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  • 14 Sep AVCC v Huddersfield YMCA
    22 May 2020

    The weather forecasters say that Autumn officially starts 01 September.

  • 8 Sep Urchfont v AVCC
    22 May 2020

    On a glorious sunny September day, we came to the end of our season against Wiltshire opponents

  • 1 Sep AVCC v Collingbourne
    22 May 2020

    With the sun still shining, and thoughts of winter still long away, AVCC entered the final stretch of the season at home against local rivals and friends, Collingbourne.

  • 20 Jun AVCC v Collingbourne
    22 May 2020

    Returning to our home ground of Garston Field, we were greeted with hard rain, chill winds, and a most un-summer-like evening to play cricket.

  • 11 Aug Wilton v AVCC
    22 May 2020

    A strong squad was assembled for this match which had a little edge to it stemming from a minor altercation from earlier in the season.

  • 25 Jul Bishops Canning v AVCC
    22 May 2020

    Not a huge amount to say as we lost fairly convincingly.

  • 16 Jun Shrewton v AVCC
    22 May 2020

    After a morning full of showers, rain and wind, our seniors graced the pitch in warm sunlight where our juniors had gleefully played in the morning (yes, Collingbourne and Avon Valley U-11s beat Steeple Langford at Shrewton in the morning).

  • 9 Jun AVCC v Wilcot
    22 May 2020

    The return match! The re-match of warring village titans and local rivals…with Wilcot visiting our home ground at Garston Fields.

  • 2 Jun Avebury v AVCC
    22 May 2020

    This last Sunday we entered June to typical British weather….cold winds, driving rain, grey skies…..

  • 30 May Collingbourne v AVCC
    22 May 2020

    We turned up with a scratch 11 hastily assembled and completed with 30 minutes notice at Collingbourne - in many ways our sister club as our youth are combined as a team

  • 26 May Chitterne v AVCC
    22 May 2020

    We made our annual pilgrimage to the good gentleman and good friends at Chitterne on a rainy, overcast Bank Holiday weekend

  • 15 May Wilcot v AVCC
    22 May 2020

    We turned up on a beautiful sunny evening on the well prepared track of Wilcot (thanks to their Peter Williams for doing so), to play a strong Wilcot team with several 1st teamers in the line up and the local vicar leading the batting and bowling.

  • 12 May AVCC v Marden
    12 May 2019

    Good win today against Marden to win back the Richard Cox Cup

  • 1 May FOSS v AVCC
    1 May 2019

    Our usual season curtain raiser…and played on the plateau of Amesbury, with the charms of the usual biting wind even though the evening was largely sunny and mild.

Friday, 22 May 2020

2 Jun Avebury v AVCC

This last Sunday we entered June to typical British weather….cold winds, driving rain, grey skies…..

We rocked up to Avebury sadly depleted with a team of 9 due to injuries, old age (sciatica), weddings and a range of other excuses. However, we were in good spirits and undaunted. Graham won the toss and decided to bat on the basis (a) we needed the practise (b) get the best of the conditions (c) to hack their captain off and (d) under the expectation that the game would not finish. We were on and off the pitch several times according to the severity of the rain. Conditions were atrocious and the pantomime was brightened up by their skip, Dominic Fry, instructing his bowlers and batsman not to tear up the waterlogged strips either side. Much dancing and strange movements observed. Gave me quite a giggle. Not much to comment on our performance; 61-8 when we decided we should have tea. Our 9 men had been added to by Dudley Perrin looking dapper in shorts and a pink shirt who kindly made sure we remained unbeaten by tea. The highlights…our new player, David Battinson got a calm 26 as opener with 4 nice 4’s scored from lovely off-drives; Shane Williams - another new boy scored 11. Extras scored 14. The tea was magnificent and worthy of much praise. After tea, we shook hands and went to drink at their Club House. A meritorious draw. All happy. Actually a nice day and it was good to have relaxation, banter and good relations with the Avebury team. Nice chaps. Well done to David Battinson, Peter Williams, Shane Williams, Bruce Carter, Stephen Fowler, Matt Dancey, Julian Lishman, Ollie Lishman, Dudley Perrin and Graham Newland for turning up and enjoying the rain. For those who like to keep an eye on our youth development, Collingbourne and Avon Valley U-11s beat Avebury by a 100 runs in the morning, with Mattie and Skye Newland taking wickets and scoring a number of boundaries. Ones to watch for the future