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…]

Bedouins AGM 2018

BEDOUINS AGM 2018 HELD 6th NOVEMBER 2018 2000HRS Chair Brian Susman (BS) In attendance: A Susman (AS), A Hill (AH), R Spratley (RS), A Gregory (AG), J Branch (JB), L Bywater (LB), Neil Smith (NS), Mike George (MG), and Jon Stanier (JS). BS opened the meeting thanking everyone for attending. APOLOGIES Apologies received from J … [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…]

Beds lit up at Beacon

Bedouins v Beacon at Wombourne, July 25th Bedouins won by 1 run Yippee! A win. OK, only by 1 run, but a win nonetheless. Matches between the Bedouins and Beacon have a habit of producing close finishes. And they don’t come much closer than this one. The late-season fixture meant a number of late changes … [Read more…]

Record Beds score – 80 not out!

Bedouins v Celebs at Enville, July 1st Bedouins lost by 7 wickets Phew – what a scorcher! After many months in the planning, the only plan that could not be guaranteed was the weather. For once, the weather gods smiled, and the day was sun-drenched for this special celebratory match between the Beds and the … [Read more…]