BB V The Stragglers of Asia

friendly Band of Brothers v Stragglers of Asia
Sunday, June 17 2018 (11:33) at Torry Hill
Drawn
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to bat
Band of Brothers
Pollington TAc Baxter Tb McDuell J34
Bevan-Thomas J (g)+c Trapani Nb McDuell P49
Burnap T (g)c Trapani Nb McDuell J4
Boucher TRCnot out119
Ratcliffe OJKlbwb Asher A28
Regan BMHnot out51
Richardson PB*
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon
Meredith WCO
Extrasb1 lb3 w3 nb3 pen010
Total (49.0 overs)295-4d
 
1-582-733-1154-2125-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
McDuell J13.007821 (1)1 (1)
Asher A12.009310 (0)1 (1)
Franks A8.005202 (2)0 (0)
McDuell P12.013910 (0)1 (1)
Shales Matt4.002900 (0)0 (0)
 
Stragglers of Asia
Russell Wb Meredith WCO78
Cavanagh Mlbwb Regan BMH16
Baxter Tb Burnap T (g)22
Pilcher Hb Burnap T (g)4
Shales Matt*b Meredith WCO16
Franks Ab Richardson PB9
McDuell Jnot out36
Asher Albwb Pollington TA3
McDuell Pnot out22
Trapani N+
Extrasb2 lb4 w8 nb0 pen014
Total (48.0 overs)220-7
 
1-592-1023-1064-1345-1506-1727-1778-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon8.003506 (6)0 (0)
Meredith WCO8.012421 (1)0 (0)
Burnap T (g)7.013621 (1)0 (0)
Regan BMH12.005610 (0)0 (0)
Richardson PB9.005410 (0)0 (0)
Pollington TA4.01910 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks
Scorers: DJ Gittings & D Meredith
 
  

BB V The Hurlingham CC

friendly Hurlingham Club v Band of Brothers
Saturday, June 16 2018 (10:55) at Hurlingham Club
Hurlingham Club Won By 4 wickets
Hurlingham Club won toss and decided to field
Band of Brothers
Streatfeild RBlbwb Kennedy S1
Page TEb Kennedy S18
Munton CFc Dabby Gb Salt E33
Regan BMH+c Stirling Hb Kennedy S8
Lowe EJA (g)c Salt Eb Kennedy J36
Norwood Hill AGc Kennedy Sb Kennedy J0
Wilkes-Green JNLnot out73
Wilkes-Green JJc and bKennedy S68
Calvocoressi CJ*run out (Kennedy S)0
Harman P (g)c Maxwell Ab Stanton J8
Paget HAWlbwb Kennedy S0
Extrasb7 lb6 w6 nb1 pen020
Total (49.4 overs)265
 
1-172-223-394-1015-1016-1017-2288-2289-26310-265
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Stanton J10.035012 (2)1 (1)
Kennedy S10.426754 (4)0 (0)
Kennedy J10.015420 (0)0 (0)
Salt E12.015810 (0)0 (0)
Maxwell A7.012300 (0)0 (0)
 
Hurlingham Club
Hatteea Sb Calvocoressi CJ102
Bowie Jb Munton CF83
Razvi Sc Harman P (g)b Calvocoressi CJ15
Stirling H+c and bWilkes-Green JNL4
Dabby Gc Munton CFb Harman P (g)5
Salt Enot out28
Maxwell Ac Wilkes-Green JJb Calvocoressi CJ4
Atkinson J*not out4
Stanton J
Kennedy J
Kennedy S
Extrasb7 lb5 w3 nb6 pen021
Total (41.1 overs)266-6
 
1-1302-2083-2134-2275-2436-2567-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Harman P (g)7.013911 (1)0 (0)
Lowe EJA (g)4.004700 (0)5 (5)
Munton CF7.014210 (0)0 (0)
Wilkes-Green JJ1.001300 (0)0 (0)
Wilkes-Green JNL13.006310 (0)0 (0)
Paget HAW2.001800 (0)0 (0)
Calvocoressi CJ7.113232 (2)1 (1)
 
Weather: Cloudy Pitch: not reported
Umpires: H McDonagh & S Glass
Scorers: DJ Gittings & P Readman
 
  

BB v SAC

BB v SAC Sunday 27th May 2018

 

The Band of Brothers hosted Standard Athletic Club of Paris on a warm, pollen-filled Saturday at the end of May in what was a run-fuelled, but ultimately slightly one-sided encounter.

BB v SAC 2018.jpg

 

SAC’s captain won the toss, and having given his decision considerable thought, elected to bat first.  Following an impromptu and bizarre health & safety briefing from the umpire, the two sides took the field.  Nick Wright (guest) – probably the pick of the bowlers – bowled superbly, regularly beating the Parisians’ edges.  Ably supported by Brother Henderson at the other end, Wright made the early breakthrough, removing Kumar for just 1 with the score on 13.

 

Half an hour into the SAC innings, Alex Bryant (guest) arrived and took to the field, and was warmly welcomed by all – most of all the captain, who until that point hadn’t realised he was one fielder short.

 

The Brethren had to wait until the score was on 138 until the second wicket fell, this time to Brother Tom Pollington, who bowled an impressive and miserly twelve over spell.  With the score on 253-3, and the captain having been run out for a gritty 109, SAC declared, having batted for 44 overs.

 

Brother Tom Page and Harry McInley (guest) opened the batting and the pair rapidly reached a 50 partnership.  Page was arguably unfortunate to have been given out LBW playing a leg-glance.  His opening partner, McInley looked in fine touch, carrying his bat and ending up on 124*, having been ably supported along the way by Brother Regan (32) and Brother Smallwood (31), amongst others.  The Brethren passed the SAC’s score of 253 in just 33.1 overs – a comprehensive victory.

 

As ever, thanks must go to Lady Kingsdown and her team at Torry Hill for hosting the fixture, the caterers for a fantastic spread, and Diane for keeping score with typical precision.

 

Finally, our warmest thanks go to Standard Athletic Club for the match, and we congratulate their captain Alastair Thomas for his fine century against the Brethren.

Brother Charlie Munton

friendly Band of Brothers v Standard Athletic Club, Paris Standard Athletic Club Paris

Saturday, May 26 2018 (11:33) at Torry Hill

Band of Brothers Won By 5 wickets

Standard Athletic Club, Paris Standard Athletic Club Paris won toss and decided to bat

Standard Athletic Club, Paris Standard Athletic Club Paris

Thomas A*

run out


109


Kumar S+

c Smallwood JJC

b Wright NM (g)

1


Ayyavooraju A

lbw

b Pollington TA

52


Kidwell A

not out


50


Riches J

not out


15


Sadad S-A





Earl E


 



Groom R





Shetty S





Balane P





Grant J





Extras

b1 lb2 w22 nb1 pen0

26


Total

(44.0 overs)

253

-3d

 

1-13

2-138

3-223

4-

5-

6-

7-

8-

9-

10-

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Henderson JM

7.0

0

56

0

4 (4)

0 (0)

Wright NM (g)

11.0

1

49

1

3 (7)

0 (0)

Pollington TA

12.0

3

49

1

5 (5)

1 (1)

Page TE

3.0

0

28

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

McInley HPS (g)

6.0

0

28

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

Regan BMH

2.0

0

20

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

Pollington JS (B)

3.0

0

20

0

4 (5)

0 (0)


 

Band of Brothers

Page TE

lbw

b Sadad S-A

23


McInley HPS (g)

not out


124


Bryant A (g)

c Balane P

b Sadad S-A

8


Regan BMH


b Shetty S

32


Pollington TA

c Kumar S

b Ayyavooraju A

13


Smallwood JJC+

c Ayyavooraju A

b Sadad S-A

31


Pollington Col ST

not out


0


Munton CF*





Henderson JM





Pollington JS (B)





Wright NM (g)





Extras

b4 lb1 w16 nb2 pen0

23


Total

(33.1 overs)

254

-5

 

1-60

2-80

3-141

4-166

5-239

6-

7-

8-

9-

10-

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Sadad S-A

9.0

0

76

3

5 (13)

0 (0)

Earl E

8.0

0

59

0

1 (2)

2 (2)

Ayyavooraju A

8.0

1

54

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

Shetty S

7.0

0

38

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

Kidwell A

1.0

0

16

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

Balane P

0.1

0

6

0

0 (0)

0 (0)


 

Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard

Umpires: D Collard

Scorers: DJ Gittings

 

 


 

BB V The Chief's XI

Once again we were blessed with sunny skies and good jazz for the annual inter club fixture. Cornwallis, captaining that BB-side, won the toss and elected to bowl first. A tactical choice oft deployed by the Brethren.

