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brand new selection from the 2002 tour video kicks off with this one,
the story of what happened
to one of the touring parties less than one hour from home. By
deciding to avoid Stonehenge with all its associated slow traffic in
Summer, Adie Barrett decided the old A30 would offer a faster route.
This if fine until his little old car decided to fall away while
crawling through the wilds of Wiltshire....
awaiting repairs to the "Lardy Car", so named due to the
accumulated weight of the occupants (see "Exhausting" above)
they decided to find somewhere to eat for lunch. Deciding the French
cafe was not an option at £12.00 per starter, they flew off to the
Mayfly Pub on the river Test at Chilbolton. During lunch, a chance
comment rather tickled the Vice-Captains' fancy and it was all he
could do to hand the camcorder to Ben....
story so far: the "Lardy Car" took over 8 hours on Friday to
reach its destination. Then on the same night, Martin Weston and Gary
Pudney, the two Vice-Presidents who toured with us, disappeared
without trace around the same time as Jason "turn in early"
Walliker. The latter usually gets fined for going to bed early and he
would have again had not Martin and Gary's story of "wandering
around the town until 4 am" been blown out of the water by the
owner of their digs saying they'd (and we quote) "turned in for
bed - HOURS AGO!". Needless to say, both received a hefty fine at
Court the next morning, while Jay Walliker was quietly forgotten
about. This Mini-Movie shows a sample of the vocal abuse we gave 'em
in the Watering Hole on Saturday night. A full recording of the
highlights is below ("Old Medley") where it besomes clear
they were not the only targets....
The world-famous "You're Shit - AARRGGHHH!" award goes to
the poor unfortunate whose bowling provides us with the most laughs -
and the opposition with most runs - off one over. The record
still stands at 25 (Adie Barrett, Isle of Wight, 2000) but Kev
Cheeseman tried hard with this over at the Mount Hawke game on Tour.
To be fair, the fact that the man at the other end had scored a huge
and fast Century only the day before didn't help matters much. We went
on to win the game, simply because we exhausted him with a fair
smattering of dreadful deliveries (stand up Mr. Pudney jr!) ....
started as a "couple of beers" at the Watering Hole on
Perranporth beach on the Saturday lunchtine turned into a horrendous
12-hour marathon (from whence this little audio experience originates)
that lasted until kicking-out time at midnight. It is lost in the
mists of time and aroma of good beers who exactly started the stream
of abuse at around 8pm, but Adie Barrett got some as well as the two
Vice-Presidents on tour, Martin Weston and Gary Pudney. By the way,
they'd booked digs that they'd hoped was nowhere near us - and turned
out to be as close to the Ponsmere gates as you could wish to hope
for! Of course, they were hammered for that as well in Court the next
luck, lads and see you next year.
last of the little movies is a popular one from 1998, in fact the
only one so far unearthed from the 1998 Cornwall tour tape. The 3rd match was versus Perranporth, which we lost. But
before losing the plot our changing room was filled with such merriment as the
"Traditional Hat-Slapping Dance" from Howard and Dave Hurren. Howard led, Dave
followed as only one can gamely try.....
round off we have another perennial,
partly as it is a low-bandwidth one. This nice little mp3 emanates from the soundtrack of the 2000 tour
video where our party had enjoyed a nice meal out at the Hare & Hounds near Havenstreet. In the
coach (well, big taxi, actually) on the way back to our digs we embarked on our own medley
of songs inspired by Peter Lamb. He'd been struck by one barmaid's resemblance to a
long-ago ex of his named Shirley. Thus the theme of the drive back was born - and Peter
wished he'd never been born.