Remnants vs. Fathers And Sons

Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Fitzwilliam College

Match cancelled.

After yesterday's match, played in glorious sunshine, I was surprised when my flippant ``See you tomorrow, Sal'' was greeted with a knowing ``Well I think it will be `weather permitting' '' from our knowledgeable scorer. Such pessimism seemed particularly unwarranted when this morning was as unarguably lovely as yesterday afternoon. But by 2pm it was cloudy; by 3pm it was grey; by 4pm there were a few spits of rain; and, somehow, by 5pm there'd been enough rain that today's match was cancelled. This was particularly frustrating as the opposition, The Fathers And Sons Cricket Club, would have included a number of Remnants; moreover, it would have been a chance to see if we could defeat what is usually a very strong team without an awesome individual contribution from Dave Norman (1/4 and 111* last time round). So: no on-field niggling; no intra-club personal battles; no post-match curry; and no chance to continue strategic planning for the memorial sightscreen.