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Cricket and London Buses?

Metro Cricket Team

What Do You Know About London Buses?

23rd June 2018

It is said that you wait all day for one and then they come in twos and threes. Yorkshire and Metro will meet in all three cricket formats this year; with a Metro trip away in the T20 cup to follow next week’s BBS cup and this Saturday’s league match. Those from God’s own country will be hoping that the results do not all follow that from this week.

There was for them, the unwelcome arrival of three wicket maidens at Highgate. The first came in just the third over of their innings as their opener got just too much on a defensive prod at Mo’s bowling and was caught and bowled via a well held low catch.

The very next over more misery was heaped on them as their top total was bowled by Rory. After four overs they were three down and still over 300 runs behind the home team; by the time Mo and Rory had finished their opening spells one more wicket had gone down with just a couple of runs added.

There was then rather a long wait for that third wicket maiden as just two wickets went down in the next six overs with batsmen nicking Hassan through to the keeper. Ryan took the ball next; his second delivery was clipped firmly toward mid-wicket, but although struck low and flat it was in the air allowing Nick to run in from the deep, and dive to grab a brilliant catch and remove the only visitor to have reached double figures.

Mark wrapped up the innings by grabbing two more nicks – one from Rob and the other giving Ryan his second wicket. The innings was all over in far too few overs – no last-ditch effort needed here by Metro to get a win.

The visitors had been restricted in their batting as a result of the huge efforts they had put in fielding – resulting in three injuries, a ball in the face, a tweaked hamstring and an ankle turned over. They had all run themselves into the ground chasing the ball on a hot, sunny afternoon facing two batsmen who were both hitting the ball with power and placement.

Yes, despite that outstanding bowling display the win had been set up by a glorious and disciplined batting performance from Rory and Nick who scored 310 between them in just 22 overs. Their innings was almost flawless – perhaps just one chance was offered in the eighteenth over when Rory top edged high into the air only to see the ball drop out of reach of the keeper who had chased it and then bounce and swerve away allowing two runs to be taken. The innings included a six, and thirty-eight boundaries as Nick scored 156 from 78 balls, and Rory 118 from 64.

Next week the teams meet again in the BBS cup – who knows what will happen, so support for the home side will be very welcome ahead of what will be what can be expected to be a crucial league match for Metro against Warwickshire on the 7th July.

Report by Paul Toplis

 

Cricket: Blink and You Miss It!

Metro Cricket Team

Highgate 13th August 2016

The commentators say that you might miss the cycling sprint events at the Olympics if you blink; you will also miss Metro winning at T20 if Matt Dean is on form, when opening the batting. His innings in full is given below but to start at the beginning the day started with Yorkshire winning the toss and electing to bat first under cloudy skies – and making a solid start to their innings.

9th Over Yorkshire 47 for 1 (George Ferguson 26, Dean Wilcox 4) Not the best over from Amit as he struggled to find a good line having been hit for four from the first ball of the over; twelve from it after he had conceded just thirteen from his previous two overs.

Wicket! Yorkshire 50 for 2. No great cheering as three wides bring up the 50 before Dean is caught behind by Gareth off the bowling of Andy Law.

Wicket! Yorkshire 51 for 3. Steve Bailey steers the ball out to point for a single to get off the mark from his first ball but then a huge moment in the game as George is fantastically caught at silly point by Hashmukh.

Wicket! Yorkshire 53 for 4. Andy’s over finishes with a wide and a single – but then the batsmen try to take two and it is very easy for Steve to be run out at the bowlers end, a suicidal second and the visitors now have an uphill battle to set a decent target with half the overs now complete.

16th Over Yorkshire 80 for 4. (John Garbett 10, Jordan Swann 14) The visiting skipper and Jordan have done well here facing Charles, Gareth and Rory to not lose another wicket but runs have been hard to come by and surely scoring a 5 an over will be easy for Metro in the second half of the match.

Wicket! Yorkshire 81 for 5. At last a reward for good bowling by Charles as Jordan lifts one to mid-wicket where the ever safe hands of Matt Dean take the catch; Vikings take just three singles for the loss of the wicket from this, Charles’ final over.

Wicket! Yorkshire 83 for 6. Rory to complete his spell of four overs and has Liam caught by Amit, before Evie scores from her second ball, then a no ball means that it is two overs in a row that have gone for three runs and a wicket.

20th Over Yorkshire 91 for 7. Matt Dean to John Garbett for the last over; which goes dot wide, dot, straight one on target and missed, so it is last man Colin Baxter who faces the three final balls of the innings and cannot add to the score.

As tea is still being set up there is just a fifteen-minute break before the second innings gets underway. Now the clouds have cleared from a pleasant blue sky and the afternoon has become warm – making it excellent conditions for playing cricket. It is best not to look at the bowling figures from Yorkshire, as all those who had to bowl at Matt found it hard work as only six wides and four no balls were needed in addition to Matt’s runs to go three past e visitor’s score; a Metro win by 9 wickets. However Matt is not available for finals day in Wolverhampton on 24th September, so others will need to step up that day.

