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Friday, June 05, 2009

The Dangers of Cricket

Cricket
Full marks to Mike Burgess for demonstrating the ultimate in Nannyism.

Four years ago he moved to Shamley Green, near Guilford in Surrey, where cricket has been played on its village green for 169 years.

There was but one fly in Burgess's oinkment, his house was at the very edge of the crease, and as such it was possible...nay probable...that the odd cricket ball would come hither his way.

Now, in the real world, you or I would have realised that when purchasing the house and factored it in to our buying decision.

Burgess, being a drone of Nanny, went one step further. He bought the house then sent series of demands to the cricket club, wrt protecting his house from cricket balls.

After a veritable blizzard of legal letters and independent mediation, Burgess recently sought an injunction against the club, preventing it from playing on the green until his demands are met.

His demands are "modest", he wants the club to put up 25ft high nets around his property to protect it from any stray balls, and for players to be declared out if they hit it so hard it clears the nets and hits his property.

He also wants a health and safety risk assessment to protect other homeowners and the general public while a match is on.

I would note that the club has a policy of paying for replacement windows and roof tiles caused by their cricketers.

Burgess said:

"It's a shame it's come to this but health and safety issues need to be addressed and resolved."

As I said, in the real world you or I would never have got ourselves into this situation (ie if we didn't like the idea of cricket balls hitting our house, we would never have moved there). However, in Nanny's world common sense is abandoned.

Truly pathetic!

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12 comments:

  1. smithy11:02 AM

    Fucking loathsome twat.

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  2. smithy11:13 AM

    We had a similar situation in the village where I live with three new houses being built next to the village playing fields. The houses have lovely views over the said playing fields and surrounding countryside. Prospective buyers could of course easily see that there was a busy playing fields site there, before deciding to purchase.

    But once the houses were sold, the occupants started getting on to our committee about everything and nothing - a constant barrage of complaining and moaning.

    So we had a meeting with them. They came in looking all stern and determined - then our chairman opened up with "OK you win, we're all volunteers and we've had enough hassle from you now. So, we are in discussion with a builder about the playing fields. He wants to build two hundred and forty houses there and the local council have said that's OK in principle"

    No complaints since.

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  3. This is so typical of our new breed of twats.
    I can think of similar cases:

    1)Those that purchase homes beneath flight paths and then complain about aircraft noise.
    2)Those that purchase homes in the country then complain about cockerals crowing in the morning.
    3)Those that move to small country villages and complain there are no street lights and then once they're installed, they moan that the levels of vandalism and street crime increases.

    The character of the Britsh people in recent years, has changed beyond all recognition.

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  4. Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells12:39 PM

    Smithy said:
    "Fucking loathsome twat."

    Here here

    Seconded, thirded and fourthed. He's probably worked out a way to chisel some com-pen-say-shun from the club.

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  5. Anonymous2:02 PM

    This reminds me of the local cretins who moved into brand new houses next to a 70mph dual carriageway.

    The road had been there 40+ years, the houses less than one.

    They must have known about the road when they moved in, and yet, lo and behold they started demanding the speed limit be reduced because of intolerable noise pollution...

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  6. Lord of Atlantis3:01 PM

    smithy said...
    "Fucking loathsome twat."
    11:02 AM

    Couldn't agree more!

    Tonk. said...
    "This is so typical of our new breed of twats.
    I can think of similar cases:
    1)Those that purchase homes beneath flight paths and then complain about aircraft noise.
    2)Those that purchase homes in the country then complain about cockerals crowing in the morning.
    3)Those that move to small country villages and complain there are no street lights and then once they're installed, they moan that the levels of vandalism and street crime increases."
    12:10 PM

    Yet, half the time, the judges support twats like these! Why don't they tell them to "**** 0ff!"
    If they don't like cricket, or crowing cockerills, or whatever, why the fark did they buy a house where they did? Why don't they move, preferably not just to another town or village, or even another country, but to another planet, as they certainly seem to be living on one?!

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  7. microdave4:21 PM

    "Fucking loathsome twat."

    Count me in for that, as well.

    The anti-airfield "Nimbys" are occasionally caught out though. Rochester airfield was threatened with closure a few years ago - the usual noise complaints etc - but when plans were announced for a huge industrial estate, they suddenly realised that the airfield was preferable!

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  8. Couldn't have put it better myself, Smithy.

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  9. Excuse me ignorant American here

    I follow your blog some. I am listening to the elections

    First is Local Coucil sort of like a county like we have in the US or a combinated of a local Govt with powers of a U.S. State (absent the Senators)

    Do these election results help roll back the Nanny State or will it be more of the same

    Just confused

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  10. Reminds me of the village in Saddleworth, Brass Band country, where a pub had had outdoor Summer concerts for a hundred years, top bands, people visiting from miles around, beautiful Lancashire rolling hills....then the young couple moved in next door. Eventually, the local council gave in.

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  11. alf stone4:04 PM

    If "his house was at the very edge of the crease", poor chap would have a point but I suspect you meant to write boundary.

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  12. Julius Caesar2:29 PM

    Perhaps he's making a silly point, in the hope that someone will slip up and bounce him some extra cover?

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