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

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
 
  

BB V Eton Ramblers

Declaration match

Eton Ramblers - 252-7d (51.2 overs)

BB - 256-8 (37.2 overs)

Result - BB win

 

With the threat of rain early on, an umpire lost between Torry Hill and Belmont House and discussions between the Brethren as to the best option moving forward, Brother Cornwallis stepped out to do the toss. The toss won by the Band of Brothers and the Eton Ramblers were inserted in to bat with the hope of a bit of damp in the wicket and some movement early on. The sun came out and the wicket dried up with the Ramblers having a good start before lunch and getting to 122 for 2 when we headed into The Orangery at Belmont for chicken and bacon pie.

A full lunch was had by all and Brother Ben Regan and guest Callum Booker continued the bowling directly after lunch with Booker making an early breakthrough.  It seemed as if the lunch had invigorated the Brethren and wickets began to fall with Richardson taking 2, Regan 1 and a run-out, it seemed as if the Band of Brothers had the Ramblers on the ropes although with the Ramblers’ Captain at the crease and a destructive number 7 batsman, the Ramblers squeaked their way up to 252 for 8 when the declaration was made having batted for approximately 52 overs.

 

The pads were put on by Kimber and Cornwallis who got the Brethren off to a good start getting up to 50 without loss when the Ramblers took two wickets in quick succession just before tea, leaving the Brethren 72 for 2 with plenty of time remaining and Brothers Bruce and Regan at the crease.

 

A fairly casual and average tea was had with Bruce and Regan keen to get on and get out there with a view to start strong in the final session.  Brother Regan continued his destruction with the bat whilst Bruce at the other end knocked the ball around sensibly and then very unluckily through a fantastic catch by the Eton Ramblers’ keeper, down the leg side via a thin leg glance meant that Bruce had to head back to the pavilion as Brother Gore headed out to the Crease.

 

The runs continued to flow with Regan passing his 50 and Gore heading into the early 20s. With the final 20 overs to go, the Brethren were at 158 for 3 with a rather simple equation of 95 to win off the 20 overs.  Gore then fell for 28, Booker received a jaffa” first ball to clean him up sending in Brother Richardson.  The Brethren were now 6 down - a daunting task ahead with 14 overs to go, 4 wickets in hand and 60 runs to get.  Regan continued his powerful hitting display and then finally fell in the 90’s sending in Brother Calvocoressi.  Richardson was on fire and Calvocoressi stuck around – the Brethren moving on to 204 for 7 with 11 overs remaining and the match delicately poised.

Some may have said that Brother Calvocoressi was beginning to shut up shop but a couple of sneaky edges through the slips made sure that wasn’t the case and it was very much game on.

 

In amongst this carnage, we were still waiting on our umpire to appear from Torry Hill and having received a message from Brother Alex Norwood Hill informing us that the Ump was still on his way (It was now 6pm) thinking this could lift morale yet there was still no sign. There were muffles of Edenbridge and hope of a white coated man appearing over the horizon.

 

With 32 to win and Richardson and Calvocoressi at the crease, the Ramblers brought back their opening bowler to a crushing Richardson salvo 4, 4, 6 from the 1st 3 balls, leaving the Brethren with 18 to win as the shadows lengthened over Belmont.

 

Calvocoressi then fell on 228 sending in Onslow, another guest who had been peppered with the ball during the fielding display showing nasty bruises on and around the knees and delicate areas.

 

With Richardson at the crease and his eye now definitely in, he picked his moment and the balls. The man who had hit him around the park earlier was getting his pay-back with the runs needed decreasing boundary by boundary from 17 to 13 then finally only 6 were needed.   Brother William Bruce could not contain his glee on the boundary ropes as the remaining spectators were biting their nails. Richardson then clattered the winning runs with great aplomb and with 5 overs to spare to boot. 

 

A fantastic victory for the BB and one that will always be remembered.

 

Still no sign of the umpire at Belmont as the match ended………Hilly!!!!!

 

The Band of Brothers chased down a total of 252 in 37.2 overs having bowled 52 at the Ramblers.  Credits to Brother Regan for his 90, Brother Richardson for his 60, and Brother Gore and Guest Kimber for their 28’s, all helping the Brethren on to their way to a fantastic win!!

 

Brother Alex Cornwallis

friendly Band of Brothers v Eton Ramblers
Sunday, May 14 2017 (11:25) at Belmont House
Band of Brothers Won By 2 wickets
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field
Eton Ramblers
Halstead J+lbwb Richardson P21
Roy Jb Booker C (g)55
Honey Bc Gore Tb Regan BMH24
Maidment Ec Cornwallis FAWM The Honb Richardson P20
Robertson Wc Bruce WUb Richardson P19
Loup Gc Bruce WUb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon68
Bullman Jrun out0
Mould P*not out24
Roy M
Eckett T
Griffin C
Extrasb9 lb5 w5 nb2 pen021
Total (51.2 overs)252-7d
 
1-322-903-1244-1535-1596-1687-2528-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Richardson P14.027830 (0)1 (1)
Calvocoressi CJ7.014303 (3)1 (1)
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon5.202112 (2)0 (0)
Regan BMH16.024910 (0)0 (0)
Booker C (g)7.002610 (0)0 (0)
Kimber T (g)2.002100 (0)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Kimber T (g)c Halstead Jb Roy M28
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon*c Halstead Jb Roy M20
Bruce WUc Halstead Jb Roy M11
Regan BMHc Robertson Wb Griffin C90
Gore Tc and bBullman J28
Berger EB+lbwb Griffin C4
Booker C (g)b Griffin C0
Richardson Pnot out56
Calvocoressi CJc Halstead Jb Roy M8
Onslow T (g)not out0
Richardson G (g)
Extrasb0 lb1 w7 nb3 pen011
Total (37.2 overs)256-8
 
1-492-493-924-1685-1736-1737-2008-2289-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Roy M11.017342 (6)0 (0)
Griffin C12.007531 (1)3 (3)
Eckett T4.003100 (0)0 (0)
Bullman J6.005710 (0)0 (0)
Loup G4.211900 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: J Gundry-White
Scorers: DJ Gittings
 
  

BB V Old Amplefordians

Declaration match

Old Amplefordians - 323 - 3 declared

BB - 298-7

Result - Draw

The Season opener did not disappoint on a glorious bank holiday weekend at HQ.  Over 600 runs were notched up in an exciting draw, played on an absolute road that was the glorious Torry Hill wicket.

The unusually dry weather of late meant the outfield was lightening quick and having won the toss, against all advice BB decided to bowl, with Brother Norwood Hill giving his top order a chance to acclimatise to the conditions with 2 arduous sessions in the field. The high point being an ungainly run out by the skipper languishing at gully, thus bringing about a generous and early declaration from the opposition after only 40 overs.   

Chasing 323-3 declared, the second innings started well with Brothers Streatfeild (38), Jasper Smallwood (88) and Traill (44) all in the runs complimented by Brother Toby Marriott who filled his boots with a chanceless century red, leaving the field unvanquished on 111 Nelson with BB only 25 runs from snatching an unlikely and impressive victory.

