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Teams for August 5th

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

*First team v Hythe and Dibden 2s (a) 1.30*

Shiv Choudhury

Ed Hardwicke

Dave Surridge

Roshan Radhakrishnan

Abhijit Jagadeesh

Jamie Simpson

Jack Kingsnorth

Febin George

Bill Stroud

Matt Brown

Ian Burrows

*Second team v Ampfield and North Baddesley (h) (1.00)*

Kev Sims

Graham Baker

Simon Allen

Clive Nicholls

Kev Allen

Derek Barnes

Lee Fitzpatrick

Shiv Banerjee

Liam Ridout

Chris Ashdown

Peter Ince

Team for Saturday July 29th

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

*1s v Pylewell Park (h) 2.00 start*

Shiv Choudhury (captain)
Ed Hardwicke
Clive Nicholls
Abhijit Jagadeesh
Kev Sims
Jack Kingsnorth (keeper)
Febin George
Bill Stroud
Liam Ridout
Matt Brown
Ian Burrows
Umpire: Ludo Kowalewski

Teams for July 22nd

by Ian Burrows 1 Comment

*First team v Ampfield and North Baddesley (a) SO51 9BQ*

Shiv Choudhury

Ed Hardwicke

Dave Surridge

Abhijit Jagadeesh

Derek Barnes

Jack Kingsnorth

Febin George

Chris Hillier

Matt Brown

Ian Burrows

Roshan Radhakrishnan

*Second team v Calmore 4ths (h) 1.00*

Kev Sims

Simon Allen

Clive Nicholls

Dave Allen

Kev Allen

Bill Stroud

Lee Fitzpatrick

Shiv Banerjee

Liam Ridout

Steve Noton

Michael Dodd

First team well beaten

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

After losing the toss Trav’s were put to bowl first. Bournemouth had a good
start by scoring 70 runs in the first 10 overs. Their opening bats played
some very good shots to score quickly but also had a bit of luck working on
their side; like top edges going for six’s, a missed chance in slips in the
second over (could have put pressure on them straight away), some sloppy
fielding. Bournemouth lost their first wicket in 13th over with 77 runs on
board. Their No 1 bat along with No 3 continued to bat well before he was
bowled by a good yorker from Matt Brown for a well made 51; score at this
stage was 133 for 2 in the 22nd over. After a good start their No 3 bat got
good support from the rest of the bats and went on to score 91* while
taking his team to 260 for 5. Most of us were a bit rusty to start with but
Trav’s managed a come back in all the departments; fielding improved as the
match progressed, opponents scoring rate dropped (0-10 over 7 RPO, 10-20
overs 5.4 RPO, 20-30 overs 4.3 RPO, 30-40 overs 5.9 RPO, 40-45 overs ~7
RPO).

Chasing 260 is never easy. We lost wickets in quick successions with our
top order back in the pavilion with 15 runs on board in the 5th over.
Abhijit Jagadeesh (57) stabilized the innings with Derek Barnes (9) before
Derek was bowled; they had a partnership of 36. Shiv Choudhary(29) joined
Abhijit in the middle for another 64 runs partnership before Shiv was
caught in the deep; score at this stage was 113 for 6 in the 24th over.
Wickets tumbled after this and when Abhijit was caught in the deep in the
29th over we lost the match by 129 runs. Trav’s were all out for 132 with
Ian Burrows as our last man standing. Their bowling was tight; not
threatening but quite disciplined except an opening bowler who gave away
quite a few extras. The 2nd and 3rd changes in bowling brought in bowlers
who were equally challenging to play. We play Ampfield & North Baddesley next
week, lets put this loss in the trunk and be our best in the next.

Abhijit

Second team have a good win

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

Travellers 2nd XI keep the pressure on the teams above with a well deserved
away win at Trojans.

