It is not often I get cross…

Cricket Row Mike Burgess NMI002Ok that is a little bit of a lie. But whatever happened to this country?

Some numpty in Shamley Green, purchased a house next to a village cricket pitch, and now is complaining about the fact that his house may be hit by cricket balls. Today he took the case to court in an attempt to get an injunction to prevent them playing cricket, unless they erect 25ft fences, to prevent the occasional stray cricket ball from hitting his house.

For years the Shamley Green cricket club have always paid for tiles to be replaced if the damage was caused by cricketers, which in my mind is fair enough, but no, this twat, wants to prevent the club playing, and is demanding that a health and safety risk assessment is carried out, if this is ruled on by a judge, this could become a precedent and have to be complied with by the thousands of local cricket clubs nationwide, I am sure to the detriment of many.

To quote from The Telegraph this arsehole has made a few choice points.

“This has nothing to do with stopping cricket, I like cricket, but the injunction is designed to instigate what needs to be done to create a safe environment.”
He said a young girl was knocked off her bike last season by a ball while cycling along a road that runs close to the wicket, and claimed he had the support of local homeowners.

Firstly I dispute the facts alleged, according to the cricket club there is no record of this cyclist. Another point, if you are walking or cycling near a cricket ground you keep an eye open for 5 1/4oz leather and wood balls whizzing around, whatever happened to self preservation.

Not only that, in a matter of a few days, the cricket team managed to collect 1,400 signatures against Mike Burgess.

He also accused the club of “bullying” him, claimed hate mail and false rumours had been spread about him to force him to back down. Cricket was treated like a “religion” by some in the village, he said.

Well he will probably no claim that he has been attacked on a blog as well.

He will use to support his case a letter from the police saying that his demands are “practical” and that the current situation is “not acceptable”. Insp Simon Dann, from Surrey police, said obtaining an injunction “may now be the best way” to resolve the dispute.

Quite what the issue has to do with the Rozzers I have no idea, they really should be protecting people and property from criminal activities, not from village cricket clubs.

“It’s a shame it’s come to this but health and safety issues need to be addressed and resolved.

As if we are not over policed by the Health and fucking Safety lot already.

“Just because the cricket club were here before myself and others does not give them rights over our properties.”

From an anonymous source, I also understand that the previous location that Mike Burgess lived in seem to feel that he is an interfering, busybody. I personally think that he is an oxygen thief.

You must really be some kind of arsehole to buy a house next to a cricket pitch and then complain. It is like the fucking morons that buy houses near Heathrow and complain about the noise of aircraft.

Fuck it, I am going to complain about the church at the end of my road, fucking useless bunch of wasters ring their fucking bells at 10am on Sunday Morning, so what if the church has been there since the 13th Century, I have a right to be a complete fucking prick, and hopefully the courts will agree that I am one.


9 thoughts on “It is not often I get cross…

    • I do not live in Shamley Green but many friends do. Language like this will certainly not help any one of them. It can only alienate the authorities if seen by them and give Burgess amunition to accuse the Club and its supporters of abuse.

      • Point taken about language, but it really does get on my nerves when people like Mr Burgess move into a locality and then try to twist it to their desires – from idiots who move in next door to a centuries old church, and complain about bells, to those who move from a town into a rural community and complain about cockerels crowing because they think total silence is a human right.

        The judge in this case seems to have taken a dim view of Burgess’s demands thus far, so hopefully that’ll mean an end of it.

        • Agree with all you say. Doubt it will be the end of it, having had “H&S” brought into it. They have won over hanging flower baskets and boys school ties recently. There are some folk who thrive on making other’s lives a misery. This Mr. Burgess is one of them.
          I live in a house that has a clock tower and striking clock. Some years ago a neighbour (moved ages ago) made a complaint about the bell which had been here since 1870. Local Authority visited, listened, called the neighbour unreasonable and left. No more to be heard. So these complainers don’t always win.

  1. There’s nothing quite like the sound of willow on self-important tosser’s skull is there? (that’s a joke if the spooks are reading this)

    I hate these elf & safety dickheads. The human race would have frozen to death in the ice age if they’d been ordered to carry out a risk assessment from lighting naked fires!

  2. A number of pubs in Birmingham have lost their music/entertainment licence thanks to tossers like this him moving in to wanky new flats next to pubs and complaining there’s noise.

    I think Dave put it best- the guy’s a cunt. No doubt if they planned to erect the 25′ fence he’d complain about it spoiling his view.

  3. Indeed this amplifies my argument about the cricket playing population in this village..The language and abuse my wife and i have to put up with..
    the cricket club tried to get a clause that they would not have to pay for
    any breakeage of our new roof, and certainly were against repairing any damage that occurred as the roof was exetensively damaged before and after we moved in. When i played cricket and other sports it was a gentlemans sport. The language in this blog sums up the intellect of some of the players of today.. Call yourself sportsman !
    Accidental damage ..i dont think so …
    Oh and the propaganda about me continuews to thrive i see.
    Mike burgess..shamley green

  4. Thanks for that…. don’t recall calling myself a sportsman, I also don’t live in the village.

    As for the language, “sticks and stones” and all that, seems like you need to grow a pair!

    If you believe that someone is hitting cricket balls at your house deliberately you are deluded. If you don’t like living near a cricket pitch and feel that you are hated by the villagers, then why not do the sensible thing and buy a house somewhere else.

    Fucking Mong.

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