Tag Archives: Cricket

Cricket: Low Scoring Thriller!

Metro Cricket Team

Low Scoring Thriller in Cup Final Prelude

20th July 2019

After a pitch inspection that had the team waiting for news at Paddington the good news was that despite the heavy rain the pitch was suitable for play. The venue was well off the beaten track up a narrow, winding lane so the old sound to disturb play was the steam whistle and the gentle rumble from the nearby railway.

The day was dry with some pleasant sunny spells but not easy for cricket as there was a stiff and, at times, strong breeze blowing across the square. The home side won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the Metro nine to bat first.

The action began at ball four as Matt hit the ball high into the air and the bowler positioned themselves to catch it only for the ball to slip through their grip as the batsmen took a single. The bowlers kept things very tight and when Rory was offered a more demanding caught and bowled opportunity he hung on to dismiss Nick. He almost had a wicket maiden until bowling a wide – but he did make good use of the extra ball as Andy was given half out leg before.

This was to be important as in the next over and facing just his next ball Andy was dismissed by Ed. A promising partnership for the third wicket was ended when Matt was run out by a good throw in from the fine leg boundary as he tried to get back for a two without getting his bat down; this stand had added 21 runs and was the highest partnership of the innings as Somerset kept the pressure up by taking regular wickets.

The next was another run out: Prem was caught out backing up too far as Somerset fielded well to keep the pressure on the batsmen. Mark was then bowled by Ed before Mo, who scored fastest on the day, before hitting one shot too many in the air to be caught in the covers, followed shortly afterwards by Asif who was caught at point. Rory was left not out when Mujahaid was bowled by Somerset’s Rory and there were just 84 runs to defend in the Somerset innings.

Before that there was a very good tea that included fantastic scones and the traditional speeches that celebrated the spirit of the game. Asif then opened the bowling with Mo at the other end and there were four dots at the start of every one of the first four overs that left hope in Metro hearts as Mujahaid had caught Ed off Asif – so the score was just 11 for one.

Good fielding all round kept the scoring opportunities limited but the home side, with time and overs on their side, could just wait for the runs to accumulate slowly. Rory worked hard to pick up the next wicket with both halves of an lbw decision, before the over of the match from Mo – a double wicket maiden with Rory and Alan both clean bowled and the game perhaps hanging in the balance as forty-six runs were still needed with four wickets lost. Here Somerset grabbed their opportunity – benefitting from the wind making it hard for Andy to get the ball down straight while Rob was also striking the ball cleanly when the opportunity arose to reach the day’s top score of 27.

With eighteen overs completed the scorers were level and the game seemed over. Up stepped Mo to repeat his earlier feat, a second double wicket maiden – Rob was caught in the covers by Matt after an expert flick on by Andy before Rory ran in sharply from mid-wicket to catch Heidi. This could however only delay the inevitable as the batsmen ran through to win the game at the start of the next over – completing the run before the ball crossed the mid-wicket boundary.

So sadly, as slip up in the race for the league title, but much encouragement from the game to take to the cup final – especially Mo’s bowling, no extras in his 5 overs, 2 maidens, four for just seven runs!

VI Sport Taster Day 20 July!

Vision Impaired Sport Taster Day - Hounslow - 20 July

Vision Impaired Sports Taster Day – 20th July

  • Are you looking to get physically active?
  • Maybe, wanting to try something new?

 Activities on offer include:

Goalball, Tennis, Football, Cricket,  Guided Running Swimming, Introduction to the Gym, Health Checks

Venue: Heston Pools and Fitness, Hounslow, TW5 0LW  Time: 12 pm – 3.30 pm.

To register for this FREE Event! Please, Email:

charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or Call 07956 292 046

Meet and greet will be available from the Hounslow East Station at 11.30am, with a free minibus service to the Sports Centre.

Organised by

Metro BlindSport, Goalball Uk, Middlesex Association for the Blind and Fusion logos

Metro Blind Sport, in collaboration with Goalball UKMiddlesex Association for the Blind and Fusion Lifestyle invite you to  come along to the Free VI Sports Taster Day and have some fun by trying out a wide range of sports designed for blind and partially sighted people.

 

DSC Summer Festival 26 July

DSC Summer Festival 26 July 10 am – 2:30 pm
Venue:
Westway Sports & Fitness Centre 1 Crowthorne Road London W10 6RP
Time:
10.00 am - 2.30 pm
Phone:
0207 021 0973
Date:
26th July 2019
Cost:
£3


DSC Summer Festival 2019 multi-sports event!

