Badgers Cricket Club – What’s New Archive 2022

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This page provides a repository of all the old What’s New entries for 2022, in reverse chronological order. If you really have a desire for the older entries, then the links below will get you access to all those that I’ve saved. They are unlikely to be of any great interest, but do provide a picture of how the site has developed over the twenty-two and a half years it has been here. Please bear in mind that links to external sites may have atrophied over time and thus you may see ‘not found’ or similar errors when trying to follow them, especially the further back in time the link was first created.


16 Jul 2022

Sad to report but I have nothing to offer regarding the hammering at Oxted, and it may be some considerable time before the full details of that game find their way into the database and onto this site as for now I cannot make head nor tail of the scoring record. However, a baking hot day for our first ever visit to the pleasant surroundings of Tatsfield saw a reversal of fortunes and the Badgers back to winning ways. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

PLEASE NOTE that not all of the standard weekly updates have been performed whilst the database is missing a game, primarily none of the Honours Board pages have been changed and the dynamic multi-season averages are stuck at 26th June for the time being. Since I don’t want to get into the sort of funk that has happened with these scenarios in the past I will continue to update the site with new games whilst trying to figure out as accurate a record of the Oxted game as I possibly can. This may take some time and things will continue to be in a state of flux until I square everything off.

30 Jun 2022

A lovely sunny afternoon for our first visit to Merrow in over a decade, on this occasion to christen a new opponent in Guildford Phoenix who were playing their first ever 40 over game having originally come together to play T20 and indoor cricket. Hopefully they enjoyed their first taste of the longer form of the game and we have whetted their appetites for more. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

Please be aware that, as I am unable to play at Oxted, next week’s update may be later than has been the norm in recent days. I have my fingers crossed that Cheryl accompanies Ian rather than Calum and that therefore I will be able to avoid the usual disaster area of player recorded score books!?

25 Jun 2022

For the second time in a fortnight the weather was incredibly kind to us with just the odd sprinkling whilst we made our annual visit to Tadworth under heavy skies which then deposited their contents in a more determined fashion once everyone was happily ensconced in the bar after the game. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

18 Jun 2022

A welcome return to Ockley last Sunday and the move from a mid September slot bore fruit in terms of the weather even if it meant there were no conkers to gather from under the horse chestnuts that line one side of the ground. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

8 Jun 2022

We were incredibly lucky with the weather last Sunday and managed to get a full 40 over game in under louring skies, which very soon after we had finished started precipitating fairly heavily. Horley provided the anticipated atmosphere, with an outside event adding to the usual hubbub, but the Badgers held firm to notch up our fourth win of the season. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

3 Jun 2022

Our first visit to Hook & Southborough for more than 25 years produced a roughly similar scoreline to last time, albeit on a different ground, and the Badgers cruised to a comfortable third win of the season. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

25 May 2022

We seem to be in a back and forth with the weather and last Sunday’s visit to Woodmansterne was unrelentingly sunny which went some way towards making up for the previous weekend. The main pitch at Woodmansterne Park was not at its best, as evidenced by 30 being the top score for both sides, but the Badgers just eked out their second win of the young season. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

19 May 2022

In stark contrast to the weekend before the weather for our visit to Chiswick varied between dank and wet and a commensurately slow afternoon’s cricket saw neither side able to grab the win. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

13 May 2022

PLEASE NOTE that Sunday’s game with Dormansland has been cancelled as they were unable to field a side. Darrell has found us a replacement fixture at short notice and we will be heading north of the river for the first time in a long time to visit Chiswick CC for the first time ever. Full details can be found on the fixtures page including the usual map links.

9 May 2022

A team’s worth of Badgers joined a gathering of some size today at the funeral of Andy Curtis, who played 25 times for us over the past few years, including being an integral part of a couple of our recent tours. Andy died much too young and will be sorely missed.

A warm and sunny afternoon on Ham Common saw the Badgers lose their unbeaten record for 2022, but another good game. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

2 May 2022

Despite the weather not being particularly kind to us we had a fantastic game against Thames Ditton on Sunday which ended in a last gasp victory in the gloaming and was decorated by a record breaking performance from Jake. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a full match report (for the first time in more than a season), the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

27 Apr 2022

PLEASE NOTE that the gap in the fixture slate for this coming Sunday has been filled, courtesy of Darrell’s efforts, by a game at Thames Ditton who we have played once before, back in 1980 (and no, I did not). The fixtures page has been updated with the full details, including a map link, and the Google Map with the locations of our 2022 opposition has also been amended accordingly.

The 2022 season started in the lovely surroundings of Otford in Kent, and for once the weather was kind to us for the traditional opener against Beechwood. The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the results page along with a statistical notes only match report, the detailed scorecard, and the traditional Badgers’ focused scorecard.

Whilst almost all of it is automated these days the start of the new season brings a large number of changes to this site, most of them in the plumbing behind the scenes, and paradoxically that probably means that things do not get checked as thoroughly as they might in the past. Therefore if I have missed a mistake or other discrepancy that you spot, please shout.

23 Apr 2022

On the off chance that anyone might visit here to check on the details of tomorrow’s game, rather than WhatsApp or Play-Cricket, I have updated the fixtures page with the confirmed start time.

The only other change in the past three weeks has been an update to the detailed scorecards for 2014, which in many cases have had the fielding details added where there were none previously. This is a side effect of work I have been doing on back-filling information that is held on Play-Cricket but not previously in our database, which only had bowling figures for the opponent’s innings. Ultimately I hope to be able to supply more detail on things like how each bowler achieved their dismissals and which fielders have caught the most catches off each bowler.

2 Apr 2022

The 2022 season looms just over the horizon and the Badger stirs in its slumbers. For me this means various bits of housekeeping such that you will find that the trophy winners for the past two seasons have been added to the Honours Board cup winners page following the presentation of the awards at the dinner back in November and the club officers page and the associated Honours Board officers page have both been changed to reflect decisions taken at this year’s AGM.

Thanks to great work by Darrell we also have several new opponents on the slate for 2022, and the details can be found on the fixtures page as well as on our Play-Cricket site.

Please note that as of this weekend this site has moved to a new hosting platform from the same provider – QiQ – the benefits of which are primarily in the underlying software stack and thus only really of interest to the person maintaining the site (and the database). However, this is part of positioning things for the future and hopefully the fruits of that will become more apparent over time. Obviously such a rewire brings the potential for things to break, so please report anything you find that is not behaving the way it should.