Welcome to this week’s Wizzy news
Music videos of the week
Honours boards for the week
Congratulations to all the players who made it onto the Honours boards this week. Great to see so many many Colts featuring again this week. Well done !
Flying the Wisborough flag
Spotted at Lords last Week – Chris Marshall sporting the new Wisborough Green traditional woolly jumper he organised for the players
Matches over the weekend
Firsts vs Steyning
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see match report below
- Firsts in rare draw against Steyning
- Overseas player Mark Day scores first 50 for the club
- James Rainford comes up trumps in the battle of the Rainfords
- Green notch up 174 for 8 in allotted 49 overs
- Leon Kilford rips through top order in debut match and ends with 4 for 19 off 6 overs
- Steyning middle order provide stern resistance
- Chris Marshall and James Rainford hold their nerve in final overs as Steyning restricted to 170 for 8 in allotted 45 overs
- Skipper reflects on lost opportunities in the field with a number of dropped catches
Seconds vs Crawley
See pics from the game below – thanks to Tim March
- Green have day to forget against Crawley
- Crawley amass 265 in allotted 40 overs after Green restrict Crawley to 86 runs in first 20 overs
- Bowlers struggle to find line and length
- Accurate bowling from Crawley pin Green back
- Wickets tumble at regular intervals
- Hugo March and Jacob Ball only batsmen to get into double figures
- Extras top score in Green innings
- Strawberries at tea the highlight of the day
- Skipper Scot Payne rallies the troops and calls for improved performance
Skipper Scott Payne in discussion with Hugo March and Charlie Phillips
A picture of concentration and determination – Josh Dixon in action
Rich Mellor rolling back the years
Rich gets his man as keeper Callum Price looks on
Charlie Phillips despatching one on the leg side
Jacob Ball and Hugo March at the crease together
for the full scorecard
Under 14’s Players vs Parents match
- Under 14’s humiliate parents – then beat them at cricket
- Impressive display by players despite a ‘just a little’ help offered to the parents by the considerate scorers
- ‘We were just trying to give them a chance’ claim parents
- Dinner table discussions at the Bonney household will never be the same after Coach Danny’s direct throw at the stumps from square leg
- Ben Carpenter’s card is marked after he bowls coach
- Hannah Williams stakes claim as best cricketer in the Williams family after impressive performance with bat and ball
- Tarnie Dixon rescues parent’s pride by hitting a 6 off the final ball of the game
- Parents ‘too busy’ for rematch next year
Under 12’s vs Steyning
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see match report below
- Stunning victory against Steyning as Green skittle oppo out for 49
- Freddie Phillips on fire – claims 3 valuable scalps
- Green show Steyning how its done in the field
- Will Dixon leads the charge with the bat with 26 no – ably assisted by Tom Mahon
- Green reach target after 7 overs
- Coach spellbound after magical team performance
Under 10 vs Steyning
Another great day for cricket with bright and sunny conditions for this Saturday’s fixture where the Under 10’s took on Steyning Colts in an away game.
Wisborough Green lost the toss and were sent in to bat by the opposition. The first pair of Joseph and Flynn batted beautifully without the loss of a wicket and put on 47 runs with some great stroke play. Zac and Charlie were next to the wicket and added another 20 runs to the total with some lovely batting. Finn V batted with Joseph and Flynn and did a great job with the bat adding an additional 27 runs to the total. Emily and Georgina followed and batted exceptionally well and added an additional 13 runs to the total. The final pair of Alex and William increased Wisborough Green’s total by 26 runs with some fantastic batting. Congratulations to our leading run scorer, Flynn Mitchell, who did an outstanding job with the bat along with some great running between the wickets.
Steyning batted second and were held by some very good bowling from the Wisborough Green Colts. The fielding from the Wisborough Green Colts also restricted Steyning’s total with a great run out from a direct hit by Joseph Reed. However, the Colts worked exceptionally well as team with fantastic throwing and backing up. Congratulations to Alex Greaves who bowled beautifully along with William, Charlie, Finn and Zac who were also wicket takers. A great team effort with the ball and a very good fielding performance from all the Colts.
The final scores were Wisborough Green CC 333 vs Steyning CC 253. A great win and team performance with everyone in the team contributing to the brilliant result.
Matches this weekend
Both our senior teams will be in action this Saturday – please click here for match details and team selections . Click here for fixtures for all age groups this weekend
Date for your diary
Monday 11 June – Sunday 17 June
DON’T MISS THE GREATEST SHOW!
