Want to know more about the Casuals or how to get into their
heads? Use this simple glossary to talk like them, act like
them and confuse all those around you!
This is the newest addition to the Casuals website. A product
of Goughy which has taken a number of years to collate, the
result of the hard work is below and is much anticipated.
As a relative new comer to the team – Ashley has
fitted in very well- he gets involved, is over weight
and average with both bat and ball. Perfect. This Iranian
has yet to show his potential but will be forever remembered
as offering to ‘bat for the other side’
If you’ve got a problem, no-one else can help
– then you can hire the A-Team’…..Sadly
if you did you wouldn’t get George Peppard et
al you would probably get the very cheap Casuals version….sorry
very, very cheap and unfit Casuals version.
They consist of:
Hanibal Smith – Foxy Prior
B.A – Paul (I ain’t go in no Punto you
crazy fool) Stephens
Face – Dan (Shagger) Lewis
Murdoch – Scott (Howling Mad) Fitzgerald
Ably assisted by:
Amy – Steve (I grew these tits myself) O’Reilly
(Please note this is not our best team, only those
that fitted the a-team characteristics)
Younger member of the deadly, but portly, Furnham brother
combination. Never without his shorts and Australian
cricket cap, Andy bowls medium pace and can wield the
willow to devastating effect. Most notably by hitting
a four off the final ball to beat Miskin Manor in 2004.
Andy is also the club video-grapher and aside from filming
hours of exceedingly dull cricket he is also able to
capture unsuspecting woman as they pass (See Scrut)
Andy H (See Winkie)
The title given to the indoor opening pair of Pablo
and Jonny F as they carved out a number of fine stands
giving the Casuals a winning start. Not to be confused with the other
fine opening pairing of Muff and Goughy – The
As seen above – the nickname for Paul Stephens,
one half of the brothers that between them have almost
600 caps to their name! Paul is a collector of porn,
music and cricket bats – none of which ever seem
to work properly! The most capped player in the club
and a mine of information about games past, also doubles
up as a useful bowler of spin and medium pace. Just
watch out for that slower ball! Paul also manages to
be the current treasurer and has books clean enough
for the taxman to eat off.
Bagpuss (See Shakes)
Baggy (See Shakes)
In the big hitting world of the casuals the stream at
our Wenvoe ground is an easy swipe away. To save the
club time and financial ruin Foxy went into his workshop
and came out with a cobbled together Heath Robinson
ball scoop. This was promptly damaged by some local
hoodlum and the Casuals now use the ‘Foxyfoxballscoop
Barry Chanderpaul (from Barry) (see
This is the alter ego of Dewbs whilst he's at the crease.
Barry materialised during the summer of 07, Dewbs was
struggling with his batting performances so he looked
on the telebox for inspiration and found that Shivnarine
Chanderpaul was scoring a ridiculous amount of runs
for the West Indies. His in-depth analysis surmised
that it was all down to Chanderpaul's very open batting
stance. The stance was first put on competitive display
in a tour game against Staplegrove, Somerset. During
the very brief innings it was commented upon by co-players
that it resembled a 'seaside' stance. In Dewbs' post
innings camera interview he was asked as to where he
got the idea - "Chanderpaul" came the answer,
"Barry Chanderpaul, Chanderpaul's cousin?"
was the cameraman's response. Fellow player, BA asked
- "Where's he from?". Before Dewbs could answer,
'quick-witted' onlookers shouted "Barry" in
unison. (You see how sharp we can be...)
Bar, The (See Ashley Akbari)
We think he gets this name because he manages to do
everything BAR make runs and take wickets!
BBN Big Bat Nadders – (see Nadders)
He gets his name not because of apparatus size, but
because of his commanding presence…or maybe just
his size! Big Willy (real name Will Goad) has the honour
of being one of only two left handed batsmen in the
club and his belligerent straight technique makes him
the ideal opening batsman. He also has in his possession
one of the slowest bouncers known to man!
