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Title: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 19, 2018, 07:59:11 AM
So with 2 weeks until our first Pre-Season game and 4 weeks until our season is due to start our ground is under an inch of snow still and itís -2 this morning.
So when do you reckon you will play your 1st game?? Our grounds man hasnít been able to get into the square for any length of time since last week in Feb due to snow and then rain and now snow again

I reckon 1st game will be in May this season canít see much cricket happening in April here in Suffolk.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JK Lewis on March 19, 2018, 08:08:00 AM
Same as you mate, Melford is still covered in snow. Our groundsman hasn't been able to fully cut the square or roll it, the outfield is recovering from the kids football, the driveway is so rutted it's like being in Lagos and we haven't yet been able to get rid of a large mole family who are encroaching fast. Nightmare. Work party next Saturday, weather permitting!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 19, 2018, 08:58:31 AM
Similar up in Yorkshire. We have a local friendly scheduled for 11th April which should be the first game. Had a bit of a collective effort last Saturday (10th) to get the work on the clubhouse finished and sort the pitch out a little. We did a great job until it bloody snowed again!

Luckily we have the leisure of indoor nets at the local secondary school so we're not completely marooned from cricket!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on March 19, 2018, 08:59:30 AM
1st league game 21 April. It's the only fixture that weekend. We finish 15 September, again it's the only league fixture that weekend. Consequently we have 3 consecutive weeks off in June just when it's nice and sunny and dry.
It's our first season in the top division and I can't help thinking that things are stacking against us. I feel the league should have seen our 3 weeks off in the middle of the summer and reshuffled the fixtures.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: iand123 on March 19, 2018, 09:15:00 AM
Our 1st game is scheduled at 14th April, reckon its a big ask to have it ready for then tbh. League doesnt start until the 1st weekend of May but our ground holds water really badly so if things dont start warming up pretty sharpish that could be a struggle
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Manormanic on March 19, 2018, 09:38:56 AM
First friendly planned for 21st April.  A couple of weeks ago there were groans about us having nothing ont eh 14th.  Right now, I'd say even with a well draining ground we'll belucky to play before the start of the league season.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: skip1973 on March 19, 2018, 10:02:01 AM
Be interesting to hear how all these Aussie bats go when tne season starts.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Manormanic on March 19, 2018, 10:08:41 AM
Be interesting to hear how all these Aussie bats go when tne season starts.

In the toe?  :D
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on March 19, 2018, 01:50:29 PM
We have our 1st pre-season friendlies weekend 14th/15th April - luckily both Away as out ground under a lot of snow and no work at all done on it since it was 'put to bed' at the end of the season. we have our 'ground day' early April so crossed fingers for some good weather!

League starts with a home game on 28th April against Jon from @Red Ink Cricket team  ;)

My real worry is if the inconsistent weather continues, because then you get no rhythm batting, the league starts to become a complete lottery depending on when and who gets rained off etc...
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Kez on March 19, 2018, 03:03:45 PM
April 2nd looking like a no go currently. So we shall be attempting to start the league on what will no doubt will be a juicy green top on 14th April... looking forward to catching balls at 2nd slip for fun, less so walking out to bat!

Fortunately we aren't in Melford until July  :D
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 19, 2018, 05:04:59 PM
April 2nd looking like a no go currently. So we shall be attempting to start the league on what will no doubt will be a juicy green top on 14th April... looking forward to catching balls at 2nd slip for fun, less so walking out to bat!

Fortunately we aren't in Melford until July  :D


Same mate our 1st league game is April 14th against the side that came up with us last season and along with ours was the strongest bowling line up, 2 tall quiche which given the 100% green top we will get if lucky enough to get a game will be a real handful as an opening bat, benefit is that all pitches will be slow unless we get some heat from somewhere early April
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: billyb on March 19, 2018, 05:14:34 PM
2 tall quiche? Must be a good tea  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: tommo256 on March 19, 2018, 05:52:32 PM
Supposed to have a friendly on April 7th, Think I could play a full rugby season instead of falling 3 games short.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Kez on March 19, 2018, 09:46:14 PM
As expected the 2nd April has now been killed  :(
Roller has wet to be returned to us, ground too wet for delivery. So no rolling has/ can occur yet.
 :o Praying that we aren't playing on green seamers all year
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Buzz on March 19, 2018, 10:39:51 PM
Been picked for a game on 24th April. Only a month away.
Not sure about some of you playing in 2 weeks.
The grounds might still be frozen!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: skip1973 on March 19, 2018, 11:07:32 PM
In the toe?  :D
I think that was more of a head issue than toe  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on March 20, 2018, 09:12:50 AM
So with 2 weeks until our first Pre-Season game and 4 weeks until our season is due to start our ground is under an inch of snow still and itís -2 this morning.
So when do you reckon you will play your 1st game?? Our grounds man hasnít been able to get into the square for any length of time since last week in Feb due to snow and then rain and now snow again

I reckon 1st game will be in May this season canít see much cricket happening in April here in Suffolk.
Seen it all before With the ever changing uk weather a few good drying days with sunshine and rising temperatures  Grounds although soft in April become playable
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 20, 2018, 09:15:52 AM
I don't image many will trouble the scorers though on those first few games.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: vibrate on March 27, 2018, 09:41:19 AM
Just played our grand final game on Saturday. Unfortunately we went down by 37 runs. Hardest thing about it all is that we went undefeated all season and to lose on grand final day was pretty devastating
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JK Lewis on March 27, 2018, 10:45:13 AM
Just played our grand final game on Saturday. Unfortunately we went down by 37 runs. Hardest thing about it all is that we went undefeated all season and to lose on grand final day was pretty devastating

Tough luck mate, that must have been hard to take. Hope that the game was played in a good spirit, and that you go one better in 2019!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: kdale6 on March 27, 2018, 12:00:36 PM
Be interesting to hear how all these Aussie bats go when tne season starts.

Well sanded youíd hope
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jamesisapayne on March 27, 2018, 12:07:32 PM
Just played our grand final game on Saturday. Unfortunately we went down by 37 runs. Hardest thing about it all is that we went undefeated all season and to lose on grand final day was pretty devastating

That's harsh - I always find these type of 'finals' a bit of an anti-climax much like the Premiership rugby playoffs here in England. Surely if you're the top team after a normal league season then you're the best team. Losing to a team who came second and may have been quite a way behind points-wise doesn't make any sense to me.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: liscon12 on March 28, 2018, 03:24:27 PM
Just found out that my club has pulled our 2nd team this year only leaving one team in the top division.

Sad times as we've always had a 2nd team but this also coincides with the league also dropping down from 4 divisions to just 3.

Death of cricket being witnessed first hand, sad times :(
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 04, 2018, 08:15:14 PM
Our Two Counties cricket committee has already cancelled the 1st round of league matches scheduled for the 14th of April and extended the season into mid Sep due to the weather.

Got me thinking should we look to start our UK season in May and go through to Sep? As hardly ever start with our 1st set of league games mid April and have had 1 pre season friendly in the last 3 seasons due to weather. I guess we will lose a few players back end of the season to football but we also never have them at the start due to football anyway.

Whatís others thoughts??
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 04, 2018, 08:29:41 PM
Our Two Counties cricket committee has already cancelled the 1st round of league matches scheduled for the 14th of April and extended the season into mid Sep due to the weather.

Got me thinking should we look to start our UK season in May and go through to Sep? As hardly ever start with our 1st set of league games mid April and have had 1 pre season friendly in the last 3 seasons due to weather. I guess we will lose a few players back end of the season to football but we also never have them at the start due to football anyway.

Whatís others thoughts??


Play mid April to mid sept anyway but just play any missed games on bank holidays .. if a few canít be available then itís no different to people missing games anyway
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: meats on April 04, 2018, 09:15:14 PM
Our Two Counties cricket committee has already cancelled the 1st round of league matches scheduled for the 14th of April and extended the season into mid Sep due to the weather.

Got me thinking should we look to start our UK season in May and go through to Sep? As hardly ever start with our 1st set of league games mid April and have had 1 pre season friendly in the last 3 seasons due to weather. I guess we will lose a few players back end of the season to football but we also never have them at the start due to football anyway.

Whatís others thoughts??

Genuinely can't remember ever playing in a league which started in April, always the first weekend of May. If I have ever played a league game in April then it's always been the last Saturday of the month.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 04, 2018, 09:28:07 PM
League starts 5th May, but we have a pre season game vs Burgess Hill on 21st April and first rounds of Sussex t20 on 28th April- 12pm vs Ifield at East Grinstead, winner plays EG at 3pm.

Grounds weekend this weekend, may escape building my brothers kitchen to do some grounds work.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 05, 2018, 08:18:07 AM
Before league cricket become the way to go Always used to start to play the first Sunday in April with a full figure card every Weekend upto and including the first weekend in October.
Cut tracks on both edges of the square working towards the middle  of the square by the end of may and then back out towards the edges for sept onward matches.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on April 06, 2018, 02:10:21 PM
We was meant to have our first game on the 21st against @uknsaunders team but that has been lost to the weather.....
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 06, 2018, 05:08:04 PM
We was meant to have our first game on the 21st against @uknsaunders team but that has been lost to the weather.....

Already off ?!?!?!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on April 06, 2018, 05:09:28 PM
Already off ?!?!?!

Yeh, weíre not ruining our ground for his lot 😂 - also itís out the groundsman a couple of weeks behind so heíll have time to catch up now
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on April 06, 2018, 07:59:51 PM
Yeh, weíre not ruining our ground for his lot 😂 - also itís out the groundsman a couple of weeks behind so heíll have time to catch up now

Agree, would of loved a game at ashorne but it needed dry weather over Easter  to recover from flooding and the recent rain. Game was always conditional on dry warm weather. Chris hadn't been able to roll the square yet so probably not the cleverest idea.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: billyb on April 06, 2018, 08:34:33 PM
Scored 117* last night, like a stylish Ricky Ponting, before taking 7-25 to win the game...

Sadly I woke up an hour later!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ScottParko on April 06, 2018, 08:56:38 PM
For multiple reasons only just had my first net tonight and at the age of 23 I might have to retire!!! My back is goosed!!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 12, 2018, 06:39:45 PM
Announced earlier that our pre-season game vs Burgess Hill is off already, was due to be on 21st. Groundsman hasn't been able to get onto the pitch so it's not exactly a surprise.
Got an extra grounds day Saturday as not everything got done last weekend, then first session with Jake (our returning overseas) of the season on Sunday.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on April 12, 2018, 06:56:05 PM
Both our pre-season games this weekend are off unsurprisingly and I am unavailable the weekend after. So another season of no pre-season games for me before the league starts on the 28th!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 12, 2018, 06:57:24 PM
Same. Both games off.. that 5 missed so far .. sad times
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on April 12, 2018, 07:15:16 PM
Same for us, both games washed out, start of the season has been pushed back a week and we confirmed our star signing PHIL MUSTARD!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 12, 2018, 07:50:42 PM
Same. Both games off.. that 5 missed so far .. sad times

5? When was your season meant to have started?  :o
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 12, 2018, 08:33:35 PM
5? When was your season meant to have started?  :o

Last two weekends and a random midweek thing
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gelds on April 13, 2018, 05:50:57 AM
BCL have confirmed the first round of games (scheduled for the 21st) are to be rearranged so we will now be starting on the 28th.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: roco on April 13, 2018, 06:18:52 AM
We have the option to rearrange for whenever the clubs can agree otherwise itís a rained off game so good that not forced but I do wonder if some clubs who might not have got the 5 game points equivalent might take the rained off game
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Kulli on April 13, 2018, 07:28:29 AM
Our pitch still looked like this on wednesday, so season start is pushed back to the 2nd weekend in may :(

(http://www.cricketforbundet.no/resources/forsidebilder/Rommen-sno.PNG/articleimg)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 13, 2018, 07:30:41 AM
Brilliant!! Top that anyone!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 13, 2018, 10:17:43 AM
Same our league was due to start tomorrow but they were re-arranged into Sep so due to be next weekend but our groundsman has already said that 90% chance that will be off by Monday.
Due to have a friendly on Sunday against a side who are EAPL so they have full time groundsman against there 2nd team which hasnít been cancelled yet.
Our home ground just doesnít drain unfortunately
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 13, 2018, 07:27:44 PM
Joined the XL cricket club. First game a week Thursday. With a full time ground staff, improving weather and the resources of a public school the game should be on.
God love mid-week cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Buzz on April 13, 2018, 08:31:28 PM
Nice, I am a member of the XL club too. Playing my first game this season on the 24th!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 13, 2018, 08:41:38 PM
I played against them as a lad. I now play in beautiful places but on mostly uncovered pitches. I look forward to having a bat on a good pitch. Hopefully get some runs too.
A nice lunch and tea are all part and parcel of course.
We used to get a barrel Of beer in for the XL and MCC games. I suppose thatís gone by the wayside.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Davehugh on April 13, 2018, 09:42:46 PM
Joined the XL cricket club. First game a week Thursday. With a full time ground staff, improving weather and the resources of a public school the game should be on.
God love mid-week cricket.

Nice, I am a member of the XL club too. Playing my first game this season on the 24th!

Ive been a member for two years love the XL club. Like you have already said probably best pitches i will play on all year and probably the best "cricket". What area do you both play in? I play in the West my first game is Queens College in Taunton on the 26th of April!! Great games for a preseason warm up.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 14, 2018, 08:00:20 AM
Ive been a member for two years love the XL club. Like you have already said probably best pitches i will play on all year and probably the best "cricket". What area do you both play in? I play in the West my first game is Queens College in Taunton on the 26th of April!! Great games for a preseason warm up.
Thatís the game Iím playing. See you there Dave. Hope they put on a decent lunch
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Davehugh on April 14, 2018, 10:39:30 AM
Haven't played this one before but looking forward too it. What other games are you playing? Where do you on a Saturday?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 14, 2018, 11:13:00 AM
Said I was available for kings taunton.
I play for churchinford in the West Somerset league. I met you at forum nets in britol
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Davehugh on April 14, 2018, 04:30:08 PM
Sorry that was my first forum net so everyone was new to me. Were you the guy with the Mongoose? Im playing Queens, West Buckland, Kings College, Millfield (Maybe) and Wells. Best bet is to collar Andy Birkett or Winston at Queens.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 14, 2018, 05:00:58 PM
Yes, I had the mongoose. I donít work Wednesdays or Thursdays so I can play all games that fall on those days. Itís just whether I can be bothered to travel.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: tommo256 on April 14, 2018, 07:41:37 PM
Played first friendly today, we bowled first. Green top, bowled them out for 146, I managed to pick up 1-7 off 5 overs, got a couple of my offies to turn and bounce so was chuffed.
We then chased it 9 down.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Boondougal on April 15, 2018, 02:20:10 PM
Well jealous that people have got a game in already.. our league has voted to put the start back by a week. Seems like quite a few leagues have done the same.

Gutted though as yesterday was a beautiful day and I can guarantee next week will be the same (original start date)... the week after I'm 100% sure it will be as wet as my bathroom floor when the kids have been in the bath.

The other annoying thing is as a new captain of or recently relegated side I had the strongest 11 available that I think I could have picked...  Oh well.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ppccopener on April 15, 2018, 03:00:47 PM
Feeling it Boony the kit is all ready but no where to go so far.

On the plus side a committee meeting has been called for next week, which is three hours of my life I won't get back, but it's something

And I got a text from someone unknown(!) saying there could be a game next weekend

It's been a helluva long winter but things are moving
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 15, 2018, 06:21:52 PM
So we managed to get a game in today. We had a pre-season friendly arranged but had to cancel due to weather but they contacted us this week and asked if we could field a side as with the drier weather back of last week and this forecasted good weekend they were confident they could produce a wicket and safe outfield.

Anyway pitch was superb given the awful wether we have had in East Anglia it wasnít a raging green top it was slow and a bit tennis ball bounce but overall played well.

Anyway we won the toss and batted, agreed that batters would retire at 50 and all would bowl, opened and got my way to 50 and felt in good nick given the very limited winter and early season nets, used my match bat from last season ď UK made GN ultimateĒ and donít know why this hasnít been in my mind as match bat this year, forgot how good it is so will be going into the next few weeks with this beauty. Anyway we got to 184-9 off 40.
Then I remeber why I love cricket so much, TEA, scones, homemade cake, sausage roll and mini toad in the hole with gravy, stunning spread.
In reply they had a couple of county Jnr players that we managed to get early both due to playing too early on the ball and after that they limped to 87 from 27 overs losing wickets in clumps so a nice win and our team fielded really well taking all but one catch that was quite tough to 2nd slip.
Main thing though was cricket was played and played in the right way with a great oppo so a happy start to my 2018
Season
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on April 15, 2018, 07:53:47 PM
So we managed to get a game in today. We had a pre-season friendly arranged but had to cancel due to weather but they contacted us this week and asked if we could field a side as with the drier weather back of last week and this forecasted good weekend they were confident they could produce a wicket and safe outfield.

Anyway pitch was superb given the awful wether we have had in East Anglia it wasnít a raging green top it was slow and a bit tennis ball bounce but overall played well.

Anyway we won the toss and batted, agreed that batters would retire at 50 and all would bowl, opened and got my way to 50 and felt in good nick given the very limited winter and early season nets, used my match bat from last season ď UK made GN ultimateĒ and donít know why this hasnít been in my mind as match bat this year, forgot how good it is so will be going into the next few weeks with this beauty. Anyway we got to 184-9 off 40.
Then I remeber why I love cricket so much, TEA, scones, homemade cake, sausage roll and mini toad in the hole with gravy, stunning spread.
In reply they had a couple of county Jnr players that we managed to get early both due to playing too early on the ball and after that they limped to 87 from 27 overs losing wickets in clumps so a nice win and our team fielded really well taking all but one catch that was quite tough to 2nd slip.
Main thing though was cricket was played and played in the right way with a great oppo so a happy start to my 2018
Season
who did you play good start with bat mate
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 15, 2018, 09:07:17 PM
who did you play good start with bat mate

@Vulcan Cricket played Woolpit at there place on the 1st team pitch
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on April 15, 2018, 09:31:08 PM
Good batting wicket turns a bit to happy daysb
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 15, 2018, 09:47:06 PM
Good batting wicket turns a bit to happy daysb

Probably one of the best batting wickets in Suffolk in my opinion certainly that I have come across
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 20, 2018, 10:21:51 AM
So our ground is deemed still to wet to play on this weekend by the groundsmen and it's a safety call reall with damp parts of the outfield under the trees,
So we speak to another club and arrange use of these second team pitch for saturdays first league game of the season now the oppo have conceded. Will this bloody season ever start as free week next sat so looks like my season will start in May now
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 20, 2018, 10:27:50 AM
All being well our first (and now only) pre season game will go ahead tomorrow our groundsmen has worked with the good weather this week and we are fit to play ready for the rain tomorrow!!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: smilley792 on April 20, 2018, 10:46:55 AM
All pre season games off.

Now first game of seaskn tomorrow is off.


Our ground is a state, so Iím gonna guess next week may be off to.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on April 20, 2018, 11:04:12 AM
Our groundsman @Maverick79 is doing an unbelievable job. The square is looking in a good way all things considering, it's just areas of the outfield which are bad, saying that, I haven't been down since last Saturday and he said it's dried lots.

