Archive for May, 2009

Burgess Hill

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Burgess Hills’ Innings Beamers’

Burgess Hill

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Burgess Hills’ Innings Beamers’

Burgess Hill Tommorow

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Burgess Hill Tommorow

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Tangmere Match Report

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Cold, wet and frankly a day for calling it off. But we didn’t and we
played.
A prompt 2.10 start saw the beamers win the toss and decide to bowl. The
thinking being that poor early batting conditions would be replaced
later scorching sunshine, successful run chase! With Tangmere at 153 – 0
the skipper was beginning to have second thoughts. The game started in
sunshine with some highish whispy cloud and a damp pitch. The opening
attack of Mussett (first outing of the season and only 3 short of the
second time he will have passed 500 Beamer’s wickets) and Lowe
(returning after last week’s searing second spell) bowled with pace,
tenacity and in Marlon’s case accuracy. Pete Bailey behind the stumps
was having to be at his acrobatic best for the occasional Musso ball
which just drifted past the leg stump.
Four overs later and it started to drizzle. Not hard enough to go off
but hard enough to turn Marlon’s cricketing spikes into footwear
normally seen adorning the lower limbs of Torville and Dean.
Run ups shortened, pace dropped, runs flowed.
The skidding Lowe was replaced by the now frowning skipper who trundled
in for a few with one notable delivery missing the outside edge by a
whisker and three not so notable full tosses casually dispatched over
mid-wicket for 6!
Muttering Musset was replaced by the veteran Renshaw who bowled with
dependable length and inswing. Sadly it was not to be Mark’s day either
with none of the several, admittedly difficult, half chances staying in
the fielders grip for long enough for the umpire to decide that the ball
was fully under control.
Time to turn to spin.
From the bottom end beautiful, nagging line and length off-spin from the
Southern Hemispherean left arm of Billy Hughie (spelling?). From the top
end the distinctive spitting leg breaks of Rigby R. That slowed them
donw a bit!
Jan was masterful in her timing of arriving with the paper cups just in
time for the drinks break and only just after the Tangmere opening bat
enquired of the skipper as to whether drinks were “problematic”.
An inspiring team talk was all that was needed to refuel and rejuvenate
the slightly sagging moral of the by now rather soggy Beamers and after
drinks new optimism was evident. Hughie (spelling?) with 11-0-3-17
reduced the oppo to nervous twitching sloggers and Rigby chipped in with
some bamboozlment of his own and even a rare LBW pitching on leg and
staying straight.
With the end of the innings approaching Mussett was brought back from
the top end to rediscover some magic and rip out the tail, a plan which
was only patially successful.
Tangmere 221 – 4
With a rather large hill to climb the skipper decided to open with thte
big guns only to find that the young gun had pulled hamstring and could
barely walk. A runner was discussed and very rapidly dismissed as
foolishness.
And so experience was decided upon for a thoughtful platform with the
fireworks to come later. At 1-2 another rethink was in order!
In walks the Southern Hemispherean left arm this time with the rest of
his limbs accompanied by Maf “do not, whatever else you do, play across
the line”Moor.
A splendid exhibition of hitting provided us with some hope Billy 44,
Maf 20. In comes the Sri Lanken Marlon Lowe slightly up in the order and
how he responded. Measured defence and attack resulting in a superb 40.
This was followed by Rigby R with a flowing, gracious 31.
The sad truth though wsa the run rate which started at about 6 had
climbed to over 10 and with the fall of Riggers we dhad to batton down
the hatches and not only against the rain which had persisted throughout
the innings to make the day unpleasant.
It was left to Bailey and Rigby B (hamstring, no runner and indeed no
running at all) to see out the last 4 overs which they successfully did.
A draw Beamers remain unbeaten in 2009.
Well done to Tangmere by the way for an exhibition of batting and
sticking at the fielding in the sogginess when many would have whinged
and pulled off. A fine group of men who we will be pleased to visit next
year.

