Match Report vs Yeading Regals

27th Sep. 

Another sunny day @ Whitchurch CC but bl**ding cold in the shade!!

Regals - a team who we have never beaten - won the toss and chose to bat, sportingly opening with younger members of their squad. Excellent bowling from Jonny G(3 fer) Riyas, Francis, Tom and Lynn saw oppo reduced to 60 odd for 5 wickets with good catches from Dave, Sid, Francis and a “first class” slip catch from Scooby. Regals rallied with some big hitting from middle order batsmen Billy and “Inty” and managed to get to a respectable 175-7 off their 35 overs. 

Whitchurch got off to a solid start with Jon S and Woody. After Jon and Scooby perished to a low ball and a good catch - the Chapman brothers showed what talent exists in the family. Woody put on another masterclass of “hitting the bad ball” and smashed a superb 112 n.o. ably supported by Tom C with a perfect supporting 34 n.o to see Whitchurch cruise to a comfortable win in 25 overs. A great team performance and shows how far the team has progressed over the summer.

Really good sporting opposition with many staying for a beer and v.keen to play us next year. A great penultimate game where the team again showed what a really good cricket team we are and the fantastic team spirit of the  summer just kept on going....... well done team!

Sid Rashid