Wizzy News 19 July 2017

Hi everyone 
Welcome to this week’s Wizzy News which has a slightly different look and feel this week. 
Remembering Tim Monday 
A large number of Wisborough Green players attended Tim’s funeral service in Worthing and the Wake at West Chiltington Cricket Club on Wednesday.
A number of very touching tributes were read out at the service and many fond memories of Tim were shared. Our Cricket Club presented Tim’s son Jack a ‘Book of Memories ‘ where a number of players recalled their memories of Tim. Tim will be particularly remembered for the way he embodied the spirit of cricket and his positive outlook on the cricket field even when the rest of the team were struggling. He will forever be remembered with a smile. 
Presidents Day 
Thank you Mr President for a fantastic President’s day – and thank you to all those who contributed to make it a memorable day. Thank you in particular to Lena, John’s fiancée for the tremendous effort she put into preparing the food which was thoroughly enjoyed by all
See picture below of  our President, John Pleasants handing out an award to Peter Valis , Club stalwart for many years
John’s fiancée Lena pictured below with a bunch of flowers from the club to say ‘Thank You’ for all her efforts
Thank you too to Ann Wells who took some great pictures on the day ( 142 pics in total) . click here to see the pics. If anyone else has any pictures please let us know – we would love to add them to the collection.  
 Century Club draw
The latest Century Club draw was held at Presidents Day – Congratulations to the winners who will be receiving their cheques shortly.
  • First Prize – £250 – Sue Nicholls
  • Second Prize £150 – Greg Stevenson
  • Third Prize -£80 – Trevor Benson
  • Fourth Prize – £60 – Rachael Sadler
  • Fifth Prize – £50 – Philip Midwinter
  • Sixth Prize – £35 – Tony Thatcher
Ray Greatorex  who runs the century Club also handed over to The Cricket Club a cheque for £2500 being its share of the Annual revenue having distributed a similar amount in prizes. The Century Club is a great way to support the club and stand the chance of winning prizes yourself. If you would like to join please contact Ray via email address  ray.greatorex@outlook.com   Team selection for this weekend
Our Firsts are taking on Balcombe at home on Saturday at 1pm , the Seconds are up against the Chippindales in Worthing and the T20 team are playing in the quarter finals of the T20 cup against Arundel at Arundel on Sunday at 2pm. They would welcome any support
Click here to see who has been selected to play for our teams 
Results from last week  Firsts vs Brighton and Hove 
  • Steyn Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 lets his bat do the talking with brilliant 146
  • Napper Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 a rocksteady partner with 51 in 209 run partnership
  • Sedge submits entry for dosiest dismissal of the year by being stumped by keeper standing 10 yards back
  • Steyn lets his mouth do the talking as Wis dismiss B & H for 145
  • Self Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 rips out home sides middle order taking 5 for 31.
  • Excellent opening partnership sees Napper Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 take 2 wickets and Hugo March Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 bowl great spell.
Click here for the full scorecard See match report below   President’s X1 vs Chairman’s X1 
  • Former Club President Neil Trestrail captains Presidents X1
  • Napper Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 notches up second 50 of weekend and top scores with 69
  • Rohit Jagota  Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 hits well crafted 62 
  • Hugo March Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 claims Steyn’s wicket and bags another 2
  • President’s X1 end with 191 for 8 off allotted  30 overs
  • Slow start for Chairman’s X1 as early wickets tumble
  • Exhibition stroke play by Tim Dodd Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 who smashes his way to 63
  • Chairman’s X1 fall short by 19 runs
  • Teams praised for good humoured and spirited game befitting Presidents Day  
See match report below    Under 16 vs Horsham Trinity 
  • Green bowl out Horsham Trinity for 80
  • Ross Muncer Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 3/5 and Leon Kilford Fire on Apple iOS 10.33/31  destroy oppo after George Smith Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 takes 2 early wickets
  • Green notch up runs with 10 overs to spare
  • Luke Kopiec Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 plays first game for under 16’s and top scores with unbeaten 22
  • Sam Smith Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 also unbeaten on 16
  • Captain March Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 congratulated for changing batting order to give everyone a chance to participate in game
  Under 16 vs Ifield 
  • Convincing 44 run victory against Ifield
  • Hugo March Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 and Sam Smith Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 top score with 35 and 25 respectively
  • Green notch up 131 in allotted 20 overs
  • Josh Tussler Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 pick of the bowlers with 2 for 14 off 4 overs
  • Tight bowling from Nick Cooper Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 and Leon Kilford Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 restrict batsmen
  • Green limit Ifield to 87 for 5
  • Another great performance from the team Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 – 2 victories in 2 games played on consecutive days
Click here for the full scorecard   Under 14’s vs Southwater 
  • Green fall agonisingly short against Southwater  in game that could have gone either way
  • Players on fireFire on Apple iOS 10.3 in the field
  • Green bowl oppo out for 98 in 15 overs
  • Luke KopiecFire on Apple iOS 10.3 takes one handed diving catch of the season to dismiss oppo batsman just he starts getting going
  • Not to be outdone Joe BonneyFire on Apple iOS 10.3 produces his own magic with diving catch
  • Wilbert OvertonFire on Apple iOS 10.3 completes the day with 3 fine catches
  • James King Fire on Apple iOS 10.3  and Will Dixon Fire on Apple iOS 10.3  pick of the bowlers as they take 3 wickets each
  • Green get off to good start with the bat
  • Batting masterclass from Will DixonFire on Apple iOS 10.3 (age 10) as he as he retires undefeated on 40
  • Wickets fall quickly  in Green innings as oppo bowlers find their mark
  • Green run out of overs to score the runs
  • Luke Kopiec Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 puts on fine performance with the bat as he returns from injury
  • Coaches delighted with improved performance – particularly in the field.
