Welcome to this week’s Wizzy News – our weekly roundup of news and events at Wisborough Green Cricket Club. If you missed last week’s edition of Wizzy News, please click here
Just a quick reminder that there will be no junior cricket on the Green on Friday 3 June 2022
It’s Platinum Jubilee week!
The marquee is up, the bunting is up and the final touches are being put in place for 4 days of memorable village events to celebrate this special occasion. Don’t miss out!
Thursday 2nd June 7.30pm is Race Night.
There is one table of 10 left so why not get together a group of friends and enjoy a sit down dinner, a night of betting on 6 horse races, the chance to bid for some fantastic auction prizes plus some surprise entertainment.
Tickets are £30PP and are on sale at www.wisboroughjubilee.info
Friday 3rd June 7pm is WizFest.
The marquee is going to be lit up for a night of live music and a silent disco to remember. Opening with recently-signed Thomas Holder and with the ever-popular Mad Hatter’s Tea Party headlining (check them out here) this is a night of entertainment for adults of all ages, sponsored by The Three Crowns. The DJ will bring three different playlists – including disco, dance and rock – to light up headsets when the silent disco starts at 10PM. Enjoy dancing to the same or different tracks as your group. A true FOMO night!
Brolly Brewing, Ox Burger and Pizza Trullo will all be there. Tickets are £25PP or £15 for 18-25 year olds.
Tickets at www.wisboroughjubilee.info
Saturday 4th June 5pm is KidzFest.
A jubilee event to remember for our local children! They will enjoy their own silent disco with festival make-up, a jubilee photo-opportunity with a life-size cut-out of the Queen, a BBQ, ice creams and a movie, Paddington 2. We look forward to giving them a great jubilee experience.
This event is SOLD OUT.
Sunday 5th June from 12 noon is the great Village Picnic.
Bring your friends and family to the Green on Sunday as the whole village celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee with a bring-your-own picnic. Music will be provided by Thomas Holder and his four-piece band and we look forward to seeing many villagers come together for this special occasion.
This event is not ticketed – just turn up on the day.
We hope to see as many of you as possible across these four days of special jubilee events. If there any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the News this week
First ever Wisborough Green Girls Cricket Academy
Well done to all the Under 11- under 15 girls who took part in our very first Wisborough Green Cricket Girls Academy on Tuesday and Wednesday this week and a really big thank you to Sarah Meurer for all her efforts organising the event in association with Sussex Cricket . The girls had a lot of fun and learned a lot about batting, bowling and fielding from the Sussex coaches in the process.
Congratulations to all those who made it onto our Honours boards this week
The game of cricket
Following on from last week’s video on the ‘Bye’ and ‘Leg Bye’ , we are covering off the ‘fair catch’ this week. What exactly is a fair catch ? – what if the ball deflects off an umpire and is then caught – is that a fair catch ? What if the ball lodges in a player’s clothing or helmet without bouncing – is that a fair catch ? Some of the answers may even surprise a seasoned cricketer. Please click on the link below for Stephen Fry’s very informative video on what constitutes a fair catch.
First X1 vs Horsham
Total proves too much as the Green falls short in high scoring game.
Missing a few regulars due to a wedding, the 1st XI welcomed Horsham 2nd XI to the Green.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat.
Stand in skipper Junior and Juan Vorster opened the bowling and although the bat was beaten on a number of occasions, the runs came fairly easy for Horshams batters.
Will Dixon made the breakthrough when SCS (Steve Calder Smith) took a good catch at long off. The second opener reached a half century before falling to Oscar Warmington who took his first league wicket for Wisborough Green 1st XI. The first of many no doubt …!
With the score on 121 for 2 after 23 overs, the Green sensed that they may have started tilting the game in their favour. Wickets continued to fall fairly regularly , but the scoreboard continued to tick over. Ash Clark took 2 wickets and a smart run out from keeper DJ at least stemmed the flow.
Horsham were utlimately restricted to 231 for 7 from their 40 overs but that could have been significantly more given the good foundation created by their openers.
Wisborough would have to bat well to win but with a faster outfield and a couple Horsham bowlers missing from last season, there was still a fair chance.
James Janion and SCS set about chasing the total with some assured boundaries before the former was bowled. The very next ball, in form batsman Ash Clark was given out LBW. A few overs later Richard Wilson and SCS also departed. With the score at 51-4 any thought of chasing 231 were put firmly on the back burner.
