Cricket Reports 2017

/Cricket Reports 2017

Sunday September 3 2017 v Eton Ramblers at Eton.

Pilgrims 125 (C A L Leach 24);Eton Ramblers 127-6 (A P Pusinelli 3-24). Lost by 4 wickets.

The clash against Eton is always a fantastic way to end the season, and it was a shame that this time the game had to be reduced to a Twenty20 clash. With the heavens always threatening, it was planned to hold two 20-over matches, but the rain started to come down after the third ball of the day, and through true British grit, one game was played.

We won the toss on what looked to be a good wicket, and after the early dismissal […]

Sunday August 13 2017 v Marlborough Blues at Marlborough.

Pilgrims 245( S Lamb 87, G Atkins 56); Marlborough 247-6( E.Kilby 95)-Lost by 4 wickets.

Excellent  game of cricket and a thoroughly enjoyable day. Fine all round fielding performance particularly from Rose and Leach.

Sunday August 6 2017 v Hampshire Hogs at Warnford.

Hampshire Hogs 231 (J R E Irving 5-21, C Taylor 3-79); Pilgrims 179  (E J Whiting 84). Lost by 52 runs.

After a challenging few weeks prior to the Hogs Match with players unavailable for various reasons, the Captain Irving had to take part in some crucial negotiations for 2 extra players and 2 substitutes. Of course Oliver Kelly obliged and duly won the toss and chose to bat on a slightly soft wicket. Irving with limited options in the bowling department elected to go for the athletic Charlie Taylor down the hill and himself up the hill.

Optimism was not high […]

Friday July 14 2017 v Canford Cygnets at Canford

Canford Cygnets 227  (W M Smibert 5-36);Pilgrims 230-9  (PF C Langly-Smith 78,  W M Smibert 59 not out) – Won by 1 wicket.

The last night of The Week often renders the most bleary eyed Pilgrims, and so it was with much difficulty that the team made their way over to Canford School for the final fixture of the Cricket Week. Despairingly, skipper Fergus Taylor lost the toss and so it was, under clear blue skies, that we very gingerly took to the field. As is always the case at the end of a long week of cricket, the team […]

Thursday July 13 2017 v Clayesmore Cormorants at Sherborne

Clayesmore Cormorants 220 ( C D P Carr-Smith 3-30) ; Pilgrims 224-1 (F E Taylor 130*, J I McKillop 60*) . Won by 9 wickets.

Having played so poorly against the Bryanston Butterflies the previous day, we arrived at the Upper on a lovely summer’s day with a determination to perform well and win. We lost the toss and the opposition, sensibly on what looked to be a true road, elected to bat. Both the intensity in the field and the accuracy of our bowling was outstanding from the off. Andrew Nurton bowled with great control and consistency and he was […]

Wednesday July 12 2017 v Bryanston Butterflies at Bryanston

Bryanston Butterflies 265-5 dec;(F E Taylor 4-109);Pilgrims 118  (F E Taylor 56).Lost by 147 runs.


Following the disappointment of the cancellation of the previous day’s match against the MCC due to remarkably poor weather, we travelled to Bryanston eager to get back playing cricket. However, such was the volume of precipitation of the previous day that the square was too sodden for play to commence on time and so lunch was taken early and the start time pushed back. Because of the then damp square and outfield, skipper Fergus Taylor, having won the toss, decided to insert the opposition hoping […]

Tuesday July 11 2017 v MCC at Sherborne

Match cancelled due to weather.

Monday July 10 2017 v Sherborne Town CC at Sherborne.

Pilgrims 255 (F  E Taylor 76, C A R Esson 50, S G A Walsh 49);Sherborne CC 147 (25.3 overs)  (A D Nurton 4-20, F E Taylor 4-35). Won by 108  runs.

After last year’s extremely close drawn match on the Terraces the Pilgrims were determined to get their first win in three years against Sherborne Cricket Club. Fergus Taylor duly won the toss and opted to bat on a pitch which looked flat and with little in the way of helpful overhead conditions.

Despite this ideal set of circumstances the Pilgrims top order failed to make a decent start finding […]

Sunday July 9 2017- 20/20 Tournament at Bryanston

Sunday 9th July was a fine, sunny day with an opportunity for the Pilgrims to get off to winning ways for The Week 2017. Nine Pilgrims, one Honorary Pilgrim and one very late Pilgrim were pleased to find out they would be playing Bryanston first which meant a chance to play on what appeared to be the better of the two pitches, leaving Canford to play Claysemore on a pitch no bigger than a 50 pence piece. Unfortunately we lost the toss but to our surprise, were inserted by Bryanston which suited us nicely while waiting on one of […]

Saturday July 1 2017 v The School at Sherborne.

Pilgrims 114-6 ( J H K Adams 58*)  The School 115-7. Lost by 3 wickets.

On a gloriously sunny Commem day the teams bedecked in coloured clothing did battle for the first time in a 20/20 over format starting in the afternoon. Ferg Taylor lost the toss (there is now an increasing history of this misfortune) and we were put in to bat. At 25 for 5 on a good wicket we needed a saviour and it came in the form of Jimmy Adams who, in a welcome return to the Upper ,gave a splendid demonstration, through deft placement and the […]