Team Sheet for Bushmen versus Ballinger Waggonners, Sunday 7th June 2015

Published June 1, 2015

Ballinger 2015

Read more

An engineer writes…

Published May 12, 2015

John Whitehead now has more ironmongery in his arm than is generally good for airport scanners, and his enforced non-cricketing leisure time leaves him able to keep up with his reading.  He tells us that he found this debate in the Engineering & Technology magazine to which he subscribes: The Motion: This house believes that decision-making technology in professional cricket is against the spirit of the game and creates more problems than it solves: Comments, please!

Read more

Team Sheet for Bushmen versus Cobham, Sunday 17th May 2015

Published May 10, 2015

It’s the Cobham in Kent, not the one in Surrey.  And 17th May happens to be Norwegian Independence Day.  I hope Michael Kaye can add some comments about Richard Dadd. Cobham 2015

Read more

Team Sheet for Bushmen versus Frieth, Sunday 10th May 2015

Published May 4, 2015

All supporters will be welcome – pub details are on the sheet.   Frieth 2015

Read more

Bushmen Cricket Fixtures 2015

Published April 25, 2015

THE BUSHMEN …nec tamen consumebatur     Sun 03 May    Farleigh Wallop 1400         (Near Basingstoke)   Sun 10 May    Frieth                         (Bucks; between High Wycombe & Maidenhead)   Sun 17 May    Cobham                                (Kent)   Thu 22 May    Billericay Veterans             (Essex, east of Brentwood)   Sun 24 May    Fernhurst                             (near Guildford, south of Haslemere)   Sat 30 May    Thornford                             ) Dorset Sun 31 May    Hooke & Powerstock        ) weekend   Sun 07 June   Ballinger Waggoners 1400 (Bucks; near Great Missenden)   Sun 14 June   Ashwell                                 (Herts; near Baldock)   Sun 21 June   Great Missenden                (Bucks)   Sun […]

Read more

Brutal stats from the De Villiers innings

Published January 19, 2015

We’ve had an amusing email correspondence today following that extraordinary de Villiers innings.  It goes like this: David Morley: What’s the fastest Bushmen 100?? Probably a record held by Bobby?? Steven Crossley:  Yes, and more to the point – Bobby wasn’t wearing pink with black trimmings.  And I wonder who has the Busmen (sic) record for smallest number of runs against highest number of balls? Will Cockerell: I’ll be up there with circa 2 off 36 balls in Laurence and mine’s epic 10th wicket stand of 45 against Cockfield in ’91 (which I believe remains the club record for last digs).  […]

Read more

A Close Run Thing

Published December 8, 2014

There has been some discussion lately via email on an extraordinary game of cricket which took place fifty years ago.  Richard Heller and Khan Shehram Eusufzye wrote it up a few months ago and I’m happy to bring it to a wider audience. By Richard Heller and Khan Shehram Eusufzye  December 1964. Re-elected President Lyndon Johnson plans to escalate the bombing of Vietnam. Students stage a massive sit-in at Berkeley, California. The Beatles release an album with the self-mocking title “Beatles For Sale”. Dera Ismail Khan is then a sleepy market town in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province: official population around […]

Read more

The Ghosts of Bush

Published December 7, 2014

One of my guests at the recent Galsworthy dinner was Robin the Fog, who describes himself as a sound artist, radio producer, tape loop wrangler and obsessive.  Robin Warren (for that is the name against which he appears on shift rotas) is in fact a Studio Manager who creates incredible sounds from mundane objects and who works in the analogue domain.  Just before the demise of Bush House, Robin created ‘The Ghosts of Bush’, a tribute to that extraordinary building.  The vinyl (of course!) edition has been sold out for some time, but go to and you can listen to […]

Read more


Recent Comments