match reports

  • Ivanhoe v Bamville (home) – 27 May Saturday 27th May saw a 10 man Ivanhoe CC play Bamville CC. Hot day, skipper wins the toss and chooses to bowl. A bad opening spell of bowling, still resulted in our guests being 3 down, mainly in part to some good catches. Dancer took over the bowling and bowled a tight line and length, although ...
  • Ivanhoe vAllenbury and County Hall CC (Away) – 40 over match (WIN) -14 May 2017 14-5-2017 A new team picked up at short notice – a mixture of Sunday friendly players with a few first teamers thrown in. Ground was nice (but noisy near the A10) Pitch was a good batting wicket. And the field was HUGE (pity those fielding on the boundary) Ciaran won the toss and put the opposition into bat. Their ...
  • South Hampstead CC (Home) – Time match (LOSS) – 29 April 2017 This was a replacement fixture for Bentley Heath who pulled out. The highlight obviously was Andrew’s Tea (Because I’m writing this). Ives batted first and started slowly as we are prone to doing.Bob (30) and Richard (19) moved the score along nicely after some classic stonewalling from Chris (6). Later on there was a 35 run partnership ...
  • South Loughton (Away)– 40 over match (LOSS) – 22 April 2017 Opposition batted first and got 182. At one stage they looked to be getting away but our bowling tightened up towards the end. Ciaran was the pick of the bowlers – 1 wicket for 13 off 8 overs. Some nice swing bowling from Matt earned himself 2 wickets. Andrew (2), Prasad(1), Richard(1) also chipped in. We batted solidly ...
  • Ivanhoe v Cross Arrows – Lords Centenary Match 11 September 2016 and Lords Centenary Dinner 24 September 2016 What a month September proved to be. First the game against Cross Arrows and then the Centenary Dinner. 11th September dawned under a pure blue sky and stayed that way throughout the day. Lord’s could not have looked more picture perfect. The Cross Arrows team (drawn from MCC members) played the match in an excellent ...
  • Ivanhoe vWhittingdon – 6 August 2016 Away  – WON by 2 wickets A case of déjà vu on turning up at this Chandos Road ground, but this proved accurate on remembering that Whittingdon share their home ground with Arkley, where we narrowly lost earlier in the season, on what seems to have been a very different track. Skipper won the toss (amazing) and ...
  • Ivanhoe v Church Boys – 30 July 2016 Batting first Adrian opened with Richard and continued the fine form of the previous week as an opening stand of 84 put Ives in early control thanks also to some wayward bowling from the opposition. After Richard departed for 21, Ciaran carried on with Adrian until the latter was unfortunately run out for 40. A ...
  • Ivanhoe v Mayfield – 23rd July 2016 Another scorching day and Captain Ciaran luckily won the toss and opted to bat. Rich P and Adrian D opened and rapidly put on the runs on a flat wicket with a short, fast outfield.  There were some good performances with the bat with Rich P reaching 42 and Max F just shy of his ...
  • Ivanhoe v Elite CC – 17 July 2016 A game of firsts and miracles. – Max turned up, Richard hit a 5, Ives win, and Bob ran a 3. Ives started with only 8, with Ciaran and Richard opening the bowling. A solid start saw Elite CC 2 down within the first 6 overs. Solid bowling continued with Andy H and AD both came on, who bowled ...
  • Ivanhoe v Bamville 18 June 2016 Bamville 212 – 8 Ives 191 – 8 Bowling Richard 2 for 29,  Andy C 3 for 34, Prasad 2 for 50, Ciaran 1 for 49, Saqib 1 for 31, Andy H 1 for 16. Phi K 3 catches, Richard 2, Saqib 1 Andy C 1 Batting Bob 57, Richard 45, Prasad 18, Ciaran 11
  • Ivanhoe v Chesham 6 June 2016 Time match Ivanhoe 133 all out in 41 overs.  Chesham  93 for 8 in 38 overs, Match Drawn Adrian 36 Richard 5 for 16 in 11 overs 2 catches for Bob keeping, and Ciaran, Phil K  and Richard with one each. Good to see Andy C back bowling with his first spell of the season A number of half chance catches missed ...
