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Sunday July 22 v Old Wellingtonians at Wellington

Match cancelled.

Friday July 13 v Canford Cygnets at Sherborne

Pilgrims 239 (A.Nurton 42, A.Pusinelli 35). Canford Cygnets: 160 (F.E.Taylor 2-19, A.Nurton 2-30).Won by 79 runs.

  After a long week of cricket and after Thursday night, notoriously the heaviest of the Week, the Pilgrims arrived at the Upper with tender heads and bodies. Fergus Taylor, remarkably for a man, who once lost eleven tosses in a row, won his fifth toss in seven games and, to the joy of the rest of the Pilgrims, elected to bat against the Cygnets in this annual 40-40 fixture. Our innings started off in much the same vein as it had all week, apart from […]

Thursday July 12 v Clayesmore Cormorants at Clayesmore.

Clayesmore Cormorants 235-9 (F.E Taylor 4-50);Pilgrims 209 (F.E.Taylor 100, E.Whiting 27).Lost by 26 runs.

Somewhat downbeat by the previous night’s football yet full of confidence from victory against Bryanston, we made our way to Iwerne Minster . We hadn’t lost to Clayesmore since 2013 but, having inspected the pitch, which was somewhat difficult to discern from the rest of the square, we knew that it would not be an easy day of cricket, especially with bat in hand. Fergus Taylor won the toss and, because of a weakened bowling attack and not wanting to be in a position where we needed […]

Wednesday July 11 v Old Bryanstonians at Sherborne

Pilgrims 269-9 (F.E.Taylor 87, C.Carline 54);Bryanston Butterflies 255-8 (F.E.Taylor 2-36, C.Taylor 2-41). Won by 14 runs.

Following our first defeat of the Week to the MCC the previous day, we arrived at the Upper determined to put in a good performance and get back to winning ways against the Bryanston Butterflies. Fergus Taylor, seemingly to have turned a corner with his historic tossing issues, won the toss again and, just as with the previous day, elected to bat. We were back on Monday’s wicket, which we knew to be very flat, and

Tuesday July 10 v MCC at Sherborne

Pilgrims 158 ( A.Pusinelli 55). MCC 160-8(F.Taylor 3-50). Lost by 2 wickets.

As has now become tradition, we spent the Monday night of the Week up at Sherborne Town CC. In accordance with the previous night, the festivities were long and heavy and, thus, it was, at least at this point, a relief to us that Fergus Taylor won the toss and elected to bat. This relief, however, was somewhat short-lived: despite reaching his highest score of the week so far, Elliot Whiting, opening the batting again, departed for 6 and his opening partner, Charlie Esson

Monday July 9 v Sherborne Town CC at Sherborne Town

Sherborne Town CC 282-7 (T. Minchin 3-49, A Nurton 2-31).Pilgrims 287-4 (F. Taylor 106 not out, C.Carline 51 not out).Won by 6 wickets.

Having celebrated the first night of the week and our success in the T20 tournament very hard, it was an exceptionally tender Sherborne Pilgrims side that, having lost the toss, took to the field to face Sherborne Town CC in their annual (‘Weekly’) 40-40 fixture. Apart from Andrew Nurton (2-31, eight overs), who took two wickets in his opening spell, we did not start well, allowing the Town to score freely with both sloppy bowling and fielding. […]

Sunday July 8 T20 Tournament at Bryanston

 

Pilgrims 175-7 (C.Taylor 49, F.E.Taylor 28);Canford Cygnets 116-8
(F.E.Taylor 3-30). Won by 59 runs.

Arriving at Bryanston School for the annual Stour Cup tournament, there was a great sense of both anticipation and excitement among the team with it being the first game of the much-beloved cricket ‘Week’. It was decided that we would play against the Canford Cygnets and Bryanston against Clayesmore in the first round of matches. Pilgrims captain Fergus Taylor won the toss and, on what looked like a flat, albeit dry wicket, elected to bat. He himself and Elliot Whiting, already notorious for averaging 5.4 on the […]

Saturday June 30 v Sherborne Tennis Club at Sherborne.

Exceptionally warm and dry weather were the order of the day at this year’s Commem., as a Pilgrims team assembled to face the challenge of Sherborne Tennis Club on the School’s grass courts.  Playing a mixture of singles and doubles, to account for a last-minute drop-out which depleted our opposition’s numbers, the Pilgrims team eventually prevailed with a hard-fought victory!  While the heat proved a real challenge, it did not seem to diminish the quality of the tennis, which remained consistently high throughout the afternoon.  On this […]

Sunday May 13 v The School at Sherborne

From various corners of the UK (North Yorkshire, Wales, Sussex…) a Pilgrims team gradually emerged to face the School in its annual fixture in early May, taking place in near-perfect playing conditions.

The Pilgrims team comprised a healthy mix of experienced and youthful hands: David Leakey, Andrew Crowe, Chris Grant-Peterkin, Richard Bramble, Ed Leakey and James Sewry.  It also offered an equally healthy mix of recent practise (we’ll pass over the fact that the Pilgrims fixture seems to be the only time of year you pick up a tennis racquet, Ed!)

Having re-familiarised ourselves with the grass, the early signs […]

Saturday May 12 v The School at Sherborne

Lost 5-4.

From various corners of the UK (North Yorkshire, Wales, Sussex…) a Pilgrims team gradually emerged to face the School in its annual fixture in early May, taking place in near-perfect playing conditions.

The Pilgrims team comprised a healthy mix of experienced and youthful hands: David Leakey, Andrew Crowe, Chris Grant-Peterkin, Richard Bramble, Ed Leakey and James Sewry.  It also offered an equally healthy mix of recent practice .

Having refamiliarised ourselves with the grass, the early signs were promising, with the Pilgrims going 2-1 up after the first round of rubbers.  Early hopes were emboldened after the second […]