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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.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

AVCC v Erlestoke

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 made a very respectable 144 for 8 off their 20 overs, and Erlestoke fell 4 runs short, 140 for 7.  This makes Erlestoke our "bunnies", if we were Australian and "sledged" opposition like that  (not smiling now, are they, the Aussies!).

AVCC were inserted surprisingly by the opposition, which has lucky as a got a little dark towards the end of the game and started well.  Simon Borthwick (Rushall) play a good innings of 47 not out, hitting particularly strongly straight.  Graham Chandler (new from Enford, moonlights for Collingbourne at present) opened with him and made 40.  83 for the first wicket. However, despite a classy cameo from Dudley Perrin (Upavon) and a few good smites from Jon Wolverson (soon to be of Enford), the innings tailed off a bit.  The skipper managed to run Graham (the finisher) Newland out in an unseemly mix up and was justifiably sledged by some of the opposition who had witnessed that sort of thing before.

Erlestoke went off strongly too, taking 60 off the first 6.  Graham Newland was surprisingly expensive 31 off 3 and Jon Wolverson bowled well, but was spanked a bit 20 off 3 with 1 wicket.  The innings was turned round by Rob Hedderwick (Upavon) - surprise failure with the bat after his 129 last Sunday - 4-1-20 and Graham Chandler 4-2-23.  They exerted control and Dominic Pugh-Cook enhance his reputation as a potential destroyer of batsman hearts with 2-2-17.  Erlestoke need 14 off the last, but fell short.

Needless to say, there was a deal of issues to sort out in the Ship afterwards, who provided quality lager, chips, sausages and sandwiches to top the night off.  Thanks go to Rory Plank who rushed back from work at half time to patrol the boundary without getting bat.  Alex Brown (Chisenbury) kept well behind the stumps, given he hadn't played for a bit.