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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2017, 08:03:52 AM »

And how will a none playing scorer help get 11 players on the pitch ?.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2017, 08:40:01 AM »

When I first joined my current club, there were 3 divisions in our league - that's since dropped down to 2, and only this season we've seen a couple of teams drop down to just the 1 team.

It's bolstered our second division which our seconds play in (my team) but we seem to be quite a closed shop - no new teams have entered our league for years.

Hopefully with our league now being part of the pyramid system this will change - but I reserve judgement because our league is Win / Lose, whereas the one above is timed.

Having played Win / Lose cricket all my life, I'm not sure whether the clubs in our league would be happy to change that.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2017, 08:58:13 AM »

Not unexpected. They have had a first team made of hired guns. These guys weren't paying subs or match fees and draining the club of resources.

A quick glance over the TVL shows playing numbers under pressure everywhere - big clubs like Amersham, Henley, Windsor and Harefield have cancelled 4th XI games so far whilst other cancellations last weekend included Marlow 3 and Gerrards Cross 3.  And that is before Ramadhan kicks in... :(
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2017, 09:07:53 AM »

And how will a none playing scorer help get 11 players on the pitch ?.

Think you might have missed the point?? He is saying it's hard enough to find 11 players without then having to find a twelfth person willing to sit & score all afternoon!
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2017, 12:36:25 PM »

Think you might have missed the point?? He is saying it's hard enough to find 11 players without then having to find a twelfth person willing to sit & score all afternoon!

That would make sense but to me it reads the opposite ie find a scorer who won't be involved on the playing side.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2017, 01:09:52 PM »

Crickey!!  Just seen this from a team in our league - http://surreychampionship.play-cricket.com/website/results/2898957 - bowled out for 18 by the side we played last year who could only put 6 players on the pitch and they were poor?

Also looks like several 3XI / 4XI fixtures conceded this week, including from clubs such as Weybridge, Wimbledon and Leatherhead.

A bit worrying really.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #66 on: May 15, 2017, 02:07:22 PM »

Crickey!!  Just seen this from a team in our league - http://surreychampionship.play-cricket.com/website/results/2898957 - bowled out for 18 by the side we played last year who could only put 6 players on the pitch and they were poor?

Also looks like several 3XI / 4XI fixtures conceded this week, including from clubs such as Weybridge, Wimbledon and Leatherhead.

A bit worrying really.


Are Farnham so much better than Camberley? If so, why would Camberley win the toss and choose to bat!

Might as well let the oppo bat the overs and let your bowlers have a go if you know you're going to get skittled for not many... 18 ao off 16.5 overs is a bit daft (Especially when 4 of those were extras)
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #67 on: May 15, 2017, 02:32:23 PM »

So. They could all go home and not have four fielders chasing leather
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #68 on: May 15, 2017, 05:34:29 PM »

Are Farnham so much better than Camberley? If so, why would Camberley win the toss and choose to bat!

Might as well let the oppo bat the overs and let your bowlers have a go if you know you're going to get skittled for not many... 18 ao off 16.5 overs is a bit daft (Especially when 4 of those were extras)

And chase leather while people tonk you for 300+!! Sod that, nothing more demoralising than fielding and getting smashed
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2017, 08:45:42 PM »

And chase leather while people tonk you for 300+!! Sod that, nothing more demoralising than fielding and getting smashed

Bowlers get some game time/practice?

What have we learnt from being bowled out for 18 and the oppo knocks them off in 2.2 overs? I'd want my subs back.
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Re: RIP Cricket Clubs
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2017, 07:59:57 AM »

Are Farnham so much better than Camberley? If so, why would Camberley win the toss and choose to bat!

Might as well let the oppo bat the overs and let your bowlers have a go if you know you're going to get skittled for not many... 18 ao off 16.5 overs is a bit daft (Especially when 4 of those were extras)

If anyone at Camberley had played Farnham over the last two years, they would have known they have been very, very poor. As my post stated, they could only muster 6 players against us last year so it is not unreasonable for certain types of captain to think they would cash in on some batting practice.

My this game can bite you on the ass!  :D
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