C.E.C.C.| Shepherds Cot | Crouch End | North London | N8 8JJ
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
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…Continue
Added by Robert Jenkins on July 28, 2010 at 14:42 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by L N Murthy Upadhyayula on July 21, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Andrew Frank Smith on July 13, 2010 at 0:39 — No Comments
DOG DAY AFTERNOON
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…Continue
Added by Robert Jenkins on July 12, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments
DAY OF THE DEAD
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…Continue
Added by Robert Jenkins on July 11, 2010 at 17:56 — No Comments
Added by L N Murthy Upadhyayula on July 10, 2010 at 23:22 — No Comments
Added by James W on July 5, 2010 at 14:32 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Andrew Frank Smith on July 5, 2010 at 1:11 — No Comments
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…