Billy is rarely seen but often heard, many Casuals believe
that he only ever speaks to and can be heard by Fitzy
. When he does speak its usually some spurious nonsensical
rant about ice cream. I think prison really did warp
The favourite attire of Casuals irregular Rob Chase.
No matter what he’s wearing on top one can always
see his blue pants lurking underneath as he changes
in the car park or wherever else he can find to change
without his fellow team mates seeing him. Strange.
Bump, Mr (See ‘Shakes’)
If you arrange the words ‘accident prone’
you come up with Mark Stephens – an amazing if
not fully accurate fact!
Next to pies, cake is one of the most talked about food
items. When the teas are laid out the- thoughts turn
from victory to gluttony and the cakes are a sure fire
way to make this happen. The cake provided is fairly
immaterial but if it has a wrapper then it can be taken
to the field to boost sugar levels or boredom levels.
Casual No Stars
The Tuesday night indoor team that have inexplicably
won the league on a number of occasions.
The Monday night indoor team that strutted to league
victory in their first season.
A cry given out by the fielding side when the ball flies
in the air to a fielder.
(Not to be confused with ‘oh-shit’ -the
cry generally given out by said fielder when the ball
The committee is made up of seven men strong and true.
These casuals are the guardians of the club and try
to uphold the values of the constitution and the general
well being of the club. To enter this elite group a
casual must pass the ‘Initiation’ comprising
of a cricket helmet, 6 pork pies, stop watch and a jockstrap..-
once in they have to undertake some mundane task which
they generally do whilst they should be working!
The constitution outlines the very principles that the
casuals live and die by. This was drawn up by the forefathers
of the club and holds the key to many a committee debate.
Its fundamentals note the importance of equal opportunity
and regular leadership changes to keep the club from
'Come one' (Goughy
The gentle cry heard when Goughy is batting, much out
of character, but he heard it said by some proper cricketers
once and thought it would help him sound less like a
Cricket porn (See Statistics)
Does this really need an explanation? A well loved word.
Dan (See Radar, Shagger or Webmaster)
Abbreviated nickname given to mercurial rotund and loveable
off spinner – Dave Thomas, so called because of
his uncanny likeness to the American eatery icon. Don’t
call it to his face though – Scary
“"I don’t like Goughy he calls me
Doughboy"” – DB 2004
Unpleasant incident to watch (See AF's example)
This brisk bowler only played a handful of games for
the Casuals but will be sadly missed after almost killing
the opposition with his bowling in one of his few games.
A young streak of piss. He really should eat more you
know. An average player all round but a welcome new
addition who has posted saucy pictures of Mrs Dewbs
in a casuals top…….’come one!’.
Pseudonym of pace bowler Gareth John, who steamed in
for the Casuals over a number of seasons and scared
the opposition and Casuals to death. The batsmen and
wicketkeeper had no idea where the ball would land and
this was also true of Dr Rubbish himself. A joy to watch
when on song.
Doughboy (See DB)
The one-time favourite delivery of Doughboy (see above).
A full or loose delivery that was so called because
of its uncanny knack at getting wickets when it only
deserved to have a boundary taken from it. This is no
longer DB’s stock delivery as he’s bowling
much better with absolutely no reward. Now the stock
ball of Fitzy and used with only some success.
A cricket shot named after its founder – Chris
Durnall, very difficult to describe but even harder
to play! It is attempted by the batmen wafting his bat
in front of his pad (aiming to square leg) and looking
to play every ball in that direction! Where the ball
goes depends on what contact is made, this usually causes
an amazingly fine off or leg glance.
In the field, Chris Durnall is a master at preventing
runs by allowing the ball to thunder into his shins,
chest or face – usually anything apart from his
hands (and he was the keeper).
