26th June 2019

Champagne: 2 teams, The 5 Bollingers in Orange Fedi, Ak, Shirley, Laurie, Gilly versus the Tattingers a case of 6 in Cherry. Louise, Nancy, Dania, Andreea, Sarita and Lisa. Coach Kir Royal blew her silver whistle. The game began after drills of Clicquot and Pol Rogeroll. Fedi was the first to pop the cork! Cheers for bolli! The Orange clinked their glasses Pommer’ing the ball into the net, bubbling up a fine score of 7-1. Game 2  ‘Bucks fizz’ more baskets for the orange. The Tattingers were getting drunk, missing their shots. Coach Kir swopped Feddi with Louise and the Cherry’s started to catch up. Bottoms up from Dania as she sipped a basket in from the side.  Laurie Perrier caught the ball but was too surrounded to pass. AK to the rescue catching rebounds and knocking back the baskets. The hall was hot and the Champagne was not chilled. Nancy was kept in reserve and had a bad reaction to the Rose.
At 8pm I dedicate a toast a glass to X-Badabing and friend who lost her life this week,

Karen Krug Wellman 1959-2019 aged 59
Missing you already.


19th June 2019

Tonight’s big secret was all about keeping Josephine 30th Birthday surprise. Cake, Gift and Badabing Fiz was waiting behind Sarita civil disobedience sitting on the bench. Making a protest and taking photos of the game.
The 2 teams. The Green Meanies consisted of Shirley, Dania, Nancy, AK, Laurie and against the Red and Ready’s Andreea, Feddi, Lisa, Louise Jenny, and Rhonda. First to score for the Green was Dania followed by Shirley.
Dania was on fire tonight scoring again and again. With AK’s height the Reds didn’t stand a chance.
2 water breaks later, Josephine evened the teams. The red won a round. Jenny subbed more than she should have.
Three hip hooray for Jenny for she’s a jolly good fellow.
At 8pm it was birthday cake, booze for Jo.
No bumps!
C U Next Wednesday

C U Next Wednesday

12c June 2019

The Nominees gathered in the great court hall busying themselves with warmups and shooting drills while waiting for Queen Jo to enter with this years Honours List. Once assembled the Queen split the players into 2 teams.
The OBE’s (Obsessive Basketball Efforts) in Blue, Louise, Feddi, Nancy, AK, Andreea, Tulay. Versus The MBE’s (Mad-for-it Basketball Evangelists) in Green, Sarita, Gill, Laurie, Sally, and Shirley. The OBE’s scored first with a team effort between AK, Feddi and Nancy. The MBE’s took their time before Shirley made the green basket to the list. Sarita was first to bow to the Queen finding herself on the floor. No foul was called and the game played on. In between a couple of water breaks and subbing, AK collected her OBE for services rendered to the net. Nancy received her’s for catching, shooting and all round team player. Sally was awarded MBE for best blocking. Fedi for Travel. Tulay for a near miss finger Jam. Laurie for marking. Gill for dodging her Marker. The award of the evening went to Andreea for her services to Drama. Her latest film ’Don’t touch my Heir’ The ceremony was fast hot and beautifully exhausting.

Brilliant fun had by all. See you all next week for more fun and if you can make it, drinks after play. X

5th June 2019

To celebrate 75 years of D.Day Basketball-day. AKA  B-day (Bidet).Tonight  the Veterans arrived in their droves, Queen Josephine split them into 2.
HMS Ballfast in Seafaring Green, Louise Jenny, Sally, AK, Shirley, Nancy. Fighting for freedom, The Red Re-Fusiliers Dania, Sarita, Laurie, Gill, Andreea and Feddi. Operation Overlord the game began. Louise blew her own trumpet being the first to score. Feddi the next to Dunk-kirk the ball. The reds had control. The greens were all at sea. Dania and Sarita lead the red landings. Then the tide changed AK’s rebounding earns her a chest full of medals. Sally parachuted in under the net. Nancy played with military precision. The Greens were the first to reach 7. Feddi took 2 from the free throw. Do-dah Hitler only had one ball! Humbug said Andreea who hated subbing landed 2 direct hits from the free throw line receiving a knighthood. We’ll fight them on the beaches, the reds used their secret weapon. Remember ladies Queen Jo is always right…even if she is wrong.   At 8pm the time and the red arrows flew passed. Hands in…God save the Queen! We’ll meet again don’t know where don’t know when…..but i know will meet again next Wednesday!
Good to be back,

22nd May 2019

We were all on fire!

