21st June 2008 Goughy and Emma's
After Goughy had invited Emma to 'Come One' down the aisle,
Emma's response...wait, yes, no, waiting, YES - the date was
set 21 June 2008 in Roath/Pen-y-lan where the pair had already
built their pavilion. The rain stayed away so the match went
ahead without interruption. The game started on time, with
both sides turning out (even usher Dan made it on time..just).
Emma lost the toss and went first on the 'I do's'. Both parties
proceeded effortlessly through the ceremony and then onto
team photos in the adjoining park.
The rain did arrive at the reception but by then all spectators
and Casuals were digging into tea and had far bigger things
on their minds - especially given the size of the cake. Mr
and Mrs Gough had a tour of the Glamorgan square, including
new team photos (on a length), before heading back inside
to finalise the match with cutting of the cake and first dance.
An extra supply of food was draughted in for the match after-party
as the onslaught of Casuals turned out. ...Numerous recollections
of past cricket matches followed, including Goughy's 'spanking
the kids' and his unique choice of 'match' language. The night
was rounded off with drunken conversations with the bar waitresses,
energetic dancing and the taxi leaving Fitzy behind.
A marvelous day and one which the pair (and the Cazh) will
remember forever. Congratulations from the Cazh.
Dan fashionably late...getting a helping hand from the
groom...(surely it should be the other way round)
All ready to face the enemy...
Look at his little cheeky chops....
...too late now...
The funeral march..no, the customary black and white
Go on give us a kiss
The 'Friends' group - spot the casual(s)
Emma itching to get to the cricket
In the dug out
There's no escaping, Emma is forced to watch the third
day between Glamorgan and Gloucester 2nds
Goughy gets his hands on first prize - come one!
Cllr Stephens firmly wedged in his chair waiting for
seconds (plus giving regular updates on the 2ns Test)
Steveo entertaining Paul...and a hint of a smile - must
be Steveo's outfit!
No Simon the presents aren't for you...Emma said reassuringly...