Eversley CC president discussing his new book, Wisden on the Great War, with David Gower and Mike Atherton.
Wisden on the Great War by Andrew Renshaw
Published on May 8 2014
Just to confirm that we will be going ahead this afternoon/evening regardless of the weather.
If Eversley is unlucky enough to get a downpour we will have a Tour de Eversley Indoor Cricket Centre instead...not quite so far though!!
The forecast is that the rain should clear by 6:00pm.
Bar open, we will do our best with the BBQ and the clubhouse will be open for everyone as usual and we can vote on watching Cricket (Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire) or the Commonwealth Games..
Attachments : Tour de Eversley 25 July 14.pdf
Match Report - U9 Spitfires v Hartley Wintney B
Always a tense ‘derby’ match against our local rivals (well for the adults anyway !), Sunday was a scorcher of a day and the Spitfires obviously aware that it was the anniversary of the D-Day landings and this needed to be celebrated turned in a scorcher of a performance (Spitfires - D–Day – World War 2 – tenuous link, no more I promise !).
Our Captain for the day, Eddie C lost the toss and we were sent into bat on the well known batting paradise that is the Pony Field. After losing a quick wicket to the second ball of the game, the boys then went on a run of simply fantastic batting scoring a scarcely believable 80 runs of the bat with everybody contributing. Special mention has to go to Captain Eddie who scored 19 including a run of 4, 4, 6, but he was overshadowed by (proud parent moment here) Hugo who scored 32 which included two 6’s and four 4’s. We finished up with a score of 349 for 4 (net 329) which on the Pony Field is nothing short of remarkable.
After a quick drink and cake break (thanks to Cherie Denham for showing us her baking prowess) we started out in the field. The intensity and momentum we built up in our batting continued and we were taking wickets at regular intervals with Dev A taking 3 wickets and everybody else chipping in with either wickets or run-outs. At the end of the game Hartley Wintney limped to 251/10 (net 201) and Eversley ‘snuck’ a win by 128 runs.
In fairness to the opposition they were a young side who hadn’t played much cricket but the Spitfires were clinical both with the bat and ball and are turning into a really good side that would give many teams in Division 1 a good game. All in all, a great team performance and an excellent way for the coach to start his birthday (singing of Happy Birthday by the boys needed a bit of work but hay-ho I don’t coach that).
Thanks for all who helped set-up and made refreshments, four wins out of four so far, let’s keep it going.
Eversley CC is once again looking forward competing in the National Village Cup, the 42nd year the competition has been run.
This year is set to be bigger and better and no other amateur cricket competition possesses such heritage, with even the smallest of teams able to win their way to the Lord’s final.
In 2014, the competition is embracing the digital age and bringing this traditional annual event up-to-date, starting with the live draw this Friday (7th February) at 11am on the Twitter account @thecricketermag.
So make sure you follow @thecricketermag to catch all the action, and use the hashtag #NVC. You can then immediately access the full fixture list on the website www.thecricketer.com.