Tangmere Inns Beamers’

Siddo writes:

Tangmere Match Report

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Cold, wet and frankly a day for calling it off. But we didn’t and we
played.
A prompt 2.10 start saw the beamers win the toss and decide to bowl. The
thinking being that poor early batting conditions would be replaced
later scorching sunshine, successful run chase! With Tangmere at 153 – 0
the skipper was beginning to have second thoughts. The game started in
sunshine with some highish whispy cloud and a damp pitch. The opening
attack of Mussett (first outing of the season and only 3 short of the
second time he will have passed 500 Beamer’s wickets) and Lowe
(returning after last week’s searing second spell) bowled with pace,
tenacity and in Marlon’s case accuracy. Pete Bailey behind the stumps
was having to be at his acrobatic best for the occasional Musso ball
which just drifted past the leg stump.
Four overs later and it started to drizzle. Not hard enough to go off
but hard enough to turn Marlon’s cricketing spikes into footwear
normally seen adorning the lower limbs of Torville and Dean.
Run ups shortened, pace dropped, runs flowed.
The skidding Lowe was replaced by the now frowning skipper who trundled
in for a few with one notable delivery missing the outside edge by a
whisker and three not so notable full tosses casually dispatched over
mid-wicket for 6!
Muttering Musset was replaced by the veteran Renshaw who bowled with
dependable length and inswing. Sadly it was not to be Mark’s day either
with none of the several, admittedly difficult, half chances staying in
the fielders grip for long enough for the umpire to decide that the ball
was fully under control.
Time to turn to spin.
From the bottom end beautiful, nagging line and length off-spin from the
Southern Hemispherean left arm of Billy Hughie (spelling?). From the top
end the distinctive spitting leg breaks of Rigby R. That slowed them
donw a bit!
Jan was masterful in her timing of arriving with the paper cups just in
time for the drinks break and only just after the Tangmere opening bat
enquired of the skipper as to whether drinks were “problematic”.
An inspiring team talk was all that was needed to refuel and rejuvenate
the slightly sagging moral of the by now rather soggy Beamers and after
drinks new optimism was evident. Hughie (spelling?) with 11-0-3-17
reduced the oppo to nervous twitching sloggers and Rigby chipped in with
some bamboozlment of his own and even a rare LBW pitching on leg and
staying straight.
With the end of the innings approaching Mussett was brought back from
the top end to rediscover some magic and rip out the tail, a plan which
was only patially successful.
Tangmere 221 – 4
With a rather large hill to climb the skipper decided to open with thte
big guns only to find that the young gun had pulled hamstring and could
barely walk. A runner was discussed and very rapidly dismissed as
foolishness.
And so experience was decided upon for a thoughtful platform with the
fireworks to come later. At 1-2 another rethink was in order!
In walks the Southern Hemispherean left arm this time with the rest of
his limbs accompanied by Maf “do not, whatever else you do, play across
the line”Moor.
A splendid exhibition of hitting provided us with some hope Billy 44,
Maf 20. In comes the Sri Lanken Marlon Lowe slightly up in the order and
how he responded. Measured defence and attack resulting in a superb 40.
This was followed by Rigby R with a flowing, gracious 31.
The sad truth though wsa the run rate which started at about 6 had
climbed to over 10 and with the fall of Riggers we dhad to batton down
the hatches and not only against the rain which had persisted throughout
the innings to make the day unpleasant.
It was left to Bailey and Rigby B (hamstring, no runner and indeed no
running at all) to see out the last 4 overs which they successfully did.
A draw Beamers remain unbeaten in 2009.
Well done to Tangmere by the way for an exhibition of batting and
sticking at the fielding in the sogginess when many would have whinged
and pulled off. A fine group of men who we will be pleased to visit next
year.

Tangmere Inns Beamers’

Siddo writes:

Crawley Down B-Lowe-n away!

