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Title: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 03, 2012, 09:37:15 PM
Thought I'd kickoff a thread for t20 matches this season, as we play quite a few. Won a friendly tonight with a mixed team, Simdog slogged 50, we got 128-9 and the oppo fell short by a few runs. Apart from one short boundary, the long outfield made runs difficult to come by.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tim2000s on May 03, 2012, 09:57:53 PM
Of the four t20 games we were due this week, two fell foul of the weather...
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: StandUpKeeps on May 03, 2012, 10:04:27 PM
In the only Tournament we are entered into, we were fixtured to play the Champions in the first round however due to it being a wash out and even a bowl off not being possible, Surrey Championship rules stated that the winner of our game should be decided on the toss of a coin :L however we were misfortunate, once again for us tails, fails...
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 03, 2012, 10:09:09 PM
we have a cup game next week, then roughly 10 weeks of Headingley T20 League games with the odd cup game inbetween. After that we have friendlies until mid August. Approx 20 games in total.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on May 04, 2012, 08:17:32 AM
i think if i didnt have to retire at 50 we could of snuk 200 easy i was only in for 6 overs lol

Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: ianbuchanan on May 04, 2012, 08:46:38 AM
i think if i didnt have to retire at 50 we could of snuk 200 easy i was only in for 6 overs lol



Lad!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 04, 2012, 08:47:43 AM
I made a polite enquiry as to whether you could come back in and got a mouthful from the oppo skipper. According to him you were out hit ball twice! For those who weren't there Simmy played reverse sweep/switch-hit and the ball glanced the face and made a double contact in going for runs. Our umpire (I think?) drew attention to it and politely asked if the oppo wished to appeal. The norm is to disregard such things as hit ball twice is designed for batsman using the bat to protect their stumps after a shot is complete. The nobby keeper appealled and Simmy, according to them was out.

Their skipper wasn't right in the head all the way through the game. A ball deflected off the stumps and our bowling shouted "get it, get it" to our fielders and received a warning from their skipper umpiring, the guys 65 for god sake. Later their skipper turned down an LBW, Simmy said "it was missing another set" ie. agreeing with the umpire. The skipper threatened to walk off the pitch unless we stopped abusing him! This was in the first 6 overs of our bowling, I left shortly after. God knows how it went from there! The rest of the oppo were fine though, I think the skipper is always like that.

We are putting retired in the book Simdog, at least we know how to play cricket!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on May 04, 2012, 09:22:07 AM
stupid website it just logged me out during my reply!

never ever seen anything like that in my life balled contacted the face of the bat twice during the same stroke lol

and was sort of given out lol

after giving everybody a good mouthfull lol
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Buzz on May 04, 2012, 09:24:28 AM

Simmy - good to hear you are off the Audi ;)

I am pretty sure that would be not out "hit the ball twice".
Law 34 (Hit the ball twice)
1. Out Hit the ball twice
(a) The striker is out Hit the ball twice if, while the ball is in play, it strikes any part of his person or is struck by his bat and, before the ball has been touched by a fielder, he wilfully strikes it again with his bat or person, other than a hand not holding the bat, except for the sole purpose of guarding his wicket.

the requirements here is "wilfully" which is patently not the case here.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 04, 2012, 09:42:31 AM
yeah it was complete rubbish and I wouldn't of even drawn attention to it, let alone grant an appeal. Talking to a couple of their guys it seems, despite a couple of reasonable even contests in the last 2 years there is some resentment towards us beating them on a regular basis. The skipper in particular was almost determined to win at all costs, he recruited the aussie at number 3 who I suspect might be Adels overseas this season , specifically for this game. I mentioned to them we were told to produce a mixed ability side and we did, so St Georges strengthening to that extent wasn't what we expected. Lucky for us the rest of their team was as poor as some of ours!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on May 04, 2012, 09:52:51 AM
that aussie lad i was talking to is playing for Mods as there over seas!

good job he can bat cos he was a shocking bowler i smashed him all over lol
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 04, 2012, 09:56:57 AM
who got him out in the end? Must of been dark towards the end.