The Chief’s XI got off to a shaky start, an early clatter of wickets leaving the scoreboard at 26-3. However, young Tom Pollington and the veteran Matt Schilder steadied the ship, the former placing a high price on his wicket, the latter rolling back the years to flay the ball around a picture perfect Tory Hill oval. When Schilder (57) was out, tactically surrendering his wicket the last over before lunch, balance had been restored with the feast taken at 140-4. The afternoon session proved a fast paced affair; with regular wickets and a good run rate as Piers Richardson wagged the tail. Pollington fell on 90, just shy of a well deserved century but having ensured the Chief’s men had posted a par 250, with all batters back in the hutch. Captain Cornwallis was pick of the bowlers with the 5-26.

BB’s started watchfully, keen to navigate the tricky pre-tea session, Which they did for two down. Buoyed by cake and cucumber sandwiches the Chief’s men came out hard after the break picking up three quick wickets to leave the brethren on 100-5. Enter the classicist Shales (111*) to steady the ship with a mixture of doughty defence, swashbuckling counter attack and the occasional amo, amos, amat. Ably supported by Reynolds (77) , the B.B. side dragged themselves back into the hunt and with 3 overs to go faced the straight forward prospect of needing 8 runs with 3 wickets remaining. Time for some heroics from new ball pair Richardson and the baby faced assassin Pollington, who dealt a mixture of Yorkers and two wicket taking balls to leave the BB side needing 2 runs to win from the final over with one wicket standing. Cornwallis at the crease. The field set tight, Pollington roaring in, ice coursing through his veins. Ball by ball:

Ball 1- Shales on 110, squirts a single, bringing the scores level.
Ball 2 - Corny facing - dot
Ball 3 - Corny- dot; but still in control! 
Ball 4 - Corny - dot;  pressure building
Ball 5 - Corny - dot; crikey. The tie is on! Is Corny going to bottle it??!
Ball 6 - Polly delivers a sharp yorker. Corny nudges to mid on. Boucher swoops, collects and like a Phoenix hurls himself horizontal at the stumps, beating Corny by 12 inches, leaving BB 250-9 and securing a famous and unlikely scores level draw in the club match. 

A match of ebb and flow, played in the finest spirit of B.B. 

friendly Band of Brothers v Band of Brothers BB Chief's XI
Sunday, May 20 2018 (11:54) at Torry Hill
Drawn
Band of Brothers BB Chief's XI won toss and decided to bat
Band of Brothers BB Chief's XI
Pollington TAc Regan BMHb Berger EB90
Pyke MJAb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon11
Boucher TRCb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon0
Mavor AJRc Regan BMHb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon0
Ratcliffe OJKlbwb Norwood Hill AG6
Schilder MDc Reynolds ORb Baird AJI57
Henderson JMc and bCornwallis FAWM The Hon16
Bax WR*lbwb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon8
Richardson PBc Reynolds ORb Regan BMH28
Calvocoressi CJc Regan BMHb Norwood Hill AG0
Holden Craufurd M+not out0
Extrasb21 lb2 w9 nb2 pen034
Total (42.2 overs)250
 
1-182-263-264-585-1626-1847-2008-2499-25010-250
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Reynolds OR6.022300 (0)0 (0)
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon8.032950 (0)0 (0)
Norwood Hill AG5.313521 (1)2 (2)
Regan BMH11.024110 (0)0 (0)
Baird AJI4.504311 (2)0 (0)
Deveson MJ5.003201 (1)0 (0)
Berger EB2.002411 (5)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Deveson MJlbwb Richardson PB5
Baird AJIb Richardson PB0
Regan BMHc Richardson PBb Pollington TA43
Shales MJWnot out111
Berger EBb Bax WR0
Gore Tb Pollington TA6
Norwood Hill AGb Pollington TA0
Reynolds ORc Boucher TRCb Richardson PB77
Brown NTb Richardson PB0
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon*run out0
Whyte PJ+
Extrasb1 lb1 w5 nb1 pen08
Total (38.0 overs)250-9
 
1-52-203-844-855-1006-1007-2498-2499-25010-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Calvocoressi CJ5.013701 (1)0 (0)
Richardson PB9.004240 (0)0 (0)
Bax WR6.022810 (0)0 (0)
Pollington TA8.013832 (2)1 (1)
Mavor AJR4.004000 (0)0 (0)
Henderson JM6.006302 (2)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks & J Widgery
Scorers: DJ Gittings & DJ Gittings
 
  

BB V Old Amplefordians

BB V Old Amplefordians – Sunday 6th May at Torry Hill

 

A hopeful BB returned to Torry Hill for the first (playable) match of Season full of vim and vigour, the happy memories of an epic 2017 Season still fresh in the mind. Frustratingly, the swagger and bonhomie soon evaporated, as skipper Brother Norwood Hill, erring on the side of caution repeated the folly of the previous year by inserting the opposition on a wicket looking more than the M20 than a cricket pitch. Once again, it was not the lack of effort that did for this merry band as they toiled away in the field, but the catching - the ever present albatross around our necks in recent years.  7 catches were dropped in the first innings as Old Amplefordians applied themselves studiously with the bat, amassing another impressive total, declaring on 318-5.

BB v OA's 2018.JPG

 

Despite the horrendous drops, there were some commendable displays of bowling, most notably from young Sam Holden-Craufurd persisting with an efficient line and length, Brother Alex Rice who snaffled one precious wicket as did candidate Rupert Connell who impressed on debut.  It was Brother Alex Cornwallis however who shone brightest, demonstrating that even on a road, appetite and hunger for wickets does eventually pay dividends. A masterful display that decimated the OA’s top order, including a superb caught and bowled, Cornwallis left everything on the field, finishing with figures of 3-90 off 16 overs.

 

Alas, a poor show in the field was followed by an even poorer show with the bat as Brethren searched for some early Season form.   The excellent conditions for batting sadly did not transfer to BB’s innings, slumping to a meagre 103 all out – losing by a considerable margin. Notable innings from again, the imperious all-rounder Brother Alex Cornwallis (27) and Brother Marcus Holden-Craufurd (23) were the only highlights in what was surely not our finest hour. A forgettable result, yes, but as with all BB matches, an unforgettable day at our beloved and magical Torry Hill, with cloudless azure skies and a perfect wicket, catching up with great friends -  unbeatable. As for beating our foe…….bring on 2019!

 

Alex Norwood Hill – Hon Match Secretary  

friendly Band of Brothers v Old Amplefordians
Sunday, May 06 2018 (11:50) at Torry Hill
Old Amplefordians Won By 215 runs
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field
Old Amplefordians
O Greaves+c Boucher TRCb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon108
Douglas Cb Connell R144
Dalrymple Hc Boucher TRCb Rice AEH39
Barnard Hc and bCornwallis FAWM The Hon1
Marjason Lb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon7
H Ainscoughnot out10
Ainscough J
Pollock R
D Walker
Coysh O
P Faulkner*
Extrasb2 lb1 w3 nb3 pen09
Total (45.4 overs)318-5d
 
1-2502-2683-2714-3025-3186-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon16.019033 (3)0 (0)
Rice AEH10.425010 (0)0 (0)
Norwood Hill AG7.016700 (0)1 (2)
Marriott TH2.002600 (0)0 (0)
Holden-Craufurd S (g)5.005000 (0)0 (0)
Connell R5.003210 (0)1 (1)
 
Band of Brothers
Marriott THc O Greavesb Coysh O1
Boucher TRCb Marjason L2
Ratcliffe OJKlbwb Marjason L5
Connell Rb Ainscough J27
Cornwallis FAWM The Honb Dalrymple H0
Norwood Hill AG*b Dalrymple H11
Gore Tc Unknownb Ainscough J8
Brown NTb Dalrymple H4
Holden-Craufurd S (g)b P Faulkner1
Holden-Craufurd M+not out23
Rice AEHb Barnard H4
Extrasb4 lb1 w11 nb1 pen017
Total (30.4 overs)103
 
1-42-43-294-315-396-597-618-629-6410-103
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Marjason L6.012222 (2)0 (0)
Coysh O6.02912 (2)0 (0)
Dalrymple H6.02830 (0)0 (0)
Ainscough J4.002420 (0)0 (0)
P Faulkner2.01110 (0)1 (1)
Pollock R3.01502 (2)0 (0)
D Walker3.002904 (5)0 (0)
Barnard H0.40010 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks & J Widgery
Scorers: DJ Gittings
 
  

BB V Sussex Martlets

Sussex Martlets  - 237 - 6d of 48 overs

BB - 107 all out 

In the final match of an enthralling season, the BB came within a whisker of securing a creditable draw in what can only be described as a peculiar game of cricket against the Sussex Martlets at Belmont.