DVD (See Video)
Nomme de guerre given to one of the founder members
of the club - Chris Ryde (Easy Ryder) get it! Chris
has played for the cazh since it’s inception and
in 2005 scored his first 50 – a magnificent knock
versus South Wales Echo. Some called it crafted and
chanceless – others told the truth. It is not
just scoring runs that interests Chris – he also
loves to dress up in women’s clothing and prance
around on the stage in his spare time for various local
amateur companies. Indeed a cry can usually be heard
when he is fielding that relates to his other passion
– ‘Its behind you’!!
The Ebbw Vale Bum Rub - explaination to follow....
Ex – Players
Even if you are not a current player you usually stay
a ‘casual’ till you die. Once you have tasted
cricket from the casual’s cup you will be impregnated
with the casual spirit – including the lack of
talent. Some players are immune to this and are happy
to turn there back and rescind their casual status as
soon as they leave!
The team comprising of gentlemen with a fuller figure.
Yes the fatties! Although an imaginary concept the fat
and thin game would certainly turn the way of the fatties
as they are a dominant force within the club!
Many years ago I read ‘The Great Gatsby’
– a book set in a time of elegance and beauty
with a cast list of many erudite and intelligent members
of the upper class…why do I tell you this? Well
its author was F Scott Fitzgerald and our Fitzy is Scott
Fitzgerald the ‘F’ is silent but stands
for fuckwit or fuckarse or floundering or….anyway
you get the picture.
Fitzy sits at the other end of the social scale to the
characters in the book as when he tried to better himself
he ended up doing stir at the request of her Majesty
the Queen. Now on the straight and narrow he spends
his time as a window cleaner cum comedian cum stagehand
The curious nickname of Kevin Mavely (bowler), which
could maybe refer to one of the balls in his armory,
although not sure we would spot it if he did.
There’s also a song for him going along the lines
‘They call him flipper for he’s a killer
Due to marvelous technical advances made on the interweb
the Casuals can keep in almost constant contact via
the forum. The chat inside is varied but has been an
invaluable tool in keeping the club running since its
Fourth, The (See Ashley Akbari (AA))
The side’s elder statesman – John Prior
is one of the founder members of the team and never
fails to remind the team of this. John has defied everyone’s
expectations and continues to play well into his mid
60’s. It is rumoured that Foxy has to be very
careful during each game as he has to be taken back
to the museum to be put back on display post game. Recently
honoured by the Queen and is John Foxy Prior MBE.
You certainly don’t get many of these boys to
the pound. Those big Furnham boys are long standing
members of the club and have contributed many runs and
wickets between them.
The ginger ninja that is Fred Locke who inexplicably
took 4 wickets on his bowling debut much to the bemusement
of himself, his team and also the opposition. Fred likes
to wield the willow and his tall frame helps him ‘long
handle’ when needed.
The erudite, genial and dashing right handed batsman who
turns his hand to the occasional military medium bowling
and more regularly to the keeping gauntlets – from
which you can often hear faint murmurings and much encouragement.
Simon is very competitive and always tries to score more
runs and 50’s than Shakes – generally he wins
that battle! (p.s. Goughy wrote this…)
An over used Casual’s phrase. ‘If only I
had not tried to slog that ball’ or ‘If
only I had got somewhere near that ball instead of thinking
about pies..’ or (as in Shakes case) ‘If
only I hadn’t eaten my body weight in takeaways
for the last 10 years I’d be able to run around
in the outfield without feeling the onset of angina’
It took many years of big defeats against some very
good teams before the casuals worked out how to play
this game and they managed to win 3 leagues titles in
06 and 07 some intelligent, passionate and classical
cricket (and suicidal running).
Jam Funny Horn
The anagramitical epithet of Jonny F - a quality piece
of word work by one of the younger members – Dewbs.
Can also be tweaked for the slightly more homourous
- Jum Fanny Horn, but Jam seems to fit.
Jeff Clapham is one of the less regular team players
but when he does turn up his metronomic bowling style
dries up one end and inevitably leads to frustrating
the batsmen. Good ole clappers.
