The 19th July marked the inaugural Woodpeckers International. Teams from Pakistan, Australia, India and Niger were unable to find the ground so it was left to Woodpeckers UK and Woodpeckers Singapore to slug out the final at Ashtead Park. 38 overs each of IPL quality cricket to determine the trophy holders.
With a dashing cut of a blazer and degree of confident swagger the Singaporeans strolled onto the paddock looking absolutely resplendent. I came in from my Potty/Peppa housesit feeling a bit shady after a spicy curry and ashes nerves had given me a restless night, we found Motty. Cousin and cousin Simon eating foot long breakfast baps, luckily there was a smidgen left for us. We then got a bit lost following a death sat nav idea, 15 minutes later than planned and looking at the entire Aussie team inspecting the wicket resplendent in their beige/off-white bone or ivory blazers –(apparently a tribute to Richie Benaud)...and their beautiful wives and children playing in front of the pavilion I felt much like the England team 20-3 The Brits watched on in silence sizing up their opposition. The tension could be cut with a knife…..until Cousin Dave rounded the corner with the makings of a cracking bar and jugs of homebrew! Hooray Dave!