Highlights 2019

Cricket Week 2019 welcomed back captain Bridget, welcomed new captain Laura Hill, and also welcomed a new group of ladies from Hellingly in Sussex. They had heard about Cricket Week from 1993 World Cup Winner Wendy Watson, and thought they might be spending the whole week on the sidelines – little did they know!

The fancy dress efforts were again fantastic, the highlight being the fourth oar of the Viking longboat playing a late cut when the previous three oars had missed! Many personal bests were recorded, and a great week was had by all.

Day TOP PITCH GHOST PITCH
SUNDAY ALICE’S TEAM BEAT THE CAFETIERES
Sandra Yee 31*
Shaz Punter 3-1-4-2
Ali McCreedy 36
Alice Baird 2-0-3-2
MONDAY BRIDGET BEAT CLARKIE
Kaleigh Pavitt 56 (Maiden fifty)
Ally Byrne 7-2-8-2
Anna Forsyth 46 (highest Cricket Week score)
Mhairi Sutherland 8-0-25-2
GABI BEAT LAURA
Emma Waters 83 + 5-4-1-0
Anja Peisl 5-0-26-3
Laura Smith 51* ret. (Maiden fifty)
Gerri Beal 5-1-13-1
TUESDAY LAURA BEAT CLARKIE
Sandra Yee 53* ret.
Emma Waters 4-2-5-2
Emma Bird 49
Ali McCreedy 7.1-0-23-3
BRIDGET DREW WITH GABI
Chantal Meier 27* + 3-0-6-3
Suzi James 5-2-7-1
Bridget Culver 39*
PERSONAL BEST: Nat Barratt 25* ret.
WEDNESDAY GABI BEAT CLARKIE
Clarkie 50* ret.
Caff Amore 50* ret.
Chantal Meier 2-0-6-1
Gabi Brown 50* ret.
Nat Bowman 4-0-12-2
PERSONAL BEST: Mhairi Sutherland 10
LAURA BEAT BRIDGET
Maz Henly 36
Ally Byrne 4-0-13-2
Beth Crook 60*
Mandy Gowland 3-0-10-1
PERSONAL BEST: Lerize Weatherhead 24
WEDNESDAY EVENING COLWALL CC beat CRICKET WEEK X1
J Crowshaw 25* ret.
S Davies 25* ret.
Clarkie 3-0-17-2
Gabi Brown 25*
D Baker 2-0-4-2
THURSDAY – 15/15 tournament CLARKIE BEAT GABI
Clarkie 25* ret
Caff Amore 25* ret
Gabi Brown 3-0-18-1
Laura Smith 26* ret
Nat Bowman 2-0-8-1
LAURA BEAT BRIDGET
Bridget Culver 24*
Rox Clayton 3-0-13-1
Laura Hill 26* ret.
Emma Waters 25* ret.
Maddie Venkatesan 3-1-18-1
  3 rd /4 th PLACE PLAYOFF – GABI BEAT BRIDGET
Swoop 27* ret.
Alice Burrows 2-0-10-1
Maddy Venkatesan 24*
Elf 24*
Gabi Brown 1-1-0-2
FINAL – CLARKIE BEAT LAURA
Clarkie 25* ret.
Laura Hill 2-0-8-1
Kelly Sladen 3 run outs + 1 catch
Mandy Gowland 23
Nat Bowman 3-0-15-2
FRIDAY – Washed out  

Highlights 2018

The biggest highlight of CW 2018 was the barn dance held for Mazza’s 70th and Rabbit’s 21st birthdays! The fancy dress theme was the 1940s in honour of the decade Maz was born, and the standard was very high!

In cricketing terms, the week began and ended with teams playing pairs cricket, and there were some quite good performances in between. There was a maiden century for Emma Waters, and a possible fastest hundred in her life for Coral Handley. Emma Chandler took a wicket with the first ball she’d ever bowled in her life, and Caff hit her first ever “proper” six. Clarkie’s team won the 15/15, and the Cricket Week X1 lost to Colwall CC.

