Welcome to this weeks Wizzy News – our weekly round-up of news and events at Wisborough Green Cricket Club
New addition to the cricketing family
Heartiest congratulations to Nick Scott Payne and the lovely Sarah on the birth of Laslo last week. Only a few days old and already showing some skills as an umpire. Hope to see you on the cricket field soon Laslo !
Honours boards for the week
Congratulations to the players who made it onto the Honours boards this week
A few weeks ago we featured a player profile of one of our up and coming Colts. This week we feature another young star who has become a regular feature in our first team- at the tender age of 15. What makes it even more special when he is a home grown Wisborough lad who has come up through the ranks from under 8.
Meet Hugo March – captain of our under 16 team
Name : Hugo March
Age : 15
Birthday : 11/11/01 (take note girls …)
Key skill : Left arm swing bowler
Cricket Experience : Started at U8 – Wisborough Green, Northern Knights, Sussex County, Sussex Spartan, Sussex Martletts
100 Runs or 5 Wickets? 5 wickets
Favourite International player : David Willey
Who has provided you the most inspiration : Ken Vickery
Favourite Wisborough Green player : Byron Napper for his all round ability with bat and ball
Proudest Cricket Moment : Bowling out Kenyan International and Kongonis player Seren Waters
Cricketing skills working on : Batting – to become more of an all rounder
Favourite Meal : Pizza
Favourite TV Show : Strictly Come Dancing
Favourite Pub : The Cricketers (obvs!) – only soft drinks (of course)
News from the under 16’s
Congratulations to our under 16’s who finished finished 3rd in the league out of 7 teams with the very strong Lindfield and Horsham coming 1st and 2nd.
All the U16’s matches are now completed and excitement is building for the U16’s Dads n’Lads match on Sunday 27th August @ 9.30am followed by the end of year awards.
Our U16’s have also been invited by Billingshurst and Barns Green to play in the Sussex Festival.
Other Colts News
Click here for some end of season thoughts from our head of Colts Tarnie Dixon
Senior Team news
With only 4 games remaining in the season for the seniors we thought we would publish the stats for the first and second team player for the season to date – see below
Not all players could take part in all matches so we used the following criteria from Playcricket stats to produce the list :
First team players : Batting – at least 5 innings . Bowling : at least 25 overs bowled
Second team players : Batting – at least 4 innings . Bowling : at least 4 wickets taken
Some great performances there – incredible number of overs bowled by Thatch.
Matches this weekend
The firsts are taking on St Andrews at home at 1pm on Saturday and the seconds are taking on Pulborough away.
Our 20/20 team are taking on Arundel in the Quarter finals of the Cup on Sunday at 1pm. Click here to see the table . The lads would very much appreciate some support so if you can make it they would very much appreciate it.
Click here to see who has been selected to represent us this weekend (teamsheets to be updated on Thursday and Friday as availabilities are confirmed)
Results of matches played over the weekend
Firsts vs West Wittering
- 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
See match report below
see pics below of Benjamin Steyn in action with ball and bat
Seconds vs St Andrews
- 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
See match report below
Other non cricketing news
As many are away on holiday and travelling it would be great to share some amusing sights and signs . Here are a few to get you going. Please send in some of your pics to us – email firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is anything we need to know, you know where to find us.
Have another great cricketing week.
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.