The final of this illustrious tournament was competed between two English sides: Drovers of London and the eventual winners, Brighton and Hove.
It is thought that the Englanders’ natural iciness and familiarity with truly terrible weather equipped them for success in this noble trophy.
Brighton’s captain, Joe Nichols, said in a post-match interview:
“Thanks Christ that’s over with. Hell’s Bells, I’m freezing my elbows off here. Where’s the bar? Dammit man! Get out of my way!”
"If this is how I feel now after losing that game I can only imagine how the England rugby team felt in Paris after losing a real World Cup Final!"
I’m sure we can all understand his pain. Except for his developing frost-bite. No one can understand that.
The organiser of the tour, Julian Tall insists that the players take no risks,
"We do have to keep it safe, so everybody wears one pad and we play with an indoor ball as a leather one would freeze and become too dangerous."The competition hasn't been around long, but it has grown rapidly. Nearly every cricket-playing nation have sent a representative. Except for the West Indians, who know better.
“Extreme-cricket” appears to be in this year, after a group of lunatics climbed Everest to play a match last November. A match between the Professional Cricketers Association and their Sherpas was played at over 4000 metres.
Although, according to tour organiser, Nick Compton, the Sherpas “ran an impressive number of quick singles”, the PCA eventually won through superior boundary-finding techniques. Also, knowing the rules helped out too.
Although, it was only a little twenty20 affair, and they played a test match, the Sherpas would win every time.