Flamstead (106 all out, Eyres 4-8) beat LILLEY (80 all out, Horner 18) by 26 runs

Lilley produced a champagne bowling finish to the season only to be un-done by a babysham batting debacle which saw them bundled out on a decent track for just 80. Lilley were put in the field and lined with a weaker bowling attack than has been the case on many other Sundays this year.  None-the-less, […] Read more »

LILLEY (182-7, Tomsett 61) beat Houghton Conquest (147 all out, Eyres 5-32) by 35 runs

Lilley returned to winning ways at Bedfordshire Police Headquarters in Kempston with a hard fought victory over Houghton Conquest. Lilley won the toss and batted on a green but hard track and looked to be coasting along at 62 for no wicket with Tomsett and Brad Tompkins going along nicely.  That was until Tompkins was […] Read more »

Eddlesborough (231-5, Ashby 3-39) beat LILLEY (123 all out, Ashby 33) by 108 runs

Lilley got a good spanking on their first trip to Eddlesborough this afternoon as the Lilley support bowling was found wanting. Returning skipper James Ashby lost the toss as Lilley were forced to field in scorching temperatures.  Lilley started well, Ashby removing the two openers with yorkers and Gareth Tompkins ripping out Hacking with a […] Read more »

Lilley 203 all out (Perry 64, L. Peters 2-10) beat Steppingley 137 all out (Leigh-Brown 36, Eyres 3-22) by 66 runs

Lilley gained their first win this afternoon under Vice vice Captain Steve Eyres. In for Stewart Collinson, Dave Carmen and Phil Clarke this week was the return of Tim Perry, and the last minute saviour duo of Alec and Mark Crump. Lilley lost the toss (yet again!) and were put into bat on a grassy […] Read more »

Bourne End 243-4 (Escuder 86, Akhtar 69*) beat Lilley 88 all out (Collinson 19*, Sparrow 3-3) by 155 runs

Lilley today suffered their first defeat in eight games since the end of the Hammond era against one of the toughest oppositions they have faced all season. Missing from the team before the match, was their leader and captain James Ashby who was instead enjoying the festivities at the Notting Hill carnival (apparently working) and […] Read more »

LILLEY (90 all out, P Clarke 21) beat United Counties Bus (68 all out, Ashby 6-17) by 22 runs

Well, we’ve seen some four hundred plus games, games punctuated by good batting and games dominated by the bat in Lilley fixtures this year.  This fixture in contrast was simply ludicrous!  From the moment Lilley arrived to find a) the home team didn’t know where the dressing room was, b) tea would be after the […] Read more »

LILLEY (259-5, Hanley 135*) beat Sandon Strollers (41 all out, Ashby 3-6) by 218 runs

Neil Hanley was drafted into the Lilley side this week with numbers very tight, but his debut was marked with the first Lilley century for two seasons and an awesome display of strokeplay which most sides would have found hard to handle. Lilley lost the toss and were asked to bat by Sandon, whose own […] Read more »

LILLEY (199-5, Clarke 48 not out, Ashby 47) beat Kempston Sports (Taz 3-49) by five wickets

Lilley cruised to victory at sun kissed Kempston today, thanks to innings of 48 not out by Phil Clarke, 47 by in form skipper James Ashby and an unbeaten 35 by Cape Town Express Gareth Tompkins. Lilley won the toss and chose to field on a greenish looking track.  Despite some lovely bowling from Ashby, […] Read more »