Wendover Cricket Club 2012 Season

Wendover Cricket Club completed their season at the end of September with a match at Witchell. The President’s XI scored 197 for 8 in 40 overs with Nick Heafford scoring 42 and Matt Winterburn 53, whilst Tom McPartlan was the most successful bowler for the Chairman’s XI with 3 for 19. Philip Seabrook took 3 for 35 at the top of the order before George Robinson’s 29 and Bob’s Glue’s 31 off 30 balls got the Chairman’s reply back on track, but it was Tom Grace with 45 that held the innings together. However, when he was 8th out on 163, the innings quickly folded to leave the President’s team victorious by 28 runs. After the game President Tony Mogford presented the Season’s Awards:


George Robinson


Jonathan Green


Bob Glue

1st XI Player

Jonathan Green

2nd XI Player

Shanil Patel

Non-league Player

George Robinson

Young Player

Tom Grace

Silver Bail

Ollie Hogg

President’s Box

George Robinson

The David Boardman Clubman

The Robinson Family

The 1st XI finished 9th out of 10 teams in the Mid Bucks League Premier Division, whilst the 2nd XI finished a very creditable 4th in Division 2 and ended the league season in style by beating the then leaders Phoenix OB by 35 runs. George Robinson scored 112 and followed it up with 4 for 59, supported by Will Dean’s 55 and a strong all-round bowling and fielding performance.

The U11 team belatedly played their Aylesbury League final in September, losing to a very strong Aston Rowant side. Harrison Cornick took 2 wickets and threw down the stumps for a run out, but Rowant still made 290 in their innings of this “pairs” game. Ben Pope and Jacob Davis made an excellent start to Wendover’s run chase before the opponents’ superiority began to tell and we closed on 219.

Preparations are now underway for the Club’s annual 50/50 Auction on Saturday 17 November, which is an important fundraiser as well as being an eagerly anticipated village event. Lots go under the hammer from 11.30 a.m. at the Wendover Memorial Hall.