C.E.C.C.| Shepherds Cot | Crouch End | North London | N8 8JJ
With Captain Bazley away the Wildcards were under the vice skipper's guard (Bobby Y) for the favourite fixture of the summer calender against local rivals Octopus. The Wildcards have won this fixture for the past two seasons - both games were won by single digit run scores.
Great news started the day -Octopus turned up with a self-branded ball and both teams started merrily ambling up to the Field of Dreams for a 12.30 start. The stumps were out, flags were out, the club was…Continue
All CECC London games were cancelled this weekend except for the Wildcards' trip to Aylesbury. Princes Risborough is a trek indeed.....a 42 mile 1 hour car trip. However, at the end of the long drive is a truly cracking cricket ground. The ground was truly beautiful - a dry wicket & a pristine outfield. The club has covers which have kept the square very dry. The only disadvantage to weeks under covers appeared to be the ultra-low bounce on the…Continue
Joe Nickel writes:
Crouch End endured a frustrating experience at Mill Hill Park.
Their players started turning up from 12:30, the scheduled start time. Fifteen minutes later their captain arrived, and requested they field first rather than tossing. Crouch End Skipper Youdale agreed, and was then surprised when they then asked for the start to be further…Continue
A tale of two games today, literally. The best news of today was that we managed two games, despite the weather trying to halt all cricket in London.
Game 1 Harrow - we lost the toss, were put into bat, and the rain started almost from the off. Harrow were keen to play, as they wanted to win the league and had loaded their team accordingly. We had one hour of play, and were 32 off 12 overs - pretty slow batting, but that was partially understandable given they had some…