We were down in the sand dunes without a coach. The desert seemed bleak. After quick drills. 2 teams. The Golden Scorpions, Louise Sally, Laurie, and Gill versus The sacred Scarabs in green, Nancy, Tulay, Shirley and Fie.
Sally started with the ball. Gilly was first to score. The Golden girls were on fire. Game 1 to the Scorpions, it’s not Pharaoh said Shirley, Sarita Tutankhamun appeared & joined the Greens. The treasure changed sides. Water was scarce, Sally saw a mirage. Quick water break. Laurie played Mummy to Mummy ruining Shirley’s game. Game 2 to the Scarabs. Tut Tut Sarita swopped sides. Game 3 a sting from the Scorpions tale.
Tonights Shooting star was Louise for beating her personal best. The Desert Storm award to Fierce Fie welcome to the team.
Coach Tina Turner’d up early to the Thunderdome. Shooting drills to start, followed by a 3 on 3 degrees defence game.
The 2 teams were. The 5 Proud Mary’s in Red, Lisa, Sarita, Andreea, Gill and Louise verses the 4 Acid Queens in Blue, Fed, Nancy, Sally, Laurie.
Lisa and Sally jostled at the Jump. The first 2 baskets to red. Then de Do run run de Do Run Run went the Blues. The Proud Mary’s kept on rolling but the Acid Queens kept on Scoring. Easy Easy listening said Fedi, STFU whistled Tina as she lost her Nut bush! ‘We don’t need another hero! Use your golden eye, Separate & make space’.
Sally ‘mountain high’ knocked Louise off the no.1 spot, with her ankle ‘river deep strain’. Full of 2nd hand emotion Louise sat out. Red win.
Game 2. Louise returned. Fedi screeched to her backing singers ‘who’s running for money!’ Laurie Scored. Gill held back. Nancy Scored! Coach Tina blasted at Lisa ‘Hit the back board’ She did! What’s love got to do with it! Boom! it was 8pm.
Simply the best! said the winning reds 2 games to 0.
Its 7pm and the planes are circling with last minute flight cancellations and unexpected passengers. The session started with an important announcement from Pilot Jo, for not making last weeks schedule.
At 7.05 the safety drills began. 7.21. 2 Teams. The Private Jets, Louise, Lisa, Dania, Tulay in Pink Versus the Flying Jumbo’s Sarita, Gill, Shirley and Laurie, in Black. Lisa won the jump landing the first 2-3 baskets. Shirley was next on the tarmac. Tulay looped to looped 3 in a row.
The pinks had control of the skies. Brace Brace! Sarita took command of the traffic control tower putting her Red (Black)Arrows in formation, taking over the whole Aerospace. Dania requested an emergency landing…Easy Jet! said Sarita as she stole the rebound. The score now 6-6. Black wins. The Runway was busy with flights backing up. Gilly started circling stalling Louise’s take off. Jo flew in from Cameroon helping the Pinks find their spacing. Dania ran along the wing to score. Laurie got 1 in. Shirley Taxi’ed to the basket. Game 2 to blacks. Game 3 ended with a crash landing, Boeing 747 was the score…The Blacks king of the skies.
The control tower read 21.00hrs. With all fuel burnt out we left the airport. See you all next Wednesday!
We need a Coach! Call the Police Jo is missing!
Tonight’s red faces were, Sally, Dania, Di, Lisa, Laurie, Shirley against Nancy, Fedi, Andrea, Gilly, Rhonda. We tried to ref but we didn’t have a whistle, so it was really difficult. It was a great game with a spectacular shot by Laurie.
Apologies ladies I’m not gonna make it in good time sorry to hear the facilities were not ready, make sure you all enjoy the session I’ll make it up to you all next week!
Crime scene 13.
2 Rival gangs see you in court. The Maida Black-Mailers in Blue, Gill, Lisa, Shirley Sarita, Di, Andreea, Nancy. Versus the Vipers of Little Venice in Red. Louise, Dania, Tulay, Fadi, Sally, Laurie.
