Match Report: 1st May, 6:00PM, Manland, Rothampstead Park

A tie again to open season

Result: Match Tied

 Would you believe it - another tie with Manland! 

 As we had 10 (who was late CVS?) at 6pm we won the virtual toss and chose to field. We agreed a 16 over match - early May and a cloudy evening. Despite everybody bowling a good length and line (or maybe because of it) Manland scored consistently at 8/9 and over. Only being slightly hampered by two late wickets from Ben. On a fast outfield we always felt we had a chance. After Tim (25no) and Ben(36 no) had done their work to we needed 19 off the last 3 overs to win. The result always in balance the tie was decided by a run out off the last ball. Down to Bennetts - all is well cricket is with us again.    

Match Reporter: Ian Blanchard

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Match Report: 8th May, 6:00PM, Garden Fields, Verulamium Park

Result: Match rained off

 

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Match Report: 15th May, 6:00PM, Final CC, Greenwood Park

Excellent team effort with help from the heavens.

Result: Won by 25 runs

Expecting a difficult game against a young looking opposition we ran out comfortable winners. A solid batting performance underpinned by the usual not out from Ben resulted in a stretching target of 133 off 18 overs. The only major negative was the captain's inability to connect bat with ball (guilt complex bought on by too much sun). Tight bowling from everybody resulted in a very professional win. Not words we should bandy about too often or else we will lose our monica as beer cricket at its best.


Match Reporter: Ian Blanchard

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Match Report: 21st May, 6:00PM, SFDWP, Verulamium Park

Tight bowling sets up the win

Result: Won by 6 Wickets

 

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Match Report: 29th May, 6:00PM, Verulam, Rothampstead Park

Result: Won by 1 wkt

 

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Match Report: 6th June, 6:00PM, Killigrew, Greenwood Park

Result: Lost by 7 wickets

 

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Match Report: 13th June, 6:00PM, SFDWP, Rothampstead Park

Result: Rained Off

 

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Match Report: 19th June, 6:00PM, Flamstead, Flamstead CC

Result: No Opposition

 

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Match Report: 26th June, 6:00PM, Garden Fields, Rothampstead Park

Well paced effort against a strong team.

Result: Won by 6 wickets

 The ground staff had mixed up cricket and tennis. A beautifully striped wicket played a little bit better than it looked. A strong looking Garden Fields side was pegged back from a strong start to a total of 129 in the 20 overs. Despite a slow start CCC increased the pace and completed the win in the last over.    

Match Reporter: Ian Blanchard

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Match Report: 3rd July, 6:00PM, Stags, Sandridge CC

That sun again!

Result: Lost by 17 runs

 Not an enjoyable experience. The problems of Sandridge surface again. Having asked Sandridge to bat first (no toss we had more players at the start!). We restricted them to 105 runs mainly thanks to excellent catches from Louis Jenkins and Gareth, 2 each. During the oppositions innings it was becoming increasing clear that one end of the wicket was playing much more poorly than the other.  When we batted the sun had moved so that we had to play our entire innings from one end, you've guessed the poor end. Not consistent bounce is a kind term to use. The wicket was unplayable at times hence the loss.

Match Reporter: Ian Blanchard

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