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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #180 on: September 12, 2020, 08:34:58 AM »

Last league game Saturday. Not a hugely successful mini season. Averaged 19 across all formats, which was better than last year but still no really big scores. Really enjoyed playing a leg drive and some straight drives, as well as a nice cut shot that somehow didn't make the boundary in the long grass. Was going really well in tough batting conditions, then on 19 played across a straight ball and missed. Been playing seriously for 2 seasons but still don't quite value my wicket enough I reckon... Was partnering our smallest junior and felt I had to face most of the deliveries to protect him. That was also perhaps a mistake when the bowling is all on the spot and swinging...
Match was a highlight even though we lost. Archetypal village ground in the middle of a cow field (see the 'Cow Corner' pic) followed by ritual burning of bat on the bbq. Yes, I did offer to mend it, and no it's not mine 😂😂







Harlton? Fun place to play.
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #181 on: September 12, 2020, 11:18:18 AM »

Close, but no... Newton
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #182 on: September 12, 2020, 05:23:51 PM »

Harlton? Fun place to play.

Do they have a bar?
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #183 on: September 12, 2020, 07:12:48 PM »

Close, but no... Newton

Oh cool. Looks very similar with the cows on the boundary.
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #184 on: September 12, 2020, 07:13:32 PM »

Do they have a bar?

Harlton don't. Don't know about Newton.
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #185 on: September 12, 2020, 08:26:42 PM »

Just want to give a shout out to @jonny77 who I bought a bat from earlier in the week. Only got in for the last few overs but that was long enough to discover it goes like an absolute rocket. In fact it was slightly frustrating as I barely got any strike but still pinged a lovely 4 to a very long leg-side boundary which I would never have attempted with my old 3lb bat.

Finished the league season with a batting average of 45 !!!
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #186 on: September 12, 2020, 08:29:45 PM »

So glad the season is over.

We got hammered today and didnt help with the worst bowling and fielding display Iv seen from us is the 5 years Iv played for my club. To make matters worse the attitude of my now team was awful today and no idea why.

We conceeded 294 from 40 overs on a very flat deck, they are 2 Leagues above us and there running was a level above ours and they rotated really well and put every bad ball away And we gave at least 2 an over.

I managed to pick up a wicket towards the end but thats about it

Batting wise triggered from a massive inside edge that went to fine leg to look up and see a raised finger, just about sums up my shocking season with the bat. 82 runs from 6 games at an avg of 16 is just awful.

Looking forward to the winter break and deciding what I want to do next year
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #187 on: September 12, 2020, 09:16:23 PM »

Just want to give a shout out to @jonny77 who I bought a bat from earlier in the week. Only got in for the last few overs but that was long enough to discover it goes like an absolute rocket. In fact it was slightly frustrating as I barely got any strike but still pinged a lovely 4 to a very long leg-side boundary which I would never have attempted with my old 3lb bat.

Finished the league season with a batting average of 45 !!!

Glad you enjoyed using it today mate, albeit briefly! Was great to meet you last week and hope the bat scores you plenty more.
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #188 on: September 12, 2020, 11:36:34 PM »

Do they have a bar?

No bar but village has one of the best old pubs around. The queen's head
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #189 on: September 13, 2020, 07:40:41 AM »

We chased 240 easily yesterday, reckon the opposition left another 40-50 runs out there as they didn't run as hard as we did, and our fielding effort was near flawless. There was one tiny boundary, about 35 yards in places, with the other boundary about 85-90 yards.

Their opener batted through for 115*, excellent knock, but should have been held off my for 48 a nicking behind. Also had him sky one that dropped between mid on running back and long on running in. I ended up wicket less but only going for 6 per over, which I was pleased with given the short boundary was on a right handers leg side. Our opener then batted through for 72* and our number 4 blazed 102 in quick time, clearing the short boundary a lot and the big straight boundaries with ease.

Off the field, I was honoured to win the Jeremy Suter Award, a sort of clubman of the year. Jeremy was a Beaconsfield man through and through, a good friend of my brother and a past pupil of my mother, who was taken far too young, so the fact his father nominated me is really meaningful and a great privilege.
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #190 on: September 13, 2020, 07:54:41 AM »

Off the field, I was honoured to win the Jeremy Suter Award, a sort of clubman of the year. Jeremy was a Beaconsfield man through and through, a good friend of my brother and a past pupil of my mother, who was taken far too young, so the fact his father nominated me is really meaningful and a great privilege.

That's awesome mate, Jez was a good friend from Uni - one of the truly good guys. I'm usually at the six a side with the Swansea Uni boys so hopefully it'll be back on next year!!
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Re: 2020 season
« Reply #191 on: September 13, 2020, 06:16:37 PM »

Lost our semi final on Saturday. Put up a competitive score and were well on top with the opposition Needing 8s with 20 overs left. The next 10 overs we went to pieces - slack fielding, poor captaincy. Picked it up again for the last 10 and it took a fantastic 70* from the number 6 to win it for them in the last over. Always enjoyed these tight games with some atmosphere and pressure and held a hard flat drive at long off towards the end right in front of the oppos supporters. Hats off to them - great run chase especially after a few early wickets. Both teams enjoyed a few beers

Personally had 40 from 66 which was about par for me this season. Included a checked on drive for 4 which i dont think ive ever played before! Finished with 260 ish runs at 37 in the league. All with the Chase Laminate i got from the forum. Dont remember who sold it to me but thankyou very much - its a weapon!

All in all enjoyed the season. Very grateful to get the games in we did after thinking at one point there would be no cricket. Hopefully next year we are back to a full season of competitive cricket.
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