Friday, October 07, 2011

End of Junior Season 2011.....

The LSVCC Junior cricket season ended on Wednesday night (28th Sept)
with a pairs cricket competition held on the main wicket. The winners
were Jake Richards and Neve Palmer (14 runs off 2 overs) with joint
second place on 13 runs taken by Luke Manning partnering Benjamin
Smith and Joseph Bates batting with brother Tommy.

The evening concluded with annual prize giving with trophies awarded
to James Price (Year 4 and under) and Sam Edgeley (Year 5 and over) as
the most improved cricketers of the year, as voted for by the junior
members. Congratulations to all players for another great season and
thanks to the parents for their ongoing support. Coaching sessions
have run for over 5 months this year, with an average of 25 children
attending each week......remarkably only one week lost to rain !! Some
of the juniors have represented the village team so congratulations to
them and watch out you senior members!

Big thanks again to Roy Palmer and Richard Smith who have run the Juniors this year, and also to the many parents and young helpers. We all look forward to next season !!

Monday, September 05, 2011

It's just not cricket....

But anyway, rain meant that the ASHES were cancelled on the day. Clive Shaw from the Church side decided that an alternative game of petanque could be played instead.....he should have considered where the strengths of his team lie. Sure enough the Village team strolled to victory with limited opposition from a Thrasher duo. Fun had by all, though somewhat soggy end to the season. President Hopperton cleverly sloped off without awarding trophy, and was last heard muttering that it wasn't cricket...also difficult to make ashes from a petanque ball. I think grudgingly we have to acknowledge a defeat of some sorts to the Village side and congratulate them on a well earned (and hopefully Pyrrhic) victory....until next year. Many thanks as ever to Kevin and Maria who provided excellent refreshments throughout the out for AGM date later this year.
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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Northants U12's victory in Shrewsbury Festival....

LSVCC player Oliver in action for Northants U12's in Shrewsbury Festival...(including teams from Lincs, Cheshire, Staffs, Hunts, Shropshire)...comfortable win against strong Derbyshire side in final. Exhausting but fun for all !!

Crown defeated.....

Inaugural match played mid-season between The Crown and LSVCC....despite blanket secrecy in weeks leading up to game, usual suspects appeared (some quite reluctantly) for game. Played in good spirits, and after some fine cricket, the Little Staughton team emerged as worthy victors. Plentiful refreshments during day, and afterwards of course at The Crown. Many thanks again to Kev and Maria (shown here putting brave face on managerial duties). Also a note to record that the Juniors had an excellent game beforehand on square timed perfectly to miss heavy shower at end. Well done to Roy, Richard and Nick for organising....
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Press Release......

Press Release Press Release Press Release Press Release Press Release

The Crown Defeats Bertie’s Burger Bar

Following the successful Cricket Dinner on Saturday evening, Kevin and Maria are pleased to advise all of their patrons and customers that Bertie’s Burger Bar will not be making an appearance at any time in the future. They would also like to add that at no time were any negotiations in progress with Trust House 30. We also wish to make it very clear that at no time did Dotty Barking stay at the Crown, or even indulge in her less salubrious past times on the premises. “We are pleased to feature in any positive publicity” was the quote from Kevin Late on Saturday evening.

We are pleased to advise that our current developments centred on the refurbishment of the restaurant and development of the new improved menus will continue as planned. This is in spite of any upset or implied change that may have been apparent from events on Saturday evening.

Why not take advantage of our current offer for Sunday Lunch (no bear meat is used in the making of the lunches!!).

Maria and Kevin
Sunday 8th May 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Well I can't remember....but that doesn't matter as the first CC dinner was a huge success. Murder Mystery enacted by the St Neots Players assisted medically by Dr Rege, and in inquiry by Mr Shaw. Have to say they contributed very little.....knife wound to hepatic artery through axilla very unlikely and obvious murderer not detected by one of the MET's finest. Excellent food, wine, service, and entertainment. Many thanks to the many people involved in this event....we raised over £2000 for LSVCC.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hot !!....

Not only the weather (and certainly not the tempers on display last week), but LSVCC form is hot !!....good toss to win on unseasonably warm Easter saturday allowed large total batting first against Great Barford. James Bidddle guesting again scored almost flawless 100, but worthy contributions also from AT (also hitting by far the biggest six of the day....authors privilege), JA (interesting style on occasion, see photo), OJ, and Hoppy. Charles and OM tied opposition down so total never really in danger of being reached...OT again bowled well for 10 overs taking a well deserved wicket thanks to Stokesy skills behind the stumps. Nice to see the level to which the adults are inspiring young supporters to take up the game......ablycoached (??) by Daddy Edwards, while Mummy Edwards buries her head in the complexities of scoring. Two wins out of two....can it continue ?....
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Olly, Ollie, Olli !!......

First game of season started in glorious sunshine against Caldecote XI. LSVCC batting bolstered by James Biddle, Kym captain and guest for the day (47 runs on a track with some variable bounce !). Good contribution also from Hoppy. The writer of this blog then had to leave for radio interview in Cambridge while the sparks flew....story of the day was reported to be that of the 3 Ollies who bowled tightly and accurately to mop up the opposition wickets just short of the target. Charles and Jake also chipping in. Great start ! Thanks to the newly qualified officials who presided over the match....they have introduced new complexities into both pitch and scorebook marking !

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Junior Cricket......

For all junior cricketers of Kymbrook school age, there will be KWIK-cricket sessions on Wednesday evenings on Little Staughton playing field at 6:00 pm ....there will be a nominal charge of £10 per family for the season to cover costs of equipment, insurance, prizes etc. Sessions start on 27 April and are expected to run until October subject to weather. 

Contact coaches Roy Palmer ( or Richard Smith ( for more details...