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August 5, 2016

Cricket in France is generally confused with croquet or polo. By the time you've finished explaining what it is, most French just say: “Ahhh, yeah like baseball!”. But you do find the odd person who knows what it is and finds it interesting and is prepared to give it a...

September 29, 2015

Crickets Ethical Dilemma 

 

Do you recall the moment when Englishman Stuart Broad hit the ragged leather red ball off the middle of the willow and it raced to Michael Clarke in first slip? The Aussies with their tail up during the 5-0 whitewash against England in 2013, a...

August 8, 2015

2nd week in August, aka the business end of the English cricket season, and both senior sides are sitting pretty in their respective leagues. We set out in 2015 with 2 very clear and measurable goals. The first XI to stay up in the top flight of club cricket for a thir...

May 12, 2015

For our first Premier League game of the season we entertained old rivals Horsham, against whom we have enjoyed many battles over the years, most recently in the National Indoor Finals at Leicester.

Horsham have built a strong squad, and include the nucleus of the Susse...

April 21, 2015

Just a little (playing) summary of the tour, for those who weren't there as well as those who were.

Day 1 v JG 45 overs a side
Jem lost the toss and we were in the field. An early wicket for Ellie, and then some tight bowling by the off-spinners Tayz and Linz in tande...

April 13, 2015

 

The  weather of last week had in its own way seemed to signal the start of the 2015 cricket season, and we were even able to get out on to the outfield at the Quarters on Friday, an unheard of activity in early April.

Because of the weather it seemed a bit of an anomal...

March 27, 2015

This week, the number 100 was a feature. Hursley Park A team clocked up their 100th all time win in the Fleming Park Ladies competitions by beating Broadstone, Tayz took her 100th club wicket in the same game, and 100 was the exact number of runs the girls thought we n...

March 15, 2015

Today we travelled to Bristol for the regional stage of the ECB indoor National comp. The 6 were the 4 pictured plus Emily Waldron and Anisa Ansar. It is rare for there to be more umpires than bails on a cricket pitch, but this was the case for today! I won't go into t...

February 25, 2015

Pre season tour is pretty much all sorted. We have matches against 3 Premier League teams from up north. We will travel up to Stoke on Thursday 16th April – it will be an early departure from Hampshire, which I know you all love!! We travel miles and miles upwards unti...

February 22, 2015

March is a month of madness for Hursley  Park Ladies indoors. It is definitely the business end for us with a possible 3 titles to clinch, and 2 cup finals to qualify for. Games come thick and fast for us – I will be playing 4 matches on 22nd March – epic!! Of course,...

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