More importantly how did the bar manager do bowling. Worth the 2 league 9-fers?
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on May 04, 2012, 10:01:10 AM
not very well tbh.. got smashed

he bowled a good line but terrible length everything was short and he just got hammered.

could come good tho if thats first time hes bowled since june,

i think he was caught out
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: legger123 on May 04, 2012, 11:26:21 AM
Would be having our little tournament in a day that we hold at Thornford. A small village tournament, with 3 teams, and do like a round robin (3 points for win, etc), includes coloured kits, music, teas. However due to other teams pulling out we are trying to rebuild. However this year we've got a lot of t20 fixtures scheduled.

Also looking forward to the Under 18 Cup, with Dorchester that we won that last year.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 17, 2012, 09:25:15 PM
We played our first Headingley and District T20 today and by all accounts it was a thriller. They scored 102-9 in 20 overs, though we didn't catch or field that well. I then left but we were 0-2 off 3 balls, hat-trick ball went to the square leg fence for 4, then the guy was bowled to leave us 3-4 off 4 balls. Got a text a bit later to say we won by 1 wicket with 1 ball to spare! Don't know what happened inbetween apart from 40 were scored off the last 4 overs to win it.

Simdog will fill us in eventually.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: ianbuchanan on May 17, 2012, 09:29:11 PM
Sounds like a cracker! ^^

Played my first T20 tonight at Bristol CC, we batted first and hit 138, I hit a steady 42 at the top of the order with a couple of 6's. We won quite comfortably by 20 odd in the end, picked up a wicket at the end but was pretty dark to be fair so I'm putting it down to that fact!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 17, 2012, 09:32:10 PM
I'm grateful for being further north than most people, buys another 15 mins of daylight during midsummer  :)
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Colesy on May 17, 2012, 09:33:37 PM
I had my first t/20 as captain on our midweek team Tuesday, got 5 off 7 before launching one straight up, after 5 overs and 5 balls we were 68-2 before the heavens opened and called our game off. Still unbeaten.

Sat out our 1st XI cup game last night as a precaution, we won well beating our close rivals by 30ish runs as we got 172 and our skipper getting 84* off 55
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Nickauger on May 18, 2012, 11:22:50 AM
Played in the Somerset Cup last night against Taunton, batted first and scored 168, came in at 7 (oddly, after being used as a pinch hitter in saturdays, but maybe the experiment has ended lol). Had them 112-9 or so after their 20. Waste of an evening!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on May 18, 2012, 12:41:21 PM
I played wednesday in a friendly league, Batted 3 got 14 then I bowled 3-0-11-2

It was a bit rubbish as we had to play on an artificial track which does nothing to early season batting form.

Scores - 150 All out for us 20 overs
Them - 110 All out from 20 overs
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Tumo on May 18, 2012, 12:52:24 PM
4-0-8-3 last night, restricted them to 69-8 (one lad got 42 of them!) and knocked them off 1 down. Easy stuff!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: beaver5 on May 18, 2012, 08:18:05 PM
Played my first game of the season on Wednesday evening for my village team. Almost the best possible start, had we not lost. I was asked to open the bowling which was a shock but we were missing a few regular bowlers. First ball was short and wide which the batsman duly smashed, but only into the chest of our close in cover fielders chest. He held onto it and the batsman trudged off in disgust!

They got 118 which was more than they should have on a slow outfield. We started too slowly, including me, and we slipped well behind the run rate. We needed 75 from the last 8 overs. Then needed 4 to win off the last ball which our star batsman got caught out off on the boundary by one of our own players who we had lent them as they were short. I'd gone in at 5 and finished 54 not out. Much better start than last year's first ball duck that I got. Just a shame we didn't win.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: wilkie113 on May 21, 2012, 08:54:00 PM
Scored 15 this evening in a t20, got a wicket bowled 1-0-3-1 which I'm happy about against my old club as well!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: roco on May 22, 2012, 05:11:16 AM
Top stuff Tom no rhubarb needed then
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on May 22, 2012, 06:24:08 AM
got are second t20 game 2night see how many i get probs another duck lol
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: roco on May 22, 2012, 06:25:37 AM
Got my first t20 league game tonight and cup Thursday
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tim2000s on May 22, 2012, 07:19:28 AM
Hopefully playing first T20 on Thursday.... Pitch should be okay too, at long last!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: A-Swing-And-A-Miss on May 22, 2012, 07:51:37 AM
Our 20/20 cup game got called off two weeks in a row, finally a decent bit of weather comes around and we don't have enough players to play :( Had to concede the match so we are now out of the cup and I STILL haven't played a 20/20 yet this season..
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 22, 2012, 07:57:18 AM
got a t20 tonight in glorious weather, really looking forward to testing out my mongoose. Also have a game thursday, though I doubt I'll play in that one.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Tumo on May 22, 2012, 08:04:10 AM
Had one last night, 4-0-14-3 and we knocked it off 6 down chasing 111. Got a cup match tonight for my weekend side, much tougher standard!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 22, 2012, 09:56:54 PM
played a cup game tonight against a team from 2 divisions higher. We batted first on a slow, but reasonable track and amassed a grand total of 72 in 14.1 overs. We might of played a few too many shots lol. We decided to "have a go" and attack but they were 20-0 off 4. Turned to spin with me and our leggie came on and picked up a wicket each, reducing the rate to a crawl. By 10 overs they were 33-2. We kept on picking up wickets and their rather timid batting helped lift the rate. They got to 13 needed off 12 and 7 off the last only to have 2 run outs. We sneaked home by 3 runs.

My efforts were 2* with the bat, coming in at 11. I also bowled 4-0-10-1, our leggy 4-0-8-1 and our opening bowler 4-0-8-1.

That kind of game gives t20 a bad name lol
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: legger123 on May 22, 2012, 10:02:07 PM
Had my first t20 game of the season tonight. On the pitch that we were bowled out for 21 on! :( the oppo batted first and scored 107-5 from their 20 overs, got 1-13 from 2 overs. Bowled the 17th and 19th over. So I'll take those figures.
Then opened the batting and made 27, after Sundays duck it felt nice to feel bat on ball. We managed to win with 5 balls to spare, with only 3 wickets down, rest of the batsmen scoring 14, 31, 0, 20* and 12*

Good start to my brief t20 season. Bring on the weekend!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Alvaro on May 23, 2012, 08:22:45 AM
Had my second T20 last night too. It was a work game at Kingsholm CC, which is a lovely setting. Couldn't ascertain which the cut strip was, but the ragbag bunch of bowler the oppo had negated it a bit. Batted three and got 27 (we retire at the end of the over when we get 25 - i was bowled wiping a half tracker that rolled) and my ondrive is grooving nicely...

Put in the shade by my mate who opened, he got to 25 off the first ball of the over and retired on 47! He put one over the road with a sweep. It was a massive hit.

Twenty20 league tonight, after the egg-and-spoon-jamboree torch procession has carried on up the road...
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: roco on May 23, 2012, 08:43:23 AM
Had a really weak team last night and came 3rd out of 2

Us all out 68 off 11 overs me 36 off 15
Them 69/3 off 6 overs me 1-0-1-0
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Pitbull on May 23, 2012, 08:48:12 AM
Had my second T20 last night too. It was a work game at Kingsholm CC, which is a lovely setting. Couldn't ascertain which the cut strip was, but the ragbag bunch of bowler the oppo had negated it a bit. Batted three and got 27 (we retire at the end of the over when we get 25 - i was bowled wiping a half tracker that rolled) and my ondrive is grooving nicely...

Put in the shade by my mate who opened, he got to 25 off the first ball of the over and retired on 47! He put one over the road with a sweep. It was a massive hit.

Twenty20 league tonight, after the egg-and-spoon-jamboree torch procession has carried on up the road...

I've got to avoid the torch on the way home from work too Alvaro, Need to get back for my game! Who do you play for?
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 24, 2012, 10:14:37 PM
another shocking t20 tonight. No real reason for it, wicket was easy paced and true, ball might of swung around a little but nothing else doing. We restricted the oppo to 69-9 in 20 overs and were walking it at 40-1 off 9. We collapsed to 52-7 and scraped home by 2 wickets. Should never of been that close, the outfield was slow but 130 was probably par. Simdog top scored in the match with 32.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: roco on May 24, 2012, 10:30:17 PM
Great tonight beat side in league above us 173-5 them 157 brilliant game with a few wickets bowling my dobbers haha
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: mattw on May 24, 2012, 10:40:31 PM
Had two games this week, 2 cup games.
We won both games quite comfortably, opened the batting in both. In the first one I only made 6, but we posted a decent total of 147, but I took 3 wickets in 3 overs - however some dodgy keeping made my figures look pretty bad in the end.
In the game last night, I batted through getting 79* - didn't get a bowl this game, but we won by about 30runs or so, so I wasnt needed to. Good week thus far.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tim2000s on May 25, 2012, 12:00:16 AM
Good game this week. Played in the league and we batted first, getting to 202 for 7 off our 20. I opened the bowling (first time I've bowled in about 4 weeks) and aside from a couple of serious wides on the offside, had it zipping all over the place. Sadly none of the balls that lifted carried to fielders and I came away with no wickets.