  • Ivanhoe v Mayfield – 21 May 2016 First, it was great to have Andy C back after his sabbatical and hopefully this was the first of many more games to come for him. As to the match after losing the toss on a blustery day at Mayfield and being put in the field, this was arguably decided by a first wicket partnership of ...
  • Ivanhoe v Arkley – 7 May 2016 First match of Ives centenary season on an unusually hot day for the time of year saw Ives take to the field resplendent in their new Centenary cricket shirts. An excellent bowling and fielding performance from everyone followed restricting Arkley to 177 in 46 overs thanks mainly to a  run  wicket stand, Adrian (3 for 39) ...
  • Ivanhoe V Leyhill 20 September 2015 A bright late season afternoon, the toss lost again, Ives asked to bowl. Leyhill make a good start and there’s 60 on the board before the 1st wicket falls to Richard (5 overs 1 for 30) caught behind by Bob. Then a 78 run  2nd wicket stand before Adrian (4 for 39 in 8 overs) ...
  • ivanhoe v Eaton Bray – 12 September 2015 A new fixture this week, same toss result LOST . Eaton Bray ask Ives to bat . A new opening  pair this week Ciaran and AD . The start is measured and at 20 overs with no wicket down, 70 is posted . Drinks are taken and the pace of the innings increases  with both batsmen ...
  • Ivanhoe v Cublington – 6 September 2015 Having been asked to bowl first Ives took an early wicket courtesy of Richard (1 for 22 in 6 overs) but were then put to the sword with a 2nd wicket stand of 183 as Cublington sailed past 200 with only Ciaran having any success with 2 for 48 in 8 overs, and despite Matthew ...
  • Ivanhoe v Rivets – 29 August 2015 With the threat of rain ever present Rivets won the toss, batted, and found themselves 20 for 2 thanks to 2 quick wickets from Saqib (3 for 39 in 8 overs).  After that however it took to the drinks break at the 20th over and ‘Nelson’ (111) to bring the next wicket which arrived with ...
  • Ivanhoe v Ickleford – 24 August 2015 In a match restricted after only 4 overs by heavy rain to 25 overs a side Ickleford having been 41 for 1 at the break were reduced on an strip made unpredictable by the rain to 120 for 8 with 6 overs to go before a 8th wicket stand saw them to 150 for 5 ...
  • Ivanhoe v Old Citizens (A) 15 August 2015 Colonials Conquer Citizens The fortunes of Ivanhoe fluctuated – down up down down up.. so definitely a game of many more than two halves! Skipper Dancer actually won the toss on a rain affected pitch. After 2 days of heavy rain, there was much in the pitch for bowlers, with uneven bounce and a steamy, cloudy atmosphere ...
  • Ivanhoe v Mayfield – 25 July 2015 On a day when only 5 wickets fell (and one fielder, namely Den who intercepted a throw by Jonathan with his head and had to be taken temporarily to hospital where thankfully no lasting damage was found), Richard made no mistake this week in making his maiden ton for the club when in reply to ...
  • Ivanhoe v Southgate Adelaide – 19 July 2018 On a hard, fast track Adelaide Southgate quickly got into their stride with 50 on the board in 8 overs and a score of 300 looking on the cards at one point as their openers put on nearly 150 in quick time before the first wicket fell to Richard, caught behind by Bob.  From there ...
  • Ivanhoe v Arkley – July 11 2015 Different captain, same result at the toss as Bob lost and Ives were asked to field. After a couple of economic overs from Earle it was Saqib (6 overs 0 for 25) and Andy H (8 overs 1 for 21) who managed to keep the Arkley batting in reasonable check early on with Andy taking the ...
  • Ivanhoe v Chaseville – 3 July 2015 A very hot day; Surprisingly our Skipper was drowning his sorrows with a beer before the game even started. The beer worked and Adrian won the toss and elected to bat. Great second wicket partnership of 126 between Bob (68) and Phil.P(59) got the first 20 overs to a flying start. The giddy heights of 250+ looked possible but Ives ...
