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Indoor Defeat

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The indoor team suffered their first league defeat in 2 seasons yesterday.
We managed 135 for 2 against Locks Heath with Bob, Chris and Prath all
reaching the retirement score of 25. In the field everyone bowled a little
below par and Locks Heath batted well to pass our score for the loss of 4
wickets. One win in our final 2 games would still clinch promotion.

Hampshire League AGM results

by Michael Dodd 0 Comments

Earlier this month the Hampshire Cricket League held its AGM, during which a number of rule and constitution changes were proposed. To summarise the carried changes:

  • Proposals to change, add or delete from the Constitution or Rules of Play now require a simple majority (at least 51%).
  • Fielding circles to be introduced in County 2 and County 3 North & South for the 2017 season
  • Any club withdrawing from the league automatically takes one of the relegation places for their division
  • Safety rulings regarding short-pitched “bouncer” balls

All other proposals did not carry. Full details can be found in this document: Hampshire Cricket League – Proposed Constitution & Rule Changes 2017 (.doc)

Latest Indoor Game

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The indoor team had another good win against Peartree Bees last night to maintain their 100% record and make it 6 wins from 6. A good team batting performance saw us reach 165-3 in the 12 overs with all batsmen making it past double figures. Chris (26*), Bob(27*) and Kev S (18) were the top three scorers. We were then solid with the ball and in the field, restricting Peartree to 105-5 to win by 60 runs. Shiv and Bob took 2 wickets each and Chris one. The result leaves us well placed in the league table with three games to go.

Nets Continue

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

Nets continue this Thursday at 8pm at the Ageas Bowl. Attendance has been good so far.
We are considering carrying at least one of the nets on for 2 hours to help with the high turnout so please let me know if you are coming and if you would be happy to stay on till 10.00.
The deadline for booking a slot is 12.00 on Tuesdays.

Nets this week

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

We had a very good turn out at nets last week. To ensure we can organise nets to make them purposeful please book in with me by Tuesday 12.00.

New Club Kit

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

New kit is now available to order.
All items will have the club logo. Shirts will have the sponsor’s name.
*Shirts*: estimated price £15
*Traditional wool sleeveless jumpers*: estimated price £28
*Traditional wool long-sleeved jumpers*: estimated price £32
*Blue tracksuit bottoms for nets or indoor games*: estimated price £20
*Caps* estimated price £17
*Sun hats* £14
The final price will depend on the number of orders.
Please contact me by February 8th with your orders! we do hope that everyone will wear the new shirt.
No payment yet but we will order what you request so you are committed to paying!

Proposed Changes to League Rules

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

At the league AGM on February 9th there are a number of proposals for rule changes. You can find them all on the league web-site. Below are summaries of the proposals which most impact us.
1. Regional Divisions one and two to play 40 overs. Regional 3 to play 35.
2. No bowler to bowl more than one fifth of total overs This means 9 for 1s and 7 for 2s (if 35 overs approved).
3. Matches to start at 1pm (though there is a confusing bit about 1.30 in August).
I am happy to support proposals 2 and 3. I am not so sure about 35 overs for the 2s. We get a vote at the meeting so please let me know any thoughts.

Nets start at 8pm on Thursday January 26th at Ageas Bowl

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

Our winter nets start next week. We want to make them as beneficial to all players as possible. We sought guidance from Will who works in this area and proposals are:
– *people inform me in advance (by Tuesday) if they are coming to nets each week * – net groupings to be sent out on Wednesday with one person as organiser for each net – a good bowling length to be marked in each net and bowlers encouraged to use this to improve their bowling – batsmen to be encouraged to identify an improvement target (if they bring technology someone to film them batting) – in one net, from week 2 or 3, bowlers to operate in a pair for 15 minutes at a time to help with rhythm and to give more consistency for batsme
There will be a chance to discuss these changes in week one!
Cost £5 per week. £3 for students or unwaged!

Another indoor win

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The indoor team maintained their 100 percent record with a 6 wicket win over Burridge ‘B’. We bowled first and were consistent throughout: Mark bowled a maiden, a very rare feat indoors and Ed and Bob took a wicket each. Chris completed the attack with an economical spell. Pleasingly we only conceded 15 extras: a big improvement on some previous games. We passed Burridges 85-3 without losing a wicket: Ed scored 23* and Bob 8*. Burridge’s young team bowled 12 wides and 3 no balls, conceding 56 extras in total!
We play next on February 12th when we may need some playing or scoring support due to 3 from the squad and myself all being away.

Fixture changes

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

There are a couple of changes to the second team fixtures. We now play Thruxton at home on July 1st (Winterslow 2nds have withdrawn. Consequently there is no game on August 12th. At least this saves a long trip since we were due to play Thruxton away.