- Ivanhoe CC vs Monks Risborough – 17th Sept 2023
A late addition to the calendar, as no-one had been booked to test their mettle against Ivanhoe, Monks Risborough stepped up to offer us a game. Once again, to Buckinghamshire Ivanhoe set forth.
Many grounds have idiosyncrasies, from the shelves and roman pottery at Verulamium, the tree on the field at Theydon Bois, strange dimensions at ...
- Ibstone CC vs Ivanhoe – 10 Sept 2023
Friday dawned bright, heatwaves promised across Hertfordshire for the forthcoming weekend, the prospect of an artificial pitch necessitating soft spikes and running shoes loomed large. The prospect of revenge, all the sweeter given the forecast and probable pitch conditions and recent run of close games brought optimism to all registered for the game…at least until ...
- Ives vs Harrowdene CC – 13th August 2023
Ivanhoe have challenged themselves over the last couple of years against the powerhouse team of Harrowdene CC A timed game in 2021 saw the Ives in desperate trouble but a powerhouse performance from Bob Collins and a controlled innings from Saqib both saved the game and brought the chance of victory but honours finished even. ...
- Theydon Bois CC vs Ives – 30th July 2023
Ivanhoe at Theydon Bois – The game that wasn’t
The Ives travelled to the lovely ground that Theydon Bois call home – last year we were serenaded by piano concertos from a nearby house as a tightly fought game came down on the side of Theydon.
The curse of 2023’s weather had temporarily abated but under leaden ...
- Ives vs N2CC – 11th June 2023
The eidolon of victory
Sometimes after a game we Ives sit down and say ‘if only’, or ‘it was so close’, or ‘one more wicket would have changed everything’. There are other instances when the result was never in doubt, as a new ball burst knocked the stuffing out of one team or other…or a total ...
- Belmont & Edgware CC vs Ives – 21st May 2023
Returning to Belmont & Edgware for an early season game, Ivanhoe had high hopes repeating the performance of last year (https://www.ivanhoecc.co.uk/2022/05/ivanhoe-cc-vs-belmont-and-edgware-22nd-may-2022/) – however all was not aligned with last year…for one thing, it was not the final game of the Premier League season, so no cheeky checking of phones to stay appraised of the score, ...
- Croxley Guild CC vs Ives – 4th June 2023
The day dawned bright, weather perfect for the Ives to journey to the Croxley Sports complex, a venue many had driven past frequently but hadn’t realised it was there…Fresh and hungry were Ivanhoe for a grudge match – no it cannot be described as a grudge as the game was played in too good a ...
- Octopus CC vs Ivanhoe – 7th May 2023
A particularly late season start for Ives, following a rain soaked Spring; this match was a bonus following the rain of previous days and the forecast for the following day.
Returning to Ally Pally where a victory was achieved in the previous August, the pitch was a very different prospect this time – surprisingly playable but ...
- Nets – 8th March 2023
Snow on the ground, hot and sticky conditions at the nets – who says the cricket season looms on the horizon? Only 4 brave, hardy and committed souls managed to overcome the conditions and make it to what turned out to be a test of fire and brimstone…
Somehow we lost track of time and went ...
- Nets – 1st March 2023
A new month dawned and brought out Ives in droves to the Hatfield Leisure centre. We were fortunate to have two nets once again, so there was no issue in accommodating all of us as we ease ever closer to the first ball of the season on an outdoor pitch.
The theme of the night was ...
- Nets – 8th Feb 2023
The second iteration of Ivanhoes 2023 net sessions was another brilliant evening. 8 intrepid souls ventured out in the sun zero conditions to hone their skills…and what skills were on display.
The cold weather outside belied the white hot atmosphere as again the Ives utilized two nets to give everyone a decent quarter hour of batting. ...
- Nets – 1st Feb 2023
First net session of the season – start as you mean to go on!
9 brave souls ventured out on a freezing evening for the first of Ivanhoe’s net sessions of 2023. Fortunately, although only one lane had been booked there was a spare we overflowed into and two batters were facing the music all evening. ...
- Octopus CC vs Ivanhoe CC – 28th Aug 2022
A time game in the shadow of Alexandra Palace, Ives completed the double against a team we have lost to in the past. Bravely choosing to bat first, skipper Collins sent in Abramson Snr (after a long Commonwealth Games enforced absence) and Mabs (who rarely gets to bat these days!). One of those choices paid ...
- Theydon Bois CC vs Ivanhoe CC – 31st July 2022
Oh sing of the brave travellers, of Rich and Will, John and Steve, Venky and Vijay, Tristan and Prasad, Bob, Phil and Hansi who journeyed into Essex to take on Theydon Bois on a sun-baked and gently rolling ground…at least that’s what everyone found second time around as the postcode lead to an allotment…something the ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs Ley Hill CC – 26th June 2022
Always a treat to return to hospitable Ley Hill, and even better to be in midsummer and not just the end of season September weather lottery – and to think this author played a season for them in 1980! And even better was that a very acceptable tea was on the menu – how times ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs Haddenham CC – 19th June 2022
Bravely the delegation from Ivanhoe proceeded to the outskirts of Amersham to take on Haddenham, in a fixture that is new to the rota – but will surely become a regular fixture.
