Match Report: vs St Mary Cray Red Dogs CC

So the sun settles not only on the summer, but – more importantly – also the fifth Kent Ramblas season, as we provide the final match report of the season – pitting our wits (such as they are) against the ever-friendly and welcoming St Mary Cray Red Dogs. Injury had shorn the team of some players, while…

Match Report: vs Ex Blues CC

After a tough month that saw several games called off due to weather and opposition failing to turn up (yes, we’re talking about you, Wilmington CC), the Ramblas finally got a taste of 40-over action as they took on their landlords Ex Blues. And with Ramblas opener/’keeper Ash Harriss returning to his parent club for the day,…

Match Report: vs Wickham Park CC

It might not be a rivalry to match the great local derbies of our time (AC-Inter, Everton-Liverpool, Cowdenbeath-Dunfermline…), but there was still a healthy amount of pride at stake as the Ramblas made the short journey up Pickhurst Rise to take on Wickham Park – the scene of the first ever Ramblas game, no less….

Match Report: vs Cuddington Casuals CC

After losing the previous week’s fixture to the elements and just plain old losing the two before that, the Ramblas were itching to get back to winning ways against Cuddington Casuals in what was a glorious day in West Wickham. Deprived of the talents of Messrs Fitch, Smith, Cleverley and Thomas, Skipper Stocks welcomed back Sam…

Match Report: vs Petts Wood CC

After weeks of athletic toil and competitive contests, Sunday finally saw the event sports fans had been anticipating… yup, that’s right folks, it was the return match in the local derby between the Ramblas and Petts Wood CC. Having endured a fairly torrid time with eight men against Chevening last week, the Ramblas were up to their full…

Match Report: vs Chevening Amblers CC

For the second successive year, the intrepid Kent Ramblas made their way to Chipstead for the Wimbledon Men’s Final to play the familiar faces of Chevening Amblers. We’re not sure if there was a mass collective exodus to SW19, but both sides struggled to find players, which left the contest between the hosts’ nine men and the…

Match Report: vs Regents Park Originals

Oof, what a glorious day of sunshine to enjoy the cricketing prowess (cough) and sportsmanship on show as the Kent Ramblas played host to old friends Regents Park Originals. Skippering the side in the absence of Canada-bound Jonny Stocks was the sun-scolded Michael Cooper, with James Benson making his first appearance of the year and the…

Match Report: vs Farningham CC

Well, in the words of The Smiths, Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before… as the Ramblas made the fairly short journey to the village of Farningham. As well as the sun going missing on Sunday, there were a few players absent which meant Peter Ford and Alex Danks returned for their…

Match Report: vs Bickley Park CC

“I need some time in the sunshine / I gotta slow it right down,” once sung Oasis and there was certainly plenty of the former on Sunday, as the Kent Ramblas made the trip to the serene setting of Bickley Park CC. Having begged and borrowed players for the previous week, it was a fairly straight-forward…

Match Report: vs Wickham Park CC

After a heavy defeat at home to St Mary Cray a week earlier, there were fears that Mother Nature might deny the Ramblas the opportunity to bounce straight back. Luckily for all concerned, the weather was perfect for cricket as the Ramblas hosted local rivals Wickham Park. Skipper Stocks had a selection headache as the majority…

Match Report: vs St Mary Cray Red Dogs

After a week of looking forlornly at the grey skies, the hopes and wishes of the Kent Ramblas collective were granted on Sunday, as the clouds cleared and the sunshine beamed down for the visit of the friendly faces from St Mary Cray Red Dogs. Fresh from a second successive victory last week, Ramblas skipper…

Match Report: vs Petts Wood CC

Fresh off a hard-earned win over Herne last week in chilly climes, the sun was out as the Ramblas returned to home comforts for a game against Petts Wood. Unlike the previous week, skipper Jon Stocks had a full complement of players at his disposal as Sam Ford, Steve Cleverley and Laurie Stocks returned to…

Match Report: vs Herne CC

After a humbling defeat to Locksbottom the previous Sunday, the Ramblas were looking to right last week’s wrongs and get their first win of the season away to the ever friendly, and unbeaten, Herne. However, the cricketing gods were determined not to make it easy, with five players missing. This meant skipper Stocks and vice-skipper Cooper had to…

Match Report: vs Locksbottom CC

So, after two weeks of waiting (which felt like an eternity for our impatient vice-captain, Michael Cooper), the Kent Ramblas were able to kick-start their 2014 season with a home game against local rivals Locksbottom. For the first game of the year, Skipper Stocks called upon an experienced Ramblas XI, with new permanent member Drew…