5th September 2017

Burridge v Alton Well another season draws to a close, and believe it or not in bright sunshine. Burridge welcomed back their Tosser, but unfortunately he did not perform as pre-planned, losing the toss and being inserted by the opposition. Alton needed two points to stave off relegation, so they thought they would get them[…]

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31st August 2017

Lymington v Burridge Aspirations at the start of the day:- Lymington – should be a good win today to keep us in contention for the title. Burridge    – How on earth are we going to Lymington with only four bowlers and A maximum of 10 overs per bowler – me being the ultimate pessimist. Oh[…]

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20th August 2017

Burridge v Havant Here we go again on a typical summer’s day this season – heavy clouds, threat of rain and our tosser lost, so Havant had no hesitation in asking us to bat. I was aware we were going to be up against it today with four of the first XI regulars absent through[…]

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16th July 2017

Burridge v New Milton Not the best of summer days, with heavy cloud and the occasional drizzle – not what was promised by the met men. Our Tosser lost for a change, although I reckon it was a good toss to lose. New Milton decided to have a bat, and raced away to 78 for[…]

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9th July 2017

View from the Boundary Bashley v Burridge After last weeks below performance it was with some trepidation we went to Bashley the league leaders ground, hoping for some improvement. And boy did that happen! On a beautiful sunny day in idyllic Bashley, our Tosser did his job and won the toss and invited the home[…]

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9th July 2017

View from the Boundary Alton v Burridge On a cloudy but mild day, Rick won the toss and decided to have a bowl, at this stage we only had nine players, then ten shortly after. For the first hour Alton seemed to be exploiting that gap in our fielding, especially their opening bat/wicketkeeper Janmohamed who[…]

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28th June 2017

Burridge v Lymington On a bright but cool day (so the forecasters said; anything but!) Our tosser lost and we were invited to have a bat. It never looked an easy wicket to bat on, yet the new opening combination of young Joe  Houlton and Jamie Richards actually managed a 52 opening stand in 13[…]

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24th June 2017

View from the Boundary Havant v Burridge What a difference a week makes – last week almost artic conditions with storm force winds, then yesterday at Havant; clear sky, temperature in the high 20’s. At the start of the day, when I saw our team sheet, and the names missing, I have to admit feeling[…]

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24th June 2017

View from the Boundary South Wilts v Burridge Flaming June the season is known as – South Wilts was the least like a flaming June – the umpires were cold, and the scorers. The wind was unforgiving and the cloud mass was definitely 8/8 stratus cumulus. Anyway Rick had his lucky coin with him, won[…]

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24th June 2017

View from the Boundary Burridge v Academy Has summer really arrived? On arrival for the start of the all-day games we were greeted with cloudless blue sky. On winning the toss, Rick was minded to have a bowl first, but a certain person persuaded him to have a bat first; at 40-4 I was cursing[…]

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