Weekend Focus

Posted on May 25, 2012 by



The day is Friday, the sun is out, the beer garden is calling and George Michael is playing on the radio. Does life get better? I’m sat here in work pondering what tomorrow will bring. Will Griff be able to poach anymore Oxton players? Will most of Oxton 1st XI stop being bitter about losing an overweight middle order batsman, skinnier part time spin bowler and the 3rd best wicket keeper in the Griffiths family? (possibly 4th behind Keith). One thing’s for certain, it will be a fantastic game for the neutral supporter, and will hopefully bring a good crowd to Filkin’s Lane. Tuborg is on offer behind the bar – 3 pints for £10.00.

The seconds travel away to Cheadle with chief tormentor Harry Killoran in fine form. It has been rumoured that the cellar in his house has been converted into a cricket net, and he has been netting all winter. Eddie Roberts will be looking to capitalise on a hard wicket, and will be looking forward to the drive to Cheadle in the escort. Bob Evans is hoping to make the game, after being treated for smoke inhalation after setting his father’s kitchen on fire Monday night. Drinking + cooking = no go. Maximum points away at Cheadle will shove the 2’s up the table and into the title race. I remember the last time the 2’s won the title in 2006 with a young Jack Yates, Jonty Hedgecoe and David Shewring in the team with Pete Cluds as captain, aka the dream team.

Thirds travel away to Oxton, a trip that involves the M53, 4 opportunities to stop at McDonalds, 3 supermarkets and a Sayers. Hash tag, tasty. Peta Balacs barmy army are flying at the minute and the Treen brothers are reunited for one of the first times this season. Cue 40 Benson and hedges being smoked, and lots of derogatory chat about midlands football clubs (bar Wolves). Welcome back to Oliver Snowdon, who is playing his first game back after recovering from a nasty Arm Wrestling injury.

Fourths entertain Sale at Filkin’s Lane. Will the captain make the fixture? Has he been locked up again? Only time will tell. Harry Killers understudy, Myles Grant, cannot make the fixture due to a pending court appearance.

Here’s to a fantastic weekends cricket, and some fine weather, fine bowling and fine drinking.

Crowman. Over and out.

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