Day TOP PITCH GHOST PITCH
SUNDAY Sutty’s XI beat Strody’s XI
Beth Crook 54
Rox Clayton 6-2-13-2
Fliss Radford 41
Steph Mindel 41
Mandy Gowland 6-2-12-2

Personal best: Clare Minchinton 4
MONDAY HANNAH DREW WITH CLARKIE
Clarkie 42
Swoop 6-0-29-3 + 30*
Ally Byrne 5-1-9-3
CHLOE DREW WITH GABI
Carole Cumino 50
Emily Hirst 5-1-7-2
Sandra Yee 54* + 3 WK catches
Coral Handley 3-1-6-2
TUESDAY CHLOE BEAT HANNAH
Suzi James 50* – Maiden fifty
Swoop 3-1-3-1
Chantal Meier 43
Nat Bowman 5-1-15-3
Maz Henly 30 – Highest left handed score of innings (and it was her birthday)
Personal best: Nat Bowman 29
CLARKIE BEAT GABI
Emma Chandler 28 – Personal best
Steph Mindel 6-0-27-2
Lizzie Furber 39
Beth Crook 6-2-7-2
Personal bests: Emma Chandler – wicket with first ball ever bowled
Eloise Clayton 7
WEDNESDAY HANNAH DREW WITH GABI
Emma Waters 103* – Maiden century
Laura Hill 4-1-7-2
Coral Handley 136 in 86 balls – possibly personal best!
Ali McCreedy 5-0-36-3
Personal best: Alice Burrows 14
CLARKIE DREW WITH CHLOE
Sutty 55*
Kelly Sladen 4-0-6-2
Sue Cuttrell 22
Rabbit 22*
Ally Byrne 5-0-10-3
WEDNESDAY EVENING COLWALL CC beat CRICKET WEEK X1 by 16 runs
Ross Freeman 31*
Gabi Brown 3-0-5-4
Clarkie 25*ret.
Andrew Heath 2-0-11-1
Steph Mindel 2 stumpings & 1 catch
THURSDAY – 15/15 tournament GABI BEAT HANNAH
Gabi beat Hannah
Hannah Smith 28*ret.
Madi Venkatesan 3-0-11-2
Laura Hill 28*ret.
Mandy Gowland 3-0-11-0
CLARKIE BEAT CHLOE
Bridget Culver 28*ret.
Kelly Sladen 3-0-18-0
Suzi James 3-0-18-0
Nat Bowman 26*ret.
Clarkie 3-0-14-1
  3 rd /4 th place playoff – HANNAH BEAT CHLOE
Mandy Gowland 28* + 3-0-9-1
Nat Bowman 3-0-33-2
Vicky Strode 16
Sue Cuttrell 16
FINAL – CLARKIE BEAT GABI
Bridget Culver 28*ret.
Chantelle Chadwick 2-0-14-0
Laura Hill 26*ret.
Coral Handley 26*ret.
Clarkie 3-0-9-2
Caff – first “proper” 6
FRIDAY – Pairs matches CLARKIE BEAT HANNAH
Mandy Gowland 15* + 3-0-10-0
Amy Jones 3-0-7-1
Chris Jesty 24*
GABI BEAT CHLOE
Maddie Venkatesan 20
Suzi James 2-0-6-1
Fliss Radford 17*
Sinead Gallagher 17* – personal best
Amanda Beynon 2-0-11-2

Highlights 2017

Drawing of a cricket team
By Gabrielle Tymkow

We had slightly soggy Cricket Week in 2017, although some cricket was played every day. In a week slightly short on numbers, teams played with 10 or 11 players each day. The 15/15 was lost to the weather, but the end of the week was much better, and much fun was had by all with the pantomime fancy dress theme. It’s not very often you will see the back end of a horse bowling to Cinderella and Dick Whittington, while Captain Hook patrols the covers with a plank “long barrier”!

