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September 2010

September 27, 2010

End of Season

The season came to a melancholy close at Woodford Green on Sunday, in dreary, damp weather that clearly signalled the onset of autumn with nothing but vile football in prospect. We played a 40 over match, with WG batting first and making 240 all out. Chigwell eventually subsided to 155 all out in the 38th over, with Rob O stranded on 48 not out after a cheerful half-century partnership with Brad for the 10th wicket. Other than this, the only other batting of note was 31 from Charlie, before he was carted home by Angela shortly after getting himself out. Whether this was because he had a social engagement to attend or whether it was a punishment for letting off some 'colourful' language in earshot of the genteel Woodford Green spectators is currently unknown.

Earlier, Rob O and Nick finished the season with 45 wickets apiece, after Nick bagged five in the match. Brad finished with 25 for the season after an excellent three wickets in this game. Full season statistics are here. The club Dinner is on Friday 8th. See you there!



September 13, 2010

Ex Chigwell Captains in the Long Room at Lords

Paul, the "Two Robbies" and I recently enjoyed a splendid evening at Chris and Stuart Broad's Charity Dinner at Lords - for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

September 06, 2010

Chigwell Retain League Title

A win today at Mayfield sent Chigwell back up to the top of the table with no more matches to play.

We won the toss and really had to bat to to maximize our points (even though it looked like a good wicket to bowl on). It was fairly tough going at first with the ball swinging and some tight bowling from the Mayfield boys coupled with a very slow outfield, but we eventually made our way to 160 odd (charlie scoring 90 something) - giving us 4 batting points and leaving us with 5 wickets to take to get up to the 6 points we needed from the game to finish on top of the table.  After some yummy sandwiches and hot tea (and a rather belated chicken leg!) we got out on the field and set about the job. Starting with a tidy run out, Mayfield lost most of their wickets very quickly which handed us the points we needed, however, we wanted to win the match too rather than draw as we did last year. The best batsmen seemed to be saved 'til last and we had a minor doubt as we could see these big hitters potentially making the modest total required in the last twenty.. we carried on plugging away and finally removed the last man as the light was beginning to get a little murky.  Beer, wine, saucisson, chorizo, olives... and a game or two of pool were enjoyed back at the Mayfield Club and a pleasant end to a good day was had by all :-)

Congratulations to everybody who played in these league matches this year or supported the team along the way...... Strength & Honour.


September 05, 2010

Chigwell make a good start vs Mayfield

We need 6 points to win the League. Rob and Charlie are going well.

Blog posted here.