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27/01/2006 - New signings from South Africa

Lashings World X1 Chairman David Folb flew off this morning ( 27/1 ) to South Africa to capture the signatures of players for the forthcoming exciting season in England starting on May 29th. David... more

27/01/2006 - Rumours quashed

Lashings World X1 has heard rumours that it has been the subject of a take over but Deputy Chairman Roger Dakin has stated that these rumours are not true - he said ’ Lashings World X1 is pressing... more

25/01/2006 - Lashings Auction offer opportunity

Lashings World X1 are looking to increase the range of services that we offer and are currently looking for a suitable candidate to help source and sell items that can be used in the Auctions... more

20/12/2005 - Lashings Signs Sri Lankan Legend

Lashings World X1 is proud to announce that they have signed the Sri Lankan legend, Aravinda de Silva.

Renowned as one of the games greatest entertainers, de Silva possessed the... more

12/12/2005 - Lastest News On New Signings For 2006 Season

Cricket fans beware, Lashings games next season are going to be priceless; if the negotiations with some of the world’s most exciting players from around the world continues on the positive track it... more

09/12/2005 - Lashings Want To Sign Tatenda Taibu

Following the Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu’s decision last week, that he has retired from Test cricket at the age of 22 because of the current state of Zimbabwean cricket, Lashings Chairman, David... more

09/12/2005 - Corporate Cricket Takes Off

Lashings World X1 has changed the face of corporate entertainment forever!

At Lashings events, corporate hosts get to treat their guests to a day of cricket on a beautiful English... more

24/11/2005 - Roger Dakin is appointed Vice Chairman

Lashings World X1 has announced that Roger Dakin has been made Vice Chairman.

Roger Dakin, who many of our fans will know as the ‘voice of Lashings’ as he MC’s at all our matches, has... more

01/11/2005 - Lashings Win Antigua 20/20 !

The Lashings World XI stormed to victory yesterday in the final of Antigua’s inaugural 20/20 tournement! It was a Halloween nightmare for the hosts as the Antigua National side fell to a 29 run... more

24/10/2005 - Lashings Play 20/20 in Antigua!

After a record breaking UK summer season the legends of the Lashings World XI are off to the Caribbean later this week to take part in some genuine Calypso Cricket!!

The Lashings World... more

17/10/2005 - Lashings May Play Pakistan

Lashings World XI has announced that it is in negotiations to play Pakistan in three one day matches. One is being planned in Dubai, whilst another two will be in Pakistan (Karachi and Lahore). The... more

12/10/2005 - Lashings Head To The West Indies!

The season isn’t quite over yet for the Lashings boys, in fact we’ve been busy behind the scenes getting ourselves ready to fly out to the West Indies, as we’re going to be taking part in the... more

19/09/2005 - Folb Over the (Half) Moon In Jamaica

With another succesful domestic season concluded, Lashings’ Chairman David Folb has jetted off to Jamaica to visit Club sponsors Half Moon Resort.

A stunning location combining old-world... more

13/09/2005 - 2005 Season the Best Yet!

And so as autumn looms another fantastic season of Lashings World XI cricket has drawn to a close. and what an incredible summer it has been!
From start to finish the Legends of the... more

31/08/2005 - Lashings Warning Re Ashes Tickets

It has come to our attention that tickets for the last Test match are being offered for sale on Ebay and elsewhere which claim to have been sourced via Lashings Cricket Club.

Lashings wish... more

29/08/2005 - Banned From 20/20 Championships!

The organisers of the International 20/20 tournament to be held this September have abruptly annouced that the Lashings World XI team have been banned from entering the event at the last minute.... more

24/08/2005 - Old England makes a surprise last minute comeback

Sunday 21st August: Lashings World XI, travelled up to Scarborough – to face an England Old XI as the curtain raiser event to open the famous Scarborough Cricket Festival. It was also to be Dickie... more

24/08/2005 - Sir Viv unavailable for selection!