After shooting drills and defence crimes the Game began. Superintendent Jo threw the ball. Lisa won the jump, Di intercepted result 1st murder. Within a minute Sally’s fast break murder 2. Fadi lead poled the way, easy passes, she was everywhere.
1 Blew off and Sarita was on. Shots were fired. Tulay took control of the ball. Dania ran in Red, Blue Nancy was killing it. Body count game 1 to the Red vipers . Di took a knife in the back and hit the floor. Shirley took 2 from the chalk line. Super Jo flashed the blue light! ‘travel’ We paid the penalty 24 seconds. Andreea played the ball low with a death wish. Laurie was fast but Gill was faster. Game 2 to Blue Blackmailers.
20.00 hrs Helicopters circled and the Sirens sounded. See you all next Wednesday for No crime or reason just funtastic play!
We won the lottery with 13 players on Yom Kippur!
2 teams. The Donkey Paws, in Green Lisa, Di, Nancy, Andreea, AK, Tulay, Versus the Monkey Jaws in Plum Feddi, Sally, Sarita, Gill Laurie, Louise and Renee. Renee floated down from the Euro Millions rollover a excellent player giving everyone a run for their money! Lisa scored twice in a row EEYORE for the Donkeys! Cheeky Monkey Feddi was next! The Green were in the lead then the Monkeys found their tail, swinging balls into the net at a rapid rate. Andreea retaliated with some amazing far shots. Ak catching rebounds, then popping them in. Monkey Sarita Joined the team and win-win. Di excelled herself catching and shooting. Subbing was smooth, 3 minutes per player and double for the plums. With no water breaks or stopping this worked well. Laurie got her 1 golden basket. Gill flew her fair share, Nancy too. Sally gave solid defence. The plums They were wining the postcode lottery. There was a few snatches and a couple of travels. Tonights numbers were 13 48 64. The scores were high! Tonight’s Lucky Star goes to Renee ! Welcome to the team. C U Next Wednesday
At Clarence court The Session started at 7pm A dozen Eggs some cracked rolled into the filthy battery Pen. Warming, laying and Shooting drills started.
At 7.15 the Poultry husband was still clearing up water spills and putting away the equipment from the earlier Cocks coop.
Coach Jo Edwina Curry measured the eggs in to size.
The Old Cotswold Blue Legbars, Sarita, Laurie, Shirley, Ak, Dania and Di. Versus The Burford Browns in Black. Louise, Nancy, Fadi, Lisa, Gilly, Tulay. Lisa won the Jump but the black were the first to score. Fadi scrambled her team into a omelet of players of who’s marking who. Don’t mess with the Coach! Tulay was poached by 2 players and got 3 free throws. One boiled in and 2 sunny side down. A.K got all her eggs in one basket. Game 1 to the Legbars. Game 2, new plan, Feddi Whisked herself into a soufflé. Louise was battery hemmed in. Coach Jo exchanged white to yoke swopping Lou and Sarita. Game 2 Blue. Shirley got 2 free range. Double yoke’ers! Dania pickled and devilled her eggs over easy. The Egg timer rang 8pm, we all meringue. The Blue Won Hens down!
Yes it really was a fabulous session!
First some drills, which we managed to use later. Then 3 on 3 on 3 for a rolling game of defence and offence, then four on four.
Fedi, Dania, Lisa and Sally verses AK, Shirley, Rhonda & Andrea, some great passes, use of backboard (Lisa) and teamwork. AKs team managed to win by a basket as the whistle blew. Really fast game, some fabulous play by all, great coaching by Jo.
After being subjected to many years of insults – Shirley’s blue ball finally got the begrudging appreciation it deserved. As the ONLY ball 🏀 on court it’s services were called upon for the full hour. So, the lesson that can be taken from this is : BRING YOUR OWN BALLS.
