PimlicoStrollers.co.uk
fixtures scorecards & reports player profiles averages club history photo gallery contact forum store

News & Updates

Captain 'Mad Dog' Brown returns at AGM
posted: November 11, 2017

Captain George 'Mad Dog' Brown

Last night's AGM at the White Horse, Soho saw George 'Mad Dog' Brown returned to the high office of Captain of the Pimlico Strollers. George will be supported over the year ahead by vice skippers David Gorton and Abhik Ghosh.

Our thanks must firstly go to the fine efforts of outgoing skipper Viral Doshi for his superb leadership over what has been a vintage year. Also congratulations to Spencer Fowler who collected an Outstanding Contribution award upon being the first Stroller in history to pass the milestones of 5,000 runs and 200 wickets.

In addition to the presentation of awards for Best Batsman (Harsh Joshi), Best Bowler (Spencer Fowler), Catch of the Season (Gavin Richardson) and Stroller of the Year (Simon Boughey), season and career averages were also published. Photographs from the AGM will be published shortly. In the meantime, for a full report, click below...

 

2017 averages published
posted: November 11, 2017

Brace yourselves, the player averages for the 2017 season and career stats have been published and are now available to view online.

 

Montenegro tour confirmed
posted: October 28, 2017

Cricket in Montenegro

We are delighted to confirm that our next overseas tour will be to the fledging cricketing nation of Montenegro! The tour will take place over the weekend of 21/22 April 2018, with most Strollers flying out from Gatwick to Tivat on Thursday 19 April, returning on Monday 23.

We will be playing local opposition side the MCC (no, not that MCC...), the Montenegro Cricket Club in two games over the weekend, played at their ground at the foot of the local Bay of Kotor mountains next to the swinging Jaz Beach... a beautiful location by all reports. What's more, beach-side BBQs are thrown in and, being by the sea, motor boat trips are plentiful and highly recommended.

If you haven't already booked your place on what is sure to be another epic Strollers tour and would like to know more, please contact our Tour Secretary, Dave Couldrey.

 

AGM set for Friday, 10 November
posted: October 24, 2017

The White Horse

This year's AGM will once again take place at:

The White Horse
16 Newburgh Street
London
W1F 7RY
map

As usual, the agenda will include a review of the season, averages to be shared and awards to be bestowed. Finally, the Bucket of Justice will speak and the captain and vice captain for 2018 will be revealed!

The fun starts from 7.30pm. Keep it free...

 

Sun sets on super season sadly without win at Hawridge & Cholesbury
posted: September 24, 2017

Hawridge & Cholesbury CC

Sadly we couldn't close out the season with a 10th win today at Hawridge & Cholesbury and our search of a victory in the beautiful Buckinghamshire village continues. However we made a good start with an excellent effort in the field restricting the oppo to 187-4 off their 40 overs, thanks to good spells from all our seamers.

However the good work was undone somewhat by our batting display – whilst Harsh made a typically terrific 78, some near-suicidal shot selection cost us too many wickets and the less dwelt upon Tim's ugly run out the better. In the end we came up short by 40 runs ...a rather disappointing end to what has in so many other respects been a classic season.

 

Broken Wicket breaks Strollers hopes of tournament glory
posted: September 17, 2017

Harsh in action at Broken Wicket

Yesterday saw our first foray as participants in the Broken Wicket one day tournament, an annual end-of-season shindig hosted by our friends the Archway Ladder at North Middlesex CC.

Whilst we sadly couldn't register a win – having been thoroughly outplayed by oppos the George Orwell XI and the Archway Ladder – it was a fun day nonetheless. Thanks especially to Dave Osborn, Tony Mitchell and Yash Singh who kindly guested for us from the HICCs to ensure we had a good squad at our disposal. Let's hope for better luck next time!

 

Honours even as rain besets run chase against Beamers
posted: September 10, 2017

Abhik takes the attack to the Beamers

Persistant rain in the latter part of a distinctly autumnal afternoon at Ferme Park ensured that honours were shared in today's clash with the Beamers. Having put them in on a sluggish pitch our early breakthroughs were unfortunately offset by some lamentable fielding – four shelled catches and an ungiven LBW allowing Richard Verity to post an unbeaten 111 as the oppo piled on an imposing 241-4 from their 30 overs.

Nonetheless, after tea, we responded well with explosive knocks from Abhik (47 not out), Gav (40) and Viral (unbeaten on 21) keeping us in the hunt for a tenth successive win on the trot. Unfortunately as the match approached it's climax the rain set in and it was decided the only sensible option was to return to the pavilion and call it a draw. Happily however our unbeaten run remains intact! Full match report to follow in due course.

 

Erratic batsmen can't stop Strollers from sealing ninth win
posted: August 28, 2017

Nick takes on the Erratics

We secured our ninth (yes, ninth!) consecutive win of the season yesterday against the London Erratics on a glorious Bank Holiday Sunday on the main pitch at NLCC. Making the most of the fine conditions on winning the toss we batted first and cashed in with contributions all the way down the scorecard including a superb 67 from Nick (pictured) and an unbeaten 78 from the Kitten.

In response, the Erratics never really managed to meet the required rate and, with an excellent 3-33 for the returning Mickey Leighton, we were able to secure a convincing 90 run victory.

 

Strollers to compete at Broken Wicket tournament
posted: August 23, 2017

We have been invited to play in this year's annual Broken Wicket tournament at North Middlesex CC on Saturday 10 September. The 6 team competition includes familiar opposition such as the Beamers and Archway Ladder and is an all day affair, starting from 10am. The format is that two groups of three teams each will contest a round robin of 10 over-per-side matches before semi-finals and play-offs later in the day. It's intended as a fun (near) ending to the season with friends and family welcome to come along and watch. If you would like to take part, please email Viral.

 

Bohos beaten as Spencer soars to new highs
posted: August 20, 2017

Spencer takes on the Bohos

Records tumbled this afternoon as, in the same game, Spencer became the first Stroller in history to reach both 200 wickets and 5,000 runs!

Insodoing he helped us make it a magnificent eight wins on the bounce and bring the season's results to parity as we thrashed our favourite foes the Battersea Bohemians by a thumping 145 run margin.

Fowler backed up his fine 53 with a match-winning five-for, which included a stunning low catch from Gav at second slip that notched up the Spengali General's 200th wicket. Other noteworthy contributions came from Harsh, unbeaten on 30, and the skipper – Viral following up a typically explosive cameo with the bat with four wickets of his own. All in all a more decisive win you will never see!

 

Strollers make it a magnifcent seven with stunning win at Chippenham
posted: August 13, 2017

Strollers celebrate win at Chippenham

The 12 year wait for a win at Chippenham was finally ended this afternoon with an outstanding performance to nab a stunning victory – our seventh on the trot. In a game replete with highlights ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous it was thanks to fine fifties from Harsh (52), Viral (54*) and a man-of-the-match showing from Tom, unbeaten on 81 (following an excellent threefer earlier in the day), that meant we thrillingly chased down our 212 target in the final over of the day.

 

Sunday Times fixture pulled
posted: August 3, 2017

With numerous Strollers away on holiday or otherwise indisposed, we have been unable to raise a side so have had to call off our clash this weekend against the Sunday Times XI – regrettably our fourth cancellation in a row.

Next weekend sees our annual jaunt to play Chippenham in sunny Cambridgeshire and the skipper is determined we don't miss out on that! If you would like to make yourself available, please email Viral.

 

Rain lays waste to Bricklayers clash
posted: July 30, 2017

rain

The wet season sadly claims another victim in our fixture list with recent rains waterlogging Ferme Park, sadly resulting in the cancellation of today's clash with the Bricklayer's Arms.

Our next match will be next Sunday 6 August against away to the Sunday Times XI in Dulwich. If you would like to make yourself available, please email Viral.

 

Bohos T20 rained off
posted: July 26, 2017

Our final scheduled evening T20 fixture of the season that was to have been against the Battersea Bohemians at North Middlesex CC has sadly been called off due to a waterlogged outfield – the first match to be rained off this year!

Our next match will be this Sunday 30 July against the Bricklayers Arms at Ferme Park. If you would like to make yourself available, please email Viral.

 

Agricola clash cancelled
posted: July 18, 2017

Due to limited availability owing to a high number of absences this weekend, regrettably our fixture on Sunday 23 July away to Agricola CC in Chiswick has been cancelled.

Our next match will therefore be our final scheduled T20 evening fixture against the Battersea Bohemians, next Wednesday 26 July at North Middlesex CC. If you would like to make yourself available, please email Viral.

 

Super Strollers make it six with convincing win over Chesham Bois
posted: July 16, 2017

Chesham Bois CC

Our fine form continued this afternoon with a sixth win on the bounce against Chesham Bois CC — new opposition introduced to us by none other than sometime Stroller David 'De Dazzler' Haines who now skippers the Buckinghamshire side.

Having been sent out to field we restricted Chesham to 196-8 thanks to a great all-round bowling effort which included a fine 3-41 from Abhik. Our response saw contributions all the way down the order, the highlight being an unbeaten man-of-the-match-winning knock of 57 not out from Tim. In the end we marched over the winning line in the 32nd over to notch up a highly satisfying 6 wicket win.

 

Beamers bested by brilliant Strollers in tense T20
posted: July 14, 2017

We extended our match-winning streak to no fewer than five in a row last night, with an excellent win over rivals the Beamers in our latest T20 at North Middlesex. Despite a rampant start, we restricted the oppo to 135 all out — thanks mainly to an excellent bowling display with 3 wickets apiece for Tom and the returning Paul Bowstead, helped along the way by some great catching in the deep. In response we weathered some tricky spells with Nick, Abhik and Tom all hitting crucial thirties to take us over the line.

 

Strollers' bowlers take down Tetherdown in latest T20
posted: June 30, 2017

In our latest T20 clash at North Middlesex CC last night a brilliant bowling display allowed us to restrict the Tetherdown Trundlers to just 91-7, Harry and Kash collecting 2 wickets apiece. Despite negotiating a difficult pitch underfoot we were thankfully able to get past the target and secure our fourth win on the bounce!