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IMG_2417.JPG

 

Continuing the season’s go to formula of opting to chase, on winning the toss the Brethren took to the field despite the heat of what was a scorching late August day. The temperature, combined with the lightning nature of the brown outfield was always going to present difficulties for the fielding side, however the pitch was offering plenty of encouragement for the bowlers. With some enforced changes to the XI in the hours before play, there was the unusual sight of Brother Regan sharing the new ball with his acclaimed off spin alongside the pace of Brother Finn Hulbert. The Martlets progressed steadily, well checked by consistent lines and lengths from the opening pair but somewhat aided along the way by lapses of concentration in the field. Regan made the first breakthrough and then proceeded to bowl no fewer than 23 consecutive dot balls to their number three, showing that maybe his future BB career will be as an opening bowler… Only one wicket was taken by lunch but the run rate was under control at around 80/1. 

 

Following the break, Junior Brother Tom Pollington removed the other opener, who had dominated the scoring, for his first senior BB wicket – a reward for a very tidy spell either side of the interval. By this stage, the end of season wicket was beginning to present a few challenges and the Martlets started swinging from the hip, perhaps aware that there would be a ball with their name on it sooner than later. The luxury of hindsight would later show that this was perhaps a tactic that the BB should have employed in their reply. Nevertheless, Brother Hill was thrown the ball and proving that there is no substitute for experience, snaffled a couple of quick wickets to stem the runs and see the Martlets declare at 237/6.

 

Perhaps perturbed by what they had seen in the first innings, the BB approached the new ball with caution and negotiated an excellent Martlets opening burst to see it through to tea for the loss of no wicket. After tea Brother Boucher playing notably fluently for an elegant 42, but wickets fell at the other end. By this stage, batting was no longer allowed without a helmet, and with the run rate escalating, the BB altered course and targeted an honourable draw. Unfortunately for the BB, Lady Luck’s attention was elsewhere which, coupled with some excellent bowling from the returning Martlets’ opening seamer, saw the BB’s resistance end just a few balls from the close. The dream was dead. Long live the dream. 

 

Brother Boris Streatfeild

Band of Brothers v Sussex Martlets
Tuesday, August 29 2017 (11:36) at Belmont House
Sussex Martlets Won By 130 runs
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field
Sussex Martlets
Jones Cb Regan BMH16
Rollings Hc Bryant A (g)b Pollington TA (B)83
Loveday Mc Davey TWb Hulbert FW21
Cruickshank Jnot out28
Gilligan J+b Davey TW28
Rollings Jb Norwood Hill AG22
Ritchie Sc Hulbert FWb Norwood Hill AG5
Shaw Jnot out8
Shepperson T
Jones L
Burrows J*
Extrasb14 lb11 w1 nb0 pen026
Total (48.0 overs)237-6d
 
1-432-1283-1364-1805-2206-2287-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Hulbert FW17.036510 (0)0 (0)
Regan BMH15.056710 (0)0 (0)
Davey TW9.004711 (1)0 (0)
Pollington TA (B)5.002710 (0)0 (0)
Norwood Hill AG2.00620 (0)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Boucher TRCb Shepperson T42
Bruce WUb Shaw J13
Streatfeild RB*b Shaw J0
Bryant A (g)st Gilligan Jb Shepperson T19
Wilkes-Green JNL+c Rollings Jb Shepperson T2
Davey TWc Gilligan Jb Ritchie S4
Hulbert FWc and bShaw J11
Pollington TA (B)c Shaw Jb Cruickshank J5
Regan BMHnot out2
Brown NTb Shaw J0
Norwood Hill AGb Shaw J0
Extrasb1 lb6 w2 nb0 pen09
Total (40.4 overs)107
 
1-312-353-774-785-816-887-998-1079-10710-107
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Shaw J12.461050 (0)0 (0)
Jones L7.012400 (0)0 (0)
Shepperson T9.004530 (0)0 (0)
Burrows J4.001200 (0)0 (0)
Ritchie S4.01912 (2)0 (0)
Cruickshank J2.02010 (0)0 (0)
Rollings J2.02000 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: sun and very hot Pitch: Green
Umpires: S Chilmaid & B Peay
Scorers: DJ Gittings & none provided
 
  

BB V Linton Park

Linton Park v Band of Brothers
Thursday, August 17 2017 (13:00) at Linton Park
Drawn
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to bat
Band of Brothers
Churchill MJc Harris Mb Thew W114
Williams C (g)c Welsman Lb Castle T11
Newport Anot out109
Davey TWc Castle Tb Harris M41
Jay MG
Regan BMH
Deveson MJ (+)
Holden-Craufurd M (+)+
Holden-Craufurd S (g)
Norwood Hill AG
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon*
Extrasb6 lb4 w7 nb0 pen017
Total (40.5 overs)292-3d
 
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Austin J7.003800 (0)0 (0)
Castle T8.004910 (0)0 (0)
Beeney T7.005200 (0)0 (0)
Harris M9.507410 (0)0 (0)
Thew W3.002210 (0)0 (0)
Fermor H5.003200 (0)0 (0)
Harris J1.001500 (0)0 (0)
 
Linton Park
Piper Rc Regan BMHb Churchill MJ43
Thew Wb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon23
Austin B+lbwb Williams C (g)16
Welsman Lb Williams C (g)0
Castle Tc Davey TWb Williams C (g)16
Austin Jnot out58
Beeney Tc Norwood Hill AGb Churchill MJ2
Fermor Hb Churchill MJ0
Harris Mb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon6
Harris J*not out0
Extrasb1 lb0 w22 nb1 pen024
Total (58.0 overs)188-8
 
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Regan BMH9.023400 (0)0 (0)
Norwood Hill AG10.023600 (0)0 (0)
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon6.012520 (0)0 (0)
Williams C (g)13.053230 (0)0 (0)
Churchill MJ10.022530 (0)0 (0)
Holden-Craufurd S (g)5.011900 (0)0 (0)
Jay MG2.02000 (0)0 (0)
Davey TW3.001600 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: not recorded Pitch: not reported
Umpires: Not recorded & Not recorded
Scorers: Not recorded & Not recorded
 
  

BB V I Zingari

I Zingari - 275 off 52 overs

BB - 276 off 37 overs

With BB's unbeaten run for the season at stake against one of our strongest opposition teams, the pressure was on as a fine collection of Brethren gathered at Torry Hill on a glorious August morning to take on I Zingari.



On winning the toss, the skipper had no hesitation in inserting IZ, confident that, despite the excellent batting wicket and quick outfield, his battery of bowlers would be able make inroads and a strong batting line up would be able to chase down any IZ total. The innings got off to a good start for BB with a wicket for Finn Hulbert in his first over, Pedro Whyte snaffling a thin edge down the legside. Thereafter the IZ batsmen proceeded slowly but surely through to the lunch interval, showing due respect to some excellent, probing bowling from Finn, Alex Cornwallis (under the watchful eye of his father at first slip), Ben Regan and Alex Hill. Honours were even at lunch with IZ on 140-2.

Energised by some excellent crumble during the break, BB then launched into an irresistible wave of attacking cricket leading to the fall of 6 wickets for the addition of only 80 odd runs, leaving IZ precariously positioned at 226-8 with only ten men. Destroyer in chief was Finn Hulbert with some unplayable, fast yorkers and clever changes of pace which proved too much for the IZ middle order and resulted in a very well deserved five wicket haul. He then added to this with an outrageous grab at close mid-wicket, holding on to a full-blooded pull shot off the bowling of Alex Cornwallis after the ball had gone past him! The last two IZ batsmen then battled well to add a good partnership of 50 runs to set a challenging target of 275, scored from 52 overs.


