C.E.C.C.| Shepherds Cot | Crouch End | North London | N8 8JJ
It's dark. It's raining. Ian has just been run out. We are 102 for 9. They have 19 overs to get our final wicket. It's time for a miracle. It's time to pray to whichever God you believe in. It's time for a hail mary pass. But, most importantly, it's time for Kashif and Kamuran to engineer the greatest escape I have witnessed on a cricket pitch. Lord be praised!
But let us start, as all great stories do, at the beginning. On a hot, sultry day, I won the toss (2 out of 12) and decided…Continue
Added by Robert Russell on July 28, 2013 at 20:48 — No Comments
A very quick resume of today.
I dislike being a skipper, most of my week is about making decisions and it would be nice to be free from having to make so many on a Saturday off. But still despite Nabil's kind offer (Number of outstanding admin issues mean it wasn't right for him) I assumed the mantle - again!
Despite Pete's best efforts we left the club by car and by public transport with eight players. Salam having kindly offered to pick up a contact from our ever…Continue
Added by Simon Tanner on July 27, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments
The Lads watching Alex and Darren tear into the bowling
Added by Sasha on July 15, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments
Alex gives catching practice....
the Crouch End slide began!!!
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It was hot. I mean hot. It was Naggers-without-his-top-on hot. Yes, it was that hot. Sizzle!!! The dilemma of what to do at the toss was once again nicely taken out of my hands, and we were in the field. Did I mention it was hot?
Youth was given its head, as K&K (Kiran and Kashif) opened proceeding, with a tight 5 overs, which offered few scoring opportunities and a deserved wicket for Kiran.
Then Kashif sent their opener to A&E!!!!!!
Yes, that placid exterior…Continue
With the 4ths away at the recently niggling rivals, Phoenicians, the word ‘honourable’ was still on everyone’s lips, this time over the walk-don’t-walk incident. Not the Broad debacle of course, but Simon’s decision to traipse back to the pavilion with no call from the umpire. Could this have cost us the match? Irrelevant in the end, as despite being strong in the bowling department, the 4ths had decided to go back to form and bat like a bowl of raspberry jelly – wobbly in…Continue
Added by Tom Morris on July 15, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments
Massive congratulations to our fantastic team on Sunday 1st July who had an amazing win against Stoke Newington.
CECC 127 for 7, Stoke Newington 50 for 7 – well done boys!
It was a very impressive display by all the team in both batting and fielding.
Simon Tanner, Club Secretary comments:
"This is a great win. Stoke Newington have set the model we should be aiming for in our own colts development and to secure this impressive win…Continue
Added by Simon Tanner on July 9, 2013 at 20:20 — No Comments
When asked 'What is the proudest moment of your life?' People will often trot out the same hackneyed answers: the birth of their kids, their wedding day, the first time they weren't sick after the room started spinning. But not me, because winning a game by 2 runs with an over to go, that goes straight to the top of the list. But let's start with at the beginning with 2 firsts.
First first, I finally won the toss. Second first I chose to bat first, which was a first. The innings went…Continue
Added by Robert Russell on July 8, 2013 at 21:16 — No Comments
Self-belief seems to be returning to the 4th XI. They were able to put out a fairly strong side which despite some moments of anxiety proved too strong for their hitherto successful opponents.
Crouch End were grateful for not having to field in the heat of the day. David and KK survived both a useful opening attack and the inconsistencies of the Church Road pitch to give a respectable start. KK started accumulating runs off the bad balls and, after David’s LBW…Continue
While the rest of the Saturdays navel-gazed, the rejuvenated 4ths took to the field against Old Actonians with some astute overseas signings from Mo to boost the squad (tip for Mourinho, start scouting in Bangladesh). With the new KK model updating the JJ jalopy, a smart pair of hands with a swift arm in the field and a merciless slaying of the ball at the crease gave a fresh edge,…Continue
Added by Tom Morris on July 3, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments
For those who don't follow world cinema, 3 films were made by director Krzysztof Kieślowski, collectively known as the 'Three Colours Trilogy'. Each film loosely followed a different theme (liberty, equality and fraternity). In homage to these films (and because I hate writing reports when we lose) I will try and recreate each mini-report with a specific theme in mind. Enjoy.
Osterley - Blue…Continue