Great game Pinks were AK, Nancy, Gilly, Lisa, Blacks were Sarita, Andreea, Shirley and Josephine.
2 teams started warming up The Dixons of Dock Green Sally, Louise, Fadi, Shirley, versus The Great Red Train Robbers AK, Tulay, Dania and Gill. The Justice of the Peace blew the whistle and the game began. Ron Gill Briggs was the first to score followed by Buster A K Edwards.
The Criminals were in the lead till Detective Shirley Demsey and Fedi Makepeace managed to arrest a basket. Sally and Tulay had a hand cuff situation. Green Ball. Sally played Columbo….theres one more thing.. as she popped the ball in the net. Game 1 to the Reds. Judge called Water break. Stasky passed to Dania Hutch who jumped a rolled the ball into the net. Inspector Morse wanted morse from Clouseau but Clouseau didn’t have a Clouseau, Gill was too fast. As was Ak. Glass houses. The Reds were wining.
Louise was fouled got 2 from the top of the Key stone cops but didn’t score. Game 3. Judge Jo swopped Gill for Lou. Lou turned to crime but crime didn’t pay, Lou turned her ankle. Gill got the green light and scored a promotion. On the last Shoot out the reds stole the show.
See you next Wednesday
Tonights Cabaret started at 7pm. Sally Bowles blew the whistle at the KitKatKlub. The 2 teams
The Gold Coins, Gilda Gill, Laurie Krona, Nancy Dollar, Sarita Deniro Versus ,The Black Notes, Shirley Shekel, Lou Rupee, Euro Lisa, Stirling Tulay. All cashed up and ready to play the black were the first to raid the piggy bank. The Gold coins had a windfall of 4 in a row! The Blacks were losing money hand over fist, giving to charity and to the Zoneless. The big issue here was Shirley’s one arm bandit caught Laurie in the tummy.. Sorry! Laurie won the pools with 2 baskets! Nancy popped her dollar. The Gold coins were building up revenue, ‘Who’s passing to me’ said Sarita De Niro. Lisa Euro was robbed! The Blacks cash machine was almost empty. Stirling Tulay paid out a few baskets. Lou Rupee cashed her ISA but the Gold coins were now playing the stock exchange they had Big money! Gilda Gill added with a scratch card getting another quid from the tax free line.
Spondoolezzz! it was 8pm. Tonight jackpot winners without doubt The gold coins.
My beautiful launderette.
Layups started at 7pm, Jo took us into weaves at 7.06. 2 teams were formed at 7.21 and the hot cycle began.
The Brilliant whites in Black. Lisa, Andreea, Shirley Tulay and Laurie Versus the Stain Devils in Green. Louise, Sally, AK,Gill, Dania. Dot Cotton blew the whistle to start. Devil Ak and Sally were on fast wash, getting their undies in the laundry basket. 5 balls up before a Fairy called Lisa broke the cycle for the brilliant whites. First wash 7-1 Green stains. Game 2. The Spin. Dot shuffled the teams swopping Sally with Laurie. Shirley took a tumble dryer, while Sally’s ankle got caught in the wringer. Sarita came to the rescue with fag and black bib. The machines were now running on fast-spin. Andreea got out her dirty washing a direct hit to the laundry basket. Shirley ran to the dryers to score . Sarita was on extra Rinse. Laurie jumped out of the delicates and made a terrific basket. Gill passed and shot to the top of the ironing pile. Sally came back on full steam ahead. Tulay with Bold rebounding and anti crease. Andreea who thought she was out of conditioner made some terrific shots with Comfort. Stain Devil Dania removed stains we didn’t even know we’re there. There were free throws from the washing line for Lisa, Ak, Andreea and Shirley. OMO! Beep Beep it was 8pm The service wash was over. We had to vanish…Off to the airing cupboard.
See you all next Wednesday for more Bubbling BADA-BLING!
