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Maiden 50 for Yr 9 Rory Butler

Skipper Mark Sandler writes:

For the second time this year, we lined up against a brand new cricket team. Plastics only formed this year. This is a really great sign that cricket is alive and thriving.
CECC won the toss, and elected to bat. Even though Ravi couldn’t open with Neil as he injured himself on Saturday, we had the…

Added by Simon Tanner on September 18, 2017 at 9:50 — No Comments

Great News on Hitesh Goswami

Please see news on Hitesh's appointment as an India U16 Coach:

Added by Simon Tanner on August 4, 2017 at 16:38 — No Comments

2017 Summer Cricket Camp Details

Added by Simon Tanner on June 26, 2017 at 14:32 — No Comments

Mad Dog 4s vs Uxbridge 4s

After years of hearing complaints of Andrew always putting us into bat first (get well soon, Sir), the plan so far this season has been to give us something to aim for and, now the timed game is here, the option of a winning draw, or simply the joy of watching the oppo let a victory slip away.  So imagine my surprise when I won the toss and took to the field only for a group of grown men (and FB) to start moaning about the heat of the day, muttering Mad Dogs and Englishmen under their…


Added by Tom Morris on June 21, 2017 at 1:07 — No Comments

13th May - All games ON.

Shouldn't be any problems. Check website or @crouchendcc Twitter feed for further updates.

Added by Simon Tanner on May 13, 2017 at 8:56 — No Comments

Full 2017 Fixture List

Here's all the games for the Adult 2017 season. Ground details will be added to the calendar on the website soon.Senior%20Fixtures%202017.xlsx

Added by Simon Tanner on April 20, 2017 at 19:17 — No Comments

Winter Nets 2017

Book your place now for 2017 Winter Nets.
We have 2 lanes (12 places maximum) £7 per person at 9pm…

Added by Simon Tanner on January 25, 2017 at 9:14 — No Comments

Sunday XI vs Grimsdyke

Quite a strange end to the season for the Sunday XI.  A regular fixture against Grymsdyke has been a good choice in levelling the playing field in a friendly.  However, what should have been a fairly tight affair turned into a rout, and for the first time in my underwhelming experience as captain, one in our favour.

After losing the toss and being put into bat, we lost 3 cheap wickets and looked like we’d be in for an early tea, but in came Waqas and settled down to bat.  I adopted…


Added by Tom Morris on September 20, 2016 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

3rds vs. Hampstead 4ths - Promotion is Washed Away

After last week’s loss we knew that a winning draw was the minimum requirement against champions Hampstead.  This would only do if our two other rivals lost, so a win was the ideal scenario.  Of course we had beaten Hampstead already earlier this season in an epic game and this made me think that they would not see our match as a ‘dead rubber’.  They would not want to lose to us again after all.  I was right …


The toss was won and Hampstead were asked to bat.  They showed…


Added by Matt Chambers on September 6, 2016 at 9:51 — No Comments

3rds vs. Indian Gymkana 4ths - The Future is Bright

Last Saturday was a watershed moment.  It represented the first time that one of the youngsters from our fledgling Colts system played in a 3rd team League match.  Others have played in the 4th team during this year and last, but this shows the progress that we are making in this area as a club.  Not only that but the Colt in question, 14 year old Rory Butler, impressed both his team mates and opponents with his performance.


This milestone for the club was set against the…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 31, 2016 at 11:42 — No Comments

3rds vs. Richmond 5ths - Dark and Stormy

This season has seen us play some excellent and enjoyable games of cricket.  Frankly, last Saturday was not one of them.  The conditions were not conducive to playing cricket - regular showers stopping the match, it was cold, it was gloomy for much of the time and an unrelenting wind buffeted the players all day.  Add to this that Richmond’s second ground is sandwiched between Heathrow Airport and the M4, which made it feel even more desolate and isolated given the conditions.  The smell of…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 23, 2016 at 10:28 — No Comments

3rds vs. Finchley 4ths - The Art of Remaining Focused

Last Saturday’s excellent victory at Osterley put us right on their coat tails in the second promotion spot.  Therefore it was important that we did not slip up against lowly Finchley.  We had beaten them easily in the first match but this was to prove a much sterner test … they won the toss and we were asked to bat first on a hard dry pitch.


