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July 2010 Blog Posts (15)

1st Versus Wycombe House


Having been sentenced to 9 games without victory, confidence was low, not a good time to play fellow strugglers who had just beat unbeaten top of the league...

Or perhaps it was, their phantom Aussie who may or may not have scored 150 out of 230 last week wasn't playing. All it needed was for our luck to change, our performance to change, our belief to change and the skipper to win the toss. He lost it, again. We batted…


Added by Robert Jenkins on July 28, 2010 at 14:42 — No Comments

Sundayers vs Barnet Bs

This Sunday’s friendly was a story of swashbuckling and gallantry, fortune and folly, capped with a grand finale grasping defeat from the jaws of victory against a well-matched Barnet B team.

On a wicket hastily put together like a patchwork quilt from the local Women’s Institute, chance was…


Added by Tom Morris on July 27, 2010 at 13:25 — 1 Comment

3RDS Vs Brentham

Let me introduce to Allan. He is a new member to the club, he originates from Scotland, he's very good at mental maths and he's the first person I seen that's played in shorts. Anything else, anything else .................. oh yes he scored an immuculate 70 not out, which was the reason we got a winning draw, despite the fact he had no kit of his own, was out to a girl in his only previous game, and before that had not played for 8, yes 8 years. What a shame it's too late to register…


Added by Robert Russell on July 26, 2010 at 11:24 — 1 Comment

2nds vs Pinner

It all started with a catch dropped by Andy Jeffreys in the very first over at gully off Marcel. Marcel continues to bowl well without any luck as edges go past the slips and gully but finally gets his first wicket bowling over one of the openers in the 8th over or so. The other opener stood his ground and it was clear after the first few overs that he couldn't play on the front foot. So our bowlers started pitching it short and gleefully enough he cut and pulled us on his way to a seventy-ish.… Continue

Added by L N Murthy Upadhyayula on July 21, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments

1st Versus Pinner


In military terms losing to Pinner would be like the Italiens losing to Abyssinia. Rule 1 of the Third Reich; neyva loos to eh syde zat as lost all zere games.

Rooted to the bottom of Division 1, hapless Pinner stuck in hapless Crouch End and happily controlled the game. Tightish, unspectacular bowling was enough to find Crouch End 70-5. Changes in the order had added 20 runs on the default 50-5.

JJ batted sensible and…


Added by Robert Jenkins on July 20, 2010 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Sunday XI vs. Old Calypsonians

It was David vs. Goliath against a team that the 1st XI were unable to beat and the Sunday lads put everything into it, but were um... hammered. We all were shaking as we saw the state of the jungle, sorry rugby field, sorry beach, sorry pitch we were playing on and that convinced Rob to bowl first as he was warned of thier opening bowlers by thier captain and would prefer to mull the prospect of this for 40 overs first before facing the music.

Rob led out a confident…


Added by Joseph Perera on July 19, 2010 at 20:18 — 4 Comments

11th July Sunday v Octopus

Tom Morris writes:

As one octopus wiggled its lucky tentacles for the last time on Sunday in the world cup, so did Octopus CC against the Sunday Friendly XI as they were diced, boiled and deep-fat fried in one of the most satisfying games of the season so…


Added by Simon Tanner on July 15, 2010 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

3rds v Lohana Sat 10th July

The 3rds came away empty-handed from Lohana on Saturday. Having worked their way into a winning position they failed to see the job through and were beaten by 2 wickets.

(The scores in brackets are my guesses. It’s Monday night…


Added by Andrew Frank Smith on July 13, 2010 at 0:39 — No Comments

1st Versus Osterley


Following wretched form, the first team travelled to big guns Osterley with the unique chance of pulling off the double. Relief, as the skipper finally won a toss, turned to dread upon the thought of fielding 55 overs in the sweltering heat.

No chance of that happening today as Osterely were 6-3. Thanks to a quality opening spell from Hitesh and JJ. Everything started to click again, with particular mention to Ali's fantastic…


Added by Robert Jenkins on July 12, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

1st versus Glaxo


A cut and pasted report from last week or the week before would suffice.

Crouch End were 50-5 when Phil and Rob attempted a rescue mission, they put on 50 when Rob's Zombie brain fell out. The other undead batsman trudged out and trudged back searching for brain. The innings was only rescued by Syed and Arif who got the total to 150... again.

It was never enough on a decent paced wicket and Crouch End were never in…


Added by Robert Jenkins on July 11, 2010 at 17:56 — No Comments

Crouch End 2s vs Srilankan Cavaliers (home)

First Innings

It was hot this morning. The Cavaliers won the toss and elected to field. Murthy and Shobuj opened the batting and Murthy not only picked up a boundary in the first over, but also survived the full over. Shobuj smashed 2 fours in the next over from the other end. Then Murthy finally played his trademark straight drive up the hill for four more. We were away, 34 / 0 in 8 overs. Then the first change bowler comes into the attack. Shobuj put a full toss away to the boundary,… Continue

Added by L N Murthy Upadhyayula on July 10, 2010 at 23:22 — No Comments

4th Lions XI Friendly VS Northampton Exiles 3rd XI

Like England's floundering footballers the 4th team had everything on Saturday - high-profile players, skills, birds and Cheryl Cole (Patrick was deputising for Ms Cole with his infamous hairband).

The oppo won a crucial toss and sent out the 4th team into the baking hot sun. The late dropout of one of our opening bowlers didn't help, but the 10 man CECC Lions fought back from a quick scoring Northampton Exile opening session. A few dodgy decisions from their umpires had the team… Continue

Added by Youdy 3000 on July 5, 2010 at 19:35 — 1 Comment

Chess valley sunday league

Crouch end batted first and murf and mark made 40 start before murf departed which brought zz to the crease and they took the score past 150 when murf gave mark out!! shobuj left quickly and sash then took on the bowling and hit a brisk 30.

207-5 at 45 overs not enough we thought and so it proved with harefield getting home with 4 wkts to spare and 6 overs.

The bowling was average and the fielding less so although full marks to mike for stirling work on the boundary and… Continue

Added by James W on July 5, 2010 at 14:32 — No Comments

3rd XI v. Alexandra Park 4th XI (A)

The 3rd XI had the good fortune to win the toss, away to Alexandra Park 4ths on Saturday. It was AP who laboured in the sun and Crouch End who found just enough to finish with a win.

Kamlesh provided the…


Added by Andrew Frank Smith on July 5, 2010 at 1:11 — No Comments

Sunday Friendly - 4/7/2010

Valiant Sunday Friendlies Keep Their Unvictorious Streak Intact

Elstree 298 all out. Crouch End 163 all out. Elstree win by 135 runs.

Being put in to bat in the fine summer sunshine, Crouch End Sunday Friendly XI bowled against a formidable Elstree batting attack, without much luck, but with steely resolve. The fielding was altogether sharp; a

quick run out by Nicky was certainly one of the…


Added by Sam Steedman Thake on July 5, 2010 at 0:05 — 2 Comments

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