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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #420 on: September 02, 2019, 07:11:43 PM »

I've switched entirely from Saturday league cricket to midweek (or occasional Sunday lunch time) t20s. Most of the team are guys with young families, and we have a blast. A couple of evenings a week and you still get plenty of cricket and keep the weekends free for the family.

It's a relaxed but competitive format, we have a great v team spirit, and we've had some really memorable games.

I'd really recommend it as an alternative to giving up altogether.

Is there much of a T20 scene in Cambridge? We have literally nothing in Huntingdonshire so we have to join the Bedfordshire leagues which are all straight knock outs
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #421 on: September 02, 2019, 09:02:09 PM »

Yes there's loads of friendly T20 cricket in Cambridge. Teams like the Remnants and the Woozlers (honestly) play a couple of midweek friendly matches every week against the village teams. It's been brilliant for me on weeks where we didn't have a village midweek match because we were out of the cup (lost first round to a much better team). They are also great teams because they draw on a very large pool of players of all ability from J4 up to Premier league, so you get to play alongside some really good people, but with less pressure than in a league or Cup game, which was great for me returning to cricket after a 40-ish year break!

Cambs. also has several good midweek leagues that I also took part in with the village club. Scored my first over 40 innings in a T20 match for that league.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #422 on: September 02, 2019, 09:12:52 PM »

Are these leagues anywhere online? Never found any when I googled them a while ago!
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #423 on: September 02, 2019, 10:40:27 PM »

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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #424 on: September 02, 2019, 10:56:31 PM »

Nice! I would love to play some midweek cricket, had no idea there were leagues round here
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #425 on: September 03, 2019, 06:47:36 AM »

Nice! I would love to play some midweek cricket, had no idea there were leagues round here

We don't play in a league, we have a series of grudge matches against about 12 to 15 other local Cambridge clubs that we know we are well matched with and have a fierce (but good spirited) rivalry. We keep track of our record against each opposition and try to 'do the double' over them each year. There's plenty of banter in the pub afterwards.

This year we played 32 games. We had a good season and only lost 5 or 6 I think. We have a squad of about 25-30 regular players.

Saturday cricket seems to be struggling, but there are cricket games going on everywhere around Cambridge from Monday to Thursday. Sometimes there are 8 different teams in the red bull at about 930pm

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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #426 on: September 03, 2019, 11:16:59 AM »

We don't play in a league, we have a series of grudge matches against about 12 to 15 other local Cambridge clubs that we know we are well matched with and have a fierce (but good spirited) rivalry. We keep track of our record against each opposition and try to 'do the double' over them each year. There's plenty of banter in the pub afterwards.

This year we played 32 games. We had a good season and only lost 5 or 6 I think. We have a squad of about 25-30 regular players.

Saturday cricket seems to be struggling, but there are cricket games going on everywhere around Cambridge from Monday to Thursday. Sometimes there are 8 different teams in the red bull at about 930pm

Which team do you play for?
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #427 on: September 07, 2019, 08:01:50 PM »

Champions. All three teams promoted. Its gonna get messy.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #428 on: September 08, 2019, 06:50:02 PM »

Had our T20 finals day today. For the 2nd year running our little Village club got to mix it with the big boys of Suffolk cricket today at the countys finals day.

Played at Woolpit and our semi final was on the main square with arguably the best deck in the county and we won the toss and batted which was probably a mistake. After the powerplay we were 32-1 and 1st ball after the power play in nicked off trying to run it down to 3rd man. Our middle order fired a bit but we ended up 115-6 off 20 against a side 3 leagues above us and there 1st team 4 leagues above.

We picked up a wicket in the 2nd over and after the powerplay we were actually in front and the run rate had climbed but a mix or poor bowling from 1 or 2 and talented batters meant they were never really troubled. They chased it 3 balls into the 17th over.

Overall a good T20 season ago and we put on a better show in the semi final than we managed last year. 1 more round of league games next weekend and then a long winter to look forward to :(
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #429 on: September 08, 2019, 07:22:20 PM »

Played my first game with my daughter today. They hit 340/6 in their 40 overs. We were bowled out for 140. My daughter hit 2 before being run out by me. (my call but she wasnt backing up!), thats my excuse anyway. Bit miffed they didnt give her a chance though. Went on to hit a fifty though so not all bad.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #430 on: September 08, 2019, 09:44:06 PM »

Played my first game with my daughter today. They hit 340/6 in their 40 overs. We were bowled out for 140. My daughter hit 2 before being run out by me. (my call but she wasnt backing up!), thats my excuse anyway. Bit miffed they didnt give her a chance though. Went on to hit a fifty though so not all bad.

They didnt fancy making a game of it then.. 340!, then skittling a team on a Sunday for 140..wow
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #431 on: September 09, 2019, 06:40:04 AM »

Its why Sunday friendly cricket is dying. I hate playing but feel I have to just to put a side out. Were all over 40 yrs old with 1 in their 70s, 3 in their 60s. So opening the batting with 2 league stars against our grandad bowling is a bit pointless.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #432 on: September 09, 2019, 08:20:33 AM »

Its why Sunday friendly cricket is dying. I hate playing but feel I have to just to put a side out. Were all over 40 yrs old with 1 in their 70s, 3 in their 60s. So opening the batting with 2 league stars against our grandad bowling is a bit pointless.

Isn't the point of friendly cricket that you can choose opposition who aren't going to run up 300?
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #433 on: September 09, 2019, 10:13:28 AM »

Played what's going to be my last game of cricket for quite a while on Saturday. Had a bowl and did ok (6-0-21-1) as one of their openers was smashing it to all parts with some of cleanest hitting I've seen. Had a nice offie's wicket by snaring their opener with a thin edge behind to the keeper.

Then proceeded to play two of the worst shots imaginable while opening up with @t2ylo - the first was dropped at midwicket from a pull shot off a bowler dropping it in short off two paces before the next ball I tried lofting the same bowler over cover to a wide short delivery again and proceeded to punch straight into cover's hands. The guy literally didn't need to move.

I haven't played for around 6 weeks so was pretty rusty but a disappointing way to end :(
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #434 on: September 09, 2019, 02:02:33 PM »

Got a golden, sigh, but we put up 233 and had them 9 down for 120 odd before I was asked to turn my arm over to try and get the last. 4 balls in and hey ho, caught at point. Ball of the century type stuff, ah
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