Day TOP PITCH GHOST PITCH
SUNDAY Pairs cricket – winning pair EB and Caff
MONDAY GABI BEAT CHLOE
Ingrid Van der Elst 37
Sutty 37* + 4-1-12-1
Chantal Meier 8-3-18-2
Ally Byrne 32
Laura Hill 3-0-12-1
HANNAH DREW WITH CLARKIE
Caff 103*
Bridget 50* ret.
Swoop 4-0-17-1 + 34
Berman 34
Pippa Brown 5-1-7-2PBs: Jane Perrett 3, Maggie Minchinton Smith 8
TUESDAY – Rain in the morning, mixed teams played in the afternoon CLARKIE’s MIXED X1 BEAT HANNAH’s MIXED X1
Steph Mindel 50* ret.
Sarah Finch 3-0-16-3
Sandra Yee 51 – first fifty
Gabi Tymkow 3-0-12-2PBs: Pippa Brown 43
WEDNESDAY – Rain in the morning, mixed teams played in the afternoon STEPH’s X1 BEAT KATIE’S X1
Rabbit 21* ret.
Chantal Meier 2-0-3-0
Sarah Finch 40*
Nic Nolan 2-0-12-1PBs: Alice Burrows 14
WEDNESDAY EVENING COLWALL CC beat CRICKET WEEK X1 
S Davies 25* ret.
D Baker 25* ret.
Pippa Brown 3-0-11-1
Hannah Smith 19
R Freeman 2-0-3-2
THURSDAY GABI BEAT HANNAH by 1 run
Leo Valk 50* ret. – first fifty
V 8-0-37-3
Rox 47
Ali McCreedy 6-1-18-1
CLARKIE BEAT CHLOE
Laura Hill 61* (including a Natmeg!)
Steph Mindel 5-2-15-2
Vicky Strode 46*
Viv Clark 5-1-12-1PBs: Joss Finch 20
FRIDAY GABI BEAT CLARKIE
Steph Mindel 50* ret. + 4-0-7-2
Sarah Finch 3-0-17-1
Ally Byrne 49*
CHLOE BEAT HANNAH
Hannah 50* ret.
H.R.H Camilla 4-0-18-2
Nemo Heywood 51* ret.
Pippa Brown 7-0-33-2PBs: Maggie Minchinton Smith17* including first 4, Amanda Beynon 16*

Highlights 2016

CanAm United Cricket team photo
Ex-England X1 vs CanAm United and spectators – Photo by Claire Jenkins

Cricket Week 2016 had a visiting squad from the CanAm United cricket team. The week began on the Sunday as usual, with an England Veterans XI taking on the visitors. The match was played in excellent spirits, with the home team winning by 22 runs. In a 40 over match the England XI scored 184 (Clarkie 72), while CanAm scored 162 all out after 38 overs.

It was a mostly dry week, with only some overnight rain to trouble the campers. The 15/15 produced some tight games as usual, with the trophy won by Bridget’s team. In a change to the usual Wednesday evening schedule, a combined Colwall CC & Cricket Week X1 took on a CanAm team instead of the usual match against Colwall CC. In a tight game, the Cricket Week XI triumphed by a narrow margin. The Captain’s Golf Day, also Wednesday, was won by Clarkie.

Friday’s Fancy Dress Theme – Musicals – produced some excellent efforts in creativity that were also just about conducive to playing cricket!

