TMGs vs Warninglid 26th August 2018 by Ben Newland

“The Once in a Lifetime” match report…

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And you may find yourself in a pub on a hill
And you may find yourself with 10 of your pals
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful field with a beautiful pint
And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here? (in this case it was the A23 > B2115 > small unmarked lane at second attempt))

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Letting the days go by, wait til Sunday comes around
The Mighty Greys go by, convoy driving to the ground
Into the green again after the drought has gone
Taking a lifetime, over rate is slowing down

And you may ask yourself
How many do they have? Do we bat or do we bowl? (They had 10)
And you may find yourself
put into bat by the Lid.
And you may tell yourself
That’s not a fully grown cricketer! (The ‘Lid had a couple of youngsters)
And you may tell yourself
I won’t swipe at the straight ones (but Hatrick did and was bowled for a quickfire 31)

Letting the days go by, wait til Sunday comes around
Go Mighty Greys! we cry, runs flowing on the ground. (Great opening partnership of 49 from Biff and Hatrick)
Into the green again, after the drought has gone
Del scoring in quicktime, runs coming round the ground.

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The ‘Lid dissolving and the ‘Lid removing
The middle order back in the pavilion. (Dom – 9, Alex – duck, Jon – 7 and Lang-Brasher – 2)
Giles on Debut, Del’s season Day-boo (Del eventually bowled by a 12 year old)
diminutive the look, high scores in the book (Del – 77, Giles – 43)

Setting Two Two Three, The Mighty Greys can bat right down
Time for a graze and pee, before we turn around
Rehydrate again, with tea and barley water
Sausage rolls and scones, The carbs are loading down

Same as it ever was
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EO baffling and EO confusing
There are archives on the roof, money left in the pub.
The scoreboard now, stopped making sense.
Removes both openers. Who knows if he can play next week? (including a sharp C&B)

And you may find yourself bowling at a small boy
And you may ask yourself
How fast do I bowl?
And you may find yourself
Taking aim at off stump
And you may ask yourself
Am I right? Am I wrong?
And you may say to yourself, “My God! What have I done?”

Waving small boys goodbye, salt water flowing to the ground
3 Lidsmen in 3 balls. Triple wicket maiden
Bag a Michelle again, photos and sheepish laughter
Once in a lifetime, Hatrick used as a prop.

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Same as it ever wasn’t
Same as it ever wasn’t
Same as it ever wasn’t
Look where Terry’s hand was (he caught the Hatrick/Michelle wicket)
Jon’s throwing at right angles
Dom catches, blasted right of cover (amazing catch)
Del’s run out, throws to both ends
Biff summons the Dark and Nastys end.
Jerry’s standing up,
Catch to win the match

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And you may find yourself celebrating into the night
And you may find yourself buying multiple jugs
And you may find yourself unable to function on a Monday,
And you may find yourself at odds with your family.
And you may find yourself unable to get back in the team.
And you may ask yourself How many summers are left?

Letting the days go by (same as it ever was)
Letting the days go by (same as it ever was)
Once in a lifetime
Letting the days go by
Letting the days go by…

Into the Green again

Here is a link to Talking Heads – Once in a lifetime video for reference – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IsSpAOD6K8

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9 responses to “TMGs vs Warninglid 26th August 2018 by Ben Newland

  1. great stuff ; bit derivative of EO’s Lid report though as it uses a song ………and words and stuff.

  2. Quality Benny! Top gif work! How does Jerry manage to look so young in all the photos?? Somewhere in an attic there is a painting of KD Lang looking really old

  3. Genius as usual Benny. Do we really high five that much? Great pics Del, especially like the one of Io looking at the upside down numbers….

  4. indeedy, there was an excessive amount of high-fiving in this game to go with the flurry of wickets, hat tricks, 5-fors…clearly we were an excitable bunch that day. Nice one Benny, clearly you relish these opportunities to show your creative skills!

  5. Ben. this is fantastic, as everyone says. As good as seeing the ball fall safely into someone’s hands to complete the Greys first ever Sunday hat trick.

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