Junior Woes

There’s an old Whaley Bridge Cricket Club saying that goes “Never start a sentence with ‘Gibbo reckons…’” and we had a similar problem to this with the under 11s last week. When asking around for which juniors could bowl, one of our smarter boys suggested the keeper. No problem, I thought, so I asked for volunteers for a replacement keeper. Quick as a flash, the boy who had suggested the keeper could bowl volunteered to replace him. I suspect that he had this in mind all along! Last night the under 17s were rained off against Tintwistle, which gives Elliott something of a problem for the rematch next week that falls just three days after the league match at Dove Holes. This also coincides with lots of exams, and El’s ultra strong squad is suddenly looking rather thin on the ground. Ah, the joys of management.