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The highlight of this, the 68 th year of the Club, was the number of recent leavers who came back to Bigside to enjoy Lynxes cricket.

On July 1 st the School XI was once again too strong for the OC team, which had been raised by Owen Dearn. Finn Hulbert made 74 and Alfie Lloyd-Dyke supported him well with 46 before the School bowled out the Lynxes for 162 runs. The School went past this total for the loss of 6 wickets with Oliver Bond and Charles Russell-Vick both scoring 50s.

On the opening Sunday of “the week”, instead of a repeat of last year’s 6-a-side games, an Under 30 side played an Over 30 side, with the former winning by the tightest of margins as the sun came out.

All the remaining matches were played under clear blue skies. Each day Bigside was prepared to perfection by Steven Hooper and excellent BBQ lunches were supplied by Graeme Edmonds and his staff. Gary Marshall (Lynxes President) forgot about his knee problems to play on the Tuesday as well as ensuring that all players and visitors were able to enjoy drinks from the pavilion during and after the games. 

Three other matches were played (all with limited overs format) without the Lynxes securing a win. The Bully Boys (a cover name for 10 OCs and Alex Presnell) scored 298 in flamboyant style with Alfie Lloyd-Dyke making a classy 120 runs. The Lynxes put up a brave challenge, with guest Jo Banks of Skinners School scoring 108 of the final total of 236 runs. The Lynxes’ score of 121 was never enough against The Fleet Street Exiles although their front 5 wickets were taken for a little over 50 runs.  In the last match Old Cranbrookian Nick Pink brought his Pink Panthers to play against the Lynxes in a “double T20 match”. After the Lynxes Captain, Max O’Collins led from the front in scoring 47 of their 1 st innings total of 138, the Pink Panthers then put together two innings of 170 and 128, leaving the Lynxes to aim for 161 runs to notch up a win. Nick Manser opened the charge with an exciting 54 and it was left to Max O’Collins to try for a boundary off the last ball of the day to bring the game to a tie. Unfortunately, his attempted “Dilshan scoop” did not make contact but it had been a very enjoyable game for all concerned. Finn Hulbert will again have his name on the Andrew Bond Cup for batting and Dave Lewis well deserved his award of the David Winterbottom Bowling Cup.  

Simon Anthonisz (R 1970), James Barron (CR 1991), Joe Clark (A 2014), Patrick Coyne (2007), Owen Dearn (W 2012), Ben Fasey, George Gibbons (R 2012), Doug Gordon (SL 2011), Matt Hall (C 1987), Will Huish (W 2011), Finn Hulbert (SL 2014),  Josh Humphreys (R 2014), Jeff Jowers (C 1987), Jeremy Lawson (A 1990), Tony Lawson (A 1990), Dave Lewis (R 2011), Alfie Lloyd-Dyke (SL 2013), Nick Manser (R 2011), Gary Marshall (H 1977), Sam Martin (H 1996), Clem O’Collins, Josh O’Collins, Max O’Collins (W 2009), Freddie Petch (H 2012), Nick Pink (C 1995), Ned Powell (W 2012), Toby Russell-Vick (A 2014), Joe Schindler (A 2012), Matt Simpson (A 2014), Sam Stibbs (A 2012), Chris Taylor, Will Tomalin (A 2011) Ben Tragett (CS 1993), Stuart Underwood (C 11), Nick Welchman, Rob Wickham (A 2012), Hugo Youngman (A 1983) all played in “the week”.

Several other “friends of Cranbrook” helped to make up the teams. We hope all those who supported the Club this summer will return next year to enjoy friendly but competitive cricket in the second week of July.

Any cricketing OCs, parents and family friends are always very welcome and anybody wishing to play should contact Gary Marshall (E mail: gmsquash@live.co.uk  Mobile: 07866 430289).

Jeremy Barham (C60) 




Wednesday July 1 st - Lynxes v School

Match Manager: Owen Dearn


Wednesday 1st July saw the Lynxes play the school to kick off the Lynxes week of 2015, on what was the hottest day of the year so far. A highly anticipated encounter saw Owen Dearn’s Old Boys XI take on a school XI captained by Oli Bond. The toss took place on what looked to be a decent pitch and the School chose to have a bowl against what was, on paper, a formidable Old Boys line up. 

