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Lee leads London to narrow victory over plucky Lichfield

Lee leads London to narrow victory over plucky Lichfield

LICHFIELD arrived in Southgate, north London, for the fourth time in five years with something to prove. They and London were finalists last year, and Lichfield had been humbled, having batted first and been all out for 132 in 34.4 overs. London had needed only 24.2 overs to...

London and Lichfield square up again

London and Lichfield square up again

IN THE 2014 Church Times Cricket Cup final, last year's finalists, London and Lichfield, will battle it out again, after overcoming Guildford and Leicester this week. In the first semi-final, Guildford won the toss against London in a match that was pre-arranged for 40 overs,...

Lichfield hopes, but there’s a catch, and then another . . .

Lichfield hopes, but there’s a catch, and then another . . .

Stephen Fay sees London triumph at Southgate

Lichfield to face London in final

Lichfield to face London in final

THE semi-finals of the 2013 Church Times Cricket Cup took place in warm sunshine on Monday - an improvement on last year when both semi-finals fell victim to the rain.

Tight bowling decides quarter-finals

Tight bowling decides quarter-finals

MORE fine cricket took place on Monday, as the quarter-finalists in the 2013 Church Times Cricket Cup fought it out for a place in the semi-finals.

Quarter-final places are hard fought

Quarter-final places are hard fought

THE rain held off for the final group matches of the 2013 Church Times Cricket Cup this week. Winchester and Chichester played at Seaford College, Petworth, on Monday to decide the group winner.

Salisbury inspire while sun and Chichester shine

Salisbury inspire while sun and Chichester shine

THE 2013 Church Times Cricket Cup has so far been largely spared the awful weather that hampered last year's tournament. A number of group matches were played in glorious sunshine on Monday.

Tricky weather and sticky wickets for season’s openers

Tricky weather and sticky wickets for season’s openers

LICHFIELD - finalists in 2011, and winners in 2010 - made a confident start to the 2013 Church Times Cricket Cup, taking on Birmingham on a damp, cold, overcast day at Harborne Cricket Club on 29 April.

An alternative to cudgel-playing

An alternative to cudgel-playing

John Saxbee, a fan of Somerset CC, welcomes the new cricket season with a sermon

Boycott, the Comforter

Boycott, the Comforter

THIS time last year I was invited to watch England play West Indies in a Test cricket match at Trent Bridge. Sunshine, good company, and some superb cricket. It was a fantastic day. But the day became even better when I met Geoffrey Boycott, the former England batsman and a...

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