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totallyuntamed
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Jun 21, 2011, 12:29 PM

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National Knockout Cup Group Semi Final High Wycombe 344-4 (Nitin Sehgal 206 not out) Stanmore 195

A first for me - a double century in a one day match and in only 45 overs to boot, with Sehgal opening the batting and closing the innings by hitting the final ball for 6 as he did with great frequency throughout his innings in a magnificent display of controlled hitting on an admittedly quite small ground which was almost a square shape. The ground is on a roundabout on the main A40 through Wycombe with some stunning deciduous woodland on the far side of the ground above an area of open parkland which was immediately beyond the ground. Stanmore were always up against it but started at a phenomenal rate of over 10 an over but kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The highlight of their innings was a 75 by Nicholas Goh which included some of the biggest sixes I have ever seen including one which sailed over the A40 and smashed the windscreen of a car parked at the front of the car showroom on the other side of the road. Fantastically entertaining and a great day's cricket. This is the second time I have seen High Wycombe in the competition and they look like a team who will take some beating.





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AndyE
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Jun 21, 2011, 1:03 PM

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The Wycombe Warriors certainly are a good team, and it's a nice ground too. Now that Bromley have decided to move away from having a team full of ex-pros, Ealing are probably the only team in the south east who would start as favourites against the Warriors.

Ealing beat Reading on Sunday to take their place in the Regional Round (i.e. the last 32), while their great rivals Teddington lost at Roffey (from Horsham).

Regional round (3 July): South Northumberland or Blaydon v Chester le Street, East Bierley v Hyde, Sandiacre Town v West Indian Cavaliers (Nottingham), Morecambe v Northern (Crosby), Preston or Ormskirk v Bradshaw or Eagley, Prestwich v Darwen, Grappenhall (Warrington) v Walmley, Wolverhampton v Shrewsbury, Cardiff or Sully Centurions v Bath, Werrington (Cornwall) v Bridgwater, Havant v Ealing, Kibworth v High Wycombe, Cambridge Granta v Wanstead, South Woodford v Brentwood, Roffey v Spencer (Wandsworth), Tunbridge Wells v Ashtead.


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Jun 23, 2011, 5:34 PM

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WEDNESDAY 22nd JUNE
LV COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP . DIV 1. DAY 3
WARWICKSHIRE v SOMERSET.
ADMISSION .FREE (COMPLIMENTARY)
SCORECARD 50p

Warwickshire started the 3rd day on 398-7 and added an extra 50 runs to the total and were all out for 448 ,a lead on 186. Somerset lost 1 wicket before lunch and went to lunch on 36-1 . Trescothick completed his half century but was finally out for 55 when attempting a sweep and was caught by westwood in the helmet close in. He put on 65 for the 2nd wicket with Nick Compton. At tea somerset were 121 -2 but then lost 6 wickets for 50 runs .including England keeper Kieswetter for 0 who got a pair in the match. Warwickshire then claimed the extra half an hour to try and win the game in 3 days but an excellent 81 not out by Nick Compton and first Kirby 4 from 46 balls and then last man Willoughby saw somerset through to the close with a lead of 5 runs and with 1 wicket remaining. R.Clarke took 3 wickets in 25 balls with Metters also taking 3 wickets.


KnowYourMarket
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Jun 23, 2011, 6:07 PM

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It's a possibility I may go to Bignall End v Alsager on Saturday. There could be another reason to go....

http://www.camrapotteries.co.uk/WeekAhead.html



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Not really a where did you go,but I watched five overs at Castleford today on the way to Cutsyke

The only thing worthy of comment was I assumed with only about ten people watching this would be 2nd XI but I have checked and this was ECB league, which is I
believe the top level in the county. I thought this would have drawn a much higher crowd.

Any views, just the wrong venue or are crowds a thing of the past in this league


Moorsider
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Jun 26, 2011, 2:47 PM

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Not really a where did you go,but I watched five overs at Castleford today on the way to Cutsyke

The only thing worthy of comment was I assumed with only about ten people watching this would be 2nd XI but I have checked and this was ECB league, which is I
believe the top level in the county. I thought this would have drawn a much higher crowd.

