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Title: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Howzat on December 23, 2011, 02:26:33 PM
What's the most "Village" moment you've seen at your club?

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

I lasted 3 balls against their opening bowler (all short at my ribs). No word of a lie the number three was a quivering wreck in changing room was wearing 2 long sleeve jumpers for protection and had shoved a thigh pad inside his jumper as an arm guard...  goes out to the middle, plays and misses at 3 balls then walks off with bat under his arm going "I knicked it didnt I, i always walk if I edge it"
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: thedon on December 23, 2011, 02:33:03 PM
really? what team does your no3 play in on sat?
This happened last year, quite similar to the ind v eng test match.

One of our opening batsman thought he had hit a boundary, and as the fielder jogged to retrieve the ball, the 2 batsman decided to have a talk in the middle of the wicket. The bolwer threw the ball to the bowler and he ran out one of our batsman.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Joe on December 23, 2011, 02:42:11 PM
We had a thing that was very similar to the Bell incident. One of our batsmen smashed the ball through cover and the umpire signalled 4 before it had gone over the rope, and their fielder managed to collect it before it crossed the rope. But the batsmen, seeing the umpires signal of 4 were talking in the middle of the pitch, and their player ran one of them out. He refused to go because he said the ball was dead because of the umpires signalling of 4. After a long argument, we resorted to someone looking up the MCC laws on their iPhone and it was given as 4 runs.
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Post by: OMF on December 23, 2011, 02:50:00 PM
my club's most village moment was 2011. All season.
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Post by: roco on December 23, 2011, 03:00:31 PM
We had 12 players one game last year and skipper did not realise till 5 mins before game after warm up
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Howzat on December 23, 2011, 03:06:08 PM
really? what team does your no3 play in on sat?
This happened last year, quite similar to the ind v eng test match.

One of our opening batsman thought he had hit a boundary, and as the fielder jogged to retrieve the ball, the 2 batsman decided to have a talk in the middle of the wicket. The bolwer threw the ball to the bowler and he ran out one of our batsman.
4th team haha but he got called up late... I play in the 2's and I was scared facing him!
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Post by: wilkie113 on December 23, 2011, 03:06:28 PM
We had 12 for a midweek game once as well.
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Post by: Maverick79 on December 23, 2011, 03:07:05 PM
We turned up to a 3rd XI fixture which, according to our club fixture handbook was 'away'. When we looked in the league handbook we were supposed to be playing at home......good job the two grounds were only 10mins away from each other!
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Post by: wilkie113 on December 23, 2011, 03:13:01 PM
We played on a League game on a Sunday once, we turned up at the away ground and they turned up at ours!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: 19reading87 on December 23, 2011, 03:17:33 PM
What's the most "Village" moment you've seen at your club?

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

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

This makes your whole team sound village Haha!!
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Post by: roco on December 23, 2011, 03:20:50 PM
We played on a League game on a Sunday once, we turned up at the away ground and they turned up at ours!


That sounds like parry
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Post by: johan95 on December 23, 2011, 03:21:05 PM
Leo was that Byron Vermaak?

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

Square leg (their player) gave it out, but the standing umpire (also their player) proceeded to start arguing about it - eventually the guy was given out. Don't know why he went for a walk but that was pretty village.  :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Howzat on December 23, 2011, 03:21:50 PM
Yeah! Haha how did you know Johan? He looks like a beast!
Heres the scorecard... for some reason it has all the wrong names in it and I've gone down as "Malkeet Dhaliwal"  which is annoying as I also clean bowled Will Vanderspar this game haha ???

http://uxbridge.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11215595
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: johan95 on December 23, 2011, 03:30:24 PM
I've spent too long looking at the Prem Scorecards lol!  :-[
I remembered your Sunday League is a good standard so they must have had a sharp opening bowler bowling. What pace is he at, late 70s/early 80s I presume..

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

Did he bowl many fuller balls that day?
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Post by: Howzat on December 23, 2011, 03:37:09 PM
Haha well the first two balls were both short in at my ribs, I guessed the third would be an attempted yorker but he just banged it in again and I was set on the front foot and couldn't get out the way haha.  Yeah he was fairly sharp although not quite as quick as Reading CC's opening bowlers in the national this year!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Manormanic on December 23, 2011, 03:54:15 PM
We had 12 players one game last year and skipper did not realise till 5 mins before game after warm up

Nah can top that - a Uni first XI game at Chester in 96 and they got through 40 overs in the field before we spotted that they had twelve men on there!

Same game, one of their lads chose to call our skipper something that might be getting John Terry in trouble.  Skipper came in off the fullest run I've ever seen and bowled near enough the speed of light - the lad, who was batting three, took the first on the lid, second on the breast and then threw his bat down and walked off!  :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: gdb19 on December 23, 2011, 04:34:18 PM
My first game at York Uni was for the 2nd team away at hull. We lost but I got 5 wickets, 5 catches and a golden duck on debut (mixed bag but a trend for my entire Uni career).

The village moment involved our skipper turning up worse for wear after a heavy night out and following through on a fart when he was waiting to bat. He sort of went pale then had to run off to find a loo. Ended up batting with less than clean whites.

What made it worse was the hull women's cricket team was on the sidelines with us and saw it all. Then about 5 weeks later we wondered why a load if girls were laughing near us at a home game and realised it was the same hull women's team and they'd recognised our skipper.
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Post by: Howzat on December 23, 2011, 04:36:07 PM
Hahaha thats quality... I didnt even make the uni squad at Brunel lol
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Post by: Wolfie89 on December 23, 2011, 04:44:26 PM
We were playing a sunday friendly and only ended up with 10 players. The 1st team game got rained off and when they arrived back one of them volunteered to play for us, he we was also next man in. He didn't have long to get changed by the time he arrived and then the wicket fell, so the number 3, who was still padded up went out to bat again.
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Post by: Mr Cricket on December 23, 2011, 06:03:08 PM
i retrieved a ball which had been hit for four and tried to underarm it to someone on the infield... i held on a fraction too long and instead of the throw going to my teammate it went straight over my shoulder, over the fence behind me and in to a bunch of trees!

felt like a massive r-tard

new balls please
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Post by: thecord on December 23, 2011, 06:36:39 PM
my club's most village moment was 2011. All season.
:(
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Post by: johan95 on December 23, 2011, 06:41:54 PM
Hahaha thats quality... I didnt even make the uni squad at Brunel lol

Did you try? I thought you said a mate of yours who played in a lower team was in the 1s lol?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Howzat on December 23, 2011, 08:01:01 PM
Yeah he is haha and yeah I did, just not in favour with the powers that be I guess
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Post by: Manormanic on December 23, 2011, 08:06:10 PM
Hahaha thats quality... I didnt even make the uni squad at Brunel lol

how the feck did you manage that? 
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Post by: Tumo on December 23, 2011, 08:41:22 PM
My first game at York Uni was for the 2nd team away at hull. We lost but I got 5 wickets, 5 catches and a golden duck on debut (mixed bag but a trend for my entire Uni career).

The village moment involved our skipper turning up worse for wear after a heavy night out and following through on a fart when he was waiting to bat. He sort of went pale then had to run off to find a loo. Ended up batting with less than clean whites.

What made it worse was the hull women's cricket team was on the sidelines with us and saw it all. Then about 5 weeks later we wondered why a load if girls were laughing near us at a home game and realised it was the same hull women's team and they'd recognised our skipper.
How long ago? Didn't know we HAD a womens team!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: gdb19 on December 23, 2011, 09:31:32 PM
How long ago? Didn't know we HAD a womens team!


Quite a while ago, my first year at York was back in 96 so this would have been summer of 97. We were playing on a ground a few minutes walk from the Uni and away from any toilets. Think there were some tennis courts or something on the leg side as I remember thinking I'd smack the bowler into them first ball and it didn't quite turn out as I hoped.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Manormanic on December 23, 2011, 09:34:47 PM

Quite a while ago, my first year at York was back in 96. We were playing on a ground a few minutes walk from the Uni and away from any toilets. Think there were some tennis courts or something on the leg side as I remember thinking I'd smack the bowler into them first ball and it didn't quite turn out as I hoped.

you play in the "Roses" matches at all?
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Post by: gdb19 on December 23, 2011, 09:38:25 PM
you play in the "Roses" matches at all?

Yep, I played in the 2nd team roses three times. 97 at York, 98 at Lancaster and then 99 at York again. Think they followed the usual pattern and the home team won each time.

I think I got a few wickets each time, I also remember being involved in a bowl off indoors in a BUSA game one year indoors at Lancaster which we lost.

Did you play in the roses games?
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Post by: Manormanic on December 24, 2011, 09:27:06 AM
Yep, I played in the 2nd team roses three times. 97 at York, 98 at Lancaster and then 99 at York again. Think they followed the usual pattern and the home team won each time.

I think I got a few wickets each time, I also remember being involved in a bowl off indoors in a BUSA game one year indoors at Lancaster which we lost.

Did you play in the roses games?

2nd Team 96, 1st Team 97.  98 was the year I did my knee ligaments and I spent most of it doing the radio stations outside broadcast
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Post by: gdb19 on December 24, 2011, 10:00:13 AM
2nd Team 96, 1st Team 97.  98 was the year I did my knee ligaments and I spent most of it doing the radio stations outside broadcast

Doesn't sound like we'd have played against each other. Roses games were great and the weekend altogether was a good laugh, I did a 4 year masters and I was gutted to have to miss roses in the last year due to glandular fever.

One of your other posts mentions you were in the lancs league as a junior. Where did you used to play? I was in the lancs league juniors til age 15 with Darwen.
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Post by: Manormanic on December 24, 2011, 01:47:57 PM
Doesn't sound like we'd have played against each other. Roses games were great and the weekend altogether was a good laugh, I did a 4 year masters and I was gutted to have to miss roses in the last year due to glandular fever.

One of your other posts mentions you were in the lancs league as a junior. Where did you used to play? I was in the lancs league juniors til age 15 with Darwen.

The weekends were great - though most of the stories would not be ones I could repeat here.  You slightly misread my earlier post (not helped by my missing an s on the end of leagues!) - I played for Lancaster in the Northern League in 1996 and 97; my junior cricket was all in Yorkshire.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: jw17 on December 24, 2011, 05:11:27 PM
Yeah! Haha how did you know Johan? He looks like a beast!
Heres the scorecard... for some reason it has all the wrong names in it and I've gone down as "Malkeet Dhaliwal"  which is annoying as I also clean bowled Will Vanderspar this game haha ???

