Where available you can see match reports by clicking on a highlighted date or game scorecards by clicking on a result (n.b. not all matches have been/will be chronicled due to a "winning" combination of strong drink, idiocy & midges)
Following last years pathetic attempts to keep the site up to date your complaints have been noted. So this year your humble scribe has made it his mission to keep y'all updated ! Hopefully this means we'll have at least a report from each of our games so if I'm not doing my job let me know !
But that's enough of this rubbish, the audience is getting restless so, without further ado, here's da swag:
|22/04/2004||Away||Land Registry||Lost||Egad... Another season starts and we're off with a resounding thud.
The hapless Jollys can only watch as Tucker hits a century to give us our first defeat of the season.
Our only small consolation was Lord Stoddards 3 wicket haul as we emulate the great Norwegian eurovision tradition of taking "null points" (That last bit is best read using a bad french accent ;).
|28/04/2004||Away||South Shore Shovellers||Lost||Well after being bowled out for a mere 70 runs what could we expect to do ? The amount of ducks on display (5) would make a farmer happy but it's no way to win a cricket match. Not only that but having now worked round the Spanish camera issue then the batteries go flat mid match so it's another week of poor camera action. Utter botheration all round.|
|05/05/2004||Away (Cup)||Warbreck Hill||Lost||Botheration. Although I wasn't at the game I do believe that, despite us scoring a very respectable 120 runs, it was another "fine" loss. And if the rumours are to be believed then hopefully there will be some pictures coming my way during the week. Stay tuned for further details.|
|13/05/2004||"Home"||Nights Of Bacchus||Lost||Another game, another loss. And although this was supposed to be our first home game
Thornton Cricket Club gave their juniors preference so we had to give away home advantage and
reschedule the game for the Nights home ground.
As was expected this didn't help one bit and a strangely disspirited Jollys lost again - despite batting first and posting a very reasonable 109. More dropped catches and a worrying lack of the Jolly spirit made this a rather damp day out...
|20/05/2004||"Home"||Kirkham Swifts||Lost||Well what a poorly attended match this was. Due to a series of holiday blunders the Jollys were reduced to 9 men for the game. But we didn't expect the Swifts to only have 10 ! So a sparsely contested game saw the Swifts victorious and the Jollys slump to our fifth loss of the season. Coupled with this being another "home" away game it was all a bit of a disaster. Bums...|
|27/05/2004||Away||The Dunes||Lost||Another fine mess for the Jollys as we crash to our sixth defeat of the season. And still without a home game to our names. Looks like we'll be sacrificing some more effigies this week.|
|03/06/2004||Home||Layton Institute||Drew||Well the rain meant there was no action this week so, despite Fortress Thornton, being available we get 2 points. Not very satisfactory though as we know we're due a win soon !|
|10/06/2004||Home (Cup)||South Shore Shovellers||Lost||Well it was a fine performance in our first home game but we just couldn't match the Shovellers total. A fighting Jollys go down to our first home defeat of the season|
|16/06/2004||Away||Warbreck Hill||WON||Can you believe it ??? Our first win of the season !!! Roll out the barrel 'cause the rest of the season starts here !!!|
Well thanks to a combination of the utterly useless "Ing-Ur-Lund" football yobbos
getting to the quarter finals of Euro 2004 plus a spectacularly wet day there was no match this week.
And confusion reigns as to whether the match was rescheduled or simply put down as another rain assisted draw. So for now I've assumed it's a draw but we may be playing it another day !
|01/07/2004||Home||South Shore Shovellers||Lost||The timeless beauty of the summer game was this week interrupted by strange beasts from beyond the stars whose infernel machinations caused a weakened Jollys to fall to yet another loss. Look that's the best excuse we've got and we're sticking to it.|
|08/07/2004||Home||The Dunes (cup)||Drew||Boo... another game is lost to the slow rummer rains of the great Northern wastes. And no doubt this means the midges at Fortress Thornton will have plenty of puddles to breed in. Ho hum... best stock up on the repellant then (but you already are repellant - ed)|
|14/07/2004||Away||Nights Of Bacchus||WON||Oh my word, the Jollys take maximum points from the hastily rescheduled "Summer of 99" special !|
|22/07/2004||Away||Kirkham Swifts||Drew||Well after last weeks win a resurgent Jollys were looking forward to this match but sadly we were once again foiled by the summer rains. But the good news is that those of us who came out anyway had a lovely plate of assorted sandwiches in the Old Town Hall. Oh well onward to next week !|
what a bloody disgrace. For the first time in the history of the Jolly
Boys we had to forfeit a match due to not being able to field a team
(apparently we only had 7 players available) What sort of attitude is
that ? I thought the game was called off due to the rain as if I'd have
known otherwise I would have turned out on my own. We could have played
with seven men (or at least turned up to watch rain stop play).
It's a complete bloody disgrace and is the worst day in the history of the Jolly Boys.
|05/08/2004||Away||Layton Institute||Drew||Well we never did get to play on the model village green as once again rain prevented play. So the tail end of the season is rapidly becoming a total washout ! Ho hum...|
|19/08/2004||Home||Warbreck Hill||Drew||An absolute disaster as, even without the rain on the day, the pitch would have been too waterlogged for us to play. So what a disastrous season it was. Ho hum... I suppose this means it's onwards to next year...|
|Position||Team||Played||Won||Lost||No Result||Drew||Batting Points||Bowling Points||Points|
|2||South Shore Shovellers||14||11||2||1||0||10||10||66|
|4||Nights Of Bacchus||14||3||6||5||0||6||2||30|
Batting: Nadeem (South Shore Shovellers)
Bowling: P. Noon (South Shore Shovellers)
|Position||Name||Innings||Not Out||Runs||Average||High Score|
|1||Nadeem (South Shore Shovellers)||9||5||362||90.50||88*|
|2||D. Tucker (Land Registry)||7||3||281||70.25||101*|
|3||M. Clinning (The Dunes)||6||2||201||50.25||56*|
|4||C. Stanhope (Layton Institute)||7||1||269||44.83||81|
|5||C. Burns (South Shore Shovellers)||10||6||145||36.25||42*|
* indicates the batsman was not out
|1||P. Noon (South Shore Shovellers)||24||146||18||8.11||4-11|
|2||S. Norris (South Shore Shovellers)||16||101||12||8.41||3-12|
|3||I. Palmer (The Dunes)||25||152||17||8.94||4-10|
|4||M. Finch (Layton Institute)||22||99||11||9.00||4-26|
|5||M. Clinning (The Dunes)||27||143||14||10.21||4-5|