Welcome to this week’s Wizzy News.
A somewhat dissapointing week for our seniors with all senior games being abandoned or called off, but our Under 14 and Under 12 teams managed to get their games in , both of which went right down to the wire . See their match reports below.
The season has only just started but there have been a number of very noteworthy acheivements to celebrate in our Honours Boards this week. Congratulations to all the players who feature on the list.
Second X1 vs Chippingdale
- Green in form as they manoevre in to winnning position against top of the table Chippingdale before rain hits and points are shared
- Green win the toss and elect to bat on a wet weekend
- Dawson senior makes it look easy on his way to a classic half century
- Batters struggle on sticky wicket
- Harry Hunter shows his nerve after taking one in the gut and continues to bat positively. Dad Darren credits his northern genes.
- Green finish on credible 159 for 8 in difficult conditions
- Vickery, Jenkins and Farmer make early breakthroughs as Chips make hard work of a sticky wicket.
- Rain stops play leaving Green 2.4 overs short of the minimum 20 overs required to decide a result using the infamous Duckworth Lewis method which would have seen the Green take the points.
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The Sunday Supplement
The last two Sunday fixtures have sadly had to be called off due to the weather. We have a number of fixtures lined up for the rest of the season, so if you or any cricketing friends fancy a game , please get in touch with Chris Marshall or Richard Mellor.
A thrilling finish leaves U14 victorious after a tight encounter against West Chiltington
Despite the dry start to the day the covered wicket and square were wet from the previous day’s rain. Wisborough Green won the toss and decided to field (hoping that the wicket would improve and there would be no further rain)
- Opening bowlers Oscar Walmington and Will Dixon tied the opposition down in the first 6 overs with good line and length only conceding 7 runs – Oscar bowling one of openers for his efforts.
- West Chiltington then dug in on a slow wicket and started to get the scoreboard ticking over.
- Wisborough Green attacked in the field and were well rewarded with a run out coming from a Will Dixon throw and the quick hands of Sam Williams behind the stumps.
- The batsmen then started to get on top of the bowling and barring a great ball from Frasier Williams to dispatch No. 5 no further wickets were taken and 2 of the West Chiltington batsmen retired at 43 each.
- After 25 overs West Chiltington ended up with 148 – a great score considering the slow wicket and outfield.
- After a quick turnaround the Green openers, Ran Dawson and Sam Williams started positively hitting the bad balls to the boundary and Sam (9 runs) was unlucky to play on.
- There was a 5-minute rain break to allow the pitch and outfield to slow up more.
- Batting partnerships are important and Wisborough Green exploited good partnerships between Ran (38 runs) and Matthew Ritchie (28 runs) and Isaac Paisley (16 runs) to get us to a total where we required 40 runs off 36 balls.
- It was set up for a nail biter with Will Dixon and Oscar Walmington at the crease. They batted well together to keep the scoreboard moving despite some good bowling. Will (9 runs) was well caught on the boundary with 3 overs to go whereupon Piers Walters came to the crease.
- This was when Oscar (20 runs not out) unleashed the beast and with 2 overs to go and requiring 18 runs he hit a succession of boundaries to win the match with 3 balls to spare.
- This was a fantastic team performance and a great result against very good opposition. The team should be rightly proud of what they achieved.
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The U12s continued their unbeaten run with another outstanding team performance against a strong Barns Green side.
Captain Gethin Wood won the toss and rightly put Barns Green into bat.
Despite a slow pitch following the overnight rain, Barns Green accumulated well initially before our bowlers ate into their middle order. With our bowling improved since the last game and our fielding tight and energetic as always, Barns Green were restricted to 97 for 6 after 20 overs – modest but respectable given the conditions.
Gethin bowled fast and furious for his 2 for 16 with Brooke Meurer, Sam Wadell, Harry Richardson and Archie Gray taking a vital wicket each. Jackson Mccullagh and Keeley Attfield missed out on bowling in this game but showed great skill in the fielding department.
97 definitely felt like a total we could reach and our opening pair of Barney Wadell and Otis Wibaut made a strong start before Otis fell for 7 just as he was starting to get going. Barney, one of our U11s, played some lovely shots for his 13.
Xander Boyce gave a batting masterclass before league rules meant he had to retire on 25. However, ‘tense’ would be an understatement as the overs suddenly started to run out. With 7 required off the final 12 balls on this still very slow pitch it remained anyone’s game. A four off the next ball from Harry Richardson calmed the nerves only for the loss of one of our great allrounders Sam Wadell to raise blood pressures on both sides.
This brought Harry Wilmore to the crease, no doubt feeling the pressure but looking calm and confident. A quick single followed by a dot ball left 2 required off 8 balls. Wisborough blood pressure restored. And then, a no ball from the bowler – never has an extra (no balls giving away 2 runs in this format) brought such wild celebrations as WGCC clinched the game with 7 balls and 3 wickets to spare.
What a game! Player of the day went to Zander for his assured 25 retired.
Make no mistake, this U12s squad has real strength in depth and with the football season now over there will be hot competition for places in future fixtures! Next game is Saturday 5th June 9am, home against Steyning – why not pop down and see them in action!
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Senior team selections for this weekend
Please click here for our senior team selections for the weekend.
Dates for your diary
31 May : Afternoon Tea on the Green
There are still a few tables available for our grand Afternoon Tea on the Green on Bank Holiday Monday . Please click on the following link for more information: https://wgs.myclubhouse.co.uk/Events/Calendar/View?id=277
4 July : RunWisborough
Please click here for more information on this year’s RunWisborough 5km and 10 km funruns .
A lot of preparation goes into the event and over 60 helpers are required on the day. If you are able to help in any way please get in touch with Mike Gadd at email@example.com
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