Cirque Normandie officially rolls into its home town on Monday 11th June and we’ll see the big top gracing our beautiful Green for the entire week. It should be quite a spectacle. There will be an official blessing of the Big Top by Reverend Clive Jenkins on Tuesday morning, before the lucky children in the area get to try their hands at circus skills in workshops on Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday 15th sees the first of 4 circus performances across the weekend (please note vehicles will not be allowed to park around the Green for Colts training that evening). The show is at 7.30pm so you can pop along after Colts training and make an evening of it.
On the Saturday there will be all the usual fun of the school Summer Festival which includes two performances at 1.00pm and 3.30pm in the big top, and much much more. And why not pop along for a Father’s Day treat on the Sunday for the final circus performance at 2.00pm.
The circus does not involve animals, but instead guarantees all the ingredients of a spectacular show, including mischievous clowns, nimble acrobatics, talented jugglers, daring aerialists & more. 90 minutes of fun (with intermission) for all the family! Circus Normandie celebrates 250 years of the art of Circus this year. Tickets are all priced at £9.00.
THE GREATEST PRIZE DRAW EVER
Watch out for Wisborough Green Primary’s Grand Prize Draw this year. There are some amazing prizes on offer thanks to Cubitt and West and Dandelion Farewells who have provided a Kindle for Kids Package and a Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at the South Lodge Hotel. This is just the start of the long list of prizes available. Tickets will be available at Colts Training on Friday, as well as on the day of the Festival.
20 June : The Wisborough Green Sports Club Association AGM 2017 is taking place in the pavilion at 9pm on Wednesday 20th June.
This is a significant year for the Sports Association, a change of Chairman, the new pavilion development, and a new structure creating a Charitable Incorporated Organisation enabling fund raising and tax saving opportunities.
Everyone who has registered with the Cricket Club, which includes parents of the Colts, are automatically members of the Sports association and are invited (and encouraged ) to attend the AGM
23 June : BBQ on the Green after the Firsts game 18:30- late
Non cricketing News – spotted out and about
Of course you do …
Wizzy News thought for the week
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
Firsts vs Steyning
After a wet week thankfully Saturday was dry but, unsurprisingly given what had preceded it, the track at Steyning played low and slow. For the first time this season, Jim Sadler lost the toss and, with a side showing no fewer than eight changes from the week before, we were inserted. The highlight of our innings was a knock of 58 (our first half-century of the season) from Mark Day. Soon adjusting to the lack of pace and bounce, although he rode his luck at times, he struck some fine boundaries either side of the wicket, the best of his tally of nine of them probably a musical square cut. Mark received support from Tim Dodd, George Magnus and Tarnie Dixon in partnerships of 34, 24 and 40 for the first three wickets. Tim, unable to unleash any of his trademark drives on a surface which certainly suited his bowling more than his batting, was caught at mid-off for 2. George, whose first innings of the season had begun promisingly, was run out (for 8) on the first ball after drinks, beaten by a direct hit at the bowler’s end having pushed to mid-wicket. Tarnie played in characteristically stylish fashion for 19 before being caught, from a firm drive, at extra-cover. When Mark top-edged left-arm spinner Minh Nguyen to short fine-leg, the total stood at 100 for 4 in the 31st over.
The skipper is not always at his most fluent against slow bowling but made a useful 30 against Nguyen and fellow spinner George Isaacs, pulling a full toss mightily from the latter for the only six of the innings early on and working the ball effectively into gaps thereafter. He was dismissed by the same bowler, skewing a gentle catch to cover in attempting to keep the scoreboard moving. Stuart Rainford, making his debut for the First XI, had earlier chopped Isaacs onto his stumps, but his younger brother, having taken what seemed like an eternity to get off the mark, moved rapidly to 21 once he had done so, predominantly favouring the leg-side. After he had chipped Nguyen straight to mid-wicket, D.J. Dominique, a consistently useful presence in the lower order, and Joey Calder-Smith, another First XI debutant, ran frenetically between the wickets in the closing stages, the latter caught-and-bowled by Nguyen from the final ball of our 49 overs, with the total 174 for 8. Diminutive veteran Nguyen finished with 3 from 30 from 11 overs, youngster Isaacs 3 for 46 from the same number.
