C.E.C.C.| Shepherds Cot | Crouch End | North London | N8 8JJ
It’s not often the 4th XI have a well balanced side, but against Wembley 4ths on Saturday there were four seamers, six batsmen and a wicket-keeper-batsman at No 7; and this was conspicuously a game in which many contributed.
Crouch End were asked to field in very hot conditions and Dhamendra took an early wicket; but it took 15 overs of stalemate - no wickets and very few runs – for him to get the next one, caught by Mike the ‘keeper who then repeated the trick off…Continue
There was clear evidence on Saturday that the challenge is not the opposition but ourselves. Perivale 4th are the sort of team we should be able to match.
If any side had the players playing below their true grade it was us. Having lost the toss Crouch End batted and Darren, testing out his injured knee, made a typically belligerent start. It was a pleasant change to see the opposition wilt at the sight of a big-hitting, experienced batsman offering the prospect of a…Continue
For the second week running the 4th XI came up against a side with a lot of experience. This was considered a strong Crouch End team and it was happy to be put in to bat. However, George went in the first over, Tom was put out of his misery when he eventually got an edge, and progress was understandably slow in the face of some very tidy bowling. Mike D and Naggers waited patiently for a hittable ball and slowly got the run rate from one-an-over to the dizzy heights of almost…Continue
Having won the toss the Crouch End top order faced one very accomplished bowler and got themselves out to the bloke at the other end. One Robbie Singh, returning to cricket by way of the Acton 4th XI, landed the ball on a length and moved it both ways. Naggers alone, briefly supported by Vaibhai, Ruskin and Nino, managed both to keep him out and not surrender to the pie-chucker at the other end, scoring 48 out of the Crouch End total of 114 in 43 overs. Acton…Continue