 

Strollers survive scare to win over the boys of Theydon
posted: June 25, 2017

Theydon Bois CC

Despite posting a mammoth 270-7 — including 71 from Spencer, 55 from the kitten and 49 apiece for Abhik and Viral — we were pushed all the way today by a decidedly youthful Theydon Bois XI whose U14 opener Miller hit a mighty 128 that threatened to take the game away from us before he was crucially caught by Gav at fly slip. In the end, thanks to a merciless spell from Viral (who took 4-51), we were able to dismiss the oppo just twelve runs shy of their target and, in the process, notch up a hat-trick of wins within the week!

 

Strollers withstand the heat to see off the HICCs
posted: June 22, 2017

Strollers in action against the HICCs

In the hottest June weather in over 40 years, we withstood the heat to seal a memorable T20 win over local rivals the Highgate Irregulars at North Middlesex CC yesterday evening.

Having posted a modest 138-9 on a surprisingly green pitch, thanks to an excellent all round effort in the field and a stunning spell of 5-14 from Spencer we managed to keep the oppo at bay and restrain the HICCs to 131-7 to nab ourselves a narrow victory.

 

Strollers seal dramatic win over Shakespeareans as Kash cashes in
posted: June 19, 2017

Kashif in action at Ferme Park

Sound trumpets! Let our bloody colours wave! Our first victory of 2017 is finally in the bag, with a great win yesterday over the Shakespeare XI at Ferme Park. Despite an excellent 4-24 from Spencer we allowed the oppo to pile on 255-7 and, after a faltering start, our response didn't look promising. However a stunning 89 from Kashif (pictured right), supported by Abhik (46) and Matt (25 not out) paved the way for the kitten to chime in with a fine unbeaten half century and romp to our target with almost 4 overs to spare.

 

Archway Ladder survive wobbles to see off Strollers
posted: June 16, 2017

Last night's T20 clash with the Archway Ladder at Alexandra Palace saw our fortunes dramatically swing from one way to the other but, alas, in the end we left ourselves too much to do to secure the win.

 

Strollers still searching for first win after Bohos take the spoils
posted: June 5, 2017

Despite a good batting display with half centuries from Tim (67) and Ron (50), the 228-6 we posted at Crouch End CC yesterday was sadly not enough to beat the Bohos in what was a great game nonetheless.

 

Bohos canter past Strollers to clinch T20 win
posted: May 25, 2017

Not even a fine unbeaten 52 from Gav nor a scintillating opening spell from Viral and our seamers were enough to secure our first win of the season when, having posted a modest 133-7, the Battersea Bohemians were able to mount a measured response and clinch the win with 9 balls to spare in our first T20 of the season.

 

Strollers skittled at Chipperfield
posted: May 21, 2017

Chipperfield Clarendon CC

Our first foray to the charming surroundings of Chipperfield village in sunny Hertfordshire saw us woefully slump to a heavy defeat in the face of a bowling attack that was simply too good for us.

 

Archway Ladder T20 postponed
posted: May 15, 2017

Due to a minor admin mix-up our planned T20 clash with the Archway Ladder CC this week has now been postponed until Thursday 15 June. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you would like to make yourself available for this game or any other, please email Viral.

 

Spencer shines against Hiccs but rain spoils our parade
posted: May 14, 2017

Spencer in action
A spectacular allround performance with bat and ball from Spencer this afternoon looked to set us up for a nailed-on first win of the season against the Highgate Irregulars at Old Cholmeleians, had it not been for the onset of heavy rain towards the end of play which led to a premature conclusion in proceedings, with both teams sharing the spoils.
 

Tim takes us tantalisingly close to beating Beamers in season opener
posted: May 1, 2017

Tim takes on the Beamers
The domestic season began dramatically at North London CC yesterday with batting heroics from Tim who hit 84 and took us within a whisker of a win against old rivals the Beamers, who won by just 6 runs. Read all about it...
 

Additional net session announced
posted: April 3, 2017

MMC Indoor SchoolWe are pleased to announce that an additional pre-season net session has been arranged for Thursday 27 April. Listed below are the remaining sessions we have booked at the MCC Cricket Academy at Lord's:

Thursday, 6 April - 8pm
Wednesday, 19 April - 8pm
Thursday, 27 April - 9pm

Please note it is strictly first come, first served and full cricket whites must be worn at all sessions. If you would like to attend, please email Viral as soon as possible.

For further details, including directions to the indoor academy, please vist the Lord's website.

 

Harsh stars on Lanzarote tour
posted: March 21, 2017

Harsh wins Player of the Tournament in Lanzarote
Whilst unfortuately we were unable to notch up a win on our tour to Lanzarote last weekend Harsh (pictured right, receiving post heroic sustenance from the Kitten) made a stunning return to the Strollers by walking off with the Player of the Tournament award, having averaged an awesome 161 over the three games we contested in the LCA International T20 Tournament.

For a blow-by-blow three page tour report click HERE. If you would like to see how we got along, check out the scorecards below:

Our sincere thanks to Jack Talbot and the entire Lanzarote Cricket Association for their fantastic hospitality over a thoroughly entertaining weekend!