Instead we had them all out for 83 in about their 14th over... One might class it as a bit of a walkover!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tim2000s on May 29, 2012, 07:56:23 AM
Last Man Stands last night, and we knew we were up against one of the weaker teams in the League. We scored 186-5 from our 20 with two guys on >50*, and my abysmal attempts to slog failing with me getting 4 off 5, then we bowled them all out for 126 in 18, with a frustrating bowling innings resulting in people playing and missing and the ball going over the stumps on many occasions. Still, a win is a win...
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: MJB3 on May 31, 2012, 09:46:35 PM
Got 230-3 put on us and all out for 60. Enough said
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 31, 2012, 11:08:05 PM
played a very social t20 monday. I gave everybody a game, which meant we didn't get off to a flyer. Let our 51 year old grinder open and we flew off to 7-2 off 5 overs lol. Got to 112-5 off 20 eventually. Let our 65 year old donkey dropper open and gave everybody 2 overs, barely paying an attention to the field - I was actually trying to give them runs at one point lol. Lost with 9 balls to spare, but everybody got a bowl and enjoyed it. Main thing is the oppo, a bunch of lawyers lay on free food and bar so it's very much in our interest to lose  :D

Our t20 league game was rained off today. Oppo groundsman called it early and it brightened up this afternoon  :(. Simmy was gutted!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: A-Swing-And-A-Miss on June 12, 2012, 08:33:44 PM
Had a T20 match today against some very weak opposition, I came in at number 4 and was dropped three times on the way to 25 before having to retire. Sadly this luck ran out when I came back out for the final ball of the innings with the bowler on a hat-trick and I skied one to mid on. We were on 102-2 off 11 when I retired yet we ended up with 137-8 off 20 which was a little disappointing, during the latter part of the innings we were going at about 3 an over(including a triple wicket maiden in the final over) at the time you are supposed to be accelerating the rate..

Luckily we weren't made to pay for this as we skittled them out for 67 off 14 overs, sadly I didn't take any wickets in my two overs however I did take a catch which kinda makes up for it..
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 13, 2012, 01:59:22 AM
We had 2 T-20's scheduled for last saturday, first one got washed out, got in the 2nd one where we lost the toss and batted first. Scored 123 in 20 overs and were very comfortbly defending it when I decided to throw the ball to a new bowler who gave away 19 runs in the over..decided to bowl the next over myself and gave away maybe 3-4 runs in the over, last ball of my over the batsman hit one high which thought was caught at the boundary turn around to see ball pop out of the fielders hand :(.. and all of a sudden had massive downpour and lightining...we came off the field with their score at 94/5 after exactly 16 overs..first thing i said to my team was well done but we have lost the match..anyways plug in the number into DL Calculator and par score at 16 overs was 95 with 5 wickets down...so ended up winning by one run :)

side note: Lekka's toe cracked in that match..that is after me knocking it for hours...its not on the face, hopefully superglue will hold it...
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Tumo on June 14, 2012, 09:33:28 AM
Cheeky game Wednesday night, 16 8-ball overs. Oppo were 49-0 off 6, so I was brought on to stem the flow and take wickets. 5 overs, 34 runs and 6 wickets later, it's fair to say I did a job. Got their overseas pro out and a few ECB leaguers, always nice! Chasing 143, we started off well but slowed down, needing 17 off last 2 overs, I walked in at 11, and couldn't seal it, picking up 3 then playing round a straight one!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tommo256 on June 14, 2012, 09:36:05 AM
Played last night, we set 79 on the wettest wicket in the world, no bounce at all, oppo moaned when we told there wicket was utter dog. We bowled them out for 54, I positiviely contributed with 0
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on June 14, 2012, 09:45:20 AM
Cheeky game Wednesday night, 16 8-ball overs. Oppo were 49-0 off 6, so I was brought on to stem the flow and take wickets. 5 overs, 34 runs and 6 wickets later, it's fair to say I did a job. Got their overseas pro out and a few ECB leaguers, always nice! Chasing 143, we started off well but slowed down, needing 17 off last 2 overs, I walked in at 11, and couldn't seal it, picking up 3 then playing round a straight one!