[url]http://uxbridge.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11215595[/url]

Bet Tally would of been shitting him self!
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Post by: thecord on December 24, 2011, 10:27:34 PM
Going back to most village moment I would like to nominate my clubs now 2nd team skipper buying 22prepack sandwiches from the local garage as teas  :(
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Post by: 123* on December 25, 2011, 12:56:55 PM
I know its pro stuff but I can't help but laugh when I see this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aITM1rQxjLQ
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Post by: Wolfie89 on December 25, 2011, 01:22:26 PM
Going back to most village moment I would like to nominate my clubs now 2nd team skipper buying 22prepack sandwiches from the local garage as teas  :(

Sounds like a bit of a hero to me. We were struggling for a tea lady (she was away on holiday) before the Mrs and sister in law stepped in because I suggested ordering a few pizzas
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Post by: ianbuchanan on December 25, 2011, 10:51:59 PM
Most village thing Ive seen in all cricket- a village umpire who called wide after the batsman had played a cut shot for four... He then followed his decision by calling 'over', after calling the previous ball a wide!

Most village thing in the league- A WEPL (west of england premier league) umpire who signalled 'byes' after the ball had ballooned of the batsmans pad and looped over the keepers head...
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Post by: Bruce on December 26, 2011, 09:27:59 AM
Most village thing I've seen? Umpire calling one short on a single..
Yeah, work that one out.

You do see the wide then over given a few times actually.
Also getting out in the 7th ball of an over. Happened to 2 of our blokes this year.
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Post by: Manormanic on December 26, 2011, 10:25:46 AM
Didn't technically see this one, but heard about it from our Third XI a couple of years back - batsman kicks the ball away off middle stump, and his team mate gives him out.  He walks down the wicket aggresively, shouting "It can't be LBW you idiot, I didn't play a shot!"
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Post by: espocrespo on December 30, 2011, 09:36:39 PM
Most village moment, player wearing chino's in the field and batting, enough said
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Post by: 19reading87 on December 30, 2011, 09:39:18 PM
A bloke took a diving 1 handed catch twice against us, I was one of the victims and he was wearing a white vest......!!!!!!!
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Post by: Wolfie89 on December 30, 2011, 09:43:23 PM
Red trainers, blue tracksuit bottoms and a long sleeved white under top with nothing over it. Enough said!
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Post by: jw17 on December 30, 2011, 09:50:56 PM
Bloke came on in shorts and flip flops because someone had to go home and caught me out at slip with a one handed catch above his head off an off spinner. Annoyed wasn't the word!
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Post by: Simmy on December 30, 2011, 10:09:42 PM
having no umpires when i play for nicks team is very village and annoying
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Post by: Manormanic on December 30, 2011, 10:39:06 PM
Bloke came on in shorts and flip flops because someone had to go home and caught me out at slip with a one handed catch above his head off an off spinner. Annoyed wasn't the word!

hehe happens some times - iended up the last man for a mates team last year, was not supposed to be playing as had domestic commitments, just turned up to watch and batted ten...oppo were gutted when 66-8 became 202-9 at the end of 40!
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Post by: johan95 on December 31, 2011, 02:34:33 PM
We played a team with about 5 of the players wearing hoodies lol :D
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Post by: Ryan on December 31, 2011, 02:51:18 PM
Your kidding me Johan! That's funny lol, hope you won :p
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Post by: tim2000s on December 31, 2011, 03:31:21 PM
hehe happens some times - iended up the last man for a mates team last year, was not supposed to be playing as had domestic commitments, just turned up to watch and batted ten...oppo were gutted when 66-8 became 202-9 at the end of 40!
Yeah, got asked to play for a mate's team in a Sunday friendly as they were short of bowlers. After removing the top 3 batsmen for 3 runs in the first three overs I bowled I got taken off and they were all out for 40 odd...
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Post by: jw17 on December 31, 2011, 03:41:00 PM
Not really village but going down the 'Ringer' route, my club dont have a great youth set-up so were short for the u15s most weeks, and last season if i was born one day later i would of been an u15 instead of an u16 so occasionally i would be dragged into playing for them and in the first game i got 77 off 35-40 balls including 14 4s and bowled 3 overs for 2 runs and the second game i played i got 68 off 40-45 balls and bowled 4 overs for 5 runs 1 wicket and i broke a kids nose cut his head open and broke his helmet all in one ball (i didnt feel as bad as he was my ages aswell), i was never asked to play again.
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Post by: johan95 on December 31, 2011, 03:43:24 PM
Your kidding me Johan! That's funny lol, hope you won :p

Nope we have played some dreadfully turned out teams lol! It was a draw. One of the hoodie guys had a good eye and smashed a century until a sharp stumping from none other than myself removed him..

It genuinely was a good stumping ;) - I usually try to make a wreck of the stumps for the imaginary cameras though :D
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Post by: ianbuchanan on January 01, 2012, 03:40:18 PM
Another village moment I had was when I played for a team in Bristol in a friendly, in the 40th over batting first, I was poised on 103*, and one of the opposition fielders decided to field at what can only be described as Silly Point.... Cue the short wide long-hop and then the ambulance and trip to hospital for concussion.....
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Post by: Simmy on January 01, 2012, 03:42:54 PM
I usually try to make a wreck of the stumps for the imaginary cameras though :D

tut all about the one bail flick
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Post by: tbarnfield99 on January 01, 2012, 03:44:54 PM
Another village moment I had was when I played for a team in Bristol in a friendly, in the 40th over batting first, I was poised on 103*, and one of the opposition fielders decided to field at what can only be described as Silly Point.... Cue the short wide long-hop and then the ambulance and trip to hospital for concussion.....

Haha, I once swept powerfully and instead of being caught by the man at square leg he broke his wrist!
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Post by: ianbuchanan on January 01, 2012, 03:47:20 PM
Haha, I once swept powerfully and instead of being caught by the man at square leg he broke his wrist!

Haha! Got to love being dropped, and when the fielder injurs themselves in the process it's just a bonus! :D
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Post by: Tumo on January 01, 2012, 03:47:47 PM
tut all about the one bail flick
Classy and precise, enjoyable Simmy!
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Post by: Manormanic on January 01, 2012, 03:48:46 PM
Reminds me of a Uni game where I middled one straight back at the bowler who was one of these Jimmy Anderson types who look down as they bowl - he didn't see it and it smashed him clean on the jaw!
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Post by: tbarnfield99 on January 01, 2012, 03:52:55 PM
When I was playing U-16's an opposition fielder threw the ball into the keeper, it flicked up off the edge of the astro-turf and straight into his eye. Massive black eye! He now plays for our team!
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Post by: peplow on January 01, 2012, 03:56:06 PM
When I was playing U-16's an opposition fielder threw the ball into the keeper, it flicked up off the edge of the astro-turf and straight into his eye. Massive black eye! He now plays for our team!

Thats just unlucky! not so much village!
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Post by: Manormanic on January 01, 2012, 03:56:25 PM
few years back we had our Second XI spinner airlifted out of a game at Henley after breaking his collarbone...

...thing is, he was after a game the following week! 
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Post by: johan95 on January 01, 2012, 04:15:04 PM
tut all about the one bail flick

I'll work on it ;)

I broke 2 of a guy's fingers a couple of years ago, smashed the ball down the ground and he stupidly tried to stop it.. :(
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Post by: Joe on January 01, 2012, 04:53:36 PM
I went to see our club U13 playing, and a bowler bowls the ball (remember it's a junior) and it goes straight through middle and leg stump. I was umpiring, and we checked afterwards and the senior stumps allowed a millimetre of space either side. A millimetre to the left or right would of bowled, but no.
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Post by: Sherpa75 on January 02, 2012, 01:46:46 AM
played with a west indian by the name of Reon King a few years during a cricket week game against my own club, was a pretty green track and i'd been at the bottom of the beer barrel for most of the week (even sleeping in the changing rooms) and a young lad from the club came out at 3 or 4 wearing a Surrey Lid to which Reon picked up the challenge.  i was at 1st slip, after the first all fired into the lads ribs an the second clattered into the keepers gloves with the sound of thunder, i placed myself a good 5 or 6 yards behind where the keeper was standing and pretty much directly behind him, there was no way anything was going to be testing my hands that day, the only person who noticed was second slip, who wanted to swap places
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Post by: jblowe on January 02, 2012, 02:37:03 PM
I was batting last year, when the player fielding at Cover started arguing with the Captain, claiming he should be put on to bowl. Well the Captain who was standing at slip, was having none of it! and he firmly told (in good old rural oxfordshire) the player "he was the Captain, he picks who bowl and when".

 

The fielder at Cover then folded his arms, pushed his bottom lip out and started kicking at the ground.  Three balls later the arms were still crossed when I pushed the ball to his left.  The ball ran passed him and gently down the slope towards the club house.  The sulking player made no attempt to stop the ball, he just looked at the captain and smiled.  He then turned and slowly ran after the now stationary ball, by the time he had reached the ball which was about 10 yards from the boundary edge, we were on our third run. In stead of picking the ball up and returning it to the keeper, the unhappy player transformed himself into Ronaldo and dribbled the ball towards the club house and the boundary. Stopping the ball a yard short of the rope he stopped turned toward the Captain and stuck two fingers up.  He then toe punted the ball through the open door of the club house and he walked off the pitch and into the club house. 

 

Minutes later the player emerged from the club house dragging his kit bag, and headed towards the car park.  Stopping in his tracks, a look of horror came over the player as he realised, first he had not driven his car the 25 miles to the game and second he had given a lift by the now not so happy Captain.

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Post by: petehosk on January 02, 2012, 02:46:38 PM
Brilliant!!!
Which team was that? Just wonder if I know them!!  :D
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Post by: Howzat on January 02, 2012, 02:54:14 PM
We have a winner!
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Post by: Manormanic on January 02, 2012, 03:09:08 PM
pretty sure noone is beating that.

question is, does the eight count to your average?
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Post by: jblowe on January 02, 2012, 03:16:06 PM
Pete PM'ed you

By the time he had dribbled the ball to the rope we had run five, but only got the four. 
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Post by: Manormanic on January 02, 2012, 03:24:30 PM
Pete PM'ed you

By the time he had dribbled the ball to the rope we had run five, but only got the four.

you should have got nine!
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Post by: langer17 on January 02, 2012, 03:31:46 PM
you should have got nine!

Exactly, should have been 9. Also, if they didn't give the 9, you still get the higher amount when that happens, as just say you need 5 off the last ball, and you run the 5 (would have to be a massive field), but then the fielder deliberately kicks it over for a 4, that would be unfair to the batting team.
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Post by: jblowe on January 02, 2012, 03:39:41 PM
It went in the book as a four,

I was also at a game in Chalgrove, which has a small stream running around the boundary,  My team were fielding when the ball was hit into the stream.  One of our better players went in after it. He then fell over and disappeared out of sight. After calls for help the player was found on this lying on his back in 3 inches of water. He was unable to move after twisting his knee, he had to be lifted out of the stream and carried off the pitch, then driven in his wet muddy cricket kit to the JR hospital A&E.

Sadly he had to have the knee operated on and he missed the rest of the season, but it was quite difficult not to laugh at the time
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Post by: ianbuchanan on January 03, 2012, 10:22:22 AM
I was batting last year, when the player fielding at Cover started arguing with the Captain, claiming he should be put on to bowl. Well the Captain who was standing at slip, was having none of it! and he firmly told (in good old rural oxfordshire) the player "he was the Captain, he picks who bowl and when".

