Welcome message from our Chairman
Gooday Mark Day
As we announced last week Mark Day has joined from ‘down under’ for the season. In the short time he has been here Mark has settled in incredibly well and has spent a lot of time helping to prepare the Green and has assisted with Colts coaching. Its a pleasure having you on board Mark and we hope you enjoy your time with us. Please click here for a few words from Mark.
Music video of the week
Honours boards for the week
Matches over the weekend
The First X1 game vs Barnes Green was sadly rained off
Seconds vs Stirlands
Team pic before the game – Back from left : Tarnie Dixon, Steve Calder Smith, Nick Klein, Nick Scott Payne (Capt) , Joey Calder Smith, Chris Francis . Front from left : Stuart Rainford, Josh Dixon, Martin Hopkins, Jack Carter, Tom Colbran
Headlines from the game
- Seconds cruely denied victory after rain sets in
- Stirlands skittled out for 53
- Nick Klein in sparkling form with devastating spell of quick bowling ending up with 4 for 6 off 7 overs
- Not to be outdone Capt Nick Scott Payne bags a hattrick and ends with 3 for 9 off 5
- Martin Hopkins finishes off the innings with 2 scalps
- Green notch up 10 in 5 overs before rain stops play
- Game abandoned with 35 overs to play, 9 wickets remaining and only 44 runs to get
- Capt Scott Payne full of praise for positive team performance
Under 12’s vs West Chiltington
Exciting finish ends in narrow defeat for the U12s against strong West Chiltington side
WG U12s were honoured to play their first cricket match of the season on the hallowed turf of the Green. The conditions were perfect and there was much excitement and optimism in the air, fresh from last weeks’ victory.
WG batted first, the openers Oscar Warmington and Ran Dawson protected their wickets well against some accurate bowling whilst dispatching the bad balls to the boundary: Oscar deservedly retired at 30, Ran was out for a good 21. Will Dixon then came in and scored 29 not out and was ably supported by Fraser Ayers (4 not out). After 20 overs WG ended up with a solid 112-2.
Despite wickets from Ran Dawson, Oscar Warmington and Fraser Ayers, the scoreboard was ticking over helped by a steady stream of wides and no balls. Fraser Williams was brave and agile in equal measure behind the stumps. The team looked keen and alert in the field and Oscar managed a sensational run out with a direct hit from 20 yards out. Credit should also be given to Harry Hunter, Kit Witheridge, Nicholas Von Schoenberg, Tom Bonney, Seb Wilbaut and Toby Nicholls for their prowess with the ball and commitment in the field. However despite a creditable bowling and fielding performance led by the Captain Harry the extras got the better of us and West Chiltington sneaked to victory after 18 overs with 113-4.
An exciting close contest where small margins made the difference. Well done to everyone in the U12 team.
click here for the full scorecard
Under 5/6/7 training on the Green
Matches this weekend
Date for your diary
Other non cricketing news
How on earth does anything actually ever get done nowadays ??