Review of the season

If your memories of the season are starting to fade this exhaustive review is for you.
Lovingly created by poetic yet pessimistic opsimath StevieB, it recalls the occasional ups and the numerous downs of the season that was 2017. Continue reading “Review of the season”

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Scott Walker – Unsung Cricketing Icon

From JST arts correspondent Christopher Wright-Herbert

Existential angst! – its not just a common cricketing complaint. As the BBC4 Proms have so recently reminded us, Scott Walker has been consumed by it for a lifetime. Continue reading “Scott Walker – Unsung Cricketing Icon”

the Third Man – an homage

From our overseas correspondent – Christopher Wright-Herbert

On a recent scouting trip to Vienna in search of potential future Tiger cricketing tour locations I happened upon the Third Man museum. Howzat, I thought to myself, I’ve hit the motherload here Continue reading “the Third Man – an homage”

Great sports photography has the ability to capture a whole era in a single moment in time. Cameron Spencer’s 1/140 sec masterpiece for Getty images illustrates this perfectly. Continue reading “Stillness and speed”

Pants!

Winchmore Hill, Sunday 7 August

Highgate CC (112-3) beat Judd Street Tigers (111-10) by 7 wickets

On a glorious sunny August afternoon, in perfect batting conditions and on a good track, the Tigers rolled over, bared their soft underbelly and were dismissed for 111 inside 32 overs. Continue reading “Pants!”

Octopus deliver sucker punch to endangered Tigers

Alexandra Park, Sunday 31 July

Octopus (164-8) beat Judd Street Tigers (160-8) by 2 wickets

In the long awaited battle between the predators of the deep and the predators of the deep jungle, the eight-legged bottom feeders squeaked home by 2 wickets. Continue reading “Octopus deliver sucker punch to endangered Tigers”

Mantra of the beast

This season saw the passing of Tim Graham. Bon viveur, dandy, cricket-loving poet, captain & organiser of the VCC, and all round good guy, we’re all poorer for his tragically early dismissal. RIP Tim

Tour of Porto ends in entrecote triumph

Ex ex ex skip Wrighty reviews food and alcohol intake in Porto.
No match report has been filed to date, and memories are more unreliable than normal.  Reconstructed scorecards are here

As the Ryan air pilot executed another semi controlled crash landing at Porto airport, the screams and sobs now barely audible, the Tigers gathered together their scattered personal belongings from under the seats and fellow passengers’ laps and huddled around the circulating carousel. Continue reading “Tour of Porto ends in entrecote triumph”

Dates for 2015 nets

In the spirit of continuous improvement, or Kaizen as they used to say in Japan, we have 6 net sessions booked in at Lord’s this year. Put these in your diaries and expect to hear more nearer the date. They run each Wednesday, 7pm – 8pm.  Drinks and the opportunity to watch Champions league humiliation afterwards. Continue reading “Dates for 2015 nets”

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