Monday, 3 August 2020

Tight Finish vs Crazies Hill

A lovely sunny day at Eastfield Lane saw Crazies Hill win the toss and bat first. Their openers got off to a quick start 45 from first 7 overs but good bowling and excellent juggling catches from Jonny G and Tom Chappers hauled the advantage back to WCC, finally bowling them all out for 124 - well bowled Jonny, Heardy, Lyn and Malik.

WCC top order didn’t fire, and Sid was left playing the anchor with the tail that wagged. Sid made 30 but gloved a lifter to the keeper, leaving Grogie and Cormac, then Jonny G to see us home by 2 wickets. Corm hit a great 18 which in the context of a low scoring game was worth more than double. Grogie got 23 and Jonny 12.

Tight finish - was really great game and  great oppo

Grogie

Monday, 27 July 2020

Whitchurch v Woodley

Heavy overnight rain made for a damp wicket at the start of the game but the Woodley attack could not penetrate the WCC top order with WCC batting first - half century from Woody and good knocks from Nick Hill 90 and Sid 78* led to wcc amassing 268.

We had a couple of breaks for rain and I have to say it was heading cats organizing people putting covers on and off! WCC took the field on what was now a drying wicket - their opener played a good knock of 97 but he didn’t get great support from the other end. finally Woodley were bowled out for 210 with wcc winning by 50+ runs. good bowling by Tom Chappers, Jonny Francis, Andy M and Lyn and Grogie who got a 5-fer with his dibbley dobblers!



Great catches from Jonny and Jon and Woodey's catch behind to end the game was special- so special in fact that if he hadn’t have caught it it would have taken his front teeth out!

Special mention to Nick Hill for dropping 3 dollies

Grogie

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Back to Earth

Northolt Manor CC from West London were the oppo on a sunny Saturday at Whitchurch 23 degrees - very nice! The oppo won the toss and batted- it became an innings of dropped catches - 9 in all, and this allowed their good batter to get away and score 100- their final score of 289 would have been more like 160-170 if we had taken our catches ! However Jonny G Bowled well and took a brace (his first wickets for the club well done Jonny) and Francis and Grogie also took a brace - there was a gazelle like run out facilitated by Tom Chappers that was  special. Our reply stuttered and we regularly lost wickets finally being bowled out for 120- good knock of 49 by Tom and a cameo of 20 odd were the highlights- really nice opp and we all enjoyed the game.

On Sunday, we hosted White Walkers C. A nice sunny day after overnight rain that didn’t have an impact on the wicket - lovely set of Sri Lankan lads - they batted first and scored 202 all out - good bowling from Tom and Lyn and Ronnie snook in with a  3fer. Max and Corm also bowled well with Max taking his first wicket for the club. Some great catches today from Corm, Lyn and Grogie- Fielding was a bit different from yesterday’s game! Enough said!!! Whitchurch’s reply was interrupted by the unfortunate regular clatter of wickets - sid played a great knock of 40 and Jon S chipped in with 24- we fell about 50 runs short-nice game, nice oppo and a nice beer after the game on the ground.

Grogie

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Unlockdown

A lovely day at Whitchurch today 25 degrees and full sun. WCC batted first and scored 238 for 5 with a solid 43 from Jon Steward and elegant 50’s from NickHill and Woody- Elmhurst replied with 68 all out .Good opening spells from Jonny G and Francis tied up their batters and the highlight was 3 great catches 1each from NickH, Woody and Dave H - lovely afternoon was had and the opp enjoyed the beer on the ground afterwards- we have a confirmed game next Sunday and depending on numbers I will try and get a game on Saturday too.

Groagie

Sunday, 17 May 2020

COVID-19 Lockdown

A picture from the ground that I took today, a warm Sunday afternoon in May. There is a game of cricket going on here, but it's not what I would have expected at this point in the calendar. But then, 2020 is no normal year, and I think there's a long way to go before any kind of normality returns to our world.


Saturday, 16 March 2019

Playing Averages for 2018


I found scores for all 13 matches in this year’s scorebooks, barely half of the 25 planned.  The club’s overall results were:

Result
2018
2017
2016
Played
13

18

26

Won
9
69 %
11
61 %
13
50 %
Drawn
0

0

1
4 %
Lost
4
31 %
6
33 %
10
38 %
Tie
0

0
6 %
2
8 %
No Result
0

1

0

Cancelled by us
4

4

4

Cancelled by them
5

4

7

Cancelled (weather)
3

2

3

Summary of Playing Statistics

Riyas was once again the best bowler (qualification: 12 overs) based on overall rank for average, strike-rate and economy.  By this measure, Nick Turner is second, Francis third and Jim Shanahan fourth.  Nick once again bowled the most overs (52), 2 balls more than James Leach.