Disability Sports Coach Summer Festival is a  Multi-Sports event for all disabled people featuring over 20 inclusive sports, special guests, performances and more

Summer Festival 2019 – Below A Video message from Paralympian Kate Grey

Participants are free to enjoy over 20 different sports at their own pace, and with traditional and Paralympic/ adapted sports on offer you won’t be short of choice! Sports include Football, Cricket, Tennis, Boccia, Badminton and more!

We will also be joined by special guests throughout the day to encourage, support and take those all-important selfies with.

More exciting information will be released on our website, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram over the coming months so keep yourself updated.

Event Details

Date: Fri, July 26, 2019  Time:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM BST Add to Calendar

Venue: Westway Sports & Fitness Centre 1 Crowthorne Road London W10 6RP

For more information, please call Lauren Mawdsley

Price: £3
RegisterClick here to register

Contact:  on 0207 021 0973 or email laurenm@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk

Event Page link: Disability Sports Coach Festival 2019

We have 22 sports on offer, take a look who will be providing each on the day:

Traditional Sports

  1. Football – TBC
  2. Cycling – Bikeworks
  3. Cricket – TBC
  4. Baseball – Baseball Softball UK
  5. Tennis – Westway Tennis & Lawn Tennis Association
  6. Netball – England Netball
  7. Badminton – Black Arrows Badminton Club
  8. Golf – The Golf Trust
  9. Archery – Disability Sports Coach
  10. Table Tennis – Disability Sports Coach

Paralympic & Adapted Sports

  1. Wheelchair Rugby – Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
  2. Boccia – Disability Sports Coach
  3. Polybat – Disability Sports Coach
  4. Indoor Rowing – London Youth Rowing
  5. Sitting Volleyball – Disability Sports Coach

Thrill-seeking Activities

  1. Skateboarding – Skates & Ladders
  2. Thai Boxing – Thai Boxing Fighters Academy
  3. Switch – SwitchSports
  4. Virtual reality – University of Lincoln

Light Exercise

  1. Dance – ParaDance UK
  2. Fitness – Westway sports and Fitness
  3. Yoga (until 12noon only) – Westway Sports & Fitness

We challenge you to take part in all 22 sports!

 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

  • No minimum age requirement·

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Blue badge parking is available. Parking for non- blue badge holders is available- up to 5 hours is £3.50
  •  Closest tube station is Latimer Road and is less than 5 mins walk

This event is proudly sponsored by LMAX Exchange: www.lmax.com and Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea.

David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange said: “Based in West London, LMAX Exchange has built a successful, high growth technology company that has become a leading innovator in global capital markets. We are committed and pleased to support all sports and youth development in the local community where we work. And it is our privilege to support Disability Sports Coach’s Summer Festival 2019 and their objective of getting disabled people physically active, by creating sporting and physical activity opportunities, ensuring a positive impact on their lives.”

 

DSC Summer Festival 26 July

DSC Summer Festival 26 July 10 am – 2:30 pm

DSC Summer Festival 2019 multi-sports event!

Disability Sports Coach Summer Festival is a  Multi-Sports event for all disabled people featuring over 20 inclusive sports, special guests, performances and more

Summer Festival 2019 – Below A Video message from Paralympian Kate Grey

Participants are free to enjoy over 20 different sports at their own pace, and with traditional and Paralympic/ adapted sports on offer you won’t be short of choice! Sports include Football, Cricket, Tennis, Boccia, Badminton and more!

We will also be joined by special guests throughout the day to encourage, support and take those all-important selfies with.

More exciting information will be released on our website, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram over the coming months so keep yourself updated.

Event Details

Date: Fri, July 26, 2019  Time:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM BST Add to Calendar

Venue: Westway Sports & Fitness Centre 1 Crowthorne Road London W10 6RP

For more information, please call Lauren Mawdsley

Cost: £2.72 – £3.79

Contact:  on 0207 021 0973 or email  laurenm@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk

Event Page link:  Disability Sports Coach Festival 2019

Whether you like playing as part of a team or as an individual there is an activity for you! All of our sports partners are amazing at adapting their sport to suit the needs of all disabilities so give them all a go and take advantage of their expertise.

