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 Pirates descended on Chiswick playing fields to enter the annual GLSML Firstball tournament. Despite being in Minors 1, a lack of Blue teams and an over subsciption meant that we got bumped down from White and where therefore the top seed in the Blue Division. We started slow as usual losing to the Raiders, … Continue reading Pirates combine with Parrots to take Firstball title!
The Pimlico Parrots are looking for a couple of new girls for the 2015 softball season. We have a full roster of men but could do with a couple of girls after suffering a couple of injuries in the close season. We welcome players of all abilities preferably beginners or novices as we play in … Continue reading Parrots – New softball girls / players needed – London
The League AGM was held this week and the undoubted highlight was that the Hampstead Heat have withdrawn from the league.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!
The Pirates are officially on a roll. With 3 wins in a row (vs Raiders, Hampstead Heat and Voodicks) the Pirates are edging closer to promotion, especially after our friends the Base Invaders beat the Cubs. With 3 games left to play the Base Invaders are almost guaranteed promotion unless they happen to lose all their … Continue reading Pirates heading toward promotion!