England League and Cup Discussion

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wolfberries
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Mon Jun 10, 2024 1:04 pm

wolfberries Knight Watchmen
Batting - Top Order 7,698 6,317
Batting - Middle Order 5,530 5,549
Batting - Tail 3,265 3,492
Bowling - Seam 6,861 (8) 6,993 (8)
Bowling - Spin 6,535 (12) 5,326 (12)
Fielding/Keeping 10,142 7,296
Overall 126,461 109,796

Result: wolfberries won by 7 wickets

It may have been a seven wicket win, but it was off the last ball of our innings!

Conditions were hot and dry, we really shouldn't be struggling like this.

casperj
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by casperj » Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:57 am

Not sure what the par score is for a Hot/Green, but surely this is enough...

Wambau carrying his bat - he's been over-performing especialy compared to the rest of my batsmen!

K. Campbell (rfm) 4-0-43-0, L. Royes 44 (22b), J. Wambua 114 (66b)
End of over 20 (10 runs) - Crestfallen Sidekicks(213-2) RR 10.65

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:59 am

R. Junor (rws) 4-0-38-2, F. Bullock 108 (59b), N. Laurence 0 (0b)
End of over 20 (7 runs) - Ruff Royals(227-3) RR 11.35

A flat pitch so this still might not be enough. Bullock was magnificent for his 108 not out, Dickerson hit 52, and House was out off the last ball of the innings for 57 from 30 balls.
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

casperj
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by casperj » Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:57 am

Crestfallen Sidekicks won by 74 runs
Ü. Zörker (rfm) 4-0-20-4, D. Maddock 76 (48b), K. Campbell 0 (1b)
End of over 20 (5 runs) - YorkshireTykes(139-9). 75 runs required from 0 overs. RR 6.95 RRR 0.00

Suprisingly comfortable in the end. Van Schoonhoven, who I wasn't originally going to pick, was a drop away from getting a 5-for.

Crestfallen Sidekicks YorkshireTykes
Batting - Top Order 13,451 12,704
Batting - Middle Order 11,253 9,056
Batting - Tail 5,065 5,355
Bowling - Seam 13,339 (16) 12,752 (16)
Bowling - Spin 14,269 (4) 13,165 (4)
Fielding/Keeping 16,443 14,844
Overall 230,971 211,809

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:27 pm

Bathaloner Ruff Royals
Batting - Top Order 13,722 14,347
Batting - Middle Order 11,271 10,942
Batting - Tail 7,551 4,946
Bowling - Seam 11,976 (8) 13,810 (12)
Bowling - Spin 12,805 (12) 13,652 (8)
Fielding/Keeping 16,025 16,862
Overall 233,068 235,315

It never felt comfortable but we got there in the end. Ruff Royals won by 25 runs.

I'm always happy with a win and especially so when some of my players are away on international duty.
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

Atko
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Atko » Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:25 am

Oxhey Players vs The Raging Speed Horns
League Youth 2.1

Weather Sunny
Pitch Green


1st placed (us) vs 2nd (them). Unfortunately we're on a road trip today, so I'll miss the action. We won the toss and went into bat. The plan - as always - is to smash a monster total and hope our weedy bowling attack can defend it.

Good start -

End of over 11 (6 runs) - The Raging Speed Horns(66-0) RR 6.00

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:52 pm

Snakey's Kent Stars Ruff Royals
Batting - Top Order 7,424 9,191
Batting - Middle Order 5,142 5,321
Batting - Tail 3,714 3,750
Bowling - Seam 6,405 (40) 6,718 (32)
Bowling - Spin 0 (0) 7,021 (8)
Fielding/Keeping 8,638 9,908
Overall 119,351 132,917

Ruff Royals won by 3 wickets.

Considering our ratings advantage, I'd have liked it to be more comfortable and it definitely looked like we were going to lose at certain times.

The bowlers got off to a bad start and we didn't pick up a wicket on uneven until they were on 125. Pithey did come back well though and ended with 3-24.

Conversely, we didn't get off to a great start with the bat and were soon 25-2. Howe's 44 and Galindo's 67 just about kept us in it. Then, right at the last minute, when wickets were falling all around him Foot hit the accelerator and smashed his way to 52 not out to see us win with 2 balls to spare. Unbelievably, a finisher actually did a great job and finished things for us!

