050S UK TOUR 2017
11 AUSTRALIA 050S VS SURREY 050S
SUTTON CC SURREY
we are in receipt of some persistent caring and sharing inquires from
partners and friends back home may I take a little indulgence to lay
at rest some tedious housekeeping. The weather forecast for the
southern counties was starting to turn grim- sunny today then rain
setting in tomorrow. In addition a throat viral thingy was spreading
amongst the team. (As long as it wasn’t bubonic plaque strain from
Gravesend in 1660 everything is ok.) The laundry run is working well
every day and everyone is clean. Yes we swam today. Our accommodation
at Turing College Kent University at Canterbury is excellent. Each
player gets his own self contained room. This means he is insulated
from the contaminated snoring, belching and dirty washing that is
twin existence so he should return reasonably rested. Yes we know the
kids aren’t reading this rubbish but that is not stopping our fun
and memories amongst ourselves. …and yes we have taken thousand of
photos including selfies which we will bore you upon our return. Now
that we have established that may we return to the cricket!
long trip today of 130 kilometers took us into London and a match
against Surrey 050s at Sutton CC which just started playing cricket
in 1857 to make it one of the oldest clubs in Surrey.
is a picture hanging on the wall of Dr WG Grace and Lord Ebbishom
taken during play at the ground.
Although Colin Cowdery grew up in digs over the back of the ground
and he played here, he went onto to play his entire senior cricket
with nearby Kent County. In 1969 Graeme Pollock played at Sutton as a
touring cavalier. In the meantime another local resident was Harry
Seccombe. He held annual charity cricket day from 1957 until 1884 and
pictures show Harry along with his famous goon mates Peter Sellers
and Spike Milligan with Eric Sykes and the gang messing around here
and playing cricket. Our gang wanted to have that much fun but didn’t
want to mess around.