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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #870 on: September 08, 2018, 08:40:12 PM »

Got the news whilst at Lords on Thursday that we had hoped for, we managed to finish 3rd in B&D one with rumours of 3 going up. We missed out on 2nd spot due to Clevedon being the only team who managed to get a win in on an otherwise washed out weekend where we played top spot and divided the points between us with an abandonment.

We worked hard as a club and were well clear of 4th spot so pleased we get to move up a level and test ourselves. We were in the WEPL but effectively suffered a double relegation when they restructured the leagues which pushed us back down into div 1.

Were steiggling to hold onto our county academy players due to this as their coaches are telling them they need to be playing wepl cricket...having your talented players taken away at 16/17 makes it even harder to get back into those divisions to hold onto them!

Congrats Tom, do you know if its 3 up from all divisions?
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #871 on: September 08, 2018, 08:57:45 PM »

Played at @KettonJake 's old club today. I think i would also form my own breakaway club if i had to bat on that cabbage patch every week! On a wet green track balls were barely getting shin high, barring the odd one that would randomly rear up to my head off a length!

We only had 6 of us there with a few minutes to go as our skipper and several others were delayed in traffic so i had to act as captain. Won the toss and obviously had to bat on their very questionable wicket with so few of us there. I opened the batting and me and our other opener put together 40 off 10 overs before i got undone by one that nipped away and clipped the top of my off stump for 21. I had decided that on such a bad wicket i may as well just throw the kitchen sink at anything not hitting the stumps. Got plenty of chat about "only playing on the legside" (i'm a left hander, if you bowl on my legs you will be getting hit through the leg side funnily enough!) We then collapsed as per usual, and ended up on 108.

Our opening bowlers are brothers and are the 2 top wicket takers in the league, and as they do most weeks, had the oppo in trouble at 20-3. A hefty partnership looked to have taken the game away from us, but then our left-armer produced a quality 5-for to leave them needing 36 with 2 wickets in hand at the end of his spell. We then bought on our youngster who got carted in his 2 overs and the game was done! Had both our openers had another 2 overs each it may have been a different story.

Another good day for me in the field, took another sharp grab at gully to get rid of their gobby South African keeper who called me a cheat for not giving a stumping that he was adamant was out. (They were a weird mix, a gobby old keeper, a couple of gobby youngsters, and the rest were absolutely sound blokes!)

This means ive had 14 catching chances in the 14 games and i've taken 12 of them. Would be top of the division if we put our catches up on playcricket!

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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #872 on: September 08, 2018, 09:02:58 PM »

Congrats Tom, do you know if its 3 up from all divisions?

Not yet mate, WEPL have meet but think B&D May still be thrashing it out as waiting to hear if ourv4s have gone up after a 3rd spot finish as well.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #873 on: September 08, 2018, 10:25:53 PM »

Not yet mate, WEPL have meet but think B&D May still be thrashing it out as waiting to hear if ourv4s have gone up after a 3rd spot finish as well.

Cheers mate, wont affect any of our teams directly but good to know who we are likely to be playing
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #874 on: September 10, 2018, 11:56:04 AM »

I play for littletown in the durham cricket league division 2 - our firsts got promoted by about 10 points. The 2nds who i play for won the league on the last day - we were second going into the last week but the league had a recount of all the points and found we were owed 9 bonus points from the first game of the season - this meant we were 5 points ahead going into the last game. We won the game in a reduced overs game and the 2nd placed team could only draw meaning we won the league! Ended up with a monster hangover yesterday.

Personally had my best season ever finishing on 395 across all teams so all in all a very good season - best score of the season 75* as we chased down 234.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #875 on: September 14, 2018, 11:00:31 AM »

With our group in the local t20 tournament tied between 3 teams and the 4th team getting thrashed by the 2 others, it was always going to come to NRR. The equation in order to qualify for our final pool game... bat first, win by 130+ runs, bowl first and chase the target in less than 7 overs. Luckily we won the toss and went to bat first. Went in at number 3 with the score at 5/1 in the 2nd over. Came out unbeaten at 143 off 55 (15 sixes and 5 boundaries) with the total at 316/3. Big shoutout to @Blank Bats and Tai for this monster. Only the 2nd game of the season with this bat and its already unreal. Naturally we won by 210 runs and topped the table. Onwards to the QF.


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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #876 on: September 15, 2018, 08:00:34 PM »

So my season comes to an end with our final league game today. Another win and another promotion which is our 3rd in a row. Batted first and we made 179/7 from 35 overs in a reduced game. We were already champs and they were comfortable mid table. Pitch was very slow and only 3 overs bowled by seam bowlers all game.
Managed to top score with 66 and then out stumped which is a very unusual dismissal for me.

In reply they managed 114 all out. Game played in a lovely spirit on a lovely end of summer day.

