Match report Lodsworth vs Ebernoe Sunday 28th April 2019

Match report vs Ebernoe Sunday 28th April 2019
4 wides and a robbery
Like day comes night, Ying and yang,  bangers and mash-  always something will happen when the first game of Lodsworth cricket season starts.  At the helm was new skipper Olly King. With him, you get enthusiasm, a helping hand from JCK and an air of confusion and disorganisation….  that’s even before we started….
2 or 230 start, who has the match ball, who can bowl, batting order changed more often than the top 2 of Man City and Liverpool, who knows how to mark out 22 or 23 yards wicket, scorebook anywhere by any chance???
Anyway now down to the game…
After captain chaos king won the toss, loddy elected to bowl in a 35over max8overs per bowler format.
With one of our big guns out for the season(big in size not in muscle junaid) it was up to messers Hall and Long to open up with the new cherry. Matt who isn’t an opening bowler but the way he bowled is more a 4th change bowled a bit full and didn’t really cause any problems. However Long who as per usual came up the hill looked quite dangerous and got 3 quick wickets to leave ebernoe in trouble at 31-3. Big lad GB then was given the ball and found a bit of zip and got rewarded with a super catch by keeper Mike. Loddy sensed a big opportunity to capitalise. Was this a smash and grab?
Well talking of that, in the 18years of playing for loddy we have never had a robbery at the rec.
Someone driving a spearmint rhino fiat 500 car turned up, parked out of sight behind the hall and then proceeded to raid a dirty battered rusty old dented van in stealing a hammer and old petrol blower. After being seen by an opposition player who was threatened, they sped off with wheels spinning down the car park.WHAT u say. Well this is true, you couldnt make it up as the vehicle was yes you guessed it captain chaos himself. Would you believe it!!
A break in play of 20mins, frantic searching questions etc and the longest over in history, the cricket then got back out to get on with the game. Loddy with king off the field and Long senior immobile (9men for rest of the game) let the game slip a bit and Ebernoe went from 50-5 to 112-5 until GB came back for a 2nd spell and got a few more victims, backed up with Long who chipped in with another lovely ball that the batsmen hit wicket to leave the away side finishing on 144-9 off 35overs.
GB 8-1-22-5
LONG 8-1-14-4
MIKE W 3 CATCHES
After a superb tea which could feed the 5000, loddy went out with Hall and Rix to get off to a good start.
Rix looked good but failed to deliver and only made 7, Hall made a cameo quickfire 22 until getting bowled and then when you need a skippers knock most you get Olly. With his mind on other things he got out plum LBW for nought,a big 0.
Loddy were 40-3,  been here before and it could well be 50-8 but GB and big Dave green had other ideas…..
With bad balls being punished and fielders dropped catches that went for 4!!(not) the home side looked set to achieve a famous unlikely opening victory. Mike came in after GB and showed flashes of power to get the total up to 120-4 until getting bowled wanted to smash another boundary.
Long then came to the crease with DVG and with 25 needed, they both played sensibiliy putting the bad ball away and ended up winning the game with 9 balls left. Note thou that DVG played an anchor role and Dave’s knock was the best he has played for Loddy.     145-5 off 33.3overs.   LODDY WIN BY 5 WICKETS.
DAVE G 33NO
GB 22
MATT 22
MIKE 20
LONG 13NO
A quick beer or 2 down the pub to chat about the game or crime, it was decided that GB was MOM.
However acclaim goes to Dave for a lovely steady knock and Mike for 3 great catches.
Kirdford next week, lets hope Loddy gets 2 outa 2.  Well done Chaos King- nice win skipper!!!!
Long Shakespeare’s scribe……

Match Report – Wonersh

Even Steven before Rain Rain Rain…..

Lodsworth Sunday 10th Sept 2018

played a shortened version game of 25 overs each against a strong local side in Wonersh.

Played 3 lost 3 was the record against this side who had a smattering of young blood and some canny old boys.

After being put into bat, Loddys openers of Hall and old boy favourite Justin put on 40 before Matt departed.

We then saw new face Junaid come in and with some deft shots and power hitting by these 2, the score raced onto nearly 100 runs in what some wags had said was the best batting partnership of the year.