Blacks, Dania, Akanksha, Jenny & Tulay verses the Pinks, Shirley, Sally, Gilly & Laurie, the blacks literally ran away with the ball, Dania & Akanksha were amazing MEN of MATCH, intercepting, weaving, jumping. So Superhero Jo stepped in to even up the play as Tulay sat out to catch her breath. Suddenly the Pinks were winning, whoop whoop. Laurie changed to black and Tulay was all Pink, some great baskets from Gilly & Shirley – and yes my first born is engaged to Max, so a Jewish wedding of sorts to come! Mazaltov ! Good game everyone

15 May 2019

Last night Coach Jo took the evenings frolics we had the Pinks :AK, Rhonda, Laurie, Tulay, Gilly and special Guest Appearance Sian !

They benefitted from skill and kick ass attitude. The Blacks gave as good as they got and then some ! : Sarita,Nancy, Jenny, Shirley and Lisa.

8th May 2019

To celebrate the Royal birth of Archie Harrison, we were honoured to have Queen Josephine the First in charge of the court. After warm up drills, weaves and curtsies 2 royal teams were formed.
The House of Mountbatten 5 in Green Nancy, Laurie, Sarita, Sally, Feddi Versus
The house of Windsor the 6 in Red, Shirley, Gill, Andreea Lisa, Rhonda Tulay. There was always a lady in waiting for the red.
The jump started the game, Lisa V Sarita. Hooray it’s a boy! Red Princess Shirl scored. The game was fast with strong secruity on both sides, neither house getting a clear shot of the new born. This Orb had a mind of its own. At last a majestic basket from the Duchess of Andreea 2-0. Reine Feddi got a fast break 2-1, followed by 2 bundles of joy form Lady Sally, 3-2 American Rhonda later known as Duchess of Windsor made it 4-2. At 19.37 a new Member of the realm came to see the arrival. His name Kywan (pronounced  Keywon) Aka Coach K. There was a lot of gas and air on the court, Queen Josephine ordered the subjects to run a suicide or face the Roth of her Regina. A Pregnant pause as the ladies waters broke-break. Fedi scored twice bringing the score to 6, Rhonda got the Royal Reds to 4. Sarita using her coat of arms got the Moses basket taking the game to 7-4. Game 2 Nancy pushed the baby out this was equalised by the Duchess of Andreea, at 8pm Shirley scored from the free throw line. Making a Red win. All maternity leave for the Baby shower. C U ALL NEXT Wednesday

1st May 2019

Bird song.

The birds were gathered on the court by 7pm. Sally took the rook with lay ups followed by weaving drills. At 7.16  Mother Loo-hen took pen to paper making 2 teams. The game began.
The Orange Ostriches, Nancy, Sally, Jenny, Andreea, Feddi and Tulay. Versus the Emu’s in Green Shirley, Laurie, Ak, Lisa, Gill. Ak won the jump but the Orange were first to score. Gill flew in and equalled the score. Like homing pigeons the orange took the ball to the nest 6-3. The Green Parakeets slowly caught up bill to bill 6-6 Squawk Squawk  Laurie made it 7! Water break. The Orange were subbing, Jenny first then Tulay.
Game bird 2. The pheasant pace was getting faster, feathers were flying, the green Emu’s took the lead. Birds of a feather stick together Andreea and French hen Fadi made a draw 6-6 Lisa robin-the-ball made it 7. Game to the green. The Cuckoo clock struck 7.41 as Flamingo-Jo strutted by taking control of the Roost.
Game 3 began. Ak was fowled and took 2 from the free throw. Both eggs in one basket. Ak was going for a song as she received another free throw. 8pm hot and sweaty we all and left the rotisserie.
There was a twitter outside in the wings and a little dickie bird said see you next Wednesday.

