Tuesday Evening Fixtures Stumps at 6.30pm
4th May Druids
10th May Adwalton Cricket Club
17th May Yarnbury
24th May WOB
31st May Orange c
7th Inter game
14th June Tom Moorby XI
21st June Amber Cars
28th June Leeds Police
5th July Amber Cars
12th July Cromer
19th July Leeds Police
20th July WOB (away at Rothwell)
26th July Castleford Cricketers
2nd August Tony Heslop Xl
Sunday Afternoon Fixtures Stumps at 2.00pm
29th May Amber Cars
12th June Rained Off
26th June WOB
10th July Christopher Xl
17th July Orange
24th July Gareth Kitchen Xl
31st July Amber Cars
7th August Help The Heros Knockout
14th August Yarnbury
29th August Amber Cars
Golf Day Manor Golf Club Friday 5th August Manor Golf Club
Help the Heros Knockout Sunday 7th August Greyhound
Treasure Hunt Sunday 28th August from the Greyhound
End of Season presentation Friday 30th September Manor Golf Club
Tong Manor CC Corky Ball Saturday 10th March 2012 Holiday Inn Tong
Tong Taverners v The Druids Tuesday 3 rd May 2011
Our first game of the season was played on a sunny dry, but chilly evening. This match has become an Annual start of season fixture against the Druids, including in their ranks our own Mark Moorby. Winning the toss we put them into bat and they managed to post a total of 112 . This was principally due to some tight bowling and good all round fielding. Opening with Eamon and the Colonel we soon moved for 40 without loss before Eamon was bowled on 17 and replaced by Jason who retired on 25. The last pair Tony and Mike Garrad saw us home with 4 overs to spare.
Without Lloydy, Kitch and Reggie in the team things augured well for the season ahead.
It was good to see Stewart in the dressing room again albeit only to don the umpire’s coat. This season we have decided to have a best fielding award and Stewart is making the nomination after each game.
Tong Taverners v Adwalton Cricket Club Tuesday 10 th May 2011
Next up was Adwalton Cricket club, playing them for the first time and having advised them we were a team of mixed ability we were disappointed to be facing a team of first and second teamers. That said we made a decent fist of it, restricting them early on to 45 for 4 off 8. However their middle order made easy work of our weakened bowling attack and they finished on 181
Chasing this total was always going to be a tall order and loosing our opening pair on 10 didn’t give us the best start. Thanks to a bright 23 from young Spargs a 30 from Andy Keagan, 28 Eamon and 23 from Mike Garrad we finished on a respectable 126.
Tong Taverners v Yarnbury Rugby Club Tuesday 17 th May 2011
Yarnbury Rugby club were our next oponents always good value with a mixture of ages. As last year they had the young Marshall brothers only a year older and a bit bigger.
Batting first we amassed 172, thanks to Jason (25), Reg(22) Eamon (27) and Lloydy (25).
Yarnbury responded with a good start of 25 not out from Mortimer (a further 10 on his return to the crease) 17 from Will Marshall. Further support from Postle (21) and Keagan (21) saw them fall short of the target by 15 runs. Young Benjy Marshall managed to hang round towards the end and chipping away at the target before being caught and bowled by Steve Holroyd.
Tong Taverners v Wakefiled Old Bays Tuesday 24 th May 2011
Our arch rivals Wakefield Old Boys provided the opposition on what turned out to be once again a lovely evening, The skipper once again lost the toss and they put us into bat first making a total of 134, Gareth (25) and Phil (28) , both retiring got us off to a fantastic start. Then it went a bit Pete Tong, as we lost 4 middle order batters for 27 runs. Lloydy (21) supported by Mark Moorby and Slacko managed a late rally to a below par total of 134.
WOB in response made short work of our total knocking them off with 3 overs to spare. We only managed to take 3 wickets and should have performed much better all round.
Tong Taverners v Amber Cars Sunday 29 th May 2011
For our first Sunday game we struggled to put a team together as is often the case. A number of our side had spent a very liquid day at Beverley races the day before, but enough of the excuses. We did however field 10 and as did Amber Cars and loosing the toss were put into bat. Not making the best of starts (3 for 2), thanks to Lloydy (26no and 20) and Reggie (25no and 22) we managed to reach a respectable 142 off the allotted 18 overs.
In response Amber Cars slowly reached our total for the loss of only 3 wickets, never really looking in difficulty.
