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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 05:58:28 PM »

old mans cricket today.  two teams 4 a side. each side gets a 8 over innings split in two, with each pair of batsmen get 4 overs. we lost twice by 8 runs.
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2017, 05:33:14 PM »

Forget the Ashes, the big match today was at Abingdon Leisure Centre, with the weekly 50+ indoor cricket competition.  Today it was four a-side, with pairs of batsmen facing four overs (one from each player). A total of 8 overs per side. 

For the first time I finally won a game.  Batted first against what was considered the better team, we scored 108 from our 8 overs, with me contributing 46 not out, Then we bowled them out for 36 which included the second pair scoring -4 from their 4 overs.

The second match I was transferred to the opposition for a 4 over match (each pair facing 2 overs), I slogged 32 off the last over.

Two games two wins.....Got to love old mans cricket.....Maybe Sky might broadcast it up against the ashes.
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 05:48:42 PM »

Lacking in numbers today.  two teams of three. one team bats for 6 overs, each player on the fielding side bowls two overs. Single wicket batting, with each batsman faces two overs.

First game we bowled first. they got 111, we manage a very poor 82. I batted like an idiot, run out second ball, then bowled by a slower ball and finally caught off the wall. manage a miserable 28.

Second game was a tie both teams scoring 112. We batted first, I got a decent 54 from my two overs (as you can imagine it is easy to score runs). Bit of a conversational finish to the game, with them needing 4 to win from the last ball. their batsman skied the ball behind him, which in my sides opinion clearly hit the roof and therefor was a dead ball (and no runs scored), they argued that it passed through the beam and hit the back wall for one run plus two for the RUN, 3 score and game drawn.

I did have an "Old man fielding moment".  Running to my left I picked up the ball in my right hand, threw the ball in for a run out, then staggered off balance backwards 5 yards into the wall at full speed. Hit the wall hard with my hip and took all the skin off my left elbow on the breeze block wall. Bet it was funny to watch.


sporting injury so no sympathy from the wife!!
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2017, 06:20:35 PM »

Ouch!!!

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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2017, 07:15:11 PM »

This old man cricket is brutal, still suffering with a bad back from the first week (4 weeks ago)
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 07:39:15 PM »

@jblowe - have you trimmed that beard? 😲
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2017, 09:18:53 PM »

@jblowe - have you trimmed that beard? 😲
@FattusCattus , Ah well, I had a drink or two and got it into my head that I was beginning to look more like a tramp than a 19th Century European Monarch.  So on a mad whim I got out the Dog's clippers and set about giving my beard a light trim.  It looks a lot easier than it actually is.  After a slight/major errors within 5 minutes I was beardless. Next day I put my back out, turned my ankle and came down with a cold, and was beginning to know how Samson felt. Now working hard on growing it back.

On the plus side my mother-in-law didn't recognise me, and then said "Oh your face is thinner, have you been on a diet".
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2017, 09:30:41 PM »

How longs the indoor old fogie cricket last for?
I finish for xmas next Friday, so might be able to show my face
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2017, 08:27:45 AM »

@Northern monkey not sure when we stop.  The organiser has just quit so it is up in the air at the moment.  I would expect it will continue up to Christmas.  2 o'clock at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre Abingdon.  only 3
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2017, 09:02:06 AM »

Ah that's a bit crap, he's quit!

Has it been advertised to the teams, clubs etc to try and promote it,,,I'd not heard about it until you mentioned it.

I know there loads of older players at wootton for instance.

Unless it's just the time of day?
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2017, 11:54:50 AM »

it was on the OCA website.  I would expect most people are at work at 2.00.

If the OCA send a message to every OCA club, it still does not get pass on to the clubs players.  just got an email saying the funding will end at xmas. so there might not be any next year
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 09:04:14 PM »

Today's over 50's big match saw only 7 players turn up.  Two matches of Three a side, in the first match I kept wicket for both sides. Each side batted as a single wicket, facing three overs (one from each of the opposition)
Batting first was Peter, Micheal and Malcolm, who scored a respectable 108 in their nine overs. Batting second the team of Steve, Jim and John (on form the stronger of the two sides) scored the runs easily with 9 ball still remaining.  Behind the stumps I managed 2 dropped catches, loads of byes as well as three catches and a stumping.

Second game I joined Peter and Malcolm playing against Micheal, Steve and John (Jim keeping wicket). Each batsman faced 3, 3 ball overs (one from each of the opposition).  My side bowled first and restricted them to 49. I opened the batting and scored 28, which included -8 for being stumped, Malcolm scored 21 from in his innings which left Peter needing to score one from his 9 balls, which he did second ball. BIG WIN!!!!

Good news is that is seems to be carrying on next year.
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 09:33:52 PM »

Jealous you have this. Looks like a lot of fun all round.

Every time I see the header though I think, 'oh there's a 50+ up for sale'. I think I've spent too long on this forum.
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2017, 09:41:35 AM »

Wished we had it in Worcester
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Re: 50+ indoor cricket
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 05:37:55 PM »

it was part of an ECB out reach scheme to get more people over 50 playing cricket.  Might be worth contacting them and see if they can introduce it in your area
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