24th April 2019

Britains got talent! After warm-ups with weaves + layups practice Coach Josephine Cowell got the girls into 3 teams. Amanda Holden-balls in Black (Sally, Gill, Lisa Fedi) Unlesh the Dixon’s in Blue (Nancy Rhonda, Laurie, Shirley, AK) and David Walslam’s in Purple (Tulay, Andreea, Sarita, Dania, Jenny)  The knockout auditions decided who played first.
Black V Blue to start. Lisa and AK took to the stage with a Jump ball. 3-0 to the Blues. The 2nd act was singing duo featuring SueBo V Paul Potts. Blues buzzer was sounded and Purple-Jenny took 2 from the free throw line. The 3rd Act of Magicians Blue v Black, Jo was in for Blacks, then she wasn’t. 4th Act comedians, oh how I laugh, as the balls went in one after another, Sally 2, Dania1, Andreea 1 and Gill 1. Blacks won triumphant. 5th act was won by the Blue contortionists. 6th to Purple Cheer leaders. 7th to the Blacks brass band. Act 8. The golden Buzzer France’s got talent! Fadi’s basket blew us all away, happy birthday Fedi. 9th game went to the Blue girl band oooh! Act 10 the teams were getting tired. Blue versus Purple. The golden Buzzer sounded AMERICA’S got talent Rhondy got both baskets, Ant and Deck from the free throw! The teams changed Black V Blue. Fedi did a disappearing act, all what was left off her was 2 balls and a bib.
C U N Wednesday!
P.s Fedi your balls are Nancy’s car.

17th April 2019

Our Coach who aren’t in court, hallowed be her name. Thy rules be done, as if we were in heaven.
Our weekly bread. Let us play.
2 teams In Blue, Le Frere Jacques from Notre Dame (AK, Laurie, Tulay and Nancy) versus the Reds, The Londons Burning, St Pauls, ( Sally, Louise, Shirley and Gilly)
Reds started with the ball and were first to score. The Notre dames flames ignited and scored engulfing the court with rebounds and baskets. The reds fetched the engines and screamed ‘fire fire’ Londons burning and needed to pour in a water break. Refreshed, the Reds were first to score then within a minute Ding Ding dong the Blues were in the lead again.
The Reds passed fast but the long arms of Notre Ak-dame got the ball and like a easter egg resurrected another basket. Saint Teresatulay scored a beautiful relic followed by a miracle from Avelauria. Sally the Apostle scored and defended like a demon. Firefighter Shirley scored some wonders. At 7.57pm Pope Louis left the court with a broken finger for remembrance. 8pm on the dot the Spire fell and the game was brought to a close.
The collection box to collect the subs to fund this church will pass around reminding those to pay who have not paid For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen

10th April 2019

10th April 2019
Reasons to be cheerful!
Blacks – Sarita, Sally, Dania & Gilly verses the Pinks AK, Shirley & Nancy (with the occasional hand of God/Jo).
Pinks were outstanding & smashed basket after basket, so Blacks upped their game and started to pass and pass again. Despite AK (man of match) being both fabulous on offence and defence the Blacks started to take the lead.
Coach Jo guided play & managed to instruct and get the basket of the match from afar.
A brilliant work out everyone – & don’t forget to pay your subs.
The Lion

3rd April 2019

Two Teams Go To War !

The Blacks, Akansha, Dania, Gilly, Shirley & Tulay against the Purples Lisa, Sarita, Fedi, Sally & Andrea. Coach Jo was quick to call foul & kept the game moving fairly & with consequences.

Purples narrowly won both games but interestingly Akanksha & Dania from the blacks were ‘man of match’ for their sterling play tonight.

Great game everyone.

