NEWS from Magdalen CC. Celebrating its 75th year in 2019, Mags have already played 5 Sunday games. Under new skipper Imran Khan, they've got off to a great start with wins v Esher, Old Hors, Parkhill and Indus Valley. Waz already has 300 runs and Swainy 7 wickets.... check out the magdalen play-cricket site by clicking here.
22/5 v Chelmbridge. Cancelled. Our trip to West End Rec, Hersham was not to be this time around.
16/5 v Phoenix. HL 99 all out, Phoenix 99 all out. Incredible scenes, reminiscent of SA and AUS in the ‘99 World Cup semi as the game finished as a tie! HL chose to bat, confident with our very strong top 6 of Waz, Keiron, Swainy, Wendel, Neil and Adrian. However, from 86/3 at the 10 over stage we slipped to 99 all out in the 17th over, losing our last 7 wickets for just 3 runs as Sanjeev, their spin bowler and 50th birthday boy, took 5 wickets for 1 run. (Only Kieron30, Waseem26, Wendel18 with runs)
In response, Phoenix got off to a positive start, but with tight bowling from Ian, Adrian and Paul, the runs dried up as wickets regularly fell, with only 47 on the board at the half way stage. Scroll on a few overs and with 18 balls left, 3 runs needed, and with 3 wickets remaining, and with very little hope, on came Kieron to bowl. 15 balls later including a bowled, a caught and to finish a Jontyesque run out from Paul, the match was tied with 3 balls remaining…. The start of my 25th season with HL, this great game never ceases to amaze me, cricket was the winner this evening.
9/5 v Richmond. Cancelled RAIN!