‘…AND THE SHOCK BREAKING NEWS, KATE, IS THAT CHRIS WRIGHT IS ON HIS WAY TO MILAN!…’
‘MMM! FANCY A SHAG LATER, JIM’
Yes, it’s that time of the year again when mega-rich overrated sportsmen and their money grabbing representatives make merry at our expense, as everyone in the media creams themselves off with mock excitement. Yes, it’s transfer deadline day again, and never more crucially so than for troubled North London outfit, the Judd Street Tigers, a club at the crossroads of transition. Beleaguered Director of Cricket Steve Bignell has been busy doing business (‘My phone is red hot – I left it out in the sun’) as he attempts to drag his side out of the Social Cricket relegation zone.
The biggest story of the day was the loan of Chris Wright to rivals Cincinnati, news which provoked a massive media scrum. However, speaking through his car window, Wright assured all Tiger fans that this was merely temporary and he would be back in Tiger colours by the end of the season.
INS AND OUTS
BILLY GROSS – Chelsea (fee undisclosed)
USMAN DAR – West Ham (fee undisclosed)
JOE WEBSTER – Winchmore Hill (loan with view to permanent deal)
JACK WILSHIRE – Arsenal (season long loan 2017)
CHRIS WRIGHT – Cincinnati (loan)
JOHN McGIRR – Sunderland (loan deal ended)
DAVE RAWLINGS – retired (retains social membership)
STUART CARTER (retired)
PHIL HILL – Kings Lynn (loan subject to medical)
ANDY WARD – Totteridge over 50s (loan)
Speculation still remains over the future of ace batsman and wicket-keeper Barnaby Pinfield and it is understood a decision will be made in the close season, although the club is still negotiating to bring a number of new players before the start of the 2017 campaign.