Rally behind our good friends at Staplefield! Note: Victory has now been given to the people!

It appears there is a real threat that existing subsidies for one of our most beloved opponents (Staplefield cricket club) will be withdrawn by the local council. This has the potential to cripple the club with a real possibility of it closing which would be disastrous for cricket as we know it in the south east.

Staplefield is one of those grounds that we all love playing at. We’ve been going there for over 25 years! There are two pubs to choose from on two sides of the village triangle. They have a lovely club house and it is a beautiful place to play a game of village cricket. To all of our 23,000 visitors I urge you to sign up to the online petition below to help save Staplefield cricket club from funding cuts!

NOTE: I’ve removed the petition a) because they got the funding! a last minute donation was given by the local Staplefield lapdancing club or the deadlock between the council and the local lawncutters association was broken; and b) because the unsolicited emails that followed anyone who signed up were annoying all of us….but the story the skipper told about how people in the UK should eat cats like they do in Vietnam was hilarious.

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21 responses to “Rally behind our good friends at Staplefield! Note: Victory has now been given to the people!

  1. I’ve signed it. A Fixture List without Staplefield (and possibly Ansty) is unthinkable. Get on your keyboards Greysmen!

  2. I’ve missed our online banter through the winter so far, it seems spring (and hence outdoor cricket!) is not far away if such banter has started again!

  3. Jerry,
    Good to know that you’re at least trying to do this. So far, the Chairman, Secretary and Captain of TMG have signed, but no-one else (where are you Johnny Fixtures, when one of your longest-standing fixtures needs you?). Would be good to have someone who’s made a ton there (other than Biff) to sign as well.

    Here’s my answer to the technical question. Stay awake!

    EITHER:
    a) Make sure that your browser is updated to the latest version.
    – Be sure that your browser’s pop-up and script blockers allow Care2.com and ThePetitionsite.com.
    (http://www.ehow.com/how_7549086_disable-script-blocker.html)
    – Try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies.
    – Make sure your Flash and Javascript are enabled and updated. To be sure that Javascript is enabled and updated, visit this site and follow the instructions for your browser: http://www.enable-javascript.com/

    OR:

    b) Go to someone else’s house and use their computer. Try Johnny Fixtures and get him to sign at the same time. This may involve buying lager, but it will be worth it.

    • Understand the problem now Jerry. Delbert’s link takes you to a Microsoft OWA, not the petition site.

      This is what you do then – either – a) copy the link above (highlight it, right click then choose copy
      Open a new browser page then do control V (paste) then hit enter

      Or stick “Staplefield Cricket Petition” into Google and there it will be, awaiting your signature. And that of any other Greysman. This could be one of the very few times that signing a petition might actually make a difference.

  4. Great stuff Greysmen. That’s five of us now. Where are the rest of you? Johnny Fixtures? QB, always with his smartphone in his hand? Cynical Sewell? Click on the link above and get signing or we may never play a team with a number 7 called ASBO again!

  5. Done. I’ll get my 6 Facebook friends to sign it too. What else have they got to spend the cash on? Shit mod bands?

  6. Good rallying Tel, haven’t seen you this animated since. . . . . “insert your own age appropriate joke here ”
    It is every Greysmens ( and womens) duty to sign this as losing this fixture -and Ansty, if that happened – could be the start of a lot of clubs facing financial hardship and on a personal level could really fuck up our season in years to come.

  7. I have also now signed, what with being one of Hatrick’s 6 FB friends.

    In other news, now that the tour house is booked we can start the long preamble with some table tennis moves to work on – http://youtu.be/J5YrwALBOM8, and I have been procrastinating by adding more tunes to the Mighty Greys Spotify playlist, you should all do the same if you do want to hear all the same old tunes on rotation.

  8. Stop Press. Staplefield dispute is over. Parish Council rebels have withdrawn their heavy artilery from the disputed area of deep fine leg, and the ceasefire is holding. Well done Commander Terry.

  9. Apparently they were refusing to mow 20% of the eastern Staplefield, but after all night negotiations are now only refusing to mow 7%. The Staplefield have settle for this, but forgot to tell the rest of the cricket community, who were still riding to the rescue. Diplomatic solutions are always the….(you get the idea).

  10. Now we just have to beat them and not get smashed all over the ground. NB: Don’t aim for the 7%, the grass may well be longer there…

  11. NOTE: I’ve removed the petition a) because they got the funding! a last minute donation was given by the local Staplefield lapdancing club or the deadlock between the council and the local lawncutters association was broken; and b) because the unsolicited emails that followed anyone who signed up were annoying all of us….but the story the skipper told about how people in the UK should eat cats like they do in Vietnam was hilarious.

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