Radio Ga Ga….We all tuned in to the BBC (Basket Ball Club) 19.04 DJ Jo formed 2 stations. Radio 1 ready to Play. Radio 2 Layups and stretches. Pirate Station Sarita broadcast from the side. Radio 3 Let the Chart Run down begin. The 2 teams in Black 5Live. Sally, Sarita, Tulay, Nancy and Shirley versus In Red Smooth Radio Louise, Dania, AK, Feddi and Laurie. AK dedicated the 1st tune to Dania from the jump, the first hit. Shirley was the next to spin the disk, making it 1 all. DAR DAR DAR DARDA DA DA DA…The Fed in Red knocked the Black off the top spot. Sarita played to Nancy, Scratch Nancy turned up the volume. DAR DAR DAR DA DADA DA DA DA…Dania got on the same wave length and the Red were leading. News Flash! The session 1 & 2 to Red. A quick Ad break session 3. DJ Jo changed Decks. Sally requested the ball. Shirley asked for a chart run down ‘who’s on who’. Was it a Hit or Miss ! DJ Jo called foul, Radio 2 from the top for Shirley. Talk Radio the Travel programme. The ball was taken from the side. Tulay fought hard under the basket but AK was this weeks number one Record. It was Reds Soul Night Out. DA DADADADAD DA DAR DAR DARD DAR …Hey Pop Pickers Tune in next week for more wireless fun on the court. This is Fluff signing off BFN
7pm started the Charge of the light brigade.
The 5 Red uniforms Lisa, Gill, Tulay, Lil , Di. and 6 In Black Amour Dania, Louise, Nancy, Shirley, Sarita, Laurie. Brigadier Jo Blew the silver whistle to Charge! Red won the attack leading straight to a Birthday Bang! Black Shirley Banged and equalled the score. The ball changed sides, the Birthday Bings were on fire. The Basket Bangs kept coming. It was a draw, Then the Red pipped the black to the post! Battle to the Red. A quick minutes truce and the battle commenced. Sarita lead her Black troops up to the front line, Tulay held ground under the Red Key. Di broke through the lines.. Bang! Sarita banged again bringing black in charge. Red Lisa got 3 amazing bangs on target. Nancy took the ball forward, Di brought it back. The game was extremely tight. The Gun scores were close. It was a birthday explosion! BADA-BING -BANG! 8pm The troops marched off to the Waterway. Happy Birthday Sarita, Nancy, Shirley, Tulay and absent Sally.
See you all next week for more Frolics in the heat!
8 Barbies met at Little Venice Sport centre…..I’ve got a text! it’s Coach Jo-Ken…Can’t make it! #Barbiesputonplasticface and started Lay-ups and warm ups. #BendatthekneeBarbie, #twist&TurnBarbie, #Gatesopen #gatesclosed Barbie.
‘In your face Purple Barbies’ Louise, Sally, Diane and Gilly Versus ‘Who’s Marking who Blue Barbies’, Nancy Lisa, Laurie, Shirley. Blue started with the Ball, Shirley scored twice for the Blue ‘Who’s marking who’ Barbies, before ‘in your face’ Diane equalled the score. The Game was on! Style icon Barbie Sarita arrived wearing #bestoutfit Snazzy Slacks and fluo top! She Joined the Blue Barbies and the game took on a new shape. Equestrianism Barbie Sarita rode the court . Athletic Lisa Barbie got a ball in the face! #ouchBarbie ..Feel the love Island! Water-break! Game 2 Sarita changed outfits teaming up with life Guard Barbie Laurie. Nurse Nancy Barbie flew in and took the ball. Self harming Barbie Lisa landed on the floor. Louise ‘in your face’ Purple Barbie stuck close to Shirley. Ooh Lala negligee Barbie Sally kept dropping the balls in. Caribbean Barbie Gilly was on Fire. Game 3 to the purples.
