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Text Box: 7th August 2004
3 things which should be banned during the season - Injuries, Holidays and Nuptuals.
The 1sts and 2nd take on Martley today, with the 1st XI having home advantage. The Singles play host to high-scoring Cutnall Green whilst the 3rd’s, pushing for promotion but struggling to find a settled team, visit Kidderminster Victoria with a somewhat unfamiliar look to their line-up, thanks to that combination of injuries, holidays and nuptuals.
Oh, bye the way, Good Luck Paul.

Commiserations Congratulations go out to Paul and Sarah today as they prepare to tie the noose.








Is “NURDLE” a real word ?

Well, I think it is and as it has now started to creep into match reports, well then it must be a real word.
Bye the way… can someone tell Chris Hill that when “in the middle” every one of his comments from the

patio can be clearly heard. “ That’s a loooodikrusss run “ !!!!

Text Box: 31st July 2004
The 1st’s visit Harborne today in one of the decisive matches of the season. A win today will see us well clear of the rest of the league but we must guard against complacency at this important stage of the season. The Singles are now more settled and should be safe from any prospect of relegation. The 3rd XI continue thir push for promotion with a home fixture against Bewdley. The sun is shining and so, as always, all support is welcome.








Quotes of the week.

We have the luxury of 2 quotes this week from one person in one match

1. Emily ( after a particularly “Girlie” left-handed throw ): “ Sorry, I forgot I was right-handed!”

2. Emily ( after bowling a leg-side full-toss which was dispatched ): “ BOLL**KS !”


Player profile needs re-writing!

24th July 2004 - Some stunning bowling by Jez Clarke saw him take 8 wickets

against Enville in the 1st XI home victory.


Congratulations also to Lee Dyment for an impressive 50 for the 3rd XI

in their win over Belbroughton.
A Six a Side Tournament is being held at The Green on Thursday 29th July

commencing at 5.30 sharp.
Tour Match – 22nd July 2004

Would all interested parties note that the match at The Green will start at 12.30 promptly

in order to accommodate the Evening League match later in the day.


Reminder to all Colts,

There will be no practice session today 21st July 2004

If you have Sky Sports then you’ll probably see all of your Coaches behaving themselves at New Road instead.

Competition hotting up

…to find the longest match report. Outright winner this week is Jez for his epic “The Fellowship of Coombs Wood

 which will no doubt be followed shortly by “The Two Skippers” and “The Return of Kev Golder”.

By popular request

I am this week publishing the Casuals’ match report in Dutch as well as in fluent Anglo-Saxon.

Click on the flag !

Quotes of the week!

1. Jez: “Hey Dick, do you want a ticket for the 20/20 match?”

Dick: “No, I’m umpiring”.

Jez: “That’s OK then , you’ll get in for free!”

2. League umpire, (adjudging Liam out caught behind):

Go on you little ba***rd, you know you hit it, you’ve gotta go!”

3. Oposition Captain: “If I’d stayed in for 10 more overs we’d have won

First team Captain (diplomatic as ever): “If me Auntie had bo***cks she’d be me Uncle!”


The first ever Sponsor’s Golf Day was held recently at Burghill and was a resounding success.

A full report of the day’s activities will follow shortly. Many thanks to Andy Lamb for his efforts in

arranging a great day, and many thanks to Jez for sharing with us his slightly different interpretation of the rules.


Apologies for the late publication of teams this week, the Secretary has been out enjoying himself!

The teams sheets are now available although there are already various “substitutions” which are

not shown. The youth policy of the club is in evidence again this week in the 2nd XI line-up against

Coombs Wood. Roy, bring the boundary rope right in please and have the oxygen ready!

Sunday sees a visit to Newland by Abberley. I hear that the Polish Prodder is bringing along his

Anglo-Saxon phrase book so that he can keep track of the conversation in the field.


Oops!! – Another of those moments!


There will be no practice on Wednesday 21st July as many of the coaches are away. Practice will resume

the following week and continue for two more weeks.


Due to lack of interest the Open Forum message boards have been removed.

First tour match of the season goes The Green’s way.

Sunday, 11th July – The Green entertained RedBats at Northend Lane.

The game was played in great spirit and resulted in a narrow win for The Green.

RedBats always bring a great bunch of lads on tour and we look forward to welcoming them again next year.

Quote of the week !!

Jamie Longmore – (discusing the birthplace of one Toby Goodman)….

“ How come he was born in Egypt ?”

DCP: “That’s where his Mum was at the time

Saturday 10th July 2004

Dominies and Guild provide today’s opposition for the 1sts and 2nds with the 2nd XI Playing at Northend Lane.

Meanwhile the Singles make the short trip to West Malvern ,(well more Mathon really ).

The 3rds have a rest this week to give others a chance to catch them at the top of the league.

Weather looks hopeful so get out and support The Green.

It’s taken half the season but I finally got him !!!

Good luck to the 1sts tomorrow ( Monday 5th July 2004 ) as they take part in the

divisions 1,2 and 3 knockout final at Kidderminster. Start 6pm. Get along and support!!

Update…. Netherton managed to scrape home by some 22 runs despite a great effort

from The Green who were the first 3rd division side ever to appear in the final of the competition.

Particular thanks to all the supporters who made the trip to Kidderminster. Well done everyone.

Quotes of the week !

Brooker:I reckon if we turned the square round we could make the ground bigger

Ratters ( on losing in the 43rd over ). Well lads, we just didn’t score enough runs

3rd July 2004

Almost a clean sweep as the 1st’s, 2nd’s and Singles win convincingly.

The 3rd’s slip up against Old Hill and the entire Green contingent are forced

to re-write their player profiles as a new contender for worst teas emerges.


Things you won’t hear at Old Hill…

# 1. I’m just going to have a shower…..

#2. Do you want some more tea?

#3. We’ve got the matchball back!

#4. The toilets are over there!

Things you will hear at Old Hill..

#1 “ We don’t play here very often”.

#2 “You were bending down” ( Umpire’s comment after giving out Green player LBW when hit in the box ).

#3 “ The Umpire’s not a cheat, he’s just cr*p !” ( Old Hill spectator , so don’t address any complaints to me ).

Following on ….

from his appearance on Sky Sports, Robin Longmore will today be available for autographs

at The Green from around 7.30 onwards. Some fans are however reported to be very upset

that, rather than perform live, he clearly MIMED the words “come on lads” to the camera.


More Player Profiles have been added to the website and these can be checked out Here



Tourists and potential Tourists need to Click Here Now.


BREAKING NEWS – ( sorry about the pun ) - AGONY FOR BOULT !!!!!

1st July 2004. The Green’s overseas player, New Zealander Jono Boult, has sustained

a broken ankle whilst taking part in evening league. As this is being reported he is

in hospital being plastered.  More news as it arrives.

27th June 2004

The Sunday 2nd XI match at Northend Lane has been called off as Evesham cannot raise a team.

The 1st XI travel to Evesham and will welcome your support

Hard Fought Win against Rushwick -  26 June 2004

In a match reduced to 30 overs, The Green 1st XI managed a win over Rushwick

with just 4 balls to spare to open up daylight between us and the rest of the pack. The Singles also achieved

an impressive 8 wicket win over Stone. The 2nds were less fortunate in having their match called off due

to the weather whilst the 3rd XI took maximum points from Nomads who were unable to field a side.

Many thanks once again to our excellent groundstaff for enabling the 2 matches to take place!


Green in the final of the League Knockout Cup

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Euro 2004

A little controversy surrounds referee Urs Meier’s performance on Thursday.

Why not have your say on the matter. Email your thoughts and comments HERE





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