This Sunday

Hi everyone,

This sunday we will be having a coached net session from 3pm at the ground. This will be a good opportunity to get some practice in before a busy month of June, and of course try out the new nets !

Please let me know if you intend on coming, or if you need a lift.

All the best,




Joke of the week

Here is this weeks crap joke, please send me more cricket related ones.

The village cricketer was well into his run-up when a row of funeral cars passed the ground.
He stopped in his tracks, took off his cap, held it over his heart and bowed his head. The umpire was most impressed.
“You’re a man who shows proper respect for the deceased,” he said.
“Was the least I could do,” replied the bowler. “‘After all, she was a good wife to me for more than thirty years.”

Mike’s Corner/Match Report

As editor of the Blog, I receive information about the games from several sources, I apologies to Mike for the changes I have made (the original is on Facebook) but like to provide us much information that I can. My only question is, why do St Aulaye play in their  PJ’s! Is it a day night game?

Match report.

Sunday 8th May 2016
Away to St Aulaye CC.

Start 12.00 pm if you’re Juzzy, 1.00 pm if you’re Remi and 1.15 pm if you’re Paul & Andy.
It was a blustery day in 100 acre woods St Aulaye. Captain Remi won the toss again and decided to have a bowl. Opening the bowling himself he soon had the opening bat making one of several catch chances during his scratchy innings eventually being caught with a fine catch on the boundary by one of our up and coming youngsters Baby Leo. Another breakthrough came with the removal of Tabvir for 5, as the scorebook has no details of how dismissed or who was bowling I will have to make the rest up. Garry was dropped early on 10 and went on to punish us by scoring 50 before finally being beaten.
I took a stunning catch diving the full length of an Olympic swimming pool one handed and blindfolded. Please it was nothing. Well you shouldn’t let me do the match reports!! As for catching yesterday I showed great dexterity I managed to drop the opener with both my left and right hands, I see that as a balanced performance. Belall added 15 before something happened?? Kabul, Danial and Sujon were dismissed for 14 runs between themselves. Old face Tom arrived and hung around, scoring 31 before falling off the final ball of the 39th over. Lacas, Sukdev, Ahsen and Shekh added 27 runs collectively before being all out for 180 in 39 overs. Unfortunately in that 180 there were 31 wides,..ouch! Which equals 5.1 extra overs,..ouch again. Our fielding generally was pretty tidy, Duncan running around in the deep and throwing well into the stumps despite having man flu and having to take un-prescribed drugs, might explain his spritely fielding attitude? Paul took a sharp catch in the gully, Ben hung onto a hot one, he also claimed a wicket when bowling and Andy bowled his full eight overs with a c&b thrown in. Catch of the day goes to Juzzy (WK) diving the full length of an even bigger Olympic swimming pool, one handed,..don’t worry Juzzy no one believes what I write. Bowling wise, Skips first four opening overs were tidy and penetrating picking up 2 wickets but his second spell didn’t work out so well, Leo bowled well again in two spells with no reward, seems to be getting that loop in flight just right. Maximillion son of El Presidenti (leader of the free world) opened the bowling but struggled to find rhythm and consistency, a good net or two would help.I think Maxy took a good catch during the game. Jason bowled Shekh one of two wickets for him on the day.

