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wishmaster3211
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May 30, 2012, 5:12 PM

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Saturday: Birmingham League Division 3 Streetly v Aston Manor - one of the two new clubs I need (the other being Penkridge).

Sunday: Yorkshire Tea Cricketer Village Cup Bretforton v Astwood Bank - I believe that some of the groundhopping glitterati visited this one in the latter stages of the same competition last season. Would do one in the Kingfisher if there was a game within 100 miles but quite happy to do this one instead.


did it a few years ago for a benefit game. dont forget to visit the Fleece.



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wishmaster3211
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May 30, 2012, 7:27 PM

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Anyone on here been to the Berkshire MC ground at Henley CC?

The postcode on the MCCA site seems to resolve into a farm so I cant work out where it is. I am trying to establish whether I can easily walk to it from Henley Station.



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AndyE
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May 30, 2012, 10:55 PM

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I've not actually been there, but yes you can - about ten minutes walk from Henley station.

From the station, walk up into town and over the bridge into Berkshire. Once over the bridge, the ground is on the left in about 400 yards. If you're using Google Maps, RG9 2LT comes out directly across the road from the ground.


totallyuntamed
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May 30, 2012, 10:55 PM

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Just over the bridge from the town and thus in Berkshire rather than Oxfordshire - I walked into town in the lunch break last year. Not sure where station is but ground is only 5 minutes walk from town centre. Over the bridge and on the left.



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totallyuntamed
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Jun 3, 2012, 12:44 AM

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Birmingham Premier League Division Three Streetly 146 Aston Manor 147-9 Admission £1.50 for programme Cheesy chips £1 "Sutton sage" headcount 50

Sadly we were back to the miserable weather of 2 weeks ago for this very tight clash watched by various cricket groundhopping alumni at the home of league newcomers Streetly. The ball was moving about off a particular spot throughout the game and the outfield was also rather patchy in places and caused various problems for fielders. The ground is a strange shaped one with a couple of chunks of the ground missing where neighbouring properties intrude and the overall effect is that this is quite a small playing area and in better conditions than today 146 would never have been a competitive total. However, the game constantly swung to and for and this was one of those rare occasions when a tie was a possibility as what turned out to be the last ball was bowled. Credit to the last wicket pair for Aston Manor who put on a dozen or so and a slightly risky single gave them a victory which they just about deserved.



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GrundyHiller
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Jun 3, 2012, 12:57 PM

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Sat 2 June: Northern Premier Cricket League: St Annes v Carnforth at Vernon Road

St Annes, reigning champions, have made a poor start to the season with injuries affecting several of their squad. They still have arguably the best pro in the league in Dinuka Hettiarachchi, the Sri Lankan slow left arm bowler and also ex-Pakistan Test player Atiq Uz-Zaman, a prolific runs-scorer. Carnforth put up a good fight in an enthralling match; they scored 198/8 in their 50 overs with Ryan Nelson making a cultured 68 and enjoying a century second wicket stand with pro Toby Bulcock (47). Dinuk bowled unchanged and collected 5/67.

When Atiq was LBW to Adam Cowperthwaite for 50 St Annes were wobbling but veterans Andy Kellett, the captain, and Neil Bradley steadied the ship with crucial innings and Dinuk then came in to hit a run-a-ball unbeaten 48 to secure victory by three wickets with nine balls to spare despite good bowling from Cowperthwaite (4/90) and Bulcock (3/72). St Annes ground is well appointed with an excellent club house and good food but a misty sea fret settled over the ground for most of the day making it something of an endurance for spectators.


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Jun 3, 2012, 1:23 PM

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Sunday 10th June
CB40 Group C
Kent Spitfires (?) v Northamptonshire Steelbacks
1.45pm
@ Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells

First of 3 new (for me) outground CB40 fixtures for the Steelbacks this season, the others being Sussex @ Arundel & Unicorns @ Wormsley both at the end of July.



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Staffordshire Club Cricket championship - Division One.

Milford Hall 270/8 beat Aldridge 135 all out.

My first club cricket match for over 20 years, and I had forgotten just how long these games go on for! A 1.00pm start with 50 overs a side, and when the Milford innings took just over 4 hours to complete I could see us finishing in the pitch dark if Aldridge had made a game of it. Luckily they didn't and were all out for 135 in the 35th over, much to the disappoinment of their two elderly fans complete in cricket jumpers and club jackets and age 80+ I would reckon.

