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Title: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on April 02, 2016, 06:24:15 PM
Anybody play today,  scores on the doors?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: petehosk on April 02, 2016, 06:29:30 PM
Do people start this early in April?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 02, 2016, 06:30:07 PM
Nice friendly today, bat first and we scored 267-8 (5 retirees on 40) and then the Oppos racked up 264 ao (( 4 x retirees). Game was very relaxed and both teams gave as many batsmen a go and bowlers all got 4-6 overs each just to get some overs down the range. Wasn't competitive so there were no stealing runs, mankads etc.

Lovely weather too


Oh and I retired with a SR of 98 so absolutely slogging levels of strike rate! Game every sat and sun now until end of sept :) winner
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on April 02, 2016, 06:34:12 PM
Spent four hours rolling the wickets today
Longest I've spent at the crease for a while!
Two weeks until first friendly, outfields wet through
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 02, 2016, 07:34:09 PM
We don't start our friendlies until 16th April.

Had my first outdoor net of the season today, following Buzz's advice I consciously made an effort not to trigger.
I felt more still at the crease and was able to pay the ball under my eyes a bit easier, hopefully it was a good omen for the coming season.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 02, 2016, 07:38:31 PM
Maybe @Buzz needs to do some kitchen coaching on triggers, the types, their strengths and weaknesses and the merits of standing still etc
👍
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on April 02, 2016, 07:39:03 PM
We don't start our friendlies until 16th April.

Had my first outdoor net of the season today, following Buzz's advice I consciously made an effort not to trigger.
I felt more still at the crease and was able to pay the ball under my eyes a bit easier, hopefully it was a good omen for the coming season.
Nice to hear it's working for you mate i'll try mine tomorrow. First outdoor net hopefully tomorrow and and indoor net in the evening, albeit our outdoor net is pretty much made of concrete (anyone for 27k for our new nets, Cheers in advance).
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 02, 2016, 07:40:37 PM
Nice to hear it's working for you mate i'll try mine tomorrow. First outdoor net hopefully tomorrow and and indoor net in the evening, albeit our outdoor net is pretty much made of concrete (anyone for 27k for our new nets, Cheers in advance).

You can build it for a fraction of the price if you do it yourself and don't pay a company to do it
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on April 02, 2016, 07:44:04 PM
To be honest i think we did our current one, would just need to dig it all up and dig a new section so we can have 2 bays, order higher net frame, new net, matting ect. I think also there was talk of it being caged off so we could keep the net on and it not get ruined (the depends on the tree huggers society though)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 02, 2016, 08:02:42 PM
To be honest i think we did our current one, would just need to dig it all up and dig a new section so we can have 2 bays, order higher net frame, new net, matting ect. I think also there was talk of it being caged off so we could keep the net on and it not get ruined (the depends on the tree huggers society though)

Tbh, sounds like a project manager is needed more than a truck load of cash jus to get the total cost, materials, machines and a few workers (who are useful not idiots )
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on April 02, 2016, 08:15:51 PM
Tbh, sounds like a project manager is needed more than a truck load of cash jus to get the total cost, materials, machines and a few workers (who are useful not idiots )

Yeah, where would be the best place to get all this without the service?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 02, 2016, 08:20:22 PM
Yeah, where would be the best place to get all this without the service?

Google
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on April 02, 2016, 08:23:04 PM
Google

They sell cricket stuff now? I like the quality of their products, hopefully the quality is similar!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on April 02, 2016, 08:24:00 PM
Still another 3 weeks before we get start. Sigh.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 02, 2016, 08:24:53 PM
Still another 3 weeks before we get start. Sigh.

Why start so late and finish so early.. Barely get many games !
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on April 02, 2016, 08:32:36 PM
Why start so late and finish so early.. Barely get many games !

Sunday side innit. We have fixtures scheduled right until the end of September, although 3 weeks out of 4 in August are currently TBC.

Got an email earlier from our Membership secretary asking more people to turn up for our last 3 Thursday nets; we've had a couple of new people turn up recently and it's not the best impression when there's only around 7/8 of us being there on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 02, 2016, 08:32:48 PM
Yeah, where would be the best place to get all this without the service?


http://www.cra-cricket.co.uk/index.html (http://www.cra-cricket.co.uk/index.html)

See my below quote I got last year. Just for basic materials.

Following your call last week we can offer Supply of a Double Bay Cage and Netting system (18m x 7.2m x 3.6m) with new mats for the batting and bowling wickets on each bay (lengths up to 9m x 2m) with vermin netting specified for a cost of 7,600 + VAT
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on April 02, 2016, 08:45:53 PM
[url]http://www.cra-cricket.co.uk/index.html[/url] ([url]http://www.cra-cricket.co.uk/index.html[/url])

See my below quote I got last year. Just for basic materials.

Following your call last week we can offer Supply of a Double Bay Cage and Netting system (18m x 7.2m x 3.6m) with new mats for the batting and bowling wickets on each bay (lengths up to 9m x 2m) with vermin netting specified for a cost of 7,600 + VAT


Cheers Churchy! How was your guys cricketforce day?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 02, 2016, 10:10:40 PM
Yeah it was good ta, left just before 12 to watch the Brighton game.

I trimmed the hedges, then applied the old netting over the fence/hedge an pegged the bottom into the ground...........hopefully no more lost balls....

Good luck tomorrow @Woodyspin (ps the email didn't work to send the docs through).
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: play-yourself-in on April 03, 2016, 09:36:43 PM
First league game and we won.  We made 175ao off of about 36 and then bowled them out for about 120.  I was pretty much a bystander and contributed almost nothing to the game but hey that's cricket I guess.

3 week break now as I go off on holiday.  Two weeks away but leaving on a Sunday and coming back on a Sunday means missing three games (we play on a Sunday) bloody women!!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 04, 2016, 07:52:10 AM
First league game and we won.  We made 175ao off of about 36 and then bowled them out for about 120.  I was pretty much a bystander and contributed almost nothing to the game but hey that's cricket I guess.

3 week break now as I go off on holiday.  Two weeks away but leaving on a Sunday and coming back on a Sunday means missing three games (we play on a Sunday) bloody women!!!!

What league do you play in?  Very Early to Start cricket, i cant imagine the pitch being playable  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: play-yourself-in on April 04, 2016, 02:59:20 PM
@Churchy1989 I play in the USA, getting pretty hot down here in the south right now, all the pitches are artificial and in a pretty bad way which has been an interesting challenge to my very poor cricket skills!!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mun33b on April 06, 2016, 10:46:51 PM
My season doesn't start until 30th April, tut tut tut.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on April 07, 2016, 05:30:44 AM
Well the indoor cricket is over for the winter for me after league playoffs last night, won the first game and lost our second, never mind. Batted pretty well in both and the surprise announcement 2 minutes before the game that I was keeping went fine, but you know your mind's not set for indoor cricket anymore when you deal with a short ball by rocking back and aiming a massive pull over square leg! Roll on the real stuff.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 07, 2016, 09:04:56 AM
@play-yourself-in  Do you get a decent turn out at your club? Many teams in our league?
Also do many USA players play? i know that a few Baseball players get involed.  Travis Brit for one, IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT, IT IS A MUST WATCH!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xJdQSGuA3k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xJdQSGuA3k)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: northernboy1987 on April 07, 2016, 09:11:11 AM
@play-yourself-in  Do you get a decent turn out at your club? Many teams in our league?
Also do many USA players play? i know that a few Baseball players get involed.  Travis Brit for one, IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT, IT IS A MUST WATCH!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xJdQSGuA3k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xJdQSGuA3k)

I'm not sure Travis Birt was ever an actual baseball player, think it's just a reference to him whacking it home run style!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 07, 2016, 09:32:19 AM
I'm not sure Travis Birt was ever an actual baseball player, think it's just a reference to him whacking it home run style!

 :o :o :o :o :o You are right, i just re-listened to it, it says he should be playing for the Yankees. I thought they said thats why he has playeed for teh Yankees.

I will now get on with some work instead  :( :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: play-yourself-in on April 07, 2016, 01:30:35 PM
@Churchy1989 we have a good number of players in our team, it's my first season here but the league has 15 teams in it.  We play everyone at 40/40 then the league splits and you play the teams in your half at 20/20.

Most of the players are South Asian, there is one team from the Caribbean (they win it most years) but I've been informed that I'll be the only Brit playing in the league.  The standard is good (way above my level) so it will be a challenge to be honest.

Sadly no Americans playing yet but maybe in the future!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kaartman on April 07, 2016, 02:05:40 PM
Ex USA captain sushil nadkarni plays for my club :)

http://www.espncricinfo.com/usa/content/player/31807.html (http://www.espncricinfo.com/usa/content/player/31807.html)

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: KarlPennington on April 11, 2016, 04:10:53 PM
I'm jealous that people have started playing already, both our Saturday and Sunday teams are due to start their season this weekend nut with the amount of rain we have had I'm not getting too excited yet, I reckon it could be May before we see any cricket. Hope the cricket and the weather Gods get together and prove me wrong though. What do you guys reckon how are your pitches holding up?? I'm based in the North-West
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on April 11, 2016, 06:17:03 PM
I'm jealous that people have started playing already, both our Saturday and Sunday teams are due to start their season this weekend nut with the amount of rain we have had I'm not getting too excited yet, I reckon it could be May before we see any cricket. Hope the cricket and the weather Gods get together and prove me wrong though. What do you guys reckon how are your pitches holding up?? I'm based in the North-West

Our league are apparently discussing putting the season back a week because of how wet it has been. It seems our ground is one of the better ones but has not been helped by bunch of caravaners who decided to pitch on the outfield over Easter. Given the forecast of 2 days more of rain this week and 10c on Saturday, I think that may be the best option in our area. September is usually nice anyhow and how many times at the end of the season has the following Saturday been gloriously sunny? 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on April 11, 2016, 06:29:15 PM
We are due to start preseason friendlies next weekend
Should be good if we play
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on April 11, 2016, 06:37:24 PM
We just have one game next weekend,for the ones.....Hang on we won't be playing 3 sides till the weekend after?
And I play cricket in London!!

Is there anyone else not actually playing until the last Saturday in April ?  :o
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Alvaro on April 11, 2016, 07:34:43 PM
First league game in the Cherwell is 4 May
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 11, 2016, 07:51:08 PM
Meant to have my first game this weekend, had non stop raid for the last 2 days now.
Got a feeling it will be off due to an underwater pitch at this rate  :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gelds on April 16, 2016, 06:44:54 AM
First game called off! No surprise given the weather these last few weeks but still disappointing. At least skippers booked a lane at Stumps for this aft so we can enjoy some cricket but nothing beats playing!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 16, 2016, 06:47:14 AM
Lost out on two games today, sad times. Supposed to still be playing tomorrow but I doubt it. Hope it's not going to be a summer of 2012 or we could see clubs struggling as 2012 nearly finished a fair few.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Buzz on April 16, 2016, 07:02:18 AM
Cheer up Aidy, it is April 16th, club cricket didn't use to start until May! It is only because we have had an early Easter that cricket is starting so early!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 16, 2016, 07:04:51 AM
Cheer up Aidy, it is April 16th, club cricket didn't use to start until May! It is only because we have had an early Easter that cricket is starting so early!

So many chances to bat in April buzz :)

It would be interesting to know how many of the league systems play mid April to September and who plays May to Aug only.. 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on April 16, 2016, 07:12:37 AM
May till the start of September. However if you're in the cup 23rd April till mid September. Cant wait till next week now!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ams4287 on April 16, 2016, 07:13:49 AM
So many chances to bat in April buzz :)

It would be interesting to know how many of the league systems play mid April to September and who plays May to Aug only..

Our league season starts next Saturday and runs till mid September (tomorrow's friendly isn't looking good as both my clubs games are off today).
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 16, 2016, 07:15:37 AM
Was supposed to have a sixes tournament up in Chester tomorrow but that's been postponed now. By the sounds of things most of the games in Cheshire this week have been called off.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 16, 2016, 09:06:24 AM
My clubs matches are off today heavy rain all day yesterday freezing cold at the clubs registration evening last night woke upto four inches of snow this morning.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on April 16, 2016, 09:35:43 AM
Rained off today, were due to be playing Tormarton away :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: harryg on April 16, 2016, 09:50:12 AM
The whole league was rained off on Tuesday, and fixtures rearranged for September. Looking at the weather the past few days it's been pretty good and the it's pretty sunny today.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gelds on April 16, 2016, 09:53:33 AM
The whole league was rained off on Tuesday, and fixtures rearranged for September. Looking at the weather the past few days it's been pretty good and the it's pretty sunny today.

Wish our league had the sense to do this! Most other leagues around us (West Yorks) have done similar.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Kez on April 16, 2016, 10:11:13 AM
All games bar 1 (no chance its being played) in the league what a start to the season!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: harryg on April 16, 2016, 10:20:11 AM
Wish our league had the sense to do this! Most other leagues around us (West Yorks) have done similar.
Yeah, it was a pretty good decision with the forecast, rather wait a week and play it later than not play at all. It happened a few years ago too. I saw the A/W and Craven League were called off too.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 16, 2016, 01:02:45 PM
Cheer up Aidy, it is April 16th, club cricket didn't use to start until May! It is only because we have had an early Easter that cricket is starting so early!

My club used to start the first Saturday in April and end the first Saturday in October it used to feel as if the winter had been shortened.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 16, 2016, 01:12:10 PM
Start of April to October.. Proper timings
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on April 17, 2016, 02:03:01 PM
Anyone else looking at the BBC weather website every few hours ahead of next Sunday? Been forecast for rain the last few days but now seems to suggest cloudy but chilly; jumper on I think
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: calcurtis98 on April 17, 2016, 02:44:23 PM
Both out friendlies this weekend! Luckily, as I've torn my hamstring yesterday playing rugby yesterday, not the start I wanted to the season!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gurujames on April 17, 2016, 07:07:16 PM
Second ball duck out LBW batting at 8. We were 33/7 then got to 124 all out. They got in with only 2 down.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 17, 2016, 07:10:09 PM
Played Abergavenny today, great deck considering the weather. Sadly they have lost a fair chunk of their first team so it was decidedly one sided :(

People still enjoyed it as its cricket and lovely weather, took a catch which means I can remember how to do it still and a cheeky 42* off 37 balls (raaaaaaapid) to top it off

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 17, 2016, 07:12:51 PM
Not even got close to an out door net yet this season let alone a game with the way the weather has been. Lucky our first league game isn't until Sunday 24th with sat league starting on 30th April.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on April 17, 2016, 07:21:36 PM
First game of the season today
Played Brookwood CC, we batted first and got 170 odd all out after losing 4 wickets in the last 15 minutes when our captain said he was declaring
I myself was 2 not out from 4
Then we bowled them out for less than a hundred, at one point they were 36-6 and one of our bowlers got a triple wicket maiden
Again myself bowled up the massive hill, and got 2-7 from 4 overs

Overall it was a very good first game of the season, the pitch wasn't too bad considering the amount of rain in the last week
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: calcurtis98 on April 17, 2016, 07:55:43 PM
Played Abergavenny today, great deck considering the weather. Sadly they have lost a fair chunk of their first team so it was decidedly one sided :(

People still enjoyed it as its cricket and lovely weather, took a catch which means I can remember how to do it still and a cheeky 42* off 37 balls (raaaaaaapid) to top it off

Who do you play for?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Alvaro on April 17, 2016, 07:59:05 PM
A quick forty, two catches and a wicket.

Good fun in the first friendly of the year.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Disco on April 17, 2016, 08:02:44 PM
6 out of 7 2nd team games called off without teams travelling due to unfit grounds.
5 out of 7 1st team games played and concluded. 2nds play the opposite fixture on the same day, I'm sure the discrepancy is entirely coincidental...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: thecord on April 17, 2016, 08:09:22 PM
Our first game has been called of as the oppositions ground isn't ready for use yet  :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 17, 2016, 08:12:39 PM
Who do you play for?

Not local to Wales
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on April 22, 2016, 06:17:50 PM
Yesterday was bit of a first for me, evening fixture in April albeit a friendly. Things didn't start too promising as I appear to have lost both my jumpers. Anyhow I arrived hoping to start nearer to 5.45pm than 6pm but the lack of a set of stumps and some of our players prevented this. Opposition gave me a choice of batting or bowling first so chose the latter as knew it would be dark later on but at least as the batsmen would have the benefit of sight screens. Brought myself on first change for one over which could best be described as "mixed" but got a wicket so happy enough with that. In the end 8 people bowled, including someone who got a hat-trick. We then chased down 107 with 9 balls to spare, close game although there were a couple of big overs in the middle of our innings which certainly helped us reach the target more comfortably. Match played in very good spirit and everyone on both sides got to bat or bowl which is what the match was really about.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on April 22, 2016, 10:25:02 PM
Went up to give the wicket a roll and outfield a cut...neither of which were particularly successful.

Roller ran out of diesel and wouldn't then restart, tractor kept clogging up due to the grass being wet and then wouldn't pull away again once unclogged the gangs.

Eventually got the roller back in the shed after towing it off the wicket with the tractor! Let's hope it's not a sign of things to come tomorrow 🙈

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Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on April 24, 2016, 06:32:44 AM
As far as debuts for a new club go, mine was less than ideal! Bowled 2 overs for 24, got tonked by a left handed to a 20 metre boundary. And got a 2nd ball duck trying to pull a ball off my chest only to top edge it. But I took a catch, so onwards and upwards to next weekend 🏏🏏
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on April 24, 2016, 07:59:25 AM
First game, track look rock hard and dry, surprisingly with recent rain and lack of covers. Played okay getting a tad lower throughout the day.

I opened and got a nice 44(36 balls 5x 4's 1x 6s) me and he new partner also put in 44 before he fell lbw for 9.

Overal we scored 246 for 8 from our 46 overs.


Second innings was hard! It was so so cold, windy, dark and spitting with rain. I struggled to pick up the ball, batsmen struggled to score runs. Not a lot happened for first 18 overs, as oppo went to 40 for 0(one guy retired hurt, torn calf like pietersen!! Ouch). Break through lead to 3 wickets and we jd them 55 for 3.
They got to 80 odd for 3 before a collapse saw them 88 for 7, before there number 6 just tee'd off! At 165 for 8 with 9 left and then going at about 12 an over an exciting finished looked on.
But when an lbw fell and we remembered the injured opener. The full points were ours! Good opening day win.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 24, 2016, 08:32:28 AM
New team we batted 1st I opened nightmare pitch no two balls the same bounce hung around saw of the opening bowlers managed to bat around 16 overs  not fully fit back ached last night won by 90 runs.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on April 24, 2016, 08:49:23 AM
Didn't feel too confident running into bowl on a ridiculously soft outfield with an untested ankle, but good to get a bowl and snag a couple of wickets at least! Came in with only a few overs left chasing and got off the mark for 2016 with a six thanks to being fed a lovely half tracker, but gloved one down the leg side a couple of overs later. Never mind, felt good at the crease while I was out there which is always nice preseason.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on April 24, 2016, 08:52:46 AM
Got the game in despite the machinery issues in Friday, batted 1st and posted 211 off 37 overs. I managed to middle a few and retired on 66 off 40 to give the lower order some time in the middle.

Fielding was tricky as body had undergone rigamortis after having to run a fair few 2's and 3's. They struggled to 120 odd of their 40 overs for 9 down. Nice to get back out and get a game in though.

A lazy day today beckons as everything aches 🙈

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Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gelds on April 24, 2016, 09:26:44 AM
Nice maximum points win yesterday! Bowled the opposition out for 122 before knocking them off 3 down.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ams4287 on April 24, 2016, 10:47:44 AM
Lost by 1 run - 13 overs 3-30 but only got 7 with the bat - nice short ball that shot a long the floor, great! I knew the old boy umpire really well and I've never seen someone be so apologetic for giving you out lbw
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wilkie113 on April 24, 2016, 12:41:20 PM
First game of the season back at my old club again.
Bowled the oppo out for 77. Chased it 3 down. Wicket was up and down scratched a 9 not out to see it through.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RightArmLedge on April 24, 2016, 01:12:28 PM
First game of the season yesterday. Had a good winter and was looking forward to the season ahead!

Dislocated my knee on the 6th ball I faced.  F*cking sh*t w*nk b*llocks.

N.B. Long live the NHS. Service has been fantastic from the very start and Mr Hunt can do one as these doctors/nurses/ambulance staff are priceless.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 24, 2016, 01:53:15 PM
N.B. Long live the NHS. Service has been fantastic from the very start and Mr Hunt can do one as these doctors/nurses/ambulance staff are priceless.

Having broken my thumb last week I echo these sentiments 100%
I know a lot of people moan about the NHS, but my limited experience with them (couple of breaks and a few minor surgeries) it's absolutely brilliant. Jeremy Hunt needs to replace the H in his name with a C, then go f*ck himself as far as I'm concerned.

Hope you're fully fit again soon mate, keep us posted on your recovery
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 24, 2016, 03:34:56 PM
Managed to get away with 8 overs for 40 runs againsta better side yesterday, playing for the 2XI.

The in-duckers were coming out nicely, but the floaty straight-onners were fodder. Picked a couple of catches and a good base to refine my bowling from.

Roll on next week.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Marc28 on April 24, 2016, 03:46:19 PM
I didn't play as had to work,
New shift pattern sucks carrots massively,
Anyway all our teams won
So a very good start to the season Indeed,
Happy happy days
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on April 24, 2016, 06:42:31 PM
We won the toss and elected to bowl on a pitch offering absolutely eff all.

They scored 147-7, we chased it 6 down with two overs to go, captain scoring 94. Didn't bat or bowl, fielded OK.

So cold...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on April 24, 2016, 06:52:51 PM
Yesterday Royal Ascot vs Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot won (surprisingly).
The team I was on batted first, I came in at 4 which was a pleasant change from between 8-11 normally
Unfortunately I didn't capitalise and got bowled for a duck, so I'm expecting back to 8-11 for the rest of the season
Bowling wise I was quite expensive in comparison to normal, and didn't take any wickets either.
But we won so I was happy

Today it was Royal Ascot vs Findlers. Findlers batted first and amassed 150 from their 40 overs
I was bowling down the hill for the first time in the 3 game I have played this season so far, and bowled 6 overs, and had figures of 1-10
I also took a catch at square leg, although I did juggle it
Batting wise I was due in at 8, but want required as we chased the total 2 down with 5 overs left

All in all a good weekend for me, with two games, and two wins!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 24, 2016, 07:04:54 PM
Yesterday Royal Ascot vs Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot won (surprisingly).
The team I was on batted first, I came in at 4 which was a pleasant change from between 8-11 normally
Unfortunately I didn't capitalise and got bowled for a duck, so I'm expecting back to 8-11 for the rest of the season
Bowling wise I was quite expensive in comparison to normal, and didn't take any wickets either.
But we won so I was happy

Today it was Royal Ascot vs Findlers. Findlers batted first and amassed 150 from their 40 overs
I was bowling down the hill for the first time in the 3 game I have played this season so far, and bowled 6 overs, and had figures of 1-10
I also took a catch at square leg, although I did juggle it
Batting wise I was due in at 8, but want required as we chased the total 2 down with 5 overs left

All in all a good weekend for me, with two games, and two wins!

What sort of standard is Royal Ascot CC mate? I'm working at LVS Ascot from September and was looking for a club round there. Considering Burnham, Slough or Windsor.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 24, 2016, 07:16:47 PM
Yesterday Royal Ascot vs Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot won (surprisingly).
The team I was on batted first, I came in at 4 which was a pleasant change from between 8-11 normally
Unfortunately I didn't capitalise and got bowled for a duck, so I'm expecting back to 8-11 for the rest of the season
Bowling wise I was quite expensive in comparison to normal, and didn't take any wickets either.
But we won so I was happy

Today it was Royal Ascot vs Findlers. Findlers batted first and amassed 150 from their 40 overs
I was bowling down the hill for the first time in the 3 game I have played this season so far, and bowled 6 overs, and had figures of 1-10
I also took a catch at square leg, although I did juggle it
Batting wise I was due in at 8, but want required as we chased the total 2 down with 5 overs left

All in all a good weekend for me, with two games, and two wins!

@Batbuddy99  - did Hanky-Dad play today? He might have been deadly on a green-top?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on April 24, 2016, 07:28:44 PM
What sort of standard is Royal Ascot CC mate? I'm working at LVS Ascot from September and was looking for a club round there. Considering Burnham, Slough or Windsor.
We have 4 teams ranging from div 2 to div 8 of the TVL, so we cater for the majority of age ranges
We play inside the racecourse also, which is pretty fun
Currently fundraising for a new pavilion, of which the designs look mega
Always looking for new players too, so will be great if you did decide to join us
Hope this helps
@Batbuddy99  - did Hanky-Dad play today? He might have been deadly on a green-top?
Hanky-Dad turned down playing both yesterday and today to work on his car refurb project, sadly
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 24, 2016, 07:30:26 PM
Saturday
2 games for the club. Game vs Cheltenham they called off due to drop outs.. poor show. Second game ended up with one team fielding a 1xi and the other a 2xi/3xi. 258 off 45  was chased down inside 35 overs by the stronger side. Decent pre season though other than the 'good' team didn't do retirements so less of their lads got a bat. My game was the one cancelled :(


Sunday

Today we again ended up playing a near 1xi with a team that had myself and everyone else was a 3xi.. We obviously let them bat first as it's pre season and a friendly and they amassed 291-2 off 40, zero retirements. I stupidly kept wicket but at least I didn't have to chase the ball.. didn't do too bad considering I'm not a keeper at all.. nope.. nadda..  When we batted they bowled their 1xi bowler and overseas so I had to open and just hold an end up. The 3xi lads did well, surviving but a mixture of being most of theirs first game and being out classed meant we didnt' score many.. ended up with about 170 off 40 for 5/6 and I ended on 84 falling in the last over of the game having a slog. zero chance of us chasing 291 down so didn't see the point of doing anything other than having a net. Our lads to their credit realised they were out classed and pretty much said 'just stay in regardless until the last over'.. so I did.

Enjoyable day, both sides got a good pre season game out of it which is the whole point. shame they didn't retire but some people just love having big scores next to their name.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: thecord on April 24, 2016, 07:43:53 PM
Hastily arranged friendly against far stronger opposition for us yesterday on the pitch next to @edge
They play 2 divisions above us and had a largely 1st XI so we let them bat and they got 262-9 from their 40 which we were fairly content with.
I kept like a brick wall though, missing a stumping on the way and only picking up the one catch. Must do better!
With minimal batting I hung around for a while scratching 22 and putting on 50 for the 1st wicket. Good to spend some time at the crease grooving my classy leave  :)
Never in with a shout of chasing it we ended up on 187-7 with my opening partner making his ton off the final ball.
8 bowlers used by each side, almost everyone getting a bat so all in all a good preseason friendly.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wayward_hayward on April 24, 2016, 08:02:56 PM
Wow that was cold.... Fielded and batted in three jumpers.

First league game on a Sunday today, opposition got 149 off 35 overs (delayed start due to rain). I bowled 7 overs for 33, 1 dropped catch and a fair few Chinese cuts and plays and misses.

We were all out for 90 odd, I scored 10* at 11 in what was meant to be a very strong batting line up. Two clips through midwicket raced away to the boundary. Felt really comfortable at the crease, hopefully it will continue with a few more decent opportunities.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: sanredrose on April 24, 2016, 08:23:54 PM
First 50 after toiling hard for 4 months ! I have never scored well against this opponent in 4 years ... Worth the wait ...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 24, 2016, 08:27:53 PM
first game for about 4 tears today after netting all winter, batted at 3 out for 1 nicking off after about 4 overs at the crease, felt comfortable without doing anything, first ball was really nervy but after that felt much more confident, hopefully after a few more games the runs will start to flow and ill pick gaps a bit better and also judge where singles are

To bowling, first time  bowling spin got a few to grip but line wasn't there for thos first over went for 3 second went for 12 two bad balls cost me really! and and dropped a sitter but not the worst drop of the day by far!!!

just looking forward to getting my teeth into the season now!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on April 24, 2016, 08:36:51 PM
I hate cricket.


Yesterday got 44 against a good side.


Today was asked to play Sunday as we are short, Sunday side is normally for juniors that don't get much games on a Sunday, so standard is low.

Got a very scratch 13, dropped twice and never felt like ever finding the middle........ Lost heavily to
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jwebber86 on April 24, 2016, 10:00:39 PM
had a good fun day at ilton's pre season 6 a side tournament. one of the teams pulled out so i ended in the all stars to make the teams up. did fairly well with bat and ball. overall though we finished 5th and of 6 teams.

my club ended up winning the tournament. all in all it was a really good fun day and cant wait to play again next season.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on April 24, 2016, 10:44:55 PM
With minimal batting I hung around for a while scratching 22 and putting on 50 for the 1st wicket. Good to spend some time at the crease grooving my classy leave  :)
Did a good viewing of the first over of you batting before we got started again, leave seemed in good order! Looked like it was swinging round corners from the boundary. Good day for leaving, one of our openers got off the mark I think in the 14th over 🙈
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on April 25, 2016, 04:14:10 AM
After last week's washout, Saturday kicked off my league season with a disappointing result away in Leeds.

Got relegated down the batting order to No.10 (in fairness I scored all my runs in the Player Pool last season) and ended up 1 not out after last 5 wickets fell for less than 12 runs or possibly even less. Think we finished on 116 and I didn't a bowl until opposition were 85-4 but should have had a wicket first over after having one of their batsman caught behind. Did get an LBW off same umpire next over but then one costly over from the other end saw 14 runs taken from it and that virtually sealed them the game (they won by 3 wickets). I ended with just that one wicket for 11 runs off 6 overs. Can't blame the umpire for losing though, we put down the guy who ended up scoring most of their runs at least 3 times and prior to that, were at least 30 runs short of a half decent total.

On the brighter side... at least I found one of my jumpers !!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Clarky75 on April 25, 2016, 06:06:27 AM
Lost to chalford yesterday by 1 wkt.. We turned up with 9 men batted first got 193 off 40 they chased it down on the last ball..good day with a decent set of lads
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: thecord on April 25, 2016, 07:38:39 AM
Did a good viewing of the first over of you batting before we got started again, leave seemed in good order! Looked like it was swinging round corners from the boundary. Good day for leaving, one of our openers got off the mark I think in the 14th over 🙈
It was hooping!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: paul090971 on April 25, 2016, 08:04:43 AM
If that auto roller has an old lister diesel engine on it, NEVER let it run out of diesel. Ive found that out as well. Different animal to your modern Honda petrol engines.

Went up to give the wicket a roll and outfield a cut...neither of which were particularly successful.

Roller ran out of diesel and wouldn't then restart, tractor kept clogging up due to the grass being wet and then wouldn't pull away again once unclogged the gangs.

Eventually got the roller back in the shed after towing it off the wicket with the tractor! Let's hope it's not a sign of things to come tomorrow 🙈

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Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: paul090971 on April 25, 2016, 08:09:53 AM
Skippered,  bowled opposition  out for 69 in 35 overs & knocked it off for 1 in 15 overs.  Managed to get 29NO. First game batting in glasses & a helmet, new stance and trigger movements paid off. Much better than anything I did last season. Quick thumbs up for my RPC Mjolnir shape, great bat.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TGB1997 on April 25, 2016, 08:23:11 AM
I played my first game of the season on Sunday after an intense last minute training session on Saturday (the game was called off as the other team couldn't get a side out) we played against one of the teams in our league. It was absolutely freezing and I regretted only wearing a long sleeve jumper. We bowled first and had a really good start. The pitch was really green and didn't really do much. I bowled two three over spells due to a bowler arriving late and agreeing to bowl the last overs from one end. As a spinner I was frustrated with the lack of spin which is to be expected but due to working hard all winter it was frustrating. By the time I came back on to bowl they had very few runs and we wanted something to chase to give the batsmen some decent time at the middle so despite bowling in the death as a spinner I had a ring field with no sweepers at all. I got hit for a few boundaries (the leg side boundary was a miss hit for six as we used the edge of the square to keep the middle cuts fresh ready for the league games. I also picked up my first wicket of the season with an arm ball smashing into leg stump. Their 40 overs ended with them on 157-5. We had a fairly relaxed run chase with all of our batsmen having decent time in the middle chasing it down in 34.5 overs winning by 7 wickets. Also our first team won their ECB national cup so it was a good weekend for us  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on April 25, 2016, 11:28:11 AM
First game of the season yesterday on a not so surprising wet and interesting track. Agreed to play a 40 over game, oppo batted first and crawled to 125 with me taking 2 stumpings. Tea was excellent, arguably the most important part of any cricket match! We then proceeded to make the game interesting with me going in to bat with the score at 25-5. We then continued with the collapse to be 64-9 when our number 11 came out to bat. I usually open for our 1s so no mug with the bat, I decided to just have some fun. We won with me ending up on 79 not out, hitting their league 1st team opening bowler back over his head for 6 to win the match. 65 run partnership for the last wicket of which number 11 contributed 0 but held his end up brilliantly when required :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on April 25, 2016, 12:42:07 PM
I managed to play in 2 different parts of the country for 2 different clubs this weekend. Only similarity was we lost by 10 wickets Saturday and 9 wickets Sunday, oh and it was cold. Turned out for my old club Saturday and we limped to 59-5 before myself and "Big Dave" put on 40 odd. I then got a shooter and we folded to 110ao. The oppo had just come down and division but it was clear they had been strengthened for this season and the openers who were head and shoulders above our batsman, cruised to the total. Bowled a few overs but wasn't great, managed to pick up a bruise from a hard caught and bowled chance. Post match food was the highlight. Back down South Sunday, same story, we got 134-8 and they did it for one. Much the better team, my bowling was marginally better so getting there. I had a little stint keeping and was giving a good account of myself until I ran onto the next wicket to collect a wide full toss only for the batsman to top edge it gently. Hands were facing the wrong way and I poked it off the top of the glove onto the floor lol. Gave plenty of amusement to my non-catching colleagues (hilly), but otherwise I gave a masterclass in keeping  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on April 25, 2016, 01:02:53 PM
What sort of standard is Royal Ascot CC mate? I'm working at LVS Ascot from September and was looking for a club round there. Considering Burnham, Slough or Windsor.

Of the clubs you mentioned, Ascot are the weakest but their 1s still play a good standard.

If you want a social side to your cricket then I would scrap Burnham and Slough.

Windsor are currently TVL div 1, and from what I've heard from a new player they've got they are seeking to seriously challenge for promotion to the Home Counties league this season.

There are plenty of clubs around the Ascot area so it all depends on what standard you are, what standard you want to play and the social side of things.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on April 25, 2016, 04:03:26 PM
Of the clubs you mentioned, Ascot are the weakest but their 1s still play a good standard.
Booooo!!!

Fair tho, never played Burnham, I agree re Slough and tbh Windsor is just a road.
One game I played there one of the opening batsmen got 149* in a t20

Oh and one of our players is a student at LVS also
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 25, 2016, 04:14:42 PM
Booooo!!!

Fair tho, never played Burnham, I agree re Slough and tbh Windsor is just a road.
One game I played there one of the opening batsmen got 149* in a t20

Oh and one of our players is a student at LVS also

I peaked at about 17 regarding a heavy social participation haha. Ideally just want to focus on getting my cricket as good as it can possibly be and Windsor being an absolute road would suit a top order keeper bat just fine!! Looking for round about prem standard as that's what I currently play in.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 25, 2016, 06:12:03 PM
I managed to play in 2 different parts of the country for 2 different clubs this weekend. Only similarity was we lost by 10 wickets Saturday and 9 wickets Sunday, oh and it was cold. Turned out for my old club Saturday and we limped to 59-5 before myself and "Big Dave" put on 40 odd. I then got a shooter and we folded to 110ao. The oppo had just come down and division but it was clear they had been strengthened for this season and the openers who were head and shoulders above our batsman, cruised to the total. Bowled a few overs but wasn't great, managed to pick up a bruise from a hard caught and bowled chance. Post match food was the highlight. Back down South Sunday, same story, we got 134-8 and they did it for one. Much the better team, my bowling was marginally better so getting there. I had a little stint keeping and was giving a good account of myself until I ran onto the next wicket to collect a wide full toss only for the batsman to top edge it gently. Hands were facing the wrong way and I poked it off the top of the glove onto the floor lol. Gave plenty of amusement to my non-catching colleagues (hilly), but otherwise I gave a masterclass in keeping  :)

masterclass? although it was a loss was  good laugh and thoroughly enjoyable debut!!

and are we to mention the decision to move me to leg slip then next ball an edge goes to regulation first (where I was)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on April 25, 2016, 07:39:54 PM
I peaked at about 17 regarding a heavy social participation haha. Ideally just want to focus on getting my cricket as good as it can possibly be and Windsor being an absolute road would suit a top order keeper bat just fine!! Looking for round about prem standard as that's what I currently play in.

For prem standard Windsor are probably your best bet as they are aiming to go up to the Home Counties this season. If they dont, and assuming they aren't relegated, then Cookham Dean is another option. It's a few miles down the road from Burnham.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 25, 2016, 08:50:17 PM
For prem standard Windsor are probably your best bet as they are aiming to go up to the Home Counties this season. If they dont, and assuming they aren't relegated, then Cookham Dean is another option. It's a few miles down the road from Burnham.

Cheers mate, great help!! Will have a search round at the end of August when I move down there.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on April 25, 2016, 09:44:15 PM
masterclass? although it was a loss was  good laugh and thoroughly enjoyable debut!!

and are we to mention the decision to move me to leg slip then next ball an edge goes to regulation first (where I was)

I had to do something,  I couldn't keep chasing balls on the next track both sides of the wicket! If young Charlie could bowl wide one side of the deck you could of stayed at slip.  Not too much to ask surely  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 25, 2016, 09:45:41 PM
yeah! just sods law you move someone and the ball goes there sums up thegame really! I'm still annoyed at the waft outside off should have done better!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Slyboogy on April 26, 2016, 09:11:05 PM
Not had a game yet but I broke our Amateur at the clubs bat which felt good :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: KIPPERS on April 26, 2016, 11:11:23 PM
first game of season same old boring bowling got 1 for 23 of 9 overs with only 9 players. Not bad when we got tonked for 254 off 35 overs.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: northernboy1987 on April 27, 2016, 09:41:52 AM
Had our first midweek outing last night and it was freezing! Got our season started with a victory though after getting promoted which is pleasing! We batted first and made 174/2 off our 18 overs and bowled the oppo out for 109! Didn't get a bat (due in at no.5) but took 4 wickets bowling pies!!

Great to be back :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: bk on April 27, 2016, 12:42:30 PM
2 cancelled Saturdays so far. Hoping for some pre-season matches this weekend before league starts May 7th. Forecasting snow, rain and lots of cold so could be an interesting trip over to the Isle of Wight. Fortunately just been sent this helpful guide.
(http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af94/btk66/IoW%20Ferries.png) (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/btk66/media/IoW%20Ferries.png.html)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: sHoweller on April 29, 2016, 02:10:10 PM
Anyone else got their league games starting this weekend?

Not looking forward to fielding in the cold again...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SirScottiod on April 29, 2016, 02:15:11 PM
@bk What team do you play for? If your going over to the isle of wight, you must be new forest type area?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: bk on April 29, 2016, 02:20:29 PM
@SirScottiod Son's playing against Ventnor. I'm just a pub cricketer/umpire nowadays. Home club is South Wilts in Salisbury
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SirScottiod on April 29, 2016, 02:46:03 PM
@bk I'm currently playing for Hythe and Dibden but used to play for Fawley, I'm pretty sure ive played at South Wilts some when down the line
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: six and out on April 29, 2016, 03:19:29 PM
well 1st league game of the season tomorrow - should be interesting indeed.

both pre-season games got cancelled so i have had zero match practice in the middle
3 of last years regular 1st team have left the club (either not playing or gone to another club) - including our leading run scorer (for past 2 seasons) deciding last weekend he didn't want to play this season!
Oh and the captains unavailable tomorrow - so muggins is having to do it.

Yep it's going to be a good 1st game - i reckon i can get at least 3 jumpers in the bag
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: sHoweller on April 29, 2016, 03:33:33 PM
well 1st league game of the season tomorrow - should be interesting indeed.

both pre-season games got cancelled so i have had zero match practice in the middle
3 of last years regular 1st team have left the club (either not playing or gone to another club) - including our leading run scorer (for past 2 seasons) deciding last weekend he didn't want to play this season!
Oh and the captains unavailable tomorrow - so muggins is having to do it.

Yep it's going to be a good 1st game - i reckon i can get at least 3 jumpers in the bag

sounds ideal...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on April 29, 2016, 07:32:52 PM
Anyone else got their league games starting this weekend?

Not looking forward to fielding in the cold again...

Yep first league game tomorrow. We've got a strong side out tomorrow so no doubt we'll end up getting a pasting!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: megisti on April 29, 2016, 07:33:10 PM
First game called off, supposed to play in Largo but the pitch was unfit. Hopefully I can get a game in the 2nd XI.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Danny1981 on April 29, 2016, 07:37:29 PM
All league games tomorrow already called off.Thats 3 in a row for some teams.The league have issued a statement looking at trying to fit the games in later in the season so a few double headers are on the cards
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on April 29, 2016, 07:47:38 PM
Forecast isn't too bad for tomorrow but our match has been called off. I was only 50/50 anyhow as I haven't fully recovered after playing on Monday evening in semi-Arctic conditions. 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wayward_hayward on April 30, 2016, 07:35:28 PM
First Saturday game, waste of time for me! Did not bowl or bat as we bowled them out for 90 inside 30 overs. Won by 8 wickets.

Hope for more of a game tomorrow.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on April 30, 2016, 07:51:49 PM
Another friendly for me today
RACC vs Ickenham
Icks batted first and were 97 ao., I got 1 wicket LBW
I, for some reason, opened the batting in the RACC response and retired on a solid 22 to give other batsmen a chance, and we got the score comfortably with 6 overs left

Tomorrow is my final preseason game, against Maidenhead and Bray, which usually is quite a tough team, so it should be interesting
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 30, 2016, 07:58:07 PM
We were 77 for 6 off 34 overs down came the snow overs were lost when the opposition couldnt bat 20 overs or more no result is possible under league rules so match abandoned.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 30, 2016, 08:03:30 PM
We were 77 for 6 off 34 overs down came the snow overs were lost when the opposition couldnt bat 20 overs or more no result is possible under league rules so match abandoned.

Match abandoned due to snow?  :o

There I was thinking cricket was played in the summer :-[
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Maverick79 on April 30, 2016, 08:17:24 PM
First Saturday game of the season albeit a hastily arranged friendly after our original hosts pulled out due to an unfit pitch. Playing a team who were promoted out of our league at the end of last season, we bowled them out for 107. We knocked it off in about 17 overs - I scored a quick 50 and then retired to give others some time in the middle before the league starts next week.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 30, 2016, 08:37:25 PM
Second game - I MADE 7!! Massive improvement from my 0 last week. Needless to say, my season has started slowly.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ams4287 on April 30, 2016, 08:46:55 PM
Green, damp, cold, lashed it down before the game and we lost the toss. Struggled to 116 for 9, I got a duck with for the 2nd time in 2 weeks a short ball that rolled along the floor. Our 16 year old quick decided to test the middle of the pitch and gave them a 25 run head start. Bowled them out for 80 12-4-16-2 for me. Hopefully it warms up next weekend as again had 4 layers on and a beanie.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 30, 2016, 08:53:01 PM
Slow start today though certainly picked up some pace. Home game on our new and improved square, we were put in, got 189/7 from 52. Went in 6 at 57/4. Promptly departed 57/5 with a first baller that swung from middle and leg to take top of off stump. Firsts bowler on one leg smashed 83* to save us. Took old ball and opened up, first spell was 7 overs for 25, few edges that dropped short. Taken off and new ball taken, on 11 overs later having dropped a catch at second slip off my opening partner. Took until after the 70th over to make a positive impact, and my second spell was 5.4/2/16/5. Had a hat trick chance but ball drifted too far, but total of 5/41 with 3 bowled, 1 lbw and 1 caught redeemed my drop and golden duck. Still getting fined though i think.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 30, 2016, 09:11:03 PM
45 over game reduced to 40 when we were at our 37th over. We batted first and put on a score of 248-6 (could have been more but as its a friendly you don't thrash people about !). Opened and we got 100 before my partner was out for 50 off 50balls (yes, he intentionally spooned it up), I made 64 off 61 balls before ensuring I was out (wed agreed whoever was left would get no more than 15 runs extra before getting out to give others a bat). Two or three games in a row if serious I probably could have toned up in each :( oh well


They got 161-9 in reply and all their lads got a bat so all in all, good day for both sides and everyone either batted or bowled so exactly what a pre season game is about
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SirScottiod on April 30, 2016, 09:13:32 PM
Last friendly today before the league starts next week. Glad to get all my sh#t performances out of the way!!  Following last week's 3rd ball duck, I scored 1 just trying to smash the leather off the ball. Then had a shocker with the keeping gloves, struggled with one bowler in particular, had it cutting in or away and I couldn't read it for toffee.  19 byes later and I was ready to go home!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on April 30, 2016, 09:31:39 PM
First Saturday game of the season albeit a hastily arranged friendly after our original hosts pulled out due to an unfit pitch. Playing a team who were promoted out of our league at the end of last season, we bowled them out for 107. We knocked it off in about 17 overs - I scored a quick 50 and then retired to give others some time in the middle before the league starts next week.

Just to echo the above, as we are team mates after all! It was actually a bit of a stuffing. We didn't give them much to hit for 20 overs and took out some very good batsman in the process. I did a mopping up exercise taking 3-11 off 6 overs. Found a bit of turn and accuracy that was missing last weekend. They would of fallen well short of three figures had we not shared the bowling around. It still took them 38 overs to get that. We were 87-1 off 11, thanks to Chris timing the ball well with his focus bat and they only picked up 3 more wickets thanks to some average shots, bowling wasn't difficult. Good morale booster but first league next week will be totally different.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 30, 2016, 10:13:07 PM
@felix  - I take it you weren't playing in your 2XI today?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 30, 2016, 10:22:19 PM
I was asked to be a stock bowler' today, and to 'bung up an end'-  I managed 8-4-13-0, but I was very boring!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Buzz on May 01, 2016, 06:10:40 AM
I played yesterday (wahoo) it was a practice game on the slowest and lowest pitch I have ever played on. Still I got to retire not out (after being dropped multiple times and toe ending half my runs!) and we got 217 from 25 overs (!!!). Opponents weere never interested in the chase but they all got to bat!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on May 01, 2016, 06:13:19 AM
@felix  - I take it you weren't playing in your 2XI today?

No mate, I hear you totally destroyed us, 43 all out   :o I was playing a 1s and 3s club game as both our opponents scratched, first proper failure of the season, played round a straight one, plumb. Who were you playing for?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gelds on May 01, 2016, 07:12:50 AM
We had another great win yesterday. Put into bat we made 271/2 before bowling them out for 247 with 8 balls left. Managed 3/37 from 7 bowling at the death which I was quite pleased with considering it was an absolute road!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 01, 2016, 07:19:06 AM
First league game yesterday and a win
Turned out to be a good close game in the end
We got 167 batting first,(I got 26 opening, new h4l devil bat is up there with the best bats I've ever used) and our oppos were 9 Down and 3 or 4 runs short at the end.
I bowled the second to last over,and took an easy enough catch.
Our new captain eased himself into our team well, and I think gave us all confidence for a decent seasons cricket.
One of our team used his new newbery kudos bat from Asad at Uzi sports, which is unreal!
It's as good as the fabled misbah bat!

Oh and I'm dead today! Feeling very old!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on May 01, 2016, 07:44:30 AM
I'm going to invest heavily in a batting coach at some point in the near future, back to back 2nd ballers, not an ideal start for me with the bat.
Bowling was a lot better this week, felt more comfortable with the way it was coming out.
But we lost, but onto next week again
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: roco on May 01, 2016, 07:56:26 AM
Big win for us yesterday as from skippers terrible decision to bat first us getting 112 ao then oppo being 40-1 then 57 ao

Little 5 for 10 for me with my first ever hat trick
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: calcurtis98 on May 01, 2016, 09:43:00 AM
Back in the 3rd XI this week meant an away trip. Which saw me open the batting an the bowling, however I had a diamond duck after my partner decided to run me out! Not the start to the season that I would've liked, better with the ball though. 9-2-24-1 how I didn't take more in my opening spell I will never know.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 01, 2016, 10:25:29 AM
Big win for us yesterday as from skippers terrible decision to bat first us getting 112 ao then oppo being 40-1 then 57 ao

Little 5 for 10 for me with my first ever hat trick

Well done mate,  glad you joined the hat trick club!  Was it spin or pace you were bowling ?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: roco on May 01, 2016, 12:38:54 PM
Fat man spin of course
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on May 01, 2016, 02:27:08 PM
Need some tips urgently regarding my batting.

Week one I was a bit of a todger, and got myself out stumped, to a spinner who thought he was bowling beauties, but my opinion was they were pies. Next week I thought.

Went out to bat this week, and again, feel like the bowling just isn't good enough - raced to 9, then got a jaffa - a completely unintentional jaffa. Not one ball had done anything, no seam placing at all out of the hand, and to top it all off, it pitched middle-leg and clipped the off stump.

The tips I'm needing: How do I get some luck?! Some "batsmen" I have seen get to 30+, whilst being dropped 4 times on the way... I seem to be the man that no matter how hard hit will be caught. Never missed on a stumping etc! Need the luck soon, as it's really preventing me playing a higher level - have been referred to as a "great net batsman" Haha!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: UpandOver on May 01, 2016, 04:58:39 PM
Batted first and in our 30 overs got to 281-3 (ridiculous, I know)
I managed to score my first ton ever, ending up being caught on 104 after batting 29.2 of the 30 overs.
We weren't really bothered in the field and they crawled to 150-8 (took two catches behind the sticks).
All round good day out
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on May 01, 2016, 07:46:57 PM
Played my first ever game today! We bowled first, they hit 274 off their 40 overs. Bowled my first 3 overs for 3 runs, yet ended up bowling 8 overs for no wickets and 35 runs (not bad considering the result!) Though being hit for 17 off my last 2 overs wasn't brilliant, but our astro wicket is perfect for big hitting. Took 2 catches at deep mid-wicket and dropped a diving one at short leg.

Apparently we were missing most of our top order and it showed as we were about 30-5 off 14 overs! I went in at 7 with our captain who was 2 off about 30 balls! He said to just have a hit and i made 14 off about 20 before playing a stupid shot straight to cover! Very disappointing as i was dealing with their left arm quick really well and hadn't had any trouble until then! Turns out i'm more of a batsmen then i thought i was. (We were 79 all out in the end) Me and our captain both in the teens and extras the only other one to make double figures.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on May 01, 2016, 07:50:54 PM
35 over game against Wood Green, Wiltshire based team on tour.

Batted 7, joined the duck club. Sigh. We made 198, opener scoring a sensible 88no.

Dropped an easy catch at square leg but then took a jammy one in between my legs, ha. Then got two run outs, second being a direct hit after chasing a ball at third man.

Overall, fairly chuffed! Was terrible at run out work over winter nets so to nab two early on is alright.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 01, 2016, 07:54:55 PM
I scored my first century of the season today!
I also scored a duck and a fifty.

I went to watch my team and ends up scoring the first innings.
35 overs a side, contrasting fortunes for the openers. One for a 2nd ball blob while his partner made 109 before retiring hurt
The number 3 was bowled for 2, with number 4 unlucky to be run out on 15.
Batsman number 5 was one of our U15s, and he got a standing ovation, he took 8 off the final 3 balls of the innings to end 52* (his maiden 50)

No idea about the 2nd innings, I went home for a curry and a beer, but it was a good afternoon in the sun (getting windburn)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on May 01, 2016, 08:10:53 PM
I haven't played yer due to weather and this weekend decorating! (Earning early season brownie points). However my new team played their first and last friendly before the League starts.
They batted first lost by 10 wickets as they only made 49. I like to think had I played things would have been much different however it's more likely they would have struggled to make 45!! 😂
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: raza147 on May 01, 2016, 08:32:57 PM
got to play 2 games this weekend, saturday freindly away to ealing batting first we were 148 all out they i only got 11, they chased it 5 down, me getting 2-21 off 9, good little run out but the proper stuff starts next week
sunday league game away to wooburn narkivians batting first we made 179-8 of 40, i got a nice little 82 but we lost again, they chased it 6 down.. lots if improvements to be made but im happy with my form with the bat and ball so far
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 01, 2016, 08:35:48 PM
First game of the season today against Bardwell CC nice day quite sunny and midly warm when sun was out. Anyway we some the toss and bowled first, snaffled my first catch of the season behind the stumps standing up to our young swing bowler which was good, they made 120 all out mainly due to some excellent fielding and catching and solid bowling as they took 34 overs to get it.
I opened and lost my partner 4th ball to a good Yorker and the bloke was quite sharp, got myself in and got to 25 and felt solid before a bit to much early season confidece trying to hit first change spinner back over the top and spooned up in the air after misjudging the flight, really quite annoyed as I was batting really well and we had just lost No3 & 4 but middle order saw us home easily enough inside 27 overs.

Good weekend for the club with win yesterday and win today so two league wins in opening league weekend for the club. Have a break next weekend as odd numbers in sat and sun leagues
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on May 01, 2016, 09:13:49 PM
Played my last game of preseason today, and it was an eventful one
We batted first and went from 60-odd for none to 70-odd for 7 in the space of 6 overs.
I was down at my native 9 in the batting order, but came in and had a good 50 partnership with the number 8 (who normally opens). However once he was out we called again and I was the last man out for 14 of 135 ao.
Maidenhead and Bray however didn't know what hit them when our skipper decided to open the bowling with a middle order batsmen, who then proceeded to get a5-fer in his 8 over spell!
However the game was shifting momentum from one team to the other throughout, and with 12 overs left M&B needed 15 runs, with 3 wickets left. Until then I hadn't bowled in the game, but charging up the hill I promptly removed their top scoring batsmen, bowling him for 46. Then a few overs later my bowling partner removed the ninth wicket, and in the 37th over I bowled the last man, and we won by 5 runs

Sorry I got a bit carried away and it probably sounds like I'm a bit full of myself, but it was rather tense and it means that I haven't lost any games her this season
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on May 01, 2016, 09:43:54 PM
got to play 2 games this weekend, saturday freindly away to ealing batting first we were 148 all out they i only got 11, they chased it 5 down, me getting 2-21 off 9, good little run out but the proper stuff starts next week
sunday league game away to wooburn narkivians batting first we made 179-8 of 40, i got a nice little 82 but we lost again, they chased it 6 down.. lots if improvements to be made but im happy with my form with the bat and ball so far

I didnt realise Wooburn Narkovians played Sunday league cricket? Nor Fulmer for that matter? I'm assuming that's who you play for as that's who they were playing today. Nice teas at Wooburn, bloody cold there mind and have to park about 5 miles from the clubhouse!

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on May 01, 2016, 09:46:20 PM
First league game yesterday, won toss batted. Out 2nd over without troubling the scorers! In my defence it would have got much better batsmen out than me. Back of a length outside off peg, kept low and jagged back 4-5 inches. Howzat?! On yer bike son! Anyway we racked up 270 and declared after 45. Bowled oppo out for 220 or so in 53rd over. Good game against a good bunch of lads.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: raza147 on May 01, 2016, 10:26:40 PM
I didnt realise Wooburn Narkovians played Sunday league cricket? Nor Fulmer for that matter? I'm assuming that's who you play for as that's who they were playing today. Nice teas at Wooburn, bloody cold there mind and have to park about 5 miles from the clubhouse!

yep my bad, worded wrong.. yea this is my first season for fulmer as i was looking for a sunday team to play for, they play around 18-20 freindly's throughout the season.. teas really are wonderful here and it was a bloody long walk with a big heavy bag on my back lol but it was a enjoyable game against a nice bunch
wer do u play mate?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on May 01, 2016, 11:02:41 PM
yep my bad, worded wrong.. yea this is my first season for fulmer as i was looking for a sunday team to play for, they play around 18-20 freindly's throughout the season.. teas really are wonderful here and it was a bloody long walk with a big heavy bag on my back lol but it was a enjoyable game against a nice bunch
wer do u play mate?

Just down the road from Wooburn for Taplow. We usually play you guys towards end of the season so might bump into you then.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: raza147 on May 01, 2016, 11:05:18 PM
@meats look forward to it mate
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Kulli on May 02, 2016, 06:45:06 AM
First game of the season rained out, was totally all dry all day, outfield was wet but playable but the umpires we're keen to get their cash and head home, and the opposition were also fairly keen to have their share of the points again us since we came down last season.  :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: shamelessshaun on May 03, 2016, 11:20:37 AM
First league game last Saturday, comfortable win, 249-8 plays 88a.o. Scored 22 with the bat, was terrible having not batted since last season. Picked up 3-11 with the ball but now have a Subungual Hematoma on my big toe, hurts like a bugger, should probably go get it drained as it is looking rather swollen and angry!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: sHoweller on May 03, 2016, 11:34:47 AM
First league game, first win.
Continuing on from winning the league last year.
Bowled first, oppo 209 a.o. off 44.
We then chased a reduced 161 off 27 due to the rain, won by 7 wickets.
Personally 2-25 off 6, not bad considering first 2 overs went for 17! Wasn't needed with the bad.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: paul090971 on May 03, 2016, 01:33:06 PM
I got 55 runs, off 3 times for rain. Hard work. We managed 160-7 off 38 and restricted them to 131-8
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Disco on May 03, 2016, 01:48:39 PM
This cold weather really needs to do one, only played 3 games, about 30 overs under the belt and I'm struggling already. Lower back, shoulder and left knee giving me particular grief at the moment. In other news Voltarol seems quite good, if horrendously expensive.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TGB1997 on May 03, 2016, 01:55:33 PM
I made my 1st team debut on Saturday against another Kent Premier League side on Saturday. When I came on to bowl there were too left handers (the opener and the number 3) and there was a very small boundary on their leg side from mid on to mid wicket which was no more than 40 metres and the rest of the boundary wasn't much bigger. I knew that being young and against my ex team they would go after me and I'd probably go for some runs. Surprisingly I didn't go for as many as I thought would. I was switched ends after 6 overs and by this time there were two right handers so the leg side boundary was still tiny. At this point it was during the death overs and as a spinner I fully expected to go for 10+ an over but I bowled very full and straight and managed to keep the run rate down a fair bit. My figures weren't very impressive but I was very happy with how I bowled and my captain was also impressed especially with the pressure I was under. Unfortunately during our run chase we were doing really well and we were hit by an intense 45 minute rain delay which left puddles on the outfield, even when the rain stopped the outfield was too dangerous to play on so the match was abandoned, luckily it was just a friendly so roll on the league games this weekend.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 05, 2016, 06:19:21 AM
First T20 last night, stunning summer evening as well for it. We won the toss and inserted the oppo who started well and were 18-0 off 2 when the opener smashed a drive towards one of our more senior players who dived to his right and pouched a stunning 1 handed catch, words can't quite do it justice. Anyway that was about as interesting as it got with them making there way to 79-8 off there 20 overs with the bloke playing out the last over as a maiden!!!

Anyway went in at 4 after giving a couple of jnr lads a go up top but unfortunately didn't really work and scored 25no off 19balls and we won easily. GN maverick Carbo is a gun!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on May 05, 2016, 07:08:55 AM
First T20 for us last night - a lovely summer evening but the ground left a lot to be desired... So uneven that you'd set off running to chase a ball down, then air step, then hit a "hill", then air step again - was horrific!

We lost; chasing 109 (110 to win) off 18 overs... in the dark, with an almost black ball... Top 3 collectively put on 80... the remaining "batsmen" couldn't group together to hit 30! Rather worrying...

For a lad that (self proclaimed) can't hit sixes... two yesterday evening, with one clearing the pavilion and one clearing the sight-screen... Kippax must be an incredible bat!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 05, 2016, 07:56:36 AM
First game was Saturday with the temp never topping 8 degrees though we managed to get an uninterrupted game in.  As I don't bowl and field in the covers, I held the team record on the day for wearing 5 layers...

Curse of the club nets - anything slightly back of a length on rubber mats jumping up, conditioning back foot play.  Opening I'd scored 3 on a track that felt like walking on moss, when a half tracker bowled me on the second bounce.  Yes, I was playing back, yes I know I shouldn't be and yes I looked a right one!

Won the game though - we were all out for 89, got them all out for 79.  Bit closer than we'd hoped as we had them 54-8, but we'll take an opening day win!  First game at home this Saturday; word is the track's looking great...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 05, 2016, 08:06:23 AM
Glorious evening for a T20. Since we only play friendlies we mucked around with the batting order somewhat, our first team number 11 for saturday was opening and most of the saturday batsman were lurking down the order. We hacked our way to 121-5 and the oppo were cruising thanks to  some pretty average bowling from our "strong" bowling attack at 97-2 off 16. Enter Saunders and 2-2-0-4 at the death, job done lol . First two balls I bowled were yorkers and the second did for one guy. The rest of the deliveries were average (but straight) and more down to weak batting, 2 bowled and one leading edge. Probably should had 5, but the keeper missed a stumping and I shoved the hat trick ball down leg.

Forum watch - @alexhilly1492 came and went in the first over of our batting effort, before I could take some pictures for 3 and bowled 2 overs of tidy off spin in an otherwise average effort from our bowlers, getting excited at the prospect of bouncing people on astroturf rather than bowling straight.

Oppo did a bbq after so a very nice evening in the end.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 07, 2016, 09:22:56 AM
Just about to leave for Himbelton 80mile round journey the sky looks like its going to thunder T storms forcast for Worcextershire 12 and 2pm can see us  getting there and being washed out.  Also No result possible if 20 overs cannot be bowled.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mel Jessop on May 07, 2016, 06:53:40 PM
Official start of our 2nd team season today, bowled oppo out for 58 we knocked them off without loss, I got 28 and partner 27, easy start to our season..
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 07, 2016, 07:09:48 PM
I hated cricket for several hours today until watching my club 1s chase well.
Longest away trip in our division to the best in the league and we only had nine men. Skittled for 41 in just over 20 overs. 4 ducks. Got my second of the season, this one an improvement as I lasted until my second ball. Textbook back foot defensive apart from apparently a too angled bat, absolutely nailed it back onto my off stump. Oppo chased before tea in 5.3 overs so an hours drive each way, a duck and didn't bowl.
Worst thing is I feel like a score is coming, its just actually getting the score that is the problem!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 07, 2016, 07:29:54 PM
I scored again today.

The opposition won the toss and batted first, making 285-9. They're overseas player getting 58 batting at 5, the numbers 4 and 6 getting out on 49 each and a very quickfire 37 at the death from a hard hitting number 8.

