So the seniors had a tough weekend but the colts season is in full swing and results have been coming in thick and fast!
Also today we had 5 of our Under 12s represent Berkshire against Hertfordshire today – a great day for the club!
The Under 8s had a good win against Weybridge Girls.
At Under 9s level the Gladys Chitty team lost a close match to Weybridge Vandals but the main team had a comprehensive win against Pyrford and also beat Binfield.
The Under 10s have started well with wins against Kempton, Byfleet & Chertsey.
The Under 11s had a good 6 wicket win against Emmbrook & Bearwood
The Under 12s beat East Molesey
The Under 13s won against Binfield
The Under 14s beat Ripley
The Under 15s are through to Round 2 in the Berkshire Cup with a win against Littlewick Green and also had a good win against Hurst.
On Saturday , the 1s were at home to High Wycombe 2s. High Wycombe won the toss and inserted and decided to field. The bowling was tight and bolstered by former Worcestershire player – Graeme Cessford. Runs were not easy to come by and most players got in and out but the mainstay of the innings was Andy English with 52 and that enable the 1s to reach 155 before being bowled out in the 46th over.
A great opening spell from Mike Brown (5 for 27) and Will Ellison (4 for 37) saw High Wycombe slump to 57 for 8. But the tail wagged and a spirited innings by Satheesram Chandrasegaram of 55 not out coming in at No.10 nearly saw them home but Andy Murray took the final week for the 1s to win by 11 runs.
The 2s were away to Aldershot 2s. It was a case of missed chances as Aldershot breezed to 260 for 4 declared off 45 overs helped by 12 dropped catches. Wes Pusey 116, Ben Harris 62 and Corey Taylor 46 not out did the damage.
The 2s had good contributions from Howard Green 47, Jeremy Wing 34, Jason Carr 31 and Joshua Oshea 71 not out but with wickets falling regularly 260 was too big an ask and Ascot held out for a draw.
The 3s visited Boyne Hill 3s who won the toss and elected to bat first. Some tight bowling in the first 20 gave the visitors hope but then the ball stopped moving and the batsmen just kept hitting as they put on 243 for 5 in 52 overs with skipper Owen Roberts making 45, Akash Vasa 61 and Callum Thompson 68.
The game ended very close with Ascot keeping up with the run rate but Boyne Hill were able to take wickets at crucial times to stop the momentum from Jack Lunghusen 58, Chris Nichol 43 and Ralph Weeks 34 and with just under 4 overs left Ascot needed 16 runs and Boyne Hill needed just one wicket to win.
The last batsmen held out and the game ended in a nail biting draw.
Finally the 4s were at Locks Ride and were invited to bat by Newbury 2s. The game never really got started for the 4s as they were shot out for 106 with only Gary Clarke 49 not out and Dan Corsini 19 making double figures. The visitors made the total comfortably for the loss of only 2 wickets.
So a reversal of fortunes for the 4 teams this week. Next week will see the following fixtures:
1s v Chiswick & Whitton (Away)
2s v Bracknell (Home)
3s v Hurst 2 (Home)
4s v Sonning 3 (Away)