Monday, September 14, 2009

State of the pitch

The clay was laid on the Marlboro Cricket wicket on sunday, giving it enough time to be ready for the upcoming season. More grass and fertilizer will follow, and with ample water and sunlight the 'ground staff' are in high spirits.

Barber shop stories

We all know the drill. Back in the day, before the India Papas arrived armed with scissors and amla oil, the toppies used to go to their famous hairdressers for their fancy long sideburns hairdo and bout of local panchaat. Solly in esb centre, Masters opposite the plaza, Majestic Hairdressser, legends in their day.

Back to my point. Now all the stories come out while you there. The best part of getting a haircut used to be waiting. Seriously, you hear all the dhamaal of the times. How is this relevant to us you ask?
Now to put this into context. Over recent weeks we all heard rumours that the stadium will be 'unavailable' for the next 6 months, that they are doing this and that, and we are in a spot of bother and need to look at alternates. The MSA might take over the running of the facility. We cannot play cricket as they want to put in an irrigation system.

I don't know who, or at which barbershop all this was initiated, but its all bollocks. Its business as usual and yes they are looking at putting in an irrigation system. But not at the expense of us playing. So we all can breathe easy again.

Otherwise, what's the best hangout spots for the latest panchaat? Latest from Match-fixing 'friends'... India to win ICC champions trophy...

Friday, September 11, 2009

What Our Members Got Upto During Off-Season

Avinash Goven started his new business,hopefully not sipping away his profits!

Miss South Africa asks the MCC Representatives for a picture and autographs

Juju and Jones at the Bullring

MR and MRS Chairman at 'the chairman'

Ramadaan Greetings

As we enter the final phase of fasting I would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all the choicest blessings of Allah in the last few nights of Ramadaan and Eid Mubarak.

The year has flown by and we are at this exciting time again where everyone has jus one word on their lips, CRICKET!