First Principles of The Vagabonds Cricket Club
- That the team be of a social disposition with a keen interest in the
sport but without parochial ties to village, work, town or village.
- The membership be limited to 50 players, although guests may be
invited to play at the discretion of the Captain of the day.
- Only ‘Wets’ may play for the V.C.C.. Teetotalers can expect to be discriminated against.
- That wives, girlfriends, relations and other lesser mortals are fully
conversant with the club’s male chauvinistic code of conduct and are
totally committed to supporting the activities of their menfolk.
- That fixtures be arranged where possible against known social
sides and preferably against weaker opposition so that we may all enjoy good averages.
- That the phrase “It’s not cricket” be observed, understood, and
practiced : gamesmanship will be deeply frowned upon unless, of
course it helps us win, or avoid losing a match
- Failure to comply with these principles could lead to a member
being fined, the currency for the fines being pints of ale, the quantity
being determined by the severity of the misdemeanor : at the end
of the season the accumulated points to be drunk by the committee.
These principles were scribed by Barrie Walshe in a pub in 1980.
Naturally, the principles were intended to be humorous and we respect allcomers & have had many who do not drink for religious or other reasons.