First friendly is next Saturday and the league starts May 5th. I think I'll not be playing next week due to a house move however. My first knock of the year could be a league game... ouch!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: tommo256 on April 20, 2018, 11:17:02 AM
First league game tomorrow, had a net on one of our practise strips the other night. This weather has certainly helped! Deck is looking real good, along with a nice outfield so all in all pretty stoked for tomorrow!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: RF on April 20, 2018, 11:21:25 AM
Our first league game tomorrow is off as the groundsman hasnít cut a strip yet because itís too wet.
Very disappointing as the weather has been great this week so you feel you should be playing.
The ground is very soft and wet also itís not a good idea to fall out with the groundsman this early in the season.
10 /15 years ago weíd have been playing though
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 20, 2018, 05:46:49 PM
With our pre season game off, we are finishing the grounds work tomorrow and having a fitness and fielding session run by our overseas. Im leaving home at 8 to get a decent session in and help with the ground as I live 40 miles away since leaving uni!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 20, 2018, 06:30:00 PM
First league game tomorrow, had a net on one of our practise strips the other night. This weather has certainly helped! Deck is looking real good, along with a nice outfield so all in all pretty stoked for tomorrow!

Good luck tomorrow @tommo256 first league game for new club👍
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on April 20, 2018, 06:41:08 PM
Our first league game tomorrow is off, the groundsman has said the square has not had its pre season roll which takes between 60-100 hours, however the square is solid, wicket is cut and prepared and the outfield is ready to go. You be the judge.....

(https://s18.postimg.cc/wjxdrfkrt/IMG_4518.jpg)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Maverick79 on April 20, 2018, 08:21:10 PM
Our groundsman @Maverick79 is doing an unbelievable job. The square is looking in a good way all things considering,


Thanks mate  :)

Our first league game tomorrow is off, the groundsman has said the square has not had its pre season roll which takes between 60-100 hours, however the square is solid, wicket is cut and prepared and the outfield is ready to go. You be the judge.....

(https://s18.postimg.cc/wjxdrfkrt/IMG_4518.jpg)

60-100 hours is a LOT of rolling.... :o
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: geeders on April 21, 2018, 07:40:15 PM
Came on to bowl,
first ball - steady line and length for a dot
Second ball - wet ball slips out my hand and sails over the batsman's head
Third ball - see second ball.
Umpire takes me off for 2 no-balls.
First game of season is usually a little loose on line and length but that was ridiculous.
Fortunately we won so I can see the funny side.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 21, 2018, 07:45:40 PM
1st league game on a total pudding. 111 all out off 35. I was LBW for 13.popped up off a length an hit the pocket on my.back leg. Thought it a bit big myself but league umpire disagreed - fair enough. They got it 6 down after a break for a thunderstorm. Good game played in the right spirit.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gelds on April 22, 2018, 08:05:31 AM
Players a friendly yesterday against Heworth. We bowled first and they made 124/11 from their 40. In reply we made 153/3 from our 40.
A worthwhile run out. All the bowlers got some overs in the legs and the batsmen managed to spend some time at the crease.
League and village cup double header to look forward to next week.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ScottParko on April 22, 2018, 09:57:31 AM
1st game of the season amazed we managed to get on to be honest. Horrid pitch though meant 95-7 off 40 was actually really tough to chase. Our lads finished 21 short with yours truly clogging up an end opening and scoring 18 off 34 overs. Feeling it now!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Danny1981 on April 22, 2018, 10:58:48 AM
Golden duck in 1st game of the season. Safe to say it could've been better
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: KettonJake on April 22, 2018, 10:00:12 PM
Finally got underway this weekend.

A stumping and a catch with the gloves across the weekend, but loads keeping low meant a few more byes than i'd like, i felt very rusty, not happy with my performances really, missed a few half chances that I probably should have taken.

Saturday should have been our first league game but that got put back to the end of Sept, so we played what has been our only pre season friendly. I got a duck, played a few safely against a 'spinner' i've always struggled with. Then he plopped a nice leg stump half volley down that I absolutely minced through mid wicket about knee high only to see their skipper pull out a full length dive and snare it one handed.....

Today was the first sunday league game, maximum points win and i got 57*
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Tailendfielder on April 23, 2018, 07:48:52 AM
Two tour games onthe isle of wight. Playing above my ability against some very good players, i was 12 not out batting 3 when the rain came on saturday. Felt good and thought i could have gone on.

Sunday we reversed the order so i didnt bat but i got a nick and a stumping and no byeswhich i feel is a go start considering i was completely ruined from the night nbefore on both occasions.

Looking forward to some league cricket next week.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Kulli on April 23, 2018, 07:54:36 AM
League games start on the 5th. Off to Andalucia for 4 days of cricket sun and beers on Friday though, hoping it's a bit drier there.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 23, 2018, 08:22:01 AM
Very enjoyable fitness and fielding session on Saturday before going to heckle my brother and uni team mates.

Spent the first innings chilling in the sun with the uni girls team, then got roped in to field for Firle. Firle lost, but nice to get a run around, no mistakes despite being a couple of pints in- I hadn't expected to field!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 23, 2018, 09:55:00 AM
We got our season up and running on Saturday with a pre season friendly. We won the toss and chose to bat on what was a grassy but firm wicket. The outfield was very soft the closer to the boundary you went. We came off for rain on the fall of our first wicket so I had a nervous wait while the rain came down and we waited for it to pass. The wicket was at its worse when I took my guard and I struggled to start. Got in to it and eventually found some rythem and hit a few good shots - a number of which I got all of stopping before reaching the boundary due to the soft ground. I was eventually trapped LBW with what turned out to be the only ball to not get above ankle height all day - plum infront no complaints.

I had a good day in the field taking two catches. I even got my annual bowl (those who have seen my bowling at the CBF net sessions will see why this only happens once a year during the April friendlies. However picked up a wicket with a smart stumping from our keeper.

Good game and was great to be back! 
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: hammersjr on April 23, 2018, 08:20:32 PM
Started the season on Sunday with batting first and scoring 209 from our 40 overs on a low pitch. In reply they never really got going and we took wickets regularly and bowled them out for 130ish. So all in all a good start to the season.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: calcurtis98 on April 24, 2018, 12:13:01 PM
My season is likely over before it's even got started, unfortunately.

Managed to break my fibula and tear both the fibula and tibia off my ankle playing rugby on the 14th. I have had the required surgery since but I'm going to be out for a minimum of 6 weeks to recover and then likely another 6 weeks of physio to get the leg back in condition and get used to the screws!

Looks like I'm going to be resident scorer for the time being, which is sad as I was really looking forward to this season, was hoping to kick on from last year.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 24, 2018, 02:49:58 PM
Pre-season tour done and I hate cricket already...

It's going to be a long season
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Buzz on April 24, 2018, 07:14:36 PM
Played my first game today. Forty Club against St John's in an afternoon game.
If was pretty cold, we got 233 which was about par. They got them with two overs to go after we had opened the game up to try and win. Sadly we couldn't shut the barn door! We also dropped 6 catches. But it was cold blustery and wet and frankly I wanted to avoid the ball!!
Still I got some time at the crease and it was fun.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: beaver5 on April 24, 2018, 10:09:51 PM
Playing my first game this Saturday and last net session this evening. Made the stupid mistake of lending my match bat, GN f18, to a mate who's put a split all the way through the toe! 😤
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mdg20 on April 25, 2018, 01:33:14 AM
Very enjoyable fitness and fielding session on Saturday before going to heckle my brother and uni team mates.

Spent the first innings chilling in the sun with the uni girls team, then got roped in to field for Firle. Firle lost, but nice to get a run around, no mistakes despite being a couple of pints in- I hadn't expected to field!

That wasn't Sussex Uni by any chance was it? seem to see their twitter posted about playing a team that might have been Firle (it started with an F anyway!)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on April 25, 2018, 09:03:23 AM
Hopefully manage to play our first game of the season this weekend against Durham academy at the riverside, pitch only lasted 2 days so should be a belter
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 25, 2018, 09:57:55 AM
That wasn't Sussex Uni by any chance was it? seem to see their twitter posted about playing a team that might have been Firle (it started with an F anyway!)

Yeah it was Sussex Uni. Prior to dropping out I was down to play whenever possible.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 25, 2018, 09:59:43 AM
Got my Ansty debut confirmed for Saturday. Strange being asked to be at a ground an hour and a half before a game, never had that at Chalfont! Potentially off to watch the Uni lads if we don't make the second round at 3pm, and also potentially playing a friendly on Sunday for Firle.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mattdawson on April 25, 2018, 10:06:30 AM
Got off to a great start to the season this weekend was bowling alright keeping it tight at one end, then split webbing between ring and little finger.... gone straight through from front to knuckle and some heavy bruising to boot.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: cragnasty on April 25, 2018, 12:19:00 PM
first game was on saturday. -we bowled well but fielded poorly, bowled opp out for 167 a.o. - this was a div 3 game. opposition 1st team didn't have a game so they decided to field 2 batsman who scored 1,100 runs between them in division 1 last year. one of them got 50 odd. we lost by 20 odd runs.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mdg20 on April 25, 2018, 12:44:02 PM
Yeah it was Sussex Uni. Prior to dropping out I was down to play whenever possible.

Excellent, good to see the Suss going strong. I was there from 2005-2008. Good to see the girls team still going well too, it was us who set them up.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 25, 2018, 12:57:47 PM
To say the girls team is going strongly is exaggerating. We have two girls who play senior county, and they run cricket sessions for beginners and other girls who play. Beth and Anna are the only two who train with the guys though, have been a couple of joint socials too.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Simmy on April 25, 2018, 02:01:09 PM
amazing first game for us last sat!

http://sycl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3231139 (http://sycl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3231139)

hahaha Cant get any worse than that
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 25, 2018, 02:08:04 PM

Batting at 10 @Simmy?????  whats Syed Hassan like?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Simmy on April 25, 2018, 02:46:17 PM
always bat 9/10 now mate i'm rubbish

http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/938945.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/938945.html)

not good enough to bowl us out like that! i never think hes anything special but he always gets loads of wickets!

Only bowls low-mid 70's
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 25, 2018, 03:22:34 PM
always bat 9/10 now mate i'm rubbish

[url]http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/938945.html[/url] ([url]http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/938945.html[/url])

not good enough to bowl us out like that! i never think hes anything special but he always gets loads of wickets!

Only bowls low-mid 70's


Ah well, looking at that link, he may always get wickets against you, but you will always be more handsome!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: CasualSpinner on April 25, 2018, 03:26:25 PM
Both out 1st and 2nds managed games last weekend, the 1sts won by 2 runs and the 2nds lost by 4 so both we well close games! Hopefully with the decent weather up in Yorkshire we might be onto something now and we can stick to schedule.

I have my first match this Sunday in a friendly then hopefully i'll be playing regularly! Looking forward to dusting off the whites again!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: tim2000s on April 25, 2018, 09:11:26 PM
A winning start to our LMS season, where we come in as defending champions. Bowled the opposition out for 93 from 18 and then managed to knock them off for 3 wickets in 13.2 overs.

A winning start to the season, full bonus points and if anyone tells you cricket isn't exercise, well an hour of fielding in LMS and Fitbit begs to differ...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dbp9zbpWAAAw-aA.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 26, 2018, 06:44:06 PM
First game for XL.club. They hit 250/1 with 2 lads retiring with tons. I caught a sitter and dropped a sitter (off of davehughís bowling), sorry mate. We snuck home for a draw at 150/7. I was bowled for a leaden-footed 2. Davehugh looked classy for a 70odd.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 27, 2018, 03:01:54 PM
Games off tomorrow. Hoping for a training session instead as im raring for a bit of cricket!
Found an interesting position during my job hunt yesterday that I've applied for: England Performance Pathway Coach, specifically with the England Women's pathway with a specialism in spin bowling but able to coach across the board. Im probably nowhere near getting on the shortlist but worth a try!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on April 27, 2018, 03:06:42 PM
First game of the season tomorrow... forecast isn't good, we're on the 2nd XI pitch which isn't covered and can be a bit spicy, and the oppo seem to be bringing a tidy bowling attack... not looking like the gentle preseason hit I was hoping for then!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 27, 2018, 07:58:17 PM
Tomorrow's fixture was called off just after 3pm today.  :(

I'm our friendly captain this season, so will be taking charge of my first game of the season this Sunday (weather permitting).
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 27, 2018, 08:09:09 PM
What's the sh*tty captain like?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: thecord on April 27, 2018, 08:14:34 PM
My first game was meant to be tomorrow but already called off so will be straight into league fixtures the week after for me
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 27, 2018, 08:15:38 PM
What's the sh*tty captain like?

The clue is in the name  :D
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on April 27, 2018, 08:18:25 PM
First game of the season tomorrow... forecast isn't good, we're on the 2nd XI pitch which isn't covered and can be a bit spicy, and the oppo seem to be bringing a tidy bowling attack... not looking like the gentle preseason hit I was hoping for then!
aaaand it's off, unsurprisingly. Going in dry for the league next week it is then!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on April 28, 2018, 06:49:15 AM
Good luck to anyone who gets out there today.

We are meant to be playing are 1st league game but there is 2 hopes of that (as the saying goes). I am expecting a call about 10am to confirm a wash out.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gelds on April 28, 2018, 07:44:25 AM
Supposed to be playing both days this weekend, our first league fixture today and a village cup tie tomorrow. Rained all day yesterday and showers forecast for this afternoon so not hopeful 😔
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 28, 2018, 07:50:03 AM
Weíre off already :-( bloody weather
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 28, 2018, 07:59:23 AM
No rain yet so I can reckon we have a chance. Iím in desperate need of practice as Iím batting like a no. 11 at the moment. So everythingís crossed. First outing for the Jedi if we play.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 28, 2018, 09:30:19 AM
Rained off today, hoping our t20 is on on Wednesday as my only chance for a preseason hit outdoors
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 28, 2018, 10:01:35 AM
Might now be getting a game in tomorrow, obviously weather dependent, for Firle. Hoping to use that as pre-season before St James Montefiore on 5th May.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 28, 2018, 10:04:08 AM
Just been called off. Very frustrating. Hating cricket/England at the moment.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 28, 2018, 10:40:19 AM
Had to drop out today been to hospital woke up in pain couldn't see due to swollen nose blocking vision an abscess  had broken out through the area where the helmet grill was pushed into my nose and  cut it open it  by a a bouncer last July.
Doctor removed some of the abscess   have to go back to hospital on Monday
have to have an head and nose scan at a later date to try and establish the problem as second abscess in 3 months
Left me with
 an open wound.
Nose looks a right mess
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 28, 2018, 10:44:22 AM
All fixtures this weekend cancelled for us.

League starts next week
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ppccopener on April 28, 2018, 10:52:49 AM
Yup straight into the new league format next weekend without a warm up game, I suppose the plan is still to 'hit 250-300' in 45 overs  :)

Meanwhile in the dressing room some of us old hacks are looking for the much maligned ' medium pace dobber' everyone always says will 'get slapped when the wickets dry out' but who in fact will be absolute gold dust when the season finally starts.

Come on the season !
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Davehugh on April 28, 2018, 11:28:53 AM
First game for XL.club. They hit 250/1 with 2 lads retiring with tons. I caught a sitter and dropped a sitter (off of davehughís bowling), sorry mate. We snuck home for a draw at 150/7. I was bowled for a leaden-footed 2. Davehugh looked classy for a 70odd.

Didn't look leaden footed in the field nothing went through you apart from the drop off my bowling :). Not always easy facing the son of an ex England bowler very two lengths (Bouncer or Yorker) in your first innings. On a personal note happy with that as my first knock my new match stick from @GDP1964 is a gun just punched three drives at short cover uppishly and the poor young lad wore all three, his hands must of been ringing afterwards. Second game away to Frome tomorrow and then another XL club game against West Buckland Wednesday before the season starts the following Saturday...
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: KD4 on April 28, 2018, 01:42:21 PM
My first game of the season has been called off. Was really looking forward to it. Had a good couple of training session leading into the game and felt good and prepared but unfortunately the weather strikes.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: smilley792 on April 28, 2018, 01:56:19 PM
Wet!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 28, 2018, 02:07:23 PM
No league game today as a free weekend but canít imagine any one will get a game in rain all yesterday most of today and itís about 8 degrees. Waiting for tomorrow to be called off now. 2 weeks into the league season and no games played plus 3 of
Our 4 pre-season games not played what great start to the season. No doubt Sep will be dry and warm when all finished yet our league continue to believe early April is better than Sep for league cricket. Bloody muppets
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: tommo256 on April 28, 2018, 02:09:18 PM
I've built an arc!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 28, 2018, 03:10:31 PM
I've built an arc!

We can go in two by two mate canít believe how wet Suffolk is at the moment
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on April 28, 2018, 04:24:04 PM
I've built an arc!

Specs?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: RF on April 28, 2018, 04:44:13 PM
Wasted afternoon, freezing cold and wet.
Spent 20 odd overs waiting to go into bat but got rained off.
Nice Tea though, so not a complete loss
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 28, 2018, 04:50:58 PM
Specs?

2 tonnes 10

Several million grains

Huge edges

Big bow
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jonny77 on April 29, 2018, 09:04:39 AM
Weather seeks to be better this week up t'north, so hopefully get some games in.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: rickjames on April 29, 2018, 11:24:11 AM
Get to Clapham and an email saying game off due to damp wicket and outfield. Sigh.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 29, 2018, 01:52:38 PM
Todayís game was called off at 10am this morning, slightly annoying leaving it so late as no chance was going to be on, had consistent rain since Friday and itís 6degrees today so actually donít mind at all.
Fingers crossed for next weekend
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JB on April 29, 2018, 04:21:12 PM
Started well yesterday with a 🦆
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: CasualSpinner on April 30, 2018, 07:56:14 AM
The consolation to all this weather is that it seems that nobody has gotten out to have much of a pre-season bat.

Our season started two weekends ago and both 1sts & 2nds had very low scoring games, rained off this weekend. The scorers won't have to worry about running out of room for many of us!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: richthekeeper on April 30, 2018, 08:16:35 AM
we managed to get two sunday games on yesterday. home game was 199-7 plays 127 all out, and the away game was 228 plays 207. one of our lads got a ton.

considering how wet it's been, we did well to get them both on.

I didn't play as I hurt my back in the gym, hoping to be back next weekend but it's absolutely hammering down in London this morning...  :(
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on May 01, 2018, 10:42:56 PM
Todayís game was called off at 10am this morning, slightly annoying leaving it so late as no chance was going to be on, had consistent rain since Friday and itís 6degrees today so actually donít mind at all.
Fingers crossed for next weekend
your be on a good Deck on Saturday looked a road this evening at nets
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 02, 2018, 06:10:22 AM
your be on a good Deck on Saturday looked a road this evening at nets

You playing this weekend Dean? @Vulcan Cricket
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on May 02, 2018, 06:32:50 AM
Yes Iam playing away at mildenhall
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on May 02, 2018, 06:49:36 AM
Chap who's recently joined my club brought along his new bat to nets last night... had a slog, lent it to his mate who had a slog, the toe breaks... I wandered over and it's a Kookaburra Pro grade he's spent £375 on, seam marks all over it. Have you knocked it in or oiled it or anything like that, I ask. 'No, should I have done? What does knocking it in actually do? Hopefully they'll replace it, I only got it this week.' I bit my tongue, who'd be a cricket retailer!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 02, 2018, 06:58:18 AM
Yes Iam playing away at mildenhall

Your playing 1st team then mate, who have they got replacing Tino this season? Howís the knee going?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JTtaylor145 on May 02, 2018, 07:17:41 AM
Your playing 1st team then mate, who have they got replacing Tino this season? Howís the knee going?
Chris, if only you knew someone who played for Mildenhall  :)  The 1XI overseas player is Nick Maiolo, who played for Mistley last season.

