Dear Americans, after watching some of your ‘base-balls’ playoffs and in advance of what you call the ‘World Series,’ it has come to our attention that you have, for quite some time, been playing cricket wrongly. You have been using a strange narrow bat and playing on a frankly bizarre diamond-shaped pitch. Luckily, we Brits are here to set the record straight!
The UK is alive with pride!
London is a finalist to host the Gay Games in 2018. The Federation of Gay Games is voting on the winning city this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio, the host city for the 2014 Gay Games.
This weekend in Cleveland, a decision is about to be made: which city will host the next Gay Games, in 2018. London is a contender, on the final shortlist.
British Armed Forces were invited by the NFL to carry the Union Jack alongside their American counterparts at this year’s NFL game at Wembley.
Marching out in front of 80,000 fans, the Colour Party were temporarily centre stage carrying the Union Jack behind opera singer Laura White – who was supported by singers from the Corps of Army Music.
Reservists, Senior Aircraftwoman Jemma Holmes and Able Seaman Harnish Patel said they had never experienced anything like it and was an opportunity that only came about as part of their reserve service with the Royal Air Force Reserve and Royal Navy Reserves.
For Sergeant Walker and Guardsman Pike it was a slightly different situation, as avid NFL fans this was an opportunity of a lifetime, getting to rub shoulders with some of the star players.
Pictured (from right): Guardsman Andrew Pike, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, Senior Aircraftwoman Jemma Holmes, Sergeant Steve Walker, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, and Able Seaman Harnish Patel from HMS King Alfred comprised the Colour Party (Photo by: Petty Officer Derek Wade, Crown copyright)
This weekend, staff from the British Embassy in Washington, along with representatives from 7 other area embassies, participated in the local Ambassadors Cricket Cup held in Maryland. The day long tournament included participation from Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies. Our team unfortunately lost out to Australia but the event was a great opportunity to play a GREAT British sport.
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