In spite of the limited time left, BB set about the chase in confident fashion with 50 on the board at tea for the loss of only one wicket, Tim Kimber falling early to some extra bounce causing him to sky an attempted pull shot. The skipper and guest Matt Simpson were able to repel the challenging open attack with a mixture of luck and well-timed attacking shots.

The BB innings then creaked worryingly after tea as the skipper was bowled to the first ball of the final session and Will Bruce and Finn Hulbert fell to well-taken catches in the ring. With the top order back in the hutch for 118-4 and BB well into their allotted final 20 overs, prospects did not look good and there was talk on the boundary of shutting up shop to preserve the unbeaten run. Such tactics did not make it as far as the middle though as Alex Hill turned the game with a merciless attack, carving the IZ bowling to all corners of Torry Hill, ably supported by Matt Simpson, so that BB then found itself in the midst of another nail-biting run chase. Matt and Alex were both superb in keeping cool heads as they put on a hugely entertaining 150 partnership so that the chase was completed with an over to spare, Matt deservedly reaching his century and Alex falling just short of seeing BB home, top edging an attempted sweep for 66.

It had been a fantastic day's cricket, enjoyed by both sides with all three results possible at one stage. And so the BB juggernaut rolls on...!

BB V Free Foresters

Free Foresters - 201 off 48.4

BB - 205 for 7 off 38.1

"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe”  Gail Devers, 100 Meters double Olympic champion

What a difference a week makes. A new surface at Torry Hill, no overnight rain and the cover firmly in place and as the coin landed, Free Foresters skipper Askew had no hesitation in reaching for the long wave radio and sending his noble side into bat.

BB took to the field with Hulbert & Meredith bowling the kind of lines only Cornish fisherman can be proud of. The catching practice that commenced for those in the slip cordon went from the sublime from Regan in the gully to the ridiculous as five chances went down in the first half hour. Hulbert forced to take total ownership, knocking out Kings off-stump for 50 after four catches had been put down.

Enter The Hon Cornwallis & Brother Regan stage left. The BB were clinical in the afternoon session, reducing the Free Foresters to 201 all out, having been sitting pretty at 116-4 at the break. Excellent bowling, fielding and catching capped off by a diving Wilkes-Green in the deep. It was an awesome display.

Boucher, fresh from a resignation and a long awaited return to the Kentish Countryside, was a delight to watch as he pieced together surely what was to be a match winning knock against a strong new ball duo from the Foresters. But a middle order collapse left the BB 135 for 6 with 12 overs left to play in the evening session. 

Words, let alone text, cannot begin to describe what happened next. Peter Hale, only 24 hours from his call up, strode out to face a spin attack that had put paid to the middle order. 22 balls later and the match was over. Clinical, one day striking that made Torry Hill look like the village green, Hale left the scene of the crime with 54 to his name and the BB winning by 3 wickets. 

As Devers said, all things are possible for those who believe. 

Hale believed. 

The dream is alive. 

friendly Band of Brothers v Free Foresters
Sunday, August 06 2017 (11:40) at Torry Hill
Band of Brothers Won By 3 wickets
Free Foresters won toss and decided to bat
Free Foresters
Kings Jb Hulbert FW50
Eadon T+c Regan BMHb Hulbert FW5
Atkinson Tb Hulbert FW0
Northgate-Green Sc and bCornwallis FAWM The Hon33
Oduwole Bst Hale P (g)b Regan BMH49
Barker Lc Wilkes-Green JJb Regan BMH19
Turk Pb Regan BMH2
Peters Tc Unknownb Regan BMH0
Ireland Jc Meredith WCOb Hulbert FW31
Smith Dc Hale P (g)b Cornwallis FAWM The Hon9
Askew T*not out0
Extrasb0 lb1 w2 nb0 pen03
Total (48.4 overs)201
 
1-132-193-704-1115-1566-1607-1608-1629-19610-201
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Hulbert FW13.423940 (0)0 (0)
Meredith WCO8.004700 (0)0 (0)
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon16.036522 (2)0 (0)
Regan BMH11.014940 (0)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Schilder SJb Peters T13
Boucher TRClbwb Kings J64
Ratcliffe T (g)b Peters T4
Wilkes-Green JNLc Eadon Tb Turk P8
Wilkes-Green JJc Kings Jb Turk P22
Bruce WU*c and bTurk P10
Hulbert FWnot out24
Hale P (g)+st Eadon Tb Turk P54
Regan BMHnot out0
Meredith WCO
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon
Extrasb4 lb0 w1 nb1 pen06
Total (38.1 overs)205-7
 
1-172-333-704-1065-1216-1357-2018-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Smith D8.112801 (1)0 (0)
Peters T6.012520 (0)0 (0)
Turk P13.007340 (0)0 (0)
Ireland J7.013600 (0)0 (0)
Kings J4.013910 (0)1 (1)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks & G Jackson
Scorers: DJ Gittings & none provided
 
  

BB V Bluemantle's

Bluemantle's v Band of Brothers
Monday, July 31 2017 (11:01) at The Nevill
Band of Brothers Won By 208 runs
Bluemantle's won toss and decided to field
Band of Brothers
Baldwin J (g)c Hobden Cb Ogden T10
Cornwallis FAWM The Honc James Ab Ogden T6
Hulbert FWc James Ab Hobden C19
Smallwood JJCb Hobden C62
Davey TW+not out101
Regan BMHb Elliott E26
Richardson PBc Elliott Nb Ogden T15
Hulbert FTnot out33
Collingwood RC (+)
Maclean C (+)
Churchill MJ*
Extrasb6 lb1 w19 nb4 pen030
Total (45.3 overs)302-6d
 
1-112-313-764-1305-1996-2217-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Elliott E9.004712 (2)0 (0)
Ogden T10.007534 (10)2 (2)
Soucek Q6.002902 (2)0 (0)
Hobden C10.307221 (1)0 (0)
Ferguson T4.003401 (1)0 (0)
MacDonald A2.00700 (0)0 (0)
Braxton N2.001101 (3)2 (2)
Elliott N2.002000 (0)0 (0)
 
Bluemantle's
James A+run out (Cornwallis FAWM The Hon)30
Elliott Nb Richardson PB4
Soucek Qc Davey TWb Hulbert FT0
MacDonald Ac Smallwood JJCb Richardson PB11
Braxton Cb Richardson PB0
Hobden Cb Collingwood RC (+)17
Ferguson Tb Hulbert FW19
Ledson Jb Baldwin J (g)0
Ogden T*b Maclean C (+)0
Elliott Enot out4
Braxton Nc Regan BMHb Maclean C (+)3
Extrasb0 lb3 w3 nb0 pen06
Total (34.3 overs)94
 
1-162-223-334-335-586-827-868-879-8710-94
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Richardson PB7.031931 (3)0 (0)
Hulbert FT6.011110 (0)0 (0)
Smallwood JJC1.00100 (0)0 (0)
Collingwood RC (+)8.032210 (0)0 (0)
Maclean C (+)8.332720 (0)0 (0)
Hulbert FW3.02410 (0)0 (0)
Baldwin J (g)1.00710 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Showers Pitch: Green
Umpires: S Chilmaid & I Fraser
Scorers: DJ Gittings & DJ Gittings
 
  

BB V Shepway Stragglers

Shepway Stragglers - 279 for 7 d off 48 overs

BB - 221 for 7 off 42 overs

Match Drawn

A Shepway Stragglers side arrived suited, booted and clearly excitable about the prospect of being included in the Band of Brothers fixture list for the first time in decades but for many it was a return to the inter BB game from earlier in the Summer with over 80% of players taking the field found in the 2017 Mystery. A glorious sight reminding the Club of the strength and depth of cricketing ability we have.

 

BB won the toss on a breezy Sunday morning after a weekend spent cowering from deluges of rain. No bad thing, especially when the hover cover at Torry Hill had been blown off overnight. BB took to the field with plenty of wind in their sails. Excitement was to be short lived….with the exception of Hulbert, the BB attack lacked penetration on an uncovered wicket that a certain Geoffrey Boycott (OBE) would have still ‘bahtted' first on. 48 long overs later after a delayed start the declaration came at 3.45pm setting BB 280 to win. Hulbert the pick of the bowlers with 16 overs 1 for 68.