Dean will be playing our 2XI so he will be coming up against a team mainly of younger players with 1XI ambitions. The best player in the side is a youngish Australian called Steve Graham but he is not a pro. He just happened to take a liking to the daughter of one of our senior players  ;)

JT
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Kulli on May 02, 2018, 07:20:50 AM
Three knocks on tour, 6, 2 and 5. I'm usually a slow starter in both the season and innings terms, but gonna take a while to recover my season average from that sort of a start.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on May 02, 2018, 07:58:23 AM
Your playing 1st team then mate, who have they got replacing Tino this season? Howís the knee going?
knee is ok still taking it steady probably about 4 weeks away form being able to be back to full match fitness
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Boondougal on May 02, 2018, 08:04:02 AM
After a cancelled game due to an unsafe pitch on sat some really good eggs who did get a game in gave up their place in our Newley formed Sunday side and I was a lucky swopsy. Our Sunday captain always has done a good match report so thought I would put it up here:it felt great to close a game out after the last pair had taken them from 25/8 to 51 all out but the last 2 batted the majority of the overs!


Crewe Sunday 1s v Wistaston

Me  - 'we've got a team of old fat blokes, wannabees and kids today
Their Captain responded apologetically  - 'oh we have a really strong team so....'

they won the toss and we were put into bat.

Myself and George ground out a decent start at about 3 an over and comfortably saw off the quickies.

the pie chuckers came on and I was soon out to a bowler who had clearly developed a taste for his own pies  - he went onto to take 4 wickets which you suspect doesn't happen too often.

Lewis Bacon and Sam Carney both looked set when they each holed out cheaply off of what looked like no balls - I wasn't too clear about this so checked the scorebook.................

George continued to plug away and had to watch a succession of partners come and go before eventually getting caught at mid off for 64 - a good solid innings.

Matt King came in and gave a good cameo performance before being spitefully run out by Conor Howard

The tail didn't wag and we were all out in the final over for 123  - of note was Dave Parkinsons lunge at a wide one which he should never have attempted but in so doing scooped a dolly to gully, I shall have to have a chat to Parkinson about that one and then there was Hamish running down the wicket at the opening bowler and got clean bowled  - interesting strategy.

Tea was taken and a big thanks to Flick and Amanda Bishop for a genuine 10/10 tea  - not even the distraction of a changing room lockout could spoil it - Mrs Drog will now be getting a thrashing tonight for letting me down last week.

Conor Howard & Olly Wilcockson opened the bowling  - I bet that's not been said before but actually if anyone doubted the validity of Sunday Cricket back at the Vaga then they should have been there today to watch these lads rip through the batting and but for some early season rustiness which afforded Wistaston a dozen or so extras,  would have restricted the away team to less than 40 runs.

Some tight fielding and a decent catch by Ben Carter complimented the bowling standards being set.

Lew and Dave Parkinson were very economical without getting the breakthrough we needed  - up steps Sam Carney and snaffled the last two stubborn resisters and we secured our 1st win of the season.

25pts  - well deserved

Benji Jarvis did an excellent scoring job - thankyou

Next game away at Betchton on 13th May

Up the Vaga

Drog
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 02, 2018, 09:56:42 AM
Chris, if only you knew someone who played for Mildenhall  :)  The 1XI overseas player is Nick Maiolo, who played for Mistley last season.

Dean will be playing our 2XI so he will be coming up against a team mainly of younger players with 1XI ambitions. The best player in the side is a youngish Australian called Steve Graham but he is not a pro. He just happened to take a liking to the daughter of one of our senior players  ;)

JT

Sorry forgot you were at Mildenhall @JTtaylor145.

Maybe you could help me with something as I need to speak to someone about our Sunday league fixture any ideas who would be the bets person?? Maybe you could PM me.

How's your season started if started at all yet
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 03, 2018, 01:01:15 PM
Not playing this week been to see hospital consultant today  who removed  the abscess   last week which had formed under the scar left from when the helmet grill cut my nose open due to the wound not yet  completely closed up don't want to risk another infection.
Should be okay for next week.
Also  have an appointment  with consultant  in early June  to discuss his offer of plastic surgery over the scar  to restore my good looks.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 03, 2018, 02:27:47 PM
Can't bowl at the moment, shoulder is completely shot, and for some reason my club's selection committee have failed to recognise my burgeoning batting talent. So I find myself surplus to requirements at the start of the season  :o

I may have to find a standard that allows for free-flowing innings by beefy middle-order sloggers against gentle, non-hostile bowling   :D
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on May 03, 2018, 02:38:08 PM
just been sent these photos of where we are playing on Saturday - it's an away game against a side that have just been promoted to Div 1 they play at a Council owned ground, so they had to cut and roll and mark etc... today! after it chucked it down yesterday. I hope we win the toss!

@Red Ink Cricket - this is at Willen - we are playing Westcroft.

(https://s6.postimg.cc/9ghef4nfx/IMG-20180503-_WA0000.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9ghef4nfx/)

(https://s6.postimg.cc/slknow9tp/IMG-20180503-_WA0001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/slknow9tp/)

(https://s6.postimg.cc/d03c4y5l9/IMG-20180503-_WA0003.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/d03c4y5l9/)

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 03, 2018, 02:47:03 PM
I'm off to Ghana for a week on business so another two weeks of the season gone for me :(
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Tailendfielder on May 03, 2018, 08:01:26 PM
Not playing this week been to see hospital consultant today  who removed  the abscess   last week which had formed under the scar left from when the helmet grill cut my nose open due to the wound not yet  completely closed up don't want to risk another infection.
Should be okay for next week.
Also  have an appointment  with consultant  in early June  to discuss his offer of plastic surgery over the scar  to restore my good looks.

Going in for a refurb alan?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: enlightened on May 04, 2018, 06:36:40 AM
30 out of 118 all out
26 out of 108 all out
...could do better
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 04, 2018, 01:41:15 PM
So Sundayís game is off as Oppo conceded making it 2 weeks in a row our Sunday side havenít got a game due to concession. Fingers crossed nothing stops our 1st league game going ahead after a free week last week and a concession the week before. Really has been an awful start to our clubs season but fingers crossed it can only get better
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 05, 2018, 07:26:45 PM
First league game today, on a wet and tacky wickets we batted first and stumbled to 101 all out with a top score of 14

I got 1 batting at 11 however for the first time since January a felt comfortable with bat in hand!

Side was a little down at tea but knew with a bit of luck we could get something out of the game,

Having the oppo 7-3 we were right back in it and needed up bowling them out for 48!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 05, 2018, 07:50:35 PM
First game of the season, after last weeks washout, and a convincing win
Weather was fantastic, kids had a good day, summers here
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Tailendfielder on May 05, 2018, 07:53:40 PM
Our game was called off yesterday, so i watched the seconds win gettung sun burnt with a pint. Over 20 degrees all day
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JB on May 05, 2018, 09:10:29 PM
After last weeks 🦆, I found myself back in the seconds opening. We are new to the league and the oppo won the seconds league last year. They declared after 37 overs on 140/9. We knocked it off two down. I fell First with us on 90, scored 36. At the start I think they thought weíd be easy pickings but it didnít turn out that way
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 05, 2018, 09:20:29 PM
Lost by seven runs on Ansty debut. Problem was we bowled 22 wides in the oppositions 172/7, they bowled 7 in our 165/9.
Won toss and bowled first, came on after about 25 overs, picked up a wicket in first over off a googly full toss, caught at cow but otherwise bowled pretty poorly by my standards for 1/24 from 4. Missed a catch off my best mate which would have been his first Ansty wicket (oops) but snagged one off our overseas. Got 10* batting at 9, kept middling it at fielders or miscuing it into gaps. T20 game tomorrow, possibly 2 of we beat Ifield.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 05, 2018, 10:10:39 PM
Our league season started today with an away trip to Braintree, lovely ground wicket was slow and low but given all the rain and minimal decent weather it played very well and took some spin. We Batted first and started well getting to 30odd without loss then lost 2 wickets quickly to full tosses, couple of more to really bad shots and then a bit of brain fade set in from our lower middle order playing to many across the line shots. To give them credit Oppo bowling was superb with very few bad balls and from the 6 bowlers they used 4 were spinners and all our wickets fell to spin. We managed 126 from 42.1 overs. Personally left stranded on 48* carrying my bat through the innings.

In reply we put together the best bowling and fielding performance I have seen since joining and now in my 3rd season in Suffolk. Our opening bowlers were both hostile and quick and picked up 3 quick wickets for less than 10 runs. Then the partnership for them that ultimately won them the game couple of seasoned players hung around for the next 30odd overs scoring at about 2 an over and took them up to 90 odd before we got our next wicket. We ended up giving them an extra 2 overs and this cost us dear as at the start of the 45th and normal final over they needed 16 to win managed only 9 but with the extra 2 overs needed 7 from 12 balls, 2 inside edges down to fine leg later and game over. Lost by 4 wickets with 8 balls to spare.

Great bowling and fielding from both sides, a little bit of spice and chat ended with hand shakes all round and a down
To the wire finish on a lovely warm cloud free day.
Roll on next week
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Boondougal on May 05, 2018, 10:14:54 PM
First game as captain today. Lost the toss and bowled... all out for 57 off 30 overs. Opening bowler picking up 4 wickets for 3 runs. Pie thrower brought on to buy wickets picked up 4 including a catch for me. We then knocked them off for 1 from 10, a nice little 23no with some well atuck blows! Very pleasing day
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Lumsden on May 05, 2018, 10:32:08 PM
The first match of the season and given my usual club had 24 players available, I offered to go out on loan which is something I actually like doing.

"Our" skipper won the toss and chose to field first so I sneaked myself down to fine leg for the first over in the hope that I can spend most of the afternoon leaning against the sightscreen and secondly be in pole position to be open from that end. This tactic worked perfectly today and I sent down 10 overs of the finest quality pies this side of Melton Mowbray (10-5-16-2).  The economy rate was aided by bowling to one of my mates who simply didn't want to get out to a fat off-spinner who doesn't turn it and a 12-year-old with a bruised hand. I did eventually get the 12-year-old out (after earlier bowling his dad) but somewhat annoyingly my mate survived who then went on to score 91 not out (out of 145-7 off 45 overs). After an excellent tea, I was scheduled to come in at No.9 but my services were not required and we won with 5 wickets down.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Bwcc on May 06, 2018, 06:23:56 AM
I couldnít have asked for a better start to the year
We had a pre season tour to reading Saturday was the most hungover Iíve played cricket so it went dot 6 dot 6 bowled
Sunday made 44 against some decent bowling
First league game of the year yesterday made 92 for my first league 50 ever
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Manormanic on May 06, 2018, 07:17:46 AM
Finally got on the field yesterday for our first league game.  Good win at Marlow, made a half century and batted okay. 
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SwingAndMiss on May 06, 2018, 08:47:03 AM
First game of season after 2 weeks of wet pitches. Went away 1 short, 2 of our team non cricketers but willing to help out. We were all out for 133, I had the slowest 18 of my life, playing a patient anchor role (I'm usually a last 10 over tonker!). Bowled opposition out for 105, after they were looking good at 105-5! 14 wins on the trot now
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: richthekeeper on May 06, 2018, 09:02:10 AM
Huge victory yesterday in the first leave game of the season. We put them in to bat as our pitch generally gets better to bat on through the day.

We had them in big trouble on about 35-4 but a strong 7th wicket partnership helped boost their total to 145-10 in the final over. Yes, it was difficult to score runs!

Opening up I lost my partner with the score in single figures. When I fell 30 overs later the score was 92-2 and we went on to win with one ball to spare. I top scored with 43 from 90 balls - it really was tremendously difficult!!

Gutted to fall short of 50 yet again but if I batted the same way on a better deck I would have got about 75.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on May 06, 2018, 09:40:23 AM
1st league game yesterday. Great start winning by 127 runs. We got put in on a very green still very soft wicket (see my post of the wicket earlier in the week) with an outfield so long it would grace a Sunday league football pitch.

I opened and got 55 and was out in the 25th over! We got 218 all out in the 39th over thanks to some late hitting against woeful back up bowlers.

They were never in it thanks to great spells from our opening bowlers (5-17 and 2-13) and we bowled them out for 91.

Great start to the season but I am sure tougher tests to come.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: beaver5 on May 06, 2018, 10:25:37 AM
Tense low scoring first game of the season yesterday. The wicket was under water 3 days before so luck to play. The pitch was very slow as a result. Got the opposition 38-8, but a fine 69 from one of their senior players with support from a young lad blocking up an end they made 104. Our opener took 7-37 with 3 caught and bowled. I took a catch and got a wicket with my first ball of the season. Then went in 3 and scored 5 before getting one that skidded through low an was bowled. We lost 3 in an over and found ourselves 36-6. Some good striking by our opening bowler got us to within 16. He was then out to a great catch on the boundary that looked to be going for 6. Our final wicket went shortly after, so 93 all out. A good game on a challenging wicket.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: NT50 on May 06, 2018, 03:20:33 PM
Pretty straightforward win with 10 men in our first game of the season yesterday.

Lost the toss and bowled on a very green deck that was keeping incredibly low. Restricted them to 119 all out inside 39 overs. We steadily took wickets throughout and fielded well barring a couple of very hard catches. Personally took 1-22 off 7 overs, and my knee held up which is a good sign. Though, my new spikes have given me massive blisters on my heels!

We chased it 2 down in 40 overs and didn't really look in any trouble throughout. Our opener carried his bat for 40-odd and a young lad returning after a couple years away from cricket came back and hit 20-odd to finish the game.

A good win but i suspect they'll be one of the weaker teams we play this year.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: rickjames on May 06, 2018, 07:18:29 PM
Scored like 9, game we should have won. Two blokes on debut who were ringed in both got golden's, Jesus Christ
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: t2ylo on May 06, 2018, 08:45:09 PM
Thereís no way he would mention it but @jamesisapayne had some decent figures at the weekend.

9 overs, 8 maidens, 3 wickets for 1 run

If he hadnít got a few with the bat as well Iíd be calling for torches and pitchforks to run him off the forum as a ďbowler spyĒ in our midst

This is in Div 3 of the Somerset League - impressive

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 06, 2018, 08:47:45 PM
Absolutely slaughtered in our t20 today. Felt like we did a Spurs coming third in a two horse race...
Batted first, struggled to 82/8 off 20. I faced the last 3 balls of the innings, stuck the overseas through extra cover second ball and got 5*. Ifield chased it comfortably, I got 7 balls as the winning runs were off the first ball of my second over. Apart from my first ball, slipped as I bowled and missed the cut strip, think I went for 12 off those 7. Our Kiwi overseas let one through his legs for 4, and a guy reverse swept a googly from off stump for 4.

Some very pink lads out there today, some sticking to long sleeves religiously!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Davehugh on May 06, 2018, 09:38:06 PM
Sooo it was going so well! 74 25 and 49 and then first Saturday league game 4 on a flat hard pitch admittedly against a half decent opening attack. Seem to have a mental block when it comes to Saturdays score runs on any other day of the week...
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 06, 2018, 09:51:48 PM
Another good win today this time for my Sunday friendly side,

Put into bat and hit 168 off 40 overs on a decent wicket with the last 4 wickets going down on 168 and a middle order collapse

I hit 21 batting at six which Iím chuffed with bowlers them out for 150 ish took two wickets one caught and bowled and one caught behind

Took 4 cathed in he innings to!

Really good day and cracking weather to go with it! Looking rather like a lobster now though!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on May 06, 2018, 10:12:53 PM
Absolutely slaughtered in our t20 today. Felt like we did a Spurs coming third in a two horse race...
Batted first, struggled to 82/8 off 20. I faced the last 3 balls of the innings, stuck the overseas through extra cover second ball and got 5*. Ifield chased it comfortably, I got 7 balls as the winning runs were off the first ball of my second over. Apart from my first ball, slipped as I bowled and missed the cut strip, think I went for 12 off those 7. Our Kiwi overseas let one through his legs for 4, and a guy reverse swept a googly from off stump for 4.

Some very pink lads out there today, some sticking to long sleeves religiously!

They are one of the best teams in our set up.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on May 06, 2018, 10:27:55 PM
Good game today for @uknsaunders team today, was a good day out and a beautiful day for it. We batted first made 172 AO I top scored with 79 although I was unfortunately involved in two run outs. There were a couple of 15s and a 30 and a lot of extras. Lost the game overall however due to some poor umpiring and some even worse bowling.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 06, 2018, 10:31:40 PM
Good game today for @uknsaunders team today, was a good day out and a beautiful day for it. We batted first made 172 AO I top scored with 79 although I was unfortunately involved in two run outs. There were a couple of 15s and a 30 and a lot of extras. Lost the game overall however due to some poor umpiring and some even worse bowling.

That at napton for ashorne mate?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on May 06, 2018, 10:48:12 PM
That at napton for ashorne mate?
Yes mate
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 06, 2018, 10:50:52 PM
Yes mate

Ah! I heard you ran the skipper out (or was at the crease anyway) and copped a dodgy lbw call when set!

Sounded like a tight game in the end going down to the last over though!

How many did the ashorne skipper get? He wonít tell me?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on May 06, 2018, 11:42:00 PM
Ah! I heard you ran the skipper out (or was at the crease anyway) and copped a dodgy lbw call when set!

Sounded like a tight game in the end going down to the last over though!

How many did the ashorne skipper get? He wonít tell me?

I did indeed, he made 30 I think batted nicely, was a bit gutted when I got that call as I was pretty set and wanted a ton first one for a couple seasons it would have been.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: richthekeeper on May 07, 2018, 01:08:28 AM
Managed to play Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Saturday I got 43 off 90 balls opening in a tight, low scoring affair where we reached the 146 we needed for victory in the 45th and final over.

Sunday I batted 3 but since the opener fell for a golden I was in early. I made 66 in much quicker time than Saturday before falling to a sharp boundary catch which would have otherwise yielded six. We totalled 305 in our 40 overs and won by 99.

109 for the weekend averaging over 50, canít complain.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 07, 2018, 07:46:28 AM
I did indeed, he made 30 I think batted nicely, was a bit gutted when I got that call as I was pretty set and wanted a ton first one for a couple seasons it would have been.

Good! He didnít get many on Saturday glad he got a few yesterday!

At least you got a few and kick start your season! Napton is a lovely place to play  and you get 2 teas!

Glad you enjoyed it all the same!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 07, 2018, 06:46:55 PM
They are one of the best teams in our set up.

Certainly seemed pretty handy. James Pearce came to a couple of our nets over the winter, kept bouncing me in my first session back after being injured at training when I still had a hugely swollen arm.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on May 09, 2018, 09:13:58 PM
Friendly 20/20 in the middle of nowhere somewhere in Devon. Opened the batting with my beautiful virgin h4l warbird monster. Imagine my horror to see them pull out a bright orange woodworm ball. It may as well have been painted granite. Running myself out 3rd ball was such a relief as I listened to everyone me elseís bats crack with every shot.
We lost. Who cares, the beast is unscathed
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Boondougal on May 09, 2018, 10:50:49 PM
Friendly 20/20 in the middle of nowhere somewhere in Devon. Opened the batting with my beautiful virgin h4l warbird monster. Imagine my horror to see them pull out a bright orange woodworm ball. It may as well have been painted granite. Running myself out 3rd ball was such a relief as I listened to everyone me elseís bats crack with every shot.
We lost. Who cares, the beast is unscathed

True CBF right there
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: NT50 on May 09, 2018, 11:17:45 PM
5 hour round trip for our first uni game of the season, wish we hadn't bothered.

