Fantasy Bob notes media reports that Edinburgh City Council are considering sacking the contractors who have been laying the new wicket in Princes Street. He is not surprised. There is no evidence that these contractors have the first bit of knowledge about cricket or the preparation of quality surfaces.
What media reports do not reveal, but which FB has on good authority, is that heading the running to take over the project is none other than Carlton's doughty groundsman Moon. Moon will lead a consortium of taxi drivers to repair the damage to the City's prime playing surface and ensure its availability for the start of the new season. The practice facilities in Leith Walk will follow once the holes in the surface have been filled in.
Commenting on his new project Moon said, 'How on earth these ******* bandits charged £500m for what they've done so far is beyond me. I've seen no evidence of the light roller being used appropriately. The important thing is to scarify the surface before the first frost. After that a few sessions in the spring with the heavy roller will ensure the surface Edinburgh deserves.'