In reply we were 147 all out. Their spinner taking 4 wickets and nobody making a telling contribution. Onwards and upwards, I may use coloured pens next week...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 07, 2016, 07:39:27 PM
Just been told my brother took a 7fer so feeling a bit happier, he's known as 1-fer so its a bit of a change for him. First league game as captain for him as well!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 07, 2016, 08:35:39 PM
Faced 8 balls. Scored 9 runs, played two cracking cover drives for 4, thought it was gonna be a good day, then got one that pitched short and pee rolled on to off!

I just love cricket.


Lost by six wickets, oppo chased down our 180 with 3 overs left.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on May 07, 2016, 08:56:48 PM
Debut for my new club and scored 52* and had figures of 4fer 8 runs. Very chuffed. Win with max batting and bowling points!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gurujames on May 07, 2016, 09:08:00 PM
We hit 275/3. I biffed off 33 at the end of the innings. We bowled them out for 59. With respect to them them were woeful.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ams4287 on May 07, 2016, 09:35:11 PM
Great to get some warm weather and a decent wicket back at our home ground for the first time this season. Good game we got 225 for 9, 109 for me in a 194 partnership with our U15s county opening batsmen. Better than last weeks duck and the first ton for a decade I think.

In reply bowled them out for 155 with 3 for 19 for me to wrap things up. Great performance against a decent opposition for our young side
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 07, 2016, 09:38:21 PM
Well, after she'd loads of runs pre season I got a 7 ball 2. Bowled off my stretton foxes!! Never seen it other than on tv but it was going down leg, hit the bottom of the thigh guard and hit leg stump.. Ooppss

Ended up being the best game I've been involved in as we were time wasting galore playing for rain and bad light so was great fun intentionally walking to the wrong positions, overly shining the ball etc
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: qasim_aziz99 on May 07, 2016, 10:35:29 PM
We got 134 all out opps out for 110 we were 36-5
11 with the bat before being run out
2-6 off 6 overs 3 maidens
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edynamo on May 07, 2016, 11:14:08 PM
Well, after she'd loads of runs pre season I got a 7 ball 2. Bowled off my stretton foxes!! Never seen it other than on tv but it was going down leg, hit the bottom of the thigh guard and hit leg stump.. Ooppss

Ended up being the best game I've been involved in as we were time wasting galore playing for rain and bad light so was great fun intentionally walking to the wrong positions, overly shining the ball etc
Don't get this - usually you're posting about it being an amateur game , giving everyone a game and being Corinthian and now basically your indulging in sharp practice to get higher up the league table?!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 07, 2016, 11:18:45 PM
Don't get this - usually you're posting about it being an amateur game , giving everyone a game and being Corinthian and now basically your indulging in sharp practice to get higher up the league table?!

It's only bad sportsmanship or against the spirit of the game when someone else does it!  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 08, 2016, 06:52:39 AM
Well, after she'd loads of runs pre season I got a 7 ball 2. Bowled off my stretton foxes!! Never seen it other than on tv but it was going down leg, hit the bottom of the thigh guard and hit leg stump.. Ooppss

Ended up being the best game I've been involved in as we were time wasting galore playing for rain and bad light so was great fun intentionally walking to the wrong positions, overly shining the ball etc


Copied and pasted to my phone for use when you spout your normal rubbish about the amateur game.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JB on May 08, 2016, 06:53:14 AM
We had our first game for the seconds yesterday after being washed out last week. Bowled the oppo out for 77 then knocked it off 3 down, I got 14no off 20 balls
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 08, 2016, 06:58:49 AM
It's only bad sportsmanship or against the spirit of the game when someone else does it!  ;)

Nah, still think it but just decided that we can't beat it so might as well join in.. Good guys never win after all and with the stroke of bad luck (and verbal send off), other opener not hitting it but given out caught and our number 3 lbw when he hit it just meant the decision was made easier.

Nope, not bothering with the sportsmanship stuff now, no point as it oniy means its my/our game that's ruined. Might as well join in with the majority.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 08, 2016, 07:45:35 AM
Don't get this - usually you're posting about it being an amateur game , giving everyone a game and being Corinthian and now basically your indulging in sharp practice to get higher up the league table?!

His opinions change as often as his gloves.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gelds on May 08, 2016, 07:55:49 AM
We won again! We lost the toss but stuck at it bowl them out for 158. Chased them down for 4 in 29 overs. Another game this afternoon in the cup, love a 2 game weekend!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 08, 2016, 08:47:27 AM
And the Chertsey 3XI juggernaut is rolling!!  We turned over local rivals Egham by 6 wickets. We bowled them out on a slow deck for 108, with yours truly pillaging 4-30 with what the club is now calling - 'Bruce-duckers'. We chased it pretty easily.

3 wins out of 3 for the club yesterday, plus picking up 3rd team player at our awards night last night meant I staggered home much the worse for wear having mashed a chicken kebab into my face and then falling over a traffic cone outside my house.  So my early season fitness and health campaign has got off to it's usual start!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wayward_hayward on May 08, 2016, 09:08:09 AM
My team won, we batted first and scored 208. I scored 8 batting at the death with the Mongoose.

Opposition never got going and ended 156-9, I bowled 9 overs 1 for 20. Pretty happy,, especially after I got hit for 4 and 6 in two balls. Opposition opener got 35 off 36 overs playing win/lose cricket, well played. 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 08, 2016, 09:22:42 AM
I scored again today.

The opposition won the toss and batted first, making 285-9. They're overseas player getting 58 batting at 5, the numbers 4 and 6 getting out on 49 each and a very quickfire 37 at the death from a hard hitting number 8.

In reply we were 147 all out. Their spinner taking 4 wickets and nobody making a telling contribution. Onwards and upwards, I may use coloured pens next week...
coloured pens ? You will become a Red Inker ( not out Batsman)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 08, 2016, 09:28:44 AM
Nah, still think it but just decided that we can't beat it so might as well join in.. Good guys never win after all and with the stroke of bad luck (and verbal send off), other opener not hitting it but given out caught and our number 3 lbw when he hit it just meant the decision was made easier.

Nope, not bothering with the sportsmanship stuff now, no point as it oniy means its my/our game that's ruined. Might as well join in with the majority.
One must always play the game the way it's meant to be played not doing so makes us no different to the cheats.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on May 08, 2016, 10:01:22 AM
We played @peplow team yesterday and got off to a decent start having them 18-6 off 6 overs, 2 of their lads batted well and put on 116 partnership before we finally got the break through and bowled them out for 155. Just in time as it happened as it absolutely lashed it down at tea meaning we were set a revised total of 86 from 25 overs.

Lost 3 wickets chasing it down but did so in 10.1 overs to get us off to a winning start, hopefully a sign of things to come.

http://bdca.play-cricket.com/website/results/2624376 (http://bdca.play-cricket.com/website/results/2624376)

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: peplow on May 08, 2016, 10:04:11 AM
Lovely 0 for me too. Might take another 3 years off!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on May 08, 2016, 10:05:10 AM
Lovely 0 for me too. Might take another 3 years off!!

Thrown in at the deep end I think mate, he was bowling pretty sharp 1st up and got you with a good un.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 08, 2016, 10:30:01 AM
Another good win yesterday
Managed to bat through for 65 not out
Reading buzz,s batting book must have sunk in a little
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: simonmay5 on May 08, 2016, 10:31:27 AM
Another good win yesterday
Managed to bat through for 65 not out
Reading buzz,s batting book must have sunk in a little


Bat works then mate  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Buzz on May 08, 2016, 11:15:57 AM
Played on a tiny pitch yesterday. We set the oppo 271 and couldn't quite get the last wicket. Had my boy acting as 12th man which was hilarious. He is only 6!
Lop sided score card...
http://bankofengland.play-cricket.com/website/results/2829052 (http://bankofengland.play-cricket.com/website/results/2829052)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on May 08, 2016, 11:22:08 AM
Played yesterday.

Lost the toss and asked to bowl first. We kept them down to 228 all out from 9 overs. I bowled 11-2-40-3. My last over went for 18 which was 3 sixes from a tailender down the ground.

We chased the runs down for the loss of 5 wickets. My mate playing to help us out hit 104* from 41 balls batting at 7. It is safe to say he has been asked to come back next week. I wasn't required to bat.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 08, 2016, 11:27:10 AM

Bat works then mate  :D

Hmm slight understatement !ha
Managed to have a net before and just have a knock with it ,, as did a couple of teammates, who all offered serious money for the bat.
The Newbury kudos2 my mate got off Asad@uzi is even better tho!!
That's a bat that could get someone serious runs
A bit heavier than my h4l tho
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mdg20 on May 08, 2016, 11:40:01 AM
Opening league game of the season for us away from home. Won the toss and elected to bat on a fairly decent looking track. We got 212 all out which probably we were a little disappointed with especially as we were scoring at a very healthy rate for the first 25 overs.
Still picked up a couple of wickets early and had them 50-3. several missed oppotunities and a batsmen punishing some average bowling in the middle lead them to 179-3.  Knowing what their tail was like last year, just one wicket and we had a very slim outside chance. We finally took a couple of chances and the two batsmen responsible for the 100+ were removed in consecutive overs with the score still on 179. 179-5 very quickly became 187-8 before we bowled them out for 205 winning by 7 runs and taking maximum points.
Personally I got 7 coming in at number 9, kept ok and did manged to snaffle a nick standing up to take the final and wining wicket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Slyboogy on May 08, 2016, 11:59:27 AM
Made my debut for the 2s team for the first time.

An injury has been sustained during not this Tuesday but the one before, my right hand is bruised to the bone from inside and out.

So we bowled first in the 40 over game. Bowled the team out for 48. While I was running from fine leg to fine leg in those 17 overs due to the injury.

Bowled one over and went for 1 run.

Chased the score in 5 overs.

EDIT: I did not bat. :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RF on May 08, 2016, 12:39:35 PM
We are finding it tough in the Lincs Premier League, lost our first 2 games and been hammered both games to boot.
Oppo got 268-3 and we got 110 chasing, ouch.
Personally I got 19 last week and 15 this week, so not great either.
I'm enjoying the challenge as its a big step up, we need to win pretty soon though.
The teas have been amazing both weeks too.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: m.lalli on May 08, 2016, 01:25:45 PM
Drew again yesterday, so that's a loss and 2 draws. We posted 177 for 5 & oppo were very close 171 for 3. My lad scored 66, I'm officially retired.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Wills on May 08, 2016, 04:28:01 PM
Played my first T20 of the season.
Was originally chucked the ball because we had to find an over somewhere, picked up a wicket and ended up using up my quota.
4-1-12-3

Got absolutely peppered by short stuff and couldn't buy a run. Took a nasty one to the lid and was forced to retire for precautionary measures.
There was a bit of a collapse, I ended up returning with us needing 80 off the last 7 overs. Managed to reduce the equation to 18 off 12 before falling to an absolute jaffer that pitched middle and leg and hit the top of off. That was also the final wicket. Went from 2 from 11 (before I retired) to a very respectable 54 from 41. Thought I did quite well batting with the tail too.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on May 08, 2016, 06:25:36 PM
Played today, back at my old club for one reason and another,
Bowled 10 overs for 39, considering my first over went for 16 I was pleased with how I tightened it up off my remaining 9, picked up 2 wickets in the process!
We were set 160, and proceeded to chase it in 18 overs
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 08, 2016, 06:40:33 PM
Played on a tiny pitch yesterday. We set the oppo 271 and couldn't quite get the last wicket. Had my boy acting as 12th man which was hilarious. He is only 6!
Lop sided score card...
[url]http://bankofengland.play-cricket.com/website/results/2829052[/url] ([url]http://bankofengland.play-cricket.com/website/results/2829052[/url])


@Buzz is being more than a little modest here! If any of you can be bothered to click on his link, you will see he scored the small matter of 162.

Well played mate.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on May 08, 2016, 06:45:12 PM
Good knock @Buzz no details of 4's, 6's or balls though to delve deeper into it?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 08, 2016, 06:46:12 PM
Played today, back at my old club for one reason and another,


That just leads to more and more questions!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on May 08, 2016, 06:52:07 PM
That just leads to more and more questions!

My parents are building a house, I had moved to play for Ketton/ Vitas cricket, the house build hasn't gone as scheduled, along with that im being made redundant come september, so rather than the added expense of travelling to play for the boys, i've gone back to the old club to save a few quid over the summer, and go back to them next season once the house move is complete
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 08, 2016, 06:54:32 PM
My parents are building a house, I had moved to play for Ketton/ Vitas cricket, the house build hasn't gone as scheduled, along with that im being made redundant come september, so rather than the added expense of travelling to play for the boys, i've gone back to the old club to save a few quid over the summer, and go back to them next season once the house move is complete

See, I was thinking clash of personalities, arguments! Kp style kit being thrown from the balcony.....

Sorry to here about the redundancy, I may well be in a similar position...... I'm dreading going back after a 26day holiday to find out if I have a job or not. Not gonna be fun.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on May 08, 2016, 07:19:39 PM
See, I was thinking clash of personalities, arguments! Kp style kit being thrown from the balcony.....

Sorry to here about the redundancy, I may well be in a similar position...... I'm dreading going back after a 26day holiday to find out if I have a job or not. Not gonna be fun.

Quite the opposite mate, great bunch of blokes over there and am really glad they understood my situation. Made it that little bit easier, never tough leaving a new club but they were top notch about it and looking forward to giving it a go next season with them!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SirScottiod on May 08, 2016, 07:46:59 PM
Last friendly today before the league starts next week. Glad to get all my sh#t performances out of the way!!  Following last week's 3rd ball duck, I scored 1 just trying to smash the leather off the ball. Then had a shocker with the keeping gloves, struggled with one bowler in particular, had it cutting in or away and I couldn't read it for toffee.  19 byes later and I was ready to go home!!!

Completely different story this week, gladly!!  Took 2 catches, 1 stumping, 1 run out to my name and helped out in another. Not a single bye either!!  Did bust both of my thumbs though so didn't  bat :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JB on May 08, 2016, 07:50:09 PM
I travel 17 miles for a home game even though there is a club in the village and the club I played as a junior is only 3 miles away. It's all about the people you play with, wouldn't want to play with anyone else
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: megisti on May 08, 2016, 08:07:23 PM
Got demolished yesterday, collapsed from 26/0 to 42/9 (all out). Duck on the second ball for me, and that's the second duck in two league games - both attempting a forward defensive. Fuming.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Marc28 on May 08, 2016, 08:14:15 PM
Felt good today bowled well and then went in to bat at
6 looked OK,
But missed a straight one after facing 4 overs of tripe
Really gutted but we were never going to win
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 08, 2016, 08:29:59 PM
103* today which was nice after yesterday's bad luck. Hit 310 and they got 210 in reply but they were weak and happy overall as we got them all a free beer
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: sanredrose on May 08, 2016, 08:47:58 PM
Golden duck today ... but three run outs and one catch. Ended up on the winning side ..
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on May 08, 2016, 09:03:34 PM
Didn't play today but got tonked by Spencer CC by 78 runs, they scored 230 after being 116-2 after 24. New kid bowled two expensive overs for 30 and the tonking continued. Openers started off well enough, but soon enough just collapsed for 152.

Good team I guess, figured their side for the most part is made up players in their 1s/2s
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on May 08, 2016, 09:16:13 PM
I hated cricket for several hours today until watching my club 1s chase well.
Longest away trip in our division to the best in the league and we only had nine men. Skittled for 41 in just over 20 overs. 4 ducks. Got my second of the season, this one an improvement as I lasted until my second ball. Textbook back foot defensive apart from apparently a too angled bat, absolutely nailed it back onto my off stump. Oppo chased before tea in 5.3 overs so an hours drive each way, a duck and didn't bowl.
Worst thing is I feel like a score is coming, its just actually getting the score that is the problem!

You play for Chalfont St Giles? Guessing you might be as their score against Harpsden ties in with what you say plus it would be their furthest trip!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on May 08, 2016, 09:22:49 PM
2 from 2 in league. Lost toss and inserted on a road. Opened up and scored 118 before top edging a pull to deep square. Scored 250 odd in total. Rolled them over for 130 odd with 6 overs to spare.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on May 08, 2016, 09:37:24 PM
Dropped down to the 2s as a senior player to stand I'm for their absent captain, we posted 226-9 off 50, then bowled them out for 120 for the full points. I also got a 5for!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on May 08, 2016, 11:05:39 PM
Played my first game on a proper wicket today (our home ground is an astro)

Batted first and made 133 all out. Our openers were very slow (80 off 25) meaning i had to come in at 6 with a few overs to go. Was told to start swinging which really isn't my natural game , made 8 before missing a straight one.

They chased it in 27 overs 4 down. I bowled 8 overs for 18 runs and 1 wicket (my first in cricket) Also managed to bowl a proper bouncer which was unexpected!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Buzz on May 09, 2016, 06:15:18 AM
Good knock @Buzz no details of 4's, 6's or balls though to delve deeper into it?
Thanks Bruce and Tom
Not sure, the first 60 was at about a run a ball the rest was in about 6 overs. One poor bowler went for 60 in three overs. :O

I didn't do much running!
I probably shouldn't have been playing for the 3s but that is all family commitments allowed
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 09, 2016, 08:02:08 AM
You play for Chalfont St Giles? Guessing you might be as their score against Harpsden ties in with what you say plus it would be their furthest trip!

Spot on, are you in the Chilterns League as well?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on May 09, 2016, 10:34:30 AM
Spot on, are you in the Chilterns League as well?

I am, I play for Taplow 1s.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: bk on May 09, 2016, 11:06:46 AM
Watched an U15s game yesterday. 250 played 215 but there were 6 6s over 65m. Even the kids are whacking it miles nowadays.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on May 09, 2016, 11:18:19 AM
We had our clubs first ever league game on Saturday. We lost the toss and were inserted and found ourselves 20-3 after about ten, including a 5th ball duck for me after I snicked off to one which moved down the slope.

Fortunately our 3 and 5 put on about 230 between them and we ended up on 277-8. In reply we bowled out the oppo for about 140 so a big win. I believe we had the third highest score across the whole Herts League which will hopefully send our message to the league administrators that we need to be bumped up a few levels.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Rob580 on May 09, 2016, 11:44:41 AM
First game on Saturday, won the toss and batted at home, lovely deck, ball coming on nicely. Made 90 before holing out in the slog overs. We made 246 from 45 overs. Oppo chased it in 32 overs, but were 9 down, made it a decent game considering we were a bowler short and only managed to get 10 on the park. Managed to get a 5-fer myself charging (trundling) up the rather sizeable hill at our ground, which was pretty sweet.

A combination of a good run around that day, plus the fact that I've been in Aus for a month, not doing a great deal of exercise, means that I'm a broken man at the moment. Trying to stay on my wheely chair at work today and not have to get up. Currently I'm working out how I can go out and get lunch without standing up.....
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SirScottiod on May 09, 2016, 12:05:44 PM
First game on Saturday, won the toss and batted at home, lovely deck, ball coming on nicely. Made 90 before holing out in the slog overs. We made 246 from 45 overs. Oppo chased it in 32 overs, but were 9 down, made it a decent game considering we were a bowler short and only managed to get 10 on the park. Managed to get a 5-fer myself charging (trundling) up the rather sizeable hill at our ground, which was pretty sweet.

A combination of a good run around that day, plus the fact that I've been in Aus for a month, not doing a great deal of exercise, means that I'm a broken man at the moment. Trying to stay on my wheely chair at work today and not have to get up. Currently I'm working out how I can go out and get lunch without standing up.....

@Rob580  Dominos deliver :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on May 09, 2016, 05:30:27 PM
Our 2nd XI captain has rescind after 2 games! As captain last year, I said it wasn't going to be easy!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on May 09, 2016, 05:43:09 PM
Got a fairly easy win first game of the season, against a premier league 2s side who've been moved down into our league following a restructure, think they were missing a few players too. Got put in, slow start from our openers to say the least but got going once our no4 got in, ended up 206-6 with me contributing 25 in a manner that @ProCricketer1982 would definitely not have approved of... Spot of rain lost 5 overs off the second innings but fortunately we bowled them out for 96 despite some mixed bowling.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 09, 2016, 06:24:46 PM
Got a fairly easy win first game of the season, against a premier league 2s side who've been moved down into our league following a restructure, think they were missing a few players too. Got put in, slow start from our openers to say the least but got going once our no4 got in, ended up 206-6 with me contributing 25 in a manner that @ProCricketer1982 would definitely not have approved of... Spot of rain lost 5 overs off the second innings but fortunately we bowled them out for 96 despite some mixed bowling.

🙈🙈🙈🙈
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Warneymonster on May 09, 2016, 06:30:04 PM
Good start for me personaly, 74 not out, scored the winning runs, took a wicket and grabbed a couple of decent catches.

http://kemptoncc.play-cricket.com/website/results/2804688 (http://kemptoncc.play-cricket.com/website/results/2804688)

As a team we look terrible with the bat, 5 ducks this week after we were bowled out for 43 the week before, worrying signs already
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Warneymonster on May 09, 2016, 06:36:55 PM
No mate, I hear you totally destroyed us, 43 all out   :o I was playing a 1s and 3s club game as both our opponents scratched, first proper failure of the season, played round a straight one, plumb. Who were you playing for?

Worst we have ever batted, doesn't help that 2 people contributed 37 of the 43 and extras did all bar the remaining 2! A certain G Young in the crowd is never a benefit, can always rely on him to point out how bad we are
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 09, 2016, 06:39:48 PM
Day one of a two day game, nice 'breezy' 179* at stumps this evening after batting all day.. Hopefully skipper has no interest in winning and i get more batting tomorrow :)

Tons in consecutive days which is nice.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on May 09, 2016, 06:45:47 PM
Day one of a two day game, nice 'breezy' 179* at stumps this evening after batting all day.. Hopefully skipper has no interest in winning and i get more batting tomorrow :)

Tons in consecutive days which is nice.

Who you playing for mate?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 09, 2016, 07:24:49 PM
Who you playing for mate?

Work teams reds
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Burdy on May 10, 2016, 02:13:20 PM
Had my first game of premier league cricket for a few years and my god it nearly killed me even though I had a TFC. Too old and fat for all this 60 odd over cricket in the field. Make things even worse, got roped into playing in National cup the following day. In to bat for last few balls and got stumped (made the most of it). Bowled for first time since August last year and it hurt even off a 3 pace run up.

God I miss the Winter break  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 11, 2016, 02:00:34 PM
Didn't recieved Saturdays the team sheet last night as normal just got back from the ground  today after 3 hours work getting everything prepared for Saturday   made a phone call to the chairman of selectors  who told me I've been dropped after opening the batting last Saturday for slow scoring but i was told by the captain not to get out and to protect the kids from facing the openers and the new ball told the chairman of selectors this his response was I should have used my own discretion re the score.
Also unlike others who are playing  ive  paid my subs .
Not a nice way to treat someone who gives his time on the commitee and works for the club
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Kulli on May 11, 2016, 02:04:23 PM
Didn't recieved Saturdays the team sheet last night as normal just got back from the ground  today after 3 hours work getting everything prepared for Saturday   made a phone call to the chairman of selectors  who told me I've been dropped after opening the batting last Saturday for slow scoring but i was told by the captain not to get out told the chairman of selectors this his response was I should have used my own discretion re the score.
Also unlike others who are playing  ive  paid my subs .
Not a nice way to treat someone who gives his time on the commitee and works for the club

a one 11 club?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 11, 2016, 02:28:56 PM
a one 11 club?

No 4 teams I played for the 4ths  now here a thing the 1sts were all out for 146 the 2nd  121 and the 3rds 49 the 4ths scored 127 for 7.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: shamelessshaun on May 11, 2016, 02:38:19 PM
Beaten on Saturday down to some some poor batting on our part and good full straight bowling from the oppos. 205a.o. vs 135 a.o. Wielded the Kudos for 68 batting at Number 3. Being reduced to 16-4 after 8ovs was going to make a win an uphill struggle.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 11, 2016, 02:46:54 PM
Didn't recieved Saturdays the team sheet last night as normal just got back from the ground  today after 3 hours work getting everything prepared for Saturday   made a phone call to the chairman of selectors  who told me I've been dropped after opening the batting last Saturday for slow scoring but i was told by the captain not to get out and to protect the kids from facing the openers and the new ball told the chairman of selectors this his response was I should have used my own discretion re the score.
Also unlike others who are playing  ive  paid my subs .
Not a nice way to treat someone who gives his time on the commitee and works for the club

Leave.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 11, 2016, 02:49:28 PM
Didn't recieved Saturdays the team sheet last night as normal just got back from the ground  today after 3 hours work getting everything prepared for Saturday   made a phone call to the chairman of selectors  who told me I've been dropped after opening the batting last Saturday for slow scoring but i was told by the captain not to get out and to protect the kids from facing the openers and the new ball told the chairman of selectors this his response was I should have used my own discretion re the score.
Also unlike others who are playing  ive  paid my subs .
Not a nice way to treat someone who gives his time on the commitee and works for the club

Move to a club which doesn't treat people like that. I really don't get why anyone would put up with it, you pay your money and time to play, not so some power mad people can 'select' you.

Look after number one, find a club where you are appreciated and leave them to do their square too.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 11, 2016, 03:03:04 PM
Leave.

Yes that's what I am considering only played 3 matches for this club thought about contacting my old team we won the division 3 out of the last 4 seasons they only had 8 players last saturday only left due travelling.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 11, 2016, 03:06:44 PM
Yes that's what I am considering only played 3 matches for this club thought about contacting my old team we won the division 3 out of the last 4 seasons they only had 8 players last saturday only left due travelling.

Sounds like it would be worth the travel to avoid being treated like sh*t mate.
If you're putting an effort in off the pitch you don't deserve that.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 11, 2016, 03:08:49 PM
Leave any club that has a 'chairman of selectors'.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 11, 2016, 03:10:10 PM
Leave any club that has a 'chairman of selectors'.

I think having someone with that title is a Clubmark requirement?
Even if they just sit being ignored by the captains at selection meetings, most "big clubs" will have one
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 11, 2016, 03:10:31 PM
Day one of a two day game, nice 'breezy' 179* at stumps this evening after batting all day.. Hopefully skipper has no interest in winning and i get more batting tomorrow :)

Tons in consecutive days which is nice.

I'm beginning to wonder if this is a spoof.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 11, 2016, 03:11:19 PM
I think having someone with that title is a Clubmark requirement?
Even if they just sit being ignored by the captains at selection meetings, most "big clubs" will have one

Apologies.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 11, 2016, 03:14:23 PM
Apologies.

I may well be wrong mate, that's just my understanding of it.

I only heard it mentioned because our "chairman of selectors" wanted to change his title to "director of cricket" but he wasn't allowed to because of something to do with Clubmark.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 11, 2016, 03:19:43 PM
We are club mark and don't have a chairmen of selectors. 3 skippers just work together.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 11, 2016, 03:23:15 PM
We are club mark and don't have a chairmen of selectors. 3 skippers just work together.

In which case the Clubmark thing might have been some crap spouted to stop him making a tit of himself (more than usual) lol
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 11, 2016, 03:24:24 PM
In which case the Clubmark thing might have been some crap spouted to stop him making a tit of himself (more than usual) lol

We do have a director of cricket though.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 11, 2016, 03:36:23 PM
We do have a director of cricket though.

Is yours just the groundsman with a posh job title, or actually a director of cricket though?  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Akewstick on May 11, 2016, 04:02:15 PM
I'm beginning to wonder if this is a spoof.

lol! Me too. Since I spotted how over the top they all were though, they always make me smile.

Could we have play-cricket.co.uk references for your stories, @ProCricketer1982?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 11, 2016, 04:15:02 PM
lol! Me too. Since I spotted how over the top they all were though, they always make me smile.

Could we have play-cricket.co.uk references for your stories, @ProCricketer1982?

A month ago I'd have obliged, now.. Couldn't give too hoots what you think. Work games aren't on play cricket anyway for various reasons. The few who know me will be able to guess why.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jd163 on May 11, 2016, 04:45:50 PM
As a bowling allrounder i got a decent start in the first two 40 overs matches. Got 2/24 & 2/19 respectively in 2 matches but struggled with the bat. Trying to adjust to slow pitches after practicing on fast nets surfaces. 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on May 11, 2016, 05:12:57 PM
As a bowling allrounder i got a decent start in the first two 40 overs matches. Got 2/24 & 2/19 respectively in 2 matches but struggled with the bat. Trying to adjust to slow pitches after practicing on fast nets surfaces.

Every batsman has the same issue at the start of the year. We should have indoor nets that are slow and low
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on May 11, 2016, 05:40:15 PM
We've got a director of cricket too, (No Swearing Please) knows why - he does run the club but doesn't have anything to do with selection etc! If you've only played 3 games for them then it's not good signs, you'd hope a club would treat new players better than that!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 11, 2016, 07:19:33 PM
T20 in the dark!

Chasing 78 I got a nice 32 of 18 balls. Hit a massive size over cover. The Warner is one hell of a bat!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jd163 on May 11, 2016, 08:19:03 PM
Every batsman has the same issue at the start of the year. We should have indoor nets that are slow and low

Specially when the pitch is damp in the early morning any thing short just stops right there.. found the bottom of my bat 2 times and got caught on long on  :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 11, 2016, 09:16:15 PM
Played our second T20 league game and I'm afraid to say the quality in our league seems to be very poor, last week and this week neither side has managed to score more than 80 and that has only happened as we have had to take the normal bowlers off due to oppo being 15-4 and 20-5 tonight.
Bowled my first and hopefully last 2 overs of spin tonight 0-14 bowling overs 18 and 20 with 5 slips and 2 gullys knocked it off for the loss of 1 wicket in 8 overs with my getting a DNB.

Hopefully better standard in next weeks game and that we win a toss as skipper has lost all T20, sat and Sunday ones so far
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on May 12, 2016, 06:22:03 PM
So no games have been played on our home ground yet this season, and it's currently less than 48 hours before our first 1s home game... Just seen this on our club WhatsApp, this is our square... Oppo skittled the other team out in their first game too, not feeling like it's gonna be full of runs on Saturday! 🙈🙈🙈

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/eiwm/Mobile%20Uploads/tmp_12404-IMG-20160512-WA0003901393755_zpsfjba61tn.jpg) (http://s175.photobucket.com/user/eiwm/media/Mobile%20Uploads/tmp_12404-IMG-20160512-WA0003901393755_zpsfjba61tn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 12, 2016, 06:35:55 PM
Outfield looks fast.....
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 12, 2016, 07:24:01 PM
That's a road
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JB on May 12, 2016, 07:55:20 PM
You'd sharp get sick of emptying the box on that mower!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: simonmay5 on May 12, 2016, 08:15:56 PM
Very late to get any sort of pitch done let alone pre season rolling etc would not fancy batting on that the groundsman has his work cut out that's for sure
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on May 12, 2016, 08:23:57 PM
Played my first game for my new club last weekend.  Bowled 10 overs 2-27 which wasn't bad considering I had not bowled properly for several seasons. Nerves are already kicking in as time whether I can repeat it again this Saturday.
We ended up finishing third on Saturday so hopefully we can do better this weekend.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 12, 2016, 08:26:47 PM
So no games have been played on our home ground yet this season, and it's currently less than 48 hours before our first 1s home game... Just seen this on our club WhatsApp, this is our square... Oppo skittled the other team out in their first game too, not feeling like it's gonna be full of runs on Saturday! 🙈🙈🙈

([url]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/eiwm/Mobile%20Uploads/tmp_12404-IMG-20160512-WA0003901393755_zpsfjba61tn.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s175.photobucket.com/user/eiwm/media/Mobile%20Uploads/tmp_12404-IMG-20160512-WA0003901393755_zpsfjba61tn.jpg.html[/url])


Is that man mowing in brogues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Classy!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 12, 2016, 08:33:36 PM
Where's the square.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: trypewriter on May 12, 2016, 08:44:36 PM
slow looking outfield...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: thecord on May 12, 2016, 10:24:33 PM
@edge thanks for making me feel better about our squares!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 12, 2016, 11:42:10 PM
Looks a good mower but it has its work cut out!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: skip1973 on May 13, 2016, 12:57:29 AM
Gee a couple of you blokes must be a thrill to play with, especially attitudes like I hope we don't try and win so I can bat all day, great team men.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on May 13, 2016, 05:30:30 AM
Is that man mowing in brogues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Classy!
He's our posh opening bat, hopefully getting the mowing in after work will serve him well come Saturday!

Outfield's been entirely re-something or other-ed since the end of the football season so hoping a cut, presumably today, will reveal a lovely smooth surface for us. Very much feeling like the groundwork may have been left a bit late!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 13, 2016, 10:11:42 AM
Back in the team tomorrow due to players dropping out  after being  dropped at this weeks selection  meeting by the chairman of selectors for slow scoring against the opposition  opening bowlers.
As I see it i am between the proverbal rock and hard place hang around at the crease and score without risk and get left out next week or try to score quick runs get out cheaply and left out next week what a dilemma for any batsman.
Ho and I've already requested my  2016 annual subs back
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: northernboy1987 on May 13, 2016, 11:35:25 AM
My B3 Pepsi got it's first run out in a T20 Wednesday night, first bat of the season for me. Batting at 6, came in with a few overs left and managed 18* of 14 balls with 2 huge sixes, didn't feel great at the crease due to lack of practice but jesus does that bat have a middle!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on May 13, 2016, 12:15:20 PM
Back in the team tomorrow due to players dropping out  after being  dropped at this weeks selection  meeting by the chairman of selectors for slow scoring against the opposition  opening bowlers.
As I see it i am between the proverbal rock and hard place hang around at the crease and score without risk and get left out next week or try to score quick runs get out cheaply and left out next week what a dilemma for any batsman.
Ho and I've already requested my  2016 annual subs back
Play your own game, and if that's not good enough for them, then it's best to look elsewhere.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mpt7 on May 13, 2016, 01:18:30 PM
Of course you should play your own game but don't be too rigid in your approach. The game is changing and be flexible to this change. it's an opportunity to develop

does your team count ball in the score book? if they do you can use that as evidence against you perceived "slow scoring"

ask yourself this - are you effectively taking singles? are you catching up? being solid and getting in is great but you have to catch up later.

we've had people score 50 off 120 balls in a 50 over match (300 balls) which mean you have to have others pushing later on. which is fine if that is the way the team is going to play. Roles are key here and that you are suited to role to contribute to the team goal.



Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on May 13, 2016, 01:38:23 PM
Back in the team tomorrow due to players dropping out  after being  dropped at this weeks selection  meeting by the chairman of selectors for slow scoring against the opposition  opening bowlers.
As I see it i am between the proverbal rock and hard place hang around at the crease and score without risk and get left out next week or try to score quick runs get out cheaply and left out next week what a dilemma for any batsman.
Ho and I've already requested my  2016 annual subs back


selection, who thinks who is any good, and what value you are to the team is so subjective I've stopped worrying about it.You have got to play your own game.Gawd knows I tried last season, the runs dried up,got dropped down the order after facing the new ball for years,and eventually out of the team.....

this year I've played one league game,we won,i got a score and the new second team captain is making sure im ok for Saturday. I was never as bad as others thought last year, i'm not as good as some think I am now, i'm pretty much the same....

So.......nicking quick singles is one area I looked to improve on to keep it moving and play naturally. Really whatever anyone else thinks you can only play as you do. On seaming wickets if your still out in the middle that's still doing a job for the middle order...and the team.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 13, 2016, 04:18:25 PM
Of course you should play your own game but don't be too rigid in your approach. The game is changing and be flexible to this change. it's an opportunity to develop

does your team count ball in the score book? if they do you can use that as evidence against you perceived "slow scoring"

ask yourself this - are you effectively taking singles? are you catching up? being solid and getting in is great but you have to catch up later.

we've had people score 50 off 120 balls in a 50 over match (300 balls) which mean you have to have others pushing later on. which is fine if that is the way the team is going to play. Roles are key here and that you are suited to role to contribute to the team goal.
Yes that's what happened captain took the scorebook to selection didn't tell them he told me to protect the kids from the opposition openers or that it was my suggestion to push on after 18 overs. As for taking singles it was a very small ground singles were hard to come by. But what was most disappointing was players who had not paid any subs and refuse to  pay any were selected.


Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Slyboogy on May 14, 2016, 06:00:00 PM
Turned up Tuesday and found out I was captain when the teamsheet was handed to me. I have no captaincy experience and I am an unexperienced cricketer myself who has only played the game for a year and a half.

Had no clue what I was doing, but first 10 overs when we were bowling went well, but then the opposition finished on 154-4 in 20 overs after we lost our way due to misfields and dropped catches.
I finished on 0-17 in 3 overs.

Batting started off as a disaster, we were at 26-6 at one point, I came out to bat when we needed 20 runs to win in 9 balls. I came in at number 9 and scored 6, got out trying to hit big.

Lost the game by 13 runs in the end.

Ah...that game had it all
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 14, 2016, 07:11:27 PM
2nd league game of the season today and a comfortable win. Batted first and opened up was going nicely on 15 when decided to leave one but pulled bat away to late and got a inside edge I to my stumps. Run rate slowed a little with some tight bowling and a slow outfield and were 100-3 with 13 overs lost 2 wickets in an over and out skipper promoted himself with his new Spartan kit and hammered 67 off 21 balls to get us to 184/7

Then we bless then away for 78 with our opening bowler bowling one of the quickest spells iv ever kept too, rapid even at 20 yards back taking hear high, took 3 catches behind the stumps. Hopefully we get out of the lower leagues this year, team lost out due to weather on promo last year. 40pts from 2 games so going well

On a positive for me enjoying cricket this season so far and batting well although have t made a big score yet over 100 runs now across 3 games ( 2 sat and a Sunday)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 14, 2016, 07:21:47 PM
There was some controversy re a no ball decision when I was batting the ball past me above the waist dip and then hit the stumps. The square leg umpire call it first as a no ball and the umpire at the bowlers end followed by giving me out stating when the ball went past me it was  not above the waist. The opposition argued that the umpire at the bowlers end was the decision maker not the one at square leg.
I thought either umpire could call no ball and it's the first  umpiring decision that counts.
I didn't walk as I had heard the no ball call but does anyone know if i was out or not.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on May 14, 2016, 07:23:19 PM
So so bad
Batted first, 106 all out
4 ducks in the team, including myself. Not great.
Oppo chased in 26 overs out something like that, 2 down
I bowled 3 overs. The first one a maiden, the second went for just a wide, the third went for 12

Not a good game at all, for me or the team
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 14, 2016, 07:52:09 PM
Complete farce today. Played Farnham 3XI, who only had 7 men - at least 5 of which were 4XI cricketers.

We bowled them out of for 31 in 12.5 overs and chased it down in 10 overs for the loss of 1 wicket. We were off the pitch by 2.30pm

That is simply not league cricket. Roughly 7 of our guys had no kind of game and it was certainly no fun for their guys, we left before tea even arrived.

I feel for their skipper - felt rather a hollow victory.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on May 14, 2016, 07:59:14 PM
Had s rough day at the office.
We batted first scoring 223, which was a par score on the pitch, I managed to get my first runs of the season which means I broke the duck voodoo, managed to get 2 off the last ball of the innings.
We then proceeded to get well and truly bent over and ruined! They chased it down for the loss of no wickets in 42 overs, I bowled 7 overs, 0-26 I think. Pleased with how the ball is coming out at the moment but never like losing
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gurujames on May 14, 2016, 08:39:25 PM
Out on loan today as we had too many players. We scored 240/7 in 45. They got 180/7. Your truly was 141*. Pleased.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on May 14, 2016, 08:56:08 PM
Bowled oppo out for 133 and somehow won the game as you'll see from the scorecard. Bare in mind we have batted twice this year and not made more than 50!

(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/kenbriooo2007/received_10154153278171064.jpeg) (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/kenbriooo2007/media/received_10154153278171064.jpeg.html)

Thankfully I picked up a wicket and finished not out.

Not sure how we won, oppo not sure how they lost!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 14, 2016, 09:51:55 PM
Played at home in a new wicket for this year. It did not play well!!

I got 3, everything had kept low so was looking to get forward and stay in. One rose and took the shoulder of the bat and floated to gully.
3 of our guys got bowled by pee rollers. 120 all out.


Oppos opener chanced his arm and at 52 for 1 of 9 overs it looked all over.
101 all out proved gambling a a mugs game!

25 points an joint top of league 4 games in.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 14, 2016, 10:07:16 PM
113 ao

Bowled them out for 103!

Best game I've played in
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on May 14, 2016, 10:46:32 PM
Got given out Low by the panel umpire today which even the opportunity said wasn't out, but were too worried about the win to call me back. Good sportsmanship! 👍
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mel Jessop on May 14, 2016, 10:55:05 PM
Oppo hit 268 in 40, we fell 5 short on 263 after our 40! Good game but would prefer to fall well short..  I opened again but fell for 7, let the side down!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 14, 2016, 11:42:01 PM
Got given out Low by the panel umpire today which even the opportunity said wasn't out, but were too worried about the win to call me back. Good sportsmanship! 👍

League game, can't see anyone else calling the oppo back so why should they. We had an oppo hit it and we appealed and was given out. We knew he'd hit it but meh, they'd over appealed etc so fair game.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Danny1981 on May 14, 2016, 11:56:36 PM
A defeat for us today but 4 wickets and 66 opening for the 1st time
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on May 15, 2016, 01:08:00 AM
We "accidentally" got promoted during the winter (team dropped out of the league) so now I benefit from playing every week for my actual club (rather than go on loan in free weeks) but so far we've played the 3 top sides of the division and found it's a big step up. Opposition today batted first and posted 172 and in reply we were 25-8 with arguably our strongest side. Anyhow I went in at No.10 intent on using my time at the crease as net practice and 12+ overs later, I had only scored 10 runs before I nicked one to a very short 2nd slip. At least the score had doubled for the 9th wicket but in those 12+ overs, I got just one 1 half volley (which I dispatched) but apart from that, I got absolutely nothing to hit. Most of my time was spent digging out yorkers or fending off lifting deliveries.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on May 15, 2016, 06:07:09 AM
Complete farce today. Played Farnham 3XI, who only had 7 men - at least 5 of which were 4XI cricketers.

We bowled them out of for 31 in 12.5 overs and chased it down in 10 overs for the loss of 1 wicket. We were off the pitch by 2.30pm

That is simply not league cricket. Roughly 7 of our guys had no kind of game and it was certainly no fun for their guys, we left before tea even arrived.

I feel for their skipper - felt rather a hollow victory.

Oh dear  :( our experience would have been the same if we'd won the toss, the oppo was the weakest I've ever seen in SC 3rd XI, I'll spare their blushes by not naming them. At least they had 11 players. As it so happened we batted and racked up 314 and rolled them for 40 without doing anything special, their batting was awful beyond belief. In spite of this I managed to play myself completely out of form, horrible scratchy 12, can't hit a cow's a*** with a banjo at the moment, don't think I can blame my Hattori.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: horseman on May 15, 2016, 07:05:30 AM
Bowled the oppo out for 122. We were 47-3 in plenty of control. Folded to 60 all out. Poor application from the batters.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RF on May 15, 2016, 10:10:07 AM
We lost, I got a duck. Really don't want to talk about it
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gelds on May 15, 2016, 10:37:34 AM
We lost yesterday. Made 170-9 (I blobbed, went back to a spinner 2nd ball) which we felt was 40 short. A decent bowling effort followed but the opposition got them 5 down. Disappointed to only get 2 overs, especially as I had it hooping but skipper wanted to get the spinners on. Disappointing day, looking forward to training in the week and bouncing back next weekend.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: calcurtis98 on May 15, 2016, 11:39:29 AM
One of those days yesterday where I played absolutely no part in the game!

We won the toss and chose to bowl on a wetish wicket, managed to bowl them out for 62 within twenty five overs, didn't get a bowl, fun stuff. We then chased it down for no loss in thirteen overs, nothing for me again.

So what did I take from yesterdays game? Sunburn, that is all. Will be requesting to be in the thirds for the rest of the season, not worth me paying my membership fee otherwise.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 15, 2016, 02:34:34 PM
An easy win yesterday
Batted first and managed 260 off 45 overs
Oppos favour letting the youngsters bat all day without playing an attacking shot
I'm sure that helps someone? But I can't see it myself.
We got em 5 or 6 down off 45 overs for 160ish ,(it was that boring,there was no need to look at the scoreboard)

I got 35ish, bowled off my pads trying to pull a pee roller to leg,(plonker!)
Dropped one, maybe two catches and caught one ,(bigger plonker!)
Top of the league and looking good for another league and cup double going off how strong a club we are at the minute
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Warneymonster on May 15, 2016, 02:36:23 PM
Oh dear  :( our experience would have been the same if we'd won the toss, the oppo was the weakest I've ever seen in SC 3rd XI, I'll spare their blushes by not naming them. At least they had 11 players. As it so happened we batted and racked up 314 and rolled them for 40 without doing anything special, their batting was awful beyond belief. In spite of this I managed to play myself completely out of form, horrible scratchy 12, can't hit a cow's a*** with a banjo at the moment, don't think I can blame my Hattori.

Dig in mate, you guys are on the main pitch next week.

Easy win for us as well yesterday. Won by 90 runs at Stoke dabernon. Not their fault as its a council maintained outfield but it was terrible, our 207 was worth so much more. It didn't matter how hard you hit the ball along the ground it Trickled for 1 or 2 through the long rough.

I batted ok but only managed 21 before picking out gully.

I think our 2's and 3's are going to be very strong this year looking at the players we have available
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: roco on May 15, 2016, 02:38:18 PM
Well funny old game yesterday

Skipper decides to bat first then joined me at the wicket with us 11-5 off 9 joking that it was still the right call

We recovered to 156-8 off 45 (71* for me but very tired as batted 3 but in 4th ball)

Bowled oppo out for 49 so looks easy win on score sheet but was not looking that way after 10 overs
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 15, 2016, 04:56:07 PM
Five wicket loss yesterday. Dropped down the order from 6 to 8 to accommodate some colt batters.
Managed 6, an improvement on two ducks previously. Played their pretty rapid bowler well but he was straight up and down with a little shape away occasionally, before nicking a feather from some absolute dross of a left armer who bowled two shocking wides that pitched halfway and were off the pitch before getting to me, then managed to pitch one up and left me so I walked as I knew id got a little one. Batting partner didn't hear but I knew id hit it and cordon definitely knew.
Got 12-4-37-1, after 6 oppo had 30/0, I had 3 maidens, then got the guy who'd belted our seamer second ball I bowled to him, and he got the guy id kept quiet for 4 overs second ball at him. Took a off one of my colts but too late to change things, 156 was not a big target, extras second highest scorer on 26...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on May 15, 2016, 06:55:06 PM
Played today and had another comfortable Sunday win, we bowled first and the oppo got 120-9, I bowled 7 overs, 2-7, had a very attacking field of 7-2 offside field!
We chased it down in 25, our young 17 year old opener scored a nice 87*, supported by a 15 year old with a 30*
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 15, 2016, 07:08:03 PM
Funny old thing cricket.


Thursday Sunday side had 9 men, aswell as the wed 2nd xi only playing with 8. Reason a valid one, majority of players in those sides are juniors with exams.

Still the committee had an emergency meeting and decided to send a email out saying basically.
"Club needs help to fill this sides while regularly players take exams, anyone not willing to help risks there selection chances across all teams/days when players return from exams"

Weather right or not(caused a few snotty social media posts etc) it got Sunday side 14 possible players!!



Roll on today, 12 meet for 2 start, hours net(if wanted) then set up at 1 to be ready for toss at 1.30.

1.20 someone realises no oppo has arrived yet.
1.30 umps award us toss win.
1.55 umps start making phone calls.
2.00 we find out oppo have folded via the oppo.
2.15 umps get in touch with league secretary, who admits sending both us and the umps an email was on his to do list, but he must have forgot.


Cheers, day wasted
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: raza147 on May 15, 2016, 07:17:10 PM
lost quite badly yesterday 196 all out, i got 46 and 0 wickets, oppo chased it 3 down
better performance today, batted first put on 233 in 40 overs i got 59 today, bowled oppo out for 116 so mix weekend but happy with my batting form
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Marc28 on May 15, 2016, 07:26:03 PM
Lost rather shockingly today
Oppo used a awful pitch looked green on top but everything stayed low.
We tried bowling good lengths and got spanked about they bowled just short of full and 6 of our team were bowled to daisy
Cutters.
As for I bowled ok 7 overs for 20ish should have had the opener caught and bowled. But dropped an ankle high one.
Bad miss should have caught him.
Batting made a huge 0
I was one of the 6 to fall to one that barely got an inch of the floor.
But also through the gate I'm not going bat and pad together more of a pad then bat thrust. 2 in a row now
Any advice lads 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on May 15, 2016, 07:33:27 PM
Oppo won the toss and we were put in to bat, started off wobbly before one of the openers tonned up.

Came in at 7, scored 14 before a stupid run out which was my fault. Couple of boundaries which was nice and a straight drive that only went for two. 40 overs and we put 221 on the board.

They just crumbled and after 6 overs were 0-4, skipper then tried to make a game of it by letting everyone have a bowl; got two overs in of absolute filth, haha. Little bit of resistance from the middle order got them to 92ao.

Good win and a small confidence boost with the bat
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: 123* on May 15, 2016, 07:46:28 PM
Thursday - Snicked off third ball with a shocking shot.

Friday - 50 not out chasing only 91.

Sunday - 118 not out chasing 189, albeit playing well below my standard.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ftdcamby on May 15, 2016, 08:30:37 PM
Lot of call offs so had three under 13s playing. We set 310 off 50, I got a first baller but 3 and 6 got 150 and 80 respectively so we were well set.
Direct hit from my usual point berth in the second over then did a village wicketkeeper switch and took two catches and two stumpings as keeper. Under 13s took four wickets and a catch between them so people who called off with weak reasons may struggle for a spot for next week! Won by 190 odd in the end.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Abighugeappl on May 15, 2016, 08:36:40 PM
First time batting all year pretty much, scored 26 from 74. Not too disappointed considering how little practice I've had, and a good foundation to build upon. Could've gone on to get 50, but gave my wicket away quite cheaply, and had to spend much of that 74 steadying the ship, as wickets were tumbling like dominoes. We'd have been all out for about 50, if I hadn't had dug in.
So not a good start, but far from a bad start.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 15, 2016, 08:40:12 PM
Had my first net since breaking my thumb today.

It's still not anything like 100% but I've made myself available for selection next weekend. Hopefully my season gets off to a good start.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 15, 2016, 08:44:32 PM
Go for it big boy - and enjoy the swelling :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Buzz on May 15, 2016, 08:51:55 PM
Had my first net since breaking my thumb today.

It's still not anything like 100% but I've made myself available for selection next weekend. Hopefully my season gets off to a good start.
@WalkingWicket37 give it another week. From what I have seen it doesn't look better yet!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on May 15, 2016, 08:52:13 PM
Opened the batting in only my 3rd cricket game, scored 3 off about 10 overs. Their opening bowlers were bowling 3 extras an over so i was happy to just let them give us runs! Cut one to point, didn't commit to the shot, yet another dog (No Swearing Please) innings. We were 120-9 and managed to add another 45 without loss in our 40.

Tried wicket keeping for the first time as i had a side strain and didn't fancy bowling 1st change. Didn't get any chances but took pretty much everything i could. They chased it down in about 29 overs.

All in all, a day that made me question why i bother playing cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 16, 2016, 06:44:56 AM
After opening for the past 4 years and getting 3 in our first game on a pudding of a pitch, the skipper moved me down 'floating' at 4 or 5 for the last two games, leaving some blockers to frustrate at the top and allowing his "better players" (not my words!) to come in later.

Long story short, 22no in a successful chase to 83 last week batting at 5 and, this week, coming in at 5 after 14 overs.  Got to 130-9, with me still in on 40no, digging in through a collapse.  From the following  8 overs, I didn't really think I had it in me (as a traditional solid opener), finished up 86no, with me contributing 46 of the 47-run final wicket partnership.  Absolutely delighted, @Vitas Cricket Jake; lots of leg side fours, including a couple clipped over mid wicket ;-) !  I have a 'who's Bradman?' balmy-esque average of 111.00 after three innings - that ain't gonna continue!

Seems the skipper's taking all the credit and I'm apparently no longer an opener!  I don;t mind though as this middle-order tonking lark is quite fun!

Sadly we lost by two wickets with 5 overs to spare; they had a former minor counties second-teamer who opened and got to his 50 when their score was 58-0.  Our opening quick got some serious tap...  Still top of the division after three  games though
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Vitas Cricket on May 16, 2016, 11:26:32 AM
Glad to hear it @jamielsn15 - you've certainly worked hard enough at it during the winter/pre season to reap some rewards :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JG on May 16, 2016, 11:39:14 AM
First weekend back at home (Herts) from uni (York); whilst only averaging in the late twenties for Univeristy I had decided to throw myself down the order on the Saturday in the limited overs part of the league. Only four from six balls not out was all I could muster at the back end of a woeful team innings. However, the vicar in me decided to come out and spank 94* yesterday opening up and accumulating a huge 220 second-wicket partnership with our overseas (New club record! :D) chasing down the 233 total with ease.

Yet to get my average for the club but I will hopefully follow suit with @jamielsn15 in having a ridiculous average after this weeks fixtures  :D Good start to the season I reckon.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Spanky on May 16, 2016, 12:13:18 PM
@JG who do you play for in Herts?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: six and out on May 16, 2016, 12:22:46 PM
yesterday's game was the sort of game i absolutely hate... what i call....

'win the toss, win the game'

turned up at the oppo's ground (notoriously dodgy council ground) and the pitch looked shocking - loads of patchy clumps of grass, a bit damp underneath but with some cracks and sloped as it was the last track on the square.

as you can guess we lost the toss and got put in and i went out to open the batting....

i have never in my 25 years of playing (at all the levels i have played) had to work so hard to score, it was ridiculous, you had no way of knowing what the ball was doing, short and it either rolled or flew up if it hit a grass clump or a crack - so it also did that off a length and then because of the slope the movement off the track was exaggerated as well. Literally the only way you could score was off full tosses or genuine half volleys. I batted for almost 3 hours for 48 - i was the 9th wicket in the 40th over as we were 125 all out.

then we proceeded to bowl like drains and the pitch got a bit better with the sun on it as they got the runs 3 down.

such a frustrating day of cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JG on May 16, 2016, 01:00:51 PM
@Spanky Chipperfield Clarendon for the time being  ;) yourself?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JG on May 16, 2016, 02:18:28 PM
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/1127A826-9545-40EF-AF28-A96FFDE22615_zpskyoor6q0.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/1127A826-9545-40EF-AF28-A96FFDE22615_zpskyoor6q0.jpg.html)

No pictures, no proof. I know the forum rules  :D This was post-match, at the fall of his wicket  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Burdy on May 16, 2016, 03:15:15 PM
Played 2s Saturday and was asked to play 1's, but due to work commitments could not play as it was a 8.30am - 9.00am meet.

Well, the game (if you want to call it) only lasted a couple of hours.

We bowled first and bowled oppo out for 54 inside 28 overs. Only thing I did was take a one handed catch at gulley. We skittled the runs off in 5.5 overs for loss of no wickets. So, that was beer o'clock.



Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wayward_hayward on May 16, 2016, 08:17:47 PM
First LMS game of the season tonight, opened the batting and scored 60 with my Mongoose COR3. It's an absolute weapon and allowed me to even hit a few lusty blows. Handed it over to a team mate and he went 646 straight away.

Managed to bowl their Aussie pro too when decided to switch hit me and had his furniture rearranged.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on May 16, 2016, 08:29:22 PM
Having a torrid time with the bat - 14,14,15,0,1,14 so far this season. Last one was most annoying tho, felt really good, everything was out the middle of the bat, then came down to a spinner and missed the ball only for it to hit my foot and bowl
Me from about a foot outside leg...cricket can be a cruel mistress.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: billyb on May 18, 2016, 11:28:07 PM
One of those amazing games tonight.
Went up against the strongest in the midweek league with a team of kids and 3rd XI players, leading some stern words from myself and another to the 1st XI/2nd XI skipper to sort availability out!
In any case, I batted liked a drain but the youngsters were brilliant, all chipping in with one scoring a really well-made 24 with a beautifully lusty 6 down the ground to boot!
We posted a below-par 86, but given the pitch and the opposition, I was delighted.

The kids bowled brilliantly, as did the few adults we had, and we were at last electric in the field- really committed, something I've been working on with them.
It was getting tense at the end, and I was thrown the ball with two wickets to win, returning 2 for 4 off 1.4 overs at the death. Absolutely delighted with the game and especially my bowling- got a nice leggie to grip leading to a catch in close, and then a proper toppie after two leggies to snare a nice LBW. Very happy.

What was even more rewarding though, was seeing the fire in the kids eyes in the last few overs, and then their celebrations when we won. That is what keeps youngsters coming back for more. A proper Leicester City moment for us. SO HAPPY!!!
http://perranarworthal.play-cricket.com/website/results/2747621 (http://perranarworthal.play-cricket.com/website/results/2747621)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 19, 2016, 07:46:36 AM
2020 Tuesday

Opening partner on Saturday sacred 100 off 36 balls against a team who really fancy themselves. I took a team of 3xi players to them last year and they just mercilessly thrashed the poor sods even though I said bat first guys as we are very weak and won't chase 100.. They posted 200

So this time it was a stronger side (not strongest) and we gave them a thrashing in return , 239 off 20.. Shock horror hey moaned and complained that we took it too seriously.. Only response 'well, we turned up last year and let you bat first and told you we were weak and yet you felt the need to thrash us, so,we just returned the favour'

Never used to be a fan of such things but it is depressing when teams know your weak and you try and make a game and yet they just want to thrash you.. Oh well, pay back was enjoyable to watch, doubt they'll change their attitude though and they finished our 2020 league side off as we dropped out after that and didn't fulfil the last 3 fixtures as the guys weren't prepared to just get thrashed for people's egos. Shame, guys now are not playing because of these guys.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: thecord on May 20, 2016, 03:37:36 PM
Tomorrow is looking like Marti Pellow's band sadly, lots of rain cards being played tonight I imagine!

Much hope of a game tomorrow @Ayrtek ??
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on May 20, 2016, 03:50:08 PM
@thecord up ground now mate for community BBQ, covers are on so just depends on overnight rain
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: plumb111 on May 20, 2016, 03:53:08 PM
@Spanky Chipperfield Clarendon for the time being  ;) yourself?

@JG We played at your place last year against your ones. I play for Baldock. You had us in real trouble 90 odd for 9 batting first then the heavens opened. Obviously your guys were keen to keep the game on, so we had to wait around for a while but we just had a few beers in the clubhouse! Lovely ground and a pretty good deck too!

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on May 20, 2016, 03:54:01 PM
@Spanky Chipperfield Clarendon for the time being  ;) yourself?

Ah, I'm playing your lot in the Watford Observer Fourteen14 on Tuesday!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Spanky on May 20, 2016, 03:59:07 PM
@Spanky Chipperfield Clarendon for the time being  ;) yourself?

I play for Cheshunt. We are playing you this season it would appear.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 21, 2016, 11:06:35 AM
3XI friendly today, opposition have cried off because they didn't want to travel due to not liking the look of the forecast!!!!!!!!

Bloody brilliant! Leaves yours truly without a game!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 21, 2016, 06:44:10 PM
Batting average update, still 111.00 as I wasn't required to bat following sneaking a 10 wicket win after an hour rain delay. Only needed the game to last 40 minutes after bowling them out for 11. Yes,  11.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: springbok45 on May 21, 2016, 06:45:26 PM
3XI friendly today, opposition have dried off because they didn't want to travel due to not liking the look of the forecast!!!!!!!!

Bloody brilliant! Leaves yours truly without a game!!

Our 2nds game was called off because the pitch was soaked, but the oppos refused to accept it and turned up and demanded to play, wish our match had been called we were shocking.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 21, 2016, 08:33:42 PM
Opposition Captain rang at 10am and said I wouldn't bother coming if i we're you but we went anyway left our ground at 10.30 am fielded first opposition scored 149 and then the rains came hung around till 6.10pm match abandoned got home at 8pm.
Not a great day wish our  captain had taken the opposition captains advice and not bothered.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on May 22, 2016, 08:59:29 AM
3XI friendly today, opposition have dried off because they didn't want to travel due to not liking the look of the forecast!!!!!!!!

Bloody brilliant! Leaves yours truly without a game!!

So did ours, the omens for this great new 3rd XI league don't look good do they? At least our oppo scratched midweek so I was able get a game for our (ahem) 5th XI, we had a lot of kids and were trounced by a more experienced side. Ran myself out for 34, discovered at last that my Hattori does have a middle.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 22, 2016, 09:05:40 AM
3XI friendly today, opposition have dried off because they didn't want to travel due to not liking the look of the forecast!!!!!!!!

Bloody brilliant! Leaves yours truly without a game!!

Dried off well it's no fun keep getting wet
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 22, 2016, 10:30:45 AM
So did ours, the omens for this great new 3rd XI league don't look good do they? At least our oppo scratched midweek so I was able get a game for our (ahem) 5th XI, we had a lot of kids and were trounced by a more experienced side. Ran myself out for 34, discovered at last that my Hattori does have a middle.

Hmmmm, yes - it's going to be an interesting year I think, with ability levels polarised, let's hope we don;t lose to many due to the weather.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 22, 2016, 10:31:27 AM
Dried off well it's no fun keep getting wet

It doesn't work for me when you do funnies - I'm not used to it.  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on May 22, 2016, 10:51:36 AM
Played yesterday, bowled 12 overs for 53, got 1 wicket which im disappointed with as had 2 drops and 2 LBW turned down so. they posted 192, and we chased it down with 2 overs to spare so a good win!
Play again today against a side we chased 300 down last year so could be a good game
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 22, 2016, 04:47:41 PM
Batted twice this weekend
Batted shoite twice this weekend
I hate cricket, and I need another bat


One of the oppos today had a very very nice rpc bat, one big middle on it
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ianbuchanan on May 22, 2016, 07:24:43 PM
Pretty decent start to the season, had a couple of fifties in pre-season and uni games, then had a good game last week hitting 130 and taking 5-fer in a league game. So far- 361 runs @62 and 14 wickets
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on May 22, 2016, 07:54:54 PM
Didn't play and wasn't there but we chased down 86 albeit with 5 down. Played on with heavy rain, can imagine seeing the skipper having a chat with the oppo and wanting to get it done.