  • Players reap rewards of having early night
Click here for the full scorecard    Under 9’s vs Roffey 
  • Green win by 21 runs
  • Joseph Reed Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 top scores with 20
  • Meaningful contributions from William Reed Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 and Charlie Long Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 with the bat 
  • Green set target of 267 for Roffey 
  • Charlie Fire on Apple iOS 10.3, Joseph Fire on Apple iOS 10.3, Arthur Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 and Dexter Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 shine with the ball 
  • Green skittle oppo out for 246 in memorable victory 
See match report below    Under 8 ‘s vs West Chiltington
  • Minute silence observed in memory of Tim Monday who played for both clubs and was passionate about developing colts cricket 
  • Captain Willem wins the toss and sends West Chilt in to bat 
  • West Chilt ends on 298 after good fielding and bowling performance 
  • Rafferty Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 and Lilly Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 kindly play for West Chilt to make up the numbers 
  • Otis Wibaut Fire on Apple iOS 10.3 top scores with 20 runs 
  • Green end with 287 on the board after hard fought contest 
  • Coach praises team for great performance 
see match report below    Honours Boards for this week 
Congratulations to all the players who have made it onto the honours boards this week
          If there is anything we need to know you know where to find us. Have another great cricketing week. #UpTheGreen Cheers Wizzy   Match Reports Firsts vs Brighton and Hove  Picture of our First team shortly after observing a minutes silence in memory of Tim The weather was  fair in Wisborough – Brighton & Hove’s Neville Ground was a different story – cold and windy… Having had a hard week with the sad loss of our old team mate Tim Monday, Wisborough were in no mood to mess around. I asked all players to give another 25% on their performance and after a minutes silence before the game, the players did not disappoint. The wicket looked poor and after taking advice from the experienced Tim Dodd,  we decided to bat after winning the toss. As it turned out it was the right decision.  There were some frights in the wicket batting first and Dodd was dismissed without scoring.  Napper then came to the crease and crafted a balanced Innings of 51 and looked totally in control. However the fireworks the other end with ‘Our Benjamin’ were like sitting on the London Eye on New Years Eve. Benjamin batted very soundly and watchful for the early part of his innings, then exploded to dismiss the bowling to all parts of the ground. Benjamin reached 50 in no time and then set about the bowling creating more carnage. He reached a very well deserved 100 in 18 overs and was dismissed with the score on 214 for a brilliant 146. It was great to see the patience and desire to build an innings. Well done Benjamin. Wisborough players came and went but Napper stuck to the task and was eventually out for 51. The score finished on 249 for 7. Byron Napper opened the bowling and bowled well taking the 1st 2 wickets. Hugo March opened the bowling the other end and bowled with the control and skill we are becoming accustomed to see. Jamie Self took over from Byron and  bowled brilliantly – putting the ball in the right areas and causing all sorts of problems for the batters who struggled to get him away. Self the ‘bowler who loves to bat’ dismissed the Brighton Middle order and finished with fantastic figures of 9 overs 5 for 31. Ben Thatcher, Harry Sedgwick and Jack Sizzey Carter finishing off the other batsmen to dismiss Brighton for 145. We could not have performed better after a hard week and I would like to thank all of the players for a top performance dedicated to our Old Friend. I would also like to thank Jenny Jones, Tom and Joel Colbran for making the trip to Brighton to support their Club and team mates. James Sadler 1st team Captain President’s Day – Presidents X1 vs Chairman’s X1 On his first Presidents Day John Pleasants and his Fiancee Lena have worked tirelessly to create a great day for Wisborough Green Cricket Club. With support from The 3 Crowns,, The Cricks, and Sarah from behind the bar in the