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The Blue & Gold Bulletin - 3 July

The Blue & Gold Bulletin - 3 July

Dave Brown3 Jul - 14:30
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On Saturday the 1st XI travelled to Coleshill to play Chesham 3s. The hosts won the toss and decided to bat, but quickly found themselves 30-3 thanks to a couple of strikes from Alex Walker and one from Mark Rogers. An 80 run partnership rescued the home side but then Ateeq Mohammed (3-56) and Deepesh Patel (4-46) got into their work and dismissed Chesham for 215. The two Stefans, Bartlett and Saleem got the chase off to a solid start scoring 40 and 47 respectively before Roshan Dias added 59. But a collapse saw Chenies 7 down before Ateeq Mohammed steered the side across the line with a composed 38 not out to maintain Chenies’ position atop the league table.

The 2nd XI welcomed Burnham CC 4th XI to a home fixture. Having won the toss and being at home the decision was a simple one, bat first and get a total. The first few overs we were looking in control with Yatin Sampat showing his class finding the boundary at will. Unfortunately for Milan Lad, after attempting a quick single, his knee went again and had to come off retired injured. This brought our new number 3 batsman, Iranga Athukorale to the crease earlier than hoped. A good partnership formed and runs were coming freely. After a decent ball that nipped back and bowled Yatin for 38, we moved on to 89/2 after 19 overs. However, by the halfway stage, one over later we were 98/4 and with Milan retired injured effectively 89/5 and hoping to get to a total of 190+. Punith Wijesiri joined Iranga and steadied the ship looking comfortable but was run out for 23 after attempting a quick single. When Iranga fell for a well-crafted 70 we felt we had a decent total to defend with a few overs remaining. But all was not done, with a fine knock again by Fred Rodwell (17 not out) and a T20 style innings that Quintin De Kock would have been proud of, Brian Shipley made 18 off 6 balls with a 6 off the last ball to get us a total of 221 off the 40 overs. With the knowledge that Burnham openers like to go hard early, and the home track yielding runs quickly, we took the field aware we were in for a massive challenge. Shan Patel, coming back from a shoulder dislocation led off with an over that kept the batsman guessing (along with Punith the keeper and DB at first slip) but got one that pitched, straightened, and took the top of the stumps. A great start for Chenies, but this brought 2 young, aggressive batsmen to the crease and they quickly motored to 50 from just 7 overs. Time to take some pace off the ball. With Brian controlling one end and the team catching everything, we managed to take a couple of wickets and put the pressure back on the chasing team. Unfortunately, their number 4 & 5 batsmen threw caution to the wind and balls fell into gaps, both batsmen making 43 as they pushed the total to 170/4 after 29 overs. Brian’s next over produced 2 wickets to keep us in the hunt. However, we were not able to take any more wickets and Burnham made the total with 10 balls to spare. Pick of the bowlers was Brian with 3/25 and Fred with 2 wickets. A good game of cricket, which we came out on the wrong side of the result. Lots of positives to come out of this one, especially our catching and was great to have some new faces in the team. Thanks to Yatin, Punith and Iranga for playing. Also massive thanks to Dave Brown for subbing in for Milan in the field.

The 3rd XI played against Chesham 4s, who batted first and posted 215-8, a total that proved just too much for Chenies who were all out for 202 with 8 balls remaining.

On a cloudy Sunday in Oxford, the women's team looked to bounce back after an unfortunate loss the previous week. Chenies won the toss and elected to field first. The opposition built an extremely strong partnership at the top of the order, however a tactical timeout called by the skipper, Emily Brown, proved to be a masterstroke. Avani Ravi Rajan (wk) broke the set openers by taking a sharp catch behind, off an excellent delivery from Gaia Dias, who was making her debut with the Women's 1st XI. This breakthrough reinvigorated the fielding side, and the momentum quickly shifted. Tactical brilliance and sharp fielding resulted in three quick run-outs executed by Holly Levine, Gill Braddock, and Emma Braddock in the space of just 20 balls. Unfortunately, Chenies then lost their captain, Emily Brown, due to an injury, leaving them with only 10 players to contain the runs in the remaining 10 overs. Oxford managed to post a competitive total of 231-5 in their allotted 35 overs. After a short interval, Chenies' openers, Sophie Daurka and Emma Braddock, took to the crease with a clear intent to chase down the target. They got off to a flying start, putting together a solid partnership of 65 runs, laying a strong foundation for the chase. Steady contributions from Holly Levine (12) and Shayna Patel (20) kept the scoreboard ticking over. It then came down to Vibhuti Gandhi (21) and Avani Ravi Rajan (24) having to score 59 runs in 54 balls to steer the innings home. Chenies finally achieved the winning runs with 3 overs to spare, securing a well-deserved victory. Special shoutouts go to Bindi and Gill, who started their day at the Wormsley tournament before participating in this game, and to our skipper Emily Brown, who continued to support her team from the sidelines despite her injury. The player of the match was Emma Braddock for her outstanding contribution of 78 runs. Chenies showed great resilience and team spirit and their victory was a testament to their determination.

Next week the 1st XI entertain Cookham Dean, the 2nd XI travel to Gerrards Cross 3s and the 3rd XI visit Chesham 5s. On Sunday the Women have a week off and the Sunday XI host Harrow Wayfarers.

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

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.

Our new sponsor for the junior colts t-shirts is PLM Central Ltd. More details to follow. The t-shirts have begun to be distributed and we will continue handing them out on Sunday.

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. The first of these events took place on Saturday with a great atmosphere at the club as local performer, Jimmy Murphy played a few tunes and Beer Nuts served a delectable array of beers. Can’t wait for the next one.

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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