Day TOP PITCH GHOST PITCH
SUNDAY COLWALL & CRICKET WEEK XI BEAT CAN AM UNITED XI BY 22 RUNS

Clarkie 72

MONDAY CLARKIE BEAT HANNAH
Miryam Khokar 36
Chantal Meier 9-3-10-3
Eloise Heywood 31*
Laura Smith 4-0-37-3
BRIDGET BEAT GABI
Gabi Brown 36*
Hannah Hoffman 5-1-9-3
Ali Byrne 55* ret.
Malika Ali 4-2-9-2PERSONAL BESTS
Emma Blundell 20
Sinead Gallagher 9
TUESDAY – 15/15 TOURNAMENT CLARKIE BEAT GABI
Eloise Heywood 27* ret.
Shebani Bhaksar 25* ret.
Sutty 3-0-12-2 + 23
Allison Stocks 3-0-11-1
Sutty bowled to Clarkie and didn’t get broken (unlike 2015)
BRIDGET BEAT HANNAH
Hannah Smith 16*
Steph Mindel 16 + 0.5-0-5-1
Duri Shabbir 3-0-10-2
Hannah Hoffman 23*
TUESDAY – 15/15 SEMIs CLARKIE BEAT GABI
Eloise Heywood 27* ret.
Shebani Bhaksar 25* ret.
Sutty 3-0-12-2 + 23
Allison Stocks 3-0-11-1
Sutty bowled to Clarkie and didn’t get broken (unlike 2015)
BRIDGET BEAT HANNAH
Hannah Smith 16*
Steph Mindel 16 + 0.5-0-5-1
Duri Shabbir 3-0-10-2
Hannah Hoffman 23*
15/15 FINALS 3rd/4th PLAYOFF – GABI BEAT HANNAH
Hannah Smith 29* ret.
Gabi Brown 3-0-17-2 + 28* ret.
Sutty 25* ret.
Viv Clark 2-0-6-0
15/15 FINAL – CULVER BEAT CLARKE
Swoop 27* ret.
Clarkie 25* ret.
Kelly Sladen 3-0-22-2
Bridget 26* ret.
Hannah Hoffman 25* ret.
Alice Baird 3-0-18-1
WEDNESDAY BRIDGET BEAT HANNAH
Mandy Gowland 41*
Julia Howard 4-1-5-2
Sarah Finch 54 (1st fifty, including 1st 4)
Rox Clayton 6-0-23-3
CLARKIE BEAT GABI
Allison Stocks 69
Gabi Brown 5-1-14-1
Rabbit 28*
Shebani Bhaksar 6-1-25-2PERSONAL BESTS
Suzi James 40*
Maggie Minchington-Smith 7
Jane Perrett 2 (first runs)
Shivalika Katyal – first wicket
Sinead Gallagher 12
WEDNESDAY EVENING COLWALL CC & CRICKET WEEK X1 BEAT CAN AM UNITED
Ben Febery 25* ret.
Allison Stocks 3-0-18-3
Jaimie Veale 19
Laura Smith 3-0-14-3
THURSDAY GABI BEAT HANNAH
Viv Clark 71* (PB)
Nicole Gallagher 3-0-6-2
Gabi Brown 49*
Durga Das 4-1-16-2
EB 4-0-16-2
CLARKIE BEAT BRIDGET
Shebani Bhaksar 68
Vero Vasquez 5-0-19-2
Fliss 35
Chantal Meier 10-4-20-4PERSONAL BESTS
Camilla Charles 9 (including 1st 4)
Lenore Davis 30
Sarah Finch – 1st catch
FRIDAY GABI DREW WITH BRIDGET
Ingrid van der Elst 45
Vero Vasquez 6-0-18-3
Sandra Yee 47
Ferdil Joseph 3-0-5-1
CLARKIE DREW WITH BERMAN/SMITH/CUMINO XI
Julie Abbott 58
Viv Clark 6-2-28-2
Berman 56*
Laura Hill 6-1-16-2PERSONAL BESTS
Caff Amore – 1st 6 ball over bowled
Sinead Gallagher 12
Laura Smith 39*

Highlights 2014

Heroes take a wicket
Wicket celebration for the heroes

Cricket Week 2014 began with a Margaret Campbell Memorial match, with a team of Cricket Week regulars past and present taking on an invitational X1 from Margaret’s playing days. The match was close, with the “home” CW team winning by 13 runs. It was a mostly dry week, with only Tuesday being washed out. The 15/15 produced its first ever tied final, with the trophy shared between Culver and Smith. Colwall CC won the men’s match, and Friday’s Fancy Dress Theme led to the Heroes vs Villains match, and alas, evil triumphed. No contrived pantomime happy endings here!