49-0 off 6 = 8.2 on over, then another 94 off 10 - 9.4 an over. Sounds like the other end leaked runs, 60 off 5?
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Tumo on June 14, 2012, 09:59:45 AM
49-0 off 6 = 8.2 on over, then another 94 off 10 - 9.4 an over. Sounds like the other end leaked runs, 60 off 5?
Yeah something like that, cause they couldn't get me away they swung from the hip off everyone else! It's the way it goes normally, it also may well have been 49-0 off 4 or 5, I can't be sure, I was too busy traipsing to the boundary to fetch the ball every other delivery! haha
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: A-Swing-And-A-Miss on June 14, 2012, 10:37:15 AM
Got a nice win yesterday in a 16 over game, our skipper opened and launched the ball around to all parts despite it being a terrible pitch, I came in and got a very scruffy 11(including the only 6 of the match) before being bowled by a short ball that didn't get above my ankle.. We ended up with 132 off 16 and we put them under pressure early, they were on 18-1 off 6(I bowled 3 overs for 8 runs) however the ball started to get wet and the bowling deteriorated as they went from 26-2 off 8 to 93-2 off 16.

A bit disappointed with the bowlers that came on after me, I had helped to put pressure on the batsmen and then they removed this pressure by bowling down leg far too often. Was a very poor pitch and all you had to do was put it on or outside off stump and it was very difficult to hit, anything down leg was just easy runs.. A win is a win I guess but it was a weak team and we are playing in a league so I would have preferred to have limited them to a much lower score so as to get maximum points.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on June 14, 2012, 10:44:11 AM
any views on whether 8 ball 15/16 over games finish quicker than 6 ball 20 over games?

I've also heard of bowling 10 overs from one end and then 10 from the other - sometimes done in Aus.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: RoyalParkReds on June 14, 2012, 11:24:23 AM
That's correct uknsaunders.

In the league we play in, it's 10 overs from one end and 10 from the other. It does save a lot of time.

We play on the 20/20 games on a week night. 5:30 start. So it's handy to speed up the game so you're not there until 8:30 or so. Especially if you're playing away and their home ground is a 45 minute drive.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: mattw on June 14, 2012, 11:31:43 AM
We play a different format, 12 x 8 ball overs. Played in a cup final last night, won quite convincingly. They made 116 off their 12, then we knocked those off in 10 overs with the loss of 2 wickets. I opened and made a quickfire 31 off about 15 deliveries, got us off to the start we needed whilst the other opener batted out the innings and made a good 50odd no.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on June 14, 2012, 09:34:37 PM
Lost our ht20 league game tonight by 1 wicket :-(

Didn't start too well with Simdog bowled 2nd ball. Liam hit a big six but departed soon after to probably not his finest shot. Story of our innings, great run rate mixed with some poor shots. 104 ao off 16 overs wasn't great. Despite that we had the oppo 0-2, 17-4, 62-8 but couldn't close it out. Lad at 8 batted really well but was dropped in the last over before hitting a no-ball for six to pretty much seal it. We've one a few tight ones but it was disappointing to lose this one as qualifying for finals day has become alot more tricky. Got to win 2 of the last 3 against stronger oppo.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 23, 2012, 11:55:49 PM
Good happy day today :)..won the season opening T-20 cup...grey skies, windy and rain in the air we lost the toss and were put in to field...

