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August 2016 Blog Posts (7)

3rds vs. Indian Gymkana 4ths - The Future is Bright

Last Saturday was a watershed moment.  It represented the first time that one of the youngsters from our fledgling Colts system played in a 3rd team League match.  Others have played in the 4th team during this year and last, but this shows the progress that we are making in this area as a club.  Not only that but the Colt in question, 14 year old Rory Butler, impressed both his team mates and opponents with his performance.


This milestone for the club was set against the…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 31, 2016 at 11:42 — No Comments

3rds vs. Richmond 5ths - Dark and Stormy

This season has seen us play some excellent and enjoyable games of cricket.  Frankly, last Saturday was not one of them.  The conditions were not conducive to playing cricket - regular showers stopping the match, it was cold, it was gloomy for much of the time and an unrelenting wind buffeted the players all day.  Add to this that Richmond’s second ground is sandwiched between Heathrow Airport and the M4, which made it feel even more desolate and isolated given the conditions.  The smell of…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 23, 2016 at 10:28 — No Comments

3rds vs. Finchley 4ths - The Art of Remaining Focused

Last Saturday’s excellent victory at Osterley put us right on their coat tails in the second promotion spot.  Therefore it was important that we did not slip up against lowly Finchley.  We had beaten them easily in the first match but this was to prove a much sterner test … they won the toss and we were asked to bat first on a hard dry pitch.


Things did not start well as their experienced left-armer accounted for Keith first and then Jon to put us on 22-2.  This brought…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 16, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Phil Nagler writes....4ths v Hornsey 5 6th August 2016


After a couple of good victories, the 4ths were in confident mood going into their home clash with local rivals Hornsey.

We had a good side on paper...sadly the game is played on grass and we were shot out for 84...mentions must go to Simon who batted heroically/stoically/painstakingly/grimly for his 19 and Shiva who looked in good nick before holing out for 18...Robin and KC bowled well for the oppo but no one cares…


Added by Simon Tanner on August 10, 2016 at 13:49 — No Comments

3rds vs. Osterley 4ths - Time to Dream?

As our good unbeaten run has progressed and turned in to a genuine back-to-back promotion push, one fixture has loomed on the horizon – Osterley away.  They are traditionally strong and we have traditionally struggled against them, including losing a tight game earlier this season.  With just a few weeks remaining, Saturday’s showdown with them was a pivotal moment and one that defines how the rest of our season progresses.


After a couple of late movements between the XIs we…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 8, 2016 at 13:49 — No Comments

4th XI v North Middlesex 5 30th July 2016

Although North Middlesex won the toss and asked Crouch End to bat, the Crouch End innings was uncannily similar to the chasing innings last week.  In each case only 4 wickets fell, Ruaridh made a brisk, powerful contribution in the region of 50 and Shiva got a big unbeaten score, this time 85.  The Crouch End total of 231 also featured some classy back-foot boundaries by Sanjay and a patient, well-judged 48 not out from Hikmatullah.  Murmurings among the opposition led to the supposition…


Added by Simon Tanner on August 3, 2016 at 10:09 — No Comments

3rds vs. Twickenham 5ths - Last Man Standing. Again.

Saturday saw us against Twickenham at our Edmonton home.  They absolutely smashed our depleted side in the first match this season, but since then we have re-grouped and gone on a good run.  They on the other hand have suffered an inconsistent season.  Following last week’s frustration of not removing the last Alex Park batsmen to win, it was important that we got back on track.


The match started slightly late due to Twickenham getting stuck behind a fatal accident on the…


Added by Matt Chambers on August 1, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

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