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Sun Match Report 19/7 – Return of Wafatunga

So Sunday cricket is back! Yes it's very different in this new COVID world but at the same time it's very much the same. Our first opponents back were Bank of England. Normally we have the pleasure of playing at their ground but it was our turn to host for once. Returning skipper Dan was… Continue reading Sun Match Report 19/7 – Return of Wafatunga

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Saturday Captain’s Log – Welcome to 2020 and Reflection on 2019

A poisoned chalice (idiom - especially British English) a thing which seems attractive when it is given to somebody but which soon becomes unpleasant. On a dreary and dismal Friday afternoon in January 2019, I received confirmation that the Park Hill CC Committee had (foolishly) appointed me as the captain of the Saturday XI. The potent… Continue reading Saturday Captain’s Log – Welcome to 2020 and Reflection on 2019

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Sunday Captain’s Log – Welcome to 2020 and Park Hill’s new season

Hello and happy new year, I hope you've been enjoying the cricket in South Africa as much as I have! I just want to say a quick thank you to Damo and Ian who have done an excellent job over the past few years being joint captains of the Sunday side. They have left it… Continue reading Sunday Captain’s Log – Welcome to 2020 and Park Hill’s new season

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Saturday XI Vs Spelthorne Away – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

This week we travelled to 3rd placed Spelthorne knowing a win would secure promotion to the high flying division 1! Symo taking a particular interest knowing a role in div 1 waited for him….umpiring !   Knowing we had a strong team the plan was to bat first, pile on the runs and then bowl tight… Continue reading Saturday XI Vs Spelthorne Away – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

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Saturday XI Vs Ploughmans – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

This week we found ourselves playing our last home game of the season – firstly big thank you to Clare and Simon for doing teas all season – they have been great and are very much appreciated. Looking at the team we had out, the slightly damp pitch (with the forecast looking better as the… Continue reading Saturday XI Vs Ploughmans – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

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Sunday XI Vs Old Wimbledonians Away – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

Hillians   As you all had ball-by-ball coverage (well near enough) from Chris K, I can keep it relatively short. Thanks Chris – the whatsapp updates are much appreciated mate.   Sunday saw us taking on Old Wimbledonians - a team we hadn't played before. With a couple players running late and my inclination to… Continue reading Sunday XI Vs Old Wimbledonians Away – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

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Saturday XI Vs Croydon of India Home – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

With us sitting top of the league we now had an away game against Croydon of India, one of the only 2 teams to have beaten us this season.   With some suspect weather forecast, my usual thinking of bat first was challenged. With a couple of players running a bit late and our strength… Continue reading Saturday XI Vs Croydon of India Home – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

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Saturday XI Vs London Welsh Away – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

So this week we faced an away game at home if that makes sense.   I won yet another toss and chose to bat.   As David and Bhups strode to the crease there was a light rain shower above but in the interest of playing myself and their skipped decided to start anyway!  … Continue reading Saturday XI Vs London Welsh Away – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

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Saturday XI Vs Croydon Lions Home – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell

This week we found ourselves back at home and facing Croydon Lions.   I lost the toss in what seems like the first time in ages and unsurprisingly we were asked to field. Last 5 games in a row we have batted first so our first mini challenge was to win a game chasing.  … Continue reading Saturday XI Vs Croydon Lions Home – Cricket in Epsom and Ewell