Firstly, a very big thank you to all those who helped organise and support the SEND day at Albermarle Road yesterday. A fantastic time was had by all and the Under 9 softball tournament set the tone for a wonderful day in superb conditions. Well done everyone !
All of the England World Cup Group games will be shown on the screens at the Clubhouse with next Monday (18th) seeing the first v Tunisia with Jim and Jaki Hingley laying on a chilli, the second on Sunday (24th) v Panama with a BBQ and the third on Thursday 28th June v Belgium which will feature a curry (well, one had to didn't it). The bar will be open in plenty of time for pre-match drinks so please feel free to join us and create a good atmosphere !
For those of you who can't wait that long for more excitement, the second OEI of the series between the OSSCC Veterans and the mighty Bedouins takes place at the OCC Arena this Wednesday (13th June) with a 6pm start. With the Vets one nil up there is plenty to play for and although the flesh is weaker now, most of the minds are as sharp as ever (well, in some cases !). Feel free to call down and offer your support (or just to take the michael- we dont mind or care) and enjoy a lovely summers evening surrounded by friends and old team mates. ...
In Division Two 1st XI Bromyard say top of the table as their overseas all-rounder Josh Van Rensburg scored a crucial half century to steer them to a four wicket victory against bottom club Wormelow.
Oldswinford moved in to second spot after they dismissed hot and cold Himbleton for 116 in the second innings to seal victory by a comfortable margin, Coombs Wood moved in to third spot after gaining a winning draw against Bredon who are now fifth and Enville, led by Matthew Branch (70) batted well again to beat lowly Bartestree by eight wickets and climb into fourth.
In other matches last weeks second placed team Belbroughton slipped to sixth after losing to Droitwich at St. Peters Field and Max Richardson and Ed Burgoyne shared eight wickets to be the main contributors for Old Vigornians as they gained a welcome victory against a previously in form Kempsey.
In Division Two 2nd XI there was no change at the top as Black Country duo Oldswinford blew away an understrength Rushwick at Albemarle Road by seven wickets and Lye stay in second after unfortunately falling foul to an abandonment against Herefordshire club Wormelow.
Chaddesley took advantage of Lye's misfortune as Zayan Mazar scored an undefeated half century to secure a four wicket win against Old Vigornians to move into third place and close the gap to three points. Bromsgrove remain in fourth spot as they had to settle for a losing draw at Netherton as they finished agonisingly three runs short of Nethertons first innings 209 nine wickets down.
In other matches Christopher MacKenzie took 5-29 for Belbroughton as they strolled to a comfortable eight wicket victory against Evesham at Hackmans Gate Lane and Enville remain bottom as their match at Bartestree was abandoned due to late heavy rain
In Division Six, club stalwart Martin Downes took an excellent second innings 5-18 for Birlingham against visitors Worcester to seal the villager's second successive maximum point win and remain top.
The all-round performance of the day however came from Stones Peter Harler as his 72 & 6-37 proved just enough to catapult them in to second place after beating Old Elizabethans by 13 runs.
In other matches Joe Slaters first innings 5-10 was enough to secure a six wicket victory for Oldswinford against Enville and Ombersley won by concession over Pershore. ...
Stourport pulled twenty three points clear at the top of Division One 1st XI thanks to another fine bowling performance which saw them dismiss now fourth placed Worcester Nomads for 114 at Walshes Meadow to gain a comfortable victory. Bewdley remain in second place despite a poor batting performance...
A great evening in the clubhouse for the book launch of ‘A History of Cricket in Oldswinford’. Many thanks to Ken Slater for all of the work and effort he has put into the research over the last 2 years and getting his findings put into print. It was great to see past and present players and members all sharing their memories. Here’s to another 100 years of cricket in Oldswinford.
A copy of the book is available from the clubhouse 🏏🏏 ...
A HISTORY OF CRICKET IN OLDSWINFORD - BOOK LAUNCH WEDNESDAY 24th MAY at 8.00pm IN THE CLUBHOUSE.
The eagerly awaited launch of ‘A History of Cricket in Oldswinford’ written by our very own renowned and revered Ken Slater is now less than a week away and will take place on 24th May @ 8.00 pm at Albermarle Road.
All are welcome to attend and have a glance at a bestseller. You never know, the miserable so and so may even sign one for you if you ask nicely (only joking Ken !). The reviews are fantastic and from what I hear it should be a brilliant read.
It promises to be a great night and we look forward to seeing you all there ...
A great result for the U12’s on Sunday who beat Hagley away with the last ball of the game.
Hagley batted first and got 86 for 3 from 20 overs but the U12s achieved 87 for 4 from 20 overs and Alex held his nerve to get the winning run with the last ball with Hagley fielding close to the wicket.