AS the first XI were away down at nearby Epping, I thought it to be a good excuse for a short trip to support the boys or as our resident Cricket correspondent Andy describes as ‘The boys in Green’ or the ‘baggy caps’.
SUCCESSSFUL sports teams find ways of winning when everything seems set against them however hard they try. That is exactly the strength and resilience shown by the First XI on Saturday in their crucial league fixture at in form Epping. Put into bat on a pudding of a pitch, arguably on the wrong end of the odd questionable decision and in huge trouble at 102-6 they found a way.
What a brilliant weekend for individual performances with some ‘mature members’ turning back the years!
THE return of warm conditions saw Harlow Cricket Club’s three promotion challenging sides all record victories. The First XI completed a nervy win at Marigolds, making hard work of defeating midtable Goresbrook, whilst on the other side of the club house the 4th XI were comprehensively beating Walthamstow 3rd XI
WHAT a fabulous day the club experienced last Thursday (1st August) when we entertained the Club Cricket Conference annual match against the MCC, being their first ever visit as far as we know. And on Spicers field, our under
11’s entertained the touring California Cricket Academy U’11’s as well.
HARLOW Cricket Club’s First XI victory away at Ardleigh Green recently was dominated by an outstanding 211 not out from club professional Jason McNally. The innings was all the more remarkable when one considers that the next highest score in the game, played on a damp and extremely challenging surface, was 38 from Ardleigh opener Paul Hurworth.
JOE Radford, flew back from holidaying on the continent in order to play in the fixture and his efforts (and those of his father) were not wasted as he proceeded to make a defining 85 not out, ensuring Harlow reached a very impressive 150-2 in their 20 overs. Joe received excellent support from fellow opener William Forde who made 39.
HEAVY overnight rain and further morning downpours were not enough to derail any of Harlow CC’s main promotion candidates over the weekend. The First, Second and Fourth XI’s all won to ensure they retained their respective places in the automatic promotion slots of their divisions whilst the midtable 3rd and 5th XI’s suffered honourable defeats.
IT’S as you were in the First XI Shepherd Neame Essex Senior League Division 3 as despite the First XI comfortably beating (in the end) Stanford le Hope CC other promotion rivals also secured straightforward wins leaving things very much wide open with Harlow currently sitting in second place.
THREE very unique cricket clubs visit Harlow and all on the same day
THE big game of the day in First XI Division 3 was without doubt the clash at Marigolds between third place Harlow CC and second placed Westcliff on Sea CC. It had the feel of a game the home side could not afford to lose even at this the midpoint of the campaign. As it turned out the baggy greens produced their finest performance of the season crushing their promotion rivals by 145 runs.
AT around 6.30 on Saturday evening two exciting games of cricket were drawing to a close at Harlow Cricket Club. The first team had already returned from a comprehensive victory at strugglers West Essex whilst the Third XI were on their way to an excellent win away.
IT was a weekend of marvellously close top of the league action for Harlow CC’s first and second teams but both sides were to be left bitterly frustrated in losing from potentially winning positions only to suffer defeat in the final over their respective fixtures.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winning teams from St Nicholas who overcame a spirited Church Langley team to take this year’s Girls Kwik-Cricket trophy. The event, held once again at the Harlow Town CC, was attended by eight teams who enjoyed the warm weather and great facilities.
THE promotion challenge of both Harlow 1st and 2nd XI’s went up a gear on Saturday as both produced emphatic performances in their latest Shepherd Neame Essex League fixtures.
Cricket: MCC set to come to Harlow CC. Full details on poster.
PROLONGED overnight rain ensured that Harlow’s cricketers arrived at their various grounds to be met by green drying wickets that would be challenge to bat on. Consequently, Saturday saw mixed results as the 2nd & 4th XI’s maintained their current tremendous form to claim victories.
SATURDAY witnessed fabulous weather and equally glorious results as all five Harlow CC adult sides recorded victories in their league fixtures.
INDIAN TV came to Old Harlow this week to discuss the Crocket World Cup.
THIS weekend saw a mixed bag of results with victories for the 1st & 5th XI’s, a battling draw for the 2nd’s and defeats for the 3rd’s and 4th’s.
Big Cricket Day at Marigolds. Full details on poster.
HARLOW Cricket Club’s overseas professional, Jason McNally is already enjoying his first season down at the club in Chippingfield.
Harlow Town 102-ao off 39.2 overs Wickford 106-2 off 25.3 overs After the first league game was abandoned, Town started their season away at Wickford. Town skipper Farmer won the toss and selected to bat first. However, things did not go to plan as Town lost early wickets leaving them 20-3. Yates and Gladwin did […]
A RETURN of slightly warmer weather saw an upturn in fortunes for the majority of the Harlow CC sides as all bar the 3rd XI managed victories on Saturday.