Wizzy News 29 August 2017

Hi everyone
Welcome to this weeks Wizzy News – our weekly round-up of news and events at Wisborough Green Cricket Club
A great weekend’s activities to report on both on and off the cricket field. Congratulations particularly to James Rainford for his very first century and Joey Calder Smith for his very first 50.
We also report on our under 16 Dads vs Lads end of season event on Sunday and the Wisborough Green’s Got Talent evening which was held on Friday night.   We also rembered Malcolm Spiers with a celebratory game of cricket on the Green on Sunday organised by his family.
Honours boards for the week
Congratulations to all the players  who made it onto the honours board this week. 
Wisborough Green’s  Got Talent 
Congratulations to all acts that took part in the Wisborough Green’s Got Talent evening on Friday night. A fantastic performance from the cricket club as usual.
Just a normal Friday night out for some.
Dazzling performance from Sammi
Well done to the Pavettes  for their winning performance ‘ This Ole Pav’
If you want to sing along while watching the performance here are some of the lyrics :  

This old pav still stands here proudly This old pav is full of life This old pav is pride of the village As we play the sport of life This old pav rings out with laughter This old pav hears many shouts But she stands dilapidated While the plaster falls about

Ain’t a gonna need this pav no longer Ain’t a gonna need this pav no more Ain’t got time to fix the balcony Ain’t got time to paint the floor Ain’t got time to unblock the toilets Nor mend those stinky drains Ain’t a gonna need this pav no longer She’s getting ready to be replaced

This old pav is getting shaky This old pav is getting old This old pav stinks like an ashtray This old pav lets in the cold On my knees like Kenny Vicky But I feel no fear no pain Cos I feel that Cliff is peekin Through the broken window pain

Ain’t a gonna need this pav no longer Ain’t a gonna need this pav no more Ain’t got time to fix the balcony Ain’t got time to paint the floor Ain’t got time to unblock the toilets Nor mend those stinky drains Ain’t a gonna need this pav no longer She’s getting ready to be replaced


Click here for a link for some more pics of the evening (If you have any pics of your own please send them in – we can add them to the collection)
U16 Dads vs lads 
The under 16’s finished off their season with a Dad’s vs Lads game on the Green followed by a BBQ, beers, awards and the customary Red Arrows flypast.
Congratulations to the lads who won awards this year
  Some pics of the day :

Cheers for the flypast Red Arrows 


Hugo March  receiving his award from Head of Colts Tarnie Dixon 


Josh Tusler receiving his award 


Calum Price receiving his award

  Some other pics of the day :   

 When do you ever see Josh Dixon without a smile on his face when he’s on the cricket field ? 



Leon Kilford showing Dad Grant who is boss (on the cricket field anyway) 


Fresh from his victory at Wisborough Green’s Got Talent – Alan Ball and his never to be forgotten golden builders hat. 


Steve Ragg looking as cool as a cucumber – waiting to go in to bat 


Steve matching son Hughie stride for stride . Whatever you can do Hughie – I can do better (well in my day anyway …)


This is how you play a sweep shot. Were you watching Josh Tusler ?? Dad Fraser showing how its done.


Tarnie Dixon in full flight. You arnt Head of Colts for nothing you know.. 


Steve Rollinson still trying to work out how he got to play on the day 


Thanks to the mums for a great BBQ 


This cricketing stuff is hard work ( Benjamin Steyn)


Dad Eddie and his lad Will . Or should that be Dad Will and his lad Eddie ??  

