23 August 2011

Season Opener Cricket Match Saturday September 10th.!!

Our 2011-2012 Season opener cricket match will be held on Saturday September 10th. starting at 2pm at the Colegio Colombo Britanico in Pance!!! Bring light refreshments and munchies. All welcome!!  All Questions to David on 313.649.1023

09 June 2011


The first match against Bogota in 9 years! Here are the results:

Saturday, 4th June.
Andy Wright going for his 51 runs

A fine afternoon for the 20/20 match. Cali Captain, Dennis, won the toss and elected Bogota to bat first. They took all 20 overs and scored 184 runs. Wright scored 51 runs and Hipperson 40 runs. Wright's power batting was highly entertaining. He scored 5 fours and 5 sixes which earned him the Man of the Match award.

Bogota needed only 16 overs to dismiss Cali's Batsmen. Having arrived with only ten men, Bogota trawled the youth hostels and came up with a wicked bowler - Arron - who took 5 wickets! John Josephat was our top scorer with 44 runs, Andy Jarvis 32 runs and Tony Williams 16 runs. We lost seven wickets for 4 runs! A disastrous collapse. Total score of 105 all out. Bogota won by 79 runs.

Sunday, 5th June.

This was the important cup competition match, 30 overs each side. Dennis again won the toss and put Bogota into bat under a hot sun. We were ready for them! With tighter fielding and bowling, we had them all out for 132 runs. Bogota top scorers were Farringdon 39, Wright 34 and Raikes 21. Rotation of our bowlers never allowed the batsmen to settle. Jaqath outshone himself taking 6 wickets.

Tony Carter being carried of the pitch with jubilation becasue of his fine batting!
After a welcome lunch break, Tony Williams and John Jesophat opened the batting. With Tony out L.B.W., in came Tony Carter. This partnership with John produced two fine innings, quickly overtaking Bogota's total. A resounding win by nine wickets. A flurry of fours and sixes in the last over gained Tony Carter the Man of the Match award.

I am sure all would agree that John Jesophat proved an inspiration to us all with his fine batting, bowling and fielding over the two days.

HE. John Dew with David Muirhead

The closing ceremony, which was in the presence of HE British Ambassador to Colombia John Dew was very well attended.

Cricket cannot be everything without some genuine "attitude adjustment time"! After all it is only a game.

Saturday night dinner was held at Carlos Alberto Caicedo and Monika Holguin´s lovely "Hacienda" to some wonderful Paella, lot´s of wine and plenty of rock music!

And the followng night the dinner party was held at Douglas and Olga Lucia Laing´s wonderful house with those magnificent gardens. The delicious pool was very welcome after such a long bout in the sun!

Thank you both for providing such palatial surroundings.

The return match is programmed for November of this year. Watch out Cali because Bogota is already practicing!

29 May 2011

Cali Cricket Club practice May 29 2011

Because of the final of the Champions League on Saturday, our practice moved to a beautifully sunny Sunday morning. Thos that celebrated or commiserated on the saturday did not make it. They were sorely   no pun intended) missed.. The new CCC uniforms were handed out to those that were present and reservations were taken to next weekend´s festivities.

 Andy, one of our master batsmen and bowlers with our new cricket shirt with the brand new logo. Very handsome indeed!!

 Great turnout for a Sunday morning.

 Our lastest addition from Santa Rosa de Cabal, our good friend Thomas Moffatt´s wife Viviana,

Sunny? YES! Dry? YES! Fun? YES!

21 May 2011

Cali Cricket Club practice May 21

A long and arduous training session was had by all today in Pance under the tutalage of Dennis Jarvis and Tony Carter. Worthwhile preparations if we are going to win against the Bogota Sports Club!! Long lost members reappeared today. Welcome back Michael Wood!! And thanks for the many members of the fairer sex that accompany us playing a game they may have difficulty understanding. Thank you!! Would not be the same without you.

 Now that´s a terrific winning group!!!

 Welcome back Michael Wood. Don´t stay away so long.

David taking monies for the uniforms, and registering players and guests for the social events to take place during the 2 day match against Bogota Sports Club.