Shipped 330 in a 45 over game, though they declared after 39. In a limited overs game... as they realised we were well out of our depth. Personally bowled 6 overs for about 1-50 which was somehow one of the better sets of figures, would honestly say 25 of them runs came as a result of poor fielding which summed us up in the field today.

Looked good early on as i came out at number 3 with the score 66-1 off 7 overs. Our only proper batsman was hitting it to all parts (including taking their opening bowler for 24 in an over) and looked very good until he pushed one to gully. I scored 5 before being given out LBW to a ball that hit the outside of my thigh pad. It was missing leg stump by about 1ft height wise, and their keeper & bowler walked up to me and told me how awful they thought the decision was. We were rolled for 120-odd.

Admittedly they're a couple of divisions too low and we're probably one above our standard, but we really didn't help ourselves with poor availability and abysmal bowling/fielding.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: thecord on May 09, 2018, 11:24:36 PM
Our first game started well, wicket very first ball and reduced our oppo to 29-5 with their top batsman back in the pavilion.
3 dropped catches and one monster partnership and weíd let them put on 231!
In reply we got to 45-1 before a shocking collapse left us 86ao and pondering what might have been if we held our catches.

Mixed day personally, byeless behind the sticks but only 1 with the bat. Onwards and upwards!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on May 10, 2018, 12:43:16 AM
A mixed but good first outing for me... We got put in, was quite glad to get things underway straight away opening the innings but didn't last long - tried to pull out of a shot after a bit of tennis ball bounce and just lobbed it gently to cover instead for 0. Not so cheerful spell of watching the rest of our top order enjoy themselves against some rubbish change bowling before a late collapse left us all out for 219. Fortunately bowling went better, I also opened up (village alert) with a pleasingly decent first spell of the season and got the early breakthrough, 7-2-21-1. Their skipper gave us a small fright batting through for 112 but noone stuck with him, bowled them out for 183.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: tim2000s on May 10, 2018, 11:30:09 AM
We scored 204 off 100 balls in our LMS game last night against a team we'd lost to the previous season. They turned up with four players, and having won the toss, we made them field. Their bowlers evidently weren't there, so we had 6 (batting and helping with the fielding) of us on the field while they had just four of them.

We then proceeded to run along at 13+ runs an over for the first ten while their players and bowlers turned up. Our two openers left the field retired on 50 with strike rates around 200, and then in the second half of the innings, we slowed up. This was mainly due to better bowling on their part, to finish on 204 for 2 off 20 overs (100 balls).

They then came into bat and with an inspired opening spell from a leg spinner and myself bowling medium wibble-wobble, we restricted them to about five an over, much to their frustration, as the two openers could swing a bat very effectively. At the end of eight they were well down on the run rate, and in the next two overs we saw a double play, where the non-facing batsman failed to return to their crease and got run out after a catch. The run rate kept the pressure on and wickets fell at regular intervals until the opener came back in after having retired on 50.

With a good eye, he was able to play through the line of the faster bowlers and hit over the top, somewhat damaging their figures, and then was run out. Until the square leg umpire didn't give it (the guy was diving a mile out of his crease). Cue accusations of cheating, and the batsman hitting a further righteen runs off the last 5 balls he faced.

So overall a good win with a strong side!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 11, 2018, 02:20:42 PM
Following last Saturday's sterling effort by the club with just 8 players not to lose playing away against one of the divisions better teams we are at home tomorrow  it's my first match this season
  I've fully recovered  from injury  and illness and with a positive mindset raring to go.
Our opening bowler who was missing last week and is considered by many to be the best bowler in the division is also playing.

 








Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 11, 2018, 03:58:17 PM
good opening win in our midweek T20 league 144-2 played 143-6 one of those 15 8-ball over league but such an enjoyable game of cricket even though i bowling like an absolute donkey!

our game is off tomorrow already, oppo couldn't raise a side!

positives is were 2 wins form 2 (technically)

negatives i really want to play! not had the cricket bug this bad in a long long time! roll on Sunday!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: t2ylo on May 11, 2018, 04:06:51 PM
Our game is off too.
Very  annoying when everyone has the bug after a final over win last week.
(Some guy defended 10 in final over & took 4 wickets to win by 7 runs)
Opposition only had 6 players.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Ajdal on May 11, 2018, 06:38:00 PM
1st game of the new tournament(t20) and had a good outing.

(https://i.imgur.com/r0I126w.png)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: DorsetDan on May 12, 2018, 06:58:22 AM
That is pretty rediculous
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 12, 2018, 08:52:54 AM
1st game of the new tournament(t20) and had a good outing.

(https://i.imgur.com/r0I126w.png)

You certainly did well done.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 12, 2018, 05:04:42 PM
Rain stopped play today

Played against @hit4six who's side batted first

They were 140 ish for 4 off 32 when we came off for rain (I think) and we never got back on.

Oh well, there's always next week
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on May 12, 2018, 05:51:19 PM
Today I smashed the 5th ball of the game into mid-wicket's gut, he literally didn't move and it stuck in his mid-rift.

An hour later we were 80-2 off 15 it started raining and we never got back on.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SwingAndMiss on May 12, 2018, 07:07:52 PM
Our game should have been rained off, our captain so desperate to play, writing on wall when we lost the toss. We were all rubbish, I hate cricket, the oppo captain no walked a massive edge to make it even better! Roll on next week 😂
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ppccopener on May 12, 2018, 07:21:35 PM
It started raining today as soon as the umps called 'play' and didn't stop until it was called off

So 13 runs last week u till I was run out by my non running partner and a DNB today

When is ok to start worrying:

You are bang out of form
The ground is too wet to score any runs
Pitches are too slow
My new socks are not the right type
I'm going to slip down the order
My bat no longer feels right in the hands
The oppo might not turn up for the next game due to an outbreak of flu

Or.....just smash anything off straight next time and not think about it?

 :)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 12, 2018, 07:41:58 PM
manged to complete our game today despite a couple of rain breaks and covers on over lunch.
Oppo won the toss and decided to bowl on a good deck ( our home ground is a bit of a road) after last weeks super weather. Looked to be a good shout as both openers looked solid. Just started to rain lightly and there opener was undone but a great nut swung late and off stump back by me.
Then first rain break for 60 mins. Luckily we had spoke with Oppo and had agreed to start early due to chance of rain. After the rain break our opening pair back refreshed nipped our 3 quick wickets all bowled. Then a good stand between 5&6 put on a healthy partnership of 80 odd, including a lovely 25 odd from a young lady who plays for Essex ladies and she was solid until
Trying to up the rate in the last 10 overs. Next over the other set bat went leaving them 125-6 with 10 overs left. They manged to finish on 147-9 and almost shut up shop which was weird as mine really showed an intent.

Another shower at lunch

After lunch we started well with myself and opening partner putting on 75, him on 60 me on 10. Started really slow.
Managed to knock it off after 26 overs only 2 down, with another bit out for myself 53 this week following 48 not out last week. Shame Iím now not about for 3 weeks due to family commitments and a long weekend away over the coming bank holiday.
Enjoying the season now itís finally started.
Only down side is manged to totally split the webbing on my keeping gloves completing a diving run out so need to
Replace those, nice to go shopping 😁
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 12, 2018, 08:09:03 PM
just been sent these photos of where we are playing on Saturday - it's an away game against a side that have just been promoted to Div 1 they play at a Council owned ground, so they had to cut and roll and mark etc... today! after it chucked it down yesterday. I hope we win the toss!

@Red Ink Cricket - this is at Willen - we are playing Westcroft.

(https://s6.postimg.cc/9ghef4nfx/IMG-20180503-_WA0000.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9ghef4nfx/)

(https://s6.postimg.cc/slknow9tp/IMG-20180503-_WA0001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/slknow9tp/)

(https://s6.postimg.cc/d03c4y5l9/IMG-20180503-_WA0003.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/d03c4y5l9/)

Our 3s play at Willen, it's one of the better council pitches but even so we wouldn't play anything higher than 3rd team cricket on. Four counties need to look at their standards if you play div 1 on this.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on May 12, 2018, 08:14:11 PM
Our 3s play at Willen, it's one of the better council pitches but even so we wouldn't play anything higher than 3rd team cricket on. Four counties need to look at their standards if you play div 1 on this.

When we turned up last Saturday they had actually cut another strip next to it but it was still awful as I said in my post about the game.

There are 2 clubs that don't have there own grounds that play in division 1 and they are both shocking.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: roco on May 12, 2018, 08:16:15 PM
Canít believe I knocked 65 from 30 balls today and felt inadequate

We were put into bat then scored 401-3 154 for opener 134 for number 4 then 65 for me on flattest track Iíve ever seen

Bowled them out for 150 to round off a good day
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Lumsden on May 12, 2018, 08:23:52 PM
After last week's economical if unspectacular bowling figures, I was again invited to open the bowling and this time picked up 5-32 off my full 12 overs against one of my former clubs. However, a combination of wayward bowling and good batting took the opposition total to 222 all out off 40.2 overs. One of their juniors (may actually be 19-20 now?) scored his maiden half-century with some lovely shots off his legs whilst their skipper (who has dropped down some divisions and bats low down the order) punished anything loose.

This gave us 49 overs to bat but we never really looked like overhauling this target and I eventually went in at No.8 (with 10 overs to go) to ensure we batted out. This I was doing quite nicely until there were 4 balls of the match remaining when the non-striker called for a suicidal run and I barely made it half way down the wicket.  I was friggin furious although he did apologise afterwards but explained he wanted to get down the batting end as we only needed 10 runs for 90% of the opposition's score. Unfortunately we didn't get those 10 runs but no more wickets fell either so we ended up with a draw. 
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 12, 2018, 08:28:26 PM
8 runs in 3 games wasnít the start to the season I wanted.

But finally
Got a decent score today. Battled few a good start by the openers before the bad balls started to arrive.  And made my way to a nice 43.

Which ended up being top score. Us 180 all out and then we bowled oppo out for 122 all out.we did have them 1 for 3 after the first 5 overs! Ball was hoping about.

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 12, 2018, 08:35:03 PM
Two  games in and we are doing ok.

Last week we played Bledlow Village 2s who missed out on promotion by 1 point last year. Despite missing 5/6 first choice players we fought our way to an honourable draw. We had them 100 odd for 6 but thanks to some sloppy fielding we let them get 224-8. In reply we were 172-3 before a rush of wickets and a climbing run rate meant we finished on 208-7.

This week weather beat us. We got to 139-7 off 41 before it tipped down. Our innings stuttered along , not helped by a slow deck and outfield. Got ourselves to 40-1 then we're 46-4. I steadied things somewhat with 14 before playing inside a straight one just as I was getting going. We then slipped to 73-7 before eventually recovering, thanks to the slippy ball and our 1st team batter. I fancied out chances of getting 180, which was a lot of runs on our wicket but weather best us. Shout out to @golders , looking very composed with the bat so far opening up. Big score round the corner.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 12, 2018, 08:52:48 PM
When we turned up last Saturday they had actually cut another strip next to it but it was still awful as I said in my post about the game.

There are 2 clubs that don't have there own grounds that play in division 1 and they are both shocking.

Personally would like our 3s to go into the cherwell as the pitches at the lower levels are still much better than the four counties. Better wickets breed better cricketers. However the argument about travelling crops up and hence they stay in the four counties.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 13, 2018, 08:44:04 AM
Easy win yesterday but it was hard to score runs wicket was soft  and damp but true not may fours along the ground the grass was long and slowed the ball down. One of our bowlers took 5 wickets for 6 runs in 4 overs.
Opened the batting scored nought lost sight of  the ball in my new helmet grill the ball cannoned of by bat onto my pads and hit the leg stump.
Must sort out helmet with clear vision before next Saturday.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 13, 2018, 08:45:32 AM
We managed 14 overs of a local derby vs Lindfield yesterday. Rained the entire time. We had them 58/3 off those 14 before it got too wet and we spent more time playing football than cricket- keep ups got very competitive as anyone who lost a round had to buy a jug at club quiz night.
Got a local derby today for Firle vs Glyndebourne, so hoping to get a bat and a bowl today.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 13, 2018, 08:49:52 AM
It started raining today as soon as the umps called 'play' and didn't stop until it was called off

So 13 runs last week u till I was run out by my non running partner and a DNB today

When is ok to start worrying:

You are bang out of form
The ground is too wet to score any runs
Pitches are too slow
My new socks are not the right type
I'm going to slip down the order
My bat no longer feels right in the hands
The oppo might not turn up for the next game due to an outbreak of flu

Or.....just smash anything off straight next time and not think about it?

 :)
Or just don't worry and think can't wait for for next week.


Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JK Lewis on May 13, 2018, 08:56:05 AM
Game off! It's dry here today - so far at least - but it turns out our oppo played through the rain yesterday and ruined their tracks! Another boring Sunday in prospect, no doubt doing lots of little jobs for the boss...
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 13, 2018, 08:24:59 PM
Won by 25 today,

 I hit 7 not out in a 25 run stand to get us to 200 then took 3-25 off 6.4 on an absolutely perfect wicket, good carry even bounce seam and spin yet can score runs! Big thanks to our groundsman @Maverick79 for getting it in such good order!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on May 13, 2018, 09:15:16 PM
Won our first league game of the season yesterday, real nail biter ! Won by 2 runs it was like the 2005 ashes...... 151ao played 149ao

Was out for 0 and broke a finger taking a catch stood up to the stumps so not the best of days I've had! Off to the fracture clinic tomorrow to find out my fate !
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 13, 2018, 09:27:29 PM
Got a win in with Firle over Glyndebourne in a game featuring many Christies, one captaining Firle and three for Glyndebourne.
We got put in on a damp pitch, batted five. First five balls went 0,2,2,0,6 with a solid hit from the B3 going straight over the bowler. Afterwards I sliced a couple over extra cover, going slightly hard with the ball not coming on fully, but was pulling and driving well generally, in position earlier but having to wait for the ball. We got 166 from our 35 overs, I retired on 52 from 38 balls with just under two overs left.
When we bowled, I kept for most of the innings as nobody else besides my brother could. Ran out one of the Christies with a direct hit when they tried to pinch a leg bye into the leg side. Bowled 3 overs, 0/11, then kept again at the end. Come the last over Glyndebourne needed 5, number 7 clipped it to T Christie at mid wicket, who threw it to me to run out I Christie (his nephew), given out by P Christie, brother of I.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: rickjames on May 14, 2018, 08:02:49 AM
Lost the toss and get put in. We made 218 off 40, scored an awful 3 before top edging one.

Started off well in the field and took a catch that was in the air for God knows how long, then had them two down before their opener and other blokes around him started taking ones and twos due to some sloppy fielding. They were 160 odd for 6 and looking comfortable when a cannon arm from yours truly ran out their opener on 62, from there the wickets started coming a bit more frequently. Got them all out and a 12 run win with two overs to spare. Great game, but one you hate being a part of. Their over rate was absolutely shocking as well, for a 13:30 start we didn't finished until 20:15!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: sgcricket on May 14, 2018, 08:03:21 AM
Got a first ball duck :( but on the bright side we won.
We were struggling at 58/7 having being sent in on a hot day. 80 run partnership followed and we ended up at 169 all out.
Opposition was 3 down for not many and then they had a partnership. They were cruising with 4 wickets in hand and 11 runs to go. Then they decided to self destruct and lost the last 4 wickets for 3 runs. One of their players got 5 wickets and then hit a quick 60+ but unfortunately ended up on the losing side.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Tailendfielder on May 16, 2018, 08:55:24 PM
Where a helmet guys. One chap saturday, split cheek off a top edge. Chap cut his eye tonight same scenario. On the plus side all sides unbeaten still. Clubs still moving forward.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 16, 2018, 09:06:54 PM
No idea why I said Iíd play tonight.

Anyway I left Belgium at 6 am this morning(5am UK time). Drove for 13hrs, with the tunnel to break up the drive in the middle.

Fetched my kit on the way through.

Got to game 10minites before the start.....


And hit the first ball of the game straight up in the air to mid on. What a day!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on May 16, 2018, 09:19:12 PM
Played as a ringer for a clubmates' work side tonight, very enjoyable. Extremely friendly but everything you'd want in a cricket game - nabbed a catch, runout, wicket and retirement with the bat, plus game went down to scores tied on the final ball... which was a wide. Good fun and valuable time in the middle at least 👍
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Lumsden on May 16, 2018, 10:03:48 PM
9am this morning and I get a text stating we have a match tonight at Harewood House and the individual who is supposed to be running the midweek side had forgotten about it. Anyhow, we scraped together a team and I arrived at Harewood House at 6.20pm, see 4-5 of our players warming up so drop my bag off in the away changing room only discover it is inhabited by team of pathologists. It turns out not only did the midweek organiser forgot the match, he then informed us the game was away when it was actually at home. I'm afraid I just got back in the car and drove back to York.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: billyb on May 16, 2018, 10:27:30 PM
I actually played a game! Was asked to open after fielding at one of the coldest grounds in my area. Scored 21 before being run out by my partner, though the game was in the bag by that point chasing 120 odd. Extras must have been 30/40, I couldn't hit most balls. Very happy- I batted well, played an important innings and we won! My Rob Pack is truly dead though, time to finally use my Kookaburra!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Neon Cricket on May 17, 2018, 06:51:41 AM
Had our first league game Saturday, we managed to put on 248 off 43.3 (standard hat-trick collapse from the bottom order to finish off the innings). Chipped in with 37 myself so not the worst start to the season.

Naturally we made it difficult for ourselves but still managed to come out with a 15 run win, tense few overs near the end but made for a good game.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on May 17, 2018, 07:57:04 AM
I actually played a game! Was asked to open after fielding at one of the coldest grounds in my area. Scored 21 before being run out by my partner, though the game was in the bag by that point chasing 120 odd. Extras must have been 30/40, I couldn't hit most balls. Very happy- I batted well, played an important innings and we won! My Rob Pack is truly dead though, time to finally use my Kookaburra!

Who are you playing for @billyb ??
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: billyb on May 17, 2018, 10:05:37 AM
Who are you playing for @billyb ??

Willoughby :)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 18, 2018, 08:44:02 AM
At home tomorrow against bottom of the division.
Following last weeks helmet fiasco and my ignominious batting failure I've purchase an helmet which doesn't block my vision so no excuses if I fail to get a score.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 19, 2018, 09:06:03 AM
Had a quick read through buzz,s batting book, hopefully I can score a few today
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 19, 2018, 09:07:37 PM
Team lost today but I was fantastic ;)

We were 169 all out (I made 7*)

The opposition got it 5 down in 22 overs (with 23 overs to spare). I took 1-22 off 7 including removing their destructive opener. Sadly the damage was done as he'd already made 75 off 30 odd balls at that stage.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 19, 2018, 09:26:51 PM
We won today!! Sent the oppo back for 104 in 38 overs. One guy made the luckiest 46 Iíve ever seen, edges floating into gaps galor!!


In true hypocritical fashion. I then edged 16 of my first 26 runs through the slips.......

