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  • AVCC v Collingbourne
    8 September 2013

    Woe and general misery as AVCC came up short in a 35 over clash with local rivals Collingbourne. AVCC scored 163 for 9 in their allotted 35, but Collingbourne coasted home in the 31st over with only 4 wickets down.

  • Urchfont v AVCC
    1 September 2013

    AVCC glory hunters chased down 151 in 35 overs with 5 overs but only 1 wicket spare. Everyone got a bat, but it was a close shave.

  • AVCC v Mildenhall
    25 August 2013

    A close, low scoring game was won by Mildenhall's unbreakable eight wicket partnership.

  • AVCC v Burbage
    11 August 2013

    A bright and breezy afternoon at Rushall, with Burbage winning the toss and deciding to bat first. A small crowd gathered, swelled by the presence of some of Rory Plank's wedding guests.

  • Winterbourne v AVCC
    4 August 2013

    A close game that could have gone either way, eventually went the wrong way, but the blow was softened by the bar in our hosts' pavilion.

  • Wilcott v AVCC
    21 July 2013

    Local derby goes the wrong way in a tight match.

  • AVCC v Erlestoke
    17 July 2013

    AVCC made it 3 wins out of 3 last night against Erlestoke, if you count the game at the chilly end of September last year.

  • AVCC v All Cannings
    14 July 2013

    Another hot day saw us take on the mighty All Cannings yesterday. Our beloved leader had deserted us to play for some other outfit, I gather they won rather easily but any allegations Simon had shirked off to bolster his averages should wait for the official enquiry.

  • Erlestoke v AVCC
    7 July 2013

    Man was it hot yesterday! Hotter than Andy Murray's jock-strap, I thought. Not that I'm complaining mind - about the weather, that is.

  • AVCC v Farley
    16 June 2013

    The youngsters of Farley gave our grizzled veterans a demonstration of the benefits of being able to run, jump, and bend over.

  • Collingbourne v AVCC
    6 June 2013

    In a match of high tension, AVCC were victorious tonight against a gritty Collingbourne side chasing down 131 with 2 balls to spare.

  • AVCC v Urchfont
    22 May 2013

    AVCC played their first game of the season at home on Wednesday, a T20 clash against established local big noises, Urchfont.

  • Marden v AVCC
    19 May 2013

    AVCC went down to a gut-wrenching defeat to the might of Marden yesterday - local derby - however chance of redemption remains in the return fixture T20 on Wed 29 May.

 
 
Sunday, 14 July 2013

AVCC v All Cannings

Another hot day saw us take on the mighty All Cannings yesterday. Our beloved leader had deserted us to play for some other outfit, I gather they won rather easily but any allegations Simon had shirked off to bolster his averages should wait for the official enquiry.

The stand-in skipper did manage to win the toss and after considering for a nano-second whether to field in 30 degree heat, opted to bat instead. The All Cannings skipper suggested reducing the match to 35 overs due to the heat, and I tried not to show too much relief while reluctantly agreeing. We started the match in good spirits, inspired by hearing that England had sneaked home against Australia by a mere 15 runs.

AVCC put on a pretty good show, starting strongly with an 80 run opening partnership between Dan Thornburn (top scorer with 55) and Tim Gent. Further contributions from Angus Harley (33 in his first innings for us), Mike Parr, Greg Caswell and Peter Williams saw us set a challenging target of 193.

Sadly, not challenging enough. The All Cannings openers put on 129 without offering a single chance that I can remember, despite some solid bowling. Jon Wolverston bowled a great opening spell for only 21 runs off 4 overs and deserved more luck. Warwick Hall's spell was erratic but included some great deliveries and the batsmen actually only scored 8 runs off him, although Warwick will concede they weren't quite sure where the ball was going next. Graham Newland, Peter Williams, Greg Caswell and Rory Plank bowled manfully, with Peter picking up our solitary wicket before All Cannings won with a few overs to spare. We're not saying exactly how many.

We had an enjoyable game of cricket accompanied by an outstanding Tea from Nikki Vesey.