Monday, June 28, 2010

Presidents Game....

Hottest day of the year for first ever Presidents match hosted by Bernard Hopperton....pavilion fitted out with tv for those unfortunates wanting to view the football, but most chose to sit in shade under gazebos on boundary. Wonderful hospitality courtesy of Hoppertons, first class tea (thanks to Hazel, Helen and others), cool beer, and excellent paella to finish in pub afterwards. Opposition proved a bit more reliable than home LSVCC side whose batting let them down despite good all round efforts in field. Plenty balls to find in hedges !!....looking forward to repeat event next year....(minus the footballing distraction)...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

New excuses....


Knock around with Farmers on friday, Maya's team eventually victorious over Olly's. Experimented with white ball which I thought was much easier to see coming out of dense forests at either end. However also provided new excuse for LS player after dropping catches complaining that they couldn't see it coming out of grey sky !!.....

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Rain stops play......

LSVCC played Blunham on Sunday 6th June, stand in skipper OJ winning toss and electing to bat. the lighting quick pair of Moss and Shaw were sent out to open and with some solid defensive shots, a few swing and miss and a edge for 1, Clive was 1st to go in the 4th over. The 5th over was not much better with Tony missing his opening partner he followed him back on the 4th ball for 2, and Patrick came and went with a Golden duck that was to cost him later. Pete joined Richard smith at the crease and the pair started to amass some runs, Smith finally going for 11, caught playing one too many big shots. Price in his first game for the village played a nice shot back down the ground before being bowled following a bowling change for 5. this brought OJ batting at 7 to the crease in only the 11th over!! He and Pete were going along steady with OJ showing the bowler a lot of respect in the first over allowing him a maiden, this paid off the following over as 2 full toss were dispatched for 6's. this was by far the longest the LSVCC players had seen Pete go without a fag, and a pint seems this was now here, and a tired looking shot saw him fall for a creditable 21, Arch joined OJ for the last 7 overs of what should have been a long 7 overs for the Blunham fielders but one full toss too many and Jody was too quick on his shot the ball hitting middle stump as bat was over left shoulder and eyes looking towards swings where ball should have gone. Clive Burchett was next in, and as he came OJ topped edged one to fine leg falling for 57. Jake Cain came in and played some nice shots, hitting 5 4's in his quick fire 22, Dad Nick learning from son got off the mark with a 4, before being last man out for 5.

Rain then interrupted play and following a few Zzzzz's on the cradle both captains agreed that the pub was the best option.

Ollie Jordan

Friday, June 04, 2010

Weekend of cricket....

Started well with exciting win against St Neots Methodist side....Hoppy scored more runs than whole of last season and had to retire ! Jody also contributed well....particularly bowling a tight last over to secure final victory ! Fish and Chips and Beer to follow...

Moving (briefly) on to the Thurleigh 6-a-side competition on bank holiday monday. We had secured ringer Ian from Great Barford team (who also played for methodists). LSVCC (represented by AT, Hoppy, Olly, maya, Nick, Jake, Will and Ian, supported by Pete) played well first game despite relative youth and old age, but succumbed to eventual winning team from Thurleigh (surprise !). However, accumulation of injuries both physical and psychological saw batting deteriorate...at end of what has to be say was an enjoyable day, we played 4 and lost 4.

I blame the captain entirely, who failed to inspire an enthusiastic team despite pie and champagne between matches !!....

A.