02/09/2018 Ditchling CC

Menorca v Ditchling Saturday 40 overs

Menorca 269/7 J Hagger 119, R Sturgeon 70, F Foley 3/37, P Cooke 2/42

Ditchling 174, DJ Singh 62* D Osterbery 3/18,A Mujahid 2/34, R Day 2/42

Menorca won by 95 runs

Menorca v Ditchling Sunday 40 overs

Ditchling 254/2 A Eastman 124*, DJ Singh 67*

Menorca 254 a/o A Mujahid Sultani 69, J Davies 57, Q Shah 6/50

Match drawn

Saturdays game against Ditchling finished with the hosts comfortably beating our regular visitors. A big hats off to Julian Hagger on his maiden ton for the club. Also, a uncharacteristic hard hitting 70 including 10 boundaries from Roy Sturgeon. It was described on the side lines as astonishing.
Ditchling were never up with the run rate following some particularly tight bowling first up from Pawan Nerella and Grant Wilson. What we saw later in the innings could only be described as extraordinary from Dan Osterbery. Not only a shadow of his former self. He bowled superbly to clean up the tail taking 3/18.

Sundays game was one of the best we've seen at Biniparrell. The visitors posting a pretty impressive 254/2 with Eastman smashing a ton backed up well by Singh's 67. The home side sprinted out of the blocks in reply losing our first wicket in the 11th over with the score on 87 Mujahid Ali out for 69. At 20 overs Menorca were 169/3 James Davies with a quickfire 57. Menorca continued to flail the ball to all parts of the ground but were losing wickets regularly. When the 9th wicket fell 11 runs were still required. The experience of Dow and Roussel wasn't quite enough to get us over the line, the latter spanking a rank long hop straight to backward square leg with the scores tied in the 34th over. Cue jubilation from the visitors as there'd been some confusion in the score box. Following a lengthy consultation both scorers and umpires agreed to declare the game a draw.
Both games were played in great spirit and a presentation was made by yours truly on behalf of Menorca CC to commemorate Ditchling CC's 200th anniversary. Quite an achievement and long may they continue to thrive and visit the home of Balearic cricket where they will always be welcomed.

01/09/2018 BAC Strikemaster XI

Menorca v BAC Strikemaster X1 Saturday 1st Sept 40 overs

Menorca 262 A Bingley 118, T Pettifer 48, M Dow 26. C Southgate 4/44, C Hollingsworth 2/27.

BAC Strikemaster X1 104 P Stafford 53, J Hagger 3/30, G Wilson 2/24, S Cotton 2/18

Menorca won by 108 runs

Menorca v BAC Strikemaster X1 Sunday 40 overs

BAC Strikemaster X1 191/8 S Knechtli 75, P Stafford 42, H Adair 32. N Roussel 4/28, N Ball 2/23

Menorca 192/9 N Roussel 48, A Cockroft 37, G Wilson 34, N Ball 19*, P Wright 6*

Menorca won by 1 wicket

A terrific start to the second half of the season. The Saturday team convincing winners with BAC´S big guns misfiring with the bat following a big total by the local side.

Sunday´s game was a different story all together. The game went to the wire and it was great to see the sexagenarian fearless Phil Wright batting alongside teenager Nico Ball. The former hitting the winning runs with the crowd on the edge of their seats. Local clergyman Paul Strudwick particularly animated at the close of play.

16/06/2018 Turville Park CC

Menorca v Glade Wanderers Saturday 40 over game

Menorca 201 A Cockroft 46, A Tysoe 32, J Hagger 31, M Cox 4/42 M Hall 2/32

Glade Wanderers 202/6 M Cox 54* D Handley 54, D Catterall 2/12 M Dow 2/50
Glade Wanderers won by 4 wickets

Menorca v Glade Wanderers Sunday 40 overs

Glade Wanderers 216/9 D Arkell 61, M Cox 40, N Roussel 4/45, G Wilson 2/32

Menorca 217/3 Mujahid Ali Bajwa 112, S Sayer 50* P Nerella 39
Menorca won by 7 wickets

02/06/2018 Ashburnham CC

Menorca v Ashburnham CC
Saturday 40 overs
Menorca 210/7 Z Riaz 49*, J Barker 43, S Corbett 34, B Baker 2/25 O Matthews 2/45
Ashburnham 211/9 (39.5) N Peters 52, G Wicks 36, S Baker 31, R Day 3/18, A Mujahid 2/35
Ashburnham won by 1 wicket

Sunday no play match abandoned rain.

19/05/2018 BAC 1st XI & BAC Ladies

Nutcrackers v BAC 1 X1 Ladies
Nutcrackers 85 BAC 53
Nutcrackers won by 32 runs and maintain their 100% unbeaten record.


Menorca v BAC 1 X1 Saturday 40 overs

BAC 160 C Hollingsworth 46, J Bacon 27, W, Moore 26, G Wilson 3/19, SG Cotton 2/27, E Williams 2/31

Menorca 161/8 J Hagger 53, SG Cotton 30, C Hollingsworth 2/12, J Bacon 2/27, A Tarrant 2/25

Menorca won by 2 wickets

Menorca v BAC 1 X1 Sunday 40 overs

BAC 261/6 C Hollingsworth 113* S Knetchli 70, J Bacon 44* G Wilson 2/29, N Roussel 2/54

Menorca 107 M Dow 33, A Tarrant 3/22, A Walker 3/21, A Durcan 2/28

BAC 1 X1 Won by 154 runs