| Club history (as told by Philip
The Old Fallopians play in a mid-week
evening league - the Victoria
Park Community Cricket League
- on all-weather pitches in Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, east
The games are eight-a-side, sixteen overs each, bowlers
each limited to four overs.
We also play friendly 11-a-side games at weekends at various locations.
to the pitches are three newly refurbished all-weather nets.
New players always welcome, all
to see photos of the squad
|Derek Underwood at Victoria Park!: but who's
the bloke in the dodgy hat?
Former Kent and England bowler Derek "Deadly" Underwood
came to Victoria Park in January 2005 to quote for rebuilding the cricket
Old Fallopians photographer (and some time player) Philip Barrass
was there to record the moment.
How did it all start?
The Old Fallopians came into
being, apparently spontaneously, a decade ago. The most widely accepted
view is that they evolved from a genetically modified crap (carp?)
that had become stranded in the major sewer running under Victoria Park in
London’s celebrated “East End”. Click here to read more of
Mr Barrass's ramblings