Day TOP PITCH GHOST PITCH
SUNDAY CRICKET WEEK XI BEAT MARGARET CAMPBELL XI BY 13 RUNS
Clarkie 68
Jan Godman 7-0-21-2
Randall 64*
Bill Bennett 7-2-20-3
PAIRS
MATCH 1 – WINNERS: Lizzie King & Gabi Brown
MATCH 2 – WINNERS: Lizzie King & SuttyChantal Meier – 3 direct hit run outs
MONDAY SMITH DREW WITH JACKSON
Hannah 65*
Kelly 58
Chloe 43
Ali McCreedy 6-1-23-2
CLARKE BEAT CULVER BY 4 WKTS
Steph 52* ret.
Sutty 10-1-29-1 & 57*
Clarkie 53*
Fliss 51* ret.
Katy Hart 9-2-25-2Debs went up British Camp before breakfast
TUESDAY No play – rain No play – rain
WEDNESDAY 15/15 – SMITH BEAT JACKSON BY 6 WKTS
Chloe 30* ret.
Mad Dog 3-0-11-3
Sue Benson 30* ret.
Gabi 3-1-5-2
15/15 – CULVER BEAT CLARKE BY 8 WKTS
Clarkie 30* ret.
Katy Hart 3-0-13-1
Caff Amore 27
V 1-0-9-1
15/15 3rd vs 4th – JACKSON BEAT CLARKE BY 6 WKTS
Clarkie 30* ret.
Jen Parks 30* ret.
Gabi 3-1-9-0 & 30* ret.
Viv 3-0-9-0
Sutty 3.5-1-13-2
15/15 FINAL – SMITH TIED WITH CULVER
Caff Amore 32* ret.
Debs 2-0-15-1
Kelly 30* ret.
Hannah 33* ret.
WEDNESDAY EVENING COLWALL CC BEAT CRICKET WEEK X1 BY 7 WKTS
Hannah 34
Dave 2-0-10-2
P Cameron 48
Sutty 2-0-9-2
THURSDAY – 15/15 SMITH BEAT CLARKE BY 3 WKTS
Fliss 52*
Hannah 5-2-7-1
Kelly 61*
Anna G 11-3-30-3
Amanda – 1st boundary
Jess Lewis 23 – PB
Liz Kinsman 32 – PB
JACKSON DREW WITH CULVER
Gabi Brown 124* ret.
Katy Hart 14-0-64-2
Laura Daniels 53*
Nat Barratt 5-0-25-2
FRIDAY VILLAINS BEAT HEROES BY 4 RUNS
Caff Amore 58*
Bridget 55* ret.
Gabi Brown 3-0-7-2
Rox Clayton 66 (1st fifty)
Debs 7-0-30-3
Mary Poppins keeps wicket
Who knew Mary Poppins was a wicketkeeper?!

Highlights 2013

The first two days were washed out, but good weather prevailed from Tuesday onwards. In a welcome return to the spirit of the contest, the men’s match was a good-spirited and well balanced affair with the Cricket Week X1 winning by 7 runs. Clarkie’s team retained the 15/15 trophy, and the “Children’s TV” fancy dress competition meant some great photos for everyone!