 

The fielder at Cover then folded his arms, pushed his bottom lip out and started kicking at the ground.  Three balls later the arms were still crossed when I pushed the ball to his left.  The ball ran passed him and gently down the slope towards the club house.  The sulking player made no attempt to stop the ball, he just looked at the captain and smiled.  He then turned and slowly ran after the now stationary ball, by the time he had reached the ball which was about 10 yards from the boundary edge, we were on our third run. In stead of picking the ball up and returning it to the keeper, the unhappy player transformed himself into Ronaldo and dribbled the ball towards the club house and the boundary. Stopping the ball a yard short of the rope he stopped turned toward the Captain and stuck two fingers up.  He then toe punted the ball through the open door of the club house and he walked off the pitch and into the club house. 

 

Minutes later the player emerged from the club house dragging his kit bag, and headed towards the car park.  Stopping in his tracks, a look of horror came over the player as he realised, first he had not driven his car the 25 miles to the game and second he had given a lift by the now not so happy Captain.



Brilliant! Made me laugh out loud in an otherwise quiet office!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: legger123 on January 10, 2012, 01:39:24 PM
In an Under 18's game for Dorchester season just gone, their captain opened the batting for them, to which third ball of the innings he hit in the air to point, I was fielding there took 1 handed catch above my head.
To which he walked off the ground swearing and throwing his bat.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Buzz on January 10, 2012, 01:40:42 PM
To which he walked off the ground swearing and throwing his bat.
I can't imagine anyone on here doing something like that.

oh.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: alba caerulea on January 10, 2012, 01:59:44 PM
During a match for my previous club a 1 on 1 fight nearly broke out after the batsmen told one of our fielders the score of the British Lions Rugby that had been on early that morning. Little did he know that the said fielder had recorded the match on Sky Plus planning to watch it later that evening and had gone out of his way to avoid knowing the score - not answering his phone or having radios or tvs on all morning etc.

There was a threat of violence and a threat of 'calling the cops' but luckily it went no further than the pair of them shouting and swearing at each other for a while. Needless to say our whole fielding side were pi**ing themselves with laughter as we all knew the lengths that our guy had gone to to avoid knowing the score! We let it go on for a couple of overs before putting him out for a boundary stint to cool off!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Liam-SCCC on January 10, 2012, 02:01:39 PM
In an Under 18's game for Dorchester season just gone, their captain opened the batting for them, to which third ball of the innings he hit in the air to point, I was fielding there took 1 handed catch above my head.
To which he walked off the ground swearing and throwing his bat.

Leggy man! Had no idea you were a member on here, there I was trying to flog you some gloves a few days ago!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Dan W on January 10, 2012, 02:01:53 PM
Joined a new team late last year, and I'm sure the 'tactic' of (genuinley) misfielding thus causing the oppo to run a second before being run out, became a legitimate and used method.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Simmy on January 10, 2012, 02:02:07 PM
I can't imagine anyone on here doing something like that.

oh.

i threw my h4l across the changing room into the wall!

put a nice dent in the back :(

lucky for me matt sorted it at end of year clean up he did for me :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on January 10, 2012, 02:11:08 PM
I once kicked my helmet from the field as a kid, I was seriously reprimanded by my Chairman as it was not part of cricket, So I have never damaged my equipment since, I often swear and talk to myself if I feel I have let myself down,

Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Manormanic on January 10, 2012, 02:20:13 PM
I once kicked my helmet from the field as a kid, I was seriously reprimanded by my Chairman as it was not part of cricket, So I have never damaged my equipment since, I often swear and talk to myself if I feel I have let myself down,

quite right - when I was a kid I tore a muscle in my back throwing my bat.  Never again!  :o
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: 97 n.o. on January 10, 2012, 02:26:04 PM
Being left stranded on 97* when a guy who had been roped in to play for us at the last minute inside edges a ball for 4, winning the game. He was wearing jeans, no shoes (he only had black leather ones, which would have killed the pitch) and a shirt and tie. Devastated.

Also playing as a 15 year old for my old senior team, the captian gave me a lift to the match and decided to drive 30 miles in the wrong direction. we got to the game 20 mins late, by which time we were 20 odd for 4. I wen in at 28-6, our captain having gone first ball.

One of their bowlers had got all 6 wickets, and i'd been warned that he was unbelievebly fast etc etc, so i wore a helmet for the first time ever. I scratched about and made a couple before facing my first delivery from the much lauded bowler, a fairly quick wide. He then was noisily sick just off the pitch, to much laughter. It turned out that the day before had been his 30th birthday, and he had only stopped drinking about 30 mins before the start of play.

He smashed middle stump out of the ground 2 balls later, we ended up 37 all out and the drunk bowler with figures of 9-16.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: jw17 on January 10, 2012, 04:25:16 PM
Saw a bloke drop kick his helmet into a brick wall that was odd.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: joeylough on February 20, 2012, 10:36:30 PM
Well I have a couple.

Last game of the season dropping the teams number 7, 5 times while is was on his way to a 197.

Getting all out twice in the season for under 50. And playing most games with 8 people.

Safe to say it wasnt a great season.

Oh and not to forget me dropping a catch so it hit the jewels
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: legger123 on February 20, 2012, 10:51:37 PM
Well I have a couple.

Last game of the season dropping the teams number 7, 5 times while is was on his way to a 197.

Getting all out twice in the season for under 50. And playing most games with 8 people.

Safe to say it wasnt a great season.

Oh and not to forget me dropping a catch so it hit the jewels


Bowled out for under 50 isn't bad. We played the so called best team in our area, however we bowled them out for 24. Bearing in mind this was in the final of a tournament in the West of Dorset for the Under 18's.

Here's the scorecard if anyone wants to take a look -

http://dorchester.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11352933
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: wilkie113 on February 20, 2012, 11:14:58 PM
Skittled for 24 is shocking, I mean thats not even 3 runs per batsmen!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: legger123 on February 20, 2012, 11:16:48 PM
I know! Played on probably the best pitch in the West of Dorset. So they can't use that excuse. I tucked in for a 50 not out and 5-8 off 3! :)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: wilkie113 on February 20, 2012, 11:18:40 PM
I did see mate ;)

Good little game for you then!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: legger123 on February 20, 2012, 11:21:04 PM
Good tournament for me! Scores of 27, 70(the fact they had players take the gloat away), 79, and then 56 not out in the final :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Bruce on February 20, 2012, 11:27:22 PM
Love playing at your place. Covered pitch and great teas.
What more do you want?!?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: scottish_slogger95 on February 20, 2012, 11:31:00 PM
Skittled for 24 is shocking, I mean thats not even 3 runs per batsmen!

My old clubs third team were all out for 7 once. They only had 8 players and 4 had never played cricket in there life. and to make it worse the second team were all out for 14 on the same day! One batsmen scored 9 runs and the rest made 5! The captain thought it would be a good idea for everyone to sign the match ball and keep it in the clubs trophy cabinet.

Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: legger123 on February 20, 2012, 11:39:12 PM
Love playing at your place. Covered pitch and great teas.
What more do you want?!?

Pitch is lovely, as a batsmen. Not a fan of bowling on it!
You think our tea's are good, come play a game of proper village cricket, where the tea's are apparently the best in dorset ;)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Manormanic on February 21, 2012, 07:59:15 AM
Skittled for 24 is shocking, I mean thats not even 3 runs per batsmen!


http://hillingdonmanor.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11295627

This one was...well, suffice to say we were seriously looking for 0 all out when their bat aimed a swipe through square leg that raced through cover...
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: pacman75cricket on February 21, 2012, 08:16:51 AM
Captains innings that 5*
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Manormanic on February 21, 2012, 08:20:45 AM
Captains innings that 5*


Considering he had to interrupt it to take regular rollockings over the phone from their chairman in Bolivia, it wasn't bad.

To be fair, it was a used pitch in a dry spell and was ragging square by that stage.  What was funny though was the comment "well, we gave you such a good game last year" as they walked off...

http://hillingdonmanor.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11082585

Most of the bowlers were, erm, kids and the lad who got fivefer didn't even make the first choice attack in our Under 15s that year...
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: biffa on February 21, 2012, 01:13:27 PM
Playing a freindly on a sunday afternoon last year. Captain returned from toss and informed us he had lost and we were fielding. So everyone put on their bowling spikes, wicket keeper got padded up and made our way to the middle. when we got out there met by the opposition team and captain who imformed us "No your batting!" :-[ :-[

VILLAGE!!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Liam-SCCC on February 21, 2012, 01:18:39 PM
Bowled out for under 50 isn't bad. We played the so called best team in our area, however we bowled them out for 24. Bearing in mind this was in the final of a tournament in the West of Dorset for the Under 18's.

Here's the scorecard if anyone wants to take a look -

[url]http://dorchester.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11352933[/url]


Mate, that Weymouth team is weak. Bridport could of out out a better under 18 team last year!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: legger123 on February 21, 2012, 01:20:02 PM
Mate, that Weymouth team is weak. Bridport could of out out a better under 18 team last year!

They were the so called best team out of the lot!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: joeylough on February 28, 2012, 02:01:57 PM
Got to say that under 50 was just so I didnt have to say 37 and 42 all out. I think I added a couple of runs to that....

A good moment was seeing a left handed slogger on my team playing a pull shot on his first ball and in the same swing og the bat hitting his pads and shouting Sllaag....yep he was caught.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Pitbull on March 13, 2012, 03:23:02 PM
The most village moment I have seen was my good friend was bowling rather well with an Umpire who isn't our best friend at times. After many turned down lbw apeals my friend decided to whip off his shirt and throw it at the umpire.

Safe to say the umpire and the leauge were not too impressed with the situation and it was total VILLAGE behaviour.

(But quite funny at the time)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: joeylough on August 14, 2012, 11:57:44 AM
Not seen a post on this for a while and I'm sure there are more to add.

But had one game this season where a lot of people pulled out leaving a lot of the juniors filling in. This lead to them shouting "(insert county name) standards" between every ball, when throwing it to each other etc.

Also included the shout of "into the tail now lads" after taking the second wicket.

Safe to say we lost that match before we got into the tail
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: trypewriter on August 14, 2012, 12:47:10 PM
Our outfield isn't the truest of surfaces, and it isn't unknown for the ball to suddenly hop over a fielder's shoulder even when he's done everything right and got everything behind it. This happened at the weekend to an opposition fielder, who then threw his cap down, kicked it several times then stamped on it - erm, it was an adult game too, not under 13s!

Another nomination for a village moment came back in the days when I played more regularly. One of the opposition fancied himself as a quick bowler, coming in off a long run before not quite managing medium pace. He had a lot to say for himself too, and loudly berated the fielders for not stopping some very hard hit shots. The show stopper was when his trousers fell down just before his delivery stride.
'Someone give me a belt!' He shouted. His long suffering skipper shouted back: 'Those two b****rs in the middle have been giving you belts ever since you came on - how many do you need?'
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Stewie-Kidd on August 14, 2012, 04:09:07 PM
Well not really a village moment, more of a village few hours, on sunday where we turned up to the oppositions ground half hour before the supposed start time where they had one team member there and we had to wait for a key to be sent down to get in, an hour rolls past and still no key.