Sometimes a game of cricket can be determined by a moment of luck, outrageous skill or the weather…this game certainly had all of these ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs North Weald – 29th May 2022
Ives batted first on a decidedly shaggy pitch, with Bob Collins and Philip K demonstrating exquisite timing, power batting and consummate ease in putting on 70 for the opening wicket…the opposition were crying out Nero’s legion to descend and lay waste to the ground to put them out of their misery, such was the command ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs Belmont and Edgware – 22nd May 2022
Ivanhoe’s second away game of the season saw them visit a lovely ground at Buttonhole Lane in Finchley, for match against Belmont and Edgware. The warm summer air greeted all and sundry for a somewhat early start, as mettle was to be tested on a pitch with a lovely dome at one end that threated ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs Octopus CC – 8th May 2022
The rosy fingered dawn greeted the hallowed turf of Verulamium park on Sunday 8 May, ready for Ivanhoe’s first home game of the season. A flat pitch situated in the rolling, verdant fields of the tree lined and picturesque countryside, overlooked by the cathedral proved an idyllic setting to test our mettle.
Captain Richard won the ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs Chipperfield Clarendon CC – 2nd May 2022
Under leaden skies, Ivanhoe’s 2022 season got underway at the picturesque ground in Chipperfield, as the Ives bravely took the field having been favoured by winning the toss. Drizzle in the air did not deter the plucky Ives, the cool breezes and damp outfield could not sway the brave Ives, nor could the sloping and ...
- Ivanhoe CC Vs Sandon Strollers 11th August 2019
Sandon batted first in a timed game. The openers were cautious in response to excellent opening spells from Woodcock and Parnell R, but it took some time before they each claimed a wicket, not helped by dropped catches (off Parnell). Replaced by the very economical but unlucky Prasad (188.8.131.52) and Loveday who bowled a pleasing ...
- Batchworth CC vs Ivanhoe CC 4th August 2019
The match was played at Rickmansworth CC. Nice scenic
setting with good clubhouse and bar. Pitch was hard, pockmarked with a grassy
As ever my prediction of a fast pitch was completely wrong
with the ball keeping quite slow and low. Ivanhoe won the toss and sent in
Batchworth, who had 10 players, into bat.
They had a slow start, ...
- Bentley Heath CC vs Ivanhoe CC (A) 7th July 2019
After a number of close losses Ivanhoe finally prospered
with its first win of the season.
It was an emphatic victory. We played at Bentley Heaths
lovely ground in the Wroxham Park estate.
The pitch looked a bit dodgy and so it transpired with the
ball shooting up and down unpredictably for both sets of batsmen.
Bentley Heath were weaker on ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs Octopus CC (H) 30th June 2019
runs for13 wickets: not a bad afternoon for cricket but Ives were on the wrong
side of the result, a match they had not looked like losing for long periods.
the toss Ives batted on a used but benign strip. Openers Abrahamson and
Kenchington faced the strongest bowling of the day and both perished. Parnell R
- Ivanhoe CC vs Rosaneri CC (h) 23rd June 2019
After having been inserted Ivanhoe enjoyed a slow but steady opening partnership between Collins and Kenchington, against tight opening bowling. With the change of bowlers came more opportunities and Kenchington (48) took them with a number of aggressively struck boundaries. He had to go, with the total 63, to a stunning one handed catch and Rosaneri ...
- Highgate Irregulars vs Ivanhoe CC (A) 9th June 2019
This match was
organised very late in the day due to the Cancellation by Botany Bay.
We played at the
quite picturesque Old Cholmeleians CC ground which is off Hendon Wood lane in
Ivanhoe was a
little weak in numbers (10) with a couple of newbies brought along by Richard.
It was a 40 over
Match and Ivanhoe batted first.
Our lowest score ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs North Weald – 2nd June 2019
game of season always takes extra organisation, collecting together everything
needed, so thanks to all for helping out, with Richard sourcing the urn and
boundary markers and Adrian delivering the tea pot. Even the club kit was
On a rock
hard surface North Weald elected to bat in a time game. Skipper, Parnell R,
gave the bowlers short spells, ...
- Reach CC vs Ivanhoe CC – 26th May 2019
This was originally a Tour fixture for the Tour that never
was. So after meeting for a pleasant Brunch at Newmarket we headed to the
outskirts of the village of Reach where our opponents relatively new Cricket
Field was located. The field was sat in a patch of National Trust land,
surrounded by recent plantings of fruit and traditional ...
- Potten End CC vs Ivanhoe (A) 19th May 2019
This was a last minute arranged match due to Coopersale
cancelling on us; Potten End were stronger than us but
promised to “make a match of it”. Sometimes in Cricket Parlance that
means the opposition will somewhat limit the Batting practise that their
first team Batsmen get. So we weren’t annihilated, instead we were beaten
Potten End batted first ...