4 wins from 5 ain't a bad start. Now for a 3 days Wiltshire tour...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on May 22, 2016, 08:42:16 PM
Skippered today for my side, bowled 10 overs for 40, picked up 3 wickets. They set us 202 to win which was going to be a tough one,

We chased it down with 1 ball to spare, so as far as I'm concerned I'm currently a genius captain who knows how to manage a run chase
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on May 22, 2016, 09:41:04 PM
Won today, but didn't do much. Having problems with our outfield mower and the outfield was a little long. The groundsman decided to still us on the net wicket towards the edge of the square. Two years ago it was outfield and had a lords like slope to it. Fearing the worst we stuck the oppo in they crawled up to 118-9 in 40 overs thanks to us giving everyone a bowl and dropping 8 catches. I eventually got 2 overs at the end but it was that kind of day. We pretty much reversed the batting order and stumbled over the line 7 down. I managed to get 2 before flashing a long hop to slip. It was massive village cricket all day. Both sides sent down loads of rubbish and didn't bat any better. One of the oppo who I assume was on something did something very odd. I came out to bat and at the end of the over he walked across the wicket and scraped his studs at one point on the edge of the wicket. I asked him what he was playing at and he said "just cleaning my studs". He chirped me a bit after but it was pathetic by my standards. He's been a bit of a muppet before but the wicket scraping annoyed me and the groundsman. Told the oppo captain later, who wasn't impressed!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on May 23, 2016, 12:37:16 PM
Won Saturday  :) :) :)

Beat top of the league with 7 players. 

Check out the match report if you facy a read:-
http://scayneshill.play-cricket.com/website/results/2611789 (http://scayneshill.play-cricket.com/website/results/2611789)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jd163 on May 23, 2016, 03:51:36 PM
Won a 40 overs league match on Saturday. Bowled 8 overs for 22 runs & 3 wickets.

Won a T25 on Sunday.. Bowled 4 overs for 13 runs & 2 wickets..

So far i am content with my bowling this season.. Trained a lot during the off season to control my natural in-swing and line & length. 

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 23, 2016, 07:26:37 PM
Loved this weekend despite two very different games and a now dodgy knee after twisting it three times diving or sliding.

Away to Taplow 2nds, who us at CSG have a habit of choking against. Won toss and bowled, took a couple of catches at mid off, skier early on then a flat one later on. Bowled like a retard myself, 1/60 from 11 with a wet ball and against a strong wind that kept dragging my leggies from off to leg. Ended up with them so for 162 after my academy xi opening bowler took 3/14 off 6 on league debut. Batted 7, went in about 80/5 with number 5 on 0. Put on 80+ to see us home despite being dropped twice each and me being quite possibly plumb but given not out by their umps. Oppo skipper was not pleased as we only had 10, three u15s and he was ranting about losing to a team with four kids. Given his comments whilst I was batting I don't think he realised I'm actually 22 as I look about 17/18. Ended 37* with 5 getting 41*, both our highest scores this season. Before then he'd had two goldens and id had one and a second baller, so we only had six runs between us before we got going!

Yesterday we went up against High Wycombe academy and had been warned of getting a hiding. Bowled first, first ball set the tone as one of my lads got in the way of me, as keeper, taking a skier, and the guy got a 52 ball 104 retired. Missed a one hander diving shortly after, and missed one I misjudged at mid off after I took the gloves off. Went for a formidable 331 in 40 overs... Bowled some seamers as my wrist tendon has gone again, took some punishment but a couple of edges nearly went to hand. In our reply I opened up having been warned they had some quick bowlers. Openers were sharp but the next two quicks were amongst the quickest I've ever faced. After a 65 partnership first up we lost 3 in an over, then i put on 48 with number 5 before being castled for 68 off 69, 9x4 and a big straight six two balls before being bowled. Ended up 143ao, but everyone stuck at it and enjoyed themselves despite being slaughtered.

Had a recall to the firsts for league ko against Knotty Green tomorrow, and then for next Saturday as well, so can go in feeling good at the crease and with the ball for the first time ever in the firsts.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: windyroad on May 23, 2016, 07:56:02 PM
Played five innings.  Been given out LBW when I have hit it twice.  Given out caught behind when it hit my pad.  Seriously questioning why I play this sport when it is presided over by the deaf and blind octogenarians. 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 23, 2016, 08:31:15 PM
What with breaking my thumb in pre-season training, last Saturday was meant to be my first game of the season.

So naturally I've been off work ill since last Tuesday and I was sent home today. Hopefully by this Saturday I'll be better and finally get my first game of the season under my belt. Feels as if I've been unable to play forever with setback after setback  :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 23, 2016, 09:09:24 PM
What with breaking my thumb in pre-season training, last Saturday was meant to be my first game of the season.

So naturally I've been off work ill since last Tuesday and I was sent home today. Hopefully by this Saturday I'll be better and finally get my first game of the season under my belt. Feels as if I've been unable to play forever with setback after setback  :(

Hopefully you will be okay for Saturday there's Nothing more frustrating than being sidelined that said upto now weather wise you haven't miss much.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jaffa on May 23, 2016, 09:14:56 PM
It couldn't decide whether to drizzle and just rain yesterday but seeing as we were playing on an artificial pitch and wicket, the game went on.

Not ideal for a spinner so I thought I'd mix it up a bit with a quick arm ball. Not wanting it to slip out of my hand, it was the first ball I have ever bowled that went backwards. Long on had to pick it up.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 23, 2016, 09:22:32 PM
Hopefully you will be okay for Saturday there's Nothing more frustrating than being sidelined that said upto now weather wise you haven't miss much.

Looking at it that way has made it more tolerable. I found going and scoring more frustrating than not going to the ground.

Week 1 - lost by 138 runs (I did the scorebook)
Week 2 - lost by 168 runs (long trip for an away game, I had a week off)
Week 3 - rained off (ironically the only away game we have this year that isn't at least 45 minutes away!)

If I counted the pre season I've only missed a maximum of 4 games, which doesn't sound that bad. Making up for it now though, I down to play Satuday, Sunday and Monday this weekend  :D
 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on May 23, 2016, 09:29:02 PM
Hopefully you will be okay for Saturday there's Nothing more frustrating than being sidelined that said upto now weather wise you haven't miss much.

Yes it's been cold, the rain gets on your glasses when trying to face someone swinging it like 1960's London, and With a wet ball it's more like the game the French play when they lob those heavy steel balls against a smaller ball.boule I think but I stand to be corrected.

So perfect comeback time, June forecast is flaming and your tooled up with some serious bats.
Good luck  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 24, 2016, 03:12:21 PM
Yes it's been cold, the rain gets on your glasses when trying to face someone swinging it like 1960's London, and With a wet ball it's more like the game the French play when they lob those heavy steel balls against a smaller ball.boule I think but I stand to be corrected.

So perfect comeback time, June forecast is flaming and your tooled up with some serious bats.
Good luck  :)

Swinging 60s London remember it well Marranne faithfull mopeds carnaby street the fab four it's also when I started to play club cricket now where's that Beetle Jacket....

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on May 26, 2016, 01:31:56 PM
Loved this weekend despite two very different games and a now dodgy knee after twisting it three times diving or sliding.

Away to Taplow 2nds, who us at CSG have a habit of choking against. Won toss and bowled, took a couple of catches at mid off, skier early on then a flat one later on. Bowled like a retard myself, 1/60 from 11 with a wet ball and against a strong wind that kept dragging my leggies from off to leg. Ended up with them so for 162 after my academy xi opening bowler took 3/14 off 6 on league debut. Batted 7, went in about 80/5 with number 5 on 0. Put on 80+ to see us home despite being dropped twice each and me being quite possibly plumb but given not out by their umps. Oppo skipper was not pleased as we only had 10, three u15s and he was ranting about losing to a team with four kids. Given his comments whilst I was batting I don't think he realised I'm actually 22 as I look about 17/18. Ended 37* with 5 getting 41*, both our highest scores this season. Before then he'd had two goldens and id had one and a second baller, so we only had six runs between us before we got going!

Yesterday we went up against High Wycombe academy and had been warned of getting a hiding. Bowled first, first ball set the tone as one of my lads got in the way of me, as keeper, taking a skier, and the guy got a 52 ball 104 retired. Missed a one hander diving shortly after, and missed one I misjudged at mid off after I took the gloves off. Went for a formidable 331 in 40 overs... Bowled some seamers as my wrist tendon has gone again, took some punishment but a couple of edges nearly went to hand. In our reply I opened up having been warned they had some quick bowlers. Openers were sharp but the next two quicks were amongst the quickest I've ever faced. After a 65 partnership first up we lost 3 in an over, then i put on 48 with number 5 before being castled for 68 off 69, 9x4 and a big straight six two balls before being bowled. Ended up 143ao, but everyone stuck at it and enjoyed themselves despite being slaughtered.

Had a recall to the firsts for league ko against Knotty Green tomorrow, and then for next Saturday as well, so can go in feeling good at the crease and with the ball for the first time ever in the firsts.

The 2s skipper rants and raves about anyone and anything so that sounds about right for him! Even when they win he'll find something someone did wrong. He's actually a decent bloke in the bar afterwards, plus he's also the groundsman. I heard our umpire didn't give a "plumb" leg before but when I found out who was umpiring I wasn't overly surprised as he has a habit of not giving plumb ones out but at the same time will usually give 1 or 2 shockers a game (think missing leg stump by a long way...). Apparently they weren't too happy with your umpire either but I can't remember what they told me now - also said he stormed off without shaking hands.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 26, 2016, 02:24:10 PM
2 games in 2 days for me this weekend, which should be fun, although I'm unsure about being classed as a 'veteran' for the the 2nd game!!

#fatmandown
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: roco on May 26, 2016, 02:50:50 PM
All about that lean fitness Brucey babe

im 2nd oldest in our side most weeks so I feel the shame of the veteran tag

#youngatheartjustnotinthelegs

Our game may even be off this week as oppo have a wedding so could be resting up for nicks tourni on monday or watching 2nds
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 26, 2016, 07:54:33 PM
What have I let myself in for? :-[

I'm playing 3 days in a row and doing tea on Saturday, now I'm able to play again I'm jumping straight into the deep end  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on May 26, 2016, 08:45:34 PM
About to give up.

3 rained of games in a row and got 1 today.

Full toss a mis hit for one. Then just missed a loopy one! Form is shocking.


Was against a forum member too. @CalverKeeper  He also got 1. So evens on that front
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: HallamKeeper on May 26, 2016, 09:09:06 PM
I should have taken my big bat out, two minds and played a nothing shot. Fun game though.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: billyb on May 27, 2016, 10:22:09 PM
Finally got a game again, playing at the Camborne School of Mines Presidents v Captains XI- just a bit of fun to end the year of the 'new' club.

Made a magnificent golden duck, but did take a catch and needed just one ball to finish the game off. (More fluke than anything). More importantly, it suggests I'm going to be bowling a lot tomorrow!

I'll take 1 for 0 off 0.1 though!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 28, 2016, 09:15:36 AM
Not playing today due to going for Liver ultra scan at hospital.
Also waiting for Transfer back to the club I left in the winter ( only left to cut back on traveling) to go through  itransfer deadline  is the 31st of May didn't sign  the transfer  form until the 27th of May when I found out i had been left out of the teams  2 days earlier when i telephoned the Captain.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Wickets-then-runs on May 28, 2016, 10:54:17 AM
Not playing today due to going for Liver ultra scan at hospital.
Also waiting for Transfer back to the club I left in the winter ( only left to cut back on traveling) to go through  itransfer deadline  is the 31st of May didn't sign  the transfer  form until the 27th of May when I found out i had been left out of the teams  2 days earlier when i telephoned the Captain.
So, besides this, your season is going well then, Senior? ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 28, 2016, 12:11:18 PM
So, besides this, your season is going well then, Senior? ;)

Well not that great hopefully the ultra sound will reveal tht the  liver  cists will be non dangerous they were only revealed  by an unrelated CT scan for back Pain.
But pleased and relieved  to get away from the club which took my annual subs and then told me the next day after I had prepared the facilities for Saturdays match   that my opportunities to play would be limited and they then select players who  do nothing for the club   just turn up  play and fail. Did consider asking for my subs back as the club would have known before I handed money over my opportunities would be limited but decided not to have any more contactWith these guys.

If i had been available Could have played today as an emergency signing but I'll  back with my old team mates next week which I am looking foreward to will probably get a bit of lighthearted banter over leaving.
Only downside is that I will be paying double annual Subs This season.
Still for me the season starts next Saturday.

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 28, 2016, 07:27:59 PM
I f-ing hate cricket!

I was somehow on charge of the 2nd XI at the start of play today, lost the toss and got put in. We made 259-6 with our number 4 getting 111 and our number 5 getting 68. So far so good, or so we thought.

The opposition chased it down for the loss of 3 wickets with 15 overs to go!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tim2000s on May 28, 2016, 07:42:56 PM
Half decent day today for me personally but not for the team. Scored 23 and blocked up an end for an hour, mostly with fours as we tried to stave off a collapse. Sadly it was the second highest score for the team.

Bowling was, well, interesting. Whilst i didnt get hit particularly badly, the number of balls dropping n between fielders was high as a result of having nine men thanks to batting injuries.

We lost, spectacularly. But never mind. I enjoyed myself...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 28, 2016, 08:27:34 PM
Played at Sudbourne Hall today, a rather lovely ground with the pavilion set up high and a walk down some steps to the pitch, only downside was recently cut grass still on outfield but nothing major. Won the toss and we batted first, opened up and scored 77 which was the top score, ran my opening partner out unfortunately but had two 80+ partnerships with bats 3 and 5 and we got to 259 with out number 6 hitting 50 not put off 20 balls with last 4 balls of the innings going for 6.

In reply they never tried once we got the 2 openers out and batted there way to 149-7 off there 45. Took 1 catch and a very smart stumping if I do say so myself. Cricket is going well as that's 22 sat league games unbeaten for us now and sitting pretty at top of the league.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 28, 2016, 08:36:53 PM
After being questioned as to why I'm an all rounder on fantasy cricket, think I silenced the doubters on my 1s comeback after 2 years out the side.
Batted 8 after we won toss and batted. Lost 3 early wickets, then another 3 quickly a while later. Put on two decent partnerships as I made 40, top score of the innings and triple my previous best in the 1sts, out of 183ao.
Got 3/45 in the oppos chase as we bowled them out 7 short. Seamer got a 6fer including clean bowling 3 bats in one over, then I took a catch to break a partnership for his 5th. Brought back with 4 to take, had a two wicket over with a c&b, my first that has stuck for years and a decent one handed dive as well, and a plum lbw plus a drop at mid off. One of our colts then took a spectacular boundary catch in front of the pavilion whilst receiving a barrage of verbals from the opposition back in the hutch already.
In midweek made 0* off 2 and got 2/6 in 4 legit balls.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 28, 2016, 08:40:31 PM
Terrible day - they were a poo bowling side and we knocked up 230 for 4 off our 40 overs.

Unfortunately they seemed to be a rather good batting side, and in a huge outfield we struggled to hold them back as they batted all the way down, and we lost with them 8 wkts down and 4 balls to go.

BUGGER! (good game of cricket though!)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on May 28, 2016, 08:45:21 PM
We were 28-3 and 61-4, managed to rack up 198-6. we me getting an important 23 off 24. Then we polished them off 39-10. Happy days!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: raza147 on May 28, 2016, 08:52:24 PM
enjoyable game today, home to npl teddington, bowled them out for 166, in reply we were 10-5 at one stage but a good partnership between me and no 7 won us the game, i was out on 50, he ended up 73*
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Marc28 on May 28, 2016, 09:06:45 PM
I genuinely hate winning losing draws.

Batted first and made 131 for 8 from 40 overs,
Tough pitch good bowling.
Ideally we were about 25,35 short on first reckoning

Bowling wise we had them 3-1 15-3, then at the end 77-9,
They proceeded to bat out the last 6 overs not an aggressive shot in sight.
Truly and utterly frustrating,
I bowled 8 overs 3 maidens 1 for 16 could have 2 or 3 but a dropped catch tough chance and an inside edge did for me.

So we got a winning draw,

Batting wise I used my you B3 and made 25, going rather well till I went back to one that stayed low very low.


Good day in the end just disappointed not to win outright
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 28, 2016, 09:13:13 PM
Team batted well, then bowled badly and so lost sadly but at least we got a non rain affected game in. I am however scratching my head on how to deal with crappy, medium plod that's just full of a length and on off stump time after time.. Pace I'm good at, spin I'm good st... Crappy medium plod.. Just can't score against it if it's deadly accurate and have no idea what to do.

Meh, oh well.l luckily RR isn much of that around as most bowl quick which is ,inch more enjoyable
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 28, 2016, 09:14:14 PM
I genuinely hate winning losing draws.

Batted first and made 131 for 8 from 40 overs,
Tough pitch good bowling.
Ideally we were about 25,35 short on first reckoning

Bowling wise we had them 3-1 15-3, then at the end 77-9,
They proceeded to bat out the last 6 overs not an aggressive shot in sight.
Truly and utterly frustrating,
I bowled 8 overs 3 maidens 1 for 16 could have 2 or 3 but a dropped catch tough chance and an inside edge did for me.

So we got a winning draw,

Batting wise I used my you B3 and made 25, going rather well till I went back to one that stayed low very low.


Good day in the end just disappointed not to win outright

If you can't take the wickets then you don't deserve to win. Hence winning draws.. Bette than win lose that gifts bowlers wickets. More skill and tactics required. Enjoy it
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on May 29, 2016, 06:11:44 AM
We took on the league leaders yesterday and on an awkward home track put in comfortably our best bowling and fielding display of the season to bowl them out for 68, yours truly even clung onto a decent catch in the gully. We made heavy weather of getting the runs, and I suffered an excruciating stay at the crease in which I literally couldn't hit it off the square, ended when I was run out by the bowler deflecting a drive onto the stumps as I backed up. On any other day that might have really p***ed me off but it felt like a merciful release. Anyhow, we unexpectedly find ourselves top of the table this morning.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on May 29, 2016, 08:00:35 AM
Got a great win yesterday, we batted first and scored 225, our number 3 scored a quick 55, and our opener got a solid 48 off a few overs but people batted round him for a while, everyone else then chipped in with 30's as we were 6 down I think.
We then bowled them out for 220 in the last over with them needing 6 off the last over to win, I picked up my first 5 wicket haul for the season which I'm pleased with.

And our first team had a massive win in the premier league, they scored 244, and then bowled the oppo out for 120 ish, considering at tea they 72-0, and after tea they scored 46-10. So a lot of beers were consumed last bight
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gelds on May 29, 2016, 09:11:19 AM
Another comfortable win for us yesterday. Won the toss and bowled the opposition out for 75. I opened the bowling and got 3/23 from 10 overs. We knocked them off 2 down to return to the top of the league!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: springbok45 on May 29, 2016, 09:26:35 AM
I seem to be finding more and more innovative ways of getting myself out, yesterday's was aiming to play straight between bowler and mid on, caught my front pad with the inside edge and ended up leading edge toe end back to the  bowler, who pooed himself thinking it was coming at full-speed regained his composure and took the easiest return catch he'll probably ever get.

And my epically poor start to the season.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 29, 2016, 11:45:26 AM
Another win, 4 out of 5 and top of the division, playing team 3rd at start of play. Posted 177-9 after being 30-4, personally disappointed to spoon a leading edge to mid wicket on 12 when I was feeling good. Common belief is we have the best attack in the division and even missing one of the 3 top bowlers we have we had them 40-5. I then dropped a guy who was single handedly taking the game from us,  misjudging a catch at long off. Fortunately I then donned the gauntlets and took an edge from him, he didn't walk though! Ended up 152 all out. Looking good so far this season...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Combinho on May 29, 2016, 11:54:26 AM
Really good game yesterday. Turned up with only nine men, with only four of us being 3rd XI regulars, the rest were 4ths players. We were put in to bat on a horrible grassy, mossy, uneven wicket, and promptly lost three wickets for not many runs. Our all-rounder managed to hit an excellent quick forty smashing the bowlers back over their heads for several sixes before getting out. I made 13 not out (including a lovely straight drive which nearly took the umpire's head off) as we were bowled out for 103.

We managed to get them six down for 70 odd before I came on to bowl with 18 overs left. I bowled through to the end, taking 2-13 off 7.3 including the final wicket to win by four runs. Also took a good reflex catch at silly point. A fantastic win for us.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Warneymonster on May 29, 2016, 12:36:13 PM
Terrible day - they were a poo bowling side and we knocked up 230 for 4 off our 40 overs.

Unfortunately they seemed to be a rather good batting side, and in a huge outfield we struggled to hold them back as they batted all the way down, and we lost with them 8 wkts down and 4 balls to go.

BUGGER! (good game of cricket though!)

Not the best day for your 1's and 2's either, bit of a change after skittling our 2's for 43 in the pre season game
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Warneymonster on May 29, 2016, 12:41:07 PM
Another good win and top of the league with 100% record. Chased down 178 relatively easily 5 down with 15 overs to spare.

I managed to play another terrible shot after getting to 34 comfortably. Bowled well, 4-49 from 10, most of which came in the last 2 overs to the short boundary. Must thank the skipper for giving me the last 10 overs of the innings! Decent caught and bowled as well.

Feel in great form but finding great ways of getting out
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Twelfth Man on May 29, 2016, 12:58:51 PM
Dropped catch central at our game yesterday, most probably 6 from us in the field. Keeps happening every week! Took 3 catches personally, so I'm fine!  ;) The opposition made 227 from their 45 overs. We had a bad start, one of our openers made 0, and we were 45-2. That was it for the day though, I made 88* at 3 and our number 4 Overseas made 102* and won the game/brought his hundred up with a six over long off! Won by 8 wickets against a team who're tipped to be promoted. Solid win and 187 run partnership.  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 29, 2016, 01:09:24 PM
The 2s skipper rants and raves about anyone and anything so that sounds about right for him! Even when they win he'll find something someone did wrong. He's actually a decent bloke in the bar afterwards, plus he's also the groundsman. I heard our umpire didn't give a "plumb" leg before but when I found out who was umpiring I wasn't overly surprised as he has a habit of not giving plumb ones out but at the same time will usually give 1 or 2 shockers a game (think missing leg stump by a long way...). Apparently they weren't too happy with your umpire either but I can't remember what they told me now - also said he stormed off without shaking hands.

Alan wasn't impressed by the constant appealing. He is a genuinely decent bloke, but as as I suspect Robbie would agree, getting an LBW out of him is like getting blood from a stone. In the 3/4 years he has umpired for us I think I've only managed to get half a dozen decisions from him. He doesn't give LBW if he has any shred of doubt, they have to be stone dead plumb for him to give them.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: cheese on May 29, 2016, 05:36:05 PM
Walked in at 44-6
We're soon about 50-9
I hit 73 and our number 11 blocked out for us to get to 138 all out...
They knocked it off 5 down and I had 2 wickets...
A reasonable day for me but marred by the loss
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 29, 2016, 07:54:07 PM
Alan wasn't impressed by the constant appealing. He is a genuinely decent bloke, but as as I suspect Robbie would agree, getting an LBW out of him is like getting blood from a stone. In the 3/4 years he has umpired for us I think I've only managed to get half a dozen decisions from him. He doesn't give LBW if he has any shred of doubt, they have to be stone dead plumb for him to give them.

Sounds like a good umpire then, if there is any doubt.. Not out
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 29, 2016, 08:22:49 PM
Sounds like a good umpire then, if there is any doubt.. Not out

As a bowler I agree with this!
An umpire can ruin a game by being trigger happy and giving everything. However, I can't recall ever seeing a game ruined by constant not out decisions.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: The Palmist on May 29, 2016, 09:11:37 PM
Fighting 42 for a losing cause  and to make it worse I can some  cracks  on my new bat 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 29, 2016, 09:24:53 PM
Well I was meant to be playing today and tomorrow, but illness put a stop to that. Now up to a grand total of 1 game played, 7 missed (and 1 rained off).

I just get the feeling 2016 isn't going to be my year, roll on the 2017 season!  :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ElPerro on May 29, 2016, 09:37:38 PM
Bit of a shitter this weekend, tore my medial ligament in my left knee, couple of months out minimum
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on May 30, 2016, 02:43:38 PM
Managed to do this to my knee...
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/kenbriooo2007/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160529_195949.jpg) (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/kenbriooo2007/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160529_195949.jpg.html)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/kenbriooo2007/Mobile%20Uploads/20160530_152617.jpg) (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/kenbriooo2007/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160530_152617.jpg.html)
It happened in the 3rd over when diving at the boundary to save a couple of runs. Turns out it wasn't worth it ad we lost by 130 runs. It's bloomin painful and it's not very comfortable to live with at the mo. Hoping it's nothing more than badly bruised and swollen
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 30, 2016, 02:46:51 PM
Ouch!
I don't dive for anything after dislocating my knee a few years back
Cost me a season in recovery
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on May 30, 2016, 03:10:23 PM
My knee dug in as I dived forward to flick the ball back. I've been trying to keep it iced and I'm not sure if I should be resting it or keeping it moving as I've read conflicting advice
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 30, 2016, 04:42:47 PM
The swelling needs to go down first.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Abighugeappl on May 30, 2016, 07:27:08 PM
Played Saturday, after 3 hours sleep after a night out for finishing first year at uni, and then a mad dash home in the morning.
They scored 170 from 38 overs after being 110-1 after 20. They were then threatening to bowl us all out for 90. Managed to win by 8 wickets from 35 overs, with myself going in at number 3 in first over, and scoring 69*. Bit of a slow start to my innings, but I honestly have not played straighter/better than I did for about 3 years, so was quite happy.
So moral of the story for me is, play cricket on 3 hours sleep more often .  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 31, 2016, 02:23:19 PM
Played my first league game for ashorne on Saturday, sadly lost but nice to play with 3 other forum guys (4 of us in one team must be a record). Didn't get on to bowl but took a nice catch at mid on and finally got a few runs after scores of 1,3 and 8 in friendlies so to get 18 and some time in the middle was nice!

Than had he club 7 a side (see thread for details) where my bowling was ok until the semis!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on May 31, 2016, 07:02:51 PM
Alan wasn't impressed by the constant appealing. He is a genuinely decent bloke, but as as I suspect Robbie would agree, getting an LBW out of him is like getting blood from a stone. In the 3/4 years he has umpired for us I think I've only managed to get half a dozen decisions from him. He doesn't give LBW if he has any shred of doubt, they have to be stone dead plumb for him to give them.

No problems with that as long as consistent with both sides which he is by the sounds of it.

Would much rather have an umpire turning down everything bar ones bang in front than giving some dodgy ones and being open to being labelled a cheat or a home team umpire etc.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on May 31, 2016, 07:05:33 PM
After being questioned as to why I'm an all rounder on fantasy cricket, think I silenced the doubters on my 1s comeback after 2 years out the side.
Batted 8 after we won toss and batted. Lost 3 early wickets, then another 3 quickly a while later. Put on two decent partnerships as I made 40, top score of the innings and triple my previous best in the 1sts, out of 183ao.
Got 3/45 in the oppos chase as we bowled them out 7 short. Seamer got a 6fer including clean bowling 3 bats in one over, then I took a catch to break a partnership for his 5th. Brought back with 4 to take, had a two wicket over with a c&b, my first that has stuck for years and a decent one handed dive as well, and a plum lbw plus a drop at mid off. One of our colts then took a spectacular boundary catch in front of the pavilion whilst receiving a barrage of verbals from the opposition back in the hutch already.
In midweek made 0* off 2 and got 2/6 in 4 legit balls.

You were playing Pinkneys weren't you? Sound like a bunch of nobs if they're abusing boundary riders let alone a colt.

We had an off day with the bat but nearly pulled it back with the ball. A sitter was dropped in the covers at 40-4 which completely changed the tone of their innings. Had we held that I think we would have defended the 111 we were rolled for.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 01, 2016, 01:29:43 PM
@JG did you play in the Watford Observer Fourteen14 against Aldenham last Tuesday (24th?)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JG on June 01, 2016, 01:33:28 PM
No I'm currently in York until the weekend, why? By any chance, do any of you Hertfordshire boys happen to have an umpire that is around on Saturday, we have none and are in desperate need of one!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 01, 2016, 01:38:57 PM
No I'm currently in York until the weekend, why? By any chance, do any of you Hertfordshire boys happen to have an umpire that is around on Saturday, we have none and are in desperate need of one!

I was just wondering if our paths had crossed, I played for Aldenham in that game. 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on June 01, 2016, 01:51:52 PM
Tour weekend was a bit drab. Saturday was a double wicket, can't say I particularly enjoyed anything about it. Didn't play Sunday, Monday down to bat 9 and wasn't needed.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mattcoll12491 on June 01, 2016, 03:25:04 PM
After not bowling properly for 3 seasons, we were that short that I was called upon to bowl in all three games at the weekend. Ended up taking 9 wickets over the three games, but I did get milked quite a lot on Sunday and Monday. In fairness Monday was a T20 so was expected to go for a few.

I just struggled with my line at times, bowling left arm over out-swingers I felt I pushed the ball across too far and could just be milked for ones and twos.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 02, 2016, 08:21:43 PM
You were playing Pinkneys weren't you? Sound like a bunch of nobs if they're abusing boundary riders let alone a colt.

We had an off day with the bat but nearly pulled it back with the ball. A sitter was dropped in the covers at 40-4 which completely changed the tone of their innings. Had we held that I think we would have defended the 111 we were rolled for.

Yeah we were. They started cheering as they thought the guy had cleared Richard, and then started heckling as it became apparent he had a chance of catching it.

We have Binfield this weekend, and our 2s are away at theirs with a chance to build a gap at the foot of the table.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 02, 2016, 08:56:57 PM
Yeah we were. They started cheering as they thought the guy had cleared Richard, and then started heckling as it became apparent he had a chance of catching it.

We have Binfield this weekend, and our 2s are away at theirs with a chance to build a gap at the foot of the table.

I played their 2s when I first joined Taplow and they were horrid then. Sounds like it runs through the club if the 1s are like that too. You reckon they'll be relegation candidates at end of the season? Also, are we the only ones who are baffled by the fixtures this year?! In 2 weeks time we'd have played 3 sides twice yet haven't played others at all.

Binfield are a decent bunch of lads, probably the most socialable bunch too after a game. They've got their uni lads back so were stronger than when we faced them first game of the season.

We can't really say much as they rolled us on Saturday but their bowling attack isn't great. They're missing Matt Hayman, who is the best bowler in the league in my opinion, but they don't have much after the opening pair. Batting is decent but like most sides in the league they're prone to self destructing and getting themselves out.

I haven't played their 2s but our 2s said they were a bit rubbish when they played them.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 02, 2016, 09:16:57 PM
I played their 2s when I first joined Taplow and they were horrid then. Sounds like it runs through the club if the 1s are like that too. You reckon they'll be relegation candidates at end of the season? Also, are we the only ones who are baffled by the fixtures this year?! In 2 weeks time we'd have played 3 sides twice yet haven't played others at all.

Binfield are a decent bunch of lads, probably the most socialable bunch too after a game. They've got their uni lads back so were stronger than when we faced them first game of the season.

We can't really say much as they rolled us on Saturday but their bowling attack isn't great. They're missing Matt Hayman, who is the best bowler in the league in my opinion, but they don't have much after the opening pair. Batting is decent but like most sides in the league they're prone to self destructing and getting themselves out.

I haven't played their 2s but our 2s said they were a bit rubbish when they played them.

Their 2s have always been up for a bit of aggro when I've played them. Fixtures have definitely been weird so far, 1s had Pinkneys first week of the season and last weekend so done there already! Binfield 2s have 16 points from 5 games (1 abandoned lost 4), with Kingshill 9th on 24 with five losses. Our 2s are 8th on 62 (2/3 win/loss) so a decent chance to gain some ground if we can get a team out!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 02, 2016, 09:28:26 PM
Their 2s have always been up for a bit of aggro when I've played them. Fixtures have definitely been weird so far, 1s had Pinkneys first week of the season and last weekend so done there already! Binfield 2s have 16 points from 5 games (1 abandoned lost 4), with Kingshill 9th on 24 with five losses. Our 2s are 8th on 62 (2/3 win/loss) so a decent chance to gain some ground if we can get a team out!

Your 2s were decent when I played them 3 years ago or so, although you had a few first teamers playing as it was their week off.

At your place last year your 1s had an offy from your 2s playing who I thought was a good bowler. He opened up with your usual number 11 (not Cross as he wasn't playing) and he bowled really well.

We've done Binfield this season, next week we'll have done Littlewick for season then following week likewise with Wraysbury!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on June 03, 2016, 09:05:36 AM
Dilemma time for me. Made a mess of my knee last weekend and after a trip to MIU was told that I've done some damage to my MCL and not play for the next few weeks at least. It's still swollen and a range of fantastic colours despite days of icing, compression and painkillers added to that a lack of movement and pain.

However, my new team only have 10 and it's a game against my old team. Both teams make up 2 of the bottom 4 in the division. Any other fixture I'd have ruled myself out 100%, but I'm very tempted to play as it's a crucial match.

I know what the sensible and mature choice is...but...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Maverick79 on June 03, 2016, 09:21:48 AM
Dilemma time for me. Made a mess of my knee last weekend and after a trip to MIU was told that I've done some damage to my MCL and not play for the next few weeks at least. It's still swollen and a range of fantastic colours despite days of icing, compression and painkillers added to that a lack of movement and pain.

However, my new team only have 10 and it's a game against my old team. Both teams make up 2 of the bottom 4 in the division. Any other fixture I'd have ruled myself out 100%, but I'm very tempted to play as it's a crucial match.

I know what the sensible and mature choice is...but...

I tore my ACL in the same way, sliding for a ball and my knee dug in. Didn't even know I had done it until an op a year later as an MRI showed up a miniscus tear and significant tendonitis. Although my knee didn't bruise as much as yours, I played every week for the remainder of the season,  Although I was pain free by the following week's game. Still have the tear but after nearly a years worth of physic and leg strengthening I only get pain now and again.

It's one of those difficult ones, but given the state of the bruising and pain/restricted movement, I would be inclined to give it another week. If you damage it further, you could be looking at an op/reconstruction which would be the season gone. Try and get the doc to refer you for an MRI
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 03, 2016, 09:43:07 AM
With a miniscus tear a surgeon told me it can sometimes heal itself from experience i played when i shouldnt with a knee injury and did further damage ended being out for 7weeks instead of the original 3.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 03, 2016, 10:06:20 AM
Dilemma time for me. Made a mess of my knee last weekend and after a trip to MIU was told that I've done some damage to my MCL and not play for the next few weeks at least. It's still swollen and a range of fantastic colours despite days of icing, compression and painkillers added to that a lack of movement and pain.

However, my new team only have 10 and it's a game against my old team. Both teams make up 2 of the bottom 4 in the division. Any other fixture I'd have ruled myself out 100%, but I'm very tempted to play as it's a crucial match.

I know what the sensible and mature choice is...but...

For god's sake don't do it mate. I've been dealing with chronic knee pain for 12 years now, it's horrible and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I'm a 29 year old cripple as a result of poor choices like this when I was younger. Look after your knees folks.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 03, 2016, 10:26:35 AM
Dilemma time for me. Made a mess of my knee last weekend and after a trip to MIU was told that I've done some damage to my MCL and not play for the next few weeks at least. It's still swollen and a range of fantastic colours despite days of icing, compression and painkillers added to that a lack of movement and pain.

However, my new team only have 10 and it's a game against my old team. Both teams make up 2 of the bottom 4 in the division. Any other fixture I'd have ruled myself out 100%, but I'm very tempted to play as it's a crucial match.

I know what the sensible and mature choice is...but...

Not worth it.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: trypewriter on June 03, 2016, 10:41:23 AM
Dilemma time for me. Made a mess of my knee last weekend and after a trip to MIU was told that I've done some damage to my MCL and not play for the next few weeks at least. It's still swollen and a range of fantastic colours despite days of icing, compression and painkillers added to that a lack of movement and pain.

However, my new team only have 10 and it's a game against my old team. Both teams make up 2 of the bottom 4 in the division. Any other fixture I'd have ruled myself out 100%, but I'm very tempted to play as it's a crucial match.

I know what the sensible and mature choice is...but...


As an old bloke I can tell you this: all those little dings and nicks, that you thought you had got away with at the time, will revisit you later in life. You will get arthritis in one finger - quite random - then you will recall that tough chance that you put down years ago that felt as if it had done some damage to that same finger, but you were able to play through it.
The more severe the injury, the sooner will come retribution.
Loads of advice saying don't risk it.
Take that advice.
I used to play sport through all sorts of crap.
Woke up one night with terrible pain in one knee, bad enough to go to the emergency docs the next morning.
Was booked in for an xray and expected some minor cartilage damage - it came back as early onset arthritis at age 40.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 03, 2016, 08:16:28 PM
Same here played football and cricket for years also had a job  involving climbing ladders upto 150 feet of the ground now have artheritis in both knees.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 04, 2016, 07:41:44 PM
Played for the team I left last season today had to take some lighted hearted banter in the dressing room  for leaving boomerang man traitor. we lost only had 9 players opposition scored 182 there pro got 106 we scored 156 really enjoyed being with 'my old teammates though especially after being messed  about by the the team I left these guys to join.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 04, 2016, 07:54:50 PM
Got beat today, on a crap green wicket
We got put into bat after losing toss and we're all out for 117
Oppos knocked it off for 5 wickets

I got 37, felt in half decent nick,after taking a bit more off my bat,got it down to 2.7 now, and it's meant I can play cuts a lot easier, and get my hands through shots a lot better, felt a lot more confident
I'd not realised how much batting strength I've lost with the golfers/tennis elbow
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: norman1979 on June 04, 2016, 10:30:41 PM
Terrible day all round. All out for 102 on a slow turning wicket. Oppo knocked the runs off within 20 overs for 1 wicket.

I seem to be finding new ways of getting out every week. This time I was LBW to a half tracker that bounced twice and kept low under my attempted pull shot.

Cricket. So frustrating.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Tailendfielder on June 04, 2016, 10:37:32 PM
Cracking game today, sadly i got 1 but we won. Set 210 and bowled them out for a win. Our opener was bowled but the bowler cliped the stumps for a no ball and went on to hit 70+ (jammy git). Lots of rule checking followed.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 04, 2016, 10:43:00 PM
We batted first, 163 all out on what I'll generously describe as "a 2 paced wicket".

Oppo got it 4 down with 13 overs to spare.

On a personal note I couldn't get bat on ball and I feel like I've forgotten how to bowl.

I hate cricket...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on June 05, 2016, 12:33:14 AM
Finally won a match on Saturday. Bowled 7 tidy overs at the end of an innings going for just 18 runs and picked up a couple of wickets. We then knocked off 138 with around 5 overs to spare. Opposition had a Yorkshire Ladies player who was clearly a class act but after getting around 20, she perhaps got a bit too greedy and skied the ball which was thankfully caught by the bowler. Match could have been very different if I was underneath it !!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 05, 2016, 08:44:06 AM
I've had a better start to the season than some of my team mates so i can't complain but if it makes anyone feel a bit better he's how my Saturday went.

Had to pick up an ID card on the way to the game-late getting it.
A team mate who is 'high maintenance' asked for a lift to the match -late picking him up
North circular trip(my least favourite road in the world)
Passenger team mate spend the journey complaining about everything and anything to do with the club.
Brain frazzled by the time we arrived at the ground-late
Rushed to get ready - dunno about anyone else I like to get to the game an hour before the start to relax
We were 20-3 when I went in not ready to bat got a good ball and stumps were everywhere first ball duck
Problem team mate asked to borrow my (only) bat, hit 60 and the bat split in two horizontally-it (was) an absolute beauty.
Oppo umpire decided to give us no decisions despite the plummest lbw s ever.we lost the match.
Journey back even worse than journey there.
Got back to my home club to find lots of advice 'really....never lend your bat to anyone else'
Finally got home after dropping of problem team mate at 1030 pm with 'I can see your upset about the bat-sorry'
Went to bed

Cricket I still love it.

 :) :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on June 05, 2016, 08:48:32 AM
I hate cricket too, or at least I'm falling out of love with it at the moment. Tried a more aggressive approach as a way to get out of my awful form, but on a difficult 2-paced wicket only succeeded in hopelessly lobbing a drive to extra cover for 1. We were supposed to be playing at the Met Police ground at Imber Court, a real road, however owing to a c***-up by the oppo, when we discovered another team expecting to play on the same ground, we found ourselves at a horrible damp council rec in Hersham. The one consolation is that we're top of the league after a huge win, our powerful middle order took us to 220 which on that pitch was a massive score, and we skittled them with the old ball for 78.
Got to keep thinking that form is temporary, etc, etc...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on June 05, 2016, 08:55:46 AM
I've had a better start to the season than some of my team mates so i can't complain but if it makes anyone feel a bit better he's how my Saturday went.

Had to pick up an ID card on the way to the game-late getting it.
A team mate who is 'high maintenance' asked for a lift to the match -late picking him up
North circular trip(my least favourite road in the world)
Passenger team mate spend the journey complaining about everything and anything to do with the club.
Brain frazzled by the time we arrived at the ground-late
Rushed to get ready - dunno about anyone else I like to get to the game an hour before the start to relax
We were 20-3 when I went in not ready to bat got a good ball and stumps were everywhere first ball duck
Problem team mate asked to borrow my (only) bat, hit 60 and the bat split in two horizontally-it (was) an absolute beauty.
Oppo umpire decided to give us no decisions despite the plummest lbw s ever.we lost the match.
Journey back even worse than journey there.
Got back to my home club to find lots of advice 'really....never lend your bat to anyone else'
Finally got home after dropping of problem team mate at 1030 pm with 'I can see your upset about the bat-sorry'
Went to bed

Cricket I still love it.

 :) :)

That's the saddest story I've ever heard... Bat death, Golden & a Loss? It never rains, but it pours I guess.

On the upside, you need a new bat! And if you're having a bat, you'll need new gloves. And if you're having a new bat and gloves, you'd look silly if you didn't have matching pads... Happy shopping!

Probably a subject for another thread, what should happen when someone breaks your bat.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 05, 2016, 10:10:06 AM
I've had a better start to the season than some of my team mates so i can't complain but if it makes anyone feel a bit better he's how my Saturday went.

Had to pick up an ID card on the way to the game-late getting it.
A team mate who is 'high maintenance' asked for a lift to the match -late picking him up
North circular trip(my least favourite road in the world)
Passenger team mate spend the journey complaining about everything and anything to do with the club.
Brain frazzled by the time we arrived at the ground-late
Rushed to get ready - dunno about anyone else I like to get to the game an hour before the start to relax
We were 20-3 when I went in not ready to bat got a good ball and stumps were everywhere first ball duck
Problem team mate asked to borrow my (only) bat, hit 60 and the bat split in two horizontally-it (was) an absolute beauty.
Oppo umpire decided to give us no decisions despite the plummest lbw s ever.we lost the match.
Journey back even worse than journey there.
Got back to my home club to find lots of advice 'really....never lend your bat to anyone else'
Finally got home after dropping of problem team mate at 1030 pm with 'I can see your upset about the bat-sorry'
Went to bed

Cricket I still love it.

 :) :)


And the moral of the story is: never lend your only bat do not rush around on match day and do not let anything or anyone break your preparation routine.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 05, 2016, 10:23:21 AM

And the moral of the story is: never lend your only bat do not rush around on match day and do not let anything or anyone break your preparation routine.

Yes....precisely!!  :)

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 05, 2016, 10:26:22 AM
Had a go at the opposition wicket keeper yesterday whilst batting he was standing over the stumps and kept knocking the bails off and I heard him say: get your t F* * * ing feet moving you C * * *  once i had given him a mouthful  i realised he was talking to himself !.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 05, 2016, 10:29:56 AM
Unfriendly game yesterday, Oppos are a nasty team with a couple of decent lads mixed in. As a team we won and won well but they've had at least four guys reported for breaches in the new rules regarding sledging, language, bahaviour and in heir skippers case, physical intimidation. Hopefully the league throws the book at him.

Good win though which as a team we needed more purely for confidence but as a team we are suffering massive availability issues which means we just haven't been able to put a proper team out so we aren't challenging this season sadly.

Main culprit is players reached an age girlfriends get involved and people start having to attend weddings
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jblowe on June 05, 2016, 10:54:12 AM
First Game yesterday. batted ok for 23. given out LBW to a left arm over bowler, umpire missed the fact it pitched outside leg stump, and I was half way down the track and I hit it.

We posted 222 against the best team in our division, they needed 167 from the last 25 overs and got them with 2 balls left. good game.

On the plus side, the pitch I prepared got top mark on our grounds report.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on June 05, 2016, 11:02:10 AM
Played on a cracking batting track yesterday. And we arrived with very little bowlers.

2 first team bowlers injured(both bowled if 1 step run ups) 1 seconds team bowler and two very part timers.

Oppo posted 230 which could have been less(3dropped catches) but could have been more(they were on 190 with ten left)


We got off to a steady start, 40 if first ten when first wicket fell followed two ball later by wicket number 2.

Middle order struggled as oppos first change bowler bowled a cracking spell and we slipped to 60 for 6!

Two partnerships got us to 138 with 18 overs still remaining, but we lost both key batsmen and it didn't look good.
Thankfully we bat to number ten l(who has several league hundreds), and a fantastic partnership between him and number 9 got us to 215 with 6 overs to spare.

But oppo bought on there secret weapon! Lol..... 2 massive full toss down leg that could have been placed anywhere, but the joys of amateur cricket meant they were both tried to be smashed out of Sheffield, and lead to a top edge caught!

Number 11 was an u15 who isn't a great batsmen, and with the last ball off the over our number 9 tried to guide it to third man for 1 and merely guided it into the stumpers hands!! Lost by 15 with 5 overs left.


Was proper gutted! Can put blame on a lot but our middle order not getting passed single figures cost use.


Em I made 8 from 8, got absolutely bamboozeld by a slower ball. And the stumps slightly rearranged. My bad form continues.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: traditionalslogger on June 05, 2016, 12:47:16 PM
Played against a very weak 3rd team yesterday for our 2s, and we had 7 players who were regularly in the 1s last season. It was rather one sided.
We got 261-4 on a very damp pitch with an incredibly slow outfield at home, and that's with our best bat getting a second ball duck. My own contribution was 32 when opening, rather frustratingly got myself mixed up with and missed a full straight one to be given out LBW when I was set. Our 3 and 4 got 63 and 84 respectively and our No.5 got 44* off 20 at the end.

They got 120 all out in just over 38 overs, my own contribution was 10-4-20-3 which I was happy with after 6-39 last week, but disappointed to have a stonewall LBW turned down and a legitimate catch turned down by their umpire who thought it was a bump ball. May have got a bit angry at them which was silly given how easily we were going to win the game.    :(

Still another win, that's 3 in a row and 3 out of 4.

Our 1s lost chasing 138 on a Cambridge College pitch, but their excuse was the covers had leaked so the pitch was ruined. Didn't help that with 3 to win with 2 overs left and 3 wickets in hand there were 3 run outs which lost them the game. Incredible. Oh well that's their first loss of the season, so I am sure they will be back next week.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on June 05, 2016, 01:00:25 PM
We won - I got 4-36 of 10 overs.

I bowled a lovely first 6 overs, bending it around, and then for some reason bowling completely deserted me, and I could barely get the ball up the other end for the last 4.

I had a bit of a meltdown and retired after the game, I then un-retired myself this morning and told myself to get on with it.

Incredibly frustrating though, as my brain and my hand know what they have to do, and then suddenly the connection is broken - it's all in the mind, I think I'll have to do some reading up on the dreaded 'yips'.

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 05, 2016, 01:31:03 PM
Your 2s were decent when I played them 3 years ago or so, although you had a few first teamers playing as it was their week off.

At your place last year your 1s had an offy from your 2s playing who I thought was a good bowler. He opened up with your usual number 11 (not Cross as he wasn't playing) and he bowled really well.

We've done Binfield this season, next week we'll have done Littlewick for season then following week likewise with Wraysbury!

We now have a 3 pronged spin attack. Paresh, our previous number 11, has now been dropped to the seconds and has taken it rather badly. Chris Cross is still playing, and the other spinners are myself and another Alex who I guess you mean as he's an offie, who got a couple of wickets vs Taplow last year. We saw that as we'd thumped The Lee to guarantee promotion and were on the beers back at ours.

Anyhows we got a really good win over Binfield yesterday. Stuck them in, and our 2s opening quick, up in 1sts as 2s game was cancelled as we couldnt get a team out, removed 3 of their top 4 with stumps out the ground every time. Other spinners got a couple of wickets each but weren't bowling particularly well and took some tap, so I didn't get on until the 40th over. Bowled them out in the 48th, I finished with 4.2/1/11/3, they had 212ao. Chased it 5 down with 4 overs to spare, contributions all the way, and at 9 I wasn't needed to bat. To be honest I was fuming at not getting on until so late given how many runs the other spinners went for, but hey ho, I'm now averaging just over 9 with the ball in div1, am the clubs leading wicket taker with 13 league and 2 knockout, and somehow am top of the fielding stats.

We have Taplow tomorrow evening in the KO, are you playing @meats?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 05, 2016, 01:43:20 PM
We now have a 3 pronged spin attack. Paresh, our previous number 11, has now been dropped to the seconds and has taken it rather badly. Chris Cross is still playing, and the other spinners are myself and another Alex who I guess you mean as he's an offie, who got a couple of wickets vs Taplow last year. We saw that as we'd thumped The Lee to guarantee promotion and were on the beers back at ours.

Anyhows we got a really good win over Binfield yesterday. Stuck them in, and our 2s opening quick, up in 1sts as 2s game was cancelled as we couldnt get a team out, removed 3 of their top 4 with stumps out the ground every time. Other spinners got a couple of wickets each but weren't bowling particularly well and took some tap, so I didn't get on until the 40th over. Bowled them out in the 48th, I finished with 4.2/1/11/3, they had 212ao. Chased it 5 down with 4 overs to spare, contributions all the way, and at 9 I wasn't needed to bat. To be honest I was fuming at not getting on until so late given how many runs the other spinners went for, but hey ho, I'm now averaging just over 9 with the ball in div1, am the clubs leading wicket taker with 13 league and 2 knockout, and somehow am top of the fielding stats.

We have Taplow tomorrow evening in the KO, are you playing @meats?

Nice one, I was batting when your 2s got back last season. Opened up and scored a slow 60 odd not out to see us home.

Good result for you guys, Binfield decent side but lacking a bowler or two. Must admit I was surprised when I saw the result via twitter! I can just imagine his reaction when he was dropped to the 2s haha!! He started hitting a golf ball around the boundary last year and then in the big grounds opposite your pavillion for most of your innings. And yes I believe I'm playing, no idea what side is like but would imagine it will be a mix of 1s and 2s.

We beat Denham yesterday. Don't have the worst bowling side in league but their batting line up is really poor. I'd be amazed if there are 2 worse sides than them in the league this year. That being said, didn't stop me from getting my second duck of the season opening up, hopefully I'll have a similar response to the last one where I got a ton the following week :)

We're struggling to work out who will go down with Denham. We haven't played Pinkneys yet but reckon Coleshill have enough to survive. Maybe Littlewick?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 05, 2016, 01:50:06 PM
We won - I got 4-36 of 10 overs.

I bowled a lovely first 6 overs, bending it around, and then for some reason bowling completely deserted me, and I could barely get the ball up the other end for the last 4.

I had a bit of a meltdown and retired after the game, I then un-retired myself this morning and told myself to get on with it.

Incredibly frustrating though, as my brain and my hand know what they have to do, and then suddenly the connection is broken - it's all in the mind, I think I'll have to do some reading up on the dreaded 'yips'.


Keep going Cat.we have a left arm slow bowler who has the yips.it only improved by bowling it quicker to get thru the action.im now bowling expert but thats the only thing that worked.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Wills on June 05, 2016, 02:13:34 PM
Questionable captiancy today.
After quite a pacey start by the opposition (going at close to 13 an over), I bowled an over that went for 3 runs and picked up the wicket of their more aggressive opener with a beautiful cutter. For some daft reason, was dropped down the order to number 5 and, with the equation nigh on impossible when I got to the crease, my 78 off 32 was in vain. Ended up getting out to a very dubious call. Normally I'm one to walk, but I'm certain I was nowhere near it. Hey-ho.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: calcurtis98 on June 05, 2016, 02:27:58 PM
Played on a terrible astro up in Dafen Welfare, Llanelli yesterday.

Lost the toss put into bat first, which isn't ideal as we're not a strong batting side and with there only being one new ball for the game we were at a disadvantage from the start. Terrible start as our 15 year old opening bat, who is in fine form was run out for 3 in the third over. Batting at 6 I found myself in in the 12th over at 50-4, managed to hit 15 with two loverly fours driven down the ground one over the bowlers head before getting out trying to flick on down leg and getting a top edge. Some one please tell me how to stop trying to flick the ball off my legs!

Not much with the ball 2.1-1-5-0 before they chased down our poor 88 for 5 down!

Poor day of cricket from both teams on a very poor pitch. Surely, the cricket board should inspect these artificial wickets as there were more craters under the strip than on the moon.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 05, 2016, 02:42:15 PM
Nice one, I was batting when your 2s got back last season. Opened up and scored a slow 60 odd not out to see us home.

Good result for you guys, Binfield decent side but lacking a bowler or two. Must admit I was surprised when I saw the result via twitter! I can just imagine his reaction when he was dropped to the 2s haha!! He started hitting a golf ball around the boundary last year and then in the big grounds opposite your pavillion for most of your innings. And yes I believe I'm playing, no idea what side is like but would imagine it will be a mix of 1s and 2s.

We beat Denham yesterday. Don't have the worst bowling side in league but their batting line up is really poor. I'd be amazed if there are 2 worse sides than them in the league this year. That being said, didn't stop me from getting my second duck of the season opening up, hopefully I'll have a similar response to the last one where I got a ton the following week :)

We're struggling to work out who will go down with Denham. We haven't played Pinkneys yet but reckon Coleshill have enough to survive. Maybe Littlewick?

Haven't really looked the table, but id be surprised if Littlewick go down after winning the league last season.
Denham are reliant on Faisal, 50 wickets last season but the fact he plays at Denham, probably the most unpredictable ground in the Chilterns league, helps him a lot. Pinkneys have a decent bowling attack but their batting just tries to smash everything, not many proper shots played!
Apparently Paresh, on receiving the 2s team email, replied within a minute saying he was unconfirmed and was taking a few weeks off. Got told by text he was going down, in my book that's not great from the skipper.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 05, 2016, 02:59:02 PM
Haven't really looked the table, but id be surprised if Littlewick go down after winning the league last season.
Denham are reliant on Faisal, 50 wickets last season but the fact he plays at Denham, probably the most unpredictable ground in the Chilterns league, helps him a lot. Pinkneys have a decent bowling attack but their batting just tries to smash everything, not many proper shots played!
Apparently Paresh, on receiving the 2s team email, replied within a minute saying he was unconfirmed and was taking a few weeks off. Got told by text he was going down, in my book that's not great from the skipper.

Yes they rely heavily on him, decent bowler but as you say their ground helps him a lot. I think Littlewick will survive but only just. They were a 2 man side last year and both of them have gone to Wargrave. Their captain and guy called Rana in the middle order will need to score runs as their bowling line up isn't that strong with Arsalan and Waqas.

Sounds like Paresh would fit in well with some of the prima donnas we have haha! Skip should have told him face to face or by phone mind, poor form via text as you said.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Chalkie on June 05, 2016, 08:46:01 PM
3rd game of the season for me yesterday, and my bowling has been getting steadily better with every game.

Was an overcast and humid day so got the ball swinging nicely, almost too much sometimes, ended with figures of 2 for 15 off 13.

They posted a total of 107 for 9 in their overs, and we knocked them off in 26 overs for 5. I didn't get a bat though which was the only disappointment in a great days cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dcullen8 on June 05, 2016, 09:57:08 PM
First "proper" game of the season today, little 20 in a 70+ stand on a ropey track. Posted 210 and had them all out for 150.

Got to swing around a new Kelsall and Robert James bat, both were really really nice.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: simonmay5 on June 05, 2016, 10:09:59 PM
I've had a better start to the season than some of my team mates so i can't complain but if it makes anyone feel a bit better he's how my Saturday went.

Had to pick up an ID card on the way to the game-late getting it.
A team mate who is 'high maintenance' asked for a lift to the match -late picking him up
North circular trip(my least favourite road in the world)
Passenger team mate spend the journey complaining about everything and anything to do with the club.
Brain frazzled by the time we arrived at the ground-late
Rushed to get ready - dunno about anyone else I like to get to the game an hour before the start to relax
We were 20-3 when I went in not ready to bat got a good ball and stumps were everywhere first ball duck
Problem team mate asked to borrow my (only) bat, hit 60 and the bat split in two horizontally-it (was) an absolute beauty.
Oppo umpire decided to give us no decisions despite the plummest lbw s ever.we lost the match.
Journey back even worse than journey there.
Got back to my home club to find lots of advice 'really....never lend your bat to anyone else'
Finally got home after dropping of problem team mate at 1030 pm with 'I can see your upset about the bat-sorry'
Went to bed

Cricket I still love it.

 :) :)

I got plenty of bats mate more than happy to lend you one of mine
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on June 05, 2016, 11:13:52 PM
Got talked into playing a 1st XI cup match which was a complete waste of an afternoon. Load of talk in the pub last night about how I was needed as the second spinner but in the end I had to practically beg for a bowl (came on for 34th over out of 40 !!!) and should have had opposition's century maker caught in my first over but fielder not only dropped a reasonably simple chance, he kicked it over the boundary for good measure. Got a wicket in my 2nd over then skipper brings back opening bowler. Thanks for coming.   
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JG on June 05, 2016, 11:30:38 PM
Another 65 for me today, already exhausted from yesterday.. shame the test match-esque average has now dropped to mid-eighties. Definitely on for my best season so far :D not going to complain
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Nothing2SeeHere on June 06, 2016, 12:03:37 PM
Mixed game at the weekend. Had a great opening partnership with team captain on a really nice batting track only to run myself out short of mandatory retirement score. We posted a strong total and 2 amazing balls (one textbook inswinger clipping off and the second an inswinger that cut out for a good slip catch) took out their key batsman which kind of ended the game.

Slightly disappointing that it wasn't a more balanced game as they were missing one of their best all rounders but I got my best score in 3 seasons despite volunteering to play out of position as opener. The other disappointing thing was the end of the 'catches win matches' maxim. We dropped loads. seems its bucket loads of runs that win matches on this display.
 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on June 06, 2016, 12:09:32 PM
Had two wins at the weekend, Saturday we got put in on what was a slightly moist track, and we got bowled out for 144 and bowled the oppo out for 99, I got 2-20 off 5.
Sunday, I was captaining and much to my teams disgust I decided to bowl first, postage stamp of a ground and kept the oppo to 240 which was a great success, I bowled 10 overs, 1-68. We then proceeded to chase it down in 37, our over seas made a lovely 122
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: InternalTraining on June 06, 2016, 04:01:38 PM
In swinging, seaming, and wet conditions, I carried the bat. My first. I am just thrilled.  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 06, 2016, 04:58:33 PM
In swinging, seaming, and wet conditions, I carried the bat. My first. I am just thrilled.  :)

How many did you get mate?

I'm guessing 15* in a T20  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: InternalTraining on June 06, 2016, 05:10:14 PM
How many did you get mate?

I'm guessing 15* in a T20  ;)

55 in a 35 over match.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 06, 2016, 09:18:17 PM
Lost to Taplow tonight. Ended 120 odd for 9 chasing 151/4.
Took 2/37 from four eight ball overs. Strangely all three of our spinners went for 37 off 4 overs.
Got a second ball duck going in 7 in the 14th over, flashed at a wide one and nicked behind, first wicket of a hat trick as it happened.
Means we can focus on the league, and let Taplow take on Penn who got 246 from their 15overs tonight...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 06, 2016, 10:01:21 PM
Lost to Taplow tonight. Ended 120 odd for 9 chasing 151/4.
Took 2/37 from four eight ball overs. Strangely all three of our spinners went for 37 off 4 overs.
Got a second ball duck going in 7 in the 14th over, flashed at a wide one and nicked behind, first wicket of a hat trick as it happened.
Means we can focus on the league, and let Taplow take on Penn who got 246 from their 15overs tonight...

Think it's Denham or The Lee, then Penn in regional final. You see Harpsden scored 290, one guy got 166! Your first wicket was with a filthy as ball haha!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 07, 2016, 01:59:40 PM
I agree, it was filthy. Millsy should have done better though! Harpsden are ridiculous, some of csg don't like them but I think they're a nice bunch but very serious about their cricket. Wasn't Sam Imlay with the runs was it?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 07, 2016, 02:13:37 PM
I agree, it was filthy. Millsy should have done better though! Harpsden are ridiculous, some of csg don't like them but I think they're a nice bunch but very serious about their cricket. Wasn't Sam Imlay with the runs was it?

6 inches higher and it was probably a 4 as he had disected the 2 boundary riders out there pretty well. We thought we were only around par yesterday, our running between the wickets was poor and even with 8 wickets in hand we didn't take on the arm as much as we should have done - especially as it's not exactly a small ground! Thought your guys ran well and was expecting a close finish until the change bowlers strangled things in the middle and picked up a cluster of wickets.

Our 2s said Harpsden were a decent enough bunch of lads. Millsy reckons they'd be a solid mid-table side in div 1 as their change bowling is lacking but their batting is fine. Guy called H Cary got their runs, don't think he's played every week but he didn't play on Saturday against our 2s. Most of them have played for Henley at some point so will be interesting to see if any of the current Henley boys who play for Harpden on Sundays come across to them next season.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 07, 2016, 02:26:34 PM
we play Harpesden at the end of every season, they are indeed a good bunch, some very good cricketers indeed and too good for our friendly side.It's a lovely ground and a very enjoyable day out for those of us stuck in the grim of London.
If you know the ground one of our bowlers 2 years ago got hit straight, over the netting, over the road and it landed in the golf club.Which by my reckoning is MASSIVE!

interesting fact..not 100 per cent sure it's true but apparently there is no pub in in the village because the person who owns everything and paid for everything there(or did I presume) did not want any alcohol anywhere.....
and that still stands today.... I believe.  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 07, 2016, 07:59:08 PM
That is a massive hit! I knocked one over that boundary so 70odd metre hit last season, but that is a good 100m into the golf club!
They definitely have a bar there, we were basically gatecrashing their promotion party last season when we played there.
Taplow were decent last night, not as strong a showing as we feared, but Yaya is a handy find to say the least. Farhaan is going to be a very good spinner, bowled very well in the league against us and did again last night
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 07, 2016, 08:32:46 PM
That is a massive hit! I knocked one over that boundary so 70odd metre hit last season, but that is a good 100m into the golf club!
They definitely have a bar there, we were basically gatecrashing their promotion party last season when we played there.
Taplow were decent last night, not as strong a showing as we feared, but Yaya is a handy find to say the least. Farhaan is going to be a very good spinner, bowled very well in the league against us and did again last night

Yaya is good when he gets it right. He is quicker than last night as his run up was limited but he arguably bowled better than he has done so far this season as he appeared to have more control. He has a very good yorker as a few of your guys found out. Farhan will be very good, we'll only have him for one more season I reckon before he goes to Burnham. We were missing a handful of first teamers last night but Farhan and Millsy aren't bad 2nd teamers to call up! Guessing you had a mixture of 1s and 2s as there were a few guys I didnt recognise?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 07, 2016, 09:28:56 PM
Yaya is good when he gets it right. He is quicker than last night as his run up was limited but he arguably bowled better than he has done so far this season as he appeared to have more control. He has a very good yorker as a few of your guys found out. Farhan will be very good, we'll only have him for one more season I reckon before he goes to Burnham. We were missing a handful of first teamers last night but Farhan and Millsy aren't bad 2nd teamers to call up! Guessing you had a mixture of 1s and 2s as there were a few guys I didnt recognise?