 

2017 season fixtures announced
posted: February 16, 2017

With winter now happily drifting behind us, we are delighted to publish the fixture list for the 2017 season. Following our mid March tour to Lanzarote our domestic season kicks off on 30 April with a challenging home clash at Ferme Park against the Beamers. In addition to rural expeditions to play Chippenham, Theydon Bois and, once again, Hawridge & Cholesbury, highlights include away clashes to play against Chesham Bois (now home of erstwhile Stroller David 'De Dazzler' Haines) in July and a first trip to Chiswick to play new friends Agricola CC on their home turf.

There may yet be further matches to be added but should you wish to make yourself available to play any fixtures arranged thus far, simply book yourself in via the fixtures page... click HERE

 

 

Roll up for Christmas Drinks!
posted: November 24, 2016

Christmas drinks
Hot on the heels of last week's AGM, we are delighted to announce our traditional fixture, Christmas Drinks are to be held on the evening of Monday 19 December from 7pm at The Clachan, Soho:

The Clachan
43 Kingly Street
London
W1B 5QH

All Strollers past and present are welcome to join us for a festive tipple so keep it free and come on down! For the venue's website including directions... click HERE

 
Captain Viral
Captain Viral steps up to lead Strollers following victorious AGM
posted: November 21, 2016

The Strollers once again descended en masse upon The White Horse in Soho last Friday night, having secured the use of the upstairs bar in order to settle matters of state at our gala AGM.

Congratulations to Viral Doshi (pictured) who was elected to step up from vice captain to lead the side in 2017. Viral will be supported by George Brown and Dave Gorton who will serve jointly as vice skippers. Congratulations also to those who, in a packed evening, picked up one or more of the numerous awards that were bestowed. For a full report and list of winners, read the report below!

 

2016 averages now online
posted: November 21, 2016

Brace yourselves! Following Friday's AGM, the 2016 and career averages have now been published.

 

Strollers to tour to Lanzarote for T20 tourno
posted: October 30, 2016

Lanzarote Cricket AssociationWe are thrilled to announce that the Pimlico Strollers CC are now confirmed to take part in an annual T20 tournament hosted by the Lanzarote Cricket Association over the long weekend of 17-19 March 2017. The competition will be between five touring sides from the UK (including ourselves) and the local Lanzarote XI.

We are now in the process of arranging travel and accommodation. Most tourists have already confirmed their participation but, if you haven't already done so and fancy some pre-season cricket in the Canaries, email Gav as soon as possible!

 

AGM date announced
posted: October 12, 2016

The White HorseWe are delighted to announce this year's AGM will take place on Friday 18 November from 7.30pm.

Once again the venue will be the upstairs bar at The White Horse, Soho:

The White Horse
16 Newburgh Street
London
W1F 7RY

As always there will be much to discuss including a review of the season, batting and bowling averages to be revealed, awards to be bestowed and of course the Bucket Of Justice will speak as we elect the skipper for the year ahead. For full details and directions to the venue... click here

 

Around the grounds in pictures
posted: October 4, 2016

The duckanterWith the season now sadly at an end, we invite you to take a fond look back at some of the picturesque locations we played cricket at this summer in our 2016 highlights photo gallery... click here

 

Strollers close season just shy of victory
posted: September 25, 2016

Hawridge & Cholesbury CCIt was a case of close but no cigar today as, despite our best efforts to end the season on a high, we failed to get over the line in our final match away to Hawridge & Cholesbury. Having won the toss and opted to field first our seam attack bowled superbly, taking full advantage of the variable conditions. However, whilst the breakthroughs came, chances were also spilled in the field allowing the oppo to post 170 ...perhaps some 20 runs more than they deserved. That said, the four catches that were taken (two by the skipper and two by Tim) were all excellent with Sturm's dismissal of Shead taken in the deep a genuine contender for catch of the season!

After a simply superb tea (hands down best of the year — Ed) our top order struggled and were sent packing cheaply. However Tim and Dave applied themselves well and steadied the innings. With around a hundred required after drinks we felt the win was there for the taking, however thrifty spells from Shead and skipper Rutt stemmed the runs. Tim, on 44, was unlucky not to hit a fifty before he let one through the gate. Dave however did notch up a fine half century and with consistently stylish strokeplay kept us in the hunt. However with the field set deep and the outfield sluggish from earlier rain, boundaries were at a premium and by the final over we required 17 to win. Our hopes were thwarted when Dave was somewhat controversially run out on 67 (some debate centered around whether the batsmen had crossed) and, with Dickie only able to pinch a single from the penultimate ball, victory for the home side was assured.

Nevertheless it had been an exciting game played in an excellent spirit and truly beautiful surroundings. As with several games this season we were near but yet so far...

 

Sub-par total costs us as Bohos beat Strollers
posted: September 18, 2016

North London CCFor the third match in a row we were unfortunately unable to defend a modest total in today's late season clash with the Battersea Bohemians at North London CC. Having been put in on a spongy green-top wicket we were frustrated as several of our batsmen made good starts but were unable to capitalise — the order of the day seemingly requiring catches to be regularly served up to the oppo waiting in the deep, who happily took what was offered. Only Tom looked likely to score heavily although he too sadly succumbed on 33 to Rob's stock loopy arm ball. In the end we were dismissed for 170 which, even considering the heavy outfield, felt a tad meagre.

