The U13s lost their League game against Chalfont St Giles by one run in an agonisingly close game. Ch St G posted 106 in their innings. WH's bowling and fielding showed improvement but still the team conceded 30 extras....far too many. There were some excellent balls bowled and a good catch by Will.
WH's response was positive but wickets fell at regular intervals. It was left to Alec and Henry to push the run rate along and they so nearly got the team over the line. Alec finished on 29 not out.
A great effort from the team with the game being played in the right spirit.
The U13s play Ballinger at home tonight in a league game. The bar will be open so why not come and spend a pleasant couple of hours in the sunshine watching cricket.
After a cold and miserable Saturday it looks like we are good to go for cricket this Sunday. No rain is forecast but I don't think you need bring sunscreen!
If anyone feels like bringing some cakes please do.....don't forget the Mary Berry Challenge.
The U10s lost their first league game of the season by the narrow margin of 2 runs. But it could have be so different had Amersham's gun bowler not taken a hattrick in the 19th over of WH's innings. Amersham accumulated 265 runs in their innings helped along by a generous helping of wides and no balls from WH's bowlers. However, there was some redress as 6 wickets were taken. WH's innings started solidly and the team was on track for a win until the fateful 19th over. The win was still possible in the 20th over but the long grass in the outfield prevented anything more than singles and the team finished agonisingly 2 runs short. It was disappointing but the team can hold their heads high as there was some excellent cricket played. One bowler was the difference between the two teams and he showed everyone the value of bowling at the stumps.
Good luck to the U10s who are playing their first League game of the season away at Amersham this Friday. Should be a tough encounter but we have some talented players so expectations are high.
All other U10s not involved in the match should be at Friday practice. Hopefully players should be able to get experience batting with the hard ball and running between the wickets. This always is a bit of a trial as players get used to wearing all the protective equipment. Players should bring any equipment they own, the rest may be borrowed. Boys must wear their own abdominal protector(box). This an item not recommended for sharing!
There is, of course, practice for U13s and other Junior members.
The U13s played Wooburn in the league tonight at Winchmore Hill.
It was important that the team showed some improvement after a rather mediocre performance against Ch St Giles.
There were so many positives in the Winchmore Hill performance that it is hard to believe we lost!
Batting first we posted 115 for 4 wickets with excellent batting from Chris Egan, Brandon Pooler and Ollie Grzyb. The total looked like it would be a lot more but after Chris and Ollie retired the following batters found it hard to keep the score board ticking. Still, it was a respectable total, one which should have been easy to defend.
The WH bowling was much straighter, there were fewer wides, but there was far too much short bowling allowing the Wooburn batters to find the boundary with ease.
The fielding was patchy, Flora and Libby, as usual were immaculate. Tom, Alec and Henry should be pleased with the way they bowled. They were the bowlers with the most control.
Wooburn sailed past WH'S total with a couple of overs to spare. It was easy to see where more improvements should be made.
Tomorrow the U13s play a League Game against Wooburn at home 6 pm start.
On Friday our U10s play their first League Game against Amersham away 6pm start.
All support welcome. The bar will be open at Winchmore Hill tomorrow
When you arrive for coaching on a Sunday please make sure players are signed in. This is a health and safety issue. Pay as you play players please make sure your £4 sub is paid.
Please note it is at the coaches discretion which group players are placed in. Assessment is by ability rather than age.
Looks like it may be a bit chilly tomorrow morning so players should come prepared.
After Wednesday's wash out there will be squad training for all team players this Friday from 6.30 pm. It is important we get as much practice as possible before the leagues start. Next week there is a league game for the U13s at home to Wooburn on Monday and the U10s have a game away at Amersham on the Friday.There may also be an additional game for the U13s as we need to fit in the Chalfont St Giles game.
If the weather is fine we will get the BBQ going!