The leading run scorer for the club, with almost 4,000
runs. John exudes class on the pitch and when on song
can destroy any attack. When not in form one wonders
how he ever gets any runs (certainly without being given
The rather lame nickname for James Roach, who after
some success with his ‘double bouncer’ has
turned his hand to bowling spin. Never without his floppy
hat JR is a baby making machine and recently gave birth
to his 7th child….or is it now only 2? JR is developing
into a fine Durnallesque player, with hanging bat technique
and the lying flat on your back fielding position.
Another overseas player who came to the casuals with high
hopes and has proved true to his own word!! This left
handed batsman and bowler has the uncanny knack of scoring
runs, taking wickets and winding people up – usually
his own team.
This award was first given to Big Willy for accruing a
slow 40 in the sun at Pentrych and then having to be off
the next day off work with sunstroke. This trophy was
thought up by Muff who bequeathed it before going off
round the world. It now gets given every year by the present
Whatever you do – use your bat. To allow the ball
to hit the pad and then undergo the torture of waiting
for a fellow Casual to adjudicate on your fate is just
not worth it. The decisions given or not given are bewildering
and you are not even safe if you DO hit the ball –
sound familiar Pikey.
A classy batsmen who occasionally plays for the Caszh.
When not dropping down a standard or two he plays for
some team in the valleys the name of which escapes me!
Introduced in 2004, a requirement now after every game,
though in recent times have become quite rude...
These brothers played for the casuals for a number of
seasons but only really ever spoke a couple of words
each throughout. The younger brother – Colin was
always up for a game of ‘Lets Run out Colin’
which was sadly his demise in most games.
The ‘doctor’ or the ‘spin doctor’
- Matt Davies is a phenomenon in the casual’s
ranks as he actually spins the ball and takes wickets.
MD is a stalwart of the indoor league and until very
recently had the honour of being one of the few players
to be unbeaten in that format.
Monty (See also Shakes)
Nickname given to Mark Stephens for to his fielding
and not his facial hair, before Panesar had a lesson
Who needs a new nickname when you come to the club already
having the handle of ‘Muff’. Matt Foote
is his real name but can be barely remembered when ‘Muff’
just trips off the tongue....... The leading wicket
taker in 2005, Muff has a gentle action and swings the
ball from the hand and will look to get stumpings and
catches before nipping in a straight one (or doosra)
to get the batsman plum in front. You can also order
your own version of Muff online at www.actionmanbikers.com/smoking
In his first season Nadders batted very rarely and managed
only a single run, this he rectified in his second season
with a new big bat.
The one chance of the year for members of the side to
get into ‘nick’ on the distinctly alien
track at Sophia Gardens. Given the chance to build an
innings the Casuals generally try to flay the bowling
to all parts without any comprehension of how this will
affect their form in the following season. The bowlers
have the opportunity to bowl bouncers for the only time
that year and fatally overuse this to the point of boredom.
In the days when Will Goad was not attached (physically
and actually) to his Wife –Emma, the cry (as a
fat lass passed by) went up – OFW!! Meaning ‘One
for Will’. A cruel taunt and jibe at both the
girl and Will, but who’s laughing now. Will with
Emma at his side or the Casual boys with Pam and her
five sisters for company!
Osmar (See Steveo)
Pablo (See also B.A)
A player now excommunicated to Haverford West, but still
a Casuals legend. Matt Williams had a good eye, a fast
arm and bad feet – the sort that the side’s
podiatrist diagnosed as ‘a lost cause’.
Padre loved to drink and on one occasion slept off an
enormous hangover before batting and then promptly scored
a magnificent 50.
The psychologists in the Casuals back room staff came
up with this idea following a dreadful month in the
2004 season when catches were being dropped and games
were being lost. The idea was and is ingeniously simple
– when the ball is in the air, don’t panic
and picture the ball as not, a hard red leather thing
screaming towards you, but instead a juicy pie! This
way those fat pie loving Casuals will take extra care
with it and not allow it to hit the floor, thus not
‘spilling the filling’ and taking the catch!
