I HAVE done some stupid things in my life and no doubt I have a few more to stumble over before I get the call from the Big Bloke.

My latest mistake was to tell local businessman and accomplished cricketer Rajesh Sharma (pictured) that I was an accomplished cricketer and would love to get back on the pitch for a game. You tend to do those things late at night over a pint or three.

Well Raj unfortunately didn't forget my boast, so this Sunday I am lining up as captain of my own Xl against his Stumps cricket team in a T20 game.

I did have five players from the council including Cr Antoniolli joining me, but the word is out that a hammering is about to unfold at Ivor Marsden Number 2 and two of those players have now run for cover.

I looked for support from my QT family, but only chief photographer Rob Williams and advertising manager Roger Gorrel were prepared to put their bodies on the line to help.

The match is part of the Indian Diwali Festival Day, which will culminate with a charity dinner at Raj's Indian Mehfil Restaurant on Sunday night at 5.30pm.

If you attend the dinner and you see someone wheeled in with a large bruise on his forehead please don't laugh.

It will just make it hurt even more.



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