|22 May 2013|
|Hi Karan - I've sent you an E-mail, did you receive? Cheers, Vince
|21 May 2013||Hi,
I live locally near claverdon , if possible can I play cricket with this club...what are the requirements for membership.?
|13 May 2011||Well done guys last Sat! Is there any way back for us occasional players...?
|11 Aug 2010||look forward to playing you guys in division five next season .
|16 Apr 2009||If there is anyone who is available for cricket this year, and I haven't contacted you, please get in touch. My number and e-mail are on the contacts page. Si Hewitt, please text me your number so I can give you a call.
|30 Mar 2009||Hi All,
I hope everyone has Wintered well, I have decided to do the Edinburgh Marathon at the end of May, and try and collect some money for a childrens charity called WellChild.
If anyone would be generous to donate, please find the link below:
I hope to be donnign my whites and joining you all for a few games once I have got this run out of the way.
Thanks in advance
|08 Sep 2008||Nice to see nothing has changed!. Hope all is well.
Been living in the uae for last 5yrs,
will pop down hopefully to see you fellas when down next.
|01 Sep 2008||just wondering if the match report from the blockley game will mention yuppie's close run thing with the biggest cabbage picking family in the cotswolds. Look at the brassicas on that.
|22 Aug 2008||so but when Williams was bowled by Parker by his first ball for 11 it was left to Perry jnr and the experienced Holder to try to guide the team home. Claverdon sensed victory but the pair kept their nerve with Holder striking a boundary to take the score to 120 but in the next over after taking a bye Perry was nearly running out at the non strikers end attempting a second run to get the scores level. He survived and although in the next over he almost offered a caught and bowled chance to Parker with a leading edge that didn’t quite carry, with the field in to prevent a single he drove through extra cover for 4 to gain victory for Exhall. Perry jnr finished on 16* and Holder on 6*. All the Claverdon bowlers had bowled well but Green's figures of 10-4-7-2 stood out in an excellent all round performance from him.
A fantastic game of cricket in very difficult conditions, played in good spirit with the result in the balance right until the end. Thanks to Pete Grinsted for umpiring both ends in the grim conditions. The players retired to the Crown and the AGS contingent (former and present) began their planned party.
sorry sam you guessed right we lost !!!
|21 Aug 2008||Hambo - give us the last line - I'm on the edge of my seat. Trouble is..... I know the result before I read it. Just like an England penalty shoot out!! Sam
|20 Aug 2008||i've forgotten my password so if someone can copy th
Claverdon v Exhall and Wixford II
Saturday 16 August 2008
Fifth played fourth in this encounter with the winners retaining a chance of promotion. After the poor weather it was no surprise to find a wicket that would be challenging for the batsmen and with further rain forecast post tea interval the toss was likely to be significant. After the run of eight consecutive losses, Captain Rogers won the toss for the third time in a row and had no hesitation in inviting Claverdon to bat.
Pierson and Williams began with the new ball and Williams struck immediately in the second over when Beddow played on without scoring. Captain Chesshire joined Hambleton and the pair advanced slowly until Williams removed the former caught behind for 10 and the latter LBW also for 10. Williams then bowled Underwood with a great ball for 0 and Pierson removed Cook caught behind for 7, an excellent one handed catch by wicketkeeper Holder. Rogers had decided to bowl the two openers through their allotted 10 overs and Pierson finished with figures 10-3-13-1 and Williams 10-4-23-4, the first time the latter had taken 4 wickets in a league match. Gates and Goldstraw replaced the opening bowlers and Green and Parker set about rebuilding the Claverdon innings.
Any total in excess of 120 was going to be difficult to chase and with rain in the air and dark clouds looming in the distance the outlook was not good. Green and Parker progressed well until Parker was bowled by Gates for 21 but the turning point was the introduction of off spinner Perry who in spite of conceding a few runs to begin with kept his nerve and removed Green who was looking to continue to force the pace, bowling him for an excellent 35 and then bowling Andrews for 3. Goldstraw returned and he and Gates mopped up the tail with Claverdon all out for 123 in the 44th over. Goldstraw 9-2-23-1, Gates 9.1-2-19-2 and Perry 5-0-30-2. A target of 124 was likely to be a tricky as the teams enjoyed an excellent tea with rain beginning to fall.