So I finished the season with 446 runs from 10 games at an Avg of 63.71 which Im happy with but could have been better as the 2nd half of my season wasnt anywhere near my first half with the bat. Strike rate or 72 which for a traditional opener Im
Happy with. Top score 109* with the single ton and 3 x 50+ scores.
Keeping wise a very quite year with just 6 catches and the single stumping behind the league wicket all year from my 8 games keeping very little opportunities given.

So we move on to Div 4 of the two counties set up for next season and draw a close to a very good and very hot 2018 season
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #877 on: September 15, 2018, 11:53:26 PM »

Final league match of the season and came up just short. Opposition scored 143-8 off 40 overs and we ended up with 140-9 off our 40.

In their innings, the lad I support bowled his best spell of the year going for just 11 off 6 overs. Mind you I did tell him he was walking home as he dropped an absolute sitter off my bowling.  In reply we scored 15 off the first 2 overs but quickly lost both openers and then took another 15 overs to reach 30. From then on, we were always behind the run rate and despite scoring over 70 in last 10 overs, we couldn't quite get over the line. In fairness to our opponents, they took a couple of very good catches including a spectacular one-handed caught and bowled which removed the one player who could have got us home in those last few overs with room to spare.

Match played in a great spirit despite me briefly having words with their wicketkeeper who throughout our innings made some absolutely ridiculous claims for caught behind. I had previously laughed off his appeals while umpiring (and so had all his team-mates) but he ran around liked he had just caught the ball to reclaim the Ashes in the penultimate over when I hadn't even got within a foot of a leg-side delivery. Anyhow shook his hand at the end, said "well played" and there was no lasting damage to either party.

Still got 3 friendly matches to play before the end of my 2018 summer season.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #878 on: September 16, 2018, 04:30:03 AM »

We batted first in a dead rubber. We played around with the batting order a bit and only had 10. So a score of 169 against 2nd in the league wasnt bad. However we only batted 28 of our 40 overs. We have not batted all of our overs in any game this season (including 20/20. I got 69 before being bowled.
We got a heir dange men out early with a low full toss and a half track r but our lack of bowling showed. I had to bowl and got 4-0-1-22. Took 2 catches too. They got them 7 down with about 5 overs to spare. We bowled 45 extras which really didnt help.
Most importantly we avaoided relegation by finishing 3rd from bottom.
1 ton 6 50s for me but also 3 ducks so very up and down for me.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #879 on: September 16, 2018, 09:46:01 AM »

My league season finished 2 weeks ago with demotion which was pretty much guaranteed 3 weeks in with a 63 year old opening bowler one league below the a ECB pre league was never going to end well. We were either chasing 250+ or could never post enough runs that the bowling could defend. We posted over 240 in one game with the oppo chasing down in 40 overs easily. Batting wise most of the highs came in the midweek and friendlies with 76no in the 20/20 midweek final against a team with a lot of old school friends. Had a couple league 50s and finished in the 25 runs scorers for league but with a horrendous average. Overall 2018 was a bit of season to forget bring on the 2019 season..
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #880 on: September 16, 2018, 07:40:45 PM »

Played a friendly this afternoon and unlike yesterday, I managed to see us crawl over the line.

Opposition posted 165 off 35 overs and I was quite pleased with an early run out then removed their best batsman thanks to a good catch at long on. However, the real fun came when batting as I went in at No.8 with around 40 needed. The bowling was literally out of this world as I got a barrage of perfectly straight moon balls which I had no clue how to play. I did try to swipe one and nearly got caught at square leg so got down the other end and stayed there. What was even more disconcerting was that when this chap ran into bowl, you could hear a tin of mints rattling in his pocket.

Thankfully the other batsman had more of a clue and retired on 50 with around 10 runs needed. With the new batsman, we inched towards the finishing line although victory arrived with something of anti-climax as a new bowler came on with 2 to win and his first 2 deliveries were wides. The umpire who was technically correct (in giving the wides) but surely the winning runs in Sunday friendlies should come off the bat.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #881 on: September 17, 2018, 08:54:22 AM »

What are peoples plans for the off season?Time to start another thread perhaps
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #882 on: September 17, 2018, 09:54:36 AM »

Chased down 176 with 3 overs to spare after being 5-2, caught my one catch in the covers, not required to bat.

Off season plans: find a new club and play some lower level Saturday cricket
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #883 on: September 17, 2018, 10:25:22 AM »

@rickjames - you should have a chat with the Combe Down boys mate, they were a pleasant bunch and literally a stones throw from you (Cross Keys is a decent boozer for afterwards too!).
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #884 on: September 17, 2018, 10:34:37 AM »

@rickjames - you should have a chat with the Combe Down boys mate, they were a pleasant bunch and literally a stones throw from you (Cross Keys is a decent boozer for afterwards too!).

Are they south London based? Never heard of them? I was thinking 6th/7ths down in Dulwich, but a nice chap yesterday at Catford Cyphers said I'd be more than welcome to play in their 4s, ha. Left him an email address anyway.
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