The Usual Suspects – All 35 of them

By my reckoning 35 players represented the Academy this season. Please shout up if you have been overlooked. Here is my take on to the individuals concerned. Don’t look now if easily offended!

Andy Simpson, The Optician. An able Vice Captain. I think that is how Nina described him! He has been invaluable as a relatively senior player (26!). Despite having to work Saturday mornings he has always arrived on time and for the early part of the season performed the duties of Treasurer with an efficiency that Malcolm Glazer would admire.

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Sunday Muddy Sunday Part Two

Contrary to other reports on this site it rained constantly on Sunday morning. I was therefore somewhat surprised to see the under 15s playing in conditions that were arguably dangerous upon my arrival at HQ.

Still congratulations to Ollie and the team on their title success even if it meant our semi final pitch remained uncovered through several hours of rain.

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Under 15 Reds Win the George Drabble division

Sheffield Collegiate Red v Eckington Sunday 26 July 2009

With the teams level on points going into this, the final match of the season, everyone was hoping for good weather. At 9.45 it was raining at Abbeydale, and it continued for another 45 minutes. It was not heavy enough to saturate the pitch though and when it stopped, it was agreed that a 15-over-per-side match could take place without risking the pitch for the 3rd XI cup match in the afternoon. The only stipulation was that if the rain restarted the match would be abandoned immediately, whatever the score.

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Collegaite Under 15 blue win Sheaf sports Under 15 league

In a game interrupted by a heavy shower and often playing in a steady drizzle at Stocksbridge , collegiate won by 100 runs to win there 2nd trophy of the season .
Batting first on a slow wicket openers Matt Lee and J ames Harrison scored steadily and where not troubled by the hosts bowling: several probabul 4s being slowed to 2s by the wet outfield.

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