Uffington – Home – Draw

A slightly drizzly start to the match with Uffington soon cleared up into a lovely sunny day with a perfect dry wicket. I won the toss and opted to field first figuring that we’d done well recently on run chases and hoping that the drizzle didn’t turn into anything more sinister. We decided to play a timed game. Both teams had too many players, so, in the interest of giving as many people a game as possible, we played with twelve players each. Somehow though, Uffington ended up with eleven so we ended…continue reading →

The Quokkas – Home – Victory

The Quokkas game is back around, this season we got lucky with the weather and even though it was extremely blustery we got a game in. Remembering last season where we only got the game up in London, no home tie due to the rain. With the "series" tied at 1-1 there was some huge pressure (yeah right) on this game. With Steve "Nordic" Bramley having to leave he volunteered to run the bar and score as he had to leave before the end of the game. Because of this, Duncan "Longdog" Wooloff…continue reading →

Eynsham – Home – Victory

A beautiful sunny day greeted us at the club and prepared us for what turned out to be a well balanced, very enjoyable game against Eynsham. For the first time this season, I lost the toss, which turned out for the best as, in retrospect, I don’t think we’d have won if we’d batted first. So we went out into the hot sun to field and bowl at the strong Eynsham batting lineup. The first thing that surprised us was the aggressive batting style of the Eynsham number one who tried to smack…continue reading →

Crowmarsh – Home – Victory

Here we are again, against the old foe Crowmarsh. Luckily (soon to become unluckily) this is not the highly competitive, life changing, win at all costs Derek Shorter Memorial match. It is only the highly competitive, life changing, win at all costs friendly between us and them. I want to make sure Crowmarsh feel satisfied by this match report, after some website abuse which was received from one of their players, who will remain nameless, because looking at the scorebook he didn’t dare show his face at the ground (or of course gave…continue reading →

Hendred – Away – Victory

Hendred Away - Win After last season’s downpours it was great to have a hot, sunny day for a game of cricket so early in this season’s fixtures. Tweekey and I arrived at Hendred a little late having had to hand around waiting for Strawberry Lightening at Harwell who had our scorebook to write up last weeks match report (apparently it’s on it’s way) and had left it at home so had to go back to get it. I won the toss (that’s three in a row!) and controversially decided to field in…continue reading →

Cold Ash – Away – Defeat

Apologies for no match report for the Cold ash game, we were let down by thereporter. Batting: B. Martin 7 O. Haine 4 S. Pritchard Not very many S. Moore 25 C. Teale 0 C. Mercer 21 S. Boag 13 A. Peach 7 S. Bramley 6 T. Weekes 1 D. Henson 2 not out. Total 98 all out Bowling: S. Moore 7-2-13-0 C. Mercer 4-0-25-0 D. Henson 7-0-14-1 A. Peach 7-1-16-2 S. Boag 5-0-16-4 B. Martin 2.2-0-2-0 Cold Ash's total 99 for 7continue reading →

Minster Lovell – Home – Defeat

It's that time again! welcome to the new season and the first game of the year and with that, we require the first write up of the season... I, (PoD) volunteered, gives me the chance to big myself up a bit more. Last Sunday, we took on Minster Lovell at home, 2pm start, great weather. Okay thatcontinue reading →