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Sun 30 - Halstead

Posted on 2nd October, 2007

halstead 170 for 5
shoreham 88 all out
On a damp wicket the 9 men of Shoreham decided to have a bowl, 8 when the first ball was bowled. Halstead started at a steady pace against the pace attack of Brad Sims 4-0-26-0 and david fletcher 10-1-37-0 it wasn’t until the change of bowlers […]

Sat 29 September - Pinewood

Posted on 30th September, 2007

Many epics have been made at Pinewood. This was the one about the brave band of heroes, assembled at short notice from an unlikely cast of characters, that goes out and, against all the odds, gets slaughtered pointlessly.
It was 11 a.m. and a day of fluffy white clouds was forecast for Kent. Pat sat […]

Sat 22 September - Knockholt

Posted on 23rd September, 2007

One, two, Sree. That’s how elementary it got to be. Our late season visitor made it almost a one-man show: topping the batting, fielding sharply, bowling tidily and taking two outstanding catches, the first dismissing Knockholt’s top scorer at a point where they were threatening to mount a real challenge and the second sealing victory […]

Friday 14 September - England v South Africa

Posted on 17th September, 2007

The author gratefully acknowledges the superior talents of he who is named “Wyn” and apologises in advance for the blatant abuse of copyright.
Waste paper basket full, ash tray overflowing, scotch gone, sun slowly rising. Must find the positives in this performance soon.
There were several positives to take from this RWC game:
• The weather in […]

Sat 15 September - Underriver

Posted on 16th September, 2007

Senior Citizen Styles, our captain for the day, won the toss, elected to bat and set out to open Shoreham’s innings accompanied by Ageing Hack. The skies were blue, the wicket was true and all was set for another great afternoon.
Underriver proved to have a lively and varied attack but the opening partnership was […]

Sat 8 September - St Mary’s

Posted on 9th September, 2007

The morning’s low cloud had burnt off and a strong sun was moderated by a light breeze, giving us perfect cricketing conditions.
Shoreham batted first and James and John opened for us: one wore a bright pink cap and the other a cap of an equally brilliant blue, as if for easy identification in a training […]

Sat 1 September - 1st XI v Speldhurst

Posted on 3rd September, 2007

Play reggae music to James Asplin immediately before every game, but don’t let him bring cocktail sausages or ketchup into your car… Jack, James and I rolled into Speldhurst to be greeted by the news that we were unfortunately down to 10 men, and that we’d also lost the toss (shock!) and been put […]

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