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August 2010 Blog Posts (19)

CECC Wildcards vs Edmonton CC - 2!

Well, what can I say, cricket is a cruel game!

So another Sunday afternoon the Crouch End Wildcards (love the name) descended upon another corner of London suburbia, Edmonton.…

Added by Mr. Sahil Sethi on August 27, 2010 at 15:44 — 1 Comment

CECC Wildcards vs Edmonton CC

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Added by Mr. Sahil Sethi on August 26, 2010 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Sunday Duffers Versus Old Owens or Something Played at a Very Nice Ground Somewhere

The former league XI went to Potters Bar and bumped into Raj Shah on the sidelines, pint in hand, looking down at us all over his glasses. Lovely moment.

Capi-tan Rob wanted to test his young pretenders with a run chase, so when it became clear that the oppo were to be bowled out for 100, brought on the buffet bowling.

Rambo grunted and groaned as he attempted to pitch the ball, putting that much moan into a short delivery should come with a Parental Guidance…


Added by Robert Jenkins on August 25, 2010 at 13:34 — 4 Comments

2nds vs Mill Hill Village


The Villagers had won the toss and elected to bat first owing to the fact that they had turned up with only 9 men. This didn't affect any of our plans as Keith would have bowled first on that wicket anyway. The new ball attack saw a unique combination of our comeback kid Marcel, and for the first time since I'd joined the club, Jonathan Smart in the 2nd team.

Both bowlers struggled to adjust to the left and right hand… Continue

Added by L N Murthy Upadhyayula on August 23, 2010 at 19:41 — No Comments

1st Versus Edmonton


175-9 chasing 217. David Jenkins has just been given out LBW. Shobuj Ahmed joins Uncle Arif at the crease...

Crouch End won the toss and stuck edmonton in and immediately had a chance dropped by keeper Ali. It was to cost us about 40 runs. JJ and Sid came back strong and had decent support from Rob and Phil. In the latter overs though with freedom to swing the bat, the spinners went for sixes.

This was…


Added by Robert Jenkins on August 23, 2010 at 11:21 — 3 Comments

3rd XI v. Richmond Sat 21st Aug - at Mill Hill

We can point to one or two moments in the season when the Saturday 3rd XI has failed to grasp its opportunities, but there was none greater than the second half of Saturday’s home game against Richmond in which a season’s-worth of solid work was undone in three hours of murky batting.…


Added by Andrew Frank Smith on August 22, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Chess Valley Game 6

We waited an hour to let the spongy square settle and so the game became a 39 over chase. I lost the all important toss and had to tell everyone to pad up as we could get rolled PDQ.

Murthy and Jamie batted sensibly for 10 overs and when the instruction for someone to take the initiative was about to be made via the old water bottle routine, Murthy was bowled - perfect!

Kamlesh gave evidence for his form with some crisp shots and Roger put to bed any claim that…


Added by Robert Jenkins on August 19, 2010 at 18:35 — No Comments

1st Versus Birckbeck College


While the lads awaited the inevitable, JJ and I trudged through the puddles to North Middlessex to watch Tottenham Versus Manchester City.

There has been a lot of negativitiy towards North Mid and their restaurant / Pavillion. I however, found it very pleasant and couldn't help but feel a little envious as the table next to me had Humus and Pitta delivered to the them.

Tottenham had the better of the chances and forced…


Added by Robert Jenkins on August 19, 2010 at 11:33 — No Comments

London Marshes Select vs CECC Wildcards, 15/8/2010


Karma. The mysterious, ethereal force that creates our reality by shaping our consciousness through past deeds, both good and bad.
Buddhist monks, as well as other spiritual practitioners, have studied it, worked with it and tried to define it for millenia. But…

Added by Paul Godden on August 16, 2010 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

3rd XI Sat 14th Aug - Perival Phoenicians 4th XI (A)

It’s worth a short report on the 3rd XI’s ultimately fruitless day in a park in Perivale on Saturday.

Phoenicians won the toss and fielded. Batting wasn’t easy. Tim (47) and Richard (24) stuttered to 50 in 18 overs,…


Added by Andrew Frank Smith on August 15, 2010 at 12:01 — 1 Comment

Chess Valley Game 5

Chasing 148 to win and trying to manufacture a good game, Captain Rob may have misjudged the batting order. Always two sides to a story. The other being no one could have expected two run outs in the top five.