The draw was a fair result, the day a fantastic opening salvo enjoyed by both teams who retired to the Chequers in Doddington for a debrief. The cracking show put up by BB, as well as the spirit in which the match was played bodes well for a promising Season ahead!

Brother Alex Norwwod Hill - Hon Match Secretary BB

Band of Brothers v Old Amplefordians
Sunday, April 30 2017 (11:32) at Torry Hill
Drawn
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field
Old Amplefordians
Greaves O+not out149
Codrington Lc Traill SGb Smallwood JJC78
O'Kelly Cb Traill SG14
Clapham Jrun out (Norwood Hill A.G)53
Faulkner A*
Faulkner P
Ainscough H
Hawkesworth C
Wood O
Walker D
Woodhead F
Extrasb16 lb4 w8 nb1 pen029
Total (42.0 overs)323-3d
 
1-1482-1953-3234-5-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Meredith HJR10.005501 (2)0 (0)
Richardson P7.013301 (1)0 (0)
Henderson JM5.005000 (0)0 (0)
Rice AEH3.003200 (0)0 (0)
Smallwood JJC10.008213 (3)0 (0)
Traill SG6.003912 (2)0 (0)
Wilkes-Green JJ1.001200 (0)1 (1)
 
Band of Brothers
Smallwood JJCb Clapham J88
Streatfeild RBc Woodhead Fb Clapham J38
Traill SGlbwb Clapham J42
T Marriott THnot out111
Wilkes-Green JJb Clapham J0
Norwood Hill AG*c Greaves Ob Codrington L3
Henderson JMb Codrington L2
Whyte PJ+c and bCodrington L4
Rice AEHnot out0
Richardson P
Meredith HJR
Extrasb3 lb3 w4 nb0 pen010
Total (50.0 overs)298-7
 
1-1322-1333-2184-2185-2316-2457-2598-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Hawkesworth C7.005401 (1)0 (0)
Faulkner A6.012901 (1)0 (0)
Clapham J16.008640 (0)0 (0)
Ainscough H3.003001 (1)0 (0)
Wood O4.002600 (0)0 (0)
Codrington L11.023730 (0)0 (0)
Woodhead F3.003001 (1)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks & E Stirzaker
Scorers: DJ Gittings & D Meredith
 
  

BB vs Sussex Martlets

Martlets - 134

BB - 135 - 2

Band of Brothers Won By 8 wickets

 

 

Congrats to the victorious Brethren who, masterfully lead by Boris Streatfeild vanquished a strong Sussex Martlets side at Arundle Castle yesterday (30 Aug 2016) and big thanks to Diane Gittings our invaluable scorer for this match and all her efforts this Season. Losing the toss BB took to the field with 9 men - the Hon Match Sec and Brother Brown ending up in Petworth at the Arundel Castle public house not cricket ground no thanks to googlemaps! FINE!!! This did not deter our fearless brigade as sublime spells from brothers Finn and Fredd Hulbert relentlessly probing the 'corridor ofuncertainty', ably supported by the gun speed of Harry Meredith and spin wizardry of Ben 'doosra' Regan and not forgetting some deft glove work (3 catches) from Pedro White and' a juicy 'wonder catch' at gully from Norwood Hill, had the Martlets reeling at 134 all out just after lunch! The second innings loomed - a potentially tricky total to get but cometh the hour cometh the men, as Brothers Matt Shales and Man of the Match, Fred Hulbert both notched up classy half centuries valiantly assisted by Brothers Page and Stubbs as BB cruised to an easy win, both teams in the Black Rabbit on the river by 5pm. Happy Days and a great way to end the Season! Bravo!!

Friendly Sussex Martlets v Band of Brothers
Tuesday, August 30 2016 (11:19) at Arundel Castle
Band of Brothers Won By 8 wickets
Sussex Martlets won toss and decided to bat
Sussex Martlets
Loughton Hb Meredith H8
Reynolds Mc Whyte PJb Meredith H15
Montgomery Jlbwb Meredith H24
Hartland Ilbwb Hulbert Finn (+)0
Self Jb Hulbert Freddie (+)5
Waylett Jb Regan BMH30
Bushell J+c Whyte PJb Regan BMH1
Ritchie S*c Norwood Hill AGb Hulbert Freddie (+)0
Hartland Pnot out16
Horsham Dc Whyte PJb Hulbert Finn (+)17
Frean Rb Hulbert Finn (+)0
Extrasb6 lb11 w0 nb1 pen018
Total (34.0 overs)134
 
1-152-503-514-515-636-707-758-999-13410-134
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Meredith H7.004130 (0)1 (1)
Hulbert Finn (+)9.022430 (0)0 (0)
Hulbert Freddie (+)8.021820 (0)0 (0)
Regan BMH7.022520 (0)0 (0)
Stubbs JDE3.01900 (0)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Page TEb Loughton H10
Shales MJWnot out54
Hulbert Freddie (+)c Reynolds Mb Horsham D58
Stubbs JDEnot out11
Hulbert Finn (+)
Brown NT
Norwood Hill AG
Regan BMH
Whyte PJ+
Streatfeild RB*
Meredith H
Extrasb2 lb1 w0 nb1 pen04
Total (27.4 overs)137-2
 
1-222-1003-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Montgomery J6.021500 (0)1 (1)
Loughton H5.002410 (0)0 (0)
Frean R3.002200 (0)0 (0)
Hartland P3.011900 (0)0 (0)
Horsham D4.011510 (0)0 (0)
Hartland I2.002500 (0)0 (0)
Self J3.00800 (0)0 (0)
Reynolds M1.40600 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: A Rodgers
3rd Umpire: J Betts Announcer/Scoreboard Scorers: DJ Gittings & L Newcombe
 

BB vs I Zingari

IZ -  290-5 d (49 overs)

BB - 277-4 (37 overs)

Match drawn

On one of the hottest days of the year the BB assembled at Torry Hill to take on I Zingari in the latest instalment of what has always been a highly enjoyable and dramatic fixture over the last few years.

 

On winning the toss, the IZ captain seemed to think that the M20 had taken a turn into the deepest corner of the Kentish countryside and had no hesitation in batting.  This initially looked to be a questionable decision as Ed Prest found an edge with his first ball only to see it fly benignly through the vacant fourth slip area.  Piers Richardson also had a good opening spell (in spite of his recent shoulder injury) and sent their left-hander swiftly on his way by inducing a nick (expertly snaffled by Pedro Whyte) immediately after said batsman has injudiciously opted to sport a jazz cap in place of his lid.  Thereafter the other IZ opener and number 3 made hay throughout the morning session, taking advantage of the very quick outfield, until Ben Regan was rewarded for some wily off spin by having their number 3 caught by Ed Prest at mid-on.  At 153-2 at lunch, IZ looked well set to post a formidable total, however the BB rallied well after lunch with tight bowling from Hector Raw and Toby Marriott helping to stem the flow of runs.  Toby was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets and should have had more.

