Musings From The Padded Cell

Just A Perfect Day – Villas Champions Again!

“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” Mary Lou Retton, US Olympic Gold Medallist. One last game of a long, hard summer and no better setting than the picturesque Marine Road ground in Scarborough. It was our first appearance in the final of the Grey Fox Over 50s, a competition we entered only two years […]

Forever Young.

For the second time in three seasons, Villas Over 50s stepped onto the hallowed turf at the famous old Headingley cricket ground.

Life In The Old Foxes Yet

It was finally time for the talking to stop and the action to start. Not the Ashes but the long awaited clash of local rivals Villas against the Tracksuits on the sun-baked Westfield Lane Sahara. Two teams of patched together fifty-plus idiots, loaded with Ibuprofen, stinking of Deep Heat arriving under a baking sun; whatever […]

High Noon in Idle.

Let’s get ready to rumble! A titanic clash awaits this weekend between the geriatrics of Villas and Hepworth Idle CC – aka “The Tracksuits” – in the Grey Fox trophy for cricketers with one pad in the grave.

Grey Foxes Come Out To Play

Once again it was time for the annual humiliation as those that should know better stepped onto the cricket field to begin the 2015 Grey Fox campaign.