Celebrate It, Rejoice In It, Be Thankful For It Feb 8, 2015LordCanisLupus For tomorrow is a special day. AdvertisementShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditLike this:Like Loading...
We’re having a street party where, for 30 minutes, allcomers can join in the happy throng standing around looking gormless, holding a bat or a ball, wearing an oldstyle cricket jumper and white boots. Volunteers have agreed to run amongst the gang offering free swigs of lucazade and a salmon sandwich. Anyone with umpires garb can try to organise a quick match using the trees and lampposts as wickets with 6 in the garden and out as the rule – although the intense parking situation could limit the duration of any game. Bring it on Downton you &**((^%$%^&*((“d
My nickname is Rooto, and it’s been exactly 1 year since I was … what exactly? Inside cricket? No, never was.
I intend to celebrate because by categorising us critical fans as outside cricket, they have paradoxically set us free. They may have wanted to marginalise our voices, but (being the ECB) they cocked it up – setting the bar so high that 99% were ostracised. Essentially everyone apart from ATL and Mike Daniels is outside, which means that really, we are the new centre. And they still don’t see it. Remember “outside the dressing room”?
Without last February, I would’ve carried on following cricket, but because if what happened, they’ve really got my attention, and I’ll be here for the long term.
Apparently the first step to addressing a problem is to recognize it exists. I say “thank you ECB” for pointing out the problem. When they gave us the finger, we could finally see their ugly callouses. Need to get them seen to.
I had a party on Twitter telling everyone that it was a day to celebrate “Outside Cricket Day”. Some people joined in as well.