 

At half time the IZ declared with 290 on the board, which the BB openers then set about chasing down in determined fashion.  Tom Page in particular was in sublime form as he regularly dispatched their very quick opening bowler for a number of boundaries with a combination of bravery and elegant timing.  Unfortunately the tea break seemed to do for Pageoire as he was triggered soon after the interval for a very well made 36.  Sam Traill then entered the fray and maintained the momentum of the run chase superbly with a great display of controlled aggression, keeping the IZ fielders consistently busy leather-searching in the long grass.  After an excellent 65 he was castled by a big in-swinger, bringing Ben Regan to the crease.  After a customary display of belligerent batting, he was then unlucky to be given out lbw to a ball which may (or may not) have been sliding down leg.  Thereafter, whilst the skipper and Toby Marriott did their best to keep the target in sight, the run rate unfortunately just got away from us and we fell 14 short with only 4 wickets down.

 

It had been a valiant effort by BB to get so close, particularly bearing in mind that IZ faced 49 overs to our 37, but yet again a hugely enjoyable day's cricket between these two old rivals.

 

Marcus Pyke

Friendly Band of Brothers v I Zingari
Sunday, August 14 2016 (11:23) at Torry Hill
Drawn
I Zingari won toss and decided to bat
I Zingari
Burne Tlbwb T Marriott TH118
Gillions Wc Whyte PJb Richardson P0
Wynne-Griffith Dc Prest EHb Regan BMH56
Mills Hlbwb T Marriott TH44
Pratt Gnot out16
Case A+b T Marriott TH0
Gammell Cnot out16
Poole-Wilson W*
Khot O
Leschellas A
Wallis C
Extrasb18 lb4 w18 nb0 pen040
Total (49.0 overs)290-5d
 
1-212-1533-2494-2585-2586-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Richardson P13.035112 (2)0 (0)
Prest EH6.004700 (0)0 (0)
Raw H (+)6.004701 (1)0 (0)
Regan BMH16.027510 (0)0 (0)
Traill SG3.002106 (11)0 (0)
T Marriott TH5.002733 (4)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Pyke MJA*not out111
Page TElbwb Khot O36
Traill SGb Burne T65
Regan BMHlbwb Burne T15
T Marriott THc Wallis Cb Burne T21
Douglas JSnot out2
Raw H (+)
Richardson P
Prest EH
Whyte PJ+
T Marriott TW
Extrasb5 lb9 w11 nb2 pen027
Total (37.0 overs)277-4
 
1-812-1923-2174-2575-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Wallis C7.005802 (6)1 (1)
Burne T11.024231 (1)0 (0)
Pratt G2.001202 (2)1 (1)
Khot O12.009410 (0)0 (0)
Wynne-Griffith D1.001301 (1)0 (0)
Mills H4.004401 (1)0 (0)
 
Weather: mixed sun and cloud possible rain Pitch: Dry
Umpires: D Collard & A Collard
Scorers: DJ Gittings & Double scored
 

 

 

BB vs Linton Park

Friendly Linton Park v Band of Brothers
Thursday, August 11 2016 (13:01) at Linton Park
Band of Brothers Won By 3 wickets
Linton Park won toss and decided to bat
Linton Park
Austin Blbwb Jeram M (g)27
Thirkell Wc Newport Ab Whyte T (+)8
Thirkell Dc Quensel J (g)b Cross LR (+)61
Welsman Lc Cross LR (+)b Quensel J (g)3
Piper Rc Lord Cornwallisb Quensel J (g)11
Castle Tb Cross LR (+)9
Presnell N+c Newport Ab Cross LR (+)9
Knowler Jnot out52
Harris Mc Jeram M (g)b Cross LR (+)2
Wright Tnot out5
Harris J*
Extrasb5 lb2 w29 nb2 pen038
Total (47.2 overs)225-8d
 
1-322-753-914-1215-1376-1577-1738-1819-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Whyte T (+)8.213510 (0)0 (0)
Oakes W (g)3.002109 (19)0 (0)
Cornwallis The Hon FAWM7.003003 (3)0 (0)
Jeram M (g)6.021410 (0)0 (0)
Quensel J (g)10.012820 (0)0 (0)
Cross LR (+)10.006342 (7)1 (1)
Lock D3.002700 (0)1 (1)
 
Band of Brothers
Newport Ac Presnell Nb Harris M63
Deveson MJ (+)b Knowler J0
Quensel J (g)b Thirkell W39
Jeram M (g)c Austin Bb Wright T31
Oakes W (g)lbwb Harris M1
Cross LR (+)b Harris M1
Lock Db Thirkell W17
Cornwallis The Hon FAWM*not out47
Whyte T (+)not out9
Lord Cornwallis
Whyte PJ+
Extrasb5 lb4 w3 nb6 pen018
Total (47.4 overs)226-7
 
1-42-963-1264-1285-1486-1487-1868-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Knowler J8.005011 (1)0 (0)
Thirkell W13.425020 (0)0 (0)
Wright T10.003710 (0)0 (0)
Castle T6.002800 (0)1 (2)
Austin B2.001500 (0)3 (3)
Harris M8.003732 (2)1 (1)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Bull
Scorers: DJ Gittings & NoneProvided
 

BB vs Junior BB

Junior BB - 130 - 9 - 20 overs

BB - 131 - 7 - 16 overs

BB WIN with 3.4 overs to spare

The day kicked off with an astonishing squad of 12 players strong despite the utter panic that set in with the match manager requiring 3 players with just 24 hours to go before the toss. Given our position, Mark Pettman, who sourced 3 of the final XI, stepped down from the starting XI to prevent himself from being torn between his true BB colours and his managerial post for the Junior BB.

 

Thankfully all XI arrived promptly accompanied by the stand in scorer David Meredith. Then with the toss being lost to the Junior BB’s skipper electing to bat first, the first innings was off. And off to a flyer it was, with balls finding their way to the boundary more frequently than seemed reasonable, additionally salt was rubbed in the wounds when a ball, off a tidy Will Meredith over, was dropped giving the Junior’s a let off to continue their destructive ways, certainly no respect for your elders evident here!

 

With the opening pair on  80-0 off 9.5 overs the game was beginning to slip from the BB’s grasp, however a timely wicket from Monty allowed for some control back to the BB. With 4 more wickets following swiftly, by way of a brace from a revived Cornwallis and a further two for Monty, the favour of the game quickly swung into BB's favour, as it so often can during these T20 instalments.

 

The Junior BB’s tail exposed, pace was injected back into the innings through the Meredith brothers and Finn Hulbert, with the elder of the brothers picking up two wickets and Finn getting one through a regulation catch behind from the guest wicket-keeper Mr Biggs, whom managed to get a crafty run out on the last delivery of the innings.

 

The interval saw the Junior BB post 130-9 from their 20 overs which was a competitive total, especially with the knowledge of the depth in their bowling coupled with weather systems that can only be described as bipolar at best.

