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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, 21 July 2013

Wilcott v AVCC

Local derby goes the wrong way in a tight match.

Another hot day sunny day (this is what it must be like living in Australia) saw AVCC take on Wilcot in a local(ish) derby. Once again the match was reduced to 35 overs in deference to those of us on the wrong side of 40. Tim Law pulled out with flu (or, according to Mrs Law, a cold) just before the match but had brought his son Rory as replacement which turned out rather well, more on that later.

AVCC batted first, lead from the front by Joe Wookey who scored a stylish 84. Just as well because the next highest scores were Tim Gent (14) and Stuart Logan (10). Wilcot bowled tightly as a total of 7 extras will testify, and our total of 136 looked a little light.

Wilcot started strongly but AVCC stuck to the task and gradually reigned them in with a collective bowling effort. Rory Law bowled particularly well with his leg-breaks and would have added more wickets to the one he got had the ball not dropped between fielders so often. Peter Williams (2 for 15) and Rory Plank (2 for 14), plus a few others getting in on the act, pushed the match into the last over with only 2 wickets remaining, but Wilcot prevailed (just).

I feel confident we'll get our revenge next year.