Nevertheless, after a surprisingly good tea which included the very welcome return of fruit scones to the trolley (take note, Si — Ed), our hopes were raised with the early run out of Ball, thanks to the first of several lightning returns from Toby who menacingly prowled at midwicket. However those hopes were promptly dashed as Viral was unlucky to shell the chance of a sharp return catch from the dangerous looking Monson, who subsequently marched on to record a measured fifty. However our bowlers stuck to their task well and Jonny, brought on to take over from Abhik, eventually took the prize wicket of young Tom who swung, missed and was promptly stumped by Davey.

With the Bohos requiring a further sixty-odd, we still felt there was still something of a chance and Toby, when brought on from the pavilion end, caused the oppo's batsmen all kinds of headaches with his late inswingers. However Leece and Spratt hung in and, taking advantage of some looser stuff from the other end, managed to march on, the latter notiching up a fifty himself as the Bohos eased to their target in the thirtieth over. However it was far from an abject display and we reflected afterwards that even just one decent knock from one of our batsmen might have made given the Bohos a challenge in chasing us down. And from several Strollers, that big knock feels just around the corner ...just a shame that we now may have to wait until next season to see it!

 

Beamers breeze past Strollers at sunny Ferme Park
posted: September 11, 2016

The Beamers unfortunately bested us this afternoon as once again we were unable to defend a slightly sub-par total at Ferme Park. In unseasonably hot and sunny weather we opted to bat first upon winning the toss and despite the loss of Gav early on (the skipper bafflingly fishing at a wide to nick behind), we made a decent start with George and Henry taking us over the hundred without incident. However, on the stroke of our reaching three figures, Henry was bowled for 30 through the gate before making way for Tim who quickly settled into a good rhythm and began amassing runs with some powerful strokes through the leg side.

However, after George departed for 45 — having been sharply caught and bowled by Wood — the runs dried up for a while with Ron and Sam dismissed cheaply and, as the overs ticked by, there was some concern we might not reach the 200 mark. Nonetheless Tim persisted and notched up a fine fifty before some devastating strokeplay late on from Dave revived our hopes as the kitten smashed a succession of immense sixes as our innings drew to a close to finish on a respectable 231-7, albeit a slightly modest total on the small Ferme Park pitch.

In response the Beamers went about their business at a steady pace although Harry did manage to trap Satish LBW early in their reply. However oppo skipper Al Dixon looked minded to do the heavy lifting and, having seen off a probing early spell from Simon, began to score at pace once the second string attack was introduced. Sam collected the wicket of Don just before drinks, thanks to sharp glovework from Davey behind but, after the break, the opposition's batsmen hit the accelerator, cashing in on loose deliveries as Dixon marched on to record a well deserved ton. Dave's stumping of Andrew off Ron's bowling was to be our final breakthrough before the Beamers romped to their target with five overs to spare.

 

Tetherdown trundle past Strollers to seal victory
posted: September 5, 2016

We unfortunately came up second best in our hastily arranged extra fixture against the Tetherdown Trundlers yesterday. Having won the toss at a cloudy North Middlesex CC, Gav opted to bat first. However, despite good starts from several of our batsmen (including débutant Toby Culham), we were only able to post a somewhat under par 170 ...this largely thanks to a lusty 33 from Sam Adamson who, supported by Bruce — the founding Stroller himself making a very welcome return to the side after a 2 year absence — was able to mount a rearguard action that ensured we had something to bowl at.

However, despite the early removal of Trundlers skipper Frais and number three Bowfield, thanks to two well taken catches by Abhik and the Count, we were unable to make further inroads. With Colley and Phillips sharing an unbeaten 100+ 3rd wicket stand the opposition trundled over the winning line in the 28th over. Nevertheless it was great to get the additional game in and even better to see a refreshing combination of new faces and Strollers masters of old sharing the field.

 

Strollers steal the headlines to snatch win from the Sunday Times
posted: August 22, 2016

Dulwich Sports GroundA simply stunning 62 from Abhik stole an unlikely (and newsworthy) win over the Sunday Times Occasionals yesterday afternoon at Dulwich Sports Ground. Having put the oppo in to bat on a greenish wicket with variable bounce we restricted them to 198 from their 40 overs, although it could have been significantly less had we held onto several spilled catches. Thankfully though, good spells from Ron and Abhik himself managed to stem the runs and keep the target just beneath 200.

However any advantage we thought we had quickly dissipated as we again shed early wickets and, whilst several of our middle order batsmen made decent starts, none dominated the probing Sunday Times bowlers who collected wickets with regularity. With 7 down as we notched up our 100, any hopes of victory seemed to be lost.