Noddy bowling
Noddy bowling right arm through….the car park
Day TOP PITCH GHOST PITCH
SUNDAY No play No play
MONDAY No play No play
TUESDAY CULVER DREW WITH SMITH
Heather Lang 57
Hayley Arrol 52* + 6-0-14-2
Claire Pym 3-0-5-2
Hannah Smith 47
Personal bests: Chantal Meier 14*, Sue Thornley – 1st catch
CLARKE DREW WITH JACKSON
Caff Amore 31
Gabi Brown 6-2-15-3
Ali McCreedy 47
Dani Jex 3-0-7-1
Personal bests: Amanda Beynon – 1st runs, Rox Clayton – 21, and 1st drinks break!
WEDNESDAY JACKSON BEAT CULVER
EB 37
Hayley Arrol 7-0-22-3
Bridget 53* ret
Nat Barratt 5-0-24-1
Personal bests: Sue Thornley 15 inc 1st 4, Lizzie King 11 inc 1st 4, Tammy Mattinson 38*
SMITH BEAT CLARKE
Laura Hill 55*
Claire Pym 4-1-5-1
Sam Battman 39*
Ali McCreedy 7-0-22-2
Personal best: Amanda Beynon 10
WEDNESDAY EVENING CRICKET WEEK XI VS COLWALL CC 
Cricket Week X1 Won
Hannah Smith 60
Clarkie 4-14 + 2 catches
Rox Clayton 2-13
THURSDAY – 15/15 CLARKE BEAT JACKSON
Clarkie 63*
Kate Isle 3-0-17-1 + 25*
Gabi Brown 3-0-13-2
CULVER BEAT SMITH
Hannah Smith 22
Tammy Mattinson 3-0-22-2
Heather Lang 23
Claire Pym 2.4-0-11-2
3rd/4th play-off SMITH BEAT JACKSON
Chloe Jackson 59*
Hannah Smith 80*
Kate Isle 1-0-9-1
FINAL CLARKE BEAT CULVER
Clarkie 51
CJ 3-0-10-1
Hayley Arrol 27*
Rox Clayton 3-0-37-2
FRIDAY CULVER DREW WITH CLARKE
Debs Richardson-Bull 50* ret
Chantal Meier 50* ret (Personal best)
Gabi Brown 2-1-3-1
Swoop 51* ret
Ali McCreedy 51* ret
Hayley Arrol 6-2-17-1
Personal bests: Sue Thornley 19. Lizzie King 27, Jess Lewis 19*
JACKSON DREW WITH SMITH
Maz Henley 51
Steph Mindel 54*
Dani Jex 51* ret
Kate Isle 53
Katy Hart 4-1-8-2

Poetry Competition 2012

As 2012 was an Olympic year, one enterprising Cricket Weeker came up with having a “Cultural Colwalliad” and running a poetry competition. The following four selected entries of note were read out by their authors at the last night.

ODE TO CRICKET WEEK – Clarkie
Fortunate indeed we are,
We come by plane and train and car
To drink the beer and tea and wine
To hope for weather, clear and fine.
Put up the stumps upon the wicket-
This week is set aside for cricket.

In time the aches and pains will fade
Memories only of runs made,
Wickets taken, catches caught,
(The brain blocks out all scores of nought)
That 3, a 4, and then another
A well-judged drive through extra cover.

The perfect yorker, swing and seam
Today you’re bowling like a dream,
Name on the highlights board for sure
The oppo won’t get near this score.
But then the rain begins to fall
And it’s “man the covers” one and all.

The weather wins, the cricket ends
So many years, so many friends
From London, Cheshire, Wales and Devon
Since 1926, or 7,
Must carry on this winning streak, so
Get all your friends to Cricket Week!

Colwall CC
The ghost pitch at Colwall CC, home of Cricket Week

HOMAGE TO CRICKET WEEK – Viv Clark
The time has arrived a year and a week later to gather under the flag of the WCA in the majestic shadow of the Malverns.

The ways to the hallowed pitches, old and new are varied, some by sea, most by road through valleys, fens and mountain passes.

Who will we see, friends of old, friends to come, friends lost in time, all heading to the “cradle” of women’s cricket.

Mostly friendly games with coaching advice, but all forgotten come 15/15.

The men play hard to beat the girls, but over time all is square.

We come from far and wide all sizes, ages and beliefs, united by willow and white, on green, under blue.

RANDOM BOLLOCKS – Joanne Beasley

Fancy dressage
Fancy dressage.
Photo by Joanne Beasley

We all have a goal
We’ll all have our Gold
We dream our dreams
And in our hearts we hold

Highest fastest strongest
First over the line
That feeling of doing our best
The joy and the pride; sublime

Team GB chants
Ringing in our ears
The glory and the pride
They carried our hopes and fears

From them we take Inspiration
We feed from their glory
Can we ourselves make
Our own success story

The Malvern Hills beckon us
The road to Colwall bends
Through the leafy lanes they bring us
To our wonderful smiling friends

The whites we don
Our positions we take
Can this be the Day
A PB we make

The bowler storms in
We all take our stance
The batsman makes contact
Through the outfield we dance

The stumps then go flying
We all shout with glee
Mainly, to be honest,
‘Cos the ball’s not coming to me

The next batsman skies it!
A total mishit
Some relish to catch it
The rest think, “Oh shit!”

