40 Results for tag: Piranhas

Scratch Piranhas Get The Nurse’s Finger

Banbury Piranhas - 0 Eastcote 5's - 1 The Piranhas could only muster a scratch team slightly more scratchy than the scratch team finalists in the "scratch & sniff" World Cup final. But scratch we did and off to a mid table clash in the wilds of Ruislip we went for a scratch match v Eastcote. Key players were missing through injury - Captain ... More

Umpiring Course @NOA 11th December 2016

Banbury Hockey Club are hosting a Level 1 Umpires course at NOA as detailed below. Without umpires, the matches cannot take place and with the increased number of matches taking place, we need more people coming forward to help umpire. All players are required to have an understanding of the rules and at least one person from each team should be capable to ... More

Piranhas bite back as Lazarus rises again in Slough

Slough 2 Banbury Piranhas 3 The Piranha team numbers for the very attractive 4:15pm push back time away at Slough had swelled and ebbed like a High and Neap Tide during the week. Captain Allman’s shoal peaked at 14 only to be reduced to 10 Saturday morning …. but after some last minute phone calls and a quick pitch side selection at the 2pm meet ... More

Not Plane Sailing for Piranhas

Banbury Piranhas - 0 British Airways 2’s - 3 This week saw the Piranhas face league leaders British Airway 2’s at home. The Piranhas line up was their usual mix of youth and experience although the experience does seem to get older each year ….  and don’t the cabin crew seem to get younger as well ! Expecting a tough game as British Airways ... More

Even “Andy’s Ariels” cant stop last minute winner for West Hampstead

West Hampstead 8’s - 2  Banbury Piranhas - 1 Now when you think about Andy’s Aerials you may think about the the way Campy’s hair seems to have a life of its own these days……. or you might think of his love of the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid”…… or even possibly his skill with a certain brand of washing powder whilst dealing with ... More

New Piranhas excel in shallow water

Banbury Piranhas - 2  Tring 2’s - 1 The season started in earnest on Saturday for the Piranhas with our 1st league match against Tring 2nds who were relegated last year from a tight division 6 last year….. so we knew that we would be in for a tough game. To motivate the team, Captain Allman replaced the previous team awards “Golden Balls” and ... More

Mystery of the Missing Players and Teas

Bicester 4 - Banbury 2 Newly appointed Captain Allman of the “Good Ship Piranhas” was handed his first challenge to try and get a Piranhas side out with 48 Hours notice, albeit to fulfil a Banbury 4ths fixture (who are captain less as the moment) against Bicester. The challenge was accepted and a mixture of 4ths / Piranhas and Banbury Newbies ... More

New Half Goal Rule Change

Banbury Piranhas - 1 1/2 Milton Keynes Samurai - 0 As from the 1st of April England Hockey introduced the "half goal" rule and Captain Camp of the Piranhas was the first (and probably last) to take advantage of the rule change as it was withdrawn at 5pm on the 9th of April as the Banbury Piranhas registered the world's first 1 1/2 - 0 win against an ... More

The Mysterious Case of the Cow and the Banjo

Piranhas 2 Wallingford 1 The Piranhas consolidated their credible 4th position in the league they were promoted to this year with a 2-1 win over a Wallingford team who'd found new form since Christmas and had hammered Milton Keynes 12-0 the week before - so we knew we were in for a tough game. Things looked distinctly dodgy too as Andy "the Black ... More

The Miracle of Brent Cross

West Hampstead 2, Banbury Piranhas 2 13th March 2016 New shrines will be constructed and consecrated after a week of miracles occurred from Banbury to Brent Cross. The first miracle was the fact the Piranhas fielded a team against a strong West Hampstead team who's age range varied between 25 and 35, whereas the piranhas ranged between 14 and ... More