We have 22 sports on offer, take a look who will be providing each on the day:

Traditional Sports

  1. Football – TBC
  2. Cycling – Bikeworks
  3. Cricket – TBC
  4. Baseball – Baseball Softball UK
  5. Tennis – Westway Tennis & Lawn Tennis Association
  6. Netball – England Netball
  7. Badminton – Black Arrows Badminton Club
  8. Golf – The Golf Trust
  9. Archery – Disability Sports Coach
  10. Table Tennis – Disability Sports Coach

Paralympic & Adapted Sports

  1. Wheelchair Rugby – Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
  2. Boccia – Disability Sports Coach
  3. Polybat – Disability Sports Coach
  4. Indoor Rowing – London Youth Rowing
  5. Sitting Volleyball – Disability Sports Coach

Thrill-seeking Activities

  1. Skateboarding – Skates & Ladders
  2. Thai Boxing – Thai Boxing Fighters Academy
  3. Switch – SwitchSports
  4. Virtual reality – University of Lincoln

Light Exercise

  1. Dance – ParaDance UK
  2. Fitness – Westway sports and Fitness
  3. Yoga (until 12noon only) – Westway Sports & Fitness

We challenge you to take part in all 22 sports!

Key details & register your place online!

Date: Friday 26th July 2019
Time: 10am – 2.30pm
Venue: Westway Sport & Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, Kensington, London, W10 6RP
Price: £3
RegisterClick here to register

If you are an organisation and want to bring a group, please contact Lauren before the event, on the below contact details (group discounts apply).

For more information please call Lauren on 0207 021 0973 or email laurenm@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk.

 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

  • No minimum age requirement·

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Blue badge parking is available. Parking for non- blue badge holders is available- up to 5 hours is £3.50
  •  Closest tube station is Latimer Road and is less than 5 mins walk

This event is proudly sponsored by LMAX Exchange: www.lmax.com and Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea.

David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange said: “Based in West London, LMAX Exchange has built a successful, high growth technology company that has become a leading innovator in global capital markets. We are committed and pleased to support all sports and youth development in the local community where we work. And it is our privilege to support Disability Sports Coach’s Summer Festival 2019 and their objective of getting disabled people physically active, by creating sporting and physical activity opportunities, ensuring a positive impact on their lives.”

 

Cricket: Back to Cup Final!

Metro Cricket Team

Back to the Bowler; Back to the Cup Final

6th July 2019

Metro met Sussex for the first time since last year’s cup final in the semi-final at Highgate on a Saturday where a gentle breeze and good cloud cover made for excellent playing conditions. There was some variation a few spots of rain as the second innings got underway and warm sunshine as a very close and exciting match drew to an end.

Sussex won the toss and asked Metro to bat first; the game starting on time as both teams had overcome the chaos on the northern line to arrive in good time for pre-match warm up and practice. Metro made a steady start until the fifth over when Alex Towers bowled both Ryan and Andy to make the opening exchanges fairly equal.

Justin joined Matt D at the crease and this pair then put on 178 for the third wicket against some good tight bowling from Sussex. The stand was broken when Matt was out caught off the bowling of Phil Daniels, and the home skipper joined Justin with just over six overs remaining. Rory scored a very brisk 35 in a partnership of 65 before Justin was caught off the bowling of Dan Field. There was just time for Mark to face a single ball as Metro reached a total of 278.

A total that meant the match was set up for a good second half, as the chase was on and a good bowling and fielding effort would be needed if this was to be defended. The start was all that Metro might have dreamed of as first ball Hassan grabbed a catch from Amit’s bowling to dismiss the dangerous Dave Daniels. Hasan then opened from the other end as Dan Field came in a three. He played a magnificent innings scoring 181 from 103 balls with eighteen boundaries including two sixes, as well a vast number of well run twos – taking on all the Metro fielders.

The scoring worms were never very far apart for the whole innings, Sussex edged ahead early but after 15 overs had 126 compared with Metros 129. The Sussex worm went ahead again in the second half but Metro had been chipping away at the wickets so perhaps the defining moment of the game was when Ryan was asked to bowl the twenty seventh over. Dan hit the first ball hard but almost straight up; it was not the first chance offered as others had been put down. Ryan called for the catch, steadied himself and held on to grab the eighth wicket.

This was the second back to the bowler incident – the first having been an amazing run out by Amit, who might have been offered a return catch by Dan from a very well struck shot, but managed instead to deflect the ball onto the stumps and run out the unfortunate non-striker who had been, very properly, backing up. The final return was a catch taken by Justin the start the penultimate over of the thirty, although the match did not last quite that long as three balls later Justin hit the stumps to end the match – a win for Metro by 14.

This sets up Metro for a second cup final in a row – this year they will play Somerset at the Gloucestershire Brightside Ground in Bristol on the 31st August. Before that Metro will finish their National League campaign with three away matches, the first in a fortnight against Somerset followed by trips to Surrey and Kent.

They will be chasing Northants for a league title as the Steelbacks victory on Sunday over Somerset put them on top of the league. There are two more matches this season at Highgate – Lancashire visit again but this time for a T20 on 3rd August and the Devils entertain Berkshire on the 10th, in a match where they may still be in contention for a Regional League title.

Report by Paul Toplis