Here is the next instalment of the Monday Roundup. Just like the bin men I’m afraid that a bank holiday delays things by a day!
On Saturday a mixed XI travelled to Mill Hill Village for a friendly. Unfortunately the bank holiday took its toll on player availability and we could only muster 10 players. Chenies batted first and were all out for 121 (Ateeq Mohammed 39, Bill Mead 21 and Bilal Nisar 19 were our main contributors). Mill Hill then chased down our meagre total in just 22 overs for loss of only 3 wickets (with Ateeq taking all 3). So not much to get exited about, although I’m told that the strawberry tart served with tea made the journey worthwhile!
Next week the league campaign gets underway with the 1st XI at home to Datchet 3rd XI and the 2s make the short trip to play Chalfont St Peter 2nd XI.
On Wed 1 May the U9 Lions hosted Beaconsfield in cold and wet conditions. The visitors elected to bat first and were restricted to 226-8, the wickets crucially pegging back the total with Harry Neal and Oscar Knight each taking 2. In reply Chenies scored 76-3 to win by 50 runs. Zac Saul and Max Fallon were our top scorers.
Editors note: For those readers un-initiated in the mysteries of colts cricket, U9, U10 and U11 cricket is played by the Barrington rules in which a team starts with 200 runs but loses 6 runs for each wicket lost. Hence the big scores!
On Sunday the U9 Tigers hosted Farnham Common. Chenies elected to bat first and amassed 308-3 with Reyan Patel (11 from 6 balls), Avi Patel (11 from 9) and William Herring (9 from 12) top scoring. Our bowlers then took over, taking plentiful wickets to restrict the visitors to 230-10. Joseph Sear (2-7), Sharavan Renagarajan (2-9) and Joshua Twaddle (1-2) were our leading bowlers. Joseph Sear led by example as captain for the first time, getting his team off to a fantastic start by bowling both of the Farnham Common openers with the first 2 balls of the Farnham Common innings. All of the boys were superb with the bat, ball and in the field despite the cold conditions.
With regard to both the Lions and the Tigers, Raj Singh said “These results were no fluke, it was a result of working hard through the cold and dark Saturday evenings spent doing winter training from last September through to Easter. The performance is testament to the effort and commitment from the boys and their parents over the entire off-season.” Raj would like all the boys and parents to know that the boys should be very proud of the way they have played, and that it makes all of the organisation and commitment over winter more than worthwhile.
The U11 side beat Gerrards Cross at home on Friday night, but the conditions were so wet that the scorecards have disintegrated and we don’t have any details!
The U13 fixture v Hawridge and Cholesbury and the U11 fixture against Burnham were both cancelled by the opposition.
Colts fixtures for the next week:
Tue 7 May – U14 v Hawridge & Cholesbury (H)
Tue 7 May – U15 v Winchmore Hill (A) – cancelled as we cannot raise both an U14 and U15 side on the same night
Wed 8 May – U10 All Stars v Knotty Green B (H)
Thur 9 May – U13 v Chalfont St Peter (H)
Fri 10 May – U9 Lions v Ballinger Waggoners (H)
Fri 10 May – U14 Girls v Burnham (A)
Sun 12 May – U9 Tigers v Knotty Green (H)
In other news:
Our fantastic new nets are finished. There will be a separate article about this in the next day or so.
Remember that there is 50% off the price of a club match shirt until the end of May – contact Dave Brown to get yours
The club will be hosting an Open Day on Sunday 12th May from midday to 3.30pm. Encourage anyone you know who may be interested in joining the club to come along to see what we’re all about.