A hobby that is shared by many of the Casuals, pies
are not merely a food they are seen as a food from the
gods. Much debate surrounds the superlative pie filling
and the finest pie selling establishment. That debate
will rage on and on - but there is no argument that
the Casuals love a good Pie!
In his pen pic Pikey states that his previous teams
include ‘Pikes penguins’ – since playing
with the casuals its been more of a case of ‘Pikes
ducks’! This scouser has a knack of getting unlucky
/ poor decisions going against him but he keeps smiling
and has even shown some great skill in compiling 50’s
for the club.
Porno - (see Andy F)
A phrase coined on the 2002 tour to alert other Casuals
to the presence of an attractive member of the opposite
sex. This ‘code word’ was implemented to replace
the overused and too often overheard phrase - ‘phwroor’.
More subtle than the aforementioned but when overheard
just left the woman confused and amused.
Radar (See also ‘Shagger’)
Another name given to ‘speed merchant’ Dan
Lewis, it is used mainly as irony as he often fails
to bring his with him to the game, giving batsmen and
wicketkeepers alike a very hard time! The nickname was
mainly heard echoing around the outfield on games when
his girlfriend was watching!
The casuals captain for seasons 2005/06 and the baldest
member of the team. When on form Richie will hit the
ball long and hard and gain quick valuable runs. Also
holds the club’s bowling record (6-10) mainly
due to the oppo’s scorer’s cricket book
illiteracy and marking a ‘wide’ with a dot.
The nickname of young ‘paceman’ and sideburn
enthusiast Jamie Bannister. He may not be able to run
a four minute mile but he can certainly bowl at that
Running (Between the wickets)
A dark art, mastered by very few people in the club.
Once it is mastered they soon realize that you have
to do it with your bat down and at a pace greater than
that of a fat snail. Due to this most people just don’t
Scooby (See Dewbs)
Not sure its one you would find in the O.E.D, but ‘scrut’
is a hybrid word which captures the essence of the words
it’s derived from. It comes from ‘scrubber’
and ‘slut’ and used to describe women of
Shagger (See also –‘Radar’
The other, more popular, nickname of Dan Lewis. So called
because of his supposed prowess with the opposite sex!
Not sure how true this is but who could resist his cheeky
grin and muscular arse! Dan is the premier speed merchant
of the club and can be devastating at Wenvoe, down the
slope with the breeze behind him!
Shakes (AKA Mr Bump, Statto or Bagpuss [baggy])
The other half of the Stephens brothers, who until recently
was the heart and soul of the casuals set up, being
the fixture secretary, league fixture secretary and
the club statistician. With Council business precluding
him from many matches Shakes is less of a stalwart but
can still plunder a very long 20 of a Sunday. He also
has off spin in his repertoire but is sadly under bowled
(his words not mine)
The rather base pet name for all rounder Scott Hand.
This casual arrived in the influx of players in 2007
and has been true to the ideals of the club with some
strong socializing and a mixed bag of performances.
Shandy is also one of the club photographers and if
he turns up to watch he will invariably bring his Nikon
Sharif don’t like it – rock the casbah,
rock the casbah! A rookie of 2007, didn’t play
much, but when he did was forced to give it his all,
on one occasion by running a three with two crocked
In the casuals this amounts to one thing – “I
select to hit every ball, no matter where it is”.
Used often as an ill-advised tactic.
Slow ‘n’ low
The Wenvoe pitch in a nutshell. Who needs Boycott with
his silly hat and the bunch of keys?
Not to be confused with real slip fielders, this position
is often more for the fuller figured Casuals to stand
where they feel there will be no running. Very rarely
does a ball fly through this area, but when it does…….its
usually dropped or missed.
One of the new influx of players who may have captured
Shagger’s crown as the teams Young Stud-muffin
– however he has yet to prove as productive in
this area. In terms of his cricket Smitty has a decent
record and has recorded his first 50 for the club with
many more to come. He also holds the wicketkeeping gauntlets
at present and he tries (but fails) to be as mouthy
Spanky (see Smitts)
Aquired this nickname due to his graphic story telling ability regarding the 2006 game vs Sudbrook...
