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When in Rome, the result was a little different

When in Rome, the result was a little different

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...

Anglicans pay the price of generosity

Anglicans pay the price of generosity

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...

Cricket Cup Final victory was there for the taking

Cricket Cup Final victory was there for the taking

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

Church Times Cricket Competition

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.

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.

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