The key finally turns up after all their team had turned up another 20 minutes later, skippers go out for a toss, our skipper comes back saying the home team were really weak and chose to bat because they wanted to watch the boxing later in the day. Fair to say we rolled them over quite easily. A plus point was their naan bread curry wrap teas :)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: joeylough on August 14, 2012, 04:15:40 PM
Infact that reminded me of one a couple of weeks ago on the same lines. With the start of Aug we start and hour earlier. Met at the club and then drove about 40mins away to the opposing team. To which they had one player there doing some catch-it practice and the gates locked. We phoned there captain, he forgot sent and emergency text to the team to get there early.

He arrives opens the changing room to which one of our chaps realises he forgot his whites. Meaning his dad (opening bat) has to go and get them.

We lose the toss and get put into bat....now they have to wait for us.



Played a different day and one of our lads had to borrow white of the opposition.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Dan W on August 14, 2012, 10:58:42 PM
not village, but very bizarre...Played a team in North London, and the wicket keeper clearly took things v seriously, and well, kept shouting at himself every ball that he didn't catch cleanly, and kept shouting "CAN'T EVEN CATCH THAT YOU RETARD" at himself!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: trypewriter on August 15, 2012, 09:58:55 AM
Dan, along similar lines - can't remember the guy's name, but there was a bloke in the league I used to play in who was notorious for providing his own running commentary.
...'And he comes in and bowls. - And that's too short and wide from John...' etc.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Manormanic on August 15, 2012, 10:01:39 AM
Now I want to do that this afternoon!  :)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: junter97 on August 15, 2012, 10:18:54 AM
Whilst batting this season, a guy in the slips thought he was brain badonde off facejacker! Funniest game ever, he had the perfect accent and everything, it was incredible.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Vantage_Cricket on August 15, 2012, 10:23:59 AM
Dan, along similar lines - can't remember the guy's name, but there was a bloke in the league I used to play in who was notorious for providing his own running commentary.
...'And he comes in and bowls. - And that's too short and wide from John...' etc.

Theres a guy in our midweek league who is constantly shouting and giving a running commentry, supposed to be playing him this evening if the rain clears. It's not too much like 'commentry' though, more so putting you off and want to smack him
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: SaadIjaz on August 15, 2012, 10:43:13 AM
We Play the times league rules so if you do not bowl the oppo out in your allotted time in the 2nd Inns the match is deemed as a draw. Were playing the worst team in the league and had them 9 down with 8 overs still to go. Their batsman woudln't offer a shot to anything which was missing the sticks..

Unforutnately for us, the batting team supplies their own umpire (player) and things got really out of hand.. After about 18 LBW shouts in 4 overs, it was getting ridiculous that we weren't gonna get a wicket... We gave the Ump a bit of stick for not giving clear shouts out, So the umpire took off his jacket, Slammed it at our bowler and Swore.. After walking off a few steps came back to kick the stumps out of the ground..  :o -- Once he was escorted off - The next umpire gave us the wicket!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Montys Beard on August 15, 2012, 12:51:26 PM
Joined a new team late last year, and I'm sure the 'tactic' of (genuinley) misfielding thus causing the oppo to run a second before being run out, became a legitimate and used method.

....Say what you want Dan but it works mate  ;)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Dan W on August 15, 2012, 01:23:01 PM
....Say what you want Dan but it works mate  ;)

Big Momma our secret fielding weapon!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Nickauger on August 15, 2012, 07:34:06 PM
Sledging a guy on 160+ and then sledging a guy for playing an attacking shot to a good ball when 300-3. Not our opening bowlers finest hour!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: iand123 on August 16, 2012, 08:37:08 AM
Team we played last weekend has an umpire who didn't seem to know the rules. Kept coming up to our ump every few overs asking questions, however the best bit was when he tried to call one short for the batsmen not completing a run when they stopped midway as the ball went for 4!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: trypewriter on August 16, 2012, 10:54:13 AM
Perhaps village - perhaps not. But just some random moments that make cricket such an interesting and entertaining game.

Turning and firing the ball at the stumps in one movement because in your peripheral vision you've seen a man backing up behind the stumps. Then the incredible feeling of relief when you hit the sticks, as you have realised too late that the man backing up was actually the umpire!

Seeing a first team bowler thrashed a long, long, way out of the nets. He doesn't go to retrieve the ball but stalks straight back to the pavilion to get changed.

Getting padded up in the changing room as a team mate returns after getting his third first baller in as many innings. Studiously avoiding eye contact, you hear the crash of his bat against the wall, then the slam of the toilet door...then sobbing...

A team mate running around the boundary to attempt a catch has his eyes fixed on the descending ball. He loses his footing and sprawls forward. The ball hits him on the back of the head and bounces over the rope for six. Fortunately only his pride is seriously dented.

The opposition are delighted to find plenty of parking spaces a short walk from the pavilion, the home players graciously taking a longer walk to the facilities. Two broken wing mirrors and a smashed tail light later, they are less impressed by the generosity of the gesture.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Nickauger on August 16, 2012, 09:15:59 PM
Steve Kirby retrieving the ball from a forward defensive shot, firing it at the stumps, missing by yards, and sending Jos Buttler sprawling to try and stop it. Buttler can't get close and the ball flies away for 4 overthrows!

Maybe not village, but the funniest happened to me tonight. In the nets with the bowling machine firing 80 mph yorkers. Bat misses the ball, hits the bottom bar of the net and goes into orbit. Hits one roof about 40 yards behind the nets ricochets into another and lands in the road. Hilarious!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Gloves on August 17, 2012, 08:26:19 AM
Steve Kirby retrieving the ball from a forward defensive shot, firing it at the stumps, missing by yards, and sending Jos Buttler sprawling to try and stop it. Buttler can't get close and the ball flies away for 4 overthrows!

Maybe not village, but the funniest happened to me tonight. In the nets with the bowling machine firing 80 mph yorkers. Bat misses the ball, hits the bottom bar of the net and goes into orbit. Hits one roof about 40 yards behind the nets ricochets into another and lands in the road. Hilarious!

Haha,
That was at the Hampshire, Surrey match wasn't it!
A few years ago when somebody was out they chucked their bat and it landed near one of our fielders, He then shouted " That's not how you check a bat, this is!" He picked up the bat and chucked it way over the pavilion!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: trypewriter on August 17, 2012, 08:35:51 AM
I did hear of a first class player on a bad trot storming into the dressing room - which emptied very swiftly - the guys outside then hearing the sound of furious sawing as he vented his rage on the bat that had betrayed him one time too many...
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: ianbuchanan on August 17, 2012, 09:42:15 AM
Guy who used to play at our club is remembered to have also cut his bat in half with a saw.. And on a separate occasion, throw his bat onto a flooded flat roof!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Jenko on August 17, 2012, 09:56:06 AM
One fella I used to play with was a class bat, had a very lean trot and after yet another low score stormed to the rooms, snapped his bat in half and jammed each piece through the gyprock n the roof....not funny at the time!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Blazer on August 17, 2012, 09:57:53 AM
One of our fourth team player vented his anger at getting out by first throwing his bat at the stump, it missed and hit the opposition junior keeper. He apologised and moved towards the dressing room and then before reaching the door hurled his bat in , it missed again and hit the window and caused damage to both window and the bat. The worst part of all was that it was a borrowed bat !.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: trypewriter on August 17, 2012, 10:19:55 AM
One of our players told me of an occasion when he opened the innings, and got an absolute jaffa first ball that seriously damaged all his furniture. In bad humour he slung his bat into the corner of the dressing room, ripped off his pads and gloves, and after a few moments reflection on the injustices of life wandered back outside to watch the rest of the action. The bowler that had got him out was still bowling. 'He's bowled six consecutive wides since he got you out - he's s**t,' someone helpfully remarked.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Dan W on August 17, 2012, 10:45:18 AM
One of our players told me of an occasion when he opened the innings, and got an absolute jaffa first ball that seriously damaged all his furniture. In bad humour he slung his bat into the corner of the dressing room, ripped off his pads and gloves, and after a few moments reflection on the injustices of life wandered back outside to watch the rest of the action. The bowler that had got him out was still bowling. 'He's bowled six consecutive wides since he got you out - he's s**t,' someone helpfully remarked.
:D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Bez013 on August 17, 2012, 11:18:28 AM
Had quite an "intense" player at my old club, he hated losing or people doing things badly - he set himself high standards and expected others to do the same.

He dropped quite an easy catch in a not all that important game and was so angry he took off one of his shoes and launched it towards the boundary whilst swearing a lot, the rest of us were in absolute fits of laughter as he was making his way very slowly towards the boundary to collect the errant shoe.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: gibbinscricket on October 30, 2016, 10:59:45 PM
Very village moment on the weekend. Their 1st slip wore a dark brown Akubra in the field.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Cow_corner on October 31, 2016, 02:33:00 AM
Same player in our club, wears what appears to be cycling shoes, often hands his track suit top to the umpire when coming on to bowl. Wears a martial arts jock strap over his white shell suit bottoms when batting.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: DorsetDan on October 31, 2016, 09:36:54 AM
Only an average one for me but it's pretty much the definition of village... open the batting, feel great, hit a few boundaries and can't get over feeling so amazingly free and light in the shots... only to be reminded harshly a few balls later that the free feeling was due to forgetting to wear a box
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Buzz on October 31, 2016, 11:04:33 AM
I was batting last year, when the player fielding at Cover started arguing with the Captain, claiming he should be put on to bowl. Well the Captain who was standing at slip, was having none of it! and he firmly told (in good old rural oxfordshire) the player "he was the Captain, he picks who bowl and when".

 

The fielder at Cover then folded his arms, pushed his bottom lip out and started kicking at the ground.  Three balls later the arms were still crossed when I pushed the ball to his left.  The ball ran passed him and gently down the slope towards the club house.  The sulking player made no attempt to stop the ball, he just looked at the captain and smiled.  He then turned and slowly ran after the now stationary ball, by the time he had reached the ball which was about 10 yards from the boundary edge, we were on our third run. In stead of picking the ball up and returning it to the keeper, the unhappy player transformed himself into Ronaldo and dribbled the ball towards the club house and the boundary. Stopping the ball a yard short of the rope he stopped turned toward the Captain and stuck two fingers up.  He then toe punted the ball through the open door of the club house and he walked off the pitch and into the club house. 

 

Minutes later the player emerged from the club house dragging his kit bag, and headed towards the car park.  Stopping in his tracks, a look of horror came over the player as he realised, first he had not driven his car the 25 miles to the game and second he had given a lift by the now not so happy Captain.

