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RoyTho 2008 Bigmatch – Fights and Streakers

April 2, 2008

Well what can I say, it’s been over 2 weeks but since I got the pics I thought
what the hell, might as well Post em here.

Specially since I took the troube of taking a few of the fights at the big match.
Fights? you say.. ofcourse what is a Big Match with a few fights (on all 3 days)?

Thankfully I was observing and clicking a way from a healthy distance unlike
certain unfortunate individual we happened to know.

Here are some stewards eagerly awaiting the break to run on to the Ground. We were getting high… observing the surroundings.. singing bailas and bawdys songs.. (minus a papare).. Although we (Royal)
couldn’t win the match at that point.. we definitely outplayed them dispite beinglosing 5 quick wickets on Day 1.
Everything seemed brilliant..

till it got gloomy..

and the heavens decided to look down upon the Saints.. and release a down pour.. the covers had to be brought on..

and thankfully so.. coz not only did it have to protect the pitch from the rain.. but from kids who wanted to slide on the covers.. when I meant kids.. there were two types.. the actual kids and grownups who were acting like kids..

unfortunately these policeman missed all the action.. and were left staring at the crowd running a mock.. and the odd streaker.. yes streaker.. at our very own SSC in Sri Lanka!

the score board was found no of no use, and was soon forgotten once the pouring started. if you look carefully to the right of the pic you should be able to see what was left of a streaker who decided to slide/slip in the mud.. now that would have been painful 😦 ppl are either putting him down or assisting him get up..

before all this rain dance… while the sun was shining there were other activities to keep your self entertained.. the most popular would be to get drunk.. a close second would be to pull a fight once drunk.. it all started like this..

then the crowd got bigger.. and what started with one man.. ends up with 20 chaps trampling 1 guy.. but still hilarious none the less (except for the guy who’s been trampled)

once there is a big enough commotion the men in uniform (not school obviously) are notified.. and dive into action..

in another part of the ground another fight was brewing.. what caught my eye was that.. at the Roy/Tho even the handicapped are given an equal chance.. and no discremenation was/is allowed.

all in all I had a blast… coz I was already high by the time it started pouring so.. it was just a matter of maintaining.. 😉

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 2, 2008 1:44 pm

    Ahhh Big Match Memories… so fun, so great, so….. memorable.

    The Thora’s must’ve been praying hard for it to rain so damn much All well @ the end till next year though 😀


    Nice shot of the coppers btw and the covered pitch

  2. April 2, 2008 7:20 pm

    its always just a matter of maintaining.. 🙂

  3. April 2, 2008 7:54 pm

    i heard about the streaker but i didn’t see him. a bunch of drunk royalists were drinking/rolling/dancing/fighting in front of me. dunno if i’m glad or not 😉

  4. April 2, 2008 11:21 pm

    T : Ah.. that’s the tough part.. if you get too greedy.. you end up cocked.. too lil.. you lose the high.. and it’s a roller-coaster ride down hill.. even harder to judge when the match is over and you don’t know how long you and your friends are going to last..

    PP : hope they weren’t us… although I can’t recall our chaps fighting.. except for the bottle of course.. well from that distance I doubt you’d be able to make out anything.. even if you wanted to.. 😉

  5. April 3, 2008 1:15 am

    ohhh sweeet memories! see you there the next time : ) darn ALs, who knows,otherwise i coulda been there in one of those pics (hopefully not the streaker)

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