A seasonal word from Eben, erm, I mean, Mike Herlihy

TESTING TIMES
Earlier in the year I was pitching for a contract and the head honcho on the panel asked what is my greatest strength. I thought here we go and snapped back “I’ve got perspective.” Nods all round from the panel- when can you start mate? Continue reading “A seasonal word from Eben, erm, I mean, Mike Herlihy”

Summer’s last sighing

Walker Ground, Southgate – Sunday 21 September 2014

JUDD STREET TIGERS 136 all out lost to LUTON ROYALS 227-4 by 91 runs

Final 2014 season averages here

The Tigers went down to another heavy defeat – their ninth reverse in 13 matches – to a strong Luton Royals outfit at a chilly Walker Ground in their final game of the season. This must have felt to the weary Tigers like deja vu all over again. For the second successive week their village opposition cried off at the last moment, forcing fixture secretary Matt Webster to scramble around for new opponents and a venue. Continue reading “Summer’s last sighing”

Saracens put Tigers to the sword

Walker Ground, Southgate – Sunday 14 September 2014

JUDD STREET TIGERS 161-7 lost to SARACENS CC 246-6 by 85 runs

Latest averages

The ageing Tigers went down to a heavy defeat at the hands of the rampaging Saracens at Southgate, losing to a powerful side by 85 runs. This was a hastily arranged fixture after Potter Street pulled out at the eleventh hour, so full marks to Matt Webster for finding not only new opposition but also an excellent venue at the last minute. Continue reading “Saracens put Tigers to the sword”

Tigers back on track as Taverners derailed

Winchmore Hill CC Sunday 7 September 2014

JUDD STREET TIGERS 284 all out beat RAILWAY TAVERNERS 165-9 by 119 runs

Averages

The Tigers signed off at Winchmore Hill for another season with a comprehensive victory over the Railway Taverners from Crouch End, posting a record total of 284 in the process, thanks to top knocks from Barnaby Pinfield (92) and Chris Dane (82). Allowed to play on the big boy’s pitch for the only time this year, the Tigers won the toss and wore down the opposition on the huge playing area, before putting down a much improved presentation in the field. Continue reading “Tigers back on track as Taverners derailed”

Paper tigers beaten again

Winchmore Hill CC Sunday 31 August 2014

JUDD STREET TIGERS 216-4 lost to ACME 217-3 by 7 wickets

Latest averages here

The Tigers crashed to their seventh defeat in 10 matches in a bad-tempered contest, despite posting an imposing total of 216 in 35 overs, which was easily overwhelmed by a powerful Acme batting side with four overs to spare on a benign pitch that produced 433 runs in 66 overs for the loss of only seven wickets all day. The failure to defend big totals is now becoming a regular occurence for the Tigers and this was not an enjoyable game for them. Continue reading “Paper tigers beaten again”

Graces and favours

London Marathon Playing Fields, Greenford
Sunday 24 August 2014

JUDD STREET TIGERS 102-3 beat GRACES CC 101 all out by 7 wickets

The Tigers completed a season’s double over the Graces, replicating their seven wicket victory earlier in the year at Winchmore Hill. On that occasion Graces totalled 109 batting first; this time they could only manage 101, thanks to a much improved performance in the Tigers’ bowling and fielding, finishing the afternoon with an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 66 between acting captain Matt Webster (41*) and Chris Wright (20*). Continue reading “Graces and favours”

Whalers gorge on piefest as crisis looms for beleaguered Tigers

Sunday 17 August 2014 – King’s House Sports Ground, Chiswick

JUDD STREET TIGERS 142-8 lost to THE WHALERS CC 144-4 by 6 wickets

The Tiger in the wild is an endangered species, with perhaps a little over 3,000 still to be found in the jungles of Asia. Fewer still are now being spotted on the cricket fields of England. Indeed, flocks of Canadian geese were more prolific last Sunday at the bleak, windswept and soulless meadow in Chiswick (formerly the Civil Service Sports Ground) where the Tigers, due to a misunderstanding in the team’s organisational machinery, took the field with only ten players yet again. Continue reading “Whalers gorge on piefest as crisis looms for beleaguered Tigers”

Partnership projects

Little Berkhamsted, Herts Sunday 3 August 2014

JUDD STREET TIGERS 236-3 dec lost to LITTLE BERKHAMSTED SAHIBS 239-5 by 5 wickets

Latest averages

A week after sharing 480 runs at Winchmore Hill, the Tigers were involved in another runfest at the picturesque village ground of Little Berkhamsted in rural Hertfordshire, 475 being scored for the loss of only eight wickets on the day, the visitors finishing second once again after posting what appeared to be an imposing total, built around a record third-wicket partnership of 155 between Mike Herlihy (batting through the innings for 74 not out) and Barnaby Pinfield (96), then reducing the home side to 15-3. Continue reading “Partnership projects”

Guests welcome!

Sunday 27 July 2014 – Winchmore Hill CC

JUDD STREET TIGERS 230-8 lost to GENTLEMEN OF WEST LONDON 250-8 by 20 runs

At the present moment Blackpool FC look to have a better chance of getting a full side on the field than the Tigers! Yet again they were forced to take on one of the toughest fixtures of the season without a full allocation of members, with some players injured and one failing to appear on the day. Such are the travails of a Sunday cricket team. Continue reading “Guests welcome!”

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