Monday, April 20, 2009

Not cricket

One of my friends was invited to play in the fathers against sons cricket match at his son's prep school last year. He hadn't played cricket for years so had some practice in the nets the day before with one of the other fathers in the team and hit some cracking shots and bowled well and as a result he felt confident before the game the following day. The boys batted first and the form was that each father should bowl one over against his own son. He was duly called to bowl and then had a slight panic attack: he hadn't thought about pacing his bowling for a ten year old batsman. The result was that the first few balls went straight over the wicket, the next few crashed into the ground at his own feet and his first over ran to 14 balls, much to his embarrassment. He was called for a second over which was going much better until, horror of horrors, he clean bowled the headmaster's son. He has not been invited to play in this year's match, despite his second son being one of the boys' 11.


Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Poor chap!

10:52 pm  
Blogger kinglear said...

Moral: never play in father's and sons games. It's ok in fathers and daughters because fathers are expected to lose....

12:51 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Has his son forgiven him yet?

7:27 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Just about!

8:37 am  

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