July 26: More soggy weather today means training and the Nick Simpson game at the Park have been cancelled. Yesterday’s break in the weather proved a mixed blessing with four sides being well and truly drubbed in their league games, although the Firsts recorded a comfortable victory over Monty Panesar et al at Luton Town and Indians. There’s another big, big day for the club at the end of the week with the Frank Manning memorial game, when a Hugh Bateson XI takes on the Park on Friday. There will be plenty of partying with a live band in the evening. Please make an effort to be there.