Invincible! Why not take us on in 2015?

THE Lashings All-Stars completed a perfect season by by beating Taunton on Sunday.

 

The convincing 119-run win was the 34th win out of 34 games for the All-Stars and marked the ideal conclusion to a triumphant 2014 season.

 

Local legend Ian Blackwell was the star attraction at Taunton, hitting 95 in a total of 276-5, with Murray Goodwin the next highest scorer on 86.

 

It was a total Taunton never really looked like getting anywhere near although they did manage to bat out their overs to finish on 157-8.

 

On a sad note the game was marred by a serious injury to Taunton's George Webber. It goes without saying that we all wish him a speedy recovery.

 

If your club would like to attempt to topple our Invincibles in 2015 call James Honey-Green on 07535 402157 or email james@lashings.co.uk

 

Jaffer proves unplayable as Lashings close in on perfect season

LASHINGS closed in on a perfect season with a 92-run win over Shaw Cricket Club in Oldham on Friday.

 

Wasim Jaffer hit a brilliant 115 from 65 balls to score the bulk of the All-Stars runs.

 

He dominated an opening stand of 154 with Chris Schofield, who made the next highest score of 44, as Lashings posted 191-2 from 20 overs.

 

Martin Bicknell removed Shaw's openers cheaply and although Davies made a game 26 from 13 balls before he was bowled by Saqlain, Shaw were always behind the run rate and eventually subsided for 109 in 18 overs.

 

The last remainig team with a chance of beating the All-Stars this season is Taunton. Play starts at 2.30pm Sunday September 7th at the Taunton Vale Sports Club.

 

Lashings: (from) DeFreitas, Jaffer  Malcolm, Goodwin, Emburey, Harvey, Blackwell, Arafat, Saqlain, Mahmood, Collymore, Greenidge

Grant calls for Kent to return to Mote after triumphant Lashings festival

A triumphant T20 festival at Maidstone's Mote ground on Sunday saw Lashings emerge with their unbeaten run intact, after a comprehensive win over the hosts in the final. Sport & Tourism Minister Helen Grant used the occasion to call for Kent to return to the county town after a nine-year exile, saying: "Seeing the turnout today and the tremendous interest from the local population, perhaps it's time that County Cricket returned to Maidstone & the Mote." Mrs Grant's call was echoed by former Lashings president Trevor Notton who called it a "tremendous occasion" and said: "There was never a dull moment. It was pleasurable and positive.
The enthusiasm for 'good cricket' was noticeable and captivating. Wouldn't it be wonderful to emulate the 'old days' when the proud Mote at
Maidstone, our County Town, hosted First Class and major County Cricket. The All-Stars convincingly beat the House of Commons Select XI in the first game of the day and The Mote saw off the RAC, in game two before over 700 guests attended a corporate lunch, raising money for Homes 4 Heroes and the Peggy Wood Foundation. They were then treated to a dazzling display of batting by Mohammad Yousaf stole the show in the final, including an over in which the Pakistan legend hit 24 as Lashings posted 205-3 from their twenty overs. The Mote made 141-6 meaning Lashings won by 64 runs. The All-Stars next match is this Friday, against Shaw Cricket Club in Oldham.

Shaw squad news

LASHINGS will attempt to make it 33 games unbeaten when they take on Shaw Cricket Club in Oldham on Friday. Alex Tudor, Martin Bicknell and everyone's favourite Japansese-speaking Dutch Australian quick bowler Dirk Nannes is back with the All Stars. Lashings (from): Phil DeFreitas (captain), Wasim Jaffer, Chris Schofield, Devon Malcolm, John Emburey, Alex Tudor, Martin Bicknell, Dirk Nannes, Corey Collymore, Saqlain Mushtaq, Yasir Arafat and Gordon Greenidge.

The Rawalpindi Express, calling at Letchworth and Maidstone

The formidable Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar will be back with the All-Stars for this weekend's games, starting with Letchworth on Friday before Sunday's free T20 Festival at Mote Park, Maidstone. After a comfortable win over Newick on Sunday Lashings are now just five games away from going the entire season undefeated. Letchworth are the next team attempting to derail the All-Stars, but they'll face a formidable line-up at Whitehorn Lane on Friday, with the batting order also reinforced by the arrival of the Pakistani legend Mohammad Yousaf. The full line-up is as follows: Lashings (from DeFreitas (captain), Gibbs, Jaffer, Greenidge, Schofield, Yousaf, Collymore, Harvey, Malcolm, Arafat, Emburey, Hollioake & JK Lever (manager) We then play in a T20 festival at the Mote Cricket Ground in Maidstone.
Kent favourite Geraint Jones also returns as Game 1 sees Lashings take on the House of Commons and Lords Select XI in a match that starts at 11am. Admission is free but donations to the Peggy Wood Foundation are invited. The Mote will then play the RAC in Game 2, with the winner meeting the winner of Game 1 in the final. Lashings: (from) DeFreitas (captain), Gibbs, Akhtar, Jaffer, Malcolm, Emburey, G Jones, Bicknell, Collymore, Saqlain, Arafat, Yousaf & JK Lever

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