The highlight of the day was a superb 150 not out by Milford Hall player Todd Henderson who rescued the team from a rather dicy 28/2 after 10 overs.

Lovely set up, in the village of Milford, which is just outside Stafford on the A513. Bloody cold though.


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Jun 3, 2012, 3:55 PM

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Saturday 2nd June
2 Day Tour Match.
Leicestershire v West Indies.
Admission .Life member
Score Card . 50p

Only 50 overs were bowled on day 1. West Indies won toss and chose to bat as they looked to give there batsmen some time at the crease. West Indies were 25 -2 with N.Malik picking up the wickets of Powell (9) and Edwards (0) . Barath and Bravo put on 111 for the 3rd wicket. Bravo out for 66. Barath made 53 not out when bad light stopped play at 5pm.
West Indies ended on 150-3.


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Jun 3, 2012, 8:54 PM

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Sat 2nd JUNE

Bradford league first division Pudsey Congs 170 for 4 Undercliffe 165 all out
£3.00 inc 4 page programme


GrundyHiller
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Jun 14, 2012, 10:46 AM

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Minor Counties Championship, Sun 10 to Tues 12 June, Cumberland v Staffordshire at Barrow-in-Furness; Scorecards: £1

The Ernest Pass Memorial Ground is situated on Abbey Road, close to the Furness Abbey and next door to the hospital. It’s a beautifully appointed venue with rural views to the east and the Barrow club are well organised with teams of club members engaged in all the various tasks needed to stage a game.

Staffs batted first on a warm Sunday morning, opener Chris Beech making a battling 55 as they were dismissed for 200. Left arm spinner Toby Bulcock bowled a marathon stint of 39 overs and took 3/95 with Chris Thompson’s second spell accounting for five wickets. Skipper Gary Pratt showed his fielding prowess remains undiminished with two direct hits for run outs.

Greg Willott, a well built left arm seamer then exploited the conditions superbly taking 7/20 to bowl out Cumberland for 115, despite Thompson’s 47. Second time around Bulcock and fellow spinner Chris Miller each took five wickets as Staffs set the home side a victory target of 256. Again the top order failed and despite Thompson’s half century Staffs wrapped up victory by 50 runs just after lunch on the third day, left arm spinner Paul Byrne taking five wickets. It was Cumberland’s first defeat for 16 games since they lost to Staffs at Barrow in 2009. A really good three days' cricket; the visiting Staffs supporters (some of the posters on here) enjoyed their stay.


wishmaster3211
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Jun 17, 2012, 8:30 PM

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MCCA KO Trophy QF

Corsham

Devon 258/9 (Woodman 52 Thomson 54 Bhatt 10/3/17/2), Wiltshire 259/5 (Breet 83 Kilbee 73)

Adm Free, scorecard £1, 2 real ales available in the pavilion plus hot food and drink. Att peaked at 125.

Its that time of year when the ECB decrees that Cricket fans don't get any cricket to watch while the meaningless cash register that is Twenty Twenty Instant Mash Cricket fills (or rather increasingly doesnt fill) our County grounds with people who actually don't like Cricket.

So, once again the MCCA Trophy throws up a potential match of the season as Wiltshire send the Devonians packing in this extremely close encounter, which ebbed and flowed in precisely the way that T20 cant.

Devon started off like a train as Wilts sent down a barrage of dross early on including an over with 6 wides in it. They got to 100/0 off 14 but then the excellent SLA of Bhatt put the brakes on. In a key phase of play both he and Bowler outbowled the Devon spinners. Thomson held the innings together, and they accelerated at the end though were held back by the excellent outcricket of the home side, notably two superb catches by Morrison (one to remove the dangerous Woodman) which would have put most County sides to shame

Wilthires classy openers put on 96 at a good rate, but the intervention if two rain delays and a bit of complacency during that 50 over fallow period had me worried that at 184/4 theyd be going out on DL. I had forgotten that its only at the professional end (where people pay lots of money to watch...) that umpires fuss and faff over a bit of rain. The second heavy shower would probably have seen a County game reduced by about an hour. I went into town for some shopping and as I came back 20 mins later the players were chasing the covers off the pitch!

PLEASE PLEASE WILL THE ECB TAKE NOTE THESE ARE AMATEURS AND IF THEY CAN PLAY IN IT FOR NOTHING THEN WHY CANT THOSE ON £50K a year. SCANDALOUS!

Anyway I thought the captain Joe Breet had missed the boat by his slow scoring, as did a couple of Devon fans I spoke to, but together with Langford they duly put the hammer down in the last ten overs. Then right at the end a fantastic throw from the Deep Square boundary ran out Breet. They still needed 15 or so off 2 1/2 overs. Cue Morrison, who bowled some right dross in the Devon innings. He hit a towering six to seal it with an over to spare!

Great to put one over those "aristocrats" from Devon too and cracking entertainment for which really they should charge. I feel I cheated them getting that for free!

Wiltshire are away to Staffordshire in the semis in two weeks.

Of note here, Wiltshire had a bowler called Bowler and a bowler called Bhatt! they bowled together, but I am told that while Bowler can bat, Bhatt cant. neither was Holding a Willey!



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totallyuntamed
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Jun 17, 2012, 10:00 PM

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Birmingham League Division Three Penkridge 255-8 (55 overs, including an hour rain break) Streetly 109-0 (20 overs) No admission charge nor scorecard.

This ground is deep in the Staffordshire countryside and is a good mile and a half outside Penkridge next to a garden centre. There are short boundaries at either end of the ground but width wise it is quite sizeable. This was one of those frustrating days where the rain spoilt what was a potentially intriguing game, although both teams should be blamed for their abysmally slow over rates which meant that the requisite number of overs (25) were not bowled in the Streetly innings to get a result. The Streetly scorer was mouthing off at the Penkridge fielders at the end for their slowness in putting the covers on, but if his side had fielded a spinner they would have finished their overs quickly enough for the 25 overs to have been bowled in their innings! A champagne job for me as I finished the Birmingham League once again.




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totallyuntamed
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Jun 17, 2012, 10:16 PM

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Another frustrating day as we travelled to Toft for the Minor Counties Knock Out Quarter Final between Cheshire and Dorset having first rung to check we did not have a wasted journey. Yes the lady who answered the phone said as long as there was no more rain the game would be on. What she had not realised was that the covers had been ripped by the overnight wind and when they removed them later all the water went on the square so the prospects of play were very remote, although the umpires were unwilling to entertain the idea of a bowl out at that early stage, so rather than wait around six hours and even then with no certainty of play we headed back down the motorway to Water Orton v Fillongley in the last 64 of the Village Knock out. No admission or scorecard. Water Orton 207-8 (40 overs) Fillongley 117(32 overs).

Quite a shock to see Water Orton in this competition as I have seen them in its "big brother" competition the National Knockout fairly recently. I assume that as they have been relegated to the third tier of the Birmingham League they have decided to enter this competition now, although given its size I am perplexed as to how it qualifies as a village! On the pitch Fillongley from 2 leagues lower bowled fairly tidily until some agricultural blows form the Water Orton number 6 who accrued a rapidfire 49 took the game out of their reach. Water Orton's bowling was more penetrating and the game was won for them by their spinner who took four wickets in quick succession after being introduced just past the half way mark. I think that Water Orton must be one of the favourites for this and I will look to see who they have got in the next round. As is usual in this competition there was a decent sized attendance, peaking around the 100 mark. The ground is a very tight one with very little space for spectators around the boundary. Entrance is obtained by means of the rear of the Digby pub car park.




"There's a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Milletts".


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Its that time of year when the ECB decrees that Cricket fans don't get any cricket to watch while the meaningless cash register that is Twenty Twenty Instant Mash Cricket fills (or rather increasingly doesnt fill) our County grounds with people who actually don't like Cricket.


I used to get annoyed when no proper cricket was scheduled for a bank holiday or a Saturday (I was prepared to let them play one day nonsense on a Sunday) but now it's a whole month. I have taken to smiling when it rains at this time of year. It does at least create a window for taking a summer holiday.


GrundyHiller
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Jun 18, 2012, 2:06 PM

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Sunday 17 June 2012: MCCA Trophy Quarter final: Cornwall v Cumberland

After a long overnight bus trip Cumberland were put into bat in damp conditions at Truro. Josh Tolley batted beautifully to anchor the innings, reaching a well deserved, unbeaten century off the last ball- a fine effort. Chris Thompson’s hard hit 39 enabled the visitors to reach a highly competitive 224/7. Thompson and Toby Bulcock then combined to bowl out the home side for 105. Truro CC is a scenic ground next to the river, with distant views of the cathedral. The game attracted a good-sized crowd and thankfully the rain stayed away. Cumberland now travel to Dorset for the semi-final on 1 July, to be played at Dean Park, Bournemouth.


totallyuntamed
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Jun 18, 2012, 2:41 PM

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Well well well! Despite the prophets of doom at Toft (who I allowed myself to be persuaded by) they actually played a 35 over match which probably means they started around 2 o'clock with an easy win for Dorset.



