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08 Oct 18: Tiger attack on unsuspecting Uni

It was Michaelmas madness at the Perse on Sunday evening. The new university term usually sees Uni 1 and 2 start slowly, with new recruits learning the ropes and others excitedly catching up on their Summer sojourns. So it was that a predatory and unrelenting pack of young Tigers pounced on the unwary chattering students and savaged them all (metaphorically speaking, of course.) Shere Khan Clift imperiously gathered, sorted and redistributed portions of good ball out to the Rodgers cubs and the Nanonator, who gulped down what they were given, dispatching the ball through the basket many times over. Down the other end was even more carnage, with students running wild, driven to distraction by plundering Potters, bloodthirsty Bretells, belligerent Bolanders and lurking Llewelyns. Some Tigers may have got a little carried away, scoring when their players were off the court temporarily and there was even time for Chief Battle Cat herself Jess to come on and score a few skimmers. Retirement? Ha! There were a lot of claws to clean at the end before T1 got back in their cages – 24-7 the final score there.

A wide-eyed Uni 2 then stumbled onto the Perse colosseum floor to stoically face their fate against an admittedly stronger-than-usual T4 (which should revert to a proper T4 when we have the latest batch of youngsters ready for their run-out…..imminently, we hope.) Alas for Uni 2, their pencil cases were barely out of their satchels before the T4 pack was onto them, pilfering balls, sending them the wrong way and playing Korfing whack-a-mole, dropping off and popping up anywhere to shoot. Ringleader-in-chief of course was 5-goal National Treasure Nick Armitage, who accidentally took a hit to his own national treasures and needed a moment to compose himself. Nick’s no stranger to injury in tender parts though and this is what happens when facing inexperienced but enthusiastic opponents. Jerram will certainly agree with that sentiment after spending 50 minutes swatting at a human mosquito. Leave it to ‘veteran’ korfing gladiators Sarus Spartacus Roberts, Sammus Maximus Oldhamus and Ellamentus Armitagius to pick off their opponents with some angular running and deft movement under the post – each scoring a brace. Caroline and Zoe also got in on the act (Zoe obviously benefitting from her T2 run-out last week.) Never one to miss a good game of twister under the post, Steve was there too, getting tangled up with a new adversary for this season. 16-4 the final score there and a quick shout out to Gentleman Jerram, who will be playing matches for his old friends at Vikings soon, lending a hand where it is needed (and Tigers have a surplus of boys) – a noble gesture, I think you will agree (watch your toes whoever’s marking him……Steve, I hope…not me.)

The games are coming thick and fast:

Date Division Home   Away Venue Time
14/10/2018 U14 Tigers U14 vs Bearsted U14 Cambridge Regional College 1200
14/10/2018 U14 Tigers U14 vs City U14 Cambridge Regional College 1300
14/10/2018 1 T1 vs C2 Perse School for Boys 1900
14/10/2018 2 T2 vs T4 Perse School for Boys 2000
17/10/2018 2 U2 vs T2 Cambridge University Sports Centre 2100
18/10/2018 2 P3 vs T4 Cambridge Regional College 2115
21/10/2018 2 T3 vs C4 Perse School for Boys 1900
21/10/2018 2 T4 vs T2 Perse School for Boys 2000
28/10/2018 PREM TIG vs BIRM Perse School for Boys 1245
28/10/2018 SERL TIG2 vs NCITY Perse School for Boys 1415
28/10/2018 2 T2 vs C5 Perse School for Boys 1900
28/10/2018 2 T3 vs T4 Perse School for Boys 2000