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”

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.

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”

Tigers awaken

OLD PROBLEMS AND NEW INITIATIVES
Latest update from the world of Tigers with Fay Canuz

 

The year 2018 has got off to a sluggish start for the Tigers, many of whom appear to still be in hibernation* Continue reading “Tigers awaken”

Tigers avoid defeat shock!

NEWS ROUND UP – SOME NUMBERS, GRIPING AND NOSTALGIA

The Tigers ended their sequence of defeats when last Sunday’s away fixtue at Little Berkhamsted was called off on the Friday, Continue reading “Tigers avoid defeat shock!”

Teas for the few, not the many

Old Camdenians, Mill Hill    Sunday 25 June 2017
Judd Street Tigers 133 all out lost to Spartan CC 167 all out by 34 runs

The misery goes on, as the Tigers crumpled to yet another defeat, outwitted by a weakened Spartan side at the secluded Old Camdenians* ground in Mill Hill Continue reading “Teas for the few, not the many”

When all is said and done…

Cockfosters  Sunday 23 April 2017

Judd Street Tigers 121 all out, lost to Southgate Compton 124-6 by 4 wickets


In the first of  a series of occasional celebrity match reporters, we welcome today former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray ‘Butch’ Cliche, now a radio and TV football pundit, famous for playing, managing or coaching the most clubs in the world of football – ever, and a man who is known to speak almost entirely in cliches.
Continue reading “When all is said and done…”

Porto round-up

Oporto Cricket Club, Portugal – Saturday 14 May 2016
JUDD STREET TIGERS 127 all out lost to OPORTO CC 130-7 by 3 wickets
Oporto Cricket Club, Portugal – Sunday 15 May 2016
JUDD STREET TIGERS 233-6 drew with OPORTO CC 286-2

The Tigers had a mixed weekend on their third tour of Porto, losing a low-scoring contest on the first day, but recovering well to fight out a draw on the Sunday thanks to Chris Wright’s fifth Tiger century. Continue reading “Porto round-up”

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