Tuesday, July 29, 2008

LSVCC players on loan....

LSVCC players on loan at weekend in Cambridge...

'Yesterday in an abrupt change of policy we went from Help the Aged to a Youth, Grave to Cradle, halving the average age. It certainly showed in the field with the 14 year old Maya from Little Staughton showing electrifying speed and an arrow-like throw. Her run out was a highlight, and she was also the only person to take two wickets. Her diminutive (but only in stature) 9 year old brother Ollie's leg spin deserved a wicket, fresh from Beds v Essex Under 11, but a catch went down. They inspired their old man Adrian to a tumbling catch behind to dispose of the dangerous Goosen.......'

Monday, July 28, 2008


From LS Parish Council minutes....June meeting

An email from Adrian Thrasher was read out regarding approaching Biffa for funding for a water supply, toilet installation and a sink, in the pavilion. The Council considered the benefits that these facilities would bring but expressed concern regarding the additional long term expenditure that would be incurred, eg, water and sewage rates, council tax, maintenance, insurance, etc. Councillor Llewellyn feels strongly that the Cricket Club should be asked for a donation towards the pavilion’s upkeep.
After some discussion, it was agreed that the Chairman should respond to the Cricket Club that while the Council does not anticipate providing toilet facilities at the present time, the matter will be kept under review.

any comments ?...

ARA take 2....

The second encounter of the season between LSVCC & the ARA took place on Friday night, and saw stand in skipper Ollie J win the toss and decide to bat. The opening partnership of Shaw & Arch got off to a flyer before Shaw went bringing Ollie J to join Jody in hitting the ball around the ground...except, this did not go quite to plan with OJ going cheaply, Tom Lumley coming and going and Ollie Thrasher playing a test match innings (all text book I must say!!!). Jody finally retired on 51, and at the end of the LSVCC innings, Pete & Maya had taken the score to 106 in 18 overs.

The ARA innings started well for LSVCC as Ollie M clean bowled their opener, and Ollie J bowled a tight 1st over from the other end. The bowling from here on in was shared around the team with all bowling at least one over, Richard Smith throwing him self around behind the stumps as if he had been given a new lease of life. With all bowling very tight and the fielding being top notch, Tom Lumley picked up a wicket thanks to a good catch from OJ, and OJ then picked up a caught and bowled off his second over. The game went to the final over with ARA needing 11 off 6 bowls and Jody to bowl, and as such the plan went wrong as the second ball was dispatched to cow corner and through a diving Pete P for 4, the next ball followed in the same direction this time for a maximum and with the field right up in a tight ring a half volley outside off stump was dispatched to covers for 2, and an ARA win.

A good night had by all and some great food and drink down the crown after, even if OJ was dressed like a refresher bar.


Friday, July 18, 2008


Popular Kwik-cricket sessions held on wednesday evenings on playing field between 6 and 7pm...many thanks to Roy Palmer and various assistants for running the sessions. For children at Kymbrook and any others of same age range (and below sometimes !).
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Cricketing day for LS residents:
Maya and Olly played for Blunham in morning...Maya bowled too short and out to long hop so very cross and sulky. Counselling from dad lead to determined and excellent performance in afternoon against friendly Gamecox side. In fact Maya top-scored for LSVCC with 18 runs. Excellent performance by bowlers and fielders (excluding skipper Hoppy who needs practice, counselling or both) to limit good side to 154. Really should have chased that down over 35 overs but senior batting was poor....Dad Thrasher now cross and sulky, but looking forward to rematch next year ! Lovely day in the sun so a bit unexpected as so much rain in week and pitch waterlogged up until yesterday....

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Baptist Chapel Game...

Despite the weather looking unsettled a large crowd (by Little Staughton standards) turned out to see Caleb Saunderson's chapel XI take on the unbeaten Little Staughton side. The chapel batted first and reached over 120 with some wickets to spare. The Staughton side all bowled at least one over each with the youngest being under 10 years old and the oldest being over 60, bowling 2 overs each. The team was carefully captained by James Hopperton with added sledging from vice captain Jody Arch. Jody scored the highest score and knocked two balls right out of the ground. Will Newell celebrated his birthday with the second highest. During the last 10 overs the chapels target started to look out of sight but an exciting last few overs saw a close victory to Staughton.

Jason Newell

Dear Jason & James,

A big thank you for last evening’s game. I think it was thoroughly enjoyed by all and both played and umpired in the right spirit. Congratulations on a deserved win. Of 3 games, we’ve now lost 2 and won 0 tied 1, so we’ll have to try harder next year.

Wishing you further success for the rest of the season.