Wizzy News 27 July 2023

Welcome to this week’s Wizzy news

Friday night training

Just a quick reminder that our Under 5, 6 and 7 age groups have finished their training for the season and the under 8 and 9 age group will be having their last training session on Friday evening. It will also be the last training session for the under 11 girls this Friday evening.

Under 10’s and above – please refer to your coaches to confirm when your last session of the season will be.

President’s Day – Sunday 6th August

President’s Day planning has been finalised and we look forward to welcoming The Kenya Kongonis to the green on Sunday August 6th . The club has its base in Nairobi and will be celebrating its 100 years in 2027. The club’s diaspora are spread far and wide with many residing in the UK. Ex WGCC president Neil Trestrail is responsible for their annual tour to Sussex, and we are delighted that they will play us on President’s Day. We hope that this will become the annual celebration of cricket in Wisborough at future President’s Days. In 18 years, we will be able to recognise at least 300 years of cricket on the green so, whilst we might claim to be an older club, we probably can’t match the sartorial elegance of the Kongonis. Perhaps its time to organise a WGCC blazer. Any takers?

All involved in the club and their families are welcome to attend and we look forward to a fabulous day of meeting old friends and celebrating what is so good about our wonderful cricket club. We hope for sunshine and the plan for the day is as follows :

  • Please arrive from 11.30 to mix and mingle
  • There will be a relaxed bbq lunch from midday for players
  • Cricket will start at 13.00
  • All to enjoy their lunch from 13.00 onwards
  • Cricket tea will be provided for the players and our Kongonis guests
  • BBQ will be available for purchase of food throughout the day
  • Game will finish at 19.00

During the day there will be the third Century Club draw of the year so for those who aren’t involved please click on the following link and join in the fun : Century Club info

We look forward to seeing you and your families on the day

Honours Boards

Congratulations to all those who made it onto the Board this week

Team news

How it started

Under 8’s pictured at their end of season awards presentation on the green in 2015

Players pictured from left – Ran Dawson , Will Dixon , along with some familiar faces including coaches Tarnie Dixon (left) and Tom Dawson (right)

How it’s going

Under 16’s win the league

Well done to our Under 16’s who won the league after beating Ifield on Friday afternoon. What was quite remarkable about the acheivement is that they beat both West Chiltington and Horsham at their home grounds playing with a number of younger players in the team . Congratulations guys – well done

Pictured at Ifield from left – Oscar Warmington, Will Dixon, Hector Dawson, Matt Ritchie and Ran Dawson.

Please click here for the full scorecard

The under 16’s will be playing at home against Lingfield in the Playoff final on Sunday morning at 9:30. Please do come along and support them if you can – its going to be a cracking game.

Under 12’s Festival week

Well done to our under 12’s who had their festival week this last week, playing against Findon, Crawley Eagles and Arundel. The game against Petworth was called off because of the rain but we are hoping to reschedule the game as a friendly in a few weeks’ time.

The games were tough and grueling – much longer formats than the usual 20 over games. It was a delight to see how the players improved every game – taking the lessons of the losses in the first two games and winning the final game against Arundel convincingly.

Congratulations to Hector Dawson for his maiden 50 in the game against Arundel – just sneaking it in before he turned 11 the following day. Its not often that you see a 10 year old score a half century so it was very special to see it unfold on the hallowed turf. Fantastic batting performances also by Harry Maggs and Olivia Boyce who steered the ship after a couple of wickets fell early, and to Hector and Buddy Edwardes who built on the foundation. The bowlers stuck to their task bowling very accurately and with a plan which was good to see. The fielding was also good and excellent captaincy from Henry Foden who had to deal with all the bowlers assuring him that if they went on to bowl they would bowl that magic ball that would dislodge the batters. Special mention also to Freddie Brookfield who batted for the entire innings in the game against Crawley Eagles and for some excellent fast bowling.

Many thanks to all the mums for the fantastic teas and for all the support from the dads. Special thanks to Tom for umpiring and Kirsty, Bobby and Fiona Boyce for scoring. Congratulations to Fiona for mastering the Playcricket Scorer app.

Hector Dawson with Harry Maggs in the background (pic taken at a previous game)
Thanks to all the mums for the fantastic tea – the players were spoilt rotten – pictured left Sarah Nicholls and Emma Foden
Great support as always from James Braddock and Tim Edwardes
Every scorer needs their own personal assistant keeping the sun out of their eyes and keeping them dry – Wimbledon style – Wendy Maggs and KIrsty Dawson

Upcoming Fixtures this week

  • Our First X1 are away at Broadwater at 12:30 on Saturday and our Second X1 are at home to Worthing at 1pm.
  • Our Under 10’s have a friendly match at home on Saturday at 9am and our Under 16’s have a home game against Lingfield at 9:30 on Sunday morning
  • Our ladies team are playing away against Billingshurst on Tuesday evening

Spotted on the Green

We couldn’t let Tim Edwardes get away with that mischevious grin without adding an appropriate comment. Well done to Suzana Braddock for the best caption in the Under 12 Whatsapp group – ‘Of course I know where all the children are …’

Spotted at the family Fun Day

How it started – Lucas Griffiths – son of Rowan and Dave Griffiths (First team player)

Left arm over please umpire

Make that right arm over please umpire – all around the green and then around the drainage channel ….

Spotted at the Ashes

Jonny Farmer – famous at last … spotted in the crowd at the Oval

Spotted out and about

Useful diversion

That’s it for this week.

Have a great cricketing week 🏏😊