Air Steward Barbie called Travel. Too many Cook Barbies called fouls,…but with No Coach Barbie to call them, we played on. At 8pm it was bedtime Barbie. Night Night. #Bibsoff #PJ’son. See you all next week, Drinks at the Waterway to Celebrate 5 Basketball Barbies Birthdays.
QT . P.s Call the babysitter Barbie
2 by 2 the girls gathered to the moon landing court. 2 drills and a warm up we set in 2 teams. The Twin Towers in Green Lisa, AK, Shirley and Laurie. Versus in Black the Moon Eclipse, Nancy, Gilly, Fedi, Diane and Louise.
3-2-1- We have lift off. AK won the Jump passed 2 Lisa and the Greens were off Tout-suite. 2 small steps by AK scored 2 baskets for the rest of green-kind..Fedi and Gill eclipsed each making the score 2-2. It takes two to Tango, Fedi found her new dance partner in Diane. Diane had landed! She was here and everywhere, she was fouled, she was knocked, she was hit in the 2 face.. too Sorry! The game was 2 tight. No tea for 2 until one team scored 7. Too hot! The Goodie 2 Shoes in Green won the first game 7-6. Game 2, AK was first on the score board. Tootie fruity! Laurie got 2 baskets. Shirley Armstrong got 2 from the free throw. Nancy was too fast & sharp on her bicycle made for 2. Louise tried for 2 soups but only landed 1. A step too far called Jo Jo ‘Travel!’ At 8pm we came to a lightyear halt. Score 3-4 to Blacks…Mission accomplished!
See you next Wednesday
Tonights Runaway trains Paddington Platform 4 in Plum (Gill, Andreea, AK, Lill) and Kings Cross in Black on Platform 5 (Feddi, Shirley, Louise, Lisa, Dania) Station Master Coach Jo blew the whistle and the game began. The AK-Express left platform 4 at a rate of knots, scoring the first 3 baskets. Euro-star Feddi followed close behind not stopping until she scored twice. Mind the Gap as Dania Slipped in from behind. Hoot-Hoot–Hoot’s on Andreea said Ticket collector Shirley. I am said Lou suffering bad engineering work. A minutes tea break at the buffet car. Gill Screened a diversion. Lou’s elbow collided with Fedi’s front bumper! Accident! Sorry Leaves on the line. Lisa got a first class ticket with a wild long shot. While Andreea planned her journey just right, dropping baskets at each station. Lill impressed us all with her underground technics darting everywhere, even remembering names and routes. Louise Screamed as a jump ball approached, disturbing the coach. AK caught her rebounds again and again causing a packed platform! Stand back from the line called Station master Jo. On time 8pm we had reached our destination. 3 games. 1Draw. 1 to Paddington Plums and 1 to Kings Cross. CUNWednesday. For more steam train hot fun on the track.
The birds flocked into the centre, to shoot game. After some Ostretching 2 teams were formed by height an agility.
The Red Roosters, Andreea, Fedi, Sally, Gilly. Versus The Blue Peahens Louise, Lisa, Shirley, Nancy. Mother Coach Hen was lost. The Bluebirds started with the ball, Feddi was nesting for the Roosters leading the migration southward. The Red Roosters were the first to score. Lisa used her stork like limbs to land the first 4 baskets for the bluebirds going North. The red was still in the lead. Rhonda perched on the side straight from NYC stretching her feathers before joining the pretty bluebirds making it 5 against 4. There was a lot of squawking huffing and puffing. The egg was in, the egg was out, there was even some Fowl play. A bird in the hand was worth 2 balls in the bush! The early bird Nancy caught the worm. Sally squawked for the red. Whistle! Andreea laid a golden egg. Louise unexpectedly cuckoo’ed a rebound. Who’s marking tee-whit-ta-who ? Ruffled feathers! The birdsong became deafening! Every little bird wanted to be heard. All hot and flustered and a bird bath water break, the birds calmed down. The Blue tits lost 2 games but left 4 nil up. ….Something to whistle homing about.
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.