Cricket Reports 2018

/Cricket Reports 2018

Sunday September 3 v Eton Ramblers at Eton

Won by 1 wicket

Eton Ramblers 238-8 (J Vitali 4-32, AP Pusinelli 2-20); Pilgrims 239-9 (CAL Leach 68, GAB Ellwood 52).

We finished the 2018 season on a high note with a tense final wicket victory against the Ramblers, in what is proving to be the most dramatic fixture in the calendar year-on-year.

The toss was lost on a glorious September’s day, but we soon had the early initiative. Alastair Pusinelli (2-20) struck with his first ball of the day, the seventh of the innings, with the opening batsman flaying his arms outside off-stump, for Max Ritchie to take the simplest of […]

Sunday August 19 T20 Tournament at Harrow

Participants: Sherborne Pilgrims, Old Harrovians, Old Cheltonians, St Edward’s Martyrs

Pilgrims 166(C Carline 36*).St. Edward’s Martyrs 160 (AP Pusinelli 1-16).Won by six runs

We stepped into unchartered territory by featuring in not only a match, but a tournament, inside the London tube network with a T20 tournament held at Harrow.

In the semi-finals, we came up against unfamiliar opponents in the St. Edward’s Martyrs, with skipper for the day Charlie Carline winning the toss and assertively electing to bat.

Donning yellow-blue pyjamas, youngsters Eliot Whiting and James Caldwell strode out to the middle to face the new pink ball, and took the game […]

Sunday August 12 v Marlborough Blues at Marlborough

Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Sunday August 5 v Hampshire Hogs at Warnford

Lost by 151 runs.

Hampshire Hogs 347-2 dec; Pilgrims 196.(Brooks 60)

We took the to the field, having lost the toss for the fifth year running. Unfortunately, we only had seven players which soon increased to 10 but by which time our opponents had plundered  67 off of 5 overs. Our bowling improved but not sufficiently to prevent the Hogs captain and Pilgrim, Ollie Kelly, reaching a century(whereupon he retired). However there was no relenting in the Hogs pursuit of fast runs against a docile attack upon which  Wakefield  and Fisher ( another Pilgrim) feasted. On Wakefield reaching the second century […]

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. […]