A contingent of Claverdon based spectators had arrived during the first innings, former Alcester Grammar School friends of Hood, Williams and Perry snr. They had arrived with generous supplies to get them through the second innings.
Brereton and Hood opened for Exhall with Andrews and Green taking the new ball for Claverdon. When Brereton drove to mid on for 3 and Goldstraw was bowled without scoring Exhall were on the back foot at 9 for 2 after 8 overs. Gates and Hood batted sensibly but with the score well behind the run rate on just 20 after 13 overs, because of the rain Exhall needed to be ahead of the rate at 25 overs (the point at which a result can stand) the target being 67. Andrews trapped Hood LBW for 16 in his penultimate over and with steady rain falling Rogers joined Gates. Chesshire was keeping things tight and looking to up the run rate Gates was bowled by him for 16.
Chambers joined Rogers and announced his arrival with two boundaries before a mix up with the captain had him run out for 8 with the score on 58 in the 20th over. Two boundaries by Rogers off Taylor’s first over took Exhall to within 1 run of the 25 over target and although the rain was still falling both captains had decided that play should continue to allow a fair result. When Pierson was bowled by Chesshire without scoring Adam Perry joined Rogers and the pair progressed at just about the required run rate but mindful of keeping out Chesshire and the returning Green. Rogers fell in Chesshire’s last over, LBW for 27 and Adam Perry was bowled by Underwood for 7 leaving Exhall 35 runs short of the target with 13 overs remaining but with only 2 wickets left.
An excellent partnership developed between former AGS pupil Williams and current pupil Perry to a backdrop of noise from the well lubricated supporters. The pair added 27 taking Exhall to 116 and most of the way but when Williams
|24 Jun 2008||Anyone want some scorebooks from the 1970s? Have a great season! (Peter Gunn, scorer/player/treasurer 1960 - 1978)
|01 Jun 2008||Stewards enquiry on the 'non performance enhancing' A truly Dave Richardson (Snr) type performance from Parksie yesterday. As I left him in the Crown at 1.15, he said he was walking over, but when he arrived at the Rec, at 1.45, he said 'as he was leaving someone bought him a pint' but the pub was empty! 10 over up straight up fast bowling, supported by some excellent no fears fielding, opening the batting and a stint in the white coat, Dwayne Chambers eat your heart out, should Parksie be providing samples after the game, and if so will they be cold and have a head on them!
|26 May 2008||Parksie's your man for pre match supplements of an isotonic-ish nature: mind you, all strictly non performance enhancing as the stats will show.
|20 May 2008|
|Am indeed trying to convince wife of this important pre-match preparation...
Apparently salt supplements are useful before taking the field. (Assume this was reason for Tone's salt-in-tea choice prior to fiery bowling spell...).
|19 May 2008||off to a flyer by the looks of it.
'The Prince' will have to make sure he's allowed out to the crown for a couple of pints every friday after last weekend's knock.
|23 Mar 2008||Not to miss out on the baby news, Toby Alexander Beddow born 22nd November 2007, 5lb 8oz, obviously svelt like his father! Good to see Wooly Gray and Bo Manku's names on the site.
|09 Mar 2008||remember me? someone give me a call, had geoff becketts number,but lost it. wld love to come to the crown for a pint or 2!! call me 07903 815 206
|03 Jan 2008||Following years of trying without success to influence the outcome of a match, I've decided to go and live somewhere where no cricket is played: Sweden! Will pop back in the summer to say hi, best of luck for the new season and look forward to playing with you all again in a couple of years when we move back. Matt.
|12 Dec 2007||Was looking for a contact for Gary Wells and came across the site. Really good to see you all doing so well and for a lovely shot of Arthur Payne, my Gran's post man, bald as a coot. Is Dave Dunnell alive or is he in a frozen cryogenic state for the future? Who let Beckett in charge of the cash, free mild all round. Have a great season in 2008. Woolly