It is with much regret that Lashing World XI has to announce that Sir Vivien Richards has made himself unavailable for selection for the Three Bridges Match, which is taking place this Thursday 25th... more

18/08/2005 - Lashings Upstaged!


Lashings’ Herts Broken at Old Albanian C.C

Following the defeat of Bantham Exiles, Lashings made the trip to Woollams, Hertfordshire to take on The Lord’s... more

17/08/2005 - Saqlain Signs For Surrey

It has been announced today that Saqlain Mushtaq will be leaving Lashings World XI to join Surrey County Cricket Club.

Unfortunately for the Lashings team and their supporters, this... more

08/08/2005 - Team Changes

It has been announced today that Herschelle Gibbs will be temporarily returning to South Africa, to receive specialised medical treatment for an on-going knee injury.

The request for... more

06/08/2005 - Banthams Banished!

Lashings Send The Exiles Packing

 Full report to... more

02/08/2005 - Fitch-Holland To Step Down

It has been annouced that Andrew Fitch-Holland will step down from his position as Chief Executive of Lashings World XI, at the end of the current season, for personal reasons.
more

31/07/2005 - Lashings Make Hay!

All Stars Storm to Victory at Barnton

Following the defeat of Hastings Priory, Lashings made the long trip to Barnton C.C, Warrington, to commemorate their host’s... more

31/07/2005 - Reigate Rumbled!

Lashings Complete Clinical Victory at The Priory

Reigate Priory C.C were next in line for Lashings, as the All Star World X1, ended a very long and successful week, on a... more

28/07/2005 - Sweet Revenge!


Lashings turn the tide at Hastings Priory

Having tasted their only defeat of last season, at the hands of today’s hosts, Lashings arrived at Hastings with a... more

26/07/2005 - Heavens Above!

Lashings narrowly escape defeat at Lordswood

If you went down to the woods today, you would have nearly been in for a big surprise! In deepest Chatham, Lashings All... more

25/07/2005 - Lashings Day Trip to Saudi Fails to Salvage Tour!

On 14th July 2005 Lashings World XI confirmed that they would not be participating in a proposed “Gold Cup” series to be played in Saudi Arabia against a Pakistani XI. However,in a last ditch... more

20/07/2005 - Woody Leaves the Crease

Lashings World XI have announced today that their Operations Manger, Mathew "Woody" Wooderson is to leave the Club.
CEO Andrew Fitch-Holland said "Woody has been with Lashings for some 9 years... more

20/07/2005 - Lashings Forced to Withdraw from Saudi Event

Lashings World XI have confirmed that they will not be participating in the proposed “Gold Cup” series to be played in Saudi Arabia this month.

Lashings CEO Andrew Fitch-Holland issued... more

16/07/2005 - Old Whitgiftians Blown Away

Hurricane Greg Flattens Whitgift

An outstanding double hundred from Greg Blewett, the first in Lashings’ 10 year history, paved the way for another convincing... more

13/07/2005 - Open Season in Ashstead!

Lashings Sleigh The Stags

Ashstead C.C, home of The Stags, were the next to welcome the Lashings All Star World X1 into their grounds. Having won the toss, The Stags... more

12/07/2005 - Stone Rocked!

Lashings Wrap up Stone C.C

Stone C.C., North Tenterden, was the venue for a 40 over day/night match.
The game began with great promise, until the rain set in, just... more

11/07/2005 - School's Out!


Lashings Pass Examination at Sutton Valence

Sutton Valence School played host to the Lashings All Star World X1 side for an afternoon of 35 over action. It was... more

11/07/2005 - St. Joseph’s De-Stable-lised!

Lashings in Seventh Heaven

Following the Sutton Valence Massacre, the cricketing Gods of Lashings graced the field at St. Joseph’s College, Ipswich, against a Charity... more

07/07/2005 - Cricket at Chelsea???

