News Archive: June 2015

U15 winning run ends

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U15 v Old Netley

The U15s crashed to there first defeat of the season on Monday evening. Winning the toss and electing to bat, the young Dons were soon in big trouble losing their openers for little on the board. Then two further quick wickets had the 15's at 18 for 4 off 7 overs, so making 50 was looking tricky. Thankfully a 27 fifth wicket partnership between Chris Pratt and Tom Bloomer recovered the situation, Chris going on to make 38 retired. A guest appearance from Josh Wise (10) and Guy Mullins (16) added some late runs to make a respectable 87 for 9 in the 20 overs.

The Netley innings started cautiously with some tight bowling from Tom Toogood and Guy, but in didn't last as the Don's attack bowled too short and the Netley openers made the it look easy with both retiring. The hosts reached what was obviously a low total in only 12 overs. Tom being the pick of the bowlers and Josh doing very well given how little cricket he had played. Not a great performance. Thanks to Pippa for scoring.

Curry Night

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This Saturday 13th June is Curry Night!

Please everyone come along and try Jean Pierre Vickers stunning curry - only £5, which is good value as you would be paying double or more in most restaurants.

Lets have a good show from everyone on and off the pitch...

U15s win over Purbrook

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3 from 3 for U15s

Thursday evening the U15s entertained Purbrook at the Ridge and saw them win their 3rd game in row. Purbrook won the toss and elected to bat. The visitors innings started shakily, with their skipper, Louis Bartolo, caught behind by Tom Sherry off Tom Toogood. Some tight bowling from  Tom and Guy had Purbrook at 24 for 1 off 7 overs. However, all didn't go smoothly as Tom Sherry injured his fingers while keeping and had to hand the gloves over to Ed Moger for the rest of the innings. Nevertheless, as the vistors looked to accelerate Ashley Crompton and Henry Glanfield picked up wickets, and at the death Archie Philips grabbed a fourth. Purbrook finishing at 97 for 4.

The young Dons started well with Tom Sherry and Henry looking in good form. Unfortunately, the run out of Tom saw the end of the partnership. What followed was a mini collapse with Chris Pratt and Tom Bloomer (on his birthday) not bothering scorers. However, Henry continued his good form retiring on 38 (7 fours) and a fruitful partnership between Ed Moger (21) and Tom Toogood (17) seeing the Dons to the target with 4 overs to spare. Not the best performance in the field, but none the less another win.

Thanks to Pippa for scoring and parents for providing the match tea and running the bar.