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The Blue & Gold Bulletin - 29 May

The Blue & Gold Bulletin - 29 May

Dave Brown29 May - 09:54
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3 matches on Saturday; 3 wins – that doesn’t happen very often so kudos to all involved.

The 1st XI packed their bags for an away match against High Wycombe 3s. Unfortunately they had to pack a few demons aswell as this was the fixture where Chenies were bowled out for 35 last season. The home skipper knew those demons were about when he won the toss and asked Chenies to bat. But Alex Martin and Stefan Bartlett put the demons to bed as they serenely cruised to 50 without loss. But both were then dismissed (for 21 and 23 respectively). No partnership eclipsed the opening one, but 5 batters scored in the twenties (Waqas Kiani 28, Mattie Brown 25, Ateeq Mohammed 22 in addition to the openers) and a true team performance saw the Chenies innings up to 193-8. The chase started brightly for the home side, but when the first wicket fell (a c&b from Roshan Dias) the score was on 31 and regular wickets began to drag the momentum back towards Chenies. Josh Morgan conceded just 14 runs from his 9 overs to add pressure to the batters, and when the 8th wicket fell at just 115, the game looked done and dusted. But the home sides’s tail had other ideas. The 9th wicket partnership was worth 45 and then the last pair took the score up to 186 with 7 balls remaining. But off the last ball of the penultimate over an attempted maximum fell short just inside the boundary where Milan Lad was waiting to grab his 3rd catch of the day to seal the victory to take Chenies to the top of the league having won all 3 games so far. A true all round team performance with 5 batters scoring in the twenties and no-one higher, and all bowlers took at least 1 wicket (Ateeq, Josh and Waqas took 2 each and Alex Walker, Mattie and Roshan took 1 each). There was also a run out effected by Alex Martin and Niketh Shetty took 2 catches behind the stumps and Milan Lad took 3 catches, including one blinder at mid-off.

Back at the CCG, the 2nd XI welcomed skipper Ian Gilmour into the side for the 1st time this season. Chenies lost the toss and were asked to bat. 23 from Ravi Sainani, 19 from Kiran Vadlamani, 33 from Rahul Gahlot and 56 from the skipper helped Chenies to a 1st innings total of 180-9. Due to a late order collapse this was probably at least 20 runs short of where it should have been. But tight bowling restricted the visitors to just 168-8 to see the 2nd XI to their first win of the season. There were 2 wickets apiece for Ayan Patel, Ian Gilmour and Kiran Vadlamani with Brian Shipley picking up one.

The 3rd XI welcomed Uxbridge 5th XI for their 2nd match, and upon winning the toss, decided to field first. Once again there was an exceptional bowling attack offered by the home team. Dhruv Desai started the attack by taking two early wickets with the aid of Jon Goddard and Harsh Patel taking catches, while Dharmendra Pathak managed to keep things very tight from the other end. The momentum continued when Harsh, Tushar Gajjar and Gaurav Mehta took a further two wickets each which kept the opposition under immense pressure throughout. The fielders supported the bowlers by keeping the pressure on the visitors, making them work hard for every single run. Kaneel Mathurata had his debut overs and managed to wrap up the innings by taking the last two wickets and limiting the opposition to 67 all out in the 30th over. The chase of 68 sounded easier than it was for the home team. Tight bowling by the opposition bowlers kept the home team under the pressure throughout the innings. Chenies’ position looked a bit shaky when a couple of early wickets fell and when they were 5 down for 48 in the 18th over, the tension was palpable. Dharmendra and Harsh then slowly managed to shift the game into our favour and helped secure the first victory in the 24th over. Great all round performances including conceding only 6 extras and good catches by Jon, Sarthak, Tushar, Harsh and Gaurav!

Sunday’s home fixture was cancelled due to the weather

There was no Women’s Super 8 action this week, but there follows full reports from the previous weekend (they had not been submitted by the time the bulletin was published last week):
On Sunday19th, the Women Super 8s headed to Dunstable for their second round of matches. In the first match they faced High Wycombe. Sophie won the toss and elected to field first. The innings started well with an early wicket from Gill and two from Vibhuti. The team’s fielding was excellent, with some great stops on the boundary from Ruth, wicket keeping from Lili and the bowling was very consistent with only 8 extras across the whole innings. We managed to restrict Wycombe to 270. Vibhuti and Gayana opened the batting well and this continued with some lovely boundaries from Bindi. Sophie and Gill brought us close to the Wycombe total. Unfortunately some good bowling resulted in 3 wickets and together with multiple bruised fingers meant we fell short of the target, reaching 254 at the end of our innings.
In the 2nd game of the day, against the hosts, the Super 8s team had their first win. Chenies won the toss and elected to bowl first. Gill put Chenies in a great position, taking 2 wickets and Ruth took a further wicket in her debut match. At the end of the first innings, Dunstable managed to end up with a respectable score of 264. Now into the second innings. Our first two pairs - Sophie and Gill, and Bindi and Philippa, managed to rack up a total score of 20(without extras added) reaching us one third of the opposition’s score. Our third pair manged to score 21 in total, which included two consecutive 4s and a total of 16,from Gayana. Our final pair was in. Vibhuti managed to score a four and smashed a six, scoring 18 runs. As well as this, no one got out, contributing to an impressive winning score of 288.

