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Weekly Round-Up: 9th July

Weekend Summary

Saturday’s wet weather looked like it might cause wdespread disruption to the calendar, but ultimately all games went ahead on a reduced overs basis. The 1st XI had a crucial home match against Bridgnorth but came out on the wrong side of the draw after losing the toss. The 2nd team were well beaten on their travel at Chirk, falling to 115 all out. Over at Bridgnorth the 3rd XI lost out by just 8 runs in an exciting match; meanwhile the 4th XI put in a much improved batting display, although they still came off second-best against Bridgnorth III. On Sunday, the 5th XI registered the club’s only win of the weekend as Mark Downes hit a century against Shelton.

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PerformanCE of the Weekend

Mark Downes scored an unbeaten 115 for the 5ths which was enough to power his side home to a 39 run win. (Picture: John Cutts)

YOUNG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEKEND

Hassan Sadiq took 3-34 on debut for the 5th XI. Well bowled young man!

Honourable Mentions

  • Daniel Lloyd’s recent good form continued with 5-29 against Bridgnorth, but sadly it could not prevent the opposition hitting the reduced draw target.
  • Indy Dhaliwal bowled nicely on Saturday, claiming 3-16 with the new ball for the 3rd XI.
  • Dhairya Jani put in a good afternoon’s work, hitting 29 and taking three wickets in the same match.
  • Paul Willis (35), Warwick Vaughan (27), and Oliver Cooke (26) were in the runs for the 4ths, who improved on their recent batting form against Bridgnorth III.
  • Andrew Reece (33) provided great support to Mark Downes for the 5th XI.

WCC FANTASY CRICKET LEAGUE, SPONSORED BY LETS MOVE

Hottest assests in Week Ten:

Mark Downes (£7.2m) 193 points
Daniel Lloyd (£8.6m) 144 points
Dhairya Jani (£4.4m) 77 points

Manager Standings:

1. View from the boundary edge – Dave Morris – 4883
2. Howzat Happened – Ed Bushnell – 4456
3. Umpire Strikes Back – Hugh Morris – 4344

Manager of the Week:

Manger of the Week – Howzat Happened – Ed Bushnell – 623 points

Elsewhere In The Club

  • Wellington Ladies were well beaten on Tuesday when they travelled to neighbours Shifnal. Ky’esiha Tuffnell (2-12), Hannah Young (30*), and Sophia Parton (35*) were the star performers, but the side lost by 50 runs.
  • It’s proving to be a challenging season for the Midweek XI, who lost by eight wickets last week to Allscott Heath. Dan Vaughan finished unbeaten on 69.
  • Wednesday brought wins for all three of our U13 sides. The Lions overcame Worfield; the Panthers defeated Bridgnorth; and the Tigers got the better of Newport. Karthikeya Pallapunoori took four wickets for no runs for the Tigers; whilst Lewis Stinson hit 50 off 15 balls for the Panthers. Five players were in the runs for the Lions: well batted Will Laing, Isaac Harper, Angad Behura, Oliver Porter, and Tarun Rajesh.
  • It was not such a good week for the U11s who lost to Shifnal on Friday night. Sammy Bell (19) and Seb Tarran (2-14) put in the best performances.

Looking Forward

  • Our All Stars programme is coming to a close this Friday evening. It has been a lot of fun again this year with 50 youngsters taking part.
  • There are no less than four U13 matches again this week as we make up lost fixtures from earlier in the year. Good luck everyone!
  • We will not be showing England’s semi-final on Wednesday as the club is already booked for a private function, but we hope to show the final next Sunday after we brush the Netherlands aside!

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