The 1st XI returned to winning ways with a resounding 127 run win at home versus OMT. Batting first, an 88 run 2nd wicket partnership between debutant Alex Martin and Ateeq Mohammed provided a solid platform for a substantial score. However, when Ateeq was out for 80 the innings lost some momentum but still managed to get to 234 thanks to middle order contributions from Wajid Fayaz (26), Harry Dahiya (31) and Toqeer Butt (26). The OMT top order provided some initial resistance but once they were back in the pavilion the Chenies bowlers worked through the line up efficiently to bowl them out for 107. Balal Nisar claimed 4 wickets and Dave Brown, 3.
After the match it was time to make the monthly awards for June. Bowler of the month was Roger Vessey for 10 wickets including a ‘5 for’ in the win at Tring Park. The batting award went to Vid Mayadunne (100 runs in the month including a crucial contribution in the win at Tring Park). The Skipper’s prize was awarded to Harry Dahiya for turning up on time twice!!
The 2nd XI visited Ruislip on Saturday. They were asked to field first in the heat and struggled make an early breakthrough, which gave the home side the opportunity to build a platform from which they could accelerate their innings. The bowlers were suffering in the heat, but 3 wickets from Ronald Eltringham and 2 from Mattie Brown kept the innings in check and Ruislip finished their 40 overs on 206-5. The Chenies top 5 all got into double figures and Mike Pickard (63) and Stuart Silk (31) provided the backbone to the innings. However, the chase fell agonisingly short by just 12 runs as Chenies finished on 194-7.
The Sunday XI played host to a strong Stanmore side. Chenies elected to bat first and a strong opening partnership between Alex Walker (33) and John Moffit (27) was followed up with solid contributions from Mike Pickard (23) and Ian Gilmour (17). But then only Brian Shipley provided any stickability at the crease and despite his 44 not out, the innings closed after 40 overs on a below par 180-8. The Stanmore chase got off to a fast start but then Brian (2-38 from 8 overs) and Emily Brown (1-33 from 8 overs) wrestled back some control. But it was not enough as despite a wicket apiece for Tom Horsburgh and Luke Marsden, the visitors cruised to the target inside 34 overs.
Next week the 1st XI visit Stoke Green and the 2s entertain Hayes. The Sunday XI have a home game against Chesham Bois.
Monday’s U15 match with Stokenchurch was cancelled as the opposition could not raise a team
Tue 25 Jun – U14 v Chalfont St Giles (A) – no report received.
Friday’s U13 match at home to Farnham Common has been re-scheduled to Sunday 7th July
The U10 All Stars visited Chalfont St Giles on Friday and came away with the spoils thanks to an 84 run vistory. Chenies were asked to bat first and scored 313-1 with Max Fallon scoring 27, Jeevan Brar (16) and Zac Saul (11). The running between the wickets was excellent and there were no run-outs against us. CSG scored 229-9. Max was also our leading bowler (2-11) and there were also excellent figures for Sacha Chandler and Frank Harrop (both 1-6), Jeevan (1-10) and Zac (0-1) from their 2 overs each. The wicket-keeping and fielding was excellent again with the boys taking 3 wickets with run-outs as batsmen tried to take quick singles. Another top team performance from an amazing group of boys.
Sunday’s U15 Girls home match with Farnham Common was cancelled, but replaced with a friendly against our U13 team. The girls batted first and racked up a score of 133-7. Emily Brown retired on 30 (including a 6) and Amelia Peck retired on 33. Daisy Lawless hit 16 before being bowled by her brother, Jack, who returned figures of 3-0-12-3. There were also wickets also for Ayush, Kai and Aayush. The boys innings reached 100-7 with Pranaam scoring 17, Ayush 14 and Aayush 13. Wickets were picked up by Lily Jones, Alice Godfrey, Ruby Daurka, Emily and Daisy (who returned the favour by getting out her brother Jack). The girls produced an outstanding fielding display with catches for Amelia, Louisa Peck and Emily and 2 run ruts for Amelia.
On Sunday Ravi Chauhan took an U10 team to the Holmer Green Kwik cricket tournament. Chenies were runners up, winning all 3 matches in the group stage, then beating Gerrards Cross in the semi-final to face Ballinger in the final where they lost by 20 runs – a great day.
Colts fixtures for the next week:
Mon 1 July – U15 v Ley Hill (H)
Tue 2 July – U14 v Bledlow Ridge (A)
Wed 3 July – U10 All Stars v Gerrards Cross (H)
Thur 4 July – U15 Girls v Beaconsfield (H)
Sun 7 July – U13 v Farnham Common (H)
In other news:
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Prosecco Cricket is up and running for the season. Come along on Tuesdays from 8pm. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Club BBQ – On Saturday 29th June a fantastic BBQ was enjoyed by club members. Thanks to John and Ann Campbell for the first class cooking. And the glorious weather provided for a very pleasant evening of socialising at the club.