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The Nostell CC 2nd XI came back into existence on Saturday May 12th. I probably spent a decade or so in that team; losing more games than we won but eventually winning a division title in the same year that we were joined by Tony Hince (the player/run machine). Then it turned sour. Dwindling numbers [...]
I often dream about cricket! During such events I’m still bowling, the ball is swinging prodigiously and there is no pain (N.B. – I’m still uphill into the wind; even in a dream I know my place). Back in reality, for a home fixture against old rivals Rothwell I fulfilled my promise to help out [...]
Richie B is leaving more than Nostell CC. Early in April he is moving his family and everything but the kitchen sink (and a leather armchair available at a knock-down price) to Buenos Aries. To those that knew him well this will come as no surprise – Yorkshire was never going to be more than [...]
With the season at the half-way stage, and the holiday season in full swing I was tempted (begged? – Ed) to play my first Saturday fixture of the season, and my PDCL debut, against Ryhill. On a warm and sticky afternoon Nostell batted first and made a steady start while I got stuck into the [...]
Garforth PC vs Nostell 30th August 2008 Match Gallery Saturday saw Nostell visit Garforth PC for the last time and return victorious. Such a victory has been a rare event in the memory of all current players stretching back, dare I say it, 15+ years! This victory was the most convincing (or maybe only) victory [...]
Horbury Bridge vs Nostell St Oswalds 24th May 2008 Match Gallery On Saturday Nostell made the visit to Horbury Bridge CC for the first time in many a year and returned home unharmed and with a league win. On arriving at the ground the wicket was only distinguishable from the field due to the stumps [...]
Cookridge vs Nostell St. Oswalds 14th July 2007 Match Gallery As is the norm when playing at Cookridge, Nostell decided to concede the toss, preferring instead to inspect the streets of north Leeds and, delightfully, the outer ring-road. Nostell were invited to bat on a damp and slow wicket.
Scientific study. The naieve may believe that the state of a ‘select’ few of of the Nostell team on Saturday was unprofessional. Wrong!. I have, over a long period of time, been investigating the effect of alcohol the night before on cricket performance and I can now publish the findings.
Golden rules regarding respect.
Fantasy Nostell. The support of our friend Matt Crawford on Saturday got me thinking of all the players who have come and gone over the years. There are lots.
The in-fighting has begun. The following incidents have been noted this weekend:
The state of things. A reality check. Why is it we play the game again?
The men in white coats. Back in the dark days of division 4 we always played without umpires. LBW was just something that happened on TV. Then, seemingly all matches have 1 umpire except division 1 which has 2. Excellent.
Home, sweet home. Nostell entertain the old enemy Netherton next saturday. It will be, as ever, entertaining but it will feel good to be back home. So…we can enjoy home comforts such as: running water, electricity, lighting, fresh line-caught wild salmon sandwiches and a cup of tea. Add a bar area and the promise of [...]
It’s ugly, but we love it. Normal service resumes. The narrow minded amongst the league would view that any pitch not at the standard of Garforth last week is not up to scratch; that the only cricket to play is ‘hit it as hard and far as you can’. The Nostell pitch, always low, became [...]
Slog fest’ at the portacabin. I’ve played a lot of matches but not one quite like this. As bowlers we have become accustomed to putting the ball in a decent area and then letting the ball or wicket do all the work. We can’t be blamed for having this slack attitude because it almost always [...]