BPCC V Great Tew 2pm 9th August 2015

Courtesty of Dave Hughes

The visitors won the toss and surprisedly decided to bat on a bowler friendly wicket – they then hit the friendly bowlers to all parts and scored 292 – 6 off 35 overs – there was a tight spell of bowling from the little lad behind the sight screen. Their Overseas player scored a hundred and then retired – he was not an Aussie obviously. We dropped some catches and some more but former Mock Mayor Stan was faultless behind the stumps.
Blenheim got off to a rapid start through Lee Keyes with a firmly hit 69 and Omer with 38 before Lee was caught in the deep off the bowling of a 12 year old leg spinner (A good one though) as he attempted another big hit. There were good contributions by the new Mock Mayor James Talbot with an unbeaten 31 and Gorgeous George Talbot with 18 whilst the skipper Marc Canham smashed another half century in prolific season but once the skipper was out the inning subsided to 254 all out.
A fine day out and compliments to the Spearman’s for a fine tea and appreciated Helen’s tactical cricket observations about running the bat in and Hubbie must get a wicket this season etc.



BPCC v Juveniles 10am 14 June 2013

French cricket with our juvenile friends!

The Juveniles arrived ‘keen as Dijon mustard’  to be met by the sage – and onion – words of Stan ‘le homme il pleut et allez le pub’. To which we did, we listened to much sensible chat  – not ours obviously and some real le garbage! The highlight was always, the girls; and we met a gold winning rower – it was a wet day!

Anyway we agreed to play cricket on Sunday morning at 10am – a limited over game and Blenheim batted first. Dave Hughes agreed to do a marathon umpiring stint which lasted 1 ball as Monsieur West perdue le defence. Martin Cox and Dave Hughes steadied le bateau et le carnage at the end from Eddie Catling with a quickfire 31 took the score to 108 off 18.

Jasper and Willo opened the batting for the Juveniles and the former started as if he had catch a plane – come to think of it, he did! Anyway he struck the Blenheim bowlers to all parts of the ground but was caught on the boundary 5 short of 50 – magnifique! Marc Canham took 4 wickets au milieu le innings but Luke and Rhodri saw the Juveniles home with 5 wickets to spare and time to catch their flights!

Merci à tous