Woody is the statistician’s best-bat nominee (qualification: 3 innings) with an average of 122.5; Nick Hill is second best on 82.5, and Francis third on 57.

Most catches were once again taken Scooby Williams (7) with Rob Palmer second on 5.   Paul Vaughan made the only stumping.

Richie Leach played 11 of the 13 matches played, with James next best on 10 followed by Nick Turner and Woody on 9.

14 of us were members this year, mostly by paying a subscription: Alan Kilford, Andy Chapman, Andy Heard, Chris Grogan, Cormac Neeson, David Hartley, Jim Shanahan, Jon Steward, Lyn Williams, Mike Butt, Nick Turner, Peter Kemp, Richie Leach and Rob Palmer.

Bowling

Player
Overs
Maidens
Wickets
Runs
Average
Strike Rate
Economy
Turner
52
8
13
239
18.4
24.0
4.60
Leach, James
51.4
6
7
294
42.0
44.3
5.69
Williams, Lyn
50
2
8
233
29.1
37.5
4.66
Grogan
47
3
6
191
31.8
47.0
4.06
Heard
45.2
8
7
176
25.1
38.9
3.88
Riyas
30
9
9
95
10.6
20.0
3.17
Chapman, Tom
26
1
6
128
21.3
26.0
4.92
Xavier
25
3
5
74
14.8
30.0
2.96
Palmer, Rob
24.4
3
6
162
27.0
24.7
6.57
Neeson
23
2
9
129
14.3
15.3
5.61
Anand
18
2
4
91
22.8
27.0
5.06
Shanahan
12.5
1
6
66
11.0
12.5
5.28
Palmer, Olly
9
0
2
64



Kilford, Alan
8
0
0
79



Leach, Richie
7
0
1
49



Joe
7
0
2
43



Waqar
5
1
0
13



Hill
5
0
0
27



Elliott
3
0
2
10



Williams, Scooby
3
0
1
24



Chapman, Woody
2
0
0
22



Kilford, Matt
1
0
0
8




455.1
49
94
2,217
23.6
29.1
4.87

Batting

Player
Runs
Batting Pos.
Innings
Not Out
Fifty+
Best
Average
Chapman, Tom
338
1.2
9
2
3
100
48.3
Shanahan
338
5.0
8
1
2
83
48.3
Chapman, Woody
245
1.0
3
1
2
100
122.5
Vaughan
193
1.8
4

2
90
48.3
Hill
165
5.3
3
1
2
59
82.5
Leach, James
156
5.8
9
1
0
44
19.5
Williams, Scooby
155
5.0
6
1
1
83
31.0
Leach, Richie
117
4.6
11
4
1
53
16.7
Xavier
114
8.0
3
1
1
61
57.0
Steward
97
4.5
6
1
1
50
19.4
Kilford, Matt
54
3.7
3

0
32
18.0
Palmer, Rob
46
7.0
5
2
0
17
15.3
Heard
39
10.8
4
2
0
13
19.5
Neeson
37
7.0
4

0
22
9.3
Gregory
31
3.0
1

0
31

Riyas
25
7.5
2

0
25

Grogan
21
7.8
5
2
0
11
7.0
Williams, Lyn
19
8.5
4
1
0
10
6.3
Turner
19
9.3
6
1
0
14
3.8
Hartley
18
6.0
5
1
0
9
4.5
Dean
14
3.0
1

0
14

Kilford, Alan
10
6.0
1

0
10

Waqar
10
4.0
1

0
10

Anand
8
6.0
3
1
0
5
4.0
Emma
4
5.0
1
1
0
4

Katie
0
6.0
1
1
0
0

1,936
5.4
83
17
13
100
29.3

No Duckman award for this year as several players made two apiece.

Catching

7: Scooby;
5 Rob Palmer;
4 Jim Shanahan;
3 Hartley, Lyn, James Leach
2 Matt Kilford, Paul Vaughan
1 Tom Chapman, Nick Turner, Cormac, Heard, Steward, Grogan, A.N.Other.

Andy Heard
16th March 2019

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