First up we were due to play Littlehey Prison, but they dropped out a few weeks before match-day not when their tunnel was discovered (as claimed by Paul Jordan) but for the rather less interesting reason that they were short of players. The Philanderers then took up the fixture as a replacement for the wash-out a few weeks ago, but they too could only get a few players and duly sent their own depressing "really sorry but . . ." e-mail. Some ringing around (and an attempt by Nick Clarke to raise a Council team at a few hours' notice) came to nothing, and so that, finally, was that.