Our turn to bat started well enough with Paul and Andy giving some foundation to our innings with a partnership of 54 before Andy (22) was dismissed. Ben joined Paul but was soon back in the hut with 1 to his name. Max next up hung around before being bowled by Sukdev for 7. Next in Juzzy “The Slayer of Olde Mansle Town” Juzzy’s attitude to batting is see it, hit it with lusty blows; this uncompromising approach can’t be faulted. It’s not how, it’s how many. Juzzy was still there at the end wielding his mighty sword (made by Slazenger) dripping with the juice of bowlers toil, unbowed on 22 not out. I think Paul must have departed around this time for 42, unfortunately his score could have been higher on another day having played some good shots but not getting the full reward due to lush grass at this time of year. Skip next up only adding two to the scoreboard before falling to Danial, bowled. Then it was me, a vast improvement from my first game of the season against Loire CC, I lasted a full three balls, I now have a golden duck, a duck what do I need to complete the set? Answers please,..except you David. Jason hit a boundary in his innings of 7 before going on his holidays coming down the track and was stumped. If anyone’s in any doubt how far St Aulaye to my house is with dad out for a duck (again) and young son scoring 7, let me tell you,’s an eternity! Duncan and Leo added 1 run between them to the scoreboard before we ran out of overs. El Presdenti did not bat preserving his not out in the league status.
St Aulaye CC won by 53 runs.


Records Tumble

I had no intention of posting anything today, but after yesterdays performance from two of England’s brightest players I just had to.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow got their eye in for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley next week by smashing a raft of Yorkshire records in their triple-century stand against Surrey at Headingley.
The fourth-wicket pair put in the shade a cast of famous counterparts dating back through the Yorkshire generations, as far as the 19th century, Bairstow posting 198 and Root finishing unbeaten on 190 out of 486 for five.

It was the pace at which they scored which was perhaps most extraordinary, racking up 372 together in only 67 overs – having joined forces at 45 for three early on day two of this County Championship Division One match.

By the close, under still cloudless skies and to the evident delight of a 2,000-plus home crowd, the champions had an obvious opportunity to push for the first win of a campaign they hope will culminate in a third successive title.

En route Yorkshire’s highest stand against Surrey – George Hirst and Ted Wainwright’s 340 at The Oval in 1899 – plus the 358 by Darren Lehmann and Michael Lumb, the all-time club best for the fourth wicket just 10 years ago, and eventually all but four of the White Rose’s top partnerships under any category were all surpassed.

Such was Root’s and Bairstow’s shared superiority, there was a sense of disbelief when the latter player finally did depart – guiding a cut to point off James Burke – having hit 24 boundaries from 231 balls.


The Big Match

This Sunday see’s the much anticipated heavyweight contest between the Mighty Mansle and the St Aulaye Sluggers. Last year this bout went to the Mighty Mansle, but with the tag team of Garry and Tom now in the St Aulaye camp, this could go either way.

Having friends in both corners, I just hope it is a good clean fight, with no gouging, biting or hitting below the belt and may the best team win. I am disappointed not to be there, but will look out for the highlights on SKY!

Fastest T20 Ton

Iraq Thomas, a 23-year old Trinidad and Tobago batsman, on Sunday became the fastest centurion in T20 cricket, when reached his ton off just 21 balls during a Tobago Cricket Association’s T20 tournament match at Louis D’or.

While achieving this feat, Thomas broke the record of Chris Gayle’s 30-ball hundred in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Pune Warriors India (PWI) in the 2013 edition at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Meanwhile young Thomas during his knock was representing Scraborough/Mason Hall against Speyside. His team was chasing a target of 152 in 20 overs, but thanks to an unbeaten 131 off 31 balls by Thomas, the Scraborough/Mason Hall team reached the target in just eight overs.

According to a report byTrinidad Guardian, Thomas had played a match earlier in the day and scored a 53-ball 97 against Charlotteville. However, in the next game he outclassed his own performance and registered his name in the record books.

Talking about the achievement, the former T&T U-13 player mentioned, “I was just very happy to reach my first T20 century. I have played cricket for a while and to get this century in the shortest format left me very happy. I played for Queen’s Park in Trinidad, so coming into this tournament I had some good experience having played at that level in Trinidad.”

He further add that the ground was not that big and it allowed him the go after the bowlers right from ball one. “You can even chase down 180 on this ground because it is not the biggest and it gave me real confidence to go after the bowlers. I never thought I would get the runs as quickly as I did but after hitting a few, I realised that something special can happen out there and it came through.