 

With both teams revitalised through their preferred brand of refreshments the second innings was ready to start. Jono and Oscar Ratcliffe opened the batting, smashing ten from the first over, a promising start. However this was short lived and from there we saw Jono clothing one to point which was met with the biggest send-off of the day due to the abundance of current Tonbridge students present in the opposition. This wicket was then followed by 6 more falling at regular intervals over 7 overs, leaving the BB in somewhat of a predicament although our run rate was still healthy. Messers Biggs (38*) and Monty (32*) seemingly nonplussed, proceeded to carve balls through cover and back over the bowlers heads to produce an unbeaten partnership worth 67. This got us comfortably over the line with 3 wickets and 3.4 overs to spare, finally putting an end the Junior BB's rampant form over this season.

 

Handshakes, biscuits, cake and photos followed the BB victory until a trip to the Red Lion was undertaken in aid for some post-match analysis and a well deserved beer.

 

Thank you to all of those who took part in this game, especially to Ollie Balcombe (Junior BB), Jono Arscott and Ted Ratcliffe who all stepped forward with very little notice to help us produce a match winning performance (scorecard and photos attached).


The future of BB cricket is bright indeed

 

Harry Meredith

T20 normal Band of Brothers v Junior BB
Thursday, August 04 2016 (15:00) at Belmont House
Band of Brothers Won By 4 wickets
Junior BB won toss and decided to bat
Junior BB
Bissett AJ (B)+c Balcombe O (B)b Cornwallis The Hon FAWM48
Ward OC(B)b Montgomery WR29
Pettman THS(B)*c Biggs G (g)b Cornwallis The Hon FAWM8
Forster H (B)c Balcombe O (B)b Montgomery WR1
Pettman HPN(B)b Montgomery WR1
Menary SDB(B)c Biggs G (g)b Hulbert Finn (+)8
Oster C (B)c and bMeredith HJR1
Winsper E (B)run out (Biggs G (g))7
Huggett STS(B)b Meredith HJR8
Moen LO(B)not out1
Lavercombe R (B)
Extrasb7 lb0 w11 nb0 pen018
Total (20.0 overs)130-9
 
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Meredith WCO4.002100 (0)0 (0)
Cornwallis The Hon FAWM4.002720 (0)0 (0)
Meredith HJR4.001920 (0)0 (0)
Hulbert Finn (+)4.003010 (0)0 (0)
Montgomery WR4.002630 (0)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Radcliffe O (+)c Menary SDB(B)b Forster H (B)8
Arscott JPc Ward OC(B)b Oster C (B)7
Ward Hc Pettman HPN(B)b Forster H (B)13
Biggs G (g)+not out38
Ratcliffe T (+)c Bissett AJ (B)b Ward OC(B)0
Balcombe O (B)st Bissett AJ (B)b Winsper E (B)6
Hulbert Finn (+)c Bissett AJ (B)b Oster C (B)4
Montgomery WRnot out32
Cornwallis The Hon FAWM
Meredith HJR*
Meredith WCO
Extrasb4 lb0 w19 nb1 pen024
Total (16.2 overs)132-6
 
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Pettman THS(B)2.001400 (0)0 (0)
Oster C (B)2.201320 (0)0 (0)
Forster H (B)2.001320 (0)0 (0)
Ward OC(B)2.00810 (0)0 (0)
Lavercombe R (B)2.001500 (0)0 (0)
Winsper E (B)1.001010 (0)0 (0)
Moen LO(B)2.002000 (0)0 (0)
Huggett STS(B)2.002100 (0)0 (0)
Pettman HPN(B)1.001400 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: not recorded Pitch: not reported
Umpires: No Information Provided & No Information Provided
Scorers: D Meredith & M Pettman
 

Junior BB v Chief's XI at The Mote

at The Mote

Junior BB - 228 all out (Toby Pettman 133)

Chief's XI - 196 all out.

JUNIOR BB WIN BY 32 RUNs

The fabulous 2016 Junior BB season continued with our 4th game in a week and another win, this time with an all day game against the (senior BB) Chief's XI at the Mote.

 

On a bright and sunny morning, the Juniors arrived in their blazers looking smart and professional. Captain Toby Pettman went out to the middle with Matt Shales for the toss, and Matt asked the Juniors to bat first on a good pitch with a fast outfield.

 

I had high hopes for the right hand/left hand opening combination of Anthony Bissett (Tonbridge) and Martin Christopherson (Judd), but these were dashed by the excellent bowling of Finn Hulbert. He produced the classic 'three card trick' to bowl Anthony, having given him two away swingers followed by a perfect in swinger which clipped his off stump as he offered no shot.

 

In came Ed Hyde (Tonbridge), dislocated finger et al from the Martlets game last Friday. He drove the ball beautifully through the covers and hit several clips through mid-wicket for four, before he chased a wide one from Luke Berry (Harrow), who had kindly offered to help the Chiefs XI. Ed was caught behind for a breezy 26 off 17 balls with 5 x 4.

 

This left the Juniors 40-2 as Captain Toby Pettman walked to the crease, as the last of the recognised batsmen. He and Martin built quietly at first, but ran well between the wickets to put on a 50 partnership. Martin was eventually out for 19 having batted very sensibly (curiously without a boundary) for 73 minutes. 94-3.

 

Michael Berry (Harrow) came in at 5, playing his first game for two years having been out with a major knee injury. He seemed very comfortable and hit 3 good boundaries off the spinner, before he was out in the last over before lunch, when he was smartly stumped having dragged his foot marginally out of his crease for 14.

 

Nick Healy (St Edward's Oxford) had the unfortunate task of trying to survive the last few balls to the interval, but got a beautiful Yorker first up and was unlucky to be bowled. Hugo P (Tonbridge) survived the hat trick ball and we went to lunch having scored 149-5 in the session.

 

However immediately after lunch, Hugo had a swipe at a straight one from Luke Berry and was bowled and we were 150-6. Will Falcon (Harrow) joined Toby and punished anything loose from the spinners before smashing a drive to extra cover, where he was brilliantly caught by his schoolmate Luke for 13. Tom Whitmore (Kings Canterbury) scored 6 as he stayed with Toby for over 20 valuable minutes in a partnership of 48, which got the Junior BB over 200.

 

All this time, Toby had been compiling a magnificent hundred at the other end. It was a superb captain's innings. He drove the ball beautifully through the off side, and timed it so well. Sometimes it is hard to be impartial when assessing your son's performance, so perhaps the statistics will tell the story instead.

 

He scored 74% of the runs scored off the bat whilst he was at the crease, and 58% of the team total. His 50 came up in just 44 balls and his 100 in 92. He hit 18 x 4 and 1 x 6 (the rest of the team hit 11 fours combined) and when he was 9th out for 133, he had given just 3 chances. He was nearly run out trying to keep the strike, and dropped twice off his father's bowling... Schadenfreude.

 

Before the game, I had asked the top 4 to aim to score 200 between them, which brought howls of derision from the team. Well, with 178 I wasn't far off... We were all out for 228 in the 45th over, exactly at half time, which was a competitive total but achievable - perfectly balanced.