In episode 5 of Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmare's its clear if you take a dash of Upadyhayula, season with Hewavisenti, allow to simmer for 3 minutes, you'll have one doughy mess of a run out. Serves two people.

What's most enjoyable is that neither know…


Added by Robert Jenkins on August 13, 2010 at 13:47 — 1 Comment

1st Versus Old Lyonians


As the rain saved Old L's in our last encounter, it was only fair it came to our rescue this time.

At 50-1 chasing 127, Old lyonians were batting well on a pitch whose conditions hadn't much improved from the first innings. For the second time in the match rain came and Sasha regaled us with stories from the good old days, a hundred West Indian names I've never heard of, playing shots you can't imagine, in a language I couldn't…


Added by Robert Jenkins on August 9, 2010 at 20:51 — 2 Comments

3rds vs M.T.S.C.C

What a game! Crouch End continued their impressive winning streak with a game that had everything: century makers, reflex catches, on-field verbals, potential car park lock-ins and of course the TV Choice crossword. Chasing 230 for victory, Crouch End got to their target with 8 balls to spare, with Bernard masterfully steering the ball to the third man boundary for the match winning 4.

When the oppo eventually turned up, they won the toss and decided to bat (I love it when…


Added by Robert Russell on August 8, 2010 at 18:58 — 2 Comments

1st Versus M.T.S.C.C


Now to tattoo this on our chests to remember it.

100 a/o.

163 to chase off 50 overs sounds perfectly straightforward to those who suffer from Amnesia.

Hitman deserves mention for fully getting his £12 worth by bowling through the whole innings. 25 overs for 63.

Crouch End got into their stride and kept promotion chasing Tamils down but not out. At 90-7 a good partnership was made and broken,…


Added by Robert Jenkins on August 5, 2010 at 23:02 — 2 Comments

Chess Valley Game 4

Any passers by would have quick to guess the state of the game just from our complete lack of conversation on the sidelines. We were 17-3 and couldn't even muster a laugh at Logie, as he looked towards the stars, mouth open with amazment, bails shattered.

Late ringer Roger played a fantastic counter of 52, single handedly tilting the match back to evens. At 90-4 Rob joined DJ and promptly went to 50, for the first time in this universe comfortably outscoring DJ and making him…


Added by Robert Jenkins on August 5, 2010 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

The opposition view - 3rds v Twickenham

An excellent victory for the 3rds made even sweeter when reading the oppo view from their website:

Twickenham 188- 5 off 50 overs – J.Richards-111* - T.Davies 20

Crouch End- 192- 3 D. Henderson- 3 wickets

The T’s unfortunately lost again and this time it was to Crouch End. Skipper Dassani won the toss and elected to bat. Crouch End started off on a high as Gilbert

departed for a duck but Walder and in…


Added by Simon Tanner on August 5, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

2nds vs Perivale

After two consecutive wins and jumping to no. 2 in the rankings, the 2nds have yet another task i.e. to establish themselves at 2nd place. Roger won the toss and put the oppos in which proved to be a good decision as they were soon reduced to 1/17 in 10 overs. But just when further chances were given to us, catches were dropped (2 off Alex) and a caught behind not given (off James) which allowed the oppos to recover by playing some risky shots and geting away with them. Finally ALex, James and… Continue

Added by L N Murthy Upadhyayula on August 5, 2010 at 13:44 — No Comments

CECC Wildcards vs Grimsdyke August 1st 2010

With zest & vigour the CECC Sunday Wildcards welcomed August, with an away trip to local rivals Grimsdyke, at the lovely Wilf Slacks ground in Finchley. CECC are not used to this elite lifestyle – we had a changing room with a balcony, hot showers, three clean and working toilets, enough space for Bhanu's 7 foot tall bag [I think Sri and Murthy were hidden inside – I thought they were supposed to be in the league team this weekend?] and access to three immaculate practice… Continue

Added by Youdy 3000 on August 2, 2010 at 6:30 — No Comments

3rds vs Twickenham

It has been said that cricket matches can be won or lost on the toss. Never has this been truer than today. They won the toss and batted and that was a big mistake. An even bigger mistake than Simon's choice of shirts, an even bigger mistake trusting the BBC's weather forecast (eh Matt), and definitely an even bigger mistake than Naggers completing the TV choice crossword prior to the match for the 2nd week in a row.

The new ball offered bounce and swing, which Joe, Felix (2…


Added by Robert Russell on August 1, 2010 at 2:08 — 2 Comments

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