Summary of Results for 2016
|14:00||Sun||01 May||Shamley Green||Lost by 5 wickets||141||142 for 5|
We had a good game, with 13 players, but we lost by 5 wickets after posting 141 all out.
There is a rumour that Ajay has photos of the scoresheets...
|14:00||Sun||22 May||Peper Harow||Won by 6 wickets||112 for 4||111|
Roshan 3-23, A le Clercq 3-25, Mano 2-7
Roshan 65*, Bachelor 21, A le Clercq 18*
|This game was initially pared from the 2016 fixture list, but hastily rearranged in mid May. It would have been a pity to lose the fixture, which was first played in 1982.|
We found out the day before the match that Shackleford had not received our confirming email and therefore had arranged a fixture against another side.
|11:00||Fri||08 July||Colehill Occasionals||Cancelled by Opponents|
|14:00||Sat||09 July||Abinger Hammer||Won by 1 wicket||247 for 8||246 for 5|
Siva 3-33, Dean 1-27, Roshan 1-36
Khanbhai 61, Roshan 53, D Jones 50*
|Derek arrived late to find that Alexander had lost the toss for him; we were in the field. We won a thrilling game - Derek had to walk out as our tenth and last batsman to face the last ball of the match and score one run to win, which he duly did. Dan Jones hit his maiden fifty for the club.|
|14:00||Sun||17 July||Brook House||Cancelled|
|We were unable to raise a side.|
|13:30||Sun||24 July||*||Chelsea Arts Club||Drawn||151 for 8||239 for 3|
McGahan 2-39, Roshan 1-45
Roshan 52, Burt 16, Bachelor 14*, Khanbhai 14
|Poor old Shaft - back to Deano's cupboard under the stairs for another year!|
|13:30||Sat||30 July||*||Demijohns||Lost by 5 wickets||199 for 9||201 for 5|
Sushil 49, Siva 46, Kalpak 25
Roshan 2-15, Sunaj 1-27, Kalpak 1-28
A solid partnership between Sushil and Dan put the innings back on track after the early loss of three wickets, but hopes of a match winning total were dented when Sushil's stylish innings was halted by a fluke dismissal (the ball bounced twice). An attacking knock by Siva brought respectability, but the total was insufficient in near perfect batting conditions.
The Demijohns were the first winners of the new cup they provided for this fixture.
|14:00||Mon||29 Aug||Pirbright||Lost by 2 wickets||141||144 for 8|
Bachelor 39, Sunaj 32, Roshan 15
Sunaj 5-29, McGahan 3-37
This was our fiftieth match played against Pirbright - quite an achievement for a wandering side. (Our next highest is 35 matches versus Peper Harow.) After being rained off for the previous two seasons we were delighted to play in perfect weather, with blue sky and fluffy white clouds.
Delco lost the toss and Pirbright chose to bowl. The opening bowlers were pretty lively. The Phené innings started slowly (half the overs bowled and only 57 scored). Solid innnings from Bach and Roshan were very welcome. Even after an aggressive knock by Sunaj we were concerned that the total would be rather too low for a decent game. Batting until 10 minutes beyond the scheduled tea time helped a bit. We were all out for 141 in the 39th over.
The Pirbright innings was in a sorry state at 25 for 5 after Sunaj opened the bowling with a pacy spell of 5-0-15-5, all clean bowled. Would we be embarrassed for claiming an extra 10 minutes batting? Actually, no - the next partnership was between an old'un (Chris) and a young'un (Bailey), and they put on 94 for the sixth wicket.
Just when it seemed inevitable that Pirbright would win with great ease, Jeremy took the wickets of Bailey and then Chris in consecutive overs. A stunning stumping by Bach in Jeremy's next over, the 31st, left Pirbright with not many to score, but only three overs to go and two new batsmen at the crease.
For a while it looked as though any result was possible and the match became quite tense, but Pirbright skipper James confidently knocked off the runs to reach the target in the penultimate over: 144 for 8 in the 33rd. It was a comfortable victory in the end.
|13:30||Sun||04 Sept||Forest Green||Cancelled by Opponents|