26 August 2011|
Once again Lynxes cricket began before the end of the School’s summer term. On July 3 rd the School easily defeated a weak O.C. team. It is hoped that next year young O.C. cricketers will return to play against the School. The week proper began on the following Sunday and good weather allowed all five games to be completed and enjoyed.
Steven Hooper ensured that Bigside was in great condition although the wicket still provides the occasional “low one” and the side batting second can be at a disadvantage. The catering was excellent, thanks to Graeme Edmonds and his staff and through the hard work of Gary Marshall, the Lynxes Chairman, all players were able to enjoy a good range of liquid refreshments during and after the games.
Including the match against the school a total of six matches were played (all with limited overs format) with wins against the Scorpions (only our 8 th in 41 contests), the Bully Boys. We were well beaten by the Fleet Street Exiles but the losses against the Kensington and Chelsea Strays and The Gryphons were very marginal – only by 12 runs and in the last over respectively. Gary Marshall was once again awarded the Andrew Bond Cup for his 192 runs in the week and Max O’Collins won the David Winterbottom Cup for taking 5 wickets in his two games.
The most pleasing point was the number of Cranbrookians who agreed to play during the week, nearly forty in total including seven current School players. These were:
Fraser Andrews (School), Simon Anthonisz (R 1970), James Barron (CR 1991), Hal Bedford-Cooper (A 2010), Bertie Berger (R 2010), Oli Blaydon (CS 1996), Will Chuter (W 1996), Hamish Cloke (School), Max O’Collins (W 2009), Patrick Coyne (2009), Tom Cullen (W 2004), Alistair Cutler (2009), Mike Daley (2007), Adam Fullwood (A 2004), George Gibbons (School), Ben Gibbs (R 2099), Doug Gordon (School), Will Goulstone (2005), Finn Hulbert (School), Richard Iveson (2008), Ollie Jamieson (2009), Jeff Jowers (C 1987), Jeremy Lawson (A 1990), Alfie Lloyd-Dyke (School), Nick Manser (R 2010), Laurie March (H 2009), Gary Marshall (H 1977), Oliver Morkel (A 2005), Paul Morkel (A 2004), Toby Mullins (R 1979), Peter Newman (A 1973), Max O’Collins (W 2009), Jeremy Philpot (A 1976), Nick Pink (C 1995), Ollie Reynolds (H 2004), Joe Schindler (School), Ben Stone (2009), Stuart Underwood (C 2009)
We hope all those who supported the Club this summer enjoyed their cricket which, as usual, was played in a friendly but competitive manner, and that they will return next year.
The 2012 game against the School will be played on Sunday July 1 st and the other games on July 8 th and July 10 th – 13 th inclusive. See the website www.lynxescc.co.uk, the open facebook group Lynxes Cricket Week and the OCA website www.oldcranbrookians.co.uk for further information.
A full report on all the matches and points from the Lynxes AGM can be downloaded here: