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Caley 100 said.-

Didny understand the last paragraph, but it sounded like you had a great time -good on ya,

The bowlers in my team were panicking before my innings that we didn't have enough runs to defend.

Because our last wicket stand upped the total to over 70, and it was a good bowling surface , they knew they had a chance to win the game.

TI am a qualified umpire I actually went to umpire the game, but because Lancashire F.B. were a man short, I was asked to play, and another umpire was found from the Blackpool club.

Otherwise I was too old to play. I was a Station Officer and all the other players were Fireman rank, a bit embarrassing to be hugged by one of my own men.

The sad thing about my memory of this match that the lad at the other end sadly died a few days after the game from a heart attack. He had not reached his 36th birthday He was a Retained Sub Officer like me making up the numbers.,

You wonder Laurence why people like me have a go at you from time to time well that highlighted statement is one of the reasons. Here you are involved in a team sport with other team players and yet you still see yourself as a Station Officer and them as lower ranks. That us and then mentality and superior / subordinate attitude is exactly what has destroyed this once great Britian.

 

As for cricket as a spectator sport......give me 220:20 any day

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Caley 100 said.-

Didny understand the last paragraph, but it sounded like you had a great time -good on ya,

The bowlers in my team were panicking before my innings that we didn't have enough runs to defend.

Because our last wicket stand upped the total to over 70, and it was a good bowling surface , they knew they had a chance to win the game.

TI am a qualified umpire I actually went to umpire the game, but because Lancashire F.B. were a man short, I was asked to play, and another umpire was found from the Blackpool club.

Otherwise I was too old to play. I was a Station Officer and all the other players were Fireman rank, a bit embarrassing to be hugged by one of my own men.

The sad thing about my memory of this match that the lad at the other end sadly died a few days after the game from a heart attack. He had not reached his 36th birthday He was a Retained Sub Officer like me making up the numbers.,

You wonder Laurence why people like me have a go at you from time to time well that highlighted statement is one of the reasons. Here you are involved in a team sport with other team players and yet you still see yourself as a Station Officer and them as lower ranks. That us and then mentality and superior / subordinate attitude is exactly what has destroyed this once great Britian.

 

As for cricket as a spectator sport......give me 220:20 any day

 

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Caley 100 said.-

Didny understand the last paragraph, but it sounded like you had a great time -good on ya,

The bowlers in my team were panicking before my innings that we didn't have enough runs to defend.

Because our last wicket stand upped the total to over 70, and it was a good bowling surface , they knew they had a chance to win the game.

TI am a qualified umpire I actually went to umpire the game, but because Lancashire F.B. were a man short, I was asked to play, and another umpire was found from the Blackpool club.

Otherwise I was too old to play. I was a Station Officer and all the other players were Fireman rank, a bit embarrassing to be hugged by one of my own men.

The sad thing about my memory of this match that the lad at the other end sadly died a few days after the game from a heart attack. He had not reached his 36th birthday He was a Retained Sub Officer like me making up the numbers.,

You wonder Laurence why people like me have a go at you from time to time well that highlighted statement is one of the reasons. Here you are involved in a team sport with other team players and yet you still see yourself as a Station Officer and them as lower ranks. That us and then mentality and superior / subordinate attitude is exactly what has destroyed this once great Britian.

 

As for cricket as a spectator sport......give me 220:20 any day

 

You have no idea - The Fire Service is a command situation. The officer is not a manager but a commander his orders are to be followed to the letter without question

 

It's not about being popular, that would make mistakes more likely. If your house is on fire and your family are trapped it is down to the men following orders. To make sure nothing is left to chance. The Fire Service is not a debating society it  is about doing what you are told, and doing it promptly and quickly.

 

Think your missing my point Laurence. First of you make the statement that I have no idea without knowing anything about me. To put you in the picture I was a retained fireman in Fort William many years ago. I was a fireman / emergency response operative at the Grangemouth petrochemical complex and I was a Fire Team Leader offshore in the North Sea. We done all the training that the fire service do plus some very specialist training due to the nature of our industry. Oh! and we put out some fires too. But to get back to the point Laurence. There is protocol to follow on duty but that should not be a consideration when participating in a team sport outside of work.

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Caley 100 said.-

Didny understand the last paragraph, but it sounded like you had a great time -good on ya,

The bowlers in my team were panicking before my innings that we didn't have enough runs to defend.

Because our last wicket stand upped the total to over 70, and it was a good bowling surface , they knew they had a chance to win the game.

TI am a qualified umpire I actually went to umpire the game, but because Lancashire F.B. were a man short, I was asked to play, and another umpire was found from the Blackpool club.

Otherwise I was too old to play. I was a Station Officer and all the other players were Fireman rank, a bit embarrassing to be hugged by one of my own men.

The sad thing about my memory of this match that the lad at the other end sadly died a few days after the game from a heart attack. He had not reached his 36th birthday He was a Retained Sub Officer like me making up the numbers.,

You wonder Laurence why people like me have a go at you from time to time well that highlighted statement is one of the reasons. Here you are involved in a team sport with other team players and yet you still see yourself as a Station Officer and them as lower ranks. That us and then mentality and superior / subordinate attitude is exactly what has destroyed this once great Britian.

 

As for cricket as a spectator sport......give me 220:20 any day

 

You have no idea - The Fire Service is a command situation. The officer is not a manager but a commander his orders are to be followed to the letter without question

 

It's not about being popular, that would make mistakes more likely. If your house is on fire and your family are trapped it is down to the men following orders. To make sure nothing is left to chance. The Fire Service is not a debating society it  is about doing what you are told, and doing it promptly and quickly.

 

Think your missing my point Laurence. First of you make the statement that I have no idea without knowing anything about me. To put you in the picture I was a retained fireman in Fort William many years ago. I was a fireman / emergency response operative at the Grangemouth petrochemical complex and I was a Fire Team Leader offshore in the North Sea. We done all the training that the fire service do plus some very specialist training due to the nature of our industry. Oh! and we put out some fires too. But to get back to the point Laurence. There is protocol to follow on duty but that should not be a consideration when participating in a team sport outside of work.

 

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There is no anti Laurence baton. You need to realise though that many of us on here are not as young as you seem to think and we do have a lot of years of life experiences. You have a very bad habit of talking down to people because you think you are always right. Incidently I also trained at Moreton as well as Montrose and Teeside and its not the number of fires you tackle that matter. Its the nature of the fire and the way its dealt with. Try three days fighting a major refinery blaze. Try fighting a blaze offshore where theres nowhere to retreat to. I also think you'd find that the modern station has a totally different command regime and general ethos to what you were used to.

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