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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 […]

Saturday June 30 v The School at Sherborne

Report to follow.

 

Sunday July 1 Cricketer Cup 2nd Round v Old Cranleighans at Sherborne

 

Old Cranleighans 261 (A.Cope 89, H H O Cheal 4-51); Pilgrims 160 (F E Taylor 41, S Waters 4-10). Lost by 101 runs.

The heatwave of the preceding two weeks had left the Upper with an extremely dry wicket and fast outfield. Our opponents had no hesitation in electing to bat upon winning the toss. The general feeling was that a score approaching 300 would be on the cards so it was a good effort to limit the opposition for 261, although the concession of 25 wides was unhelpful. Humphrey Gibbs with his gentle medium pace bowled tidily in his […]

Sunday June 17 v Old Cheltonians at Cheltenham. Cricketer Cup First Round.

 

Old Cheltonians 188 (J A Francis 5-55, T S C Cooke 3-39, J C Vitali 2-13); Pilgrims 189-3 (H H O Cheal 111*, C A R Esson 37*).Won by 7 wickets.

Shortly after 5pm, we secured victory in the 38th over with Henry Cheal and Charlie Esson leading the way with a 145-run stand, a club record for the fourth wicket in the competition. It was a thoroughly convincing win that seemed rather less likely earlier when our opponents had their chance to put some modest bowling to the sword, but succumbed to some rash strokes. Equally it must be […]

Sunday May 27 v Radley Rangers at Radley.

Pilgrims 186-8 (H.Cheal 68*, S. Walsh 36: Radley Rangers 134 (H. Lamb 4-22). Won by 22 runs
This was our annual Cricketer Cup warm-up fixture. Despite a terrible forecast, the conditions were fair and the playing surface looked good. We were invited to bat first and despite losing Oliver Calcott early, we got off to a respectable start, losing our second wicket in the 21st over with the score on 82. Simon Walsh contributed 36 of those runs, whilst Will Smibert at 3 added 29. Unfortunately, wickets then begin to fall at an alarming rate and we […]