Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Another long break coming up. Flying to Alonissos in the Sporades Islands of Greece for two weeks of doing precisely nothing. I promise I'll improve the frequency of these senseless inanities when I return...

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Harptree Villages CC 224-8
Stanton Drew CC 85
HVCC won by 139 runs

Would you believe it? You wait 13 months for a victory and then two come along at once. We look like a different team now. We bat a long way down (even yours truly was a partner in a stand of 53) and we have a good mix of bowlers now that our youngsters are more experienced. We have been a joke team for over a year but yesterday's demolition of second-placed Stanton Drew means that other clubs won't be so quick to laugh at us now.

I don't think for one second that we'll start winning every game but I do believe that, with something resembling our first-choice team, we will be competitive in every match. It's just a shame that I will miss the next two games. Although two weeks in sunny Greece is some kind of consolation, I guess!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Harptree Villages CC 286-5
Bristol CC 3rd XI 91
HVCC won by 195 runs

Redemption at last - and how! After 13 months without a win, we came good in style yesterday on a scorching afternoon. I managed to pick up 4 wickets and a catch as we finished them off cheaply but the star of the show was my good friend Phil. He and I, along with another mate, Martin, have regularly had evening net sessions for ages, just the three of us, in an attempt to improve our games. Yesterday, it all came gloriously to fruition for Phil who hammered a wonderful 152, including fourteen sixes. He will probably never play another innings quite like it.

I'm just glad I was there. Nice one mate!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Not been around for a while - had a long Bank Holiday weekend in glorious Cornwall, a three-day celebration of Mrs Momus's 34th birthday and plenty going on the office.

Normal service now set to be resumed, happily. Cricket again today and a chance to redeem ourselves after my first shot at captaincy ended in rank and abject humiliation - a 127-run defeat in a 20 over game! Which is hefty even by our recent standards.

Another chance today to end our losing run. I haven't been on a winning cricket team for over a year now and am starting to tire of being a good loser. Mainly because I ain't!