Kev Sims’s 2nd XI took the game to a young Trojans 3rd XI by winning the
toss and electing to field on an overcast afternoon at Hardmoor sports
ground.
The new ball was given to a returning Will Lawless (10 overs 2 for 44) and
ever present Lee Fitzpatrick (7 overs 0 for 41); both bowled well against a
frustrating opening pair that quickly put runs on the board on a small and
quick outfield. Will eventually breaking the partnership at 85 in the 17th
over. At this point a score of 230 plus was looking on the cards, however
very tight bowling between Bill Stroud (10 overs 3 for 31), Steve Noton (7
overs 1 for 23) and Dave Allen (8 overs 3 for 38) pinned Trojans back,
catches were sticking, 6 in total, the best of which was a running catch
made by Richard Thorpe-Manley. A late burst from the Trojans lower order
after a miscalculation on Bill’s overs left Trojans on 196 for 9 at the
halfway point.
Travellers took up the run chase with openers Richard Thorpe-Manley and
Clive Nicholls for the whole of 9 balls before Richard had to retire hurt
on 1, he has now been diagnosed with a torn calf muscle, rest up Richard.
Kev Sims and Clive continued the challenge putting on 46 before Clive was
dismissed for 24, Dave Allen visited the crease briefly, use your bat next
time Dave, LBW again!!
Will Lawless joined Kev at the crease, these two put on 61 with some
dominant stroke play before Kev was caught leg before on 65. 112 for 3 in
22 overs was now looking promising. Another brief visit for Kev Allen (3)
left the Travellers ship rocking but this was soon shored up by Bill Stroud
and Will with some sensible batting taking Travellers to within 30 before
Bill played onto his own wickets for 12. Liam Ridout joined Will to ease
Travellers to victory in the 38th over, Will finishing again undefeated on
68 with Liam not out 7.
Travellers 196 for 5 beating Trojans by 5 wickets, the two’s now move up to
3rd in the league with one result still to come in for the weekend.

Next game, Home V Calmore Sports 4ths Saturday 22nd July 1pm start
More of the same team spirit.

Teams for July 15th

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

*First team v Bournemouth 3rds (h) 1.00 start*

Shiv Choudhury

Ed Hardwicke

Dave Surridge

Abhijit Jagadeesh

Derek Barnes

Jack Kingsnorth

Febin George

Chris Hillier

Bob Kinnear

Matt Brown

Ian Burrows

*Second team v Trojans 3rds (a) 1.30 start Post code SO50 9HT (Hardmoor
Sports Ground, other side of road to the Trojans Club house)*

Kev Sims

Clive Nicholls

Richard Thorpe-Manley

Dave Allen

Kev Allen

Will Lawless

Bill Stroud

Lee Fitzpatrick

Shiv Banerjee

Liam Ridout

Steve Noton

Comfortable win for first team

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

Bright sunny day, fast outfield, a pitch with no damp… perfect setting
for a good cricket match. Having won the toss Trav’s rightly chose to bat
first. Opening bats Ed Hardwicke and Dave Surridge continued their good
performances from previous matches and gave us a steady start. Soon Dave
(18) was caught out; Trav’s lost their first wicket in 11th over with 38
on board. Abhijit Jagadeesh (38) joined Ed in the middle for a 54 run
partnership before he was judged out LBW. Ed continued to support the
batting with brief partnerships with Roshan Radhakrishnan (15) and Febin
George (13). Ed followed soon with a well made 74; the score at this stage
was 178 for 5 in the 37th over. From here what we needed was a good finish,
with Bill Stroud (27) and Chris Hiller (14) at the centre, runs were coming
at a good rate, especially with Bill batting very well including a big six
over long on. Trav’s finished the innings at 227 for 9. Point to note:
This is our 3rd consecutive 220+ score following our lowest score (115) in
the season. Now that’s a good come back.

Burley had a big chasing task ahead of them. Their openers started slowly
and soon Ian Burrows took the wickets of both the opening bats. Their only
resistance was from No 3 bat, who scored 24 before getting out for a comedy
of errors. He top edged the ball which went high up in the air, batsman
starts to walk away thinking this will be caught for sure, the catch was
dropped, the batsman tries desperately to get in only to be run out…
Ufffff. After this their innings was soon wrapped up by Ian and Chris. Ian
finished with his best figures for the season with a 4fer and Chris with a
3fer. With good bowling support from Matt Brown and Bob Kinnear, Burley
were all out for 54 giving us a big 174 runs win.

After starting the season with 3 straight loses we have won 5 out of the
next 6 matches. This has been an amazing come back after a rough start.
Lets keep the momentum going and win more matches.

Abhijit