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Winners of the Middlesex and Essex Invitation League 2009 - 2012

June 02, 2015

A chill wind and damp start compound Chigs disappointment at Ally Pally

Chigs day out at Alexandra Park v Pacific was a disappointing affair for the visitors.  We had a delayed start due to rainy conditions and we lost the toss. Were duly inserted.   I fell early (chopping on) and the rot had sadly started there...  We lost wickets regularly with no one digging in and making an innings of any note other than another decent innings from Boom Boom Hannant (a quickfire 38 or thereabouts?) to continue his good season with the bat so far.  Chigwell all out for 124 so not even a batting point. Serious under-achievement from the Chigs batting unit :'(

After an okay tea (French Fancy-gate) we went out to bowl knowing we needed desperately to hang on to any chance that came our way. Mark bowled extremely well to the Aussie overseas but to no avail as a difficult early chance gloved behind ultimately didn't stick. Another gloved chance later on went down too but by that time it was already probably too late. Robbie O grabbed a couple of late wickets and Tom nabbed one also, meaning that at least we didn't end up pointless... scant consolation in a very disappointed dressing room.   Onwards and upwards, Chaps!  R.x

May 25, 2015

Monday Catch-up

Chigs Sunset
After last weeks great tight match with Willingale (a hard won Chigs win) We moved onto this weeks home fixture v a new oppo - Roving Reporters - a great buch of guys and very sociable. RR batted first and scored 218 declared. Good tight bowling (as has been the theme of this whole season so far) from all Chigs bowlers. Marlon, Richard, Nick, Alex, Lewis, Adrian all bowled very well picking up wickets against what was a strong looking RR line-up. For me, Roger was the toppermost of our bowlers on excellent form.. best I've seen him for ages. A superb tea was produced by Kizzi - Phenomenal millionaires shortbread, choc brownies, rocky road etc all home made and dangerously good ;-)  After tea our batting was largely Marlon (80) and I (98). A little wobble near the end to keep things interesting as a few wickets tumbled meant some late innings nerves from yours truly,
but we got over the line with Rich and Nav sensibly doing the job. Excellent beers and social was enjoyed, followed by further fun back at the Nightingale with a sociable line-up of characters.... and shots!  Happy Days :-)  

May 11, 2015

Early Season Update

Hi Everyone,
We've had a very enjoyable start to the season so far. We've now had 4 matches; a limited overs friendly v F&H at their place. We came second but not by much! Then into the first league match at Black Rose of Highgate. Draw 5 points. Decent bunch of guys but they really need to sort their catering out;-)
We then had our first home match at Old Chigs with a seamless changeover from Linda to our new tea girl, Kizzi. Tiffin was taken and all were happy... We also swept Coopersale up as heartily as we did the tea and won with 8 balls to spare with Richard smashing a debut ton off about 3 balls. Tonkington Village!! Drinks and curries were taken later on and all was grand. Yesterday we arrived at Havering Atte Bower for the first time. Great ground overlooking the Thames estuary from on high. Remarkable, as I had no idea how we got that high up without noticing... Anyway, they proved to be a nice bunch of guys who delivered an awesomely abundant tea and a positive brand of Sunday 40 over cricket. We had more edges behind the wicket in this game than we did all last season combined! We dropped a few and caught a few but everything turned out well as we cruised to a win after the aforementioned tea with Daniel in control bringing the batters in to land (our excellent bowling unit having set up the win). Some beer and some entertaining darts and pool finished off the evening very nicely. Look forward to playing over there again next year. Okay, that's it for now folks, apart from a reminder that the next home match is the bank holiday weekend so we will have a social that night... Any suggestions welcome but maybe the Cuckfield or George might work as we can get some food there as well as Hefewiezen ;-)
Be seeing you...
R.x

April 21, 2015

First league match looms

Enjoyable start to the season on Sunday v F&H. So now we move onwards to our first league match this week v Black Rose. Don't forget that we have two remaining net sessions at Forest booked and paid for so hopefully we'll have a good turn out. See Y'all soon :-)
R.x

April 09, 2015

Fixures published

Here they are. We may or may not get a fixture for 19th April. More information nearer the time.

April 07, 2015

2015 Season

The new season is just around the corner. Here's looking forward to a happy and successful 2015 for all. Get your availabilities in early and get involved :-)
R.x

April 28, 2014

Chigwell lose at Highgate Wood

Chigwell vs Black Rose at Highgate Wood, 27/4/14

We lost a low scoring match on a damp pitch (skipper Rob writes). We scored 165 (Nigel top-scoring on 38) and they chased it down emphatically.  We bowled pretty well though - but just couldnt hold them.

Six points to us, giving us fourteen points in total after two league matches.

 

April 07, 2014

2014 Fixtures

The new season is nearly upon us. The fixtures list is now available. First up is Mayfield on Easter Sunday, 20th April.

November 03, 2013

Sun Goes Down on Old Chigs for 2013

Nice photo and frame of the team from the last home match of the 2013 season from Dave Colwill. Chigwell+CC+Team+Photo+2013

October 19, 2013

Stevenson Wins Glittering Prize

Jonathantim

Jonathan Stevenson has won the 2013 President's Cup. Honourable mentions also went to Will McFarlane and Dave Colwill (who also was awarded the Champagne Moment for his boundary to bring up his century and a big win vs Old Parks).  Jonathan scored more than 400 runs and bagged a string of wicket-keeping dismissals. Tim Hall presented the coveted prize at last night's Annual Dinner, at Bodean's Restaurant, Tower Hill.

Jonathan made what is widely regarded as one of the finest acceptance speeches in 25 years of Chigwell Cricket Club. No one can remember now what he said, but he stood on a chair to say it.