We knocked them off 2 down with 28 overs still left. I made a lucky 73 not out.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: velvetsky01 on May 19, 2018, 09:36:31 PM
Sadly we lost today but I contributed well scoring 93 from 105 balls totally
Uncharacteristic innings from me today but having a lot of confidence with the new neon custom i played some very expansive drives

Chasing 227 we were ten short but in all honesty they shouldnít have scored as many poor fielding meant we were chasing probably 30 runs too many

A week off next week as it is my wedding - I have asked if we can put it back after today ....
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Lumsden on May 19, 2018, 10:07:49 PM
On loan with a different team today but the contrast between this week and last could not have been more stark.  Every time I bowled straight, the opposition batsmen heaved across the line towards a very short leg side boundary with varying degrees of success. I did pick up a wicket, bowled, but my 5 overs went for a lot. After tea I didn't have any better luck with the bat as I premeditated the first delivery I faced from a medium pacer was going to be short but only to get bowled by something very full. I have probably been watching too much IPL but my rationale was almost every one of his previous deliveries would not have hit the stumps so thought I would take a step and leg to free my arms. Very frustrating because I had just smacked the young spinner at the other end for 2 boundaries and should have simply played the ball on its merits.  Note to myself, I am not MS Dhoni.

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: t2ylo on May 19, 2018, 11:00:55 PM
My 13 year old son took 2fer & made 21 against a decent menís team
I shall take my success vicariously
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on May 20, 2018, 07:26:32 AM
We only had 5 cricketers and the rest were fill-ins due to a team mates wedding. Consequently they hit 360/6 and bowled us out for 120. I got a season best of 27 before a short ball bowled me around the ankles. Got six points out of it which was six more than we would have got if we had cancelled. Thanks to the he 6 non-crickets who helped us out.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 20, 2018, 07:44:44 AM
Team lost score of 0  for me umpire let the bowler bowl before I was ready and I stabbed at the ball to late and was bowled.
Should have stepped away
Worst start to the season I can remember
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 20, 2018, 08:42:49 AM
Won again today, batted first and made 30 before trying to cut one from the off spinner that was a little to close and chopped into the base of my off stump, 1st time I have been out this season, after carrying my bat in the last 2 games. Made another 50+opening stand so all good on that front. We went from 105-1 to 113-4 before a great middle partnership got us to 217-7 from 45 overs.

In reply that started well although we didnt bowl that well. Oppo openers got to 75-0 before we got a wicket. Before this the opener had middled one into my gloves but gave it the ďif I think i edged it Iíd walk crapĒ and padded up to 3 arm balls from the spinner but umpires had a combined age of 150+ and couldnít see or hear anything. Almost needed a speaker for them to hear what guard you were asking for.
Any way we got them to105-6 and they closed shop ending there innings 168-7 so 17 points for us and top of the table
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 20, 2018, 08:58:25 AM
Big win yesterday, chasing 198/8 in 34 overs and only 3 down.

Lost toss and bowled first, took two catches and nearly got a run out. First catch was nailed at me by the Bexhill overseas, caught it above my head about 20 yards from the bat. Second catch was again at square leg, but a shovel off the hip coming off the top ere towards backward square meant I had to sprint and dive for it. Run out chance actually clipped the bail at the bowlers end, having gone from square to 45 to pick up and throw, with the bat about 2 yards out but didn't take enough of the bail to knock it off. Probably my best ever all round fielding performance. Pity about my bowling, 5/0/30/0. Kept slipping in my delivery stride, ended up bowling 8 wides when slipping.

Lads who batted made it look easy really, one jug avoidance (44), two jugs (70 and 50*). Only the skipper was out cheaply, then a cameo at the end from my spin partner helped us over the line.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on May 20, 2018, 10:17:54 AM
Yesterday was a very good day - my first ton, with the first bat I made! Absolutely over the moon. Scorecard below, they chased well  with one of theirs getting a ton but came up about 15 short.

(https://s7.postimg.cc/huxuo05mj/IMG_20180520_105505_493.jpg)
(https://s7.postimg.cc/vnc9jw46j/IMG_20180520_105505_491.jpg)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ppccopener on May 20, 2018, 10:38:18 AM
Memorable day indeed. Who needs bat makers anymore?  :)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: DorsetDan on May 20, 2018, 11:16:58 AM
Nice one Ed!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: NT50 on May 20, 2018, 12:44:29 PM
My game was called off on Friday night so i offered to play for a mates team who only had 10 men. Ended up being quite literally the most village game i've ever played in, but still enjoyed it.

One boundary was literally 25 yards and it had to clear the trees on the boundary to be a six (local rules!) The pitch was ridiculous bouncy and green and was moving all over. We bowled first and let them get far too many (190) and i got given the small boundary leg-side for my first 3 overs of spin which got whacked, before i decided to go back to seam for the first time in 2 years and that came out much better. It's given me a lot to think about as i as hitting good areas with my seam and i've lost all my ability to bowl spin! I may go back to seam for good

Batting wise we were 50 all out. Offered to open as we were very light batting wise, made 13 (somehow top scored) in 10 overs before i chipped one up into the leg side and the bowler dived full length to pluck it 1 handed about an inch off the floor. It was an awful shot but a bloody good catch! We never looked like chasing it, and only 9 of us batted in quite literally the funniest thing i've ever seen in a cricket game.

Turns out the guy down to bat 10 was on tag and had to be home for his curfew at 7, and the guy batting 11 had to drive him home! So we 8 down all out! Brilliant  :D
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jamesisapayne on May 20, 2018, 01:18:16 PM
Yesterday was a very good day - my first ton, with the first bat I made! Absolutely over the moon. Scorecard below, they chased well  with one of theirs getting a ton but came up about 15 short.

(https://s7.postimg.cc/huxuo05mj/IMG_20180520_105505_493.jpg)

Absolutely brilliant story Ed, made up for you well done mate.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: velvetsky01 on May 20, 2018, 01:56:38 PM
Great work Ed couldnít happen to a nicer chap! More to come Iím sure
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on May 20, 2018, 02:51:54 PM
Lost yesterday.

We batted 1st and I got 2. Played a bad shot to a good ball and 1st slip took a very good catch when the keeper left it.

We were 70-6 but thanks to some great late order hitting we got to 201. Which I thought was par but very dependable as the oppo were short a couple of batters.

However we then preceded to bowl and field some of the worse cricket I have seen at the club in a very long time. They got away to 12 an over for the 1st 8 overs! The won with 11 overs to spare!

Not a good day.

PS. Congrats to @edge great achievement that
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on May 20, 2018, 04:06:34 PM
Memorable day indeed. Who needs bat makers anymore?  :)
They're still quite useful for pressing and handling to be fair ;)

Thanks all, I'm obviously made up. On a side note, highly recommend thinking hard about what makes you score runs and writing forum posts about it the day before a game, and also watching Pointing masterclass videos on YouTube before games!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: DorsetDan on May 20, 2018, 04:39:28 PM
You said to look for 1's and 2's and started this innings with a host of boundaries. Now I've no hope of ever scoring runs with such mixed advice :)

Congrats again
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 20, 2018, 04:56:32 PM
All downhill for me now, and possibly time to retire
My 4yr old has just bowled me,,,not good
And thereís no way Iíd face his big brother anymore, I think I need to think about umpiring?

On a side note, I canít remember what I did yesterday, Iíve slept since then, I didnít get many.
Played the crappest team Iíve ever played against , the standard seems to get worse every year
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Buzz on May 20, 2018, 05:13:07 PM
@edge brilliant, certainly that is one way to have the perfect bat, make it yourself...
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JB on May 20, 2018, 06:49:39 PM
We put 232 on and the oppo knocked them off with 3 balls to spare. We missed one of our opening bowlers, suffered during the middle overs, we conceded far too many runs.

I opened and got 20 quickly, felt good on a lovely batting track! Got excited after hitting a six over the covers and hit a leading edge to gully trying to flick one through mid wicket. Bowled a rare 3 overs at the end and picked a wicket up.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: rickjames on May 20, 2018, 07:04:36 PM
I hate this game.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 20, 2018, 07:44:36 PM
They're still quite useful for pressing and handling to be fair ;)

Thanks all, I'm obviously made up. On a side note, highly recommend thinking hard about what makes you score runs and writing forum posts about it the day before a game, and also watching Pointing masterclass videos on YouTube before games!

I think you need to share said Masterclass to the forum! 100s galore next weekend!

Top nock too well done!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 20, 2018, 08:35:32 PM
Didnít play yesterday but did today and on the end of a 100 run thumping but a decent game personally

Opened the bowling and as an off spinner thatís rare for me, too 1-34 off 8 overs 5 up front 3 at death we shipped 250

That brings my average for my Sunday side to 18

Batted at 6 with the game already lost hit 20 not out in about 8 overs timed it nicely couldnít find boundaries
 
But it does bring my Batting average for my Sunday team up to 41 after two games sow Iíll be working hard to keep it there!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JK Lewis on May 20, 2018, 08:51:14 PM
First up, many congratulations Ed, fantastic knock, well done indeed. Such a good feeling with your own bat too.

We player Elveden 2s this afternoon. A beautiful day here in Suffolk, perfect for cricket. They batted first and put up 217, we chased and fell at the last, 200 for 8 off the 40. I managed a decent 42 from an opening stand of about 110. Caught at gulley which was a disappointing end, but all in all, a great afternoon.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: beaver5 on May 20, 2018, 08:53:22 PM
My Sunday side played their first game of the season today, after 6 cancelled games, and my 2nd game of the season. Went in at 4 at 32-2 after a run out, and faced some fairly average bowling. My 4th ball was down the leg side, I swivelled round and nailed it right out of the middle, only to pick out short fine leg who caught it an inch of the ground. Had to drag myself off the pitch, couldn't believe it. God this game is so frustrating at times!

We didn't appear in any trouble as we strolled to 80 odd for 4 after 20, but then we collapse to 98 all out. Just poor batting, no real threat from any of their bowlers. They started well, 40-0, but we fought back and began to take wickets. Although the result never really looked in doubt we managed to get them 7 down before they reached their target of 99. So 2 innings and just 5 runs to show for it so far. Can only get better, I hope!


Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: NT50 on May 20, 2018, 09:24:09 PM
They're still quite useful for pressing and handling to be fair ;)

Thanks all, I'm obviously made up. On a side note, highly recommend thinking hard about what makes you score runs and writing forum posts about it the day before a game, and also watching Pointing masterclass videos on YouTube before games!

As it was my post you commented on, does that mean i get half your runs?  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on May 20, 2018, 09:50:02 PM
You said to look for 1's and 2's and started this innings with a host of boundaries. Now I've no hope of ever scoring runs with such mixed advice :)

Congrats again

Good point - one key thing I neglected to mention is when opening the batting, make sure to get yourself facing the bowler who's fond of a full toss, not the pacey accurate one who keeps hitting cracks on a length! http://uniofbristol.play-cricket.com/website/results/3275845 (http://uniofbristol.play-cricket.com/website/results/3275845)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Lumsden on May 20, 2018, 10:14:17 PM
Had a very good match today in the grounds of Harewood House.

We made 199-7 off 40 overs thanks mainly to 107 not out from someone who only turned out for us because of an injury to someone else. After tea, the opposition made steady progress but you know it's going to be your team's day when one of the openers absolutely drills a sweep shot straight into the hands of the man placed for saving a single at 45 degrees. A number of us including me were initially thinking what a great shot not realising the catch had been taken. The other opener made 50 but he then nailed the ball to mid-on but the unluckiest man of the day surely has to be the batsman who was run out by yours truly with a direct throw. I can honestly say that in 35 years of playing cricket, I have never properly run out anyone before but this chap popped the ball up on the leg-side and set off for a single only for the bounce to spin perfectly into my right hand so I took aim and hit middle stump and he was out by a couple of yards. I also picked up a couple of wickets too (more good catches) and we won by 35 runs but I am going to dine out on this run out for the rest of the season !!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: richthekeeper on May 21, 2018, 09:04:41 AM
Grumpy Rich came out on Saturday - got given out lbw to a ball that wouldn't have hit a second set. Sulked on the boundary for 30 overs as we collapsed to 41/5 then recovered to 213/9.

Oppo had a 100% record and were in confident mood at tea, but our bowling attack is amongst the best in the league and some disciplined lines strangled the scoring. Although we didn't bowl them out, they left themselves 120 to chase from the last 15 overs and never got close. Won by 32 runs in the end.

I managed a catch (2nd slip) and a run out (direct hit on the dive at short midwicket) so at least I bagged a few fantasy points for the day.

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on May 25, 2018, 11:16:11 PM
Off already tomorrow, 'waterlogged pitch'. Some tit's forgotten to put the covers on I assume, what a farce. Only us and one other side with a 100% record so far this year, kiss that goodbye and hope to make it up later then!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 26, 2018, 07:59:13 AM
1st game of any type at all for me today. Playing 2 games this weekend as a batsman- hahahahaha!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 26, 2018, 08:58:58 AM
Not playing today son as come to visit from New Zealand.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Ajdal on May 26, 2018, 12:21:34 PM
Last 2 matches(night) have been pretty entertaining for me. Have hit some of the biggest sixes of my life in the last 2 weeks. My GN 50+ is very very special  :)

(https://i.imgur.com/QvYnpLk.png)


(https://i.imgur.com/v2JjzQI.png)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Buzz on May 26, 2018, 04:09:59 PM
Top hitting!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 26, 2018, 06:59:15 PM
I really hate cricket...
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on May 26, 2018, 07:20:45 PM
Totally triggered 2nd ball caught behind.   Never touched it. Bloody league umpire. He was giving wides when the ball had hit the pads too. Where do they get these people. We lost. Very frustrating.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jamesisapayne on May 26, 2018, 08:14:01 PM
Totally triggered 2nd ball caught behind.   Never touched it. Bloody league umpire. He was giving wides when the ball had hit the pads too. Where do they get these people. We lost. Very frustrating.

Think they canvas outside Specsavers off East Reach ;)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ppccopener on May 26, 2018, 08:37:51 PM
Shipped 300 again in 45 overs tough game  today. A loss but we got 200 in reply.

Given out when I hit the ground for nothing which pretty much ruined the day

The umpire did come up to me after the match and said he may of got it wrong. My batting partner said I hit the ground not the ball

Mistakes happen thou whether the umps honesty makes it better or worse I don't know!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on May 26, 2018, 08:38:49 PM
His biggest howler was not giving one of our players out lbw. The umpire admitted it hit him inline and would have hit the stumps, but it couldnít be out as it pitched outside off stump.
He earnt £40 for that performance
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on May 26, 2018, 09:31:08 PM
Poor team day, good personal day for me though, made 79 and was in a second wicket stand of 100 and batted nicely. Got out caught behind which was frustrating but at least it was the correct decision. We were 150-2 ended up 198 all out poor middle order display and some tidy bowling meant the momentum was with them. They knocked it off 1 down when the pitch had dried out and was back to being a road.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: csnew on May 26, 2018, 09:34:10 PM
Waste of a day!
Bowled the opposition out for 40 odd and knocked it off in 4 overs - thank you for coming
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: richthekeeper on May 26, 2018, 11:45:14 PM
Made 23 in an opening stand of 50 with my skipper before nicking off. Struggled with a sore wrist which stopped me playing shots.

We scored 183/6 in our 45 overs, on a pitch which offered plenty of lateral movement.

Our bowling attack is probably the best in the league and as long as we give them a total to work with they usually pull through. And so it was today as we bowled out our local rivals for 83 inside 34 overs to record a 100 run win.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: elmoog on May 27, 2018, 02:50:19 AM
had to umpire today and gave a hat trick ball a no ball for a double bounce

it was plumb lbw
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: skip1973 on May 27, 2018, 06:29:20 AM
Aren't balls allowed to bounce twice anymore?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on May 27, 2018, 08:24:14 AM
Yesterday I finally hung up the keeping gloves after 25 years! I had been thinking about it through the winter and we had a new player turn up at the club who could finally give my body a break! It felt a bit weird being in the field but I took a good catch so it has started well.

We had a great game. We won with 1 ball to spare, with a great help from our oppos slow over rate!

We bowled well to restrict them to 207 on what I thought was a 225 pitch. However as I stood at the non strikers end in the 1st over I watched my partner nick off to the 1st ball then our no.3 nick off to the 3rd ball and we were 0-2 at the end of the 1st over!!

Me and our no.4 steadied the ship and put on 80 before I played on for 39. We would then lose a couple of quick wickets before our no. 8 got 60 and the tail wagged plus they bowled 24 wides!

So it came down to needing 14 off the last over but they had ran out of time to bowl their overs so got 6 penalty runs for the 1 over they hadn't bowled. So we now only needed 8 with no.10 and 11 in! We got it with 1 ball to spare.

A great game and advert for bowling your overs quickly!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: richthekeeper on May 27, 2018, 08:52:37 AM
Aren't balls allowed to bounce twice anymore?

Nope - Law 21.7
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 27, 2018, 08:55:39 AM
Second ball duck yesterday,,, I wonít describe how I was out, because I still canít believe it, but hey ho
Took 4 wickets and we won, and the tea was a cracker, and the sun was out, and had an hour before the game doing throwdowns for my little un
So a cracking day
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Tailendfielder on May 27, 2018, 09:34:49 AM
Weve had a ll three of our away games rained off. So we,ve managed two leagues by the end on May. Really damaging our chances of promotion.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on May 27, 2018, 09:38:29 AM
I'm in need of some help for my 2018 season!

Currently have the following run of form...

15 (run out), 27*, 32, 13 (Caught by a stunning one handed diving juggle...).

T20s... 30, 8*, 29.

Playing stunning shots, even early on. So basically, it seems I'm able to make starts but keep getting myself out once in. Need some tips of how to keep my concentration and build these into 50s and 100s. Bizarrely yesterday we were playing on a ground as big as Lords but outfield was about 2 inches long...!
And to top it off, bat has died.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 27, 2018, 11:37:49 AM
Well there you go, new bats the answer to your problems
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on May 27, 2018, 12:02:02 PM
@Northern monkey - I thought as much...  :D the bank man won't like that though! :(
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 27, 2018, 04:01:19 PM
Getting a bit fed up to be honest. 200 mile round trip for my match yesterday, away to Bognor Regis, only got 4 overs and batted ten.

Won toss and bowled for some reason on a flat deck with a rapid outfield, oppo 207/7 from their 45. I got brought on after 32 overs when they'd started to go for it. Part time keeper missed two simple takes down the leg side that went for 5 wides each, short straight boundaries were taken advantage of as I got 1/39 from 4. However much spin I put on the ball it doesn't seem to be gripping at the moment, but our overseas felt id bowled really well and the figures didn't show it. Im going to film myself in the nets to send to @edynamo and will put a YouTube link so everyone can give opinions.

Top order collapsed against their overseas, who was rapid but straight up and down. I got 1, run down to third man first ball from said quick, before trying to play myself in vs off spin and instead of trying to smash a full toss tried to place it, only to get the outside half of the bat straight to short cover. 72 all out was absolutely awful in 23 overs.

