Search

Whispering Wood

16:39 22 June 2015

Harold Wood players bring on the covers (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Harold Wood players bring on the covers (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Latest blog from Harold Wood’s Chris Bennett

Harold Wood cricketers have been debating a Harold Wood cricketers have been debating a "Fantasy Crisps XI"

Rain came and conquered most clubs in Essex this week. Harold Wood was the surprising benefactor of the horrific conditions.

The fours managed to pick up 25 points thanks to their opposition pulling out earlier this week, propelling them towards the top of the table.

But the real winners were the second team. Batting first and racking up 230 in the first innings, the twos realised 20 overs were needed in the second innings to constitute a game.

The twos managed to get in 20.2 overs in the second innings leaving the opposition 90-5 and winning the game before the heavens opened. This victory pushed them to the top of the table at the expense of the other soaked sides in the league.

With a powerful top order and a strong bowling attack the twos will look to continue to press for promotion. With six wins in seven games this season and strength in depth this could yet turn out to be an extremely successful year for the side.

As always with success for the twos, the club bar does a roaring trade, long may their success continue.

The third team blasted over 300 before rain once again ended proceedings. Chris Clarke hit 103 in just 15 overs to notch up his first hundred in 15 years.

The fifths had a friendly match in which they supplied the opposition our very own Adam Pickett to level up the numbers in the side.

With the opposition 50-5 Mr Pickett walked to the crease and smashed 60 for the opposition. His jug was enjoyed by all, aside from fifth team skipper Keith Donovan who felt betrayed.

Finally, the first team ended up 173-7 with four overs remaining in their shortened game when the rain intervened leaving Shahbaz Khan stranded on 98 not out.

As with all bad weather, the bar is the focus of all cricketers’ attention after a swift abandonment.

Many vitally important conversations take place between the fifth and tenth pint. This week’s debate centred on ‘the fantasy bag of crisps’. The debate raged on into the night. The result is found in the picture above.

*Harold Wood Cricket Club in conjunction with Simply Cricket is running a player of the weekend award throughout this season.

Chris Clarke won the award this weekend for his first hundred in over 15 years.

As a previous winner of the award he is well on his way to buy a bat with vouchers alone!

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

55 minutes ago
Great Britain's modern pentathlon men face the camera (pic: Clare Green/Matchtight)

Tough day for former Coopers pupil

18:00
Mark Hunter shows off his Olympic medals (pic: George Powell/SAS)

Former Olympic champion looks ahead to World Cup event

16:30
Southend United chief executive Steve Kavanagh (third from right) is from Upminster and will be helping raise money for Prostate Cancer UK (pic: Southern News and Pictures).

Upminster resident will set off on journey to Amsterdam on June 3 to help Prostate Cancer UK try and raise half a million pounds

Upminster captain Alan Ison in batting action (pic: Kevin Roome).

Momentum is building for Upminster after another encouraging result in Division One on Saturday

15:39
TopGolf are offering free lessons for over-55s, including at their Chigwell venue (pic: Sam Docker Photography)

Sports venue hope offer leads to more choosing a healthier life

Anwar Uddin has left Sporting Bengal United after spending the 2015/16 season with the Mile End Stadium club (pic: Tim Edwards).

Old Daggers captain will be alongside the likes of Craig Mackail-Smith, Paul Benson and more this weekend

Harold Wood's vice-captain Shahbaz Khan (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

After an excellent performance in the field, only Raihan Hussain scored over 20 runs as they lost by 14-runs

12:00
Sir Bradley Wiggins will return to London for the Six Day event in October (pic: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Belgian superstar already looking forward to October’s event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe