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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

26 May Chitterne v AVCC

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

We arrived in good heart and 2 new players….David Battinson (South African) and Rupert Maunsell who has played with us once some 3 years ago. Rupert lives in London but was in the county and answered our distress call for players at a late hour - many thanks as greatly appreciated. Chitterne rules mean a 25 overs game on their village green negotiating the children’s playground, a moat (not filled with water for a change), hills and trees. feels like the right place to play real village cricket. Simon Campbell won the toss and decided to bat. Tim Gent and David Battinson opened. New pairing. They did good, putting on 39 for the opening wicket before David departed to a straight ball for 9. Tim looked like a man possessed and hit 26 before being LBW to an ankle biter. The pitch was producing variable bounce and dangers. But not to Simon, who hit 50 in his usual boisterous, swashbuckling style, hitting 4 towering 6’s and 4 4’s before deciding to retire on 50 much to our surprise. Perhaps there were engine problems. The team pushed and prodded along making 150-9 at the close of the innings with other highlights being Rupert’s brave 12 and Tom Campbell’s excellent 15. Again noticed that the younger Campbell plays technical more correct and with a wider range of shots and largely more on the ground than their father, and so were obviously coached by someone else :) We fancied this. After an excellent tea…with divine chocolate and lemon drizzle cakes…we were confident of victory as Chitterne had never scored more than 125 against us in our previous meetings. And as predicted by Graham at the outset, the Chitterne innings finished on 125 so that we won by 25 runs. It was a comfortable performance in the field. David Battinson bowled well for his maiden spell for AVCC, taking one wicket which was joyously and enthusiastically celebrated. Ollie Lishman took the next wicket in a fine spell of bowling thanks to a fine catch by Tom Campbell who patrolled the boundary on the hill with more speed and enthusiasm than we have seen in many a year. Ish bowled their opener who was in fine form and dangerous, and after that we mopped up with steady wickets to fall for Julian, Tom and Graham. There were 2 smart stumping by Bruce too, making a strong contribution returning to the side. There was also a run-out that helped. Great all-round team performance with everyone contributing - and many thanks for the whole team making a great game and good win….Tim Gent (now injured as a result), David Battinson (debut boy, debut wicket), Ish (vital wicket taken), Matt Dancey (good bowling, and an impressive leave when batting), Shane Williams (now looking like an established AVCC star), Tom Campbell, Simon Campbell, Rupert Mansell (nice fielding, good innings), Bruce Carter (2 stumping, nice hair cut), Julian Lishman (first wicket of the season), Ollie (good bowling performance) and Graham (got another wicket).