Ian Beck

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 March, 2006, 12:00am

IT specialist

It doesn't matter whether we win or lose, the Lamma cricket team usually celebrate after a match, and the last time we won was no exception. We always start at the Devil's Advocate on Lockhart Road. It's a good place to analyse our game, the food goes down well, the beer's great and they sponsor us. What more could we want?

That night I had dinner with my girlfriend and one of her friends at Wildfire on Elgin Street. The food's great and so is the service.

I would normally head back to the boys on my own, but this night my girlfriend came with me to Barco on Staunton Street, the de facto lounge of the Lamma cricket players. We love it there - it's relaxed and feels like home.

It's also an oasis of interesting people, and has fun games and good music. They take good care of everyone.

A bit later came the Feather Boa next door. It's a mellow place and comfy when it's not too busy.

That mellow feeling didn't last long because soon we were on the doorstep of Linq on Pottinger Street. The music is good. That night, Phil Shirley was on the decks. I was born without rhythm, but at this time of night it doesn't matter. It's all about the tunes.

By 5am we were starving and craving noodles, so we went to a traditional noodle shop called the Lotus Chinese Restaurant on Wellington Street. It's quite well known and was full of elderly Chinese eating congee.