Any views, just the wrong venue or are crowds a thing of the past in this league



Sadly, crowds are dwindling in this League although your estimate of about 10 does seem a little low. There are usually a few more than that with WAGs and parents. The game you saw (if it was Savile Park you dropped into) was Castleford v Harrogate which Castleford won by a massive 150 runs by scoring 296-5 in their 55 overs (Andrew Bourke 131) and then bowling out Harrogate for 146 in 33 overs (Chris Young 6-54).

A few more at the game that I went to which was a local derby in the York Senior League (Premier Div) where Sessay (near Thirsk), the national Village k/o winners last year, entertained Studley Royal from Ripon. Sessay batted first and built a solid 216-4 (50 overs) based around a fine 118 not out by opener Mark Wilkie. The visitors lost a wicket in the opening over and were soon 20-2 but recovered well and increased the pace with Gary Blackburn looking to steer them to victory before he was out for 86 with 6 overs left and 50 still needed. 16 year old George Lamb then took 16 from an over as Sessay brought back the opening bowler and 21 were needed from 2 overs with 4 wickets left. Some frantic running, a stumping and a run out then saw 6 needed from the last two balls and any of 4 possible outcomes possible. Sessay kept it tight though as Studley ended on 212-8 and claimed 17 points from the draw with Sessay gaining 27.

A few more at this game - my estimate was around 30 to 40 in a lovely setting with views across the Vale of York to the White Horse at Kilburn. A bonus of games like this is that a tea is usually available and this was no exception with a good spread and plenty of refills for the tea mug at a sensible price of £3.50.



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totallyuntamed
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Jun 26, 2011, 10:43 PM

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Birmingham Premier League Division 3

Wednesbury 173 v St George's 89

Less than half a mile from Junction 9 of the M6, the ground is on the right as you travel towards Wolverhampton. You have to double back on yourself as it is on a dual carriageway. A very small ground and most unusually shaped - it looks more like a football pitch being the traditional rectangular shaped and with very short boundaries on either side of the wicket. Later in the game I spotted the remains of football pitch markings on the outfield, so this clearly once was a football ground. It is on Wood Green Road. Can anyone tell me who used to play there?
As for the game there was a 15 minute delay to the start due to overnight rain. St George's opening bowlers were of the buffet variety and Wednesbury made hay early on before collapsing and then staging a late revival. The pitch was certainly a bit lively but I did not think this was a winning score. How wrong I was as Werdnesbury's bowlers were far better than the visitors and they took wickets at regular intervals to wind up easy winners.





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KnowYourMarket
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Walsall played at Wood Green Oval in the late 19th century but I doubt any pitch markings would be leftWink I've seen pictures a long time ago but I assume it's different to the venue you went to as I think there was just an old retaining wall left from the old Walsall ground.

Probably just used for Sunday in recent times.



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totallyuntamed
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Jun 27, 2011, 11:18 PM

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Minor Counties Eastern Division Staffordshire 139-4 v Hertfordshire 172 Day 1 Admission £5 (I believe that there are only three counties which charge:Cumberland and Norfolk being the other two I know of) at Hem Heath - a ground built on the site of an old coal field and right next to Stoke City's academy which is adjacent to the Britannia Stadium.

Heavy overnight rain meant a delay to the start of an hour but admirably in the Minor Counties they just add the hour to the end, so we finished at 8. This new ground (12 years old apparently, and staging its first ever Staffs game) offers little in the way of shelter but we managed to find some and settled down on a baking hot day to some excellent cricket. More scenic than you think, this ground because of its elevation could be rather cold and windswept but fortunately that was not a consideration today. Staffs are always well supported and well organised and that was the case today with a three figure crowd in attendance(very unusual from my experience).



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AndyE
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Jun 28, 2011, 12:17 PM

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I believe that there are only three counties which charge:Cumberland and Norfolk being the other two I know of


Norfolk charge £4 admission when they play at Manor Park, which is their main home venue. They also play some of their games at North Runcton near King's Lynn, and are unable to charge there because the ground is on common land.

Northumberland used to charge admission at Jesmond; not sure whether they still do.


zebedee
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Jun 28, 2011, 10:02 PM

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Lancashire v Durham (County Championships Division One, Day 2/4)

The first day of the top of the table clash at Aigburth had seen twenty wickets fall. Lancashire started the day 4-0 in their second innings, needing another 98 just to make the visitors bat again. Around me in one of the temporary stands people were guessing what time the match would end - sometime in mid-afternoon seemed favourite. However Horton and Moore put on 58 for the first week, with Brown keeping company with Horton until lunch, by which time Lancashire had managed to get a lead of two runs. The afternoon session was better for Durham as they took four wickets for the addition of around eighty runs. Durham came out after tea on top as they took a couple more wickets before Luke Proctor and the Lancashire tailenders started swinging the bat around - Junaid Khan managed one six into the lower tier of the pavilion with another coming from an overthrown four after two runs had already been taken. Eventually Durham bowled out their hosts for 282. That left 10 overs for Durham to start towards their target of 181 and things certainly didn't go their own way as some excellent bowling saw them reduced to 27-3 at the close, setting the scene for an interesting morning and early afternoon tomorrow.

Aigburth is holding the majority of Lancashire's championship matches this season but the setup is little different to how it has been when used as an outground in previous seasons with I think an extra area of temporary seating and this is arranged slightly differently. A very enjoyable place to spend a sunny day.


totallyuntamed
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Jun 28, 2011, 11:37 PM

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Day 2 Minor Counties Western Division at Usk Wales v Berkshire. Berkshire 368-6 Wales MC 162 AND 234-8

A delightful ground in this pleasant Welsh market town, which is well worth exploring. It features a fairly ancient clubhouse, unlike the other two Minor Counties venues I have visited this week. Wales, who apparently had been 6-5 the previous day fought back well to total 162 and battled well in their second innings, helped by Berkshire dropping 5 catches which if they had been taken would undoubtedly have meant the game finishing on Monday. Bad light meant an early finish at 6.50 but not before a staggering number of overs had been bowled - I made it 130!



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totallyuntamed
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Day 3 Minor Counties Western Division Wiltshire v Dorset at Devizes Dorset 285 and 242 Wiltshire 238 and 263 Dorset won by 26 runs.

A very entertaining day's cricket which ebbed and flowed constantly with Dorset holding their nerve to win. I thoroughly enjoyed my fleeting tour of Devizes which has many interesting buildings as well as several fine shops and at least 3 pubs worth a visit. It is not an easy place to get to by road but worth the effort once you get there. The ground is on the London Road immediately behind the Wiltshire Police HQ from where the force helicopter took off on three separate sorties in the course of the day's play.



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Sunday 3rd July : During my brief football hiatus, I'll make do with Leics v Northants in the T20 at Grace Road as the weather forecast looks decent.


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Two matches watched in the past week:

Saturday 25 June 2011
Twickenham CC 104 all out, following Ealing CC 310/4 declared after 58 overs

I can’t claim to have watched every ball of this rather one-sided game on Twickenham Green (there is the excellent distraction of three Good Beer Guide pubs within five minutes walk), but I did actually watch most of it. Ealing CC are said to be one of the best club sides in England and even I could spot that they were playing some high quality cricket. A glance at the Middlesex League website suggests that it is not often that they lose a game.

The ground is quite picturesque for an urban setting. Enclosed since 1815, it has busy roads on two sides of a triangle and a quiet one on the third. The cricket field takes up most of the space, with dog-walkers, ball-throwers and picnickers confined to one point on the triangle. Some mature trees and about a dozen park benches surround the field. In the south-west corner is a good-looking, two storey pavilion which contains toilets and a licensed bar in addition to the dressing rooms. Lots of passers-by paused to watch some action and I would say that the ‘crowd’ probably peaked at around 50.

Tuesday 29 June 2011
England 229/8 (32 overs) Sri Lanka 121 all out (27 overs)

A slightly frustrating day at the Oval with a 25 minute delay to the start, closely followed by a near 3 hour break for rain and the finish not coming until after 9pm. When play recommenced, England looked pretty good with the bat, but really took command when fielding in the evening drizzle – Jimmy Anderson particularly impressing. The Oval is always packed for an international, even at £55 a ticket. Not too many ‘barmies’ near us, but the beer was definitely beginning to talk by the end of the day. £5 for a glossy programme covering the T20 game and the 5 ODIs, £3.90 for handpulled Marston’s Pedigree. I notice that many of the food outlets have been branded since my last visit – so now instead of a tea bar there is a ‘Costa, instead of a burger wagon there is a ‘Pizza Express’ etc... Not a patch though on what I saw recently at baseball parks in the States.