The start of the Steyning II reply was all about the performance of yet another First XI debutant, Leon Kilford. After beginning inauspiciously by delivering a beamer second ball, he proceeded to rip through the top of the home side’s batting. In his second over he trapped skipper Simon Grant l.b.w. with a ball that nipped back and kept low, before bowling Chalmers two balls later, played on. In his fourth over Isaacs pulled him to mid-wicket, George Magnus taking an unorthodox catch on his chest. Finally, in his fifth over, he bowled Spano with a similar ball to that with which he claimed his first wicket. 4 for 19…. Kings Of Leon an easy choice of musical selection in this edition of Wizzy News!
At the other end James Rainford, who looks to be bowling with a much more consistent rhythm this season, delivered a testing spell of 12 overs, from which he was unfortunate to claim only one victim, bowling Harrison via a slight inside edge. Steyning were now 48 for 5 but, from this moment onwards, wickets proved to be hard to come by, as their lower middle order provided stern resistance, even though there initially seemed to be little chance of them threatening a victory, Tim Dodd’s first five overs yielding a miserly 3 runs. However, Sam Hunt gradually gained in confidence, in consecutive overs lifting Tim sweetly over his head, then on-driving Chris Marshall along the ground, possibly the shot of the day. It was Tim who provided the next breakthrough, at 88, bowling the stubborn left-hander Pete Smith for 12. Hunt found another useful ally, in fellow teenager Sam Sutterlin but, soon after Tim had been unable to accept a caught-and-bowled chance from the latter, one of a number of chances we spilled, he bowled Hunt for 47, the ball just clipping the top of leg stump, with the bowler’s reaction suggesting he thought it was going over. Tim’s final figures were 2 for 40 from a marathon 15 over stint.
Any thoughts that an away victory was now almost inevitable were soon dispelled, Sutterlin unleashing a series of well-executed leg-side blows, including a six over mid-wicket off Mark Day. With James Rainford unable to exert the same control as earlier in the first over of his second spell, gradually the home side worked themselves into a potentially winning position. After 42 overs, they were 155 for 7, requiring 20 more. At this point James, now bowling with the field spread wide, in total contrast to the four slips and two gullys of earlier, dismissed Martin, D.J. Dominique taking a smart catch behind, after the batsman had bottom-edged an attempted cut. With 15 needed from 2 overs, and Tim Dodd having completed his maximum allocation, Chris Marshall returned. After starting with a wide, he held his nerve admirably, and the last over arrived with the target still 9 away. Amidst much tension, this final over proved to be fairly uneventful, although Sutterlin reached a very worthy half-century. Requiring a six for victory from the final ball, he was unable to connect with James Rainford’s full toss which, despite some mild protestations from home players, was not high enough to be deemed a no ball. So, for only the second time since August 2016, the First XI had drawn.
All in all, a difficult match to fully assess. Having looked almost certain winners after 10 overs of the home side’s innings, we looked in considerable danger of defeat in the latter stages. On the face of it, a draw against the side who started the day bottom of the league looks to be a missed opportunity, but there were very few regular first-teamers in this line-up and there were some fine performances from those stepping up. A tough fixture, at home to East Preston, is next up.
Under 12’s vs Steyning
The morning sun smiled affectionately on the green and steadily uplifted the damp foamy surface to an amphitheatre of sporting excellence.
Wisborough Green won the toss and elected to field to take advantage of the early unpredictability in the wicket and the prospect of improving batting conditions.
Then the magic began with a superb opening spell from Freddie Philips conjuring 3 wickets with 1 maiden and 1 run off 2 overs. This incredible feat included a great ‘caught behind’ from the magician’s assistant and wicket keeper – Wren Fawcett. The whole team revelled in the entertainment and added to the wizardry with a simply masterful display of ground fielding which included 2 run outs, saving a host of runs and an athletic catch. All this was complemented by a magnificent bowling display of line and length by all with Nicholas Von Schoenberg, Fraser Ayres and Hamish Ramsey all taking a wicket each. The visitors worn down by the pressure in the field staggered to 49 for 8 off their 20 overs. This was truly a fielding performance to be proud of.
After a healthy tea of cakes, biscuits and chocolate the band of magicians focused on the batting task ahead and within 7 overs and 1 wicket down the target had been achieved with Will Dixon on 26 runs not out and Tom Mahon on 14 runs not out.
This was simply an awesome team performance and all credit goes to all the players. Well done.