Yesterday was largely 1sts, but we had 2 2s players and a couple who go between the two teams. Yaya's first ball certainly made Rio jump, good lift from a 12 yard run up! We were missing three of our quick bowlers, but seeing as we mostly bowled spin that doesn't matter. Farhaan is very sneaky and really difficult to get away, doesn't turn it much but flights it well and from the other week looks a good, compact batsman.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 08, 2016, 09:40:55 PM
Had a training session tonight and I want to give up!

Fielding was okay, without being magnificent. I took a few catches and stopped almost everything cleanly, but that's probably the only positive I can take from my session.

I thought I was bowling okay but the 5th XI number 11 was smacking me to all parts. Whatever I tried he was still despatching it, if ever there was anything to shatter your confidence it's that  :(

As for batting, I still feel as if I couldn't hit a beach ball! I snicked off the first team opening bowler, but other than that I barely got bat on anything. Once again the seamers decided to bowl short knowing I'd bust my thumb batting once this year, so I got to practice getting out the way if I'm really scraping the barrel.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 09, 2016, 05:57:31 AM
T20 last night. Batted first and lost our opener in first over on what must have been the lowest bouncing wicket in ever played on but outfield was rapid. Went in at 4 and managed 17 before the shooter came. Was also using my a plus with bits high middle lol which wasn't great but when I got a full toss it went distance. Got ourselves to 155 with a very strong batting g line up

Bowling wise we were a bit lighter and I managed to bag a 4 over spell, first bowling of the year purely as I refused to break my fingers keeping on that low deck especially against s couple of our quicks who are are genuine quick and got 2-23 both bowled bit pitch was a big help

Really hate it when a pitch has such a big effect on results. Anyway we won by 30 odd runs
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 09, 2016, 09:16:10 AM
Woke up yesterday and couldn't see out of half of my right eye which when batting is my front eye being left handed  so rang our local hospital eye clinic who referred me to Birmingham City Hospital arrived there 3 hours later after a further 3 hour wait told that the gel holding the eye and the retina together had disintegrated and was blocking my vision and if it gets worse to return and the holes where the gel was will be filled using a laser got back home at 7pm last night.
Still intend  to play on Saturday due to only played 4 matches  so far this season
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 09, 2016, 09:17:42 AM
Woke up yesterday and couldn't see out of half of my right eye which when batting is my front eye being left handed  so rang our local hospital eye clinic who referred me to Birmingham City Hospital arrived there 3 hours later after a further 3 hour wait told that the gel holding the eye and the retina together had disintegrated and was blocking my vision and if it gets worse to return and the holes where the gel was will be filled using a laser got back home at 7pm last night.
Still intend  to play on Saturday.

You bloody old people draining our NHS!  ;)

Sounds nasty mate, hope it's better soon!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 09, 2016, 09:22:08 AM
You bloody old people draining our NHS!  ;)

Sounds nasty mate, hope it's better soon!

Thanks and I do can't see through  either eye clearly this morning due to the bloody eye drops.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: northernboy1987 on June 09, 2016, 09:57:02 AM
Didn't add to my T20 batting tally last night due to batting at 7 in a 10 wicket win but did get my T20 league wicket haul up to 14 from 7 games so far with a nice 4-18 with my dodgy off spinners :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 09, 2016, 10:04:44 AM
Didn't know if  to sell the bat to a team mate or remove weight so Decided on Sunday to remove 3oz of  my Kaboom by sanding decided to concentrate  on the toe area Managed to get all the stickers off in one piece using an air dryer and pulling the stickers  across the grain after an hour of hand sanding and avoiding the spine realised that i would have to sand half the bat to get the desired weight  after 4 hours sanding keeping the concaving even  and avoiding the spine the pick up felt right only thing is the toe is really skinny half its a original thickness hope I dont hit a Yorker on Saturday as it will be Kaboom for the bat!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: shamelessshaun on June 09, 2016, 10:11:11 AM
Beaten by 9 runs at the weekend, had to come in number 11 and bat 1 handed due to damaging my elbow diving for a catch early on in the 1st innings and losing all movement in it due to the swelling but managed 2* off 3 balls with some tip and run. Swelling is just subsiding now but still not got 100% movement back with pain when I get to the limits , unfortunately looks like no cricket on Saturday but i'm thinking of making myself available for the Cup semi final on the Sunday.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 09, 2016, 10:15:39 AM
@Seniorplayer how skinny is really skinny?

Bats of yesteryear didn't have massively thick toes and I can't recall them going any more frequently than modern bats. You may be pleasantly surprised by the durability
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 09, 2016, 10:53:02 AM
@Seniorplayer how skinny is really skinny?

Bats of yesteryear didn't have massively thick toes and I can't recall them going any more frequently than modern bats. You may be pleasantly surprised by the durability
Hi Cam
Centre of toe 25 mil edges of toe 18 mil
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 09, 2016, 11:03:04 AM
Yesterday was largely 1sts, but we had 2 2s players and a couple who go between the two teams. Yaya's first ball certainly made Rio jump, good lift from a 12 yard run up! We were missing three of our quick bowlers, but seeing as we mostly bowled spin that doesn't matter. Farhaan is very sneaky and really difficult to get away, doesn't turn it much but flights it well and from the other week looks a good, compact batsman.

Farhan is good now, he'll be a lot better when he grows a bit taller. He played in the 1s on Saturday and bowled well, took a wicket at a key moment when 8th wicket partnership was about 50. He's also a good bat, very good technique wise but doesn't have the strength as yet. One flaw he has is taking a middle or middle/off guard and then walking across his stumps.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 09, 2016, 11:11:04 AM
Hi Cam
Centre of toe 25 mil edges of toe 18 mil

That doesn't sound tiny to be fair, I'll measure my old chases when i get in which I imagine will have been made with similar dimensions
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on June 10, 2016, 12:59:29 AM
Got a decent score for the first time in a few weeks - 42 off 23 in a losing t20 chase against @Ayrtek's club. Other than one walk across the stumps and swing to leg, all proper shots too, quite pleased. Glad to score some runs aa I haven't been able to buy them recently despite feeling like I'm in really good nick with the bat. Backs up what was said recently about form and staying at the crease long enough to find our whether you're in form or not!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 10, 2016, 12:07:28 PM
Finally got some runs under my belt. Chasing 130 in a 16 over game I came in at the end of the 8th over with us on 65. Got out off the last ball of the 13th for 47 with us needing 6 to win. 4 sixes including one out the ground over the sight-screen. Felt good to just forget about pressure and be able to go out and swing the bat.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 11, 2016, 05:10:47 PM
Early finish to day we only had 8 players batted first scored 89 opposition scored 90 for 9 shocking pitch.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JB on June 11, 2016, 05:52:57 PM
How was the bat, did the toe feel ok @Seniorplayer?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 11, 2016, 07:04:19 PM
Couldnt really tell to much  was trying not to get hurt as only lasted 8 ball iinc 1 throat ball and  2 beamers 1 hit the  the bottom edge of the toe and caused a minute chip to the face.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on June 11, 2016, 07:32:55 PM
Good Win against AIW today. Fairplay to AIW's players who were all on ramadam so couldn't eat/drink on a really humid day!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 11, 2016, 08:03:12 PM
Good Win against AIW today. Fairplay to AIW's players who were all on ramadam so couldn't eat/drink on a really humid day!
1's or 2's?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 11, 2016, 08:07:15 PM
2/3's both called off due to rain sadly.

1's we skittled a team for 130. They didn't take a wicket until only 3 needed and it was me. They'd gobbed off all game and given the game was won I just teed off (once I'd got 50 of course and the other opener had his 50)and slogged a few runs. Got out as I missed a ball, heard stumps (didn't hear he keeper take it or anything) so walked off towards the pavilion. Confusion reigned and as I was nearly off the umpires said 'he shouldn't be out as he can't be out as get he was out so left his crease etc'... I couldn't care less by then so just said 'call it stumped' amd walked off.

Horrible horrible team and game and very different to when we payed their firsts last year in the cup final who were an awesome bunch.. They chatted but it was good chat rather than just toilet drivel. Sad signs for the game
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Chalkie on June 11, 2016, 08:45:26 PM
Bitter sweet day today.

We had a weak first team out today and played a team who's average age was probably half ours. It ended up with a draw, our batsmen were poor and I had to block out the last 3 overs to protect our last 2 bats, so faced 10 balls for 1 run - totally against my usual style of play but at least it was a n.o

I had a pretty good day bowling though, 14 overs, 36 runs and 3 wickets. Some good swing and bounce, went past the bat more times than I can remember and I'm not particularly quick. Took a bit of hammer in last couple of overs when their middle order realised they didn't have many on the board, real cow corner stuff so need to work on my 'death' bowling technique a little.

Also 'twanged' the ligaments in one of my knees moving sideways sharply in the field, starting to ache a bit now so having some medicine to make it better (the chilled 5% kind) 😉
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on June 11, 2016, 09:17:46 PM

Also 'twanged' the ligaments in one of my knees moving sideways sharply in the field, starting to ache a bit now so having some medicine to make it better (the chilled 5% kind) 😉

Oh... That kind of medicine. Side effects are falling down and delusions of grandeur?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on June 11, 2016, 09:23:40 PM
Another day, another emphatic win for the mighty 3s on another ropey track. Happy to say I contributed, anchored a century opening stand, making a hard-fought 32 with the ball doing all sorts. A good net during the week paid off. After a bit of a middle order collapse we still got to 220, which was far too many, we rolled the oppo for 60-odd and I took a skyer to finish it.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 11, 2016, 09:28:48 PM
Posted 198 in 50 overs today and had the oppo 9 down in a tense affair in west London. Got 39 no which is good. 10 more runs and I will be past last years total -2015 was really that bad.
On the minus side had trouble bending down after about 90 overs and tried to stop one in the gully with my boot, it shot up and hit flush on the ankle bone.

Oh come on.....don't tell me no one else has done that?
 :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 11, 2016, 09:52:28 PM
Birthday win for me today!

Posted 280-7 batting first. Our opener with a 50 (think he got 72) and our number 4 with 95

Oppo ended 264-9
One of our bowlers with a 4 fer and I took 1-61off 10. My figures aren't great but I bowled a decent spell at the death when they needed to do at 8s and 10s. Good to get a first wicket under my belt personally and a first win of the season

I then had a drink or 10 to celebrate my birthday so I'm rather jolly right now
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Chalkie on June 11, 2016, 10:01:54 PM
Birthday win for me today!

I then had a drink or 10 to celebrate my birthday so I'm rather jolly right now

Oh dear, Cam + beers + Internet usually means we can expect a "look what I bought off eBay" review in about 3 days time 😉

I hope it turns out to be  a nice one......
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on June 12, 2016, 05:25:31 AM
Played yesterday got rained out halfway through the oppos innings, with them needing 142 to win.
I offered to have a slip and slide off to decide a winner but they declined, then spent 2 1/2 hours in traffic on the way home.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Andythomo21 on June 12, 2016, 07:02:28 AM
Newly promoted into the Premier Division this season and after 2 very close games in the last couple of weeks, finally got the first win under our belt yesterday.

We got 224/5 and bowled them out for just over 100, although they batted 40 overs! 53 not out for me to follow up 59 not out last week. Nice to feel in half decent form at last.  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Marc28 on June 12, 2016, 07:32:03 AM
Winning draw
We made a good 178 from all our overs
They started well two bad drops before we made a break through with them on 50 ish then they almost collapsed just past 100
We have them 9 down but lost about 6 overs to rain so possibly could have won.
As for me I made 7 out double hitting the ball sounds crazy and it is
High full toss took me by complete surprise hit it thought yes looks a good shot then the bat followed my hands up and I hit it again spooning to mid off instead of going for your,
Bowled the last over of the game finished 1-1-0-1 no to shabby
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 12, 2016, 07:47:44 AM
Follow up to yesterday's post.

My head hurts a bit, and (un)fortunately there was nothing on eBay that caught my eye!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on June 12, 2016, 08:38:17 AM
Hmmmmm,  we were weak yesterday, and we rolled over an even weaker side through the rain breaks.

We got 160-8 on a dead old pitch, which turned out to be a mighty good effort as we knocked them over for 69. I opened the bowling (!!!!!!!!) and bowled 9 overs 3-29.

Unfortunately, it;s still a rollercoaster ride and I'm yipping furiously, mixing some jaffas with some awful fayre. If anyone has any info on overcoming the yips, send it to me, I need your help now!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wayward_hayward on June 12, 2016, 09:18:56 AM
1 wicket win plaging for the 1st's yesterday. Oppo batted first and scored 163, our spinners controlled the game to tie them down. I opened the bowling and my first spell was dirty. Came back at the death and didnt concede a boundary, plus picking up 1 wicket.

We were 60 odd for 6 at one point, I came in at 9 with 50 still needed. Me and number 8 put on 30 or 40 together. I eventually got out with 2 needed trying to work a ball on the stumps through mid wicket, bugger. I think I got 15.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 12, 2016, 11:36:34 AM
Captained yesterday and we got beat
Bowled oppos out for 150 in the rain, only had 9 men to start, as one lad was working late and another couldn't get into the ground because there was a music festival on.

Anyway, we batted shoite and dint really get near their total, despite some shoite bowling.
We had another three bad decisions go against us again, after the same last week, really getting me down, as these panel umpires are dire,(can't even count the balls!) it's really making me just want to throw the towel in.
They just want the money and an early finish

My batting was going ok until I was given run out, the bats unreal now I've got the weight down to 2.7, and shaved a bit of the handle
Drove first ball of the innings back to their skipper fielding close in, and seriously thought I'd broken his leg
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Tailendfielder on June 12, 2016, 12:32:34 PM
Winning draw, should have won but we dropped too many catches. Was 9 i think? I got 99* being stranded with a guy who couldnt rotate strike and i ran out of balls.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 12, 2016, 04:22:23 PM
So close to a victory vs top of the league Penn and Tylers Green. From 21/3 off 8 we ended 231/3 from 35. Skipper smashed a rapid ton and young all rounder got 96.
Got taken for 33 off my first 3 overs, two good and one awful, before we took the new ball. Came back with 4 to go and took 2/1/1/2 from my second spell, knocked a stump out the ground with a quicker ball, then between bat and pad via little edge from another. Penn number 8 blocked out last over from our other leggie, with them 139/9 from 31 so a strong winning draw.
Missed a chance to run out opener in the fourth over, and as x-rays showed this afternoon I managed to break a finger doing so. At least it is not my bowling hand.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on June 12, 2016, 05:00:12 PM
At least it is not my bowling hand.

"Bowling hand"...  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 12, 2016, 06:33:42 PM
So close to a victory vs top of the league Penn and Tylers Green. From 21/3 off 8 we ended 231/3 from 35. Skipper smashed a rapid ton and young all rounder got 96.
Got taken for 33 off my first 3 overs, two good and one awful, before we took the new ball. Came back with 4 to go and took 2/1/1/2 from my second spell, knocked a stump out the ground with a quicker ball, then between bat and pad via little edge from another. Penn number 8 blocked out last over from our other leggie, with them 139/9 from 31 so a strong winning draw.
Missed a chance to run out opener in the fourth over, and as x-rays showed this afternoon I managed to break a finger doing so. At least it is not my bowling hand.

Good result that for you guys, and also for us too. I see Johnny Hughes opened the bowling for them, which I don't think he's done all season. He's quite sharp but looks like he might have been a tad erratic looking at his figures?

We beat Littlewick. Assuming Christie Green plays rest of the season then they're a one man team with the bat and he'll get wickets as he's got a bit of pace with the new ball. We were all out for 161 having collapsed from 120-3 to 125 or so for 8. I got 28 opening up before looping a cut to point. I felt sorry for their other opening bowler who was bowling big in duckers but was incredibly unlucky to end up wicketless.

Christie then scored a very nice 70 odd before being caught at long on with the score on 98. They then proceeded to be bowled out for 140. Was quite a tetchy game with lots of aggro. They were missing a few of their usual first team but speaking to Arsalan's brother (play cricket said Arsalan was playing but it's his brother) it sounds like they're struggling big time. Few guys won't play as they don't want to lose every week and couple of others not playing due to Ramadan.

Penn away next week for us in a 1st v 2nd encounter.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 12, 2016, 07:00:56 PM
Jonny was very erratic. Bounced our 16yo bat, and it would have been a wide over my head so pretty high considering I'm 6'3. Lance bowled well and was unlucky to be wicketless, Hyde was good but the other bowlers were smashed out the attack by Benchy and Dan.
We have Waltham away next week, so hopefully a chance of points to keep us in contention.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 12, 2016, 07:48:33 PM
Is the 16 year old Drage? Think he played against us last year and he looked very good but was quite small then. Has he got a bit stronger over the winter? Assuming it's who I'm thinking of then he will be a good bat. If Jonny bowls big wides on height then he might easily go for 6 wides at their place!

You should beat Waltham but they're an odd side. Nice bunch of lads but decent on paper who don't always play to their potential. At least not usually until August when they're in another relegation dogfight!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 12, 2016, 08:06:42 PM
Won again today so 3 from 3 on Sundays and side is unbeaten this season so far. We lost the toss but got put in on a lovely looking deck that had been covered from all the rain and was rock hard. As splay was due to start rain came not heavy but consistant and delayed start by 90 mins. When we started we went off like a train after losing my opening partner 4th ball bounced out by there quick. Myself and No3 put on 50 in 9 overs in a 35over game with my scoring 32. Got chirped by the opening bowler for having one shot when I drove him through mid on, then mid off then cut and pulled all boundaries in one over unfortunately I thought I was seeing everything like a beach ball and cut a ball that was a touch to close to me straight to point. We then had a mini collapse until our No7 scored 29 from 9 balls and then lower order got blown away by there quick and we made 140

In reply they lost opener 2nd ball caught in gully and then there gun bat managed to slap a full toss to cover and after that it was a wicket an over pretty much until 8 & 10 put on a few until a stunning 1handed diving catch from yours truly behind the stumps ended that. Possibly one of my best ever catches. They finished all out for 83 with me taking 2 catches so another good win.

Loving my B&S at the moment it was also used by our No7 who smoked the 29 rapid runs with a couple of huge 6's and he is trying to buy it from me now but that's 1 stick I won't be selling any time soon
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on June 12, 2016, 08:12:30 PM
Played today for our academy team, was only playing as a fielder until we turned up and saw they had put there sunday 1st team out so ended up bowling and batting.
Came in at the end and hit 10* off 4 balls including a tidy 6! we ended up on 200 from our 40, which was 40 short of par!
I bowled 10 overs, 1-30. Had two missed stumpings at there bloke who proceeded to score 100 but thats were the youngsters learn and I enjoyed playing with a lot of the boys who I coach anyway, so all in an enjoyable sunday.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on June 12, 2016, 09:14:07 PM
Played a decent side today - who had a decent opening bowler and a very good batting line up - after losing our opener early on for 0 (he has scored 686 runs already this season) we thought it could be a very short afternoon, but myself and the other opener put on 109 before he was bowled trying to press on, myself and the number 4 then put on 40 odd before I ran myself out for 59 the number four went on to hit a quick fire 45 and we finished on 217 for 7 off our 40. Then in response their 1s skipper and 1s opening batsman put on a quick fire 50 off about 8 overs before the skipper nicked off and was snaffled behind the stumps by yours truly, their other opener looked in decent touch before dragging one on from his thigh pad, and then it was a wicket fest for us getting them 6 down in very quick time before their 7  (used to play for us and scored runs for fun and is the clubs leading runscorer and wicket taker) and 8 put on 110 ish both reaching 50, our opening quick then came back on to dismiss their 8 but we dropped chance after chance off the number 7. 14 to win off the last over and they couldn't quick get over the line. A thoroughly enjoyable day.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on June 13, 2016, 07:52:07 AM
Is the 16 year old Drage? Think he played against us last year and he looked very good but was quite small then. Has he got a bit stronger over the winter? Assuming it's who I'm thinking of then he will be a good bat. If Jonny bowls big wides on height then he might easily go for 6 wides at their place!

You should beat Waltham but they're an odd side. Nice bunch of lads but decent on paper who don't always play to their potential. At least not usually until August when they're in another relegation dogfight!

Can't you two be given your own thread - it's a fascinating insight into your own personal league but all this - "Boffer wasn't playing but Timbo and Tonker got on with it - mind you that young bowler for Titwank-on-the-hill will give your lot a tough time at our place on the 9th providing Smeggy Smith plays" rather makes my head spin :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: skip1973 on June 13, 2016, 07:53:58 AM
Surely seeing some love is better than the normal narkiness.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 13, 2016, 04:39:53 PM
What narkiness?ha
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 13, 2016, 05:44:28 PM
Yep, he's my protege. Bucks bat, opens now when our regulars aren't available.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 14, 2016, 09:06:32 PM
Can't you two be given your own thread - it's a fascinating insight into your own personal league but all this - "Boffer wasn't playing but Timbo and Tonker got on with it - mind you that young bowler for Titwank-on-the-hill will give your lot a tough time at our place on the 9th providing Smeggy Smith plays" rather makes my head spin :)

I thought that Titwank-on-the-hill was quite a slippery character!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 14, 2016, 09:11:24 PM
Had the delights of playing away vs @Vitas Cricket last Sat, think they 'forgot' the covers as it was a win the toss win the game type of game. Top order really struggled, we were 35-4 off 23... Seriously tedious stuff! I came in at 7 and got 20 odd but on 50 to give us 112 to bowl at.

They knocked it off no dramas for 1 I think.

Must say they were the nicest bunch we've played this year, was nice to not get abused every ball for a change.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Vitas Cricket on June 14, 2016, 09:40:27 PM
Had the delights of playing away vs @Vitas Cricket last Sat, think they 'forgot' the covers as it was a win the toss win the game type of game. Top order really struggled, we were 35-4 off 23... Seriously tedious stuff! I came in at 7 and got 20 odd but on 50 to give us 112 to bowl at.

They knocked it off no dramas for 1 I think.

Must say they were the nicest bunch we've played this year, was nice to not get abused every ball for a change.

Haha yes I get tired of some of the nonsense some players/teams in our league come out with. It's constant, usually abusive rather than clever/witty and usually I just switch off.

Covers were on but I'm sure you noticed the slope, with heavy rain through the week gravity takes over and the moisture runs down the slope

We had the same the week before against Foxton, pretty much the same pitch and conditions, they won the toss and won the game

Who did I stump? He started outside his crease and made no attempt to get back, then just stood there looking confused! Made me chuckle
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 15, 2016, 07:25:53 AM
Haha! That was our project whackit! Unfortunately he'd got in from a uni night out at 8:30 that morning in Warwick and had to get woken up to be told he was batting, he was absolutely bladdered! He hit 50 off about 12 balls against Eating Scrotum first game of the season. I imagine you did him a favour stumping him to be fair, he was a mess!

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 18, 2016, 09:30:19 AM
Playing against a side that were 4 divisions higher today but due to going down to one team league rules state clubs play in what was originally  the the one team division  of the league  if we can get eleven on the pitch we should do okay  these matches can be a mismatch though as the division is padded out with third teams.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 18, 2016, 12:33:22 PM
Just got back home from the ground no match walked on the unprepared square and up came the water.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 18, 2016, 09:43:48 PM
Well I'm really not sure how to feel after today's game.
We played the top of the league side who are unbeaten this season. Our skipper won the toss and elected to bowl first on a damp looking deck (which we thought would get better as it dried out).

They posted 208-9 from their 50 overs. None of their players reached a half century, but one of the openers made 41 and the number 8 a good 45. Our game plan was to keep them below 200, but we definitely felt we were in with a chance of chasing them down.

Our run chase started slowly but surely, but ultimately we were in with a sniff for almost the whole innings. We went into the last over 9 down with 24 needed to win. Sadly we were 190 all out so lost by 18 runs. There were a lot of positives to take and we certainly gave the league leaders a scare!

On a personal note I finally bowled a decent spell, going 10 overs, 4 maidens, 3-24. I also made 5* at the end of the innings, and although it was in a losing  effort it was nice to feel leather on willow out in the middle (albeit only briefly).


Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on June 18, 2016, 10:16:46 PM
Bagged a win today in a 2nd v 3rd league fixture, rolled them out for 112 and chased them down for the loss of 3. Cheeky 45* to boost my tally for the season to just over 200 runs so far and inter club fantasy cricket points 👍
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on June 18, 2016, 10:56:45 PM
Lost to Tewkesbury in a very low scoring game due to a Sh1te pitch. Never seen a team scream there heads off getting a 14 year old number 11 out to win the game...

Not the nicest game in the world but still second and in the hunt!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 19, 2016, 12:41:25 AM
Lost to Tewkesbury in a very low scoring game due to a Sh1te pitch. Never seen a team scream there heads off getting a 14 year old number 11 out to win the game...

Not the nicest game in the world but still second and in the hunt!

That's Tewkesbury for you.. Horrible club
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on June 19, 2016, 08:07:19 AM
We was called off due to the bad weather. Spent the afternoon watching @horseman and his men.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on June 19, 2016, 08:20:23 AM
We have and a torrid week off constant rain. drainage on outfield good, but not a chance to prepare a wicket. And to be fair it was pretty wet looking.

Captain phoned oppo up to say game could go ahead easily but on our artificial(allowed in our league if agreed by both captains). There captain immediately said on phone they won't be playing on artificial as dangerous for juniors.

On arrival umpires said they was happy to go ahead on artificial, again there skipper said it was dangerous for there juniors, umpires asked how, and his reply was "they've only bought spikes"
Our skipper said I phoned you and said we was trying for artificial and he replied "well I didn't tell them as I think it's dangerous"

Umpires decided game was on, on the wet unprepared wicket but start would be delayed. There skipper once again proclaimed "but it's dangerous, a junior might hurt himself"


They Batted  first, 2 juniors came out to bat and amusingly asked the umpire "why aren't we on the artificial?"
And they wonder why this game is dying. To many idiots in charge of clubs teams and leagues.



We bowled them out for 91 in 35.3overs.
And knocked them off with 15 overs of our innings left, albeit 7 down! Me with a dig in 6 not out.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: horseman on June 19, 2016, 09:43:22 AM
We was called off due to the bad weather. Spent the afternoon watching @horseman and his men.

@19reading87 if only I could give you those 5.5 hours of your life back. Rubbish.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wilkie113 on June 19, 2016, 04:35:48 PM
Absolutely over the moon with our result yesterday.
We beat a local rival we posted 277 off our 50 overs.
And bowled the oppo out for 188.

I managed to bag myself my first shropshire premier league ton scoring 123. Dropped on two at square leg the only chance I gave. Sharing a 3rd wicket partnership of over a hundred again with our pro for the second time this season.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamielsn15 on June 19, 2016, 04:50:08 PM
Rain.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 19, 2016, 06:42:39 PM
Absolutely over the moon with our result yesterday.
We beat a local rival we posted 277 off our 50 overs.
And bowled the oppo out for 188.

I managed to bag myself my first shropshire premier league ton scoring 123. Dropped on two at square leg the only chance I gave. Sharing a 3rd wicket partnership of over a hundred again with our pro for the second time this season.

@wilkie113 well batted mate always great to get a first hundred and one you never forget.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 19, 2016, 06:54:49 PM
Just bin beat in the cup quarters
Trying not to be bitter, but this is the third week we've had incredibly poor umpires, lost out to at least! 30 runs in leg side wides today and we had 4 out of 5 lbw decisions that were shocking
And had to face a bloke chucking? It worst than my two yr old does

Finding it really hard to want to play
Feels like we are playing against 13 men every week

On a personal note, managed 53 before the chucker got me
Bats unreal and the glues done the trick on the bit that dropped off the toe
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on June 19, 2016, 07:01:28 PM
@wilkie113 well batted mate always great to get a first hundred and one you never forget.

Batted @wilkie113!! Who do you play for? Used to play for Ludlow a few years back, before they used to get skittled regularly haha
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 19, 2016, 07:03:12 PM
We was called off due to the bad weather. Spent the afternoon watching @horseman and his men.

Gutted this was rained off!

Managed 40 overs In the field and batted for 27 ish chasing 166 got to 50 needed off 12 overs when it ended!

Two forum members played myself and @uknsaunders
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Harry L on June 19, 2016, 07:14:00 PM
That's Tewkesbury for you.. Horrible club
I play for Tewkesbury!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wilkie113 on June 19, 2016, 07:16:29 PM
@wilkie113 well batted mate always great to get a first hundred and one you never forget.

Cheers Chris. Got a few previously but not at this standard. Always nice!



@Sivlar13 I play for Frankton mate. How long ago did you play there?


Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on June 19, 2016, 07:42:58 PM
@Sivlar13 I play for Frankton mate. How long ago did you play there?

4 years ago mate, we had a sharp South African overseas, jeez he was good.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 19, 2016, 07:56:21 PM
Gutted this was rained off!

Managed 40 overs In the field and batted for 27 ish chasing 166 got to 50 needed off 12 overs when it ended!

Two forum members played myself and @uknsaunders

Should probably add the 40 overs field and 20 odd batting was today in a Sunday friendly! Opps
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on June 19, 2016, 07:59:25 PM
Played today despite my ankle suddenly swelling up overnight. Ehhhh. Turn up to the ground to find out the colts of another club have used the pitch marked out for us despite them having their own 20 yard one marked out. Suffice to say we were pretty livid.

Oppo won the toss and elected to bat, they put on 191 in their 40. Dropped a tough one at midwicket, didn't have much else to do. We lost by 30 odd runs, didn't exactly help when opening bat goes first ball to a pee roller. Didn't bat.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on June 19, 2016, 08:00:43 PM
Should probably add the 40 overs field and 20 odd batting was today in a Sunday friendly! Opps
Did you get any?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wilkie113 on June 19, 2016, 08:09:36 PM
4 years ago mate, we had a sharp South African overseas, jeez he was good.

Wasn't Jason by any chance was it? He was very quick haha and didn't appreciate being clipped through midwicket. I'd have played against you more than likely. Where you playing now?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on June 19, 2016, 09:47:59 PM
After the fun of playing in London last Saturday, I can't say I've enjoyed playing cricket this week back in Yorkshire as I have had 2 absolutely crap matches where I bowled 1 over in each and the following nonsense.

On Friday evening I posted on Facebook asking if any clubs required a player as I was trying to find a match for my autistic friend. His usual team had a free week and was pleased to get a reply from a York based club saying their 2nd XI were short and it was agreed that I would take him to their ground for 12.15-12.20 as their match was away. Unfortunately I was about 2 minutes late and on arriving there was no sign of any of their 2nd XI players. I asked one of their 1st XI players where everyone was and he answered that I should have been at 12 noon and everyone left over 10 minutes ago. I replied why would they leave early with only 10 players to which he couldn't give a straight answer.  My friend was very upset and I wasn't best pleased either but having contact details for other 2nd XI skippers, I contacted one who play around a mile away and very luckily they only had 10. However they were also playing away but thankfully only on other side of York which ironically is where I had just come from.

As I started to drove off I got the following Facebook message from the person who was supposed to be taking him: "Really sorry xxx there's been a monumental **** up and we already have a full side. Sorry to let ***** down." The time stamp on this message was 12.25pm. However York is a very small place and I have now been informed that after agreeing to take my friend, they were still looking to see if they could get anyone better and did so on Saturday morning. 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on June 20, 2016, 09:11:57 AM
First weekend back from injury, i may as well have not played.

Saturday saw me play for a team that compete well above my standard. They notched up 180 off all out and we were all out for 94. Bowled 3 overs for 17, first over was a maiden then i proceeded to send down 12 terrible balls and i got whacked. Batted at 9 and was out LBW off 6 balls.

Then on Sunday i played at a level closer to my standard. We were bowled out for 65, for some reason i batted 4 when i'm not a batsman. Out for 2 whilst wickets were falling all around me. Then opened the bowling and got hit for 17 off 2 overs, just could not grip onto the new ball and i just kept bowling half trackers as did our other opener. Then about 8 overs in the ball was fine to hold, wish i would have asked to bowl first change now!

All in all a terrible weekend
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 20, 2016, 09:53:59 AM
Did you get any?

1 then got bowled playing a forward defensive, bowled 2 expensive overs and got soaked all in all a s**t day for me!

But heyho bad games happen onto the next one!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on June 20, 2016, 10:07:24 AM
Already beginning to be perplexed by the mix of standards in our Surrey Championships 3rdX1 league.

This week we bowled out Cobham Avorians 3XI for 31 in 20 overs. We were strong, but not awesomely so, they were very, very weak. we knocked it off for 1 in 7 overs and the game was finished by 3pm.

Now I'll take the points, as I've been b*mmed in this league many times by stronger sides over the years, but not by this margin. This is the second team we've bowled out for under 40 in 6 weeks, and I think our new league re-structuring may take a couple of years to settle it's standards. What's sad is it's only 1 team going up, which is a bit short sighted bearing in mind the wide difference of abilities in the league.

It's also a bit frustrating, as it's not giving some of the youngsters time for a decent bat or bowl to bring them on, which is what playing in this side is all about.

Ho hum, probably have a humdinger next week when I'm in charge!!!

On another note, our 4XI had a disgraceful game against Malden Wanderers on Saturday. In a 90 over game we posted 191-9 off 46 overs - Malden than responded by posting 41-7 of 44 overs!!!!!!!! Their no.3 getting 8 not out from 117 balls!!!!!  I mean really - what is the point of that on a Saturday afternoon, particularly with a bunch of kids involved!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: wilkie113 on June 20, 2016, 10:10:05 AM
My word 8 off 117 balls?!?!?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 20, 2016, 10:13:18 AM
8 off 177 no I wasn't playing
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 20, 2016, 10:14:04 AM
Already beginning to be perplexed by the mix of standards in our Surrey Championships 3rdX1 league.

This week we bowled out Cobham Avorians 3XI for 31 in 20 overs. We were strong, but not awesomely so, they were very, very weak. we knocked it off for 1 in 7 overs and the game was finished by 3pm.

Now I'll take the points, as I've been b*mmed in this league many times by stronger sides over the years, but not by this margin. This is the second team we've bowled out for under 40 in 6 weeks, and I think our new league re-structuring may take a couple of years to settle it's standards. What's sad is it's only 1 team going up, which is a bit short sighted bearing in mind the wide difference of abilities in the league.

It's also a bit frustrating, as it's not giving some of the youngsters time for a decent bat or bowl to bring them on, which is what playing in this side is all about.

Ho hum, probably have a humdinger next week when I'm in charge!!!

On another note, our 4XI had a disgraceful game against Malden Wanderers on Saturday. In a 90 over game we posted 191-9 off 46 overs - Malden than responded by posting 41-7 of 44 overs!!!!!!!! Their no.3 getting 8 not out from 117 balls!!!!!  I mean really - what is the point of that on a Saturday afternoon, particularly with a bunch of kids involved!

did you have any sledges up your sleeve for this monumental blocking frenzy?

apart from the normal 'test match'
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Nmcgee on June 20, 2016, 10:18:30 AM
Rain.

Fancy a summer down here J?  :D
@jamielsn15
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 20, 2016, 10:19:09 AM
actually....does anyone else's scorers log the number of balls faced at their club? we got a young potential star at 13 who loves scoring for us

He loves IPL and ever since the balls are being logged everyone is obsessed with scoring rates

I got 39 of 56 balls last week which I though was great and the youngster proceeded to tell I am 'far short of the requirement'


great to see a 13 year old with such self confidence.

 :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: trypewriter on June 20, 2016, 10:20:52 AM
perhaps they were after bonus points for not all out? (I don't know what rules you play to).
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamielsn15 on June 20, 2016, 10:24:46 AM
Fancy a summer down here J?  :D
@jamielsn15

Just a bit mate - pitch is currently ( I s*^t you not) underwater!

Guarantee me no spiders and I'm there!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on June 20, 2016, 10:25:34 AM
did you have any sledges up your sleeve for this monumental blocking frenzy?

apart from the normal 'test match'

Fortunately I wasn't in that game, as my natural grumpy tendencies may have come to the fore.

I did, however, manage to sledge one of the oppo as an umpire. One of their chaps who had got a golden duck, and had had a couple of his long hops despatched during his brief spell, started mouthing off to our young opening bat. I mentioned loudly to him that

"I know it's hard to keep your mouth shut when you are getting shagged as hard as this - but why don't you give it a try?" - all accompanied with a winning smile" :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 20, 2016, 10:29:23 AM
always a smile !!!  :)

all part of the great game
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on June 20, 2016, 10:42:20 AM
On another note, our 4XI had a disgraceful game against Malden Wanderers on Saturday. In a 90 over game we posted 191-9 off 46 overs - Malden than responded by posting 41-7 of 44 overs!!!!!!!! Their no.3 getting 8 not out from 117 balls!!!!!  I mean really - what is the point of that on a Saturday afternoon, particularly with a bunch of kids involved!

I've faced this kind of obstacle a number of times so I bring on a total non-bowler to serve up a few overs of juicy deliveries and he's usually ended up with 3 or 4 wickets. Bit of friendly banter telling the batsman he could get his first ever fifty and be on the league website I find also helps. The biggest problem is usually the following week when aforementioned bowler thinks he's coming on first change and mentions around 20x how many wickets he got the week before.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on June 20, 2016, 10:43:41 AM
I think we went through that (although perhaps not the chat !)  Our very part time leggie bowled 5-5-0-0 !
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on June 20, 2016, 10:45:35 AM
I think we went through that (although perhaps not the chat !)  Our very part time leggie bowled 5-5-0-0 !
That's even worse, he'll definitely want a bowl this Saturday !!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dcullen8 on June 20, 2016, 11:08:55 AM
That's even worse, he'll definitely want a bowl this Saturday !!!

Hes probably told his mum/dad/partner 9 times how he had the batsmen tied up & how he couldnt pick the wrong 'un!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Warneymonster on June 20, 2016, 11:21:46 AM
After 6 wins from 6 we went away to 2nd in the league hoping for a competitive game, that was a mistake.

90 over game as we lost 10 due to the giant hole in the covers and lack of willingness to mop it up. their whole attitude was the same throughout the game.

We declared on 257 after 45 overs, pretty good score with a slow outfield and accurate bowling, I managed 56 but got stuck and whacked one up in the air. we thought they would at least attempt to chase it and bail out if we got into them, what happened was a complete waste of a Saturday. their skipper came out to open with a face like thunder and proceeded to block everything, considering the amount of verbals we took from the idiot while we batted he made himself look a little foolish and got a huge send off when our umpire gave him out on 21 from 44 overs.

they ended up on 149-5 from 45 - mainly due to us throwing a few pies to try and buy a wicket.

Games like this even more emphasize the need to scrap timed games and go 50/50 all season.

im looking forward to the return fixture to see how they play it when they have to hit the ball off the square
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: skip1973 on June 20, 2016, 11:24:41 AM
It's a horrible way to play cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on June 20, 2016, 11:33:49 AM
I had a wholly new dispute with the opposition this week - while I was bowling, their skipper was backing up so much down the middle of the wicket that he actually collided with me as I was completing my action! Turned round expecting an apology or similar and was greeted with 'what, I can stand where I want'...! Said nothing, waited till he was facing and knocked him off his feet with a bouncer, incredibly disappointed that he didn't fall on his stumps! Couple more fended off his face and a dropped catch behind later and he poked a slower ball straight up in the air, celebrations were loud. Especially as he gave a no ball for height that was barely above the knee when their no3 got caught, what is wrong with some people.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on June 20, 2016, 11:34:58 AM
8 off 117? Would pay good money to watch an innings like that.

My ankle has now swollen up like a balloon and I've had to go home from work because of it, FML.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Vitas Cricket on June 20, 2016, 11:38:58 AM
8 off 117? Would pay good money to watch an innings like that.

My ankle has now swollen up like a balloon and I've had to go home from because of it, FML.

I once watched some old git bat the full 45 overs for 13*
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on June 20, 2016, 12:05:51 PM
I once watched some old git bat the full 45 overs for 13*

Just put a smile on my face whilst writhing in agony with the icepack on my ankle. Cheers Jake.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on June 20, 2016, 12:23:32 PM
it's a sad day when you wear out your bat playing stonewall

 :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on June 20, 2016, 01:08:45 PM
Jesus - I had shouts of being "rather defensive" after striking 55* off 60 balls, with the openers coming back into the attack to finish the innings shortly after I got to the crease.

Definitely happier with that than with 8* off 177. Not coming through that wall today!! What a todger. I'd have run him out!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Boondougal on June 20, 2016, 01:47:38 PM
Bottom played top at the weekend for us... and yep were bottom. Big club restructure, people out of the club, some people in so its  season to rebuild.

Wicket - soaking wet. Oppo had covers but someone had put them on the wrong wicket earlier in the week so this one was still drying out.

Lost toss and in we went to bat... after lots of dressing room agreements that front foot was the way our opening bats proceeded to get peppered on the arms and chest off a length!

Our opener(who has been out of touch) eventually put on 71 in a pretty good display, decent contributions from a few with an eventual no 10 appearance from myself with a quick fire 12 not out before the no11 left a ripper from the spinner that came in and smashed him plum on the pads. Shame as tbh i was seeing it really clearly. 171 all out which left us 4 runs short of full batting points but more than we all hoped for at the start of play.

Now remember they are top of the league... and we were into them quick with an early wicket. After that the game ebed and flowed and we took wickets at the right time to restrict them... it then seemed like they decided to see it out or play for time.

time and time again i just don't get this time rule... we played a 55 over game and when we eventually came off the field at 8 because thats what the bowling team do.. we had bowled 68 overs i think.... i just don't get it. They were 149/9 i think. Yeah the additional overs gave us a chance to win it but it also didn't incentivise them to go after the total.

We are still without a win but it was a good day for us and for the club..there were 9/10 people available for selection over and above what was needed. Some people missed it out but from a position of fielding 9/10 players at the start of the season its a definite better place to be.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 20, 2016, 03:49:56 PM
Already beginning to be perplexed by the mix of standards in our Surrey Championships 3rdX1 league.

This week we bowled out Cobham Avorians 3XI for 31 in 20 overs. We were strong, but not awesomely so, they were very, very weak. we knocked it off for 1 in 7 overs and the game was finished by 3pm.

Now I'll take the points, as I've been b*mmed in this league many times by stronger sides over the years, but not by this margin. This is the second team we've bowled out for under 40 in 6 weeks, and I think our new league re-structuring may take a couple of years to settle it's standards. What's sad is it's only 1 team going up, which is a bit short sighted bearing in mind the wide difference of abilities in the league.

It's also a bit frustrating, as it's not giving some of the youngsters time for a decent bat or bowl to bring them on, which is what playing in this side is all about.

Ho hum, probably have a humdinger next week when I'm in charge!!!

On another note, our 4XI had a disgraceful game against Malden Wanderers on Saturday. In a 90 over game we posted 191-9 off 46 overs - Malden than responded by posting 41-7 of 44 overs!!!!!!!! Their no.3 getting 8 not out from 117 balls!!!!!  I mean really - what is the point of that on a Saturday afternoon, particularly with a bunch of kids involved!

Well I suppose if they know they won't chase it a losing draw is more pts and more interest than getting out hitting ??
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 20, 2016, 03:53:32 PM
After 6 wins from 6 we went away to 2nd in the league hoping for a competitive game, that was a mistake.

90 over game as we lost 10 due to the giant hole in the covers and lack of willingness to mop it up. their whole attitude was the same throughout the game.

We declared on 257 after 45 overs, pretty good score with a slow outfield and accurate bowling, I managed 56 but got stuck and whacked one up in the air. we thought they would at least attempt to chase it and bail out if we got into them, what happened was a complete waste of a Saturday. their skipper came out to open with a face like thunder and proceeded to block everything, considering the amount of verbals we took from the idiot while we batted he made himself look a little foolish and got a huge send off when our umpire gave him out on 21 from 44 overs.

they ended up on 149-5 from 45 - mainly due to us throwing a few pies to try and buy a wicket.

Games like this even more emphasize the need to scrap timed games and go 50/50 all season.

im looking forward to the return fixture to see how they play it when they have to hit the ball off the square

When a team has no interest in chasing from the off its bad but draw cricket means you can't just slap up big scores and expect teams to chase.. You have to have wicket taking bowlers to win games.. Hence why it's a more skilful game both technically and for captains . Win lose is just as Boring half the time
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 20, 2016, 04:12:06 PM
When a team has no interest in chasing from the off its bad but draw cricket means you can't just slap up big scores and expect teams to chase.. You have to have wicket taking bowlers to win games.. Hence why it's a more skilful game both technically and for captains . Win lose is just as Boring half the time

Agreed. Our league we play both formats. We have just joined a league and spent the first 6 games racking up. Only ended up bowling out a side once in the overs stuff as for some reason the oppo were happy to bat out the overs. No problem but it was boring in the field.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on June 20, 2016, 04:27:43 PM
Call me old-fashioned but I quite like the Surrey Championship mix of time and overs games through the season.  I agree that sometimes overs games can be just as boring without much incentive to take wickets, so captains have to be much more creative.  I think the trouble with the time games is that the higher level you go, the better the wickets are and so it's all too easy for a side to bat out the overs if they really want to play it that way.  Not a problem we have much in 3rd XI.  There's no points incentive for a losing draw, except for denying win points to the opposition.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Warneymonster on June 21, 2016, 11:21:01 AM
When a team has no interest in chasing from the off its bad but draw cricket means you can't just slap up big scores and expect teams to chase.. You have to have wicket taking bowlers to win games.. Hence why it's a more skilful game both technically and for captains . Win lose is just as Boring half the time

we felt the track was good enough to give them a chance of a chase, if we could score 250 then most teams could. The reality was that we gave our batters 5 overs at the end to get as many as they could and we ended up getting more than 50, up until then it was probably just about par.

you don't win many games in our league without bowling teams out, this was the first time this season he haven't done it but on a flat deck like that not many teams will be bowled out unless they are attacking

I certainly don't expect teams to chase everything, but to come out to bat having decided not to bother at all makes a mockery of the overs format. we have batted for a draw many times but 99% of the time we start the chase looking to win and when it becomes impossible have to graft our way out of it. If all teams took that approach to it there would be no problems at all but there are the odd few who see the format as winning draw/ losing draw cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on June 21, 2016, 01:30:26 PM
Do you guys not get bonus points for being within a certain percentage of the total? Gives a bit more impetus to get a score in our win/lose league.

Sure, teams still bat it out to deny the oppo the two bonus points for bowling them out, but they set off looking for those bonus batting points for getting within 80/90 percent. Seems to make most games decent to play in.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on June 21, 2016, 01:44:33 PM
It may have changed this year, but my understanding for our 4's as an example is 20 points for a win, 4 points for a winning draw and 1 point for a losing draw.  A bonus point is awarded for scoring more than 150 in the chase.

who wants 1 point that much?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 21, 2016, 03:37:34 PM
It may have changed this year, but my understanding for our 4's as an example is 20 points for a win, 4 points for a winning draw and 1 point for a losing draw.  A bonus point is awarded for scoring more than 150 in the chase.

who wants 1 point that much?

1 pt is better than none for losing
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 21, 2016, 03:53:24 PM
we felt the track was good enough to give them a chance of a chase, if we could score 250 then most teams could. The reality was that we gave our batters 5 overs at the end to get as many as they could and we ended up getting more than 50, up until then it was probably just about par.

you don't win many games in our league without bowling teams out, this was the first time this season he haven't done it but on a flat deck like that not many teams will be bowled out unless they are attacking

I certainly don't expect teams to chase everything, but to come out to bat having decided not to bother at all makes a mockery of the overs format. we have batted for a draw many times but 99% of the time we start the chase looking to win and when it becomes impossible have to graft our way out of it. If all teams took that approach to it there would be no problems at all but there are the odd few who see the format as winning draw/ losing draw cricket.

You're using one very specific game as an example of why a format is poor. Sure, you may have thought it was a 'par' score etc but, what happens if they know they can't chase it ? Maybe kissing a batsmen or two that week ?? Sometimes, maybe a team bowls really well but are economy bowlers not wicket taking . Yes it's harder, yes you have to work for your wickets more but isn't that fun?

Win lose when a team rack up 300 and a team maybe gets a bad start knows by 20th over its game over.. At that point, what do the batting side have to play for ?? A draw gives you a reason

How many times do bowling sides just bowl average balls and just wait for a batsmen to have to do a daft shot ? Not really much tactics etc in that. If you are forced to think about how many you set as a target, think about taking wickets rather than run saving etc etc.. Far more interesting game to play in generally, unless of course all you want from games are 300 plays 180ao the majority of the time. Gets a little boring, just as a team blocking from ball one would get Boring.

Personally, I played in more 'interesting' games in two years of draw cricket than in 3.4 years of win lose. Win lose generally you know whose going to win very early and it's pretty boring watching batsmen try and score at silky run rates when you know they'll spoon it up soon either way.. Oh yep, now your out. No incentive to work for wickets as you know batsmen will gift you them.

Teams should be good all round teams, both good at batting and bowling..if you can score 320 but can't bowl a side out then you don't deserve to win.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 22, 2016, 07:50:23 AM
Midweek friendly t20 opened the batting! Wet and slow, bounced excessively but with no pace in the wicket and the odd one really sticking in he pitch manage to get 12 then chipped  a catch to cover, felt in decent nick again feet moving well so feel as though the decent score is just around the corner.

Bowling wise 3 overs went for 16 but took 2 caught and bowls in 3 balls

Good fun but wicket didn't help batting at all, we defended 128
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 22, 2016, 02:05:25 PM
Shocking weekend from CSG.

For some reason we won the toss and batted at White Waltham, and after being 53/0 from 11, got stuck badly. Ball wasnt coming on much, and apart from 1-4 getting double figures, I was the only other down at number 10 with a lusty/agricultural 17. Sliced my first ball through point for two and immediately regretted forgetting my pankillers for my broken finger. Got the reverse sweep out a couple of times before being last out for 142ao. Bwoled ok, 8/0/21/0, but probably too quickly for the wicket. Missed a catch belted at me that i could only go one handed at in the dark, but saved 3 runs. Lost by 6 wickets in the end. Seconds lost by 9 to Harpsden, though mum put on a good tea for them.

Have the pleasure of a colts committee meeting this evening, where my Sunday cricket report will be very short, weith only one game played, and I will rant about the lack of seniors getting involved in the colts (3 of us only).
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: shax12 on June 22, 2016, 09:09:50 PM
Scored 24 on Saturday and 35 Sunday in a T20 game. Need to convert my starts into big runs.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: traditionalslogger on June 24, 2016, 11:13:10 AM
Its been a turbulent couple of weeks at my club.

The first team captain, only voted in this season, left at the beginning of last week taking the opening bat and opening bowler with him and another of the young lads. His reason: he couldn't understand why people were talking about team selection behind his back.
As a club its very frustrating as we had finally reached a point where the first team had the 11 best available players and the second team had the second best available 11, a point we have been at for years due to various fractious groups.

Back on the cricket front, the game before he left we were away to Royston, the captain won the toss and bowled first. They finished 262-7 I think. Their opener batted the whole innings for 106* and his brother scored 55 off 30. Our leggie took 5-25 off 10, fantastic all things considered. My own contribution was 9overs, 1-56. Very frustrating considering my first 5 overs went for 15 but that happens when bowling in the last 10 overs.
With the bat no-one could get going and we managed 162all out. I got 28, frustrated to get out but they set good fields and it was difficult to get the ball away so I got a little frustrated trying to go at over 10 an over.

During the week the old first team captain had left I somehow managed to be voted in as first team captain, which I am delighted about but obviously going to be difficult for the rest of the season (anyone looking to move clubs in Cambridgeshire get in contact!!) Haha!

Last weekend we played against a team near the bottom of the league, who had 8 left handers in their team (a record?).
I lost the toss and on a very wet pitch we get asked to bat.
Our openers put on 150 in 31 overs, one getting 71 and the other was out in the last over for 110. The lad who got 110 had been on 14 off 21 overs at drinks. He went from reverse to 5th gear very quickly! We finished 227-3, my own contribution was 1* off 1 ball.
We then skittled them for 124, our opener taking 4fer and first change taking 6fer. Didn't even need to bowl myself!

Our seconds won comfortably by 7 wickets but unfortunately we couldn't get a side out for the first team 20/20 cup game on the Sunday (fathers day killed us!) This weekend we go to another relegation candidate but with 4 players missing (including the centurion) from last week it may be a difficult game.
Good luck  all this weekend.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 24, 2016, 12:23:02 PM
I had a Watford Observer Fourteen14 clash on Wednesday. We bowled first and bowled well, restricting them to 127, which was probably slightly below par if anything.

I opened and put on 50odd for the first stand in 4 eight ball overs and we looked to be cruising it. Then we lost a couple of wickets which halted our momentum included our no 4 getting out stumped by a yard for a GD. An over or so later I somehow swatted a high full toss straight to long on for 47 and that left too much for our lower order to do, eventually losing by 10 runs.

Extremely disappointed with how I got out myself, I've been batting well this year and really backed myself to chase the total down. Not often you feel quite so miserable dragging yourself off for 47.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on June 24, 2016, 10:11:44 PM
caught on 48 tonight against a touring side in a T20. Bring on tomorrow!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 25, 2016, 09:53:15 AM
Had to pull out today due to family illness.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 25, 2016, 12:55:10 PM
Game off due to thunder, lightening & torrential rain. Currently in MacDonald's instead...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on June 25, 2016, 01:55:52 PM
Game off as well, that's just 2 games played this year for me
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 25, 2016, 02:49:34 PM
Our games off too
Oppos cancelled on us
No game next week either due to stupid thicko league fixtures
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: simonmay5 on June 25, 2016, 03:04:55 PM
Our games off too
Oppos cancelled on us
No game next week either due to stupid thicko league fixtures

Fancy a road trip mate I am pretty sure I can get you a game our game was called of today due to the rain we have had in Kent
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 25, 2016, 03:33:00 PM
Yeah it's been biblical here too!
Maybe a good job they cancelled on us.

Would love a trip down Simon but the missus has booked us all down to Bournemouth
In fact , just checked the fixtures, we don't have a game for three weeks now?
Let me know Simon if your short
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: simonmay5 on June 25, 2016, 04:36:24 PM
Yeah it's been biblical here too!
Maybe a good job they cancelled on us.

Would love a trip down Simon but the missus has booked us all down to Bournemouth
In fact , just checked the fixtures, we don't have a game for three weeks now?
Let me know Simon if your short

Will do mate shame your not about on Friday Pete is down and spending the day at Matts to get some new willow not that he needs any more lol
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 25, 2016, 04:56:44 PM
@Northern monkey Bournemouth is only about 45 minutes away from me!  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 25, 2016, 06:50:15 PM
First hit with my B3. I think I'm in love. Flicked one just short of a six, ended up 18* as we got 113ao. Took a catch and two wickets as we bowled littlewick out for 64.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on June 25, 2016, 06:52:06 PM
Game tomorrow rained off. Ah.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on June 25, 2016, 09:06:32 PM
Went to watch my clubs 1st team today, and despite watching an excellent game of cricket, i was incredibly disappointed with both the umpiring and attitude of the opposition.

I'll start positively with the good game of cricket. The opposition were top of the Tucker Division before the game, and after winning the toss, batted first. They were cruising at 49-1 before losing 4 wickets in pretty quick succession, before eventually ending up all out for 151. My team lost a lot of middle order batsmen, but went into the 45th over 9 down needing 2 to win. Our number 11 got out LBW meaning they lost a very good game.

Now onto the negative: The umpiring was awful. Some very suspect LBW decisions including one that clearly pitched outside leg. One of their players hit a ball, remained in exactly the same position inside his crease, and the ball was thrown into the 'keeper and hit the stumps. The square leg umpire gave him out, and the lad just stood there in disbelief as he hadn't moved and was still inside his crease. The umpire then reversed his decision, there weren't any complaints from our first team as they understood how ridiculous it was.

Onto the even more negative, the attitude of the opposition. They had a lad playing who said he'd only started playing club cricket this year and was called into the first team as they were short. He wasn't brilliant and was out of his depth, but done them a favour by turning up and helping out. They slated him every time he made a fielding mistake and yet didn't hammer their more experienced players when they dropped simple catches. They literally appealed every single time the ball hit the pad. Didn't matter if it pitched well outside leg or was going well outside off. Every single time they went up and screamed at the umpires. They were warned twice and presumably there will be a report going in because excessive appealing doesn't quite cover it! Their opening bowler decided to constantly chat to our 16 year old opener who was called up from the 2's in place of our best player who has been averaging over 100 this year. I don't mind a sledge when it's funny, but shouting 'you've obviously been called up from the 2's because you're (No Swearing Please)' and ' why are you playing you're (No Swearing Please) terrible' is just abuse (The bowler ended up getting more annoyed when our opener just keep repeating what he said back to him) Our batsmen had to pull away several times as they wouldn't stop talking as the bowler was running in. But to make matters worse, one of their bowlers didn't get an LBW decision and at the end of the over snatched his hat back off the umpire and started walking to fine leg were i was sat with a few of our over 50s club members. He shouted 'f-ing blind c***' and kicked his hat to the floor. When one of our over 50's told him to have some respect, he told him to (No Swearing Please) off as well. It was a real shame as they had some good lads, but those who weren't were an embarrassment to cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 25, 2016, 09:18:42 PM
Full game and played in great spirit. Zero chat by either side at or about Oppos. Unfortunatly only the second game this year that was enjoyable as sledging has been horrendous this year for some reason.

235Ao played 205-9 so close enough to keep it interesting for everyone.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on June 25, 2016, 10:18:35 PM
very enjoyable game today in spite of the weather - shortened to 25 overs, we batted first on a particularly wet ground but the square itself wasnt too bad - we set 158 for 7 with our no 3 making 76 and myself making 30 before being dismissed to a very good catch diving down to his right 3/4 of the way to the boundary. we restricted them to 116 and bowled and fielded very well - all in all a very good day and it is refreshing to be playing in a relatively sledge free environment.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 26, 2016, 05:55:07 AM
Sledging a joke at the minute, whys it got so over the top?
Played a team a coupla weeks back, and this young idiot sledged me from the first ball!
Eventually I squared up to him, it was so bad, and said, what do you think I would do to you, if you came upto me in a pub and said half the stuff your shouting at me?
He just mumbled and stuttered, and said, well it's only Sunday cricket, a bit of fun?( it was a Saturday league game )
One of the comments was, 'ah everything's up in the air, one will fall to hands soon'
His captain shouted back at him,'well nothing has yet, and he's been batting twenty overs,and hit us all over the park,?"

Absolute bellend
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamielsn15 on June 26, 2016, 09:22:47 AM
7 wicket win to send us top again playing on the wettest track I've seen. That said bounce was true. Wasn't needed to bat again, making it four weeks without a hit 😕
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 26, 2016, 09:31:41 AM
Pitch inspection at 11. I've got a feeling today might be a washout too, as the square was under water yesterday...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on June 26, 2016, 11:59:28 AM
Played for my new school staff team yesterday in a t20. First game back since I broke my finger, took a catch and made three stumpings, plus 20 odd not out before the rain came. Needless to say we were on top throughout, also they had beers during lunch, amazing day!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on June 26, 2016, 12:56:08 PM
Basically retired from cricket! Had a mass falling out with my club over selection policies! And I've told them to stick it for the mean time!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on June 26, 2016, 01:27:55 PM
Basically retired from cricket! Had a mass falling out with my club over selection policies! And I've told them to stick it for the mean time!

A bit rash, Tommo. Were you dropped?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 26, 2016, 06:13:25 PM
Opened the batting in a 40 over Sunday friendly, Made 33 and my and the other opener out on about 90 for the first wicket, the other opener went on to get 90 (his first 50)

Glad to finally get some runs and felt really comfortable at the crease!
Longer I go on my game management at the crease is improving

Really pleased with today until the rain came <10 overs into the chase
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on June 26, 2016, 07:37:19 PM
7 wicket win for us on a really damp track, we bowled and fielded really well in awkward conditions, and then knocked it off with some ease.

Game only marred by some outrageous umpiring by the opposition skipper who turned down all LBW's and started handing out wides like confetti. It all made sense when we saw their bowling attack.

Needless to say, as the opposition skipper I was the bigger, more mature man and wasted no time in telling him what a disgraceful bellend he was and that he could pay for neutral umpires for the return fixture!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GDP1964 on June 26, 2016, 08:01:12 PM
Basically retired from cricket! Had a mass falling out with my club over selection policies! And I've told them to stick it for the mean time!Tommo take a chill pill all will be fine tomorrow and look forward to next weeks game
Life is too short
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: geeders on June 26, 2016, 08:11:42 PM
Had an interesting day yesterday. Forecast gave rain, which duly came an hour or so into the game.
While waiting for game to restart had a kickabout with football and managed to slip on wet grass, go horizontal - landed on my head and ended a bit woozy! Not required to bat and we put 192 on.

Opened the bowling, and 2nd ball managed to flick a straight ball back up and into my face - giving me another head injury and a grazed cheek! Took a couple of early wickets, which in combination with timed game meant they couldn't chase total and became a game of trying to take wickets.

Had an involvement in a once in a lifetime catch - stood at fine leg slip the batsman got a fine nick that dropped short. Somehow managed to get my foot under it and kick it up - it went over leg gullies head and he ran and took it one handed diving!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on June 26, 2016, 08:12:28 PM
Come down Fordham @tommo256!! Gary can be your batting coach!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GDP1964 on June 26, 2016, 08:14:55 PM
No coaching required with a ab& S in your hands 😂😂😂
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GDP1964 on June 26, 2016, 08:15:43 PM
How bad is my dictation
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 26, 2016, 08:24:46 PM
Lost our first game of the season today vs Haverhill. Amazed we played as chucked it down all morning but they have phoned our skipper to say they had no rain since yesterday and pitch was good. We had 10 players and our 2nd team got called off this morning and not one of the 2nd team would play to get us to 11!! Some words at AGM I hope.

