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…]

The name’s Stanier, agent Stanier

Bedouins v Oldswinford at Oldswinford, September 9th Bedouins lost by 8 runs “I know”, he said, “let’s have a decider with Oldswinford”.  The words of Jon Stanier, double agent. We fell for it. Bearing in mind that throughout this season Bedouins have contrived to make nothing out out something in the majority of games. All … [Read more…]

“After the ball was over …..”

Bedouins v Ashby Albion at Enville, August 19 Bedouins lost by 2 wickets After the euphoria (another word you don’t see very often in Bedouins reports) ….. After the euphoria (there it is again) of a win at Wombourne against Beacon – albeit a narrow one-run win – it was back to the old routine … [Read more…]

Beds fossilised

Bedouins v Fossils at Birlingham, July 22nd Bedouins lost by 8 runs In a season littered with “what might have beens”, the Bedouins travelled to the delightful Birlingham ground, near Pershore, for a Sunday afternoon game against the equally delightful Fossils XI and went down by just 8 runs. It was another of those defeats … [Read more…]

Catches don’t always ….. !

Bedouins v Belbroughton Strollers at Enville, July 18th Bedouins lost by 24 runs How often have you heard it? Cricket sages pontificating that “Catches win matches”. Well, as the old song would have it “It ain’t necessarily so” That point was well made in the Beds’ latest attempt to resurrect a largely losing season. The … [Read more…]

Seven 4s – on one leg!

Bedouins v Enville at Enville, July 4th Bedouins lost by five wickets After his enforced absence, owing to problems in the leg department, Bedouins skipper John Branch is back in fine form, in spite of continuing to do his fair impression of Long John Silver. Opening the batting with fellow returnee and “Ow, me back!” … [Read more…]