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Cae Glas 1st XI vs Shrewsbury III – 27th July

The firsts’ push for promotion suffered a setback on Saturday to fellow promotion contenders Shrewsbury 3rd’s. Invited to bat on a very tricky surface at Shrewsbury, Cae Glas collapsed to 88 all out with only Ruch Nimantha making any significant progress with a patient 36. In reply, Shrewsbury wasted no time in closing the game out, taking the […]

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aidan catching

Cae Glas 2nd XI vs Ludlow IV – 27th July

  This week, Ludlow IV made the long journey up to the north of the county  and, with bad weather due later in the day, were asked to bat on another good Gatacre track and with the outfield getting quicker by the hour. The visitors made a cautious start and, with wickets in hand, might have […]

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harcourt relaxing

Cae Glas 1st XI vs Harcourt – 20th July

Cae Glas suffered a second frustrating afternoon against basement side Harcourt as they again failed to gain maximum points against an inexperienced side. Invited to bat first Cae Glas posted a creditable 208 for 7 in their 45 overs, built largely around a patient 71 from opener Mark Jones ably supported by Ruch Nimantha (40) Andy Griffiths […]

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Gavin Porritt - man of the match

2nd XI vs Market Drayton II – 20th July

  League leaders, Market Drayton II were the visitors to Gatacre this week to take on the seconds who remain in a rich vein of form. Having been asked to bat, a couple of early setbacks were weathered successfully.  What followed was a wonderful partnership of 116 between Pete Bowyer (62) and Gavin Porritt (47) […]

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George Candler, wicket keeper and opening bat, scored 85 in scorching conditions!

Cae Glas 2nd XI vs Oswestry IV – 13th July

  This week the seconds took the short journey to Oswestry School to take on local rivals Oswestry IV. On another sweltering  Saturday afternoon, the Glas were not disappointed when asked to bat and reached 227 for 3 from their 45 overs – thanks to two substantial partnerships:  an opening one of 86 between Nick Chesters (42) […]

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Cae Glas players and officials past and present.

60th Anniversary celebrated with a thrilling 20/20!

  Players past and present recalled days gone by as Cae Glas cricketrs hosted the Saxons – a select Evening League XI , to mark our 60th anniversary on Thursday 10th July. The thrilling game at Gatacre, which we lost by just 6 runs, was watched by a number of veterans who played in the […]

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Nick Morris on his way to 105

Cae Glas 2nd XI vs Shifnal IV – 6th July

Gatacre witnessed over 450 runs, two unbeaten centuries and the fall of only six wickets this week as the 2nd XI defeated Shifnal IV in an enthralling game dominated by batsmen throughout. In sweltering temperatures, it was perhaps not surprising that the visitors chose to bat, leaving The Glas to toil for 45 overs at […]

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Cae Glas 1st XI vs Shifnal III – 6th July

Cae Glas’ decision to invite Shifnal III to bat first on an excellent track backfired spectacularly as their opening pair created an opening stand of 197 whilst the Glas  bowlers toiled in the heat. To add to our woes, skipper Keith Yapp had to leave the field suffering from heat stroke after 10 overs!  Bring back the cooler […]

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Cae Glas 1st XI vs Church Stretton – 29th June

The firsts were in stunning form as they stepped up their league challenge by skittling out Church Stretton for just 23 in a 10 wicket romp! After putting Church Stretton in to bat, the Glas were soon in charge in a remarkable day in south Shropshire which left club statisticians believing that the low scoreline […]

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