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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, 22 May 2013

AVCC v Urchfont

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

The pitch, many thanks to Nigel Wookey and a number of others, was impressive, the setting great, and the weather perfect (if a little Pearl Harbour later on).

The skipper lost the toss again, but the team manfully restricted Urchfont 135 for 4 off their 20. Pick of the bowlers was Jon Wolverson, bit of a find from Sutton Veny, bowling left arm round with pace. He picked up two wickets, despite an alleged cracked rib from an unspecified drinking injury (UDI).  Mike (why would you ever go to Tesco) Parr and James Hayward picked up one each. Rob Hedderwick (not played for three years) bowled some useful induckers.

Rob and Peter Williams employed the so far unused tactic of actually catching the ball when hit at them.  Team mates were bemused and impressed. Skipper took executive action by replacing Mike on the long-on boundary after a couple of uncertain attempts, only to deck one himself.  It was established and agreed by all afterwards that it was a very difficult catch.  Rory Plank did sterling work on haring round the mid-wicket boundary (cow corner).

Tim Gent opened up and anchored the innings with 18, with Rob hitting a stylish 28 (ret).  This allowed the team to accelerate in second half.  Joe Wookey (big name star, but on the Devizes transfer list) threatened to take the game by the scruff, watched admiringly (sometimes, when she wasn't chatting) by significant other, but he fell for 18 holing out at deep-square.  Needing 16 off the last two, AVCC fell 5 runs short; down, but not disgraced.

The board swiftly convened and, whilst not specifically blaming the skipper for the recent run of bad results, felt that in the interests of the team, they might "go in another direction" for the next game.  A compensation package has not been agreed.

Urchfont were a pleasure to play against and we managed to sort a few things out in the Ship afterwards.