If the scandal of child abuse in Rotherham leads to one thing it should be an end to the corrosive forces of political correctness which has infected so many elements of our society, blurring the lines between right and wrong.
Archives for August 2014
Over two years ago I wrote about the destruction inflicted on the great British pub by what are known as “Pubcos”, the two largest in the UK being Punch Taverns and Enterprise Inns – see The Pub and the £3 Pint.
As we almost lived on the cricket field as kids during the summers of our youth, evicting us for the winter was harder than a bunch of travellers. It was our turf and this was where we hung out although the Committee never had to resort to bailiffs. Only Jack Frost would eventually persuade us […]
“Success consists in going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Sir Winston Churchill.
Cricket clubs across the land perform a hugely valuable service to their communities for a large part of the year by taking otherwise dangerous and unhinged people off the streets, at least for the summer months. We offer them something to do in a secure environment with fencing and often a large gate. At the […]
Cricket is rarely described as a sexy game; even with the introduction of coloured clothing, fireworks, cheerleaders and all the other 20/20 razzmatazz groupies at a club cricket match are about as likely as the proverbial flying pig.
The news that Eastbourne Pier had been all but destroyed by fire brought back memories of some of the best weeks of my life “working” for Barclays Bank.
“I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth – certainly greater than sex, although sex isn’t too bad either.” Harold Pinter. As a child growing up in the Seventies, the summer holidays were greeted with relish and anticipation. The smelly and worn school uniform was unceremoniously dumped […]