Everyone needs to relive this
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: roco on October 31, 2016, 11:34:53 AM
I can remember feeling really uncomfortable and that something was wrong batting then after 5/6 balls I realised I had put my inner thigh pad on instead of my outer

I had the embarrassment of having to shout for the correct pad then changing in the middle
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Lwesty143 on November 05, 2016, 10:55:18 PM
Played against Tom Kohler-Cadmore last weekend who walked out to bat with his phone in his pocket and had to give it to the square leg umpire. He then nailed a beautiful straight drive for 4 first ball and then left his second ball which knocked his off peg out and had to collect his phone from square leg as he trudged off. Fair to say my team were rolling about laughing
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: ScottParko on November 05, 2016, 11:23:21 PM
Played against Tom Kohler-Cadmore last weekend who walked out to bat with his phone in his pocket and had to give it to the square leg umpire. He then nailed a beautiful straight drive for 4 first ball and then left his second ball which knocked his off peg out and had to collect his phone from square leg as he trudged off. Fair to say my team were rolling about laughing

I've done that! Opened the batting with my phone still there from tea, and gave it to someone to take into the changing rooms, luckily I lasted two balls so my phone hadn't even made it as far as the changing rooms before I was out!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Gurujames on May 14, 2017, 12:12:09 AM
No. 11 didnt have a grip on his bat. But at the end of the game I put one on for him free of charge. The 'I only bat 3 times a season' doesn't wash with me and I think makes for a friendly game.
He was happy. I was happier
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 14, 2017, 08:52:30 AM
Played against Tom Kohler-Cadmore last weekend who walked out to bat with his phone in his pocket and had to give it to the square leg umpire. He then nailed a beautiful straight drive for 4 first ball and then left his second ball which knocked his off peg out and had to collect his phone from square leg as he trudged off. Fair to say my team were rolling about laughing

And to think this was someone who'd had a bat named after him!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 14, 2017, 12:43:43 PM
Umpiring LMS last week. Guy got to the middle and i asked if he'd forgotten anything. He realised he didn't have his gloves, thigh pad nor box. On his return i made it clear i didn't know his box had been missing...

Also looked over to our square leg fielding last weekend and he had a crafty fag on the go!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: tom line on May 14, 2017, 01:02:15 PM
Had a guy in our team yesterday, not a cricketer by any stretch of the imagination he just turns up and is happy to be field and have a laugh, hit the ball to square leg and dropped his bat straight onto the stumps thinking you could drop the bat to run 😂
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 14, 2017, 02:34:01 PM
Saw a player given out Lbw he sulks off and for rest of his teams innings  walks around the boundry about 20 tomes shouting how was that umpire to every ball.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 14, 2017, 03:49:16 PM
Had a guy in our team yesterday, not a cricketer by any stretch of the imagination he just turns up and is happy to be field and have a laugh, hit the ball to square leg and dropped his bat straight onto the stumps thinking you could drop the bat to run 😂

I'd be surprised if that was beaten!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: GoodLeave on May 14, 2017, 03:51:38 PM
Had a guy in our team yesterday, not a cricketer by any stretch of the imagination he just turns up and is happy to be field and have a laugh, hit the ball to square leg and dropped his bat straight onto the stumps thinking you could drop the bat to run 😂

In fairness to him, his theory is solid.

He just didn't execute it very well!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: ScottParko on May 14, 2017, 08:17:40 PM


Also looked over to our square leg fielding last weekend and he had a crafty fag on the go!

Our keeper will often head straight to his bag during drinks for a fag and can of strongbow choosing to bypass the juice and water. He will often still have said cigarette in his mouth after the drinks break, keeping with it still smoking away.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: enlightened on May 15, 2017, 05:52:47 AM
Our first team captain this week lost the toss and then watched in astonishment as the opposition set about moving the boundary in by a few yards all round the ground. A word with the umpires and all was resolved!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Alvaro on May 15, 2017, 06:05:02 AM
ShAnnon Gabriel's shot with 8 balls of the Test left....
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: iand123 on May 15, 2017, 06:47:10 AM
ShAnnon Gabriel's shot with 8 balls of the Test left....

I saw this first thing, love a bit of village at the highest level!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: calcurtis98 on May 15, 2017, 08:13:11 AM
We had a village moment in my team yesterday, I was actually embarrassed when it happened.

So the oppo were eight wickets down with 2 overs left, one guy had anchored the innings for 30 overs and was keeping the strike playing for the draw. Opening bowler is back on at the other end to myself and the kid batting is poor, ball goes through him and everyone else for byes but they walked one so the old head could keep the strike, so to keep the kid on strike one of our players booted the ball over the line for four thus keeping the kid on strike.

On of the older guys on our team was not happy with this, which in turn lead to him and the opening bowler having an argument - it ended with them swapping the strike back and the elder gent seeing the over out.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 15, 2017, 07:25:10 PM
If the ball had stopped and he kicked it over the rope it would have been overthrows and since they had already crossed the old guy would have been on strike anyway.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 15, 2017, 08:44:53 PM
We had a village moment in my team yesterday, I was actually embarrassed when it happened.

So the oppo were eight wickets down with 2 overs left, one guy had anchored the innings for 30 overs and was keeping the strike playing for the draw. Opening bowler is back on at the other end to myself and the kid batting is poor, ball goes through him and everyone else for byes but they walked one so the old head could keep the strike, so to keep the kid on strike one of our players booted the ball over the line for four thus keeping the kid on strike.

On of the older guys on our team was not happy with this, which in turn lead to him and the opening bowler having an argument - it ended with them swapping the strike back and the elder gent seeing the over out.
Saw the same thing happen in a test match
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: TCB on May 15, 2017, 08:49:21 PM
Playing a week ago and a young lad was timing the ball like I haven't seen for a long time. Someone threw the stumps down and made them wobbly. The young lad then started to knock them back in to the ground with the face of his bat! He got 80 odd not out.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 15, 2017, 08:58:17 PM
Saw the same thing happen in a test match

Who, when, where?
Footage of this must exist somewhere!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Nothing2SeeHere on May 19, 2017, 10:17:36 AM
Opposition team were chasing down a reasonable score. Opening batsman was playing well on the leg side but missing on blocking on the off side. Their team captain is umpiring. Batsman sweeps for 4. Umpire (captain) shouts out 'How about playing a few shots on the the offside too?'. Next ball, he takes a big stride to the ball and inside edges onto his stumps.

Classic example of why you play to your strengths.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: roco on May 19, 2017, 10:40:11 AM
one from a few years ago

Our opening bowler (16 at the time) got the opening bat (30yr old ish) LBW then proceeded to celebrate like alan shearer which annoyed the bat so he squared up to him for a fight. I stepped in between telling him politely (people know me) to just go back to which he told me "I don't want to fight you just the little kid" safe to say I escorted him off the field and had a chat with his skipper
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: jonazax1717 on May 19, 2017, 10:54:45 AM
We had a village moment in my team yesterday, I was actually embarrassed when it happened.

So the oppo were eight wickets down with 2 overs left, one guy had anchored the innings for 30 overs and was keeping the strike playing for the draw. Opening bowler is back on at the other end to myself and the kid batting is poor, ball goes through him and everyone else for byes but they walked one so the old head could keep the strike, so to keep the kid on strike one of our players booted the ball over the line for four thus keeping the kid on strike.

On of the older guys on our team was not happy with this, which in turn lead to him and the opening bowler having an argument - it ended with them swapping the strike back and the elder gent seeing the over out.

Very similar thing Happened with us, a couple of years ago  but , from my Memory there is Penalty  Runs For Deliberately Kicking the ball over the boundary ?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: edge on May 19, 2017, 10:58:43 AM
Cracking moment yesterday evening - playing a t18 friendly vs a beer team and we had them about 16-5 in 7 overs, and wickets kept falling on a damp. Time for some generous bowling so the game doesn't get ruined and a few of us took the job on of lobbing down some friendly stuff to get them up to a score. One lad who's new to the club and hasn't played any saturdays yet just didn't realise what was going on with the procession of blokes bowling longhops off two paces, starts going 'come on guys, stop bowling short, pitch it up! everyone chasing hard in the field!' etc etc. Poor lad, think he's quite competitive! Then he gets brought on and bowls an entire over pitching halfway down 😂
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 19, 2017, 11:17:35 AM
Who, when, where?
Footage of this must exist somewhere!

Verinder Sawag 2010 v SA to get morkel on strike first time it had happened in India
Pretty sure there was an earlier one though involving england
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: NT50 on May 21, 2017, 10:06:46 PM
Their number 4 today was bowled swinging at a straight one, his bat came out of his hand and ended up being caught by our mid-on! He picked it up and said the grip was soaking wet!

(Also on the topic of village, their pitch! First ball from their spinner died in the pitch and didn't reach the stumps)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAXbO6PXkAEL9r6.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Biggie Smalls on May 22, 2017, 12:28:49 AM
What pitch ? All i see is grass and a crease line  ;)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 22, 2017, 01:22:41 AM
I"m with Bumble and Boycott: the pitch is not "the wicket".

Even though this is in common usage in higher levels of the game, I somehow find it more irritating amongst club cricketers.

Anyone else with me on this?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: sarg on May 22, 2017, 02:37:08 AM
Two season ago in a fairly sociable end of season match with nothing to play for, the opposition batsman walks out without pads. We see notice it straight away and tell, his team-mate umpires. They say "lets see how long he takes to work it out".

Batman takes guard and asks for middle. Umpire says " yep that's middle and do you want pads?"

Batsman, umpire and our team crack up laughing.

When he comes back out we give him a guard of honour and clap him.   
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Cow_corner on May 22, 2017, 05:46:25 AM
I know a guy who only ever wears one pad.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: hilly_2015 on May 22, 2017, 07:43:42 AM
For years I played with a lad that never used to wear gloves. He claimed he could grip the bat better without - I just thought he was a tit.

The obvious quips coming from the opposition were always "target his hands - then let's see how hard he is...".
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 22, 2017, 08:21:20 AM
For years I played with a lad that never used to wear gloves. He claimed he could grip the bat better without - I just thought he was a tit.

The obvious quips coming from the opposition were always "target his hands - then let's see how hard he is...".

The fact that he did it for years perhaps tells us all we need to know?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 22, 2017, 08:23:47 AM
For years I played with a lad that never used to wear gloves. He claimed he could grip the bat better without - I just thought he was a tit.

The obvious quips coming from the opposition were always "target his hands - then let's see how hard he is...".
Also played against a guy for years who never wore gloves when batting his nickname was Rocky...
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 22, 2017, 08:42:21 AM
One of our guys never used to wear gloves. He used to bat with Storm Trooper Aero Pads and no gloves, he attracted some serious abuse!!

Never got hit on the hands though!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 22, 2017, 08:43:37 AM
Also played against a guy for years who never wore gloves when batting his nickname was Rocky...

Ironic, given that boxers wear gloves?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: hilly_2015 on May 22, 2017, 09:06:33 AM
One of our guys never used to wear gloves. He used to bat with Storm Trooper Aero Pads and no gloves, he attracted some serious abuse!!

