No expectations

Sunday 17 June 2018    Winchmore Hill CC
WINCHMORE HILL TIGERS 130 all out (Wright 26, Immi 4-2, Nortje 3-44)
RAILWAY TAVERNERS 133-5 (Skinner 46*, McHugh 32*, Wright 3-20)

The Tigers brief unbeaten run came to an end against the resurgent Railway Taverners on an overcast afternoon at the Paulin ground when, despite a strong fight back, reducing the visitors 47-5 Continue reading “No expectations”

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The Last Tiger

Sunday 10 June 2018  Winchmore Hill CC
BEAMERS 87 all out (K Pittman 33, Spencer 3-6)
WINCHMORE HILL TIGERS 89-2 (Wright 41*)

Another victory for the Winchmore Hill collective, the second in succession, as a strong Beamers side was overcome in a match that lasted just 46 overs, in complete contrast to the previous Sunday’s 80 over, six hour marathon. Continue reading “The Last Tiger”

The sound of breaking ducks

Sunday June 3 2018  Winchmore Hill CC
TIGER SPARTANS 226-7 (Warren 72*, Wright 60, Mujahid 57)
N2 CASUALS 149 all out (Newham 37, Hincorami 34)

At last, a victory (of sorts), as a combined JST and Spartan eleven won this contest, closing with a perfect symmetry to the day, Continue reading “The sound of breaking ducks”

Life in the old dog

Winchmore Hill   Sunday May 27 2018

JUDD STREET TIGERS 188-6 (Greenham 88, Rennie 43, Dane 29)

SPARTAN CC 108-3 (Mujahid 57*)

Match abandoned as a draw

The Tigers’ run of consecutive defeats in 2018 ended abruptly late in the afternoon when a biblical downpour curtailed play with 20 overs left and the outcome still in the balance. Sadly, with too much water on the wicket it was deemed impossible to continue.

Despite a late drop out the Tigers had eight players available, which was at least an upgrade of one on the previous two games, boosted on this occasion by Winchmore Hill’s 12th man Tom Stephenson and Keith Gunter from Spartan. Batting first, prospects did not look good when both Richard Burgess and Chris Wright failed to engage the scorer, Wrighty being particularly unlucky to be given out caught behind off his pad.

Chris Dane continued his good form with a positive 29 from 40 until venturing too far outside his crease, which brought together Mitchell Greenham and Steve Rennie. 25 overs later they had put together a record 4th wicket partnership of 136 (to date the only century stand for that wicket). Mitch is a class batsman and measured his innings perfectly with 13 4s and a six, whilst grizzled old veteran Steve prefers his own inimitable batting style, on this occasion abandoning his preferred nurdle in favour of the cross-batted slap, to good effect, in accumulating a career best 43 for the Tigers.

When Spartan batted, there were wickets for Mitch, Wrighty and Steve Bignell, but Muhajid was just beginning to take the long handle to the bowlers with a barrage of sixes when the heavens opened. There had been occasional drizzle and threatening cloud most of the afternoon, with thunder and lightning crashing around. The Paulin ground looked to have avoided a storm when suddenly down came precipitation, accompanied by huge lumps of ice, cats, dogs and a plague of frogs.

With early season commitment poor and skipper Stewart Taylor likely to be sidelined for several weeks with a knee injury, it was more bad news when Daney dislocated his thumb attempting a catch on the boundary. Availability prospects are not getting any better.

Taking a long hard look

Sunday 20 May 2018    Winchmore Hill CC

Judd Street Tigers  204-8  (Wright 79, Dane 54, Hodayne 3-21)

Shakespeare’s CC  208-2 (Hodayne 132*, Ali 43*)

The Tigers can now claim to be the Crystal Palace of Sunday cricket – played 6, lost 6 – one more still to go for the worst start to a season ever. Continue reading “Taking a long hard look”

The Tigers who came to tea

The journey

Far away across the sea, past wild rocky Brittany, the Bay of Biscay, the mountains of Spain, behind an unprepossessing gate next to a grocers’ shop, is a little cricketing paradise. This is the Oporto Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club and for the fifth year of asking, the Judd Street Tigers CC visited to play. Continue reading “The Tigers who came to tea”

Lacking Mental Strength

Sunday 6 May 2018
GRACES CC  100 all out (Leo 30, Wright 4-38, Greenham 3-10)
JUDD STREET TIGERS 94 all out (Sikandar 51, Newton 4-10)

The Tigers lost by 6 runs in the 40th over, failing to chase down 101 at a rate of only 2.5 per over, losing their last 7 wickets for the same number of runs, Continue reading “Lacking Mental Strength”

Tigers Frozen Out

Sunday 29 April 2018
JUDD STREET TIGERS 190–7 (Taylor 68, Dane 46, Kent 4-6)
HARROWDENE 191-7 (Pritesh 53, Pranav 51, Brown 46 not out)

Over-excitable sports commentator JONATHAN PEARCE reports from post-apocalyptic Winchmore Hill in the midst of a nuclear winter. Continue reading “Tigers Frozen Out”

All out at Compton

SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018
SOUTHGATE COMPTON 245-9 (Delbridge 91, Sayers 69, C Frame 56, Dane 5-41)
JUDD STREET TIGERS 94 all out (M Webster 30*, L Frame 3-10, Sembian 3-11)

In a totally dysfunctional contest, the Tigers went down by 151 runs in a fixture usually highly competitive, despite a five-wicket opening burst from Chris Dane. Continue reading “All out at Compton”

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