Once these 2 went, regulars PP, Mike W and King went cheaply and it was left to newby Doctor Dave and El Gringo Manuel Ally Rixxo to steady the score to a respectable 137-6 in 25 overs.

JUSTIN 52.    JUNAID 35.  DAVE G 15NO.  HALL 19.

After a lovely tea, Loddy opeend up with Junaid and Long on now a pitch that was getting softer and drizzle in the air.

Wonersh got off to a steady start until Junaid got a wicket bowled and then Long got 1 by being superbly caught by Dave G at mid-wicket. Hall got in on the act – only after some frutuious generous fielding by Rixxo who conceded 4 but next ball getting a plum LBW. Game was set at 45-3 but then the rain started to come down more heavier.

Another 3/4 overs went on until at 68-3 after 13 overs the game had to stop as it was pouring down.

After waiting half an hour it was decided we all go down the pub where Skipper Long promised all and sundries that he was going to buy a round!!! And then being a taxi service to Al and Justin who were catching a train to London.

JUNIAD 1-10.    HALL 1-14.    LONG 1-19.

MOM….   A LOVELY KNOCK BY JUSTIN WHO GETS ALL THE PLAUDITS.

Match Report vs Kirdford Sunday 7th May

SEASON GETS OFF TO A FLYER
SO WE START THE SEASON OFF FOR 2017 WITH A FRIENDLY WELL SPIRITED MATCH AGAINST OUR OLD FOES AND FRIENDS IN KIRDFORD.
WITH A TEAM OF STALWARTS, OAPS, NEWBYS AND OLD FACES-  KIRDFORD WIN THE TOSS AND BAT ON A PITCH AND OUTFIELD THAT LOOKS IN REALLY GOOD NIK CONSIDERING ITS THE 1ST GAME.
 LODDY WITH BALL IN HAND START OK WITH SOME VERY GOOD BALLS BEING BOWLED AND SOME BUFFET BOWLING( HELP YOURSELF TO THAT AND SMACK IT) ALSO BEING THROWN INTO THE ACT.
GOOD FIELDING ALL ROUND ESP BY NEWBYS MIKE AND ED RESTRICTS THE AWAY SIDE TO A TOTAL OF 134 IN JUST OVER 34 OVERS.
 LEE M WAS UNLUCKY THAT HIS VELCROW GLOVES DIDNT CATCH THE 2 CHANCES THAT CAME HIS WAY AS HE WAS MAKING HIS DEBUT AS KEEPER.
LONG 12-2-43-2
TOBY H 7-0-44-1
HALL  8-1-16-4
ANDREW M 4-0-21-1
WILL S 1-0-1-0
ROB C 1-0-10-1.
WE THEN CAME INTO TEA WITH A CRACKING SPREAD OF SARNIES/SAUS ROLLS/CAKES/MORE CAKES AND EVEN MORE CAKES FROM JON KING!!!
LODSWORTH THEN WENT OUT TO BAT WITH HALL AND SALAMAN.
1ST BALL WILL S SMASHES THE BALL BACK PAST THE BOWLER FOR 4 AND WE ALL THOGUTH THIS WAS GOING TO BE OVER QUICKLY.
HOWEVER WICKETS FELL AT REGULAR INTERVALS WITH ONLY HALL AND DOGGED KING STICKING AROUND FOR MORE THAN A FEW OVERS.
 WITH LCC AT 120-3 AND ONLY NEEDING 15 TO WIN IT LOOKED A FORMALITY UNTILL THE USUAL LODDY COLLAPSE HAPPENED.
4 WICKETS IN 7 OVERS FOR 11 RUNS MEANT IT WAS GOING TO BE A NERVY FINISH UNTILL KING SMASHED THE SPINNER OVER THE TOP FOR 4 TO SEAL A GREAT WIN BY 3 WICKETS.
HALL 52
KING 42 NOT OUT
ANDREW M 18
5 PLAYERS WITH SINGLE FIGURE SCORES.
WELL PLAYED LADS TO ALL, A GOOD GAME THAT HAD LOTS OF BANTER AND RESPECT BY BOTH SIDES.
MOM-  MATT HALL WITH WICKETS AND RUNS FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY OLLY KING  WITH HIS DEFIANT KNOCK.
P1 W1.
 UNDEAFEATED LONG!!!!