Tong Taverners v Orange Tuesday 31 st May 2011
Our final game in May was against Orange who managed a rare victory over us last year. Winning the toss they put us in to bat first Phil (17) and Gareth (26no) again got us off to a good start. A brief wobble was steadied by Eamon and Mike, before Lloydy (30) and Reggie (26) our master blasters put the bowling to the sword. With the 25 the extras contributed we finished on 175.
In response Orange were off to a great start there openers Davidson (25) and Morton (26) scoring freely, but never quite quickly enough. Once they had retired the wickets began to fall and the run rate increase. Following a middle order collapse the 8 and 9 struggled to move the score on and concluded on 126 with our bowling only contributing 5 runs to the extras.
Taverners v Taverners (Friendly) Tuesday 7 th June 2011
In the first week of June we didn’t have a Tuesday fixture and played in a practice friendly of 10 aside. Normally by this point in the season we would have had at least one night rained off. However this was not to be the case in May and so our spare catch update was filled in this manner. It produced a tight game and interesting game whereby team A beat Team B by a run, 124 t0 125. The run proved to be somewhat controversial and was vehemently disputed by Paul Glover as usual. But the result stood when on count back a 4 had been counted as a single.
Taverners v Univar Tuesday 14 th June 2011
Our first serious opposition in June was when the skipper was on holiday and Mike Garrad took over as captain for the night. Playing a works team from a company called Univar skippered by Tom Moorby. We batted first and established a record for the TAVS scoring 243 with only Moorbs senior getting out for 20 and Kitch stumped on 19. The remainder either retired or finished not out.
Faced with such a daunting task and with Mike trying to make a game of it Univar, put the opening bowling to the sword and had 91 on the board after 6 overs. But with a change of bowling Mike and Eamon applied the breaks and staunched the flow of runs. To such an extent that even with the openers returning Univar only managed 168. I say only on most evenings that would have been a winning total, but chasing such a massive target they finished 75 runs shy.
Taverners v Amber Cars Tuesday 21 st June 2011
Our next Tuesday game was against Amber cars who managed to beat us in an earlier Sunday fixture against a weakened team. Winning the toss we put them into bat and whilst resistance was offered by the opening pair, only Ian and Andy bolstering the middle order managed to add significantly to the score. There total of 108 was never going to be enough.
And so it proved, opening with a right hand, left hand combination of PG and Kitch the score soon moved to 20, before Kitch was run out on 11. Jason came to join PG at the middle and with the pair of them retiring the score was on 90 before the next wicket fell in the 11 th over. The rest was a formality and we finished on 109 with 3 down and 8 overs to spare.
Taverners v Wakefield Old Boys Sunday 26 th June 2011
Our old advocates Wakefield Old Boys were our opposition for this fine and sunny Tuesday evening. Winning the toss we put them into bat and whilst their opening pair both retired, their scoring rate was slow. They had only managed to amass 55 runs at the halfway and despite having plenty of batting remaining we managed to maintain a stranglehold on the game to the last. With a flourish of middle order wickets falling we managed to restrict them to a total of 123.
Ben Nabosni making his debut for the Tavs , scored a creditable 15. Llody perished on 5 with one that stayed low and nipped back. The remainder of the middle order however made short work of the Old Boys attack with Steve Holroyd 20, PG 25 n.o. and Slacko 26n.o., Moorbs and Brendan steered us to a comfortable victory with 2 overs to spare, making it one a piece with one match to play at theirs.
Taverners v West Yorkshire Homicide Tuesday 28 th June 2011
Our final game in June was against West Yorkshire Homicide, skippered by our very own Mark Moorby who stepped in at short notice with a team. Winning the toss we put them into bat and whilst Tom Moorby managed to reach 21. The colonel took 3 wickets and Mike Garrad chipped in with one and after 4 overs we had reduced them to 23 for 4. They had a bit of a rally after this but only managed 68 all out.
Whilst reversing the batting order we had a couple of wickets down, normal service was re summed when Jason scored 21 and Steve Holroyd retiring, Slacko came to the crease to steer us safely home with 9 overs to spare.
We have now got to the end of June without having a Tuesday fixture rained off a result in its self.
Tong Taverners v Amber Cars Tuesday 5 th July 2011
On a cloudy and over cast evening we played Amber cars for the second time in the season. Winning the toss we put them into bat and their opening pair made a resounding start
And moving to 50 off 7 overs, Reggies second over saw Carl bowled on 23 and Nick retiring on 27, we then applied the brake with Eamon joining the fray and taking 3 for 0 in his first over. Amber never recovered and with Tony, DD and Lloydy, keeping it tight they limped to 119 all out with young Spargs and Brendan mopping up the tail.