Anyway lost toss and we bowled first, there openers went well early on with us bowling some dross and were 60-0 off 10 then we picked up both openers in 2 overs and spin started to show it was the way to go picking up number 3 with our leggies first ball ft behind by yours truly. This bought in a guy with a chiv chanderpaul style stance and akward trigger any way he scored 95 and must have swept or reverse swept 80. I kid you not he plays very good hockey standard we were told the rest chipped in and we bowls them out in last over for 259 which we were just about happy with

In reply myself and opening partner but on 50 in 7 overs until he fell to a leading edge and then N03 and I put on 87 until I played round one for 38 and we were 123-2 ended up 186 all out. Just needed a few more to get going but we were 3 batters light. Overall a good game but personally another pretty 30 odd with out going on to play the match winning knock
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: sanredrose on June 26, 2016, 08:29:46 PM
Personally a sucky weekend for me. Dropped 2 catches and missed a 50. Team ended up on the winning side despite my poor fielding .. That's some consolation  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on June 26, 2016, 09:05:28 PM
How bad is my dictation

That's all part of the forum fun Gary, trying to decipher what people are saying!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 26, 2016, 09:25:23 PM
One run win today over a league rival. Defended 191 with one of my u15s bowling the number 11 with them on 190.
Personally got 37 including a massive pulled six over mid wicket. Definitely enjoying my b3! Took 3/16 from my 8, one lbw, one caught and bowled and one bowled. My catch was smashed back at me and I started to go two handed but withdrew my left to protect my broken finger and it stuck in one hand.
Quite a stressful game as 7 of my team had played in the morning so were tired and messing about. Also stressful as I had to give a guy a game who frankly is nowhere near good enough to play senior cricket. I think it is dangerous to put him I the middle and have him bowling, but he's willing to play and I don't have great availability a lot of the time.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on June 26, 2016, 09:32:03 PM
Last Wednesday I broke a finger on my left hand T work, and thought sod it I'll still play as our 2nd xi only had ten so Knew there wasn't a replacement.


Still ended up opening the batting, 12 overs 8 ball each, and for the first time ever I carried my bat!!

A miserly 46 was all I made, but off only 45 balls still means it's a striker rate that would upset @ProCricketer1982 ...........


This weekend, yeah rained off everywhere.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 26, 2016, 10:07:36 PM
Last Wednesday I broke a finger on my left hand T work, and thought sod it I'll still play as our 2nd xi only had ten so new I was replaceable.


Still ended up opening the batting, 12 overs 8 ball each, and for the first time ever I carried my bat!!

A miserly 46 was all I made, but off only 45 balls still means it's a striker rate that would upset @ProCricketer1982 ...........


This weekend, yeah rained off everywhere.

Even I go at 100+ SR in slap and tickle. That's what that game is about. As long as you enjoyed it then I don't suppose it matters about the others.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on June 27, 2016, 07:00:26 AM
Managed to get myself another 50 this week (64); not helped by the opposition putting 7 men on the boundary, restricting me to 1s or 2s... with the outfield wet there was barely chance to hit many boundaries, so milking was the way to go. Then to top it off, got one that kept low after the rain and was out LBW from a ball I'd gone back to pull!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 27, 2016, 09:16:09 AM
We were supposed to play the only other unbeaten side in our league on Saturday, unfortunately they pulled out on Wednesday citing a lack of players. Really disappointing as we have been looking forward to the game since our team and theirs were the teams to beat in the league.

Got a replacement fixture and they won the toss and elected to bat first on a ridiculously wet wicket, eventually being all out for 148, which we chased down with only one wicket lost.

I lent a team mate my bat and he hit a lofted drive over extra cover for the winning runs. Unfortunately the bat came back to me like this:

(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee458/tanwatfa/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsmpkawpxv.jpeg)

On Sunday we had a friendly. I opened and got 82, which was some achievement as I was in tatters following getting a bit carried away watching the Anthony Joshua fight on Saturday night.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on June 27, 2016, 11:32:40 AM
Perhaps got away with a thrashing on Saturday. A combination of a good batting track and very short boundaries (especially the off-side in my particular case) saw the opposition post 275-4. However 5 overs into our innings, the heavens absolutely opened up and a few minutes later the match was off. I got my full 12 overs this Saturday but a greenish batting track and short boundaries are not optimum conditions for off-spin although I did get a couple of wickets. Didn't feel quite so bad afterwards to learn our 1st XI played there last season and conceded 420.

Yesterday played a friendly in Leeds, batted first and it was one of those matches that we seemed to pick out a fielder with every attacking shot we played. We only scored 79 (I was 0 not out) and opposition knocked it off for just 2 wickets.     
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: cricketbadger on June 27, 2016, 11:58:09 AM
Massive local derby and top of table clash in Saturday. Rain was the winner after 16 overs, however still enough time for me to miss a bouncer from the quickest bowler in the league and take it flush on jaw and a nice swollen face.  carried on batting before rain came and swelling has reduced now just nicely bruised.

Sunday in the cup made 50 before rain spoilt there reply. Me and their captain agreed on a bowl out before conditions got even worse. We won 2-0 and I was one of our players to hit, I keep normally so was good to get a chance to show our bowlers how it should be done. Our opponents in next round and local rivals were also there watching so was nice to give them a little salute when I knocked off-stump over
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: traditionalslogger on June 27, 2016, 12:28:23 PM
We were midway through our innings on Saturday (98-5 from 23.3) when the heavens opened. My own tally had been a disappointing 10, opening the batting before driving at one and getting caught at gully. Pretty frustrating. We were very short, 8 first team regulars out. We were the only game in our league to be called off and the team one place above us in third lost, so due to the average system we have gone back up to 3rd (about 1.5pts per game ahead of the team in 4th now). Our second team game was cancelled as our pitch was pretty much underwater, and their cup game on the Sunday was also cancelled. The 2s captain won the coin toss so they're in the quarter finals which is good for the club. The first team have their cup quarter final this coming weekend.

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 27, 2016, 01:40:58 PM
Was one over away from bowling quite possible the tightest spell ever for a leg spinner on Sunday. 8 over 5 maidens 2wickets 6 runs... Unfortunately my last went for 15 which ruined the figures a little!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: procricket on June 27, 2016, 01:54:43 PM
Well after missing 4 maybe 5 weeks due to a chronic back i have just finished 3 weeks of intense rehab and although my glutes and core are much stronger  I'm left with ostioarthritis in my back but I'm gonna make a attempt at a comeback in the next month or so !!!!

Gonna hit a bowling machine see how I feel but I'm feeling stronger
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Butterfingerz on June 27, 2016, 02:11:44 PM
 Good luck to you buddy :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Burdy on June 27, 2016, 04:02:51 PM
We got saved by the rain saturday. Oppo put us in and we were all out for 74 me getting 22. Was not the easiest playing a young county bowler on deck doing a bit. Oppo were 64 for 3 when the rain prayers were answered.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on June 29, 2016, 12:21:38 PM
Rain affected game saw us getting a winning draw. I didn't play as broken my little finger which might need an op to sort out (the joys of opening bowlers bowling leg side filth!). Didn't want to make it worse keeping so scored instead. We got 175 in 39 and oppo were 100-9 off 33 having been 40-7 from 14. As usual we couldn't dismiss the tail plus a slip catch put down which would have won us the game. Week off this week and see how doctor's appointment on finger goes before seeing if I can play following week - as a bat if not keeper.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: northernboy1987 on June 29, 2016, 12:45:15 PM
Rained off T20 tonight against @liscon12 's team for the second time this season!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 29, 2016, 03:24:44 PM
Midweek t20 rained off last night hoping the weather clears for a net soon and in time for Saturday!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: KIPPERS on June 29, 2016, 11:39:27 PM
Bowling out Finchley's overseas pro with an unplayable ball....Priceless
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mattcoll12491 on June 30, 2016, 01:39:06 PM
Not been able to buy a run this season... Think I'm on about 170 for the season.

But we've been that short that I've ended up having to bowl my little in-swingers in four games (I've played around 13 games)... And up until last week I was second in the bowling stats. But in the rich tradition of cricket clubs, I don't get a look in when the "all-star" bowlers are back in the team...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on June 30, 2016, 02:39:42 PM
Have clocked up 250+ runs now at an average of 66 according to the league website. It's going to be one of those seasons where we will hopefully push for promotion after suffering what was effectively a double relegation last year due to the league restructure.

Also having passed on the 1xi captaincy it's nice to just be able to turn up and play without having all the other distractions 👍🏻
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 30, 2016, 03:15:06 PM
I'm averaging 72.5 this year with 580 in total so far. Looking to really kick on and rack up and hopefully take the record of the highest ever season total for the club which is about 1300.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on June 30, 2016, 05:02:11 PM
Just over 700 runs so far off 15 innings and haven't felt in form at any point sadly
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 02, 2016, 03:05:52 PM
Rained off again today.
Turned up, got the warn up going and the heavens opened.

The outfield was a bit damp when the rain stopped...
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/Screenshot_20160702-155709_zpsd4gbcqpc.png) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/Screenshot_20160702-155709_zpsd4gbcqpc.png.html)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on July 02, 2016, 07:01:29 PM
Lost again
First time I've been picked for 3 weeks, however only because I had prior experience of wicket keeping
At the start of the season I was the opening bowler
Today I was the opening batsman and the wicket keeper!
Batting was tough on a wet wicket
Got one that jagged in off the seam from outside off to take my leg stump
Another duck
Team got 158-9 in 47, as batting got better as the day went on
However because batting got so much better they knocked off the runs in 27 overs, just 3 down
No opportunities for any catches or stumpings😥but only let 6 byes past, of which 4 should have been given as 5 wides😉
Overall disappointing from a team and batting perspective, but keeping was good for a first attempt in adult cricket! Also was quite enjoyable!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dcullen8 on July 02, 2016, 09:04:16 PM
First saturday game of the season for me, 3rd bottom with half a team & some colts played 3rd top, held them to 99 and knocked them off 4 down, i finished 25* and with no byes, result !
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on July 02, 2016, 09:13:46 PM
Having been dropped by my clubs second team for some posh kids, I played 3's today with a point to prove!
We batted first scored 261 off our 45 overs, on and off for showers so was a good score.
We then bowled, our openers bowled 14 overs for about 20. I then came on and took 7-32 off 14, was probably trying to hard to get my 8th as I have never had an 8fer but, I was pleased to get overs under my belt and get wickets, hopefully proves a point to the club
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on July 02, 2016, 09:28:54 PM
Having been dropped by my clubs second team for some posh kids, I played 3's today with a point to prove!
We batted first scored 261 off our 45 overs, on and off for showers so was a good score.
We then bowled, our openers bowled 14 overs for about 20. I then came on and took 7-32 off 14, was probably trying to hard to get my 8th as I have never had an 8fer but, I was pleased to get overs under my belt and get wickets, hopefully proves a point to the club

Thought you'd retired Tommo?  :D

Glad to hear your back, and taking scalps.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on July 02, 2016, 09:33:24 PM
Bowled tommo, can't knock a 7fer!

Finally got a game in after a few weeks of rain today, our openers had a mare leading to us only having 52 at drinks... Happily I remembered how to bat and hit 45 off 30, picked up 1-15 as well so not too bad even if I missed a 50. Got a close up look at women's cricket with two county players in the oppo, one of them very good with bat and ball. Nice looking h4l on show in their side as well, bloke holding it hadn't got a clue though (sorry if you're on the forum ha).
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 02, 2016, 09:56:58 PM
Beat tewks today easily, they are a side full of sloggers. Just come out looking too tee off. 300 or 150 ao.. They fell to the ao version today .

Did the hard work and was given out by board umpires lbw after hitting it so disgusting day really. Makes you question why bother playing with such poor umpiring and players appealing every time it hits the pads regardless.

Not a pleasant team to play, renown in the area for not being pleasant
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on July 02, 2016, 10:11:50 PM
Played for our clubs U19 side in the Blast T20 last night.

Our overseas hit 53 off 15 balls (have to retire at 50) Our other opener was on 0 when he bought up his 50!
Ended up 195-5 off our 20, batted 11 so wasn't needed! Then bowled 2 overs, 2-10 at their tail-enders, bowled terribly but somehow took wickets. They finished up 113 ao so a fairly comprehensive win!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on July 02, 2016, 10:18:42 PM
After the nonsense of 2 weeks ago, I have switched clubs (still in the Wetherby League) as the new club's 2nd XI skipper has guaranteed that he will pick the autistic lad I support. Ironically he was on holiday today but he missed absolute cracker of a match which went down right down to the wire,

We lost the toss and got put in on what proved to be a slow and sticky wicket. I batted at No.6 and early on cracked a couple of boundaries off a wayward off-spinner but once the seamers returned, I found it a real struggle to push on. We ended up with 113-6 with my personal contribution being an awfully dull 14no. Bit of doom and gloom at tea but personally felt that we would be in with a chance if we bowled well. Anyhow we bowled OK to start with although didn't take all our catches but after drinks we came back strongly and wickets tumbled to the point we had the opposition 9 wickets down but crucially they were just only 4 runs short of victory. As I started my 9th over, the lad facing had just hit 2 or 3 boundaries so our aim was to give him the single and take our chances with the No.11 so everyone was on the boundary. For a few brief seconds I actually thought I had the delivered coup de grace as the lad sent the ball invitingly in the direction of deepish mid-on who unfortunately not only dropped the chance but also could not prevent it to dribbling agonisingly over the boundary. I ended up with 4-23 but would have much preferred 5-19 instead.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RF on July 03, 2016, 12:39:11 AM
Just over 700 runs so far off 15 innings and haven't felt in form at any point sadly
This is a blag account for sure
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on July 03, 2016, 06:30:57 AM
Had a slightly bizarre day. Turned up at the away ground to find, at last, something like a good track. However just before the start, the heavens opened and turned it into a mud heap. I volunteered to drop myself down to number 7, as I was sure there was no way I'd be able to bat on it. As it turned out, the top order collapsed and I found myself trying to mark my guard in the mud at 36-5, after another long rain delay.  However I coped better than I expected, and had a 7th wicket stand of 80 with our number 8 who made a brilliant 50, while I ran as if my life depended on it without ever finding much fluency, run out off the last ball for 28. It was nice to hear the chirpy oppo turn in on themselves, and to make a contribution in an unfamiliar position. So 131 in 26 overs seemed like a competitive target, even more so when they were 10-5... At which point they proceeded to dead-bat the last 20 overs for another 12 runs, their number 5 ending 1 not out, would you believe it. Ok so I was an advocate of declaration matches the other day, but this was a great advert for overs cricket. It was weird because after the rain break the oppo were desperate to play even though conditions were nigh on unplayable, not sure why they bothered.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 03, 2016, 06:33:59 AM
This is a blag account for sure

There are plenty of people around with far more so it's not anything special
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on July 03, 2016, 12:23:23 PM
There are plenty of people around with far more so it's not anything special

Yep, somebody in a @horseman 's league was on 700+ off 8 innings !!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on July 03, 2016, 08:15:58 PM
Brilliant friendly against Steppingley of Bedford today. Neither of our Sunday sides had a game so we took a mixed side to their ground, they were a top bunch of lads, and we managed to edge a tight game. We only ended up with 10 men as there was a mix up with another player who said they could play when they couldn't!

They batted first and me and my fellow opening bowler took 6 wickets between us to reduce them to 30 something for 6. I personally took 4-12 off 6, First two were edged behind and both lads walked despite not being given out, got a lot of respect for that! They were about 50-8 before one of their lads scored 82* to take them up to 148. I had to come off after 20 overs as i managed to twist my ankle in a rabbit hole, leaving us with 9!

We chased it down in 30 odd overs. All in all a great game of cricket against a top bunch of lads.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on July 03, 2016, 08:28:40 PM
Won today as we beat Cookham Dean over 45s, we got 247-7 in 35, @pistol101 scored 42 in 16 balls (we'll gloss over the catching practice he have cowcorner who dropped him 3 times) and scraped up 45* including a six straight down the ground and a cheeky reverse sweep for 4. They got off to a flyer but Pistol bowled some dirty spin and took 3 wickets to stall them and they ended 40 short. Helped in the battle of the vets teams that we sneaked in a few youngsters to give us the edge.

Special thanks to @Lumsden for driving down from Yorkshire to play. Great to meet you and I hope you enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on July 03, 2016, 11:29:28 PM
Won today as we beat Cookham Dean over 45s, we got 247-7 in 35, @pistol101 scored 42 in 16 balls (we'll gloss over the catching practice he gave cowcorner who dropped him 3 times) and scraped up 45* including a six straight ground and a cheeky reverse sweep for 4. They got off to a flyer but Pistol bowled some dirty spin and took 3 wickets to stall them and they ended 40 short. Helped in the battle of the vets teams that we sneaked in a few youngsters to give us the edge.

Special thanks to @Lumsden for driving down from Yorkshire to play. Great to meet you and I hope you enjoyed it.

Yes thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. In fact it was a very good game and could have been much closer had it not been for a sensational run out, direct hit from the boundary edge (not me I hasten to add). 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on July 04, 2016, 09:18:45 AM
12 ball duck yesterday. Mistimed a hook.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on July 04, 2016, 10:00:17 AM
We won a bit of a bad-tempered game on Saturday against @Mattsky 's clubs  3XI.  It was all a bit uneccessary really and a part of the game which I really hate with people gobbing-off at each other.

Most of their team were actually a really nice bunch of lads, and a couple of our youngsters were definitely at fault for responding to the provocation, however it was a really bizarre day in many ways.

We turned up in the rain and the strip was nicely covered, the rain stopped and we all went to have a look. A chap whom we thought was the Captain seemed to take charge and decide we could mop it all up and that we all wanted to play and get a game on etc. So far so good, it turns out that he was the club chairman and the captain was in car park having a fag and not showing much interest. The chairman started mopping up the square, first with his hanky, then moved on to an old towel. He wouldn't let us near it in case we damaged his square. At this stage a couple of his teammates began to help but the rest stayed over by the pavilion smoking and showing no interest in getting involved.

Eventually we started and after a couple of overs a shower came down, we were prepared to play through, but the 'Chairmanator' came rushing out crying 'Health & safety' & 'I have a responsibility to the club' - there were a few howls of protest from our skipper, at which point their skipper started bellowing from a little shed on the boundary and getting a little aeriated about it all, but not actually emerging to discuss in any way. This all calmed down, and skipper comes in to bat and starts running up the middle of the pitch when taking singles. another couple of wickets fall and at each one (a run out and an LBW) he wails "he's given him out - I can't believe it!!!" - to evil glares from his own umpire. He then edges one and is dropped and gives our young keeper some verbals (which he deserved) them proceeds to stay in for 60 odd balls, largely shotless giving our keeper and slips chirp at random internals including chatty signals with his gloves. If any of them responded back he would explode, start swearing and wail about the 'spirit of the game'. He then fell over when running and was run out and after some debate he was called back (I wouldn't have). Exchanged a few verbals with his own umpires and things carried on in a similar vein when he was bowling, giving a bit of chat to our youngsters and not being able to cope with any back. The Chairmanator hit the cover off one to 1st slip and didn't walk and wasn;t given, he seemed to find something very interesting in the middle distance in the shocked silence after that decision.

Don't get me wrong, we won and were the better side, their skip did get a bit of chat after his bizarre behaviour, and I don't condone our youngsters getting involved - but it was his vesuvian explosions if anyone chatted back to him that were utterly bizarre - even his own players were telling him to shut up by the end.

After the game he wandered off without speaking to anyone and we left pretty briskly. I was last out of our dressing room and overheard a loud and lively post-mortem in their dressing room where most of his side seemed to be having a right go at him and telling him he needed to call down and shut up during the game. Many seemed to be telling him not to pick fights and not to have a go at his own umpires. I know there will be two sides to every story but for that guy to be a Captain and to wail on about the spirit of the game was mystifying.

They got 97 off 39 overs and we chased it down off about 22 I think - I bowled at the death which was novel but thrilling (apart from the Chairman :()

It was a very odd day at a very nice ground.  3XI warriors eh? :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 04, 2016, 10:10:40 AM
He was run out after falling over but you called him back? Whaaaaaaaaaat?

Turned up for the 2nd time in 3 weeks to find our pitch had been used. Lost the toss and fielded which we would have done anyway. One of their openers was a slogger, everything going legside. Got rid of him soon enough but the other opener (bloody old) just went for singles and got 96* so fair play. Did alright in the field; took a catch at point and chased down fine.

They got 217 off 40 and we fell 20 short. Top order just collapses every time and we rely too much on our opener to put a score up. Didn't bat either and haven't had a knock since early May, wahwahwah.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 04, 2016, 10:30:59 AM
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/14595329.CRICKET__New_Forest_side_all_out_for_Hampshire_League_s_lowest_ever_total/ (http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/14595329.CRICKET__New_Forest_side_all_out_for_Hampshire_League_s_lowest_ever_total/)

Just spotted this in the local news, this is in the league I play in!

P.S we are yet to play either side involved in that fixture yet this season.
we're due to play Ellingham on 30th July and United Services on 20th August
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ianbuchanan on July 04, 2016, 11:23:26 AM
Season going well now, we're back up to 2nd in the table still in the hunt for promotion! I managed to get my 2nd league ton of the season this weekend, 129 before I skied one and got caught mid on for the 7th time this season 😂
League stats at the midway stage of the season- 443 runs @63 & 18 wickets at 16
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mattsky on July 04, 2016, 12:13:57 PM
@FattusCattus

Thanks for posting this.
I can only apologize for the sour taste left in the mouth because of one chap.
I was actually at our home ground as the skipper of the Twos game that we had to abandon before it started.
I now realize I actually walked past you outside of the changing rooms and was trying to place your face when I was rudely interrupted before I could! (Shortish chap with beard (at the moment) & black cap.)
If I had been sure, I would have come over to chew the fat with you. Dammit.

As far as your game goes, diffidence, a hot temper and sulkiness are not the best of bedfellows, especially in a skipper. I'll be having a word with our enthusiastic Chairmanator about it all (including the Chairman's smash to slip!) The Chair is essentially a decent bloke, but his manner can be brusque.

It's heartening that the rest of our Third XI didn't condone their skipper's behaviour and were embarrassed and fed up with it as your chaps were. And I take my hat off to your skipper for calling him back when he slipped over. If that's not an example of playing in the right spirit of the game under trying circumstances, then I don't know what is.

Once again, please pass on my apologies to your teammates, Fattus. As I say, the issue will be noted, and I'll be pursuing the issue with our Chairmanator, as this cannot happen again.
Let me know when you're  due over our way again - I'll buy you a refreshing ale or two.

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 04, 2016, 12:27:24 PM
Bad tempered game Saturday for us. Oppos were sledging and agitated all day for some reason. Appealing as soon as it hits the pads regardless amd even when batsmen clearly hit it etc. Got them one very bad decision apwhcih to them means it's justified. Whe they bat, they use a big lad to slog and he nicked one and didn't walk, luckily eh was clean bowled two balls later but still. We won fairly easily in the end but all our players came off saying it wasn't enjoyable. We have them last game of the season and it's already been muted about sacking the game off and just playing a friendly somewhere.

Bad times really, sure we won but when the team isn't enjoying the mannor of the games due to the amount of sledging. And agro that's about this year which is not a good sign. Their capt spoke to ours post game before the meeting with the umpires so knew his team had been out of order but his defence was 'it's the game'. Not good.

Shame really as a couple of their lads have always seemed unfairly tagged but if you choose to play with idiots then what do you expect. Understand being competitive but sledging and not waking, appealing purely to apply pressure on an umpire isn't really being competitive, just being idiots. It doesn't apply pressure to a batsmen appealing, it's purely to pressure an umpire which in amateur cricket isn't acceptable.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on July 04, 2016, 01:05:57 PM
@Mattsky  - ah that's a shame, would've been nice to meet and have a chat.

I wouldn't worry too much about it mate, as I said, some of our boys got involved when they should've backed off, so I'm sure we didn't help. Most of your guys were really nice, which just made it all the more weird - really nice ground too.

There's nothing really for us to complain about, just a few stroppy verbals - I think my skipper was more bemused than anything else, your chap seemed to be struggling with the pressures of being a 3's captain!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mattsky on July 04, 2016, 01:30:15 PM
Understood. I'll talk to the Chair, anyhow.
He's a new skipper, so you're probably right. But he's old enough to know better.
Anyway, a beer next time fo' sho' Mister Fattus.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: traditionalslogger on July 04, 2016, 08:13:46 PM
Interesting weekend of league and cup games for my club. Saturday we went away to a side struggling near the bottom (we went up to 3rd because of being the only game rained off last week) but we had an incredibly weak side. Opening bowler and opening bat both away for the next couple of weeks. Won the toss and chose to bowl to looks of disgust from the rest of the team on what was meant to be a road under their covers. We bowled them out for 109 so I felt pretty vindicated. I took our opening bowler off after 9 of his 10 overs when hed taken 4 wickets which didn't go down well but they were just deadbatting him and I wanted a break through. Personally I bowled 8.1 overs and took 4-10 which was great. I felt I bowled really well and attackingly to their left handers.
We knocked it off 3 down in 25 overs, new lad went in at 5 with the scores tied and smashed his first ball through cover for 4.... no one had seen him play before so pretty happy with that. Not needed to bat.

At one point this week we had 7 players for a cup quarter final, but by sunday morning I had managed to miss count and we had 12 available... this soon dropped to 10 before the game (bloody hangovers!) but one of the players dads stepped in. Won the toss again and decided to bat, 100 run opening partnership was great but we lost quick wickets and really faltered late on to finish 171-9. Personal contribution was a 5th ball duck (LBW above the knee roll - not angry!).
They started brightly but a flurry of quick wickets and they were 98-6 after 25, my own contribution was 2-33 off 10. Not too bad but didn't bowl anywhere near as well as the Saturday.
Unfortunately a good partnership took them to 155-6 but then another few quick wickets meant they needed 6 off the last over.
1 off the first ball was followed by 2 dots and then a full toss smeared through cow for 4. Same shot next ball meant we had lost with 1 ball remaining. Very gutting but a good effort especially as a lot of our overs were bowled by a second teamer and a part timer. Had to have a word with our players about bitching and moaning at each other, hopefully it got through!

Next week we have even more players unavailable for the visit of the team 1 place above us in the league but there isn't a second team game so hopefully a few of them will step up for us!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on July 05, 2016, 08:39:20 AM
We have introduced a rule where is someone pulls out for an unacceptable reason (such as a hangover) after selection, they have to pay any replacement's match fee.

We've also introduced a 2 late fee, where by anyone arriving after the designated meet time has to pay the fine. Unfortunately some people have decided paying the 2 is worth it so that they don't have to do any of the jobs (white line marking, put chairs out) so I'm campaigning for the fine to be doubled for each successive late arrival.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 05, 2016, 09:27:33 AM
We have introduced a rule where is someone pulls out for an unacceptable reason (such as a hangover) after selection, they have to pay any replacement's match fee.

We've also introduced a 2 late fee, where by anyone arriving after the designated meet time has to pay the fine. Unfortunately some people have decided paying the 2 is worth it so that they don't have to do any of the jobs (white line marking, put chairs out) so I'm campaigning for the fine to be doubled for each successive late arrival.

Our 1st XI have a late fine of 1 per every 10 minutes without a decent excuse. They also have a job rotor for who does what, so there's no getting out of doing your duty. It has worked well so far as it's avoided the same few people doing all the jobs before/after the game every week and nobody is rocking up 10 minutes before the start any more.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on July 05, 2016, 12:22:32 PM
We have introduced a rule where is someone pulls out for an unacceptable reason (such as a hangover) after selection, they have to pay any replacement's match fee.

We've also introduced a 2 late fee, where by anyone arriving after the designated meet time has to pay the fine. Unfortunately some people have decided paying the 2 is worth it so that they don't have to do any of the jobs (white line marking, put chairs out) so I'm campaigning for the fine to be doubled for each successive late arrival.
Good move but a
Fine of 2.00 for not doing any jobs I know a few who would see that as a good deal
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on July 05, 2016, 01:27:21 PM
Good move but a
Fine of 2.00 for not doing any jobs I know a few who would see that as a good deal

Yeah, the rule was originally that they'd be made to pay 2 and spend 30 minutes on the roller after the game but that doesn't seem to have happened. I like the jobs rota, will forward that to the rest of my committee.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on July 05, 2016, 02:18:05 PM
We have introduced a rule where is someone pulls out for an unacceptable reason (such as a hangover) after selection, they have to pay any replacement's match fee.

We've also introduced a 2 late fee, where by anyone arriving after the designated meet time has to pay the fine. Unfortunately some people have decided paying the 2 is worth it so that they don't have to do any of the jobs (white line marking, put chairs out) so I'm campaigning for the fine to be doubled for each successive late arrival.

Or drop them for a week. I think instead of paying a replacements match fee, they should just have to pay thier fee anyway. Double subs = More money in the bank. Still a good idea though, wish we had it in place at my club.

Setting up is part of the day for me. If you don't set up, you can't play.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on July 05, 2016, 03:10:10 PM
All well and good but you can't play a game with 8 players!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on July 05, 2016, 03:30:42 PM
Best system I've seen was at a previous club - the 1s had a rigid system of first 5 to arrive would crack on setting the ground up and in return they can just get in the shower/bar straight away after the game while the late arrivals have to put everything away. Far more motivating than losing your spare change! Not that we ever had a problem with people turning up late, but that made damn sure everyone got there early.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on July 05, 2016, 08:31:34 PM
Yeah, the rule was originally that they'd be made to pay 2 and spend 30 minutes on the roller after the game but that doesn't seem to have happened. I like the jobs rota, will forward that to the rest of my committee.
With a job rota why not make it that if  player  cannot  do the work he is responsible for finding a replacement.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 05, 2016, 09:23:11 PM
With a job rota why not make it that if  player  cannot  do the work he is responsible for finding a replacement.

So if his job is say boundary flags and he just doesn't do it.. Do you start the game still without them? Of course not, some mug will do it.

As someone below said, these rules are great as are 'no pay no play' for subs but most teams simply won't drop players as they only care about winning
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Slyboogy on July 06, 2016, 12:35:14 AM
This has got to be the worst season for me personally, I've matched my highest score this season, however I've been getting out with small starts coming in as a hitter. Bowling wise I have yet to pick up a wicket and don't bowl myself too much due to having the Captaincy. I've also dropped a few catches, my fielding has dipped. I feel the Captaincy has taken the hit on my own performance as I'm more looking for the team and getting the best out of them while sacrificing myself.

Today was a tense game, we won by one run on the final ball!

I finally won the my first toss as Captain (1 out of 7 now!) and batted first. Posted a modest total of 121 in a T20 with a small five minute delay in the 6th over where the covers where brought on so thought stopped a little bit of our momentum as our number 1 and 3 had just got themselves settled.

Everyone contributed with the bat with and the number one putting on a partnership of 17 from 7 in the late overs with hard running! Opener carried his bat until the end not out on 40*.

Second innings, I mixed up the bowling, our main bowler bowled 2, then the second bowler 4 on the trot with an economy of 3.8. Bowler number 3 bowled 2 and kept it tight, bowler 4 went for 10 in his first over and told me to take him off, I told him not to worry and finish his over first.

Looks as if game is slipping away a little here as the opposition was quite above the asking rate.

Brought in the spinner(opening batsman) who got a wicket first ball and a maiden and then went for two in the next over. Bowled a wicket to wicket bowler for number 6 went for 5.5 per in two overs keeping things quite neat.

Brought in the main bowler to bowl 2 on the trot now, good overs...

However things were tight now...fielding started to deteriorate...

I bring myself on for one over...dot...dot..Things looking a little better now....FOUR!....SIX!!! Next ball LBW appeal which was out but not given??!! so that's a dot...dot...

Score tumbling down, 28 from 24.

Tense...Game swung in momentum with those two boundaries.

Brought back in bowler number One...some dots, a wicket, and a couple of twos from some misfields and a drop catch...slipping away it seems.

Spinner comes on...2...DOT...DOT...FOUR!!!...A misfield, FOUR!!!...DOT.

18 from 18

I then bring bowler number 3 from a different end and switch him with the spinner so the spinner isn't bowling the final over.

4 runs and a wicket next over by bowler number 3

14 from 12

Spinner...three twos coming from his last over with a few fumbles which give the twos, and a crucial one for the opposition on the last bowl of the over putting their opening batsman who's been hitting them well on strike!

8 from 6 now needed!

Last over getting tense nerves in the field, everyone back on the boundaries.

First ball 1...DOT...WICKET!!! Screaming catch taken by the fielder running back to the boundary!

...1...

6 needed from 2.

Easy right?

NO! What should have been no run turned into 2!!! In eager to get a run out, a throw is made to the bowlers end...MISSES!!! Thrown back to the keeper to get the other batsman out, MISFIELD!!! Thrown again to the bowlers end and two are taken!

Last ball...4 needed from 1.

Easy? Should be!

Batsmen run for 2...and HE'S RUN OUT!!! He's just more than halfway down the crease! However, the opposition umpire does not give it and the batsmen scamper back for a second despite the ball being dead! Quick thinking ball thrown to the keeper and stump is taken out, ball taps the stump...and GAME OVER!!!

VICTORY!!!  :D

It is a shame that they tried to cheat on the last ball, their umpire at the end looked sheepishly guilty when shaking everyone's hand, and the Captain himself running the last one despite the ball being dead and saying "umpire didn't call it".

Well all round performance by the boiz and good nerves despite losing it in the field with a few overthrows. Entertaining game and what a first league game to win as a Captain!

It was nice to hear by some guys that "it was the Captaincy that won it", but it was a collective performance all round by the guys. THE VICTORY FELT SO GOOOOOOD!!!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on July 06, 2016, 07:09:15 AM
Half way through the season and were sat mid table hopes at the start of the season were to challenge for the promotion places but as per usual we flatter to deceive, my run of form doesn't help averaging a nearly 35, making loads of starts but still haven't notched a score of 50 plus yet hopefully things will start to change in the final 10 games of the season
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: springbok45 on July 06, 2016, 04:48:51 PM
@Slyboogy

Great recap, the combination of middx beating York's and too much coffee had me biting my nails through it
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 06, 2016, 09:38:11 PM
Well I'm skipper this week, and it's an away game to Ventnor! That bought it's own issues of people refusing to play overseas because of the time we get back.

Having just sorted the travel arrangements it's an 8am meet at the ground and 3 cars are booked on the 9am ferry. That may sound bad enough for some, but I have a team full of kids so they probably didn't know there was an 8 in the morning!

I have a fairly strong looking side at the moment, but it's a long time until Saturday. Don't you just love cricket!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on July 06, 2016, 09:48:10 PM
Well I'm skipper this week, and it's an away game to Ventnor! That bought it's own issues of people refusing to play overseas because of the time we get back.

Having just sorted the travel arrangements it's an 8am meet at the ground and 3 cars are booked on the 9am ferry. That may sound bad enough for some, but I have a team full of kids so they probably didn't know there was an 8 in the morning!

I have a fairly strong looking side at the moment, but it's a long time until Saturday. Don't you just love cricket!

Ouch. Do the league/club reimburse those expenses?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 06, 2016, 10:09:34 PM
Well I'm skipper this week, and it's an away game to Ventnor! That bought it's own issues of people refusing to play overseas because of the time we get back.

Having just sorted the travel arrangements it's an 8am meet at the ground and 3 cars are booked on the 9am ferry. That may sound bad enough for some, but I have a team full of kids so they probably didn't know there was an 8 in the morning!

I have a fairly strong looking side at the moment, but it's a long time until Saturday. Don't you just love cricket!

Call it off and play a local team instead!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: cragnasty on July 06, 2016, 10:11:03 PM
Some lovely grounds on isle of wight! Is ventnor the one with the big hill near the pavilion?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 06, 2016, 10:13:32 PM
Ouch. Do the league/club reimburse those expenses?

The club pay for the ferry but other than that it's treated as a normal away game, so fuel expenses etc are as normal. As a club we've (or will at the end of the season have) had 7 games on the Island. The expense soon adds up!

Call it off and play a local team instead!
It's not that simple unfortunately. If we drop out us and the 4 teams below us at the club get docked points.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 06, 2016, 10:14:52 PM
Some lovely grounds on isle of wight! Is ventnor the one with the big hill near the pavilion?

Yes, it's called Steep Hill and the ground itself is rather unique, as the square is in a bowl!
Lovely club house though and you feel a bit pro watching the game from on the balcony  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on July 07, 2016, 09:07:00 AM
Nice place for cricket the IOW what I remember seeing last summer were  cricket nets on a  parks playing field left undamaged it was at the top of a hill up from a beach not far from where the houseboats are moored outside Bembridge.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on July 07, 2016, 10:45:49 AM
I have a team full of kids so they probably didn't know there was an 8 in the morning!
I haven't been awake before 10:30 this week so you've hit the nail on the head with that one!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Slyboogy on July 07, 2016, 12:27:09 PM
@Slyboogy

Great recap, the combination of middx beating York's and too much coffee had me biting my nails through it

Haha thanks dude
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on July 07, 2016, 02:08:04 PM
Played a t20 last night for my club, we batted first and scored 157, one of our young lads scored a cracking 50, just looked different gravy!
We then bowled them out for 122, I picked up 4-21 off 4. So in 5 days I've taken 11 wickets, not a bad week so far
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on July 07, 2016, 08:23:48 PM
Some rather desperate availability has left the Chertsey Mighty 3XI with a 4-pronged spin attack on Saturday.

I'm the quickest of them, so I am now a fast and nasty opening bowling - I'm going to try a bouncer!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on July 07, 2016, 08:29:51 PM
Some rather desperate availability has left the Chertsey Mighty 3XI with a 4-pronged spin attack on Saturday.

I'm the quickest of them, so I am now a fast and nasty opening bowling - I'm going to try a bouncer!

Bouncer... Drag down... Same thing  ;)

Let us know how you get on leading the attack!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on July 07, 2016, 08:32:23 PM
I thought about wearing the Denis Lillee / Jack Brooks headband, and marking out a ridiculously long run-up.

Mind games chaps, mind games!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Chalkie on July 07, 2016, 08:48:37 PM
Nice place for cricket the IOW what I remember seeing last summer were  cricket nets on a  parks playing field left undamaged it was at the top of a hill up from a beach not far from where the houseboats are moored outside Bembridge.

I was brought up on the IOW, and played for several sides over my formative years till the bright lights of the city conjured me away. My favourite ground, and the side I had a couple of great seasons at, was Shanklin - Ventnor were our arch rivals, but then they started bringing in overseas players and stepped up a level or 2.

It's a great place for a tour, in one summer back from uni I once played against the same touring side 3 times in one week (all for different local teams), by the 3rd game they were saying, not you again!


 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on July 07, 2016, 09:07:06 PM
Falling out with the usual Saturday/Wednesday cricket and the ever increasing want to win at all costs, and even he abuse growing from my own team when some makes a mistake. I decided to lower my availability and play lms.

Signed up on website and was allocated to a team needing players.
First 4 attempts to play rained of.
Tonight my first game.


Amusingly I new everyone of the opposition well, I had never met a single person from my won team before tonight.

The oppo also accused me of being a ringer(it was banter), when they had the check to turn up for lms with there paid pro in tow! So much for a less win at all costs game.


Anyway they batted first and out on 216 for 0. The over seas scoring his 50 retired from only 19 balls.

My team had heart, but I was starting to realise why I was being called a ringer.

We made our way to 135 for 3 from out 20 overs. I opened and retired on 50 from 29balls. But never got a chance to return.
It nearly wasn't that, first ball it was floated in halfway down track, rocked back to pull and it didn't bounce and I froze and just watched it skim the off stump, the bails wobbled but thankfully did not fall.

An eye opener and not sure I like the pink balls, can't pick them up well when fielding. Ran past a few.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 07, 2016, 09:16:21 PM
Falling out with the usual Saturday/Wednesday cricket and the ever increasing want to win at all costs, and even he abuse growing from my own team when some makes a mistake. I decided to lower my availability and play lms.

Signed up on website and was allocated to a team needing players.
First 4 attempts to play rained of.
Tonight my first game.


Amusingly I new everyone of the opposition well, I had never met a single person from my won team before tonight.

The oppo also accused me of being a ringer(it was banter), when they had the check to turn up for lms with there paid pro in tow! So much for a less win at all costs game.


Anyway they batted first and out on 216 for 0. The over seas scoring his 50 retired from only 19 balls.

My team had heart, but I was starting to realise why I was being called a ringer.

We made our way to 135 for 3 from out 20 overs. I opened and retired on 50 from 29balls. But never got a chance to return.
It nearly wasn't that, first ball it was floated in halfway down track, rocked back to pull and it didn't bounce and I froze and just watched it skim the off stump, the bails wobbled but thankfully did not fall.

An eye opener and not sure I like the pink balls, can't pick them up well when fielding. Ran past a few.

Sad to hear WAAC and sledging/own team abuse is causing yet more issues with players. Hopefully you keep playing sat/sun stuff as the game can't afford to lose players.. Even you biffers :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 07, 2016, 09:42:53 PM
I hate this captaincy lark!

Several phone calls later I have 11 again (but it is only Thursday night). Lost an all rounder to the 1st team and have a 17 year old "aggressive batsman" playing his 2nd game of the season as a replacement. Not exactly a like for like replacement but I can only do the best with that I have I suppose.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 08, 2016, 12:38:29 PM
Poor draw last Saturday, Coleshill held on 8 down but we dropped 8 catches. Now missed 13 in two weeks! Got caught cover slicing one after walking up the wicket for 11 off 6. Survived a hat trick ball lbw appeal by the skin of my teeth as well!
Nice comfy win on the Sunday, bowled oppo out for 138 and we chased it two down. Got bowled, yorked by the balls third bounce, for 41 but didn't grumble as we were well in control.
I can also now add a league winning colts coach to my resume, very pleasing to see my lads smash their way to victory for a 6/6 record, with their only loss this season being to a side led by a Northants academy bat who is going to Bunbury.
Playing Taplow/ @meats tomorrow, and we have a pretty strong side out.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on July 08, 2016, 01:03:42 PM
Poor draw last Saturday, Coleshill held on 8 down but we dropped 8 catches. Now missed 13 in two weeks! Got caught cover slicing one after walking up the wicket for 11 off 6. Survived a hat trick ball lbw appeal by the skin of my teeth as well!
Nice comfy win on the Sunday, bowled oppo out for 138 and we chased it two down. Got bowled, yorked by the balls third bounce, for 41 but didn't grumble as we were well in control.
I can also now add a league winning colts coach to my resume, very pleasing to see my lads smash their way to victory for a 6/6 record, with their only loss this season being to a side led by a Northants academy bat who is going to Bunbury.
Playing Taplow/ @meats tomorrow, and we have a pretty strong side out.

No idea what side we've got out but as Ramadan has now finished I would expect us to be close to full strength. I'm not playing but I'll come down and score - my season's been finished by a Yaya leg side wide which broke my little finger in 2 places. Literally just got back from hospital and having 2 wires drilled into my little finger!

@mohawks94 surprised to see Coleshill down there as their bowling wasn't that bad against us but batting not too strong after top 4.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 08, 2016, 02:49:18 PM
Get well soon mate! I got mine broken by Rio a few weeks back at Penn trying to gather a throw, I was lucky to just get a hairline fracture on the tip of my left index finger so I've been able to play through it.
We certainly have a young athletic team out, virtually the one we took to Penn so we should be able to give you a decent game.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on July 08, 2016, 04:37:19 PM
Cheers mate. Ours is about as strong as it could be, minus me anyway, but batting looks a bit fragile. Looks a batsman light in my opinion. Bowling unit as strong as can be, think it might be same as the league cup game with Asif (the other opening bowler) coming back.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 08, 2016, 05:38:48 PM
Played and won on Wed in our T20 league which puts us in the semi final next wed. We batted first and scored 152-3 pitch was very low and I think its quite a new club wasn't a cricket ground until 4 years or so ago so not going to be a great deck yet. I managed to get 50* and retired off 28 balls which is very good strike rate for me. In reply they managed 32 all out and were 8 for 7 with bowlers missing 3 hatrick opportunities unfortunately

Look forward to next week
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on July 08, 2016, 06:40:40 PM
Just learnt my game tomorrow is cancelled tomorrow, (No Swearing Please) sake. At least I have a sixes tournament on Sunday, but it's no substitute for proper cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 08, 2016, 08:35:13 PM
All set for my trip to the Isle of Wight tomorrow.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/received_10154299516241197_zps0uvyocfi.jpeg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/received_10154299516241197_zps0uvyocfi.jpeg.html)

Let's hope it isn't 3 weeks in a row we turn up, start the warm up then get rained off!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on July 08, 2016, 08:52:38 PM
All set for my trip to the Isle of Wight tomorrow.

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/received_10154299516241197_zps0uvyocfi.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/received_10154299516241197_zps0uvyocfi.jpeg.html[/url])

Let's hope it isn't 3 weeks in a row we turn up, start the warm up then get rained off!


130? That's a hell of a session in the bar!

Also, nice draught excluder  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 08, 2016, 09:18:30 PM
130? That's a hell of a session in the bar!

Also, nice draught excluder  :D

I hope beer isn't too expensive with the current exchange rate!

And thank you  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on July 08, 2016, 09:19:42 PM
I hope beer isn't too expensive with the current exchange rate!

And thank you  :D


beerexit????
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 09, 2016, 04:55:03 PM
Shocking game today. Hour drive to away game vs bottom of the league who have 9 players and they win the toss and bat, there 10-4 and then we bowl pies to get them some runs and leave catches and they end up 120 all out. Opened and hit four 4's first balls I face then smash one to mix on who actually caught it with his eyes closed. Opening partner retired on 50 off 4 overs and we knocked it off in 11 overs.
Standard in this league is getting awful haven't lost and last few games have been a genuine waste of time. Hope the league looks at bumping us up 2 leagues at least next season
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on July 09, 2016, 07:53:40 PM
Arrived at the away ground thinking the skippers were going tio call it off but the home captain was extremely keen and fair enough as within 45 minutes the rain relented. Given the forecast for later in the day, a 25 per side match was agreed.

We got put into bat on an awful wicket and had reached about 50-7 when I came in with still over 10 overs to go. I was initially quite pleased because one of their opening bowlers had just bowled out but soon got a rude awakening. In fairness the previous batsman was a junior but given this was a match in the bottom division, I hadn't considered that this new bowler's previous 4 deliveries were not his usual pace but I barely moved before the first ball was in the keeper's glove. Next delivery was even sharper as it hit me full on my front foot and boy did I turn the air blue!!! I wasn't helped by the lack of a sight screen and to make matters even worse, there was now a red car parked directly behind the bowler's arm. In the next few overs I got a couple of juicy half volley's which I despatched with glee to the boundary but this bowler got his revenge (knocking back my leg stump) and we ended up all out for 69.

Opposition then knocked it off without losing a wicket and this was easily the most one sided matche I've played in this season. It's interesting that despote having just dropped down a division, Mr Toe Crusher is easily the quickest bowler I have faced this season (anywhere) and their opening bat who finished on 48no wasn't too bad either.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 09, 2016, 08:28:44 PM
Absolutely delicious victory today. Lost toss and bowled first on a home pitch that in places was a green top and in others threatening to be a dust bowl. Taplow were 60odd/2 when me and my leg spin colleague came on, and we took 16.3/5/41/8 between us. My figures were 8.3/2/19/5, including probably the best leg break I will ever bowl, drifted to outside leg before turning back to clip top of off. Could easily have been more, thanks to a drop from our opening bowler, an interesting piece of umpiring to not give a plumb lbw and then a plain awful bit where a batsman failed to walk having clipped a half volley to mid wicket on the full and the ump claimed a bump ball. Square leg ump was telling him it wasn't but he wouldn't listen. Had them 109ao, then chased it down before tea. Openers started their chase at 1527, and finished it at 1627 inside 18 overs. First time we have beaten Taplow 1 since before my senior debut back in 2008!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on July 09, 2016, 09:29:53 PM
Absolutely delicious victory today. Lost toss and bowled first on a home pitch that in places was a green top and in others threatening to be a dust bowl. Taplow were 60odd/2 when me and my leg spin colleague came on, and we took 16.3/5/41/8 between us. My figures were 8.3/2/19/5, including probably the best leg break I will ever bowl, drifted to outside leg before turning back to clip top of off. Could easily have been more, thanks to a drop from our opening bowler, an interesting piece of umpiring to not give a plumb lbw and then a plain awful bit where a batsman failed to walk having clipped a half volley to mid wicket on the full and the ump claimed a bump ball. Square leg ump was telling him it wasn't but he wouldn't listen. Had them 109ao, then chased it down before tea. Openers started their chase at 1527, and finished it at 1627 inside 18 overs. First time we have beaten Taplow 1 since before my senior debut back in 2008!

Glad my finger was killing me and I decided not to watch! I heard 55-2 then next I heard was we'd lost by 10 wickets. No idea what happened in terms of events but I heard one of our guys had to leave during our innings due to his sister being rushed into hospital? I see Penn stuffed Littlewick so I think it's Penn, you and now us dropping down to 3rd?

Also well bowled, 5 for is always pleasing.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on July 09, 2016, 09:30:05 PM
First league game back after 10 weeks of having a broken finger. Scored 55 in a total of 282 off 45 and we won comfortably. Three wins across the three Fordham senior teams, what a weekend!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 10, 2016, 06:50:58 AM
No idea what happened in terms of events but I heard one of our guys had to leave during our innings due to his sister being rushed into hospital?

Correct. Yaya had to dash off but came back and batted 8 I think. Given the circumstances it would have been wrong to make him come in later for the time he was away on family duties. Went back to a straight one from Rio. Couldn't see the line as I was at cow, but he was back almost on his stumps.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 10, 2016, 07:08:49 AM
Pathetic 39 today, really should have been 100+ but I got lazy and top edged a regulation pull. Poor batting from myself. Pretty much hammered the opposition who in this evidence while we knew they rely heavily on two batsmen and two bowlers to do damage look doomed to relegation on that showing. Opening partner got 74, slowly and with no acceleration but he's new to the role and did well. No sledging from either side which was nice again.

2xi played away at the club the 1xi played last week and came back saying they would rather just concede the game next season than play as they cheated again and it soured what was (apparently) a good game until then. Our 2xi hadn't batted well so was t even like they needed to cheat. Still, just shows the way that club operate two games and both were unpleasant.

3xi finally got a rare full game in and dominated but we knew they were a div or two too low, keeps them clear st the top and so hopefully playing more even games in the coming season

bad signs for me, currently got ice on my knee and Achilles :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on July 10, 2016, 07:48:52 AM
Who do you play for @mohawks94 ?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 10, 2016, 08:02:26 AM
Chalfont St Giles
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 10, 2016, 08:09:49 PM
Played at Woodmansterne today, nice ground.

Put in to field and they got 205 off 40. Fielded OK but should have taken an easy one just behind square leg.

Chased it successfully 1 down, opener and no 3 played well. Great win.

Now for a week off as I'm at Lords, but speaking to another player we'll have a net of some sort as I'm dying for some bat on ball time. Makes a difference having players like that in your team.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on July 10, 2016, 08:34:28 PM
Played at Woodmansterne today, nice ground.

Put in to field and they got 205 off 40. Fielded OK but should have taken an easy one just behind square leg.

Chased it successfully 1 down, opener and no 3 played well. Great win.

Now for a week off as I'm at Lords, but speaking to another player we'll have a net of some sort as I'm dying for some bat on ball time. Makes a difference having players like that in your team.

I wouldn't class Woodmansterne as a nice ground. Slightest bit of rain and it is horrid.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 10, 2016, 09:04:27 PM
I wouldn't class Woodmansterne as a nice ground. Slightest bit of rain and it is horrid.

Compared to what I've been used it was nice, plus I love a scone
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on July 10, 2016, 09:29:00 PM
Compared to what I've been used it was nice, plus I love a scone

Fair enough. Who are you playing for currently?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 10, 2016, 09:39:21 PM
Fair enough. Who are you playing for currently?

Trinity (Oxley) over at Cricket4Change, ground is alright
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: InternalTraining on July 11, 2016, 01:23:10 AM
I carried the bat in a 40 over match - my second this season.

I opened and scored 122 not out.  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 11, 2016, 07:04:27 AM
Got a late call up to a mates club for a friendly yesterday. First thing I did on arrival was get a direct hit run out, then nabbed myself three wickets and 14. Got stumped with scores level charging a medium pacer and trying to stick the ball into the pub across the road.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on July 11, 2016, 02:13:11 PM
not a bad game sunday, batted 4 made 46 but batted like an absolute tool then fielded well with a direct hit run out, swapped to keeping at drinks and took a stumping and a catch stood up which was pleasing and the team won which capped it all off
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on July 11, 2016, 03:05:28 PM
not a bad game sunday, batted 4 made 46 but batted like an absolute tool then fielded well with a direct hit run out, swapped to keeping at drinks and took a stumping and a catch stood up which was pleasing and the team won which capped it all off

Swapped keepers? Village!! ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Tailendfielder on July 11, 2016, 05:24:59 PM
Won again chasing an average 142 and won with a bit to spare. Got 29 a stumping and a nick, so could be worse
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jjohns on July 13, 2016, 11:49:28 AM
After having a torrid season so far, I was finally able to stick around at the crease for more than 5 overs. Before Saturday I had scored a couple of 20's in the 2nd XI but every time I played for the 1sts I would put to much pressure on myself and freeze up and get out for single digits. Finally this Saturday it just seemed to click. I batted for 24 overs scoring 55. Not exactly prolific strike rate but given the run of form I've had (Going into the game with 1XI league average of 4) I was just happy to be in the middle for so long. I'm actually really looking forward to Saturday now instead of the feeling of impending dread I've had the last few weeks.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mattcoll12491 on July 13, 2016, 12:01:53 PM
Cheeky little 3-27 off 8 for the thirds on Sunday (with one over going for 11) before the rain came...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 14, 2016, 06:24:44 AM
Played in our T20 Semi Final last night and it was a really good game. Oppo won the toss and elected to bat on a very hard white track and soon found themselves in a spot of bother at 20odd for 3 opening bowlers bowing great lengths and varied pace. There middle order then set about playing them selves in and took a liking to our slow bowlers moving the score along nicely. We picked up wickets along the way. Then a very sharp piece of leg side glove work removed number 6 (one of the best stumping Iv ever taken every thing seemed to click) and they ended up 122-7

In reply I was batting at 4 and found myself in facing last ball of the first over with us 1-2 nit an ideal start with two of our bigger hitters both back for 0. Played myself in and with usual league opening partner we put on 65 to get us to 66-2 after 7 overs. Then they bought on one of the better off spin bowlers Iv faced in a long time just bowled nothing lose at all think he went for 13 of his overs all singles. Anyway still haven't hit a 6 this season but was able to take more from others bowlers end and got myself to 43 with 30 needed off 3 overs then I hit one straight up and was caught and bowled. In came our opening bowler who has been on a bit of booming form recently using my lovely B&S bat and he smashed 17 off4 balls and we won with a few balls left.
Final next Wednesday but a great game of cricket
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: traditionalslogger on July 14, 2016, 07:03:58 AM
Poor weekend last weekend for our club. Counted 10 would be first team players unavailable but managed to get a side together (not all too bad).
Won the toss and bowled, their opener chanced his arm and made 113 (every miss hit etc landed safe). We didn't bowl very well early on and the team we played are almost guaranteed promotion now, but we bowled them out for 253. 2 stumpings and 2 run outs helped. I bowled 5 overs 0-27 (first 3 went for 2 runs). I got more and more wound up, how do you keep your mind on keeping everyone in check as captain and bowling....?

We were soon 24-4 in 11 overs, top order just obliterated by some average bowling. I made 39, and our number 9 made 58* which meant we got to 200-8 at the end. I got out LBW slog sweeping towards our short boundary. Frustrating but meh decent little bat. Resounding loss but full bonus points so a positive.

Lots of players back this week thankfully so hopefully a different result!

@Sivlar13 my mate played against you on Saturday (he got 78*) and recognised you. Said you looked far too good to play at that standard and your bat looked very very good!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on July 14, 2016, 07:11:19 AM
@Sivlar13 my mate played against you on Saturday (he got 78*) and recognised you. Said you looked far too good to play at that standard and your bat looked very very good!

That's very kind of him to say so haha was driving back from holiday that day so didn't get back in time to play for the 1s so rocked up to play 2s at about 2.30 instead. You mate batted very well, I managed to shell a chance at long off to help him out too haha and that stick is an absolute monster, goes like the clappers!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: traditionalslogger on July 14, 2016, 07:24:55 AM
That's very kind of him to say so haha was driving back from holiday that day so didn't get back in time to play for the 1s so rocked up to play 2s at about 2.30 instead. You mate batted very well, I managed to shell a chance at long off to help him out too haha and that stick is an absolute monster, goes like the clappers!

Haha yer he said you rocked up late like a disgruntled 1s player might  :D
Yer he said you dropped him, in the end he was just batting for bonus points!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on July 14, 2016, 07:34:20 AM
Haha yer he said you rocked up late like a disgruntled 1s player might  :D
Yer he said you dropped him, in the end he was just batting for bonus points!

Tough chance running forward but pretty lazy on my part, in my defence I'm a keeper  :D yeah that's fair enough, our skip placed fields real well to stop boundaries which eventually won us the game.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 14, 2016, 08:08:29 AM
Good wedesday night 20/20 win last night against Ullenwood Bharrat to put us in the promotion spots with one game left!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on July 14, 2016, 01:32:43 PM
Well i had a MOM last saturday! best game so far! (also first game with out a hangover...)

100 for 0 turned into 119 for 6 :-( inept middle order.

Batting at 9! with 20 overs to go, the weight of the team on my shoulders!

Batted responsible 34 out in last over, told to clear the trees for more runs, total 214 all out!

Openeing Bat, had no shots, just swung (he was also the opening bowler!), caught him running backwards over my head, diving catch (was thinking what did i have for brekki!)

10 overs in, Skip gives me the nod! perfect swinging conditions!

First ball inswinging yorker! thank you very much.

Short spell of 5 overs 4 maidens, 4 runs for 5 wickets, in my fith over i pulled my obique which i have now seen doctors which is a grade 2 tear (thank god i have a free week).

Self proclaimed MOM

Full scorecard below.
http://scayneshill.play-cricket.com/website/results/2611749 (http://scayneshill.play-cricket.com/website/results/2611749)

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on July 15, 2016, 09:26:01 PM
This has to go down in the worst season of my life, started out playing division 1, currently now playing division 7! Waste of a summer
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Alvaro on July 16, 2016, 08:53:00 AM
Captaincy debut new club was scheduled for today .... Bust finger on Wednesday, season over :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on July 16, 2016, 09:05:51 AM
This has to go down in the worst season of my life, started out playing division 1, currently now playing division 7! Waste of a summer

Tough luck but don't disrespect Div 7, they are just as keen to win even if they lack a bit of ability. Do your job and get back up.

Captaincy debut new club was scheduled for today .... Bust finger on Wednesday, season over :(

Tough luck  :o
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on July 16, 2016, 08:04:25 PM
Tough luck but don't disrespect Div 7, they are just as keen to win even if they lack a bit of ability. Do your job and get back up.

Tough luck  :o

Not disrespecting division 7, just a waste of my own time when I could go and earn money instead!
It's not as competitive as I would enjoy and stuff
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 16, 2016, 08:45:04 PM
What a game!

My side batted first and posted 197-8 off their 50 overs. That means I got to put my posts on but didn't get as far as the middle. The openers got 68 and 40 so we felt we should have posted a few more than we did.

In reply we bowled the opposition out for 113 in 29 overs.
Our opening bowler went 10 overs 4-33 and the spinners were bought on. Our 16 year old left arm spinner went 4.5 overs, 1 maiden 3-13 and I did okay with 4 overs, 2 maidens 3-4.

The wicket was a bit dry, but I'm still telling everyone who will listen that I should be in the England Test side! My first ball pitched well outside off, was left and nearly bowled the batsman. My 2nd ball started outside off, beat the inside edge and bowled him leg stump! My last wicker also turned from outside off to beat the inside edge and bowl the batsman. Not bad for a "non-turning off spinner"
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on July 16, 2016, 09:08:12 PM
My team managed to restrict the opposition to just 276-0 from 39 overs before they declared after we won the toss and decided to bowl
One opener got 135*
The other 123*
My bowling was 0-52 after having 3 chances dropped off my bowling

In reply I opened the batting, getting 31, LBW trying to charge their skipper in the first over of the new ball
As a team we got to 234-7, with our captain getting an unbeaten 50 and our Aussie getting 46 after some controversy surrounding him being bowled when the bowler knocked a bail off during his action
"Was Finns law enforced in div 8 of TVL?"
The bowler was adamant that it didn't apply to our league however he was overruled
That meant that my highest score of the season was my first knock after our Eversley net @ppccopener ! Definitely got me back into form
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on July 16, 2016, 09:37:44 PM
My batting is going downhill rapidly although it probably wasn't the best idea to walk out this afternoon with a new bat having not netted with it beforehand. I have gone for something lighter at a fraction over 2.10 (my Nixon is 3lb) but gave up with it after 10-12 deliveries and went back to the Nixon. For the 2nd week running I got absolutely nailed on the toe although this week it was the backfoot and I was plumb LBW. We posted 133 which on a bowler-friendly wicket should have been enough but I'm afraid some of our bowlers sent down some absolute garbage. I ended up wiith 3-20 off 9 overs but we lost by 5 wickets.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on July 17, 2016, 06:26:40 AM
After a four week gap between matches,due to league re structuring and rain, it was good to get out and play.
The net down at eversley meant I'd at least felt bat on ball, and with @ppccopener batting tips still fresh in my mind, I was determined to play my shots.

Oppos batted first on only the third fairly hard track I've played on since moving down sarf four years ago
They posted 234 mostly off the edge of the bat, ffs!
Showed again this year, that we are struggling to bowl teams out, it ain't rocket, if you can't or won't bowl wicket to wicket, your not going to bowl teams out.

I opened our batting against a lovely ex Cherwell league ball, that their captain had dug out from somewhere, it came off the bat lovely, and I managed to lose it first ball in the next field.
The difference in decent balls can't be put into words, and we are as guilty as some in using crap hard balls.
Anyway, hit a few more, including a lovely six, before missing a straight one that kept low,(can't play back forever)

We eventually knocked them off with three wickets left and a few overs
Was a really good game, on a half decent wicket.

And a big big thanks to the guys who came down to eversley for the net
And well done Cam and batbuddy, cracking bowling figures
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on July 17, 2016, 07:10:21 AM
Good to see some of the 'Eversley boys' doing well, the game is so much more enjoyable giving a few a really good thump even if it's only 20 or 30 odd @Northern monkey and better bowling back @Batbuddy99 and @WalkingWicket37

Personally now 4 low scores for me so the elusive mistress that is form may need a present(another bat!!) to come back.

