Our opening game is rapidly approaching, not this weekend but the following Sunday, the 18th October, the Rollers must stride out onto the Groot Drakenstein field and pummel Franschhoek into buying beers. So this is the wake up ‘Call to Arms’ to all of you.
That means your cricket gear must be pulled out of the garage, cleaned up and checked that it is in working order, lightly sand and oil the bat, wash and iron the cricket whites this weekend – get to it guys.
It is too late to practise now, you will just have to rely on playing from ‘Memory’ and wing it. As you well know, class always triumphs.
Injuries & General Admin
My plans of having overcome my knee injury has not progressed to the point where it would permit me to have a game as yet, in fact the final step of a full knee replacement has been scheduled for the 1st December this year. I only anticipate being available for selection in the latter half of the season.
To this end, Ryan Cooper should remain as Captain if he is willing, or else a gathering must be planned shortly to discuss what the players want in this regard.
The general cost of booze has increased as has cricket balls etc. so the match fee must be R40 per player per game.
According to rumours circulating, Claude ‘Medic’ Louw is available as is Louis Pretorius, two fine cricketers, Kepler is back from Durban so the squad has been improved. Prince of Darkness, are you out there?
The Vintage Rollers squad has entered the 5th World Vintage Festival to be played in Cape Town the last week of March 2010, with our old mates, Jacques Wahlie, Jakes Oberholzer, and Pierre Marais joining the existing reprobates to roll back the clouds of time.
There we have it, a full season of cricket ahead and good mates to enjoy them with. Can I have a show of hands to confirm that you have all received this newsletter and ready to rumble.