Never got hit on the hands though!
Our bloke was never usually there long enough to risk being hit on the hands.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 22, 2017, 09:15:11 AM
Our bloke was never usually there long enough to risk being hit on the hands.

No, no was ours to be fair! Think his top score was in the 20's
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: skip1973 on May 22, 2017, 09:22:35 AM
At 43 I still have the panicking dream about not being padded up when a wicket falls and I am next in.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: smilley792 on May 22, 2017, 10:24:21 AM
It took a lad 5 nets before he realised his bargain sports direct pads and gloves!!! We're left handed
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 22, 2017, 01:40:13 PM
Ironic, given that boxers wear gloves?

Good one  i never made thought of that.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Biggie Smalls on May 22, 2017, 09:39:26 PM
At 43 I still have the panicking dream about not being padded up when a wicket falls and I am next in.

I open the batting .... so why does this dream occur/ thought cross my mind ?  Madness.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 27, 2017, 08:16:41 PM
I am batting and the umpire called a wide the bowler then runs down the track towards me i pick my bat up thinking he's coming at me he goes past and kicks over all three stumps complete clown.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 27, 2017, 10:51:32 PM
@Seniorplayer was the village bit you raising your bat in self defense or the bowler being a Muppet? ;)
Doesn't sound like cricket was the winner at your game with that and the crap sledging
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: roco on May 28, 2017, 07:03:14 AM
Our 2nds told us a great one yesterday

The umpire was signalling 4 byes, the only problem is that the ball had bowled the guy and it was fielded before it reached the boundary as well

Ump was a bit sheepish after that

I had one today (which cost me a pound in the pub)

Hit bat plumb in front I turn to appeal keep appealing ump gives it lbw then my team mates proceed to piss themselves as while I was appealing the ball had rolled onto the stumps so it bowled him
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 28, 2017, 08:37:48 AM
@Seniorplayer was the village bit you raising your bat in self defense or the bowler being a Muppet? ;)
Doesn't sound like cricket was the winner at your game with that and the crap sledging

It wasn't yesterday it was a few seasons ago  I picked up my bat if needed to use in self defence the village moment was him kicking the stumps over
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: radiomark on June 04, 2017, 11:38:15 AM
My son was acting as a runner for our injured no3 who was hit on the toe.
Firstly the batsman starts to hop up the pitch forgetting he has a runner.
A while later he edges to the keeper who drops it.Batsman wanders out the crease saying" wow that was lucky" as the keeper quickly takes the bails off.Doh  out.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: pablomarmite on June 04, 2017, 01:55:18 PM
Couple of weeks ago played a club 3s. Had 8 men no one knew who was in charge. Game delayed while they found another 3 I let them bat. The village aspect was I was bowling offies and followed the guy as he tried to make room and hit in pads ball went to mid wicket and they ran 1. Umpire gave a wide said it was going down leg side! Refused to change decision. For tea they had two rounds of sandwiches and nothing else no tea drinks etc. They offered us the  food but 4 of their guys came and hoovered them up. They got 55 we got the runs in 4.2 overs.
You are prob thinking we are the big shots and they are poor little side and go easy on them they are trying their best. But they actually run 5 Saturday sides and have a 1st XI wage bill of £150k!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Northern monkey on June 04, 2017, 04:33:20 PM
How much!!
150k?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: pablomarmite on June 04, 2017, 06:17:35 PM
How much!!
150k?

That seems to be the figure everyone has heard. Entire team is paid. Some are on long term contracts. Club has a wealthy benefactor. However impression people get they don't care about youth or lower sides just 1s. Unsurprisingly some nick name them the Galácticos.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: JB on June 04, 2017, 06:28:57 PM
Say a first team squad of 14, getting £10k each! Nice £500 a week extra for 20 weeks of a season. Surely minor counties don't pay that
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: pablomarmite on June 04, 2017, 06:38:18 PM
Say a first team squad of 14, getting £10k each! Nice £500 a week extra for 20 weeks of a season. Surely minor counties don't pay that
As I've said that is the rumoured figure apparently again only rumour that one player gets 20k plus team have two overseas so that may include flight etc etc. Each overseas will be 15k. Squad players get expenses. Pay petrol money too. However other clubs spend a bit as well.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: edge on June 04, 2017, 08:36:35 PM
What is even the point of paying your entire first team?!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on June 04, 2017, 10:40:31 PM
Talk of Bath 1XI players all being paid but lots of rumours.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: joeljonno on June 05, 2017, 12:37:24 PM
Had a humourous moment at the weekend, quite village.

Batsman jabs down on a full delivery with a thick edge. Blatantly takes it on the full, into the ground and pops up to gully. Fielder catches one handed above his head and appeals. Fielders all laugh and batsmen looks at fielder. Fielder realised what happened, sees batsman is out of his crease and throws the stumps down for a runout.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: RF on June 05, 2017, 12:54:11 PM
In our evening league game last Thursday, their number 7 or 8 batsman came out to bat with his thigh pad outside his trousers.
I stopped trying after that
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Neon Cricket on June 05, 2017, 01:26:19 PM
Talk of Bath 1XI players all being paid but lots of rumours.

I've heard they've got a player on the payroll for in excess of 35k a season, but they legally employ them under a 'Director of Cricket' title so it's all fair regulation wise. Apparently as part of the deal he also gets use of the club facilities FOC for private coaching on the side.

Mental money, but then Bath can afford it so why not I suppose!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Byo on June 05, 2017, 04:50:28 PM
I've heard they've got a player on the payroll for in excess of 35k a season, but they legally employ them under a 'Director of Cricket' title so it's all fair regulation wise. Apparently as part of the deal he also gets use of the club facilities FOC for private coaching on the side.

Mental money, but then Bath can afford it so why not I suppose!
That's Muchall who came from Frocester, does a lot of the coaching and planning for them. Not saying it justifies 35k but I wouldn't say no!!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 13, 2017, 03:34:39 PM
I am batting and the wicket keeper is up to the stumps the ball is turning and i had left a couple the bowler runs in and i hear the wicketkeeper say : get your feet moving you F***ing c*** so I spin round and say dont speak to me like that and go away (well somthing like that ) the wicket keeper   gives me a look and said He was talking to himself.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: DorsetDan on June 23, 2017, 02:55:30 PM
Not sure if it is village but I felt pretty damn stupid lending a nice bat to someone who hadn't played before... only for them to give the ball a nice solid whack... with the wrong side of the bat leaving a sizeable divot. Doh!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Mattsky on June 23, 2017, 11:29:01 PM
That's pretty much the definition of village.  :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: dynamiccoins on June 25, 2017, 03:59:03 PM
As a junior playing for the senior side - at tea asked to roll the pitch and repaint the crease lines with the other junior.

Not thinking we did the paint first then rolled....ending with white lines evenly placed up the length of the wicket.

I didn't live that down although the opening bowler liked the line on a length he could aim for.


Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Manormanic on June 25, 2017, 05:49:39 PM
yesterday, one of our fielders - not noted for his athleticism - pulls off a brilliant diving stop and midwicket.

Emboldened by the applause, he stands up and pings it back at the keeper.  Who was not looking at all, and after narrowly avoiding decapitation, watches in shock as the ball flies to the boundary!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: DorsetDan on June 25, 2017, 06:03:27 PM
As a junior playing for the senior side - at tea asked to roll the pitch and repaint the crease lines with the other junior.

Not thinking we did the paint first then rolled....ending with white lines evenly placed up the length of the wicket.

I didn't live that down although the opening bowler liked the line on a length he could aim for.

That is class! :)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: radiomark on June 25, 2017, 08:59:17 PM
I've seen an oppo fielder arrested by the police midway through a game.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: GoodLeave on June 25, 2017, 09:16:29 PM
I've seen an oppo fielder arrested by the police midway through a game.

Was he "Stealing" yards?...

I'd have loved to have seen that. "Not now officer, I'm bowling first change"

Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: radiomark on June 25, 2017, 10:09:58 PM
police: is this ****** vs******** we're looking for ********.
he's down at fine leg.
teas soon if you can wait.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: SAFC2403 on June 30, 2017, 01:55:33 PM
i got drafted into our first team a couple of weeks back for midweek 15 over cup comp. We batted first then went out to field - after about 8 overs we were no balled for falling foul of fielding restrictions, much arguments ensured as our captain swore blind we had the right numbers in the right places, it was at this point he realised we only had 10 men. It had taken 8 overs for us to even realise it!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: t2ylo on June 30, 2017, 08:38:47 PM
I recently played in a game in which a rather elderly gentleman came out to bat without pads...
In 30 years of cricket I'd never seen this before.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: edge on June 30, 2017, 10:17:36 PM
I recently played in a game in which a rather elderly gentleman came out to bat without pads...
In 30 years of cricket I'd never seen this before.
Mate of mine once went out to bat with 3 balls left with no pads on as he'd assumed he wouldn't be needed, bowler was getting it down at reasonable speed too. Couldn't believe it for the life of me when every ball to him was well outside off!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: t2ylo on July 02, 2017, 06:59:23 PM
I forgot a shirt for after the game and had to go to pub in my cricket shirt.
Proper village.
Got in at gone 2am to make it even worse
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: geeders on July 07, 2017, 08:50:23 PM
Playing away last week, our skipper went to toss up, and came back in saying he had lost and they put us in to bat. No surprise as the wicket isnt great and looked particularly rough after the weeks weather.
Top order pad up and head out the changing room. We head out a minute later to be greeted with the opposition padded up as well!
Not sure what had happened, but it transpires they wanted to bat but our skipper either misheard or was so sure they would want to field he assumed.
Either way it worked out pretty well. Bowled them out for 68 (I picked up a nice 5 for 15) and we knocked them off for full points!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: brokenbat on July 16, 2017, 02:18:41 PM
It had been a while since I played on a real turf wicket (not many in North america). I tend to romanticize small things like scratching your guard into the pitch (instead of using chalk - which is what we do on mat or artificial pitches).

So, was excited about playing on an excellent turf pitch recently.. took my guard, and then proceeded to scratch it into the pitch using my fancy new spikes. Sadly, I didn't quite get the technique right, and looked down to see THREE lines being scratched into the pitch instead of just one.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Number 11 on July 16, 2017, 11:41:00 PM
It had been a while since I played on a real turf wicket (not many in North america). I tend to romanticize small things like scratching your guard into the pitch (instead of using chalk - which is what we do on mat or artificial pitches).

So, was excited about playing on an excellent turf pitch recently.. took my guard, and then proceeded to scratch it into the pitch using my fancy new spikes. Sadly, I didn't quite get the technique right, and looked down to see THREE lines being scratched into the pitch instead of just one.

Just go for the one in the middle  ;)
Sometimes make it easier to know which is your mark.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Biggie Smalls on July 17, 2017, 04:42:11 AM
It had been a while since I played on a real turf wicket (not many in North america). I tend to romanticize small things like scratching your guard into the pitch (instead of using chalk - which is what we do on mat or artificial pitches).

