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Team for June 3rd

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

*First Team at home to Winterbourne (1.00 start)*
Shiv Choudhury
Ed Hardwicke
Dave Surridge
Jack Kingsnorth
Abhijit Jagadeesh
Derek Barnes
Febin George
Chris Hillier
Bill Stroud
Matt Brown
Ian Burrows

There is no second team game this week

First win for 1s

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

Batting first Fawley had a steady start. Ian and Matt kept things tight to
start with. Our first breakthrough was in 12th over when Jack stumped their
opening bat on Roshan’s bowl. Soon they lost 4 more wickets while scoring
the next 26 runs. Score at this stage was 52 for 5. Their only resistance
came from No 4 who played some nice shots and scored a good 35 despite
injuries. Ian finished his brilliant spell of 10 overs by giving away only
1 run in his last 5 overs which included 4 maidens. Roshan, Bill and Chris
built upon the good start by keeping runs low and regularly taking
wickets.They got 4,2 and 3 wickets respectively. Fawley’s innings finally
came to an end at 114 Runs.

Chasing a modest score, we lost wickets quickly with our 1st, 2nd and 3rd
bats back in the pavilion by the 9th over. Score at this stage was 27 for
3. Roshan and Ed stabilised the innings for a bit and just when things were
looking good Ed unfortunately was run out when their bowler deflected the
ball on to stumps while trying to stop a straight drive. Roshan followed
his good bowling with some good batting and continued to score runs only to
be given run out at a crucial stage in the match. He scored 28. We lost our
9th wicket for 99 needing another 16 runs on the last wicket. Chris playing
a sensible innings along with Ian managed to get us through for our first
win of the season.

Abhijit

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Team News for May 27th

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

*First team v Fawley 2nds (a) 2p.m. start. Post code SO45 2PA*
Ed Hardwicke (captain)
Dave Surridge
Roshan Radhakrishnan
Abhijit Jagadeesh
Febin George
Derek Barnes
Jack Kingsnorth
Chris Hillier
Bill Stroud
Matt Brown
Ian Burrows
Umpire: Nigel Parry

There is no second team game. Redlynch could not raise a team.

First defeat for Second Team

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

Travellers 2s lost for the first time this season to Redlynch and Hale 3s
in a reduced over game due to a rain delayed start time.
Travellers captain Kev Sims won the toss and chose to put in the home side.
Excellent opening bowling from Bill Stroud and Lee Fitzpatrick kept the
runs down ably supported by Dave Allen, Shiv Banergee and Steve Noton, but
dropped catches would rule the day: Redlynch’s Number 4 batsman, Vincent,
was dropped twice early on in his innings and went on to make 92 out of
Redlynch’s 162 for 9.
Travellers without their regular opener and with an injury to Graham Baker
made a slow start losing regular wickets against very good line and length
bowling attack. Good contributions from Clive Nichols 30 and Kev Sims 19
were the only double figure scores, Travellers eventually being bowled out
for 95 in 36 overs.
Kev S

Close defeat for 1s

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

On wet a windy day we were invited to bat on a soft spongy wicket. We lost
Febin early on before the rain finally forced a pause in play for 42
minutes. Ed and Abhijit both batted brilliantly on a difficult wicket to
score 69* & 68 respectively. Jack came in to give it a biff at the end
scoring 22 with a massive six into the wind. We finished on 175-3 which on
the wicket was an excellent score.

Due to the rain delay Farley had to chase 140 off 31 overs. Ian and Matt
opened up keeping the openers restricted. Dropped catches were our downfall
as 4+ catches went down. Chris came on to keep the runs tight leaving c. 7
runs per over needed in the last 10 overs. As wickets fell at one end we
were on top but one of their batsmen stepped up to the plate combining
nudging and nurdling with some lusty blows. Peter bowled the last over with
9 runs needed which proved to not be enough. Excellent game of cricket
played in awful conditions, plenty of positives to take into Oiltown next
week!
Chris

Amended teams for May 20th games

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

*First Team v Farley 1s (home). 1.00 start*

Ed Hardwicke (captain)
Jack Kingsnorth
Derek Barnes
Febin George
Abhijit Jagadeesh
Githin George
Chris Hillier
Matt Brown
Peter Ince
Ian Burrows
Liam O’Neill

Umpire: Nigel Parry

*Second Team v Redlynch and Hale 3rds (a) Post code SP5 2LU 1.00 start*

Kev Sims (captain)
Graham Baker
Clive Nicholls
Kev Allen
Dave Allen
Lee Fitzpatrick
Bill Stroud
Ludo Kowalewski
Shiv Banerjee
Steve Noton
Ramesh Kolli

Teams for Saturday May 20th

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

*First Team v Farley 1s (home). 1.00 start*

Ed Hardwicke (captain)
Dave Surridge
Jack Kingsnorth
Prath Salaskar
Derek Barnes
Febin George
Abhijit Jagadeesh
Githin George
Chris Hillier
Matt Brown
Steve Noton or Ian Burrows

Umpire: Nigel Parry

*Second Team v Redlynch and Hale 3rds (a) Post code SP5 2LU (awaiting start
time from Redlynch)*

Kev Sims (captain)
Graham Baker
Clive Nicholls
Kev Allen
Dave Allen
Lee Fitzpatrick
Bill Stroud
Ludo Kowalewski
Shiv Banerjee
Steve Noton or Ian Burrows

Disappointing Result for First Team

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

We batted 1st having lost the toss,and made a slow start,only 2 of our
first 6 bats. making double figures. At the half-way stage we were 64-5. A
spirited lower order fight back aided by P.Salaskar 38 and C.Hillier 23 saw
us progress to 145 all out in our final over.
Langley Manor’s run chase was made difficult and after 19 overs they stood
at 62-5. From then on their 2 mid-order bats saw them to victory, scoring
at 7 an over in the following 11 overs, finishing at146- 5 to claim
victory. Shiv took 3-30 off 8 overs.
To conclude,we did not bat well enough early on in the innings to achieve a
defendable total, but in the field we did rally enough to make a game of it.
Derek

Seconds win again

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The second team had an 8 wicket win over Michelmersh and Timsbury 3rds at
home yesterday. They won the toss and elected to bat. We used 7 bowlers in
dismissing them for 123. Best figures were from Steve Noton with 3-10. Lee
and Ian kept them quiet at the start with a wicket for Ian and then
everyone else chipped in with wickets for Dave A, Kev S, Bill and Shiv. The
highlight was probably 2 catches by Dave A on the boundary, the first of
which dismissed the opposition’s only batsman who threatened a large score.

