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Greenmount date confirmed

Greenmount Cricket Club have become the latest side to confirm a fixture with the Lashings All-Stars in 2017. Lashings have never visited the Lancashire side before and this fixture is part of a very special summer for the hosts. Gareth Williams of Greenmount said. “this is the first time the club have hosted lashings and we are delighted to do so to help celebrate our 150th anniversary.” For a full list of Lashings 2017 matches and events, check our fixture page. New fixtures are being added all the time!

Closing in on an undefeated season

Yet another win for the All-Stars at Horsham on Wednesday means they are now just five games away from completing an undefeated season. On Friday we play our annual game with Letchworth Cricket Club and the team news is as follows: Lashings: Kirk Edwards, Gordon Greenidge, Chris Schofield, Sherwin Campbell, Cephas Zhuwao, Chris Lewis, Tino Best, Martin Bicknell, Monty Panesar, Charl Willoughby. Manager David Smith. Then on Sunday we'll be playing our traditional match against the House of Commons and Lord's Select XI, giving you the chance to watch Tino Best bowl at 90mph against some of your (ahem) favourite politicians! Local favourite Matt Coles of Kent also joins the line up. In a change to the usual venue, this year's event is taking place at the Town Malling Ground, in West Malling, Kent. The match is part of the T20 Feast at Town Malling, with the host club also participating. Play will start at 11am. Entry is free, car parking is £5. Lashings: Kirk Edwards, Chris Schofield, Usman Afzaal, Sherwin Campbell, Chris Lewis, Tino Best, Martin Bicknell, John Emburey, Monty Panesar, Matt Coles, Alex Tudor, Devon Malcolm. Manager: David Smith Coach: Gordon Greenidge

Mauling in Malling

Cephas Zhuwao was undisputed the star of the holiday weekend, after match-winning performances in two of our three fixtures. The Zimbabwean scored an astonishing 166 as Lashings beat Letchworth by 64 runs on Friday, stealing the show with a pyrotechnic innings that included 16 sixes and 10 fours, as Lashings made 217-1. In reply Letchworth closed on 163-7. On Sunday Lashings were convincing winners at the Town Malling T20 festival in West Malling, Kent. Usman Afzaal scored a century as the All-Stars routed the House of Commons and Lord's Select XI in game one, while Cephas took five wickets in the second game to see off the challenge of Town Malling. Our next fixture is this Friday, when we take on Burridge CC in Hampshire. The team is as follows: Kirk Edwards, Gordon Greenidge, Chris Schofield, Cephas Zhuwao, Jonathan Batty, Tino Best, Adam Riley, Martin Bicknell, John Emburey, Monty Panesar, Devon Malcolm. Manager: David Smith.
Lashings are now just two games away from going the entire season undefeated, after victories over Burridge and Thursley this weekend. Some brutal hitting by Matt Coles, who made 99 not out, helped the All-Stars to 332-4 off just 20 overs at Thursley on Sunday, a total the hosts got nowhere near, given that the required run rate was 16.6 per over. On Friday the All-Stars made 209-4 against Burridge, before dismissing the Hampshire side for 105, to win by 94 runs. The season concludes this weekend, with a double-header. On Friday we take on Broxbourne, before a trip to Bexhill-on-Sea on Saturday. Team news to follow. We're also delighted to announce that three key members of this season's squad, Chris Lewis, Monty Panesar and Tino Best, will all be back for next season.

Brutal Coles helps All Stars close in on landmark

We are unbeatable! (Again)

FOR the second time in three years the Lashings All-Stars have gone through an entire season without defeat. The unbeaten 2016 concluded in slightly damp circumstances at Bexhill-on-Sea on Saturday when the rain forced play to be abandoned at the interval, after Lashings had posted 176. Chris Lewis (right) hit 77 from 43 balls, but difficult conditions meant Bexhill were unable to try and overhaul the target. The abandonment followed Lashings win over Broxbourne on Friday. The All-Stars made 261-4 on a "benign" wicket and Broxbourne, unsurprisingly, fell short, closing on 146-4 to lose by 115 runs. If you think you can beat us in 2017, please get in touch!

Gary Mabbutt at Lashings

The former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt was at the Lashings Sports Bar in Upper Stone Street, Maidstone, on Thursday evening, from 7.30pm, mingling with fans and telling stories from his playing days with Spurs and England. Our next major event is the Lashings Gala at the Kia Oval on Friday. For details of all events taking place at the Lashings Sports Bar, we have a dedicated new website which you can visit here: www.lashings.net