Watch and Learn BoysOn one of the nicest days of the year, Whitchurch put up a decent performance but came up short to Wokingham, in a match played in an excellent, but still competitive spirit. After a delayed start, Whitchurch batted first and were 130 for 3 off 18 over at drinks. But in a spirit of competitiveness, our obligatory collapse kicked in to make sure we were all out ( only 9 unfortunately due to some miscommunication on the skipper’s part) for 164, from only 25 overs.
A stunning catch from Paul Vaughan helped make early inroads into the oppo, with Scooby bowling 7 tight overs for 2 wickets. However an excellent stand from Wokingham took them up to the finish line. With Micheala the Wokingham batswoman showing Whitchurch how to bat according to the match position. Wokingham eventually winning with a couple of overs to spare. Watch and learn boys, watch and learn.
Oxfordshire Village In Lock DownThe police were put on red alert on Sunday afternoon when, in an incident very similar to the ‘Lion in Essex’ story, there was the reported sighting of a ‘Higgsy in Berkshire’. An early reported sighting of the Higgsy, pacing the boundary at the Whitchurch v Oxford Wayfarers cricket match wearing cricket pads and wielding a cricket bat, fortunately proved unfounded and didn’t interrupt Whitchurch in accumulating 202 for 5 in their 35 overs. Runs spread all round between Lyn, Vaughnie, Jimbo and Chris ‘the prodigal’ Russell.
After tea further sightings of the HIggsy, this time prowling in the field, also proved unfounded, although Lyn is using ‘fear’ as his excuse for dropping the Wayferers’ no.3!! A regrettable miss, which was further compounded by the second-wicket partnership putting on an impressive 150. Two late wickets were never going to be good enough, Wayfarers eventually running out winners by 6 wickets with 2 overs to spare. But we all survived to have a beer afterwards.
Post Ed: Locals are advised not to approach the Higgsy alone and to carry a big gun at all times.