Genuinely saddened earlier this week to hear that our BA Corinthians cricket team has folded. Officially formed in the summer of 2010 by a rag-tag brigade of sometime cricketers, has-beens, never-will bes, daft lads and several Liam Gallagher lookalikes, the team entered a local midweek league in the 5th Division and promptly rose to the top division over an 8 year period, including a couple of divisional title wins and a cup semi-final. A real band of brothers, full of amazing characters and just great blokes. There were outstanding individual and collective performances, but most importantly, there were a barrel-load of laughs along the way. I’m sure I’ll still play cricket, but I’m just as sure it’ll never be this much fun again. It’s been a blast. So, here’s the lads ahead of one our first ever games in 2010. Beat them man.. Back row (l-r): Simon Shaw @indykaidee_jay
, Kevin Hiscock (knows a lot about Caravan Parks in and around the Lytham St Annes area if you ever need advice), Ewan Legend Smith, Anthony, me, Steve Coles @stevo73
(shared in my favourite ever batting partnership), Matthew Shaw (a better Dentist than he is a death bowler), Martin. Front Row (l-r); Frankie Carrick (utility man..player, scorer, Secretary, cider drinker), Steve ‘Rico’ Richardson (his right hook is allegedly known as The Ashington Hammer..but I’ve only got his word for that. Talks a lot about Alvin Kallicharran), John Moseley (Founder, original skipper and all round berk. Worst runner between the wickets bar none), Dan Burnip, Luke Van Zwanenberg @lukevzed
(the original pinch-hitter, my oldest friend and occasional bowler of ‘pies’) and Andrew Burnip @andrewburnip.
Very honourable mentions also go to Graeme Burnip, ‘Big’ Jim Baldock, Barry ‘Machine’ Gunn, Jamie ‘Teapot’ Case @flying.jc @jc.photography.ne
, Mark Foster @mfozz25 @leighmacca
(!) and Elliott Leybourne @elliott.leybourne.
Love you all. Honestly. #bacorinthians #corinthians #britishairways #cricket #beatthemman #midweekcricket #sport #northeastmidweekcricketleague #bandofbrothers #teams #teammates #lads #bowling #running #catching #fielding #batting #belonging