Grade 2

That is what we will be playing this year.

As a rookie in the team, I have no idea what the standards are to begin with, but if the rumours are true then Grade 2 will be quite the little test of character .

If I make it, and had a British Passport I could realistically be trying out for the English team by this time next year.

The team I am playing in, brilliantly named the Thunderdogs, are a collection of brown dudes from the Motherland.

Needless to say we are all quite wristy.

We tend to rely one the one batsmen and are generally pretty slack in the field, with Me playing a major role in that.

We even have an armada of spinners at our disposal. The only thing missing is one with a dodgy action and we would be the sterotypical Subcontinental team.

We have been hitting the nets hard, once a week, for the last 2 months or so. And I must say we have improved steadily over that period.

The first day we batted and bowled, we couldn’t get up the next day. Those are now a distant memory and we have risen through the Ashes to earn ourselves the new ball.

We are quite proud of that. Although lacking in pace we make up for with pretty good movement and a steady line,whenever we do get it right.

It is also quite safe to say our fitness is as good as fat Elvis’s . Fielding drills are our mortal enemy and we shudder at the thought of them.

Our season starts October 10th and we shall try to give you the low down on the team members as we go along.

Can we survive in Grade 2?

Will I collapse in the middle of a fielding drill?

Would we be able to sledge a white dude ?

Stay tuned as we bring you the Thunder and the Dogs and everything in between.


  1. Even if you guys do nothing, nobody can take that name away from you. Thunderdogs

    Down Under it’s the Thunderdogs

    September 25, 2009
  2. Sach said:

    Go get ’em Aussies you bastard! Fight the good fight!

    September 25, 2009
  3. adverbin said:

    Go Thunderdogs..Go.
    And find a Arjuna Ranatunga clone to lead you. You will surely have the Ozzies apoplectic.

    September 25, 2009
  4. damiths said:

    Naked> Down under we thunderdogs.

    Sach> Someone once said ‘we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be’. So I basically copied and pasted that here.

    Ad> If I keep eating the food I eat, I think I might be the man to take on such a role.

    September 30, 2009
  5. firoz said:

    love ur blog dude , well funny

    October 19, 2009

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