Wizzy News 5 July 2017

In this week’s news :

 Firsts vs Broadbridge Heath 

– Green on top for entire match but can’t force the win
– Winning draw sees us take 18 points
– Top contributions from Steyn (44), Napper (43) Colbran (37) and Sadler (37).
– Nappers long throw completes one of the slowest run outs ever seen.
– Wickets shared with Thatcher and Sizzey-Carter both taking 2

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See match report below

 

Seconds vs Broadbridge Heath 2nd X1

– 2’s complete comprehensive win over BBH
– DJ hits half century, well supported by James Rainford and George Nicholls
– TJ takes a wicket in rare outing
– Tommy Colbran and Jacob Ball rip through the BBH batting order
– Young team really starting to flourish

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Under 16 vs Horsham 

  • Green fall short by 3 runs in thrilling match against strong Horsham team
  • Horsham notch up 159 for 4 in 25 overs
  • Final flurry sees Horsham bag 59 in last 5 overs
  • Luca Cocoracchio pick of the bowlers with 2 for 19 off 3
  • Batters get Green off to a good start
  • Josh Tusler top scores with 36 not out
  • Captain Hugo March completes all round performance with valuable 33 run knock.
  • Green match Horsham score over by over
  • Valiant last over stand in the dark by George Smith and Josh Tussler
  • Team congratulated for never say die attitude
  • Scorer Lesley Price’s  patience put to the test and only just survives – threatens  to use coloured pencils to score over the weekend

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Under 12’s vs Horsham – pairs friendly game 

  • Green back to winning ways after 38 run victory
  • Jamie Attard and Nicholas VS open the batting to settle the ship
  • Zach Whittle  finds the gaps intelligently and top scores with 19
  • Joe Bonney plays some excellent front foot drives and notches up 16
  • Harry Hunter claims his first 3 wicket haul in a game with some deft swing bowling
  • Huxley Johnson-Hill consistent as ever with 1 for 2 runs off his 3 overs
  • Tom Burchell and Joe Bonney bag a couple of wickets each
  • Coach delighted with positive performance – asks for more of the same

 

Under 10’s  vs Billingshurst

Wisborough U10s put in impressive all round performance to win convincingly against a developing Billingshurst team

  • WG lose toss and are put into bat
  • Strong batting performance from all the pairs amass a sizeable total of 323 with 5 wickets lost after 16 overs
  • Ran Dawson with 22 runs and Will Dixon with 38 runs
  • All bowlers contribute with consistent line and length
  • Fraser Williams: 2 for 11 in 3 overs (no extras), Ran Dawson:  2 for 2 in 2 overs ( 1 maiden) & Tom Mahon: 1 for 3 in 2 overs
  • Alert and accurate fielding by WG helps to contain the runs
  • Billingshurst are held to 224 with 6 wickets lost after 16 overs

 

If there is anything we need to know you know where to find us.

Have another great cricketing week.

#UpTheGreen

Cheers

Wizzy

 

Match Reports

Firsts vs Broadbridge Heath 

The sun was shining and Wisborough looked beautiful, but unfortunately we were playing at Broadbridge Heath. We arrived at 11:45 and the place was locked up…….so we waited and waited and eventually at 12:15 someone came to open the Pavilion.

The wicket looked very 2 paced with tufts of grass growing in strange directions. The toss was unfortunately lost and Broadbridge Heath captain had no hesitation in putting us into bat.

Benjamin Steyn and Tim Dodd opened the batting and it wasn’t long before the two were smashing the bowlers around the ground. 50 was up in 6 overs and the 2 looked very comfortable. Benjamin then had a rush of blood and tried to pull a short ball that kept low and was bowled for 44 in over number 8. (If only he could have batted 15-20 overs).

Byron Napper came to the crease, and looked solid, with Dodd carrying on the offensive. Dodd perishing for a well made 33. Sadler joined Napper at 83 for 2 and together they started to build towards a total, putting on 83 before Sadler hit a drive to mid off for 37. Napper continued building with George Magnus. Napper went for 41, and Magnus soon after for 6. Jamie Self and Joel Colbran then batted well to move the score towards 200+ with Colbran hitting some great 6’s and Self playing a valuable cameo. Self went for 10, and Ben Thatcher stroked the ball around with Colbran smashing a quick fire 37. Jack Sizzey Carter then hit a boundary to allow Wisborough to declare an over early on 248 for 8.

Broadbridge Heath then came out to bat all guns blazing with Jordan Ruff hitting the ball well. Broadbridge Heath lost wickets at regular intervals and despite ridiculously attacking fields decided to block for a draw from around 15 overs to go. The wickets were spread out between most of the bowlers but Jack Sizzey Carter and Ben Thatcher taking 2 a piece. Some good contributions for the other bowlers but we could not get the last 2 wickets and had to settle for a winning draw. Broad bridge Heath finishing on 151 for 8 in 46 overs.