 

After his efforts with the bat, Toby decided to open the bowling with Will Falcon (2-21) and Tom Whitmore (1-32), who conceded the odd boundary initially, but then found their line and length well. At 40-0, the BB looked to be comfortable, however that all changed within 14 balls as they picked up three wickets. 2 were clean bowled and one was caught behind, and suddenly the scoreboard looked very different at 40-3.

 

Oli Healy (1-28) bowled with the wind and was tidy and accurate. He thoroughly deserved and enjoyed his wicket, calmly and efficiently snaffled by Ed at slip. Hugo (3-39) teased his leggies into the wind and bowled the no 5, trying to cut.

 

The Chief's XI had a packed the lower order with power in the form of Captain Matt Shales, young George Skinner (Eastbourne), Finn Hulbert and Will Montgomery. Finn scored a brilliant 100 for BB against Tonbridge just a month ago, so Toby, Ed and Anthony knew about his potential. Even though we had managed to get five wickets, it was still a close game.

 

Nick replaced Hugo and induced a mistake from Captain Matt, who holed out to deep mid wicket, where Martin took an important catch safely. Patience rewarded. Sam Huggett (1-28) got the talented and dangerous George Skinner, who like Luke was actually eligible to play for the Juniors, well caught down the leg side by Anthony from a leg glance.

 

This meant Will and Finn were together needing a run a ball - no particular difficulty for their quality and power. They seemed to be in no trouble at all until Will hit a ball to the extra cover boundary, which Sam Huggett chased down valiantly. He stopped the four and threw well to the bowler's end.

 

However Will had silently decided on a third run without calling Finn, who was beaten by Hugo's relay throw to Anthony, who whipped off the bails and Finn was gone, run out. A really good example of not giving up a chase and team work.

 

At 8 down with 40 needed, we were now favourites. Hugo produced a beauty to get through Luke Berry's defence, and when Will Montgomery (51) smashed a pull straight to the safe hands of Ed Hyde at mid wicket, he took an excellent smart catch (in his undamaged right hand), and the Juniors had won by 32 runs with 2 overs to spare. A classic finish to a great team performance. Interestingly, they faced almost exactly the same number of overs (44).

 

Man of the Match? Notable mentions for Ant Bissett, who took on the keeping duties and performed so well behind the stumps. The bowling of Will Falcon and Tom Whitmore at the start of the innings was excellent, and Hugo's 3 victims closed out the game. But it is hard to see past Captain Toby. His innings was simply outstanding to set up the game, and he marshalled the troops effectively and confidently in the field.

 

Champagne moment? There were several - Ed Hyde and Toby's cover driving was a pleasure to watch, Sam Huggett's dive and throw to help run out Finn, Martin's catch at deep mid wicket, Ed's winning catch?

 

All were great moments, but when our youngest player, Oli Healy, got a wicket with an edge to Ed at first slip, his whoop of delight was heart warming. Congratulations Oli.

 

So we have won 4/4 and move on to play the Shepway Stragglers. This will be no easier than the Chief's and possibly harder, but no one can ask more of the Juniors so far. It has been a pleasure to watch them play together as a team.


Mark Pettman

friendly Band of Brothers v Junior BB
Thursday, July 28 2016 (11:33) at The Mote
Junior BB Won
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field
Junior BB
Bissett AJ (B)+b Hulbert F0
Christopherson MT(B)c Montgomery WRb Gleave NE (g)19
Hyde ERB (B)c Montgomery WRb Berry LHF (B)26
Pettman THS(B)*c Berry LHF (B)b Montgomery WR133
Berry MJF(B)c Montgomery WRb Friend AP (+)14
Healy NCA (B)b Friend AP (+)0
Pettman HPN(B)b Berry LHF (B)0
Falcon WA (B)c Berry LHF (B)b Pettman MC13
Whitmore TAJ (B)b Montgomery WR6
Huggett STS(B)not out0
Healy OFD (B)c Hulbert Fb Montgomery WR0
Extrasb2 lb7 w8 nb0 pen017
Total (44.4 overs)228-10
 
1-12-403-944-1495-1496-1507-1718-2199-22810-22811-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Hulbert F7.002911 (1)0 (0)
Berry LHF (B)7.013724 (4)0 (0)
Deveson MJ (+)5.002301 (1)0 (0)
Skinner GHP (B)5.022501 (1)0 (0)
Gleave NE (g)5.012511 (1)0 (0)
Collingwood R(g)4.002300 (0)0 (0)
Friend AP (+)1.01020 (0)0 (0)
Pettman MC4.011910 (0)0 (0)
Montgomery WR4.402030 (0)0 (0)
Shales MJW2.001800 (0)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Wundenberg T (g)b Falcon WA (B)19
Ratcliffe T (g)c Bissett AJ (B)b Falcon WA (B)13
Gleave NE (g)b Whitmore TAJ (B)0
Friend AP (+)c Hyde ERB (B)b Healy OFD (B)7
Collingwood R(g)b Pettman HPN(B)29
Skinner GHP (B)c Bissett AJ (B)b Huggett STS(B)35
Shales MJW*c Christopherson MT(B)b Healy NCA (B)17
Hulbert Frun out (Pettman HPN(B))3
Montgomery WR+c Hyde ERB (B)b Pettman HPN(B)51
Berry LHF (B)b Pettman HPN(B)1
Deveson MJ (+)not out1
Pettman MC
Extrasb9 lb8 w1 nb2 pen020
Total (43.1 overs)196-10
 
1-402-403-404-725-956-1307-1408-1459-17510-19611-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Falcon WA (B)7.022120 (0)0 (0)
Whitmore TAJ (B)7.013210 (0)1 (1)
Healy OFD (B)5.001910 (0)1 (1)
Pettman HPN(B)9.113930 (0)0 (0)
Healy NCA (B)5.002311 (1)0 (0)
Huggett STS(B)7.002810 (0)0 (0)
Pettman THS(B)3.001700 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: S Chilmaid & J Patterson
Scorers: DJ Gittings & Double scored
 

Junior BB v Junior Sussex Martlets at Hurstpierpoint,

July 22nd, 2016

at Hurstpierpoint

Junior BB 175-7 (35 overs)

Junior Sussex Martlets 144 all out (32.3)

JUNIOR BB WIN BY 31 run

no scorecard for this game

 

After over 100 years of BaBes, the historic first outing for the newly titled 'Junior BB' took place at Hurstpierpoint on a warm and muggy July afternoon against the Junior Sussex Martlets.

This was a group of Juniors with great team spirit that seemed to enjoy playing together, which is exactly the idea of BB Cricket. A mix of mainly 15 and 16 year olds, they were calmly and expertly led by Ed Hyde, vice captain at Tonbridge this season, who lost the toss. Opposing captain Jack Troak asked us to bat.

