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Archive for June 2007

Mass Debate NO 2

June 29, 2007

Should Winkle be employed in the next Harry Potter film as a Dwarf? Discuss. Advertisements

Careers of Oundle Schoolboys. Part 1

June 29, 2007

Looking at the alumni lists for OUNDLE School makes very interesting reading and also highlights the diversity of occupation that a public school education brings. Here is just a snapshot of eminent people: Charles Crichton – Oscar winning Director. Bruce Dickenson – Rock Musician (Iron Maiden) Will Jefferson – Professional Cricketer (Essex & Notts) Arthur […]

Poets Day! Except if you’re a teacher!

June 29, 2007

It’s Friday, I was supposed to be at Great Houghton with my Year Six Cricket Team and guess what? Yes, it’s bloody raining again! The worst bit is I now have to endure a day of teaching, no breaks outside as the weather is foul, which means by lunchtime we’ll be peeling the kids off […]

Mass Debate No 1

June 20, 2007

The topic for this weeks first mass debate is: Are the touring West Indian side the worst in their illustrious history?  YES! Some debates will never get going!

Rain, Rain and more RAIN!

June 20, 2007

It is one of those ridiculous ironies in life that the game of cricket was invented by the English. A game that is so reliant on the weather was invented in a country that has more days of rain than days of blissful sunshine! Also, a country that professes to have four seasons when in […]

Last Weekend!

June 14, 2007

It’s still gratifying to see the Town sides doing so well in their respective leagues and the return of a couple of prodigal son’s of the town. (Can you have more than one prodigal son? Who knows? Who cares?) Cameron Wake and Richie ‘The Fonz’ Cunningham returned to help the Sunday 1st XI beat Market […]

Foxy in a Tutu!

June 10, 2007

In appreciation and with due reverence to the great Darcey Bussell of the Royal Ballet Company Neil Fox gave a vertuoso performance in the field against Bugbrooke on Saturday. Having hit a classy 95 ne then proceeded to give the crowd an impromptu performance of Swan Lake whilst fielding in the covers. he piroetted, plied […]

Towntastic Weekend!

June 4, 2007

It’s been one of those weeks. I’ve not been anywhere near a computer and I know some people will be glad of that! Unlucky I’m back! So, what’s been happening, glorious sunshine and you know what that brings. Low cut tops! Flab, pink bits, red bits and down right burnt looking bits! Sunshine also brings […]

Player Profile No 2.

June 3, 2007

Adrian ‘The Bill’ Boddington “Do you know what? I recognise this feeling” Full Name: Adrian, Taggart, Starsky, Dempsey & Smallpiece, Poirot, The Bill, Boddington. Nickname: A.J. Previous Clubs: Finedon, Podington, The Secret Policeman’s Balls XI, The Dodgy Handshake Benevolent XI & Cambridgeshire Swine Herd XI. Favourite Ground: Weldon. ( Badgered!) Skills: ADHD, Hyperactive & Tea […]

Bunzie’s New Company Car!

June 3, 2007

    Bunzie has taken charge of his new OTCC Company Car known as the Bunzmobile! Unlike the Popemobile it is not surrounded by bullet proof glass, but like the Pope you are likely to get a few hand gestures. Especially if you touch it or his wicket!