Bapchild Cricket Club

Club Ends League Season on a High Note

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The club celebrated the end of the League season with a BBQ and band night at the pavilion.

All four teams finished their league campaigns at the weekend

The 1st XI were away to Frindsbury looking to win in order to avoid relegations while the opponents were still in with a chance of promotion.   Unfortunately Frindsbury won the important toss and immediately put the team into bat.  Wickets fell regularly with only Simon Cosstick (30) and Matt Lewis (44) putting on any stand but once dismissed the team found themselves all out shortly afterwards for 131.

Harry Mantle (2 for 28) picked up an early wicket but a 2nd wicket partnership did the damage.  The team used six bowlers to break through and when they did they managed to pick up a further 4 wickets but it was not enough and the home team won by 4 wickets.

 

The 2nd XI off the back of being crowned champions entertained Ashford Town and the team decided to bat.  Robert Kennett (34) got the team off to a good start with Alan Hampton (50).  James Weller (29), Glenn Kennett (28) and Lee Cogger (14) all chipped in as the team reached 195 for 7 in their allotted overs.

Unfortunately the Ashford openers did not play to plan and scored 124 and 60 respectively and they crossed the line just one wicket down and 3.5 overs to spare

The 3rd XI was in a “winner stays up” relegation match against Milstead.  Put into bat wickets fell early but Adam Rayner (45) supported by Anthony Burbury (26), Daniel Gunner (24) and Richard Philips (12) turned it around reaching 153 for 8 off their 40 overs

Milstead game fast out of the blocks scoring at 10 an over for the first 6 overs. However once  Daniel Gunner (4 for 14) and Ben Dutnall (2 for 5) removed the openers wickets fell regularly. Supported by Shiv Patel (2 for 29) and a run out the team bowled out the 10 man opposition for 110 and securing safety

The Sunday XI travelled to Elham Valley for the Club’s last league match of the seasonand was put into the field.  The team used 8 bowlers as the opposition reach 200 for 7 off their 40 overs.  Pick of the bowling Owen Harrison (2 for 5)

James Weller (83) scored another half century and while wickets fell around him it was not until Tom Carey (22), Will Cosstick  (14) and Linc Brydem also chipped in it looked like the team could finish on a win but unfortunately they were 26 runs short at the close of play.

As the teams returned to join the twos at the Radfield Hill they were entertained by “Jack’s Band” in which one of our U16 colts Toby Heather plays in.   Playing a mixture of rock and main stream the club was entertained for two hours.   However, when they tried to finish their set they were met with chanting of “one more song” on a number of occasions and played on for another 50 minutes.  Even Tom Carey and Lee Cogger joined the band to sing although Tom’s Sex on Fire rendition did receive an well deserved  “No more songs” chant at the end.   Callum Leary decided to stay and shared his kit out for the lads to dance with in the Radfield Mosh Pit.   A great night and a great way to finish the season and we hope to see “Jack’s Band” again next season.

 

Club members dancing to "Jack's Band" - cricket equipment kindly lent by Calum Leary .......... never be the first to leave !!!

Club members dancing to “Jack’s Band” – cricket equipment kindly lent by Calum Leary ………. never be the first to leave !!!

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