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August - it's getting colder


tiniball.gif (195 bytes) v. C.C.C.

04th August 2002


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Result Cannot be announced

Season 2002

     This was going to be a "home" game, that is one played at Frimley Green Recreation Ground. We decided instead to save the costs of hiring that ground and opted for an away game instead, which was duly arranged through the C.C.C. It was apparent by Wednesday evening though, that WE were lacking in numbers for a change, having only seven confirmed to play with little prospect of finding anyone else at short notice. The chances are that another player may drop out making the Captain's job more difficult.

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tiniball.gif (195 bytes) v. WESTFIELD SAINTS

11th August 2002


West End: 134 all out

A. Barrett  57* S. MacCrumb  3-7
C. Weston  17 D. Gilchrist  3-34
O. Lamb  13 P. Chaplain  1-4

Westfield: 139-7

A. Chaplain  52* H. Turner  2-16
J. Price  44 N. Oakley  2-26
M. Moore  14 A. Barrett  1-20

Result Westfield win by 3 wkts

Season 2002

     When St. Johns finally folded at the end of the 2000 season, a lot of the players went off and joined Westfield Saints which is how we picked up this fixture. Again, we suffered drop-outs and had eight players, Westfield kindly found two who played for us to even it up a bit. So we batted first in generally overcast conditions and found ourselves at 17 for 4, P. Chaplain and MacCrumb doing the damage. A change of bowler, and another wicket, 19 for 5. From here, everyone reached double figures with only Adie Barrett passing the twenty mark to reach his maiden fifty. Okay, there were slow bowlers, seven slips and a short boundary, thus the phrase "Cafeteria" comes to mind. Anyway, it gave Westfield something to aim for and make a game of it.

     Westfields' top three got off the mark but couldn't take it much further, however Price at no. 4 proved to be a thorn in the side of West End's bowlers despite losing three partners along the way. His wicket was the sixth to fall with the score on 90. Another fairly quick wicket for one more run and West End were in with a chance. Unfortunately this paired the Chaplains in the middle, Paul backing up brother Andy who was asked questions by the bowlers and answered this with solid defence and smacking the loose delivery. With no further losses the pair saw Westfield through to their target in the 39th over, A. Chaplain hitting a six to drive it home. 

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tiniball.gif (195 bytes) v. WINDLESHAM

18th August 2002


Windlesham: 188-6

M. Owton  63 C. Weston  2-31
R. Sturt  39 A. Barrett  2-51
N. Burree  28* L. West  1-31

West End: 136-9

M. Balkwill  51 M. Owton  5-30
L. West  32 C. Miles  3-32
J. Walliker  20 M. Scott  1-22

Result  Match Drawn

Season 2002

     Last year we didn't meet due to a lengthy spell of rainy periods that washed out all but one game in the August. This day also started overcast but dry. Windlesham won the toss and decided to bat first, a good decision despite losing their opener LBW to Craig Weston. He continued to bowl challenging deliveries and caught and bowled no.3 Ivey for 13. This brought Owton in who soon established himself by regularly finding the boundary. By now, Lou West was bowling from the pavilion end and managed to apply the brakes a bit before bowling Owton. Barrett's two quick wickets in his second spell led to no more and the home side reached 188 with relative ease. A couple of missed catches may well have made a difference.

     189 is attainable and we decided to go for it. Owton's accurate bowling decided a different course of action after helping reduce us to 13 for 4 in the seventh over. A period of consolidation by Matt Balkwill and Jay Walliker came to a premature close when the latter was clean bowled by Scott for 20. Matt soldiered on and with determined new partner Lou West set to enjoying themselves. Lou was quoted as saying "I'm seeing it like a football". Matt himself smacked a 6 to reach his fifty but it was his last scoring stroke before he was trapped leg-before by Miles. Their 6th wicket stand of a very worthy 79 finished in the 27th over, barely halfway through the last twenty overs of the innings, indeed of the game to go. WECC shut up shop but lost three wickets in consecutive overs with twenty deliveries still to go. Howard Turner and Craig Weston clamped down completely and a draw, albeit a losing one, was extremely welcome.

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tiniball.gif (195 bytes) v. NORTH CROYDON

25th August 2002


North Croydon: 215-5

B. Ward  86* H. Turner  3-101
P. Gall  38 M. Hills  1-27
S. Patel  27 -

Wet End: 120-5

M. Balkwill  45* Ackerman  3-11
C. Weston  22* Argyle  2-27
B. Pudney  19 Broadbent  1-38

Result to be announced

Season 2002

     Bisley is the regular fixture on this date. Both teams squared up last year but the torrential rain robbed us of more than 40 minutes play. This year Bisley had to pull out on Thursday evening due to a severe player shortage, so off to the Conference it was. Strangely, North Croydon play in Merton which made a shorter journey for us. The home side batted first and steadily marked up the runs. Adie Barrett bowled a decent 14-over spell, beating the bat on quite a few occasions, but had no luck. Howard Turner, replacing Weston at the Aylward Road end broke through, bowling opener Ackerman for 15 with the score on 49, then having Kev Cheeseman catch Patel one run later. Ward was in form and with a succession of decent partnerships took command. The ball went in the air on  few occasions, infuriatingly just out of reach of the fielders, although it has to be said the odd catch went down, and annoyingly one catch that was taken was off one of only two no-balls in the innings. Fielding was not that bad - there were two run outs - but North Croydon featured stronger players than we had.

     In reply, WECC's openers were gone in the 2nd over, thanks to some accurate bowling, and it was up to the middle order to stay awhile. There wasn't really a tail to wag as we only featured nine players, thanks to late drop-outs. Ben Pudney looked confident with some nice strokes, but once again fell just short of twenty, a dolly caught behind square. Matt Balkwill at the other end played himself in, then first with Mike Hills and Johnno Greathead started to break the chains a bit with some delicious lofted drives to the boundary. With Johnno gone with the score on 51 Craig Weston determined to stay with Matt during a tricky period when the pitch took spin, significantly cutting the run rate down. A win was now out of the question - only two batsmen remained and there were still 18 overs to see out for the draw. Craig watched and played the ball exceptionally well, with occasional successful sweeps to end up unbeaten on 22. Matt was the star of the innings, also unbeaten; he was just five short of what would have been a well-fought fifty. Can't give him a jug avoidance for that.

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