History of LCC

2019 Awards

The annual awards were presented at the Club Dinner, photos can be seen here and the all important club averages for the 2019 season, courtesy of Sheila's wonderful scoring can be found here.

  1. Best bowling figures, Lee Russell
  2. Bowling award, Lee Russell
  3. Batting award, Steve Brooker
  4. Highest batting score, Danny Berkley
  5. Catching award, Steve Brooker
  6. All rounder award, Danny Berkley
  7. Duck award, Ian Rawnsley
  8. Best scorer, Sheila Portsmouth
  9. The Major Dick Scratchley Clubman award, Rob Bradley
  10. Doubles snooker award, Kieran Nash and Chris

2019 Snooker Tournament

Apparently, being good at snooker is a sign of a mis-spent youth. Judging by the performances in this year’s Club snooker tournament, Lavant’s players must have been paragons of virtue! Nevertheless, this year’s contest was keenly fought on a round-robin basis by a select five pairings. As usual there was a strong hand of Burfords, including defending champions Peter and Dan, whilst Ellen followed her sister Fiona last year in partnering Robin in a rolling pair with Richard. David was paired with “Skip” and newcomer Chris Smith joined Keiron. Resident Southbourne Club veterans Keith (a sometime LCC player) and Malcolm completed the field.

Going into the last round three pairs were in contention, including the defending champions Peter and Dan going for a hat-trick of titles, but it was Keiron and Chris who closed it out on count-back by virtue of having earlier won their contest with runners-up Keith and Malcolm. Peter and Dan were left with the consolation of the highest aggregate potting over the tournament.

Once again thanks are due to the Southbourne Club for hosting and for Alan and Peter for putting the event on and organizing some food.

2018 Awards

The annual awards were presented at the Club Dinner, photos can be seen here and the all important club averages for the 2018 season, courtesy of Sheila's wonderful scoring can be found here.

  1. Best bowling figures, Peter Hudson
  2. Bowling award, Alex Burford
  3. Batting award, Dave Burford
  4. Highest batting score, Dave Maclean
  5. Catching award, Steve Brooker
  6. All rounder award, Ian Rawnsley
  7. Duck award, Jim Blanch
  8. Best scorer, Sheila Portsmouth
  9. The Major Dick Scratchley Clubman award, Steve Brooker
  10. Doubles snooker award, Peter Burford and Dan Burford

2018 Lavant Hall Quiz

Peter, the winning captain of the Lavant Hall Quiz night, has written a victory post

Three teams from LCC took part in the Lavant village hall annual quiz this year, ably supported by some Skulking Loafers and the Burford family. It was a closely contested event, with the team spearheaded by our Chairman, Robin, coming 4th, with the other 2 club teams tying for first place.

On countback [Duckworth/Lewis], Dave Burford , Lee Russell and other Loafers, the prematch favourites,... came second having picked a 'wrongun' for their joker. This left the team of Richard Wigmore, Skip Davies, Andy Skynner and Peter and Daniel Burford victorious, to take home the winners' wine.

The annual quiz raises funds for the village hall, and was well supported, with some 12 teams taking part. The club has a history of participating and doing well.

2018 Snooker Tournament

Thanks to all those who participated in the 2018 tournament, which saw defending champions, Peter & Dan, retain their title by the narrowest of margins over Southbourne Club "residents" Keith & Malcolm, although both teams could be said to be playing on home turf. This year's contest, packed with former champions, was particularly close, with five of the six teams still in contention going into the last round of the round-robin format. Robin & Alan suffered from lack of a settled side, having to bring daughter Fiona off the bench, whilst the classic mix of youth and experience, in the guise of Keiron & Dave, did not quite click on the night. Free-potting Steve & Ian entered the last round in the lead, but had no answer to the attritional style of Andy & Richard (think Arsenal at Stoke), although they did have the consolation of both the highest aggregate potting points and the highest game score.

Thanks to Alan & Robin for putting the evening on and organising some food. For the anoraks amongst you, the gory details are attached.

2017 Awards

The annual awards were presented at the Club Dinner, photos can be seen here and the all important club averages for the 2017 season, courtesy of Sheila's wonderful scoring can be found here.

  1. Best bowling figures, Danny Berkley
  2. Bowling award, Ian Rawnsley
  3. Batting award, Steve Brooker
  4. Highest batting score, Danny Berkley
  5. Catching award, Alex Burford
  6. All rounder award, Dave Banks
  7. Duck award, Alex Burford
  8. Best scorer, Sheila Portsmouth
  9. Clubman award, Phil Allen
  10. Doubles snooker award, Peter Burford and Dan Burford

MCC Laws of Cricket 2017

The MCC has updated the laws of cricket for the first time since 2000. The MCC's website has a full list of the laws plus an eLearning package and an animated explanation of the laws narrated by Stephen Fry.

Steve's tips on running and calling

CALLING: The striker calls for a ball hit in front of the wicket The non-striker calls for a ball hit behind. After the first run, it is for the man running into danger (normally to the wicket-keeper’s end) to call.

    1. NO ALWAYS MEANS NO (from either batsman) – whoever is supposed to do the calling .
    2. There are only three calls, all of which should be shouted: YES NO WAIT ‘wait on’ is meaningless; ‘wait there’ really means no and is thus ambiguous; ‘not now’ (later, perhaps?) is merely an admission of incompetent calling. A perhaps unexpected call (eg. NO after second thoughts, or YES for very cheeky run) should be very loud indeed.
    3. WAIT means: go as far as you possibly can out of your crease but can get back if the fielder throws down the stumps. The caller should call WAIT almost immediately after the ball is played – for action, see above – followed by either YES or NO. The non-striker should reckon to back up 7 yards.
    4. Do not commit yourself to a run until the caller has called YES. Follow these rules and you will virtually never be run out (nor will you run out anybody else); your individual score and the team’s score can be doubled by good running between the wickets. It’s also something that anybody can do well – however good or bad his batting may otherwise be.

2016 Awards

The annual awards were presented at the Club Dinner, photos can be seen here and the all important club averages for the 2016 season, courtesy of Sheila's wonderful scoring can be found here.

  1. Best bowling figures, Dave Banks
  2. Best bowling average, Dave Banks
  3. Best batting average, Steve Brooker
  4. Highest batting score, Danny Berkley
  5. Catching award, Danny Berkley
  6. All rounder award, Ian Rawnsley
  7. Chairman's award, Alex Burford
  8. Duck Award, Steve Sands
  9. Best scorer, Sheila Portsmouth
  10. Clubman award, Graham Dale
  11. Doubles snooker award, Dave Burford and Kieran Nash

Lavant players fined 12d for playing cricket on Sunday

In 1628 the Archbishop's Peculiar Court fined ten East Lavant men, one of them a systematic adulterer to boot, 12d (5p in today's money) for playing cricket instead of going to church. The players had to make a public confession in front of the vicar, churchwardens and congregation. Full details of this and other transgressions of men playing cricket on Sunday in and around Chichester can be found here.

Lavant Win Plate Final at Hove, September 1989

On 21st September Lavant won the Derek Johnson Plate in the Selsey Village Championships at the County Ground in Hove when they beat Exeter Cavaliers by 16 runs. The Burford brothers, who are still playing for Lavant, were part of the winning team ably supported by the Drinkwater family. The press cutting can be seen here.

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