Jake, our overseas, reckons I should be playing minor counties, but im not being given a chance with bat or ball at present. In three completed league matches I've bowled 13 overs. I have been expensive, but that's partly getting used to a new ground and slope, partly lack of rhythm from so few overs. I know I have to earn a place higher up the batting order, but if I don't get given a chance I cant make the case!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Smmatle1 on May 27, 2018, 09:02:35 PM
First decent score of the season for me today after my 20 year hiatus, 45* (3 and 5* other scores) in a losing draw. Oppo posted 181-5 in their 40 overs, we scraped 159-8 (only had 10 men), batted the last 8 overs with our last man so pretty happy.
Probably should have had my fifty if I had quicker partners between the wickets.....I think the oldies hate me with my jittery quick running (nearly had to bring out the defibrillator for a couple of them).
Still not been given a chance to bowl (I was predominantly a bowler back in the day), but Iím enjoying it....the wife less so, she was frothing at the mouth when I got back at gone 8:30pm!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: meats on May 28, 2018, 07:40:42 AM
@mohawks94 if you're not bowling much and/or coming on towards end of innings then have a word with skip and if no joy then probably best to drop down to the 2s and get some overs, and hopefully wickets too, under your belt. Will probably be more beneficial long run than 4 or 5 overs at a time when they're trying to score big runs at the end of the innings.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ad2606 on May 28, 2018, 11:14:31 AM
Who's battling a hangover to don their whites today then? Hungover bank holiday matches are tradition :) haha
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 28, 2018, 01:59:47 PM
Won today. Our team selection had more than a hint of train wreck about it:-

Ramadan
Uni guys not back and some crappy availability from nearly all our batsman
Batter who got a ton last week not available
Bank Holiday
Young pace bowler decided to OD on alcohol the night before and his mum cried off for him 20 mins before the meet

So I had the 3rd XI opening bowler in my 2s opening, with a guy who hadn't bowled in a game for years at the other. Both doing Ramadan. My change bowler was doing Ramadan. My other change bowler was 16 and got battered the week before. What could go wrong?

Well apart from me having to bowl a load of overs and a bit of man management on the bowling changes, surprisingly little. 199-6 the oppo got and we chased it down with an over to spare and 7 wickets in hand. @golders played a classy knock to score 63 opening and my 16 year old recorded his maiden 50 in adult cricket to end up 72*. The great thing about the 107 partnership they put on is it was good old fashioned batting. They put away bad balls and rotated the strike on the good balls. Patience and technique meant they pretty much shut the oppo out of the game for 25 overs. In this IPL era it's nice to see batsman not smacking the ball over the top all the time while failing to rotate the strike, or getting desperate because a couple of quiet overs have passed. A lot of common sense has gone out of the game and it's a shame. Probably played the right oppo at the right time, Bicester and North Oxford 2s aren't the strongest but it's our first win this season so I'll take it. On a personal note, back in the swing of things 15-1-31-3 and 13-2-35-3 in the last 2 weeks, even bowled one guy with a real turner.

Nice to play a sensible oppo at a nice ground on a good deck. With the sun out it seemed like a good day all round.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JTtaylor145 on May 29, 2018, 12:08:25 PM
Finally got some runs on Saturday 78*. It's been a long time since I hit a decent score. Lost my father in January (he always came down to the ground to watch me play) so felt pretty emotional after the innings. He would have enjoyed it  :)

We have already won 3 games this season...that's 1 more than the whole of last year. After being on the receiving end of some monumental beatings last season it was nice to dish one out to someone.

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: meats on May 29, 2018, 01:02:30 PM

Nice to play a sensible oppo at a nice ground on a good deck. With the sun out it seemed like a good day all round.

Their 2s must have changed a lot since I used to play them in div 3/4, where they were a bunch of muppets (and that's putting it incredibly politely!!!). I think I read they kicked out one family, who admittedly tended to start the agro yet were all decent enough guys off the field - or they were to me, so guessing that brought about a big change within the club?

Glad you had a nice say to play there, we played on a windy overcast day and it was one of the coldest days of cricket in my life where their ground is so open.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jayralh on May 29, 2018, 01:43:01 PM
Had decent opportunity to bat well that blown away shortly. We lost 2 wickets in 1st over. I went on number 5 in 15th over. Chiped one to mid off and out.
Wicket had big wet patch where ball was sticking and coming slow. So that's my excuse that ball went in air rather than over bowlers head where I intended.

They won easily as wicket dried second inning.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ad2606 on May 29, 2018, 02:56:56 PM
Finally got some runs on Saturday 78*. It's been a long time since I hit a decent score. Lost my father in January (he always came down to the ground to watch me play) so felt pretty emotional after the innings. He would have enjoyed it  :)

We have already won 3 games this season...that's 1 more than the whole of last year. After being on the receiving end of some monumental beatings last season it was nice to dish one out to someone.

Congrats on the knock, cant beat the feeling of winning a few games. Winning isn't the be all and end all of playing but it sure helps when you have some success!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jblowe on May 29, 2018, 06:48:26 PM
@meats are you also in Oxon?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: meats on May 29, 2018, 09:07:57 PM
@meats are you also in Oxon?

Used to play for Wallingford before I moved out of the area. Looks like they folded last year?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: beaver5 on May 30, 2018, 10:06:06 AM
My game tonight has been rained off. This is becoming such a frustrating start to a season. Almost June and only played twice due to the weather or opposition not getting a team out!  :(
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mo_town on May 30, 2018, 11:31:57 AM
Played my first game for my new club this Saturday for Bournemouth CC against Ferndown Wayfarers. Skipper won the toss and decided to bowl on a hot sunny day. I was asked if I was comfortable bowling spin with the new ball. I was a little apprehensive as it was my first game and bowling spin with the new ball can go either ways but decided to give it a go. Started off with a full toss down the leg side which was dispatched to the boundary(great first impression!) but got settled down and bowled decently(I think) with figures of 9-1-32-2 getting both the opening batsmen out. They ended up getting 250+ and we lost the match by 20 odd runs.

There were a lot of Crossbat bats on display at the club. Looks like everyone at Ferndown has one :)! Lovely stickers with minimalist design and good middles.

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 30, 2018, 12:18:08 PM
shocking day out on saturday, dropped there number 4 who went on to hit 63 when he was in single figures, still livid with nyself about that drop, 3rd slip between me and second, got to it took it right in middle of hand but it went down! concentration went after that and dropped another sitter and fielded awfully!

game on to bowl too 6-0-3-36 got the lad i dropped otu stumped in my second over and took 2 in 2 we fell well short with the bat chasing 230

then last night in a 15 8 ball over retire ta 25 on an astro friendly i laboured to 23 off 11 overs before i was run out.

tbh i was relieved to get out at the point, was hitting the ball really nicely but kept hitting the fielder, when i hit the gap it was mistimed and horrible, good practice for the weekend though

bowling is a little hit and miss this season, looks and feels good when i bowl it but when i float it it sits up nicely so plenty to work on!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 30, 2018, 05:08:52 PM
Played my first game for my new club this Saturday for Bournemouth CC against Ferndown Wayfarers. Skipper won the toss and decided to bowl on a hot sunny day. I was asked if I was comfortable bowling spin with the new ball. I was a little apprehensive as it was my first game and bowling spin with the new ball can go either ways but decided to give it a go. Started off with a full toss down the leg side which was dispatched to the boundary(great first impression!) but got settled down and bowled decently(I think) with figures of 9-1-32-2 getting both the opening batsmen out. They ended up getting 250+ and we lost the match by 20 odd runs.

There were a lot of Crossbat bats on display at the club. Looks like everyone at Ferndown has one :)! Lovely stickers with minimalist design and good middles.

My best mate from Uni is a Ferndown Wayfarer when he's home from Uni, the guy who owns/runs crossbat is one of the players.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: billyb on May 31, 2018, 11:28:24 AM
So I didn't do anything useful really last night, but I witnessed something... remarkable.

Opposition opener batted for 18 overs, and scored 7 runs. In a T20. He essentially ran out half of his team too.

I have never, ever been so bored on a cricket field.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mo_town on May 31, 2018, 01:59:22 PM
So I didn't do anything useful really last night, but I witnessed something... remarkable.

Opposition opener batted for 18 overs, and scored 7 runs. In a T20. He essentially ran out half of his team too.

I have never, ever been so bored on a cricket field.

Imagine what he would do in a test match! Someone get him into the England XI for the second test!  :D
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 31, 2018, 04:23:16 PM
Had a crap day yesterday, took a day off work to play against a touring side and came away questioning why I bothered.

I got my first duck of 2018, coming in to face 2 balls at the end of the innings having had to pad up incredibly quickly, I missed a straight one to be plumb LBW last ball of the innings.

I then saw the real downside to captaincy, with 2 of our own players almost coming to blows on the pitch over something incredibly trivial (player 1 "you're bowling is sh*t" player 2"say that to my face..." and it escalated from there). Somehow this was my fault! The people guilty of it were 22 and 36 years old for Christ's sake...
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 31, 2018, 05:57:59 PM
Bet he tourists were impressed.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on May 31, 2018, 06:44:55 PM
Often itís not who you play against but who you play with that counts. One or two wan@ers make a huge difference
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 31, 2018, 06:47:48 PM
Bet he tourists were impressed.

They thought it was hilarious! To an outsider it probably was to be fair, proper handbags stuff.

It was only those of us who have to see said Muppets every week didn't see the funny side
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 31, 2018, 07:55:05 PM
Mixed day for certain.

Call this evening from skipper, I've been dropped to the seconds for the week to get overs and an innings under my belt. Appreciated that I haven't had a decent crack and need to get some rhythm, and that im a far better bat than going in 9/10.

On the plus, had CricX (James Cole) get in touch to say they've found me a club in South Australia, in the city of Port Lincoln. Seems a cracking opportunity so definitely going ahead with that! Certainly improves the day for me.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: billyb on May 31, 2018, 10:05:21 PM
Mixed day for certain.

Call this evening from skipper, I've been dropped to the seconds for the week to get overs and an innings under my belt. Appreciated that I haven't had a decent crack and need to get some rhythm, and that im a far better bat than going in 9/10.

On the plus, had CricX (James Cole) get in touch to say they've found me a club in South Australia, in the city of Port Lincoln. Seems a cracking opportunity so definitely going ahead with that! Certainly improves the day for me.

You'll return a far better cricketer! The improvement I've seen in folks who go abroad to ply their trade for a season is incredible.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on June 01, 2018, 06:35:21 AM
Mixed day for certain.

Call this evening from skipper, I've been dropped to the seconds for the week to get overs and an innings under my belt. Appreciated that I haven't had a decent crack and need to get some rhythm, and that im a far better bat than going in 9/10.

On the plus, had CricX (James Cole) get in touch to say they've found me a club in South Australia, in the city of Port Lincoln. Seems a cracking opportunity so definitely going ahead with that! Certainly improves the day for me.

Well done on finding a club in Oz. My seasons in Oz were some of the best cricketing and life experiences I have had. Take the opportunity and you will definitely come back a better cricketer. Make sure you put in time to go and see the rest of the country as well!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Jaffa on June 01, 2018, 09:49:46 AM
At the end of last year I went through my back. After treatment the advice from the physio was work on strengthening your muscles. The bowling action is ideal to make the area that failed strong again he said. I asked about my stiff calf and pelvis. He said not to worry and just work on building up the muscles.

I did, slowing building things up but it felt like it was getting worse. The physio wanted to continue treatment but I went for a second opinion. The second guy sent me immediately for a scan. Now that stiff calf has led to a 1cm tear in my achilles.

Nevermind work etc, season over before it starts. Not a happy bunny.

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 01, 2018, 11:06:26 AM
Well done on finding a club in Oz. My seasons in Oz were some of the best cricketing and life experiences I have had. Take the opportunity and you will definitely come back a better cricketer. Make sure you put in time to go and see the rest of the country as well!

Im hoping to, but Port Lincoln is 280km flight from Adelaide and 660km by road, so may be tricky!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on June 01, 2018, 11:13:26 AM
Im hoping to, but Port Lincoln is 280km flight from Adelaide and 660km by road, so may be tricky!

nothing like a good road trip! try and plan the whole travel either end of the season.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 01, 2018, 02:43:16 PM
Playing my third match tomorrow following two dismissals for nought first one couldnt see the ball through a new helmet ( now discarded )  second dismissal umpire allowed the to bowler before I was ready
So to change my luck brought a new bat.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on June 01, 2018, 02:51:33 PM
We are playing Great Horwood tomorrow and i am sure (although maybe going senile in old age) that there is a forumite who plays for them??

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: RF on June 02, 2018, 12:07:09 PM
Rained off today
Played against @Simmy on Thursday night though.
We got 135 and they were 13 short, decent game on a rubbish wicket.
Simmy got 52 and they would have won if heíd have stayed in
I managed 40 not out
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 02, 2018, 08:43:38 PM
Another good comfortable win today and played in great spirit. We reduced the game to 35overs a side due to yellow weather warning for rain and thunder storms and played the whole game under blue skies and scorching sun lol.
We batted first and together with my opening partner we put on 104 for first wicket in 19 overs on a lovely home deck albeit against an average attack but it did swing around a lot. He was first to go for 49.
I felt in great touch today and built small partnership with No4 and no5 having lost no3 quickly after opening partner. I fell for 71 in the 28th over caught at deep long off, he didnít move an inch I donít think lol.
Out skipper then smacked 27 off 9 balls and along with the other set bat we made 218-5 from our 35.

We then blew away there top order and they were 31-5 after 10 twice our bowlers were on hatricks and finally in 4th game got the first nick behind of the season, canít remeber having to go that long ever before getting a chance. Next over however the only ball of the game that misbehaved shot along the deck and in trying to take it cleanly had it smash into the end of my finger, game over for me. Hopefully not broken just badly bruised maybe a ligiament or something in my finger but needless to say Iím was willing those pads and gloves off and spent the rest of out innings with my hand wrapped in ice.
We have a few lads who donít normally bowl some overs and ended up getting the last wicket in the 27th over. Nice early finish just a shame we reduced but in reality didnít really make a difference. Oppo stayed around for a good few hours and we all had a lovely chat etc which for sat league cricket seems to be rare.
Rest the finger this week and give the T20 midweek a miss to be ready to at least bat next weekend. Think one of the other lads can keep for a week
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 02, 2018, 08:44:17 PM
Last over thriller for us today

Batting first we made 207 all out.
One of our openers made 43 but suffered a knee injury so was unable to field (it looked like he had a 2nd knee cap!)
We had a 17 year old batting at no.5 who made a very good 62, and an 18 year old at no.6 who fell agonisingly short of his maiden 2nd XI 50, getting c&b for 44.

Other than 36 extras nobody else made double figures, and the general feeling at tea was not batting for our full 45 overs may have hurt us as we were about 20-30 runs short.

In the 2nd innings their openers got off to a flyer,putting on 44 in 8 overs before the first wicket fell.
Our bowlers pegged it back and took regular wickets, with the opposition always keeping round about the required rate. It came down to them needing 9 off the last over with 1 wicket in hand, with our opening bowler on. Dot (9 off 5, we've got this!), 4 (5 off 4, squeaky bum time), wicket - bowled him.

We won by 4 runs.

Great game to be a part of, but not good for the blood pressure. I felt for the opposition coming so close, winning those kind of games is great, but losing them is heartbreaking.

Oh, and I picked up a 4 fer en route to victory, great day all round.

Over to my friendly captaincy tomorrow for a nice away trip and a timed game :)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 02, 2018, 08:51:05 PM
First game back since I broke my thumb last year. Was a game to forget for the team. Look posted 211-9 from their 50. Their opener was dropped on 5 and then miles out stumped that wasnít given in the 20ís. Went into to get 94no. I always enjoy watching a good batsman go about his business getting runs but this was certainly not in that bracket. Still, youíve got to get them! I took 2-30-10 so pretty happy with that for first game back. Should of had 2/3 more with missed stumpings and dropped catches.

Batting we were skittles for 58 from 29overs on a pitch which had started seriously drying in the heat and had balls popping/keeping low. I was left down sh*t creek without a paddle for 15 (from 17 overs & we were 5 down by then 🤣) when run out by my partner. Felt really comfortable at the crease but scoring was really hard.

All in all a crap day for the team but nice to get back out there.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 02, 2018, 09:51:30 PM
First game with the Ansty Fun XI (2nd team).

Batted first, went in 7 against an off spinner one end and left arm orthodox the other. My innings was short and violent, being .,.,6,4,6,6,1,w with the three sixes all straight and the four in the same place as well. All my runs were from the offie, got stumped first ball from the left armer who speared it in whilst I tracked it and tried to hit the ball to Cuckfield. We ended 161/9 from 40.

We got early wickets, then I bowled in tandem with one of our women's team who plays for Essex ladies. Meg got 1/17 from 9, I got 4/21 from 7. After two overs I had 0/14, so quite a comeback! Also took a one handed catch at mid wicket to dismiss their opener, smacked a full toss over my shoulder so threw a hand up and it stuck, then a simple catch running round from mid wicket to square to finish the game. Almost got wiped out taking the last catch by out opening bowler, and it was suggested it was jug avoidance from me. Bowled the oppo out for 97 so a decent win and 2s now top of the league.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: thecord on June 02, 2018, 11:10:45 PM
Got smashed for 434 today, was embarrassing.
All out 202 in reply. Duck for me, hate cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: velvetsky01 on June 03, 2018, 06:30:30 AM
Hate cricket.....from the high of 93 two weeks ago, getting married last Saturday I make my league return yesterday. After losing the toss the oppo make 220 in tricky batting conditions
In reply we make 160....my contribution a first ball duck :-( I am hoping this might refocus me going forward
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Timbo287 on June 03, 2018, 07:03:38 AM
A poor day. We lost the toss and made to bowl first we bowled them out for 200 and we were bowled out for 140 in reply. A forgettable day for me. Their bowler who was wearing bright yellow trainers bowled a half volley first up which I edged for 4 next ball another half volley the eyes lit up and I missed it to be bowled. Iím with the cord and velvetsky... hate cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 03, 2018, 07:37:15 AM
Ditto the theme of hating cricket

Caught on a nightmare wicket than spun massive against a very good side and all out for 68, started at 1pm and finished at 3.30, had nothing to do for the rest of the day so watched the threes in a park . Second consecutive duck as well.

This was after the club captain said 'your team needs to start picking up points quickly'. Well we didn't get any yesterday!?

Change of bat now to something els which is totally illogical but often works!  :)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: smilley792 on June 03, 2018, 08:40:13 AM
We won.

Got there very ealry(10pm) to cut outfield, it started raining so we just put covers on instead.

Luckily saved the day as it bounce it down and would definitely have been off by time everyone else arrived at 12.

Started late in a reduced game. 36 overs.

Oppo who were top of league, crawled to 108 for 8 of there overs(2 run outs in last over made it seem more, they had no interests before this over to put a score on).

For what should have been a big game, they seemed very defeated, celebrating dropped catches, missed run out chances, edges. Before it all kicked off with 5 to go as they decided to start call one of our fielders a fat ***** as he ran for the ball.

This nearly lead to a fight at tea...... got to love cricket.
They then spent tea talking about how the ďrain was coming inĒ and theyíd get there 7 points no worries.

I took 15 of first two overs before I got a good nut that moved away and hit top of off, I ignored my send off.

We moved on to 45 for 1, before our 17 year old opener missed a good slower ball, and oppo resorted to heckling him as he walked off.

I really donít understand how some clubs want to act on the field?

Anyway we knocked them off with 5 overs left. Should have been done earlier, but as lew needed 20 for his 50 and we need 20 to win, Mick decided to block everything and refuse to get a run.



Was a disappointing day for a top of the table clash, oppo more interested in sledging than winning.
I wanted a competitive game. And it wasnít like they had a poor side out, was probably there best xi available and our games are usually close.
They just turned up with the wrong attitude for some reason.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on June 03, 2018, 09:05:11 AM
We came second, disappointing given they were something like 55-4 off 26 overs... Big lad came in and slogged and they got up to 209, which we couldn't chase, so in the last over 20odd short. 2-20 off my 9 for me, pleased with that given I conceded 12 in the last one! Then sold down the river by my opening partner and run out for 10.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Tom_90 on June 03, 2018, 10:31:37 AM
Played on the same strip for the 4th game in a row, thanks to the ground staff not being arsed because it wasn't the first team. Really annoys me when the first team are the only ones looked after. I don't mind playing on a deck the week after, but after 250 odd overs have been bowled on it? Come on...

