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Beer Engine run riot

Match Report: Beer Engine (28 Aug 2015) Friendly, Away
Mon 31 Aug 2015, 3:53pm
Mike was all for an early start, but at 5:30pm we were still waiting for most of the Beer Engine XI to arrive. 

Shame we waited really as they smacked 190 odd off 18 overs.... one lad making an unbeaten ton and another 48 not out. About the best that can be said is that Charles has got the knack of getting LBW decisions.... shame he can't catch or take the simplest of stumping chances....

As a reward for giving the Beer Engine's Centurion 4 lives he was sent out to open with Dave Carr. Cheriton were always a little behind the rate by dint of trying not to hit boundaries and by the time Jeremy came out and started to do so it was all a bit too late. On the plus side we did score almost 150 in 18 overs, a total we have struggled to get off 45 overs several times this season.

The next match is our annual fixture against the CX Medics on the 12th, see you all there!

The one that got away....

Match Report: Bill Owen's XI (21 Jun 2015) Friendly, Home
Sun 21 Jun 2015, 9:48pm
Close but no cigar..... It all went down to the wire, but a double wicket maiden from Paul (playing for Bill Owen along with Tom) left Keith and Tom Blake with too much to do.

Our bowlers struggled a little against Bill's opening pair, but once an end was opened up we took wickets at regular intervals and restricted the visitors to 208 off their 40 overs. Special mention to Harvey and Ben who took two wickets each and Tom who recovered from a difficult spell to bowl very well at the death.

Tea by Mrs. Reed was as good as ever and fortified us for the reply.

Mike and Ben opened up but were parted early. Tricks never got into his stride and John found it difficult to score. We were up with the rate at 20 overs and needed less that 5 an over with 10 to go but lost too many wickets and despite some very clean hitting from Peter we fell just short.

Paul shows us the way

Match Report: Erratics (18 Jun 2015) Friendly, Home
Fri 19 Jun 2015, 10:42am
Coben's Match is rightly famous (see if your education has been sadly lacking), but this win against a good Erratics XI should be forever known as Paul's Match for his outstanding performance. Denied a chance with the bat he took two catches, one a stunning effort looking into the setting sun, pulled off some some heroic fielding and delivered an excellent spell of bowling at the death. 

The total of 153 was a good one (though we missed Mike's target of 100 off the 1st 10 overs and a further 150 from the 2nd 10) with all the batsmen playing positively and with little regard for their wickets. Paul's two catches dismissed the Erratics' two most dangerous batsmen and from then on it was a matter of preventing the boundaries and a late flurry of wickets as the visitors sought to get on top of the ever climbing run rate.

Oh, and well done to Keith for the stumping, a very slick piece of work!

Charing Cross OB sweep the field

Match Report: Charing Cross Alumni (24 May 2015) Friendly, Home
Mon 25 May 2015, 12:58am
For the first time in living memory (and Maurice & Peter were there when it all started in 1958) the CX Gentlemen defeated the village at both cricket and skittles. Charles was comprehensively out-foxed by Prof. Barton with only the minimum of cheating and Dr Treweeke  proved too good for Mike. We can only hope that honour is restored in September when the Youngsters are down, 

Cherries chalk up their first win of the Summer

Match Report: Nomads (20 May 2015) Friendly, Home
Thu 21 May 2015, 8:32am
Well, to be honest, it did not feel much like Summer at Hayne last night. It looked idyllic, but with a wind chill of about -17oC it was not a night for catching. Brent once again proved to be a useless tosser and so Nomads batted first making a respectable 111 in their 20 overs. Fielding was below even our usual standard with comic drops and mis-fields from all but Peter. Special mention must go to Flash who took 3 for 19, only just shy of his career best. Variety, keeping the batsmen guessing is the essence of death bowling and nobody does it quite like Flash. 

Jem took the honours with the bat, retiring on 32 after only 9 scoring shots supported well by Grant (23) and Mike (17) and despite Charles playing out a maiden in the 15th over John sealed a relatively comfortable win with a lovely lofted on-drive.  

Match Report: Yeoford

Match Report: Yeoford (16 Apr 2015) Friendly, Home
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 11:54pm
Well, we always seem to manage close matches with Yeoford, but we always mange to let them win. 126 was a good total for our first game of the season with Grant and Jeremy both retiring having made quick 30s. Yeoford made steady progress and things were in the balance right up until Grant asked James and Charles to bowl.

Nets at North Molton

Mon 9 Mar 2015, 11:23pm

Wednesdays; 25th March and 1st April 8:30pm 'til 10pm.

We have the whole hall, 2 nets with the bowling machine in one of them. Mike also hopes to have Malcolm attending to give batting & bowling coaching.