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Cricket has finally arrived at Hilly Fields, with a test match today. Thanks to Naomi (top) and Oliver (bottom) for the photos.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

When? Why weren't we told?

Anonymous said...

Today, you just have been.

Naomi said...

It was this evening. I happened to see it when passing by and went home to grab my camera....

Bit of a shame they didn't publicise it this time (I think they did last time and then it was rained off?) - there were about 10 people and one dog watching. On such a fantastic evening it would have been great to have a bit of a crowd there.

The pitch is a bit dodgy in places, but hopefully that will improve with a bit more good weather and TLC.

Mb said...

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/millfieldscc/s/match-selection-38031.html?fixture_id=965663&official=0

First proper home game, don't even like cricket but may wonder up and have a nose if the sun is shining.

NAT said...

Nice one Naomi and Oliver.

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Excuse me Nick but can we have full attribution for the second pic?

Naomi said... " ...there were about 10 people and one dog watching. On such a fantastic evening it would have been great to have a bit of a crowd there."

Well, you took the words right out of my mouth. You know what they say Naomi - charity starts at home! See you up by the swings Tuesday for our new summer Dogging Boot Camp sessions?

NAT said...

O.O.ooh That Mr BDS. He will have his little joke!

TM said...

I am informed this was a T20 match hosted by the Asburnham Arms who have Thursday nights booked for the Season.

The first 40 over match hosted by Millfields is this coming Sunday.

No doubt it will be raining.

TM said...

I am informed this was a T20 match hosted by the Asburnham Arms who have Thursday nights booked for the Season.

The first 40 over match hosted by Millfields is this coming Sunday.

No doubt it will be raining.

TM again said...

Twice

Tamsin said...

Don't dare mention the rain a third time, then! "What I tell you three times is true". Hunting of the Snark (?)

pip said...

Warm and sunny into next week, but an easterly breeze from tomorrow (which sounds like a good thing to me!)

Rogetski said...

I am slightly taken aback that so many people were interested in our match last night. We are a pub team who play out of the Ashburnham Arms Greenwich who have had to find a new home due to the horses taking over Greenwich Park. We will be playing on a Thursday evening until late August.
We enjoyed yesterday evening although we were well and truly beaten by a team from the Pilot.

BrockleyKate said...

Hi, Rogetski! Welcome to Brockley.

Is Brockley going to get its own cricket team, does anyone know? Or are we going to permanently kidnap Greenwich's?

Jerry L said...

Rogetski, I think a lot of us just like the idea of cricket being played on our local park - it offers the opportunity to enjoy some quintessentially English entertainment in very pleasant surroundings.

mb said...

Think 'Milfields' are the home teams and have control over the ground at the mo?

Rogetski said...

Thanks for the welcome but I live in Brockley, well St. Johns to be precise.
The Ash team would love to play some Brockley teams, perhaps the Talbot, Ladywell Tavern or Jam Circus could get a team out.

Rogetski said...

Thanks for the welcome. I am a St Johns resident so a local.
It would be great to play some Brockley teams and we have some spaces in our fixture list. Perhaps the Talbot or Jam Circus or the Ladywell Tavern could get a team out.

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Chris Tavare said...

Brockley is going to get a home team - Millfields. First game tomorrow, start at 1.30pm.

Grumpy said...

I watched a bit of the cricket today. Would have enjoyed it, too, but there was a group of teenagers who had grabbed a prime spot on the hill directly in line with the wicket and were playing shit music at top volume (a bit of it was reggae which was OK but there was a lot of drum and bass stuff, and talking). There were quite a few others watching but like me they all gave the selfish f*ckers a wide berth, and took up less appealing vantage points.

I thought about asking them to turn it down but I couldn't stay for long anyway, and I also wasn't sure if my annoyance was reasonable or I was just being a grumpy old gipper.

So, question of etiquette - loud music at a local cricket match OK or not OK? I don't think people should impose their music on other people, but am starting to wonder if I'm hopelessly out of touch....

Anonymous said...

Loud music not cool. I would have asked them nicely and, generally, they laugh and oblige. When is the cafe finished please? Cannot wait!

Unknown said...

there seemed to be problem with the regular footballers wanting to play whilst the cricket was on, was the confrontaton resolved?

MissAdelaide said...

Anonymous 21.54: You must have a genius touch when it comes to asking people to turn their music down. Nine times out of ten we just get told to f-off when we ask. The morons are definitely in charge of our public spaces these days.

Anonymous said...

If it is extemely loud music then it is done to intimidate others.

Ask fellow spectators if they find the music annoying/offensive, this will help you gauge the situation.

If you feel others agree with you, don't bother asking for the music to be turned down/off...call the police and let them deal with it.

Re the spoke words, quiet often this includes very offensive language and is sexist.

The police should have the power to stop any vehicle playing excessive loud music and be allowed to rip out the music system.

Bus stops should be equipped with containers of rotten fruit to be lobbed at convertabiles with the roof down and music blaring.

These would lead to a quieter environment as emergency vehicles would no longer have to have two-tones set to 120 decibels.

Tamsin said...

Love the idea of supplies of rotten tomatoes to throw into convertibles with unacceptable noise blaring out of them.

Loud music in any public space is anti-social and I'm pretty sure amplified music is against the bye laws. (Ironically "acoustic" bag-pipes would be OK...)

What annoys me is the thought of the future public money that will be spent on catering for all those people with self-inflicted deafness. And the inconvenience anyone not so suffering will suffer on their behalf. Already when I go to the cinema I sit there with my fingers stuffed into my ears to reduce the sound-track to an acceptable level.

TM yet again said...

Good to see that now the weather is good there is no Sunday Cricket until 5th August......by which time it will no doubt be raining again.

Do I qualify for a hat trick?

Anonymous said...

I’m Outraged that this cricket pitch has taken over the flat of Hillyfields. I have lived in Brockley my whole life and seen this space used by countless numbers of people playing football ect. At times there were up to 45/50 people playing in different matches and it has now been restricted to at tops 24 people, who in the politest possible way seem to be of English origin? Even the Sri Lankans and Indians who used to play cricket regularly don't seem to play anymore. I did see this confrontation someone spoke of and in my opinion it looked more like a racial standoff. I don't think there was enough publicity about what was going to happen to the flat, and even if there was I am sure the people who would have opposed it did not know. To me this is taking away a public place from a lot of people who do not have the means to find alternatives, in what is turning into a very middle class area. Act of social cleansing much?

Anonymous said...

Football is boring.

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