Farningham 2nd XI 4th June 2022 “Could you skipper the 2s this weekend?” the Team Secretary asked.“Sure, where is it?”“Er… Farningham.”“Oh.” So off we trudged at midday. Prayers for rain had not been answered. We took the field with 9, the jet-lagged Deanes having overslept, and by the time they entered the fray Farningham were … More 2nd XI match reports – June 2022
Sissinghurst 1st XI 4th June 2022 In a match that may prove significant at the end of the season, the 1st XI overcame bottom team Sissinghurst last Saturday by 32 runs. Asked to bat first after midweek rain, we once again threatened to waste a solid platform when we collapsed from 88-2 to 122-7 and … More 1st XI match reports – June 2022
Southborough 2nd XI 7th May 2022 The first league weekend of the season saw the 2nd XI take on local rivals Southborough, featuring one of the smallest boundaries you’re ever likely to see in cricket, measuring 35 yards. The teams were balanced by Speldhurst fielding 10 strong players, and Southborough a “weak” 11… Southborough won … More 2nd XI match reports – May 2022
Eynsford 1st XI 7th May 2022 Our first league game of the season started very similarly to last year’s, with 10 men. Clouds were in the air, a smattering of rain lurking but the pitch looking in relatively good nick, albeit very green. Having lost the toss we were rapidly put into bat, and due … More 1st XI match reports – May 2022
Rusthall (H) 16th April 2022 The first match of the 2022 season fell on the Easter weekend, posing an early availability challenge negotiating holidays and weddings. In the end, we started and finished our Rusthall encounter with 10 battle-ready players, on a track earning the polite comment: “has your groundsman misplaced his mower?” Our pre-match … More Match reports: Pre-season 2022
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