Will Obama be our Barack-stop? King’s Road ask U.S. President to play

KING’S Road have sent a cheeky tweet to Barack Obama today – asking him to keep wicket at the weekend

Can he catch? ... Barack Obama
Taking tips ... US President Barack Obama with Brian Lara
Taking tips … US President Barack Obama with Brian Lara

KING’S Road have sent a cheeky tweet to Barack Obama today – asking him to keep wicket at the weekend.

The Orange Caps are short of a man behind the stumps so sent a request to the US President’s official account on Twitter for him to step in and don the gloves.

So far only ten have said they can play in Saturday’s clash against Natwest 4th XI in Copers Cope Road, Beckenham – and none of them keepers.

President Obama, who is currently in the UK on a state visit to the UK, hasn’t – as yet – responded.

He is due to meet with Polish PM Donald Tusk as part of his tour of Europe when The Road take the field around 1pm.

But King’s Road are hoping he’ll reschedule that appointment and rekindle his cricket career for one match only with the boys from Battersea.

The President was pictured taking tips from West Indies legend Brian Lara in Trinidad and Tobago last year.

And The Road think he’ll want to get one over on former US President George Bush Jnr who famously took a bouncer to the head as he got to grips with cricket in Pakistan.

The King’s Road players who have said they’re available are Sham De Silva, David Hughes, Leon Watson, Dan Sherman, Ben Thornton, Michael Rossi, Chris Ashton, Matt Glover, Raju Mazumder and Amir Alipour.

Among those missing out are regular skip Giles Fagan and all the team’s wicket-keepers leaving the side a captain and gloveman short.

Author: Leon Watson

Terrifyingly fast with the ball in hand and famously flamboyant with the bat, Leon is without doubt The Road’s greatest ever player. His stellar career has yielded more than 1,000 runs and several million wickets. However, but for a series of shocking LBW decisions against him and the butter-fingered ineptness of his colleagues in the field, there would surely have been more

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