Old York

Well done to the men’s 11 a-side team and the 7 a-side team for winning  in York over the weekend.


The friendly cricket team played a 20/20 match against Ram CC at Bath University. Ram batted first and with each player getting to bowl 2 overs each they reached 160 with some impressive biffing and a fast outfield. Billy pulled off an amazing caught & bowled and Alan took two difficult skiers. With the Sun setting and the dew settling the boundaries slowed considerable… well that is our excuse.  Unable to hit any 4s Grove and Jeffer had to run like loons, something that continued when Alan arrived at the crease. Having just run a 3 Alan and Grove set off for a 2, which due to an overthrow became a 3, which in turn became a 4 with a second over throw. Grove only just managed to complete the 4th run and then had to be helped from the field to have a lie down. In such a fashion the cowboys managed to reach 140 odd. The Rams then took us to the pub and fed us.


The Saturday Team beat Midsomer Norton by 79 runs.

With Ubes still on holiday Ev and Roger guided our brave boys to victory. The Cowboys won the toss and batted first getting to 217 for 7. Iggy got 75, Wilko got 55 and Ev got 32.

In reply MSN got to 138 all out from 32.1 overs. Kalu opened the bowling with 8 overs, 22 runs for 2 wickets and Wilko also picked up 2 wickets bowling just 2 overs at the death. The other wickets were evenly spread.

Full Scorecard Here


The Sunday 1st Team did not have a game.

The Sunday Team lost to Bristol Bangledeshies by 165 runs. TT reports thus:

At the time of writing, the NSCL website shows that the first time that the Sunday 2nd XI played Bristol Bangladeshis 2nd XI this season, none of the Cowboys’ bowlers went for any runs at all. A stunning feat, surely hard to better, or perhaps a computer / human error.

With several of those unbelievably economical bowlers absent, it was certainly going to be a hard task, especially if the Bangladeshis played their demon off spinner Chirag Agarwal, who had taken a brilliant, if relatively expensive 7 for 4 in that previous encounter. But hold up, here comes the cavalry in the form of four Sunday 1st XI imports looking for a game, including DCPunk to replace DC2 at the helm for the day and with Aran, Justin and Bolts in the side too, confidence was quite buoyant. Reg even went so far as to park his motorbike in line with a straight six. Much debate was had over the perennial bat / bowl question, complicated by playing on the unfamiliar other wicket at Frenchay.

By 2.15 the Cowboys had taken to the field and were limiting the Bangladeshis’ openers to only a few runs an over and following a couple of well taken catches and great bowling from Aran, the opposition were 16 for 2. The chance to press home the advantage unfortunately went to ground a couple of times and the middle order partnerships upped the run rate against the part time bowlers, despite some tidy stuff from Bolts. A potential centurion was halted by a stunning caught and bowled from Aran and Reg and Justin conspired to prevent another reaching his fifty with a stumping. DCPunk considered himself unfortunate that none of the skyward balls launched from his bowling landed near any fielders, except one that Dave H claimed for his second. It is a big field. Your own correspondent bowled the last over and kindly donated three wides to help the Bangladeshis to a final 246 for 9.

‘Anger is an energy’ wailed John Lydon with PiL. Justin might have been humming this ditty to Bolts as they went out to bat, such was his apparent ire at having had to spend more time than usual running, walking, to retrieve the ball in the field and a fraught negotiation over ice cubes at tea. At least a dog didn’t step in his humous and wolf his muffin. Thanks Jack.

Through kindness, guile or stupidity the opposition opened with their tamest bowler and contrary to fears he was smitten and seen off without incident. All was fine and dandy, even after the introduction of the demon off spinner with infinite variety, who was handled with care until Bolts lost his leg stump and it was 33 for 1. Dave H and Ben S came and went quickly, followed by Justin, leaving Aran to provide some resistance and solidity. Alas and alack, nobody else made it to double figures, although the resilient acting skipper might have done had he not run out of partners in the 21st over with the total on 81, a minimal 3 run improvement on the season’s previous encounter. Chirag Agarwal took 6 for 9 for the Bangladeshis.

The original was posted here

The Full Score Card Here

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