However I did skipper after our captain has dropped out for a couple of weeks and the captaincy seemed to come back naturally which was good and our team went top of the league, beating the leaders.

 :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 17, 2016, 05:58:43 PM
2 wins in a weekend, taking my tally up to 3 for the season!

Played a T20 today, my side batted first and posted 178-6, I wasn't required to bat.

We won by about 3 runs, my contribution being 0-24 off my 4 overs. I may not have takena wicked but I was getting a bit of turn and finally feel like I'm in a rhythm when bowling.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on July 17, 2016, 06:56:45 PM
Played today, we batted first and got off to a flyer 90-0 off 16, we then collapsed down to 206 all out, I contributed 20 off 8 balls.
And then they chased it down in 27 overs, I bowled 10 overs 5-45.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on July 17, 2016, 08:50:45 PM
So won yesterday we posted 222-7 off 50 after being 4 down inside 15 overs! And bowled them out for 50! Took a wicket and scored 26... Not bad!

Today we batted first and usain bolt must have been running through the blood (or some sort of performance drug) as our no.1 scored 100 off 64 balls and retired no.3 scored 100 off 97 and out little pocket rocket at 12 years old scored 66 at around a run a ball! Ended up an embarrassing 311 in our 2.5 hours, the shear amount of runs wasnt planned and i did want both batsman to get to their tons if they could!

We then had them 9 down and they only blocked out the last 3 overs, with their no.1 making an unbeaten 95!

I didnt bat and took 3 wickets.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on July 17, 2016, 09:21:08 PM
Not 100% yet but over two games I took 15.1-6-27-4 for the weekend. Won a tight one yesterday 140-8 v 127 on another dog of a wicket thanks to our groundsman not taking advice on prep. Looks lovely until you bat on it, slow low and painful to score on. Today's game was on a belter at Horley, took 8-3-12-2 on a good deck with a lighting outfield as we restricted them to 185-6 and watched our guys knock it off for 2. Would of loved a bat as I was getting pad rash at 5 :-)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on July 18, 2016, 09:21:20 AM
Might just burn my kit! 2 ducks this weekend and bowled like an absolute drain. Anybody got any other summer sports they can recommend.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 18, 2016, 09:25:54 AM
Might just burn my kit! 2 ducks this weekend and bowled like an absolute drain. Anybody got any other summer sports they can recommend.

Golf
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: petehosk on July 18, 2016, 09:38:17 AM
Might just burn my kit! 2 ducks this weekend and bowled like an absolute drain. Anybody got any other summer sports they can recommend.

Bird watching, streaking?
How about cricket umpire?  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on July 18, 2016, 09:45:13 AM
Golf
That's even more frustrating! My current snapped driver shaft will attest to that!

Bird watching, streaking?
How about cricket umpire?  ;)

Maybe streaking and bird watching as a combo? It's got a chance!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on July 18, 2016, 09:48:48 AM
Might just burn my kit! 2 ducks this weekend and bowled like an absolute drain. Anybody got any other summer sports they can recommend.

absolutely do not take up golf unless you are over 60. Under no circumstances consider giving up cricket. You could do any or a combination of the following.

get in the nets and hit as many balls as humanly possible, as hard as possible.
find someone with a cricket brain at your club-speak to them about batting. if you cannot find someone with a brain, I know your frustration, speak to the most intelligent person you can find, even if they are not sportsmen and speak to them and how to improve what you are doing.
go down the pub Friday night, get smashed and go out Saturday still hung over-try to hit everything is sight.
or have a drink before the match, or possibly during.
whatever happens, don't give up.
 :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 18, 2016, 09:55:50 AM
Bird watching, streaking?
How about cricket umpire?  ;)


I'm into bird watching while I play. At our ground we get pidgeons, buzzards, our opening batsman's 19 year old twin sisters and the odd Milf if there's any colts around!

As for streaking, I've also been known to do that on match day...

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/edited_1467484780543_zpsstl0aizj.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/edited_1467484780543_zpsstl0aizj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: petehosk on July 18, 2016, 11:48:07 AM
I'm into bird watching while I play. At our ground we get pidgeons, buzzards, our opening batsman's 19 year old twin sisters and the odd Milf if there's any colts around!

As for streaking, I've also been known to do that on match day...

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/edited_1467484780543_zpsstl0aizj.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/edited_1467484780543_zpsstl0aizj.jpg.html[/url])


Like the pic Cam.
Actually diving half naked into a moist or damp patch? Those were the days!  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamielsn15 on July 18, 2016, 03:14:00 PM
Always nice to open and hit the winning runs in a 10 wicket win.  Bowled the oppo out for 107, then ended up 108-0 off 14 overs, partner took the lions share with some big hitting to finish 73no, I was just happy for some time in the middle after a shocking run of form, to end up 31no, which I'll take after scores of 12, 1, 8 and 1.

Low point came with what we thought was the first wicket - blatant edge, which I heard at mid wicket, as well as pretty much everyone else.  Guy walks off looks back, sees the umpire hasn't given it, so walks back.  left a very poor taste, especially when he said "it hit my sleeve."  This on top of his accusing our skipper of racism earlier in the season and its fair to say he was getting some stick until he was finally out caught at mid off.  Off his sleeve, naturally...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 21, 2016, 09:56:53 AM
Mid week side got promoted last night after a very feisty game against painswick! (Promotion spot at stake!) only disappointment was the older oppo pulling out the C U next tuesday for 2 of our younger players. Good to go up even though it was on net run rate...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 21, 2016, 10:01:14 AM
We actually tied the game to give us the one point needed! #drama
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 21, 2016, 08:07:16 PM
It was out T20 final last night got 4 overs in a heavens opened, we were 50-2. Rescheduled for next Wed now
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on July 21, 2016, 08:19:07 PM
2nd lms 50 in a row. Got to go back in tonight to. Albeit for 1 ball. And we needed 19 to win.

Ended up 55 not out to go with a fort oft a his 51 not out.

Took two catches to
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on July 21, 2016, 09:07:40 PM
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To be fair - this simply looks like you have fallen over and burst!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on July 22, 2016, 12:44:31 PM
We managed to reach the quarter finals of the T20 comp, our 1sts and 2nds are 2nd in both leagues so hopefully both sides can secure promotion and compete in the top league next season
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jjohns on July 22, 2016, 01:04:47 PM
Been a miserable season for almost everyone at my club, tomorrow I'm opening the batting since everyone else has tried and failed this season. To put in context how bad it is, we haven't had an opening partnership get into double figures all season long. Haven't won a game all season and every team so looks forward to playing us that we even had an away team bring their own covers to our ground to ensure the game could go ahead.

Here's hoping I can do what everyone else has failed to do and get us off to a good start.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on July 22, 2016, 01:42:26 PM
First time I've heard that the away team bringing their own covers to hopefully get the win
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jjohns on July 22, 2016, 02:04:00 PM
Yeah cheeky really, but can't say I blame them. I wish I could face our bowling too.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 22, 2016, 03:59:49 PM
Been a miserable season for almost everyone at my club, tomorrow I'm opening the batting since everyone else has tried and failed this season. To put in context how bad it is, we haven't had an opening partnership get into double figures all season long. Haven't won a game all season and every team so looks forward to playing us that we even had an away team bring their own covers to our ground to ensure the game could go ahead.

Here's hoping I can do what everyone else has failed to do and get us off to a good start.

Just block the crap out of the ball, they'll bowl you something awful at some point and put it away. If you're bad, then just bat for yourself and it may even help the team... Can't be worse if you're getting beat anyway
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on July 23, 2016, 06:19:41 AM
They bring their own covers!
I've heard it all now
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on July 23, 2016, 07:21:38 PM
Got the first win with my new side today although in slightly odd circumstances. For once we won the toss, bowled first and my figures were 10 overs 7 maidens 5 runs and 1 wicket. I bowled 6 of the 7 maidens at the same player who simply refused to play a shot in anger. Opposition scored 121 but for the loss of only 5 wickets so I was a bit puzzled by this chap's approach given I was bowling 3rd change. Anyhow we knocked it with 8 overs to spare.   
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on July 23, 2016, 07:29:19 PM
Played for my thirds again this weekend, we bowled them out for 206, I picked up 5-49 off 15. So two 5fers in 6 days.
We then chased it down in 35 overs for the loss of 3. Lovely 20 points
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on July 23, 2016, 08:16:32 PM
Cracking game of cricket today. Although I did nothing.


We won the toss, and despite the team saying we was to chase, our skipper had a brain fade and said we'd bat when he won........


Oh well. So fast outfield, nice dry pitch with very little bounce.

We totalled 289 for 8 from our 46 overs. (Me 15 our number 3 made 110, rest shipped in)



Oppos started like a train, 120 for 2 of 15.

We hen bowled tight and got a few wickets. And it came down to 40 needed of last ten. Which then because 20 of last 5 with only 1 of there batsmen left and a rail ended in.

2 tight overs got it close, but there skipper got on strike and teed off.

Lost with 2 overs to go as they went to 295 for 6.

Good game. Played in good spirits.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on July 23, 2016, 09:30:18 PM
Had a shoite day
Out second ball to a crap lofted drive and broke my finger dropping one in the slips
Umpires were the worst we've had yet, just when I thought they couldn't get any worse
Think I've had enough of league cricket
I'm too old, too brittle,too lazy and really can't be arsed anymore
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 23, 2016, 09:41:47 PM
I hate cricket

I can't decide if I'd get more pleasure from having a bonfire with my kit or chucking it off a bridge somewhere...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 23, 2016, 09:43:04 PM
Good win today, so level on points at the top with AIW. Another Sh1te week for me. another 30 something then a loss of concentration and its over! any tips on maintaining concentration whilst batting would be useful!! Eg. Joe root batting for over 10 hours...(how??)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 23, 2016, 09:44:23 PM
@WalkingWicket37 @Northern monkey - How i feel most weeks! Come friday night youll be buzzing for the next game! :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on July 23, 2016, 10:08:37 PM
Big win today! Won by 180 odd runs, hit 275 ao with a top score of 65 and another 50 and @19reading87 hitting 42 everyone else chipping in, I was 0 not out!
Then we bowled them out for 80 odd! I took 5-1-18-2 and @uknsaunders got a wicket late in! Game played in good spirits by both teams was good to finally win a league game for ashorne!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 23, 2016, 10:20:01 PM
I hate cricket

I can't decide if I'd get more pleasure from having a bonfire with my kit or chucking it off a bridge somewhere...

Is this why we've gone from GN to H4L to Hunts? Who's next?  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 23, 2016, 10:32:29 PM
Is this why we've gone from GN to H4L to Hunts? Who's next?  :D

This forum needs a middle finger emoji...  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 23, 2016, 10:40:51 PM
This forum needs a middle finger emoji...  ;)

You can laugh at me tomorrow when I either don't bat or score 8 before taking a wild swing.

On the plus side it's a 13:30 start which should mean I'm home in time for Robot Wars
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on July 24, 2016, 07:38:11 AM
I hate cricket too, never thought I'd feel this way but at the moment I really feel like taking a break from the game, something I've never done for 30 years. Had perfect batting conditions for me today, but struggled painfully, made an excruciatingly slow 12, beaten countless times, it was just embarassing. God knows I tried.  All my theories about trying to stop myself falling over didn't work so back to the drawing board over the winter I think :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Chalkie on July 24, 2016, 07:43:44 AM
Yesterday was a bit special for me, I got my maiden 50!

I'm a bowler but trying to improve my batting, and my previous high score was 36. I have been batting at No 9 for the firsts, and so far this season in 5 games I have only been called on to bat 3 times, including one forgettable short innings, and 2 not outs blocking out the final overs for us to get a draw. Total runs 7.

Today I played for the 2nds as I'm carrying a bit of a hamstring injury. Skipper put me down as No 6 so figured I would get a bat, but didn't expect to be going in at 4 for 24 in the 8th over!

Their openers were still bowling and it took me 16 balls to get off the mark - I was just focusing on not getting out. But then I got into my stride and started playing some decent shots. I reached my maiden fifty 38 balls later!

I managed to get to 90 (riding my luck a bit on the way) and I really should have got a ton, but it was ridiculously hot and I lost a bit of focus, missing an inswinging Yorker from their opener who had come back on. The skipper and I put on a partnership of over 150 (he got 73), and we ended up with 212 all out from 43.

Unfortunately we didn't get the win. They managed to last out their overs scoring 164 for 8 wickets. I bowled 14 overs in 3 spells ending with 1 for 16.

So massively pleased with myself for getting my maiden 50 and going on to get a decent score, but bit annoyed I didn't convert it to a maiden ton, and that we didn't manage to win.

At last I have provided justification for spending so much money on kit and having way too many bats for a bowler, think I prefer allrounder now  :D

By the way I was using my Aldred Spectre and it was great.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JB on July 24, 2016, 07:59:11 AM
Well done @Chalkie!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Nmcgee on July 24, 2016, 08:13:58 AM
Fair effort @Chalkie . Well done mate.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 24, 2016, 08:31:21 AM
Absolute hammering yesterday. Bowled really badly, fielded well and then batted poorly. Personally got a good ball, Bouncer at the head and skied it on the hook 🙈

Does mean finally we can kind of say we aren't in the title race which as a team/club we don't want, sod 0900 starts for travel! Plus, we don't have he availability or depth to compete at glow/wilts so we'd just have a season of struggle against teams overseas stars which wouldn't be fun.

Seconds won with a weak team to keep them third (sadly none of them are even close to first team level) and sets up a potential winner takes all game next week cause @Jamesfield team.. I suspect and hope a few (legally allowed of course) players who may usually play 1's may find themselves in the 2's to ensure victory :)  2xi need out of that division, it's too low to be of any use to any out of,form 1xi and too low to take any performances seriously as some of the teams are weak as hell

Cheeky but that's league cricket apparently, no sense of sporting behaviour.

3xi lost but sadly they did have a load of kids in this week so we're just completing a fixture really.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 24, 2016, 08:59:14 AM
@ProCricketer1982 we thought you might, AIW chucked in a couple when we played them the other week!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 24, 2016, 09:34:22 AM
Bore draw helped by some appalling umpiring. Two games in a row I've had clear catches given not out, this time oppo opener smashed it into his pad and was caught at gully, started to walk then stopped. Also two very adjacent lbws turned down, two catches dropped at slip off me, a very frustrating day really. Also got a lecture on the lbw laws about appealing when a batter was hit outside off 'playing a shot' when he hid his bat behind his pad.

We batted first and got 267/7 from 50. Openers put on 160, then we all had a bit of fun. I smacked 15 quickly but am now in trouble with the club chairman for being caught reverse sweeping when id just pulled and driven fours off the same bowler. Apparently I was 'batting like a god, smashing everything' before messing it up, but the shot was on, just a mishit! Opened the bowling and over 2 spells got 14/5/29/2, one lbw that the ump finally gave, the other a tasty bowled, drifted across the leftie opener then spun back from outside off to take middle stump. Penn showed no interest in chasing our total on a rapid outfield, only got to 170 from response, which means we've both done taplow a massive favour in the table.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: skip1973 on July 24, 2016, 10:01:27 AM
Reverse sweeps are never on
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on July 24, 2016, 10:13:51 AM
Isn't cricket a funny game. After a pair last weekend got 70 yesterday. Came out at 40-5 and put on 125 for the 6th wicket.

Started the inning terribly faced around 25 balls for only 4 and felt/looked terrible, bit of luck with some swings and misses but then suddenly everything started to click and ended up feeling really comfortable

We ended up winning by 65 runs thanks to a fantastic display of left arm swing from our young 17 yo opener knowing their top 3 over cheaply.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on July 24, 2016, 10:48:34 AM
Isn't cricket a funny game. After a pair last weekend got 70 yesterday. Came out at 40-5 and put on 125 for the 6th wicket.

Started the inning terribly faced around 25 balls for only 4 and felt/looked terrible, bit of luck with some swings and misses but then suddenly everything started to click and ended up feeling really comfortable

We ended up winning by 65 runs thanks to a fantastic display of left arm swing from our young 17 yo opener knowing their top 3 over cheaply.

Was that for your seconds?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on July 24, 2016, 10:50:18 AM
Was that for your seconds?

Yes mate. Firsts lost again. Pitch at Godmanchester was reported too for being dangerous.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on July 24, 2016, 10:51:41 AM
Yes mate. Firsts lost again. Pitch at Godmanchester was reported too for being dangerous.

Blimey AK XI isn't a bad scalp to take!

We got run close by Nassington 2nd's, helped out by our opener hitting 186!

And i've heard Goddy is a bit dodgy!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on July 24, 2016, 12:07:32 PM
If we're at full strength like yesterday we'd be expecting to win this league, unfortunately the 1s need 2-5 from the 2s most weeks.

186?? That's some knock!

Apparently there was a ball at Goddy from their spinner which hit a length and went over the keepers head for 4 byes!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on July 24, 2016, 01:54:33 PM
Well batted @Chalkie , being away on the other side of the world had to check on how we got on and got an absolute hammering batted second set 250 to win from 55 overs and skittled for 118
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on July 24, 2016, 04:19:04 PM
Bore draw helped by some appalling umpiring. Two games in a row I've had clear catches given not out, this time oppo opener smashed it into his pad and was caught at gully, started to walk then stopped. Also two very adjacent lbws turned down, two catches dropped at slip off me, a very frustrating day really. Also got a lecture on the lbw laws about appealing when a batter was hit outside off 'playing a shot' when he hid his bat behind his pad.

We batted first and got 267/7 from 50. Openers put on 160, then we all had a bit of fun. I smacked 15 quickly but am now in trouble with the club chairman for being caught reverse sweeping when id just pulled and driven fours off the same bowler. Apparently I was 'batting like a god, smashing everything' before messing it up, but the shot was on, just a mishit! Opened the bowling and over 2 spells got 14/5/29/2, one lbw that the ump finally gave, the other a tasty bowled, drifted across the leftie opener then spun back from outside off to take middle stump. Penn showed no interest in chasing our total on a rapid outfield, only got to 170 from response, which means we've both done taplow a massive favour in the table.

Sure have, we smashed Coleshill as I'm sure you expected us to. We got 230 odd, rolled them for 60. Should have been less as they were 25-7. We now have a bowler keeping wicket as I'm out probably for rest of season, back up keeper on holiday for 4 weeks and 2nd team keeper apparently refusing to play 1s because he wants to win div 2 batting award...I'm sure most people on here will have a similar view on that as I do.

Yaya has brought a mate along for rest of season, first game in 4 years yesterday and he's quite sharp! Used to play for Ealing and Portsmouth before he did a cruciate ligament. Only played as guy pulled out yesterday morning but now wants to play rest of season so fingers crossed he does!

Think we have you boys on Saturday? Should be up to either umpire or score as finger is better and bonus being that the wife gave birth earlier today and a week earlier than due date - result!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 24, 2016, 04:55:17 PM
I hate cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on July 24, 2016, 07:10:13 PM
If we're at full strength like yesterday we'd be expecting to win this league, unfortunately the 1s need 2-5 from the 2s most weeks.

186?? That's some knock!

Apparently there was a ball at Goddy from their spinner which hit a length and went over the keepers head for 4 byes!

If you're playing 2's next week we've got you!

And yeh i came in with him smashing it to all places, have never run so many 2's in my life!

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 24, 2016, 07:14:48 PM
Cue earlier, I hate cricket. Put oppo in and some awful bowling/fielding got them 293. Still fuming at a complete lack of others failing to attack the ball and chase down so many shots that went for 4. Took a catch at silly mid on.

Came in to bat at 23-5, bowled for 1. Not surprised since I've not had a bat since May and feel like my only option going into a dire situation is swinging and saying ah eff it
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Abighugeappl on July 24, 2016, 07:27:07 PM
Third duck in a row. On the verge of calling it quits for this season. :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: traditionalslogger on July 24, 2016, 07:29:09 PM
Weird couple of weeks for our first and seconds.
Last Saturday we scored 233-3 off 40, my own contribution was 27* whilst helping our number 3 to his maiden ton, but then we bowled really poorly and allowed the opposition to chase it down with 1 over to spare. Dropped their opener 3 times too and he finished 70* whilst a couple of their other lads biffed it all over the place. I took a couple of catches, but bowled 0-42 off 5. Everything just went wrong. The 2s couldn't raise a side for their Saturday game.
On the sunday I played for our 2s in their T20 cup quarter final. I made 10 (trying the dab to 3rd man and snicked off to the keeper), out of our total of 119-8 thanks to some late order hitting. They made a flying start and in the end needed 8 off 2overs with 5 wickets in hand.... 8 balls later we had won by 6 runs. 4 run outs and a catch in 8 balls. Never seen batting like it. I managed to be involved in the game winning run out which was good, also took 1-24 off 4.

This Saturday I won the toss again and decided to bat. When we were 35-5 and then 122 all out I cant imagine any of my teammates where particularly pleased with me. Only got 1 too (snicked off again) which didn't help. The opposition smashed us all over the place and where 78-2 after 11. But slowly me and our leggie clawed it back and we ended up bowling them out for 99. Was pretty chuffed to take 5-8 off 7. I managed to get their opener out who got about 60 of their 78 so that made it even better.
Our 2s couldn't get a side out again but that was mainly due to a village wedding, so hopefully we can change that and get them back to winning ways as well next week.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 24, 2016, 08:07:08 PM
Played our Sat league fixture today away at Maldon CC (Alaister Cooks home club) this was due to my club having a touring saide fixture yesterday so we always play one of a sat games on a Sunday.

Anyway first time Iv ever plagued at Maldon and what a nice ground with a lovely wicket, rock hard with good pace and carry. We won the toss and batted, was slow going earler doors with the opener and I being 30-0 after 10, my partner was then out to first change bowler and then No3 and myself out on 123 for 2nd wicket. We ended up 258/5 with me scoring my first ton for my new club, out for 111 trying to smash opening bowler into the pavilion. Also my first Ton in 2 seasons after a shocking season with the bat last year.

In reply our opening bowlers where just to quick for them and they ended up 97 all out with opening bowlers taking 7 of the wickets. Still unbeaten and what a lovely ground to play at on a cracking day weather wise
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 24, 2016, 08:39:49 PM
Bore draw helped by some appalling umpiring. Two games in a row I've had clear catches given not out, this time oppo opener smashed it into his pad and was caught at gully, started to walk then stopped. Also two very adjacent lbws turned down, two catches dropped at slip off me, a very frustrating day really. Also got a lecture on the lbw laws about appealing when a batter was hit outside off 'playing a shot' when he hid his bat behind his pad.

We batted first and got 267/7 from 50. Openers put on 160, then we all had a bit of fun. I smacked 15 quickly but am now in trouble with the club chairman for being caught reverse sweeping when id just pulled and driven fours off the same bowler. Apparently I was 'batting like a god, smashing everything' before messing it up, but the shot was on, just a mishit! Opened the bowling and over 2 spells got 14/5/29/2, one lbw that the ump finally gave, the other a tasty bowled, drifted across the leftie opener then spun back from outside off to take middle stump. Penn showed no interest in chasing our total on a rapid outfield, only got to 170 from response, which means we've both done taplow a massive favour in the table.

Maybe declare on 240 to tempt them next time. Not their fault if they thought you'd scored to many. Too quick to blame draw cricket or Oppos. Maybe you scored to many to make it a worthwhile chase, poor skippering
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on July 24, 2016, 08:47:01 PM
Maybe declare on 240 to tempt them next time. Not their fault if they thought you'd scored to many. Too quick to blame draw cricket or Oppos. Maybe you scored to many to make it a worthwhile chase, poor skippering

Kinda like leading by 400 and batting again.

The more I think about it, I like draw cricket. It forces teams to be good at both skills. If you can't bowl them out, you don't deserve to win. Shame we play win/lose, would like to give it a go to see if it's as frustrating as people make out.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 24, 2016, 08:48:45 PM
Kinda like leading by 400 and batting again.

The more I think about it, I like draw cricket. It forces teams to be good at both skills. If you can't bowl them out, you don't deserve to win. Shame we play win/lose, would like to give it a go to see if it's as frustrating as people make out.

It can be frustrating but generally it's usually because one team scores too many and doesn't have the bowling to back it up. Win/lose is about economy, draw is economy but also wickets. If you can't take wickets you won't win. Win/lose you just blast runs and wait for the batsmens to get themselves out. Far less skill and tactics
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 24, 2016, 08:50:59 PM
@meats yep, though I'm probably playing seconds as I have a wedding reception in the evening!
@ProCricketer1982 they never had any intent to chase, they were 70 points clear in the league before yesterday, and could have chased it as they made a steady start and their top bat who was playing came in at 5 against a nearly new ball on a rapid outfield.
Didn't help that the pitch died a bit, but there was no positivity in their innings.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 24, 2016, 08:51:51 PM
@ProCricketer1982 which civi team do you play for ?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 24, 2016, 08:52:35 PM
@meats yep, though I'm probably playing seconds as I have a wedding reception in the evening!
@ProCricketer1982 they never had any intent to chase, they were 70 points clear in the league before yesterday, and could have chased it as they made a steady start and their top bat who was playing came in at 5 against a nearly new ball on a rapid outfield.
Didn't help that the pitch died a bit, but there was no positivity in their innings.

Attacking fields, change bowling regularly.. Tempt them. No one can resist a pie etc.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on July 24, 2016, 08:59:19 PM
It can be frustrating but generally it's usually because one team scores too many and doesn't have the bowling to back it up. Win/lose is about economy, draw is economy but also wickets. If you can't take wickets you won't win. Win/lose you just blast runs and wait for the batsmens to get themselves out. Far less skill and tactics

But are you frustrated by the oppos lack of intent or your own teams shortcomings?

We play win/lose, but teams very rarely put on more than 300. I don't think run-a-ball is "hit and biff" cricket. So it's also about executing both skills. However I think draw cricket would add that extra dimension of digging in rather than just slogging and hoping for the best. Obviously in win/lose theres very little point in digging in or "having a net".
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 24, 2016, 09:41:38 PM
Current league tables for anybody that cares! http://gloucestershireccl.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=63367 (http://gloucestershireccl.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=63367)


Not bad for a little old  side like dymock :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on July 25, 2016, 06:27:00 AM
If you're playing 2's next week we've got you!

And yeh i came in with him smashing it to all places, have never run so many 2's in my life!

I'm away next week. Most are on tour this week and don't come back from 'Dam until Friday night so will be shattered playing you guys on Sat!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 25, 2016, 07:50:40 AM
Update: still hate cricket

I'm not the only one who stews on stuff like this right? Although it appears next weekend we have some kind of 2x15 over stag do game on the Saturday followed by a Sunday TBC. With any luck this might be the weekend I need to find the slightest bit of rhythm...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on July 25, 2016, 08:02:26 AM
Using the rhythm method on a Stag do is recommended.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on July 25, 2016, 08:13:19 AM
Update: still hate cricket

I'm not the only one who stews on stuff like this right? Although it appears next weekend we have some kind of 2x15 over stag do game on the Saturday followed by a Sunday TBC. With any luck this might be the weekend I need to find the slightest bit of rhythm...

battled thru across west London to tower hamlets Saturday, to say it's a toilet would be an understatement, 100 overs for one point draw, got 11 myself off 3 balls and then watched my team mates slap around the second string bowlers.
another bat broke too, not sure which bat-god I have upset but i'm truly sorry.

despite that, I want to put it right this Saturday. i'm a cricket addict  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on July 25, 2016, 08:23:08 AM
Just found out I've gone to the top of the wicket taking in my club, I play a lot of games, but still 50'overs behind everyone else at the club due to not starting the season at the club.  So I'm pretty pleased with that, although still along way to go in the season. Just want to keep up my momentum
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 25, 2016, 02:08:25 PM
But are you frustrated by the oppos lack of intent or your own teams shortcomings?

We play win/lose, but teams very rarely put on more than 300. I don't think run-a-ball is "hit and biff" cricket. So it's also about executing both skills. However I think draw cricket would add that extra dimension of digging in rather than just slogging and hoping for the best. Obviously in win/lose theres very little point in digging in or "having a net".
Bowlers were rotated, we have a varied attack with strong spin options and left and right arm seamers. We always had at least one slip, gully, plus catchers at short leg, silly mid off, so our captain, who took a blinder at short leg, wasn't being negative. Potentially a really bold thing to do would have been to win the toss and bowl then chase rather than failing to whittle away for 50 overs.
A bit of both really, our catching has been shocking, but to show no intent whatsoever was the main frustration.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 25, 2016, 02:13:32 PM
On a happier note than my previous post, made my debut for Frogs Cricket Club yesterday, a wandering team our keeper at st Giles plays for. Batted four, and went in with 18/20 overs left. Dropped on a sharp caught and bowled chance on 4, went on to get 62* and top score, my first b3 50, also being dropped in the deep in the 40s with the ball going for 4. Total of 220 seemed good, but the outfield seemed to speed up a lot/oppo hit the ball a lot harder than some of our gents, and we lost inside 35 overs. Got one wicket as well but didn't bowl as well as I have been recently.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on July 25, 2016, 04:30:18 PM
Nice win in the Beds Sunday League yesterday.

Last time we played the oppo we were bowled out for 60, and apparently before the game one of their lads was overheard saying '' they're awful, we'll be done by 5 ''

We were done by 6, but it was us with all 30 points. Batted first and made 178-7 off our 40, was next man in but wasn't needed. Then opened the bowling and took 3-27 off 4 overs  (plus a run-out off my bowling!) They were 82-5 off 10 overs, with their big hitter who got 130 off 50 the previous day coming in next, we got him out in the 20's and it was plain sailing from then as we bowled them for 118 off 21 overs.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Alvaro on July 25, 2016, 08:28:56 PM
Just played French cricket in the park. It seems that my broken finger isn't yet up to the rigour of tapping a tennis ball about 😔
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Stratts on July 26, 2016, 09:39:48 AM
We lost our 4th game on the spin on Saturday, really frustrating as it was a close run thing, chasing 242 and ending up 234ao  (I was last man out).  Funny reading all of the talk about win/lose, in the Essex Cricket League we play 8 games of time games with 8 win/lose in the middle (so the season is 4 time matches, then 8 45over win/lose, followed by the remaining 4 time games).  Over the course of a 16 game season you play every side once in each format, and it has been well received.

It's clear our side is better at the time matches, we were comfortable until the 45 over matches came in and we are now in the relegation zone.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jjohns on July 26, 2016, 09:42:16 AM
We do the same but the other way round in our league. Limited overs at the start and end of the season and timed in the middle. I generally prefer limited overs to timed but having it split this way is pretty fair I think.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mpt7 on July 26, 2016, 12:35:20 PM
All versions of the game require different skills

time or 100 over draw cricket demands that you have good bowlers who can take wickets
win/lose cricket creates exciting finishes or drab drubbings

As long as you limit overs bowlers can bowl in all forms then you will get more people playing cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on July 26, 2016, 12:36:47 PM
Short Video of our Sunday game, Mainly 2 x 1st Team players batting.

https://www.wevideo.com/view/710381439 (https://www.wevideo.com/view/710381439)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 28, 2016, 08:47:44 AM
Okay I've officially written off 2016!

I finally got a half decent bat at training last night, and had comments from my teammates about how "solid" I was looking. One of our new recruits for the season who hasn't seen new bat before even asked why I'm not up the order on a Saturday.
That doesn't sound too bad, right?

At the end of my session I was facing a lad who's just joined the club. He was fairly nippy but erratic. Long story cut short - I took a beamer from him full on the elbow! It's very sore but is sort of moving and doesn't seem to be broken.

Hopefully in able to play on Saturday, but I'm now thinking "why always me?"
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on July 28, 2016, 09:01:04 AM
Okay I've officially written off 2016!

I finally got a half decent bat at training last night, and had comments from my teammates about how "solid" I was looking. One of our new recruits for the season who hasn't seen new bat before even asked why I'm not up the order on a Saturday.
That doesn't sound too bad, right?

At the end of my session I was facing a lad who's just joined the club. He was fairly nippy but erratic. Long story cut short - I took a beamer from him full on the elbow! It's very sore but is sort of moving and doesn't seem to be broken.

Hopefully in able to play on Saturday, but I'm now thinking "why always me?"

if you have seen the (brilliant) film Lock,Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, i'm sure you have, there's a line in it:

''for gods sake can everyone stop getting shot''

you need to stop getting hit.  :)  in the meantime an elbow guard is a must for the rest of the season.

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TGB1997 on July 28, 2016, 12:04:14 PM
We have a pretty quick left arm seam bowler in our club who quite likes to bowl a few bouncers and being a left arm bowler they are at quite a tricky to play. As a bowler I don't get too much batting time in our limited evening training session but I have faced him a couple of times and he is a handful to face. Last weekend I faced former England bowler Amjad Khan who was bowling at full pace, I'll be perfectly honest I'd rather face Amjad Khan than our left armer as he's not as quick but the left arm over angle is something that I really don't enjoy facing
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on July 28, 2016, 02:00:19 PM
Bowlers were rotated, we have a varied attack with strong spin options and left and right arm seamers. We always had at least one slip, gully, plus catchers at short leg, silly mid off, so our captain, who took a blinder at short leg, wasn't being negative. Potentially a really bold thing to do would have been to win the toss and bowl then chase rather than failing to whittle away for 50 overs.
A bit of both really, our catching has been shocking, but to show no intent whatsoever was the main frustration.

Just seen Penn's side for the game, they were missing half of their 1st team including their 3 best batsmen and main spinner so no surprise that they didn't bother chasing against a title rival.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 28, 2016, 05:21:04 PM
Played in our T20 final last night and won by 7 wickets.

Lost the toss and oppo batted first was a bad decision as our opening attack of whist both are solid 75mph blew them away both openers caught behind by myself and others bowled leaving them 17-4 from 6 overs middle order out a few runs together and go them to 102 all out. Our fielding was excellent

In reply we just batted very well but without racing away. Openers but on 40 before I went in at 3, rotated the strike until we needed 10 off 2 I as out caught on boundary and number 4 then hit 3 successive 4's and game was over. Unbeaten through the league stage so the best side won. Averaged 42 in the T20 league so happy with that as bush bash is t my strongest format at a decent strike rate as of 102
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 28, 2016, 08:37:37 PM
55 off 51 balls opening against a tour side and then 'accidentally' walked past one and was bowled.. Sadly, our three was a utter waster and scored 160* just being greedy. Safe to say he won't get another go for a year or two up the order
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Giraffe208 on July 28, 2016, 08:41:39 PM
We have a pretty quick left arm seam bowler in our club who quite likes to bowl a few bouncers and being a left arm bowler they are at quite a tricky to play. As a bowler I don't get too much batting time in our limited evening training session but I have faced him a couple of times and he is a handful to face. Last weekend I faced former England bowler Amjad Khan who was bowling at full pace, I'll be perfectly honest I'd rather face Amjad Khan than our left armer as he's not as quick but the left arm over angle is something that I really don't enjoy facing

Where's Amjad Khan at now? I remember facing him when he was playing for Kent. I think he was at Bexley as one of their assigned players many years ago. @SOULMAN1012 you may have faced him a bit too perhaps seeing as though we played in Kent when we were younger :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 28, 2016, 09:24:06 PM
Where's Amjad Khan at now? I remember facing him when he was playing for Kent. I think he was at Bexley as one of their assigned players many years ago. @SOULMAN1012 you may have faced him a bit too perhaps seeing as though we played in Kent when we were younger :)

He was playing at Lordswood. I have faced him and it wasn't nice at all left arm and rapid, didn't mind shacking up a batsmen either at club level. No idea where he is now as I last played in Kent 2 seasons ago.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tom line on July 28, 2016, 09:46:59 PM
Still playing for Lordswood 1s according to play cricket played for them last week and opens the batting for them also by the looks of it
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TGB1997 on July 29, 2016, 11:46:42 AM
He's still at Lordswood, I faced him in a development game, he batted down the order but he does got a long ball. He's a decent lad though as after the game he was giving some advice to one of our young seamers which was a decent thing to do
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on July 29, 2016, 04:35:49 PM
Middle fingers broke in two places,(I carried on fielding for 15 overs!)
That's probably my season gone, and loss of full movement and arthritis to look forward to in the finger
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: simonmay5 on July 29, 2016, 05:29:43 PM
Middle fingers broke in two places,(I carried on fielding for 15 overs!)
That's probably my season gone, and loss of full movement and arthritis to look forward to in the finger


Not good mate hope it's not to sore and you are able to get a couple more games in
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Northern monkey on July 29, 2016, 05:48:18 PM
Will try and set my press up and get that working
Then I can make a coupla bats out of those clefts I have
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dannyhall04 on July 29, 2016, 06:09:10 PM
Middle fingers broke in two places,(I carried on fielding for 15 overs!)
That's probably my season gone, and loss of full movement and arthritis to look forward to in the finger

Unlucky mate. Buy yourself a Blueroom bat to cheer yourself up :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on July 30, 2016, 06:37:26 PM
Played a kinda knock around game for a stag do of a close friend of the clubs. Voluntarily kept wicket for 18 overs and never doing it again, eff that. Stags mates were all marathon/cross country runners and all fairly poor, but put up 124 in 25 overs. Bowled an over at the end and took a wicket. Batted #3 and retired at 25*; just good to get out there and bat on ball to be honest.

Playing for potential new club away to Banstead tomorrow, just hope it's fun.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on July 30, 2016, 09:12:41 PM
The cricketing gods were against me this afternoon. Firstly had an LBW appeal turned down with the umpire saying "the ball pitched middle but was swinging away" to which I felt compelled to inform him that I am actually bowling offspin. Couple of overs later I then bowled the same batsman only for the same umpire to no-ball me on height despite the fact the ball hit him on the pads before crashing into the base of middle stump. I was still wicketless in my last over when a youngster spooned a catch to our skipper who proceeded to drop it.

Opposition posted 178 on what appeared to be an absolute road to bat on so after our batting performance last week, I fancied our chances given they apparently only had 2 "proper" bowlers.  These 2 chaps bowled out (20 overs) but it was the part-time bowlers who started to pick up wickets with seemingly off innocuous deliveries which from the comfort of some well positioned seating, should have been hitting the fence. I got into bat when we were 6 down with around 80 on the board but with 13-14 overs against bowlers who weren't going to leave seam-marks on my toes, I was well up for it. I quickly cracked 2 deliveries for 4 then go to pull what looked like a long hop down the leg side but it bounced up from absolutely nowhere and I glove it to the keeper.

Despite the umpiring irregularities, match played in a good spirit and we really only have ourseleves to blame as put down too many catches in the early part of their innings. 

 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 30, 2016, 09:36:37 PM
Well what a day!
Away to Cheltenham Civil Service, in a must win, top of the table clash! Earlier in the season we played them at home and they thrashed us, hitting 300 and something. With @ProCricketer1982 suggesting 1st teamers would be dropped into chelt 2's to help them try and win, we were worried about a big beating.

Cheltenham put us in, on what looked to be a decent track, we soon however found out why we were put in, with balls bouncing all over the place and cutting in of tufts in the pitch. We struggled to 178-7 and thought we were done for, especially with there captain saying 220 was a par score - (was a total twit). I made 5 and got out to a cutter that hit my thigh pad and then the stumps - didnt think it was going to be my day...

Cheltenham got off to a slow start and were on around 70 of 22 with 4 wicket. We thought we were in with a slight chance of winning until one of their batsmen got to 50 and chelt were about 120-5 needing the 60 off about 15 overs! Then myself and a team-mate came on and bowled very tightly and i ended up picking up 4-30 off 7!
Chelt needed 9 off the last over (which i was bowling) and were 9 wickets down, i bowled the last guy 4 balls in which meant we got 19/20 points in a game which we thought we'd bottled.

In all the game was fiercly contested with the  cheltenham umpires not giving 2 absolutly plum LBW appeals. Wides suddently started to be given no matter what was bowled as long as it didnt hit the bat... Fairplay to the 2 batsmen that walked when they edged it behind because there was no way the umpires would of given it!

Should now be top of the league, if not level! What a great day :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 30, 2016, 09:56:04 PM
Well what a day!
Away to Cheltenham Civil Service, in a must win, top of the table clash! Earlier in the season we played them at home and they thrashed us, hitting 300 and something. With @ProCricketer1982 suggesting 1st teamers would be dropped into chelt 2's to help them try and win, we were worried about a big beating.

Cheltenham put us in, on what looked to be a decent track, we soon however found out why we were put in, with balls bouncing all over the place and cutting in of tufts in the pitch. We struggled to 178-7 and thought we were done for, especially with there captain saying 220 was a par score - (was a total twit). I made 5 and got out to a cutter that hit my thigh pad and then the stumps - didnt think it was going to be my day...

Cheltenham got off to a slow start and were on around 70 of 22 with 4 wicket. We thought we were in with a slight chance of winning until one of their batsmen got to 50 and chelt were about 120-5 needing the 60 off about 15 overs! Then myself and a team-mate came on and bowled very tightly and i ended up picking up 4-30 off 7!
Chelt needed 9 off the last over (which i was bowling) and were 9 wickets down, i bowled the last guy 4 balls in which meant we got 19/20 points in a game which we thought we'd bottled.

In all the game was fiercly contested with the  cheltenham umpires not giving 2 absolutly plum LBW appeals. Wides suddently started to be given no matter what was bowled as long as it didnt hit the bat... Fairplay to the 2 batsmen that walked when they edged it behind because there was no way the umpires would of given it!

Should now be top of the league, if not level! What a great day :)

Yeah we didn't move anyone down :) 2xi capt is a twit too. You probably see why none of them are even close to first team level too !!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on July 30, 2016, 10:00:28 PM
yeah we realized! Skippers a really snobby guy haha
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 30, 2016, 10:03:32 PM
yeah we realized! Skippers a really snobby guy haha

Multi millionaires tend to be
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on July 30, 2016, 11:41:35 PM
Cricketing gods were definitely against me today - opened the batting and made 44 before stretching for a quick single - felt a pop in my right leg - hamstring strain/tear - great - luckily fairly minor I can walk and jog very very lightly - but any sort of explosive motion and I'm done for - so not sprinting turning etc. So having heard this popping - I hit the next ball for 4 thinking there is no way I'm running - I saw I was on 48 and then thought no way am I retiring hurt on 48 so limped a very ginger 2 and called it a day (good for the average after all) was really annoying though as that is the best I've felt all season and felt I deserved more after the first 12 overs where we were 12-1 - I did all the hard work and got injured - not a happy bunny.  then our 3 and 4 proceeded to make 90 and 78 respectively as we posted 242-1 (demoralising day for them) we then got them 170-7 but couldn't get the last three - winning draw with max batting points and 3/5 bowling points - not a bad days work - tomorrow looks in jeopardy tho!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on July 31, 2016, 07:19:51 AM
Got myself promoted back up to the second team at my club after a good run of performances, bowled 15 overs straight at what is one of the smallest grounds in suffolk with the straight boundary being 35 yards!
I picked up 4-70, which im pleased with. Hopefully helps me retain a place next week, sadly we lost as the second innings the pitch was turning even more for there spinners. So counts us out of the title race pretty much,
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on July 31, 2016, 08:19:13 AM
Got leisurely 48 yesterday.


Opened chasing 158. Oppo had a poor side out, 1 very good bowler, 1 half decent bowler and not much else.
So rained myself in and saw the first two bowler diff and then took apart the change bowlers.
Unfortunately got exciting and top edged a half tracker down Tilly's throat. Jug avoidance.

62 balls for 48 and not a single boundary in my first 41 balls. Quite restrained.

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We won with 11 overs left. Despite these being top 4 games ago, they never once looked interested in attacking and it was deffo a 250 par pitch. With a short down hill boundary.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on July 31, 2016, 08:57:38 AM
Got launched around by Tom Westley's uncle yesterday who scored around 140, they posted 302 off their 50 overs. We managed to chase it down with a good two overs to spare. Quality game of cricket, I even took a wicket which shows how desperate we were for bowlers!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 31, 2016, 09:08:34 AM
Team lost yesterday but we were missing players and didn't want to take 2's players so had a few randoms filling the line up. Spicy wicket which was good fun opening on as it was nipping about and that's enjoyable to face. Partner got cleaned up, 3 nicked off and didn't walk (he's a tool) and very next ball spooned up a crap on the up drive.. I won't lie, I laughed at him for being a tool.

Our 4 then broke his ankle and is out for the season so we'd lost what little batting we had bar me within about 9 overs (score was about 45-2. Plodded along nicely and was simply aiming to bat through tbh.. Off spinner bowls 2 consecutive leg side wides (pitching middle/leg and turning and I just move inside the line and it misses leg stump.. 3rd one I decide not to move and tickle it. Miss it.. Appeal and out lbw.. 3rd disgusting umpire decision this season when well set.

Defo reviewing if I want to continue playing with panel umpires for next year as they simply ruin to many innings to warrant the effort, time and money I put into cricket.

Enjoyable game though, played in good spirits and the Oppos were good enough to even realise we were under strength rather than be cocky. So we got them four jugs post match as a thanks.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on July 31, 2016, 09:52:58 AM
So back in the 1s this week after being in the 2s all year and taking wickets for fun! Came on for the final 8 overs and went 4-0-19-3 (considering the last over of the innings went for 10 had i reigned that in my figures would have looked better)

Fudged my knee though! Batsman went to give himself some room so stopped in my delivery stride, front knee bent the wron way and thought id done my ACL in a similar way to Kurt Zouma... Rolled around a bit until our skip whos a physio checked it out and said there shouldnt be at y damaged but should take it easy... Still steamed in for the last 4 balls. Show no pain! Feeling it today though!

We held out for a draw, they scored 200-8 off 50 we were 180-8 off 43.. Damn the shorted second innings!

They took 16 points, we took 15.. Close game!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 31, 2016, 10:04:13 AM
Mixed day for me yesterday.

We batted first and posted 288-5, the skipper opening the innings and making 147 and our number 5 got 38 off about 12 balls at the end.

I "dropped a catch" in the first over (fielding at short extra, I got a hand to a full blooded drive that went for 4). My first spell with the ball was a disaster, I got the yips and sent down a mixture of wides, half trackers and even a beamer.

The better news - I took a worldie of a catch at short mid wicket, the batsman nailed it off one of our quick and stood there expecting a boundary as there was nobody back. I dived and stuck my right hand out, I watched the ball go past me then it just stuck in my hand. I felt like (a shorter, fatter and less ginger) Ben Stokes!  ;)

I had a second spell where I cleaned up their number 7. I managed to drag my figures back to 1-42 off 7 and we won!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on July 31, 2016, 11:47:26 AM
Won again yesterday, beating cookhill by 36 runs
@19reading87 with 40 and 8-2-32-3
@uknsaunders with 45 and 10-3-17-0
And myself with 7-0-28-2
Ashornes promotion push hits a crucial stage with our 3 biggest games next up with 2 teams above is and the one below!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on July 31, 2016, 11:56:11 AM
So back in the 1s this week after being in the 2s all year and taking wickets for fun! Came on for the final 8 overs and went 4-0-19-3 (considering the last over of the innings went for 10 had i reigned that in my figures would have looked better)

Fudged my knee though! Batsman went to give himself some room so stopped in my delivery stride, front knee bent the wron way and thought id done my ACL in a similar way to Kurt Zouma... Rolled around a bit until our skip whos a physio checked it out and said there shouldnt be at y damaged but should take it easy... Still steamed in for the last 4 balls. Show no pain! Feeling it today though!

We held out for a draw, they scored 200-8 off 50 we were 180-8 off 43.. Damn the shorted second innings!

They took 16 points, we took 15.. Close game!
Kurt Zouma?
What does he bowl?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on July 31, 2016, 07:05:56 PM
Thoroughly unpleasant game of cricket today, not played in the right spirit at all by the opposition.
They sold themselves as a team of IT professionals who play together with only 3/4 playing any league cricket. They had a bloke who plays Middlesex premier division, their captain opened and got 145, they were running for dead balls when we were throwing it back to the bowler etc. My team didn't help matters by fielding utter rubbish, but the way they played was not on against a team of kids.
Kept for 20 overs, no byes so I was happy. Bowled 4/5 but no wickets. Caught their skip in the last over at long off, which was satisfying.
Managed to miss a really slow, awful delivery first ball of our chase for a Goldie, so umpired nearly 30 overs. During this time their captain was 'bowling', but was definitely chucking, I only didn't call no balls as I didn't want the game to get any more angsty. He also had a massive rant at me when I turned down two appeals in two balls for lbw, both missing leg stump. Only bright side for the second half was that my lads batted a lot better than they fielded, @Joshthesmall got a nice 68, my other josh got 61, and we only fell 70ish short chasing 315.
All in all, not the game I want or expect for a Sunday friendly, and definitely will not be asking them back next year.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 31, 2016, 08:18:51 PM
Played against Bury St Edmunds CC today (East Anglian premier league side) they had both pro's playing Mark Nunn played for Middlesex and the Pro has just come over from playing for Trinidad in there first class season and the CPL.

They won the toss and the CPL player was class superb to watch as he timed everything to the boundary with ease not a false shot in site. We bowled really well but he played his way to 120 before finally being caught on the boundary. I loved watching him bat he was that good. All of there team were good players as Bury is a massive club. We bowled really well keeping them to 246. The other Pro smashes 4x6s in the last over to get them to 246 as we thought they would get about 220. I took 2 stu pings and a catch behind in arguably my best game this season behind the stumps. The pitch was very very good with a lot of bounce and pace and was standing up all innings bat 5 overs when there opener who got a ton smashed a drive straight into our opens bowlers foot and has possible broken his toe and he came off.

In reply we started solidly and the other opener and I put on 40 for no loss after 10 so a solid start and then there leggie came on and change the game 10 overs 2 for 17 he was excellent. Got my opener and No3 quickly and gave nothing to hit and turned it square with good bounce. We managed to score well from the other end and at drinks were 110 for 2. Then the guy that played for Middlesex and now Suffolk came on booed 2 balls of rank off soon that I sent to the boundary then sent the keeper back. Rapid is all I can see and he basically blew the middle order away starting with my middle stump for 38 then No5 first ball and 2 more after that. We beat them earlier in the season and he certainly wasn't going to let that happen again. Once he realised he was in the tail he sent down an over of seriously quick shorter stuff that there part time keeper couldn't or wouldn't catch that went for 12 extras and then another solid spiner came on. We ended up 196/7.

All in all a good game against a top side and was good to play against much better players as they played game in a good way and no chirp or ego's even though they were a much higher level and at a cracking ground
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 31, 2016, 08:21:27 PM
Sunday league game today

Sadly we only had nine players so told them to bat first.. They him 356 off 40 overs for about 6 wickets. We didn't have any bowler above 3xi standard and they batted all their 1si bats so it was a mismatch. So, myself and another non bowler bowled and just let them hit us.

When batting, no chance of chasing so we just aimed to make them field for 40 overs. We lost 3 wickets and I got a nice 43* off 119 balls to see one end didn't fall :)

Oppos weren't happy but as I said to them, we told you we were weak and only had nine and yiu scored way to many to chase so what did they expect.. They fully expected us to go for it ! Yah right
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jaffa on July 31, 2016, 10:14:55 PM
No games this weekend and wrong forum I know but I took six wickets last week. Three clean bowled, three caught.

At the end of the second over I'd taken 4 wickets with none against. One of those days when everything goes right. Ended up with 5.3-2-29-6. I've still got a smile still on my face.

Batting at 7 I wasn't needed.

Playing against Quick it is always a pleasure to be with them on and off the field.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on July 31, 2016, 11:15:35 PM
We had a good match this afternoon against a team called The Penguins at Silcoates School near Wakefield. After I lost the toss, the opposition chose to bat first so I informed their skipper my austistic friend was opening the bowling and he adjusted their batting order (so he wasn't initially bowling against 1st XI players). Pleased to report that my friend picked up a couple of wickets off his 8 overs (2-35) and afterwards I managed to get 9 players a bowl. Opposition eventually posted 196 off 40 overs as a couple of later batmen really could put willow to leather.

After a fantastic tea, we started off well but a bit like my match yesterday, the opposition performed far better in the field and took their chances when presented. I went in at 10 and was quickly joined by my autistic friend who concentrated hard but was finally removed by another very good catch, this time one-handed by the silly point/short extra cover fielder. However he faced over 4 overs (all from one end) before falling so was pleased he made the opposition work for his wicket.   
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dcullen8 on July 31, 2016, 11:19:34 PM
@Lumsden. This is what really restore your faith in the spirit of cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on August 01, 2016, 06:24:45 AM
Agreed, just the sort of thing I needed to hear after yesterdays farce.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on August 01, 2016, 10:08:26 AM
Played a game for a new club yesterday against Banstead's Sunday side, mostly made up of colts. Bumped into their vice captain on the bus to the ground and started the usual chatter etc. Emails went out a few days before about a 13:15 meet for 14:00 and to be mindful of leaving early due to RideLondon and all that.

Skipper himself turns up at 3pm, excuses about traffic and being stuck in Hammersmith. VC was fairly livid to say the least and he could only apologise to me about it and that it doesn't look good to a potential new player. Secretly I wasn't too bothered but in the back of my mind considered it to be really poor conduct; we had two players who had come all the way from Ilford and made it way ahead of schedule. Forfeit the toss and put in to field. Took a catch at midwicket early on to make a decent impression and fielded OK but the ball just followed by on a fairly rapid outfield. They put up 244 in 30 overs and we got to 150 odd. Batted at #6 and bowled for 2, so poor form continues.

Only me, the VC and the fixture secretary hung around for a drink afterwards, again slightly disappointing, the others were all Pakistani so part of me understands it but one Coke doesn't hurt at all. VC seemed like a really decent bloke though, loves the game and clearly does a lot for the club and I asked on the train back why is isn't skipper in the first place as he was calling the field, encouraging players and so on, so forth, but he's only just finished uni properly and got a job. I'll play away for them next week and then they're at home for the season, so we'll see how it winds up...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Vitas Cricket on August 01, 2016, 12:33:09 PM
Witnessed something quite remarkable yesterday.

We were asked to bowl against a team who on paper we always think should be doing much better than their league position suggests. As we thought might be the case they appeared to raise their game against us (an opportunity to break our 12 wins from 12 games run on Sundays as well as one of our boys being a former player of theirs probably contributed) and were cruising at 6+ an over, at 74/1 things looked bleak especially when our opening bowler rolled his ankle and we faced the rest of the innings with 10 and a half fielders at best. 

Then it came, first of all our other opening bowler took a hat-trick with the last three balls of an over, special but not massively unusual. The first ball of the next over was also a wicket, so as a team we had taken 4 in 4 balls. Our opening bowler then continued his next over as he ended the previous, by taking 2 wickets with the first 2 balls, 5 wickets in 5 balls for him! Shortly after the oppo were all out for 81!

We chased it no wickets down inside 10 overs.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TGB1997 on August 01, 2016, 12:59:02 PM
From batting number 11 on Saturday, my Sunday couldn't of been even better. Batted number 5 in a development game chasing a small total of 176 which on our grounds fairly small as the track is usually very good to bat on and the outfield is big so there's plenty of 2s and 3s. My main role is a bowler so I bat down the order on Saturdays but occasionally bat up the order on Sunday's. We had a solid start with our opener getting 60 odd but our numbers 2 and 3 struggled. Our number 4 was batting well, I joined him when he was on 20 odd needing between 60-70 to win (I don't recall the exact scores). After taking a couple of balls to set my self I then started thinking of my scoring opportunities. I have hardly spent anytime in the middle this season so I haven't had to build an innings for a little while but it all came back to me, playing straight drives and flicks/flamingo's through the leg side and eventually being able to play a decent cover drive (it's my get me out shot when I'm in bad form) but I played this one through the gap at extra cover for 4 which was my highlight of the innings. I eventually lost my partner at number 4 for 47 but we only needed 15 to win or so and myself and number 6 knocked them off with ease. I think everyone was shocked as normally I like to play shots as batting down the order that's normally what I need to do but I spaced myself out and just waited for the bad balls which felt fantastic as a bowler batting like a top order batsmen, my favourite part of the season
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Twelfth Man on August 01, 2016, 01:01:13 PM
Made my new highest score on the weekend of 162* off 132. Managed to bring up my 150 in the last over of our innings taking it for 24. Won on top, happy days!  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on August 01, 2016, 03:04:22 PM
Made my new highest score on the weekend of 162* off 132. Managed to bring up my 150 in the last over of our innings taking it for 24. Won on top, happy days!  :)

Well batted mate that's a good score to get at any level on any day
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on August 01, 2016, 10:25:54 PM
Played on Saturday against @Calzehbhoy second team. We had them something like 19-4 off 13 overs, before eventually getting them for about 110. Chased it down within about 20 overs. 3rd TFC in a row for me, football season starts next week so that's me done for Saturday's, as i much prefer football over a TFC every week!

Got called up to play for my Sunday sides first team yesterday (normally play for the 2') We had a very young side (me being the 4th oldest at 19!) but managed to set 330 off our 45. Our overseas Saffa opened the batting and hit 80 off 50, with our 16 year-old WK getting 125. They got close with 280. Bowled 4 overs 1-38, think our sunday 1's may be a step above me especially when we play on a road.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on August 01, 2016, 10:54:37 PM
Was a Saturday of contributing little for me, got sold down the river and run out for the second week in a row. To make things worse, got batted behind and didn't bowl in favour of a bloke who got called up from the 2nd XI the day before the game. He's a good player and would have been fine if he'd been selected ahead of me, especially as we're both batting all-rounders who bowl seam, but makes you wonder why you got selected in the first place! Less than excited for Saturday cricket at the moment, need a few runs to distract me from other issues I think.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on August 01, 2016, 10:59:02 PM
@mohawks94 and @dcullen8

You don't just need an opposition skipper who has roughly the same ethos (as yourself) in regards to Sunday cricket, very importantly you need your own team to buy into it too and I am very fortunate in that respect.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: BD on August 02, 2016, 01:36:59 AM
From batting number 11 on Saturday, my Sunday couldn't of been even better. Batted number 5 in a development game chasing a small total of 176 which on our grounds fairly small as the track is usually very good to bat on and the outfield is big so there's plenty of 2s and 3s. My main role is a bowler so I bat down the order on Saturdays but occasionally bat up the order on Sunday's. We had a solid start with our opener getting 60 odd but our numbers 2 and 3 struggled. Our number 4 was batting well, I joined him when he was on 20 odd needing between 60-70 to win (I don't recall the exact scores). After taking a couple of balls to set my self I then started thinking of my scoring opportunities. I have hardly spent anytime in the middle this season so I haven't had to build an innings for a little while but it all came back to me, playing straight drives and flicks/flamingo's through the leg side and eventually being able to play a decent cover drive (it's my get me out shot when I'm in bad form) but I played this one through the gap at extra cover for 4 which was my highlight of the innings. I eventually lost my partner at number 4 for 47 but we only needed 15 to win or so and myself and number 6 knocked them off with ease. I think everyone was shocked as normally I like to play shots as batting down the order that's normally what I need to do but I spaced myself out and just waited for the bad balls which felt fantastic as a bowler batting like a top order batsmen, my favourite part of the season

Great self-discipline!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on August 02, 2016, 04:59:38 AM
Our game on Saturday was marred by a disgusting act of gamesmanship from the opposition. We were on the verge of victory, having them 9 down with about 8 overs left, when the opposition captain marched out to announce to our captain that the game was finished as it was 7.20. A big argument ensued and eventually we played on in a sombre atmosphere having sent him away to show us in the playing regs where it said this. Strangely enough he never returned and thankfully we finished them off.  Checking afterwards, I found the time clause only applies if the minimum number of overs has been bowled, as an incentive to speed up over rates, so he was blatantly trying to con our skipper.

Still, poetic justice in the end, and I took a worldie in the gully to get rid of their best bat  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 02, 2016, 07:43:43 AM
Our game on Saturday was marred by a disgusting act of gamesmanship from the opposition. We were on the verge of victory, having them 9 down with about 8 overs left, when the opposition captain marched out to announce to our captain that the game was finished as it was 7.20. A big argument ensued and eventually we played on in a sombre atmosphere having sent him away to show us in the playing regs where it said this. Strangely enough he never returned and thankfully we finished them off.  Checking afterwards, I found the time clause only applies if the minimum number of overs has been bowled, as an incentive to speed up over rates, so he was blatantly trying to con our skipper.

Still, poetic justice in the end, and I took a worldie in the gully to get rid of their best bat  :)

Assuming it's a 40+ over game if you oniy have 8 overs left then the min (usually around 20) overs had been bowled ? Not saying that it's not bad form but not sure if that is in the rules why you didn't stop?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on August 02, 2016, 08:13:01 AM
Assuming it's a 40+ over game if you oniy have 8 overs left then the min (usually around 20) overs had been bowled ? Not saying that it's not bad form but not sure if that is in the rules why you didn't stop?

The rules are, in the absence of weather interruptions, games finish when 95 overs have been bowled or at 7.00 pm (not 7.20), whichever is later.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TGB1997 on August 02, 2016, 12:16:09 PM
Great self-discipline!!
Thanks mate, it felt nice to be on the other end of smashing boundaries for a change 😂
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 02, 2016, 03:48:31 PM
The rules are, in the absence of weather interruptions, games finish when 95 overs have been bowled or at 7.00 pm (not 7.20), whichever is later.

Makes no sense having a time if you can go over it ? Am I missing something ?

Sounds like the game is due to finish at 1900 so people get the over rate up etc? I must be missing something tbh
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on August 02, 2016, 04:04:25 PM
Makes no sense having a time if you can go over it ? Am I missing something ?

Sounds like the game is due to finish at 1900 so people get the over rate up etc? I must be missing something tbh

I think the idea is to incentivise teams getting through their overs quickly, especially bowling second.  The team batting first can't bat beyond 50 overs anyway.  In a team I used to play for in the Surrey Championship many years ago, we used to race through our overs bowling second and occasionally this meant we'd get some extra overs in which made the difference between taking 10 wickets and a draw.  It's a small way of lessening the advantages of fielding first (team bowling second often gets less overs and has to take 10 wickets).  On Saturday our oppo had a pretty lousy over rate - one of their medium pacers had a run-up the length of Michael Holding - so there was no way we could have got our overs in by 1900 so to cut off then would have been completely unfair.  Making more sense?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on August 02, 2016, 04:43:26 PM
i personally think we should all start at 11 and have 45/50 over each. regardless of time. start early finish early get drunk earlier than normal
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on August 02, 2016, 04:54:14 PM
Sadly this happened on Saturday.

