Musings of a Groundsman – Chin Music

In my early years of minding the ground at my first cricket home, the tradition that I saw trainers hand down to bowlers was to always pitch the ball up to the bat. Bowling anything short was criminal and a bowler may be taken off bowling for the rest of the day…even if it was …

Another Thrilling weekend as GCI, GCU, ILCC, LACC, BENVIC, WHALES Step out to maintain winning form.

Its a blockbuster weekend of cricket action in the CCC League. The bumper fixture list gives us 5 matches across 3 venues to feast on. The weekend’s big game is unarguably the titanic clash between GCIOBCC who bounced back last week to win after a false start in the first weekend and newly promoted GCU who …

CCC League Week 2 – GCI back to winning ways

GCI bounced back from their hammering in the opening weekend to beat FGCW by 8 wickets. FGC, having been put in to bat, were reduced to 34 for 3 within the first hour and 60 for 4 shortly after the first drinks break. Wickets fell at an alarming rate and it was only a combination …

The Notore Lagos Cricket League returns this weekend with 4 matches across 2 venues.

Hello and happy new year from all of us at themiddlestump.xyz.We are so happy to tell you that cricket is back. It feels like Christmas all over again. The Notore Lagos Cricket League returns this weekend with 4 matches across 2 venues. We get right into it with 2 of the usual protagonists squaring up …

ACUSN Lagos sets pace, organises online scoring seminar

ACUSN Lagos set pace, organises online scoring seminar Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers in Nigeria (ACUSN) Lagos State Chapter has held a successful Seminar which attracted 40 participants among which included over 15 female members. The One Day Seminar / Training higned on the Use, Application and Importance of Online Scoring in Cricket with …

Musings of A Groundsman: Inconsistent Constant

1978 was the year the world saw international cricket being played in coloured strips for the first time. Coloured jerseys, white ball…that kind of gave a livelier spectacle to cricket disciples worldwide…away with the days of wearing whites, and using red balls for both formats of the game. It became easier to tell at a …