WOOBURN TOURNAMENT

Sadly our U10s could not repeat the success of our own tournament when they played at Wooburn today. 

Our bowling and fielding was well up to scratch but we could not match it with our batting. It is so necessary that players can hit the boundary regularly in 6 a side cricket but we struggled. Our opposition were able to take advantage of this and we lost all our section games. We did, however, win our last play off game against Wooburn which put a smile on everyone's face.

Well done to Henry, Tom, Sam, Will, Bear and Alex H for a bold effort.

20th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley

NO SUNDAY COACHING ON 27th JULY

There will be no coaching on Sunday 27th July as all the coaches (with one exception) will not be available.

There will be coaching the following week.

May I also remind everyone that there is no more formal Friday evening sessions as all matches and tournaments have now finished.. Members may, however, may use the net and field as long as Juniors are accompanied by an adult. 

20th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley

SUNDAY FUNDAY!

 Tomorrow will be a Fun Day at the Club for all. It starts with the normal coaching at 10.30 followed by a BBQ and other fun activities in the afternoon.

All this accompanied by the music from the Penn Music Festival!

What a great way to spend a day.

An U10 6 will be at the Wooburn Tournament but will be back during the afternoon to join in the fun. Hopefully the weather will hold and the stormy weather will have passed.

19th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley

Bucks Player Pathway Nominations

All nominated players should have been contacted by email. If you know you have been nominated please make sure you have had your email. If not, check spam or contact Rich Hudson at the Bucks Cricket Board.

All players who are already with the county or development squads get automatic nomination. WHCC has, this season, also nominated Muji Ahmed.

Other players may have been nominated by their school.

Please do not contact me if there is an issue. County nominations are now in the hands of Bucks, nominations are now closed. 

17th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley

SEPTEMBER 7th

We are looking to have the Junior Presentation following the Dads v Kids end of season match on September 7th.

PLEASE KEEP THIS DATE FREE

17th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley

YET AGAIN........................

I would like to report that the U15s ended the season on a high, sadly not. Yet again a DCGS match meant we played the first hour's cricket with only 9 players, captain Finn being one player detained. It proved crucial.

We fielded first and managed to restrict Holmer Green to 106. There were several dropped catches,so frustrating for a bowler who is getting batsmen to play false shots. The bowling was good in parts but bowling full tosses is not the way to go, we bowled far too many.  

Getting 107 should have been a cake walk. We started like an express train, Finn playing his usual forceful innings. Tom started shakily and was lucky to escape an early departure but he rode his luck and started to hit the boundary. It looked like the game would be all over very quickly. Wrong! Our now customary implosion started. First Tom hit the ball in the air once too often and was caught but he did score 18 invaluable runs. No worries, we were still on course. Disaster struck. Finn hit an innocuous delivery straight to a fielder and was caught out for 32. Still no worries, we had a strong batting line up. What then happened is beyond belief. The Holmer Green slow bowler completely bamboozled our batsmen. Was it turning a mile? No! We failed to play forward and straight and down the wickets clattered. Granted there were a couple of questionable decisions. It is always difficult umpiring when your son is bowling.........I say no more. Ben did his best to get the scoreboard moving but our lack of boundaries proved our undoing. We fizzled to 94 all out, so disappointing. I really thought we would end with a win.

A huge thank you to all the U13s who turned out to support our U15s this season. We may have lost all our games but at least we competed!

14th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley

WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!

At 7.30 this morning it was fairly miserable. It was drizzling and dull. I was confident though that the weather would improve and provide us with a rain free day. For once I was right! Clearly reading the seaweed and praying is better than trusting weather forecasts.

Teams arrived promptly and by 9.30 we were ready play. Or nearly ready.......Winchmore Hill players were late but that's another story! Games started and continued apace and WH U10s won their first game, unparalleled joy! Joy became frustration when they narrowly lost their second game. The U9s lost their first three games but won their fourth game bringing scenes of great delight. Meanwhile the U10s demolished Chalfont St Giles and finished at the top of their section on goal difference from Amersham. We were in the semi-finals! The U9s did not qualify but were content glow in the euphoria of their one section game win.

