Wendover Cricket Club – September 2021

Two of Wendover Cricket Club’s 13 year olds have come to prominence in the senior teams in the last month. Thomas Duff was called up to the 1st XI at Little Gaddesden and his left arm spin claimed 2 for 39; playing again at home, his 3 for 10 v Waddesdon took him to the top of the 1st XI bowling averages. James Godden kept wicket well at Little Marlow and then played a mature innings of 48, a personal best and easily the team’s top score, that rescued the team from an ignominiously low total. Other notable youthful performances include Charlie Barrett’s 4 wicket maiden and first ever hattrick (all bowled) and Marc Weltenius’s 51* off 23 balls – both in the U19 match at Wooburn Narks that was won by 10 wickets.

The club is having to clear out its buildings at its Ellesborough Road ground, ready to hand over to HS2 on 30 September. Although much will go into store, old style wooden bar tables and chairs etc. will be disposed of unless another home can be found for them. The ground’s final event is on Saturday 25 September after which there will be a mad rush to clear everything out. The planning application for the new ground should be submitted in August and the plans will then be available to view. For more info on anything, contact Jonathan Seabrook at jseabrook@talktalk.net or visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/wendovercricketclub.
Jonathan Seabrook