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2003

Cranbrook Town

no report available.

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Lynxes v. Old Suttonians

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Lynxes v. Fleet Street Exiles

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Lynxes v. Bluemantles

Bluemantles 218-7 dec Lynxes 106 All Out

This was a bad toss to lose. Although the hottest of the weather was now just behind us, the Lynxes side that took the field in the morning session was imbalanced, with a reasonable seam attack at its disposal, but a shortage of quality batting should a lengthy run chase be required. Sure enough, tight bowling in the pre-lunch session by J.Thompson, Chuter and Allen kept the visitors down to just 84 runs, but no wickets were taken as Florry and Sultani batted sensibly and offered few extravagant shots.

C. Thompson surprised Florry with a straight delivery after lunch, but there were no cheap wickets to be had on a slow and relatively even surface. G. Marshall snapped up a couple of wickets with his slow off breaks (do they break?) and Bluemantles declared on 218 for 7 at around 4pm, leaving the host side around 43 overs to achieve victory.

Any chances of a home victory were soon dashed. Butler, a tall fast bowler from North London, blew away the top of the Lynxes batting order. With 4 wickets down at tea and few runs on the board, one might have expected a relief in the attack to open up the game, but Butler continued his spell, varying his length and extracting bounce that the Lynxes bowlers had previously been unable to exploit. The result was predictable, with only C.Thompson and M.Burgess able to score any runs of note. The final Lynxes total of just 106 meant an early bath for all.

Tom Allen

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Lynxes v. Old Georgians

Lynxes 146 All Out, Old Georgians 147 - 0

Despite the fact that the Match Manager felt that the birth of his daughter was a good enough reason to miss the game and thus the final flurry of phone calls required to raise a side, the Lynxes fielded what on paper was a side full of runs but lacking in the bowling department. How wrong this was to be.

Lynxes chose to bat and with the luxury of G.Marshall at No.7 and two Lynxes debutants in Burgess and Hicken in the middle order we looked set for a good total on another warm but blustery day on Big Side. The Lynxes innings limped along painfully slowly and at lunch we had struggled to 31 for 5 with Furminger, Newman, Barron, Hicken and Burgess all reading the broadsheets in the pavilion - much to the skippers disgust! Lunch came and went and there must have been something in the Windmill salad as Marshall and Pink set about producing a small revival until Pink was run out for 12 when looking well set. The ever dependable Marshall helped steer the tail until he was out for a well made 68 and last man Blaydon soon showed us all his skills with the bat and Lynxes were all out at 3.27pm in 49.4 overs.

This total was never going to be enough on a good wicket and despite the combined efforts of Thompson, Blaydon and Chuter the two OG's openers plundered the 147 needed for victory in 32 overs. Luckily enough the pub opened early!! Lets hope that Jez returns next year with renewed vigor for the toughest of the week's fixtures.

James Thompson

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Lynxes v. Scorpians

Lynxes 282 -7 Scorpion's 202- 7

Ravaged by injury and withdrawal, the Lynxes were put into bat with a new look line-up, save for the welcome return from retirement of Philip Thompson. Having won the toss and decided to bat, the Lynxes made a strong start with Steve Drake and Sev Phillips, a welcome addition from Chutes' pub team both scoring freely against a weaker than usual Scorpions bowling attack.

However, just as Steve was about to unleash his full array of shots, he was rather dubiously given out LBW. The skipper then entered the fray and with his usual whack it or block it tactics, managed to see it through to lunch with only the loss of Sev for a very promising 31. Returning from lunch, and still trying to chew properly through the beef salad from the Windmill, the Lynxes picked up the pace of the innings with the skipper being ably assisted by Messrs Allen, Harley and Hammond (who luckily was passing the ground with kit in the boot of his car). The innings ended with the Lynxes having amassed a massive 282-7 off only 47 overs.

In reply, the Scorpions got off to a flying start with Blaydon feeding the batsmen a varied mix of long hops and half volleys before the final long hop of his spell was smashed towards the gully were Philip Thompson (looking like a 1950's train driver) swooped and took another memorable catch. The usual apologies to the batsman followed and having scored a century in the varsity match, he left the field ruing the day Philip Thompson returned for one more glorious outing on Bigside.

The Scorpions continued to amass runs at a good rate and it took the introduction of another pair of honorary Lynxes, George Rawlings and Justin Harley, to get the wickets that were badly needed. With 20 overs left the game was evenly poised and if it hadn't been for a total of 5 dropped catches, the result may well have been different. However, the Scorps gave up the chase with 96 needed from 12 overs and the game ended in a draw. Another very enjoyable game against a young Scorpions side and after a disappointing week for results, the Lynxes ended the week on a positive note with much the better of this drawn match.

Charlie Thompson