"There's a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Milletts".


wishmaster3211
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Jun 18, 2012, 11:38 PM

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Sunday 17 June 2012: MCCA Trophy Quarter final: Cornwall v Cumberland

After a long overnight bus trip Cumberland were put into bat in damp conditions at Truro. Josh Tolley batted beautifully to anchor the innings, reaching a well deserved, unbeaten century off the last ball- a fine effort. Chris Thompson’s hard hit 39 enabled the visitors to reach a highly competitive 224/7. Thompson and Toby Bulcock then combined to bowl out the home side for 105. Truro CC is a scenic ground next to the river, with distant views of the cathedral. The game attracted a good-sized crowd and thankfully the rain stayed away. Cumberland now travel to Dorset for the semi-final on 1 July, to be played at Dean Park, Bournemouth.



I will be hoping for a Wilts V Dorset Final then Smile

I too used to get annoyed at lack of Cricket on Bank Holidays. Ordinary people are astonished that they actively avoid playing on some bank holidays. Its hard to make people understand that the ECB and the Players really want noone to watch the 4 day game so they can avoid the "hassle" of having to play so many matches. This is something they have achieved in most countries already. Strangely, we are number 1 in the world and have the best 1st Class competition though...........

Anyway, the Kwik cricket has only served to increase the popularity of Minor Counties. Frankly the MCCA 50 over Trophy seems to serve up seem really high quality games.



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GrundyHiller
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Minor Counties cricket is hugely enjoyable; the commitment of the players and committees involved is extraordinary. Cumberland's trip to Cornwall was a massive logistical exercise to organise but the players really enjoyed the trip and the fact everyone got home safely was all that mattered. We are looking forward to our trip to Dean Park Bournemouth in a fortnight amd it will take a very good side to beat Cumberland, just ask Cornwall, they were very complimentary about the CCCC's all round strengths.


AndyE
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I've not actually managed to see any games in this year's competition yet, but time for a quick look at the Kingfisher Cup. Yesterday was Regional Finals day, when the identity of the sixteen clubs qualifying for the National Round was due to be established. But as was only to be expected, five of the games were rained off and they'll have another go on Sunday 24 June.

1. York v Blaydon - postponed (rain)
2. Cuckney v Hanging Heaton - postponed (rain)
3. West Indian Cavaliers v Ockbrook and Borrowash - postponed (rain)
4. Blackpool 90 Chorley 94-3
5. Ormskirk 192-5 Northern 192 (Ormskirk won by losing fewer wickets)
6. Farnworth 167 Bamford Fieldhouse 170-3
7. Neston 154-8 Chester Boughton Hall 149-9
8. Kidderminster Victoria 147-7 Walsall 98
9. South Wilts 156-8 Sully Centurions 119
10. Bridgwater v Bovey Tracey - postponed (rain)
11. Spencer v Havant - postponed on police orders (ground is currently being treated as a crime scene after three people were injured by a falling tree)
12. Barnt Green 191-7 Banbury 145
13. Great Witchingham 161-9 Brentwood 165-1
14. Wanstead and Snaresbrook 235-9 Harrow 174-9
15. Teddington 172 Ealing 169
16. Hastings and St Leonards Priory 212 Tunbridge Wells 215-7

National Round draw:

Chorley v 2
1 v 3
Neston v Kidderminster Victoria
Bamford Fieldhouse v Ormskirk
Brentwood v Barnt Green
11 v Teddington
Tunbridge Wells v Wanstead and Snaresbrook
South Wilts v 10

Matches to be played Sunday 8 July.


wishmaster3211
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Jun 19, 2012, 1:01 AM

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Minor Counties cricket is hugely enjoyable; the commitment of the players and committees involved is extraordinary. Cumberland's trip to Cornwall was a massive logistical exercise to organise but the players really enjoyed the trip and the fact everyone got home safely was all that mattered. We are looking forward to our trip to Dean Park Bournemouth in a fortnight amd it will take a very good side to beat Cumberland, just ask Cornwall, they were very complimentary about the CCCC's all round strengths.