Things did not start well as their experienced left-armer accounted for Keith first and then Jon to put us on 22-2.  This brought…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 16, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Phil Nagler writes....4ths v Hornsey 5 6th August 2016


After a couple of good victories, the 4ths were in confident mood going into their home clash with local rivals Hornsey.

We had a good side on paper...sadly the game is played on grass and we were shot out for 84...mentions must go to Simon who batted heroically/stoically/painstakingly/grimly for his 19 and Shiva who looked in good nick before holing out for 18...Robin and KC bowled well for the oppo but no one cares…


Added by Simon Tanner on August 10, 2016 at 13:49 — No Comments

3rds vs. Osterley 4ths - Time to Dream?

As our good unbeaten run has progressed and turned in to a genuine back-to-back promotion push, one fixture has loomed on the horizon – Osterley away.  They are traditionally strong and we have traditionally struggled against them, including losing a tight game earlier this season.  With just a few weeks remaining, Saturday’s showdown with them was a pivotal moment and one that defines how the rest of our season progresses.


After a couple of late movements between the XIs we…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 8, 2016 at 13:49 — No Comments

4th XI v North Middlesex 5 30th July 2016

Although North Middlesex won the toss and asked Crouch End to bat, the Crouch End innings was uncannily similar to the chasing innings last week.  In each case only 4 wickets fell, Ruaridh made a brisk, powerful contribution in the region of 50 and Shiva got a big unbeaten score, this time 85.  The Crouch End total of 231 also featured some classy back-foot boundaries by Sanjay and a patient, well-judged 48 not out from Hikmatullah.  Murmurings among the opposition led to the supposition…


Added by Simon Tanner on August 3, 2016 at 10:09 — No Comments

3rds vs. Twickenham 5ths - Last Man Standing. Again.

Saturday saw us against Twickenham at our Edmonton home.  They absolutely smashed our depleted side in the first match this season, but since then we have re-grouped and gone on a good run.  They on the other hand have suffered an inconsistent season.  Following last week’s frustration of not removing the last Alex Park batsmen to win, it was important that we got back on track.


The match started slightly late due to Twickenham getting stuck behind a fatal accident on the…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 1, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

3rds vs. Alexandra Park 3rds - So near, yet so far

Saturday was hot.  Very hot.  Thankfully we only had a short trip to Alexandra Park to negotiate.  The toss was lost and we were asked to bat on a dry, hard and dusty wicket.  It looked like a good toss to lose and save ourselves an afternoon wilting in the sun.  This would be a real test of our excellent good form against a side that caused us plenty of problems in the reverse fixture.


Jon and Khairul opened and progress was brisk with both exploiting loose deliveries from…


Added by Matt Chambers on July 25, 2016 at 21:51 — No Comments

4th XI v. Wembley 4ths at Edmonton Saturday 23rd July 2016

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…


Added by Andrew Frank Smith on July 25, 2016 at 19:39 — No Comments

4th XI v. Perivale Phoenicians (a) Sat 16th July 2016

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…


Added by Andrew Frank Smith on July 18, 2016 at 13:34 — No Comments

3rds vs. Teddington 4ths - New Balls Please

Last Saturday saw us take on fourth placed Teddington at our Edmonton home.  They had beaten us in the first game and were lurking just four points below us in the table.  Despite this, I was cautiously optimistic given our recent good run of form.  The side saw four changes from that which has performed so well over the last five weeks.


Despite the warm day, the pitch was very green.  After three successive toss losses, my luck returned and Teddington were asked to bat. …


Added by Matt Chambers on July 18, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments



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