Post 34: Posted by Derek Seeds on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 21:52

Come on guys, what is this British obsession with the weather all about. Be positive and it will all be fine. If Richard could have done so, no doubt he would have organised days of sunshine but there has to be an element of surprise. That's life. Hope this is not a men's only site. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Nancy Seeds




Post 33: Posted by Will Bisley on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 13:24

Wise idea Weatherman, a loan will be the very least that you need!! I like the idea of beach cricket if all else goes wrong. It'll play truer than Bexley Grammar, although that wont stop me edging it...




Post 32: Posted by Richard Page on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:26

I'm just going to pop down to Nat West to see about a loan......... see you all tomorrow




Post 31: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:15

You realise we could both be fined heavily for all of this?!

The current fines "menu" looks like this:

Eltham Cricket Club Dorset Tour Whitsun 2008

~~~ Cricket Related ~~~

Misfield 50p
Bowling wide/no ball 50p
Specified doziness in field 50p
Kit-related fines ?1
Duck ?1
Dropped catch ?1
At fault for run-out (voted) ?1
Golden duck ?2
Bowling beamer ?2
Umpiring misdemeanour (voted) ?2


~~~ Other ~~~

Touring players may be fined for misdemeanours occurring outside of matches.

For example, one player from years gone by was famously fined every day for ?looking smug?.

Other fines are at the Finemaster?s discretion, and must be paid in cash while the Fines are being read out following each game. Nominally these fines will be 25p each, but more serious misdemeanours may give rise to higher penalties!

Special consideration will be given by the Finemaster to those snitching on other club members

The point of doing fines on tour is mainly to have a laugh. The money raised goes towards buying the trophies we give to each of our oppositions.






Post 30: Posted by Richard Page on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:11

I have one further additional idea for Sunday evening - played cricket that day or not - for those who want to, the local pub in Mudeford has a quiz night sundays!?!?




Post 29: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:01

Another backup - I will bring the stuff for a Poker tournament for those that like their cards.




Post 28: Posted by Richard Page on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:59

there are indeed, just a few minutes away. would be good fun, take a few tins down and we will be all set.
on the upside, I have checked the forecast.....again. It is improving, ie. it is now just rain rather than storms. BUT it says it is raining now on the forecast and it isn't so there is hope!!




Post 27: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:37

How very Calypso. I like it - there are a good few sandy beaches in that neck of the woods aren't there?




Post 26: Posted by Richard Page on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:15

I have had an idea - assuming weather isn't too bad or if it brightens later in the day, we could do an evening of beach cricket??




Post 25: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:22

Agree with Rich - we can't muck oppos about, it's not the done thing. We'll find things to do if weather turns against us I'm sure.




Post 24: Posted by Richard Page on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:07

I think it is a bit late notice to ask teams to turn up earlier, besides, the rain may be in the morning leaving the pm to clear up. Whilst I am concerned by the forecast, I do remain eternally optimistic and have this feeling that we may just be ok. If not, I vote we go ten pin bowling and use Will Bisley as the lead pin.




Post 23: Posted by Asjad Mir on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:21

Wishful thinking # 2:
Starting the games a little early might be a way of countering the risk posed by weather to an extent.




Post 22: Posted by Asjad Mir on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:46

Sorry guys! Rain forecast for three game days - have to be the most unfortunate of tours. Wish we can convince one of the teams to play on Saturday and we can have nets another day. I know its too late though even for this wishful thinking - may be we can book some more nets.




Post 21: Posted by Richard Page on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 07:18

I must say that I am becoming increasingly concerned with the weather forecast, let's just hope that Messrs Fish, Kettley and co are wrong.




Post 20: Posted by Will Bisley on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 14:10

Its ok Asjad, we have a major sponsor already his name is Richard "the weather man" Page.




Post 19: Posted by Asjad Mir on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 13:40

Just been to Bashley (Rydal) CC
website - they have a lovely ground and facilities - should be fun.

Another thing I am impressed with is their long list of sponsors. May be that is something we need to look into as well.




Post 18: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 17:55

I am - but don't worry, as I'm the official FineMaster he's going to cop some heavy financial flak unless he goes into extensive Snitch mode on Saturday...




Post 17: Posted by Richard Page on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 16:33

wouldham - are you responsible for giving Bisley a login for this website!!!! ha ha




Post 16: Posted by Will Bisley on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 13:02

Get your wallet ready...




Post 15: Posted by Richard Page on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 08:16

weather is becoming a concern, one day it looks good, the next it looks iffy. fingers crossed!!!




Post 14: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 21:10

You could always ask him - if you want three adam's apples for a while...




Post 13: Posted by Will Bisley on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 20:18

Mick?




Post 12: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 15:10

Hmmm well, since the FineMaster (? Mick Cohen 1996) also happens to be the website designer, I think we have an inkling who will be paying this particular fine...




Post 11: Posted by Will Bisley on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 14:22

Oops, seem to have posted that twice. I guess I'll have to fine myself or perhaps the person who designed the website?




Post 10: Posted by Will Bisley on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 14:21

I'd be honoured to relieve you of you hard earned cash. Perhaps we could put it towards buying a roller for the Bexley Grammar pitch?

Just rechecked the weather forecast, and it is only Monday that is now looking dubious. Please note, if we lose our prime fixture to the elements I still consider that to be fineable.




Post 9: Posted by Will Bisley on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 14:15

I'd be honoured to relieve you of you hard earned cash. Perhaps we could put it towards buying a roller for the Bexley Grammar pitch?

Just rechecked the weather forecast, and it is only Monday that is now looking dubious. Please note, if we lose our prime fixture to the elements I still consider that to be fineable.




Post 8: Posted by Richard Page on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 13:12

we seem to have found the little git!!!
fingers crossed for the weather, I checked earlier and sunday looked good, couldn't see further than that. You sure you weren't looking at christchurch in New Zealand Will?




Post 7: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:00

I like the way young Bisley is shaping up - we'll be needing a "Chief Snitch" while on tour...




Post 6: Posted by Will Bisley on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:37

The weather is looking nice for the weekend. NOT. Question: Does Richard get fined for choosing the wrong weekend if every game gets rained off?




Post 5: Posted by Pete Fisher on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 20:37

Should be fine for a meal Sat eve.
Not fussed about type although Indian and Chinese are traditional tour favourites.




Post 4: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 17:54

Excellent use of smilies Matt.

Happy whatever meal (not too partial to Bulgarian mind you.) Re. selection, I understand the youngster Wouldham is a bit tasty with a forward defensive...




Post 3: Posted by Andy Redman on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 16:16

Sorry Matt, we are going down on the Saturday!
Yes to the meeting though




Post 2: Posted by Richard Page on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 09:39

Hi Matt,
1 - Yes
2 - Not fussy
thanks




Post 1: Posted by Matthew Bulpitt on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 09:02

Tour is fast approaching and we might even get a game in before we get to Dorset!?!

Can I propose that the players have an evening out on the Saturday? I'll organise a meal - therefore can you let me know;

1 - that you are able to get out for the evening!

2 - What type of meal you like / hate!

Secondly, could committee members have a quick chat after the game on Saturday to look at selection for games during the tour!

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