Entries by johandesilva

Match Report 1s vs Ealing Trailfinders 28/05/22

Highgate would come into the weekend's fixture relatively unscathed, seeing off the last three games with three wins. Playing away at Ealing Trailfinders, the side would be met by a ground fit for a post card, but a pitch lacking in what Maori describe as Mauri & Wairua (terms for Life force and Spirit). Nonetheless, winning the toss, […]

Match Report Sunday Friendly vs Chesham Arms 29/05/22

A relatively strong Highgate Sunday XI took on pub team Chesham Arms at the FOD on Sunday. No-one could have predicted that drama which was about to unfold... Certain sources (JDS) had suggested Chesham were probably "weak" and "just a pub team" so it was with these preconceptions swirling in my head that I went […]

Match Report 4s vs Enfield 28/05/22

4s continue winning ways in EN postcode Enfield Grammar School was a new ground for most, if not all, the 4s team for our fixture against Enfield 3rd XI and we were all pleasantly surprised on arrival by the rather beautiful and clearly well-looked after surroundings. The pitch looked flat and close-cut and the outfield lush, […]

May Half-Term Cricket Camps

A quick note to let you know that we will be running May Half-Term Cricket Camps on the below dates: Monday 30th May Tuesday 31st May Wednesday 1st June Camp Timings will be from 11-4 and here is our booking link - https://www.openplay.co.uk/view-course/61445  Prices are £45 / day or £125 if you book 3 days. […]

New Groundsman - George Greenslade

Welcome to our new Groundsman George Greenslade who has taken over from Dan Juniper who has emigrated to Dunstable with Kat to further enhance his Piano Tuning business. We wish DJ all the best and know that he’ll be around at times during the season for an occasional pint! George has been working over the […]

Fun in the Sun at Wembley Away - 1st XI, 12th September

The 1s final game of the season was against Wembley CC at Vale Farm, home to some of the more eccentric Middlesex league icons over the years. After a difficult April/May period where it appeared cricket would be having a year off, somehow we’ve managed to eke out an enjoyable little half season, under the […]

A windy day on the Marshes - 4th XI vs SNCC (22nd August)

Many of us hadn`t played against Stoke Newington CC on Hackney Marshes before, so finding the tiny bridge (across the river Lea) to get to the ground proved challenging. Especially when there was a queue of traffic so there was a wait for other cars to leave the car park before our players could get […]

3rd XI vs Brondesbury - Saturday 18th July

Cricket in a Covid world is an odd place in the sense that it generally creates more problems than it solves. The list of considerations of a club captain is long enough as it is, with drop outs, lift co-ordination, batting orders etc, before you get to questions that perhaps no other generation of cricketers […]

2nd XI vs Twickenham - Saturday 18th July

It’s always a delight to visit the Green. Good deck, quick outfield and a bigger crowd than usual given the circumstances made for a great atmosphere as HCC 2s made the journey down South of the river. I reminisced in the car about my last journey to Twickenham, where I was 25 mins late for […]

1st XI vs Brentham - Saturday 18th July

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain After an almost 10 month hiatus, league cricket finally returned to the field of dreams on Saturday. Have we have seen the back of insufferable government press conferences, relentless zoom meetings and plain awful tiktoks? I sadly doubt it. However, a visit from Brentham CC provided some […]