Match Report v Ibiza CC (Game 2)

16th October 2016 at San Augustin, Ibiza

“Ibiza bite back”

Ibiza CC 155 for 8(30 overs) (G.Boe 34, P.Cruttwell 32, P.Phillips 3-32, A.Long 2-12)

Lodsworth 115 for 9 (30 overs) (J.Lamb 34 O.King 30, A.Rix 16 not out, P.Cruttwell 4-13, S.Hadlow 2-16)

Lost by 40 Runs

Man of the Match: Paul Phillips

Following much laughter and “rehydration” in Ibiza town the previous evening, which also included a guided tour by John King- a sightseeing trip which took in some extremely interesting sights! And what goes on tour stays on tour- therefore no elaboration required…, the second match of the tour was again played at the same venue and under beautiful blue skies once again.

Al Rix took over the captaincy, Andrew Mills made a debut for Lodsworth and Ollie King returned to the side. Fergus stepped down and opted to score. Lee Mulcahy fielded for both sides, which was probably the last thing that he felt like doing, however did get to face a few balls at the end.

On to the cricket and a stunning start by Lodsworth, reducing the home side to 55 for 6 at the halfway point, Messrs Phillips and Long bowling brilliantly and supported by stunning catches by both Lee and Rob. However, perhaps down to local knowledge and some superb batting, the home side took 99 runs from the final fourteen overs and posted a very good total given the situation they were in.

Lunch followed with Spanish sandwiches again and after a thirty minute interval, the teams took to the field and Loddy collapsed to 24 for 5, thanks to Mr Cruttwell with some excellent bowling up front. Justin and Ollie added fifty-one for the sixth wicket and the skipper a determined 16 not out. Loddy could not replicate Ibiza’s lower order batting and fell short by some margin.

Well played Ibiza CC, thanks to Al Shaikh for umpiring both matches and also to the VP’s who provided much needed support for the tour. The biggest thanks of all goes to John King for months of effort and determination in organising this weekend.

A complete success, fair results overall and the organisation for next years tour will surely start soon.

The team is off to hibernate for the winter now but with an end of season tour like this, we would like to encourage new players for next season and beyond.

Match Report v Ibiza CC (Game 1)

15th October 2016 at San Augustin, Ibiza

“Loddy shine in Ibiza”

Ibiza CC 167 for 9(30 overs) (C.Bromley 40, R.Parmenter 29 not out, W.Hannam 4-16, M.Hall 2-24)

Lodsworth 169 for 8 (30 overs) (W.Hannam 41, P.Phillips 34, P.Cruttwell 4-21, S.Hedlow 2-23)

Won by 2 Wickets

Man of the Match: Will Hannam

After weeks of eager anticipation and a twenty-one strong touring party, the White Isle provided an absolute thriller for the first game of Lodsworth’s inaugural overseas tour. With the previous day providing some sightseeing, swimming in the sea, good food and a few drinks, Loddy were all fit and raring to go.

Winning the toss and opting to field first on this artificial pitch and under sunny skies, tight bowling by Will Hannam and Andy Long kept the home side to under three an over for the first ten. Six of the first seven Ibiza batters reached double figures before Will came back and mopped up the tail, aided by two excellent catches from Justin Lamb. A total was posted which was considered extremely competitive. Lunch followed and Spanish baguettes replaced the usual plethora of cake and sausage rolls(surely a good thing!)

In response, the returning Jim Hickey hit a couple of glorious shots but it was Will Hannam who kept the innings together with a fine knock. Ably supported by Matt Hall(21) and arguably the allrounder of the season(Paul Phillips) the target was easily within range with three overs to go. Andy Long blasted a quick 15 but some tight bowling left three runs needed off three balls. Andy was bowled leaving three off two. In came Fergus and mistimed the first ball, dropped by Andrew Mills(Loddy landlord turning out for Ibiza on this occasion), leaving three to win off the final ball.

