Jan 26th, 2019 Indoor Game report VS Rising Stars

Match Report

Taverners CC Vs Rising Stars

Sat Jan 26th 2019

Game almost didn’t start as there was some controversy from the umpire about the Rising Stars & the lack of Uniforms. A call to Ron Dipchand resolved the issue.

The Rising Stars batted 1st with a little confusion to your reporter as 5 of the 6 batsmen were named Patel. The 1st pair batted well & took quite a few “singles” but suffered a good run out by Anil throwing down the wicket from the side. But the pair did manage to acquire 49 runs.

The 2nd pair but with only 1 Patel continued the fine start in the same way picking up a total of 48.

The last pair were a little more subdued just picking up 20. Aided by 13 wides the Rising Stars ended with a reachable 130 runs

Bowling:- Chomo 2 – 32, Sid 3 – 15, Anil 0 – 33, Andrew 0 – 39, Daniel 0 – 27.

Wicket Keeper Martin missing in action for the 1st couple of over produce an improved performance thanks to wearing a helmet.

Taverners batting facing the task of scoring a little over 7 an over never really got within striking distance despite being gifted with 28 wides & 3 no balls for pelting. A lot of big hits for no runs including a couple of lost balls on top of the lights & the ceiling of the change room.

1st pair Sid (25) & Chomo (5) were marginally the most productive but Sid was suffering after a meeting with an old rugby friend.

2nd pair Andrew (27) & Daniel (-2) need to get their communications settled around the quick single at the end of an over.

3rd pair Anil (24) & Martin (3) recalled an Ashwell saying when they were running, “Taverners are like a herd of turtles”.

David as square leg umpire had a rush of officialdom & called one bowler 3 times for chucking which resulted in the bowler being taken off. There was certainly no disputing the call as the bowling arm was bent at least 30 degrees where the allowable is 15

Taverner final total 113 a loss by 17

The usual post game was at the “bridge”, but poor old Sid just couldn’t make it. Two days in a row is now getting beyond him.

Jan 12th, 2019 Indoor Game report VS U19

Match Report

Taverners CC Vs U19’s

Saturday Jan 12 2019

Fairly mild but cloudy day. Don’t like these Saturday games as there is no parking along Osborne at game time.

Taverners batted 1st opening with Sid (39) & Chomo I missed the action as I was stocking up on brewing supplies but so were a few others. Chomo tells me that the opening pair was brilliant & I think the 50 total goes someway to confirm that.

2nd pair Nigel (10) & David (26) took a little while to get revved up but by the 6th over they were in their stride & a hit from Nigel nearly laid waste the last pair. So after 2 pairs Taverners were on 86.

The final Pair Martin (13) & Imdad (18) rounded out the score with the 22 wides at 139. Although he had not played for over a year Martin made some nice clips to the side wall.

The U19’s batted with one of their better players batting with a weaker batsman in each pair but still the opening pair only managed 16 runs from their 6 overs. Chomo pulled rank & bowled the opening over.

The 2nd pair picked up the pace with the “weaker” batsman (18) picking up almost the same number of runs as his partner (22) despite looking quite uncomfortable with his helmet sliding around on his head. They did manage not to lose a wicket But with only 56 runs from the 2 pairs they were behind the 8 ball. The only incident of note was a diving stop by Nigel where he almost impaled himself on the square leg umpires bench.

The final pair put on 30 despite Sid doing his PMS bowling imitation.

U19’s total 93 a win for the Taverners by 46

A tidy performance behind the stumps from Martin.


Chomo 0 – 24, Sid 0 – 24, David 1 – 18, Imdad 2 – 18, Nigel 3 – 23

Jan 05th, 2019 Indoor Game report VS Bengal Tigers

Match Report

Taverners vs Bengal Tigers

Jan 5th 2019

I was requested to write this report even though I only saw about 30% of the game. So I guess I will have to do the “Donald” thing & make up the facts as I go along.

I got a list of numbers & names from Chomo & I am assuming the large numbers are runs scored & the 2 lists of smaller numbers ie 1 2 or 3 refer to outs, wides or rude gestures to the umpire.

Bengal Tigers batted 1st & by strange coincidence all the scores ended with an 8. The 1st pair scored 48, the 2nd scored 38 & the 3rdagain with 38 with 14 wides the final total 138

Sid        4 overs – 2 wickets for 34

Chomo  4 overs – 2 wickets for 41

Danial   2 overs  –  0 wickets for 20

Andrew 4 overs  –  2 wickets for 33

Nigel     4 overs –  1 wicket for 36

Sid bowled 1 batsman by pitching the ball wide of the leg stump & taking the middle stump.

I am guessing that the Bengal Tigers used some dubious tactics like hitting the ball to the wall where no Taverners were fielding.

In reply Sid (40) & Keith (7) started the innings off well

Next Chomo (13) & Daniel (10) batted brilliantly or so Chomo tells me.

The final pair Andrew (31) & Nigel (-1) could have won the game but they succumbed to a hat trick of balls hitting the ceiling which could have made 12 runs difference had they hit the walls instead.

They were defeated by 13 runs.

From what I saw those Bengal Tigers seemed to stand right where Taverners were hitting the ball, there should be a rule against that.

Even so the beer still tasted good at the Cambridge