LILLEY (201 all out, Ashby 77) drew with Greenwood Park (115-7, Eyres 4-51)

Time games often hide the true course of a game of cricket, offering one side the opportunity of clinging on for a draw in a game in which they have been thoroughly outplayed.  The timed game came to Greenwood Park’s rescue today however, as Lilley hit their straps at a scorching Chiswell Green. GP won […] Read more »

LILLEY (175-2, Rogers 52) beat Pirton (169-5, Ashby 2-27) by eight wickets

Doctor Block’s retirement from village cricket has left Pirton a shell of their former selves.  Not that it would have mattered in this fixture.  Lilley romped home to an easy eight wicket win and totally outclassed the home side in all areas. Ashby’s bad run of tosses continued and Pirton amazingly, given their previous draw […] Read more »

LILLEY (188-7, B Tomkin 74) beat Simmons (187 all out, B Tomkin 3-17, Taz 3-26) by 3 wickets

Lilley were struggling before the game, with only ten fit and available players, only to then additionally lose Stew Collinson through hungoverness!  With his options limited, skipper Ashby turned to ‘Asian Sensation’ Taz in the hope he could produce a couple of world class all rounders from his cupboard to bolster the side. Taz did […] Read more »

Bamville (269-9, Black 106, Ashby 5-81) beat LILLEY (187-8, M Clarke 54, Hammond 45) by 82 runs

The final chapter of the Hammond Years was closed at pretty Bamville yesterday, unfortunately ending in defeat for the away side. Bamville won the toss and batted in warm, muggy conditions.  The ball was swinging around early on, particularly from the green end (the pitch is literally on the middle of a fairway between the […] Read more »

Great Gaddesden (157 all out, Taz 3-28) beat LILLEY (87 all out, Ashby 32*) by 70 runs

Lilley limped into June on a muggy afternoon at Bridens Camp with a crushing 70 run defeat at the hands of Great Gaddesden. The day started badly for Lilley with the entire convoy getting lost en route to what is surely the best hidden ground in England.  Worst hit were Steve Eyres, Taz and unfortunately […] Read more »

LILLEY (143 all out, Ashby 56, Eyres 32) beat Markyate (93 all out, Smith 49, Ashby 4-19) by 50 runs

Lilley recorded their first win of the 2003 campaign in fine style at Markyate with an impressive 50 run win. During the week, skipper James Ashby had discussed with Stew Collinson the reason for the teams early season jitters.  The resulting theory was that we didn’t have enough facial hair in the team, therefore Sultan […] Read more »

Whitwell (50 all out, Ashby 5-7) beat LILLEY (34 all out, Clarke 16) by 16 runs

I’m not really sure what else to say that the result doesn’t…Lilley won the toss and fielded.  Bowled Whitwell out for 50, with Ashby taking 5 for 7 off 8 overs and Matt Clarke and Ken Hammond chipping in with 2 wickets apiece.  Lilley should have cruised to the total.  But a combination of a […] Read more »