 

With Kimber LBW in the first over, fresh from a Saturday night to be forgotten, the BB where staring down the barrel of a rapidly drying, uneven surface that was beginning to turn. Pask cemented the innings with a strong 70, supported by Bruce before the second studio album title by British rock band Coldplay forced the skipper to run past one and head for the pavilion. With Pask falling and Regan & Burge departing courtesy of two run-outs it was left to Brother of the Match Hulbert to steady the ship. BB closing on 221 for 7, with not out Norwood Hill left wondering what a sporting declaration, an eleventh Brother and luck being on BB side might have done for the W column of the 2017 campaign.

friendly Band of Brothers v Shepway Stragglers
Sunday, July 30 2017 (11:36) at Torry Hill
Drawn
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field
Shepway Stragglers
Smallwood AJC+lbwb Burge KDS (g)39
Boyd Moss JLc (sub)b McClean C (g)79
Smallwood JJCc Kimber TR (+)b Patel CS (g)53
Simpson BTMPlbwb Patel CS (g)19
Baker White WGJc Kimber TR (+)b Hulbert FW17
Allport TBb Regan BMH18
MacLeod RWDst Kimber TR (+)b Regan BMH23
Snape HDMnot out8
Mitchell PMB*not out16
Snape TGW
Tapp WRN
Extrasb1 lb3 w2 nb1 pen07
Total (48.0 overs)279-7d
 
1-992-1523-1894-2125-2146-2497-2628-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Hulbert FW16.036810 (0)0 (0)
Patel CS (g)16.018321 (1)0 (0)
Pask AT (+)5.003501 (1)0 (0)
Norwood Hill AG4.003700 (0)0 (0)
Burge KDS (g)3.012010 (0)1 (1)
McClean C (g)2.001410 (0)0 (0)
Regan BMH2.001820 (0)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Kimber TR (+)+lbwb Snape HDM0
Bruce WU*st Smallwood AJCb Mitchell PMB37
Pask AT (+)c Smallwood AJCb Tapp WRN70
Burge KDS (g)run out (Allport TB)0
Patel CS (g)c and bAllport TB19
Regan BMHrun out22
McClean C (g)c and bMacLeod RWD10
Hulbert FWnot out44
Norwood Hill AGnot out0
Brown EWH
Extrasb8 lb1 w6 nb4 pen019
Total (42.0 overs)221-7
 
1-12-663-744-1395-1556-1657-2108-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Snape HDM11.004211 (1)4 (4)
Snape TGW4.002404 (4)0 (0)
Mitchell PMB11.024611 (1)0 (0)
Allport TB8.005110 (0)0 (0)
Tapp WRN5.003410 (0)0 (0)
MacLeod RWD3.011510 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: J Widgery & n provided (EVER!)
Scorers: DJ Gittings & N Tapp
 
  

BB V Belmont House Trustees XI

BB - 205-9 (39.5 overs)

Belmont House Trustees XI - 110  (24 overs) 

BB arrived at Belmont House well aware that the Brethren were undefeated this year. I am pleased to report that the run continued, thanks to a 95-run victory.

 

As always with this fixture, the match ebbed and flowed. Having been put in, BB began strongly in warm conditions; Simon Schilder, who had flown in from Jersey especially, opened the innings with a fine 46, ably supported by Brothers Cornwallis (17), Jay (32 – off the mark with a straight six) and candidate Oscar Ratcliffe (38).

 

But a BB batting slump after lunch - collapsing from 124 for 2 to 204 all out – suggested they had enjoyed the coronation chicken, chocolate gateaux and wine a little too much. That said, there were signs of quality from guests Ted Ratcliffe and Zac Hassan, who we hope to see more of in the future.

 

Various BB members were receiving updates at Lord’s, while watching England demolish South Africa, and nervously waited for news of the Trustees’ reply. Early wickets were needed and Alex Cornwallis duly delivered, striking twice before tea. 

 

Guest Charlie Hamilton provided good support at the other end, bowling up the slope, but skipper Alex Rice made the next breakthrough, having Neaves caught at slip by Schilder, who reacted well to a parry from keeper Matt Jay.

 

Sensing that luck was on his side, Rice bowled with increasing confidence and proceeded to record his best-ever BB figures of 6 for 25. Carl Reading chipped in with a valuable lbw, Hamilton took a fine catch in the deep to get rid of the Trustees’ top-scorer N. George, and victory was completed by a sharp run out from Hassan. Having been 67 for 3, the Trustees were dismissed for just 110.

 

So #thedreamisstillalive but just as importantly it was a tremendous day’s cricket and lived up to its billing as one of the friendliest fixtures of the season. Special thanks to the Trustees’ match manager, Henry Birch, not only for the wonderful hospitality but also for stepping in to represent BB at the last minute. We hope his winning debut didn’t disappoint him too much.

 

friendly Belmont House Trustees XI v Band of Brothers
Sunday, July 09 2017 (11:30) at Belmont House
Band of Brothers Won By 95 runs
Belmont House Trustees XI won toss and decided to field
Band of Brothers
Schilder SJlbwb Ahmed S46
Cornwallis FAWM The Honb Morris L17
Jay MG+c O'Connor Pb Ahmed S32
Ratcliffe OJK (+)b Morris L38
Reading CHlbwb Boshier G2
Ratcliffe T (g)b Hill T10
Hassan Z (g)c George Nb Hill T10
Rice AEH*c George Nb Morris L7
Hamilton C (g)not out1
Birch H (g)b Morris L0
Extrasb24 lb2 w16 nb0 pen042
Total (39.5 overs)205-9
 
1-322-1033-1244-1375-1526-1727-2048-2059-20510-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Morris L6.505041 (1)0 (0)
Hills C11.023402 (2)0 (0)
Ahmed S7.003625 (9)0 (0)
Hill T10.023621 (2)0 (0)
Boshier G5.002311 (2)0 (0)
 
Belmont House Trustees XI
Ahmed Sc Ratcliffe T (g)b Cornwallis FAWM The Hon4
George N+c Hamilton C (g)b Rice AEH43
Boshier Rlbwb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon0
Neaves Jc Schilder SJb Rice AEH0
Morris Lb Rice AEH20
Harrison Slbwb Reading CH0
O'Connor Pc Cornwallis FAWM The Honb Rice AEH0
Wright Ac Schilder SJb Rice AEH0
Hill Trun out23
Hills Cb Rice AEH4
Boshier G*not out0
Extrasb4 lb0 w10 nb2 pen016
Total (24.3 overs)110
 
1-152-163-224-675-726-777-778-899-9910-110
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon4.001125 (5)0 (0)
Hamilton C (g)4.302102 (2)0 (0)
Rice AEH9.012560 (0)0 (0)
Hassan Z (g)3.003102 (3)1 (1)
Reading CH4.001810 (0)1 (1)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
 
  

BB V The King's School Canterbury

The School - 97 - All out

BB - 98 for 2 off 15 overs 

The BB completed a resounding victory over a weak King’s Canterbury to #keepthedreamalive winning by 8 wickets half way through the afternoon session.

 

Will Montgomery did a sterling job as proxy skipper by winning the toss and inserting the school. Ollie Mann and Piers Richardson shared the new ball and caused immediate damage with Mann picking up a wicket in the first over. Richardson then went to work on the top order reducing King’s to 24-5 with a probing line forcing a callow batting line up into a series of intermediate shots. Richardson was cruelly hauled out of the attack with figures of 5-3-5-4 to be replaced by Hector Raw who deserves special mention for the 12 hour drive from Scotland in order to make the fixture. He duly picked up an early scalp and was unlucky not to take a second due to an (un)characteristic drop from Ben Regan. This one aberration aside, the fielding with particularly sharp with nine catches being held close to the bat. Olly Reynolds chimed in with a well-deserved wicket before a stubborn 7th wicket partnership was broken by Finn Hulbert’s off breaks. Regan then finished off the tail with two wickets in three balls as King’s were dismissed on the stroke of lunch for 97.

 

The BB went about chasing the total with the experienced Marcus Pyke and Tim Kimber both of whom wasted little time in seeing themselves in. They were dismissed for 33 and 27 respectively to two sharp catches before Oli Tikare and Hulbert completed the job in dismissive fashion as BB reached the target in just 15 overs. All in all this was a vintage BB performance celebrated over a couple of afternoon ales at Ye Olde Beverlie.