  • Ivanhoe v Bamville – 28 June 2015 After an unpromising morning of rain and cloud, the forecast proved accurate and the game was on, with a surprisingly dry and hard track. Skipper Dancer lost the toss (nothing new there) and Ivanhoe were batting in a 40 over encounter. Suddenly with Evan and Parnell P departing for ducks Ivanhoe were 5-2 after 3 overs. Unplayable ...
  • Ivanhoe v Golden Age CC – 13 June 2015 Despite  a valiant effort by the bowlers the lack of depth of the Ives bowling on the day was exposed in this time game as after reducing Golden Age to 92 for 6 at one point the runs flowed in the latter part of the innings as the oppo chalked up 240 for 9 at ...
  • Ivanhoe v Western Flyers – 6 June 2015 and Ivanhoe v Shirehampton -7 June 2015 Following an excellent but windy Friday night at Bath Races where one or two came out in front, the story of the two matches that followed was one of not scoring enough runs to put the opposition under any real pressure. Playing what he says was his last game Lawrence (19) opened against Western Flyers on ...
  • Ivanhoe v Mayfield – 23 May 2015 On a dry and sunny morning it was a surprise when with an hour to go to the start it started to rain.  After a delayed start the game was reduced to 35 overs, with Adrian continuing his losing run with the toss, and the oppo electing to field. The Ives innings didn’t get off to ...
  • Ivanhoe v Bentley Heath – 16 May 2015 Lovely venue, Friendly crowd. That seemed to be the prognosis. We turned up with 12 players, and donated 2 to their cause resulting in a 10 v 10 match. Ivanhoe batted first, New player Andy hit 14, Adrian 23, and Richard high scored with 39 with a couple of others (Andrew 16, Saqib 17) in the teens. Disappointing.. ...
  • Ivanhoe v Arkley – 9 May 2015 The skipper having lost the toss for the 4th time this season Ives were put in to bat on  a green early season wicket. Den and Malcolm opened and after a slow start both departed with the score on 24 to be quickly followed by Phil K and Richard with only 55 on the board.  ...
  • Ivanhoe v Watford 3rd’s – 25 April 2015 Following our mismatched opening game, this was a much more competitive and even game.  Arriving at a clean pavilion, but one missing chairs, the timing had confused the fixture sec, webmeisters and oppo, but Watford sportingly coped with this glitch. Weather went as forecast, with rain ending early enough for the track to be playable, ...
  • Ivanhoe v Leyhill – 21 September 2014 Let’s get tea out the way first; another excellent one scoring highly on the Andy H ‘quotient meter’. Turning to the match, having won the toss Leyhill elected to bat, and a good opening stand of 46 looked as if it might threaten a score in excess of 200 at one point. However with Richard ...
  • Ivanhoe v Little Berkhamsted – 7 September 2014 A beautiful late season afternoon as Ives took to the field. Fine opening spells from both Andy and Ciaran ( 13 overs 2 for 45 )kept the run rate against strong opposition to under 3 runs per over for the first 20 overs with the added bonus of 3 wickets falling including a catch ...
  • Ivanhoe v Aldenham -30 August 2014 Time game this week. Aldenham are put in. Good opening spells from both Ciaran and Andy. Andy ending up with 2-31 from 2 spells of 13 overs, as good as his bowled all year. Ciaran from his two spells of 13 overs ending up with 1-51 and what I can recall plenty of drop ...
  • Ivanhoe v Hatch End – 23 August 2014 Almost a mirror image of the previous match but this time with Ives on the receiving end as Hatch End racked up 246 for 9 in their 40 overs and Ives replied with 164 for 9, albeit having kept up with the run rate throughout but with no one going on to get the 50+ ...
  • Ivanhoe vs Old Citizens – 16th August 2014 Venue: Mill Hill Village CC; North Ground; Central pitch; 30 degree declining Easterly slope; Side screens: Check; Club House: Check; Club House conditions: 3rd world; Tea Rating: Damn good! Opposition: Average Age: 45; Quota: 10; Fairplay Index: 90% (Would have been 95% but for moaning sore-backed silly-LBW appealing bowler) Result: Victory to Ivanhoe; Ivanhoe Innings: 3-244; ...