Then time that I dread
I hear the death knell toll
The captain looks at me
And asks me to bowl

I concentrate on the stumps
I think ‘Darren Gough’
I run in with purpose
And bowl at mid-off

I think of team GB
From their seeds I will sow
I run in with Gusto
And bowl at my toe

The captain takes pity
Sends me off with a clap
She really should listen
When I tell her I’m crap!

It’s time for us to bat
An excited, frenzied state
Slightly modified when
Captain tells me I’m EIGHT

Finally it happens
Number seven gets a nick
It’s now my time
And suddenly I feel sick

If it wasn’t for my helmet
I’d surely be dead
It’s not the fierce bowling
I just manage to bat my own head

Cricket Week - relaxed cricket since 1927
Cricket Week – relaxed cricket since 1927.
Photo by Chloe Jackson

We all have our goal
We aim and we strive
For me in this innings
I just want to survive

We all have our goal
Higher, stronger faster we run
But it’s really about
Just having some fun

Whatever our goal
Whatever we seek
Let’s all just enjoy
The time that is ‘Cricket Week’

UNTITLED – Anne Monaghan
As I spied those Malvern Hills of old
I remembered all those times ‘twas bowled
Beneath the spreading cedar tree
My merry cricket chums and me

And as the merry years roll by
I sit beneath the tree and sigh
Recalling teams in their cricket skirt
And all my body parts that hurt

Taff and Patsy, Jackie, Enid too
International, English and other crew
Who can keep the spirit alive?
Hurrah the Pershore team arrive

Driving like the Italian job
To join the tented village mob
We’ll spread the word of cricket week
To return for many years we seek

Highlights 2012

Sofa surfing
Sofa surfing!
Photo by Bridget Culver

A rather wet Cricket Week in a very wet summer. Sofa surfing made a welcome return, the men’s match was a washout and the week ended with a zumba session in the local sports hall to keep the players entertained! Despite the rain, Clarkie’s team regained the 15/15 trophy, and the Olympic fancy dress competition meant some great photos for everyone!

Day TOP PITCH GHOST PITCH
SUNDAY Colwall CC match SMITH BEAT CULVER BY 4 RUNS
Mad Dog 30
Chloe Jackson 2-0-11-2
Bridget Culver 30*
Gabi Brown 1-0-3-1
MONDAY CLARKE (MAD DOG) DREW WITH JACKSON
Caff Amore 50
Anna Goatman 4-1-6-2 & 40
Mad Dog 4-0-14-2
SMITH TIED WITH CULVER
Sarvi Razavi 61
Katie Blunt 7-1-15-3
Claire Barrett-Mold 77
Sue Benson 4-0-19-2
TUESDAY – 15/15 JACKSON BEAT SMITH BY 1 RUN
Chloe Jackson 53
Jess de Tarszinski 3-0-18-1 & 50
Sammi Short 3-0-21-1
CLARKE BEAT CULVER BY 20 RUNS
Clarkie 32
Caff Amore 32
Gabi Brown 3-0-14-2
Katie Blunt 32
Sutty 3-0-16-2
3rd/4th PLAYOFF – SMITH BEAT CULVER BY 29 RUNS
Jess de Tarszinski 49*
Gabi Brown 3-0-27-1
Bridget Culver 28
Yolandi Maynier 3-0-22-2
FINAL – CLARKE BEAT JACKSON BY 3 RUNS
Clarkie 39 & 3-0-15-1
Ali McCreedy 3-0-20-2
Chloe Jackson 51*
WEDNESDAY NO PLAY – RAIN NO PLAY – RAIN
WEDNESDAY EVENING CRICKET WEEK XI VS COLWALL CC – NO PLAY, RAIN
THURSDAY SMITH BEAT JACKSON BY 2 WICKETS
Maz 32
Gill Short 18 – personal best
Katie Barnes 4-0-8-2
Fliss Radford 30*
Ingrid Van der Elst 7-1-12-3
CLARKE DREW WITH CULVER
Sutty 32 ret. & 3-0-13-2
Chantal Meier 11 – personal best
Vicki Hathway 5-0-19-3
Karen Morgan-Hawcroft 45
FRIDAY NO PLAY – RAIN NO PLAY – RAIN