Captains comments:
Whilst I love the traditional declaration cricket, having played in that match and on that wicket, (where we scored 248 and no one got a 50), you can see why ‘win lose’ format of 40 overs is appealing to get sides to want to win games. On the positive side, our batting again looked strong and bowlers continue to ask questions of the opposition batsmen.

 

Seconds vs Broadbridge Heath 2nd X1 

A youthful 2nd XI welcomed Broadbridge Heath to the green on a lovely summers afternoon. Stand in skipper Francis won the toss and elected to have a bat due to the weather and the long and exciting batting lineup at his disposal.

F. Vickery and Francis opened up with Vickery holding up one end well and Francis taking advantage of the half trackers on offer at the other end, until he stuffed one down mid-wickets throat. 14-1.

Drill Sargent/Vice Captain, Marina, was next in at 3. He and Vickery kept it tight initially but singles were hard to come by due to Marina’s pubic bone injury causing the big fella to be all but immobile (I’m still not sure how this injury occurred in the first instance?!). Marina decided to take things into his own hands and set about the bowling attack, smashing a quick fire 28 in boundaries before sticking one in the air. Vickery soon followed missing the straight full toss after a patient innings. 43-3.

With the balance of the game slightly in the favour of the visitors, the rather more mobile pairing of Jr and DJ came to the crease. The 2 of them milked the bowling well, taking singles where available and caressing the bad ball to the boundary with ease. The pair of them batted with great intelligence and it was only a miracle direct hit run out from the boundary that sent Jr back for a well made 41. It really was a game changing 106 run partnership and it put Wizzy back in the ascendency. That was until DJ had a rush of blood to the head. Having now got his 50 and running low on fuel/Friday night’s Stella, his less than straight blade failed to connect with the straight one. A really good knock of 59. 154-5.

Georgie Nicholls was next in at 6 and nurdled the the ball round well whilst Jacob initially took a more aggressive approach at 7 and set about the bowling from the off, blasting the first 2 deliveries faced for 4. The 2 of them looked very comfortable and finished off the innings in style, knocking up a quick 60 run partnership, with Georgie finishing on 34* and Jacob being stumped on the last ball of the innings for 26. A commanding 211 posted in 40 overs.

The usual dream tea prepared by Lena was consumed. This week’s offerings included hot dogs, pizza and ferrero rochers, Lena was certainly was spoiling us.

After tea, Wizzy went to work on defending the imposing first innings total. With Jr suffering from doggers heal, Tom Jenkins was given the new ball for his first game in the 2017 campaign for the green. It was a real treat to see the strapping lad steaming in down the hill again, a much loved site of many a Wisborough Green housewife over the years. He soon removed the dangerous Matt Varghese who popped one up to DJ at short cover (definitely not a bump ball…). Tommy bowled his full allowance of 9 overs with great control, aside from the odd loose delivery that had Callum sprawling behind the stumps.

The youthful Luca was chosen to open up the hill. He caused the batsmen plenty of issues too and was unlucky not to take a wicket with a number of shots being spooned in the air. Tight bowling from the 2 openers really put BBH on the back foot as the run rate soon began to rise. However, BBH still had plenty in the hutch ready and waiting so the game was still well poised after 15 overs, albeit still well in Wizzy’s favour.

Jacob and Tommy Colbran were the next 2 to take over the bowling duties, and with Jacob probing at the right handers off stump with inswingers and Tommy turning it square, they were soon in the wickets. Tommy was first to strike with Mr Round popping one to TJ. Jacob soon struck too, getting one to swing back into the number 4’s off peg.

Number 5, Xavier, was next in and he was keen to start hitting boundaries from the off. He soon put one to cow corner, after which the immobile Marina planted himself in said area having previously been at short mid on. The very next delivery saw another agricultural shot played and luckily for Marina it was perfectly placed for his bread basket, not having to move an inch to take the catch. The skipper took the plaudits but it was the Special Ops of the VC, coyly placing himself on the boundary, who ended Xavier.

TC proceeded to a bowl a few more batsmen round their legs and Jacob secured another wicket with an lbw as the pair ripped the BBH batting lineup to shreds. With the young guns bowled out and ending on 3 wickets apiece, Franky got the nod and bowled a great line and length to deservedly knock a couple more wickets off leaving BBH reeling at 117-9. DJ was the only other bowler required and was unlucky not to strike with multiple deliveries all but shaving the off stump.

Despite the win/lose format, the final pair decided to play for their averages and the BBH innings finally finished at 141-9 off their allotted 40 overs, giving Wizzy the W.

A really great team performance was key to 70 run win, with the middle order batting superbly and every bowler bowling with skill and control. The fielding aspect was exception too with Callum putting in another tidy shift behind the stumps (an incredible zero byes!) and despite a couple of half chances shelled the team put their bodies on the line and fielded like a dream.

There were a couple of issues of the contention during the match, but these were soon smoothed out after the match by a jug of beer, with both teams looking forward to the reverse fixture this coming Saturday #upthegreen #thefuturesbright