Last week, cricket went interfaith — and to Edgbaston. Stephen Fay was there
Stephen Fay watches a match of two halves
On Tuesday, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI met St Peter’s XI for a rematch in Canterbury. Bill Day watched their victory
SO MUCH can be decided by the toss of a coin. All this week’s matches in the Church Times Cricket Cup were won by the side that batted first.
Of course, skill came into it, too. One of the most hard-fought matches was between Southwark
ROME is a place of gestures. Many of them, after a traffic incident, say, are immediately obvious in their meaning. Others, and this includes ecumenical gestures, are less easy to gauge. It will be some time before the significance of last week’s visit to Rome by the Archbishop of...
IT WAS a good result. After their narrow defeat in the inaugural match in Canterbury last September, the Vatican cricket side beat the Anglicans by 42 runs in Rome on Saturday. At the Cappannelle ground on the outskirts of Rome, playing in blazing sunshine, the St Peter’s XI posted...
THERE were four overs still to bat. Guildford needed just 20 runs to beat the favourites, London, and spoil their attempt to win three Church Times Cricket Cup finals in succession. Earlier in the game, an upset had seemed probable. At the end, it was still possible
Another pitch: the final of the Church Times Cricket Competition, between Guildford and London, takes place on Thursday 3 September at the Walker Ground in Southgate, north London. Spectators are very welcome.
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...
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,...
Stephen Fay sees
London triumph at Southgate