Needing 31 off 10 overs with 6 wickets in hand when I got myself out I thought we would cruise to victory to give ourselves a nice bumper at the top of the table over 3rd place who we were playing...alas that wasnt the case :-(

http://bristolymca.play-cricket.com/website/results/2624437 (http://bristolymca.play-cricket.com/website/results/2624437)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 02, 2016, 04:54:25 PM
Looking forward to playing on Saturday and the rest of the season as only played 8 matches so far due to a poor decision by me in the winter to change to a club who took my annual subs in April and then told me when i asked why i had been dropped that I would only get a game when others weren't available but I could still prepare the facilities midweek ready for Saturday
returned to my old club in mid May but my Mother became seriously ill 200 miles way in mid june which led to me being away from home most weekends until last week.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on August 02, 2016, 04:57:17 PM
took my annual subs in April and then told me when i asked why i had been dropped that I would only get a game when others weren't available but I could still prepare the facilities midweek ready for Saturday

Sounds like you paid them to prepare a wicket each week! what a bunch of...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on August 02, 2016, 04:59:03 PM
[url]http://bristolymca.play-cricket.com/website/results/2624437[/url] ([url]http://bristolymca.play-cricket.com/website/results/2624437[/url])


5 run outs in the day? village!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 02, 2016, 05:24:27 PM
Sounds like you paid them to prepare a wicket each week! what a bunch of...
they approached me in the winter and asked me to join the committee i soon worked out from the commitee meetings before the season started they were a clique and I had made a mistake only joined so home matches would be ten minuities from where I live
Was going to ask for my Annual Subs back as they would have known before they took my  money my opportunites would have been limited but my wife advised me to just walk away found out later that they had done the same thing to others  previously.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 02, 2016, 05:30:22 PM
I think the idea is to incentivise teams getting through their overs quickly, especially bowling second.  The team batting first can't bat beyond 50 overs anyway.  In a team I used to play for in the Surrey Championship many years ago, we used to race through our overs bowling second and occasionally this meant we'd get some extra overs in which made the difference between taking 10 wickets and a draw.  It's a small way of lessening the advantages of fielding first (team bowling second often gets less overs and has to take 10 wickets).  On Saturday our oppo had a pretty lousy over rate - one of their medium pacers had a run-up the length of Michael Holding - so there was no way we could have got our overs in by 1900 so to cut off then would have been completely unfair.  Making more sense?

Oh right ok.

So their skipper was technically OK to call it a day then but morally suspect
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on August 02, 2016, 05:37:29 PM
5 run outs in the day? village!

4 direct hits in fairness which at amateur standard is a rarity 🙈
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: felix on August 02, 2016, 05:48:45 PM
Oh right ok.

So their skipper was technically OK to call it a day then but morally suspect

Nope, not even technically OK, because we are allowed to play onto 95 overs regardless of time.  I didn't invent the rule, though I can see some sense in it.  Perhaps I should have given their skipper the benefit of the doubt and he just didn't understand the rule, though I'm sure he was being a cheating b******d.  We go back to playing 50 overs a side this week so all these complications go out of the window...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 02, 2016, 06:08:11 PM
Nope, not even technically OK, because we are allowed to play onto 95 overs regardless of time.  I didn't invent the rule, though I can see some sense in it.  Perhaps I should have given their skipper the benefit of the doubt and he just didn't understand the rule, though I'm sure he was being a cheating b******d.  We go back to playing 50 overs a side this week so all these complications go out of the window...

So actually the time is completely irrelevant then if you will only stop when you have played the overs. Right.. So they might as well do away with the time bit as it is pointless and confusing for no reason
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on August 02, 2016, 07:58:18 PM
Sadly this happened on Saturday.

Needing 31 off 10 overs with 6 wickets in hand when I got myself out I thought we would cruise to victory to give ourselves a nice bumper at the top of the table over 3rd place who we were playing...alas that wasnt the case :-(

[url]http://bristolymca.play-cricket.com/website/results/2624437[/url] ([url]http://bristolymca.play-cricket.com/website/results/2624437[/url])


3 run outs chasing 180? Don't suppose you're coached by one M. Hafeez Tom?  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Alvaro on August 02, 2016, 09:32:41 PM
@Seniorplayer I hope your mother is on the mend.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TGB1997 on August 02, 2016, 09:46:29 PM
Starting earlier than 12:00 isn't really required, we haven't had a game played in the dark in fact conditions have been fine all season. We even had a game finish at 3:00 even with a 15 minute delay to the start so we decided to buy a case beer and go and watch the games at our other home grounds as we finished so early
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Woodyspin on August 02, 2016, 09:55:47 PM
Starting earlier than 12:00 isn't really required, we haven't had a game played in the dark in fact conditions have been fine all season. We even had a game finish at 3:00 even with a 15 minute delay to the start so we decided to buy a case beer and go and watch the games at our other home grounds as we finished so early

a few games this year game gone right to the end and I haven't got home before 9:30pm! and we started at 1:30!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Twelfth Man on August 02, 2016, 09:57:33 PM
Well batted mate that's a good score to get at any level on any day

Thanks mate, appreciated! Really chuffed to make 150 for the first time. Might never happen again! Lol
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TGB1997 on August 02, 2016, 10:20:40 PM
a few games this year game gone right to the end and I haven't got home before 9:30pm! and we started at 1:30!
That's why 12:00 starts would be ideal, we normally play all 50 overs, finish all the jobs, all have a shower and then spend an hour or more drinking in the bar before 9:30 so 12:00 starts should be okay
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 03, 2016, 10:41:42 AM
@Seniorplayer I hope your mother is on the mend.
sadly I lost her to Parkinson's  desease 3 weeks ago
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 03, 2016, 10:50:19 AM
Really sorry to hear that @Seniorplayer
My thoughts are with you mate
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dannyhall04 on August 03, 2016, 02:15:08 PM
So actually the time is completely irrelevant then if you will only stop when you have played the overs. Right.. So they might as well do away with the time bit as it is pointless and confusing for no reason

If I've understood it right, you can race through your overs and bowl them all by 6.50pm, say, and then have an extra ten minutes bowling, too. So not irrelevant at all
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: skip1973 on August 03, 2016, 02:20:35 PM
sadly I lost her to Parkinson's  desease 3 weeks ago
Condolences.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on August 05, 2016, 06:48:54 AM
Glad we aren't the only ones who have a weird time rule!

If we have a game where it is weather affected in the second innings only (we lose overs for rain after 30mins grace), we don't go to a revised target. We have to get all the runs in less overs to win, or be bowled all out to lose. If we end up short of the runs, but with wickets in the shed by the end of the innings, it's a draw. Bearing in mind we have paid umpires etc, it's slightly odd that we don't revise the target - basically makes a very boring game when you've got 3 wickets to get whilst they're 100 runs away with no chance of getting them!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tim2000s on August 05, 2016, 07:01:21 AM
Well my season took a turn for the weird this morning. We have so few ones players available this weekend that I am promoted from threes to ones. Hummm.... Got a feeling that we're going to struggle tomorrow....!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on August 05, 2016, 10:44:48 AM
Captained my clubs t20 side last night, having picked a weak team as availability is all over the place ATM. When I turned up and saw they had 4 of there eapl boys playing my confidence was slightly low, I lost the toss but they made a grave error of choosing to bat first! We then kept them to 133 off there 20, our seamers bowling superb, me and the other spinner tying down the middle overs, and our keeper having a blinder!
We then chased it down in 16 overs, albeit we finished in the dark. I went out to bat and couldn't see the ball ha
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: thecord on August 05, 2016, 12:19:15 PM
4 direct hits in fairness which at amateur standard is a rarity 🙈

Their coach must be "paying" off finally!

Saw this and couldn't quite believe it. I'm sure we will come up with something even more ridiculous tomorrow, although we did beat them at our place so you never know...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on August 05, 2016, 02:28:09 PM
Their coach must be "paying" off finally!

Saw this and couldn't quite believe it. I'm sure we will come up with something even more ridiculous tomorrow, although we did beat them at our place so you never know...

If you could do us a favour and roll them that would be great. We've ballsed up against the top 2 teams now by losing to them when if wed have won wed had secured promotion and prob the title too.

Ive no idea what we were doing as we should have strolled home at 3 an over with them all but beaten!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: thecord on August 05, 2016, 05:19:10 PM
We'll see mate, stranger things have happened!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on August 05, 2016, 06:14:34 PM
Another game tomorrow without 11 players again, think that makes it nearly 2/3s of games this season we've either played with less than 11 or had non cricketers make up the numbers. I also count 4 bowlers one being me whose bowling is average at best, usual keeper is away and a lack of batting. Added into that the 2 other bottom teams have beaten our oppo in the last 2 games makes tomorrow huge if we want to avoid relegation.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 05, 2016, 06:20:31 PM
Another game tomorrow without 11 players again, think that makes it nearly 2/3s of games this season we've either played with less than 11 or had non cricketers make up the numbers. I also count 4 bowlers one being me whose bowling is average at best, usual keeper is away and a lack of batting. Added into that the 2 other bottom teams have beaten our oppo in the last 2 games makes tomorrow huge if we want to avoid relegation.

Just enjoy the game. Enjoyment isn't defined by winning or losing. Just enjoy the game, enjoy a bowl and a bat and whatever the result, who cares... It's not professional cricket after all
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: justnotcricket86 on August 05, 2016, 06:51:58 PM
Another game tomorrow without 11 players again, think that makes it nearly 2/3s of games this season we've either played with less than 11 or had non cricketers make up the numbers. I also count 4 bowlers one being me whose bowling is average at best, usual keeper is away and a lack of batting. Added into that the 2 other bottom teams have beaten our oppo in the last 2 games makes tomorrow huge if we want to avoid relegation.

I know how that feels, it's incredibly deflating mate. On the bright side, this could be your week. Chin up pal
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 05, 2016, 07:56:33 PM
Don't think we have 11 tomorrow mine you we rarly do get 11 on the pitch  the captain sent me a message earlier asking me to confirm i was still available so has a team we go on the field and do our best but alwYs enjoy it amazingly we still have an outside chance of winning the division.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 05, 2016, 08:07:45 PM
Due to an on field injury we lost a player during the game last week and then fielded with 9 as one guy had taken the lad to hospital (his parents are docs so pulled a few strings and he seen straight away etc). Did mean we lost the game as they got off to a flyer and only just chased our total down but hey ho..

As we see on here, a lot purely care about winning as it defines their day, but we felt OK. Everyone just assumed we'd lose due to missing 2 men (both front line bowlers) but we just didn't speak to the Oppos and took the mick out of ourselves.

We did the same on Sunday when we did only have 9 (two under 15's who've only started playing this year) and a team saw fit to smash them and us doe 359 off 40.. Meh, again we didn't care and it certainly didn't ruin the day overly. Sure they are people I'd not ever want to associate with but we are leaving the league at the end of the season so we won't have to see them again.

Just enjoy it. It's not professional sport regardless how many people take it seriously
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on August 05, 2016, 08:24:36 PM
Despite struggling this season it's been my most enjoyable for a number of years. The main frustrating thing is we have been close to winning games and (ifs and buts) had we had a full 11 we might have had a few more wins than the 2 we've had. It's also the wife's birthday so no matter what I'll be telling her we won and I scored runs! 😉
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on August 06, 2016, 08:02:52 PM
Excellent game this afternoon with our youngsters really doing the business.

We lost the toss and strangely the opposition wanted to bat first which suited us fine. First youngster (I think 12 years old) opened the bowling, only got 1 wicket but was an absolute handful during his 5 overs. Later on his older brother picked up 2 wickets but very importantly also took 3 catches. My figures were 3 wickets for 27 off 10 overs and the autistic lad I support also got a wicket in his 5 overs spell.

Anyhow chasing just 122, we sluimped to 2-2 but the next pair put on 117 with one of those being the 14 yr old brother of the opening bowler who played an incredibly mature innings. He had been promoted up the order after batting well last week and it was a real shame he didn't get his 50 but he took a risk to get his half-century and was out LBW. We won by 7 wickets and that's now 2 wins in the last 3 weeks but disappointingly next week we don't have a fixture.

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dcullen8 on August 06, 2016, 08:24:17 PM
20 point win today. Bowled oppp out for 103 - 15 year old taking 5-13, i got a couple of good grabs behind the sticks. Knocked them off for 1 which meant a few early pints in the glorious sunshine.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on August 06, 2016, 08:28:30 PM
Last week we chased down 158 with 11 over left. I opened and got decent runs and felt really good.


This week same oppo.

Chasing 172 we ended up 135 all out with 15 overs still left. Shocking performance and I got a second ball duck.


Hate this game sometimes.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on August 06, 2016, 09:07:26 PM
Technically got one up on another forumite
Our 1sts beat @Mpt7 's Wargrave whilst in my game the 4ths won by 8 wickets
Big 25 points as we are in a relegation battle
Turns out we have a big future player as last week we gave a12 yo his senior debut, during which he got 64*. This week he got 67*!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Chalkie on August 06, 2016, 09:11:58 PM
Another good week for me and the team.

We batted first and put on 212 for 8 in 43 overs, including a rapid fire 52 for me off 39 balls, my second 50 in 2 innings after my maiden (90 runs) 2wks ago.

They were all out for 88 in 26 overs but they did have a couple of juniors in their team. I only got to bowl 6 overs as the skipper wanted to share things around - we used 7 bowlers. I ended with figures of 1 wicket for 5 runs off 6.

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 06, 2016, 09:36:22 PM
I hate cricket

Bowled first and restricted the opposition to 219-9 off their 50.
I took 3-41 off my 10 and felt in good nick.

In response we were 67-0 off 17. We ended up 144 all out. I got to walk to the middle and watch the last wicket fall from the non strikers end  :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 06, 2016, 09:57:45 PM
Decent game today really.

Bowled first through choice, had oppo 100-3 off 30 and then leaked 100 off the last 10 overs to finish 266-8. Good hitting by two of their lads and their overseas batted well. We dropped two chances and probably gave 20 runs away in the field.

In reply, we got to 250 ao so a reasonable game in the end.

Only sad parts is that we reported their skipper for abuse, sledging and intimidation and a couple of their lads for sledging. The umpires are putting in about over appealing too as they just appealed every time it hit the pads. Shame really as it did ruin what was a decent game . Couple of send offs for tail Enders too soured the game.

I did buy two of their bowlers a pint as they bowled well at me and their overseas for batting well.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on August 07, 2016, 07:51:25 AM
We won today in the 99th(of 100) over of the game. Some odd umpiring on both sides but the bad evened out for both teams which mean both sides got shockers.
Personally back to form a bit with 39 after a few single figure scores.
Depending on other results we might be back at the top of the table come Monday and in a promotion position
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on August 07, 2016, 07:53:50 AM

Only sad parts is that we reported their skipper for abuse, sledging and intimidation and a couple of their lads for sledging. The umpires are putting in about over appealing too as they just appealed every time it hit the pads. Shame really as it did ruin what was a decent game . Couple of send offs for tail Enders too soured the game.

I did buy two of their bowlers a pint as they bowled well at me and their overseas for batting well.

You seem to report a lot of this every week @ProCricketer1982 , is overzealous sledging/downright abuse endemic in your league/division? Sounds like it might be down to the standard you play. It matters too much to some people that they are the best at what is at the end of the day (even at your high standard), amateur cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Nmcgee on August 07, 2016, 08:18:10 AM
Some of the lowest grade, park (village) cricketers are some of the most intense people I have ever played against.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on August 07, 2016, 08:50:51 AM
Got a little bit outclassed.  Thought 185-4 was OK given the grassy track.  Reds got 28* and Chris 11.Oppo had a lad who opened in the prem at 16 (now much older)  and another who played for deaf England. Having got them 49-2 we got twatted all round Bretforton and lost with 8 overs to spare. To be fair the oppo got themselves demoted 4 divisions last year claiming they had lost there first team and clearly they hadn't. Not sure whether it was the leagues bright idea but teams are getting a good stuffing as they climb back up. Good thing is it highlights your weaknesses when you play much better oppo,  good reality check!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: roco on August 07, 2016, 09:00:14 AM
My team are trying to kill me

Whenever I am captain it's always a close game and yesterday was no different

We got 175-7 on an indifferent wicket then with 14 overs to go one of our fielders dislocated his finger in 2 places with oppo cruising

We pulled it back to where they were 8 down with 3 to win off last ball

Hit out to deep point crap throw in so they run 2 just and tied game 175 each

I'll take it with 10 men for a 3rd of the game and it was 1st vs 2nd (us top)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 07, 2016, 09:22:12 AM
You seem to report a lot of this every week @ProCricketer1982 , is overzealous sledging/downright abuse endemic in your league/division? Sounds like it might be down to the standard you play. It matters too much to some people that they are the best at what is at the end of the day (even at your high standard), amateur cricket.

This is basically 3rd diction stuff. Tbh, only the very top league have any cause for taking it seriously as they pay most for their guys etc.

Yeah, this year especially this Divison has been really bad for teams sledging, send offs etc so now a few of the clubs are just not speaking to Oppos when fielding and then instantly reporting as soon as any sledging starts simply becUse there have been a few players quit a few clubs due to it. If you want to verbally abuse someone do it to someone who wants to verbally abuse you back.

Anyway, apart from that it was an enjoyable game this week tbf
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 07, 2016, 03:38:17 PM
Played against a cocky bunch yesterday who were top  we won the toss put then in they hit 256 off 45 overs  they were smirking at tea time they were nt at close of play we we scored 258 with 2 balls left.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mpt7 on August 07, 2016, 05:04:54 PM
Technically got one up on another forumite
Our 1sts beat @Mpt7 's Wargrave whilst in my game the 4ths won by 8 wickets
Big 25 points as we are in a relegation battle
Turns out we have a big future player as last week we gave a12 yo his senior debut, during which he got 64*. This week he got 67*!

I think you'll find it was 1-1. As our 2s beat your 3s at our place ;-)

Our game was a good one, your ones got ahead of the game early on and we couldn't chase a 252 total. Tough game between two competitive teams. Enjoyed it.
 

Personal highlight was my 2 6s hit with the H4L Hattori. Good lord those bats are pingy! Alas I needed to hit a few more to win the game....
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dcullen8 on August 07, 2016, 06:58:16 PM
Had my worst day as a cricketer, scored 1 and put down 4 chances off our spinner with the gloves. Glad to have a few weeks away now
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 07, 2016, 07:09:45 PM
Didn't play Saturday but did umpire for us, we set what I thought should be a competitive 185 with the wicket doing a bit however they chased it 2 down, would have been on but not being able to pitch in killed me especially watching the fielding display which was lazy, oh well, the ashorne promotion push kicks up a gear now and onto next week back at home!! Got to win our remaining 4 games to go up!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on August 07, 2016, 07:37:43 PM
I think you'll find it was 1-1. As our 2s beat your 3s at our place ;-)

Our game was a good one, your ones got ahead of the game early on and we couldn't chase a 252 total. Tough game between two competitive teams. Enjoyed it.
 

Personal highlight was my 2 6s hit with the H4L Hattori. Good lord those bats are pingy! Alas I needed to hit a few more to win the game....
What did happen in the other game?
All I heard is that our Aussie hit 84 but you guys won by 8 wickets?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on August 07, 2016, 08:17:19 PM
Another duck. Skied one up. Hate life.

Won the game though, bowlers got the oppo to 162 off their 40. Our #4 scored 110 and saw us through. Happy days.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tim2000s on August 07, 2016, 08:34:15 PM
Played twice this weekend. Yesterday for the twos where I batted at 11 and held up and end to use up overs as we managed a paltry 130 in 47 overs. The opposition set off at a tremendous rate against our opening bowlers, racking up 50 off the first 9 overs. I was brought in and then got rid of their numbers 2 & 3, conceding 13 runs in 6 overs. The skipper decided to rotate the bowling after this and we ended up with them getting to 131 in the 33rd over.

Today was a normal Sunday friendly. We scored 209 from our 40 overs. I faced three balls. One that hit my ankle right between the pad and the boot. Nice bit of swelling there. One wide and one evil ball that pitched about leg stump and hit my off stump. Evil. Our umpire (as we walked off) went on about how much it moved. That at least made the duck feel better. I opened the bowling and went for about 20 off eight with just the one wicket. Had two edges that should have been held. One flew through slips and the other was dropped at gully. Also one of the oddest fours. Bowled an inseamer that pitched outside off and jagged back back. The batsman had played to leave it and instead 9f the stumps it hit his bat. Slightly annoying!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on August 07, 2016, 08:51:37 PM
Also played today
We fielded first and halfway through the innings was asked if I'd rather have a bat today
Said yes because I felt good yesterday until I got a good back I couldn't really do much to, so opened the batting with our first team opener
We put on 29 in 3 overs chasing 190 in 40 overs, but then he snicked off
Lost another partner shortly after, and then I did the unthinkable as a batsman
Having already gained 6 from the over I tried to smash the bowler (massive chucker) over cow, got bowled and left the number 4 who hadn't faced a ball at the other end
So 7 yesterday and 18 today
Annoyingly that's been about average for me this season
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 07, 2016, 09:58:12 PM
Nice TFC today, Oppos were dire so wasn't worth batting just for stats sake. Few lads got a bat who wouldn't normally bat amd they rolled over for 50, we brought kids on when they were six down for nothing much but they kept getting the,selves out annoyingly so we couldn't make a game of it. Sad really for a Sunday (im sure many a team would just rack up runs and skittle a side but 22 blokes want a game so we did try and give them one
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jjohns on August 08, 2016, 12:08:14 AM
Scored 87 on Saturday. Was a friendly game but still happy as its my highest score. I've recently been converted to opening for our 1st xi and it's going okay so far. Only got 13 in my first game opening but we put on 40 for the first wicket which I'm sad to say was by far our highest opening partnership of the season. Then last week opening I got 32, we were all out for 64. Was pretty shocking performance. Then this week 87. So I'm quite happy with how things are going. Weirdly I find opening easier than batting middle order. I think it's because I now I feel like I have a role in the team where as up to then I could be batting anywhere from 3 to 6 depending on how the skipper was feeling that day. We got 4 more league games this season and still looking for our first win of the season but I'm feeling more optimistic now I'm more confident about my own game.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on August 08, 2016, 07:34:45 AM
I prefer opening as it gives you time to dictate the way the innings is going to go. Middle order can frequently be come in with a huge amount of pressure on as you've lost some silly early wickets, or we've got 10 overs and 6 wickets left, have a smash. Arguably, I prefer middle order when the opening bowler produces some jaffas - one which you'd be fairly proud to have snicked to first slip... outswinger, pitched middle-off and swung away to take the edge. Long day in the field to score all of 4 runs. Cruel game!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on August 08, 2016, 08:06:40 AM
Good win over bottom of the league Saturday. Vc was running the show, batted the whole 48 overs for 106* and our number 5 got a rapid 60* as we declared 3 down for 245. Took the old ball on a spinning deck, and our catching again was interesting. Their top bat got dropped first ball of the chase, and I missed one running in from long off from one of our off spinners. We had a 4 man spin attack, 2 leg and 2 off so didn't take the new nut until nearly 40 overs were gone. I had a 12 over spell, took 2 wickets in my first seven balls, one caught long on, the other a long hop that should have been hit to Amersham, but the bat conspired to nick it into his hip and @Joshthesmall took him at short leg. Don't know my exact figures, but I had another chance just after id turned down a gully when a ball ragged past the oppos top scorer and took an edge through gully. Took a diving catch to win the game, margin over 100 in the end.

6 wicket loss on Sunday for Frogs vs Knebworth Park. Batted 3, and unusually wasn't flashing at much. Got bowled for 18 when well set, had just been bounced by oppos overseas and then went too hard at the other bowler. In the field ran out the guy who bowled me with a throw from the longest boundary, then took a caught and bowled and got a guy out bowled who'd just put me over the sight screen on a hospital pass end with a small straight boundary.

Only real downside to the weekend is a broken nearly new bat :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on August 08, 2016, 03:32:11 PM
As predicted we only had 9 men this weekend and duly chased the ball for 45 overs as they reached 328 for not many. Topped of by 2 drops of my own bowling to rub some salt in to the wounds.
Opened the batting after opening the bowling earlier, got of to a decent start but lost regular wickets and while falling short on 180 we batted out the overs. Very frustrating day of cricket with the only saving grace being the funny comments being made amongst ourselves!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 08, 2016, 03:38:19 PM
As predicted we only had 9 men this weekend and duly chased the ball for 45 overs as they reached 328 for not many. Topped of by 2 drops of my own bowling to rub some salt in to the wounds.
Opened the batting after opening the bowling earlier, got of to a decent start but lost regular wickets and while falling short on 180 we batted out the overs. Very frustrating day of cricket with the only saving grace being the funny comments being made amongst ourselves!

who were you paying mate??
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on August 08, 2016, 04:07:50 PM
who were you paying mate??

Played Norton, can't help but think with 2 extra players or the 3 bowlers we were missing things could have been different...
All ifs and buts!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 08, 2016, 04:59:56 PM
Yeah! We got smashed round bret! Looking forward to the rest of the season and hoping to get back to winning ways!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 13, 2016, 08:54:37 AM
Playing 3rd from bottom today not sure we have 11 and it's raining...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 13, 2016, 09:29:26 AM
Playing 3rd from bottom today not sure we have 11 and it's raining...

Raining in wors? Not in glos.. Wish it would, we've decided to take half a team today so it's a save the ashes day when batting. Unless they collapse, we'll just be batting out the overs
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 13, 2016, 09:38:18 AM
Bright sunshine, long(ish) drive with a depleted team to play 3rd in the league (we're 4th from bottom). Fancy sending the rain down south please?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on August 13, 2016, 09:48:34 AM
Raining in wors? Not in glos.. Wish it would, we've decided to take half a team today so it's a save the ashes day when batting. Unless they collapse, we'll just be batting out the overs
Spot of rain early and sunny since in Bristol, doesn't look like much chance of rain! Fingers crossed anyway. Playing a team I haven't played against before who all our lads fully hate from last season, so not expecting a well-tempered game unfortunately. Away fixture we won by two wickets chasing 65, hope it's a better game than that...

Re. sledging, there's always people about who think it's clever regardless of the level - my gf played for her club men's 4s a couple of weeks ago and apparently got some sledging while batting! To put this in perspective, it was div 14, this is her first season of cricket so she's hardly likely to take a men's game by storm and they were all out for 89 chasing 230ish. Clearly some people just can't make it through a Saturday without blurting some abuse out, bizarre.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Neon Cricket on August 13, 2016, 09:51:14 AM
Bright sunshine, long(ish) drive with a depleted team to play 3rd in the league (we're 4th from bottom). Fancy sending the rain down south please?

Where you at today chap? We're away to Bransgore - not a clue what they're going to be like haha
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 13, 2016, 04:51:12 PM
Where you at today chap? We're away to Bransgore - not a clue what they're going to be like haha

Ropley away

They made 374-5

We are currently 48-2 off 14... TFC
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 13, 2016, 08:17:11 PM
Inserted by the opposition Scored 355 for 7  opposition never interested in going for it  they wanted a draw they managed 176 all out  but  had to weed them out managed it with 17 balls left.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on August 13, 2016, 08:22:26 PM
Poor side out today, many missing and skipper did his back in drying his hair apparently.


Stand in skip won toss and inserted us.

Opening I scored a nice 73 of 56 balls, fellow opener got 47 of 51.
Nice 124 run opening partnership in around 19 overs.

We finished 270 all out,


Oppo had a few batsmen who went for it, one got 59 was dropped twice on 0 and the run out.
But evetually they was 136 all out with 11 overs remaining. Using 4 seconds team bowlers.

Full point and March to hopefully finish second i still on.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on August 13, 2016, 09:09:29 PM
Lost our first game of the season and our first defeat since first game of last season.

Oppo won the toss and batted and were soon in trouble at 6 for 2, number 4 lead a charmed life getting edges over slips of just past gully to reach 40odd we took wickets at regular intervals and then No 9 came in who was there best bat by far and took them up to 170-9 off 45.

We had our weakest team of the season with only 3 usual batters and opened and I got off to a great start 47-0 off 8 until he does what he always does and gives it away, I must have talked to him every game and every over this season but he always gets great end quick 30-40 and then out. Next over I chipped one straight back to the bowler 50-2 after 9 soon became 80-5 off 16. Then we had a great partnership that got us to 23 to win off last 4 but we lost a couple of wickets trying to go big in one over and it cost us and we lost by 3 runs in the end. A good game as we have walked the league all season but with 5 regulars all year now either on holiday or more interested in football may be a harder last 3 games.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 13, 2016, 09:39:51 PM
230 run loss and a duck for me :(

Anyone want to buy a Hunts County...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 13, 2016, 09:53:22 PM
Inserted by the opposition Scored 355 for 7  opposition never interested in going for it  they wanted a draw they managed 176 all out  but  had to weed them out managed it with 17 balls left.

Who would try and chanse 355 tbf
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on August 13, 2016, 11:17:01 PM
Had some fun in the sun this afternoon in a not too serious match. Nearly all our 1st XI were off on a stag do (which they had booked for today presumably as us 2nd XI players have a free week) so both the lad I look after and myself got drafted in to make up the numbers.

I wasn't quite aware how short we were for bowling until the skipper asks can you open from one end? Let's just say it was a bit different bowling to 1st XI cricketers who play 3 divisions higher as anything a fraction off line got despatched to the boundary and I went for 38 off my first 6 overs. Indeed after the 6th I suggested that it might be good time for a bowling change so on to bowl came my aforementioned friend who then showed me how to do it by getting a wicket in his first over. Considering some weeks he doesn't get a bowl in Div 5 and he was now bowling against the top 6 batsmen of a Div 2 side, he performed brilliantly and earned the respect of the opposition players. He finished with 1-45 off 9 overs before I returned and restored a bit of pride to my own bowling figures with a couple of wickets in my 2nd spell.   

In the end they posted just over 200 and I think we made nearly 100 in reply. Unfortunately despite being able to leather the ball all around the nets @StumpsIndoorCricketNets, my batting out in the middle is showing no signs of improvement since purchasing my new bat and I departed LBW without troubling the scorers.  Still the match was played in very good spirit throughout with the opposition being a decent set of lads so enjoyed my brief adventure into the world of 1st XI cricket.   

   
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on August 14, 2016, 06:49:35 AM
Who would try and chanse 355 tbf

We would.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on August 14, 2016, 07:07:53 AM
We would.

Yep. So would we. And we only had 8 yesterday!  :D

If you're going down, better go down dancing!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on August 14, 2016, 08:24:33 AM
Always give it a go, better to be all out trying than bloke out for a few points!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on August 14, 2016, 08:34:01 AM
Also forgot main thing off the day!


My fellow opener hit there slower bowler for massive six, and it landed slap bang in the middle of the car park doing the below damage.


(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/3A3B87B7-E125-419C-9A83-B718F996CB34_zpsxxu1qrrn.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/3A3B87B7-E125-419C-9A83-B718F996CB34_zpsxxu1qrrn.jpg.html)


Yes! Yes it is. Out of a car park full of about 25 cars, he manage to land it on his own windscreen!!
He wasn't that bothered though as first time he got some runs in a while.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 14, 2016, 08:48:56 AM
Who would try and chanse 355 tbf

No I don't blame them not chasing 355 but winning the toss and putting the home team in they had obviously come for a draw.
Our Captain was going to declare at 290 off 38 and use the extra overs to try and bowl the opposition out but one of our guys was on 87 so he changed his mind to allow him to get his first 100 it then took him the last 7 overs to score 13 runs.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 14, 2016, 09:48:16 AM
Always give it a go, better to be all out trying than bloke out for a few points!

Nah, it's more annoying giving your wicket away. That's why you have the draw as it beings more into the game
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on August 14, 2016, 10:13:57 AM
We don't have draws in our league, so always gotta give it a go
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on August 14, 2016, 10:17:47 AM
Nah, it's more annoying giving your wicket away. That's why you have the draw as it beings more into the game

Learn to score runs without giving your wicket away.

You don't have to enforce a blockathon to not get out. Well unless of course your rubbish. Which going by your billions of runs scored. You are not.

You seem to merely choose not to chase to make a point that "bore draws are the future of the game"
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Byo on August 14, 2016, 10:31:10 AM
Nah, it's more annoying giving your wicket away. That's why you have the draw as it beings more into the game

More annoying playing with people who are only concerned with their own score rather than the team winning!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on August 14, 2016, 10:55:44 AM
I don't think many sides would bother chasing 350 odd if they lost a couple of early wickets. Our aim in that situation would be to get maximum batting points. I would be asking questions as to why the captain of side batting first felt the need to score that many unless it's win/lose cricket.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 14, 2016, 11:36:00 AM
I don't think many sides would bother chasing 350 odd if they lost a couple of early wickets. Our aim in that situation would be to get maximum batting points. I would be asking questions as to why the captain of side batting first felt the need to score that many unless it's win/lose cricket.

He didn't he  was going to declare in the 290s as 250 on our track in August is a par score that said  he wanted the guy on 87 to get his maiden ton
Also for maximum Batting points you need to score 200 which gets you 4 points.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on August 14, 2016, 01:48:15 PM
He didn't he  was going to declare in the 290s as 250 on our track in August is a par score that said  he wanted the guy on 87 to get his maiden ton
Also for maximum Batting points you need to score 200 which gets you 4 points.

Fair enough letting him get his ton but it gets to a point where you score too many for a lot of sides to even bother chasing. I don't know how your league works but I'm assuming that if you declare early then you get those overs to bowl opposition out? Apologies if answered initially but I haven't reread initial post.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on August 14, 2016, 02:02:20 PM
Close win yesterday at Wraysbury. Skipper, who looked like death when I picked him up, won the toss so we had a bat and posted 214/9 from 52. Personally got 16, caught on the extra cover boundary slicing a drive. Previous over I had hit a spinner out of the ground, over the trees straight and into the tennis courts, which is something I've always wanted to do at my home ground!
Opened the bowling with the other leggie, and we had the oppo 68/5 from 23 trying to chase the runs. We ended up getting them ao for 198, their skipper smashed us around for a while. Took a catch on the cow boundary where I didn't even have to move to take it, before my spin twin ran out their skipper to finish the game. I was going to have the last over, but they needed 17 off 10 when the skipper was out going for a second. Overall figures 14/3/49/2, figures don't really reflect how well I bowled as there were some horrible heaves for 6 off me.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 14, 2016, 03:00:53 PM
Fair enough letting him get his ton but it gets to a point where you score too many for a lot of sides to even bother chasing. I don't know how your league works but I'm assuming that if you declare early then you get those overs to bowl opposition out? Apologies if answered initially but I haven't reread initial post.

Your right there becomes a situation where teams batting second  are batted out of  winning the game.
Yes it's  90 per match which means if the side Batting first declares at 40  overs they get to bowl 50 overs
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 14, 2016, 03:07:10 PM
I hate cricket!
To top off yesterday's horror show, I can hardly move my right leg today (landed awkwardly taking a catch yesterday).

Having had time to reflect on yesterdays game though it may not be all doom and gloom.
We lost the toss and conceded 374-5. A couple of the youngsters had fielding horror shows (balls through their legs for 4, dropped dollies etc).
On the bright side though I took a decent catch at cow to remove their overseas player (which may have been the difference between, conceding 374 and a 400+ score!) and heads were kept up by most of the team despite the mammoth score.

Batting wise our opener grafted for a 50, but that was the only real positive. We had 4 players get ducks and were pretty much humiliated with a 230 run defeat. We're now well and truly in a relegation scrap, but thanks to other results doing us a favour it's still in our own hands!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 14, 2016, 05:47:36 PM
I don't think many sides would bother chasing 350 odd if they lost a couple of early wickets. Our aim in that situation would be to get maximum batting points. I would be asking questions as to why the captain of side batting first felt the need to score that many unless it's win/lose cricket.

Finally, someone who gets it

Another ton today off 65 balls but the bowling wasn't great so they bowled plenty of 4 balls. Retired out straight away as we want as many people as possible to bat. Oppos weren't strong so we bowled all the kids  they got a big score. No point smashing anyone on Sunday's
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Neon Cricket on August 14, 2016, 08:35:04 PM
Finally, someone who gets it

Another ton today off 65 balls but the bowling wasn't great so they bowled plenty of 4 balls. Retired out straight away as we want as many people as possible to bat. Oppos weren't strong so we bowled all the kids  they got a big score. No point smashing anyone on Sunday's

You hit a ton off 65 balls haha - sounds like smashing it on a Sunday to me (Well batted anyway!)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on August 14, 2016, 08:50:57 PM
You hit a ton off 65 balls haha - sounds like smashing it on a Sunday to me (Well batted anyway!)

He can do it when they bat first, but if it's a chase over 250, he won't on principle. Better to dig in for the draw.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on August 15, 2016, 01:09:30 AM
Skippered my Sunday side today in our last home friendly of the season (still 5 away matches !!). Opposition won the toss, opted to bat first and scored 170 off their 40 overs with everyone on our team bowling (apart from the 'keeper).
After having batted at 10 or 11 all season, I decided (with a little prompting from our vice captain) that I would open. However after yesterday's woeful failure with my new lighter bat. I reverted back to my old 3lb+ Nixon bat and employed an almost crab-like stance with zero bat-lift. My plan was based on crease occupation for first few overs then open up but actually the opposite happened as I confidently put away early loose deliveries before hitting a wall (mentally rather any nearby physical boundary structure). I ended up scoring a painfully slow 26 (before being LBW for the 2nd time this weekend) but my departure allowed our big hitter to arrive at the crease and we reached our target with just 1 over to spare.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on August 15, 2016, 07:12:36 AM
I think we'd have rather been in a game chasing high 200s... Casually strolled to victory, by 4pm... chasing 66... - Worst and best feeling all rolled into 1! Managed to get back home and see the 2s get absolutely spanked.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 15, 2016, 08:01:22 AM
@OllieWalker39 who do you play for mate?
Sounds like the game against our thirds this weekend... :-[
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on August 15, 2016, 08:05:56 AM
@WalkingWicket37

I'm back playing for Ripley up in Yorkshire. Decided I'm probably not ever going to get my call up... ;), so just play with my mates! Was horrendous - to top it off, they were a proper c**ky set... then got well and truly rolled.

I will admit, I'd quite like to walk out and not be facing the opposition Overseas every week..! They come over after playing a season of Grade 1 cricket, and know what they're doing with the ball!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 15, 2016, 08:10:37 AM
I know our thirds had a bit of a trek but I don't think Yorkshire would be able to sneak a side into the Hampshire league!

I no longer feel I need to apologise haha :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 15, 2016, 08:52:24 AM
Good weekend all round for ashorne,

Won on Saturday by 33 to close the gap to second to 5 points, nice tough game against the team in 2nd with some good bowling and anther solid batting display a bit of a wobble in the field with a few overthrows but generally all in all a satisfying day

And the Sunday team won handsomely on Sunday which I popped over to watch as t was close to home so all in all a cracking weekend minus a turned ankle which should be ok for next weekend with plenty of ice and strapping not the first time I've done it so hopefully will heal nice a quickely again

Forum shout out: @uknsaunders taking 16-6-35-5 for the weekend, Shame the 5 weren't in our Saturday game though :p

We have 4th in the ta le next weekend so hopefully our promotion push will continue then!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jjohns on August 15, 2016, 10:23:17 AM
Good weekend for us. We won our first league game in 4 years. It's crazy but this season we've shown real signs of turning the club around.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 15, 2016, 10:32:57 AM
Good weekend for us. We won our first league game in 4 years. It's crazy but this season we've shown real signs of turning the club around.

Nice one, that sounds like something worth celebrating
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on August 15, 2016, 01:26:37 PM
Played AIW 2XI this weekend in a top of the table clash-
Safe to say worst game of cricket ive had in years, blatent cheating throughout, the 3 squared up to a 63 year old man for no apparent reason. Why there still allowed to play league cricket is beyond me because everyone in the league feels the same way.
Cheated out of the league title and were all a bit bitter about it, i dont mind losing but when its so obvious that we were not going to win its gutting.
On to the next one!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Vitas Cricket on August 15, 2016, 01:37:41 PM
Highs and lows this weekend.

Saturday we lost away to the team at the bottom of the table, despite the win their relegation was confirmed this weekend due to the way other results went. We are now looking over our shoulder again rather than up the table. Shocking performance on an oddly proportioned ground. Not taking anything away from them as they played well and we had a stinker, but please please please @Calzehbhoy get a hosepipe on that square ;)

Sunday we confirmed our league title, 15 wins from 15 games, 3 processional games to go but we do of course have our invincibles target to aim for, a season of straight wins would be superb.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on August 15, 2016, 01:43:05 PM
@Vitas Cricket only if you promise to keep the hosepipe off yours this time when we visit in two years ;) Thought your Left Armer would have liked a dustbowl anyway?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jjohns on August 15, 2016, 11:24:27 PM
Nice one, that sounds like something worth celebrating

Cheers!

It's a real shame like, the club I play for has been a part of my life since I can remember, my dad played for them since the 70's so I just grew up spending my summers there, absoloutely loved it as a kid. Naturally got into cricket, as youngster started playing for the 3rd xi. The club wasn't a great club, but good enough and we had 3 saturday sides and 2 sunday sides. Then in the winter of 2004 some kids thought it would be a good idea to light fireworks and shove them through the letter box of the club house and it burned down. There was a big sort disagreement between how the club should go forward between the cricket and the rugby club so they split which lost some players. That followed by about 6 years of being a nomad team desperately trying to find a new ground didn't help either. Soon we were down to just 2 saturday sides and 1 sunday side and very often struggling to put out a 2nd xi.

For myself was very sad to see the club I had loved and had been such a big part of my life growing up become such a shadow of its former self. Due to just growing up and university and work I sort of stopped playing cricket regularly for them, then I did a stint of summers working abroad so this season is my first since about 2010 playing regularly and although it was nice to learn they had found a ground to call home for 4 or 5 years now I was pretty shocked to learn the club hadn't won a league game in 4 seasons. But losing does become a habit, and we had lost 11 games and had 1 losing draw going into last Saturdays game and we started brilliantly having them 18-4 after about 12 overs. Fast forward 15 overs or so and somehow we've let them get to about 100-4 and you can feel this sense of like oh here we go again, we've thrown it away. Luckily we got a break through and ended up bowling them out for 127. I've started opening the batting for the team due to no one else really wanting to do it and I've actually quite enjoyed it. We lost our first wicket for about 12, but me and our number 3 steadied the ship and took us to about 102 before I got out on 38, sad I didn't carry my bat but glad I could bat as to a position to get our first league win in so long. we won by 8 wickets. Still rock bottom of the league but boy is it a big step in the right direction and we've got a core group of players who have a lot of ability and just seem to have forgotten that, hopefully now that we've won a game we will start realising we are capable of a lot better and who knows, 3 games to go maybe we win 1 or 2 more.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 15, 2016, 11:36:39 PM
It's the biggest game of the season for my clubs 2nd XI this Saturday, a must win relegation dog fight. I've been dropped...

I'm the 2nd leading wicket taker (1 behind the leader, having played less games and having a better economy rates). The reason I was given is that more players are available this week, and the selection committee thought it best I make way. I'd love to know how they came to that decision, as looking at those who retained their place ahead of me, I'd offer more to the team.

This happens to me every year, so I think I'll end my season there, stick 2 fingers up to the lot of them and go to a new club. It's upsetting that after 11 years at the club, having done them countless favours they still feel it's okay to treat me like sh*t. It turns out the only thing loyalty gets you these days is a metaphorical kick in the teeth...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Danny90 on August 15, 2016, 11:43:51 PM
It's the biggest game of the season for my clubs 2nd XI this Saturday, a must win relegation dog fight. I've been dropped...

I'm the 2nd leading wicket taker (1 behind the leader, having played less games and having a better economy rates). The reason I was given is that more players are available this week, and the selection committee thought it best I make way. I'd love to know how they came to that decision, as looking at those who retained their place ahead of me, I'd offer more to the team.

This happens to me every year, so I think I'll end my season there, stick 2 fingers up to the lot of them and go to a new club. It's upsetting that after 11 years at the club, having done them countless favours they still feel it's okay to treat me like sh*t. It turns out the only thing loyalty gets you these days is a metaphorical kick in the teeth...

Club politics is an awful thing, the same thing happened to me a few years ago. I left the club and joined one an extra 5 mins walk and it was the best decision of my cricketing career. Things have rapidly gone uphill since then, resulting in me becoming a paid player 5 years after I was constantly being dropped from my home clubs 1st 11. My advice would be to leave if you aren't keen on confrontations, or step to the captains and committee with stats in hand and provide a forceful argument against the decision. My guess is that you have been such a good club man they think they can drop you and you wont kick up a fuss.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Cow_corner on August 16, 2016, 05:49:07 AM
Same the world over, played a semi final last year with a broken thumb, dropped for the final so the quickest bowler of wides and byes in Shanghai to get tanked all around the park in the final, lost, guy had played one game all season but mates with the captain, never showed for nets usual story. On a brigther note got a 3 ball duck on Sunday and did 30 overs at the corner in 85 degrees and 90% humidity.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on August 16, 2016, 09:44:39 AM
Same the world over, played a semi final last year with a broken thumb, dropped for the final so the quickest bowler of wides and byes in Shanghai to get tanked all around the park in the final, lost, guy had played one game all season but mates with the captain, never showed for nets usual story. On a brigther note got a 3 ball duck on Sunday and did 30 overs at the corner in 85 degrees and 90% humidity.

@WalkingWicket37 there you go Cam,  it could of been much worse!

Ive seen you bat Cam and I would drop you in a heartbeat  ;)

However as you rightly pointed out you haven't done to badly with the ball. Kind of makes you wonder the thought processes of some people to drop arguably their best bowler for a vital game. Has your team be struggling to score runs or take wickets?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 16, 2016, 09:50:51 AM
@WalkingWicket37 there you go Cam,  it could of been much worse!

Ive seen you bat Cam and I would drop you in a heartbeat  ;)

However as you rightly pointed out you haven't done to badly with the ball. Kind of makes you wonder the thought processes of some people to drop arguably their best bowler for a vital game. Has your team be struggling to score runs or take wickets?

We've struggled in all aspects all season, hence being in a relegation battle...

The guy's selected ahead of me are a spinner who doesn't pitch the ball, a batsman who can't but a run and a bloke playing his first game for 12 months
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 16, 2016, 09:55:40 AM
Sounds like a good time to leave, I moved clubs after a four year break and joined Nick, chris and redders and it was the best thing I did! My game has improved already I'm getting the support I need and tips and advice where needed and has revitalised my passion for the game!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on August 16, 2016, 10:04:50 AM
We've struggled in all aspects all season, hence being in a relegation battle...

The guy's selected ahead of me are a spinner who doesn't pitch the ball, a batsman who can't but a run and a bloke playing his first game for 12 months

When you put it like that it's probably time to go. Doesn't sound like they respect you or rate your performances.  Loyalty is one thing and being a good clubman,  but it shouldn't make you an automatic pick unless you back it up with performances,  which you have. Not sure they have a leg to stand on!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on August 16, 2016, 10:07:09 AM
Camelot you legend. You need a new challenge, mental toughness(think Atherton rather than Vince) and a determination to improve thru practice. if you have at least 2 out of those 3 you can start to move forward and start enjoying the game, because that's what it's about at the end of the day. A new club does sound a good option.

I was a rock bottom at the end of 2015 with 80 runs in league cricket at an unmentionable average of about 8......so far I've just hit over 300 last weekend and average is back up at 25...which is where it has been most of my club career(apart from a couple of golden years aged about 28!)

hard work thru the winter has paid off, thanks in no small part to this forum and some like minded nutters who want to practice in the winter.

That's the road again during the closed season except with more practice than I did this year. Basically more practice.  :)

you clearly love the game and are enthusiastic about pretty much everything to do with cricket.Make that count going forward......
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: NT50 on August 16, 2016, 10:08:00 AM
Done with Saturday cricket this year, bowled 1 over in 5 weeks now and with the football season starting, i know where i'd rather be!

On Sunday i opened the bowling in our must win relegation clash (play for a different club on a Sunday) . We'd set them 198 in 40 overs. I bowled 4 overs for about 25. I hate taking the new ball and have said as much to our captain, the balls in the Beds League constantly slip out of my hand and i bowled quite a few height no-balls. Even more puzzling is the fact that we had 2 first team bowlers playing and yet still wouldn't allow me to come on first change when the ball had been roughed up a bit. We eventually bowled them for 167, to confirm survival.

I shall be at University for the first few months of next season, so will be on the lookout for a club in Huddersfield!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 19, 2016, 09:29:02 PM
 Disapointingly Had to pull out tomorrow woke up this morning with Veritgo
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on August 20, 2016, 01:31:58 AM
was looking to end my runs of ducks  tomorrow - then looked at the weather forecast :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on August 20, 2016, 08:37:49 PM
Had another decent game this afternoon despite the odd brief shower. We won the toss and elected to bat first, I came in at No.5 to join our No.3 who used to be a fantastic cricketer but hadn't played a competitive cricket match for 9 years. Turns out he's still got it as we put on an unbroken stand of over 100 but he agonising finished on 96no when the innings closed. I got 35no in a rather more quiescent manner but after a few runs last Sunday, I am finally feeling a bit more confident.  Anyhow we ended up on 171-3 which I thought might be enough.

In reply we let our youngsters open the bowling and despite one of them picking up an early wicket, they were unusually wayward which allowed the opposition to reach 50 by only the 8th over. My introduction initially applied the breaks but my downfall was getting a wicket as this brought to the crease a very aggressive batsman (in terms of batting style, not personality) who had some early luck then cashed in big style. Unfortunately the visitors didn't lose another wicket and they ended up winning by 8 wickets with a few overs to spare.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on August 20, 2016, 09:07:13 PM
Lost again today, very poor from us, fielding was dire, really let ourselves down but next week we go again.
On a positive note I broke the club record for wickets in a season today, took my 63rd wicket with 7 games still to go. So hopefully can get to 75+ to end the season would be a great way to finish
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on August 20, 2016, 09:19:27 PM
Lost again today, very poor from us, fielding was dire, really let ourselves down but next week we go again.
On a positive note I broke the club record for wickets in a season today, took my 63rd wicket with 7 games still to go. So hopefully can get to 75+ to end the season would be a great way to finish

Well done mate great achievement buddy lets hope you don't add me on sep 4th
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on August 20, 2016, 10:41:14 PM
Disapointingly Had to pull out tomorrow woke up this morning with Veritgo

labyrinthitas?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 21, 2016, 08:50:07 AM
labyrinthitas?

Spot on Nick
Never heard the word previously but  my symptoms are inflammation of the inner ear  head bacterial infection  blocked  ear humming in the ear and loss of hearing which when I looked it up after reading your post is called labyrinthitas
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on August 21, 2016, 09:16:22 AM
Managed to play yesterday! Bowled Tewkesbury out for 85- they werent that great but our bowling was fantastic (for once!!). Managed to end my run of ducks with 57* which im happy with! With AIW and Cheltenham Civil Service both abandoning games due to rain we go back to the  top with 2 league games left!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on August 21, 2016, 09:21:33 AM
Had a decent run of form (50 retired(lms) 50 retired(lms) 48, 1, 0, 73, 50 retired(lms) and 50 yesterday).
Add my first real bowl for a few seasons and I took 3 for 20.

Unfortunately it didn't help our team and I'd rather have won as a team than achieve individual stuff.



So due to a team being expelled from the league we went from chasing top, to being top, albeit with a game in hand.
Yesterday came. Rain forecast. We was inserted, sky's looked grim. I decided to tee of and am for a score our skipper could declare on.

I took 18 off the second over(losing 2 balls), and when I was out for 50 we was 72 for 2 after 8 overs.
Things slow down and when the rain came we was 147 for 6 with 16 overs left.

Early tea, covers off, Covers on covers off covers on. News in our title rivals had bowled oppo out for 64 and knocked them off already. We needed a win! our skipper had enough and said. Sod it we declare.

6pm and we get back on.

3 rd ball there opener gets a vicious bouncer to glove, steps back, wind picks up and he flattens his stops.
2 catches in next over and there 8 for 3 looking good,

Guy comes in(much in the style of me) and tees off, lots of half chances, a few drops(off the fog in opener, and they move to 112 for 3. Still 23 overs left!

I get asked to bowl, and our top allrounder comes on at the other end. Some good right overs and wickets crumble.

There dig in opener tried to duck my slower ball and it Chris reads him! And I did a I ran Tahir lap off the pitch.
And 2 balls later the leftie tried to smash my super slow ball and just processed in top edging it back to me.

We got them 8 down, they needed 12 to win and the news one of there players had gone to work so it was the last wicket.

Unfortunately guy at other end had ran out of overs so we bought back on our opener, with a very wet spongey ball, he bowled 4 wide's and 2 four balls and the game was down. 10 overs left and one wicket needed.

A valiant effort but not enough, and the title has probably gone without a miracle for another ek season. Oh well. A decent game made by the declaration, just a shame we lost.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Danny90 on August 21, 2016, 10:55:28 AM
My team managed to get promotion yesterday, but it was the most frustrating game I have ever played. We were 100 points clear at the top and the team we played were 15 points off second place.

 We batted first and declared after 44 overs on 164, giving them 48 overs to chase down our total. In our league there is no incentive to draw, it works out exactly the same as a loss- so we expected them to have a good go at chasing down our total. Instead they started blocking out from ball 1 and never even attempted to make a serious effort to chase the total. We ended up getting them 70-9 and just couldn't quite get that last wicket.

Basically they gave up their promotion hopes to stop us winning a game that didn't really matter to us, we will still be champions next week!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on August 21, 2016, 06:47:49 PM
Spot on Nick
Never heard the word previously but  my symptoms are inflammation of the inner ear  head bacterial infection  blocked  ear humming in the ear and loss of hearing which when I looked it up after reading your post is called labyrinthitas

Normally it effects people in their middle ages and during change on seasons when air pressure changes. Effectively you lose your balance and effectively stagger around like a drunk. Takes 2-3 weeks to clear up and you can't drive so no work  :D.  Takes a bit longer to play again as you need to properly regain your balance for running.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on August 21, 2016, 06:54:57 PM
Good weekend.  Won Saturday after being under pressure at 34-3, @19reading87 and huss put 150 for the 4th wicket and got us to 202-6. Redders got 50 odd and protected his red inker by running me out off the last ball of the innings not taking a single to the keeper  ;). When they were 146-2 with 10 overs to go I thought we were heading for defeat but we broke a partnership and then they collapsed to 180 ao.  I helped myself to 5-37 just by bowling straight and hitting the stumps.  Big win as we are now 2nd with two games to go!

Sunday the oppo got 176 ao and we were 61-3 when rain came. It was a massive dustbowl and I found plenty of help to collect 4-11 off my 8.

Settle for weekend figures of 17.3-4-48-9  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on August 21, 2016, 07:37:53 PM
Our 1's in west Sussex div 3 have secured their place next year in div 3. 2's promoted to div 4. 3's promoted to div 9.

And got my first ton today. 125 (120 balls) not out. Batted all 40 overs
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on August 21, 2016, 07:49:51 PM
Our 1's in west Sussex div 3 have secured their place next year in div 3. 2's promoted to div 4. 3's promoted to div 9.

And got my first ton today. 125 (120 balls) not out. Batted all 40 overs
Well batted mate!
Must have felt good when you got there

Which side did you play for?
Did you win most importantly? Sweet feeling to get a hundred in a winning cause knowing your runs won the game!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on August 21, 2016, 09:01:24 PM
We won comfortably as it started to pelt it down, but my ring finger is royally screwed up from attempting to the catch running in from deep midwicket. Guys in the team said it's just super swollen but considering how fat it looks I'm inclined to think otherwise, plus I can't bend it at all. Definitely good as a left handed person who works in IT....

(http://i.imgur.com/Ue7Rtw2.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 21, 2016, 09:04:00 PM
@rickjames when's your trip to hospital for an x-ray going to be then?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on August 21, 2016, 09:08:17 PM
You'll be the first to know, Cameron, always aim to please my fans.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 21, 2016, 09:09:42 PM
Full name, I must be in trouble! :-[

Hope it's nothing too serious mate
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on August 21, 2016, 09:12:03 PM
Oh I get it, haha, no worries. And to think I took up cricket to get away from the horrors of ankle rolling and broken fingers at football.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on August 21, 2016, 09:14:06 PM
Well batted mate!
Must have felt good when you got there

Which side did you play for?
Did you win most importantly? Sweet feeling to get a hundred in a winning cause knowing your runs won the game!
@Batbuddy99
Well....started in 2's opening bowler...(I know I can bet but normally go in with 8overs left for a 'get as many runs as you can' or ' block for the draw). Played last 3 games in the 1's. Have torn my obliques for the second time this year now... So got to open the batting against. ' not the mcc cc ' could have been caught by the keeper. But he was standing up. And probably run our 3 times with a direct hit!

I'm totally overweight peaking around 19.5 stone this year...hopefully down to 15.5 by start of next year.

But I have enjoyed 'most' of my cricket and think it is good to have 1's and 2's Soo closer next year and it should be a minor difference switching between teams!

I didn't want to over celebrate, just a raised bat to my team. Very happy I have got my 1'sr (of many) to prove to myself I have the ability and patience to bat. 125 in 120 balls(thanks @Jaffa for the kraken!. I'm a very happy boy (who can't walk atm).

Oppo opener had a lovely warbird 2.11 G1 and pro pads and gloves, apparently had a little discount....hello! See you in 3 weeks!

#scaynes hill cc
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dcullen8 on August 21, 2016, 09:14:35 PM
@rickjames is that the thing that ate your finger? Ouch!

another 20-something for me this weekend, only 2 players passed 5, 5 players scored 0, match finished by 3 including teas. sometimes i hate this game.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on August 21, 2016, 09:22:15 PM
@rickjames is that the thing that ate your finger? Ouch!

another 20-something for me this weekend, only 2 players passed 5, 5 players scored 0, match finished by 3 including teas. sometimes i hate this game.

Where you play mate?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: dcullen8 on August 21, 2016, 09:39:53 PM
@Churchy1989 grimsby, lincolnshire.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on August 21, 2016, 09:49:15 PM
@dcullen8 farthest north I have played was Cheltenham cc last Monday on tour!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 22, 2016, 08:02:26 AM
Good weekend.  Won Saturday after being under pressure at 34-3, @19reading87 and huss put 150 for the 4th wicket and got us to 202-6. Redders got 50 odd and protected his red inker by running me out off the last ball of the innings not taking a single to the keeper  ;). When they were 146-2 with 10 overs to go I thought we were heading for defeat but we broke a partnership and then they collapsed to 180 ao.  I helped myself to 5-37 just by bowling straight and hitting the stumps.  Big win as we are now 2nd with two games to go!

Sunday the oppo got 176 ao and we were 61-3 when rain came. It was a massive dustbowl and I found plenty of help to collect 4-11 off my 8.

Settle for weekend figures of 17.3-4-48-9  :D

This was also my Saturday promotion now in our hands with two games left, have to say nick bowled a great spell in the circumstances

Sunday was less good but still enjoyable, played for a mates Sunday side and we bowled the oppo out for 125 on a shocking wicket, one ball flew the. Next on the same spot rolled! So safe to say when myself and the other opener were out in the first two overs and we were reduced to 0-3 3-4 and 27-7 we were looking at humiliation, then our 8 and 9 hit 41* and 40* no get us within 12 of wining with 20 overs left!! Then the rain came!!
Shocking wicket and I got bowled 2nd ball after having one Jump at me then one roll next up! Heyho these hints happen just annoying as I've felt in good form in the nets!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 26, 2016, 08:20:57 AM
 Last match of the season but Can't play tomorrow  due to ongoing ear problem tried running yesterday but it felt as if I was going to fall over. Doubt if the club will get 11 players on the potch only had 9 last week and only had 11 once this season but shall still  finish 4th in the division with 10 wins  Taking into consideration cancelled matches due to having less than 8 players and matches lost by less than 20 runs or 1 wicket with 11 players the club would have won its division.
Ah well there's always next season...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on August 26, 2016, 11:55:31 AM
Anyone playing at home tomorrow in the Dorchester - Wareham area?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mtown Don on August 26, 2016, 07:03:24 PM
Anyone playing at home tomorrow in the Dorchester - Wareham area?
I know Dorchester are at home. We (Martinstown) are away at Wimborne but our 2nds are at home and it's one of the nicest grounds in the region
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: cheese on August 26, 2016, 08:33:31 PM
Anyone playing at home tomorrow in the Dorchester - Wareham area?

Myself and Liam SCCC from here play for Cattistock and are at home tomorrow...
Just say 15 mins from Dorchester near Maiden Newton, a lovely little village ground with a beautiful  setting
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on August 27, 2016, 07:48:06 PM
Played against Copford today, lovely ground although it does have a huge 100ft plus oak tree in the middle and was about 15yrds from the batsmen at one end. Local rules state you could be caught off the tree or run out which was unusual. Tbh though it's hardly made much of an impact being hit about 5 times during the game and caused no issues.
The track was a belts rock hard and flat, we batted first and set a massive 326-3 off 39. I scored 119 which is my 2nd league Ton of the season used my New Balance and it's lovely hit my first 6 of the season straight which was also nice, put on a club record 216 stand for the first wicket which was good to be involved in for my first full season at this club played 7 league games this season on Sat scoring 374runs with 2 Tons so a much better effort than last season

In reply that plodded along to 147-5 just shut up shop which personally I don't get as there is no losing draws etc in our league. We finished as champs with 1 game to go so hopefully more competitive cricket next season.

One game left for me next weekend on Sunday before my season is done
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JB on August 27, 2016, 08:11:49 PM
Played with 10 men today and got a good win. We batted first & got 256/7 dec, bowled them out for 143. Only got 5, seriously hungover
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Alvaro on August 27, 2016, 08:13:39 PM
I had to endure Bletchley today.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 27, 2016, 08:23:57 PM
I don't think I've seen a worse captaincy display since I played U-15 cricket at school. We made 208 against a side who lacked half their first team bats. We then proceeded to bowl so bloody defensively that they just milked the runs and then put fielders in places that were unbelievably unnecessary. Keeper dropped two catches and missed two stumpings, doesn't train in the week and I still get overlooked - such a joke. Far too close to relegation now, need to win the last two games which looks highly unlikely, but anything can happen I suppose.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: LEACHY48 on August 27, 2016, 08:34:46 PM
crap day today - fielded badly as a team they had two batsman that could bat - but they kept chipping the bloody ball into the gaps just over our heads etc etc ... not enjoyable to watch or field to. then batted at three and got given out caught behind straight off my shoulder to a short pitched slow ish bouncer - i was unimpressed and to cap it all off we lost.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on August 27, 2016, 09:24:39 PM
Played top of the table away this afternoon on their postage stamp of a ground and arrived to find out we only had 9 players. Anyhow we won toss, put the opposition in and one of our opening bowlers got what I thought was their main man out. I then came on and got their other opener out in my first over but then fielding a ball I pulled my left calf muscle simply doing something as innocuous as picking up a ball. This rendered me almost immobile but I continued bowling with no run up whatsoever and was relatively economical with figures of 7-0-31-1, However the opposition still managed to rack up 200-4 before declaring after 34 overs with their No.3 posting a century.

In reply, we quickly lost 2 wickets courtesy of couple of almost identical long hops being hit to the same fielder. The bowler is the division's leading wicket taker and I'm not surprised when you get luck like that!!! Anyhow wickets continued to fall fairly rapidly that I soon found myself batting with still well over 20 overs to go. Knowing there was rain in the air (we had an early tea because of a shower) and that I couldn't run, I just batted intent on occupation rather than scoring and was quite enjoying myself. Initially my batting partner was doing OK but disappointingly lost patience and was caught. Final batsman joined me and enjoyed very brief success with a boundary but he didn't last more than couple of balls after that and we had lost the match.

Frustratingly the rain arrived before we had even finished shaking hands which probably would have meant us getting 1 point as the forecast suggests it's still raining in Leeds now. Still can't really complain as once again match played in an excellent spirit and I treated my innings like a net, mainly focusing on perfecting the leave.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on August 28, 2016, 05:23:33 AM
Disapointing day for us, we batted first and posted a very below par 180, most certainly 40 runs short but they had 2 old wiley foxes from each end that tied us down for a good while.
Our opening bowler still has this amazing ability to spray it everywhere, but still pick up wickets. I picked up 2-30 off 9.3, bit dissapointed really as when things aren't going well in the game everyone has an opinion on how to bowl off spin, suddenly yesterday I was surrounded by 10 swannys
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Nmcgee on August 28, 2016, 06:16:24 AM
How many off spinners does it take to change a light bulb? 10.
1 to change the light bulb and 9 to say they could've done it better.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 08:30:16 AM
I lost the toss with half a first team and we were put in to bat vs probably the best opening bowler in the league. We knew we wouldn't finish the game and we only had 3 batters out so crease occupation was the name of the day, runs completely irrelevant. My opening partner is a bit of an ego and it was amusing watching him completely outclassed as the opening bowler was getting fantastic movement off the seam so was cutting him apart as he couldn't just play through the line. The bowler preceded to nip out a second teamed (weak one at that) first ball at three and our only remaining batsmen for a duck (as good a ball as I've ever seen tbf) so it was me left with basically a tail of 3xi players :)

Save the ashes time which was great fun. Thunder and lightening came, then the rain and it was game off.. Nice 70 odd ball net against a decent bowler on a bowling wicket. It was very enjoyable and a real test of technique and shot selection. Great fun.

Also saw Tewkesburys slogger who opens got found out as I'm sure it wasn't a flat track for him to biff.. We have them next week in the last league game but I'm not bothering to play (neither are most of the 1xi) as they are unpleasant and it's simply not enjoyable. We'd rather conceded or send a load of jnrs and give them a free game

Have to say I much preferred this wicket to flat roads as it takes skill and patience to score on but I'm sure players who just biff through the line would disageee.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tom line on August 28, 2016, 09:09:56 AM
Also saw Tewkesburys slogger who opens got found out as I'm sure it wasn't a flat track for him to biff.. We have them next week in the last league game but I'm not bothering to play (neither are most of the 1xi) as they are unpleasant and it's simply not enjoyable. We'd rather conceded or send a load of jnrs and give them a free game


Seems like a real mature and adult thing to do that, send kids to play against them instead of putting up with it as a first 11 player and just getting on with it
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 09:33:36 AM

Seems like a real mature and adult thing to do that, send kids to play against them instead of putting up with it as a first 11 player and just getting on with it

No one is interested in playing them, sad but true. Can't force people to play teams who regardless of the result its un enjoyable.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GDP1964 on August 28, 2016, 09:40:16 AM
You sign up for the Season not to pick and choose which Games to play me personally your 1st Team will be setting a far better example to the rest of the Club by playing and showing them regardless of opposition no one is bigger than the game
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 09:45:59 AM
You sign up for the Season not to pick and choose which Games to play me personally your 1st Team will be setting a far better example to the rest of the Club by playing and showing them regardless of opposition no one is bigger than the game

How's that theory working for participation ?? Games have to be enjoyable, gone are the days you can bid people to do things etc. Hence why the game is losing players each year. No one however seems to understand that or offer an answer other than shorten the game (which doesn't help) and still wonder why people leave. Your answers show why.. Complete lack of understanding.

Anyway, 1-3 games left for most, hopefully people will enjoy it as the game needs to keep people playing. Our area it appears will be losing at least 4 teams next year from the structure :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on August 28, 2016, 09:46:54 AM
You can tell him he's wrong all you wants, but he won't listen.

He moans and moans that the game is dying, but he doesn't realise him and his team is why!

If the oppo score to many runs, they refuse to chase.

If they don't have a full strength 11 out, they refuse to try and win.

If the oppo aren't all perfect, they refuse to play them.

When they play a poor friendly side, they believe retiring at 100 off 65 balls is a sporting thing to do.


All I see is a sore bunch of losers, quick to moan but unwilling to change.




These kids you keep sending to the apparent poor opposition, they will get fed up off being sent, and rather than find a new club, just sod it off all together. And then you'll be on here claiming the "poor attitude oppo" has cost you some more juniors.
Nope! You and your 1st xi will have cost you some juniors by acting like spoiler brats.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on August 28, 2016, 09:50:51 AM
How's that theory working for participation ?? Games have to be enjoyable, gone are the days you can bid people to do things etc. Hence why the game is losing players each year. No one however seems to understand that or offer an answer other than shorten the game (which doesn't help) and still wonder why people leave. Your answers show why.. Complete lack of understanding.

Anyway, 1-3 games left for most, hopefully people will enjoy it as the game needs to keep people playing. Our area it appears will be losing at least 4 teams next year from the structure :(

If you look in the mirror you will find the reason why participation levels are down.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 09:53:02 AM
If you look in the mirror you will find the reason why participation levels are down.


Heaven forbid you try and get more people playing the game and enjoying it.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 28, 2016, 09:57:46 AM
No one is interested in playing them, sad but true. Can't force people to play teams who regardless of the result its un enjoyable.

No point  in turning up playing and paying to not enjoy it
Not enjoying  leads to people stop playing.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 09:59:58 AM
No point  in turning up playing and paying to not enjoy it

Apparently not according to most here. You should enjoy turning up to be abused/get no game etc . Heaven forbid you want to actually get people playing and staying in the game.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: horseman on August 28, 2016, 10:07:31 AM
The first team should fulfil the first team fixtures. Its hard sending juniors to play (especially away fixtures) when the real club men should stand up and be counted. No one of good club standing should pick and choose. You play for your club regardless of opposition. I say this as a bloke who has captained a club this season to relegation because of "home only ponies" and lads saying I dont like playing against x.

Respect your club even if you dont respect theirs. 
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Neon Cricket on August 28, 2016, 10:16:21 AM
No point  in turning up playing and paying to not enjoy it
Not enjoying  leads to people stop playing.

So you suggest not turning up altogether? Makes perfect sense - I'm sure a bunch of 13 year olds would much prefer the experience!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 28, 2016, 10:16:38 AM
No enjoyment and pointless  in spending the afternoon being abused by the opposition  because you are a good  clubman.
For me the good clubmen  are the ones who put the time and effort in through the winter attend meetings etc and get everything ready for match day not the ones who turnup and play
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on August 28, 2016, 10:19:45 AM
Following from last week my finger wound up being dislocated and has been in a splint all week. Taken it off when showering and can barely move it so I reckon 2016 is over.   :(
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 28, 2016, 10:23:45 AM
So you suggest not turning up altogether? Makes perfect sense - I'm sure a bunch of 13 year olds would much prefer the experience!

No would never entertain sending a team of 13 years olds.Just wouldn't play myself sometimes to you have to slick to your own standards.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: skip1973 on August 28, 2016, 10:29:09 AM
No would never entertain sending a team of 13 years olds.Just wouldn't play myself sometimes to you have to slick to your own standards.
What's your own standards got to do with how opposition behave?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 28, 2016, 10:39:37 AM
Personally, I think that'd be a game where you get your whole first team in and have bloody good laugh with each other! If the result doesn't matter (as seems to be the case), then who cares what the other team has to say, reverse the batting order, make everyone bowl an over in the first ten. Then get on the beers and have a quality Saturday night, job done.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 10:47:02 AM
Following from last week my finger wound up being dislocated and has been in a splint all week. Taken it off when showering and can barely move it so I reckon 2016 is over.   :(

Sad news fella. Roll on nets and 2017
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on August 28, 2016, 03:39:15 PM
Managed to squeeze a game in yesterday when most others couldn't due to rain.
Didn't have 11 again so 8 adults and 2 juniors (one of whom its his 2nd league game ans the other it was his debut) took to the field against a strong team pushing for promotion. I kept wicket for the first time this season, had a catch turned down for I don't know why and concede no byes. I've also opened the bowling on a few occasions this year, that's gotta be a rare happening?
After furious calculations a target was set, I opened up getting my first 50 for my new club before snicking off, we lost regular wickets and just couldn't quite get over the line to claim victory.
1 game to go and 5 points separate the bottom 3, we're away at the newly crowned champions next week. We'll give it a good crack but with the player struggles and juniors playing relegation may not be the worst thing to happen.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Giraffe208 on August 28, 2016, 03:58:25 PM
No one is interested in playing them, sad but true. Can't force people to play teams who regardless of the result its un enjoyable.

While i think the regular 1st team should play and win i hope none of the other players / juniors endure a bad experience and then drop out of playing as a result of next weeks fixture because then the decision to not play would be detrimental to your whole approach and philosophy
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tom line on August 28, 2016, 06:06:00 PM
Apparently not according to most here. You should enjoy turning up to be abused/get no game etc . Heaven forbid you want to actually get people playing and staying in the game.

Yeah because sending a bunch of 13 year olds to play against top of the league and get smashed about is a real good way to keep people playing the game
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on August 28, 2016, 06:30:56 PM
Played a game today, sunday cricket at its finest as @Sivlar13 will confirm. We play for enjoyment, and just good fun.
Kept the oppo to 220, which I think we would of chased down. Took 1-45 off my 10, took 2 catches amd dropped a dolly on the run.
Then the rain ruined the fun
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: meats on August 28, 2016, 06:32:59 PM
Yeah because sending a bunch of 13 year olds to play against top of the league and get smashed about is a real good way to keep people playing the game

Agreed. There are a couple of teams we always have agro with yet we always send our 1st team there as it's a 1st team game. Sending a team full of kids to get abused and no doubt stuffed is only going to lead to some of those kids not playing anymore.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 28, 2016, 06:35:24 PM
Played a game today, sunday cricket at its finest as @Sivlar13 will confirm. We play for enjoyment, and just good fun.
Kept the oppo to 220, which I think we would of chased down. Took 1-45 off my 10, took 2 catches amd dropped a dolly on the run.
Then the rain ruined the fun

Started their innings with 3 slips and a gully, finished their innings with 3 slips and a gully - how proper Sunday cricket should be played.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Byo on August 28, 2016, 06:41:14 PM
Apparently not according to most here. You should enjoy turning up to be abused/get no game etc . Heaven forbid you want to actually get people playing and staying in the game.

So slapping a 65 ball hundred against a bunch of kids will get them rushing back??
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on August 28, 2016, 06:44:46 PM
Started their innings with 3 slips and a gully, finished their innings with 3 slips and a gully - how proper Sunday cricket should be played.

Don't think we had any more than 2 blokes outside of the ring, proper cricket!
Good stumping as well buddy ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 28, 2016, 06:50:42 PM
So slapping a 65 ball hundred against a bunch of kids will get them rushing back??

But that was okay as it was Eeyore's team batting in the first innings! 
Had the opposition batted first and one of their players done that or the team total exceeded 125 you'd have to block out and not attempt to get the runs on principle...  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 06:58:45 PM
So slapping a 65 ball hundred against a bunch of kids will get them rushing back??

were there kids there?? Nope

I like how saying send jnrs automatically means 13 yr olds too.

There is a difference in the way you bat, smashing sixes or just hitting in air will demoralise a team. Just placing it around along the deck doesn't unsurprisingly.

Still, it's easy to see why participation is falling given the hostility on show on this very forum. How dare someone not want to be abused doing their hobby.. Still, I'm sure you'll all enjoy your sledging come the weekend because amateur games matter..
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: raza147 on August 28, 2016, 07:00:56 PM
great win yesterday, we batted first but didnt bat well at all getting bowled out for 163, oppos sent in their big hitters and they got a great start with a 80 run partnership smashing the spinners around but we got the breakthrough, they were at 110-3 at 1 stage and i thought there goes our promotion,  until the skipper finally decided to take the new ball, om came on our 17 year old and ripped through the team ending up with figures 7-4-7-4, an unbelieveable spell of swing bowling won us the game, bowling the oppos out for 126, big final game next week, relying on 2nd placed team to drop some points and us winning will get us back to back promotions
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Byo on August 28, 2016, 07:03:43 PM
But that was okay as it was Eeyore's team batting in the first innings! 
Had the opposition batted first and one of their players done that or the team total exceeded 125 you'd have to block out and not attempt to get the runs on principle...  ;)

Perish the thought someone do it to him and his team, just not the way the game should be played!!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tom line on August 28, 2016, 07:05:18 PM
We're not saying being abused doing your hobby is right or correct. However sending juniors to play against them isn't doing anyone any favours and is worse than the other team sledging you as yes your regular team aren't going to like it but it's not going to stop any of them playing again where as sending juniors who are still developing their games against top of the league to get abused and their cricketing careers crippled by it is worse than any sledging that the oppo would give. And the fact that you are actively encouraging your club to send juniors to do this is the worst part of it all much worse than any sledging that will take place and as well as reflecting the selfish attitude that you and your club has (as by your initial post they are also encouraging this) towards simply using juniors to do jobs you, yourself and other team members don't want to.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Byo on August 28, 2016, 07:07:05 PM
We're not saying being abused doing your hobby is right or correct. However sending juniors to play against them isn't doing anyone any favours and is worse than the other team sledging you as yes your regular team aren't going to like it but it's not going to stop any of them playing again where as sending juniors who are still developing their games against top of the league to get abused and their cricketing careers crippled by it is worse than any sledging that the oppo would give. And the fact that you are actively encouraging your club to send juniors to do this is the worst part of it all much worse than any sledging that will take place and also reflects the attitude that you and your club has towards simply using juniors to do jobs you, yourself and other team members don't want to.

Well said mate
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 28, 2016, 07:09:51 PM
Still, it's easy to see why participation is falling given the hostility on show on this very forum. How dare someone not want to be abused doing their hobby.. Still, I'm sure you'll all enjoy your sledging come the weekend because amateur games matter..

I can assure you that we probably all agree that being abused on a Saturday isn't fun and many do agree that there is no place for it in the game. But why not just concede the fixture instead of bringing in more inexperienced players to have to deal with the abuse, abuse so bad that even the 1st team opening bat doesn't appreciate.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 07:11:05 PM
I can assure you that we probably all agree that being abused on a Saturday isn't fun and many do agree that there is no place for it in the game. But why not just concede the fixture instead of bringing in more inexperienced players to have to deal with the abuse, abuse so bad that even the 1st team opening bat doesn't appreciate.

We asked, league said we can't as the club has multiple teams. Shockingly enough we went that route first.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tom line on August 28, 2016, 07:13:01 PM
We asked, league said we can't as the club has multiple teams. Shockingly enough we went that route first.

Why not just ask your first team to get over themselves and play. And then if the sledging is too much report to the league. Much better response and approach
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 07:15:19 PM
Why not just ask your first team to get over themselves and play. And then if the sledging is too much report to the league. Much better response and approach

We've done that, league does nothing. Umpires do nothing. As for the getting over yourself.. Yeah because it's our fault we don't want to be abused/sledged by randoms we don't know.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 28, 2016, 07:18:38 PM
We've done that, league does nothing. Umpires do nothing. As for the getting over yourself.. Yeah because it's our fault we don't want to be abused/sledged by randoms we don't know.

Have any of you considered just turning up to play, ignoring the sledging and having a nice hot mug of man the **** up at the tea interval?  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Byo on August 28, 2016, 07:19:57 PM
I've played a lot of cricket and not encountered much sledging at all, maybe we are lucky but when we get it just ignore it and get on with your game. Nothing like beating a team to shut them up.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 07:21:12 PM
I've played a lot of cricket and not encountered much sledging at all, maybe we are lucky but when we get it just ignore it and get on with your game. Nothing like beating a team to shut them up.

But that doesn't solve the problem for everyone else..
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 07:21:57 PM
Have any of you considered just turning up to play, ignoring the sledging and having a nice hot mug of man the **** up at the tea interval?  ;)

Yes, I'm sure after serving abroad in conflict I need some of that. Sigh
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on August 28, 2016, 07:24:25 PM
I was speaking to a mate of mine who works for the ecb as an analyst, if you can get in the oppo's head then your already 1-0 up. Look at how effective it is for Conor McGregor in the UFC, he talks the talk and backs it up. If your gonna play a game that revolves around your mental ability, then be prepared to have them try get in your head, just prove your a better player by not biting
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 28, 2016, 07:25:19 PM
Have any of you considered just turning up to play, ignoring the sledging and having a nice hot mug of man the **** up at the tea interval?  ;)

I reckon we need to pencil this game in next season as a forum squad game, we'll all play for Cheltenham Civil Service against Tewkesbury, then get on the beers round Cheltenham, I'll take a bit of abuse for a weekend away!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 07:27:04 PM
I reckon we need to pencil this game in next season as a forum squad game, we'll all play for Cheltenham Civil Service against Tewkesbury, then get on the beers round Cheltenham, I'll take a bit of abuse for a weekend away!

Not a bad idea ! You'd be most welcome to do it. Might even stump up a few jugs
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 28, 2016, 07:30:16 PM
Not a bad idea ! You'd be most welcome to do it. Might even stump up a few jugs

Ask me in a years time bud, I'm keen for a weekend away, I reckon we'd make a cracking squad!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 07:37:37 PM
Ask me in a years time bud, I'm keen for a weekend away, I reckon we'd make a cracking squad!

Well the majority can't be worse than I am so I'd imagine so
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JB on August 28, 2016, 08:07:51 PM
We get very little, one bowler is particularly bad but as soon as you front him up he calms himself right down! I dragged on yesterday to a lad who got a bit too excited so I made sure I walked 3/4 of the way up the wicket towards him before I walked off! He put his head straight down and shut right up. If you handle it well it's not really an issue, panic and they've got you
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jaffa on August 28, 2016, 08:09:59 PM
@Batbuddy99

I didn't want to over celebrate, just a raised bat to my team. Very happy I have got my 1'sr (of many) to prove to myself I have the ability and patience to bat. 125 in 120 balls(thanks @Jaffa for the kraken!. I'm a very happy boy (who can't walk atm).

#scaynes hill cc

Wow! Well done mate. Good to hear it's gone to a good pair of hands. I bet it sounded nice. Shame about the injury though. Tough luck.

But as for the Kraken, it just goes to prove you can never have enough bats. ;-)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on August 28, 2016, 08:35:09 PM
Won yesterday to put us second, 15 points clear of chelt civil service and level on points with AIW. AIW have a better net run rate unfortunatly!

Need @ProCricketer1982 's 2nd team to beat AIW so we can win the league! Which i believe we deserve. Also would just like to say Tewkesbury's  first team are a bunch of cheating ...... Not quite as bad as AIW tho!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 28, 2016, 08:47:09 PM
What's your own standards got to do with how opposition behave?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on August 28, 2016, 08:56:49 PM


I mighty fine reply that............
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 09:02:31 PM
Won yesterday to put us second, 15 points clear of chelt civil service and level on points with AIW. AIW have a better net run rate unfortunatly!

Need @ProCricketer1982 's 2nd team to beat AIW so we can win the league! Which i believe we deserve. Also would just like to say Tewkesbury's  first team are a bunch of cheating ...... Not quite as bad as AIW tho!!

Hopefully the 2's will do the job for you guys. As you say, AIW haven't got a good rep either.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on August 28, 2016, 09:05:13 PM
What's your own standards got to do with how opposition behave?
Okay to clarify as
I don't abuse anyone I have no wish to be abused

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edynamo on August 28, 2016, 09:25:36 PM
Also saw Tewkesburys slogger who opens got found out as I'm sure it wasn't a flat track for him to biff.. We have them next week in the last league game but I'm not bothering to play (neither are most of the 1xi) as they are unpleasant and it's simply not enjoyable. We'd rather conceded or send a load of jnrs and give them a free game

Have to say I much preferred this wicket to flat roads as it takes skill and patience to score on but I'm sure players who just biff through the line would disageee.
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Got to admit having a good laugh at this - first xi cricket isn't meant to be a tea party - it's meant to be played hard and you never know with the occasional bloke giving it a little slap and tickle at the end!

I'm not advocating this in second xi cricket or county league div five etc, but Jesus in the premier leagues it's about mental disintegration and fair play this side have won as the adults, the so called best players are running away and sending the kids over. Well I say fair play to the kids - at least they've got the minerals to play

Cheered me right up - don't think I've heard such crap before

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 09:38:50 PM
Also saw Tewkesburys slogger who opens got found out as I'm sure it wasn't a flat track for him to biff.. We have them next week in the last league game but I'm not bothering to play (neither are most of the 1xi) as they are unpleasant and it's simply not enjoyable. We'd rather conceded or send a load of jnrs and give them a free game

Have to say I much preferred this wicket to flat roads as it takes skill and patience to score on but I'm sure players who just biff through the line would disageee.
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Got to admit having a good laugh at this - first xi cricket isn't meant to be a tea party - it's meant to be played hard and you never know with the occasional bloke giving it a little slap and tickle at the end!

I'm not advocating this in second xi cricket or county league div five etc, but Jesus in the premier leagues it's about mental disintegration and fair play this side have won as the adults, the so called best players are running away and sending the kids over. Well I say fair play to the kids - at least they've got the minerals to play

Cheered me right up - don't think I've heard such crap before

sigh, you really just don't get it.  It's not about having balls..having minerals.. If you really think cricket even at pro level requires minerals then you know nothing. It's got nothing to do with fronting up, having bottle. It's our hobby as amateurs ffs, not a battlefield. You are simply showing how deep rooted the issue is.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on August 28, 2016, 09:44:25 PM
The wheels have well and tricky come off for us over the last 6 weeks. From topping the table to being bowled out for 98 last week and 83 this week.

Middle table mediocrity beckons and a reform for next season required.....and some serious work on our square over the winter.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 28, 2016, 09:57:15 PM
sigh, you really just don't get it.  It's not about having balls..having minerals.. If you really think cricket even at pro level requires minerals then you know nothing. It's got nothing to do with fronting up, having bottle. It's our hobby as amateurs ffs, not a battlefield. You are simply showing how deep rooted the issue is.

That's got to be a contender for quote of the day!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 10:07:41 PM
That's got to be a contender for quote of the day!

Sure, you know.. Being paid buckets of money to face a Ball or potentially being blown up, shot or maimed each day on ops.. Yeah you're right.. Cricketers need minerals.

I think you guys are confusing what takes minerals and what is a hobby or cushy life
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 10:08:18 PM
The wheels have well and tricky come off for us over the last 6 weeks. From topping the table to being bowled out for 98 last week and 83 this week.

Middle table mediocrity beckons and a reform for next season required.....and some serious work on our square over the winter.

Wicket acting up?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on August 28, 2016, 10:14:43 PM
Wicket acting up?

Yeh mixture of broken machinery and grounds man being away, last 2 home games I've been caught trying to avoid getting scones whilst pressing forward to block a length delivery 🙈 Natural instinct kicks in and you raise ur hands/bat to stop it from smashing u in the face/grille sadly.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 28, 2016, 10:17:36 PM
Yeh mixture of broken machinery and grounds man being away, last 2 home games I've been caught trying to avoid getting scones whilst pressing forward to block a length delivery 🙈 Natural instinct kicks in and you raise ur hands/bat to stop it from smashing u in the face/grille sadly.

Ouch. Yes, it's instinct to protect yourself. Well, the upside is you get another crack next year I suppose.. Only this time a non spitting wicket

Some ayrtek sponsored ground equipment :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Buzz on August 29, 2016, 07:10:13 AM
Avoiding scones is a bad plan.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on August 29, 2016, 07:41:25 AM
Sure, you know.. Being paid buckets of money to face a Ball or potentially being blown up, shot or maimed each day on ops.. Yeah you're right.. Cricketers need minerals.

I think you guys are confusing what takes minerals and what is a hobby or cushy life

For what it's worth. I think supporting a family on low income and not giving up is heroic too.

Nobody deserves abuse on any day of the week, war veteran or shop assistant.

*Hums "Heal the World*...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: skip1973 on August 29, 2016, 08:06:57 AM
Certain personalities attract more attention from opposition than others, someone that only played the game for their own stats and with no regard for even trying to win the game for their club would cop some from most cricketers I know.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: thecord on August 29, 2016, 08:54:52 AM
The wheels have well and tricky come off for us over the last 6 weeks. From topping the table to being bowled out for 98 last week and 83 this week.

Middle table mediocrity beckons and a reform for next season required.....and some serious work on our square over the winter.

Please, please, please can the turnaround come by next week Tom so you beat OB's and save us from relegation??
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on August 29, 2016, 10:49:37 AM
Please, please, please can the turnaround come by next week Tom so you beat OB's and save us from relegation??

I'm more confident playing away from home ATM mate!! After the rocket I gave our lads on sat I hope they listened.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: shamelessshaun on August 30, 2016, 02:28:41 PM
Won my first piece of Silverware at the weekend as 1st XI captain. Apart from me being caught behind off the box for 4 and going wicketless in 7 overs it was one of the best all round games we have played as a team this year! I managed to pouch a steepler to claim the victory. Even managed to give 2 13 year olds a bowl at important times in the match and they both shone. Plenty of positives for the last 2 fixtures this season for the season ahead.

http://nlccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/2855195 (http://nlccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/2855195)

Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Buzz on August 30, 2016, 04:30:06 PM
We sorted our promotion this weekend with a fairly uncompromising win. Just need 5 points to with the league.
We got 324-4 from our 40 overs and they got 237-7 in reply. To be fair they did go for it at the start and made sure they got all the batting points they could.

http://sdl.play-cricket.com/website/results/2770482 (http://sdl.play-cricket.com/website/results/2770482)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on August 30, 2016, 04:45:09 PM
We sorted our promotion this weekend with a fairly uncompromising win. Just need 5 points to with the league.
We got 324-4 from our 40 overs and they got 237-7 in reply. To be fair they did go for it at the start and made sure they got all the batting points they could.

[url]http://sdl.play-cricket.com/website/results/2770482[/url] ([url]http://sdl.play-cricket.com/website/results/2770482[/url])


Doh! I just had to click on that link didn't I!!!  well done again run machine!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: 19reading87 on August 30, 2016, 05:30:12 PM
Doh! I just had to click on that link didn't I!!!  well done again run machine!!

I did the same.... Was always going to be runs at the end of it haha
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on September 01, 2016, 09:46:22 AM
Quiet couple of weeks personally. Draw away to Binfield, caught behind for 6, followed by 14/3/30/2 on a wet wicket, so quite happy but we missed about 7/8 catches again. Beat Littlewick Green last weekend by 60ish, got caught mid wicket for just 5 after batting for a good few overs and having cover driven my first ball for four. Took a steepler whilst I had large amounts of grit in my eyes so could hardly see so got lucky, and in my 11 overs only got one wicket.
Littlewick was my first spell after doing some work with @edynamo on my bowling, and making a few adjustments to my delivery stride and wind up, so although I felt that my spell was inconsistent, I was getting the ball to zip, drift and turn sharply.
Kept for Presidents day last Sunday, and was part of the first Chairman's team to lose to the President's team since 2008. No byes and a catch in our weird 12 over, 7 a side, two 6 over innings game. Batted awfully, and my B3 broke on the inside edge. Just wrapped it up to send off to see what can be done about it as it is only a few weeks old, and a trip to Romida to get an Icon. First two days off since last August, and start a new job Monday, so I may pop to Peterborough tomorrow as well!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamferg on September 01, 2016, 09:58:39 AM
Bloody weather has defined my season... 7 games out of 17 rained off or abandoned and heavy rain forecast for this Saturday as well!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on September 01, 2016, 12:08:18 PM
Bloody weather has defined my season... 7 games out of 17 rained off or abandoned and heavy rain forecast for this Saturday as well!!

One of the "advantages" of playing for a team that's bottom of the division (actually entire league) is that other sides will do anything humanly possible to get matches on. Apart from the first week of the season (which has been rescheduled for additional Saturday at end of season anyhow), I am trying to think of a Saturday that has been completely washed out.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on September 03, 2016, 09:34:18 AM
With my season over ( it never really started) I was hoping for sunshine and some local cricket watching but we have rain till 4PM ah well where did I leave that paintbrush it's DIY foe me today..
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on September 03, 2016, 09:48:38 AM
I was speaking to a mate of mine who works for the ecb as an analyst, if you can get in the oppo's head then your already 1-0 up. Look at how effective it is for Conor McGregor in the UFC, he talks the talk and backs it up. If your gonna play a game that revolves around your mental ability, then be prepared to have them try get in your head, just prove your a better player by not biting

Although correct ( this is what we are taught  on  coaching psychology courses) we also have to remember most are not professionals  we are  handing over our hard earned to play
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: skip1973 on September 03, 2016, 10:21:12 AM
No point playing though if you're not trying to win, may as well just have a net a few times a week.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: JB on September 03, 2016, 10:33:08 AM
No point playing though if you're not trying to win, may as well just have a net a few times a week.

Fully agree with this @skip1973 we have got third in the league today, we are fourth bottom. Want the game on though cos we came so close to beating them at their place! Not worth turning up to go through the motions, I want to win every game I play
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on September 03, 2016, 10:51:46 AM
No point playing though if you're not trying to win, may as well just have a net a few times a week.

Agree most of the time in our ln our league there's always the draw which gets you points no point in chasing 350 plus and losing the match giving the opposite maximum match points.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: skip1973 on September 03, 2016, 11:00:52 AM
Surely you need to set out to try and win first then go defensive?

No better win than one against adversity.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on September 03, 2016, 11:02:16 AM
I'm more confident playing away from home ATM mate!! After the rocket I gave our lads on sat I hope they listened.

If anyone at our club gave our players a rocket they  would  be ignored and wouldn't be around long there's a system in place  to deal with perceived problems.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on September 03, 2016, 11:06:29 AM
Surely you need to set out to try and win first then go defensive?

No better win than one against adversity.

Yes if you have the players with the skill to do it but most weeks  this season the club have had a maximum of 9 players but still managed 10 wins the biggest scoring 334 batting second.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: jamferg on September 03, 2016, 11:19:04 AM
We are off today so missed out on winning our division as it was a first vs second for title match. Can't go up as our thirds are in div above and rain has stopped them going up. Upside is our fifths and seconds are both up as in promotion positions
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on September 04, 2016, 07:49:02 AM
So yesterday I wasn't playing but went along to umpire for us, as the only umpire I did both ends which was good in as I admit I'm not the best or particularly like umpiring but enjoyed it yesterday, now to the cricket,

We turned up at the ground early (away) yet when we got the it was throwing it down and the covers were still on, so by league rules we had to start by 15:50, this didn't happen as the oppo kicked up a fuss as they needed a win to go above us and gain promotion in 2nd and we needed up starting at 16:20 in a reduced game to 25 overs per side! We were inserted on a pitch that was cut at 15:30 and set them 117 to win from there 25 with @19reading87 leading from the front hitting 37* from number 5!

Chasing this they got off to a steady start being 26-0 off 7 and then a great run out from cover got our first wicket, it wasn't until 3 overs later the magic really happened, out first change bowler got they're gun batsmen out caught behind, then next ball got the number 4 out first ball lbw hit plumb in front, next ball dot and then @Maverick79 (Chris) took a good catch at cover to leave Huss with 3 wickets in 4 balls! The side was going mental! Anyway Huss ended with a 6for and the game was won in be last over bowled by @uknsaunders who bowled 5 balls for 3 runs and had a run out off the over! Was great to watch the boys out in such a teams and hard fought win to seal our promotion and a massive congrats to redders who led the team magnificently this season and deserves all the credit for getting us here!

Personally it has been a great first season at ashorne and I'm really looking forward to another massive season next summer!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on September 04, 2016, 08:09:16 AM
So yesterday I wasn't playing but went along to umpire for us, as the only umpire I did both ends which was good in as I admit I'm not the best or particularly like umpiring but enjoyed it yesterday, now to the cricket,

We turned up at the ground early (away) yet when we got the it was throwing it down and the covers were still on, so by league rules we had to start by 15:50, this didn't happen as the oppo kicked up a fuss as they needed a win to go above us and gain promotion in 2nd and we needed up starting at 16:20 in a reduced game to 25 overs per side! We were inserted on a pitch that was cut at 15:30 and set them 117 to win from there 25 with @19reading87 leading from the front hitting 37* from number 5!

Chasing this they got off to a steady start being 26-0 off 7 and then a great run out from cover got our first wicket, it wasn't until 3 overs later the magic really happened, out first change bowler got they're gun batsmen out caught behind, then next ball got the number 4 out first ball lbw hit plumb in front, next ball dot and then @Maverick79 (Chris) took a good catch at cover to leave Huss with 3 wickets in 4 balls! The side was going mental! Anyway Huss ended with a 6for and the game was won in be last over bowled by @uknsaunders who bowled 5 balls for 3 runs and had a run out off the over! Was great to watch the boys out in such a teams and hard fought win to seal our promotion and a massive congrats to redders who led the team magnificently this season and deserves all the credit for getting us here!

Personally it has been a great first season at ashorne and I'm really looking forward to another massive season next summer

Nice work lads, was delighted to hear this result yesterday. Make the most of your celebrations and I'm sure you'll continue the success next year!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on September 04, 2016, 08:18:13 AM
My contribution was doing nothing for 6 hours and then getting asked to bowl the last over of the game with the oppo needing 13 to win. Thanks for coming lol.

Game was a farce really. They broke league rules again and the game should never of been played.  Pitch was barely fit and but for a league umpire turning up and saying it was ok we would of not played. They were desperate to play to get promotion so it was nice to turn the tables on them.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on September 04, 2016, 08:43:39 AM
Played yesterday in a reduced overs game, cut it down to 35 a side to try and get a game in.
We won the toss and bowled first, we kept them to 152 off 35, i picked up 3-40 off my 11 overs I was allowed. Including managing to try get through my overs in under 80 seconds, which has been achieved.
Our opener then got us off to a flyer scoring 50 off 10 overs, and we were crusing along to victory until we reaching 150-1 off 24.5 overs when the opposition decided it was raining to heavily and we would have to come off, thus leading to us not getting a full set of points and them getting points that honestly they didn't deserve because we had stuffed them
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on September 04, 2016, 08:45:07 AM
Promotion to div 1 for perivale seconds in the rain yesterday,we have been up and down between 1 and 2 for the last 4 years
On a personal note finished second highest run scorer in the team at nearly 50(age not average!)

More work,more practice,more nets over the winter
Couldnt be happier after a terrible 2015 season
 :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on September 04, 2016, 09:29:13 AM
Well done Carlo also don't think at nearly 50 age has anything to do with batting  as its just  a confidence thing with a little skill in fact you can be a better player as you automatically do what experience as taught you
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TGB1997 on September 04, 2016, 12:25:34 PM
What a way to end the season, 1st v 2nd we only needed 1 point to become champions (150 runs or 3 wickets) and we managed to get to 150 runs to win the 2s premier for the first time
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on September 04, 2016, 06:14:06 PM
Love being rained off - just as you've made a ton of sandwiches... lunches sorted for the next week!!

Our last game is next week. 3 teams on 42 points, 2 on 44 points. Due to how fixtures have fallen, only 4 teams of the 5 can be in with a shot of relegation due to NRR. We should be safe, but can never be sure until 90 overs are played on Saturday!

New blade for me, so will be going big.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on September 04, 2016, 07:39:59 PM
Played my final game of the season today against @tommo256 side Woolpit today. Both sides with nothing to play for league title side was played in a great Sunday spirt. We lost the toss and were invited to bat on what is always a lovely track. Opened with my partner and unfortunately after last nights rain I ran off the strip turned and slipped on my (No Swearing Please) and my partner was coming for the 2nd and was run out which wasn't ideal as he can motor the score board along.
After a slow start I got going oppo had 2 slips and gullys in the whole way and runs were plenty our No3 hit some of the biggest 6's seen some carrying a good 80Yards poor @tommo256 taking a it of tap but always with a smile. We put on 120 odd until the curse of the crap balls get wickets started and he scooped a half tracker high and was caught. I followed just after scoring my 50 LBW and I was plumb. The next could of bats kept scoring at good rate and we scored 239-5 in the end which was a decent total

In reply we got off to a great start getting one of there very good batters out when his opening partner hit one straight and the bowler got a little touch on to the ball into the stumps and he was run out. There youngsters then kept them up with rate losing wickets along the way but was always touch and go who was going to win, we got our noses in front when they got to 150 odd for 5 until a couple of there lads including @tommo256 came to the crease and the huge 6's carried on with my fellow forum member smoking a couple of monsters into the straight field eventually we got the last 3 wickets winning by about 25 runs. Great game to end the season for me with a win and a great game
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on September 04, 2016, 08:07:09 PM
Played my final game of the season today against @tommo256 side Woolpit today. Both sides with nothing to play for league title side was played in a great Sunday spirt. We lost the toss and were invited to bat on what is always a lovely track. Opened with my partner and unfortunately after last nights rain I ran off the strip turned and slipped on my (No Swearing Please) and my partner was coming for the 2nd and was run out which wasn't ideal as he can motor the score board along.
After a slow start I got going oppo had 2 slips and gullys in the whole way and runs were plenty our No3 hit some of the biggest 6's seen some carrying a good 80Yards poor @tommo256 taking a it of tap but always with a smile. We put on 120 odd until the curse of the crap balls get wickets started and he scooped a half tracker high and was caught. I followed just after scoring my 50 LBW and I was plumb. The next could of bats kept scoring at good rate and we scored 239-5 in the end which was a decent total

In reply we got off to a great start getting one of there very good batters out when his opening partner hit one straight and the bowler got a little touch on to the ball into the stumps and he was run out. There youngsters then kept them up with rate losing wickets along the way but was always touch and go who was going to win, we got our noses in front when they got to 150 odd for 5 until a couple of there lads including @tommo256 came to the crease and the huge 6's carried on with my fellow forum member smoking a couple of monsters into the straight field eventually we got the last 3 wickets winning by about 25 runs. Great game to end the season for me with a win and a great game

As soulman said, was a cracking sunday game of cricket. Pleased to have finally realised what end of the bat to hold, and managed to time the nuts off a couple
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: raza147 on September 04, 2016, 10:03:44 PM
dissapointing end to the season as the rain put an end to our chances of promotion, we finished 9 pounts short of the second placed team so we end up staying in our division, lots of positives throughout the season, including some top quality youngsters coming through and stepping up to the plate, looking forward to next season already
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: BD on September 04, 2016, 11:09:58 PM

On a personal note finished second highest run scorer in the team at nearly 50(age not average!)

More work,more practice,more nets over the winter
Couldnt be happier after a terrible 2015 season
 :)

Great effort mate!!!  Those of us in the 'middle age' bracket can appreciate this achievement!!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on September 04, 2016, 11:24:52 PM
Won the league and therefore promotion. Fantastic season.
It also means both my teams (wednesday 20/20) and saturday sides have gone up :)

800 run and 48 wickets overall! Cant wait for next year !!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on September 05, 2016, 07:05:45 AM
Anticlimax to end all anticlimaxs.

Going into last 3 weeks title could be anyone's. Top less than a win clear. Us second. And thirds only a point behind us.
Top still to play third and the us vs third last game of season. It's was gonna be a great and tense run in.

Unfortunately all 3 weekends lost to the weather, and some dodgy bonus point rules cost us third(on a postage stamp of a ground, third were skittles out for 126 before the rain came, yet were given two bonus points which put them above us. This ground is a 200 plus every week ground were we made 289!)

Cricket is awful sometimes! Grrr
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: bruggers100 on September 05, 2016, 02:20:24 PM
Team.

Finished top half of the 2nd XI table.  Unfortunately, our 1st team got relegated out of the Sussex County league structure, which means we drop as well.

Personal.

I've played 7 games this year.  3 home / 4 away. 

Batting wise I have had a 3 home / 3 away split.  I've got 'zero' runs at home !  107 away from home. 

Bowling wise, I've picked up 2 wickets at 68 a piece with a strike rate of 129.

I am going to forget this year happened !


Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mpt7 on September 05, 2016, 02:47:17 PM
It rains, my runs didn't count :-(

Although it was amusing that when I got my 50 the other batter was on 2, our total was 58 and byes was my nearest competition.

Needless the the shouts of "get on with it" were most definitely flowing

As a year review...I have a lot of work to do to be more comfortable in my technique. just bed it in. I feel a few winter CBF nets
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Sivlar13 on September 05, 2016, 03:52:38 PM
As a year review...I have a lot of work to do to be more comfortable in my technique. just bed it in. I feel a few winter CBF nets

Keen for a big net down this way!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on September 05, 2016, 07:38:00 PM
Keen for a big net down this way!

@Sivlar13 I'm keen and I'm sure @tommo256 would also be Dean from Vulcan isn't miles away either so certainly possible
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on September 05, 2016, 08:36:58 PM
Saturday rained off after one innings, where we had a bit of a mare. Dropped 7/8 catches again (4 off me) and fielded awfully. I was fine in the field apart from one that bounced through my long barrier for 4. Oppo 212/8 from 52, personally got 2/45 from 11, though an oppo bat didnt walk after smashing one to the keeper which was disappointing. Results meant we ended 2nd in the league, so we certainly celebrated hard!

Sunday was another kettle of fish altogether. Away to Chenies, who only had ten, apart from 3 youngsters considerably older than my whippersnappers. One of their chaps was a Bucks over 70s bat. We had them 1/1 before 3 of my team arrived, and 1/3 in the 3rd, before a big partnership. They ended 200/7, number 4 got a deserved 105*, Bucks guy got 45. Personally got a run out but no wickets. Opened the innings, and did two things for the first time ever: had to change my gloves, and retired an innings to give someone else a go. Retired on 69* in the 26th to both allow a mate to have a chance of his first ever hundred, and to allow my colts a bat. Mate did go to 102*, and we won in the 32nd over by 8 wickets. Game was played in absolutely great spirit the whole way through with all 10 who werent keeping bowling at least 3 overs, and was a very enjoyable end to my CSGCC season. Just one more game for Firle to go, and my u15s have their South group vs North group play off to decide who is Bucks champions.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Mpt7 on September 06, 2016, 09:58:25 AM
@Sivlar13 I'm keen and I'm sure @tommo256 would also be Dean from Vulcan isn't miles away either so certainly possible

I'm sure this can be arranged ;-) I will start a seperate group
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: kenbriooo on September 06, 2016, 06:32:03 PM
My season is complete and what started with apprehension by moving clubs proved to be my most enjoyable season for a number of years. Personally I was 14 runs short of scoring the most league runs for the club, the lad who got it played 2 innings more but the last game when he didn't play we got rained off!! I should have scored more tho as I only had 1 duck  (first innings, great start!) but plenty of 20s thst I didn't convert frustratingly. Also bowled more than I have in years even opening the bowling, though that says more about the lack of options at the club than my bowling 😉

We managed to avoid relegation due to the team below forfeiting a game, last year it was avoided due to a team dropping out of the League and only one not two teams being relegated. The club is looking at moving competitions for next season as are a few other teams we know of. It may mean a drop in standard for a couple of seasons but as we've struggled for players this season it would allow us to blood some youngsters.
Oh well now I'll be at the mercy of the wife till April 😭
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Seniorplayer on September 10, 2016, 08:47:25 AM
Planned to watch some local cricket this afternoon but it's raining and the grass looks very wet as of it's been raining all night can see matches being cancelled without a ball bowled have a few teammates and others  bats in the workshop for repair cleanup toe adjustment etc so will make a start.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on September 10, 2016, 10:04:14 AM
Last Saturday game of the season has been rained off, successful season for me.
Finished top wicket taker for Saturday 2nds, Sunday 1s and overall club wicket taker. So I'm pretty pleased with the season.
Final game of the season tomorrow so hopefully finish strong
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on September 10, 2016, 10:14:43 AM
League over, couple of friendlies left.

So far today I've cleaned out the washing machine which was full of muck.

Roll on 2017 season.  :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Jamesfield on September 10, 2016, 10:22:36 AM
think ive got 3 friendlys left before going off for my 1st year at uni!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on September 10, 2016, 10:53:31 AM
Playing tomorrow although I probably shouldn't with my finger. If I can hold a bat I'm OK, right?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on September 10, 2016, 12:07:49 PM
Last Saturday game of the season has been rained off, successful season for me.
Finished top wicket taker for Saturday 2nds, Sunday 1s and overall club wicket taker. So I'm pretty pleased with the season.
Final game of the season tomorrow so hopefully finish strong

Not bad to say you'd retired half way through the season, Tommo  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on September 10, 2016, 12:15:58 PM
Not bad to say you'd retired half way through the season, Tommo  ;)
Touche, quite a few people keep reminding of that at the club as well!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: lukemannionzimbabwe on September 10, 2016, 02:58:53 PM
Scored 71* today, team got 317-5 after 50. Opponents all put for 132. Good day!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: simonmay5 on September 10, 2016, 08:41:52 PM
Nice easy win today for the last Saturday game of the season and was nice to get 59* and to see @tom line bowl some jaffas lots of turn both ways was really good to see from a young lad
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: smilley792 on September 10, 2016, 08:50:32 PM
Went out on loan.

We were asked to ball and oppo were all out for 115

They were the weirdest bowling side I've ever faced and we knocked them off 1 down in 12 overs.

Unfortunately the one down was me and for a golden duck. First ball pitched on seconds strip, second a full toss I top edged down cover throat.

Thanks for coming. Grrrrr
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tom line on September 10, 2016, 08:55:32 PM
Nice easy win today for the last Saturday game of the season and was nice to get 59* and to see @tom line bowl some jaffas lots of turn both ways was really good to see from a young lad

No mention of my two catches lol, but no was a good game played in the right spirit for the most part and good to see lots if younger lads enjoying their cricket
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: simonmay5 on September 10, 2016, 08:59:08 PM
It was indeed just a shame that guy didn't walk as when he should of done and how could I forget your two catches one at very close in and hit like a train  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tom line on September 10, 2016, 09:02:16 PM
It was indeed just a shame that guy didn't walk as when he should of done and how could I forget your two catches one at very close in and hit like a train  :D
Hardly saw it 😉😂😂😂
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Stuey on September 10, 2016, 09:04:34 PM
Our league season finished last Saturday, unfortunately we were relegated, which wasn't on the cards at the start of the season, too many of us had a bad season. Was due to play tomorrow but unfortunately the game has been cxld, so season over.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on September 11, 2016, 01:00:01 PM
Highlight of my day yesterday was being stung by a wasp !!!

To darken my mood even further, I ended up stranded on 0no after facing just 2 deliveries. I only need to score 3no then I would have topped both the batting and bowling averages for our 2nd XI. Supposedly next week is the final week of the season but our 1st XI are all off to a wedding so looks like the 2nd XI will be made to fulfil the 1st XI fixture.   
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on September 11, 2016, 02:22:37 PM
@Lumsden you only have yourself to blame there, you had the opportunity to score 12!  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Cow_corner on September 11, 2016, 02:45:40 PM
Tours to play the Japanese national side in October for their warm up to an Asian T20 comp, and HKCC for the Bokara bell memorial trophy in December, season over for me otherwise.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: mohawks94 on September 11, 2016, 03:33:17 PM
Fantastically well spirited last game of the season yesterday for Firle against the Strollers. They batted, got 175 from 32.3 when rain came, so we tried to chase their score in 30 overs in continuous light rain. They were a lovely bunch of blokes to play against, and played in the right way. Personally got 2/18 from 5, with my own brother dropping a tough chance at slip. Batted 6, and got a few incredulous looks as I wandered out with my b3 looking brand new having received I back from repair/service on Friday. Got 70* as we fell about 15 short, hit a couple of big sixes that sounded like a rifle of the bat, and last ball when we were destined to lose I got out the ramp and got a two. Slightly annoyed that my two highest scores were the last two weeks of the season, but ended up with 4 50s (62*, 68, 69* and 70*) and two fivefers all told. 50 wickets in the season a decent return, slightly down on last year but I bowled a lot less on Sundays, and was in the firsts most of the season and didn't have uni cricket to bolster my numbers.

Horrific loss for my lads this morning at Stony Stratford. Bowled on a wet wicket, and had SS 57/1 from 10, but the u14 bowlers got panned with one over going for 31, and ended up chasing 182. Finished on 89/9, with some good fielding, disciplined bowling and one absolute shocker of a run out decision against my best batsman adding to the misery. Not our day, but I don't think many 22 year olds have coached teams to win their league, be county cup finalists and league playoff finalists in one year, so the trophy cabinet/cricket cv will look good!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on September 11, 2016, 06:14:19 PM
Dipped my toe in the water with a new team today. Played for Wolverton Sunday Xi against Milton Keynes CC.  At points some of the cricket was distinctly village,  the oppo,  apart from the skipper and maybe the openers (who didn't look very good either)  didn't look like they could bat. Our bowling matched them at times but it at least we could point to a load of colts learning their way in adult cricket.  Wasn't at my best and 6-2-7-1 came as a let down given the average  batting ,  should've done better but good to bowl a few overs. Fortunately the oppo only scrapped up 114-7 in 35 overs on a slow but blameless deck. We knocked them off for 4 down,  with our oppo proving better bowlers than batsman. Didn't bat but didn't mind as the colts all chipped in and got us over the line.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on September 11, 2016, 10:34:46 PM
Skittled oppo for 90ao after 27. Didn't mess my finger up, fielded well and got me a run-out.

Chased it 2 down in 22 overs, over by 4:30...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: edge on September 12, 2016, 10:07:36 AM
Finished off a pretty poor season with a 54rtd, but scratchy at times but good to get a few runs in. Didn't enjoy this year much, roll on some winter nets and next season!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on September 12, 2016, 11:16:07 AM
Played my first sunday game for a while yesterday, good fun and won which was nice, bowled 4 overs for not many but no wickets and got some decent turn, batted at 3 and only got 9, however i felt comfortable at the crease and hit a few crisp shots on 0 always hitting the fielder which was annoying, finally got off the mark with a lovely 4 through mid off and then another through the gap between point and cover, then in the next over tried to hit the opener back over long on and made a right hash of it to be bowled, daft way to get out considering i haven't played that straight all year! oh well hopefully have 1 more game and another chance to bat next week, then onto the long winter
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on September 12, 2016, 12:49:15 PM
My rear end is still sore from what happened yesterday! Just look at the scorecard and make your own minds up
http://woolpit.play-cricket.com/website/results/2641351 (http://woolpit.play-cricket.com/website/results/2641351)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: FattusCattus on September 12, 2016, 12:56:14 PM
Errrrrrrrrrrr!  WTF happened?
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on September 12, 2016, 01:01:17 PM
Errrrrrrrrrrr!  WTF happened?

my money is on the team going out Saturday and still hungover when the Sunday game started therefore bowling 'all over the shop'

that and a postage stamped size ground..

 :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on September 12, 2016, 01:05:40 PM
The only thing I won all day was the toss, we were hungover as we ended our saturday season the night before. but there pro just decided to take us all to the cleaners, it didn't matter where I put players he cleared them. seriously one of the best players I've ever seen.
Our ground is no postage stamp
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on September 12, 2016, 01:09:10 PM
The only thing I won all day was the toss, we were hungover as we ended our saturday season the night before. but there pro just decided to take us all to the cleaners, it didn't matter where I put players he cleared them. seriously one of the best players I've ever seen.
Our ground is no postage stamp

Let me guess. He was dropped on 0?  :D

Also. I take it that isn't THE Tom Curran??
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on September 12, 2016, 01:12:32 PM
Let me guess. He was dropped on 0?  :D

Also. I take it that isn't THE Tom Curran??

No he didn't give a single chance, and no it's not
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on September 12, 2016, 01:14:45 PM
No he didn't give a single chance, and no it's not

Oh good. I bet that makes you feel a lot better about your rear end pain? Atleast he earn't it?  :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: tommo256 on September 12, 2016, 01:24:15 PM
It was just an onslaught, continual clean hitting. I've never known anything like it, I must admit it was brilliant to watch
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Twelfth Man on September 12, 2016, 01:39:48 PM
Cruickshank's done well for Bury to be fair. Hit 169* in his 2nd EAPL game. As well as 136*, 128* in the EAPL as well, just checked. Not bad.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Twelfth Man on September 12, 2016, 01:42:43 PM
Our final Saturday game was rained off, there wasn't anything to play for as we were definitely 3rd and just missing out on promotion, but would have been nice to finish the season.

Personally managed 930 Saturday league runs with a couple of hundreds and another 4 scores of 88+ too, and 13 wickets in my first year bowling part time left arm offies after the body broke down bowling seam.

All in all, a successful season even though we just missed out on our third promotion in a row.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Gurujames on September 12, 2016, 01:56:39 PM
Played for 4 teams from 3 different clubs.. Long story. However,  676 league runs and 7 wickets. No dropped catches (usually field at point/cover). Quite happy with the batting and catching (ground fielding wasn't what it used to be). Not much of a bowler so happy with the wickets. Hopefully will only play for one club next season.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on September 13, 2016, 04:30:22 PM
Fantastic game on Sunday at Chipperfield Clarendon after Saturday was rained off.

We lost the toss and the Oppo decided to bat. We were frankly awful in the field, dropping 7 catches as Chipperfield put on 200-8. I batted at four and put on 160 with our number three with me scoring 79, leaving us with 10 required from about 25 balls. He then hit one straight at square leg and ran, leaving me well short. Then he ran out our number five, six and seven leaving us at 196-6 with 6 balls left. Our nine plopped one up in the air and it fell agonisingly short of their fielders as they ran one before our number three hit a four through midwicket to finish on 73-4!

A great win against a great set of guys at a fantastic ground with delicious teas. A top Sunday!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on September 13, 2016, 05:51:32 PM
He then hit one straight at square leg and ran, leaving me well short. Then he ran out our number five, six and seven leaving us at 196-6 with 6 balls left.

No means no, yes?

 :D
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on September 13, 2016, 08:35:53 PM
No means no, yes?

 :D

It does, but I figured I had half a chance of making it where as by the time he turned round he was gone. I was about half a yard short, but didn't stop running until I got to the shower!

He ran our number 5 out even though he screamed no at him, so there is an indication. His 72 came off 108 balls with only 6 fours, he runs hard when he's hit them!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on September 14, 2016, 02:05:01 PM
@Lumsden you only have yourself to blame there, you had the opportunity to score 12!  ;)

Good news is that I've just heard our 2nd XI game is going ahead this Saturday after all so still got a good chance to top those averages.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Churchy1989 on September 16, 2016, 04:35:43 PM
Primarily a bowler......only bowled 75 overs, taking 17 wickets...few oblige tears....mainly as in overnight and not fit.

Batting got 280 in 22 wish innings. 230 in last 4 innings lol go figure!

Shame season is over!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on September 17, 2016, 08:20:34 PM
Played a game for Stoney Stratford 3s today.  Probably played at the best 3rd team ground I have seen,  Campbell Park,  which was Northants Academy ground for a long time.  Modern facilities,  huge scoreboard and pavilion. When I saw wicket was a slightly damp greentop I wasn't convinced I would get a bowl , but I was told that track was specifically built for county cricket and is a road.  Anyway,  when the oppo were 100 odd for one I got the nod. Didn't turn much but I just bowled straight and picked up 4-36,  cleaning up 10/11 in consecutive balls as we bowled them out for 174. We made steady progress and I eventually came in at 5 needing 30 odd to win with 8 overs left. Initially I found the deck a touch slow but didn't take long to get going and I finished with 22*  as we won with an over to spare.  Was a bit of a revelation to time so many deliveries and made batting a lot easier!  Lovely place to play.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on September 17, 2016, 08:23:24 PM
Played a game for Stoney Stratford 3s today.  Probably played at the best 3rd team ground I have seen,  Campbell Park,  which was Northants Academy ground for a long time.  Modern facilities,  huge scoreboard and pavilion. When I saw wicket was a slightly damp greentop I wasn't convinced I would get a bowl but I was told that side was specifically built for county cricket and is a road.  Anyway,  when the oppo were 100 odd for one I got the nod. Didn't turn much but I just bowled straight and picked up 4-36,  cleaning up 10/11 in consecutive balls as we bowled them out for 174. We made steady progress and I eventually came in at 5 needing 30 odd to win with 8 overs left. Initially I found the deck a touch slow but didn't take long to get going and I finished with 22*  as we won with an over to spare.  Was a bit of a revelation to time so many deliveries and made batting a lot easier!  Lovely place to play.

The home ground is decent too nick
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Danny1981 on September 17, 2016, 09:57:10 PM
Thank God it's over
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on September 17, 2016, 10:01:07 PM
Thank God it's over

I'm playing my first indoor have of the season this Monday!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: acko109 on September 18, 2016, 05:18:59 PM
My rear end is still sore from what happened yesterday! Just look at the scorecard and make your own minds up
[url]http://woolpit.play-cricket.com/website/results/2641351[/url] ([url]http://woolpit.play-cricket.com/website/results/2641351[/url])
daron used to pro in our league. he certainly swings the willow
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on September 18, 2016, 06:14:04 PM
Cruikshank is class, we played against him in his 2/3 game for Bury and he smoked us for 120 odd and it was so good to watch hit the ball so clean and hard
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on September 18, 2016, 08:14:16 PM
Played against Banstead today in a 35 over. Was at #7 and was 9 off 6 before apparently edging, completely ridiculous.

However we put up 274 and they got nowhere near it. Run out early on and chased the ball down pretty well, so good stuff.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on September 18, 2016, 09:21:55 PM
Average day in the office. On a tired deck I took 7-1-23-1 but it should of been a lot better. Had no luck,  balls spat and did too much,  Flew off the outside edge over fielders and when they were giving catching practise they landed between fielders. Top it all keeper missed a regulation stumping off the guy who got 93. The delivery I got a wicket with was a bit of a Warne ball,  pitched outside leg and bowled him behind his legs as it turned back. My younger team mates got smashed around and 225-5 off 35 was too much to get.  Didn't get much time to bat and slashed a cut to backward point for not many,  but it was all rather irrelevant by then.

Season I think is finally over,  though there was some talk of getting a game next week. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Stuey on September 19, 2016, 09:34:56 AM
The delivery I got a wicket with was a bit of a Warne ball,  pitched outside leg and bowled him behind his legs as it turned back.
Are you busy between October and December?  ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Lumsden on September 19, 2016, 10:01:58 AM
Finished off our league season on Saturday with a pleasing win. Picked up 3-11 off 6 overs to top the 2nd XI bowling averages and have also taken the most wickets. Quite pleased with the latter since I only joined the club exactly half way through the season.

Sunday played a friendly over at Drighlington and we ended up winning what turned out to be a very good game. The first wicket in both innings came courtesy of the best catches you'll see all season in any form of cricket, the second of these was a Ben Stokes special one handed pouch in the gulley region off a very nicely timed cut shot, while the earlier one was a caught and bowled from a shot absolutely smashed back at the bowler. Anyhow we only got 138 off 40 overs and the opposition seemed to be cruising at 90-4 with 15 overs to go but then lost 3 wickets in 6 deliveries and ended up all out around 18 runs short. A local junior was playing for opposition, bowling left arm wrist spin off just a couple of paces but he could turn it nearly square. The lad could be some cricketer if he gets the right coaching.
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on September 19, 2016, 11:32:02 PM
Are you busy between October and December?  ;)

Only if you prepare tired turning decks that make average spinners look lethal ;)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: cricketbadger on September 21, 2016, 09:51:11 AM
Ended the season as champions after beating our nearest and dearest rivals who were in 2nd place on the 2nd to last weekend.

Personally had a decent season as captain, and consistent with the bat but didnt quite kick on enough and had some real stinking decisions.

Still better than our overseas and his season, he ended up averaging 17 with the bat after coming with a big reputation, then to top it off, the girl he really likes and had planned to meet up with this weekend on an end of season piss up in headingley, has decided she isnt coming along now as she's been chatting with another fella, and its only bloody Jack Brooks. Me and the rest of the lads couldnt believe it and find it hilarious. Jack's a better cricketer as well
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: GoodLeave on September 21, 2016, 01:03:22 PM
Ended the season as champions after beating our nearest and dearest rivals who were in 2nd place on the 2nd to last weekend.

Personally had a decent season as captain, and consistent with the bat but didnt quite kick on enough and had some real stinking decisions.

Still better than our overseas and his season, he ended up averaging 17 with the bat after coming with a big reputation, then to top it off, the girl he really likes and had planned to meet up with this weekend on an end of season piss up in headingley, has decided she isnt coming along now as she's been chatting with another fella, and its only bloody Jack Brooks. Me and the rest of the lads couldnt believe it and find it hilarious. Jack's a better cricketer as well

It could also be Pete down the pub. But being dumped for Jack Brooks sounds better to your teammates...
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: uknsaunders on September 25, 2016, 07:54:53 PM
Almost definitely the last game now lol.  Started badly for me.  Rained prior to starting so the wicket was a little fresh.  Opened the batting and faced the first ball. Good length ball that popped,  took the top of the glove,  went over my head and landed on off stump.  Out first ball of the game!

Anyway,  we knocked up an above par 185 in 30 overs which we defended comfortably by 30+ runs.  Ran through the top order,  picking up 6-1-11-3 and had another catch dropped. Been picking up wickets for fun since I've come back from injury,  just a shame the season has to finish. Felt distinctly chilly this evening fielding,  so maybe nature is telling me something!
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: rickjames on September 25, 2016, 08:43:00 PM
Bat crack aside a good win to finish the season off. We put up 232 off 40, they only had 9 and we got them all out for 150 odd. Fielded pretty well and always feels good when you're involved and the ball follows you a bit, although my left arm is in absolute agony.

Time for a nice long rest
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: Leno on September 25, 2016, 08:44:51 PM
Last game for me today and I hate the term winter well
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: ppccopener on September 25, 2016, 08:48:54 PM
Well you lot treasure the last few games

It's been perfect cricket weather in London and no one at my club organised any games. I really like playing after the league has finished too.

Far as I'm concerned we should be playing right up till the end of September!

 :)
Title: Re: Your 2016 Season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on September 25, 2016, 09:00:40 PM
3rd week with no cricket for me, wish my club carried on a little longer especially as we have our own ground but never mind

Roll on April 2017