So, was excited about playing on an excellent turf pitch recently.. took my guard, and then proceeded to scratch it into the pitch using my fancy new spikes. Sadly, I didn't quite get the technique right, and looked down to see THREE lines being scratched into the pitch instead of just one.



key id to turn your ankle a bit and scratch using either the very outside or inside spike ( well thats hoe i do it anyway).
but if you cant get the knack you could always just do it Windies style ( ala Chanderpaul , Pollard etc ) and use the bail and tap a notch into the turf with your bat handle ( ive always wanted to try it but never remember to ).  :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Big Mac on July 17, 2017, 01:17:00 PM
It had been a while since I played on a real turf wicket (not many in North america). I tend to romanticize small things like scratching your guard into the pitch (instead of using chalk - which is what we do on mat or artificial pitches).

So, was excited about playing on an excellent turf pitch recently.. took my guard, and then proceeded to scratch it into the pitch using my fancy new spikes. Sadly, I didn't quite get the technique right, and looked down to see THREE lines being scratched into the pitch instead of just one.

Don't worry, at least you marked out a guard so you looked somewhat professional. I just stroll out and go "Yeah, that looks like leg stump to me".  :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: InternalTraining on July 17, 2017, 03:00:55 PM
It had been a while since I played on a real turf wicket (not many in North america). I tend to romanticize small things like scratching your guard into the pitch (instead of using chalk - which is what we do on mat or artificial pitches).

So, was excited about playing on an excellent turf pitch recently.. took my guard, and then proceeded to scratch it into the pitch using my fancy new spikes. Sadly, I didn't quite get the technique right, and looked down to see THREE lines being scratched into the pitch instead of just one.

Was this in N. America? Where? How did the pitch play?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: radiomark on August 12, 2017, 07:50:08 PM
Another couple of village moments.
A chap run out with his bat in one hand and the other hand trying to stop his trousers falling down.
And the captain somehow asking two players if they would  umpire at square leg.
The first ball was bowled with the standing umpire,a square leg umpire and a point umpire before anyone noticed.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: InternalTraining on August 12, 2017, 08:45:30 PM
The first ball was bowled with the standing umpire,a square leg umpire and a point umpire before anyone noticed.

HAaaaahahahahaha. Unreal!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: mohawks94 on August 12, 2017, 08:49:11 PM
Had a good one earlier. Their keeper clearly stumped given not out by their player doing square leg. Even after we were asking why not the guy hadn't given it the bat hadn't regained his ground! Two balls later, keeper stumps the other bat and the guy can't get his finger up fast enough!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: GoodLeave on August 12, 2017, 10:17:37 PM
Another couple of village moments.
A chap run out with his bat in one hand and the other hand trying to stop his trousers falling down.
And the captain somehow asking two players if they would  umpire at square leg.
The first ball was bowled with the standing umpire,a square leg umpire and a point umpire before anyone noticed.

I love every single word of this.

Imagine if there'd have been a run out shout. Square leg says he's safe, "Point" umpire says he's out... standing umpire confused because he's got 7 stones in his pocket...
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Bwcc on August 13, 2017, 07:06:03 AM
We played a team yesterday who were not quite interested in "the spirit of the game" and seemed very keen to mankad 3 of our batsmen who were possible an inch outside of their crease, I won't start on this but I'm sure everyone has an opinion on that sort of behaviour in div 9 of the escl.
At one point their slow old miserable (No Swearing Please) of a bowler hobbled in rolled his arm over, turned around as he was about the release the ball tried to throw the non striking batsmans stumps down missed and claimed he had dropped the ball
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: six and out on August 13, 2017, 08:31:51 AM
Got back from our game yesterday to hear that the 2nds had had a very interesting game against a notoriously mental side.

The oppo were apparently on the beers throughout the game and continually abusing our home umpire for any decision he made. Even though he gave 2 run outs and LBWs against us.

This all culminated in one of them getting bowled 1st ball and as he walked off launched his helmet kicked it and then stood on the outfield and pummelled it to bits with his bat!! To the extent that his teammates had to come on and clear up the pieces!!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: mdg20 on August 13, 2017, 10:14:47 AM
It had been a while since I played on a real turf wicket (not many in North america). I tend to romanticize small things like scratching your guard into the pitch (instead of using chalk - which is what we do on mat or artificial pitches).

So, was excited about playing on an excellent turf pitch recently.. took my guard, and then proceeded to scratch it into the pitch using my fancy new spikes. Sadly, I didn't quite get the technique right, and looked down to see THREE lines being scratched into the pitch instead of just one.

You'll be surprised how many 1st XI cricketers i see who play on grass wickets every week fail to mark their guard properly. I reckon over 50% scratch or mark nowhere near where their bat ended up when asking for it. 
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: dynamiccoins on August 13, 2017, 03:10:26 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40917477 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40917477)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Northern monkey on August 13, 2017, 06:43:10 PM
Lovely little ground

That's still some big hitting tho off one over
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: edge on August 14, 2017, 10:56:44 AM
You'll be surprised how many 1st XI cricketers i see who play on grass wickets every week fail to mark their guard properly. I reckon over 50% scratch or mark nowhere near where their bat ended up when asking for it.
I'm always amazed when umpiring how many people mark their guard and then stand nowhere near it!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: jblowe on August 14, 2017, 11:06:59 AM
It had been a while since I played on a real turf wicket (not many in North america). I tend to romanticize small things like scratching your guard into the pitch (instead of using chalk - which is what we do on mat or artificial pitches).

So, was excited about playing on an excellent turf pitch recently.. took my guard, and then proceeded to scratch it into the pitch using my fancy new spikes. Sadly, I didn't quite get the technique right, and looked down to see THREE lines being scratched into the pitch instead of just one.

I wish you batsmen stopped doing this. just taken me all morning to fill the bl**dy holes in my pitch!!!!!!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 14, 2017, 11:39:32 AM
 Saw this The  fielder threw  the ball in from in front of square of the wicket  to the keeper the tall  batsman was standing in front of the shorter wicket keeper obscuring his view of the throw so he steps forward out of his crease to allow the keeper to catch the ball the keeper proceeds to stump the batsman and the umpire gives him out the batsman then as a go at the wicket keeper For taking the bails off and  the  square leg umpire for giving him out.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: edge on August 14, 2017, 11:45:07 AM
Saw this The  fielder threw  the ball in from in front of square of the wicket  to the keeper the tall  batsman was standing in front of the shorter wicket keeper obscuring his view of the throw so he steps forward out of his crease to allow the keeper to catch the ball the keeper proceeds to stump the batsman and the umpire gives him out the batsman then as a go at the wicket keeper For taking the bails off and  the  square leg umpire for giving him out.
Not out!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: DorsetDan on August 14, 2017, 11:45:19 AM
Nice all around Sunday match yesterday. All most too many village moment to mention playing-wise but getting changed in a barn type thing was a new one for me :)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4373/36166058050_c2f55cde29_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: brokenbat on August 14, 2017, 11:58:24 AM
After the toss, FOUR batsmen walked out to open, with both teams thinking they were batting first!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: brokenbat on August 14, 2017, 12:00:23 PM
It had been a while since I played on a real turf wicket (not many in North america). I tend to romanticize small things like scratching your guard into the pitch (instead of using chalk - which is what we do on mat or artificial pitches).

So, was excited about playing on an excellent turf pitch recently.. took my guard, and then proceeded to scratch it into the pitch using my fancy new spikes. Sadly, I didn't quite get the technique right, and looked down to see THREE lines being scratched into the pitch instead of just one.

So, last week, I tried the Chanderpaul bail method.. worked great, but I cracked the bail! Nobody was looking, so I just placed it back sheepishly...
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: TGB1997 on August 14, 2017, 12:31:18 PM
A few years back playing against a West Indian team based in South East London we had possibly the most entertaining two games of cricket I've ever played in. In the first game (home) in the first over their opening bowler reminded our opening batsmen where the changing room was which was hilarious. Later in the game we came of for rain, an hour later our captain told me to get my pads back on we were going back out we went to tell the opposition captain and he replied with the rum is open the game is done and they decided to drink the 4 bottles of rum in the showers.

In the away game we batted first and at drinks instead of the normal water or squash jugs they had rum which cracked us all up and then in the same game their opening batsmen came out to bat and took his guard half way down the track and whilst still batting half way down the track he managed to score a hundred. They were good friendly blokes and made the game very entertaining
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: meats on August 14, 2017, 06:47:06 PM
A few years back playing against a West Indian team based in South East London we had possibly the most entertaining two games of cricket I've ever played in. In the first game (home) in the first over their opening bowler reminded our opening batsmen where the changing room was which was hilarious. Later in the game we came of for rain, an hour later our captain told me to get my pads back on we were going back out we went to tell the opposition captain and he replied with the rum is open the game is done and they decided to drink the 4 bottles of rum in the showers.

In the away game we batted first and at drinks instead of the normal water or squash jugs they had rum which cracked us all up and then in the same game their opening batsmen came out to bat and took his guard half way down the track and whilst still batting half way down the track he managed to score a hundred. They were good friendly blokes and made the game very entertaining

Catford Wanderers or Catford Cyphers by any chance? Can't remember which one is the more West Indian of the two.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: TGB1997 on August 15, 2017, 07:14:57 AM
Catford Wanderers or Catford Cyphers by any chance? Can't remember which one is the more West Indian of the two.
It wasn't either although I played against Catford Cyphers this weekend in a development game and they had a few West Indians. The team from the story was Simba but there's now some other West Indian teams as well RASRA spring to mind, they are all good lads
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: RhysH on August 15, 2017, 07:23:49 AM
Batting in the nets a while ago - Lad runs down the track to me & wraps his bat around the support framework after an almighty swing and a miss. Massive rectangular deep score across the face of his bat.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Neon Cricket on August 15, 2017, 07:46:16 AM
It wasn't either although I played against Catford Cyphers this weekend in a development game and they had a few West Indians. The team from the story was Simba but there's now some other West Indian teams as well RASRA spring to mind, they are all good lads

Played against Simba a few years ago during my brief stint with Roan & Lambethans - an experience to say the least!! (The jerk chicken teas were a massive plus!)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: TGB1997 on August 15, 2017, 08:46:13 AM
Played against Simba a few years ago during my brief stint with Roan & Lambethans - an experience to say the least!! (The jerk chicken teas were a massive plus!)
It's definitely the most distinct memory I have playing cricket, especially the week an England net bowler rocked up and started bowling bouncers at everyone in the dark whilst a bit drunk from the rum  :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Neon Cricket on August 15, 2017, 09:11:05 AM
It's definitely the most distinct memory I have playing cricket, especially the week an England net bowler rocked up and started bowling bouncers at everyone in the dark whilst a bit drunk from the rum  :D

The dreadlock batsman too - what a bloke. Used to commentate on his own batting, remember him biffing a six down the ground and giving it the 'mind the windows' to our opener ha

Never a dull match!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: TGB1997 on August 15, 2017, 09:29:47 AM
The dreadlock batsman too - what a bloke. Used to commentate on his own batting, remember him biffing a six down the ground and giving it the 'mind the windows' to our opener ha

Never a dull match!
The guy with the dreadlocks was they guy who batted half way down the wicket hes proper hilarious
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 15, 2017, 02:50:26 PM
Was the first club member to turn up  for a Sunday friendly away match only to find another away team was n the changing room they  thought at first   i was a new signing  transpired the home club had double booked the fixture.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: LBWCandidate on August 15, 2017, 06:02:22 PM
Played reverse sweep to a ball pitched out the leg stump and umpire gave me out LBW.
I asked him why and he said since I used the reverse sweep, I am considered a left handed batsman.  :o
He did apologize after the match.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: NT50 on August 27, 2017, 08:48:30 PM
The oppo's captain today had watched last night's fight, and came to skipper his side with a grand total of 0 hours sleep!

