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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, 1 September 2013

Urchfont v AVCC

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.

The fielding/bowling side did well to restrict Urchfont on a good hard track, fast outfield in bright sunshine.  This was helped somewhat by Malcolm, an old codger opening the innings and staying throughout scoring 39 runs.  Some anchor, a little on the heavy side.  Harry Flack (Upavon) topped and tailed the innings with good spells of left-arm seam, picking up two early wickets.  Graham Newland produced a probing opening spell.  Ben Eveling showed flashes of his old leggie form, coming back from a much-talked about injury.  Greg Caswell produced an excellent four overs to restrict star bat David Bromley, assisted by hang-over (young-uns eh - didn't have the AVCC commitment and fitness-first attitude).

Dominic P-C bowled tidily and should have added to his growing AVCC haul.  But the pick were Alex Brown (Enford) and Peter Williams  both bowling slow wobblers who picked up five wickets between them for not very many.  Top catch in the deep from Alex on the run, clutching at it as if it were a special lady! to remove star bat.  Paddy Bond also bowled well and caught one that surprised him.  Fielding on the whole was good, aside from a couple of balls that Peter Williams managed to hoof over the boundary - football season has definitely started.  Top sledging of his own team provided by Tim Gent mostly from deep long leg - such a mild mannered man we thought when we first met him.  Bruce Carter kept tidily and gets better and better.

The batting started well with Greg Caswell (37) and Simon Borthwick (33) smiting to all corners.  66 for one after 10.  However they both got a little ambitious.  Harry Flack (14) show flashes of form at 5.  Things declined from there to 95 for 5 and 123 for 9, including Graham calling Ben (coming back from injury, remember) for one that wasn't there.  He took it like a grown up.  This left the skipper with a few thumps, a number of which went straight to the fielders and Dominic P-C with some delicate touches to see the team home.  Who was worried!

Urchfont were a pleasure to play against and generous hosts, and beer, sausages and chips were to be had at the local hostelry.