Wizzy News 31 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 some exceptional performances from some of our younger players including an undefeated century.

Honours boards

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

Match Results

First X1 vs Pagham

  • Wisborough win in 36 over rain affected game
  • Credit to Pagham for getting the game going
  • Law 47 and DJ 37 set the scene for the customary Green middle order collapse.
  • Late slugger Sizzle fights back with a quickfire 25 to add credibility to Green total of 195 in 36 overs
  • Pagham tea ladies impress with cracking spread to fuel the Green
  • Klein and March apply early pressure – despite the numerous no balls
  • Sizzler confirms MOM status with 3 for 25 off 8 and removing dangerman Tyson before he really gets going
  • Self provides able support
  • Farmer and Hopkins finish the game off with nerves of steel
  • Players pose for customary victory selfie
Pictured from left – Martin Hopkins, DJ Dominique, Alan Law , Jamie Self, Jack Sizzey Carter, James Rainford, Nick Klein, Tom Malcolm, Jonny Farmer, Chris Francis (not in picture : Hugo March)

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Wisborough Green vs Kenya Kongolis

A Wisborough Green invitation X1 took on the visiting Kenya Kongolis side on Wednesday 31 July. The Kenya Kongolis are players who currently live in Kenya, who have lived in Kenya, or have some association with Kenya. This year the Kongolis sponsored a player from Kenya to join them on their tour , and it was a real pleasure to welcome Tony to Wisborough Green.

Many of the Kenya Kongolis players have been playing in the annual fixture for over 30 years. Pictured below against the backdrop of one of the neighbouring houses are skipper David Waters and Chris Maille who played in the game 30 years ago to the day. The house hasn’t changed one bit in all that time … What incredible memories ….

Kenya Kongolis team with Chris Maille and David Waters pictured second and third from the left at the back.
Wisborough Green invitational X1 against Kenya Kongolis
Back – from left — Hughie Ragg, Sam Johnson, Hector Monro, skipper Tom Malcolm, Joey Calder Smith and James Rainford. Front left – Joe Bonney, Richard Wilson, Gracie Attridge, Harry Dancaster, Josh Dixon, front Harry Hunter

A fantastic game of cricket – played in the true spirit of the game.

Put into bat first – the Kongolis amassed a total of 201 in their timed 37 over innings. A great century from their opener and some good bowling from Wisborough Green’s Tom Malcolm leading from the front, Hector Monro, Joey Calder Smith, Hughie Ragg and Josh Dixon. Excellent line and length bowling from Gracie Attridge , Harry Hunter and spin merchant Richard Wilson.

Wisborough Green batters fell a few runs short of the total – but some brilliant classic cover drives from Harry Dancaster, top scoring from skipper Tom Malcolm , hard hitting from Joey Calder Smith and Hughie Ragg, some deft touches from James Rainford, well placed edges from Josh Dixon and a very welcome return to the crease for Sam Johnson and Hector Monro , both of whom have been missed !!

It is always a pleasure to host the Kongolis – and we look forward to the fixture again next year.

Under 14 vs Barns Green

  • Young Wisborough 10 player team take on Barns Green
  • Skipper Bonney wins the toss and elects to bat
  • Openers Ben Carpenter and Harry Hunter get off to a good start on a tricky wicket
  • Ben goes on to make 30 valuable runs
  • Gareth Sylvester continues to impress with the bat and sets up good partnership with top scorer Harry Dancaster
  • Harry Dancaster finishes the innings with confident 42 no.
  • Wisborough end on credible 130 in allotted 20 overs
  • Barns Green get off to good start
  • Joe Bonney holds onto fine catch to dismiss Barns Green dangerman
  • William Reed impresses with some quality bowling
  • Barns Green middle order collapse with one batsmen providing stubborn resistance
  • Harry Hunter and Ran Dawson take 5 wickets between them
  • Good final over bowling by Joseph Reed
  • Barns Green reach total with 3 balls remaining and 8 wickets down
  • Players disappointed to have narrowly lost the game
  • Coaches remind players that fine margins sometimes dictate the result of games and an 11 player team could have made all the difference

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Under 12 Festival match vs Three Bridges

  • Three Bridges win the toss and put Wisborough in to bat.
  • Wisborough lose 2 early wickets after 3 overs
  • Three Bridges continue to show through out an exceptional display of line and length.
  • Ran Dawson moves the team on steadily and sensibly to score a fine 77 runs.
  • Wisborough finish off 150 for 7 after 35 overs.
  • In the field Wisborough show good enthusiasm while Will Reed bowls 1 for 13 off 4 overs.
  • The team continue to hold Three Bridges to a similar run rate but eventually they push on to get the job done in 29 overs with the loss of 4 wickets.

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Under 12 Festival match vs Southwater

  • Wisborough win the Toss and decide to field first.
  • With some good initial opening bowling Southwater were struggling to get bat on ball
  • Will Dixon takes 1 for 8 off 6 overs with Patrick Gordon too bowling a great first spell.
  • But with 7 catches dropped and not 1 held Southwater manage 175 off their 35 overs with only 3 wickets lost.
  • With The bat Wisborough came out and lost 2 early wickets with only 15 on the board.
  • Will Dixon at 3 plays himself in with a steady head and eventually hits a fantastic 109 Not Out with the support of Joe Reed and Patrick Gordon.
  • Wisborough win the match in just short of 25 overs with the loss of 4 wickets.

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Will Dixon after his undefeated and match winning 109 no
A beaming Ran Dawson after his 77 runs against 3 Bridges

Matches this weekend 

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Other News

And finally ….

Spotted out and about …

Can’t fault the logic
Bound to keep you staying alive …
Stay safe out there people …

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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