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Hermits V London Saints July 25th

Hermits 292-5 (Bevan 100*, Cook 89) (Jackson 2-56, Pearce 1-39) – 25th July 2021 Saints 112-9 (Berkeley 32*, Cushion 22) Saints lost by 180 runs A disappointing but rather expected defeat for the Saints on Sunday in our match against the Hermits at Falkland CC, with the Hermits, like last year, picking a couple of […]

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Batcombe v London Saints Sunday July 18, 2021 30 over match

Batcombe 88 all out (Rogers 3-14, Jacko 2-13) London Saints            90-8 (Rogers 35 no, Cohen 18)         LSCC win by two wickets The Prologue On the back of a heavy defeat and several heavy ciders the previous day, London Saints arrived in the tiny Somerset village of Batcombe in convoy. They found the ground some time […]

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WITHAM FRIARY v LONDON SAINTS – Saturday July 17, 2021. Dry and hot

Witham Friary 192-7 (Berkeley 2-24, Rogers 2-32 London Saints 112 (Mr Extras 34, Rogers 28,  TWO years ago, pre-Covid, Witham Friary was a quaint quintessential West Country village. It is much-loved by London Saints players for its magnificent cricket teas and also for the Seymour Arms – whose decor, prices and possibly even the bar […]

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Coldharbour v London Saints – Sun July 4th – Coldharbour CC

Coldharbour  232 – 7 (Rogers 3-54, Thomas 2-20, Dowson 2-35) London Saints 183 (Dowson 77, Rogers 58, Collis 20) A very creditable performance against a strong team on the usual small but beautiful ground amongst the Surrey Downs with great views of the surrounding countryside overlooking Gatwick Airport, that was when the low clouds didn’t […]

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London Saints CC vs Old Chelmsfordians 5th XI, Sunday 27th June 2021

London Saints 72 (Griffiths 24, Calais 13) off 22.4 overs Old Chelmsfordians  73-6 (Berkeley 2 – 6) off 21.4 overs A forecast threat of heavy rain meant we opted for a 30 over contest against first-time opponents, Old Chelmsfordians 5th XI.  Having lost the toss, an abject batting performance by London Saints meant the game […]

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LSCC vs. Nascott Old Haberdashers, Elstree – 6th June 2021

LSCC –  149-6  35 overs  (Barnes 42 not out, McIntyre 40) Nascott – 115 all out – 29 overs (DT 4-17, Tiger 3-17, Barnes 2-5) After our game was called off last week, Saints marched in to their first game ‘proper’ looking to maintain their unbeaten 2021 record – after a moral victory last week […]

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End of Season Review

Thank goodness that’s over!  A season that began with a whimper (defeat to a poor Crystal Palace team, League Cup exit to Brentford and second half capitulation to Spurs) went out even more timidly (0-3 to West Ham, admittedly a side who can be pleased with their 2020/21 efforts). In between we had some memorable […]

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West Ham Away Lost 3 – 0

Sky TV covered the final game, at West Ham, but on a non-sports channel, which came as a shock for those of us minimising our payments to Murdoch’s evil empire. Still a solution available: lock down all media contacts for 20 hours and tune into the re-run at noon on Monday. Was it worth it? […]

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Leeds Home Lost 0 – 2

Still no Bednarek as Saints faced Leeds, but on the other hand there were 8,000 season ticket holders at St. Mary’s to witness the occasion – in all likelihood the first live football in over a year for many. Mask wearing seemed to be better observed than at many grounds, a discipline not tested by […]

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Fulham Home Won 3 – 1

We live in peculiar times, where a Saturday 3 p.m. kick off becomes inconvenient – there’s live sport to be watched somewhere, even under lockdown restrictions if you look hard enough. I still managed to access Southampton v. Fulham, but the repeat performance on Sky, starting at 22:30 and with no build up or half […]

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