Notable First XI League Feats
Benjamin Steyn’s 146 v. Brighton and Hove III (away) is the highest innings for Wisborough Green recorded on our Play Cricket site. His aggregate of 611 league runs is the highest for the First XI since Alex Edwards scored 620 runs in 2013.
Jim Sadler scored 297 runs in the five innings he played at home, at an average of 74.25. His 90 not out (home to Brighton) is his highest score for the first X1
Ben Thatcher (78, home to Barns Green) and Jamie Self (68, away to Balcombe) made their highest scores for the First XI.
Jack Sizzey-Carter’s figures of 5 for 10 (home to Burgess Hill St. Andrews) were the best of the season for the First XI, and his best for the side.
Jonny Farmer’s figures of 5 for 44 (away to Selsey) are his best for the First XI.
Notable Second XI League Feats
Tarnie Dixon (113 not out, away to Chichester III) and James Rainford (111 not out, away to Eastergate II), made their maiden centuries for the club.
Joey Calder-Smith (60 not out, away to Eastergate II) made his maiden half-century for the club.
D.J. Dominique (51, away to Burgess Hill St. Andrews II and 59, at home to Broadbridge Heath II) made his first two half-centuries for the club.
George Nicholls (55, at home to Eastergate II) made his highest score for the club.
Nick Payne (53*, away to Burgess Hill St. Andrews II and 88, at home to Chippingdale II) made his first half-centuries for the club since 2009 and Ken Vickery (67, at home to Pulborough) his first for the club since 2013.
The only two five-fors were taken by Joel Colbran (5 for 3, away to Burgess Hill St. Andrews II) and Leon Kilford (5 for 16, at home to Eastergate II), their first five-wicket hauls for the club.
Under 10 award winners Fraser Williams, Wren Fawcett, Ran Dawson, Will Dixon & Tom MahonHonours boards One the things we did for the first time this season was to recognise on a weekly basis those who made a significant contribution to their team’s performance, and those who achieved particular personal milestones. In total the performances of 25 seniors players and 57 colt’s were recognised during the season which is a fantastic achievement in itself. We went a step further and worked out who appeared on the boards the most throughout the season and compiled an ‘Honours Board Hall of fame’ for 2017 to recognise those who consistently performed for their teams – see below. Congratulations to all those who made it into our inaugural Hall of Fame – an exceptional achievement ! Pics during the season During the season we included a number of pics in our weekly editions of Wizzy News . See a compilation of some of the best below.
First team Captain and Head of Senior Cricket James Sadler leading by example and keeping out a straight one
Tim Dodd dispatching yet another one to the boundary
Tarnie Dixon playing a trademark shot off the back foot
Mr President and Master President enjoyed a reunion on the cricket pitch in Arundel
Benjamin Steyn showing how its done in characteristic style
Who could say no to the beautiful bride on her special day – even if its in the middle of a game ? Jack Dixon (pictured right) looks on approvingly
Team Colbran (Tom, Andy and Joel) playing in the same game at Storrington
Whatever you can do – I can also do son (well almost ….) Huggie Ragg with dad Steve in the under 16 Dads vs lads game
Also pictured at the Dads vs Lads game – Will Dixon and his lad Eddie Ragg or should that be Eddie Ragg and his lad Will Dixon ?
Alan Ball with his lucky hat fresh from his victory in the Wisborough Green’s Got Talent competition
No greater thrill than telling your dad he’s out in the Dads vs Lads game.
Pictured below are Leon Kilford and dad GrantUnder 16 Coach and Head of Colts Tarnie Dixon handing Hugo March the ‘Coaches award ‘
Josh Dixon with that characteristic smile on the cricket field. When have you ever seen him without a smile on the pitch ?
Alan Ball celebrating yet another birthday with a ginger nut cake
Celebrations in the home changing room after the victory against St Andrews
Jonny Farmer checking how many balls were left in the over
Under 14’s showing incredible team spirit as alwaysSocial events This year a number of social events were organised including the very successful Pimms and Prosecco evenings . Thanks to Sam Sadler, Sami , Emma and Chloe for all their hard work (and Nick Scott Payne for the donation of the Prosecco ! )
Trevor Price and Nick Payne at the Pimms and Prosecco evening
Hannah, Emma and Sami enjoying some Pimms
Jonny Farmer being Jonny Farmer
First team scorer Sandra Napper with son Byron and Chloe enjoying a glass together
Lena , our fab tea lady who set a very high standard with the teas wondering who took her glass of wine ..
Tim Dodd , Frank Vickery and Tim McMath talking about the good old days
Albie Napper in familiar pose
Style trendsetter Ken Vickery on a typical night out
Group pic after one of the Pimms and Prosecco evenings
Our contribution to the Wisborough Green’s Got Talent competition
Just a typical Saturday night out for some ….
Nick Payne, Tim Dodd and James Sadler enjoying a day in the sun watching cricket
First team umpire Peter Mattock enjoying a day at LordsRemembering Timbo In July we received the sad news that our former captain Tim Monday passed away while playing in a game for West Chiltington. Tim led our First team to two successive promotions and contributed significantly to our club over a number of years.
Tribute to Tim in the changing room at West Chilt
First team players wearing black armbands and observing a minute’s silence in memory of TimOn 24th June next year we will be taking part in the inaugural Tim Monday T20 championship against Aldershot and West Chiltington – the clubs Tim had long standing associations with. Additions to the cricketing family During the year we celebrated the birth of a couple of new potential players in a few years time Congratulations to Nick Scott Payne and Sarah on the birth of Laslo – already showing off his umpiring skills … and Sarah and Dan Vickery on the birth of Henry counting the days till he can play cricket on the Green.. We didn’t limit our Wizzy News to cricketing activities
In addition to encouraging our players to give 110 % on the cricket field we also encouraged them to give 100 % at work …
We reminded our players that it pays to be polite
We looked out for great deals …
We reminded everyone what needs to be before eating pizza ..
We reflected on some wise words ..
We passed some advice to our Colts parents
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves !!A fairytale ending to the season – Mr and Mrs President Congratulations to our President John Pleasants and Lena who got married at the end of the season. John and Lena met many years ago and after a number of years of separation decided to get together again. We wish them every happiness in their marriage ! Pictured with John and Lena outside Wisborough Green church are Chris (Charley’s boyfriend ) , Charley (John’s daugher), and Dave (John’s son) Thank you A really big thank to all those who work tireless behind the scenes to ensure that those who play cricket are supported in every possible way. To the Ground staff, coaches, umpires, scorers, tea ladies, bbq makers, administrators , events organisers , committee members, mums, dads, wives, girlfriends , sponsors, fundraisers and everyone else who put their time, energy and hard work into making the season the huge success it was , we are hugely indebted to you. Thank You for all your efforts in creating the very positive memories of the 2017 season we all share. Last word Let the last word come from one of world’s greatest philosophers That’s it for this season – thanks again to everyone for your all efforts See you next season Stay safe Cheers Wizzy