We opened up with 2 Tonbridgians, Alex Moen and Ollie Balcombe, who set off at a great rate, taking advantage of the short boundaries and fast outfield. Their 50 partnership came up off just 48 balls, and they got us off to the perfect start.

They had seen off the new ball when the first spin was introduced, which promptly removed them both in the same over. Alex was caught off a top edge having scored 33 off 36 balls with some glorious off drives, whilst Ollie was bowled for 26 off 40 balls with 5 boundaries.

At 71-2, Ed Hyde (29) and Ben Erxleben (31) rebuilt with fewer boundary options, as the Martlets had finally realised that they needed a sweeper on both sides of the wicket. They ran very well between the wickets and managed a few 2s, which was a good effort on a pitch that was basically 1 or 4.

The lower order hurried and scurried for final runs to finish on 175-7 off 35 overs. It was a decent total, but perhaps a little 'under par' after being 99-2 at halfway.

After tea, our opening bowling was the promising U16 pair of Will Falcon (Harrow) and Tom Whitmore (Kings C). Both extracted good pace and bounce from the pitch and beat the bat on numerous occasions - they were unlucky to pick up just 1 wicket each from their first spells. Tom struck first with an edge down the leg side, well taken by Ed Hyde. Will got his reward thanks to an excellent catch by Hugo low down to his left at extra cover off a back foot drive.

Tom Nicholls (Tonbridge) bowled his leg spin and was accurate and brave enough to keep giving the ball air, despite being attacked. This courage led to his first wicket, swiftly and efficiently stumped by Ed Hyde. 68-3 off 16.

Luke Berry had replaced fellow Harrovian Will Falcon coming down the slope, and bowled with good control. Alas in taking a ball from Luke down the leg side, Ed dislocated a finger (again) and had to leave the field.

This was immediately after drinks in the 19th over, and Ollie Balcombe manfully offered to keep for the rest of the innings. He did an excellent job and only conceded 1 bye - the Martlets conceded 16, which was crucial when you consider our margin of victory was 31 runs.

Tom Nicholls picked up the Martlets captain, Jack Troak, who played round a full ball and was bowled. Hugo took over from Ed as Captain and soon asked Harry Gripper (Skinners) to bowl his off breaks. It was an inspired decision, as in his second over he collected 2 wickets thanks to catches at extra cover and backward point.

The magic touch stayed with Harry as he got the dangerous Tom Heath (immediately after being smashed onto the road), and it was fitting that Harry finished the game with the last wicket, caught again by Hugo at extra cover for his third catch.

It was pleasing that our bowling and keeping discipline resulted in just 4 extras, whilst the Martlets gave us 31. Well done lads.

Harry finished with 5-24 and was deservedly our Junior BB 'man of the match'. Tom Whitmore had 2-32, Tom Nicholls 2-31 and Will Falcon 1-28.

I also traditionally like to find a 'Champagne Moment' for the day, and there are a number of contenders. Ollie Balcombe hit his first ball past extra cover for 4. Harry Gripper smashed the opening bowler back over his head in the penultimate over.

Tom Nicholls enticed their no 4 down the wicket and Ed Hyde did the rest with the stumping. But perhaps this time it goes to Hugo Pettman for his excellent catch at extra cover. It removed their dangerous opener and was delightfully unexpected.

This was a terrific win for the Junior BB team in their first match of the season against a strong Martlets side, and I am encouraged by the sense of fun but also the skills and calmness they showed today. Well done everyone. Onwards and upwards.

Brother Mark Pettman (Manager, Junior BB)

 

BB vs Belmont Trustees, Belmont House

BB - 172 - 8 d

Belmont 147 - 8 (all out)

BB WIN BY 25 RUNS

Having come within a wicket of victory against the Trustees last year, the Band of Brothers pulled off a 25 run win in a match that ebbed and flowed throughout the day. It was a spirited showing from BB, given that opening bowler Piers Richardson had pulled out the day before with a dislocated shoulder. In his place stepped eight-year-old James Schilder, who had turned up in his replica England kit to watch his Dad, Matthew. More of that later, but we believe James must be the youngest-ever player to grace a BB side.

 

Alex Rice won the toss for BB and elected to bat on a very warm July day. Tom Boucher and Ted Ratcliffe (brother of candidate Oscar) began assuredly against a very good opening attack - until Brother Boucher was out to a stunning, unorthodox catch at mid off; Belmont's Berry dived to his left and somehow caught the ball with his right hand, inches above the ground. When the Ratcliffe brothers went in quick succession soon after, BB suddenly found themselves 18 for 3.

 

Matt Jay and Matthew Schilder steadied the BB ship with some disciplined batting and when Brother Jay was given out caught behind (unluckily, it seems) Paddy Patrick continued the revival. Brothers Schilder and Patrick put on 88 together either side of lunch in a match-winning partnership, with Matthew mixing solid defence with some big hitting on his way to 66.

 

It was Matthew's young son, James, who really provided the innings highlight though - coming into bat at number 10. Belmont House Trustees, to their great credit, were very happy to give eight-year James the opportunity and opening bowler Annand Cul bowled him five slow but straight deliveries. James played them perfectly and took a single off the last ball, to great cheers from those watching. BB then declared, giving the Trustees around 36 overs to chase 173 for victory.

 

Olly Robinson, bowling a very fast opening spell before tea, claimed an early breakthrough when he found an edge which flew to Alex Rice at 4th/5th slip. But Brother Robinson tweaked a muscle in his back a few overs later, and the Trustees - Cusworth in particular - played some classy shots to move to 69 for 1. Carl Reading, bowling just as menacing a spell as he had last season, grabbed a much-needed second wicket at this point but when the Trustees were 133 for 3, they were the Bookies' favourites.

 

The key wicket then arrived courtesy of Tom Boucher, who bowled Cusworth for 77. BB didn't look back. Paddy Patrick, who bowled an admirable 10 over spell uphill and into the wind, had the dangerous Thorneycroft caught at mid-off and the wickets continued to tumble. James Schilder showed that he is just as exciting a prospect with the ball by bowling a very tight over, and it was the captain, Brother Rice, who clinched victory by clean bowling Vinson and Boshier.

 

The Trustees were left to rue the absence of one of their players who, it emerged, had enjoyed himself a little too much at the Whitstable Oyster Festival the night before and failed to recover in time. But a win is a win, and we thank the Trustees for a most enjoyable match as well as a wonderful lunch and tea.

