I received a call from the Premier Pitch @ Grandstand on Saturday (9 May 2015) to inform me that the pitch is not available in two weeks time (Saturday, 23 May 2015), as the owners have booked the pitch for a whole day event that day.
The alternative for that day is a 7-a-side pitch at Premier Pitch @ Khalsa. As the 7-a-side pitch there is uncovered, 5 to 6 pm may be too hot, so I have booked 6 to 7 pm instead.
Cathal also messaged the WhatsApp group chat as follows at 7.49 pm:
Sincere apologies gents . Massive communication mix up- hope you managed to find someone
He sent me the image below later last night, of Ben's phone.
I didn't get the message, so I'm checking with Ben what number he has for me.
I think if a player is going to withdraw less than 2 hours before a game, and even though he has lost his phone, but he is with someone who has a phone, the least he can do is call me to make sure I get the message. And if the number was wrong, my correct number could have been obtained from Jake (who put his name down for him) or any of their other friends who play regularly or from time to time.
It is disappointing, especially when there was a player on waitlist who might have been able to make it still.