Will Dixon was joined by Junior at the crease and steadied the ship. An impressive flick over midwicket from young Dixon for 6 and the score had reached 119-4 off 23 overs – only 2 behind the Horsham score at the same stage.
Momentum however stalled when Dixon and Junior fell for 36 and 43 respectively. They were followed not long after by Jack Dixon and Oscar. Stuart Rainford and DJ Dominique restored some pride by taking Wisborough to maximum batting points but the number of wickets lost never gave us a chance to have a real go at the total.
Wisborough finished the day on 206 for 9 from 40 – 25 runs short of the target.
Next game is against a resurgent Barns Green, who are top of the league, in the battle of the Greens.
Click here for the full scorecard
Second X1 vs Horsham Trinity
WGCC 2nd XI narrowly defeated by Horsham Trinity
The wicket at Horsham Trinity looked flat and hard so WGCC took the opportunity to bat after winning the toss.
The Dawsons, Ran and Tom, opened the batting and started sharply stroking the bad balls to the boundary with style and aplomb.
Tom succumbed to a good ball while Ran continued on imperious form. Jimmy Francis stepped in and continued the run making.
Jimmy looking in good form and then missed a straight one which hit his pad and the ominous single finger ascended to cue his departure.
Ran’s elegant stroke play carried on whilst his partner Tarni Dixon figured out where his feet should be to minimize the possibility of an LBW decision and increase his chances of hitting the ball.
Ran sailed past his half century and a good partnership was developing. Ran then played his first mistimed shot which ended up in the hands of a fielder having scored a very impressive 71 runs.
Matt Ritchie came to the crease and looked diligent from his first ball. Tarni having sorted his feet out and starting to get into a groove lazily struct one in the air and was caught on 42.
Charlie Maunder joined Matt and was soon back in the pavilion after a great piece of fielding (and some less impressive running between the wickets) conspired against him. Matt batted positively and anything short was dispatched quickly to the boundary.
Harry Hunter joined the party and in the last few overs both Matt and Harry kept the scoreboard rolling forward. At the finish Matt finished with an exciting 49 not out and Harry on 9 not out. Wisborough ended on 228 for 5 off 40. A great effort from a young team.
Wisborough started very well with Ran & Matt opening the bowling with good lines and length – frustrating the Trinity openers. Ran earned the first wicket when the skipper played on.
Kit Witheridge then came on as first change and after a couple of looseners bowled very well picking up the wicket of the other opener and was unlucky not to get a second (a difficult conversation with his father Kami on the way home about a dropped catch!).
Thereafter Horsham Trinity’s 3rd and 4th batsmen batted very well with few chances and a partnership of over 150 to win the game after 35 overs.
Overall a good performance from Wisborough and in particular from the 5 U15/U16s playing. If we had got 2 more wickets I think we had a good chance of winning that match. Well done all.
Click here for the full scorecard
Under 14’s vs Slinfold
Match report by under 14 player Cosmo Witheridge.
Great game today with a convincing win. Thank you to Will’s captaining. Solid batting, especially Dexter, Alex, George and Ed with an exciting finish with Archie and Cosmo’s adventurous running. Impressive bowling by Xander Daniel and Ben, and good fielding with Seb and Ben’s 3 incredible catches. Well done to all the team, everyone played extremely well.
Click here for the full scorecard
Under 12’s – training game
A gap in the league fixtures saw 14 of the U12’s gather for a training match.
Competitive throughout, the game was notable for the high standard of fielding that was produced throughout the morning with several outstanding catches taken.
It was a very productive session as the players were given coaching during the match. The biggest difference between the start and the finish was the running between wickets, with many more runs added at the end of the session than the start.
By the end of the game all the players walked off of the pitch with greater knowledge of matchcraft.
A big thanks to Peter Klein who enthused, coached and umpired throughout before fulfilling his club umpiring duties in the afternoon.
Click here for the full scorecard
Under 11 girls vs West Chiltington
An absolutely sterling match on Sunday at home for our U11 girls’ v’s West Chiltington – lots to work on but the fielding, teamwork, and batting was absolutely brilliant for this newly formed team, for which this was the first-ever game for many of our players – I have high hopes for the future for this fantastic group of awesome cricketing girls. Final score 223 to Wisborough Green and 284 to West Chiltington.
Senior Team selection for Saturday
Please click here to view the senior team selections for this Saturday
….and finally – spotted out and about
That’s it for this week
If there is anything we need to know – you know where to find us !
Have a great cricketing week