  Massive thanks to Jenny Jones for her efforts arranging fixtures and bringing the team together.
Thanks also to Lesley Price and David Cocoracchio for  scoring and umpiring.
Matches this weekend
The firsts are taking on East Preston away at 12:30 on Saturday and the seconds are at home to  Chichester Priory at 12:30. Click here to see who has been selected to represent us this weekend.
The games are extremely important for both our teams who stand a chance of promotion.
Click here for the league table for the firsts
Click here for the league table for the seconds
Results of matches played last weekend 
Firsts vs Selsey 
  • Green secure great victory after Selsey win the toss and elect to field first
  • Doddy (72 no) and Skipper Sadler (40) steer the ship after poor start with the bat
  • George Nichols in cameo performance at the end of the innings
  • Chris Marshall shines with the ball and claims top four scalps for 20 
  • Jack Sizzey  Carter takes out the middle order
  • Doddy caps fine performance with 2 late wickets
  • Captain Sadler pleased with team’s performance and looking forward to the final game (and the party afterwards !!!!) 
Captain Sadler keeping out a straight one 
Another four for Doddy 
Click here for the full scorecard See match report below   Seconds vs Eastergate 
  • Green dominate with bat and ball
  • Career best 111 no for James Rainford 
  • Joey Calder Smith hits first 50 and ends on 60 not out 
  • Green end with only 2 wickets down and set Eastergate 245 to win  
  • Harry Sedgwick takes early wickets 
  • Wickets tumble at regular intervals as bowlers find their mark 
  • Dan Vickery polishes off the tail and ends with 3 for 2 in 2 overs 
  • Skipper delighted with all round performance as Green eye promotion  
 Click here for the full scorecard
See match report below
 Dates for your diary 
Sat 2 Sept   – Pimms and Prosecco on the Green- All members of the club very welcome to come and celebrate the last senior games of the season.  6:30 on the Green – £5 for Lena’s curry
Sun 3 Sept : Balloon Festival on the Green – click here for the website. Balloons set to go off at 5:00 pm 
Just to wet your appetite – here is a pic of a balloon which took off from a nearby field on Sunday.  
Sat 14 October – 70’s Disco night at the Village Green – a fundraiser for the new Pavilion project. Not to be missed . Tickets available from Hayley Ball via email :  h.ball876@btinternet.com
Other non cricketing news 
Come across any interesting sights on your travels ? Here are a few more to add to the collection . Please send in some of  your pics to us – email wisboroughgreencc@gmail.com
 Trucks in tune with each other …
Always good to adhere to the warnings signs …
How about next week maybe ??
Ouch. Truth hurts sometimes …
And finally …
 No comment necessary …   
If there is anything we need to know, you know where to find us.
Have another great cricketing week.
Match reports 
Firsts vs Selsey
On a very hot day at the end of August the Green was looking good but lush after some August rain storms. Selsey could be an awkward opponent as they are in the relegation zone and very determined to stay up, so we had to be on our game. We lost the toss and were put into bat, on a drying wicket. It wasn’t long before Wisborough were in trouble, with Benjamin Steyn looking all at sea after a week on tour in Ireland…trapped LBW on the crease. Nick Wadlow batted well and kept the ball out but Stuart Davey and James Self came and went in quick succession. Sadler joined Wadlow with the score on 10 for 3. They started to rebuild the innings before Wadlow went for 18 and the score moved to 48 for 4. Dodd joined Sadler who was still batting cautiously to rebuild the innings. Dodd and Sadler got the score to 134 before Sadler was caught and bowled. George Nicholls joined Dodd and played a great little Cameo of 22 not out, whilst Dodd was now in full flight smashing the ball to all parts. Dodd finishing on an excellent 76 not out and the score totalled 184 for 5. In a tactical change Chris Marshall opened the bowling at the bottom end with Benjamin Steyn running in from the top end. It wasn’t long before the flight and guile of Marshall had Selsey batsmen in all sorts of trouble with Chris claiming the first 4 wickets in a spell of 4 for 20.  One of Chris’s wickets was superbly caught one handed by George Nicholls. Steyn bowled with aggression but seemed to leave his cricket brain in Ireland –  6 Overs 0 for 25. Sizzey Carter replaced Marshall at the bottom end and bowled well with great control ending on  3 for 15. Jamie Self bowled his usual tidy spell and claimed a wicket whilst Tim Dodd cleaned up the tail with 2 for 22. An excellent all round performance but the score of 185 could easily have been 100. Look forward to a date with East Preston next week and some fun at the after party!   Seconds vs Eastergate 
Wizzy 2s gain important win against Eastergate – Junior and Joey lead with the bat and Vickery shines with ball After the excesses of Wisborough Green’s got talent the night before the 2nds were greeted to a hot and barmy day at Eastergate. The skipper’s hangover meant that after winning the toss and electing to bat, he retired to marshal the score book and plan the batting line up. Job done, the new opening partnership of Junior and Farms took to the field. Dan, who made the long journey down from London was in at number 5, and diligently put his pads on for a light net session before waiting his turn to bat. Junior got off to a flyer as the young opener struggled with length and line whilst Farms was more circumspect requiring three or four overs before he could see just one ball. Runs flowed and Wizzy had amassed 60 off the first 10 overs. Farms was a little impatient than Junior, and dehydration was taking its toll and he was first out having built a strong foundation. “Harry the Hair” played exactly the right shot to a short ball, but slightly mistimed it and was caught which brought Joey to the wicket with the score on 73. Dan retired to the gents to prepare himself for his innings as Joey and Junior started to build a partnership. Cautiously at first, but with increasing fluency the pair ticked the scoreboard over and Junior started to show his range of shots. Hard to do on a low bouncing wicket and with a number of yorkers that needed to be dug out from the persistent Rew Reid. As the pair continued to bat, the skipper revised his target for the rest of the batsmen, from 200 to 220. However no further batsmen were required. Junior and Joey continued to punish the tiring attack and the score grew. Joey passed 50, his first for the club, and Junior went on to post his first 100. At the end of 40 overs the pair had put on an unbeaten partnership of 171 for the third wicket and poor Dan was still sitting waiting to go in in his pads. After a great tea, and with Lesley having arrived to score the team set out to claim full points. A quick start was the plan and Harry delivered in his first over and again soon after dismissing the number 3. The Eastergate opener and the number 4 were determined to start a fight back. The skipper set restrictive fields and the game rolled along with Eastergate falling behind the run rate but still posing a threat with these two at the wicket. Leon bowled some good balls which beat the bat, Farms was tried but no further wickets fell. Dan broke the deadlock, with a piece of magical fielding, a run out from square leg with a direct hit at the non-striker’s end. Farms picked up a wicket and Junior then made the run rate almost impossible by tying up the opener who was well set and he also picked up a couple of wickets. The coup de grace was delivered by Dan, who took 3 wickets for 2 in a reminder to the skipper of his all-round cricketing talents before heading back up to London. A big thanks to Toby Sedgwick for standing in and helping the team out in the field. Great to see you back in cricket whites A big win was delivered, which jumped Wizzy to third in the table and we face Chichester in the last match of the season to see which of the 2 clubs will be promoted.