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Weekly Round-Up: 18th June

June 18, 2024 News

Weekend Summary

It was a wet and wild Saturday but the 1st XI home match against Kidderminster was able to be completed in front of our guests at the VP Lunch. Wellington defended a low-score in a game reduced to 41 overs to earn a winning draw. However, the 2nd XI’s trip to Newport was abandoned after 10 overs; and the 4th XI’s home match against Wroxeter II also fell victim to the weather. The 3rd XI did get a game on at Column, but were unable to defend their score of 155-6 and fell to an eight-wicket defeat. On Sunday, the 5th XI lost by 52 runs in a high-scoring match at Worfield III.

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PerformanCE of the Weekend

Dan Lloyd was the stand-out performer for the 1st XI, claiming three wickets and scoring 27 runs in a low-scoring match. His efforts helped his side get the better of the match with one of their nearest rivals in the table.

YOUNG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEKEND

Sam Good hit a superb 49 for the 5th XI at Worfield – but unluckily for him he fell just short of that milestone. Well played, Sam!

Honourable Mentions

  • James Collinge performed well for the 3rd XI. Batting first in trying conditions, he batted all the way through for his side to 62 not out.
  • Pat Howells was also in the runs making 42 in the same match.
  • Mark Downes continued his good form with 76 for the 5th XI. However, it was not enough to earn a victory after Oli Wood hit an unbeaten 160 for the opposition.

WCC FANTASY CRICKET LEAGUE, SPONSORED BY LETS MOVE

Hottest assests in Week Seven:

Mark Downes (£6.9m) 126 points
James Collinge (£5.5m) 92 points
Dhruv Parashar (£7.7m) 85 points

Manager Standings:

1. View from the boundary edge – Dave Morris – 3637
2. That kept low- Lewis Gough – 3421
3. Simon Topper’s Son – George Topper – 3110

Manager of the Week:

@PaceFitCoaching for 1:1s – Henry Morris – 419 points

Elsewhere In The Club

  • There were a pair of wins for the club’s U15 sides on Monday. Jay Downes (50*) and Oliver Cooke (2-9) inspired the Stags to a win over Newport, whilst Raffay Bhatti (3-14 and 24) helped the Colts to a win over Worfield.
  • Ben Fewtrell took 4-15 and top-scored with 11 in the U11 Wolves defeat at the hands of Quatt.
  • The Club has progressed in the U15 Cup thanks to a narrow win over Oswestry last Wednesday. Oliver Mee’s 50 not out was the telling contribution.
  • Matt Simmonds (61) led the Wildcats to a welcome 18-run win over Wem.
  • The U13 Tigers and Lions both scored wins last week. Tarun Rajesh, Oliver Porter, Isaac Harper, and Will Laing were all amongst the runs for the Lions, whilst Toby Cantwell, Awais Ahmed, and Jack Bevington all picked up wickets for the Tigers.

Looking Forward

  • Don’t miss out on Tuesday night. The 1st XI are in home action against neighbours Shifnal in the quarter final of the BDPCL T20 Cup. Bar open and game starts at 6PM.
  • It’s Ladies’ Day at the club this Saturday and there is a bumper crowd expected. For those wanting to stay on in the evening, Pizza de Strada will be serving up delicious pizza for players and guests from 5.30PM – menu below.

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