Match Reports

Match Reports

1st October 2023

The Royal Household CC v V&A CC

Royal Household CC 214-2 (41 overs) (T Mellor 100 not out, A Hawkesworth 100), The V & A 30 (Mandip Sohi 5-3). Forgettable or unforgettable? That is the question. How long will this loom large? How long will it hurt? What will those who didn’t play make of this, the most feeble of responses on record from a V+A batting X1? How will some of you, grandfathers to be, pass this down? One compensation for recording such a match is the range of adjectives justifiably on offer: from dire to diabolical. It was October and so a bonus game. I remember playing when September meant mud on the boots and leaves on the spikes. But today the sun even shone: physically at least. It all seemed idyllic and, once endless admin allowed us past the gunmen gatemen, we were soon all safely secluded in our security bubble. How glorious a […]
14th June 2014

V&A v. Chris Mounsey-Thear XI

Well, the less said the better. It was a wretched V&A batting response to a good session in the field. The domino cascade of dismissals ran right through the side and, worse still, no one could quite say how and why.