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Indoor struggles continue

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The indoor team played Sarisbury last night and suffered another defeat.
Division 1 is proving tough. Before the start we had a set-back with Jinson
absent having not received a vital email. I was forced from the comfort of
the scorer’s table to play as they scored 148-5. We all bowled tidily and
Abhijit and Matt took good catches as our opponents batted well to achieve
148-5. In reply we reached 106 with Bob top scoring on 31 and Shiv managing


Indoor League team lose again

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

We played our first game in the new Fleming Park sports hall against
Peartree Wasps with a much changed side due to unavailability. They batted
first and scored 141-5: Shiv Banerjee picked up 3 wickets and Matt Brown,
in his first indoor game, bowled a really tight spell. When we batted only
Bob with 20 and Abhijit with 16 reached double figures as we were all out
for 59 to lose by 82 runs. We play again next Sunday at 9.15 so will be
hoping for a first win!

Congratulations on League avearages

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The league averages are now available in the downloads section the League
website. 9 of our players feature: Abhijit in the first team batting with
Chris in the bowling (just)! For the second team Graham (averaging over
100), Kev S and Dave S feature in the batting with Lee 2nd in the bowling,
which also features golden arm Steve Noton. Dave S and Graham also have
their centuries recorded.The final 2 mentions are for Shiv C and Will in
the 6 wickets plus in an innings sections.

Well done to all of them.

If you want to shine next season be prepared for nets starting on January
25th at the Ageas Bowl!

Its tough in Division 1

by Ian Burrows 1 Comment

The indoor league team played their third indoor game last night against
University A. We welcomed Prath to the team, enjoying a weekend in
Southampton. We batted first and managed 103 all out, with Bob top scoring
on 26. We were controversially denied some more runs in the last over when
Shiv was given out caught off a ball which most spectators thought was
above waist high; he had scored 5 runs from it (including 2 overthrows).
This would have given us 8 more runs in total (3 for the no ball), an extra
ball and Shiv still batting! They made the runs for 2 wickets with an over
to spare. We bowled steadily with few bad balls but they batted well. The
highlight was an excellent catch by Abhijit.
The next game on December 3rd will be in the new Fleming Park so maybe that
will bring an upturn in results!


by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

We held a well attended meeting last night at which we thanked retiring
captains and officers for all their hard work. We presented flowers to
Julie as a special thank you for her work over several years as secretary.

Officers for the next year were appointed as follows:

Chairman and secretary: Ian Burrows
Vice chairman: Nigel Keir
First team captain: Ed Hardwicke
Second team captain: Steve Noton
Indoor captain: Bob Kinnear
Treasurer: Ludo Kowalewski
Social secretary: Abhijit Jagadeesh
Web-master: Michael Dodd

Other decisions of immediate interest:

– to introduce a £20 annual membership. For those who pay this match
fees will remain £10. For anyone who does not pay match fee to be £12.
Students, Under 18s and unwaged to pay £5 with no annual charge
– to seriously look into gaining use of the upstairs area and balcony
for teas etc on match days
– to look at alternative venues for nets to provide more lanes so that
one can have a definite coaching emphasis
– to look in to restarting some sort of midweek cricket in the season
– to support possible changes to league rules of 40 overs per side in
Regional divisions (still 45 in County divisions) and maximum overs per
bowler to be 20% of total
– To support 1.00 start time in County leagues and 1.30 in Regional but
argue that it should be 1.00 in both
– to agree the members charter, which was circulated prior to the
meeting and will now be posted on the website

All members were urged to be on the look out for potential new members. A
recruiting poster is available from me if anyone can display it.

The meeting concluded with excellent refreshments!

Ian Burrows


by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

All members are reminded of the AGM tomorrow night, November 6th, at 7.30
prompt in the Guide Dog, Earls Road, Bevois Valley: SO14 6SF. The club is
providing some food at the end of the meeting! It will be good to see you

Ian Burrows

Travellers Presentation Meal

Travellers gathered last night at Casa Brasil for a post-season awards presentation meal. It was an enjoyable evening at a lively venue so thanks to Abhijit for getting it organised.

Once we had eaten Bill organised a rare moment of quiet in the restaurant so that we could present trophies to our 3 winners, all of whom were pleased to have their efforts acknowledged and thanked people for voting for them (and in Lee’s case for all the support he has received from a number of club members)!

The winners were:

First team Player of the Year: Abhijit Jagadeesh

Second Team Player of the Year: Lee Fitzpatrick

Clubman of the Year: Clive Nicholls



Indoor team lose again

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The reality of Division 1 life was reinforced again on Sunday when we were
well beaten by OTs and Romsey at Fleming Park. They batted first and
despite good bowling from Chris Hillier with 2 wickets and Jinson Thomas
with 1 achieved 137-5. We could only manage 92-5 in reply with Chris top
scoring with 28 not out. Let’s hope for a better result when we play next
on November 19th.

Tough start for Indoor team

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The indoor league team started their season against last year’s league 1
champions Burridge. After back to back promotions we expected things to be
tougher this season and with 3 squad members unavailable we struggled.
Burridge batted first and scored 176-1 in their 12 overs. Jinson Thomas on
debut was by far our most economical bowler. When we batted we managed
129-5 with Chris reaching 25 not out. I was not at the game but the
scorecard shows wides to have been our top scorer with 49! For those of you
who haven’t played indoors a wide counts as 3 runs and is not bowled again
(except in the final over).

Better luck in the next game on October 15th.

Ian Burrows