With Dougie Gordon being late as usual, Sam Stibbs and Joe Clark opened up, with the former chipping straight to mid-wicket early on off the bowling of Oli Clark for a duck, and the latter, after a cracking drive through the covers and a single off the first over, out for 5.

The middle order performed well to tilt the game back in favour of the Lynxes. Finn Hulbert scored a confident and imposing 74, whilst Alfie Lloyd-Dyke scored fluently for 48. A tidy cameo from Nick Welchman with 18, put the Lynxes in a decent position to push on in the last 20 overs. From here, the plan disintegrated before the skipper’s eyes. Some tidy bowling from the school, particularly Josh Honey from the top end, sent the lower order tumbling and the Lynxes collapsed to 167 all out.

After the interval, Rob Wickham steamed down the hill and a barrage of in-swingers and seamers cut the right handed batsmen in half, his first spell finishing with 2 wickets. Wickham was well supported by Dearn up the hill as the pressure mounted from the start. Jasper Piper was caught behind in a 15 ball over from Underwood that genuinely had it all. A Stibbs drop behind the stumps in Underwood’s second over sparked what can only be described as the decisive turn for the worst, with the Lynxes dropping 9 catches from that point. Oli Bond and Charlie Russell-Vick capitalized on some sloppy, heat affected fielding as both hit half centuries to see the School across the line in 36 overs, sealing their 7th win in as many years.

The day was, without doubt, enjoyed by all and the Lynxes would like to extend a huge thank you to the school for once again, hosting us in excellent fashion.

Owen Dearn

 

Lynxes

Joe Clark                  ct ? bowled Honey                    4

Sam Stibbs                 ct ? bowled Clark                    0

Finn Hulbert               ct Russell-Vick b Schindler         74

Doug Gordon                run out (Pavey)                      6

Alfie Lloyd-Dyke           ct Lee b Schindler                  46

Nick Welchman              ct Russell-Vick b Wotton            18

Stuart Underwood           bowled Schindler                     0

Dave Lewis                 bowled Honey                         0

Will Huish                 ct Pavey b Wooton                    0

Owen Dearn                 bowled Honey                         0

Rob Wickham                not out                              0

 

Sub Total                                                     153

Extras                                                          9

Total                                                         162

 

Josh Honey                 6 – 1 – 20 – 3

Oli Clark                  4 – 0 – 30 – 1

Jasper Piper               3 – 0 – 31 – 0

Charles Russell-Vick       6 – 0 – 35 – 0

Guy Schindler              7 – 0 – 37 – 3

W. Wotton                  3 – 0 –  8 - 2

 

School

Jasper Piper               bowled Wickham                       6                                 

Sam Greehy                 ct Stibbs b Wickham                  4

Oliver Myrtle              ct Stibbs b Underwood               19

Oliver Bond                bowled Hulbert                      55         

Charles Russell-Vick       bowled Wickham                      50

Guy Schindler              not out                              4

Josh Honey                 ct and bowled Lewis                  9

Jack Pavey                 not out                              0

Tristan Lee                did not bat                                          

Oli Clark                  did not bat

W Wotton                   did not bat                                          

 

Sub Total                                                     147         

Extras                                                         20         

Total                                                         167

 

Rob Wickham                7 – 3 – 13 – 3

Owen Dearn                 5 – 1 – 25 – 0

Alfie Lloyd-Dyke           4 - 0 – 14 – 0

Stuart Underwood           2 – 0 – 28 – 1

Will Huish                 2 – 0 –  9 – 0

Finn Hulbert               8 – 0 – 41 - 1  

Dave Lewis                 7 – 1 – 27 – 1

 

Lynxes lost by 4 wickets



 

Sunday July 5 th - Lynxes Under 30’s v Lynxes Over 30s

Match Manager: Jeremy Lawson

 

The opening Sunday of Lynxes Week is now the established berth of the "Lynxes Lash" and this year a new format was tried with great success. A Lynxes Under 30s team, skippered by Max O'Collins, took on a Lynxes Over 30s team captained by Jez Lawson, in a T20 match for the bragging rights of a generation. The Over 30s were allowed two youngsters – both 18 – to bring their median age down to the low 40s, from something that had been closer to 50.

Some morning rain meant that the BBQ tea became a BBQ lunch and a rearranged start time of 2:15pm was convened. At the appointed time, the sun came out and Steve Hooper had managed to roll a pretty decent wicket on the Colts pitch.

 The Under 30s (aka The Latelys) batted first and made a steady if unspectacular start. For the Over 30s (aka The Legends) Jack Marshall bowled with a nice rhythm and Matt Hall, making a welcome return to Big Side after an absence of several years, defied his rotator cuff injury by keeping things tight at the other end. The pick of the bowlers though was Joe Banks, another of the teenage ringers, who took 2 for 14 off his four overs. Gary Marshall was hard to get away and he took 3 important wickets, no least the prize scalp of Joe Schindler who had made 25 in good time. The scorebook will forever show “caught Jack Marshall, bowled Gary Marshall”.

A quick 16 from from Will Tomalin and some lusty blows from Freddie Petch (27) gave the Under 30s a respectable total of 139 from their 20 overs. It was a gettable target, though, and the Over 30s had showed surprising agility in the field to keep the run rate down.

Hugo Youngman and Jeff Jowers opened the batting and the latter was quickly undone by Owen Dearn. Youngman and Jez Lawson briefly threatened to take control but both were out caught for 12. Tony Lawson smashed one six and was out next ball, leaving the top order gone with 50 runs on the board. There followed a tremendous partnership of 65 between Nick Pink and Chris Taylor, with both timing the ball extremely well. When Pink went for 35 and Taylor finally departed for 40, all three O’Collins brothers (Max, Clem, Josh) had taken a wicket. That could well be a first in Lynxes history.

Marshall and Hall did their best to get the Over 30s over the line, but ultimately fell a couple short and the Under 30s triumphed by one run. This was a great afternoon’s cricket, culminating in the Under 30s taking the coveted Lynxes Lash trophy and 12 months of bragging rights over their seniors.

Jeremy Lawson


Lynxes Under 30’s

Max O’Collins              ct Pink b Hall                       8

Greg Bird                  ct G Marshall b Banks               11

Sam Stibbs                 run out                             15

Joe Schindler              ct J Marshall b G Marshall          25

Ned Powell                 bowled Banks                         4     

Will Tomalin               ct Pinks b G Marshall               16

Josh O’Collins             bowled G Marshall                    8

Freddie Petch              not out                             27

Owen Dearn                 not out                              8

Clem O’Collins             did not bat

           

Total                                                         122

Extras                                                         17

Total                                                         139

 

Jack Marshall              4 - 0 – 31 – 0

Matt Hall                  4 – 0 – 17 – 1

Jo Banks                   4 – 0 – 14 – 2

Tony Lawson                3 – 0 – 35 - 0  

Gary Marshall              4 – 1 – 21 – 3

Jeff Jowers                1 – 0 – 19 - 0

 

Lynxes Over 30’s

Hugo Youngman              ct ? b Clem O’Collins               12

Jeff Jowers                bowled Dearn                         1

Jeremy Lawson              ct ? b Dearn                        12

Tony Lawson                bowled Clem O’Collins                6

Nick Pink                  bowled Josh O’Collins               35

Chris Taylor               ct ? b Max O’Collins                40

Gary Marshall              not out                              8

Matt Hall                  not out                              7    

Jo Banks                   did not bat

Jack Marshall              did not bat

 

Total                                                         121

Extras                                                         17

Total                                                         138

 

Owen Dearn                 4 -  0 – 15 – 2

Clem O’Collins             4 -  0 – 28 – 2

Freddie Petch              4 -  0 – 29 – 0

Greg Bird                  4 -  0 – 23 – 0

Max O’Collins              4 -  0 – 18 – 1

Josh O’Collins             4 -  0 – 22 – 0

 

Lynxes Under 30s won by 1 run



 

Tuesday July 7 th - Lynxes v Bully Boys

Match Manager: Gary Marshall

 

Bully Boys

Alfie Lloyd-Dyke           bowled Slade                       120

Sam Stibbs                 lbw Slade                           60

Finn Hulbert               ct Slade b Banks                    23

Stuart Underwood           ct Barron b Banks                    2

Joe Schindler              ct Banks b Tragett                  46

Doug Gordon                bowled Tragett                       9

Rob Wickham                bowled N. Powell                     7

Matt Simpson               ct Slade b N. Powell                 1    

Owen Dearn                 bowled J. Marshall                   5

Josh Humphreys             not out                              7

Alex Presnell              did not bat                                          

 

Sub Total                                                     280

Extras                                                         18    

Total                                                         298

 

Ben Tragett                8 – 0 – 35 - 2  

Jack Marshall              9 – 0 – 67 - 1

Simon Anthonisz            4 – 0 – 35 - 0

Jo Banks                   9 – 0 – 43 - 2

D Slade                    9 – 0 – 60 – 2

George Gibbons             4 – 0 – 34 - 0

Ned Powell                 2 – 0 – 15 – 2

 

Lynxes 

D Slade                    ct Hulbert b Wickham                  10

Ben Fasey                  bowled Wickham                        25

Jo Banks                   ct? b Lloyd-Dyke                     108

James Barron               bowled Wickham                         0

Gary Marshall              run out                                4

Ben Tragett                stumped Simpson b Dearn               27

Ned Powell                 lbw Dearn                              0

George Gibbons             stumped Simpson b Dearn                0     

Jack Marshall              bowled J. Schindler                   26

Simon Anthonisz            not out                                4


Sub Total                                                       206

Extras                                                           30

Total                                                           236

 

Rob Wickham                9 – 1 – 36 – 3

Alex Presnell              9 – 0 – 41 - 0

Josh Humphreys             2 – 0 – 24 - 0

Owen Dearn                 9 – 0 – 56 - 3

Doug Gordon                4 – 0 – 24 - 0

Alfie Lloyd-Dyke           4 – 0 – 14 - 1

Stuart Underwood           1 – 0 –  9 – 0

Matt Simpson               1 – 0 – 14 – 0

Sam Stibbs                 1 – 0 –  7 – 0

Joe Schindler              0.3 – 0 – 0 - 1

 

Lynxes lost by 62 runs



 

Wednesday July 8 th – Lynxes v Fleet Street Exiles

Match Manager: James Barron

 

Lynxes

Alfie Lloyd-Dyke           ct ? b Mayes                        28

Matt Simpson               st ? b Mayes                        12

Finn Hulbert               bowled Nunn                         19

Freddie Hulbert            ct ? b Nunn                          9

Charlie Harker             bowled Mayes                         0

Reuben Collingwood         bowled Kash                         16

Copter Brunt               ct ? b Kash                         12

Josh Honey                 st ? b Cavener                      14

James Barron               ct ? b Cavener                       4

Owen Dearn                 bowled Cavener                       0     

Simon Anthonisz            not out                              0

 

Sub Total                                                     114

Extras                                                          7

Total                                                         121

 

Nunn                       7 – 0 – 49 – 2

Mayes                      7 – 0 – 24 – 3

Kash                       6 – 2 –  5 – 2

A Martin                   5 – 0 – 23 – 0

Cavener                    3 – 0 –  5 – 3

Lawrence                   2 – 0 –  9 – 0

 

Fleet Street Exiles

C Cavener                  ct Simmons b Honey                   9

H Luff                     b Collingwood                       13

C King                     b Collingwood                       27

M Lawrence                 ct Brunt b Collingwood               0     

T Nunn                     b Collingwood                        4

Milo                       not out                             16

Kash                       not out                             38

M White                    did not bat

C Cavener                  did not bat                              

A Martin                   did not bat

R Mayes                    did not bat

 

Sub Total                                                     107

Extras                                                         21

Total                                                         128

 

