Thursday, August 18, 2005

Ahhh. Utopia

Last night I was rubbing shoulders with no lesser mortals than
  • Phil Tuffnel (Eng)
  • Richie Richardson (WI)
  • Rachid Latif (Pak)
  • VVS Laxman (Ind)
  • Jimmy Adams (WI)
  • Chris Harris (NZ)
  • Alvin Kallicharan (WI)
and several other past international cricketers.
They were representing Lashings Cricket Club which is a motley bunch of ex test cricketers who travel around the country taking on various clubs and generally entertaining oiks like me to some class cricket.
My local club, Rainham were the lucky victims this time and we were privileged to observe a 20/20 game which, of course, Lashings easily won.
Sitting in the early evening sun with the missus listening to the crack of leather against willow. Pure bliss. What a great way to spend three hours at the end of a hard days graft.
A nice cool pint would have slipped down with no bother, but at £2.50 a shout, no way Jose. Burgers were good though.