BB V Provender CC

Glorious sunshine and a stunning ground greeting the BB as they sought to continue the club’s good 2017 form against Provender CC. The late arrival of the skipper meant that there was no time to discuss tactics with his team before going to the middle for the coin toss. A bit of moisture in the wicket meant the correct cricketing decision was to bowl first, which was duly elected. This proved an unpopular choice amongst his team mates who were looking forwards to tucking into the open bar early, with Brother Richardson leading the calls for a mutiny. As if to prove a point the BB’s premier opening bowler floated down two full tosses in his opening over to give Provender a strong start, both being struck to the boundary. Brother Meredith started from the other end and his bad luck for 2017 continued as he bowled an excellent line and length but the slow nature of the wicket preventing him for being as penetrative as one would expect. Richardson responded well from his first over by striking the first blow in his second, removing an inform looking right hander with an excellent in-ducking Yorker.

Meredith continued his miserly form, giving little away and Richardson continued to beat the outside edge of the number three but the incredibly slow nature of the pitch prompted a change of tactic as pace was taken off the ball. Candidate Collingwood bowled a tight spell but it was Brother Churchill who bowled the standout spell of spin bowling for the Brethren this season. Varying his pace and bounce to claim an unprecedented 5 victims at regular intervals; bowling two, claiming two caught behind the wicket and deceiving another in the flight for a catch in the ring. He was well supported by Brother Mclean, in his first game as a full member, who overcame a difficult start at the hands of Brother Will Hilton, playing for the opposition, who scored an excellent 53. Mclean, using the slope well, claimed 3 victims, notably Hilton to an excellent catch from Brother Churchill, diving full length at mid-off and bowling a Muralitharan-esque off break to bowl a right hander middle stump whilst attempting a cut shot. At lunch the BB had Provender reeling at 146-9 through some excellent bowling and supported by the best BB fielding display of the season. This was led by Candidate Ratcliffe, who saved around a dozen runs with some excellent ground fielding and sharp catching in the slips from Brother Traill. A usual excellent spread followed with Richardson’s earlier strop punished by being given the bowl immediately after lunch. In typical style he shrugged this off to claim the last wicket, fittingly another excellent diving catch from Churchill, to dismiss Provender for 158.

 

The BB chase began excellently with Junior BB Moen and Candidate Kimber scoring regular boundaries against the Provender pace attack, passing 50 in the 9th over. A change of tactic from the opposition, bringing on a pair of off-spinners, one who exploited the pitch superbly, extracting sharp turn and bounce. He accounted for Kimber, out caught on the mid-wicket boundary for 34 and Brother Traill in quick succession to put the brakes on BB chase. However Moen showed he has a bright future by striking a classy 50, full of flicks off his legs and a couple of towering 6s. Brother Boucher, playing his first game of the season, soaked up a lot of pressure, using his stride to nullify the off spinner and took the BB to 97-2 before he was undone by a good slower ball to be caught and bowled. This sparked a fast collapse as Ratcliffe was undone by the flight of the off-spinner, Moen fell to a splendid boundary catch for 54 and Brother Mclean to a bat-pad catch at silly point to leave the BB 105-6 at Tea and the remaining 54 runs required seeming a distant target. At tea the skipper attempted to limit the tails alcohol consumption, a request that was promptly ignored but thankfully Collingwood and Churchill played an excellent partnership after tea to take the wind from Provender’s sails, Collingwood surviving an excellent 35 deliveries on a slow and difficult deck before falling to a boundary catch to leave the BB requiring only 30 to win. The skipper, Brother Regan, joined Churchill but was only required to play a supporting role. Churchill, as if 5 wickets and two stunning catches were not enough for him, scored 32 not out off 72 balls to see the Brethren home with 3 wickets to spare.

All in all a thoroughly successful day, our thanks go to Provender CC and most particularly Graeme Smith, our host, whose generosity in welcoming us to his spectacular ground is much appreciated. Keep the dream alive.

BB V Sutton Valence School

Another wonderful scene at Sutton Valence for the annual fixture against the school with the pitch looking flat and more importantly 3 of the match day XI running late the toss was won and the decision was made to bat; despite the overcast conditions.

Brothers Maurice and Humphrey took to the crease to find some rather nippy openers waiting for them. They both did well and took the shine off the ball until Brother Humphrey fell to the younger and quicker of the two brothers. Our No. 3, Brother Regan, was still nowhere in sight so an unceremonious promotion up the order for Meredith Senior was made. The partnership of Maurice and Meredith was short lived as the former middled a late cut, rather unluckily, straight to point; enter the tardy Regan on 13-2.

With this new partnership, the runs began to come a little more freely and the innings began to take shap. Regan moved swiftly onto 20 and Meredith hit the first six of the innings after a slow start leaving the fielding side beginning to look a little dejected. Their mood was further hampered by an incident whereby Brother Regan returned a blistering drive to the bowler (accidentally it must be said) resulting in play being suspended for some time whilst the bowler was tended to. Fortunately the bowler took most of the pace off the ball with his hand however this left a nasty graze on his chin and a rather dented thumb meaning the blows were too much to stay on - we do hope it is nothing serious! Despite this loss of their 1st change bowler and runs coming freely, the home team were rewarded some compensation in form of a dodgy call for a quick single from Meredith. This left Regan treading water and with a direct hit he was removed from the crease at 59-3. With the partnership broken the wickets began to tumble from there on in. Guest Morse earned himself a 4 ball duck against the leg spinner, followed by Meredith Senior, Richardson and Meredith Junior falling to the same bowler in the space of 3 overs reducing The BB to a teetering 86-7.

Enter Brethren Hulbert and Collingwood. From the side-lines they looked to be batting on and a against a completely different pitch and opposition. Finn struck a huge six over midwicket and in no time had brought up his 50. Reuben at the other end was looking just as comfortable, reaching his 50 with comparable ease. At 86-7 BB were in big trouble, however with some reverse sweeps, crisp hooks and a couple drops we were soon back in a commanding position on 215-7. Rueben fell on 62 leaving Finn at the other end in the nervous-nineties and ending a desperately needed partnership of 129. Another quick wicket of Luke Cross and our No. 11 Calvo was in the thick of it.

With those in the pavilion assuming Calvo would play it safe so Finn can get his hundred, we couldn’t have been more wrong. He struck 3 fours (one of which was a reverse pull) off his first 4 balls, however Finn eventually got the strike back and completed a much needed ton just in time, as Calvo was out shortly after. This gave the talented leg spinner his well-deserved 5-wicket-haul (perhaps a member for the future?) and ending the BB innings on a competitive score of 264 all out.

The 2nd innings was kicked off by Brethren Richardson and Meredith Junior taking the new ball as SV began their chase. First ball to the No. 2 bat and Piers had him caught behind, comfortably taken by Oli Humphrey; the scoreboard read 1-1. With the openers tails up and both bowlers beating the bat regularly we were sure to have another wicket soon; sadly this was not the case. The next wicket came at 52 runs, shortly after tea with a bit of leg spin of our own in the form of Luke Cross. Another 3 quick wickets fell soon after from the tidy bowling of Reuben (claiming 2) to remove the remaining opener and with Luke taking the other wicket with an excellent stumping from Brother Humphrey leaving the scoreboard at 70-4.

Our guest, Mr Morse was thrown the ball and in his first over took a wicket in what was another inspirational bowling change. The catch was taken superbly by Brother Calvocoressi at gully, one handed at that!

The next three wickets were taken in quick succession by Regan, Collingwood and Hulbert leaving the opposition on 117-8 with the BB only requiring one more wicket (as the bowler who was retired from the first innings was unable to return to the field), the end was surely nigh. Think again. A regulation dolly, dropped by the Skipper (who shall remain nameless) fielding at short mid-off. Could that be the game?

A further 8 overs passed and we were into the final 6 balls of this time game. Regan was thrown the ball and given orders that under no circumstances could this game end in a draw. He duly obliged and with his first ball their final wicket was sent packing being caught leg-before.

Despite this last minute plot twist, the game was won and we inflicted our revenge on SV from last year’s loss and the BB dream is very much still alive.

I’d like to thank all that were able to play and Sutton Valence School for their generosity and hospitality as always. Hopefully the exhibition of talent and sheer determination to win will bring with it a new band of brother once they complete their education at Sutton Valence.

