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Yes, yes, FB, you say, but what has this to do with anything? You're surely not going to give us that tired old routine about finding an undiscovered manuscript of the original Zorro in which he features as a dashing top order batsman are you?
Would FB be so obvious as that? Yes, but not on this occasion. Zorro came to mind when FB recently perused this notice on the website of the South California Cricket Association :
The City Parks staff has reported that some cricketers have been playing or practicing on the Woodley wickets/squares during the weekdays. There are visible signs and damage to the wickets due this unauthorized use of Woodley wickets during the off-season.
This is a warning to all those responsible for unauthorized use of grounds.
The City Parks staff has been directed to take pictures of the culprits and report to the SCCA immediately. The Parks staff also claims to know some of the offenders by face and will help SCCA identify those.
Those found guilty will pay severe penalties and suffer long suspensions for destroying SCCA cricket resources.
Please be aware, and refrain from playing on the squares during the off season.
Or Zorro will get you.
PS - FB added the final bit. But wouldn't it be great if respect for cricket squares in public places could be enforced by the swish of a sword blade?