Lashings Chairman David Folb’s 2 great passions in life were united last week, when the Lashings World XI travelled to London to visit Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge. The West London ground has seen... more

06/07/2005 - Smiles as Lashings Light Up the Park

The Operation Smile UK 2nd annual charity cricket day took place at The Park Club, East Acton. Operation Smile is a charity that raises money for the performance of reconstructive facial surgery... more

04/07/2005 - Upchurch Upended!

Lashings Prey on Upchurch

Next in line for Lashings was a full days play, consisting of back to back 20/20 matches. First to take on the might of Lashings were the Under... more

01/07/2005 - Felsted Floored!

Felsted Under Marshall Law

The 29th June saw the Lashings World XI take on Felsted School, the curent school’s 20/20 champions.

Another fantastic display with bat and... more

30/06/2005 - Lashings visit Desert Kingdom!

Lashings Chairman David Folb and Club Captain Richie Richardson have just returned from a visit to Saudi Arabia. The pair went to the Middle East to inspect facilities in connection with a... more

21/06/2005 - Lashings Offer Junior Coaching


Lashings is now offering a fantastic opportunity for aspiring youngsters to experience expert coaching with players from the World XI.

We are offering 2 courses over 5 days in... more

21/06/2005 - Lashings Legends Tame Asian Tigers!

The visiting Aussies may be well and truly in the doldrums, but Lashings very own Australian superstar is in match winning form. Last night at the Oval and International XI faced an Asia XI in a... more

13/06/2005 - 20/20 Champions Defeated!

Lashings Brush Aside The Foxes

Another splendid afternoon of cricket saw Lashings defeat the current 20/20 champions, in a game which had everything. An impressive... more

13/06/2005 - Stars Come Out For Winston

A Walk in The Park for Lashings

Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, was the venue, as a Winston Davis XI played host to Lashings’ All Star World X1 team. This special event was... more

08/06/2005 - Lashings Top of the Class

A masterful display from Hamish Marshall, New Zealand’s new batting sensation, crowned the season opener as Lashings put in a dominant performance. Well supported by Herschelle Gibbs in... more

08/06/2005 - Sussex Sunk!


It’s Safe to go back in the Water!: Lashings Land Sussex Sharks.

In a scintillating afternoon of 20/20 action, the Lashings World XI faced a ferocious Sussex... more

05/06/2005 - Lashings' Best Off to Test!

With the 2005 season only hours away, the Lashings World XI has been forced into some last minute changes. Injuries within the West Indies squad have led to Tino Best being called into the Test... more

05/06/2005 - Nel Out but Saqlain Spins In!

South African fast bowler Andre Nel has failed to complete his move to join the Lashings World XI. Chief Executive Andrew Fitch-Holland explains "We have been in discussions with Andre for quite... more

05/06/2005 - 2005 Season Opens!

It’s 1.10am here at Lashings HQ. In just a few short hours our fantastic 2005 season will be underway. Over the course of the last few days some the greatest names in world cricket have been... more

30/05/2005 - Light Fingered Newsman Goes to bat for Lashings!

As part of the Lashings World XI tie-up with Puma, a stunning new cricket bat, the Puma Lashings 6000, has been specially designed for use by the Legends of Lashings. However a recent outing of... more

25/05/2005 - Lashings Sign West Indies' Best

With their 2005 season due to start in just a few days time, Lashings have announced a further fantastic signing which leaves their World XI with what must be the most fearsome opening bowling... more

24/05/2005 - Lashings Go Hunting Leicester Foxes!

The Legends of the Lashings World XI are to take on the reigning champions of 20/twenty cricket in what is expected to be a heated challenge match. On 9th June, the Leicester Foxes, who won last... more

23/05/2005 - Fantastic 2005 Squad Named

With the start of their 2005 season just days away Lashings have announced the stellar line-up of their squad for the Lashings World XI. The squad boasts more than 1,000 test caps between them and... more

23/05/2005 - Lashings of Rum This Summer!