The School Sutton Valence v Band of Brothers
Sunday, June 25 2017 (11:32) at Sutton Valence
Band of Brothers Won By 93 runs
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to bat
Band of Brothers
Maurice AMc Edwards Wb Aiken E6
Humphrey OHW+b Aiken T0
Meredith HJR*b Roy-Mukherjee R39
Regan BMHrun out (Aiken E)20
Morse D (g)lbwb Roy-Mukherjee R0
Hulbert FWnot out103
Richardson PBb Roy-Mukherjee R1
Meredith WCOb Roy-Mukherjee R0
Collingwood RC (+)c Drewe Jb Aiken E62
Cross LR (+)b Aiken E0
Calvocoressi CJc Aiken Eb Roy-Mukherjee R20
Extrasb2 lb3 w8 nb0 pen013
Total (49.2 overs)264
 
1-52-133-594-595-806-867-868-2159-21510-264
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Aiken E12.025132 (7)0 (0)
Aiken T9.023911 (1)0 (0)
Webb M2.00900 (0)0 (0)
Roy-Mukherjee R14.219650 (0)0 (0)
Edwards W11.005400 (0)0 (0)
Bevan-Thomas J1.001000 (0)0 (0)
 
The School Sutton Valence
Roy-Mukherjee Rc Maurice AMb Collingwood RC (+)31
Aucamp Jc Humphrey OHWb Richardson PB0
Bevan-Thomas J*c Hulbert FWb Cross LR (+)23
Drewe J+st Humphrey OHWb Cross LR (+)14
Law Mc Regan BMHb Collingwood RC (+)9
Loxton-Barnard Hc Calvocoressi CJb Morse D (g)2
Edwards Wb Regan BMH1
Lazarides Tnot out40
Aiken Tc Collingwood RC (+)b Hulbert FW16
Aiken Elbwb Regan BMH21
Webb M
Extrasb4 lb4 w5 nb1 pen014
Total (39.1 overs)171-9
 
1-12-523-634-705-786-817-878-1179-17110-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Richardson PB6.011510 (0)0 (0)
Meredith WCO5.012400 (0)0 (0)
Cross LR (+)6.003521 (1)0 (0)
Collingwood RC (+)6.011820 (0)0 (0)
Regan BMH5.102720 (0)1 (1)
Morse D (g)3.001110 (0)0 (0)
Calvocoressi CJ2.001403 (3)0 (0)
Hulbert FW5.001911 (1)0 (0)
Meredith HJR1.01000 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks & P Higgins
Scorers: DJ Gittings & D Hammond
 
  

BB V The School, Tonbridge

The School - 198 

BB - 200 for 3 off 33.4 overs 

The School Tonbridge v Band of Brothers
Tuesday, June 20 2017 (11:24) at Tonbridge School
Band of Brothers Won By 8 wickets
The School Tonbridge won toss and decided to bat
The School Tonbridge
Robinson Brun out (Glynn William LJA (ex B))9
Bryan N*b Wright N (ex B)18
O'Reardon Jc Scott M (g)b Hulbert FW9
Winder Cb Glynn William LJA (ex B)41
Purves Mlbwb Hulbert FW11
Geffen Fc Oliver J (g or +)b Berger T4
Forster Hrun out (Hulbert FW)23
Gilliland Sc Coldman T (ex B)b Scott M (g)19
Geffen T+c Oliver J (g or +)b Scott M (g)1
Oster CVnot out19
Huggett STSc Scott M (g)b Smallwood JJC10
Pettman HPN
Extrasb8 lb5 w18 nb3 pen034
Total (43.1 overs)198-10
 
1-412-503-544-765-926-1427-1458-1559-16910-19811-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Hulbert FW6.001720 (0)0 (0)
Wright N (ex B)5.004713 (11)1 (1)
Glynn William LJA (ex B)6.002410 (0)0 (0)
Berger T5.004215 (5)1 (1)
Macleod H (g)11.032702 (2)1 (1)
Scott M (g)10.032820 (0)0 (0)
Smallwood JJC0.10010 (0)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Pollington TA (B or +)not out69
Coldman T (ex B)c O'Reardon Jb Gilliland S66
Baker White WGJc Geffen Tb Gilliland S0
Smallwood JJC*c Geffen Tb Oster CV47
Hulbert FWnot out2
Scott M (g)
Glynn William LJA (ex B)
Macleod H (g)
Wright N (ex B)
Oliver J (g or +)+
Berger T
Extrasb1 lb2 w9 nb4 pen016
Total (33.4 overs)200-3
 
1-1042-1063-1894-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Forster H4.004501 (5)4 (4)
Oster CV6.402810 (0)0 (0)
O'Reardon J4.012401 (1)0 (0)
Gilliland S4.001520 (0)0 (0)
Huggett STS7.003503 (3)0 (0)
Pettman HPN6.013600 (0)0 (0)
Geffen F2.001400 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: sun and very hot Pitch: Hard
Umpires: S Chilmaid & P Higgins
Scorers: DJ Gittings & J Arscott
 
  

BB V Royal Engineers

Royal Engineers 295-4d

BB 298-4

BB won by 6 wickets

A clash of cricketing styles met at Torry Hill as two old foes went head to head in search of victory. The Royal Engineers represented a modern approach to cricket arriving in their matching kit and quickly setting up numerous warm drills and embarking on a series of team huddles, the B.B adopted a more traditional approach arriving seconds before the toss and with one man short.

The Royal Engineers lost the toss and Brother Robinson inserted them into bat confident that his well-balanced team would restrict the run flow and chase down whatever target was set. Brother Richardson and Cornwallis put early pressure on the opening pair and beat the bat on a number of occasions. It was Brother Cornwallis who made the early breakthrough, bowling into a strong wind the lithe fast bowler got the ball to jag back off a good length and trap the opening batsmen L.B.W.

B.B pressed for a further breakthrough through the bowling of candidate Collingwood who impressed with his tight lines however he was unable to hang onto a sharp caught and bowled chance. It was the introduction of Brother Robinson which set the tone for the day for both sides, in his first over two straightforward chances were offered up, one from either batsman but neither opportunity was snaffled. Having received an extra life, the two Royal Engineers batsmen proceed to punish the B.B attack and highlighted the gaps in the field due to the missing 11th man. On a lighting fast outfield, the Royal Engineers made it to lunch at 165-1.

After lunch, it looked like the carnage would continue with both batsmen bringing up their centuries but a quick brace from Collingwood pegged the scoring rate together with some accurate bowling from Preece, Cross and Regan following his brief flirtation with the wicket keeping duties. An inspired bowling change saw Brother Richardson return to the attack and send the off-stump cartwheeling with his first ball. The Royal Engineers called a halt to their innings after 50 overs at 295-4.

Following further Royal Engineers huddles the action resumed with Candidate Kimber showing some good old-fashioned Aussie aggression to hit two boundaries from the first over. Brother Regan at the other end made a shaky start nicking one to the wicket keeper who shelled the straight forward chance before flicking the ball to square leg only to see the ball grounded again. The Royal Engineers paid a huge price for their early sloppiness with both batsmen finding the boundary on regular occasions. At tea, the B.B were up with the run rate with all wickets in hand and the run chase was very much on.

Shortly after tea Candidate Kimber holed out bring Brother Cornwallis to the crease at 101-1. What followed was a stand of 174 between Brothers Regan and Cornwallis which will compare favourably to any batting partnerships in the clubs long and proud history. The ball was dispatched to the boundary with such frequency that at times the fielders spent longer in the long grass trying to retrieve the ball then they did on the field of play.  Both batsmen fell in quick succession with 20 still needed. Useful cameos from Collingwood and Douglas got the BB close to the line before it was left to Luke Cross to face the final over with 6 still needed. With the spectators chewing their finger nails Cool hand Luke delivered the knock blows dispatching the first two balls to the boundary and delivering a hard fought and well-deserved victory.

The Royal Engineers had provided extremely stiff opposition and batted extremely well during the middle of the day making it a highly enjoyable game for all parties which was played in the right spirit. Almost six hundred runs were scored in the day with three batsmen scoring centuries, two of which were dropped in single figures. A fielding coaches worst nightmare.  

