Wednesday, 28 May 2008

And now more sport ...

Who needs Euro 2008 when you have the weekend of sporting delights I have just witnessed?

I say weekend - to be more factually correct it was indeed a Super Sporting Sunday. First off congratulations again to Matty for his epic 10k race. We've been building up to the race on the show for the past 10 weeks and we all went down to Ropley on Sunday morning to cheer him on.

It was just brilliant to see him complete the race. Check out his blog for the film we made of him running the race of his life.

It was a truly great moment on a grey old Sunday morning.

And then come the afternoon it was off to Brown Candover for the annual cricket match between the village and BBC South. The sun came out, I dropped a couple of catches - although in such an athletic manner no-one seemed to mind - and then had a bat and hit a boundary for the winning runs. Doesn't get any better than that. As for the tea - always first class.

Anyway the upshot of it is one of the opposition asked me, due to my "unique" batting style if I played baseball. Mentioned it on the radio this morning and we have been challenged by a bunch of Hampshire Young Farmers to a game of rounders.

Have just started recruiting players for the Solent All Star Swingers (not entirely sure if we can get away with a name like that).

So far no-one has noticed.

So here's the joke ...

A man finds an odd-looking bottle and rubs it. Much to his surprise, a genie appears. 'for releasing me from the bottle, I will grant you three wishes' says the genie. 'but there's a catch. For each of your wishes, every lawyer in the world will receive double what you ask for.' First the man wishes for a Ferrari. Poof! A Ferrari appears in front of him. 'now, every lawyer in the world has been given two Ferraris' says the genie. 'what is your next wish?' 'I could really use a million pounds,' replies the man. Poof! One million pounds appears at his feet. 'now every lawyer in the world is two million pounds richer,' the genie reminds him. 'what is your third wish?'...

"well," says the man, "I've always wanted to donate a kidney ...."
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Jon Cuthill is a presenter on BBC Radio Solent. You can listen to him every weekday from 9am-12.30pm, or listen again online at his website

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