Pav, all was on track. The day started with the ‘fizzy stuff’ and our local connoisseur NSP would have approved. Lunch was a banquet of meats, thai curry, pies of various shapes and sizes, salads and of course the wonderful puddings – Banofee pie taking centre stage. Lunch was a great success with great wines supplied from the pavilion washing down the food. John Pleasants then did a great speech and welcomed his guests, I struggled through a few words about Timbo Monday and a minutes silence. Then the match began, the Presidents Team Batted first Rohit Jagota and Benjamin Steyn playing well and getting the team off to a great start. Luckily we know the areas Benjamin hits the ball and it wasn’t long before he was dismissed well caught on the boundary by Thatch. Rohit then crafted a fine 62 and the Now (with football approaching) inform Byron Napper hit 69….Hugo continued to bowl well after easily dismissing Steyn, and grabbed 3 wickets. Ben Thatcher rolled back the years and middle aged spread and bagged a couple, while Tim Kelleway also was in the wickets. The Presidents Team were always batting well and finished on 191 for 8 in 30 overs. The Chairmans team started slowly and cautiously with Dan Smith and Stuart Davey, but Davey was soon dismissed. The Chairmans team struggled for the first 15 overs, with players coming and going, Steyn bowled well and finally realised the 3 wooden things are an additional way to get the batsman out. Finishing on 2 for 11. Harry Sedgwick also bowled well and grabbed a couple of wickets. Tim Dodd tried his best with a great exhibition of stroke play and sheer force to smash 63. Helped in part by Kelloway, Thatcher and Sadler. The Chairmans team finished 19 short on 172, but a great day was had by all. Many thanks to Neil Trestrail for Captaining the Presidents Team. Beer and medals followed and a few stragglers finished off the wine. Many thanks to Rob Knight for scoring and Tim Dodd for switching from Umpire to batsman. A Great day was had by all, many thanks to all that helped and contributed and of course all the clubs guests. James Sadler    Under 9’s vs Roffey  Monday evening at Collard’s field saw the Wisborough Green Colts take on Roffey CC. Roffey won the toss and sent Wisborough Green in to bat. The Wisborough Green Colts batted exceptionally well with very good running between wickets. All the pairs, Charlie and Rufus, Arthur and Rafe, Finlay and Dexter and William Reed and Joseph, contributed positive totals to our score. Congratulations to Joseph who was our highest scorer with 20 runs along with William Reed and Charlie who also made double figures. A great team performance with the bat- Wisborough Green finished their innings on a total score of 267 off their 16 overs. The Wisborough Green Colts did a superb job with the ball and fielding total as much as possible . Well done to Charlie, Joseph, Arthur and Dexter who were the joint highest wicket takers for Wisborough Green. Roffey finished their innings on a total score of 246 off their 16 overs. All in all a great team performance by the Wisborough Green Colts running our winners by 21 runs     Under 8’s vs  West Chiltington CC     Saturday morning at Collard’s field saw the Wisborough Green Colts Under 8’s play their second game for the season against West Chiltington CC. Preceding the game, a one minute silence was held by the players and spectators in memory of Tim Monday, who sadly passed away the previous weekend. Our captain for the match, Willem, won the toss and sent West Chiltington in to bat. The Wisborough Green Colts bowled and fielded exceptionally well. Well done to all the Colts who did a great job given it was one of their first games. They all bowled exceptionally well. West Chiltington ended their innings on 298 off 24 overs Wisborough Green set about chasing the total. All the pairs, Jody and Luc, Cameron and Charlie, Sam and Otis, Daisy and Cameron, Willem and Matthew and Chris and Karl along with Rafferty and Lilly who kindly played for West Chiltington, contributed positive totals to the score. Congratulations to Otis who was the highest scorer with 20 runs. Wisborough Green finished their innings on a total score of 287 off their 24 overs. All in all a great team performance by the Wisborough Green Colts and they all should be very proud of the way they played.