Friendly Belmont House Trustees v Band of Brothers
Sunday, July 24 2016 (11:51) at Belmont House
Band of Brothers Won By 25 runs
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to bat
Band of Brothers
Boucher TRCc Berry Tb Thorneycroft J6
Ratcliffe T (g)lbwb Annand Cul6
Radcliffe O (+)c Berry Tb Thorneycroft J0
Schilder MDc Vinson Hb Boschier G66
Jay MG+c Cusworth Rb Thorneycroft J16
Patrick Pc Cusworth Rb Annand Cul31
Reading CHst Cusworth Rb Berry T13
Rice AEH*not out10
Robinson OHBb Annand Cul6
Schilder JM (g)not out1
Extrasb9 lb2 w2 nb4 pen017
Total (38.0 overs)172-8d
 
1-182-183-184-405-1286-1527-1548-1719-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Thorneycroft J11.013131 (1)1 (1)
Annand Cul13.052930 (0)0 (0)
Berry T8.023310 (0)1 (1)
Boschier G6.006811 (1)2 (2)
 
Belmont House Trustees
Berry Tc Rice AEHb Robinson OHB5
Cusworth R+b Boucher TRC77
Annand Culc Jay MGb Reading CH14
Boschier G*lbwb Boucher TRC6
Thorneycroft Jc Boucher TRCb Patrick P8
Smith Jb Schilder MD0
Vinson Hb Rice AEH4
Boshier Sb Rice AEH4
Birch Hnot out1
Extrasb10 lb2 w12 nb4 pen028
Total (32.0 overs)147-8
 
1-142-693-1114-1335-1376-1377-1418-1479-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Robinson OHB6.022310 (0)1 (1)
Rice AEH6.011420 (0)0 (0)
Patrick P10.005917 (7)1 (1)
Reading CH4.011211 (1)0 (0)
Boucher TRC3.002024 (4)2 (2)
Schilder MD2.01310 (0)0 (0)
Schilder JM (g)1.00400 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Hot Pitch: Hard
Umpires: J Widgery & NoneProvided
Scorers: DJ Gittings & NoneProvided
 

T20 Tournament - BB vs Yellowhammers

T20 normal Yellowhammers v Band of Brothers
Sunday, July 17 2016 (09:35) at The Head, Tonbridge School
Yellowhammers Won By 6 wickets
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to bat
Band of Brothers
Sivaram Varun (g)c Spurling Tb Thomas J14
Wilkes-Green JNL(+)c Spurling Tb Lunshoff H0
Montgomery WR+lbwb Pettman H55
Regan BMHc Spurling Tb Lunshoff H1
Wilkes-Green JJc Arscott Jb Winder N28
Cornwallis The Hon FAWMc Weston Wb Curd J10
Cross TWJLrun out7
T Marriott TH*not out18
Meredith Hc Weston Wb Thomas J5
Walpole H (g)c Curd Jb Winder N0
Robinson OHBnot out0
Extrasb0 lb4 w9 nb0 pen013
Total (20.0 overs)151-9
 
1-32-193-324-885-1106-1277-1298-1389-14410-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Lunshoff H4.002520 (0)0 (0)
Winder N4.003320 (0)0 (0)
Thomas J4.003020 (0)0 (0)
Weston W1.001202 (6)0 (0)
Pettman H4.003010 (0)0 (0)
Curd J2.001113 (3)0 (0)
Dickinson E1.00600 (0)0 (0)
 
Yellowhammers
Dickinson Ec Montgomery WRb Meredith H0
Hyde Ec Cross TWJLb Meredith H7
Weston Wnot out45
Spurling T+c Sivaram Varun (g)b Regan BMH63
Arscott J*c and bRegan BMH9
Curd Jnot out8
Winder N
Pettman H
Thomas J
Lunshoff H
Marriott Tim
Extrasb0 lb3 w15 nb2 pen020
Total (18.4 overs)152-4
 
1-02-83-1204-1435-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Meredith H4.02420 (0)0 (0)
Robinson OHB3.002700 (0)1 (1)
Sivaram Varun (g)2.003303 (7)0 (0)
Cross TWJL2.002803 (3)1 (1)
Regan BMH4.002521 (1)0 (0)
Cornwallis The Hon FAWM3.403204 (4)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks & D Ellis
Scorers: DJ Gittings & B Rodmell
 

T20 Tournament - BB vs Free Foresters

T20 normal Band of Brothers v Free Foresters
Sunday, July 17 2016 (13:11) at The Head, Tonbridge School
Free Foresters Won By 7 wickets
Free Foresters won toss and decided to field
Band of Brothers
T Marriott TH*c Harbig Rb Hutson J8
Cross TWJLrun out3
Cornwallis The Hon FAWMc Thompson Jb McDowell W15
Montgomery WR+b Hutson J42
Wilkes-Green JNL(+)not out39
Regan BMHc Solia Sb Mohammed I31
Wilkes-Green JJnot out0
Sivaram Varun (g)
Meredith H
Walpole H (g)
Robinson OHB
Extrasb2 lb3 w7 nb2 pen014
Total (20.0 overs)152-5
 
1-122-273-574-1075-1506-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Savage C4.00802 (2)0 (0)
Hutson J4.003622 (2)2 (2)
Harbig R4.004702 (2)0 (0)
McDowell W4.002911 (1)0 (0)
Mohammed I4.002710 (0)0 (0)
 
Free Foresters
Solia Sb Regan BMH32
Thompson Jc T Marriott THb Cornwallis The Hon FAWM94
McDowell Wc Wilkes-Green JNL(+)b Cornwallis The Hon FAWM13
Mohammed Inot out9
Casey L+not out4
Hyde E
Savage C
Jones G*
Hutson J
Harbig R
Oduwalde B
Extrasb0 lb0 w1 nb0 pen01
Total (12.4 overs)153-3
 
1-672-1003-1454-5-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Meredith H3.403200 (0)0 (0)
Robinson OHB1.002400 (0)0 (0)
Regan BMH4.003710 (0)0 (0)
Cornwallis The Hon FAWM3.005621 (1)0 (0)
Walpole H (g)1.00400 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: D Ellis & B Hulks
Scorers: DJ Gittings
 

Provender CC v BB

July 3, 2016

BB won by 2 wickets

 

In what has been a wet fish of a summer the BB were blessed with warm sunshine and a glorious Kentish day as they took the field against Provender, having been invited to bowl first. This suited the Brethren perfectly as the eleven boasted the finest fast bowling attack the club has to offer in the form of Richardson, Monkhouse and the Meredith brothers. A slight mix up in the team attributes forced the skipper, Regan to don the gloves, but the weak link behind the stumps proved irrelevant as Richardson struck in the very first over, removing Piesley, a former Kent academy player. 0-1. The elder Meredith brother, Harry, fuelled by a desire to perform in front of his girlfriend, struck immediately as well. A peach of an in cutter went straight through the openers defences to castle the stumps, 0-2.

 

The remainder of the Provender innings was an extraordinary affair of extravagant shot selection and reckless running. Meredith struck again in his first spell and Richardson bowled tightly to restrict the hosts. This was compounded by an amateur piece of cricket from the Provender number 5 who was run out after failing to return to his crease as the ball trickled to gully, where James Wilkes-Green struck the stumps directly. At 4 down by the time the change bowlers came on Provender would hope for some respite, but this was not forthcoming. Will Meredith bowled excellent lines and was rewarded with 2 wickets, and McClean (guest) bowled economically with his off-spin to frustrate the hosts, who rewarded the brethren with another reckless piece of running, James Wilkes-Green striking directly again. Some stubborn resistance down the order was broken by an excellent Monkhouse, who removed the captain, and 2 wickets for 16 year old Alex Moen, a fine prospect for the future. Provender were all out for 91.