Huge crater at middle stump at both ends, deep footmarks for the bowlers and some very variable bounce.
they got 150 odd of their 40, I got triggered lbw on 23 after a solid start to a ball that hit me well above the knee roll. We knocked them off 7 down in the end.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 03, 2018, 01:45:09 PM
Team won yesterday in a low scoring match only had ten players and our opening bowler was missing but needn't have worried our 12 year old seamer  ripped out the opposition  middle order with  4 for 12 off 5 overs
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: horseman on June 03, 2018, 03:00:22 PM
Did you get any @Seniorplayer ?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 03, 2018, 06:58:51 PM
3 runs played a typical l lefthanders shot stepped down the wicket whipped the ball  backwards of square leg off middle stump fielder dived forward and caught it inches off the ground stood there momentarily as I didn't realise the fielder had caught it umpire told me later that opposition had  set the field in anticipation of the shot.should have looked at the field placings
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Neon Cricket on June 03, 2018, 07:58:59 PM
5 out of 5 now, fairly comprehensive victory - oppo finished 116-8 and we chased it down in 30 overs. Nice little 59 for me personally so good day all round.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 03, 2018, 09:19:15 PM
Fantastic day today!

A true club man who's been at the club for 26 years made his maiden century, truly deserved and couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

We posted 227-6, with a decent 36 from a 17 year old and a couple of youngsters getting red ink cameos at the end

In response the opposition were 150 ish all out.
A 14 year old taking 4-29 and a 13 year old making his senior debut bowling incredibly well and taking 2 wickets

On a personal note I kept wicket and took 2 catches. I was more pleased with conceding only 3 byes on a somewhat interesting pitch, some balls were popping with some keeping low.

Tomorrow is day 3, I've got an evening league cup match, but I'm starting to think 4 games in 4 days may be a bit excessive
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: NT50 on June 03, 2018, 09:53:43 PM
Played my 4th game in 5 days today (had 2 for uni on Weds/Fri)

Yesterday i made 5 before running myself out suicidally after feeling in really good touch. Won by 1 wicket against a bunch of extremely gobby Sri Lankan lads who hadn't been beaten this year. Anything that hit the pads was plumb according to them and our umpires were called cheats on several occasions, nothing made me happier than the pathetic hand shakes they gave as they walked off the pitch.

Opened the batting for my new Sunday team today and felt horrendous. Wasn't moving my feet, was playing the moving ball awfully. Limped to 7 off 14 overs, chasing 117, we were all out for 90. Somehow they've asked if i want to play again!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on June 04, 2018, 06:00:24 AM
Fantastic day today!

A true club man who's been at the club for 26 years made his maiden century, truly deserved and couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

We posted 227-6, with a decent 36 from a 17 year old and a couple of youngsters getting red ink cameos at the end

In response the opposition were 150 ish all out.
A 14 year old taking 4-29 and a 13 year old making his senior debut bowling incredibly well and taking 2 wickets

On a personal note I kept wicket and took 2 catches. I was more pleased with conceding only 3 byes on a somewhat interesting pitch, some balls were popping with some keeping low.

Tomorrow is day 3, I've got an evening league cup match, but I'm starting to think 4 games in 4 days may be a bit excessive

This is brilliant.... it's exactly what Sunday cricket is for. Experienced club man and colts playing together doing well etc...
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Simmy on June 04, 2018, 07:08:58 AM
Rained off today
Played against @Simmy on Thursday night though.
We got 135 and they were 13 short, decent game on a rubbish wicket.
Simmy got 52 and they would have won if heíd have stayed in
I managed 40 not out

haha i was trying to get out from ball one! absolute minefield that place hate batting on it!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: RF on June 04, 2018, 09:16:59 AM
@Simmy I would not be keeping on that either!
Never a good sign when you turn up an the track's just being rolled
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: NT50 on June 04, 2018, 05:33:08 PM
Played my 4th game in 5 days today (had 2 for uni on Weds/Fri)

Yesterday i made 5 before running myself out suicidally after feeling in really good touch. Won by 1 wicket against a bunch of extremely gobby Sri Lankan lads who hadn't been beaten this year. Anything that hit the pads was plumb according to them and our umpires were called cheats on several occasions, nothing made me happier than the pathetic hand shakes they gave as they walked off the pitch.

Opened the batting for my new Sunday team today and felt horrendous. Wasn't moving my feet, was playing the moving ball awfully. Limped to 7 off 14 overs, chasing 117, we were all out for 90. Somehow they've asked if i want to play again!

To rub salt in the wound, i've also got a 2 week ban after comments made on Saturday's game.

2 free weeks to improve my game i guess!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: smilley792 on June 04, 2018, 06:47:32 PM
To rub salt in the wound, i've also got a 2 week ban after comments made on Saturday's game.

2 free weeks to improve my game i guess!

Comments on here? Or elsewhere?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: NT50 on June 04, 2018, 07:49:53 PM
On social media regarding the attitudes of our opposition on Saturday.

Ah well, you live and you learn.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: beaver5 on June 04, 2018, 09:09:29 PM
Had a frustrating game on Saturday. Opened the batting for the 2's and helped put on 50 opening stand. Got tied down by a slow dobber who was doing nothing other than landing ever ball line and length. Should have gone down the wicket or given myself room to hit him through the off side, but hardly played and not scored any this season, so lacked confidence. Cross with myself as usually much more positive than this! We slumped from 56-0 to 90-5 and the dobber got me lbw for 26. We finished on 183-9, but every wicket was down to a poor shot rather than good bowling.

Opposition opener came out and smashed everything, mostly across the line and took the game away from us. I caught him on the boundary for 70 in just the 14th over, but dropped an easier catch off their other opener who finished up 60 odd not out. The skipper brought me on to bowl with the scores tied. Just what you want! But managed to get a wicket maiden before they rapped it up in the next over.

Both firsts and seconds got promoted last year, but neither team has managed a win yet this season. Frustration all round, but I was very disappointed by my own batting and allowing a very average bowler to tie me down. T20 game on Wednesday and fully intend to come out all guns blazing to make up for it!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 04, 2018, 10:40:17 PM
Well tonight was interesting!

16 over cup game, we only had 9.
Pitch was awful (a full delivery could do anything between hit your ankle or go over your head)

I took a wicket as the opposition were restricted to 83-6
We knocked it off 4 down with a couple of overs to spare.

Highlight for my teammates was me chasing after a skyer and ending up in a heap on the floor having fallen down a rabbit hole (the ground really was that bad...)

Game 4 in 4 days tomorrow before I take a couple of days off (and only go training...)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jjelricksmith on June 05, 2018, 11:57:41 AM
Update from the weekend.

Played league on Saturday got a quick opening and then out. Bowled out for 190 and bowled them out for 165. Full muslim side and during ramadan meant we had very long drinks breaks when they went and sat in the shade and a long tea. Did start to feel sorry for them as it was a scorcher.

Sunday bit of a white wash where we rolled a side over for 56 in 25 overs when we were trying our best to give them runs, full tosses with no fielders outside the ring, batsmen bowling half trackers but they kept missing the ball! Sadly not much we could have done to make it longer. Rattled those runs off in 7.1 overs with a 24* and then played a quick T10 with our side getting 99 ( I got 25 retired) and they got 82 in reply. Seemed to prefer the shorter format....

Overall a very very village sunday game but a good atmosphere especially in the 10 over game.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 05, 2018, 10:27:11 PM
4 games in 4 days - done

Now for 2 nights training before games Friday and Saturday...

16 over league tonight, oppo batted first and made 101-4 (I think, they didn't lose many wickets.)

In reply we got them 2 down, our opener making 73*. I played a cameo of 16* including a 6 and two 4's.

Other than a 2nd ball duck in a touring game I've felt okay with the willow up to now (I just need to actually spend some substantial time in the middle now!)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 06, 2018, 09:01:49 AM
I've had a recall from the Fun XI to the 1s for a trip to Chichester Priory on Saturday. Hopefully will be given a decent crack with bat or ball.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jonnyg on June 06, 2018, 09:41:49 AM
I've had a recall from the Fun XI to the 1s for a trip to Chichester Priory on Saturday. Hopefully will be given a decent crack with bat or ball.

Lovely ground there right in front of Goodwood house
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 06, 2018, 09:43:41 AM
Lovely ground there right in front of Goodwood house

Just had a quick google. Will bring back memories of playing at Stowe and Eton with school!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on June 09, 2018, 08:20:54 PM
They hit 290. Strangely I even bowled 7-0-37-2. Quite happy with that. We we 2 down inside the first 2 overs. No. 3 went in and belted a quick 57. A few more quick wickets fell. Came in at 6 and hit my first 50íof the season. Too long in coming to be honest. Holed out to deep mid on once the batting points were secure, my glasses were fogging up and the tail was in. EventLly lost by about 110. As a team we have batted poorly all season.
Used my B&S I bought from sivlar and itís going beautifully.
Friendly tomorrow and looking to push on.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Tom_90 on June 09, 2018, 08:24:46 PM
s**t. Team isn't arsed, it annoys me. Seriously thinking i need to move clubs.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 09, 2018, 09:01:51 PM
We were 108 all out
Oppo chased it 2 down in about 20 overs

Can't say I enjoyed cricket much today
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: smilley792 on June 09, 2018, 09:24:53 PM
Cracking tram game.

We made 207 for 8 from our 46.

Looked like it be more, but I chopped on in the 3rd over for a very brisk 32, including 4 sixes(and losing 3 balls).

We collapsed from 90 for 2, to 117 for 7, but a great fight back got us to our finishing score.

We then quickly got the oppo to 22 for 6 of the first ten overs. They then dug in, and with some experimental bowling to force attacking shots, they eased the score up, but we finally got them 85 all out  with 12 left.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on June 09, 2018, 10:54:50 PM
New opening partner for me today, we got on well - put on 80 in the first 10. Unfortunately a couple of soft dismissals later we started the collapse, 173ao. I kept as all three of our usual options were unavailable, on a rock hard track, with a new recruit of ours steaming in.... my hands are seriously sore, he is rrrrapid! Despite a good bowling effort they got it 5 down, bad times. Note to self, make starts count.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 10, 2018, 07:50:30 AM
Good win yesterday against top of league meant we are now top

It was against another  bunch of whinging weirdos so all the sweeter
Comments after the game from them, included,,,,your ball was too dark?,(supplied by the league), taking too long to set the field,dodgy bowling action,(the lad accused bowls for Oxfordshire),umpires were crap etc etc

Anyway, top of the league and they are now third, karma
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 10, 2018, 08:15:49 AM
Bit of a catch up this time....

Last Saturday was a good team performance, 156 all out and 20-25 runs short and a great fielding display meant we won by 3 runs vs second in the league

Sunday another Sunday not out for 1 but a loss defending 210 on the same wicket as Saturday!

Midweek was a massacre we shipped 235 in 15 (8 ball) overs one of them hitting 137 (lefty wearing right handed pads) who we dropped 3 times then we struggled to 113-6

Now to yesterday where it was an exceptional team performance and a great comeback win

We were 20-5 and struggling but a great captains innings of 51 by @19reading87 and 40 by our number 7 and a nice little 14/15 not out by me batting at 10 (with a target for the season ticked off see that thread) we got to 160 all out off our 45.
Then possibly the hardest working and best we have fielded this season we managed to bowl the oppo out for 130 in 30 odd overs to win! Great comeback and great feeling after hearing the oppo stating theyíd be home for 4! The beers certainly tasted sweet!

And I have my first game as captain since u13s today!!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 10, 2018, 08:45:07 AM
Bit of a wake up call in yesterdayís game. We batted first and made 251-3 from 45. I made 109 not out and carried bat through. Very good flat pitch with quick outfield, we got off to a flyer 100 opening stand from 14overs then another 100 partner ship with no3 before no4 smashed 32 off 11 balls and out last ball of innings.

Then the wheels fell off, they had a bloke in debut who they hadnít meet, opened the batting and was superb. We dropped him very very hard low diving at 1st slip from out opener who is approx 75mph. From then on he just smoked anything with any width or short and made 75 from 12 overs before being bowled by first change bowler.
We dropped 7 catches in all, missed 3 run outs and lost on the last ball by 6wickets
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on June 10, 2018, 08:58:06 AM
Bit of a catch up this time....

Last Saturday was a good team performance, 156 all out and 20-25 runs short and a great fielding display meant we won by 3 runs vs second in the league

Sunday another Sunday not out for 1 but a loss defending 210 on the same wicket as Saturday!

Midweek was a massacre we shipped 235 in 15 (8 ball) overs one of them hitting 137 (lefty wearing right handed pads) who we dropped 3 times then we struggled to 113-6

Now to yesterday where it was an exceptional team performance and a great comeback win

We were 20-5 and struggling but a great captains innings of 51 by @19reading87 and 40 by our number 7 and a nice little 14/15 not out by me batting at 10 (with a target for the season ticked off see that thread) we got to 160 all out off our 45.
Then possibly the hardest working and best we have fielded this season we managed to bowl the oppo out for 130 in 30 odd overs to win! Great comeback and great feeling after hearing the oppo stating theyíd be home for 4! The beers certainly tasted sweet!

And I have my first game as captain since u13s today!!!

As @alexhilly1492 mentioned, one of the best come backs Iíve been part of on a cricket pitch.

Very fortunate to pick up 51 and 4-25 off allocated overs.

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on June 10, 2018, 09:31:43 AM
Really good win yesterday. Lost the toss on an absolute road and oppo batted. Then I witnessed one of the best opening spells I have seen in a long time. Our opener bowled his 9 straight through for just 10 runs! The other opener the same picking up 2-21. So at drinks they were 32-2 on a track I thought was worth at least 225!

With some late order hitting and a couple of dropped catches oppo ended on 169-8 off their 40 overs.

Walking out to open I thought just stay in and this is won as they are a long way short and that's exactly what happened. I got 72 not out off 133 balls! We put on 82 for the 1st wicket and coasted from there not taking any risks and got the runs with 3 overs to go 3 down.

Really pleased as I have been getting starts but not converting and also as a team it was a really good sensible chase.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 10, 2018, 12:07:32 PM
Absolutely furious about yesterday.

200 mile round trip, Bucks to Brighton to Chichester and back. Batted 10, didn't get in, despite several players who aren't as quick scoring as me being moved up the order when we chased quick runs... Didn't get a bowl until the 33rd over of 47, wicket first ball. Taken off after 3 inexpensive overs to allow the quicks to try to blast away the tail on a pitch that literally offered no assistance to seamers. Took probably my best catch yet this season at point, low to my left in the gloom, but still, I didn't travel so far for 3 overs and one catch. This is my third "thanks for coming" of the season already after being promised so much more over the winter.

I think next week will be my last at Ansty, as the travel is silly for not getting a game, and utterly pointless to play 2s as the standard is pretty poor. At the very least I will be having words with the captain to make my displeasure clear.

My plan now is to join Amersham CC, which is local, a great ground and a good group of blokes.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Novak on June 10, 2018, 01:04:08 PM
How are the nets facilities at amersham mohawks and secondly your video when you were batting earlier this week ? What club or facility was that ?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 10, 2018, 01:09:34 PM
Earlier this week was at Chalfont St Giles, which is where I played from the age of 7 to 23. Amersham has great facilities
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: richthekeeper on June 10, 2018, 02:06:40 PM
Absolutely furious about yesterday.

200 mile round trip, Bucks to Brighton to Chichester and back. Batted 10, didn't get in, despite several players who aren't as quick scoring as me being moved up the order when we chased quick runs... Didn't get a bowl until the 33rd over of 47, wicket first ball. Taken off after 3 inexpensive overs to allow the quicks to try to blast away the tail on a pitch that literally offered no assistance to seamers. Took probably my best catch yet this season at point, low to my left in the gloom, but still, I didn't travel so far for 3 overs and one catch. This is my third "thanks for coming" of the season already after being promised so much more over the winter.

I think next week will be my last at Ansty, as the travel is silly for not getting a game, and utterly pointless to play 2s as the standard is pretty poor. At the very least I will be having words with the captain to make my displeasure clear.

My plan now is to join Amersham CC, which is local, a great ground and a good group of blokes.

Maybe you need to find a level at which you can enjoy your cricket and play a bigger role in the team, rather than striving for a higher level and struggling to make an impact?
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 10, 2018, 02:30:08 PM
I joined having been told I would be bowling plenty of overs, bowling the side back to the premier division and getting a go with the bat. Maybe I was naive, but all through the winter net sessions I was told I would be leading the attack.

I am good enough to be bowling my overs in the side, and batting 7, but haven't had a proper go with bat or ball. Fielding has always been my weakest string, but right now it is the only one im getting to use.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: six and out on June 10, 2018, 04:28:28 PM
I joined having been told I would be bowling plenty of overs, bowling the side back to the premier division and getting a go with the bat. Maybe I was naive, but all through the winter net sessions I was told I would be leading the attack.

I am good enough to be bowling my overs in the side, and batting 7, but haven't had a proper go with bat or ball. Fielding has always been my weakest string, but right now it is the only one im getting to use.

I think your biggest challenge where ever you go and play is you need a captain who understands leg spin. It is hard to captain a legspinner, to understand field settings, that you will bowl bad balls etc... It is all well and good telling you everything during nets but until you are on the park it means nothing. You need to find a skipper who is prepared to throw you the ball.

Hope that makes sense.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 10, 2018, 04:43:15 PM
I think your biggest challenge where ever you go and play is you need a captain who understands leg spin. It is hard to captain a legspinner, to understand field settings, that you will bowl bad balls etc... It is all well and good telling you everything during nets but until you are on the park it means nothing. You need to find a skipper who is prepared to throw you the ball.

Hope that makes sense.

You've hit the nail on the head. Part of what makes Amersham the best option is that my old head of year, who was first eleven coach at school and im still in touch with, plays there and knows what I can do, and I know a few lads from my school days.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on June 10, 2018, 06:46:45 PM
Iím on a hot Trott currently of having batted 3 times at home and not scored a single run 🤦‍♂️

Yet one T20 cup game and scored 59...onto next week
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Byo on June 10, 2018, 07:36:07 PM
Iím on a hot Trott currently of having batted 3 times at home and not scored a single run 🤦‍♂️

Yet one T20 cup game and scored 59...onto next week
Blame the groundsman mate!!!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on June 10, 2018, 07:48:45 PM
I am, what a knob!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 10, 2018, 08:08:32 PM
Tough first captaincy experience today!

Won the toss and chose to bat got to 74-2 and I hit a fluent 22 two shots stick in my mind a cover drive along the ground a mind a clip over mid in for 4

Ended up 109 all out and losing by 6 wickets

Seems tk estate bowlers ok and gave everyone a game but most importantly really enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: NT50 on June 10, 2018, 08:18:50 PM
First week of my two week ban so i decided to go and score for my old Sunday side (effectively a 3rd XI for the club's Saturday team) and witnessed a really good game.

