Drivel From Devizes: Dateline – Sunday 21st July 2019
Here is our weekly round-up of events from D-Town:
1. Celebrations have continued around the town throughout the week to mark the 50th anniversary of the mission to send an exploratory probe to a far-distant place, an arid landscape, devoid of life-giving oxygen, turned away from the Sun, and having absolutely no atmosphere. The mission was carried out by three brave men in a modified milk-float, on a return journey that lasted for several days through a vast empty void. Yet today we take TrowVegas almost for granted. We forget that, back in those days in the 1960s, it was a total alien and misunderstood place. Nowadays people think nothing of getting on the 49 bus route, abusing the driver, and trying to avoid paying the fare. Happy days.
2. And in a remarkable finish to last week-end’s North Wiltshire Cricket (Germolene League South) one-day cup competition, The Vize finally won something at this amazing sport. Needing 127 runs off the last over, and with the last two batsmen at the crease, it looked as if The Vize would be disappointed yet again. But by some miracle of six-hitting, several mis-fields, 93 over-throws, one leg-bye and a partridge in a pear tree, the town finally won a trophy. No real sports fans were affected by this piece of sporting history.
Copyright Andy Fawthrop 2019