got the openers out cheaply...they were 18 for 3 after 4 overs..had a bit of partnership and anyways ended up scoring 150...we lost our first wicket on the 3rd ball for 0 then the other opener and 1st down (my teams best batsman - scored 93 today and got pair for my batting gloves as a gift ;) ) had an unbroken 151 run partnership and finished the game in under 17 overs..yay..i bowled 3 overs for 3 wickets and 15 runs  :D
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: A-Swing-And-A-Miss on July 03, 2012, 08:43:26 PM
Got ran out for three by a batsmen who had been in for about 7 overs and scored about 12 runs and then got smashed around in my two overs, don't know exactly how many runs I conceded but it was easily more than 20. We lost and for the first time this season, I feel that was majorly down to myself, its days like this that put you off cricket.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tim2000s on July 10, 2012, 08:15:03 PM
Won another lms match and gained bonus points. We bowled badly and let them score 118 off 20, then proceeded to lose our openers in the first over due to stupidity. Number 3 went soon afterwards and we still needed more than 100. Fortunately 4 & 5 scored quickly and effusively until 4 got bowled having a slash with about 45 needed. In I come and was still there at the end with the final 45 coming off about 5 overs.

It was raining for the first and last three of our overs (peeing down for the last three) making bowling and fielding hard, and the opposition got to bowl with puddles on either side of the pitch. Fixture congestion, and them crying off to watch the football when we were supposed to play last time meant there was no way we could replay this one...

Lowlight of the match were the scummy kids who nicked the boundary flags, which our captain took off them. After the flags were safely back, the most unpleasant decided that he had hot her and scratched her, ran around the field shouting child abuse and then went home and told her mum who walked straight across the pitch and remonstrated with him then said she was going to the police. And the story goes on.....
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tushar sehgal on July 11, 2012, 02:45:31 AM
we just played in Atlantic t-20 comp over the weekend (fri, sat & sun)...3 days of non stop cricket :)...came out undefeated and best of all one of the team, Quebec (QCF), got pummelled by us...QCF had been much stronger than us in past...so was a massive achievement for us to beat them and that too beat them comprehensively...

they had been trash talking for 2 days, it was worth seeing their faces...personally did not have a great tournament with my bowling but as a team we were just great...
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on July 11, 2012, 08:57:08 AM
For some un known reason, we have our first round match tonight, weather permitting!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on July 22, 2012, 09:40:40 PM
we lost by 1 run in t20 finals day  :(

Our 1s play Wetherby Div4 and even though Simdog, Liam turn out for us we were playing Hall Park a team in Airewharfe Div3 - approx 5 divisions higher, in the semi final. We smashed them, scoring 149 and bowling them out for 72. I think Liam hit 40 odd. It then gets even more ridiculous in the final when we play Adel in Airewharfe Div1 - 7 divisions higher. They also have an IPL player and a Minor Counties player who score 50 odd in the first 5 overs, but we fightback to restrict them to 122. Despite being 13-3 we get to the last over needing 5 to win with 4 wickets left but a wicket and a couple of dots mean we need 2 off the last ball. The guys try and grab single but fall just short of forcing a bowl off.  Really proud of our guys who are working their way through league cricket and giving a few "big" teams a real bloody nose.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Bruce on July 26, 2012, 09:43:28 AM
Had a Local derby last night.
Cranborne Vs Witchampton (about 5 minutes down the road from us).
Due to the rain hit season this was their first and last home game of the year!
I won the toss on what looked to be a green but hard flat track, Won toss and elected to bat.
I strolled out to open as the normal opener had a football match, I took the strike and chased a wide one trying to cut one (my worst played shot), bottom nicked it to the keeper. 1-1 we slumped to 9-3,  Our first boundary coming at 9.3 overs! And limped to 60 off 10 overs.
We the started to motor a bloke I got in at 1.30pm yesterday arvo making 66*! We ended up at 149 from our 20 overs!!

Went out to bowl expecting to be up against it, one of their lads smashing it with a beautiful Laver Signature Reserve. He was biffing it to all parts. I managed to get him to hole out to Long off for an impressive 60 odd!
I went on to take another 3 wickets. Ending with figures of 4-26 off 4 overs. Not bad considering it they were my 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th overs of the year. I had my saturday captain playing too who has over looked me when bowling this year thus far. He also happens to be my future father in law! Will be interesting to see what happens this Saturday!

My T20 Figures this year are  6ovs 0mdns 4wkts 30runs!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: spl on July 31, 2012, 12:26:33 PM
The above Laver.....

