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CAPTAIN'S BLOG - 2012 Season

January 2013 - Player Review for 2012 Season (Part 1)

Ant Cooper: Ant finished his first full season with the club opening the batting after some impressive innings in the second half of the season. After a slow start due to the weather and moving up and down the batting order, he finally found his feet batting at 6. This along with some confidence boosting innings in the evening league meant we saw Ant start to score runs consistently. In the run-in, which we just lost out on a 4th straight promotion, Ant scored some important runs with a partnership of 50 odd with the skip with Ant scoring 28 against Woodham Mortimer when we needed it most. Ant also improved on his fielding taking some great catches, this along with batting won him skipper’s player of the year. There is plenty more to come in 2013.

Will Simpson: On what was a difficult season for batsman due to a rather wet summer Will still managed to end up leading run scorer. Will scored over 250 runs for the 4th season running. 3 innings stood out the 49 against S&EMT in 12 over's, 40 odd against Woodham Mortimer getting us off to a great start chasing down 150 with some big hitting. Then his best innings of the season against Burnham- getting us off to flyer scoring 60 odd again with some big hitting. Will also took some important catches through out the season finishing with 10.  Fingers crossed for a better summer, and then we will see the big man score even more runs in the 2013 season.

Phil Adcock: Noddy was leading the race for leading run scorer for the second season in a row. This was before he was run out for 0 and then he was given the famous Magic finger. Again in a difficult year for batting Nod scored over 250 runs for the 3rd season running. Some important innings included a 48 against South Woodham batting for 38 over's on a low wet wicket. A well made 31 against unbeaten Eastwood included 2 sixes, then a 50 odd against SEMT, this along with another 50 against Ocs put Nod right in the hunt for leading run scorer only to be pipped by Will on the final day.

Jim Cooper: Skip started to find some form this season and ended up 3rd in the leading run scorer charts this season. Starting the season with an important 51 not out against South Woodham Ferrers when the side was in trouble. A further 31 not out from 15 balls against at the time league leaders Woodham Mortimer, then had a run of getting out 4 times in the season on 17. Before a 40 not out against Woodham Mortimer in the return game including a 50 partnership with his brother Ant. Before a score of 20 odd on the last game leaving him just shy of the 250 mark. Skip we be looking for more runs in the 2013 season.

Dan Deadman: Dan picked up player’s player this year along with leading wicket taker. Picking up 46 wickets in the season was a great effort when we only played 15 games due to weather and being a spinner with the ball being wet most of the time. Dan had raced to 40 with 3 games left but just fell short of the magical 50, but never the less a super season with the ball not just taking wickets but also hardly ever going for more the 2.5 or 3 and over. Dan start the season well with the bat and scored some important runs towards the end of the innings, including a 46 not out against OCS at home. This season I am sure Dan will want to match or go past that total of 46, along with some more runs to go with it.

 

 

Saturday 11th August 2012 - Woodham Mortimer 2nd (a)

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Saturday 4th August 2012 - Southend & EMT (h)

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Saturday 28th July 2012 - Eastwood 2nd (h)

After a testing week at the club we welcomed league leaders Eastwood II to fortress Wakering. After just getting together 11 players, following an injury to the big man and various other reasons, we finally got our 11th man at 12:30. After losing the toss and being asked to bat it was all systems go.

Opening up with Shorty and Mike Worsfold we got off to a slow start due to some good bowling from their opening bowlers, Shorty was caught in the gully and we were 20 odd for 1. Noddy joined Mike W at the crease and the two started to pick the rate up, with Noddy making a well made 31 including 2 sixes. Mike and the Skipper put on 40 odd before Mike went for a quality 67 which had given us the platform we needed. Skip made a quick 17 and was supported by Pommie, Ant and Rossi all chipping and pushing us closer to that 180 we had targeted. Poxon came in and scored 8 from 3 balls with 2 reverse sweeps and cover drive which went for 4. A good team batting performance and with us finishing 182-8.

Going out to bowl we were confident of bowling the oppo out as long as we picked up early wickets, which we did with Pommie picking up a wicket in his 2nd over. The oppo looked to be moving on nicely until Rossi picked up the skipper with a slower ball bouncer. Again the oppo seemed to have found there feet and were moving on nicely until the Essex under 13 golf champion picked a wicket with his SLOWER BALL as he was quick to tell everyone! Golden arm Mike Worsfold came on and picked up a wicket straight away after a good catch from ted. The Oppo were 123-5 and looked to be in control and the Wakering Express came to life picking up 2 wickets in an over, Poxon had the left hander caught at leg slip and then the right hander lbw. Pommie then got a bit of treatment from there big number 9, but got his own back by cleaning him out with a Pommie dart! Poxon then picked up another one! The oppo were 177-9 with 2 over's to go; Tom Baker wanted to bowl the 44th over after a discussion with the skip he did and only went for 2. Going into the last over the oppo need 4 to win and we needed 1 wicket, Mike bowled and with 2 balls to go there was a massive LBW shout which was turned down. So with the last ball the oppo need 2 to win or 1 to tie and we need a dot or a wicket to win, the ball was bowled and went through to Shorty who threw the ball down to mike who took the bails off and won the game by 1 run, with Mike finishing with 3-44 from his 8 plus the 67 not out.