27th March 2018

Its my birthday and I’ll sit on the side if I want too…you would sit too, if it happened to you!
Louise wore her birthday suit. Two teams, Let the party begin.
the Pink Nibletts, Rhonda, Shirley, Nancy, Tulay, Laurie, versus the Blacks balloons. Sally, Rave, Gilly Andreea and Agancha . Rhonda won the jump but no-one scored. The ball floated from one end to another, First to score was Nancy.
Pass the ball said Coach Jo, it’s quicker. Pass the parcel said Sally drawing the score to 1-1 all. Shirley scored for the Pinks.  May-Rave took possession and got the party started. 19.35 Ding Dong! A gate crasher! Agancha. Now the Party started to rock!  Gill scored 3 jellies, Sally 5 crumpets. Shirley 2 party sausages, 2 jammy dodgers from a Laurie. Rhonda drank her fizzy soda and the pinks were in the lead. Agancha got into the party spirit scoring 8 baskets! The blacks were now steaming ahead feeding Agancha’s appetite.  At 8pm the Party pooppers set off the fire alarm, the score 9-20 to the Blacks.
Thank you girls for the fabulous cake, card, booze, flowers and POPPERS. ! I will be back in 2 weeks!

20 March 2019

Spring has sprung and the gym was hot.  2 Teams 4 x 4

Pinks :Sarita, Nancy, Gilly, Shirley V Blacks : Andreea, Tulay, Laurie Sally.

Thanks Josephine for the passing drills.  Fierce games.

13th March 2019

It was nearly a full house – we missed you Sian but the mighty Jo stepped in, she has both long arms & legs & is a formidable player & coach, who we all love and respect .

So the pretty pinks were, Sarita, Laurie, Tulay (the lips) & Shirley with a little help from Jo, who took on the mighty blacks, Nancy, Andrea, Gilly, Dania & Sally.  We learnt how to mark/move in the key, as though one. First man to man then zones,

I think the blacks won both games but only by a whisker and I could be corrected? Nancy & Sarita were super attackers & defenders & get the players of the match. Fabulous game everyone.

6th March 2019

It’s getting close to Red Nose Day and the fund raising has just started! Warm up and comedy stand-up drills set the tone. 2 teams The Black humour : Shirley Lisa Sally Nancy versus Purple Burst a blood vessels: Sarita Dania, Andreea, Laurie and Tulay. Hilarity started the Jump tallest and Shortest Lisa V Dania. The Black took the fast break but failed to score. Sarita’s comedy timing caught the rebound and with new matching leggings made the first basket. ‘Does that make sense said Coach Josephine’ as she joined the game ‘No sense’ said empire Louise wearing a fez sitting on the side. Glass Bottle, bottle glass. Nancy took a fast break, passed to shirley 1-1. Josephine was out, Josephine was in. Bottle glass. Laurie put on a red nose making the score 2-1. Sarita made it 3-1. Lisa Scores to the cost of a jammed finger. Sarita made it Four Candles 4-2. then 5-2. Shirley squirts a flower its 5-3. Sally is on fire jumping hoops rebounds to Nancy’s running gag, the black are strong but fail to score. Andreea laughs its 6-3. The Blacks break a smile for Shirley 6-4. Andreea pulls out a bunch of flowers 7-4. 1st game over. Game 2. Sally scores. Josephine run backwards keeping her eyes on the ball. Lisa chuckles 3. Nancy added one 5-0. Laurie turns over the ball, sponsors Andreea and the purples are back in the game. Dania 2 fancy layups. The score now 8-4 to Black. Sarita was exhausted from her walk up Kilimanjaro and sat out. Water break new game. Dania takes a minute. Sarita’s back with new vigour. Jo calls fouls, Sally got 1of 2 to come from the free throw comedy line. Ending the magnificent game with a draw.
A record fund raiser of baskets scored by all.

