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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.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Collingbourne v AVCC

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

Stuart Logan (Larkhill) hit the winning runs, needing eight off the last over, one of which went through the keepers gloves.  He calmly smacked the 4th ball to the midwicket boundary.  Collingbourne saved their best bowlers for the second half, so despite being ahead the 6.5 per over rate after 10, nails were bitten and some of the team in the pavillion were tempted to yell "wide" at the umpire for any ball that looked marginally off line.

Bowling honours were generally shared.  Jon Wolverson returned the best figures with 9 off 3, Tim Law 10 off 3 for 1 (clean bowled).  Nigel Spink (Beechingstoke) produced some Swann-like off spin and James Hayward was a little expensive 25 off 2 but has the happy knack of picking up wickets (1).  The fielding improved with a only couple going down - it was a sharp chance, Rory, but Angus Harley (Haxton) caught one in his shirt and produced a snappy run-out, which the skipper could learn from, with Stuart who kept well, whipping off the bails.  Graham Newland (Upavon) also produced some tidy wobblers (oo-er) near the end, 17 off 3.  Paddy Bond tripped over the last ball of the innings and diverted it on to the stumps to run the non-striker out, intentionally he claims.

Dan Thornburn fiddled around a bit initially to strike 34 (couple of lucky straight sixes) before the skipper felt everyone had seen enough.  Angus struck a competent 22 with 3-9 all contributing, albeit Jon just for 1 ball, until Stuart masterminded victory and the crowd went wild.

Commiseration to Dudley Perrin (Fighledean)who failed to adhere to the teams rigorous warm up routine and tweaked a quad early on and to Collingbourne who were a pleasure to play against and rustled up some good pub grub afterwards.  Needless to say we sorted a few things out over a pint.