Search

You bowl what you eat

12:00 07 May 2014

Ilford Catholic won two out of three matches in the Herts & Essex League last weekend

Ilford Catholic won two out of three matches in the Herts & Essex League last weekend

Archant

Latest from our Ilford Catholic blogger

Pies and Pasties and Pastries. Crusty Rolls, Fat and Stodge.

And that’s just on the pitch.

The field of sports nutrition is growing all the time, but as fast paced as it is, it has yet to reach the tea tables of cricket clubs across the country.

But we are not complaining.

Who needs a chicken and avocado wrap when you have sausage rolls and a slab of Jamaica Cake?

On a weekend many a century or five-wicket haul has been fuelled by no more than a cheese roll and a jam tart.

If Ian Botham was playing over the Recreation Ground we are fairly certain he wouldn’t be tucking in to a pasta and pumpkin seed salad.

Last year the staff of the England cricket team produced a 82-page dossier of dietary requirements for their tour of Australia and look what happened there.

No matter how many “goji berry” breakfast bars you eat Mitchell Johnson is still pretty sharp.

At the other end of the cricket spectrum in local parks the traditional cricket tea is the perfect blend of carbs (sandwiches), protein (chicken drumsticks) and hydration (PG tips) and of course caffeine has been shown to have a positive effect of sports performance – so an extra cup of tea is usually required before re-entering the field of play.

But there are some danger zones. Tuna or egg on a hot day tend to sweat more than a family-sized office worker on a packed tube train.

In fact last year our “Chief Egg Chef” and 4th XI tea maker had half of Gants Hill cordoned off in a nuclear egg based fallout.

Bomb disposal experts were called in to dispose of the offending tray in a safe and timely manner.

Again, not that anyone is complaining.

Tea makers are the most important of all volunteers and what they provide is often the best part of the day - especially if you have been smashed for 50 off 5 overs or out first ball for 0. They are the heroes and heroines of cricket clubs across the land.

So back to the cricket. Pepperoni pizza pockets and pork pies aside the good news is that Ilford Catholic 2nd XI got off to a great start with a win over Hockerill on Saturday with leg spinner Ravi Ramanuja picking up a five-wicket haul.

But he is a clean living vegetarian - so maybe take the above with a pinch of salt.

*Ilford Catholic Cricket Club play in Divisions 1, 4 and 6 of the Herts and Essex Cricket League. If you are interested in joining as a member email iccc2011@hotmail.co.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

18:40
Nick Browne hits four runs for Essex (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Opening stand sets up chance of big total

16:00
Suhaib Sarwar of Shenfield (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Brentwood beaten after batting collapse

12:51
Billy Gordon top scored for Hornchurch against Chingford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Chingford tailenders produce matchwinning stand

09:49
Andreas Jonsson of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Elite League: Leicester 44 Lakeside Hammers 46

Yesterday, 18:16
Ravi Bopara appeals for a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Northants batsmen on top on first day

Yesterday, 16:59
Former Dagenham & Redbridge skipper Anwar Uddin helped organise a charity game at Victoria Road to raise funds for the Davies Family Quest for Klinefelter's (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Charity match: Legends 4 Davies Family Quest for Klinefelter’s 1

Yesterday, 14:26
Julian Smith keeps a close eye on Seb Downing during a meeting between Chelmsford and Raiders last season (pic: John Scott)

Defenceman returns to club ranks after successful spell at Chelmsford

Yesterday, 10:00
Rise Park celebrate their Essex Cup success (pic: essexfa.com)

Romford pupils complete double with Essex Cup win

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe