Beds in the dark as Beacon shines

Bedouins v Beacon at Wombourne, July 26th Bedouins lost by 5 wickets This is getting silly. In a Bedouins season that has been positively littered with down-to-the-wire finishes, the meeting with Beacon at Wombourne went all the way to the very last ball before the home team scored the winning run, leaving the Bedouins in … [Read more…]

Over-train – risk a strain

Bedouins v Enville on July 19th Bedouins lost by 4 wickets It’s the over-training that does it. All those selfless hours honing skills in the nets; all those sessions pumping iron in the gym; and all that abstaining from the pleasures of the flesh. All of that is bound to take its toll. Hence a … [Read more…]

A Tie ….. and the Truth unravels!

Bedouins v Oldswinford at Oldswinford, July 12th Match tied So, now the secret is out. Bedouins’ results this season had increasingly been pointing in that direction. But now we know. It’s all been part of an orchestrated plot to get rid of the chairman. There can be no other construction put on results that have … [Read more…]

Chancers? No chance!

Bedouins v Chancers at Enville, July 5th Chancers won by 62 runs Well, really! Fancy turning up for a meeting with the Bedouins with a team of actual cricketers! The Chancers produced a team consisting not only of batsmen with more than a hint of knowledge about the right end of the bat to hold; … [Read more…]

Credit where credit’s due

Whilst posting the two latest match reports, I notice that they say “buy Kiddybee” (my alter ego) at the top. I wish to make it clear that it is Mr Chairman who concocts these reports, not I. There was a time when I did and believe it or not, that played a part in getting … [Read more…]

“It’s the wrong ball, Gromit”

Bedouins v Fossils at Enville, July 2nd Bedouins drew with Fossils “There was a young man from Devizes Who had balls of two different sizes. The one that was small Was of no use at all, But the other won numerous prizes.” After their meeting with the Fossils, the Beds know how the young man … [Read more…]

Have a heart, fellas!

Bedouins v Austin’s Army at Enville, June 21st Bedouins won by 1 run A reminder to all regular Bedouins – your beloved chairman and long-time resident of the Enville scorebox, had open heart surgery no more than a few years ago. Yet here you are subjecting him to three of the tightest finishes imaginable during … [Read more…]

The one-ball bowler

Bedouins v Kinlet, at Enville, Sunday June 11th Bedouins won by 39 runs Poor old David Pearson. Our sometime treasurer made his usual 3-hour round trip from Derbyshire to take part in Sunday cricket with the Bedouins, but “taking part” this time meant a third-ball duck followed by a bowling spell that lasted just one … [Read more…]

“You need hands …”

Bedouins v Oldswinford at Enville, May 24th Bedouins won by 14 runs To use a literary allusion (a novelty at the start of a Beds cricket report), “It is a truth universally acknowledged” (Austen, J.) that it is generally preferable to stop a well-struck cricket ball with your hands rather than the end of your … [Read more…]