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Week 11 - disappointing results but what a BBQ and Party!

4 months ago By Richard Nicoll

High turnout, excellent BBQ, sing along with Dykey's Band, awards, egg throwing and stumps - what more could you want on a warm evening

“Perhaps more important than victory on the field was a superb triumph for the 3s in a hard-fought game of stumps. No rules were broken” Will Cracknell 3s Skipper

After some rather frustrating results (see below) real highlight was the BBQ and after party. Great to see so many people from the Junior and Senior sections enjoying a balmy/barmy evening together.

Big thanks to our Social Secs, Friendy and Mary C, and to all involved in helping, in particular –

BBQ - Mary and Richard Cracknell, Susie Nicoll, Rob Brand

Dyke's Rubber Band
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Dyke's Rubber Band

Egg throwing – Steve Nurse, Tom Nicoll, Sammy Shep and lots of others. Many remarkable catches – contender for catcher of the night - Under 13 Will Frais.

Dykey’s Rubber Band – Dykey, Joel Hughes, Alban and Hen Howeld who went down a storm in the upstairs Bar - click on video for a reprise.

Stumps – superb triumph for the 3s who employed all their wits and guile in this most intellectual of games. Great scenes on the floodlit outfield!

Jack Petchey Awards - Evening started with the presentation of our latest batch of these Awards which go to members in the 11 to 25 age range who have made exceptional contributions to our Club, to their own development and/or the development of others. Each Award is worth £250 to us. We are very grateful to the Jack Petchey Foundation for their generosity over several years. Thanks also to Martin Armstrong-Fox who is our Jack Petchey Co-ordinator.

Winners receiving their Awards on Saturday were Jack Finer, Louis Gordon, Barney Irwin and Lakeesha Walia. Gaya Gole, part of the Middlesex Women’s’ squad and a North Midd member presented Lakeesha’s award. More Jack Petchey Awards will be presented at Juniors’ Day on Sunday 9 September.

Back to the cricket - here is a summary of Week 11 results -

North Midd 1st XI vs Brondesbury (Away)
North Midd 278-9 from 62 overs (T. Nicoll 67; J Parslow 61; E Flowers 40)
Brondesbury 210-7 from 61 overs (izhan Khan – 4fer)
North Midd secured a frustrating winning draw (5 points) stay 3rd in Prem

North Midd 2nd XI vs Southgate (Home)
North Midd 242 for 9 (50)overs (M Cracknell 81; N Brand 56)
Southgate 240 for 8 (50 0vers) (N Brand 3 for 33)
Exciting but frustrating winning draw. 5 points. Remain 30 points clear at top of League.

North Midd 3rd XI vs Uxbridge (Home)
Uxbridge 250/6 from 55 overs
North Midd 253/7 from 42.4 overs
North Midd win (10 points) by three wickets and remain 11 points clear at top of League

North Midd 4th XI vs Finchley (Away)
Finchley 302 for 8 (49 overs) (J Gould 3 for 58)
North Midd 183 for 8 (51 overs) (K Pittman 77)
Losing draw 1 point slip to 2nd from bottom

North Midd 5th XI vs Chiswick 3s (Home)
Chiswick 213 from 42 overs (M Thal 4 for 64)
North Midd 125 from 40 overs (J Avigdor 50)
North Midd lose by 88 runs and are 4th from bottom.

Updated 12:31 - 18 Jul 2018 by Richard Nicoll

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