- Arkley V Ivanhoe CC – 11th May 2019
finally got underway at Arkley on a day of mixed weather, and, after the recent
rain, a very stodgy track. A timed game, Ives were inserted, having lost the
difficult to come by, and the openers did well to blunt the opening attack,
until Parnell P departed. Kenchington complemented watchful defence with some
powerful blows and reached ...
- Sandon Strollers Vs Ivanhoe (away) 2nd Sept 2018
Thanks to our enterprising and resourceful fixture secretary this last minute fixture was clutched from the ether and proved to be a jewel that will be worth keeping at all costs. Following a very eventful journey for some (including avoiding head on crashes with yellow sports cars, dodging Hare Krishna and avoiding being sideswiped on ...
- Ivanhoe v Pinner CC (home) 11 August 2018
A replacement fixture arranged late in the preceding week against potentially much stronger opposition was made into an excellent traditional game of timed cricket by the opposition captain and his very good natured team. A weak Ivanhoe rose to the occasion, appreciating positive but friendly opposition.
Pinner batted first and set off as in a 20:20 ...
- Old Citizens vs Ivanhoe CC (A) – 14th July 2018
Both teams struggled to put a full side out and in the end it was agreed to have an abbreviated 30 over match between the two 10 person sides,
both containing some youngsters.
The day was extremely hot with the sun beating down on Ivanhoe who fielded first.
First incident of the day was a strained thigh muscle ...
- Wooburn Narkovians vs Ivanhoe CC (Away) – 8th July 2018
On the hottest day of the year Ivanhoe visited Wooburn Green, where the facilities were ideal, even including a shady spot under the scorer’s tree.
Skipper Woodcock won the toss and much to the joy of Ives, he elected to bat. After the early loss of Abrahamson, a second wicket stand between Parnell R and Dancer ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs Rosanari CC (Home) 24th June 2018
Again a thoroughly nice bunch of blokes to play cricket against – Rosneri being a wandering team made up from North Londoners.
Ivanhoe batted first again and scored 216 for the loss of only 5 wickets.
After a knock of 32 from Collins, M.Parnell scored 55 – his first for the club (well done Matt!!), then innings ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs North Weald (Home) – 17th June 2018
North Weald were a replacement for Arkley who pulled out being unable to get a team together.
Ivanhoe won easily enough for a change scoring 154 after batting first – Collings (42), P.Parnell (34) and Dancer (35) leading the way.
North Weald were then bowled out for 62 – Dancer (4-12), Christie (2-10), and S Parnell (2 ...
- Botany Bay CC vs Ivanhoe CC (Away) 10th June 2018
What a game!!
Lovely weather, lovely ground, friendly oppo with game played in right spirit, lovely tea, and really good performance from Ivanhoe with ……. a win for us!!!!
Botany Bay batted first. Andrew (1-27) and Ciaran (3-25; fantastic spell) opened. Prasad bowled really well and unlucky to finish 0-33. Richard chimed in with a good spell ...
- Ivanhoe CC vs Bovingdon CC (Win) 27.5.18
With the toss won and opposition inserted, Christie and Prasad opened the bowling. Prasad was the revelation with swing bowling moving the ball both ways in a hot and humid atmosphere. He claimed 2 key wickets of the best of the opposing batters. Bovingdon found it difficult to get the ball away and Ivanhoe’s 8 ...
- Coopersale CC vs Ivanhoe CC (Win) 20th May 2018
Fixture secretary arranged this game in Essex late but everything went swimmingly… lovely ground, very fair hard wicket, a very sporting opposition of equivalent standard to us.. and 330 runs for 20 wickets with Ives holding their nerves for a win.
Skipper Woodcock opted to bat after winning the toss.. a rare choice and a welcome ...
- Uxbridge Casuals v Ivanhoe (Loss) – Sun 13th May
Ivanhoe was soundly beaten.
But I think we sort of enjoyed the Pitch, the tea, the social atmosphere etc.
Apparently Ivanhoe has had bad experiences with teams whose Name includes the word “Casual”!!
Nothing casual about these Chaps other than the casual way the ball repeatedly disappeared over the boundary.
Uxbridge Casuals batted first and scored 341 for the ...
- South Loughton CC Vs Ivanhoe CC (Loss) 21 Apr 18
Our season began in what seemed to be the height of summer. Sun blazed in the sky and temperature soared throughout the morning. However, this is England and welcome cloud and refreshing but slight drizzle arrived in the second innings. After the rain and cold of recent weeks, South Loughton had worked miracles to get ...
- 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
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.
- 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
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
Bob 57, Richard 45, Prasad 18, Ciaran 11
- Ivanhoe v Chesham 6 June 2016
Ivanhoe 133 all out in 41 overs. Chesham 93 for 8 in 38 overs,
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
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
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 .
- 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 ...