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July 12, 2013

Draw against 64

Summer threatened to come along last Sunday and it did, writes Nigel Barfoot. Chigwell warmed up with a chill down of whatever liquid was available. Luckily anti-freeze has been banned for human consumption. Pernod was still allowed.

Chigwell started bowling at a 64CC XI replete with old friends (Adders, Stiff, JT, Bolsy and more). Gremlo passed on the usual jumper-fetish. At the other end was Ricardo who could never turn his collar up at that invitation. He wanted a better tan. The batsmen started well and continued to score a fair few runs until they stopped at 242. Fielding was hard work. Rob O took a one handed catch which brought the cries of – show off! Nope, he’s got a broken hand.

Chigwell came out to bat with Francois and Will. Francois was caught out early. A collapse happened but, then, Gremlo arrived without a jumper or tiffin. The guy managed to put on a few runs with Prof N Allum and we looked in the race again. Gremlo fell for 80 which was a decent score. Rob Orange stepped up to the plate and hit a lot of balls including a massive six. Nick was positive with grace all the way through and hit some great shots.

We finished 25 short of winning and two wickets short of losing. Gremlo – 80, Nick Allum 51, Rob Orange – 36. Scorecard here.

July 05, 2013

League Founders XI vs South Loughton Today

A Middlesex and Essex League Founders XI is playing South Loughton in their 75th Anniversary Cricket Week at Roding Road this afternoon, Friday 5th July, starting at 2.00pm. Please come along after work to catch the finish and drink their barrel of Doom Bar. The league team is: 

Rob Allum
Ren Bhairo
Ray Victor
James Fitzgerald +
Richard Hannant
Mike Steele
Jonathan Steele
Sarj Patel
Sam Oestreicher
Rob Orange
Nick Allum  *