Tag: Lord’s academy

Lords Nets – The ultimate mysteries revealed

Happy times at Lords
Happy times at Lords

18th December 2012:
Sorry, the mysteries are not revealed. I just thought I would write that to get your attention. However, there were some cricketing mysteries explored further. Stance, movement, I think we all came away with a few new pointers. Our superb Scottish instructor was hurling balls at us at great pace and watching our ever improving flailing. The evening was brilliantly fixed up by Brandonovski who showed brave heart and was soon facing the flinging scot!

The benefit of these sessions is astonishing. Typically one comment will stay with you. One simple thing. A bit like somebody pointing out that you will walk more evenly if you put both shoes on and not just the one. Yet stupidly, all these years, you have only warn the one of them! Then suddenly, “Yes, Yes I can walk better! I cannot believe I have been doing it so stupidly!” – You have to substitute walking for batting there, just in case Christmas has left you utterly dense.

Get this, Brandonovski!
Get this, Brandonovski!

My numpty reforming message was “Get that front foot into the line of the ball and hit it. No, not the foot.” This then led to a spritely series of overs where I clobbered nearly every one. Astonishing. So astonishing, Soldya whispered to the Scot and then i had a few overs of 85mph balls. Actually hit some, so feeling rather smug – Rahhhh! Bloody hell though, you cannot see those things much. You have to make an educated guess on where it may have been heading and don’t try and whack every one, just get in its way.

It was a fabulous event and despite all of us suffering from aches and an expensive curry and beers afterwards, it was well worth it. Thank you Brandonovski – a great piece of organizing.



Forthcoming Attractions

SCC at Brockley

Comrades, the season is drawing to a close. We have a match versus the NFTS on the 17th September, some Lord’s academy training and then an AGM and drinks before the winter closes down around us and all we can do is sharpen our sickles and drink Borscht from our workers boots. Sorry workers. You will get them back in the morning.

This season will close with a bang though as we shall be planning for the next. So some news to spread amongst yourselves and pass down the howling corridors of the Cricket Bureau:

  • VCC were considering a final game with us for the year on Sunday, September 25th. Can we find a team, can we find a venue? Comrade Andropoff of Sewellski, what about that new pavilion and pitch you found?
  • Lord’s cricket academy now confirmed for the end of October. Full details to follow but we have space for 18 members and will have three nets. One is for practice and loitering, one has a bowling machine and instructor and one has an instructor for your batting! This will be a great fun event and will sharpen off the year nicely. Price to fixed this week but if you didn’t pay your subs, you will be paying more.
  • AGM date to be confirmed soon. This will again be at the Union club and will involve drinks and a full agenda. If you have something you wish discussed then please get thinking now.
  • Fixtures: Next years list of hopefuls will be brought out soon. Please advise if you have a hopeful fixture, BUT please make sure you have details and contacts.

Comrades, watch these spaces and hang on your inbox!