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Friday 1 July

England v Sri Lanka @ Headingley

An early start saw us catch a lovely new train from Dronny to Sheffield (wifi points etc). We then boarded a heap o junk and proceeded to Leeds in several hours, highlight of which was stopping at Castleford and then backing up for miles until we eventually arrived at Leeds Central. Sausage Butty in Headingley saw us join the horrendous bag search queue and eventual entry to the ground at 11.15 by which time Sri Lanka were 17-1 and we'd missed 6 overs. After wading ankle deep in piss, the bar was sought out. Four pint carrier was inevitable given the queues (another 5 overs missed) and we finally settled down to see Jayawardene score a turgid but highly impressive 144 from nearly as many balls, only 60 of which came in boundaries. 309 was way beyond England, only Anderson and Swann being anything like with the ball. Morgan proved to be the highlight of the England innings which concluded some sixty or so runs short. Several more bar stops, several more ventures into the pissy bogs from hell. People did mexican waves, stacked pint pots to form a massive chain (disrupted by stewards) and generally did anything to ignore the very poor performance from England. Cook did not impress in my eyes. £65 a ticket to see third rate cricket from the home side on a ground that can't cope with the influx of 17500 people, perhaps soured the day for me. The final carriage of our train home filled with smoke at Wakefield and we were made to leave the train at Meadowhall for our own safety due to danger of inhalation. This prompted a chorus of 'whooaahhh my train is on fire' a la Kings of Leon (followed by a prompt phone call to the missus to pick us up). An experience (saw every microcosm of life) but can't see me repeating it in a hurry. I'm warming up Alastair and I want the Kirkstall Lane end!



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T20 @ Grace Road. Leics 131-4 in 17.5 overs beat Northants 130-0 (20 overs). Admission £15 (advance £12); Programme £2; scorecard 50p. Att 2,500 c

My first visit to Grace Road and I have to say I really liked it. It's spacious with several rows of plastic seating ringing most of the boundary in a number of varying stands and had loads of food and drink outlets as well as ample bogs. Wiki says it has a capacity of 12,000 of which I'm slighly dubious, but it certainly catered well for a decent crowd on a blistering day in south Leicester.
The ground is just off the main road south from the centre heading for Lutterworth and there's plenty of street parking avaliable within 5 minutes walk if you're not inclined to use the car-parks. All was very relaxed and there appeared to be no restriction on where to sit so I plumped for the birds-eye view from the open-top stand to the right of the pavilion. Well it was close to a bar with no queue (pint £3.30) and a stand with delicious roast beef and gravy cobs (£4).
Northants are having a lousy T20 season and their 130 was never going to be enough, Shafayat top-scoring with 28. Leics lost a couple of early wickets but 5 sixes by Jefferson in a top-scoring 41 meant they could meander to a victory which they did with relative ease.
All done by 5.15 and back indoors by 6.30, looking very red apparently.


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T20: Arundel Castle; Sussex 125-4 off 18.1 overs, beat Gloucestershire 121 all out off 18.2 overs. Admission £20; Programme issued; Att c.3,000

Ah yes, Arundel Castle Cricket Ground; everybody’s favourite first class venue and I wasn’t going to miss this one, even if this year it is 20/20, my least favourite cricket format. You could tell there was going to be a big crowd even in the ticket queue at Victoria Station – those people with cold boxes, fold-up chairs and French loaves didn’t look like they were going to Brighton beach. Arundel is a lovely little town and its nine pubs were doing a roaring lunchtime trade as everyone slowly made their way up the hill and behind the castle to the cricket ground. This is fully tree-lined, with a viewpoint across the Arun valley to the east; although unfortunately the castle itself remains out of view. The pitch is encircled by four or five rows of free-standing plastic chairs. These had been pretty much all snapped-up by my arrival 85 minutes before the start. Half the pitch is further encircled by steep grass banking, which quickly filled, leaving a ring of standing around the back for later arrivals. A couple of large marquees for the suits, a scattering of beer tents and food concessions for the plebs, and a discrete pavilion tucked away in the trees completes the scene. It felt good to be in such a large crowd for county cricket at an out-ground, a bit like the old days of the Sunday League when I started attending at Hastings and Eastbourne in the late-70s.

Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to bat – the trend these days in 20/20 where teams seem to like to try to defend a first innings total. But 121 all out, despite plenty of big hits, never looked to be enough – Chris Nash being the unexpected Sussex hero, taking 4-7. Sussex started also with the ‘big hit’ approach, but lost a couple of wickets cheaply. A change of plan to more of a ‘ticking over’ approach paid off and the target of 125 was achieved with 11 balls to spare. A comfortable win. It was good to see Muttiah Muralitharan given the ball, and he took Murray Goodwin and Matt Prior’s wickets with successive balls in his first over. Good too to see Murali patiently signing dozens of autographs as he was pursued around the boundary by swarms of kids.

A glossy match programme and integral scorecard sold around the ground for £2 and was a decent enough read. At £4 a pint for GK Old Speckled Hen, I did not spend as long as usual in the beer tents.


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Leicestershire Premier League Barkby United v Barrow Town - Barrow 290-5 (Rishi Patel 114 Ramesh Kara 107) Barkby 233-9 (Craig Hendry 113)

A sublime setting for a very good day's cricket. Deep in the Leicestershire countryside this must be the only cricket ground in the world with SIX trees in the playing area, one a mere 30 yards from the wicket. Apparently ground rules are that if it hits the tree it is in play and you can be caught out off a tree (although that never happens). Barkby are newcomers to the LPL and apart from the trees fielders have to put up with the most undulating and uneven outfield I ahve ever seen at this level with ridges all over the place. This all added to the charm though and represented a champagne job for me as I finished the current LPL 12. The trees were only hit once all game on a wicket that was the colour of straw and played beltingly well all day as was evidenced by the 3 centuries I saw, a first for me at this level of the game. There is also a magnificent brand new pavilion faced in wood to fit in with the copious woodland which surrounds the ground. On the pitch Barrow's opening partnership put on 242 in 44 overs before a late innings collapse and they really should have won as Barkby's hero Craig Hendry, who at 6 feet 6 and 18 stone is possibly the biggest (in all senses) cricketer I have ever seen, was dropped by the Barrow skipper in the deep while still in his 30s. I would be surprised to see Barkby escape relegation as their bowling was well below par but fingers crossed they do if only to see their ground remain at this level



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National Knockout Cup Last 32 Kibworth v High Wycombe High Wycombe 209-8 Kibworth 206-8 Wycombe won by 3 runs.

One of the best and most competitive club games I have ever seen this would undoubtedly have graced the final. I have previously visited Kibworth (featured in Michael Wood's Story Of England on BBC4 earlier this year) but could not resist going to this one having see HW look really impressive in the previous 2 rounds. The ground has possibly the most impressive pavilion I have ever seen at club level, beautifully designed and 2 storeys high it is more imposing than some county ground pavilions. However, the locals who were out in force, went home decidedly unhappy as in a game of several contentious umpiring decisions the visitors just (deservedly imho) scraped by but not without several scares. Once again Nitin Sehgal was in imperious form for HW,following his 206 not out against Stanmore in the previous round with an excellent 91 against some tight Kibworth bowling. 209 looked about 30 runs too few to me but former Sussex and Notts player and HW Director of Cricket Keith Newell marshalled his bowlers extremely well and had the courage to put his spinners on for the last three overs. It worked a treat with Kibworth needing 13 off the last over. The first ball went for four, the second to a fielder at deep mid on who promptly dropped it - 2 more! -, the next two balls proved crucial as the batsman could not score. The fifth was sent to the identical spot where the second was hit and the same fielder dropped it again! 2 more runs. That meant Kibworth needed 5 to win off the last ball and 4 to tie but the batsman could only hit a single. HW's Eddie Hemmings/ Jack Simmons lookalike a spinner by the name of Russell Sketchley was once again the star with the ball with his 9 overs only costing 20 runs, although he is a noisy b***** on the pitch!
High Wycombe are now at home to Cardiff or Bath in the last 16 on July 17th. I really fancy them to go all the way and to meet Ealing in the final if they are on opposite sides of the draw.



