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The Ex- Chairman’s Diary of Oundle Town’s Season

Archive for July 2007

5 Days to GO.

July 31, 2007

Well, tonight I sit down with the representatives of OTCC to look at the teams for the Memorial Game on Sunday. The Chairman’s Team is looking good although there are still one or two places to fill. A bit of a blow today as Clive ‘The Master’ Nield is not available and now my strategy has […]

Caption Competition NO 1.

July 30, 2007

Look at the above picture and come up with a suitable caption. There will be a prize for the most original. Good Luck.

Dear Trisha

July 30, 2007

Dear Trisha, I have been asked to do some coaching this week and I am having sleepless nights as I am dreading having to coach the front foot drive. Could you tell me what I should do? M.H. Dear M.H. It’s not the front foot drive you should worry about, it’s what you have to […]

Friendlies are fun. For some!

July 30, 2007

Having filled my stomach with a large Sunday Roast I decided to head to Milton Road to have a brief look at the Treasurer’s Friendly XI against an Old Junior XI. The Old Junior XI were batting when I arrived and were looking comfortable on about 135 for 3 with Rob ‘Ernie’ Earnshaw batting majestically […]

Classic Costello

July 30, 2007

Captain Merwe Genis spelled out pre-match against St. Andrews exactly what he required in order to put a total on the board that they would find hard to beat. “One of the top order must get me 70+ runs and the others play around him.” Having not opened the batting for the Town since 1998 […]


July 28, 2007

Next Sunday August 5th is the annual Peter Burnham Memorial Game. A Chairman’s Select XI will play an OTCC XI. For many of us it is a game that means a lot. I had many a game playing alongside Pete ‘Whippet’ Burnham and laughed a lot with him.  Every day this week will see a countdown to […]

Am I dreaming?

July 28, 2007

I woke up this morning looked out of the window and saw something I hadn’t seen for a while. No, not the woman across the road naked again, but, clear blue sky! What does that mean? Apart from the met office getting it wrong again. Well, it means cricket! Cricket which could be uninterrupted, cricket […]

Clarification Time!

July 28, 2007

It appears that one or two members of OTCC have a tendency to take what is written in this oracle a little too literally at times and therefore I feel I need to clarify one or two points. Firstly, I have total confidence in the captains that have been elected to serve the club this […]

The Truth about Fred’s Injury!

July 26, 2007

Whilst batting last weekend against Burton Latimer Fred Marriott went crashing to the floor after glancing a ball to mid-wicket. Once the furore had died down and the tea cups had been put back on the shelves in the pavilion following the aftershock, it transpired that Fred had fallen in some pain. Initial thoughts were […]

Dear Trisha

July 25, 2007

Dear Trisha, I have recently been considering changing the direction of my career. I have noticed that Winkle began as a member of OTCC and am looking to break into the same area of entertainment. My big problem seems to be my inability to peak due to niggling little injuries in the lower half of […]