 

Lunch was the usual excellent affair from our generous host, Graham Smith but I fear it slightly put the BB at ease as the chase of such a modest total was not as convincing as one would like. James Wilkes-Green and Pollington, another junior started solidly in the face of some aggressive opening bowling, seeing the BB off to a decent start before Pollington was caught at mid-off. Shelley (guest) started well at 3 but was unable to capitalise on his start courtesy of a dubious LBW decision. Wilkes-Green played beautifully for his 27 before being dismissed unfortunately after a regulation defensive shot saw the ball back spin onto his stumps. This saw Joffy Wilkes-Green come to the wicket and take the game to Provender, mercilessly hitting their wrist spinner out of the attack before another questionable LBW saw him back into the pavilion. This bought McClean to the crease to join Moen and together they played solidly to sooth the nerves and threatened to take the game away from Provender. However the only guarantee in cricket is that a low score is always followed by a low score and the quick dismals of Moen, Harry Meredith and Richardson, the latter to a superb one-handed boundary catch, threatened to leave the brethren on the wrong side of 91. This was further compounded by McClean, who had played so solidly, being dismissed to another excellent catch at point, leaving BB at 76-8. However the game had one further twist to its tale and a solid knock from Monkhouse and some hitting from Regan saw the BB home with 2 wickets to spare, just in time for tea.

 

Our thanks go to Graham and his excellent support at Provender and the BB can be safe in the knowledge that they are now 2-0 in this newly founded fixture.

Friendly Provender CC v Band of Brothers
Sunday, July 03 2016 (10:11) at Provender
Band of Brothers Won By 2 wickets
Provender CC won toss and decided to bat
Provender CC
Piesley S+c McClean C (g)b Richardson P0
Luff Hb Meredith H0
Campbell Ab Meredith H9
Hilton Wb Meredith W26
Wait Jrun out (Wilkes-Green JNL(+))0
Kent Arun out (Wilkes-Green JNL(+))16
Dimond Mb Meredith W13
Eve Jc Regan BMHb Moen AJ (B)14
Sharp N*c Regan BMHb Monkhouse J4
Whitehouse Lb Moen AJ (B)0
Hussein Anot out1
Extrasb6 lb1 w0 nb1 pen08
Total (28.0 overs)91
 
1-02-03-194-275-446-657-698-859-8610-91
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Richardson P4.011810 (0)0 (0)
Meredith H4.03520 (0)0 (0)
Meredith W4.002820 (0)1 (1)
Monkhouse J7.021310 (0)0 (0)
McClean C (g)5.011400 (0)0 (0)
Moen AJ (B)4.01620 (0)0 (0)
 
Band of Brothers
Pollington T (B)c Eve Jb Dimond M4
Wilkes-Green JNL(+)b Sharp N27
Shelley A(g)lbwb Sharp N4
Moen AJ (B)b Hussein A8
Wilkes-Green JJlbwb Sharp N14
McClean C (g)c Eve Jb Hussein A12
Richardson Pc Wait Jb Sharp N0
Meredith Hb Sharp N4
Regan BMH*+not out19
Monkhouse Jnot out0
Meredith W
Extrasb1 lb1 w1 nb0 pen03
Total (28.3 overs)95-8
 
1-162-373-384-545-646-697-768-769-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Hussein A11.333121 (1)0 (0)
Dimond M6.021510 (0)0 (0)
Whitehouse L3.002300 (0)0 (0)
Sharp N8.022450 (0)0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks & K Gardner
Scorers: DJ Gittings & D Provender
 

King School Canterbury vs BB

BB - 165 (43.3 overs)

King’s school - 166 -4 (30.4 overs)    

King’s school won by 6 wicket        

In stark contrast to last year’s fixture, conditions this year were autumnal with the game played in a state of near constant drizzle and heavy wind. BB decided to have first use of the wicket and after the early loss of both openers Toby Snape (32) and Toby Marriot (29) carefully went about rebuilding the innings with the generous assistance of the King’s fielders. The damage was done either side of lunch with the School reacting to the coaching staff’s hairdryer treatment in spectacular fashion as BB slumped from 98-3 to 134-8. It was left to Johnny Stubbs (23) to eke out some runs from the lower order with BB’s total of 165 feeling somewhat light.

 

Having successfully defended a similar total in 2015, BB went out hard in pursuit of early wickets only for King’s to get off to an absolute flier with an aggressive and in form top-order making batting look decidedly easy. A couple of wickets for Olly Reynolds helped stem the flow but the damage had been done by the time King’s reached tea at 100-2. BB battled hard in the last session with spirits undeterred by the worsening conditions; however, the school ended up completing a comfortable victory with 6 wickets to spare

Friendly The King's School Canterbury The King's Schl Cant v Band of Brothers
Wednesday, June 29 2016 (10:16) at Kings School Canterbury
The King's School Canterbury The King's Schl Cant Won By 6 wickets
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to bat
Band of Brothers
Oliver Jc Ravishankar Sb Barker M6
Godmon W (g)c Solly Eb Mann O0
T Marriott THc Heywood Rb Whitmore T29
Snape Tb Whitmore T32
Richardson Pc and bTikare O17
MacLeod H(+)+c Ravishankar Sb Heywood W8
Norwood Hill AGc Todd Jb Tikare O7
Stubbs JDEc Heywood Rb Todd J23
Reynolds ORb Tikare O2
Traill SG*c Tikare Ob Todd J11
T Marriott TWnot out1
Extrasb6 lb2 w19 nb2 pen029
Total (43.3 overs)165
 
1-72-183-744-985-1096-1227-1238-1349-15610-165
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Mann O8.022312 (4)2 (2)
Barker M7.012410 (0)0 (0)
Heywood R5.003604 (6)0 (0)
Whitmore T5.011320 (0)0 (0)
Tikare O9.013133 (3)0 (0)
Heywood W6.012011 (5)0 (0)
Todd J3.311021 (1)0 (0)
 
The King's School Canterbury The King's Schl Cant
Barker Mc Traill SGb Reynolds OR31
Solly E+c Snape Tb Godmon W (g)46
Tikare O*b Reynolds OR9
Heywood Wlbwb MacLeod H(+)43
Campbell Rnot out9
Heywood Rnot out12
Meddings G
Mann O
Todd J
Ravishankar S
Whitmore T
Extrasb9 lb0 w5 nb2 pen016
Total (30.4 overs)166-4
 
1-472-673-1364-1515-6-7-8-9-10-
 
BowlerOMRWWdNb
Richardson P5.004102 (2)0 (0)
Reynolds OR7.021920 (0)0 (0)
T Marriott TH4.002502 (2)0 (0)
Traill SG2.00901 (1)0 (0)
Godmon W (g)6.403010 (0)0 (0)
MacLeod H(+)6.013310 (0)2 (2)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: E Stirzaker & S Chilmaid
Scorers: DJ Gittings & J Tyler