Wendover Cricket Club – October 2021

Wendover Cricket Club’s last ever event at the Ellesborough Road ground is on Saturday 25 September, starting about 11.00 and continuing until early evening. It’s planned to be an 8-a-side tournament with teams of current players and at least one of ex-players led by Iain Digby. Anyone is welcome, especially past players and members who want a last memory of it as a cricket ground before HS2 take it over on 1 October. A bar and BBQ will be operating.

Both league teams finished lower mid-table in their divisions. The 1st XI had a tense 2-run victory at Bradenham where in reply to 116-10, the home side added 46 for the last wicket but lost their last wicket on the final ball; young Thomas Duff again starred with a personal senior best of 5 for 26 off 10 overs. Meanwhile at home, the 2nd’s had a slightly bigger 5-run win v Whitchurch Jacks, with Anshuman Pandit making 58 and Arshad Mahmood & Rahul Kedia both taking 3 wickets. Jonathan Seabrook took 4-33 v Whitchurch Kings and Hector Charlesworth hit 52 in a 23 run defeat.

Highlights in friendlies: 12 year old George Greer on his senior debut at Monks Risborough took 3 for 35; v Ebury Strollers, Hector Charlesworth 93, Chris Hunt 72 & Charlie Barrett 5 for 26 set up a 69 run win. Lost by 1 run to Wooburn Nark’s despite Daisy Jackson’s 3-40 & Nick Morley’s 42. Shailesh Govekar hit 64 off 42 balls at Ley Hill. Beating Wealdstone Corinthians by 141 runs, Dom Ealand 61, James Heafford 57, Jon Green 41*, Chris Beckford 3-26 & Thomas Duff 4-23 all did well.

For more info on anything, contact Jonathan Seabrook on 07767 148119 or visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/wendovercricketclub.

Jonathan Seabrook