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
The League AGM was held this week and the undoubted highlight was that the Hampstead Heat have withdrawn from the league. Citing umpiring issues, lack of player availability as well as a strong disliking for the Pimlico Pirates and their manager, as the primary reasons for leaving the league. Alas, they have not disbanded and … Continue reading League AGM report – Heat can’t handle the Heat
It's been a good month for the Pirates. Not only have we finally been promoted to the giddy heights of Minors 1, we managed to beat the Base Invaders en route to the final of Lastball which we narrowly lost to the Kamikazes. Perhaps even more important, or at least more anticipated, was the best tournament of the … Continue reading Edinburgh- Pirates take the plate!
After a solid win against the Kamis last night the Pirates were officially promoted to Div 4 softball! It's been a long time in coming after spending 3 seasons in Minors 2 league especially after coming third for the past two seasons. It looked as if our campaign for promotion was close to collapse after … Continue reading Pirates officially promoted!!
Despite the loss to the Canary C**ts last night we discovered that we might in fact already have enough points to secure promotion. Courtesy of the Bola grapevine it appears that the Cubs lost their game against the Tigers back at the beginning of July as the game was called due to bad light! How … Continue reading Are Pirates already promoted???
It was always going to be a tough game playing the Canary Cubs at their (crap) home pitch, especially when we were short of players (Gids and Shaz- finger injury, Alice and Dave away, Sohan taking a tactical sub). Chris had to dig deep into Pirate alumni to find the 5th girl and luckily managed … Continue reading Champagne on hold. Maybe.
After a thrilling came against the Tigers last night the Pirates came back from a 12-1 mauling after the 1st innings to win the game 26-25 in the 7th innings. It looked as if the Tigers were going to seriously dent our promotion chances as they batted their way through and forcing mistakes in the field. … Continue reading Pirates on verge of promotion!