Reuben Collingwood         10 – 4 – 29 - 4

Josh Honey                 8 – 1 – 39 – 1

Charlie Harker             3 – 0 – 21 – 0

Finn Hulbert               3 – 1 –  3 - 0

Owen Dearn                 2.1 – 0 – 19 – 0          

 

Lynxes lost by 5 wickets



 

Thursday July 9 th – Pink Panthers

Match Manager: Max O’Collins

 

Lynxes (1st Innings)

Max O’Collins              ct ? b Coplestone                   47

Will Huish                 ct Martin b Coplestone               1

Toby Russell-Vick          ct ? b Green                        18

Nick Manser                st Simpson bMartin                  27

Josh O’Collins             not out                             10

Josh Honey                 not out                             19

Ned Powell                 did not bat

Dave Lewis                 did not bat

Clem O’Collins             did not bat

Owen Dearn                 did not bat      

Simon Anthonisz            did not bat

 

Total                                                         122

Extras                                                         16

Total                                                         138

 

J.Muir                     4 – 0 – 31 - 0

P Copplestone              4 – 1 – 15 – 2

D. Baker                   3 – 0 – 30 – 0

J. Green                   4 – 0 – 20 – 1

Sam Martin                 3 – 0 – 21 - 1   

Patrick Coyne              2 – 0 – 16 – 0

 

Pink Panthers (1st Innings)

B Methuen                  bowled Dearn                        33     

Matt Simpson               not out                             68

D Baker                    ct Clem O’Collins b Lewis            9

Patrick Coyne              ct Dearn b Lewis                     0     

Nick Pink                  bowled Dearn                         0

Sam Martin                 lbw Lewis                            3                 

J Green                    Not out                             32

P Coplestone               did not bat

J Muir                     did not bat

R Hastie                   did not bat

 

Sub Total                                                     145

Extras                                                         25

Total                                                         170

 

Simon Anthonisz            3 – 0 – 28 - 0  

Clem O’Collins             4 – 0 – 32 – 0

Dave Lewis                 4 – 0 – 20 - 3

Owen Dearn                 4 – 0 – 26 – 2

Josh Honey                 2 – 0 – 22 – 0

Josh O’Collins             1 – 0 – 12 – 0

Max O’Collins              2 – 0 – 19 – 0

 

Pink Panthers (2nd Innings)

J Green                    ct ? b Max O’Collins                 1

P Coplestone               ct ? b Lewis                        39

J Muir                     run out                              7

R Hastie                   ct ? b Lewis                        19

B Methuen                  ct ? b Lewis                        23     

Nick Pink                  not out                             13

Matt Simpson               ct ? b Max O’Collins                 2

Sam Martin                 not out                             12

D Baker                    did not bat

Patrick Coyne              did not bat

                        

Sub Total                                                     118

Extras                                                         10

Total                                                         128

 

Josh Honey                 4 – 1 – 17 – 0

Max O’Collins              4 – 0 – 23 – 2

Owen Dearn                 4 – 0 – 33 – 0

Dave Lewis                 4 – 0 – 22 - 3

Clem O’Collins             2 – 0 –  9 – 0

Toby Russell-Vick          2 – 0 – 12 – 0


Lynxes (2nd Innings) 

Nick Manser                bowled Methuen                      54

Will Huish                 ct ? b Coyne                        17

Toby Russell-Vick          lbw Coyne                           21

Josh O’Collins             ct ? Methuen                        13

Dave Lewis                 run out                              0

Max O’Collins              not out                             21

Owen Dearn                 not out                             14

Josh Honey                 not out                             19

Ned Powell                 did not bat

Clem O’Collins             did not bat

Simon Anthonisz            did not bat

 

Total                                                         140

Extras                                                         16

Total                                                         156

 

J.Muir                     3 – 0 – 26 - 0

P Coplestone               3 – 0 – 20 – 0

Patrick Coyne              4 – 0 – 19 – 2

J. Green                   4 – 0 – 23 – 0

Nick Pink                  2 – 0 – 18 - 0

Methuen                    3 – 0 – 24 – 2

Sam Martin                 1 – 0 – 15 - 0   

 

Lynxes lost by 4 runs