Author Archives: Richard Higginbottom

22 to not so many …

After an incredible number of players being available for the first two games, we’ve got a useful XI for the French House match on 2nd August – but where’s everybody gone on the 8th and 9th? Check your diaries and … Continue reading

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We’re BACK!

Thanks again to our hosts at Jesus College for enabling our first match of the season. Check out the match report on this link. Next Sunday (26th July) we entertain our great pals The Players at Parliament Hill. Can we … Continue reading

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Secretary Speaks: The 2020 Fixture List

I hope all you fine folk are Wintering well. We’ve got weekly indoor nets at Lord’s (see emails for details – if you’re not on the list drop me a line). Meanwhile whilst the Captain’s cap is lying at the … Continue reading

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Join The Gardeners

Got an itchy feeling in your spinning finger?  Surely that inswinging yorker you used to be able to produce from time to time is still in your armoury … a glorious Cover Drive, watching the fielder run after it in … Continue reading

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Hat-Trick Hero

Hat-tricks as we all know are as rare as Lord Fakenham turning up on time on a Sunday afternoon, but at Alexandra Palace on Tuesday our ever improving all-rounder Graham Bruce secured the consecutive wickets of three decent batsmen versus … Continue reading

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East Anglia Tour: Teams

Holkham vs Salmagundi Gardeners at Holkham Hall, North Norfolk, Saturday 4th May 2019, 1pm Richard Higginbottom (c, w) Paul Jordan Debasis Mohanty Guru Dath Nick Duckett Graham Bruce Jason Amesbury Stuart Bruce Tim Clamp Joe Woolmore Adam Wood Jesus College … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

Oh dear!  After a great start at Knebworth, we continued our sterling work in the field at Blue Star, but then forgot how to bat.  Match report will be added once Stuart has calmed down enough, meanwhile you can find … Continue reading

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Summer is here!

A great start to the season for the Gardeners as we made our first ever visit to Knebworth Park in glorious weather on Easter Saturday – here’s the match report. Next match also out of London, playing Blue Star in … Continue reading

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The Bonnington Awards

Around this time of year a number of us gather at the Bonnington Cafe – a vegetarian (mainly vegan) eatery near to The Oval – and discuss the stand-out achievements of the season.  Jeremy Gostick was kind enough to document … Continue reading

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Gardeners – the ever changing team

I was talking with the team during the tea interval recently on the subject of the previous match; at that point I realised that I was the only person who had played for the Gardeners in both games, which made … Continue reading

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