Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 18

Stitched up like a kipper

In the world of friendly cricket between clubs with a long standing association, communication is often done through a loose network of pub gossip with no attributable sources. So it was that, following a sequence of convincing wins, we heard at the Blue Ball via the White Swan at Conington and the Poacher at Elsworth …

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Aug 11

“I don’t believe it!”

In a jovial reminder to members of the forthcoming  Sawston match I had lightheartedly referred to the unfinished match of 170 years ago in August 1843. The game finished abruptly when according to the press report: “After two of the Grantchester men had been in for some time for their last innings, the Sawston, not …

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Aug 05

Reach for the Stars

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp Or what’s a heaven for? This was the most exciting match ever seen at Spring Lane and for some present perhaps the most exciting match they had seen in their lives. R.Clark the Reach captain inserted Grantchester which seemed a puzzling decision at the time. The …

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