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This Sunday, July 10th, more T20 nonsense between Middlesex and Somerset at Southgate.


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National Village Cup Last 16 : Dumbleton 237/9 beat Ynystawe 216 all out in the 39th over by 21 runs (if the score board is to be believed!). No adm/prog; Att 200

Collected Shotton Brian from Sandwell and Dudley and headed to this tiny village off the Tewkesbury-Evesham road arriving about fifteen minutes before a 1 o'clock start that wasn't going to happen. The visitors from South Wales had coach problems on the way up so it would be 1.45 before we were to get off.
As the barbie smelled irrestibile it was the first port of call where three rashers and a fried egg in a bap cost the princely sum of £2. Happy days.
Dumbleton will be hard to top as village grounds go; the village itself is impossibly cutesy and the ground is tree-ringed perfection. The new 2001 clubhouse is fabulous, being built in a swiss chalet style with decking balconies and frontages and another balcony to the rear overlooking an ornamental duck pond; to the rear of all this is the magnificent Dumbleton Hall, now a hotel, which towers over the whole scene and through the gaps in the trees are sweeping views down the Vale of Evesham. And the whole village seemed to be here - all that missing was Inspector Barnaby. The local cop-car did show up during the second innings as the Welsh supporters began to sing, but he just sat on his bonnet and watched an hour or so before tootling off. No sign of Cully at all.
Ynystawe, who have been winners of this competition in the past, would have been favourites and brought about fifty fans with them who went for it the moment they arrived -they were easy to spot among the genteel Cotswold set.
Dumbleton set what we reckoned was a competitive score although the visiting coach was heard to say that if his star man (at 3) got in, it could be over very quickly. Ynystawe dawdled along and only had around 70-1 at half way before the "star man" cut loose and it's fair to say that his controversial run-out changed the game as his barrage of boundaries had put the Welsh very much on course. No one else came to the fore and there were many Hooray's as the last man fell.
Top marks to the catering ladies (who have a 2011 calendar girls thing going on) for the huge spread of tea, available to non-players for £2, and a dizzying range of cakes.
A wonderful quintessentially English Sunday afternoon out.


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Birmingham and District Premier Division 3 Barnards Green v St George's
St George's 237-8 Barnards Green 238-4

Delightfully set at the foot of the Malvern Hills the ground is about a mile from town. Barnards Green have done brilliantly since being promoted from the Worcestershire League last season and they and Brewood have been running away at the top. After Saturday's games Barnards Green have opened up a gap as Brewood lost. St George's performed better than the last time I saw them and posted a reasonable total but an appalling first two overs by their opening bowler (21 runs) led to his permanent removal from the attack. They managed to drop 7 catches in Barnards Green and that removed any chance they had of winning although a 40 minute hold up because of a heavy shower meant that they only had 45 overs to get the runs - they did it with 3 balls to spare.



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National Village Cup Last 16 Shipston on Stour v Woodhouses
Woodhouses 267-4 Shipston 119

Strangely just like Buncrana Boy we had a problem with the visiting team's coach breaking down resulting in an 80 minute delay. The ground is shared with Shipston Excelsior of the Stratford Alliance on the London Road and had a huge slope up to the pavilion from the square. Although pleasantly situated it cannot match the magnificence of Dumbleton. Woodhouses (from Greater Manchester) looked very impressive throughout although some very sloppy fielding from Shipston meant that they added 30 or so more runs than they should have. As soon as Woodhouses started bowling the difference in class was obvious with their opening bowler causing no ends of problems. Their first four bowlers all looked impressive and the game was effectively over before the 20 overs mark. There then followed a tedious pattern of play as bowlers 5,6 and 7 were brought on and Woodhouses very obviously relaxed their grip - they were after all staying the night and consequently in no rush! Shipston were unwilling to throw the bat and so the game subsided until Shipston were eventually put out of their misery.
It will take a very good side to beat Woodhouses - watch out for them in the quarter finals.





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