PUBLISHED: 10:22 22 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:05 22 April 2018 Steve Birley Honiton CC senior fixtures for the 2018 season. Archant Now the sun is starting to shine Honiton Cricket Club is looking forward to the season ahead. Honiton CC youth fixtures for 2018 Club chairman Andrew Lapping says: “This year we are starting All Stars which is an exciting eight week programme for five to eight year olds. “This is a new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to get young children into cricket and we are pleased to be running this. “The club will also be fielding again an U10s and U11s team with the emphasis very much on enjoyment and participation.” Honiton, who play their matches at Mountbatten Park, are an ambitious club and are constantly looking to improve their facilities for players, spectators and families. Lapping continues: “Building on from the installation of our new practice nets last year we are delighted to confirm … [Read more...] about Honiton Cricket Club all set for the new campaign.
Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the "greatest ever" during an Indian Premier League match. New Zealand's Boult, playing for Delhi Daredevils in the lucrative Twenty20 tournament, leapt airborne on the deep square leg boundary to pouch one-handed a shot by Virat Kohli, skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, that appeared to be heading for six. The wrong-handed diving effort by the left-arm paceman -- completed just millimetres inside the boundary rope -- left Kohli in disbelief and sent social media into a frenzy. "I was stunned when he took it, that's a brilliant catch. It happens in the IPL especially," Kohli said after his team went on to win the match on Saturday night. "Good to see. That's a catch when you look back, you don't feel bad about getting out," Kohli added of his dismissal that came off the bowling of Harshal Patel. "I think we could quite easily have just seen the Greatest EVER … [Read more...] about Boult’s jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe
0 Have your say WHEN Twenty20 cricket was first introduced I remember being critical of a nine-over thrash in which Yorkshire were involved, the match having been reduced by rain to nine overs per side. I remember writing something along the lines of “a more enjoyable evening would have been spent cutting one’s toenails or cleaning the bathroom”, the occasion redeemed only by the provision of the now sadly defunct Headingley hot tub.I remember also that Stewart Regan, the then Yorkshire chief executive, wrote a letter to The Yorkshire Post in response urging me to “wake up and smell the coffee” as far as T20 was concerned.More than a decade on, the old nasal cavities are still somewhat blocked, if truth be told, although I have grown to tolerate – I can’t quite bring myself to say “enjoy” – English cricket’s shortest format.I say English cricket’s shortest format, but, of course, that is no longer the … [Read more...] about Chris Waters on cricket: Why this new instant brew fails to have a winning aroma
When humble cricket fan Roy Rogerson died, his friends were knocked for six to discover he’d left an estate worth more than £200,000. But as the 73-year-old had no partner, siblings or children, it appeared there was no one to inherit his Meir home and life savings. The case was taken up by a team of probate researchers, who pieced together Roy’s family tree. And now they’ve not only traced the 10 surviving relatives he never knew – they’ve also found his grandfather had a fascinating past as a railway detective. Their gumshoe work features in the latest series of BBC show Heir Hunters. Part of the episode was filmed at Caverswall Cricket Club , where Roy had enjoyed 45 years of hearing the sound of balls on willow and watching his beloved team win matches. He also played cricket in his younger days. Fellow club member Ken Hodgkinson recalled: “He never used to come into the club and socialise. He used to bring his own sandwiches and his own … [Read more...] about Howzat! Heir hunters find the family cricket fan Roy never knew
POLDARK star Eleanor Tomlinson and England cricketer Jonny Bairstow have struck up a blossoming friendship, a source has revealed. The red-haired pair flirted during a day out at Aintree last weekend, where they were said to have swapped numbers. The wicket-keeper, 28, is thought to have asked the actress, 25, on a date after five hours drinking in a private box at the race course. A friend said: “They both really hit it off. He kept trying to persuade her to go out clubbing with him after.” The pal said Jonny went to the London Carriage Works bar in Liverpool, but Eleanor decided to go home. The Yorkshire county star on Friday posted online a photo of them at the races. He captioned it: “It was amazing to share some special memories with some special people!” MOST READ IN CELEBRITYMINI ME DEAD Austin Powers and CBB star Verne Troyer dies aged 49 after battling depression DALE'S TRAGIC LAST DAYS Pals tell of Dale Winton's agony as he lost home, career & his … [Read more...] about England cricket ace Jonny Bairstow wooing Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson