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Sat 1 September - Match Of The Day!

Posted on 2nd September, 2007

It was a perfect day for cricket but Groombridge’s ground was unnaturally quiet. The pavilion was boarded shut, the square deserted. In the outfield a little tumbleweed blew gently by, unnoticed.
But come with me now to the village of Shoreham. There, all is brightness and bustle as one of the strongest Shoreham squads of the […]

Sun 26 August - Otford

Posted on 28th August, 2007

SHOREHAM 174 for 9
OTFORD 119 all out
The Shoreham Sunday side made amends for the mauling given to the seconds the previous day in the league by beating Otford by 55 runs. Being invited to bat the visitors got of to a bad start loosing Nick Pearce for 6 ,but fellow opener Ray Trick remained unbeaten […]

Sat 25 August - 1st XI v Halstead I

Posted on 28th August, 2007

Halstead 219 for 7
Shoreham 171 all out
After inserting Halstead, Shoreham got of to a good start Jamie Bromfield (1 for 35 off 7) taking an early wicket. This gave way to a 92 second wicket partnership by Matt Hughes (62) and Nel (35) .Both being dismissed by the old warhorse Ray Trick .Phil Dent (66) […]

Sat 25 August - 2nd XI v Otford II

Posted on 26th August, 2007

Draft
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 local derby:
• The weather was better than it has been recently.
• Nevertheless those who forgot to put on sun screen did not suffer prolonged exposure to […]

Sat 18 August - 1st XI v Flimwell

Posted on 20th August, 2007

Flimwell’s a long way away. Their ground has a short enough boundary behind the stumps for Ray to walk to his fine leg position in-between overs without holding up the game, and a long enough boundary square of the wicket for Duracell James to run around happily all day long. James was only […]

Sat 18 August - 2nd XI v Leigh II

Posted on 19th August, 2007

No-one should fail to (try and) join a Shoreham convoy. The afternoon starts here: missed turnings, misdirections, frantic car to car mobile conversations. Put it this way: if the invasion of Iraq had been left to us it would have saved everyone an awful lot of trouble. “We’re in Syria, where are you?” “Still on […]

Fri 17 August - Old Oaks

Posted on 18th August, 2007

Shoreham Over 40s v Old Oaks

It was a happy coincidence that this match offered a fitting opportunity to commemorate the passing of Peter Walker who had been a member at the Vine as well as serving as Shoreham’s president. A minute’s silence was affectionately observed before the game and the Old Oaks captain proposed that […]

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