Entries by Shelley Eaton

Match Report 3s v Acton 21/05/22

Saturday provided the great Highgate 3s with sunny spells, scattered clouds and no chance of rain in sight. The only factor taking away from an otherwise perfect day for cricket was the return to Gunnersbury Park, the pride and joy of Acton CC and, in particular, Mushi Rauf. Once the team had confirmed that Acton’s […]

Match Report 6s v NLM 21/05/22

Paras had already arrived. Often he’s early, but never late. As we inspected the pitch, a park attendant stopped to chat. A football man himself, he confessed to liking the sound of leather on willow. We were at Springfield Park, a charming spot by the River Lea, with a decent track, and not too bobbly […]

Match Report 2s v Acton 14/05/22

2s Wilt in the Sun HCC proudly flies a ‘field of dreams’ flag (rusty metal post), although a penny for the thoughts of those who actually have to bowl at it. After the terminally damp 2021, 2022 threatens to be a summer of woe for bowlers everywhere, as 550+ runs were scored for the second […]

Match Report 1s v South Hampstead 14/05/22

Revenge is a Dish best served cold It’s been several seasons since your writer last put pen to paper. At one point a prolific contributor to these pages, enthusiasm for writing about each weekly tussle waned along with his love for the beautiful game. Approaching one’s twilight years as an amateur cricketer can be a […]

Match Report 6s v Winchmore Hill 14/05/22

The G6 have been preparing for this match since a very cold night back in November at a pub in Crouch End. The venue had an unforgettable odour. The smell still in my head, and without doubt still in that pub, conjures up thoughts of redemption, potential, strategy over talent, victory, cohesion and a host […]

Match Report 3s v Harrow 14/05/22

Gorgeous sunny day at Botany Bay for our game against Harrow 3s. Ground looking wonderful in the sunshine and a pitch which looked full of runs. Debutant skipper Columbus took one look at the surface and that, combined with the energy sapping temperatures, gave him all the encouragement he needed to bat first having won […]

Match Report Sunday Friendly v AP

Highgate travelled to Alexandra Park for a familiar Sunday fixture, having played several friendlies against each other in the last couple of years. A thrilling encounter ensued but Highgate ultimately took the victory with just two balls to spare. AP won the toss and chose to bat first in glorious conditions at the Racecourse. The […]

Match Report Sunday Friendly 24/04/22

Lovely day at the Gate. Playing on the pitch furthest away from the pavilion which turned out to have a bit of variable bounce but played ok on the whole. I won toss and decided to have a bat. Opened with Danny B and Sean Nesbitt against decent seam attack. Danny in imperious form and […]

4s up and running with win in Week 1

Despite a decent looking weather forecast, the 4s arrived at Botany Bay to the sight of clouds scudding across a grey sky and drizzle in the air. With a greenish but flat looking pitch and the possibility of rain later on it was a good toss to win and Hodgy duly obliged, inserting Harrow CC […]

3rd XI At Twickenham

Twickenham CC 3XI v Highgate CC 3XI: Match Report, 07/05/22 The 3XI’s opening of the 2022 campaign had all the hallmarks of the return to league cricket; an hour plus trek to SW London, a locked clubhouse, and a deck that showed discernible scars of slide tackles from the football season. Our top six’s Friday […]