Following the cancellation of the bulk of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, an uncharacteristically youthful Demijohns began their 2020 season with a four-wicket win at Pinkneys Green Cricket Club.
Despite his cricketing whites not surviving the off-season, James Earle starred with the ball, at one point having taken three wickets without conceding a run, and finishing with figures of 8-3-20-5. After some lusty blows from Darling, Andrew Dean saw the Demijohns home with an unbeaten 74 and seven overs in hand.
Demijohns v Pinkneys Green Pinkneys Green Cricket Club, Sunday 16 August 2020
Pinkneys Green 155 (Earle 8-3-20-5, Haines 5-1-21-2) Demijohns 156 for 6 (Dean 74*, Darling 28)
The Demijohns suffered two heavy defeats in their double-header this weekend, perhaps drawing inspiration from recent English efforts in the World Cup.
Saturday’s game against Mermaids saw Demijohns Club Captain Tom Parsons score a magnificent century. Unfortunately, it was for the opposition. Mermaids posted 241 all out. In reply, Demijohns were bowled out for 75: our lowest score in ten years.
On Sunday, Hetairoi batted first and declared their innings closed on 223 for 7. Demijohns were bowled out for 118.
In a weekend with few highlights on the field, Jonny Golec’s bowling (with a return of 20-2-77-6) and Tom Ritter (52 of our 193 runs, and 8-2-39-3) stood out.
Demijohns v Mermaids St John’s College, Saturday 22 June 2019
Mermaids 241 all out (Golec 9-0-45-3, Close 4.1-0-31-3) Demijohns 75 all out (Ritter 26, Heaton 23)
Demijohns v Hetairoi St John’s College, Sunday 23 June 2019
Hetairoi 223 for 7 dec (Golec 11-2-32-3) Demijohns 118 (Ritter 36)
The Demijohns bagged a brace of ‘winning draws’ in their double-header this weekend.
Saturday’s game against Phene Philanderers saw a swashbuckling opening partnership between Dyson and Darling, with the score racing to 134 for 0 off 20 overs. (And yes, they were batting).
The Demijohns drew their innings to a close on 215 for 8, and despite the best efforts of Jonny Golec (10-2-45-5), were unable to wrap up the Phene innings.
With Sunday came Salix, and a strange case of deja vu. This time it was a strong fourth wicket partnership between Bachelor and Adams that saw the Demijohns through to 231 for 5, before a Salix stonewall saw them through to the draw with three wickets in hand.
Demijohns v Phene Philanderers St John’s College, Saturday 1 June 2019
Demijohns 215 for 8 dec (Dyson 64, Darling 62) Phene Philanderers 163 for 7 (Golec 10-2-45-5)
Demijohns v Salix St John’s College, Sunday 2 June 2019
Demijohns 231 for 5 dec (Bachelor 78, Adams 48) Salix 130 for 7 (Ritter 5-1-19-3, Lucas 6-0-42-2)