He came in to say hello to our skipper, stumbling about and slurring his words!

He usually carries his bat and nurdles his way to 80/90. His first ball today, gets nowhere near the ball, hits his pad and goes to first slip. He then stumbles out of his crease and our first slip chucks it onto the stumps to run him out, leaving their umpire and entire team in absolute hysterics.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Big Mac on August 28, 2017, 03:12:44 AM
The oppo's captain today had watched last night's fight, and came to skipper his side with a grand total of 0 hours sleep!

He came in to say hello to our skipper, stumbling about and slurring his words!

He usually carries his bat and nurdles his way to 80/90. His first ball today, gets nowhere near the ball, hits his pad and goes to first slip. He then stumbles out of his crease and our first slip chucks it onto the stumps to run him out, leaving their umpire and entire team in absolute hysterics.

The most village part of this story is the fact that he stayed up all night to watch a carny sideshow.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Cow_corner on November 12, 2017, 04:16:53 PM
Today in a T20 semi final, batting 3 walked down the wicket bowler dug it in, was still able to force it past mid off on the back foot. Non striker didn’t move as I called for one. Arrived at the NS end and thought, walk off or make an attempt to make my ground? Chose the latter, mid off got so excited he launched a throw at the keeper that went for 4 over throws.

Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: InternalTraining on November 12, 2017, 04:54:55 PM
^ LOL. Funny stuff!!!!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Northern monkey on May 06, 2018, 09:12:26 PM
Had a cracker in yesterday’s game

One of the oppos batters wanders to the crease, takes his guard, then announces,”I’m here for a while”
Out for a golden!
Priceless
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: beaver5 on May 06, 2018, 10:14:36 PM
Opposition batsman came out to bat yesterday with his thigh pads on the outside of his trousers!   :(
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 07, 2018, 06:32:48 AM
Just after the drinks break, opposing batsman walks to the crease, takes his roll up out of his mouth and asks if "any of you fellas want half a cigarette..."

Even the smokers said no  :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: six and out on May 07, 2018, 07:03:00 AM
In Saturday's game an opposition player was chasing the ball down to the boundary and then went to flick it back to his mate but somehow managed to hold on to it too long and threw it over his head for 4!! Stupid thing was I am sure the ball had stopped short of the boundary!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: OwzatOllie on May 07, 2018, 03:33:59 PM
Played saturday and a left hander comes out with a cji fatso, which we questioned the legality of anyway... hits his first ball for 4 over the bowler "Just to let you know, that's the first ball I've faced in a year!"  So I said from square leg "Yeah don't let it get to your head mate..."   caught at gully the next ball!!!!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: joeljonno on May 07, 2018, 04:01:11 PM
Opposition batsman came out to bat yesterday with his thigh pads on the outside of his trousers!   :(

Was this in York?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: beaver5 on May 07, 2018, 04:27:54 PM
Was this in York?

No, Worcester League. Got a lot of sniggers from our players.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: joeljonno on May 07, 2018, 04:54:35 PM
No, Worcester League. Got a lot of sniggers from our players.

Our number 10 did the same. We were laughing harder than the opposition 😂😂
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: sgcricket on May 08, 2018, 02:11:04 AM
Played reverse sweep to a ball pitched out the leg stump and umpire gave me out LBW.
I asked him why and he said since I used the reverse sweep, I am considered a left handed batsman.  :o
He did apologize after the match.
The umpire is right. Not sure why he apologised though.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Bat and Ball Cricket on May 08, 2018, 06:09:09 AM
A young punk and an older guy open the batting. Our young quick peppers the younger guy for a maiden first up. As I'm jogging through between the overs, i check out the gloves of the older guy, seeing the chunky pad on his left thumb, i call out 'left hander boys'...

I take another step before the batsmen replies, 'Mate, what's with that $hit? I'm a righty.'
A bit confused, I replied 'You've got left handed gloves on champ.'

Him, looking even more confused, starts to say no i don't as he puts his hands onto his bat and sees, that, as i had indicated, the padding was on the wrong thumb.

'Aye! I do too. That's pretty observant of you aye.'

The sad part... He could actually bat a bit. The world is cruel at times.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: richthekeeper on May 08, 2018, 08:00:49 AM
The umpire is right. Not sure why he apologised though.

I do believe, sir, that you are incorrect. Your leg stump doesn’t move when you play the reverse sweep or the switch hit.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 08, 2018, 08:14:07 AM
 Ball pitches outside leg stump :  not out
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: sgcricket on May 08, 2018, 11:15:49 AM
Sorry guys. You all are right with regards to lbw. Not out. I was under a wrong impression. Thanks for clearing it up
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Kulli on May 08, 2018, 12:02:33 PM
https://youtu.be/KYuf9Kv_T3c (https://youtu.be/KYuf9Kv_T3c)
How about an accidental genius mankading?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: ad2606 on May 27, 2018, 10:13:53 AM
Not one but two instances of fielders colliding when going for a catch yesterday, deffo created a chuckle. First one neither shouted a name and they ran into each other and the second one they both SCREAMED their names and still ran into each other  :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Biggie Smalls on May 27, 2018, 02:16:15 PM
https://youtu.be/KYuf9Kv_T3c (https://youtu.be/KYuf9Kv_T3c)
How about an accidental genius mankading?

Brilliant cricket all round!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: dynamiccoins on May 27, 2018, 02:22:26 PM
These are most probably know to you guys but I just stumbled across them and they made me laugh.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WDi39JOz9Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WDi39JOz9Y)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7vyW3-tBNk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7vyW3-tBNk)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: meats on May 28, 2018, 07:43:36 AM
These are most probably know to you guys but I just stumbled across them and they made me laugh.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WDi39JOz9Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WDi39JOz9Y)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7vyW3-tBNk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7vyW3-tBNk)

Seen them before but still make me laugh. There's one on how to get into the slip corden which is pretty accurate (certainly at the level I've spent most of my career at). Namely keeper, skip, whoever tells good stories and whoever actually takes a slip catch gets an automatic pass into slips  :D
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: springbok45 on May 28, 2018, 08:29:09 AM
Any England selection meeting of the last 3 years :(
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Northern monkey on May 28, 2018, 09:22:51 AM
Only the last three years?
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Northern monkey on May 28, 2018, 09:27:14 AM
Bloke came into bat on Saturday for oppos, think he was number 9,,,
Anyway, he was holding a lovely white poly Slazenger sports direct special bat, I passed a comment to my knowledgeable teammate Mr Hosk, on how wonderful the bat looked,,,,anyway, my sarcasm soon backfired, as the lovely chap preceded to take my bowling apart and dispatched me to all parts,,(before I bowled him)

Serves me right for being a bat tart
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: OwzatOllie on June 11, 2018, 11:09:06 PM
When the opening bowler is wearing white adidas shorts with blue stripes down the sides and black trainers and socks!  I refused to get out to him!! In which I was successful!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Whispering Death on June 12, 2018, 05:29:56 AM
Had a good one last night- came out to bat with 3 balls to go in the innings. I hit a single, guy at other end out first ball. Next man in couldn’t be bothered getting his gear on for one ball so opposition told me to go back to the strikers end for the last ball, nobody at non strikers end! Then I dispatched it for 4! We won by 4 runs!!
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Timbo287 on June 24, 2018, 10:19:28 AM
A lad came out to bat in blue pads which was slightly village. What made it more village was he batted left handed and the pads were right handed. He lasted two balls
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: smilley792 on June 24, 2018, 10:26:55 AM
Our wonderful “league” umpire yesterday had a mare.

He got hit by the ball being thrown in from the boundary for a run out as “I’d stop paying attention”

He asked the oppos mid on to signal a six as his arms were tired.

And at the end of the 39th over when we still need a few runs to win, he pulled out the stumps and started walking off.


When we was shaking hands the other umpire said “not only do I have to put up with that crap every week, I have to fetch him and take him home as he isn’t allowed to drive”
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Mfarank on June 24, 2018, 12:53:45 PM
Had a practice t20 match yesterday. Umpires said there is no lbw because batsmen cry and its a friendly match. We had an 11 year old offie in out team whos bowling figures read: 3 overs 2 for 13 which also included 2 dropped catches. We won by 99 runs having posted a 199 run target.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: enlightened on June 25, 2018, 06:15:37 AM
League umpire gave a wide this weekend .... plus the 4 for the batsman who crashed it through the covers......
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: dynamiccoins on June 27, 2018, 06:42:09 PM
not sure if this is the right thread, but..... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/44613032 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/44613032)
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: NT50 on July 15, 2018, 10:48:06 AM
I think turning up to a ground after 6 weeks of 20+ degrees weather and finding a soft green deck is pretty village 😅

Then again, so is throwing your gear and having a breakdown after being Bowled first ball of the game on said pitch by a double bouncer from the quickest bowler in the league.
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: Boondougal on July 15, 2018, 12:41:20 PM
I think turning up to a ground after 6 weeks of 20+ degrees weather and finding a soft green deck is pretty village 😅

Then again, so is throwing your gear and having a breakdown after being Bowled first ball of the game on said pitch by a double bouncer from the quickest bowler in the league.



No ball surely
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: SD on July 15, 2018, 08:06:26 PM
I think turning up to a ground after 6 weeks of 20+ degrees weather and finding a soft green deck is pretty village 😅

Then again, so is throwing your gear and having a breakdown after being Bowled first ball of the game on said pitch by a double bouncer from the quickest bowler in the league.

I have come across a couple of those on the least few weeks.  A few groundsmen have clearly decided to water than leave the covers on to avoid the pitch completely dusting over and becoming dangerous.  The bounce is low but I would rather that than a dangerous pitch to play on
Title: Re: Most "Village Moment"
Post by: geeders on July 15, 2018, 08:20:44 PM
I have come across a couple of those on the least few weeks.  A few groundsmen have clearly decided to water than leave the covers on to avoid the pitch completely dusting over and becoming dangerous.  The bounce is low but I would rather that than a dangerous pitch to play on


Our groundsman tried that approach - except he only managed to water both ends on a length

http://imgur.com/gallery/tqHkftu (http://imgur.com/gallery/tqHkftu)