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Bugle Making Plans For 28th Cricket Tour Of Scilly

Bugle Making Plans For 28th Cricket Tour Of Scilly

“Alcoholics with a cricketing problem.” That’s how the organiser of one of Scilly’s longest running sporting fixtures describes his team, who have been travelling from Bugle, near Truro, to the islands, most years since 1981. Peter Child is currently preparing for the 28th visit this September, lining up matches against cricket teams on St Agnes, […]

Cricket: St Martin’s v Bugle

Cricket: St Martin’s v Bugle

The forecasters said it would be foggy on Saturday but St Martin’s cricketers decided to go ahead with the game against visiting Bugle. They could not start until 4pm, so twenty overs were decided on, in case it got dark before we could finish. St Martin’s won the toss and decided to bat first. In […]

Cricket: St Martin’s v Collingbourne

Cricket: St Martin’s v Collingbourne

Report by Colin Daly There are many sorts of games of cricket. All are competitive of course, but some are tense and some are more relaxed and played in a sporting manner. The 25 over match between St. Martin’s and a touring team from Collingbourne CC was one of the latter. First, there was joy […]

Wiltshire Cricket Team Chooses Scilly Over Sri Lanka

Wiltshire Cricket Team Chooses Scilly Over Sri Lanka

Scilly has been chosen over Sri Lanka or South Africa as a tour destination for a Wiltshire village cricket club. Most years the players from Collingbourne go on tour to exotic destinations. They’ve been to Kenya, South Africa and Sri Lanka but this year members wanted to find a cheaper destination. On the advice of […]

Cricket: Tresco v St Mary’s

Cricket: Tresco v St Mary’s

Report by Mark Twynham Tresco played St Mary’s last night (29th August). It was the last off-island game of the year for St Mary’s, who go on tour to Exmouth in two weeks. St Mary’s won the toss and put Tresco in to bat. They made 118 for 9 in twenty overs with Dave Hamilton […]

Cricket: Hound Cup Match

Cricket: Hound Cup Match

Report by Colin Daly The annual Hound Cup match was played yesterday (Sunday 18th August). This is a limited overs match played between St. Mary’s and a combined off-island team on Tresco. The day dawned fair and although there was talk of showers, none came until the match was over. The off-island captain, Tony Goddard, […]

Cricket: First Triangle Win In A Decade For St Agnes

Cricket: First Triangle Win In A Decade For St Agnes

The Turk’s Head was awash with champagne last night as the St Agnes cricket team celebrated victory in Scilly’s annual off-island tournament. The bubbly was being supped from the Danny Hick Trophy, which St Agnes had won for the first time since 2003. Each year on an August Sunday the Triangular Tournament features three 20-over […]

Cricket: Tresco v St Mary’s

Cricket: Tresco v St Mary’s

Report by Mark Twynham St Mary’s travelled to Tresco for a 20-over match yesterday evening. Tresco won the toss and put St Mary’s in to bat. There were two fantastic batting performances, one from Pixie who hit 73 with four straight 6s in one over, and then Kane Goddard made 48 not out. St Mary’s […]

Scilly’s Cricketers Narrowly Beaten By Visiting MCC Side

Scilly’s Cricketers Narrowly Beaten By Visiting MCC Side

Scilly’s cricketers can be pleased with their performance against the visiting MCC side last week. The semi and full-time professional sportsmen narrowly beat the St Mary’s players by 13 runs in a 20 overs game on the Garrison on Wednesday. The visitors chalked up 186 for 4. On Thursday, the second friendly on Tresco saw […]