When we batted Dave S continued his form with 55, putting on 56 for the
first wicket with Ramesh. Graham and Kev A saw us home by 8 wickets with
Graham 32*.

We were blessed with Nigel P to umpire and Clive to score and even had Ludo
as second umpire for our innings. A good victory to christen the new kit!

First Team Report

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

After good net sessions during the winter, and strong a performance in the
practice game, Travs 1s were looking forward to the season opener against
Stockbridge. The wicket looked green, but it was evident that the toss
wouldn’t play a big role in the outcome of the game. As there were many
debutants for the Trav’s 1s in this game, after consulting the senior
members of the team, I opted to bowl first after winning the toss to allow
for the new players to gel into the team.

Shiv and Matt opened the bowling and both found appreciable swing. Shiv
quickly removed the opposition’s opening bat, brilliantly caught at first
slip by Ed diving to his left. Matt on the other hand kept creating
chances, but to Trav’s dismay, the edges created were dropping at no man’s
land. Trav’s were keeping a good check on the run rate but wickets were not
coming our way. I then came off and brought on Nasser, who started off well
but a dropped catch at square leg off his bowling meant that the
opposition’s no 3 bat got a life when he was in single figures and made
Trav’s pay by scoring 35 odd runs. Nassar then was taken for 16 runs in his
third over by the second opening bat, but he also removed him with the last
ball of the over, ending with figures of 3-0-26-1. That brought the
opposition’s no 4 to the crease, who did offer a very sharp caught and
bowled chance to Matt, which he was lucky to survive. For Matt, that was a
‘half drop’ but to term it as a drop catch would be harsh – it was one of
those that either go through or stick to your hand. I then brought in Chris
and Jamie to bowl and some very tight bowling followed. This resulted in a
wicket as Jamie got the no 3 batsman top edged and caught at deep cover by
Abhijit. Chris on the other hand kept bowling really tightly, but was
unlucky not to get a wicket as the no 4 bat made sure that the opposition
could get through Chris’ overs without losing any wicket. Chris finished
with figures of 10-2-24-0. Looking for wickets, Shiv brought in Bob from
Jamie’s end. Jamie had finished with figures of 7-0-32-1. Bob took an over
to settle his loop and length and then the wickets started to flow: he
bowled till the end of the innings and claimed 4 wickets ending up with
figures on 6-0-27-4. He was ably supported by Jack behind the wicket, who
apart from being solid behind the wicket, also completed 2 stumpings off
Bob. Shiv came back on at Chris’ end to finish the innings and could keep
it tight till the last 5 balls of the innings, when he was taken for 5
boundaries by the no 4 bat who remained not out at 71. Otherwise, Trav’s
looked good to restrain the opposition to less than 200 instead of 216.
Shiv ended up with figures of 10-0-52-1. The opposition team was helped by
a few dropped catches and misfields, but otherwise there was good ground
fielding on show by Trav’s, especially Matt and Ed who saved quite a few
runs around the square boundary region on either side of the wicket.

Trav’s were confident to chase down 217 and Ed and Jamie started well
making sure any bad ball from the opposition’s opening bowlers were
punished. Ed, after playing a great cut shot for a boundary, got out to a
half tracker that stopped at him, caught at cover for 5. Febin joined Jamie
in the middle, looked fluent to start with, but then got bowled for 7
trying to flick a slower ball of the middle stump. This brought Abhijit to
the crease and both started playing crisp shots all along the floor and the
run rate soon soared high. Abhijit then got caught in the covers for a
stroke filled 27 when he top edged trying to glance a full toss on the leg
stump. At 81/3, Githin joined Jamie in the middle, but failed to trouble
the scorers. This brought Shiv to the crease and along with Jamie, they
quickly took the score from 93/4 to 136/4. The opposition then made a
crucial change bringing their no 4 batsman to bowl. He got rid of Jamie
with his first ball, a loosener, as Jamie mistimed a cut to point. By then
Jamie had made a fluent 64. In the same over, Shiv was bowled for 19 and
Trav’s were losing their grip over the chase which had looked very much
achievable till then. A little ray of hope still emerged as Jack batted
with determination and was scoring freely with the tail end. However, as
wickets were going down at the other end Jack was being deprived of strike.
He was the 10th wicket to fall but not before he scored 28 which involved a
huge six over long on and some crisp drives and cuts. Finally, Trav’s were
all out for 180.

Any defeat is disappointing, but there were some positives to take out of
the game as well. Jack was solid behind the wicket and his batting is a
real bonus. Nassar proved that he can be a tricky customer whenever he
pitches the ball up. Abhijit, Febin and Githin all will strengthen the
middle order and can contribute with the ball as well. Most importantly, we
looked like a team even though many of us were playing together for the
first time. A big thank you to Ed and Bob for their inputs throughout the
match and oversight of the field placements. We all know what we could have
done better and I am confident that this will bring victory in the
following games.

Shiv