Spiv (See Smitts…..again)
Another of Dewbs nicknames – he picked this one
up on Tour 07, one thing to learn – never admit
Colloquial name for the pub frequented by a number of
the players after a Sunday match, its charm, atmosphere,
clientele, location and cheap drinks make it a must
for thirsty Casuals to drown their sorrows and relive
the match changing events of the afternoon.
Hailing form Mumbai (I think that’s either outside
Llandindod Wells or somewhere foreign – India?)
Srini found his way to the Casuals and then found his
way into the Casuals record books. He managed to slog
over a thousand runs in 2 seasons and is the holder
of the most runs in a season crown with 691 runs, eclipsing
Goughy’s 676 set the previous season. He also
proved able with the ball and only ever failed at getting
people to understand him. Srini now resides in Australia,
but will always be a Casual.
Sriniisms (the verb to Srini)
During Srini's many innings for the Cazh apart from
slogging many boundaries he also brought a new style
of playing out each over. It mainly consisted of playing
the first 5 balls and then taking a single off the last.
Some of the Casuals have adopted this style of play
and it is known as 'to Srini'.
Well Srinied, mate!
Player X is an expert Srinier.
The innings contained much Sriniing.
Statto (See ‘Shakes’ above)
Due to the high number of statisticians within the side,
a plethora of statistics are compiled each season, these
range from runs / wickets per season to wins per venue.
The stats are lovingly compiled by Shakes and in lieu
of a girlfriend he has his spreadsheet.
A hugely enjoyable read at the end of the season! The
only statistic to be omitted is the player’s average,
which due to the clubs constitution is not talked about.
However everyone works it out as soon as they are produced.
The loveable curly haired clown of the team who constantly
(as an excuse) claims not having played the game for
long….he now into his 8th season!
SteveOism’s Peculiar to Steve, there are a number
of habits, which are worthy of note.
• Always arriving late at a ground having got
lost claiming – ‘I’ve only played
here a few times’!
• Always forgetting to bring a towel to the match.
• Playing ‘peek a boo’ whilst keeping.
He had to go to hospital…….
• Playing across the line at a straight one and
wondering why his stumps are lying prostrate.
• Having a son that is under strict instruction
to not talk to strange men – hence has never said
a word to any of the casuals.
• Having the longest ever pre-ball routine of
The less popular nickname for Wicketkeeper and vertically
challenged gobshite – Goughy. It took one to know
one as this moniker was bestowed upon him by Muff!
Talking Horse (TH)
The nickname given to one of the leaner and more gentle
members of the team – Ed Dain. An all-rounder
with the look of university don, the manners of a gentleman
but the habit of winding up opposition players and Penelope
Keith look-alike woman without meaning to. TH now resides
beyond our shores but is welcome back if he ever comes
this way again. We salute you TH – why did you
ever get mixed up with such a bunch of ill educated
Opposition beware! We may be crap on the field but in
the pavilion with teas in front of us we are really
dangerous. You better get in there quickly otherwise
you may be left empty plated!
A side compiled of the thinner members of the club,
which have given those fatties a jolly good run for
their money. The side most Casuals would like to be
Thrush (See Kim Swain)
Thumb Bumming (Pikey
A new phenomenon from Scouseland, first discovered at
Pikey's wedding Sept 08
Not to be confused with Dave (Doughboy) Thomas, ‘Tits’
is the affectionate AKA given to Justin Thomas, fast
bowler and all round smiler. He even manages a smile
when one slips out of the hand and nearly kills a batsman.
Where is he now?
Mr Tickle (aka Mitesh Hirani – aka Tesh)
Joined the club in 2004 in the outdoor close season
and played many indoor games and managed to fool many
a casual into thinking he was a stylish batsman. This
he has subsequently laid to rest with a mixed bag of
performances with both bat and ball. Indoor can spin
the ball a mile.
