good enough.

As its only 2nd XI cricket its a lot more relaxed. Don't get me wrong, we want to win and I'm as competitive as anyone, but winning isn't the be all and end all.

If anyone is umming or ahhing then maybe pop along and judge the standard for yourselves. We're at home (Haydock) tomorrow so a bit of a trek, but i'll check the fixtures and post where we'll be in the coming weeks.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

Are you playing Bolton Indians?
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

SJM - yep, playing th'Indians tomorrow.

Spider - Bolton School 7.30pm til 8.30pm. I'll not be there as away with work but if you're interested PM me and I'll ensure you're meeted and greeted.

Edited by DazBobParr, 13 April 2012 - 04:26 PM.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

If anyone does want to just come along and watch a game to see if it's too good/too shit then next Sat (21st) we're at Westleigh CC and the following Sunday (29th) we're playing Bolton CC on Green Lane.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:30 PM

Is Hally and Knowlesy still rocking it out
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

Don't know Hally, but PK is definitely still 'rocking it out'.

I'll be calling on his centuries of experience tomorrow as I skipper for the first time. He's only 80 shy of 10,000 runs. Legend.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

If your skipper and Wiggy is still with you then third man to third man him :D
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

Hahaha :D

He's hardly playing these days. Think he's doing some sort of UFC shit with most of his spare time.

He's a good lad Wiggy. He'd run through a brick wall for his teammates. I wish half of the kids we have had a fraction of his enthusiasm.

Edited by DazBobParr, 13 April 2012 - 04:47 PM.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

He is a good lad, just a very moody teenager when he played with me
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