Musings From The Padded Cell

Where There Is Hope.

“I remain just one thing, one thing only, that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.”
Charlie Chaplin.

A short one this Friday given your earlier midweek “treat” re-telling the tale of our victorious Stiffs’ team last Saturday. And with the first cricket free weekend since April what temptations await?

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts…Didn’t Lose! Villas Champions Again.

The umpire temporarily forgets the principle of impartiality.

The All Alone Oval was not a place for the faint-hearted last Saturday as Villas' Second Team narrowly edged out close rivals Ben Rhydding in the title decider. … [Continue reading]

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!

Mr August.

The Stiffs go for glory this weekend in a winner takes all game at the All Alone Road Oval with promotion already in the bag. Good luck boys and remember..."clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!" Coach Taylor - Friday Night Lights. … [Continue reading]

Sex Bomb.

Tong Park CC

Even the most optimistic of souls would have known deep down that prospects for a game of cricket last Saturday were non-existent. … [Continue reading]

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

The Idle Lounge Coffee House

The traditional Sunday evening worship had been brought forward and extended by an early call from my Godson's parents to meet to discuss the Chosen One's pending start at "Big School". … [Continue reading]

Sunshine Days.

Early Days

It was the closing ceremony of the 2036 Azerbaijan Olympics. … [Continue reading]

Don’t Leave Me This Way.

BVCC Annual Dinner - 1971

Down in the valley at the entrance to Shipley from these parts sits a neglected and sadly abandoned building, the Carnegie Library. … [Continue reading]

Blow And Go.

Big Al's new sofa.

It's been a while and my apologies to regular followers of the low-lifes and miscreants that populate the wonderful world of The Scruffy. … [Continue reading]

Hi De Hi!

"For God's sake don't run out of Twizzlers!"

It must have been the intense English summer heat that made me think that running a summer camp for kids at the Villas was a good idea as I've never ever taken LSD. … [Continue reading]

Shirley Bassey Saved My Life.

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With inimitable timing we approached last Saturday's crunch arse-end of the table game with seven regular picks missing from our First Team. … [Continue reading]