However Abhik, joined by Gideon, knuckled down and ground out the beginnings of a rearguard action before he felt ready to open his shoulders and struck a series of searing boundaries that put the oppo on the back foot. After notching up his maiden Strollers half century, Abhik was very unlucky to end up stumped out by a rebounding ball off the keeper. Happily, despite the frayed nerves of those looking on from the boundary, Ronak cemented his role as finisher as he and Gideon safely steered us to our target in the 36th over, so seizing victory from the jaws of defeat. A magnificent win, worthy of the headlines!

 

Chippenham steal win from Strollers in stunning low scorer
posted: August 15, 2016

Chippenham CCBowlers dominated in our annual away clash with Chippenham yesterday which ended in frustration when, having celebrated the rare achievement of dismissing the oppo cheaply for a modest 123, we conceded what at tea had looked like a nailed on win.

Our bowlers had set us up for a precious victory with a miserly opening spell from Simon (who collected 2 for just 10 off 8 overs) and an astonishing 4-28 from Sam. However, when Chippenham 1st eleveners Sean Ward and Andy Holmes demolished our top order, our celebrations looked premature and despite good resistance from Tom (22) and Harry (24) we were skittled for just 95. An excellent game nonetheless although our search for our first win at Chippers in over a decade continues...

 

Bohemians batter Strollers to secure easy win
posted: August 7, 2016

Calthorpe CCOur recent winning streak sadly came to an end this afternoon at Calthorpe CC where a hybrid side comprised of Strollers and — due to numerous holiday absences on our part — guesting Highgate Irregulars were well beaten by the in-form batsmen of the Battersea Bohemians.

Having won the toss on a hot, sunny afternoon Gav predictably opted to bat first. However, despite another fine knock of 68 by Tony, supported by a solid 32 from the skipper, we were only able to post a modest 212 from our 40 overs.

With only limited bowling options at our disposal, the Bohos cashed in and battered their way with ease to their target, their only loss being that of Josh Jones who, with the score on 49, was sharply caught by Gav at gully. However, from then on, unfortunately it was all one way traffic led by young Tom Monson who recorded a fine century just before the Bohemians romped over the winning line in the 26th over.

 

Strollers survive late scares to seal close win over Agricola in a thriller
posted: July 31, 2016

This afternoon we secured a hat trick of three successive wins with victory over our new(ish) friends Agricola but, boy, was it a close thing!

A fine bowling display restricted oppo Agricola to a sub-200 score, with wickets shared all round. Skipper Gav got us off to a flier with a searing 66 but a flurry of late wickets put us in danger of falling short. However an invaluable and unbeaten 36 from Tom thankfully carried us over the winning line to seal a thrilling 2 wicket win.

 

Taverners trumped by stunning Strollers in final T20
posted: July 28, 2016

We recorded two T20 wins on the bounce yesterday evening with a resounding 8 wicket victory over the Railway Taverners. With the match reduced to 18 overs per side in humid cloudy conditions at North Middlesex CC, we lost the toss but subsequently fielded superbly. Wickets fell regularly as we held onto our catches including stunning takes pouched by Abhik, Matt and Dave G, who notched up another contender for catch of the season when he held onto a lobbed half chance to backward point off Simon's final over — placating our tardy strike bowler somewhat, who had infuriatingly missed the first ten overs of the match due to heavy traffic.

However the real star of the show was Paul who, constantly tempting the Tavs' batsmen into playing false shots, collected a fantastic 5 for just 17. Paul's haul was probably the main factor in restricting the oppo to a meagre 127-8, although credit must go to the whole side for another fine effort in the field.

In response, aside from the early loss of Dave, our chase looked much like a formality. Gav got the innings underway well with a series of powerful offside shots before Tony Mitchell, guesting from the HICCs, hit his stride and began pummeling the ball to all parts. Gav was unlucky to play on to one that straightened from Powells, but made way for Matt who was happy to play a supporting role to Tony who powered his way firstly to an untroubled fifty. From there on Tony chanced his arm rather more and was fortunate to see a couple of looped leading edges go down but he deserved is luck and, as we romped over the winning line in the 17th over, he closed on a wonderful unbeaten 74, Matt also finishing not out on 18.

Whilst not quite the nail biter of last week's scenes, the win was no less satisfying and we walked off victorious to finish this season's T20 campaign on a high.

 

Thrilling climax as Strollers seal T20 triumph over Bohos
posted: July 21, 2016

Bohemians vs Strollers (20 July 2016)The relief was palpable last night in sweltering conditions at North Middlesex CC where we notched up our first T20 win of the season in an absolute thriller against the Battersea Bohemians, with the tiniest possible margin of victory — a single run! Batting first we only managed to post a modest 129-8 from our allotted overs, helped largely by a solid rearguard action led by Tom Harvey who hit a vital 32.

However, we once again fielded superbly and with Viral and Kashif leading the charge with a blistering opening spell that claimed four early wickets we had the Bohos rocking back on their heels. A powerful knock from McCaskill brought the oppo back into the game, though, and with just three runs required for victory with one over to go, it seemed likely that our fine efforts would sadly end in vain. However a miserly final over from Spencer cost us only a single wide and, when Botterill was run out on the last ball of the match, the closely set field erupted in celebration as we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Incredible stuff!

