Straight Red Puts Simmo in the Mood for Heroic Century

A Friday night red card in Spearmint Rhino for over excessive chundering for captain, Mike Simpson proved the catalyst for a match winning century at Coal Aston. Simmo was clearly in the mood for revenge and took it out on the Coal Aston attack in amazing fashion as he plundered an unbeaten 165 to lead the seconds to victory over our near-neighbours.

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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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Teams for 15/16 August

Yorkshire League

League game vs. Doncaster (Home) on Sat 15 Aug at 12h00. Meet at Club 10h45.

  1. N. Gaywood
  2. W. Root
  3. C. Wall
  4. E. Mckenna
  5. M. Simpson
  6. J. Colton
  7. A. Patmore [w/k]
  8. N. Khan
  9. K. Nayager
  10. M. Dixon [c]
  11. A. Wylie

Scorer: A. Varley

S.Y. Premier

League game vs. Treeton (Away) on Sat 15 Aug at 12h30. Meet at Club 10h30.

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Academy melted by the heat of the Furniss

Following a week of selection politics and a day trip to Rome it was pleasing to wake to glorious sunshine on Saturday. It was even more pleasing to be greeted by a green outfield.

The ground duly passed an inspection from Umpire Bentham who could not see what all the fuss had been about. Credit to Crofty and his gang of willing volunteers for producing an excellent cricket wicket.

Interesting chat about the virtues of junior cricket with Mr Bentham. It is good to know that the league is as committed to junior cricket as we are.

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Teams for the weekend 30/31 May

Yorkshire League

League game vs. Doncaster (Away) on Sat 30 May at 12h00. Meet at Club 09h45.

  1. N. Gaywood
  2. I. Asif
  3. C. Wall
  4. M. Root
  5. M. Simpson
  6. A. Patmore [w/k]
  7. N. Khan
  8. M. Thompson
  9. K. Nayager
  10. M. Dixon [c]
  11. T. Hancock

Scorer: H. Brebner

S.Y. Premier

League game vs. Treeton (Home) on Sat 30 May at 13h00. Meet at Club 11h45.

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Teams for the weekend 21/22 June

Yorkshire League

League game vs. Appleby Frodingham (Away) on Sat 21 June at 12h00. Meet at Club 09h30.

  1. N. Gaywood
  2. J. Pitcher (w/k)
  3. C. Stewart
  4. E. McKenna
  5. M. Root
  6. C. Colgate
  7. M. Simpson
  8. P. Turnbull
  9. N. Khan
  10. R. Greaves
  11. M. Dixon

Scorer: D.Mines

S.Y. Premier

League game vs. Elsecar (Home) on Sat 21 June at 13h30. Meet at Club 11h00.

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Kindergarten Come Up Trumps Again

The Children entertained Coal Aston at Abbeydale and the youngstersdid another fantastic job along with papa Ellis..

SCCC 177ao Captain 60 Oscar 47
Coal Aston 140-7 J Varley 2-20ish

Oscar took the juniors and Marko for a warm up whilst I pretended to do clerical and sort some stuff out.

Won the toss and decided to have a bat. My team all wanted to bat at 5 so that left me and Billy to open the batting. Steady start with the ball swining and seaming about.

Billy batted very sensibly and worked hard for his runs against some decent seam bowling. 80 on the bored after about half way and Billy tried to be too cute and was caught. Oscar came in and pushed the rate up with three big sixes and as usual kept all of the strike!

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286 Floor Tiles But Academy Still Win

Academy minus it’s spin attack visited Coal Aston on a blustery day with very warm sunshine and a game which was both entertaining and not good for Uncle Als pace maker….

Coal Aston 142-8 ZZZZZ 3-38 TTTTTT 3-30 Fielding 1-14
Academy 144-7 (45.3 overs)Nausious 66no

Unlce Al lost the toss and were asked to field. Ben bowled well into the strong breeze which was exactly what the shipping forecast had predicted two hours previous. Rate was about 1.5 over T bowled some very good stuff in his 9 overs. Getting an lbw and caught behind as did Ben.

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