Jul 21

Eastry six-a-side – Teams needed

It’s the Eastry six-a-side tournament on the 27th July, if you are interested in entering a team contact either Hazel (secretary@eastrycricketclub.com) or Roger (treasurer@eastrycricketclub.com).

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May 26

Back to winning ways

Sadly the saturday team had their game rained off against Woodcutters after just 23 overs.
The sunday team however had a great game against Goodnestone (scorecard) and were back to winning ways after their defeat last week to St Margarets (scorecard)

Eastry won the toss and captain Harry elected to bowl hoping the pitch would dry out after the down pour the previous day. Goodnestone got off to a cautious start with some tight bowling from Hill and Smit which continued when Eastry’s latest spin acquisition of Thomson was unleashed. Patfield soon picked up the pace despatching the vulnerable spin option of G Friend to various parts of the ground. Eastry were able to stump Goodnestones’ progress with the combination of pace from A Friend (yes I said pace) attacking the crease and spin of P Eastman picking up key wickets backed by some uncharacteristically skilful fielding.

After a delicious caked filled tea, Eastry’s reply got off to a good start with some confident shots from the opening partnership of A Friend and W Kenton. Eastry progressed well to 100 off 23 overs with only 2 wickets down but nothing is that easy with Eastry and they soon found themselves six down causing tremors in the pavilion for the awaiting batsman. Eastry clawed their way to within one but Goodnestone dug deep to keep the pressure on, bowling 3 maidens in a row but in the end Eastry were able to scamper through to claim victory.

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May 04

Great start to the season

It has been a successful opening weekend for both ECC teams. Scorecards are up and the reports will follow.

Saturdays victory over Northdown

Sunday victory over Deal VBCCC

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Apr 23

New Season 2014

The 2014 season starts on 26th April, the fixtures are now on the website and so is the tea rota.

If you are wanting to access our PLAY CRICKET site to check your stats through the season, you can do so through the “Play Cricket” tab on the top menu.

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Feb 20

Nets 2014

Not long now until 2014 season starts but before that we need to get in shape…sort of.  Dates and times for indoor net sessions (St Lawrence ground, Canterbury):

April 8th – 7pm-8:30pm

April 15th – 7pm-8:30pm

April 22nd – 7pm-8:30pm

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Jan 03

Happy New Year

Well, another season is in the books, and the square is all put to bed ready for the winter, but what a successful year Eastry CC has had! The season started with freezing playing conditions in cricketing standards, where players, spectators and scorers alike were dressed more appropriately to undertake a trek to the North Pole, rather than play cricket. However, Eastry braved the cold and the rain and came away with some key victories against strong league opposition such as Canterbury CC and Deal Victorians. As the weather warmed up so did the team’s form, as the ECC Saturday XI found a hot streak and by third quarter of the season they found themselves still undefeated on the back of some spectacular team play combined with one or two tense draws. This unbeaten run ended however in a very soggy game against London side STAR, who snatched a limited overs victory with help from a luminous orange cricket ball that they provided. This lead the Saturday skipper Graham Phebey claiming that his side were undefeated with the red ball all season!

Statistically many players stood out this year; notably this summer saw Harry Kenton reach 1000 runs for the first time in his career as he reached the sum of 1085 runs from 24 innings, with a whopping 34 sixes to boot, whilst Matt Deveson took 36 Wickets at an average of 17 over the course of the season. Veteran Eastry players such as Andy Betts (22 wickets), Roger Hill (21 Wickets) and Dave Waring (16 wickets) provided reliability with economic bowling, and also provided experienced lower order batting throughout the year. The rest of the stats were hogged by the family Friend, as two brothers Aaron and Gareth Friend carried the teams on their back to victory numerous times. Gareth put in an all round effort this season scoring 801 runs at an average of 57 whilst also contributing 37 wickets in the bowling attack. Aaron Friend, eclipsed the whole team however with an astonishing 1428 runs at an average of 59.5, scoring six 50s and six centuries along the way, while also contributing 19 catches and 11 stumpings as wicket keeper. Many other players contributed this year, as the club used 55 different players over the course of the season, many of whom consisted of the clubs younger players such as the Eastman brothers and Rahul Patel , who we hope will go on to match the milestones of those that have gone before them over the years to come.

A lot must be said for Eastry’s triumvirate of 1000 run scorer;,Aaron Friend, Gareth Friend and Harry Kenton, even though the chances are they may well have already let you know before you read this article. It is the first time that the club has seen so many batsmen reach the significant milestone in recent memory, and all three batsmen’s contributions allowed Eastry to maintain its rich vein of form throughout the season. It is a milestone few in the club will forget, nor will the untold number of girls in Canterbury who have been asked “Did you know I scored 1000 runs?”.

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