Highlights 2011

Debs Richardson-Bull
Debs Richardson-Bull, aka The Badger.
Photo by Clarkie
Hannah Smith’s “Stationery” team won the 15/15, the skipper top scoring with a blistering 84 not out. The match against Colwall CC was a tie on the last ball. Notable performances through the week included a century unbeaten for Nemo, a personal best 61 for Sarah Berman and a personal best of 69 for Debs Richardson-Bull (aka the badger).

Day TOP PITCH GHOST PITCH
SUNDAY Worcestershire v Holland – Women’s County Championship CULVER’S XI TIED WITH JACKSON’S XI

Debs Richardson-Bull 23*ret.
V 20*ret.
Swoop 23*ret.
Lisa Cox 12 – personal best
Fliss Radford 3-2-4-1 + 20*ret.

Nat Granger 21*ret. + 1st wicket
Maz 20*ret.
Viv Clarke 4-0-12-1

MONDAY CLARKE DREW WITH JACKSON

Nemo 111* + 7-0-17-1

Mad Dog 4-0-16-2

Steph Mindel 48

SMITH DREW WITH CULVER

Coral Handley 101*ret.

Viv Clarke 7-1-26-3

Ingrid Van Der Elst 93*

Lem 7-1-24-2

TUESDAY – 15/15 SMITH BEAT CLARKE BY 8 WICKETS

Clarkie 42

Clare Boycott 3-0-12-2

Caff Amore 48*

Joy Blair 2-0-19-1

CULVER BEAT JACKSON BY 8 WICKETS

Chloe Jackson 54*

Shelagh Carter 3-0-14-2

Bridget Culver 40*

Steph Mindel 3-0-11-1

3rd/4th PLAYOFF – CLARKE BEAT JACKSON BY 9 WICKETS

Mad Dog 39 + 3-0-13-1

Salma Bi 3-0-8-1

Joy Blair 46*

FINAL – SMITH BEAT CULVER BY 47 RUNS

Hannah Smith 84* (50 balls)

Kelly Greenstreet 35

Lem 3-1-11-2

WEDNESDAY CLARKE BEAT CULVER BY 6 RUNS

Ali McCreedy 53

Shelagh Carter 9-1-25-3

Anna Goatman 32

Nat Barratt 5-0-27-2

JACKSON BEAT SMITH BY 9 RUNS

Steph Mindel 63*

Lisa Cox 4-0-8-1

Barb Offord 104*

Susie James 3-0-15-1

WEDNESDAY EVENING CRICKET WEEK XI TIED WITH COLWALL CC

Hannah Smith 58

Clive Kendall 2-0-10-2

Rory Jones 66* (32 balls, 3×4, 6×6)

Skippy 3-0-24-3

THURSDAY CLARKE TIED WITH SMITH

Sarah Berman 61 – personal best

Lisa Cox 18 – personal best

Sue Benson 3-0-8-1

Julia Howard 50*

Lesley Smith 3-0-15-1

CULVER DREW WITH JACKSON

Debs Richardson-Bull 69 – personal best

Gabby Brown 39 – personal best

Hannah Burton 11* – personal best

Anna Goatman 8-0-54-2

Bridget Culver 47*ret.

Chloe Jackson 4-0-14-1

**Partnership of 42 between Shelagh Carter (30) & Helena Butcher (10), including 6×2**

FRIDAY CLARKE DREW WITH CULVER

Sue Benson 55*ret.

Anna Goatman 3-1-7-1

CJ 25

Maz 25

Ingrid Van Der Elst 25

Jo Beasley 17 – personal best, including first boundary

Ali McCreedy 5-0-15-2

JACKSON DREW WITH SMITH

Debs Richardson-Bull 35*ret.

Hannah Burton 32 – personal best

Skippy – first ever catch

Lisa Cox 6-0-20-2

Sutty 84

Chloe Jackson 6-1-13-1