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The Blue & Gold Bulletin - 6 Jun

The Blue & Gold Bulletin - 6 Jun

Dave Brown6 Jun - 14:56
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The 1st XI travelled to Chalfont St Peter, won the toss and ventured into the field where a fine bowling performance saw the hosts dismissed for 136. Alex Walker led the way with 4-12 with Shan Patel grabbing 2 wickets and 1 each for Josh Morgan, Waqas Kiani and Ateeq Mohammed. But a top and middle order batting collapse saw Chenies reduced to 28 for 5 inside 11 overs and then 45-9 in the 18th. A fine rearguard action from Milan Lad (36*) and Shan Patel (11) provided a glimmer of hope as they dragged the score up to 94, but alas it was not to be as the hosts claimed the final wicket and the win.

Back at the CCG, the 2nd XI fared much better with a massive win against Boyne Hill 4s. Chenies won the toss and decided to have a bat first. Ravi Sainani got off to a good start with 39 and then skipper, Ian Gilmour, capitalised, scoring 133 to see the home side post a score of 233-9. The visitors never got going with an excellent bowling performance restricting them. Steve Hallam’s 6 over opening spell produced 5 maidens and 1 wicket and only conceded 2 runs. At the other end Ayan Patel took 3-33. The change bowling continued to apply the pressure with Aayush Mehta claiming 3-20 and Fred Rodwell taking 2-14. Brian Shipley mopped up the last wicket to bowl the visitors out for 74 to give Chenies the win by 159 runs.

England have been doing it for generations, Chenies 1st team have done it and now Chenies 3rd XI join the illustrious groups of batting collapses like never seen before! On a cold day akin to Autumn, Chenies bowled first and bowled beautifully and with control to limit the opposition (Stoke Green 4s) to 130 on a tricky pitch. All the bowlers swung the ball consistently and had the opposition batsman swathing and missing throughout their innings and Harsh Patel mesmerised them with his spin, helping to bowl them out for a below par score. Ashish Mehta and Dan Layzell started cautiously, seeing out the new ball to take Chenies to 42 without loss by the 15th over but thereafter something happened that has never happened before and unlikely (fingers crossed) to happen again - Chenies lost 10 wickets for 11 runs – the opposition bowled well and we lost our minds in a crazy hour!

On Sunday, Chenies won the toss and elected to bowl against West Wycombe at home. The opposition started strongly, putting on a brisk opening stand of 61 in 10 overs against the bowling of Rahul Gahlot and Mark Rogers. Coming on first change, Kaneel Mathurata and Brian Shipley managed to wrest back some control of the innings and denied the batters further opportunities to cut loose as the scoring rate dropped. Frustratingly, few chances came Chenies’ way until the introduction of Anosh in the last over before drinks, when he got one to nip back in off the seam and take out the top of off stump, sending one of West Wycombe’s openers back for a swift 72. Following drinks, Anosh and Luke Hargreaves (on senior debut) continued to restrict West Wycombe, with Luke taking his first senior wicket for the club thanks to an excellent tumbling catch at midwicket by Yatin. In partnership, the two conceded just 44 runs in ten overs, with Luke finishing with figures of 5-0-22-1. Chenies continued to put pressure on West Wycombe, Karthikeya and Kumaran bowling economically across short spells, with another good catch from Yatin getting Kumaran a wicket of his own. However, West Wycombe’s death batting scored freely for the last portion of the inning, and despite Anosh (7-0-43-1) hitting some good wide yorkers and nearly getting a deserved second wicket, they ran hard and picked up enough boundaries to finish on 230/3. In response, Chenies stuttered quickly. Yatin ran past a wide ball from West Wycombe’s opening spinner, before Rahul was trapped in front by one that didn’t turn. Shippers and Pete Naylor managed to stop the flow of wickets, but after putting on a stodgy 45 in 9 overs, Shippers (24) nicked one behind, and Pete followed soon after, falling for 34 after a flurry of shots following drinks. Following that dismissal, Chenies lost regular wickets through the middle order, never really being able to chase the target, but trying to get some good time for the younger members of the side to have some time in the middle. After Kumaran and Karthikeya came and went, Anosh joined Michael Lurie (18) at the crease and proceeded to nail a pull shot straight down the ground and scare some pigeons out of the car park with the sound off the bat. His dismissal brought Luke to the crease, who played the West Wycombe spinners well, picking up a slog swept boundary through midwicket. Chenies finished all out on 112, well short of the target, but impressed by some good showings from the team’s younger members.

The Women’s Super 8 team lost both their games on Sunday against Berkhamsted and Beaconsfield - but they had fun!

Next week the 1st XI host Farnham Common, the 2nd XI are away against Hayes 4s (in Thame!!!) and the 3rd XI travel to Gerrards Cross 4s. The Sunday XI entertain Chipperfield Clarendon.

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

U9 Heat vs Farnham Common – 19 May. The u9 Heat team kicked off their incrediball season with a solid performance against Farnham Common. The boys won the toss and opted to bowl first. The bowling was accurate with some excellent progress made following winter coaching. The team took wickets at regular intervals reducing the opposition to a score of 205 supported by some fantastic efforts in the field. After a nervy start losing a couple of early wickets following some good bowling, Chenies settled and found their batting form , scoring 258 to win the game by 53 with contributions across the batting card. Well done boys.

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 over 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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