Middlesex County Cricket League ECB Premier Division 2016

Read the Club Introduction HERE

Week 7 1987 League results HERE

Week 7 Stats HERE

Tom Guy's all time TCC X1. See it HERE

Week 7 League Results - 1s gained a winning draw away at North Middlesex. The skipper (90*) and Dave Russell (42) rescuing a poor start and then the spin twins got to work to see a final over thriller with the Ts unable to dismiss the no 11. The 2s lost of the Green against Highgate. The 3s secured a losing draw. Young Alex Waddell with a rearguard 24*. The 4s lost but the 5 won at Edmonton. U Khan 44, S Johnson 30*. Manoj 7 for. See all of the MCCL results and tables HERE. On Sunday the ladies won against Purley. This game proved to be a test of patience and a big earner for the fines pot. Unfortunately, a serious cycling accident beside the Green pushed the start time back. This allowed the team an unusually thorough warm up, a warm up that was meant to prevent injury, not ensure one for Karen! It soon seemed we that we may have peaked too early!

After reducing the innings to 35 overs we set about trying to bowl out the 8 player opposition. We started strongly with Manju, our new ‘overseas player’, taking the first wicket with an LBW in the second over. Tight bowling from Sunny and Manju was restricting Purley’s run rate but we were unable to make a second breakthrough. With a change of bowling, moving from pace to swing and ‘variation’, we were finally able to get rid of their captain. However some missed chances led to a frustrating period of fielding, leaking too many runs and taking too few wickets. Purley battled well to see out all 35 overs and score 97 runs.

Determined to start strongly we put out an attacking batting line up with Liz and Hazel opening. They got us off to a good start before Liz was trapped LBW, bringing Sinead to the crease. Unfortunately, Hazel was run out soon after with some finable calling. We were keen to see what our new overseas player could do and after seeing off a couple of balls with a strong forward defensive Manju opened up and lifted the ball over the heads of the fielders… we were impressed. With a touch of commentator’s curse Manju attempted to repeat the shot only to see it launched straight up into the air for a catch. With Charlotte and Sinead at the crease runs were starting to be slowly added to the total, eventually finding some momentum with some hard and determined hitting after drinks. The total was reached in under 23 overs.

The third instalment of 5 questions comes from 5th X1 skipper Hinay Dassani. See HD's thoughts HERE.

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Colts Membership Update - Still time to register your child. Details HERE.

2016 Summer Junior Camp Dates - After the successful Easter camps the half term and summer camp information can be seen HERE.

The Second Instalment of Club Questions Comes From the Secretary - Read Dan Hough's Q and A HERE. Club Captain Answers - TCC Club Captain Paul Johnson answers questions and picks his all time Twickenham X1. See Paul's responses HERE.

Outdoor Nets Every Thursday - The Ts are netting at our facility at St James's school, Wellesley Road, 5 minutes from The Green. From 6pm onwards.