- Firsts notch up great victory against West Wittering
- Benjamin Steyn and Hugo March take early wicket to pile pressure on the oppo
- Jamie self weighs in with 2 good wickets
- Chris Marshall polishes off the tail as oppo skittled out for 129 in 30 overs
- Power hitting from Benjamin Steyn as he notches up 102 not out
- Green reach target after 15 overs
- Game reduced to 33 overs after rain interruption
- Fiery start from Tom Jenkins troubles openers
- Leon Kilford unlucky to claim any scalps after good bowling display
- Diving catch from keeper Jack Carter dismisses slogger
- Oppo notch up 174 in allotted 33 overs
- Lena’s tea the highlight of the afternoon
- Green struggle against good bowling attack
- Tarnie Dixon calms the ship with calculated 34
- Frank Vickery ends up with 28 not out
- Green end the game 45 short of target
- Game played in very good spirit but marred by less than sportsmanship behaviour by oppo keeper
Firsts vs West Wittering
The sun was occasionally shining and the team headed off to West Wittering, dodging the showers along the way.
Wisborough Lost the toss and a depleted West Wittering side (due to a wedding) elected to bat first.
Hugo March opened the bowling with Benjamin Steyn. Both bowling well, and it wasn’t long before Benjamin got the first 2 wickets with 2 excellent deliveries. Hugo bowled well with good control and grabbed a couple of wickets ending with 2 for 14 off his 6 overs . Ben Thatcher and Jamie Self also bowled well and pegged West Wittering back. Chris Marshall bowling his left arm spin finished off the tail and ended up with 3 wickets.
With some great fielding and good catching, a beleaguered West Wittering were all out for 128 in 30 overs. A good performances all round.
Wisborough went about the total with the formidable strike force of Dodd and Steyn, and it wasn’t long before both were hitting the ball to all parts. Dodd played an exquisite lofted cover drive, to be matched by Steyns all round hitting. Dodd was caught by mid wicket, and in came Jimma Newman. Newman played 2nd fiddle to Steyn who having been dropped a couple of times started to smash the ball to all parts of the ground. A quite brilliant 103 came off 15 overs and the total of 128 was surpassed with ease. A great exhibition of power hitting saw Wisborough to another 30 points.
With 4 matches to go, and sitting in 3rd place every game is now crucial.
Seconds vs St Andrews
A somewhat cloudy day greeted the players as they arrived at the grounds with the threat of rain ever present.
St Andrews won the toss and decided to bat.
Tom Jenkins took delivery of the new ball and went to work on getting it to swing, seam and do the damage. He was very unlucky to not to take wicket early due to dropped catch, but persevered with great energy.
Leon Kilford came up the hill having been briefed to eat plenty for breakfast and get the ball moving. He was also unlucky not to strike due to dropped catch. NSP came on to give TJ a breather and bowled their opening slogger and had another caught brilliantly behind by Jack Carter one handed at full stretch. Jack kept the gates well and proved how agile he is due to all the yoga.
Mr President JP Pleasants was brought into the attack to tempt the across the line swinging batsman into the hands of the boundary men Junior and George. JP did his best as always but again was unlucky.
The rain came in at 30 overs and early tea was taken which was as usual the highlight of the day. Having lost 45 minutes of playtime, our illustrious umpire Mr Klein got the rules and regs out and determined that the game would have to be reduced by 7 overs in each innings. The oppo went back in with 3 overs to play and we hit them as hard as we could. With more across the line slogging they managed 175 in their 33 allotted overs.
After a quick changeover Green came into bat.
Wickets fell due to good swing bowling and the wicket becoming a little unpredictable due to the wet conditions. It looked like a complete walk over for the oppo until Tarni Dixon and Frank Vickery found themselves at the crease and prepared to have a go at the change bowlers. They both did very well notching up the runs aided by big support from the line via the 1st’s who had returned in jubilant spirit following their victory at West Wittering. Alas it wasn’t enough to make up the big deficit and more wickets tumbled.
After a great effort in the field most of the day Dan ‘D’ Webber was briefed to swing at the ball and have some fun. He did exactly that – swinging very hard and missing at times !!
Wizzy ran out of overs and the oppo took away the win this time. Not the best days cricket in the scorebooks but again the team came together really well, were a little unlucky at times but were beaten fair and square.