Latest Chairman's Blog - Nigel Champion
The U15’s have won a couple games quite convincingly
recently with a maiden 50 for Matt Ball (congratulations Matt) and a 50 for
Jack Hardy (well done Jack). Unfortunately the U13’s weren't able to secure a
win despite a greatly improved performance against a very strong team. As we
are now towards the end of the Colts season I hope the kids continue to play
cricket as often as they can, particularly those junior members who are able to
play in the adult teams.
Unfortunately all three adult teams lost the weekend
before last. The Saturday side played Bilsington , who were looking for revenge
following their defeat at Great Chart a few weeks ago. Batting first we really
didn't get going and lost wickets on a regular basis with several, including
me, contributing to our own downfall. The upshot was that we didn't get nearly
enough runs. That said, the way one of their openers batted I don't think it
would have mattered if we'd got another 100. It is rarely pleasurable to be the
fielding side when someone is smashing the ball to all parts of the ground but
I have to say that on this occasion it was slightly different because the
quality of the hitting was something else. It was proper batting, not slogging.
Both of the Sunday league sides were also on the wrong end of the result. I saw
the tail end of the first team game which by that time the required run rate
was a bit too high, despite a good start which put us on track at that stage.
Despite some good all-round performances, the second team were not able to
dominate the game with either bat or ball.
Last weekend saw a complete reversal with us beating the
touring side Leavenheath on Friday, which is a notable performance as they are
a very good side. It is always an enjoyable fixture against a great bunch
enhanced as always by the magnificent catering by the Davis family. The same
notable performances were carried on in the two league games with the first
team beating close rivals Detling in quite a close low scoring game to
consolidate their good position in the league. It was then extremely pleasing
that the second team secured their first league win of the season and a
convincing one as well, with them winning by nine wickets in a game that was
comprehensive victory for our team. I would like to congratulate all teams on
what was a fine weekend.
As most of you are aware it's cricket week next week and I
look forward to seeing a good number of you and I hope it's a very successful
week for the club. I also look forward to seeing you at the summer ball.