Monday, May 28, 2007


22nd May - VP Juniors beat London Fields by 46 runs...

Going in the match with some optimism (we narrowly lost this fixture last year) we thought we could give the league Champions a good, close match.

We bowled 1st and despite aggressive intent (their opening bat clumped the very first delivery to the boundary) we did a good job pegging them back. Richard, Ty, Will and Jakob all bowled well with little luck – but did manage to break each partnership just as it looked like running away from us.

It was noted that Ty was wearing a silly hat and took no wickets, yet the other three bowlers weren’t wearing silly hats and took a wicket each. Therefore with some nervousness, the ball was thrown to Ruby. Ruby however proved to be a fine anomaly and he and Chris (left on a hatrick) engineered something of collapse, leaving the opposition on a steady 123.

We then batted. Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. It was horrible. Let’s do this in order of score. Alex, duck. Ty, duck. Chris, One. Richard, Two. Robin, Six. Will Six. Only a bit of tonk from Jakob (12 not out) and an excellent 28 from Ruby (including a massive 6 that landed on 3rd selector Rob Harries’ bike) saved any face.

All out for 77, we simply couldn’t cope with the dynamic VP attack – including the fastest bowler we’ve faced this season…aged 14.


London Fields CC lose to VP Juniors by about 500 runs...

VP Juniors 123 All out

Name Overs Maidens Wickets Runs
Richard 3 0 1 22
Tyrone 3 0 0 26
Will 3 0 1 27
Jakob 3 0 1 26
Ruby 2 0 1 15
Chris 1.3 0 2 7

London Fields 77 All out

Name How Out Runs
Robin Run Out 6
Alex Bowled 0
Will Bowled 6
Richard Caught 2
Ruby Caught 28
Chris Bowled 1
Jakob Not Out 12
Ty Bowled 0
Total: 77
Overs: 13.4

Saturday, May 26, 2007


4 Games played today and this is where we're at...

Green League

Played Won Lost N/R Points
Victoria Park Juniors 4 4 0 0 8
Vallance 4 3 0 1 7
Tower Ravens 4 3 1 0 6
London Fields 4 2 2 0 4
Central London 5 1 3 1 3
Chats Palace 5 1 4 0 2
OId Fallopians 4 0 4 0 0

1 more win should see us into the 2nd division, but it's close!

(Table taken from VPCCL website - check it out, it's amazing!)


The face of failure...

Lordy, Rob, Robin, Chris, Telfer, Big Paul T, Ty and John drown their sorrows after defeat to Chats Palace.

Monday, May 21, 2007


(Match report below)

Chats Palace - 150/5 (16 overs)

Name Overs Maidens Wickets Runs
Tyrone 4 0 1 29
John 4 0 1 29
Robin 2 0 0 20
Telfer 3 0 1 33
Nick 2 0 0 23
Chris 1 0 0 9


London Fields - 126/6 (16 overs)

Paul Teas Caught 2
Jason Bowled 47
Chris Run Out 7
Robin Lbw 35
Nick Bowled 2
John Run Out 7
Ty Not Out 7
Telfer Not Out 1


After bowling last weeks opposition for just 49, and with some nasty weather presenting itself, the skipper decided it would be a good idea to put the opposition in. This week however the bowlers struggled to get their lines right and the theoretically weaker opposition began piling the runs on. Ty, John and Telfer did the bulk of the bowling and despite some good balls, and a wicket each, every Chats batsman got at least a start

Towards the end of the innings, the boyfriend of the Chats Palace skippers daughter(!?) did a fine job of endearing himself with the in-laws, launching some crunching sixes, and only some nonsense in the last over allowing Chris and Jason to engineer a couple of run outs added to the wickets column.

So to the Fields turn to bat and our dynamic opening pair of Jason and Paul Teasdale (recent destroyer of the club batting record) lasted just 2 runs. Chris then joined Jason and despite their excellent communication in the field, the pair YES, NO and MAYBE’d their way through some shambolic running before Jason ran Chris out of his misery for 7. Facing certain defeat, Robin(30) and Jason then built a steady innings, and thanks to some generous bowling, put on a fine partnership of 74. The loss of Jason for 47, followed by Nick and John, trying to force the issue, plus some solid late bowling saw us fall 25 runs short.

The evening then continued at pace in POTP before a stealthily planned game of ‘bendy bus cricket’ was stopped by a killjoy bus driver. Oh dear, we’re probably only a handful of defeats from getting ourselves ASBO’s!

Monday, May 14, 2007


8/5/07 Team V Central London

(Alex, Pete, Jason, Robin, Chris, Dave, Ruby, Ty)

Thanks Robin!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


On a blustery early May evening where even Aleem Dar might have had trouble allowing play to continue, Fields were unsure if losing the toss was such a bad thing.

Opening the bowling, Ty and Pete were absolutely unplayable. Pete’s pace sent Central London into their shells before Ty ripped through the line up with an outstanding display of seam and swing. He had spent 20 unsuccessful minutes looking for stumps before the match, and as he hurled the ball at them with alarming consistency once play started, there was more than a hint of irony.

After finishing his spell with 5/23 (2 fine catches from Lordy included), Ruby and Robin (with his 1st and only ball) soon wrapped things up with Central London amassing just 49. Surely an easy win was on the cards…

Dave(13) and Alex(6) started steadily and after the latter fell, Chris came out and hit a brisk 12 before playing on. With less than 10 needed Robin came and went quicker than you can say ‘random bag of porn DVD’s fell from the sky and landed in front of Ruby outside Pub on the Park’*. Fortunately, Jason and Ruby kept their heads and guided us home for a 3 wicket victory with half our innings remaining.

Over in less than 80 minutes, it was one of the more bizarre matches we have played in and a 100% record puts us in a good position for the four remaining group matches.

*That really happened, after the match, in POTP, quite amazing.


Central London Innings:

Name Overs Maidens Wickets Runs
Ty 4 0 5 23
Pete 4 0 0 18
Ruby 1 0 1 6
Robin 0.1 0 1 0

Total: 49 All Out

London Fields Innings:

Name How Out Runs
Dave Bowled 13
Alex Bowled 6
Chris Bowled 12
Jason Not out 4
Robin Caught 0
Ruby Not Out 1
Pete Dnb

Ty Dnb

Total: 50 Overs: 7.2

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


25/4/07 - Team V Old Fallopians

(Robin, Alex, Jason, Richard, Ruby, Chris, Ty, Will)

I can't explain why everyone looks stoned. I really can't - we're serious sportsmen!

(Thanks to Robin for the pics!)