Hi everyoneWelcome to this week’s Wizzy News – our weekly roundup of news and events at Wisborough Green Cricket Club.Some great games to report on this week with our Firsts, under 16’s, 14’s ,10’s and 9’s all in action. Honours Boards for this week Congratulations to all the players who have made it onto the honours boards this week WISBOROUGH SUMMER FESTIVAL GOES WILD Sat 17 June is the Wisborough Green Summer festival on the Green from 12pm – 7pm, and this time around it’s going to be wild!!The theme this year is Wild Wisborough – a topic the children have been studying this term, and incorporates everything wildlife! Alongside the usual fun of the festival, there will be a Wild Wisborough Photo Competition, a Hobby Horse of the Year Show and live music from 4.00pm from XL : Live and the JukeBox 6.There will be lots of food and drink available, as well as plenty to keep the family occupied including face painting, a grand prize draw, bouncy castles, and our shopping village. Proceedings will begin with the traditional May Queen procession at midday before the children give a Maypole display followed by a full programme of entertainment.For further information, check out the Facebook page – @wisboroughgreenps A big thank you to our groundstaffA really big thank you all those who help to prepare the Green and Collards every week – most notably our new Club President John Pleasants and club stalwart Ken Vickery. A huge amount of time and effort goes into the preparation of the grounds every week – something we probably all take very much for granted. We regularly get very positive feedback about our grounds from visiting teams so a really big thank you to you guys for all your hard work !We are very aware that some may not even know who John and Ken are and we thought we would partly solve the problem by showing you a picture of Ken this week on a normal night out. Click here for Ken’s pic . Does Cloudcover affect the swing of the ball ?This week we thought we would do something slightly different and look at some of the more technical aspects of cricket.Cricketers have an unswerving belief that cloud cover affects the swing of the ball . Is there any scientific to support this evidence ? Former England captain Freddie Flintoff explores. Click here for a very interesting clip.Team News Click here for the senior team selections for this weekend.Team news for last week : Firsts vs Crawley Eagles
Greens batting woes return in defeat to Crawley Eagles
Pitch misjudged as Green win toss and bat on damp strip
8 batsmen get starts but none go on to make telling scores
Thatcher takes 3 early wickets but Crawley chip, prod and slog their way to low target.
Teas the highlight of the day as Lasagne goes down a storm.
Click here for the full scorecardSee match report belowUnder 16 vs Lindfield
Narrow 17 run loss in closely fought contest
Green restrict oppo to 107
Josh Tusler takes out the middle order with great bowling – ends with 3 for 14 off 4 overs
Hughie Ragg, Sam Smith and George Lock get Green off to a great start with the bat
Rest of batsmen struggle against strong Lindfield bowling attack
Green fall agonisingly short of the target
Click here for full scorecardUnder 14 vs Cuckfield
Green take early wickets with Leon Kilford in fine form
Wilbert Overton continues to impress with coversion to spin bowler
Good display behind the stumps from U 12 Harry Dancaster
Bowlers limit Cuckfield to 91 runs
Another fine display from Eric Moore in the field
Green batters struggle against straight bowling from Cuckfield
Leon Kilford unlucky to be given out LBW while attempting to play a ball outside the crease
Green fall short of target by 32 runs
More work required in the nets.
Click here for full scorecardUnder 10’s vs Slinfold U10s win comfortably against Slinfold with outstanding bowling performance* Sensible batting with only 4 wickets falling sets total of 277 runs * Debutant Emily Reed strikes with 2 wickets in her first match * Tannah Ronaldson bowls for the first time in a match with an impressive 2 overs * Charlie Burchell bowls an exceptional spell with 3 for 10 off 3 overs * Captain Tom Bonney leaps into the air to take a remarkable one-handed catch * Will Dixon tops batting score with 19 * Only 8 wides and 5 no balls rounds off an extraordinary all-round fielding effort * Slinford end up short with 227 at the finishClick here for full scorecardUnder 9’s vs Horsham
Great bowling and fielding from Green restrict strong Horsham team to 281
Dexter McCullen impresses with the ball with 2 great wickets
Fine Fielding from Finn Versteeg
Rufus and Oliver play their part with accurate line and length bowling
Green just fall short after valiant attempt to chase down runs
Fynn and Oliver top score
Coach praises all round team performance
Click here for full scorecardSee match report belowIf there is anything we need to know you know where to find us.Have another great cricketing week.#UpTheGreenStay safeCheersWizzyMatch ReportsFirsts vs Crawley Eagles Not a long match report today. Partly because we lost and the less said about the game the better…Green won the toss and batted. After a good start with openers Francis and Dodd putting on 34 in quick time Wis lost wickets at regular intervals. This was mainly due to poor shot selection on a slightly tricky deck. There were 7 scores between 13 and 17 but only Doddy (29) got past 20.With the ball and in the field the effort could not be faulted. Napper and Thatcher caused problems first up and they were well backed up by the other bowlers in general. Just that one bad ball per over quite often cost us. Sadly the luck wasn’t with the home side and the ball seemed to elude fielders whenever it was chipped in the air by the batsmen. 1 or 2 tough chances were put down and 1 easy chance was shelled.Overall it came down to making the wrong call at the toss. Not the skippers fault it was a team decision and when we did bat none of the batsmen built on the starts that they got.Skippers comments: Stand-in skipper Jonny Farmer – “Wow! A real baptism of fire! A game we really should have won but didn’t put enough runs on the board. Would be easy to blame the decision we made at the toss but the fact was there were runs out there for people who batted sensibly. Sadly we couldn’t put anything together.Pleased with the way we bowled. They took almost 40 overs to reach the target and with a little more luck we might have put some real pressure on them.Under 9’s vs Horsham A lovely Sunday afternoon saw the Wisborough Green Colts take on Horsham at Collard’s Field.Horsham batted first and recorded a first innings total of 281 off their 16 overs. The Wisborough Green Colts bowled and fielded very well to restrict the visitors total. The fielding in particular was very good with a number of boundaries saved in the deep. Congratulations to Dexter McCullen the leading wicket taker with 2 wickets in his allotted overs and a special mention to Finn Versteeg who fielded very well. Rufus and Oliver also restricted the batted with accurate line and length bowling.After a quick break Wisborough Green began the run chase. Finn and Rufus, William Green and Oliver, Imogen and our captain for the match Eden, and Dexter and Flynn all did very well with all the pairs recording positive scores for the team. In the end and after a great attempt to chase down the total, Wisborough scored a total of 249 off their 16 overs. After taking wickets into account, congratulations to Flynn and Oliver who were joint top scorers for Wisborough Green.A very good performance from the Wisborough Green Colts with notable improvements in their batting, fielding and bowling. Well done to all the Colts who took part in the match.