A Double Diamond Celebration Works Wonders


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By Beefy Roberts
October 22 2018

Beefy shares his thoughts on a moving afteroon at Durham where our friend Diamond was appropriately remembered. 

On Tuesday afternoon 25th September day 2 at Durham ,Vic invited us to a box along with Ellie (Diamond's daughter) and Pauline (Diamond's wife) to celebrate the life of our late mate. We were actually in the Durham boardroom! There was no dress code.

Along with some great friends,Andy ( Dingy) ,John, Les, Lynne and some of Vic's friends,we spent the afternoon watching cricket,sipping wine,talking about Diamond and looking after Ellie and Pauline.

Vic gave a small,and moving speech about Diamond and I could see that Ellie and Pauline were both very moved about Vic's words...as we all were.
 
After,one of Vic's friends took the floor to mention Vic had been awarded groundsman of the year,the first time ever a cricket groundsman has won such award.
 
Ellie and Pauline left us when Middlesex reached 100 in second inns to take the long drive back South...It was wonderful to see them both again,and we will all keep on chatting,as we promised when we said goodbye to our mate all those months ago.
 
We are sure Diamond would of been looking down on us today,probably saying something like 'silly buggers drinking wine,not beer!'
 
Thanks Vic,for what you arranged for us.

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A Double Diamond Celebration Works Wonders
Posted by: Middlesex till we die (IP Logged)
Date: 22/10/2018 09:28

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Re: A Double Diamond Celebration Works Wonders
Posted by: BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
Date: 22/10/2018 11:56

Just to add to above,Devon Dumpling and Keith Mein also joined us in the celebration.
Next to the boardroom was IT Botham office (Not there sadly) and other side was the players balcony.

Re: A Double Diamond Celebration Works Wonders
Posted by: dingy bags (IP Logged)
Date: 24/10/2018 12:05

As Beefy has said this was an excellent occasion, appropriate and very well-judged in terms of tone/atmosphere. Not easy to get these things right but Vic did it.

Memorable and an excellent view to watch a magnificent Middlesex recovery, which was also appropriate in the circumstances.

Re: A Double Diamond Celebration Works Wonders
Posted by: BarmierKev (IP Logged)
Date: 24/10/2018 16:30

It gave me great pleasure to share Beefy's thoughts on the day. I'm imagining Diamond saying "silly sods using me as an excuse for an out of season match report"



Barmy Kev
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Re: A Double Diamond Celebration Works Wonders
Posted by: Seaxe_Man (IP Logged)
Date: 27/10/2018 10:51

Well done Beefy for organising Diamond Day. Plus to all who made it to Durham.

Thanks also to Vic for acting as tour leader.

Re: A Double Diamond Celebration Works Wonders
Posted by: BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
Date: 27/10/2018 11:20

Quote:
Seaxe_Man
Well done Beefy for organising Diamond Day. Plus to all who made it to Durham.
Thanks also to Vic for acting as tour leader.

Not down to me Roy,just glad to be there.
All thanks to Vic,whom arranged the room for the afternoon,and,of course,to Durham CCC for also allowing us the use as well.

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