27th February 2019

Top game after a new drill  – the independents (blacks) Lisa, Andrea, Dania, Laurie & Sally against the superstars (pinks) Sarita, Shirley, Sensational Gilly & Super Tulay, it was a thoroughly exhausting game, chasing that ball up & down the court, passing, faking, running. Potty mouth Shirley was told firmly off for being a gobshite –  Ho Ho. There is a new rule of no swearing, so be warned. The pinks narrowly won due to some top baskets by Gilly & Shirley.

Fabulous game everyone!

20 February 2019

Well!! They say it ain’t over til the grey lady sings. And that’s for sure with the Bings
Blacks Sian, Rhonda, Laurie and Sarita vs Pinks Fadi, Shirley Andreea – a splinter group of 4 on 3. Ridiculous drill at the beginning that ed Stretch . But soon we were bobbing and weaving; open the gate, shut the gate and the game started.
Was wearing double thick leggings so sweating a good ‘un (style over function – must learn).
Excellent shooting from all sides. Was going to do a whole QB on the new independent party but have now had a and lost the mo. COME BACK LOULOU!
Great game all – see you next Wednesday xx


13th February 2019

T’was the eve of Valentines day and love was in the air. Coach Cupid Josephine showed the lovers how to shoot their arrows. followed by smooching warm ups, and a 3’s a crowd weaving. The Lovers in purple (Sarita, Dania, Laurie and Rhonda) and The fighters in Black (Sally, Lisa, Tulay and Shirley)
Sarita Valentined Lisa for the jump. The ball rocked both ends until Shirley took a direct arrow into the net. Laurie was the first to score for the purples bringing the score to 3-1 Love struck Trulay Madly deeply as she bought the score to 4-1. Lisa broke another heart making it 5-1 Dania took purple control changing the score to 5-2. Sally shot a golden arrow making it 6-2. Sarita 6-3. Dania was blocking, Laurie was dropping, Lisa started dribbling. Sally chose sharp defending.Shirley made a fast break 7-3 There was a water break up. Cupid said that the fighters were cheating on the lovers! Zoning when they should have been marking. Sally was fouled and took 2 from the free throw. Sarita made it 7-4, Shirley took the power of love 8-4. With a jump ball from Lisa and Sarita the score turned to 9-4. Sally spread her love to 10-4. The lovers were unlucky in love this evening, Lisa took a chance on a shot from afar…oh so very lucky in love 12-4. Dania scored 12-5. The black hearts were racing Shirley, Tulay 14.5. Sarita 15-6 With 10 minutes to go Rhonda fell catching love on the rebound. Smitten she turned 15-7 to the fighters. Hot blooded Dania topped it 15-8. Sarita caught a ball from behind without looking proving Love is blind! The last 2 cards were posted by Shirley and Lisa  17-8. All you need is love. Happy Valentine.

6th February 2016

My basketball arm.

With Chinese new year upon us it is the year of the pig and no better way to celebrate is with lashings of Chocolate. Our Chocolatier Josephine. The 2 teams made from Green and Blacks were. The 4 in Green Louise, Sarita, Andreea and Tulay, the 5 in Black Sally, Feddi, Shirley, Gill and Laurie.
The first slice of black forest gateaux went to Sally, she scored the first 2 baskets for the blacks. The nestle to score was Louise for the Greens. Feddi was fast like a chocolate whip, a chocolate fountain coating the ball from every angle.  Sallys defence was incredible getting passed her was like hitting a wall, a block of Walls choc ice cream A Magnum!  Tulay was fouled and took a Twix from the free throw line making 1 chocolate truffle. Louise’s brittle choc-finger caught the ball and it brandy snapped. Wrapping her finger against all advice she continued to play. (silly finger of fudge) Sarita passed the ball around her galaxy of team mates, making Cadbury’s sure they all scored. Andreea throw chocolate eggs directly into the basket enjoying every mouthful. Gill ran a marathon up and down the court. Laurie was a honeycomb sticking to Louise like Gu. It was a chocolate mouse of a game until Louise became a fruit and nut case and ice-screamed at Feddi, bringing the game to a chocolate sticky toffee pudding Halt.
Sorry Feddi for spoiling your bonbon de chocolate.