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Most "Village Moment"
« on: December 23, 2011, 02:26:33 PM »

What's the most "Village" moment you've seen at your club?

Last year we somehow ended up playing premier league Brondsbury in a sunday Chess Valley League game the day after they beat Ealing who hadn't lost a game for about 4 years.

I lasted 3 balls against their opening bowler (all short at my ribs). No word of a lie the number three was a quivering wreck in changing room was wearing 2 long sleeve jumpers for protection and had shoved a thigh pad inside his jumper as an arm guard...  goes out to the middle, plays and misses at 3 balls then walks off with bat under his arm going "I knicked it didnt I, i always walk if I edge it"
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 02:33:03 PM »

really? what team does your no3 play in on sat?
This happened last year, quite similar to the ind v eng test match.

One of our opening batsman thought he had hit a boundary, and as the fielder jogged to retrieve the ball, the 2 batsman decided to have a talk in the middle of the wicket. The bolwer threw the ball to the bowler and he ran out one of our batsman.
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 02:42:11 PM »

We had a thing that was very similar to the Bell incident. One of our batsmen smashed the ball through cover and the umpire signalled 4 before it had gone over the rope, and their fielder managed to collect it before it crossed the rope. But the batsmen, seeing the umpires signal of 4 were talking in the middle of the pitch, and their player ran one of them out. He refused to go because he said the ball was dead because of the umpires signalling of 4. After a long argument, we resorted to someone looking up the MCC laws on their iPhone and it was given as 4 runs.
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 02:50:00 PM »

my club's most village moment was 2011. All season.
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 03:00:31 PM »

We had 12 players one game last year and skipper did not realise till 5 mins before game after warm up
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 03:06:08 PM »

really? what team does your no3 play in on sat?
This happened last year, quite similar to the ind v eng test match.

One of our opening batsman thought he had hit a boundary, and as the fielder jogged to retrieve the ball, the 2 batsman decided to have a talk in the middle of the wicket. The bolwer threw the ball to the bowler and he ran out one of our batsman.
4th team haha but he got called up late... I play in the 2's and I was scared facing him!
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 03:06:28 PM »

We had 12 for a midweek game once as well.
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 03:07:05 PM »

We turned up to a 3rd XI fixture which, according to our club fixture handbook was 'away'. When we looked in the league handbook we were supposed to be playing at home......good job the two grounds were only 10mins away from each other!
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2011, 03:13:01 PM »

We played on a League game on a Sunday once, we turned up at the away ground and they turned up at ours!
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011, 03:17:33 PM »

What's the most "Village" moment you've seen at your club?

Last year we somehow ended up playing premier league Brondsbury in a sunday Chess Valley League game the day after they beat Ealing who hadn't lost a game for about 4 years.

I lasted 3 balls against their opening bowler (all short at my ribs). No word of a lie the number three was a quivering wreck in changing room was wearing 2 long sleeve jumpers for protection and had shoved a thigh pad inside his jumper as an arm guard...  goes out to the middle, plays and misses at 3 balls then walks off with bat under his arm going "I knicked it didnt I, i always walk if I edge it"

This makes your whole team sound village Haha!!
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2011, 03:20:50 PM »

We played on a League game on a Sunday once, we turned up at the away ground and they turned up at ours!


That sounds like parry
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2011, 03:21:05 PM »

Leo was that Byron Vermaak?

The most village moment I've seen was playing against Acton 3s for my club's 3s on a Saturday. Their number 9 was giving it a whack, and missed one off our toilet leg spinner. He sort of wandered out of his crease overbalancing a while after, and our keeper naturally took the bails off.

Square leg (their player) gave it out, but the standing umpire (also their player) proceeded to start arguing about it - eventually the guy was given out. Don't know why he went for a walk but that was pretty village.  :D
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2011, 03:21:50 PM »

Yeah! Haha how did you know Johan? He looks like a beast!
Heres the scorecard... for some reason it has all the wrong names in it and I've gone down as "Malkeet Dhaliwal"  which is annoying as I also clean bowled Will Vanderspar this game haha ???

http://uxbridge.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11215595
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2011, 03:30:24 PM »

I've spent too long looking at the Prem Scorecards lol!  :-[
I remembered your Sunday League is a good standard so they must have had a sharp opening bowler bowling. What pace is he at, late 70s/early 80s I presume..

Not suprised - it's funny how a bowler's mind works though. He knows it's a Sunday so bowls bouncers to scare the batsmen shitless (at least your No 3..) - pretty funny.

Did he bowl many fuller balls that day?
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Re: Most "Village Moment"
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2011, 03:37:09 PM »

Haha well the first two balls were both short in at my ribs, I guessed the third would be an attempted yorker but he just banged it in again and I was set on the front foot and couldn't get out the way haha.  Yeah he was fairly sharp although not quite as quick as Reading CC's opening bowlers in the national this year!
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