Nets – Health and Safety and common sense

Net practice will begin shortly for the Tigers (see Fixtures and Teamer). Our members may or may not be aware of the horrific, life-changing injury suffered by the Bradford League player Alex Tait whilst bowling in pre-season nets. If not, google ‘Alex Tait cricket injury ‘. Continue reading “Nets – Health and Safety and common sense”

the Third Man – an homage

From our overseas correspondent – Christopher Wright-Herbert

On a recent scouting trip to Vienna in search of potential future Tiger cricketing tour locations I happened upon the Third Man museum. Howzat, I thought to myself, I’ve hit the motherload here Continue reading “the Third Man – an homage”

TIGER NEWS – DEADLINE DAY

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‘…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. Continue reading “TIGER NEWS – DEADLINE DAY”

Great sports photography has the ability to capture a whole era in a single moment in time. Cameron Spencer’s 1/140 sec masterpiece for Getty images illustrates this perfectly. Continue reading “Stillness and speed”

The Amateur Gentleman’s New Year Review

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Greetings, Tiger devotees, and a prosperous New Year

To commence, one has sadly to report that one is once again dans le chenil, so to speak, following one’s remarks regarding young ladies (I must not call them ‘fillies’!) attempting to play cricket, to which Lady B-P (no mean sportswoman herself) has taken extreme umbrage and administered oneself severe chastisement, to the extent that the covers are back on the wicket again, with no prospect of play in the foreseeable future. I fear my dear lady spouse is becoming something of a suffragette (she certainly makes oneself suffer!).
Continue reading “The Amateur Gentleman’s New Year Review”

A 12th man at silly mid-on (Pt2)

CRICKET AND POPULAR CULTURE PART 2
From our Arts correspondent Barry Tynan

Cricket and popular culture have always proved uncomfortable bedfellows. Although on safer ground with fiction and poetry, the sport has struggled with attempts to bring realism to TV or the cinema, whilst any worthy cricket music is thin on the ground. Continue reading “A 12th man at silly mid-on (Pt2)”

Mantra of the beast

This season saw the passing of Tim Graham. Bon viveur, dandy, cricket-loving poet, captain & organiser of the VCC, and all round good guy, we’re all poorer for his tragically early dismissal. RIP Tim

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