  • Ivanhoe v whittington CC – 9 August 2014 New and unknown opposition in Whittington CC for what turned out to be an evenly balanced time match but with Ives feeling they were slightly on top at the end of the game. Put in after losing the toss Den and Malcolm put on 33 for the first wicket although it has to be ...
  • Ivanhoe v Chaseville – 2 August 2014 Another defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.. it was going so well….. After Chaseville’s travelling holdups we started very late with Chaseville batting. Excellent bowling with supportive fielding meant that they were 87 for 7 when rain brought an early tea. Whilst Woodcock had bowled with some venom and real hostility, his opening partner Naresh ...
  • Ivanhoe v Chaseville – 5th July 2014 Cloudy with rain forecast, chances of completing a match seemed slim, especially during a rain break mid-1st innings. However the weather changed and the sun made a very late appearance to ensure a result. Ivanhoe openers Evans and Collins began confidently in the opening few overs but the run rate slowed as the bowlers steadied and ...
  • Ivanhoe v Bamville – 29 June 2014 At last the IVES record a WIN for the first time this season , something the English Cricket Team and Football Team cant do ? Having won the toss , we decided to bat , on what was dry and firm wicket . Opening the batting AD and Den put on a ...
  • Ivanhoe v Bamville – 21 June 2014 First the positives: stands of 55 by Phil K (29) and Richard (31) and 81 by Ciaran (26) & Denis (45). All the bowlers bowled well with Andy H (1 for 31), Richard (1 for 30), Adrian (2 for 47) in their 8 over spells and Den and Matthew each taking a wicket ...
  • Ivanhoe v Hatch End – 14 June 2014 Put into bat on an unpredictable wicket Hatch End started well putting on 30 before 3 quick wickets put the Ives on top. But despite wickets continuing to fall Hatch End, with 63 from Lawrence, together with good support from the other batsmen, closed on 185 for 9 and a higher score than ...
  • Ivanhoe v Aldenham – 7 June 2014 After a couple of seasons break from the Aldenham grinder we played them at their picturesque village ground on an ultimately sunny June day, after torrential downpours earlier in the morning. The format was a timed match and Aldenham batted first and after an opening stand of 66 (Letts 31; Burrows 48), Ivanhoe bowled and ...
  • Ivanhoe CC v Star CC – 31 May 2014 Can’t seem to buy a win at the moment. Another good batting performance on an unpredictable wicket, built round a fine 64no from Bob, 24 from Den and contributions from Andy H, Phil P, Richard & Matthew, was still not enough to see off Star CC. Closing on 161 for 6 and then ...
  • Ivanhoe v Rivetts – 17 May 2014 A change in the weather, hopefully a change in results for Ives who going into the game were 3 games into the season, with 3 losses. After two games where good performances had not brought about the right results, AD returned, and decided Ives would open the batting. AD (25) and Den (21) opened the batting, and after a ...
  • Ivanhoe v GWR Trailfinders – 3 May 2014 Deja Vu A week on but same place and same result. This week Ivanhoe were inserted during a time game. GWR’s opening bowlers were swift though a little erratic so the score kept moving. Nevertheless they induced a rare failure from Evans (6), followed by Glen (2), who had enjoyed a promising start. ...
  • Ivanhoe v Uxbridge – 26 April 2014 An excellent match played in good spirit but unfortunately lost with only 2 balls of the match to go. On another cold blustery day Ives won the toss and elected to bat with Den and Andy H leading off. Andy went after a quick 9 but Den (30) batted on with Bob, who was to remain ...
  • Ivanhoe v Ashford – 19 April 2014 A typically cold & windy first match welcomed in the new season with Ives taking the field on a remarkably hard wicket bearing in mind the rain of a few weeks ago. Ashford started well scoring at more than 6 an over for the first 10 overs as Andy H and Ciaran opened the season, but ...
