Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!

The more observant of those that turned out for the Bedouins (or the OWOBs come to that) may have noticed a figure lurking around the boundary rope during last Sunday’s game with Oldbury Wells Old Boys. That lithe body was Mike George who was stalking and taking photos of the action. He has been kind … [Read more…]

“Is this how you catch, dad?”

Bedouins v Oldbury Old Boys at Enville, July 31 Bedouins lost by 16 runs “My son, Richard, will play. He doesn’t play cricket, but he’ll gladly make up the numbers.” Thus David Pearson when we were struggling to get an 11 together for the Sunday game against Oldbury Old Boys.. That led to the highlight … [Read more…]

Bedouins’ Retirement Party

Bedouins v Pedmore House at Enville, July 27 Bedouins win by 54 runs If Saga had got to know of the number of retirements going on at Enville on July 27, they’d have been down there in force, with their full array of leaflets about financial affairs, no-fly cruises, and coach tours for the elderly … [Read more…]

Landlords 1, Tenants 0

Bedouins v Enville at Enville, Wednesday July 13 Bedouins lost by 3 runs The annual meeting between the Bedouins and those who occupy the ground that they hire for “home” games ended in a narrow – and boy, was it narrow – win for the Enville side.  There were just three runs in it.  Another … [Read more…]

Ewe must be kidding!

Bedouins v Kinlet at Kinlet – Sunday July 10 Bedouins lost by 5 wickets “Sheep may safely graze.” That’s as may be, but when they start to show signs of ganging up on the skipper’s parked car – again! – the line has to be drawn. The attractive Kinlet ground at Moffat’s School is surrounded … [Read more…]

Spinners weave their magic

Bedouins v Beacon at Enville – Wednesday June 8 Bedouins win by 7 wickets One of the more remarkable aspects of the Bedouins meeting with Beacon CC at Enville on June 8 was the fact that it took place at all. At around 5 p.m. all over the West Midlands, the heavens opened. Roads were … [Read more…]

“Can we have our ball back, please”

Bedouins v Chancers at Envile – Wednesday, June 1st Bedouins lost by 48 runs The ball kept disappearing to the boundary, and occasionally over it, with alarming regularity as the Bedouins took on the Chancers on a typically freezing cold early June (!) day. The Beds received a pointed lesson in the less-than-subtle ways of … [Read more…]