|I declare these gates....gates|
FB welcomes the new floodgates. He is sure that they will save many lives in the years to come.
The new floodgates' worth was immediately obvious to all attending the ceremony. Despite a night and day of torrential rain which epitomises cricket weather in Scotland at its finest, the whereabouts of all Carlton juniors could be fully accounted for. Previous years had seen the small cricketers increasingly at risk of being swept away in any kind of rainfall at the ground.
FB cannot be sure, but he thinks that these gates were foreseen in Biblical times. The words of Psalm 24 in particular - Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in. Words inspiringly set by Handel in Messiah and presented on this link.
As the Psalm goes on - Who is the King of Glory - what number does he bat? A subject cricketers everywhere continue to discuss.
*FB would like to make it clear to his handful of worldwide readers that there is no truth in the rumour that his febrile condition was caused by winning three tosses in succession in the opening games of the season.