Match Report: vs Carlton Sports CC

After last week’s comprehensive win against Snodland Community, there were many questions for the Kent Ramblas going into the Bank Holiday weekend for their final game. Would landlords Ex-Blues manage to assemble a team? Would the Ramblas manage to end on an eight and eight record? Could Tom Danks reach 500 runs for the season? Could…

Match Report: vs Snodland Community CC

While England fans among us were positively willing the rain to head towards The Oval to at least delay the inevitable Ashes embarrassment, there was as much willingness for it to avoid the climes of West Wickham to ensure that the Kent Ramblas could get back to winning ways. As well as the traditional summer…

Match Report: vs London City

In terms of ‘ideal preparation’ for a game of cricket, organising a booze-fueled fundraiser the evening before (with more than half your team present), isn’t probably the smartest of ideas, but when have we ever said the Kent Ramblas are the sharpest tools in the box? Still, it was a cracking night at sponsor The Baring Hall Hotel,…

Match Report: vs Eden Park

If you’re on a four-game losing streak, the last thing you need is to go into the next game with nine men, but if there’s one thing the Ramblas are good at is making life difficult for themselves. Having been comprehensively outplayed last week against neighbours Wickham Park, the Ramblas took on co-tenants Eden Park with nine…

Match Report: vs Wickham Park

What a difference a week makes – in terms of the weather, at least – as last Sunday’s downpour made way for bright sunshine in West Wickham, with the Kent Ramblas making the short trip up the road to take on neighbours Wickham Park. With the team on something of a Ramblas roll (a run…

Match Report: vs Petts Wood

Having made a strong start to the season, the Ramblas went into their visit to Petts Wood seeking to halt a two-game slide – having endured heartbreak against Chevening and taking something of a hiding against Priory. Coming back into the team were Mark Loughlin, Ian Dacre and Geoff Parrett, while Rich Ford was making…

Match Report: vs Priory CC

After last week’s heart-breaking four-run defeat to Chevening, the Ramblas headed back to the home comforts of West Wickham to welcome nine-person Priory CC, once more with one eye on the weather as showers threatened to – literally – dampen the hopes and dreams of all concerned. However, the rain stayed away and the 40-over…

Match Report: vs Chevening Amblers

With a history of close games and some good individual showings from both sides, the clashes between the Kent Ramblas and this week’s hosts Chevening Amblers have proved some of the best the Ramblas have participated in. Having overcome concerns about weather, and finding able deputies for Ash Harriss and Tom Danks in Steve Cleverley…

Match Report: vs London Saints

Following on from two strong performances (and victories) in the previous two weeks, the Ramblas were in buoyant mood as they welcomed the ever-friendly London Saints to the cauldron at Ex-Blues. However, a seemingly endless rain shower did its best to dampen everyone’s spirits until the cricketing gods intervened and the game was on, albeit…

Match Report: vs St Mary’s Platt CC

After last week’s stellar all-round performance against Tonbridge Foresters, the question on the lips of those of a Ramblas persuasion was “How could they follow it up?”. With precedent suggesting a somewhat wayward approach to consistency, the answer was anyone’s guess. But then again, we’re always good for a surprise. With Messrs Loughlin and Fitch being…

Match Report: vs Tonbridge Foresters

If there’s a sure sign of progress for the Kent Ramblas over the past five and a half years (aside from individual and collective improvement with bat and ball), it’s that we’re now in a position where we can actually provide players from the vast pool of Friends and Ringers of The Ramblas for the other…

Match Report: vs Wickham Park

Ensuring the whites are in place, the sandwiches will be made, the ball’s been bought have long been staples of the Kent Ramblas week building up to a game, but this season has seen the addition of one other (fairly key) task… finding a team to act as a last-minute replacement. For the third time in…

Match Report: vs Wimbledon United

For the second time in four games, the Kent Ramblas board were forced to work around the clock in order to find a fixture following St Mary Cray Red Dogs’ unfortunate cancellation. Thankfully, the pull of a fine spread (increasingly augmented by more cake) and the hard yards across multiple platforms by the board saw Wimbledon…

Match Report: vs Petts Wood

It might not quite be Eubank-Benn or even Froch-Groves, but the burgeoning rivalry between Petts Wood and Kent Ramblas enjoyed its latest (and fifth) instalment at the weekend – and very nearly included a knock-out blow. More of that later… Home skipper Jonny Stocks changed the winning side from last week’s trip to Herne and brought back…

Match Report: vs St Nicholas and Sarre

With a rather humbling defeat in last week’s season opener, the Ramblas were keen to consign it to history books and kickstart their season against the team formerly known as Herne CC, St Nicholas & Sarre CC. Skipper Stocks had another selection headache to contend with, with Messrs Dacre and Parrett vying for spots in the…

Match Report: vs Pecos XI CC

Aaaaaand we’re back! After last week’s intra-squad workout, it was down to the real business, but not without some classic Ramblas worries. The first hurdle to overcome was finding a team to play against, after the original opposition pulled out on Friday with just four players. Thankfully, a different kind of internet-wrangling than he’s used to…