Back on it

Sunday 5 August 2018   Winchmore Hill CC
ACME 281-6 (Whiting 72, Mashkoor 55)
JUDD STREET TIGERS 211 all out (Wright 38, Warren 37*, Dane 32, Whiting 3-14)

After two postponements due to lack of players, and a third match washed out last weekend, the Tigers played their first full length game in five weeks against old friends Acme on a boiling hot day at the Paulin Ground. Continue reading “Back on it”



The Tigers returned to action last weekend in the Winchmore Hill 6-a-side competition, a formula ideally suited to the team, since six is about par for players being available on any given Sunday.

Perhaps against expectations, they won their group and progressed to the semi-final, where they came unstuck against a strong local team that contained 1st and 2nd XI players. Chris Wright, who has purportedly been tarting for the world and his dog during recent Tiger downtime, was in particularly good nick, three times having to retire undefeated having reached 30 runs, his fine form seemingly inversely proportional to the application of his razor.

The afternoon hinged on the outcome of the first group match. Chasing 81 in the 5 stipulated overs, the Tigers required 8 from the last over, in which Chris Boden played out four dot balls. Needing four from the last delivery, the Tigers only triumphed due to a fielding lapse on the boundary. However, building on their fortune, they won their next two games fairly comfortably, thanks to Wrighty and some good hitting from Ali Sikandar and Joe Webster.

The semi proved a match too far. Despite another 30 from Wright, the innings tailed off somewhat to 58, a total knocked off by the WH Coaches VI in just 16 balls. Nevertheless, it had been a good effort, the team winning as many matches in a couple of hours as they had all season! Hopefully the full team will be back in 40-over action next weekend (July 29), though the prognosis for August is not great due to school and family holidays, not to mention the start of the football season.

Team: Stewart Taylor, Chris Wright, Chris Boden, Ali Sikandar, Joe Webster, Matt Webster, Steve Rennie

As to the future of the club, talks with Winchmore Hill for a possible official merger are ‘progressing well’ according to a source close to both clubs. Should this go ahead, very little will change, except players who wish to continue will owe their allegiance, annual subs and match fees to Winchmore Hill, who doubtless will not allow players the financial latitude they enjoy with the Tigers. Some re-branding may be required and some matches may be switched to Saturday as WH seek to expand non-league fixtures, but this will at least preclude Tiger members having to find a weekly excuse for their non-availability.


Love Train

Not a lot of cricket news this week, just a crumpet crisis, CO2 shortage and the usual World Cup outbreak of hyped-up jingoism.

At Winchmore Hill last Saturday all matches started 90 minutes early, then took an extended tea break between 3 and 5 to watch the football, cricket recommencing a few minutes later, after thankfully no extra time or penalties. Continue reading “Love Train”

Theatre of pain

Sunday 1 July 2018  Winchmore Hill CC
MOTLEY CREW 186-3 (T.Patchett 90*, S.Patchett 54)

The Tigers struggle on. Enduring a scorching day on the parched field of Winchmore Hill, Continue reading “Theatre of pain”

The Bob Todd Experience

Saturday 23 June 2018   Great Canfield CC
JUDD STREET TIGERS 160 all out (Webster 61*, Menhenick 3-10)
LINDSELL CC 140 all out (Lillie 38, Dane 3-27)
Sunday 24 June 2018
JUDD STREET TIGERS 145 all out (Dane 31, C Matthews 3-3, Barnard 3-44)
EASTONS CC 149-7 (Barnard 36)

Continue reading “The Bob Todd Experience”

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”

The Last Tiger

Sunday 10 June 2018  Winchmore Hill CC
BEAMERS 87 all out (K Pittman 33, Spencer 3-6)

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”

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. Continue reading “Life in the old dog”

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”

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