Wizzy News 24 July 2019

Hi everyone

Welcome to this week’s Wizzy News – our weekly roundup of news and events at Wisborough Green cricket club.

Another great week of cricket to report on with more notable individual performances

Honours boards

Congratulations to all those who made in onto our honours board this week

Presidents Day – Sunday 21st July

A great celebration of cricket at Presidents Day – many thanks to our President Steve Calder Smith and Mrs President Caroline Calder Smith for all their efforts in making it a very memorable event. Thanks also to all the players who brought food and help setup and stay behind to clean up afterwards.

Congratulations to the Presidents X1 who narrowly beat the Chairmans X1 in a well spirited encounter. Who will ever forget that catch of the season by George Nichols to dismiss Stu Rainford, watching former player Ben Thatcher trundle up the hill again, seeing some superb knocks from Tarnie Dixon, Jack Dixon, Charlie Phillips , George Nichols , Joey Calder Smith and Tom Malcolm, and former President John Pleasants rolling back the years to bag those 4 scalps.

Century Club draw

The latest draw  of the Century Club took place at President’s Day and the prize winners were as follows

Ken Vickery                   £250

Trevor Price                   £150

Barry Overington           £80

Lady Parker                    £60

Martin Hopkins             £50

Ruth Migdale                  £35

Ray thanked members of the Century Club for their continued support and urged those who were not yet members to join. He also handed a cheque for £2,500 to the President of the Cricket Club  but stressed that if this level of annual support for the Club is to continue it is necessary to  recruit new members to the Century Club  to   maintain membership at 200 given that for various reasons some are lost each year..

Ray will be sending out the prize winning cheques this week 

If you would like to join the Century club please see our website http://www.wisboroughgreencc.co.uk/century-club/ or contact Ray via email address ray.greatorex@outlook.com

Many thanks to Ray for all his efforts in running the Century Club

Match Results

First X1 vs RMU

  • Wisborough win the toss and elect to bat first – much to RMU’s dissapointment
  • Malcolm continues fine form with well played 70.
  • Middle order dig in as Farmer and Rainford finish unbeaten as Green post 209 for 7
  • Gould and Gould smash it to all parts as RMU chase total
  • Klein unlucky not to get both batsmen out with fine spell of fast bowling
  • Self pulls out all his tricks and traps the leading run scorer in the whole of Sussex LBW
  • Great fight and spirit shown by entire team
  • Huge game at Pagham awaits

Click here for the full scorecard

Second X1 vs Chichester

  • Wet pitch delays start of game
  • Chichester gain the upper hand by winning crucial toss
  • Openers Ken Vickery and Charlie Phillips get off to a solid start on a lively wicket
  • Charlie Maunder and Jack Dixon build on good start with solid batting performance
  • Promising innings turns sour as lower order batsmen offer catching practice to Chichester
  • Innings ends on 178 in the 35th over
  • Frank Vickery claims first scalp of the day with good straight bowling – much to the disgust of the opener
  • Chichester dig in and knock off 130 on a good batting wicket before Josh Dixon strikes
  • Green lose in 33rd over after spirited and well fought fight
  • Lots of positives to take from the game – skipper full of praise for younger players

Click here for the full scorecard

Under 14 vs Barns Green

  • Thrilling encounter in the battle of the Greens
  • Barns Green win the toss and elect to bat
  • Wisborough get off to shaky start as bowlers struggle to find their rhythm
  • Alex Philp gets breakthrough after claiming 2 scalps with some good bowling
  • Average fielding allows Barnes Green to accumulate runs quickly
  • Barns Green wickets tumble at regular intervals after opener retires on 43
  • Harry Hunter claims final wickets with some excellent bowling
  • Barns Green set Wisborough target of 101 to win
  • Wisborough innings gets off to a bad start after Harry Hunter and Harry Dancaster dismissed uncharacteristically early
  • Richard Wilson joins Ben Carpenter and stabilise the innings
  • Richard rides his luck and retires on 41
  • Joe Bonney and Alex Philp pair up to take Wisborough within touching distance of the target
  • Alex holds his nerve and scores a four in the final ball of the game to level the scores
  • Wisborough challenge Barns Green to Super over. Barns Green decline
  • Coaches delighted with spirited performance of the team

Click here for the full scorecard

Matches this weekend and Kenya Kongolis

Click here for the team selections for this Saturday and Wednesday 31 July against Kenya Kongolis

Other News

And finally ….

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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




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