C.E.C.C.| Shepherds Cot | Crouch End | North London | N8 8JJ
Prospects for any play seemed unlikely at 1pm in Edmonton for the 4th XI’s home game against Hornsey 4ths. But by 2pm the skies brightened and with it the groundsman’s demeanour; and a soggy game ensued. The toss was lost and Crouch End’s innings made a soggy start. On a slow pitch runs only seemed possible from extravagant hits which led to several cross-batted departures and a run rate after twenty overs scarcely above three an over. The innings was rescued however by a…Continue
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1st Team - Game Rained Off after umpires refused to start.
Crouch End batted first
Scored: 226 For: 7 Wickets In: 37 Overs
Added by Simon Tanner on June 29, 2014 at 17:24 — No Comments
The 3rd XI bandwagon rolled in to our adopted home at Edmonton this week against Osterley, who were second in the table. With the prospect of a tough game, we arrived in good time to practice some light fielding manoeuvres and a series of stretches ( - ladies of Europe, watch…Continue
Crouch End 203 for 10 in 36.5 overs
Wycombe House 147 for 9 in 38.3 overs (only 10 batsmen)
S.Elahi (WY003) 6-59
J.Jenkins (CE045) 5-54
Result: Won by 46 runs.
Harrow St Mary's 305 for 3 in 39 overs
Crouch End 88 for 10 in 41 overs
Result: Lost by 217 runs
CECC 130 for…Continue
Added by Simon Tanner on June 21, 2014 at 21:31 — No Comments
Our mini tour of famous sporting venues took us to Wembley this week. Following last week’s capitulation away at Twickenham, it was important to get back on track. A menacing grey cloud greeted us as we arrived and it quickly decided to empty itself on us and the ‘hallowed…Continue
Added by Matt Chambers on June 16, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments
Cockfosters won the toss and elected to bat
It is not the best way to prepare for a cricket match when you set off from home and have to put your rain jacket on. The sight of me with my cricket bag under my umbrella trudging through the downpour brought an encouraging "You're optimistic mate" from a passer-by. He clearly doesn't know about club cricketers, as we are probably the most optimistic of all amateur sportsman and can spot a patch of blue (or slightly less grey) sky from miles away. I was still optimistic upon…Continue
A glorious win. 268 for 8 off 42 overs, and then we bowled out Edmonton for 135. Here are the notable features:
Wind up of the day: The oppo captain refused to start the game for an hour and a quarter. “That run-up is dangerous. Someone could break an ankle!”
True, there was a moist patch a few feet back of the stumps, due to water having drained off the covers, but the ground was firm and the action areas were dry as dust. Mister Health and Safety refused to…Continue
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Flintoff showing us how it's done....
Added by Simon Tanner on June 4, 2014 at 9:01 — No Comments
The scoreboard says it all - we won and we won well. It was our first win of our so far stop/start season and my first as skipper. To win was very pleasing but the manner in which we did it was even more pleasing, and very promising. But how did we do it?
Firstly we took the field with eleven players for the first time this year. Even better…Continue