In this week’s news :
- 1’s pick up their first win of the season.
- Calder-Smith, Thatcher & Dodd all star with the bat
- Rainford runs through Felbridge with first 5-fer in over 4 years.
- Thatcher and Farmer also amongst the wickets
see full match report below
- Seconds seal great 64 run victory over Portslade
- Captain James Sadler holds the innings together with well played 85.
- Good batting contributions from Tim McMath and Joel Colbran
- John Pleasants rolls back the years and takes 4 wickets for 22 runs off 7 overs
- Luca Cocoracchio , Joel Colbran and Tom Colbran take 2 wickets a piece
see full match report below
- Top of the the table under 14’s chase down 130 and seal great victory against Barns Green
- Barns Green opening batsmen score 40 a piece
- Ewan Duff takes 2 wickets
- Captain Colbran continues great form with the bat with 3rd undefeated 40
- Hugo March scores classy 44
- Callum Price and Harold Hardie steer the ship home with great partnership.
- Many positives for the team but more work required in the fielding department
- Under 12’s tie game against Trinity
- Reluctant hero Huxley steps up to the plate
- Thrilling end to the game
see match summary below
- Strong performance in the field sets up slender and exciting 4 run win in the face of an accurate Slinfold attack.
- Team shows great character against strong opposition.
- Coach admitted to hospital after match for stress related illness.
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Wisborough were back on the green and with yet another much changed XI on show against Felbridge & Sunnyside.
Sunnyside won the toss and put Wisborough into bat.
Self and Hopkins set out to build a foundation, Martin played some nice shots early but smart fielding stopped a few boundaries, it was his aggression that saw him fall to a great catch at gully.
Jack Carter was promoted up the order after a fine not out performance the week before, sadly he scratched around and it was his first lesson of why not to go back at Wisborough Green, getting bowled by one that kept a tad low. The skipper managed to finally dispatch a few full tosses then departed with a yes, no maybe run out for 26. Maybe trimming his wild beard may make him more aero-dynamic?!
Enter Chairman SCS, looking like Edgar Davids with his new batting shades on, he had the bit between his teeth, really taking to his promotion to the first team and setting a fine example to fellow associates of WGCC, that if you get the chance, take it, live it and score runs!
Also at the crease now was, Ben ‘The Buddah’ Thatcher, also coming up from the second team after a fine knock, his form seemed to be still with him, so calm and collected, ‘The Buddha’ blocked the straight ones and dispatched the bad balls over the ropes.
SCS meanwhile rotated the strike but started to have malfunctions with his sporting shades, with the rain affecting one lens, and his heavy breathing misting up the other, this may also have contributed towards the chaos when Thatch was left stranded in the middle and run out. The only way it looked like the partnership would end. The score on 112-4, Doddy entered the crease and after being caught early, he had a lifeline as the fielder stepped on the rope, 6 runs Dodd, and another big hit soon followed. Just as Wis started to build momentum the rain really came down, the umpires had a quick chat and play was brought to a halt with Tea being taken early.
After a disappointing tea last week, the same umpire who was at Littlehampton had a smile like Ainsley Harriot at the spread in-front of him. A fine feed once again from the Cricks. Thanks guys.
Doddy also had a good feed and was hungry to push the score along, Wisborough had lost 4 overs and wanted to get the score towards the 180 mark. Doddy fell with one big heave and slip with the score on 152, Franny, Tarnie and the ever dependent chairman managed to get the score on 174 with the latter finishing on a solid 39* in very sticky conditions, and blurred visison.
Wisborough turned straight around much towards the disappointment of Farmer, wanting to see LVGenius final game for United.
But like LVG, Jamie had plans to win this game, build early pressure, use the conditions and take our chances, exactly what the green machine did. Junior who had a great day with the ball sent the number
1 bat back, with a fine catch from Doddy. It was also the way of the next dismissal, with The Buddah getting in on the act, Tarnie brought in as a specialist slip took a fine low one to his right. Wisborough applied great pressure and the next 4 wickets fell at regular intervals, Junior and Thatch with 2 more each. Another solid week in the field from Ollie Berry, even though he only had one wing after injuring his arm playing darts. The chairman was now not only sporting shades, but a sweat band and hat combo, looking like a WWF Wrestler!
The scores were on 66-6, the sign of the Devil and a Crystal Palace goal, enter Farmer, devastated by the news of the goal bowled his fist over as a depressed man and got punished, this soon changed as it didn’t Mata, there was a game to win! The nibbler bowled one through the batsman’s gate, and then another the next ball, sadly no Hat-Trick which allowed Junior to complete is 5 Wicket Haul and Wisborough bowl out Sunnyside for 81. Tarnie ran off the pitch as had a dinner date, several pairs of car keys and a big smile.
The first 30 point game of the season and still unbeaten. On to Broadwater away for the green machine .
Wisborough Green 2nd X1 V Portslade 3rd X1.
It was very overcast and rain was expected and Portslade Ground without a Pavilion was about as welcoming as a ‘Rattlesnake in a lucky dip’. In fairness they have a new pavilion being built, and due for completion in 1 months time, but that did not help us as the drizzle started just after the start of the match.
Portslade won the toss and put Wisborough into bat.
The match started slowly with Wisborough losing the quick wickets of Nick Scott Payne, Doug Cox and Dave Cocorachio. Tim McMath managed to restore some sense of calm scoring 28 and Joel Colbran batting really well for 27. With Colbran out James Sadler came in to bat with the score hovering 60 for 4. Sadler and McMath built the innings and when McMath was out in came young Calum Price on 2nd X1 debut but unfortunately missing a straight one.
John Pleasants joined Sadler and scored a valuable 19 with Sadler now attacking the bowling. The score rattled past 150, and Wisborough were well on the way to a reasonable total. With Pleasants falling for 19, Rhys Stonely joined Sadler and scored some useful runs to bring the total past 200. Sadler was out in the last over for 85, with Tom Colbran and Luca Cocorachio managing to score some useful runs in the last over.
Joel Colbran and Nick Payne opened the bowling with some pace but Portslade had little to offer. Joel finishing with 2 for 33 and Nick unlucky to not to get any wickets.
John Pleasants then tied up one end and bowled with the experience of a man with a tattoo of his hero ‘Rob Knight’ on his back. JP finishing with fantastic figures of 4 for 22 off 7 overs. Portslade offered some resistance and were well up with the scoring rate, before Luca Cocorachio on debut, took 2 great wickets and removed most of the threat Portslade offered. Tom Colbran finished the opposition off with some fine spin bowling well supported by Tim McMath behind the stumps.
Another great win and good to see the club moving forward with some great victories all round. The firsts, seconds and all colts teams are unbeaten this season……great news indeed.
2nd X1 Captain
After steady batting, Wisborough under 12’s set Horsham Trinity a target of 67.
A great start in the field put the Green on top but a few too many wides opened the door for Horsham to take the advantage.
Needing three to win from two overs with two wickets left, Skipper Palmer bowled a tidy over despite a couple of wides leaving the scores tied.
One over, one run, two wickets left for Trinity to win. Huxley was thrown the ball to bowl the last over, “No” was his response. After a little coaxing from the u12s, our new u11 signing stepped up and bowled a double wicket maiden to tie the game, finishing with figures of three overs, four wickets for four runs. Take a bow young man ! Fantastic cricket.