Very little happens on tour apart from drinking, puking,
passing out and playing poor cricket. But for the record
– ‘What goes on tour…………’
The accolade bestowed upon the cricketer to make the
greatest impression on tour. This prize is sponsored
by Tudor Thomas (Dad of Doughboy) and has been awarded
for good cricket, drunkenness, pulling scrut and even
for having a massive bar bill. The current holder is
Goughy who is holding it for the 3rd Time in 5 tours.
Amazingly enough the Casuals have recorded some famous
victories in the last few seasons and mainly when the
opposition are far better than us! The Casuals seem to
enjoy playing better opposition and the batsmen generally
appreciate a good flat batting track …for a change.
The most eagerly anticipated moment in the close season
is when BA arrives in the pub with the previous season’s
club video! At the paltry sum of £10 it is a must
for any Casual – reliving last years batting collapses
and laughing at all the off field antics performed to
forget about what was going on in the middle. Ably filmed
by Andy F (+ guests) and edited and hosted by the deadpan
Paul Stephens it is a monumental bit of filmmaking and
worthy of many an award.
Not often done as a means of exercise or to get to places,
but always done when a faint snick to the keeper is
given and the umpire is unsure. Very sporting and the
way in which the game should be played.
Webmaster (See Shagger)
Shaggers pride and joy. The Cardiff Casuals website
has been a useful tool in recruiting new players to
the club, sadly though we are now like Jonny Fs stomach
after tea…very full! We cannot sustain any more
new players. The website is also a font of all knowledge
with enough reading for Casuals, friends and web browsers
Home ground of the Cazh (since the demise of YMCA, St Mellon's 2002). An 'interesting' Shakey fact is that the Cazh have won 70% of all games played here...mainly due to the fact that the ball doesn't bounce....
This is where the Casuals play there competitive cricket
and have shown the full spectrum of cricketing ability
from pxxspoor to league winning. The Casuals won the
league in the rain affected 2007 season after being
in the top 2 or 3 for a number of seasons.
The nickname for a former casual captain – Andy
Hood. Andy is one of the top wicket takers for the club,
and if he had any justice, would have taken many more
with his brand of line and length that can tie up one
end whilst bilge is bowled from the other. With the
onset of old age , Andy has recently begun to bowl less
and is now bowling at the death….to great effect.
A medical condition first discovered by Matt Foote (Muff)
- as with normal whiplash it affects the neck area;
however it is not caused by a motoring accident! Muff
was afflicted with it after a rather expensive spell
of bowling and he injured his neck after watching a
series of shots whistle straight back over his head!
The only known cure for prevention of this is to either
bowl more economically or just bowl it wide or short
so the ball is dispensed square of the wicket!
Would you/Wouldn't you?
A 'game' or discussion that has occured many times in
the season of 2008 to 'lift' spirits due to the rainy
season - this is usually regarding Actresses (Alive
The sort of shot that Kevin Peterson plays with grace
and elegance is some what of an ill advised shot selection
for many a casual, who most times realize seconds too
late that they should have played a straight bat! (see
also SteveO – the main exponent)
Traditionally, in most societies, this is done prior
to the festivities but in the world of the Casual this
is done in almost February. Over the last few years
this has taken place at the foolishly named –
‘All you can eat Chinese buffet’ and has
taken the form of watching Shakes eat ‘All the
Chinese Buffet’. One foolish Casual tried to out
eat Shakes and is now in exile in America.
You Be The Umpire - no, this isn't the exclaimation
just before each innings (usually players hiding behind
sight screens or going to the toilet just before), but
a forum favourite, hosted by Jam Funny Horn. Has actually
meant most of the team are more confused than they previously
We do not have one. We are not well enough equipped
and we prefer the company of old, fat and generally
unfit men. Who needs these young fit pups making us
feel decidedly sedentary?
The general feeling you get as you watch the Casuals bat
on a long cold Sunday afternoon.