Sat 26 May - 1st XI v Crockham Hill

May 27, 2021 on 1:19 pm | In 1sts Match Reports | No Comments

Result: Lost by 13 runs
Crockham Hill 167-7
Shoreham 154 all out 39.1 overs

A good toss to win by Shoreham saw Crockham Hill struggle against the new ball pace of James Trick and the pleasing economy of Ed Walker. Two or three crucial chances were missed (no culprits to be named but you know who you are…) which allowed Crockham Hill to reach 109 before losing their 3rd wicket. Great accuracy from Bob Stacey (3-30 off 9) and Peter Wright (3-22 off 7) then saw the home side’s innings lose momentum in the second half and James Trick finally picked up a tailender (1-31 off 9) but Ed remained wicketless (0-34 off 9).

In reply Shoreham’s openers encountered an experienced pair of seamers who offered little width, but newcomer Andy Monteith (30) showed much promise and power before under-clubbing what would have been a six to long-on were it not for a sharply taken catch by Crockham Hill’s outfielder. Nick Walker Snr (27) proved more pedestrian but nonetheless at the halfway point only 5 runs an over were still needed and 8 wickets remained in hand. However miserly bowling from two slow left-armers served to undo Shoreham’s efforts with Wright, Pearce, Wells and Hoffmann reaching double figures but unable to get on top of the attack. A late scamper from Bob Stacey and Ed Walker proved too little too late and the inings subsided in the final over.

Despite the final outcome there were some positive messages to take from the afternoon - a good bowling performance was supported by excellent ground fielding. With a little more batting power we should have the ability to compete with all-comers in this league.

- Nick W

- Photos by Sam

Sat 19 May - 2nd XI v Flimwell II

May 21, 2021 on 1:58 pm | In 2nds Match Reports | 2 Comments

Flimwell II 195-8
Shorehamm II 34 all out

Shoreham II maiden voyage into league cricket got off to the worst start possible. Flimwell II batted first on a good track and found runs hard to come by due to some tight bowling by the impressive Tom Palmer (2-27) and the evergreen David Fletcher (2-30). However persistent work with the bat by Toby Walker (76) and Dave Illiffe (57) saw Flimwell’s total rise steadily. It wasn’t until the introduction of Wyn Melville-Jones (4-23) and the re-introduction of Tom Palmer that wickets started to fall leaving Shoreham a target of 195. After tea Shoreham decided against batting being bowled all out for 34, the less said about this the better.

- Sam

Cricket Tour 4-6 July Minibus!

May 21, 2021 on 1:02 pm | In Announcements | 33 Comments

This season’s tour of the Isle of Wight is fast approaching and we thought we’d try a slightly different method of transport than usual, i.e. a Minibus. The price for the Minibus will be around £35 per person (final prices yet to be confirmed) including £14 for the ferry (return). The Minibus has 15 seats however with luggage we will only be able to fit 11/12 passenger’s max. I’m afraid I can’t guarantee good entertainment for the journey because Browny has already declared control of the CD player. I would like to add that the Minibus is not compulsory; you are more than welcome to make your own way to the island.

Please let me know ASAP if you’re interested in coming on the fun bus because it will be first come first serve for a seat.


Sat 19 May - 1st XI v Kilndown & Lamberhurst

May 20, 2021 on 7:07 pm | In 1sts Match Reports | 2 Comments

SHOREHAM 1st 159 FOR 6

An opening partnership of 84 between Skinner (25) and Martin (54) they looked set for a large total for K & L, the introduction of the veteran Ray Trick 3 for 24 and the miserley economy rate of Bob Stacey conceding only 25 runs from his 9 overs slowed the run rate with both getting movement off the track. With James Trick coming back for a second spell picked up 3 wickets, restricting the remainder of the batsmen to single figures and ending with figures of 3 for 29. The home side ended on 157 for 9. An opening partnership of 53 between Ray Trick (33) and Nick Walker (18) got Shoreham off to a good start. Skinner 3 for 32 and Clarke 2 for 25 toiled in vane to keep a tight reign on the visitors momentom. Phil Edge batted well for his 45 and kept the innings ticking along. A quickfire 15 from James Trick put Shoreham ahead of the rate. It was left to Martin Wells 11no and Clive Thompson 11no to steer shoreham to a 4 wicket victory.

- Team photo by Linda
- Other photos by Ed

The Harold Dinnis Memorial Bench

May 16, 2021 on 11:20 am | In Announcements | No Comments

Many of you will have seen the elegant oak bench that now adorns the western perimeter of the Cricket Ground. We are very grateful to John and the Dinnis Family for their kind gift, which is dedicated to John’s father Harold. The bench was hand-carved by John from a tree that blew down in the 1987 hurricane.

Here is a little of Harold’s background and association with Shoreham CC:

Harold was a very capable cricketer serving the Shoreham and Otford Casuals Cricket clubs with distinction. He was a wicket-keeper and batsman and captained Shoreham. Our President Peter Walker remembers one occasion where the opposition were asked to continue batting after tea to enable Harold to score 50, a milestone that was clearly cherished in those days!!

During the 2nd World War farming was a protected occupation and Harold was able to continue playing cricket with the Home Guard, and luckily for the cricket club, he was on hand at the end of the war to lead the reinstatement of the ground following bomb damage.

In his later life Harold liked nothing more than seeing John perform his ‘miracles’ with bat and ball, and of course making the odd tongue-in-cheek comment about the quality of his fielding.

Our picture below, taken last week at the cricket ground, features the next generation of Dinnis cricketers – George, Hattie, Rosie and Issie.

The initial inspiration for the bench came from Jamie Bromfield, who it is reported, had difficulty in walking round the ground without a mid-point resting spot. Thank you Jamie for your idea, and we look forward to seeing you shortly on completion of your university year. We hope you will enjoy the rest!!

Martin Wells
May 2007

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