  • Ivanhoe v Hillingdon Manor – 21 September 2013 After Hillingdon got off to a quick fire start on a cloudy afternoon it took the intervention of Den (3 for 13 in 5 overs) to bring the scoring rate down and reduce the opposition from 60 for 0 to 79 for 3, aided by catches from Malcolm & Richard. Hillingdon then rebuilt with a ...
  • Ivanhoe v Little Berkhamsted – 8 September 2013 One run out, one catch, one wicket and two runs. Maybe Andy C should play once every 5 months all the time. Still great to have him back in action, puffing away as usual, but at least now on multi coloured ecigarettes and not the dreaded weed. Added to that Andy H ...
  • Ivanhoe v Nazeing – 1 September 2013 With one or two players feeling a little lethargic following Den’s surprise 65th birthday party the night before and one, who shall remain nameless (Joe), not even making it to the match, Ive’s batted first against Nazeing and after the early departure of Bob, Den and Raj set about giving the Ives a start with ...
  • Ivanhoe v Mayfield – 27 July 2013 A 12.30 start today, 40 over game on a not prepared greenish wicket. With the toss won Mayfield are put in to Bat. What a nice change this week all bowlers, bowled in the right areas which makes life so much easier for setting a field . The tone was set with a ...
  • Ivanhoe v Hertingfordbury – 21 July 2013 So with summer in full flight, Ives made the shortish (for some) journey to the lovely town of Hertingfordbury. In a surrounding that really lends itself to being the quintessential English cricket ground, Ives were met with a rock hard pitch and one of the fastest outfields in many a year. So with the suntan lotion ...
  • Ivanhoe v Arkley – 13 July 2013 Mentally wrung out after watching England just pull off a last gasp Ashes victory so nothing left to write a match report of any length. Suffice to say on another hot sunny afternoon, in a time game, Arkley scored 208 for 7 with a century for their opener Candy (118no) assisted by a couple or ...
  • Ivanhoe v Chaseville (6 July 2013) and North Mymms (7 July 2013) Two match reports in one as despite being played on completely different pitches both matches were similar in many respects. Played on the hottest weekend for some seasons Ives batted first on both days and whilst on an unpredictable pitch against Chaseville with the ball regularly keeping low or lifting unpredictably throughout the innings there ...
  • Ivanhoe v Bamville (away) 30 June 2013 – Lost by 6 wickets Finally, the last day of June approached “blazing”, and as summer arrived so did Xmas, with skipper Adrian electing to bat after winning the toss, and allowing his team to remain in the shade during the hottest part of the day. With the team at 9 for 2, he must have been regretting this decision and ...
  • Ivanhoe v Aspeden – 16 June 2013 On the positive side another lovely ground, excellent tea, friendly opposition and most importantly a welcome back to the skipper for his first game of the season. Unfortunately after taking 3 quick wickets after a good Aspenden opening first wicket stand to reduce them to 75 for 3 a quick fire 66 from the ...
  • Ivanhoe v Hatch End – 8 June 2013 Batting first Phil P (15) and Den (37) with a 2nd wicket stand of 50 took the score to 62 for 2 after 14 overs and a 200+ score looked on the cards. However with 3 wickets then falling in quick succession it was a 6th wicket stand of 69 between Phil K (38) and ...
  • Ivanhoe v Hawridge & Cholesbury – 1 June 2013 Well it wasn’t quite blazing June, but the sun came out and the wind dropped .. and this brought out some of the Ivanhoe walking wounded (good to see Andy and his carer Adrian.. or is it the other way round). Congratulations to Andy H for managing to get a fixture with all the changes ...
  • Ivanhoe v Battersea Badgers – 26 May 2013 After last week’s fine batting performance old frailties returned as Ives attempted to chase down a challenging score set by Battersea Badgers. Bowling first Andy H bowled 2 excellent spells to finish with 3 for 17 in 9 overs and with Bass also bowling well for his 5 overs for 22 runs the early scoring was ...
  • Ivanhoe v Mathews – 18 May 2013 On another overcast day Ives were put into bat in a time game and made steady progress against nagging bowling from the Mathews openers. Helped by some missed catches Den (30) & Bob (26) put on 51 for the opening stand which was the starter before the main course as first Raj Shah in his ...
