let's get a cricket team together!!

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If the americans can put a baseball team together, let's try for a cricket team!! Why not??

How many would we need to have a decent knock around...10/12? Maybe fewer.

there are so many parks to choose from.

If we start planning now, once the warmer weather is here for October, we'll have enough names. :D

if anyone's interested, speak up now.
 

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Why not join one of the existing teams in zona norte or Hurlingham?
 

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If you're not introduced personally or have any contacts some of those exisiting teams are out of bounds. Sounds like a nice idea and probably I can tell a few people I know here. Do you have a bat and some stumps? Haven't played myself for yonks!!
 

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yes, the idea is just to have an informal knockabout followed by a beer or something. I'm sure we can find a bat or two somewhere and the same for stumps and a ball. I don't think we're going to be able to have 22 fully outfitted players. :) but we can make do.

we can worry about the equipment once we get a list of names together...
 

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Won't be back in BsAs until November, but add me to the list..... As long as there is no quick singles (getting too old to sprint!)
 

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I think it might take us two months or so to get a list of names together so that's why I began this in august! :)

I'll take the presumptious move of starting a list:

esllou
georgy (plus possible friends)
liam3494
 

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Ahhh, the sound of leather on willow (or was it willow on leather?). I'd love to play, as long as over 40s are allowed.....please put me down on the list, too.
 

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I'm 40 myself rick

esllou
georgy (plus possible friends)
liam3494
rick rogers
 

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esllou said:
I don't think we're going to be able to have 22 fully outfitted players. :) but we can make do.

we can worry about the equipment once we get a list of names together...
The most difficult part will IMO be to create and maintain a decent pitch.

As there are cricket clubs in BsAs it must be posible to buy equipment, including a Slazenger or two, keeper gloves, padding, and a couple of helmets if the going gets nasty. Any carpenter, or self, can make stumps.

In my experience a reasonable game is just possible with a skeleton crew of 7: 3 + 3 + 1, which is how we played not a few times some 20 years ago with five cricket-mad chaps from Pakistan.

Keeper - one very brave off-team player who enjoys stumping people, and who may also act as an umpire, although his is not the best position for this.

1 bowler (who may act as short too, if needs be, reducing requirements from 9 to 7)
2 short/mid (or 1 short + 1 silly :D:D )
1 mid/long
 

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1 bowler (who may act as short too, if needs be, reducing requirements from 9 to 7)
2 short/mid (or 1 short + 1 silly :D:D )
1 mid/long

A Dane trying to talk cricket? I'll let that one pass through to the keeper.
 
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