Match Report vs Pangbourne Away


A nice day presented itself as high pressure built over the south of England. The beautiful Pangbourne college was the venue as we were hosted by Pangbourne - The local Derby - we needed to win coming off a couple of v closes losses at Farley Hill and Jack Frost. Whitchurch batted first on a greenish track and after some early wickets the middle order steadied the innings with stylish 50's coming from Sid and Nick H and an exciting cameo from Francis at the end with 23. The innings closed at 185-8 off 35 overs. The Pangbourne reply was up with the required rate until about the 15th over, but the steady fall of wickets meant they fell behind soon after and then almost ground to a halt. Really good tight bowling and fielding performance today by everyone - special mention to Sid who took 3 slip catches and Grogie who took a rocket C&B chance off his own bowling . Well done Jon Morell in his first game proper who fielded fantastically. A really good performance today - as I have said in the past, we would give most Berks League div 2/3 teams a good game !! A nice beer was had in the garden of the Elephant afterward - Oppo were a lovely bunch.