 

Beamers get the better of Strollers batsmen in latest T20
posted: July 15, 2016

Our batsmen were left wanting in our latest T20 clash last night against the Beamers at North Middlesex CC, despite another fine performance in the field. On winning the toss we sent the oppo in and, with numerous bowling options at Gav's disposal, we did a fine job of maintaining pressure throughout the Beamers' innings with a combination of sharp fielding and frequent wickets shared around the attack, led by Tom who, with his lightning caught and bowled dismissal of captain Kyle Pittman for a rare duck, collected a bruising 3-22.

Having restricted the Beamers to 149-8 (a very gettable total) our optomism at the turnaround was short lived with the early losses of George, Spencer and Kashif. Dave, Gav and débutant Abhik steadied the ship somewhat but, in the face of a swinging and turning ball, we were never able to dominate the attack and each fell before they really got started. In the end we limped our way to 99 when, on the last ball of the match, Jonny finally fell. A rather disappointing result although credit must go to the Beamers attack who offered us nothing. The mood was improved by a long overdue post match return to the Belash Indian restaurant — a Strollers favourite — for a consolatory curry.

 

Honours even in sunny Sandon
posted: July 10, 2016

Whilst we couldn't quite claim victory, there were numerous highlights in our drawn match away to Sandon yesterday — from our top four who each batted superbly to retire on unbeaten fifties apiece, to a superb display in the field boasting four fabulous catches. Whilst the oppo ended their innings over a hundred runs adrift of the imposing target of 257 we had set them, we sadly couldn't whittle out the final three wickets to nab the win ...but it certainly wasn't for want of trying. Well played all!

 

Theydon Bois clash cancelled
posted: June 24, 2016

Unfortunately due to insufficient numbers this Sunday's away fixture at Theydon Bois CC has sadly been cancelled. Our next scheduled match is on Sunday 10 July away to our namesakes, the Sandon Strollers. If you would like to make yourselves available, please email Gav.

 

Strollers suffer chastening defeat as HICCs chase down mammoth total
posted: June 23, 2016

A sense of bemused bewilderment settled upon the Strollers yesterday evening after, in our latest T20 clash at North Middlsex CC, the side somehow contrived to lose to the Highgate Irregulars having posted a record 196-3 from our allotted overs. Not only did the oppo successfully chase down the mammoth target but they did so without the loss of a single wicket, a truly chastening experience for all concerned.

 

Archway successfully climb long ladder to see off Strollers
posted: June 16, 2016

Sadly not even a spectacular 90 from Dave 'The Kitten' Couldrey could save us from defeat to the Archway Ladder at Alexandra Palace last night. With the help of Tim, who hit a fine 40 before snicking one behind, we were able to post an impressive 177-5 from our 20 overs, with Couldrey lofting the ball to all corners with seemingly evermore ease.

However with only six regular Strollers in our line-up, augmented by Yogesh — guesting from the Hiccs — and a couple of surplus players kindly donated by the oppo, we were unfortunately unable to assert ourselves in the field as the large gaps were found all too frequently. Nevertheless, Sam impressed with his economy and Shani shone with a sharp spell that probed the Archway batsmen's nerve. But with Patel hitting an unbeaten fifty and the rest of the Archway top and middle order cashing in at the expense of an under-strength bowling attack, we finally were beaten after 17 overs. A good game nonetheless and our thanks must go to the opposition for sportingly helping us to get the game on.

 

Bohos T20 a wash out
posted: June 8, 2016

RainMonsoon season claimed another victim as flash flooding at the North Middlesex CC pitch meant our midweek T20 clash against the Battersea Bohemians this evening had to be called off.

Our next match will now be another T20 on the evening of Wednesday 15 June against the Archway Ladder CC at Alexandra Palace Park. If you would like to make yourself available, please email Gav.

 

George grabs the glory with brilliant ton to beat Bricklayers
posted: June 5, 2016

George's tonRecords fell as we recorded a huge 210 run win over the Bricklayers Arms at Ferme Park today. So many highlights to note including a personal best knock of 93 from Tim and a well executed first five-for from Kashif but, chief amongst all, was George's maiden ton as he carried his bat with an unbeaten 103 not out.

Read all about it...

 

Wet weather puts paid to HICCs clash
posted: June 1, 2016

RainWet and unseasonably wintery weather accounted for the cancellation of yet another match — this evening's T20 against the Highgate Irregulars at Highgate CC. However the side gamely trooped down to Lord's for an indoor net session instead and much fun it was.

Our next matches will be this Sunday 5 June against the Bricklayers Arms, followed by another T20 next Wednesday 8 June against the Battersea Bohemians. If you would like to make yourself available for either match or any beyond, please email Gav.

 

T18 against the Bohos ends in thrilling tie
posted: May 26, 2016

Last night's clash with the Battersea Bohemians could not have been any closer! With the match reduced to 18 overs a side due to the dark clouds overhead, the oppo chose to bat first and, thanks to a well organised effort from the Strollers in the field, were restricted to just 129-5. Worth remembering also that, in his final over, Ron collected two wickets in his last two balls meaning he will carry over for a potential hat-trick in his next game!