We sneak out of the relegation zone. There will now be a drop in our ratings as we lose our wicketkeeper to the seniors plus 2 others will be away on international duty.
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

wolfberries
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:11 pm

Knights Watchmen wolfberries
Batting - Top Order 6,830 7,973
Batting - Middle Order 6,697 5,685
Batting - Tail 4,069 4,030
Bowling - Seam 5,189 (24) 6,128 (24)
Bowling - Spin 6,794 (16) 7,696 (16)
Fielding/Keeping 7,456 10,371
Overall 117,840 131,613

Result: wolfberries won by 7 wickets

Today's win keeps us eight points ahead of second place.

Atko
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Atko » Thu Jun 13, 2024 8:56 pm

Atko wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:25 am
Oxhey Players vs The Raging Speed Horns
League Youth 2.1

Weather Sunny
Pitch Green


1st placed (us) vs 2nd (them). Unfortunately we're on a road trip today, so I'll miss the action. We won the toss and went into bat. The plan - as always - is to smash a monster total and hope our weedy bowling attack can defend it.

Good start -

End of over 11 (6 runs) - The Raging Speed Horns(66-0) RR 6.00
Well that didn't end well -

Oxhey Players won by 4 wickets

Couldn't defend 233 :P

Greentop with three spinners was always idiotic - I should have swapped out my average summary RFS for my average summary RM but I didn't 'cos I'm as dumb as a stump when it comes to timely setting of orders :lol: . Nah - they deserved the win - getting the runs in the final over with their opening bat scoring an unbeaten 131 to see 'em home.

The numbers -

Match Ratings
Oxhey Players The Raging Speed Horns
Batting - Top Order 6,828 7,887
Batting - Middle Order 5,683 5,180
Batting - Tail 3,333 3,392
Bowling - Seam 6,377 (32) 4,659 (16)
Bowling - Spin 7,459 (8) 6,327 (24)
Fielding/Keeping 6,657 8,018
Overall 112,983 114,800

Still top by 4 points and a big NRR advantage. Can't afford to lose games like that though...

Atko
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Atko » Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:19 am

The Raging Speed Horns vs wolfberries
League One Day 1.1

Weather Sunny
Pitch Sticky


Entertaining wolfie's crew at The Horn today. I've got 3 guys away on tour - opening bat, keeper and strike bowler - so the team will be a little underpowered. Then again, wolfberries have been fielding second XIs this season, so this could prove an interesting match up.

Once again, I'll miss the action due to road trip; we're doing Dundee ---> Chatham in two stages (too old/disorganised for a one day'er now :P ) - will try to keep an eye on proceedings whilst riding shotgun...

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Fri Jun 14, 2024 10:32 am

O. Delap (lfs) 2-0-12-0, H. wa Muli 1 (2b), D. Vadher 59 (37b)
End of over 12 (6 runs) - Danger Hotspurs(91-1) RR 7.58

Danger Hotspurs decided to bat first on a dry pitch and have gone off like a rocket. It seems like we've been struggling to get out roughly 15k waged batters recently and today is no different. We did get Kiplagat out for 30 but Vadher is knocking us around the park.
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Fri Jun 14, 2024 10:49 am

J. Westerveld (rfs) 1-0-1-1, O. Miheso 4 (13b), C. wa Njagi 0 (3b)
End of over 19 (1 run) - Danger Hotspurs(112-4) RR 5.89

A very nice comeback. The run rate is still very high so we might have to aim to bowl them out. We don't want any big partnerships developing.
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:00 am

J. Westerveld (rfs) 4-0-23-1, C. wa Njagi 19 (22b), O. Miheso 18 (30b)
End of over 25 (3 runs) - Danger Hotspurs(146-4) RR 5.84

I said no big partnerships and this is now about as big as I'd like one of their partnerships to get. They still look set for a big score if we can't get those 6 wickets pretty quickly.
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

wolfberries
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:47 am

Home The Raging Speed Horns
Away wolfberries
Ground The Horn
League One Day 1.1
Date 14 Jun 24 10:00
Crowd 17,253
Weather Sunny
Pitch Sticky


Toss: The Raging Speed Horns won the toss and elected to bat.

B. Farrell (lf) 9-0-20-1, L. Bozzelli 72 (127b), M. Calver 1 (8b)
End of over 47 (3 runs) - The Raging Speed Horns(168-7) RR 3.57

Not the worst start by our bowlers, but we really don't have the batting to defend this.

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:50 am

J. Westerveld (rfs) 8.2-0-38-2, H. Ndambuki 3 (7b)
End of over 48 (maiden) - Danger Hotspurs(226-10) RR 4.71

We've given ourselves a chance on a dry pitch. Patterson did well for us with 4-24. Who knows how well my batters are going to do though?
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

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