  • Ivanhoe v Arkley – 11 May 2013 Whilst persistent heavy showers eventually caused the match to be abandoned, at that point with 10 overs to go in a time match all 3 results were still possible. Having won the toss Bob elected to bat and against a good opening spell from the Arkley openers runs were hard to come by averaging only 2 ...
  • Ivanhoe v GWR – 4 May 2013 After a sudden heavy hailstorm threatened to cancel the match before it started play eventual got underway 75 minutes late with Ives electing to bowl first in a reduced 35 over game. Denis and Andy H lead the way with tight opening spells but without success on the wicket front and although Richard ...
  • Ivanhoe v Chalfont St Peter – 28 April 2013 Only ten men took the field for each team on this chilly Sunday at the end of April.  Ivanhoe fielded well with good bowling spells for Evans, Hausler and Parnell R taking the lion’s share of the wickets.  Chalfont put up some early resistance but folded after the openers went to finish on a total ...
  • Ivanhoe v Ashford – 19 April 2013 Limited highlights: Ives 101 all out, with Bob playing a captains innings of 44 with not much help from anyone else, but mention of Daniel for his 8no at the end which at least pushed the score into three figures. For the bowling all 3 wickets fell to Andy H with 3 for 12 ...
  • Ivanhoe v Hillingdon Manor – 29 September 2012 As with last week Ives found themselves facing a team with a sprinkling of 1st team players which was always likely to make it a difficult match and having elected to bat Den, Earle, Chris B and Richard quickly found the extravagant swing of Hillingdon’s opening bowler too much to handle as they all departed ...
  • Ivanhoe v Woodford Green – 22 September 2012 Charge of Ivanhoe brigade Cannon to right of them,Cannon to left of them,Cannon in front of them ,Volley’d and thunder’d; Storm’d at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well,Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell , Rode the eleven . OTT maybe, but it seems to sum this season up for me . Not ...
  • Ivanhoe V Old Merchant Taylors C.C 15 September 2012 Match Report v OMT 15.9.12 This was our first visit to the new OMT ground at the school site.. and most impressive everything was. The pavilion/bar/pitch .. even carpets in the changing rooms.. but our hosts continued with the same hospitality of old and the time declaration match was played in a great atmosphere. Having won the ...
  • Ivanhoe v Mayfield – 9 September 2012 Having won the toss Bob elected to bat on another hot afternoon but after 2 overs with the score 6 for 2 he must have wondered whether that was a good decision.  However 3rd and 5th wicket stands of 85 each firstly by Phil P (28) and Richard (40) and then Phil K (33) and ...
  • Ivanhoe v Sheen – 1 September 2012 Ham is a long way to go for a game of cricket but it was definitely worth it.  Ivanhoe had a bat first while we waited for the stragglers to negotiate the M25. Traffic delays meant a 35 over game. Openers Chris B and Dennis worked hard to stave off a quality Sheen bowling attack. ...
  • Ivanhoe V Bourne End – 27 August 2012 After Saturdays emphatic win down to earth with a bump as Bourne End racked up 250 for 5 in a time game.  With wickets hard to come by after the first wicket fell to Ciaran with 11 on the board an excellent opening spells by him and Andy C the floodgates opened later in the ...
  • Ivanhoe v Crouch End – 25 August 2012 With thunder rumbling and lightning in the distance the threat of this match being abandoned was never far away but despite this for the 2nd week running, and after seeing off a good opening spell from Crouch End, a maiden half century was scored for the Ives, this time a fine 82 by Andy H ...
  • Ivanhoe v Old Citizens – 18 August 2012 With the temperature in the 30’s not a day to find yourself in the field with only 5 bowlers at skipper Bob’s disposal  first but that was the situation that Ive’s faced after losing the toss. Bob took the view correctly to bowl all the bowlers in short bursts with Richard opening with Denis.  On a ...
  • Ivanhoe v Wealdsone Cor. – 11 August 2012 Not a result to improve the skipper’s knee. Having won the toss and elected to bat the Ives innings looked to be off to a good start as Denis (10) and Phil P (19) put on 29 for the 1st wicket.  Unfortunately from there the score quickly took a turn for the worse and after 17 ...
