Following a ruthless (not Ruth less) victory against the Knights last Thursday the Pirates have risen to the top of the Minors 1 table. It's been a fair few years since we enjoyed this position so the away game against Raiders Red at Bellevue road will be a key one.
Following a tight game against the Meteors last week it was time to let loose against the re-promoted Knights. Last year we fared well against them with a home and away victory but as we know all too well in softball you can never underestimate your opponent (anyone remember losing twice to an awful Hampstead Heat … Continue reading Pirates kick Knight arse!
We all know the game against the Cheetahs was not our best to the point that it was not even mentioned in the blog. What was important that we bounced back against a strong and undefeated Meteors team away at Finsbury Park. Once again the guys were notorious in their absence with Chris on his … Continue reading Pirates bounce back with win over Meteors
Another year and another Pirate wedding though this time it was time for Captain Carr and Josie to take to the altar. The Pirates descended en masse over the weekend to the picturesque town of Salisbury to witness a perfect wedding in Josie's local church. Given the ominous weather forecast it couldn't have turned out better … Continue reading Captain Carr ties the knot!
What a start to the season for the Pirates! After an excellent first game against the Tornados it was time for the first official tournament of the season- Firstball. Unlike last year we were playing up a division (white) which meant a mix of teams from Minors 1 and Majors 2 including Kamikazes (Min1), Knights … Continue reading Firstball 2016- Pirates take 2nd place!
Just two days to go and the Pirate's season kicks off against a newly promoted Moanado team. For anyone that can't remember the last time we played them it was the reverse fixture to perhaps one of the most bad tempered game we've played in. In case you can't remember here's a refresher: https://pimlicopirates.com/pirates-match-reports/2012-match-reports/july-3-pirates-vs-tornadoes/ A … Continue reading Pirates: May preview
Whilst the Pirates have done well to secure so many new players spare a thought for the Parrots. Knee injuries, immigration and inter-team transfers have resulted in a shortage of players- particularly the girls. Have no fear- Neil is confident as the season approaches with the makings of a new Parrot squad. Squawk!!
How time flies. It only seems like a few weeks ago that the 2015 season finished with the Pirates keeping their spot in Minors 1 and the Parrots securing promotion to the giddy heights of Minors 2. With many players keeping their fitness (and drinking) up through indoor hopefully the transition to outdoor should be a … Continue reading 2016- Pirate catch up
Add a double birthday (Laura/Phil) and upcoming wedding (Marines), some warm humid weather, a lot of beers, Jaeger on demand and the Comets/Diamonds/Pirates combo and the result was one very laid back game of softball. As Lucy was awol and Sohan away we once again played a 5-5 combo with Mikey and Phil coming on … Continue reading Pirates cream the Comets!
Admittedly the posts this year have been a little thin on the ground/non- existent but a lot has happened since the season began back in May. Players: Whilst the guys line up remained more or less the same (Carr Senior, Carr Junior, Shorty, Bola, Paul, Phil, Sohan and part-timers Dave and Gids) the girls managed … Continue reading 2015- Mid season review