C.E.C.C.| Shepherds Cot | Crouch End | North London | N8 8JJ
Saturday was a funny day. After much rain during the week, some of it at a biblical level, the forecast was for more during the match. With the middle of the division very congested – seven points separating third from eighth – any points gained could be crucial, especially as some matches may be abandoned or struggle to finish.
The pitch was green and I lost my first toss of the season. We were put in to bat and as we began, so did a few spots of rain. Nine of the side…Continue
Added by Matt Chambers on June 27, 2016 at 13:14 — No Comments
I thought I’d got away with it this week – it was 10am on Saturday morning and I was standing in the queue at the Post Office waiting to collect a parcel. No changes, no cry offs – the team was as selected on Wednesday night for the first time this season. Then Hiren called.
Someone had dropped out from the first team. Cue the domino effect and much calling around, movement of this person and then that person. Thanks to much last minute help from Peter – what would the…Continue
Added by Matt Chambers on June 21, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments
We did not have the best preparation for our important match against struggling Finchley. They were one of only two teams below us at the start of play and the importance of opening up a significant gap between us and them was high. Therefore a drop out at 10pm followed by much ringing around to rectify the situation was not ideal.
Neither was the fact that GoogleMaps potentially sent us to one location, while AppleMaps sent us to the correct one. Anyway, most of us made…Continue
Added by Matt Chambers on June 13, 2016 at 10:32 — No Comments
Having won the toss the Hornsey skipper couldn’t wait to unleash his young opening bowlers on us. One in particular had a very productive method. He bowled consistent speedy in swingers which lead to dozens of LBW appeals, three of them successful, one of which, to our great disappointment, was Kairul’s first ball.
Shiva however survived a first ball appeal; and it was just as well he did since his 55 was the backbone of the Crouch End innings. It was a mature, measured,…Continue
Added by Andrew Frank Smith on June 7, 2016 at 20:11 — No Comments