I think it was Cumberland I saw lose to Berkshire in a semi final. was that last year? Berkshire would give a few Counties a battle in 50 overs games. Dean Court is a cracker. I wish i could do both games. The commitment really puts the pros to shame. They cant wait to get back afyer rain delays.



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Jun 19, 2012, 12:48 PM

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Well well well! Despite the prophets of doom at Toft (who I allowed myself to be persuaded by) they actually played a 35 over match which probably means they started around 2 o'clock with an easy win for Dorset.



We actually started at 2.45 and despite bowling ok, Cheshire probably allowed Dorset 20-30 runs too many and then batted like drains.

Dorset 170-9 (35 overs)
Cheshire 102 all out (30.3 overs)


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Saturday 23 June 2012; Lancashire League: Lowerhouse v Todmorden; Admission £4

Lowerhouse CC is situated on the Padiham road out of Burnley. They are an object lesson in how to maximise your facilities, and have turned around their fortunes in the last few years. By placing an emphasis onto a youth structure and with a talented and pro-active professional (the South African Francois Haasbroek), the ‘House won the League last year and are favourites to win it again.

Club officials and volunteers started working on the ground in the early hours after the torrential rain of Friday and miraculously got a game on under largely glowering skies. The pro came up with a quick-fire 63 after a slow but steady start by the openers and 190/7 was a competitive total on a rain-affected pitch, the innings cut short by three balls by rain.

After a rain delay Todmorden were set 152 in 36 overs but after two poor overs Joe Hawke decided to bowl line and length and the opening bowler was rewarded with the first six wickets to fall, twice being on a hat-trick. Todmorden subsided to 82ao, Hawke taking 6/34. A really friendly, progressive club this one with an enviable junior set-up, I really enjoyed my visit here. The tea hut proprietor purveyed excellent pie and peas as long as you said ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’


totallyuntamed
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Warwickshire Premier League Kings Heath v Nuneaton

Nuneaton 170-7 50 overs Kings Heath 174-5 37.2 overs

Runaway leaders Kings Heath went 50 points clear with yet another victory at their ground which is situated on the A435 Alcester Road south of the city. It is easy to miss the turning to the ground which is on the left as you come from the city. It is a large ground and has been used by Warwickshire for second eleven games in the past. There are houses with substantial gardens bordering the ground on two sides with a brook running on the far side of the ground which meant that with all the recent rain this part of the ground, which was placed outside the boundary ropes, was very damp. Nuneaton's total never looked likely to be sufficient but represented a considerable revival after they were 60-6 at one stage.



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Jun 25, 2012, 11:40 PM

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Minor Counties West Division

Oxfordshire 116 all out v Dorset 178ao and 43-3.
Admission: Free
Scorecard: By donation
Tea: 60p
Att: 30


An excellent suggestion by Wishmaster here.

Game was scheduled to be played at Banbury CC in Bodicote, but upon arriving just after 10:30 and finding little sign of life I looked around and found a committee member who said due to problems with Banbury's pitch it had been moved the 10 miles or so to the picturesque Little and Great Tew CC.

Arrived at Gt Tew 2 minutes after the advertised start time of 11am to find they had actually started at 10:30 to try and recover some of yesterday and Dorset were reeling at 11-3 which became 40-6 before Parks and Denman put on 72 for the 7th wicket with some sensible batting.

The last 2 wickets saw a few shots slogged to up the score, before the hosts batted and were quite frankly awful.

Got tied down trying to block everything rather than try and play a few shots too and it came back and bit them. Either side of tea they lost 4 wickets for 3 runs and it wasn't until Blanchard came out and started slogging a quickfire 19 that there was any spark in the home innings. They eventually scrambled their way to 116 all out after being 57-7.

Dorset came out to bat again and despite losing an early wicket dug in for the remaining 20 overs in the day before losing a wicket with what turned out to be the last ball of the day.

Stroke of the day came from Dorset's Khan who hit a magnificent 6 and hit the Pikey caravan going past the ground at the time.

Despite losing a days play yesterday, with another dry and sunny day tomorrow a result is very much on the cards (especially if they play for 9 hours again!) and anyone in the vicinity with time to spare could do worse.

After the close Wishmaster and I headed for the Crown in Church Enstone for quite possibly the best pint of Hooky I've had. Not normally a lower of their beers but this was excellent.

A top day



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