Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Herding Ferrets

One of the hardest jobs in the world is organising a sports team. Any team.

In my case, it's trying to get 11 junior cricket players to turn up at the same time to play a match. Or rather 22, because I'm doing it for two Under 13 teams! Blimey it's hard work.

A typical weekend for me goes something like this....

You speak to someone on Saturday.
"Can you play on Tuesday, we're away at such and such?".

"Yes" they say, "what time?"

"Be there for 5:30" says I, "same as every match".

Monday I get a call.

"Is there cricket tomorrow?"


"It's 6:30 isn't it?", 5:30 like I told you on Saturday".

"Oh right. Where is it?"

(And this is the parents....!)


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