THE Vatican has formed a cricket team and has challenged the Anglicans to a match at Lords. Now that’s what I call a Lords’ Prayer!
The Pope’s X1, named St. Peter’s Cricket Club, will be composed of priests and seminarians….and perhaps a few ring-ins from the sub continent.
Australia’s ambassador to the Holy See, John McCarthy, was integral in the initiative and says he hopes the St Peter’s Cricket Club will field a team to play the Church of England at Lord’s, the home of cricket, by next September.
The Church of England responded with a statement from the Bishop of Shrewsbury Mark Rylands, a known cricket enthusiast, who said he looked forward “to welcoming them to England as brothers”.
Interesting. Two teams batting for the Lord at Lords. Sounds wicket!!!