The game that’s never done

Saturday 29 September 2018 – Highgate Cricket Club
JUDD STREET TIGERS 187-7 (Wright 36*, Dane 34, M Webster 30) beat
SOUTH LONDON ODD BALLS (SLOBS) 183 all out (Tom G 85, M Webster 3-13, Wright 3-44) by 3 wickets

‘How shall we live, now that the summer’s ended’, wrote Thomas Moult in his poem Close of Play ; words that could easily apply to the Tigers at the end of their seventh, and most traumatic, season. Continue reading “The game that’s never done”

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Wright on

Sunday 16 September 2018   Alexandra Park
JUDD STREET TIGERS 253-6 (Wright 91, Butt 55, Dane 48) beat
RAILWAY TAVERNERS 130 all out ( Njorte 30, James 27, Butt 4-24) by 123 runs

The Tigers’ good form continued with a convincing victory over the Railway Taverners at a bleak and blustery Alexandra Park. Continue reading “Wright on”

Back in the hunt

Sunday 9 September 2018  Winchmore Hill CC
JUDD STREET TIGERS 236-6 (Dane 71, Greenham 44, Wright 29) beat
MAYFIELD CC 235-9 (Starck 81, Kazi 33, Jain 31, Greenham 3-45) by 4 wickets

The Tigers ended a miserable few weeks with an exciting win over Mayfield – the club’s first victory since June 23rd and only their fourth of the season, as the curtain fell on cricket at Winchmore Hill for 2018.  Continue reading “Back in the hunt”

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”

REDEMPTION

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. Continue reading “REDEMPTION”

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
WINCHMORE HILL SPARTAN TIGERS  184-9 (Greenham 65)
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

OR – THE ADVENTURES OF THE THAXTED EIGHT
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”

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