The Blue & Gold Bulletin - 10 Jun

The Blue & Gold Bulletin - 10 Jun

By Dave Brown
11th June
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It's been a busy week; welcome to this week’s summary of all the news from around the club over the past 7 days.

The 1st XI continued their winning ways with a resounding 128 run victory at Tring Park. Chenies were asked to bat first and openers Waqas Kiani (40) and Charlie Anderson (63) put on 107 for the first wicket. This platform allowed the rest of the line up to accelerate the innings. Vid Mayadunne (45) and Toqeer Butt (31) were the main contributors to this and the innings closed on 218-8. The Chenies bowlers then produced an accurate line and length that built pressure on the batsmen and ultimately took the wickets that restricted Tring Park’s innings to 90 all out. Steve Hallam’s opening 10 over spell was wicketless (catching practice needed!) but conceded only 17 runs and the wicket takers were Roger Vessey (5-19), Dave Brown (3-16) and Sagar Surve (2-33). A mention also to Toqeer Butt for taking 3 catches at mid on.

The 2nd XI hosted Kew and despite 39 from Billy Mead and 54 not out from Mike Pickard their pursuit of 218 fell short at 197-7. In the Kew innings Alex Walker was the pick of the bowlers returning figures of 5-44.

Next week the 1st XI are at home to Hayes and the 2s travel to NPL Teddington.
We are also hoping that the Sunday XI will get their first outing of the season with a home game on Sunday – we are just looking for an opposition.

Colts Matches:
On Monday the U15s hosted Chalfont St Peter and ran out comfortable winners by 60 runs. Opting to bat first Anish Vaddiraju (12) and Youie Nichols (14) got the innings off to a steady start, and when Henry James and Amelia Peck came together they put on 70 for the 3rd wicket. Henry was out for 24 with a couple of overs to go and Alexander Poole quickly smashed 12 off 9 balls and Amelia finished on 44 not out with the innings closing on 125-3. Good bowling and fielding then kept the CsP runs at bay and their chase petered out at 65-7 with Lily Jones, Alexander Poole, James Haria, Gurleen Grewal, Aidan Taylor and Youie Nichols each picking up a wicket.

On Wednesday the U11s hosted Farnham Common. An epic and very close battle was won by the visitors by just 1 run. Chenies lost the toss and took to bat setting a respectable target of 247 runs for 3 wickets for the visitors to chase. Notable performances included strong stands by Louisa and Will with 10 runs a piece and a decent partnership between Jaran and Jasper yielding 11 runs. The U11s showed great form in the field with some very strong bowling and fielding. Notable performances included Jasper bowling a maiden over, taking a wicket and conceding only 7 runs from a total of 3 overs. Louisa followed suit conceding only 3 runs from 2 overs including a lovely maiden over. Ciaran brought home our second wicket in Over 12 but by the last ball of the 16th over, the visitors had chalked up 248 runs for 2 wickets. Worth noting that both wickets were claimed by direct hits from over 15 yards by Will and Louisa respectively! Testament to the hard work the team have put into the fielding training this season! It was a scintillating match from start to finish and a very impressive performance from the whole team and a victory for us in many respects given the class with which we played.

Also on Wednesday the U10 All Stars visited Beaconsfield. Chenies batted first and scored 341-2 with Max Durkin (19), Noa Fonseka (14) and Max Fallon (11) our top scorers. The bowlers then took 13 wickets and the fielders executed 3 direct hit run outs to keep the Beaconsfield reply down to 200-16. Max Durkin (3-7), Harry Neal (2-5) and Freddie Jennings (2-5) were the leading bowlers. The fielding was fantastic with direct hit run outs from Jeevan Brar, Max Durkin and Zach Saul, plus Sacha Chandler and Noa Fonseka both took excellent running catches. There was also bravery mixed in with excellence as Harry Neal stepped in as wicket-keeper when Jeevan was bowling and one of Jeevan's deliveries just missed the stumps and hit Harry on the grill of his helmet, but Harry just shrugged it off and carried on. Also, Frank Harrop ran around to back up a fierce throw at the stumps and had to be carried off the pitch when the ball hit him on the shin, but he hobbled back to celebrate the victory with his team-mates!

On Thursday the U14 Girls entertained Gerrards Cross. The visitors batted first and scored 150-4 with Sophia Davies and Lara Daurka taking 2 wickets each. The Chenies chase slumped to 39-8 but then Louisa Peck and Madi Quy Binnion put on a partnership of 30 to revive the innings, and Chenies finished on 85-9.

On Friday the U13s were supposed to entertain Burnham, but the game was cancelled as Burnham could not raise a team.

Saturday’s U9 Lions match versus Gerrards Cross and U11 match at Beaconsfield were rained off

On Sunday the U10 All Stars visited Chalfont St Peter. The hosts batted first and scored 212-11, the best bowling coming from Freddie Jennings (2-4), Frank Harrop (1-4), Zac Saul (1-5) and Jeevan Brar (1-8). Jeevan was flawless behind the stumps as well - not conceding a single bye in the whole game. With Freddie Jennings scoring 8, Jeevan Brar (6) and William Herring (6) the Chenies reply achieved 257-6 to win by 45 runs. A terrific result especially as the opposition included 3 U11 players (at our agreement). Our excellent fielding continued on from the Beaconsfield game on Wednesday with 3 run outs from direct hits. The team spirit was amazing and the boys supported each other throughout. Across the U9 Lions, U9 Tigers and the U10 All Stars we have now won 10 games out of 10!

The U11s hosted Holmer Green at Chenies on Sunday morning. Chenies let the visitors bat first as they were waiting for team members to arrive. The U11’s and took to the field with fantastic form. Notable performances included Aryan’s 3 overs including a maiden over, a wicket over and only 6 runs having been conceded from 18 deliveries. Charlie was equally impressive having bowled 2 overs including a maiden wicket over and a further maiden over. Will, Bryn and Aryan picked up 1 wicket each bringing the visitor total to 221 runs for 6 wickets at the end of 16 overs. We couldn’t quite maintain the same form with the bat and never managed to get into a rhythm. Despite a final flurry by Will and Charlie in the last 4 overs yielding 17 runs we ended up at 206 runs for 7 wickets!

Colts fixtures for the next week:
Mon 10 Jun – U11 v Chalfont St Peter (A) – cancelled due to rain
Mon 10 Jun – U15 Girls v Chalfont St Peter (H) – cancelled due to rain
Tue 11 Jun – U14 v Amersham (A)
Tue 11 Jun – U11 v Knotty Green (H)
Wed 12 Jun – U15 v The Lee (A)
Wed 12 Jun – U13 v Stoke Green (A) – match cancelled as opposition cannot raise a team
Fri 14 Jun – U15 Girls v Beaconsfield (H)
Fri 14 Jun – U9 Lions v Ballinger Waggoners (A)
Sun 16 Jun – U9 Tigers v Chalfont St Peter (H)

In other news:
Subscriptions – if you have not yet paid your annual subscription then please pay as soon as possible.
Prosecco Cricket is up and running for the season. Come along on Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. (We meet later as the daylight hours lengthen). It’s a fun way for women to get involved in cricket. It’s soft ball and a great keep fit session with a glass of Prosecco to finish. Roll up to play and £5 per session. Please spread the word! Julie Pickard looks forward to welcoming you all and any queries please get back to her (01494 762707,
Club BBQ – Saturday 29th June. Put it in your diaries – more details to follow.

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