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 →

Today… Minster Lovell

WAAAYYY first day of the season! Who's excited? I certainly am. However Mr Met Office isn't. It is going to rain this afternoon by all accounts, which is of course bad. Means it could be an on off day. We have Minster Lovell at home today, always a tight tie between us and them. We have a history of bottling it though which is bad. Hopefully we can step up (if we get the chance). Everyone should come along even if you are not in the team, we have a satelite dish at…continue reading →

Fixtures 2008

Fixtures up! Wednesday fixtures should be added Sunday/Monday night depending on when I get chance. Looks like the sunday team have A LOT of home games this season, 12 home, 6 away. ACEcontinue reading →

Pre Season Net Session

Don't leave it to the first game to practice that reverse sweep or doosra! I've booked a lane for nets at 4pm in the Wantage Leisure Centre for fourweeks from Sunday 30th March to the 20th April. Please put it in your diaries. I'll remind you closer to the time. The cost will be £2 each. Get the bat out now. Give it a coat of oil and shed that extra Christmasweight ready for start of the season. Stevecontinue reading →

E&W Hendred – Defeat

On a high from beating the Presidents XI last week, we prepared to play E&W Hendred on a warm, dry but slightly cloudy day. Having won the toss, we elected to bat first , hoping to post a suitably high score that would keep us busy for the rest of the day. PoD and ’Bows opened the batting and looked good for a couple of overs with the score ticking over at five an over until ’Bows cut one away to point and was caught for 4. I came in to replace him…continue reading →

Cold Ash – Victory

After our thumping last week at Crowmarsh Steve decided to go for a new option with the batting this week, bat first...and my gosh did it work! We managed to rack up an impressive 256 before taking enough wickets to keep them short of the total with out actually bowling them out. Although rain had been forecast for Sunday it turned out to be a very nice afternoon for cricket, warm enough with plenty of sun but occasional cloud cover. As Steve elected to bat first he decided he should lead by example…continue reading →

Crowmarsh – Defeat

Last Sunday was the game that many of us chose to avoid, mainly as it was Crowmarsh away, and the usual associated aggro! Unfortunately 11 of us had to play, and we bravely stepped out to field in thirty degree heat to give them 35 of our best! We bowled admirably but again our batting let us down as we failed to threaten their total. However, returning captain Steve was feeling optimistic early on and chose to put the home team into bat and Barry and Moobs opened the bowling and after the…continue reading →