His final act as captain was to pull the last ball of the innings for four, giving Loddy a famous victory and thus ended what personifies a friendly game of cricket, played in great spirits and friendly banter all round. Beer followed! Thanks to Martin for arranging the final score to be posted outside the Hollist that evening.

Ladies day 21/21.

During a small gathering to empty a barrel to make way for the forthcoming cider pressing, we received a call late on Saturday night informing us the  Chairmans’ XI had cancelled.  With a fine wicket prepared and a cake or two in hand it seemed a shame to waste a sunny Sunday.  The remnants of the team boosted by some rare appearances plus wives daughters and girlfriends gathered together and a seven a side game was hastily organised. With some a little green round the gills, we picked teams and took to the field.

Phillips’ Pie Chuckers opened with a solid partnership between Ben Law(13) and Sammy Dean (19) and the baton was ably taken up by Neil Pearman with a career best 33.  Maiden players Coral Phillips and Samantha Greet came next with seasoned players Will H (18) and Paul P cruising home to set a challenging total of 103. The pick of the bowling Al Rix 8 for 2 but Tom’s first ball since school taking out The Law was a highlight.

With the hall kitchen undergoing renovation Mrs P laid on a fine buffet spread including Rob’s delicious sausage rolls, Matt’s famous cheese and pickle sarnies and a cracking marmalade cake from the Church Fayre. All very yummy.

Colins’ Creaky Cricketers began well with Joel Phillips (8) and Tom (11) who finally fell to Neil Peaman’s first ball in several years.  Lee Mulcachy (18) top scorer and Young Josh Colins (10) proved difficult to shift.  Deanna Garriga (5) Rob Colins (9)  fell to some good bowling by the Law (9 for 2) and Sammy (11 for 2). Veterans Al Rix and Matt Hall were left to push the total of 94 with two overs to go. The pie checkers looked in trouble.  Will runs in, he bowls, Matt scoops him to leg and Samantha plucks it from the air to seal the win for the team and lady of the match for herself.

Every body bowled and all scored at least a run….A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Thanks to all who turned out.

Match Report v Wonersh

11th September 2016 at Wonersh

“Glorious September Sunshine”

Wonersh 183 for 6(35 overs) (A.Crocker 2-18, A.Long 1-22, J.Webster 1-28)

Lodsworth 98 All Out (29 overs) (A.Crocker 50 not out, P.Phillips 10)

Lost by 95 runs

Man of the Match: Arthur Crocker

Across the border into Surrey we assembled for the final away fixture of the season. Greeted by glorious blue skies, a picturesque ground, eleven players which included two debuts (Arthur Crocker and Jonah Webster) and a strip which had stood up remarkably well to the deluge of the previous day.

Fielding first in a 35 overs a side fixture against this strong side, made up mainly of twenty somethings from the local area, Messrs Long and Crocker each bowled five overs up front and the home side struggled to make more than two runs per over for the first ten.

Matt Hall came on first change and kept things tight and Jonah replaced Andy “manflu” Long and duly picked up a wicket first ball, a superb catch taken by Lee Mulcahy(contact him for all plumbing needs!). Paul Phillips (contact him for bespoke furniture making!) bowled from both ends and only had himself to blame for not taking a return catch. Fergus came on and took a wicket with just about the only straight ball he bowled but as seems regular, two good batsman with a fine partnership, held the innings together after the initial skirmishes went Lodsworth’s way.

Tea was taken upstairs in the pavilion and in the writers opinion, was the finest(and most expensive) of the season. Is it that opposing teams hear about our love of cakes and scones and hijack us with too much food every week? Well, it’s a plausible excuse for what often follows!

The batting was better than the previous week, since more application was shown but once again too many single figure scores contributed to a below par total. Only Arthur, with some splendid hitting, showed any real talent, although Rob Collins(contact him for all decorating requirements!), did hang about long enough for Arthur to reach his fifty.

A glorious afternoon, a very good spirited Wonersh side, a fighting effort from Lodsworth and although the result did not go our way, two new players were introduced and we are another week closer to Ibiza!