Next week the 1st XI visit Chalfont St Peter. The 2nd XI are at home against Boyne Hill 4s and the 3rd XI host Stoke Green 4s. On Sunday the Sunday XI entertain West Wycombe and the Women Super 8s travel to Berkhamsted to play the hosts and Beaconsfield.

The colts season is now in full flow with matches coming thick and fast, and the usual vibrancy at Chenies has returned on Sunday mornings.

Colts managers – please do send in your match reports for inclusion in the bulletin

U11 Tornados v Ley Hill U11's – 19th May - The Tornados finally got their season under way with a home fixture against Ley Hill for what would be both teams first experience of hard ball cricket. Ley Hill won the toss and asked us to bat and Rahul and Austin got the innings off to a solid start making 12 runs for the loss of just 1 wicket. Skipper Dhani and Lohan followed and with both players hitting the boundary rope they added an impressive 47 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. Next in were Shamanth and Manuth and both batted with great technique ensuring they didn't lose a wicket whilst adding a further 24 runs to the total. They were followed by George and Ewan who also avoided losing a wicket whilst making a further 20 runs. Our final pair, Luke and Aryaver, kept the scoreboard ticking, putting on 20 runs for the loss of 1 wicket giving us a excellent net score of 301 for the loss of just 3 wickets. The Ley Hill reply didn't get off to the best start with Lohan taking a wicket with the very first ball. Whilst they made a bit of a recovery our bowlers bowled a much better line and length with Manuth, Dhani and Ewan taking further wickets and at the close they finished with a net score of 265 for 4 giving the Tornados a much deserved victory by 36 runs. This was a true team effort with every player making a contribution especially as the majority had not previously played hardball and some had not played a competitive match before so well done to everyone and let’s take this great start to the season into our next game.

Teas / coffees and cakes will be on sale every Sunday morning in the pavilion. All cakes are home-made by Zaynab Haq and all proceeds will go directly to the club. We have a card payment machine so please do avail yourself of the fayre on sale, and save yourself the trip to the coffee shop on the way to the club.

In other news:
Subscriptions for the 2024 season are now due. Many thanks to those that have already paid. A full guide to the subscriptions process can be found here

Personal Coaching – if you want to find that next level in your game from personalised 1:1 coaching then reach out to Roshan Dias on 07427 926943 or visit his website here

New sponsor – we have a sponsor for all matches taking place at Chenies. A sign will be going up on the side of the pavilion shortly and more details will be available on the website.

We also hope to be able to announce details of a new sponsor for the junior colts t-shirts very soon.

For a few years our bar has been in decline. In order to drive greater use of the bar and to revive the social scene at the club we have partnered with a local company called Beer Nuts (previously proprietors of the craft beer establishment in Little Chalfont). They will be supplying beer to the club and sorting out our beer delivery system to ensure that we can avail ourselves of some quality beer. There will also be events and longer opening hours, especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Watch this space for further details.

An intra club Fantasy Cricket game has been set up by Alex Walker. These are great fun – you just pick a team of 6 from the club’s players and see how their points rack up for your team based upon performances. Entry is just £5. Go to The prices of players are based SOLELY off of last year’s performance in league games , irrespective of which team you are in. This means there are some bargains. Player prices will change each week based on form and anyone not in the database yet will be added automatically once they play a league game.

Instagram – some great work behind the scenes has revived our Instagram account and we’ll be posting regularly and aften throughout the season. Please follow us @chenieslatimercc and @chenieswomenscricket

Also make sure you have downloaded the club app and have your Pitchero account profile set up to receive communications from the club. More details here

For all club kit and clothing requirements, please visit and contact Dave Brown to order.

Our kit supplier, Chiltern Sports, are also open if you need to acquire any playing equipment. They are well stocked with Shoes, bats, helmets, pads and gloves plus all other playing accessories that you might need. Call the shop on 01296 613399 or Richard Young on 07831 662874.

Darts Society. The Chenies darts society has been launched and will meet on alternate Thursday evenings. Contact Nick Walker for more info on 07769 313719

Loads more news to bring you over the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled on the website and your inbox.

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