|The royal cricket snubbers|
FB is downcast and Mrs FB has a spare hat chasing an occasion. But he realises he is not alone. Last night the phone rang and FB spent a torrid 20 minutes trying to console Barack Obama who had just heard of his own omission. 'We'd all fixed up to go to Legoland at Windsor too.' FB could only commiserate but as evidence of the special relationship has, as consolation invited the entire Barack family to view Carlton's fixture that weekend.
FB is disturbed to discover that the young couple have excluded the cricket world completely from the celebrations. A disgraceful snub. He had always presumed that if no other cricketer made it, Geoff Boycott was a member of the royal family and would have a formal part in the ceremony - advising the bride as she moves down the aisle or the corridor of uncertainty as he calls it. But no. FB now seriously wonders if the matching batting pads he generously sent as a wedding gift will be put to any use.
It's enough to make FB a republican.
|It never came........................|