Band of Brothers v Royal Engineers
Sunday, June 11 2017 (11:36) at Torry Hill
Band of Brothers Won By 6 wickets
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field
Royal Engineers
Reed C*c and bCollingwood RC (+)114
Phillips Slbwb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon20
Ryder S+not out127
Hudson Pc Richardson PBb Collingwood RC (+)0
Richards Jb Richardson PB14
Freeman Wnot out5
Brooks J
Ross J
Claytor A
Stroud-Caules TD
Johnson J
Extrasb4 lb3 w5 nb3 pen015
Total (50.0 overs)295-4d
 
1-292-2523-2584-2875-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Richardson PB9.022910 (0)0 (0)
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon7.014211 (1)1 (1)
Collingwood RC (+)10.024120 (0)0 (0)
Robinson OHB5.004601 (1)1 (1)
Cross LR (+)5.003301 (2)0 (0)
Preece CJ (g)6.004001 (1)0 (0)
Regan BMH8.005700 (0)1 (1)
 
Band of Brothers
Kimber TR (g)c Freeman Wb Ross J57
Regan BMH+c Brooks Jb Stroud-Caules TD110
Cornwallis FAWM The Honb Stroud-Caules TD85
Collingwood RC (+)c and bRoss J10
Douglas JS (+)not out2
Cross LR (+)not out10
St Clair George JJA
Preece CJ (g)
Richardson PB
Robinson OHB*
Extrasb15 lb7 w1 nb1 pen024
Total (38.2 overs)298-4
 
1-1012-2743-2794-2875-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Freeman W4.003001 (1)1 (1)
Johnson J4.003300 (0)0 (0)
Stroud-Caules TD11.206720 (0)0 (0)
Ross J14.0010220 (0)0 (0)
Richards J5.004400 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: C Stokes
Scorers: DJ Gittings & none provided
 
  

BB V Standard Athletic Club, Paris

BB - 285-8 dec. from 41.3 overs

SAC - 188 -8 from 43 overs 

Match Drawn

This was an excellent cricket match, hosted at Torry Hill in glorious sunshine.  The Brethren welcomed Standard Athletic Club, Paris, who featured many familiar faces.

The Bruce brothers were the stand-out performers with the bat: Tom, opening the batting, making 73 before falling LBW to their most successful bowler; and Will, striking from number four, scoring a fine 79.  Cameos from Brothers Page and Regan, and Rumph (guest) helped the Brethren to a very competitive 285-8 dec. from just 41.3 overs.

In reply, the tourists made a strong start, passing 100 with no loss of wicket.  However, with both openers dismissed, Brother Berger ripped through the Parisian middle order, finishing with exceptional figures of 6-29.  The Brethren just couldn’t take the final two wickets, and thus recorded a winning draw, with Standard Athletic recording almost 100 fewer runs than the BB managed in a very similar number of overs.

As ever, it was an honour and a pleasure to host our friends from Paris.  It is great to see their wonderful club in such good health, and we are already looking forward to next year’s fixture.

The Match Manager – unavailable through injury – thanks all the players, scorers, groundsmen, caterers and spectators who made the match a success, with a special note of appreciation for Brother Page for captaining the side on the day.

Band of Brothers v Standard Athletic Club, Paris Standard Athletic Club Paris
Saturday, May 27 2017 (11:35) at Torry Hill
Drawn
Standard Athletic Club, Paris Standard Athletic Club Paris won toss and decided to field
Band of Brothers
Page TE*c Groom Rb MacIntyre B24
Bruce TOlbwb MacIntyre B73
Smallwood JCCc Kumar Sb MacIntyre B13
Bruce WUc Ahmed Sb Thomas A79
Attwood Wb Ahmed S2
Rumph C (g)not out26
Kemp S (g)lbwb Shetty S4
Holden-Craufurd M (+)+b Shetty S5
Regan BMHc Dennis Ab MacIntyre B35
Berger T
Attwood S
Extrasb6 lb1 w13 nb4 pen024
Total (41.3 overs)285-8d
 
1-672-893-1374-1855-2226-2267-2348-2859-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Ahmed S11.009111 (1)4 (4)
Groom R3.012402 (2)0 (0)
MacIntyre B13.318544 (4)0 (0)
Shetty S10.006421 (1)0 (0)
Thomas A4.001413 (5)0 (0)
 
Standard Athletic Club, Paris Standard Athletic Club Paris
Thomas A*c Bruce WUb Berger T38
Kumar S+c Bruce TOb Page TE76
Grant Jlbwb Berger T20
Dennis Albwb Berger T0
Shetty Slbwb Berger T0
Ahmed Sb Attwood S16
Willey Pb Berger T0
Madden Tb Berger T1
Parkin Rnot out5
Groom Rnot out0
MacIntyre B
Extrasb8 lb1 w17 nb6 pen032
Total (43.0 overs)188-8
 
1-1222-1273-1284-1355-1506-1507-1618-1879-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Attwood S6.002015 (6)1 (1)
Kemp S (g)8.003502 (2)0 (0)
Smallwood JCC7.004301 (1)1 (5)
Regan BMH7.022301 (1)0 (0)
Page TE6.022411 (1)0 (0)
Berger T7.002966 (6)0 (0)
Attwood W2.00500 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: J Widgery & C Davey
Scorers: DJ Gittings & none provided
 
  

Chief's XI v BB XI

BB - 366-3d

Chief's XI - 161-9

Drawn.

The weather was kind to us for the 2nd inter BB match. A glorious Torry Hill day made even better by the copious quantity of excellent food, drink and music.

The teams were, once again, selected on the morning and Will Bax skippering the Chief's XI decided to have a bowl, an interesting choice given the lack of options at his disposal!!!  By lunch the BB XI were rattling along apace. 150 on the board with both openers scoring freely, aided and abetted by some very ordinary fielding from the Chief's men. Lunch eventually arrived, none too soon for Bax, and fortunately was an elongated affair. The excellent spread accompanied by some sparkling jazz.

After lunch the cricket proceeded unchecked. More dazzling stroke play, some errant bowling and fielding; the net result a brilliant, 46 ball, hundred by Ben Regan, alongside 132 from candidate Kimber at the top of the order, encouraging the declaration from captain Cornwallis at 366-3.


It was always going to be a big ask to chase such a total and despite positive intent the Chief's XI never quite got going. Hilly top scored with a fluent 38, the remaining batsmen struggling to hit their straps. However, cometh the hour cometh the Hon. Secretary, Anthony Fincham. Who where others had dismally failed, proceeded to resist the onslaught of a rare but rampant Will Montgomery to see out the last 10 overs and secure an ill deserved draw.

All in all a splendid day, graced by a very one sided contest but played with the spirit and camaraderie one would expect of this Band of Brothers.

Will Bax

Band of Brothers v BB Chief's XI
Sunday, May 21 2017 (11:36) at Torry Hill
Drawn
BB Chief's XI won toss and decided to field
Band of Brothers
Kimber TR (g)c Humphrey OHWb Norwood Hill AG132
Roberts N (g)c Jay MGb Bax WR86
Regan BMHnot out102
Holden-Craufurd M (+)b Norwood Hill AG0
Gore Tnot out4
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon*
Montgomery WR
Schilder MD
Schilder JM (g)
Whyte PJ+
Berger EB
Extrasb9 lb2 w28 nb3 pen042
Total (37.1 overs)366-3d
 
1-2282-3573-3584-5-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Hamilton-Brown R12.007900 (0)1 (1)
Oakes W (g)2.003106 (16)0 (0)
Deveson MJ (+)4.003602 (3)1 (1)
Jay MG4.003506 (6)0 (0)
Bax WR8.007210 (0)0 (0)
Norwood Hill AG5.006422 (3)1 (1)
Berger T2.103800 (0)0 (0)
 
BB Chief's XI
Schilder SJlbwb Montgomery WR6
Page TElbwb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon10
Jay MGst Whyte PJb Montgomery WR19
Hamilton-Brown Rc and bMontgomery WR17
Humphrey OHW+c Roberts N (g)b Berger EB1
Deveson MJ (+)lbwb Berger EB10
Bax WR*lbwb Berger EB1
Norwood Hill AGb Montgomery WR38
Berger Tc Berger EBb Schilder MD10
Oakes W (g)not out4
Fincham ALRnot out19
Extrasb7 lb1 w16 nb2 pen026
Total (37.0 overs)161-9
 
1-212-313-584-595-656-667-1048-1389-13810-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon4.002614 (9)0 (0)
Montgomery WR12.033940 (0)0 (0)
Berger EB11.034330 (0)0 (0)
Schilder JM (g)3.001201 (1)0 (0)
Gore T3.00801 (1)1 (1)
Schilder MD4.012511 (5)1 (1)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: D Collard & A Collard
Scorers: DJ Gittings & DJ Gittings