Such is the beauty of nets, we can celebrate two new recruits. Vikram Lall, now LALLINGRAD is pictured here and also, Russell Townley, equally strong and vigorous, who I failed to photograph. Both were lured by the sporting righteousness of the SCC and our fun approach to the challenge that is cricket. Lallingrad is a great medium pace bowler with some interesting wristy actions, and Russell (yet to be renamed) is a very enthusiastic all rounder with a stoical batting approach.
We need to be getting netty, comrades. We need to get that muscle memory back and improve our stamina. What better way to get to bed in the winter/spring than with that dull ache in the lower back, those stiff arm muscles and the sense of satisfaction at re-bonding those SCC comradeships. It always has an undoubted beneficial effect on our skills so please try and get down to some.
What about the terrible weather? Well comrades, we net on. Over the years we have netted in showers, temperatures below zero and last week, in sleet from above (as opposed to that from below?!?). But wrap up, getting bowling and batting and you will soon be warm and invigorated. It’s the kind of determination of spirit that saw us have our great victories of last year, Lindfield and Xiles to name but a few (well, most I suppose!)
When are the next nets – Next week, either Tuesday or Thursday. Details will follow and it will be awesome. It will no doubt be at Paddington Rec and is a fave of the collective. So comrades, get along!