In response and with an eye on the fading light it was decided not to reverse tha batting order and openers Kitch and Slacko were soon at 36 off 3 overs before Kitch perished on 16. Slacko retired on a rapid 27 and was replaced by Spargs, Reggie and eventually Lloydy. The 3 making swift work of it with Spargs retiring on 25, Reggie 21 no and Lloydy 28. Tavs managingto knock off the total for the loss of one wicket with 9.5 overs remaining.
Tong Taverners v The Retards Tuesday 12 th July 2011
Our next match was against a Gareth Kitchen XI with a number of Taverners joining in. The result was a very entertaining game with the Tavs being skippered by Tony Heslop, DD being at the Yorkshire show. Batting first saw the Retards (there adopted team name, not one given) saw them rack up 166 with Tom Stevens 26 no Graeme Roberts, Steve Holroyd and Lloydy all retiring.
With only 10 men our response just fell short of the total at 164, with Reggie batting down at 9 and getting out on 16 with a ball to spare. The colonel opening had got us off to a solid start with 31 no hitting 6 on the last ball faced. Eamon dependable as ever scored a brisk 26 no to bolster the middle order and Slacko batting down at 8 hitting a rapid fire 25 no. A full team on the night may have seen a different result.
Tong Taverners v Leeds Homicide Tuesday 19 th July 2011
The Homicide team returned for a second outing once again led by our very own Moorbs, having enjoyed the previous game so much. Who knows this may become a future regular fixture. They won the toss and put us in to bat and we got off to a disastrous start with the Colonel getting run out. Slacko steadied the ship with Jason and order was resumed both of them retiring after a very brief visit at the wicket from Kitch Reggie, Steve Holroyd, Eamon, all retired with Tony making 22 before being bowled annoyingly by Moorbs. Our final total was a challenging 187.
Homicide in response provided little resistance with the exception of John Bracewell who made 25 no. Wickets fell regularly and the run rate was always well behind that required. When Moorbs batting at 6 was run out on 6 the game was all but over. They managed to make 82 all out with Bracewell returning to the crease to add a further 5 runs before being caught. A good game of cricket none the less being played in the right spirit.
Tong Taverners v Castleford Cricketers Tuesday 26 th July 2011
Having played a friendly on the Sunday our next Tuesday game was against Castleford Cricketers. They always play the game very keenly but in the right spirit. Last year they had beaten a depleted Taverners side, bowling us out for 62 and then knocking them off with ten overs to spare. This year we had a stronger team and approached the game with a degree of confidence. Tavs lost the toss and were invited to bat Reggie progressed to 24 before holing out at deep mid wicket on 24. Lloydy batting at 4 pushed the score on with others chipping in, but with wickets steadily falling it took Slacko at 8 with a brief cameo from Pete Lloyd to steer us to a respectable but below par total of 135.
CAS Cricketers in response were off to a rocky start when Spargs pulled off a fantastic run out. Spargs by the way did a great job behind the sticks with the exception of letting 4 byes through off Kitch’s first ball. The other opener was also run out and at 26 for 2 it was starting to look interesting. Skipper, Tony Dove came to the crease and slowly settled to the task scoring 25 no. After that with the exception of Pugh at number 4 who Lloydy jr. bowled for 8 the final result was never in doubt. Not so much who would win, but when Cas would win. Our cause was not helped by some over zealous fielding which saw 12 over throws. Cas finished with 138 on the board and 3.4 overs remaining. We could only take solace in that it was an improvement on last year.
Tong Taverners v Amber Cars Sunday 31 st July 2011
Our final match of July was a Sunday game against our now regular opposition Amber cars, Tavs winning the toss put Amber in to bat. With a depleted side 9 men after Amber leant us one, Amber fielded 10 men with Ian’s son Jamie fielding for both sides. Kitch opened the bowling and soon had Brookie caught without troubling the scorers. Phil West steadily put together a solid 25 and retired which with the Steve Holroyd formed the back bone of the innings. Both retirees returned to steer there side to a par total of 152.
A fairly formidable total for 9 men to overhaul was made to look all the more difficult when Kitch holed out at mid on for 0. PG only managed 7 before he too was caught at mid wicket off Andy Pennock. Spargs put on 12 before Rob Smith came to the wicket to steady the ship. With support from first Roy Barton (17), Chris (13) and Shaun (14) we slowly edged to the total. When Rob Smith having retired returned to the crease it was a formality for DD to find the boundary for the second time and se us home with 2 overs to spare.
Next Sunday sees the Taverners host the Help for Heroes Charity day with teams from the Emergency services and the Taverners playing in a knockout tournament.