It was reduced to 35 overs (which is allowed in the Development league) and we batted first on an astro wicket. Our 18 year-old opener who's been in an out of the first team offered to play and scored a really classy ton in 74 balls. He never over hit the ball, scored a few boundaries, but mostly just rotated the strike and hit the odd 2, barely facing a dot ball. Ended up 219-4 off 35, but we lost by 3 wickets with 2 balls remaining. Positives were that both our 12 year-olds got a bowl (and ended with respectable figures) and one of them took an absolute blinder at cover-point that someone his age should never be getting anywhere near!

From a personal perspective, that's the first game i've ever scored, having only taken the game up a few years ago. Was only a single run out on both innings (forgetting to add a single to a batsman both times) so not a bad effort on my first go!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: blindowl on June 10, 2018, 10:52:20 PM
Got some interesting midweek cup games on Wednesday at our club.

1sts play a local derby which often gets a bit heated
2nds (lots of juniors and very casual players) have got a team who play 8 leagues above them!! Seen their team sheet in advance and its full strength prem div 1 including overseas! Could be interesting/dangerous.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 12, 2018, 03:31:01 PM
Last week received an invite to play Sundays  after some thought going to visit the club on Thurs it's a club I have no knowledge  of
Even if nothing comes of it I can have a net with my new GN.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: DorsetDan on June 12, 2018, 03:45:00 PM
I rarely get to play nowadays and my highest score to date is 25 with mostly low single figures and I usually bat like a tit... but this weekend my mistake was playing all 80 overs!

Played as part of a weak 9 man team and stuck at it coming in at one having bowled a full complement of overs including the final spell and skipping tea thinking I'd be back soon!

Ended 89 NO off 126, batting out the full 40, which isn't anything special compared to most on here (especially the strike rate) but is more runs, more boundaries and more balls faced than the total of all other games added together since I took up cricket again so I'll absolutely take it!

Only change was switching back to the bat I'm most comfortable with even if it is nothing special (GM Chrome 404), keep it simple, relax and not try and hit anything too hard
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: play-yourself-in on June 12, 2018, 08:04:13 PM
Great stuff @DorsetDan well played. Sometimes Cricket is a tough mistress but when it goes well there is no better feeling. Build on this and go to bigger and better things.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: edge on June 12, 2018, 08:40:54 PM
Top man @DorsetDan ! Confidence is a big part of batting, bookmark that feeling and here's hoping you can find plenty more runs there 👍
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Kulli on June 13, 2018, 06:00:48 AM
27 at the weekend and 69 in a T20 last night. Normally when I hang about for 5 overs or so a bit of touch seems to come back, but both of these knocks have been a real battle, no idea why  :(
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 13, 2018, 09:12:23 AM
Took 1-10 off 2 overs and felt in okay rhythm after asking to come off last Saturday having no idea where the ball was going.
I then got run out without facing in the last over (set batsman was back on strike and hit a 6 to win the game, so I suppose the sacrifice was worth it).

Team won and I felt like a bowler again, but I can't saw I appreciated my average taking a battering at the time...  :(
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: iand123 on June 13, 2018, 02:11:53 PM
Having scored 140 runs across the two previous seasons i now find myself averaging 97 after scores of 35, 31* and 31*. Not sure what to put it down too, i finally changed my contact lens prescription over the winter - amazing how easier batting is when you can actually see the ball! Also i think the general standard is dropping, some of the teams we've faced this season have been really poor, ive played 4 games now (one i wasnt required to bat in) and we;ve played against two teams of 10 and another of 9 (who fielded for 35 overs with 8).

Either way im enjoying cricket again which is the main thing :)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 13, 2018, 09:12:30 PM
Played our first T20 of the the season tonight and after losing on the last ball on sat we won on the last ball this evening. Also my debut as T20 skipper.

Bowled first and they hit 140-9 off there 20 with one lad hitting a 50 and there 1st team skipper who has multiple East Anglia Prem tons smoking a rapid 35no at no 10. Reverted to a bowler as I normally do for T20 and picked up 2 for 15 off 3 overs with my medium pace.

In reply we were 30-1 off 3 thanks to 18 wides and got off to a great start getting to 100-2 off 13 when they brought on the 1st team bowlers and we are a Div 6 side although working our way up we really held our own needing 1 from last ball No 6 smoked a stunning cover drive for 4.

Hopefully a good run will see us make finals day which will be a great achievement for a small club like ours.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 14, 2018, 08:10:14 AM
Playing on Saturday it's at home should get close to 11 players on the pitch after playing away  and managing to bat all our overs with 7 players last Sat.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JK Lewis on June 14, 2018, 11:14:25 AM
Belated congrats to @DorsetDan and @Seniorplayer for recent efforts. Cricket can be hard, but it's worth it in the end!

I managed to blatantly avoid a jug on Sunday, given out lbw for 49, from a tidy opening stand of 104. Adding injury to insult, the ball hit my toes on the full at a decent pace, so I hobbled off to well deserved jeers and laughter from all sides.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 14, 2018, 08:40:01 PM
Just been told by our chairman I have the top average in the whole of Suffolk Two Counties Cricket after 5 innings.
334 runs, 3 not outs, 4 x 50ís and 1 x 100 score
Hope this purple patch lasts

(https://s5.postimg.cc/vqxr31x8n/3_B75_ADE6-_CADE-4747-8_F39-765_D2_DF547_B8.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/nlfp4w8zn/)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: JK Lewis on June 15, 2018, 05:00:32 AM
Just been told by our chairman I have the top average in the whole of Suffolk Two Counties Cricket after 5 innings.
334 runs, 3 not outs, 4 x 50ís and 1 x 100 score
Hope this purple patch lasts

(https://s5.postimg.cc/vqxr31x8n/3_B75_ADE6-_CADE-4747-8_F39-765_D2_DF547_B8.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/nlfp4w8zn/)

Congrats bud, awesome start! Hope it continues. Good to see Dom Palmer doing so well over at Lakenheath also. He's battered us a couple times on Sundays, decent player.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 15, 2018, 12:38:28 PM
Well done Chris nothing better than the good old not outs to boost our average
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 15, 2018, 08:28:03 PM
Cheers gents, and yes has been a very good start for me and the club in general this season.

@JK Lewis I donít know any of the names on there but our chairman said he is a very good bat as is Josh wells but canít say I know the names or teams. Will have to arrange to pop and see you at some point as well for a stick and a chat
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: tommo256 on June 15, 2018, 08:30:50 PM
Josh wells is a decent player, could be playing premier league comfortably!
Play against him in a couple of weeks time!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Smmatle1 on June 16, 2018, 03:45:08 PM
Rained off! Made clay models with the kids instead....does it make me a bad Dad if I admit to being a little disappointed in the compensation! Sun is out now...gutted!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Timbo287 on June 16, 2018, 05:36:17 PM
Batted first and got 88 all out. Knocked off pretty easily by the oppo. I opened last week and dropped to 7 this week, got 0 after chipping a slower ball to gully. Still the teas were good!
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 16, 2018, 08:27:22 PM
Another loss today in Middlesex as we posted 183 from 50 overs, they knocked them off in 30 only two down. A short boundary and lightning outfield meant we actually needed 283, not 183

On the plus side 72 from myself which I my highest league score for about 5 years.

Assisted by a light salix picked up on the bay, shout to seniorplayer for spotting that one!

They had a youth county medium pacer who was fairly quick so the light bat helped get in the right position.

Where's that debate about light bats v heavy bats again  :)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: richthekeeper on June 16, 2018, 08:38:51 PM
Out in the third over for a brisk 14. One handed catch from mid off. Getting really fed up.

Team won easily chasing down 137 after we had bowled the oppo out.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jayralh on June 16, 2018, 09:07:18 PM
Batted first and posted 321 on board.
Opposition won in 36 overs.

Nothing left to say.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 16, 2018, 09:11:25 PM
Won the toss put the opposition in bowled them out in 39 overs   our opening bowler takes 5 for 25 oppo scored  310
We lost
Nothing left to say.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jayralh on June 16, 2018, 09:16:46 PM

Nothing left to say.
Exactly
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 16, 2018, 09:20:46 PM
Another loss today in Middlesex as we posted 183 from 50 overs, they knocked them off in 30 only two down. A short boundary and lightning outfield meant we actually needed 283, not 183

On the plus side 72 from myself which I my highest league score for about 5 years.

Assisted by a light salix picked up on the bay, shout to seniorplayer for spotting that one!

They had a youth county medium pacer who was fairly quick so the light bat helped get in the right position.

Where's that debate about light bats v heavy bats again  :)

Well done Carlo on your 72 light bat  against the quicks every time you  can't  score runs with an heavy bat if your back in the pavilion.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gurujames on June 16, 2018, 09:38:57 PM
they put us in. Started well but lost wickets quickly in the middle order. Came in no. 8 (to avoid Ďringerí rules) with the score 125/6 and hit 106* and put on 120 for the 7th wicket. We ended up about 250/8.
Bowled them out for about 140. I took 3-0-4-1.
My usual club didnít have a game today (or for the next 2 weeks too) so played in the team I played in a few years ago.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Tailendfielder on June 16, 2018, 09:52:15 PM
74 not out for me today.  Chasing 214 which was impressive given they were 140-0 off 20.

I went in at 4 in the first over at 3-2 and we sllppied to 8-7 in what i can say was embaressing. I then batted out the draw. Longest innings i can remember batting. Taken my average for the season up to 90. Considering how dispointing my season has been until now it could be worse.

What was great was i tore three ligaments in my ankle 2 weeks ago and only managed to play with a huge ankle splint and wouldnt have done but for eid. So keeping and batting the entire innings is pleasing. My ankle looks like a ballon and i cant walk but worth it.
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Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 16, 2018, 09:59:41 PM
We fielded first, opposition made 262-4 off their 45 overs.

We lost 6 overs due to a rain delay so the revised target was 244 (ish) from 39

We were 123 all out and were never up with the rate.

8 (yes, eight!) dropped catches in the field didn't help our cause too much.

On a personal note my figures were crap and I got a duck. My kit may or may not appear on a popular auction website tomorrow depending how I feel about cricket following a sleep :(
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Lumsden on June 17, 2018, 12:24:52 AM
Started the week by texting someone that both David and myself that we were available for a Thursday evening team only get a call from the mid-week secretary informing me that this week's skipper was refusing to have a David in his side. Told him, in that case, I wasn't playing either but on Wednesday morning there was a reversal of the skipper's position, probably because he couldn't get 11. Anyhow, I told him where to stick his match.

Today David and I played in front of Hovingham Hall which is the home of the Worlsey family including Sir William who captained Yorkshire County Cricket Club and where the Duchess of Kent was born.

In regards to match itself, it was a bit one-sided with the home side only managing to put out 9 players and given the forecast for later in the afternoon, I was surprised we chose to bat first (after winning the toss). We posted 255-5 off 45 overs and had them at 15-2 off 6 overs before the rain arrived but came disguised as a tropical monsoon which ended the match fairly swiftly. I did get 1 of those 2 wickets (an LBW decision) with what turned out to be the final ball of the match but on returning to my car, found it in 3-4 inches of water so had to drive home with soggy feet.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Gelds on June 17, 2018, 08:06:25 AM
We won again yesterday, bowling the opposition out for 45 and knocking them off 5 down (some 'Interesting' umpiring made it look closer than it was as we has 3 lads sawn off with less than 10 to win!) Having made a slow start we are now 3 wins from 4 with the bottom two to play in the next 2 weeks. Hopefully we can keep building momentum and push up the league.

Happy to contribute again with 4/16 from 7.

In action again today in the cup.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Jaffa on June 17, 2018, 08:58:57 AM
A little late but nice one @DorsetDan .

After seeing you bat at last years southern nets I said you play way better than what you give yourself credit for.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: smilley792 on June 17, 2018, 10:23:14 AM
Strange game of all strange games yesterday.


We win the toss and batted first. Pitch was lovely to say the least.
We batted well and battled to 196 for 8 from our 46

I got caught behind for 16 by fellow forumite hallamkeeper.

They set off like a train! 55 for 0 after 5 overs when the rain came!!(we did not want back on)

2 hrs later and we are back out. Ground wet, wicket dry blue skies.

There opener still going at a stupid rate, but the other end losing wickets regularly.
Umpire declared the last hour rule at 7 am(20overs and we are done)
The opener charged out of the blue(had been pretty correct up until then) and was bowled. He first time we thought we had a sniff off victory.

7down, good partnerships it looked like thereís again, but Hallam keeper played a reverse sweep and was bowled.
Next ball bowled again. 9down with 20 odd needed and about 6 overs left.

Some strike farming meant we struggled to get number xi on strike. And the runs wasnít coming.

Last over, 9 needed, we needed one wicket.

First ball, dropped at midwicket as he went for the boundary...... and then he blocked out. 3 leaves and 2 forward defenses.

Bit if an anticlimax. But the points were shared. Good game to be fair.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: beaver5 on June 17, 2018, 11:23:04 AM
First league win of the season yesterday for the twos, beating 2nd in the league. Bowled first and our opener bowled a fantastic spell, removing both openers in a spell of 9 overs 9-3. They were a very strong batting side but we kept on managing to pick up wickets. Some with a bit of luck, like their best player managing to miscue a longhop to first slip off the back of his bat. They finished 174-9 off 45. I was very happy with my bowling spell, getting 24-2 off my 9 overs.

Came in at 24-1 and managed to trash my Salix with a big split in the toe. That's the second bat I've written off in just over a week! :( Then I was very unhappy with my dismissal. Got a chest high full toss, pulled it but got a top edge down to deep fine leg. He caught it, but both our umpires didn't give it as a no ball. Couldn't believe it and neither could the rest of our team sitting on the side! When your struggling to get some form going it doesn't help when your own team mates stitch you up!  :(  Our no.4, who was injured so could barely run, then proceeded to smash 60 of 45 balls. Their heads went down and, despite a few soft wickets given away, we coasted home with 10 overs to spare.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: DorsetDan on June 17, 2018, 11:24:40 AM
Cheers Roger, that's very kind of you to say. 99% of the time I just fall apart and start batting like a tit after a few balls (a crude but accurate description!), same as I did in those nets.

The strange thing that helped this last innings was bizarrely getting started again with mountain biking and tapping back in to what made me do pretty well over 6+ hour races- sticking to a simple plan and almost switching off completely. I'm sure the exhaustion and dehydration was actually a helping factor in having an out of body batting experience! :) Not a smart strategy though as I'm still paying for it now! :)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Big Mac on June 17, 2018, 03:22:11 PM
Yesterday's game had one hell of a start. They had a young kid opening the bowling, he bowled a couple of wides and his head dropped, it ended up being an 11 or 12 ball over and I felt bad every time i signalled another wide.

But it was the second over when the craziness began, the first ball sent the off-peg cartwheeling. The second ball thudded into the batsman's wrist/forearm (it was plain as day from my spot at square leg) and they appealed for LBW, the umpire's finger seemed to go up before appearing to change his decision when the batsman complained that it hit his glove.

The correct decision was reached in the end but it was all obviously very village and I don't blame the other team for being a bit cheesed off.

Next ball saw the ball hoicked over to deep square leg straight to the fielder waiting to claim a simple catch, only for the ball to clip an overhanging branch, so instead of a wicket it's six runs.

This did not help their mood.

The wicket next ball did.

We were 47/3 after 4 overs, 5 wickets down after 6 and a half and I walked out at 60/6. I tried my best not to bat like an idiot, didn't play a single reverse sweep, and along with one of our youngsters (who scored a really good 45 and put the adults to shame) put on 85 before I was trapped LBW falling over to an inswinger. I walked off having batted for what felt like ages, only to check the scorebook and find out all I'd scored was 21 runs.

I was bloody shattered, I should have saved my energy and just swung the bat a bit for four overs  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 17, 2018, 09:05:18 PM
Cup quarter final win today
Totally hammered the miserable weirdos we played against in the league a coupla weeks ago
Karma

Me an Hoskmeister, spending some quality time in the middle, finally
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 18, 2018, 07:16:55 AM
Another cracking weekend of cricket and 2 good wins

Saturday: now second in the league and 5 points off top who we play next week.
Batted first and scored 197-4 off our 45
Then some outstanding bowling saw us bowl them out for 92
Best all round performance of the year so far!

Sunday: won and a good game personally
We racked up 222-2 in our 40 opener hit his 2nd ever time to finish on 105* and I hit 40* at 4 nice to finally get a score after being stranded or out in the 20s then bowed the oppo out for 205

Two good wins and a satisfying weekend all round :)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: GarrettJ on June 18, 2018, 11:36:34 AM
Dusting off the old cricket kit this week  ........... coming out of retirement after 4 years out.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on June 18, 2018, 11:44:52 AM
Dusting off the old cricket kit this week  ........... coming out of retirement after 4 years out.

Ow here he is....
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: GarrettJ on June 18, 2018, 11:46:36 AM
Lol ........... back at the crease tomorrow night

Im back on here after 4 years? Jesus its gone quick, 2 kids and a new accountancy business in that time.

Im a little less abrasive now ........... I think!

Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Buzz on June 18, 2018, 12:20:37 PM
Welcome back John! @GarrettJ
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: jayralh on June 18, 2018, 12:49:05 PM
Finally a good weekend. Scored 2◊50s Saturday and Sunday
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 18, 2018, 08:54:05 PM
Lost on Saturday to a team that approached me to join them over the winter. Bowled first, finally got a decent spell, 8/0/29/1, got rid of their main bat exactly as I had planned with a leading edge to cover from a more round arm delivery trying to work it through mid wicket. Keeper dropped a sitter off me in my last over. Oppo declared on 200/9 in the 50th, so we had 50 overs to chase it. Top order didn't do too well besides one who got a not out half century. Batted 11, LBW first ball going back to a spinner when I should have gone forward. Lost by 56 runs.

Won Sunday for Frogs vs a Frogs Invitational XI after Sussex Martlets couldn't get a side out. Batted 5, hit 15 off 8 before smashing a short, wide ball straight to cover point. My batting form has now deserted me through lack of time in the middle. Bowled at the end of their innings and took the final wicket.

Saturday made me very glad I turned down Haywards Heath because their attitude was not what I would want to be involved in- one of our womens team was playing as we were short, so they had 6 around the bat vs spin and started bouncing her vs pace, as well as a couple of other moments involving other team mates. For the next couple of weeks I have been assured I am number 1 spinner with the offie away so I have to take my chance. Which makes it bad timing to have aggravated my old 'golfers/pitchers elbow' fielding yesterday.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: GarrettJ on June 20, 2018, 10:36:51 AM
Dusting off the old cricket kit this week  ........... coming out of retirement after 4 years out.

53 not out ...... :)

Feel like ive been run over by a car today.
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Big Mac on June 20, 2018, 05:39:39 PM
I've been asked to captain on Saturday, I have no idea what I'm doing, don't know half the players, this is going to go well   :D
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 20, 2018, 09:32:05 PM
53 not out ...... :)

Feel like ive been run over by a car today.

@GarrettJ well done fella, as they say class is permanent
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 20, 2018, 09:41:37 PM
@Big Mac the first rule of captaincy is give yourself a game.
Make sure to bat yourself in the top 4 and bowl your full allocation, worry about everyone else after! ;)
Title: Re: Your 2018 Season
Post by: Big Mac on June 21, 2018, 02:26:05 AM
@Big Mac the first rule of captaincy is give yourself a game.
Make sure to bat yourself in the top 4 and bowl your full allocation, worry about everyone else after! ;)

While this is extremely tempting, we don't have a keeper so I may have to take the gloves. Of course, that doesn't prevent me from bowling a few overs in the middle overs anyway...