Given Out...By The Long Arm Of The Law
This week's edition of the best of the weekend's club cricket, as tweeted to us by you (or spotted by our cricket social media team), includes the police making an appearance.
Over the past week, and particularly the weekend, we received all sorts of messages, from results, achievements to the more humourous side of the game.
Here we took a look back and remember, if you want to feature in the same place next week, get tweeting - @Cricket_World and let us know if your club isn't being followed by us. We'll soon ensure we are.
Here we go then. The laws of the game state there are 10 methods of dismissal in the game of cricket - had this player been batting, would he have been retired out, retired hurt or perhaps stumped or caught out?
Never seen this before. Police come and take a Cumberworth player off the field of play ! pic.twitter.com/WYFGEtEetR— Lascelles Hall CC (@Lascelles_hall) August 17, 2013
Moving on, it was an incredible week for Rotherham so many congratulations to them for this:
On Twenty20 Finals Day Cuxham Cricket Club posted this image of their 'mascots' getting ready for their afternoon. Fielding at cow corner, ready for that big moo across the line? Or grazing at fine leg, perhaps.
Mascots already up with some stocking up on grass before the excitement this afternoon! pic.twitter.com/wBbgl14oHV— CCC (@cuxhamcricket) August 18, 2013
Oh, the ambiguity of cricket. What is a block? A defensive shot? A bracket of overs? No, it's what is stopping you getting home after a match.
And as we stay with the theme of car cricket (anybody else play that as a kid?) inevitably when somebody gets in and starts hitting fours and sixes, somebody's windscreen pays the price:
Stitch has brutalised Ali's car on his way to 93* http://t.co/FvWs1Wrilz— Dorchester (Oxon) CC (@DorchesterCC) August 17, 2013
Talking of actually blocking the ball, this one is from our editor JP. Women's cricket, and the Ashes Test at Wormsley has got everybody talking:
When I mentioned #cricket to my optician today he started talking about Laura Marsh's 55 in 304 balls at Wormsley. Impressed.— John Pennington (@jspennington) August 17, 2013
The spirit of cricket has been in the news a lot recently and it's heartening to see that it is alive and well in club cricket. Well played.
Quality game as always against @earleycricket today 3 batsman caught behind in the game all of whom walked before umpire had to make a decision— sandhurst CC (@SandhurstCC) August 18, 2013
We are now into the part of the season where silverware is decided so well done to anybody who managed to win a Cup this weekend - like Cheddar Cricket and Dunnington CC:
PREMIER LEAGUE CUP FINAL WINNERS 2013!!— Dunnington CC (@DunningtonCC) August 18, 2013
Meanwhile, Teddington CC are celebrating a different milestone - their 150th anniversary. We hope everything goes well and here's to the next 150 years!
There was some rain around over the weekend, particularly in the Midlands and North, but that didn't stop some of you still getting a full game in...
@ThongsbridgeCC yeah!! Bowled the oppo out for 28 in 12 overs, got them for 0 in 6 & were showered & in pub by 3:45!!— Westinghouse CC (@westinghousecc) August 17, 2013
Better weather on show here though and this is one of our favourite photos of the weekend...
...and here is another.
And finally, how important is it to foster good relationships on and off the field? The Accrington CC pair below would certainly see it as important, if this picture is anything to go by!
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Top 10 Players - 2013
1) Cameron Borgas (Cuckfield)
2) Steven Croft (Blackpool)
3) M Thornely (Kegworth Town)
4) Craig Overton (North Devon)
5) Ian Cockbain (Downend)
6) J Taylor (Totton and Eling)
7) Harry Finch (Hastings & St Leonards Priory)
8) A Nayar (Ilford)
9) DR Salpietro (Kendal)
10) Gary Pratt (Richmondshire)
Top 10 Bowlers - 2013
1) Steven Mullaney (Leigh)
2) S Power (Richmond)
3) IG Holland (Fleetwood)
4) Samiullah Khan (Wood Lane)
5) D Woods (York)
6) Tim Smith (Saffron Walden)
7) R Cooper (Checkley)
8) Craig Barker (Longton)
9) T Smith (Hampstead)
10) JW Wells (Barrow)
Top 10 Players (Batting + Bowling) - 2013
1) Steven Croft (Blackpool)
2) Steven Mullaney (Leigh)
3) I Holland (Fleetwood)
4) T Smith (Hampstead)
5) Ryan Pringle (Hetton Lyons)
6) JW Wells (Barrow)
7) J Taylor (Totton & Eling)
8) Moeen Ali (Wolverhampton)
9) Tom Sharp (Truro)
10) Cameron Borgas (Cuckfield)