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Chairman's Report 30 June

Chairman's Report 30 June

Bernard Hughes30 Jun - 19:33
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At last some sunshine - and a centurion!

A week of good weather continued into Saturday – and a decent crop of results and individual performances.

The 1s beat Friends United, making 155 (Rav Sehmi scoring more than half, with a brilliant 81) and we rolled them over for 96, Jordan Cahir taking 5-21. We are second in the table, and pushing for promotion.

The 2s lost at home, after posting 217 against South Hampstead (Jim Robertshaw 70) reducing them to 40-4, from which they launched a fightback and won by 5 wickets.

The 3s got a brilliant win against top-of-the-league Harrow. They made a meaty 238, with Harry Hurtig Isaac taking 5 and Ben Hurtig-Isaac taking 4. We then hunted it down with 7 wickets and 10 overs to spare, Will Hayes (61) and Rob Fernandes (105) putting on 166 for the first wicket. A great performance that puts us 3rd, but only 2 points behind 1st.

The 4s also won, against a very tardy Harrow St Mary’s. We batted first and made 180 (stand-in skipper Julian Cosby making 44) and bowled them out for 114, Dusty Dyson taking 4-9. That puts us 3rd, but 25 points off second – so we need to win the crunch games in the second half of the season.

The 5s got yet another win (6 out of 7) and go top of the league, a wild dream only a couple of years ago. Credit to skipper Dave Phillips for leading an amazing turnaround for the team. On Saturday we bowled out Actonians for 159 (Gaurav Jyothi 5-30) and chased them down for 6 on a tricky Chiswick House pitch.

The 6s lost to a strong Barnes team. We made 151 (John Smith 66) but they chased them down comfortably.

On Sunday the women’s game was conceded by the opposition the MDL team lost to Harrow, making 200 (Ed Sykes 56 and Seb Eyre 50), which Harrow hurried to for 2 wickets.

The friendly Sunday result hasn’t yet reached me the women’s game was conceded by the opposition.

On Thursday the T20 side won against Shepherds Bush, a real achievement. We set a target of 177 (Alex Kirkpatrick and Eddie Sykes both 40) and kept them to 164. We are 2 wins out of 2 and in a solid position.

Also on Thursday the U11s beat Ealing Trailfinders, Hector Coladangelo making 71 and Billy Yorath taking 3-6. On Monday the U10s won while the U13 Girls completed their first league programme with a loss to Sunbury, but what an amazing first season of hard ball cricket by the girls. There were also losses for the U15s and U17s.

On an administrative note, can I please remind people that dogs are welcome at the club but should be on leads while at the ground and shouldn’t be on the main playing area at any time – please walk round the boundary. Thank you.

Lastly can you please mark in your diaries that the club AGM will be Wednesday 13 November at HQ.

Thanks and have a good week.

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