Mercenaries

The BBC report that Bears Kolpak signing Vaughn van Jaarsveld is refusing to return to the county despite signing a 2 year contract in June.

For the life of me I cannot understand how importing South African cricketers under this pretext is going to help English Cricket, good riddance to him I say.

Beached Yacht on Manari Beach, Kimberley

We found this yacht beached about half a mile from where we were camping on Manari Beach, Kimberley, Australia. Dave the guy who owned the yacht had fallen asleep and was brought ashore on an exceptionally high tide.
Despite our best efforts Andrew, Rod and I were unable to refloat it that morning but I am pleased to report that Rod went back the next day and he and Dave managed to get the yacht sea borne again and it is now sitting in Rod’s front yard awaiting some TLC after having been swapped for Rod’s 4 wheel drive.

Kaiser Chiefs

On Monday Night we went to see the Kaiser Chiefs at the Birmingham NIA.

They were supported by The Little Ones who I only caught a couple of songs of their set and We Are Scientists who I thought were excellent. If you live in the Midlands you can catch them live at Warwick University on Sunday 2nd December.

The Kaiser Chiefs were also very good, they played a tight set and are obviously excellent musicians but I felt there was a lack of connection between them and the audience as at the end of their set they just kinda wandered off stage without really acknowledging the crowd. It may be the Modern Way to paraphrase one of their songs as I have only just started to see live bands again after a long hiatus but I felt it showed a lack of gratitude for the support of their fans.