  • Ivanhoe v Chaseville – 4 August 2012 In the absence of injured skipper Adrian and vice captain Bob, backpacking somewhere in Australia, Ciaran took the helm for the first time and having won the toss inserted the opposition on a very damp track for a timed match . With Andy C (8 overs for only 24 runs) and Lawrence bowling tight opening spells ...
  • Ivanhoe v’s Ilford Catholics C.C – 21 July 2012 (including Club record score by Denis Evans!) Well what a day for records.  First and foremost the highest score for the club of 131 held by Dave Howard for five decades or more has finally fallen. Many have tried and been close over the years but it has finally fallen thanks to Denis and an unbeaten 135 not out. Added to that was ...
  • Ivanhoe v Bamville – 1 July 2012 Cut the noose we have another win! So it wasn’t as dramatic as that but after throwing away many winning positions this season Ives managed to not do so this time! Ivanhoe lost the toss and were asked to bowl first, clearly remembering the last time Ives played here Bamville wanted this to be a slow torture! ...
  • Ivanhoe v Bamville – 23 June 2012 On what has become the norm for this summer, a windy, wet day, Ivanhoe CC looked to avenge the comprehensive beating they had been given by Bamville CC the previous year. Woodcock and Parnell opened the bowling, after keeping it tight in the opening overs, Ivanhoe had Bamville with less than 50 runs coming in ...
  • Ivanhoe v Hawridge & Cholesbury -9 June 2012 The first fixture after our tour brought us to Hawridge & Cholesbury CC. A last minute fixture but a great spot thanks to ‘The Fox’! Not too sure now but I think skip won the toss and put us in the field. Anyhow, we were fielding first! Hawridge’s batsmen looked as though they were digging in well ...
  • Ivanhoe v Corinthians – 16 June 2012 This was a game played against the odds.. and whilst the rain did not really feature, the wind resembled “Force 9 from Navarone” (A. Hausler). Having lost the toss, Ivanhoe fielders were relieved, with it so cold and windy, to find that the opposition had put us in to bat, and what a mistake that seemed ...
  • Ivanhoe v Knowle Village – 5 June 2012 After continual rain for virtually the whole of the previous 36 hours the chances of playing this match after the previous day’s washout looked slim. However thanks to the oppo’s artificial strip the match was able to go ahead as planned on what turned out to be a dry sunny afternoon. Playing against a generally young ...
  • Ivanhoe v Jaguar CC – 26 May 2012 On a glorious May day Ivanhoe played Jaguar CC, a late selection from the fixture list, but hopefully lesser components given their vegetarian preferences versus the red-bloody carnivores of Ives. Alas it was not be, carnivores or not, 3 bad omens soon appeared. 1. They arrived early. 2. They were practicing. 3. They were a ...
  • Ivanhoe v Rivetts – 19 May 2012 First game of the 2012 season, on what could be described as soft wicket and outfield.   Ives win the toss and ask Rivetts to bat in a 40 over game. Opening the bowling, Richard and Andy ccc. It’s not long before Richard strikes with a fine catch from Sid who kept busy in the field. ...
  • Southill 10th Sept 2011 Nice to see you, to see you, nice! A familiar catch phrase in honour of our beloved skipper for this match. A beautiful setting would inspire any cricketer to perform at his best. The wicket looked well used with pot holes at each crease, however this was indeed a bats runway. With the weather threatening from ...
  • Hillingdon Manor 24th Sept 2011 Summer’s here at last. Pity it’s arrived just in time for the last game of the season, played under a blue sky and with the sun shining. Away to Hillingdon Manor and having won the toss Ady, knowing our sometime’s batting frailties, bravely elected to bat.  As it turned out it was very nearly an inspired decision ...
  • Wealdstone Corinthians 17th Sept 2011 Little would anyone have thought, on arriving at an overcast, windy and distinctly cool Cavendish Sports Ground what an enthralling match was to unfold. Apart from the weather, the omens did not look good with a wicket as unkempt as Bob’s beard and as green as Andy looked on his first morning all those years ...
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