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Rob Nic writes:

Headliners cried off (again) so we needed an emergency fixture and boy did Frank find us a cracker. Picturesque village ground encircled with a variety of trees, old pavilion with changing rooms round the back but more importantly tables (and bar!) inside groaning with all kinds of home made goodies…

Toss won, oppo inserted – Beamers, somethings are written in stone. But not necessarily opening bowling – Lowe first but then R Rigby (shades of Strauss at Lords perchance). And it was good – Marlon testing the well-built oppo skipper who chanced his arm and fetched a few streaky boundaries and runs came quickly. The first changes soon came to the rescue though – A&E with a couple of wickets including one with the ‘slower’ (?!?) ball and particularly Siddo, with 1 for 19 off 8, both bowling remarkably parsimonious spells.

Catches went down but wickets fell regularly with Rigby senior and the skipper picking up a few but it was the return to the openers that sealed Crawley Down’s fate. Marlon ended his first spell with the skipper’s wicket, he ended the second spell with the rest in a blistering display of fast bowling.

The tea. Just like the good old days – sitting on the outfield in the sunshine stuffing our faces with homemade goodies including some particularly tasty brownies (and not in the Preach style either).

Bailey and Brett, that well known firm of solicitors, opened steadily but it was the arrival of Rigby B with a new bat to knock in which started the unseasonal fireworks. Biff, Bang and indeed Pow with 17 in one over alone took us closer to home and he finished with a brutal 61.

His cousin, sporting a dashing headband and cap combination (and for a few overs no box, such was his daring) continued the good work assisted in a match winning partnership by Siddo, who with 28 capped a fine all round display.

A few team mates fell by the wayside but the result was never in doubt (well, ok it was a little bit) and with Jonners on the boundary eager as a beaver with a new dam to build the winning runs were expertly edged through the slips to the joy of the capacity crowd (ie Jan).

We finished an absolutely spiffing day with more scrummy cakes and lashings of London Pride…

Crawley Down Inns Beamers’

Crawley Down B-Lowe-n away!

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Rob Nic writes:

Headliners cried off (again) so we needed an emergency fixture and boy did Frank find us a cracker. Picturesque village ground encircled with a variety of trees, old pavilion with changing rooms round the back but more importantly tables (and bar!) inside groaning with all kinds of home made goodies…

Toss won, oppo inserted – Beamers, somethings are written in stone. But not necessarily opening bowling – Lowe first but then R Rigby (shades of Strauss at Lords perchance). And it was good – Marlon testing the well-built oppo skipper who chanced his arm and fetched a few streaky boundaries and runs came quickly. The first changes soon came to the rescue though – A&E with a couple of wickets including one with the ‘slower’ (?!?) ball and particularly Siddo, with 1 for 19 off 8, both bowling remarkably parsimonious spells.

Catches went down but wickets fell regularly with Rigby senior and the skipper picking up a few but it was the return to the openers that sealed Crawley Down’s fate. Marlon ended his first spell with the skipper’s wicket, he ended the second spell with the rest in a blistering display of fast bowling.

The tea. Just like the good old days – sitting on the outfield in the sunshine stuffing our faces with homemade goodies including some particularly tasty brownies (and not in the Preach style either).

Bailey and Brett, that well known firm of solicitors, opened steadily but it was the arrival of Rigby B with a new bat to knock in which started the unseasonal fireworks. Biff, Bang and indeed Pow with 17 in one over alone took us closer to home and he finished with a brutal 61.

His cousin, sporting a dashing headband and cap combination (and for a few overs no box, such was his daring) continued the good work assisted in a match winning partnership by Siddo, who with 28 capped a fine all round display.

A few team mates fell by the wayside but the result was never in doubt (well, ok it was a little bit) and with Jonners on the boundary eager as a beaver with a new dam to build the winning runs were expertly edged through the slips to the joy of the capacity crowd (ie Jan).

We finished an absolutely spiffing day with more scrummy cakes and lashings of London Pride…

Crawley Down Inns Beamers’