Anyway for those who want a tee shirt with a full Matt Dean innings on it here is that 84 from 32 balls for you:

2,WD,4,0,NB,1,NB4,2,WD,3,4,4,NB4,2,1,WD,0,6,4,1,0,4,4,4,2,1,4,4,4,4,4,1,2,0,4.

Highgate 13th August 2016

Or if you want the full innings:

2,WD,4,0,NB,1,WD,WD,WD,0,0 NB4,2,WD,3,0,0,0,0 4,4,NB4,2,1,W,NB,0

WD,0,6,4,1,0,0 0,4,4,4,2,1 4,4,4,4,4,1 2,0,4

– Report by Paul Toplis

 

Cricket – BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup

Metro Cricket Team
Venue:
Finals Day, at Wolverhampton Cricket Club
Time:
contact to confirm - TBC
Phone:
N/A
Date:
24th September 2016
Cost:
Free


We welcome male and female players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.

Metro has two cricket teams – Metro and the Metro Devils.

Metro play their home matches at Highgate Wood. Training is also held at the cricket nets at Highgate Wood on Thursday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here  or the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact: Rory Field
rory.field74@gmail.com

Blind Cricket

Cricket for blind and partially sighted people is played with a normal junior football with ball bearings inside to enable players to hear the ball. The game is similar to mainstream cricket. Teams consist of 4 blind/severely visually impaired players and 7 partially sighted players. Metro will consider subsidy requests for travel and subsistence, kit, venue hire etc..

Metro is one of the founder members of the National Domestic Blind Cricket League and also competes in the BBS Knockout Cup Competition. Metro has been very successful in both competitions, winning the BBS Knockout Cup on 11 occasions since 1990. Metro has two teams, Metro and Metro Devils (Metro’s second team), taking part in both league and cup competitions in the 2012 season.

Want to know more?

Blind cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling  – Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B3 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Videos above by ECB

ECB Disability Cricket: www.ecb.co.uk/development/disability-cricket/

For more info, visit the Blind Cricket England and Wales homepage at
http://www.bcew.co.uk

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities,
please contact: Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com

You may also find these links of interest:
Cricket for Change: www.cricketforchange.org.uk

Cricket – Metro v Yorkshire (T20)

Metro Devils Cricket Team
Venue:
Highgate
Time:
1pm - TBC
Phone:
N/A
Date:
13th August 2016
Cost:
Free


We welcome male and female players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.

Metro has two cricket teams – Metro and the Metro Devils.

Metro play their home matches at Highgate Wood. Training is also held at the cricket nets at Highgate Wood on Thursday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here  or the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact: Rory Field
rory.field74@gmail.com

Blind Cricket

Cricket for blind and partially sighted people is played with a normal junior football with ball bearings inside to enable players to hear the ball. The game is similar to mainstream cricket. Teams consist of 4 blind/severely visually impaired players and 7 partially sighted players. Metro will consider subsidy requests for travel and subsistence, kit, venue hire etc..

Metro is one of the founder members of the National Domestic Blind Cricket League and also competes in the BBS Knockout Cup Competition. Metro has been very successful in both competitions, winning the BBS Knockout Cup on 11 occasions since 1990. Metro has two teams, Metro and Metro Devils (Metro’s second team), taking part in both league and cup competitions in the 2012 season.

Want to know more?

Blind cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling  – Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B3 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Videos above by ECB

ECB Disability Cricket: www.ecb.co.uk/development/disability-cricket/

For more info, visit the Blind Cricket England and Wales homepage at
http://www.bcew.co.uk

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities,
please contact: Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com

You may also find these links of interest:
Cricket for Change: www.cricketforchange.org.uk

Cricket – Sussex v Metro

Metro Devils Cricket Team
Venue:
Sussex
Time:
1pm - TBC
Phone:
N/A
Date:
06th August 2016
Cost:
Free


We welcome male and female players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.

Metro has two cricket teams – Metro and the Metro Devils.

Metro play their home matches at Highgate Wood. Training is also held at the cricket nets at Highgate Wood on Thursday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here  or the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact: Rory Field
rory.field74@gmail.com

Blind Cricket

Cricket for blind and partially sighted people is played with a normal junior football with ball bearings inside to enable players to hear the ball. The game is similar to mainstream cricket. Teams consist of 4 blind/severely visually impaired players and 7 partially sighted players. Metro will consider subsidy requests for travel and subsistence, kit, venue hire etc..

Metro is one of the founder members of the National Domestic Blind Cricket League and also competes in the BBS Knockout Cup Competition. Metro has been very successful in both competitions, winning the BBS Knockout Cup on 11 occasions since 1990. Metro has two teams, Metro and Metro Devils (Metro’s second team), taking part in both league and cup competitions in the 2012 season.

Want to know more?

Blind cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling  – Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B3 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Videos above by ECB

ECB Disability Cricket: www.ecb.co.uk/development/disability-cricket/

For more info, visit the Blind Cricket England and Wales homepage at
http://www.bcew.co.uk

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities,
please contact: Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com

You may also find these links of interest:
Cricket for Change: www.cricketforchange.org.uk