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Winners of the Middlesex and Essex Invitation League 2009 - 2012

October 04, 2010

Music and cricket - the life of Riley for Rob

From the local rag...

Music and cricket - the life of Riley for Rob


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.

August 31, 2010

Congratulations to Brad (thanks to Imran!)

Congratulations to Brad on scoring his maiden half century today!  This was a fantastic milestone achieved during what was a really good day out at the Paddock to remember Imran and give a little to charity along the way. Owen's Chigwell XI managed to triumph over 9KBW (led by JC) in what was a much closer match this year. Looking forward to next year's re-match already.... R.x

August 20, 2010

Imran Memorial Match

Coming up is our annual match in memory of our friend and Chigs member, Imran Khan. We are doing battle again with Imran's old Chambers, 9 Kings Bench Walk, led by John "Ooh 'Ello!" Clifford.

The match is at the Paddock on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August.  Please come along, drink Pimms and remember with us the fastest whippet of an outfielder in the history of the club.

Fives and Heronians CC (The Paddock)


August 16, 2010

Ramesh debut ton!

Congratulations to Ramesh who scored a massive big hitting ton today for the mighty CCC as he and Chas dismantled the Hainult & Clayhall attack in a blisteringly entertaining assault... another good result for the Chigs following on from last week's low scoring win v Old Effectuals. If we can keep this form going into the last two league matches then we'll be in the box seat!


August 02, 2010

Vintage tour shots

Sally Engelbrecht posted some old Chigwell CC tour photos on FB. Everyone is thin and has lots of hair that isn't grey. Thanks, Sally!

July 30, 2010

Winning etc!

Coopersale was a weird match but nevertheless another win for Chigs .....and we had a tie v Orsett apparently! Well done Chigs.. if anyone fancies writing match reports for any of these then go right ahead.