Lashings World XI have linked up with Cockspur Rum, who are to be the Club’s Official Rum Partner for the next 3 years.

Cockspur have been distilling golden rum in Barbados since the... more

16/05/2005 - Cairns Shock but Exciting News Comes in Fast!

Legendary Kiwi all-rounder Chris Cairns will be cutting short his stay with Lashings this summer. Unforeseen personal commitments have forced Cairns, one of New Zealand’s iconic cricket figures to... more

11/05/2005 - Lashings Rocked by Cancelled Fixtures

With the 2005 season just days away Lashings has been rocked by the shock cancellation of 2 fixtures. Both Haileybury and Orwell Park School have pulled out of their agreed fixtures just weeks... more

25/04/2005 - Lashings Quick to Add New Sponsor!

Lashings XI the “World’s Greatest Cricket Club” have signed another major sponsor for the 2005 season. Quicksilver Messenger Service have linked up with the all star legends of Lashings and soon... more

25/04/2005 - Top Tucker with the Top Team!

Guests at Lashings’ fixtures this summer have the chance to feast upon probably the World’s greatest cricket tea with the World’s greatest cricket team!

Alan Bird, Head Chef at top... more

13/04/2005 - Lashings Need New Wheels!

The placing of MG Rover in Administration has had far reaching effect, even into the world of cricket. Lashings XI “the World’s Greatest Cricket Club” was sponsored by the troubled car maker for the... more

04/04/2005 - Kiwi's SA Tour Thoughts

Former NZ opening batsman Mark Richardson wrote the following piece for the New Zealand Herald after his recent trip to South Africa with the Lashings World XI:

Mark Richardson:... more

31/03/2005 - Lashings v Nashua Titans Match Report

The SAA Lashings World XI tour to South Africa came to a thrilling conclusion on Thursday March 25th as the team took on Nashua Titans at Supersport Park, Centurion.

The match was in 45... more

31/03/2005 - Lashings off to Antigua!

The Lashings World XI has been invited to head off to sunny Antigua this autumn!
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has recently appointed Lashings Club Captain and West Indian cricket... more

24/03/2005 - 2005 Lashings Kit Revealed!

Lashings have now launched their 2005 kit, exclusively designed and produced by the world’s leading sportslifestyle brand PUMA.

The playing shirt is in a striking new quartered design... more

23/03/2005 - Lashings v WP Boland Scorecard

SAA LASHINGS WORLD XI -V- NASHUA WESTERN PROVINCE BOLAND

45 OVER DAY/NIGHT TOUR MATCH
SAHARA NEWLANDS CAPE TOWN

Nashua WP Boland innings

AG Puttick run out... more

23/03/2005 - Lashings V WP Boland Match Report

Cape Town
22nd March 2005

After a brisk victory in their warm up game on Sunday, it was done to business for the SAA Lashings World XI as the “world’s greatest cricket team”... more

20/03/2005 - SA Tour Starts With a Win!

The SAA Lashings World XI’s South African tour got off to a cracking start with an emphatic win over a Western Province Boland President’s XI, featuring a number of Kenyan internationals and... more

20/03/2005 - PUMA team up with Lashings!

March 18th 2005 saw another fantastic partnership launched for Lashings as PUMA UK, announced their new relationship with “the World’s greatest Cricket Club”; an association which will further... more

20/03/2005 - Cricket in Carnaby Street!

Carnaby Street has long been famous as the centre of London fashion in the “swinging Sixties” but it had never seen swing bowling before last Friday morning! PUMA UK and Lashings launched their... more

20/03/2005 - Lashings Land in South Africa

The SAA Lashings World XI touring party began to arrive in South Africa this weekend as the World’s greatest cricket club gathered some of the world’s greatest cricketers together to take on South... more

10/03/2005 - Lashings in Titans Clash !

What’s happening at the SuperSport Park:

Opportunity to meet the SAA Lashings World XI - Legends of Yester-Year!