We mounted a spirited response although the Boho's fielding was similarly tight and, with the controversial run out of Tim, they looked to be edging on top. However Somanka kept his nerve and nudged and nurdled his way to a splendid first 50 for the Strollers and, with 6 needed from the final 6 balls we looked to be almost home. However a miserly final over from Tom Whyte restricted us and he when posted the entire field (wicketkeeper included) to the boundary for the final ball all we could do was run a well timed two to clinch a thrilling tie. A great game in all and, after so many early season false starts, even better to finally be cricketing again!

 

Taverners match cancelled
posted: May 24, 2016

Again due to insufficient numbers our match against the Railway Taverners has unfortunately been cancelled.

Following tomorrow evening's T20 our next match will be next Wednesday, 1st June from 6pm against the Highgate Irregulars at Highgate CC. If you would play, please email Gav.

 

Archway Ladder T20 rained off
posted: May 18, 2016

Once again we have been thwarted, this time by the Great British weather, and this Wednesday evening's T20 match against new oppo, the Archway Ladder, has unfortunately been cancelled due to heavy rain.

Our next fixture is another midweek T20 match, this time against the Battersea Bohemians on Wednesday 25th May. If you would like to make yourself available, please email Gav.

 

Hiccs clash cancelled
posted: May 12, 2016

Unfortunately this weekend's away fixture against the Highgate Irregulars has had to be cancelled due to insufficient numbers.

Our next match is next Wednesday, 18th May for our first T20 evening clash of the season away to new oppo, the Archway Ladder, at Alexandra Palace Park, starting 6pm. If you would play, please email Gav.

 

Extra fixture at Edmonton ends in defeat
posted: May 9, 2016

With both skipper and vice skipper away on operations overseas, George 'Mad Dog' Brown kindly took it upon himself to organise an extra (originally unplanned) excursion to play Edmonton CC 4th XI yesterday. Unfortunately, with a team numbering only 9, we were unable to record a win but put up some fight nonetheless with that man Ron Boundary claiming a threefer in an attempt to thwart the oppo's attempts to chase down the modest 130 target. Full match report to follow, in the meantime, here are the scores...

 

Season start postponed as Ferme Park fails to be ready for play
posted: April 20, 2016

Sadly our first planned match of the season, the traditional curtain raiser against our old foes, the Battersea Bohemians — that had been scheduled for this Sunday, 24th April — has been called off. The reason being that North London CC have not had sufficient opportunity to prepare the Ferme Park pitch and the outfield is sadly unplayable.

Our first outing of the year will therefore be our away fixture on Sunday, 15th May against the Highgate Irregulars. If you would like to make yourself available, please email Gav as soon as possible.

 

Winter nets announced
posted: November 20, 2015

MMC Indoor SchoolSome dates for your diaries. We are pleased to announce that the following dates have been arranged for pre-season net sessions at the indoor MCC Cricket Academy.

  • Wednesday, 17th February
  • Tuesday, 1st March
  • Thursday, 17th March
  • Tuesday, 22nd March
  • Thursday, 7th April
  • Wednesday, 13th April

All sessions are one hour long and start promptly at 8pm sharp. Full cricket whites must be worn although spiked boots are not permitted. There is a maximum of 7 players per net so it will be strictly first come, first served.

Thanks to all who sponsored the upfront costs. Fees will be approximately £8 per person (this may vary depending upon attendance numbers per session). If you would like to attend any or all nets, please email Gav.

 

2015 averages now online
posted: November 17, 2015

After a little fine tuning following Friday's AGM, the 2015 and career averages have now been published. Brace yourselves...

 

 

Those AGM highlights in full
posted: November 15, 2015

Captain Couldrey bows outThe White Horse, Soho once again played host on Friday to this year's much anticipated Pimlico Strollers AGM that saw the return of Cap'n Gav for his third term in office as skipper, to be ably supported by Viral Doshi as vice captain!

Furthermore, awards were bestowed, averages pored over and talk of tours to destinations far and wide was rife. Oh, and outgoing Captain Couldrey (pictured) signed off in some style by stripping down to an Abyssinian boob tube. Read all about it in our full AGM report... click HERE

 

Read all about it! Tales from Old Corfu Town now online
posted: October 1, 2015

Sit back and enjoy Simon Boughey's Alan Whicker-esque musings on the Strollers recent sojourn to Old Corfu Town. Read on for tales of Tom Bowler, Ron Boundary, questionable umpiring attire and much, much more...

 
back to top
The content of this website is © copyright PimlicoStrollers.co.uk 2004-2017
Stroll on...

today's date:

2017 season at a glance:
Pld
Won
Drw
Lost
22
9
2
11

Pimlico Strollers CC


Pimlico Strollers CC

Club Captain:
George Brown
email me>>

Vice Captain:
Dave Gorton
email me>>

Vice Captain:
Abhik Ghosh
email me>>

Fixtures Secretary:
Richard Betts
email me>>

Tour Secretary:
David Couldrey
email me>>

Webmaster:
Gavin Richardson
email me>>

Ground:
Home games played at:
North London CC
Montenotte Road
London N8 8RL
click HERE for map>>

Facebook Facebook page>>
 
Tales of Strollers past...