Cricket Reports 2018

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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 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 […]

Saturday May 12 2018 v The School at Sherborne.

School 294; Pilgrims 156. Lost by 138 runs.

What better way to mark an iconic fixture in the Pilgrims calendar than with OS day on the Upper on the same day. The Pilgrims took to the field first, with Pennsylvania 6-5000 belting out from the School Swing band and a fresh faced Pilgrims side eager to take early wickets. One did fall in the 7th over, much deserved for Alistair Pusinelli who bowled 20 dots balls in a row. Some good fielding and tidy(ish) bowling kept the school to 160 for 3 at lunch off 32 overs. Sadly runs leaked too […]