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2016 Tour Report

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Once again, the cricketing gods shone (or at least didn’t chuck it down) on Barford as the touring circus pulled into Oakham again. Huge respect and thanks to Mike Ireland for organising another excellent tour with close and competitive games played in the right spirit with a liberal dose of performance-enchaning(?) real ale on top. Even playing 3 games or tour for the first time didn’t seem to quell the Tourmeister’s appetite for an early morning “paper” at the Grainstore Brewery…

Thanks also to Layla for scoring (and keeping Jake in check), Pete for umpiring and sharing his golfing wisdom liberally around and cheerleader Simon International for turning up literally on one leg and spending a small fortune on a dress (apparently a replacement for the duck suit in Ben’s loft, but who am I to judge…) that no-one seemed to want to wear (Hawk and Mushie already fined for next year).

No doubt the respective captains are scribing their witty and incisive match reports as I write, providing they can remember what on earth happened. Sadly it’s probably not worth asking these two jokers who missed the majority of Saturday’s run-fest at Empingham…

Tired & Emotional

Tired & Emotional

Match reports have started dribbling in – thanks for Sandy for kicking them off here and (publishable) photos are here

2016 Tour Teams

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From the tourmeister himself:

Here are your teams for the tour – it didn’t take long for them to be changed 🙁 Layla has kindly offered to score, Pete Romyn to umpire and Erdsy to get pissed.

Friday vs. Uppingham
Phil Morris (Captain)
Jake Farquhar
Geordie Watts
Tim Jolly
Tony Timms
Simon Drage
Mike Ireland
Paul Henderson
Chris O’Reilly
Richard Jones
Sandy Peirson

Saturday vs. Empingham
Paul Henderson (Captain)
Mike Ireland
Geordie Watts
Paul Johnstone
Tony Hymns
Jake Farquhar
Simon Hawkins
Pete Fisher off the telly
Sandy Peirson
Simon Drage
Chris O’Reilly

Sunday vs. North Luffenham
TV’s Pete Fisher
Phil Morris
Tim Jolly
Paul Johnstone
Jake Farquhar
Simon Hawkins
Mike Ireland
Chris O’Reilly
Richard Jones
Paul Henderson
Simon Drage



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