Beds make it 1-1 against Albion

Bedouins v Ashby Albion at Enville August 11th 2019 – Bedouins won by 27 runs Don’t panic, dear reader. The headline does not indicate that the Bedouins have dug out their old baggy shorts and solid-toed football boots, and fielded a side to take on the real-life Baggies. No, it’s merely that the series of … [Read more…]

Austin’s Army meets its Waterloo

  The Bedouins continued their run of good results with a 6-wicket win over Austin’s Army (fresh from its Wollaston barracks) on a Wednesday evening in which the light faded late on quite dramatically and a little more readily than the Army’s hopes of a victory. It was one of the Beds’ better run chases; … [Read more…]

“It never rains … “

Bedouins v Fossils at Enville July 28th, 2019 – Bedouins won by 4 wickets After a week in which headline writers were hugging themselves with glee as “Britain baked” under clear blue skies and in record temperatures, come the weekend and the Bedouins were due to meet the Fossils again in the return match at … [Read more…]

The Law of the Land

Bedouins v Enville at Enville July 17th 2019 – Bedouins lost by 30 runs It is a basic principle of the ageless and immutable law of landlord and tenant that the landlord should always win in the end. It would be taxing the memories of Bedouins cricketers to recall the last time that we (the … [Read more…]

England swings

Bedouins v Fossils at Birlingham July 14th, 2019 – Bedouins won by 111 runs “Engerland swings like a pendulum do; Bobbies on bicycles two by two” – shows how long ago those were the words of a current pop song (a major prize for anyone who can name the perpetrator of this 1960s hit, without … [Read more…]

“How very Bedouin”

Bedouins v Oldswinford at Oldswinford July 10th 2019 – Bedouins lost by 2 runs The title for this report is taken from words uttered by Rich Ferguson as Bedouins clapped their victorious opponents off the pitch. He was right. Bedouins lost by 2 runs when with four overs to go in their innings, they looked … [Read more…]

Weather wins

Bedouins v Oldswinford at Enville June 23rd 2019 – No result – rain What could be better than a lovely afternoon at the beautiful Enville ground, with two teams intent on a friendly but competitive game of cricket, interspersed with good food served by the Bedouette lovelies? Most of those components were present when the … [Read more…]

Victory Parade for Beds!

Bedouins v Beacon at Enville June 19th, 2019 – Bedouins won by 24 runs The streets are decorated with colourful bunting; all police leave has been cancelled for crowd control duties; the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band will lead the victory parade, with the Beds waving to the masses from the open-top bus. But, hold … [Read more…]

Lee laughs long and loud

Bedouins v Kinlet at Enville June 5th, 2019 – Bedouins won by 10 wickets Apologies, dear reader, for “alliteration’s artful aid” in the headline to this report. But at least it draws attention to the recent upturn in fortunes for the Bedouins’ beloved leader, Lee Bywater, who, in one week, survived the emotions of watching … [Read more…]

Potter’s Magic Move

Bedouins v Oldswinford at Enville May 22nd, 2019 – Bedouins lost by 2 runs Look at the email sent by our Head of Selection Committee on May 19th confirming the team to meet Oldswinford at Enville on May 22nd and in that XI you will find the name of Kevin Potter. Fast forward just a … [Read more…]