Musings From The Padded Cell

The Road to Scarborough – Blocked

The dream is over for another year as the Villas Over 50s fell at the Grey Fox semi-final stage last Sunday to the Nidderdale Not-So-Youngs. Played out in the magnificent, if slightly surreal, surroundings of the Headingley Carnegie Stadium, the best team won on the day. With the sun kissing the immaculate turf and barely […]

The Road to Scarboro – Next Stop Headingley

The Villas veterans – dusty, burnt and sweaty – hobbled victoriously like battle scarred troops from the desert sun into the semi-finals of the Grey Fox Over 50s Trophy last weekend and now await their next opponents on Sunday August 18th at the famous old test arena, Headingley cricket ground. This magnificent arena has seen […]

The Road to Scarborough – Where’s the Ibuprofen?

The Morning After In and around Bradford, several old cricketers got up last Monday morning feeling stiffer than they could ever remember but with limbs partially soothed by the safe negotiation of their first match in the Grey Fox Trophy 2013, a competition for over fifties cricketers…and no…you don’t get a Parker pen simply for […]

The Road to Scarborough – Go East Old Men!

Bring on the Dales Men Roll up, roll up! This Sunday sees the first match of the Villas 2013 Grey Fox campaign, a trophy for over 50s cricketers, which we have entered for the first time, surely a poignant sign of the times? The fixture is guaranteed to draw the crowds at the famous old […]