Entries by Romany CC

Yapham match report

Won by about 70 runs. Possibly because they gave us a right thrashing last year, Yapham put out a much friendlier side consisting mainly of younger players and club stalwarts. We scored 190 in 35 overs, losing only one wicket in reaching our total; albeit with two retirements upon reaching 50. Faced with tight early […]

Chatsworth match report

I arrived at the entrance with Oli and Fits after spending most of the journey explaining to Fits the definition of a Duke/aristocracy and big houses; and also that cricket can be played without swearing, please. So the scene was set: a glorious setting, sunshine, and a fit, talented IX – and Rupert. Chatsworth batted […]

Late season at Arthington

George Holden’s so far unbroken sequence of captaincy success was continued on Sunday-against Arthington’s “Festival team”- traditionally strong. Your humble scribe can hardly recall a better Romany bowling and fielding performance against a good side. Good catches were held by Jonny and Andrew Moore,, after 20 overs Arthington were only 52-2, and there was hardly […]

Nine men of Romany triumph at Crakehall

Nine men of Romany triumph at Crakehall (with a little help from our friends). On a perfect day of cloudless blue skies, in the wonderful setting of Crakehall village, after several years of defeats to the always-strong Crakehall side, a real all-round performance saw a famous Romany victory, to which every player contributed!

Elgot’s captaincy debut at Leeds Caribbean

Thanks to Badar Zaman’s late call up we managed to field eleven players for what is one of the highlights of the Romany season, our annual fixture with Leeds Caribbean. In the absence of our captain and vice-captains I took over the Romany captaincy for the first time. A rather weaker than usual Caribbean side […]

Festival time at Bolton Percy

Having dealt with several last minute team changes and one or two transport related hiccups – not least the closure of the road to the ground – I was relieved to find that we did have at least ten players to start the game with one more making his way from court; prosecuting not being […]