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  • 12 May AVCC v Marden
    Good win today against Marden to win back the Richard Cox Cup
  • 1 May FOSS v AVCC
    Our usual season curtain raiser…and played on the plateau of Amesbury, with the charms of the usual biting wind even though the evening was largely sunny and mild.
  • 14 Jun AVCC v Amesbury Farmers
    We were back Thursday evening in the sun and breezes at home to Amesbury Farmers. An unusual 20/20 fixture as the Farners always bring an excellent tea with them…courtesy largely of Mrs Morrison. Plenty of nice chocolate cakes, victoria sponge, scones with cream and jam…….. Not a good start, as AVCC had 8 players due to very late drop outs including post scheduled kick off time. We were kindly allowed to bat and Jon Wolverson and Hugh Norman (welcome back for his first game of the season, and looking grown up). Both handled the early bowling well, and both were out when looking good to progress on 17 apiece. Jamie Corden, reluctant to bat, went in at 3. Smashed an excellent looking 4 for his first ball, showed us a range of good shots around the wicket and looked every part a batsman - retiring on 31 n.o. having scored 5 boundaries. After this the momentum slowed although the score book ticked over and we concluded on 114-3, with Rory Plank scoring 9 and our 2 potential pensioners - Dudley Perrin and Graham Newland (combined age of 128) in at the death being unbeaten both on 1 n.o. Daley and Graham have shared more end of the innings unbeaten tan any other pairing in the club. Not sure what that means, but as resident stato, I know these things :) It never looked enough, especially having been fattened up with the tea from the Farmers. Nevertheless, we attacked with gusto and between the 4th and 6th overs took out 3 wickets of dangerous batsmen - with Peter Williams takin 2 (1 courtesy of a fine running catch by Rory and one a fine catch by interim wicket keeper Jon Wolverson who performed the role admirably). Tom Campbell took one in an excellent spell of bowling at the same time and we felt we were in with a chance. 31-3. However, the new batsman hit 4 sixes in a row off Peter (4-0-45-2), and before we knew it the Farmers had sailed past us and were well over the rate. Although good bowling by the Campbells - Tom especially (3-0-11-1) and dad, Simon (3-0-6-0) - and Hugh Norman (4-0-16-2) slowed them down, we never quite got close enough and we were passed in the 18th over. Good game of cricket, good evening, and I think a rematch would be good…especially if AVCC can put 11 bodies in the field reliably.
 
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Welcome to the Avon Valley Cricket Club

We are based at Rushall, but aim to draw cricketers from the villages of the Upper Avon Valley and beyond, including the Manningford, Charlton, North Newton, Upavon, Enford, Fittleton, Haxton, Netheravon, Figheldean, Milston and Durrington.

The club was founded in 2012. Its ethos is to link the valley up by playing and enjoying cricket, to foster community, to encourage young people into the game and to abide by the spirit of cricket.

We have one adult cricket team initially, open to all regardless of age, race, sex, talent or lack of it, playing a mixture of Sunday afternoon and evening T20 games.   In the future, we hope to develop youth teams and enter a team in the local Saturday league.

This website is regularly updated with club news, views and results.

If you wish to find out more please contact Simon Campbell on 07464 547032 or simon@enfordhouse.co.uk