Post 9: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Friday, Aug 01, 2008 at 19:22

I've had a check and no umpires coats are in my possession - we have three shirts left. Presumably somebody decided to open the umpires coats at Swanscombe?

Everybody needs to take responsibility for Club kit at nets and matches. The umpires coats were ?30 each and to lose one at the first game they were used at would be pretty bad (hopefully the missing one will turn up).

Post 8: Posted by Will Bisley on Friday, Aug 01, 2008 at 09:32

No worries! Would have rathered the run out amnesty personally though...

Really enjoyed getting to hold my bat for longer than five minutes last night, so thanks to all who bowled at me. I did start getting a bit tired though as I wasn't used to batting for so long!!

Post 7: Posted by Pete Fisher on Thursday, Jul 31, 2008 at 20:13

Swapped for some friendly net bowling and added to the kit bag. Thanks Will.

Post 6: Posted by Will Bisley on Thursday, Jul 31, 2008 at 10:21

Hi, I have six stumps and four bails in the back of my car which I picked up from the Bulpitt before he headed for his two weeks of copius beer consumption in France. I will be at nets this evening, so can either swap them for some bonus runs to be added to my very poor tally so far this season, or perhaps a run out amnesty?

Post 5: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008 at 19:33

Thanks for the running repairs Pete - Miss Lawson taught you well!

I think I have one of the umpires coats, unopened and unsullied, with the remaining shirts which I took on Sunday - I'll do a double check.

Re. the stuimps - this caused a mini-fiasco at the last Footscray home game when it became apparent that we only had three stumps (we borrowed some luckily from Footsray Rugby Club but embarrassing nonetheless.) Matt provided some of his own for some reason in the first game there but put them back in his car. I'm thinking that the other bag has some in but since I haven't seen it in ages can't be certain (does Matt Bevan have it?)

I was under the impression that we had two bags for home games and one for away games - is this correct? Either way, Matt Bevan shouldn't really be the custodian as he's currently injured and not playing.

Post 4: Posted by Pete Fisher on Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008 at 17:13

Having taken the 'main' bag home after Sunday's game, I have managed to sew and tape it so that it will probably last until the end of the season if it is looked after. It may be on wheels but it probably ought to be carried!!!

Obviously in order to carry out the repairs, I had to empty the bag. this has thrown up a couple of mysteries.....

1) There are only 3 stumps in this bag! Are the other three in the other bag?
2) There are 3 bails in this bag! Is there another one in the other bag?
3) There is only one umpire's coat in this bag! Please don't tell me we've lost one already.

The changing rooms at Swanscombe were completely empty As I left on Sunday? So I hope we didn't leave anything behind.

Please if anyone can shed any light on these mysteries, then tell all!!

Post 3: Posted by Pete Fisher on Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008 at 16:40

I believe that Mr Cohen was responsible for the purchase. Perhaps he can be persuaded to do some business again if necessary?

Post 2: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008 at 11:07

I can't think of anywhere - who bought them? (Was it Pete?) If it's looking terminal then perhaps we should think about a new one?

Post 1: Posted by Derek Seeds on Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008 at 08:58

The above is in need of repair, do any of you know of shop that can repair our cricket bag.