We were paired in the semis against Chesham.....yes, the team that gave us a complete spanking a week or so ago. But WH were on a roll. 

Chesham took an early advantage but they had not bargained for the skill and guile of our brave team. We beat them, and, yes we were surprised, but with our team's confidence growing by the minute we started to feel invincible. Who were we to meet in the final? Uh, oh, it was our old adversary Beaconsfield.

It was overheard in the crowd that we were 'easy'.This was enough to spur the team on to even greater effort and their play in the final was superb. There was no panic when our bowlers were hit for sixes. The bowling tightened and the total we had to chase was well within our grasp. We needed 17 from the last two overs, a stiff task. Alex Lee and Henry Bakkes took control, Beaconsfield panicked. There were wild throws and big sixes and with most of an over to go we were seven ahead. Lose no wickets and the tropy was ours. Alex played perfect defence and we were there. Winners!    Cue wild celebration from players and spectators alike. Crest fallen Beaconsfield players.

The taste of success has been a long time coming this season but when it arrived it was sweet. I am so proud of all our players, both U9 and U10. The U10s received the trophy from Stuart and well deserved it was.

Teams: U9s Libby Bakkes, Ed Reyner, James Hanrahan, Daniel Hanrahan, Emma Hickman,Sam Richmond. U10s: Henry Bakkes, Alex Lee, Alex Hanrahan, Tom Mahoney, Lewin Mullarkey, Will Nettelfield.

Of course there were many other people who contributed to a fantastic day. It would take me too long to list them all but you know who you are and THANK YOU! A special thank you to Andrew Richmond who was the perfect gentleman providing me with tea and coffee throughout the day, made by himself!

 

13th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley

SUNDAY'S TOURNAMENT

The weather tomorrow is looking to be showery. May I suggest that parents and players bring appropriate protection. There is some room at the side of the pitches to put up gazebos/awnings if anyone has one at home. Otherwise a brolly is a good idea.

12th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley

SO MANY POSITIVES

Looking at yesterday's U10 result (292 -176) one would think it was a complete annihilation. It wasn't. WH players have made so much progress, they should be congratulated on their effort to thwart the League leaders. This was supposed to be Ballinger 'B' team but when County players turn up to play there has to be a bit of suspicion. Still, WH were prepared to have a go against any players....and so we did!

Flora lost the toss and we were asked to bat. We struggled again to score runs especially against the express speed of the County bowler. Several players picked up nasty bruises but undaunted we battled on. The running between the wickets was so much better but, yet again, we found a team who could hit the wickets with their throws and slight hesitation cost us a couple of wickets. Unfortunately we failed to score a boundary again but there were some super off side shots from several players which deserved more reward. We lost 10 wickets putting our score below 200 but we were determined to put on a good show in the field.

Amazingly and encouragingly our bowlers did not bowl a wide till the 7th over...fantastic! The girls were particularly brilliant, a real credit to the fact they have practised hard. Alex showed the boys how to catch and how to run someone out. A couple of the boys decided not to catch the ball when opportunities arose. As I often say 'Catches win matches!' The fielding was so much better. There were no silly misfields and concentration was improved. Sam continues to get to grips with being wicket keeper and only let through a few byes. We took four Ballinger wickets, not many but one of their 'county' players was cleaned up with Alex's catch from Henry's bowling. Ha!  

Winchmore Hill bowled less wides and no balls than Ballinger another positive.

We may not have won a game in the league this season but, by golly, we have tried hard and improved so much. I am proud when I watch the team play. Next season, a year older and stronger we will be a force to contend with. Well done everybody!

Thank you so much for my lovely hoodie! People seeing me wear it will understand completely why the wording on the back of it is appropriate.

12th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley

TOURNAMENT SUNDAY

This Sunday is our annual tournament so there is no coaching.

However, we need every member of the Junior Cricket Section to help in some way.

Whether it is umpiring, helping with refreshments, selling raffle tickets, baking or donating a raffle prize.................PLEASE HELP!

10th July 2014 Posted by Glynis Culley