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=18717.0
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: spl on July 31, 2012, 12:28:27 PM
And well bowled by the way!  Completely turned the innings as we were looking good after 10.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Bruce on July 31, 2012, 12:34:25 PM
Small world!
Was nice to meet you btw!

That bat is gorgeous
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: spl on July 31, 2012, 12:39:12 PM
You too.  It really is a small world!   And that was the first midweek game I'd played all season!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on July 31, 2012, 12:39:33 PM
r t20 final 2night my team vs liams (prowannabe)

but looks like its gonna rain all evening :(
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: petehosk on July 31, 2012, 12:42:14 PM
r t20 final 2night my team vs liams (prowannabe)

but looks like its gonna rain all evening :(

Simmy - grown up words please and not text talk!
I realise only a couple of words but dont want you getting lazy!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: wilkie113 on July 31, 2012, 09:46:15 PM
Won a t20 this evening scoring 59*

They got 129 off 20 overs on a damp artificial. Wasn't very bright light, we did well to restrict them as they were 100 off 12 overs!

We chased it 2 down in 15 overs
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on August 01, 2012, 07:58:41 AM
Simmy - grown up words please and not text talk!
I realise only a couple of words but dont want you getting lazy!


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sLpwtxHesNo/TkCjVhA10aI/AAAAAAAAA5w/dAHC322UqEY/s1600/grammar+nazi+cat.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on August 01, 2012, 07:59:49 AM
Won a t20 this evening scoring 59*

They got 129 off 20 overs on a damp artificial. Wasn't very bright light, we did well to restrict them as they were 100 off 12 overs!

We chased it 2 down in 15 overs

Lost to laims team last night! :(

they batted first got 144 we dropped short at about 126 :(

got 40* had to retire and stumped liam 3rd ball down leg lol


poor bowling from us cost us the game!

track was crazy bouncy
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Buzz on August 01, 2012, 08:28:21 AM

track was crazy bouncy

did it get up above shin high then?!
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on August 01, 2012, 09:25:32 AM
yeah mate played at a nutural ground and it was more bouncy than the track on sunday! i couldnt get bat on ball back of a length out side off stump i was just bassball swinging and missing lol
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: petehosk on August 01, 2012, 09:27:44 AM
([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sLpwtxHesNo/TkCjVhA10aI/AAAAAAAAA5w/dAHC322UqEY/s1600/grammar+nazi+cat.jpg[/url])


This is such a funny pic! I'm going to use it from now on if people do text talk!  :D
Cheers simmy!  8)
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on August 09, 2012, 11:15:42 AM
Winding down our season now with a couple of friendly games left. Light is starting to become an issue again and I was toying with doing 15 eight ball overs instead of 20 six ball overs. Anybody have an opinion on this?
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tim2000s on August 09, 2012, 11:19:54 AM
We found using pink or orange balls helps, if you aren't using white ones already, and also not changing ends between overs, simply swapping after 10, also helps. Also, wides become 2 with no extra ball, except in the final over of the innings.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on August 09, 2012, 11:40:33 AM
on the not swapping ends thing, do you let a bowler bowl 4 overs through or alternate with another bowler?
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tim2000s on August 09, 2012, 11:43:10 AM
on the not swapping ends thing, do you let a bowler bowl 4 overs through or alternate with another bowler?
Have to swap bowler and batsmen change, but it's a lot quicker than moving the entire field around. Saves about 15-20 mins over the course of 40 overs.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Alvaro on August 09, 2012, 11:44:51 AM
Got sledged awfully in a T20 friendly last night. Oppo were made-up of a football team I think. Everything was interspersed with Fing C this and Fing C that, at each other and the batsmen. Bad times.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: uknsaunders on August 09, 2012, 11:49:53 AM
our oppo tonight are similar but not nearly as bad. Keen to win so I'm hoping to get them into a proper game and let simmy/liam smash them around.
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: Simmy on August 09, 2012, 09:29:54 PM
loooooooooooooooool
Title: Re: 2012 t20 Cricket Season
Post by: tim2000s on August 09, 2012, 11:25:46 PM
Lost to our arch rivals tonight but it was so winnable. Our top the all too unfit to ruin the twos that would have resulted in the win so we lost by 15. The hades scored a handy 15 off 7 to give a good strike rate. Lovely bat!