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Gurujames

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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #435 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 #436 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 #437 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 #438 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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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #439 on: September 09, 2019, 05:41:35 PM »

I think some of my team mates are in the same boat as me with two day hangovers.

We batted first Saturday, got 268/7 with myself contributing a solid 1* from one ball. Had aldershot 120/8 before they fought back a bit, ended up 156ao. Only thing that took the gloss off the win was the fact that they were a good bunch of guys and losing sent them down. Personally bowled OK, 5/1/31/1, though bowled a five wides and two others. Wicket was a caught and bowled, taken with the assistance of my knees. I had their overseas plumb but not given - he admitted to me end of the over, but some you win some you lose. He then got a shocker a few overs later and just looked at me, said "the world is balanced" and walked. People were still st the club at 4am, we ran out of barrels of beer so you could say. A good night was had by all.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #440 on: September 11, 2019, 09:41:29 PM »

Not played much over the last couple of years due to moving to Norfolk, changing jobs and buying a house. But, in the 8 or 9 games I played this season,I've managed my first ever 50 (74 on the hottest day of the year back in June) and ton (123* chasing 197) off the last league game of the season. Only taken me about 20 years! Finally getting the hang of this batting lark!

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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #441 on: September 14, 2019, 08:02:46 PM »

Totally disappointing final week today. Playing top of the league who needed 16 points to be champions but a dead runner for us. They win the toss and ask us to bat. We make 253 which against there attack is a great score. Unfortunately my shocking end of season run continued and I nicked off for 5 but out No4 hit his first league Ton which was great to watch.

Now they have 2 batsmen both of which a few seasons ago play prem cricket but dropped down 5 leagues to return to home town club for whatever reason both with over 800 runs, oh and they also open the bowling for them as well. So batsmen A is plumb LBW 4th ball of the innings and there player who is umpiring gives him out. End of the over that umpire is called in and there skipper comes out to umpire. Other batsmen B is then dropped by us on 2, plumb LBW to a grubber on 40 off not given, stumped by 6ft on 60odd but skip says so sorry lads I wasnt watching so not out and he goes on to hit 171 not out.
Well if thats how you want to win the league nothing we did was going to change that. For the first time ever Im so glad season for me is now over.

Stats which by recent standards are poor. 357 league runs from 9 games at 39.6 with a top score of 75, 4x50+ scores but no tons.

3 Sunday games with 149 runs, avg 49.3 with top score of 124

5 x T20 games with 3 50+ scores ( have to retire at 50) 3 not outs and avg 75.6

17 catches with the gloves and 7 stumpings.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #442 on: September 16, 2019, 02:06:21 PM »

I got back into playing regularly this season after being inspired by the World Cup and the Ashes, used to play alot as a younger kid, lost interest due to one or two moody folk who I just didn't want to spend my entire Sundays with and played 3 games since 2011, now at the ripe old age of 25 I decided to get the old kit out (which was rapidly replaced as it was covered in spiders, spiders eggs and all manner of nasties after being in the shed for so long)

I've always batted at 4-5 as I don't see myself as an opener yet, and I only turn my arm over as and when is needed, best figures of 2-2-2 though  :D, decided to rejoin the old sunday side just to get back into it. Played 6 games this season, average of 8 and high score of 20, which isn't great but after feeling like a beginner again after such a long time out I'm happy with.

My aim is to play more saturday league cricket next season as although the sundays are fun, no pressure knockabouts, personally if I'm spending the majority of a day playing a sport and paying for the privilege, I'd rather be playing in a game that means something, that "something" meaning the Cotswold Hills Cricket league but at least it's a structured league and more competitive games which would give me a better sense of achievement, my only issue is the current club i play for only has a 1st XI so i may need to join another club in order to play on saturdays, unless slots in the 1st XI come up.

Hoping I'll have a more detailed season analysis this time next year!
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #443 on: September 16, 2019, 02:39:08 PM »

Last game of the season yesterday, a friendly against an evenly matched side. They hit 210 off of 40. Me 8-0-32-2.
Batted at 6 and got in at 34/4 off of 12. Got to 42 when I got hit squad in the nuts by a medium pacer, as a non box wearer it was painful and had to go off as I couldnt run.
Went back in when we were 8 down, added 1 to my score before top edging my 3rd ball to square leg. Was happy to be off to be honest.
We lost by about 50 but it was a lovely day. Glad the season is over, hopefully my knees and shoulder will recover in the off season.
More importantly my nuts are significantly less painful today though I still have to sit down gently!
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #444 on: September 16, 2019, 04:47:13 PM »

No box wearer??!!  :o Are you mad!  :D
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #445 on: September 16, 2019, 05:49:44 PM »

No box wearer??!!  :o Are you mad!  :D
Possibly but Ive never felt comfortable wearing one and thats the first time in 30 years of playing that Ive been properly hit. Dont wear a helmet or thigh pad either. I like to think Im ok off of my legs.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #446 on: September 16, 2019, 06:14:16 PM »

Fair play mate, you're a tougher man than me! I don't wear a helmet if the spinners are on, but that's about it. Always wear a box and thigh guard tho.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #447 on: September 16, 2019, 06:16:39 PM »

Possibly but Ive never felt comfortable wearing one and thats the first time in 30 years of playing that Ive been properly hit. Dont wear a helmet or thigh pad either. I like to think Im ok off of my legs.

I can understand not wearing a helmet or a thigh pad, as your head and thigh aren't important areas to protect. No box is just mental though!
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #448 on: September 21, 2019, 08:38:32 AM »

Overall I'm disappointed with my season. Consistently got into the 30's & 40's, but failed to convert once. Though some of these were key innings on a Wednesday T20. Having missed most Saturday's I played the last 5 games for the 2nds, winning 4 & a winning draw. This help propel us away from the religation zone. Gutted that my last game of the season has been cancelled tomorrow as opposition can't get a team. So time to pack the kit up and wait for the sales to start.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #449 on: September 21, 2019, 12:53:43 PM »

Enjoyed my season
Played in first team mainly (I should really be in 2nds) but I play where Im told to.
1st team just missed out on promotion, 2nds stayed up.  Sunday team got to a cup final and have some decent youngsters coming through so the club is in a healthy position.
I scored 480 runs at 30.00 (with a few big outs tbh).
Personal highlight was a 130 odd partnership with my brother and a match winning one handed catch in a low scoring 1st game.

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