A great win in which everyone played there part, to beat a side that haven't lost a game with Only 2 bowlers that have bowled this season was a great result. Let’s push on and pick up a win at home this week and push towards them promotion places.

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Saturday 21st July 2012 - South Woodham Ferrers 2nd (a)

No Result

 

Saturday 14th July 2012 - Broomfield 2nd (h)

No result

 

Saturday 7th July 2012 - Stock 3rd (a)

After losing the toss and being asking to bat on a green seemer, it was always going to be tough with conditions rather bowler friendly.

Opening up with Magic and Ant, we looked in no danger and Ant played a couple of nice shots until he was (triggered) by Tommy B lol After this is was going to a be tough with there openers bowling tightly and getting the ball to dip about. Magic feathered one to the keeper and after 7 over's we were 12-2. Jim and Shorty batted out a few over's, just when Shorty looked like he was in he pulled  up with a calf strain, and had to leave the field. Shorty came back out to bat after the loss of the next wicket and needed a runner. Again just when he looked set he edge one and after the skipper had called yes there fielder at first slip took a excellent catch. Again just when the skipper had looked to have got himself in, he let one get through the gate after making 17. Graham then middle one to the only fielder in the deep, then Pommie was run out after poxon hit a straight drive back to the bowler and Pommie was backing up and was left stranded. Poxon hit a nice little 14 to try and help us edge nearer to 100. finishing 92 all out!

Going out to bowl we still have a confidence that we could win the game, and in the 3rd over Poxon found the edge and Mike the Juggler Worsfold took the catch. Next over Pommie joined the party bowling the other opener. At 11-2 the rain came and we were off for 15 mins, going back out to the bowl Pommie was unable to grip the ball due to wet. Poxon carried on thou picking up another 2 wickets. Graham came and picked up a wicket but all in all we where 30 or 40 runs short and didn't get much luck on the day.

A top effort in the field from everyone, although we lost results did go our way so we need to pick ourselves up and get back to winning ways.

Skipper

 

Saturday 30th June 2012 - Burnham Sports (a)

As Shorty was the only player at the ground 10 minutes before the start, he tossed up and winning the toss elected to bowl. In windy conditions difficult to bowl in, Karl P and Graham struggled to make an impact, with the oppo quickly reaching 60 odd for 1. It looked like we would be chasing 200 plus, before Vice turned to the spin twins. Dan bowled brilliantly tying the oppo in knots, taking 6 for 34. Mike chipped in with a couple of wickets including a stumping from Shorty and a great catch from Dean off a rank long hop! Tom bowled a great line and length picking up a wicket and only conceding 8 runs in 4 overs. Backed up by the fielding with no dropped catches (including Ant taking another 2!!) we managed to bowl the oppo all out for 132. - (We will also allow Karl P a stroppy day as he obviously had not been fishing in the previous 24 hours!)

Our reply got off to a bad start losing Dave in the first over. With Graham quickly following and Shorty out for 16 we were struggling with 3 wickets down for not many  - Magic and Ant then steadied the  ship, with Ant making a really good 17 - but when Magic was out for  32 (who after playing cricket for 100 years still does not know the lbw law - yes Magic even if the ball pitches outside off stump but hits you in line you can still be given out) we were still 40 odd runs short - following the loss of another 2 quick wickets we were looking in real trouble 7 wickets down still 25-30 runs short - however Tom batted superbly and never looked like getting out, hanging around with Mike, who finished 37 not out, to see us home to win by 3 wickets.

Another good win and well done to Vice for marshalling the troops so well.

Mike W

 

Saturday 16th June 2012 - Marconi 1st (a)

After losing the toss and being ask to bat in very windy conditions we knew it would be very difficult to post a score on a wicket that had plenty for the bowlers.

Opening with Will and Noddy it was obvious to see from the start that runs would be hard to come by as even the big man couldn't get it away. Will went after not picking one that came out of the trees, Noddy and the skipper then put on the 30 for the next wicket, before Noddy fell to a ball they cut back a long way. Mike and the skipper both battled hard to get the ball away before both going for 10. Graham looked in decent touch playing some nice shots along the way to 28, before he chopped on. Pommie and Poxon put on 25 for the 9 wicket, with us finishing 116 all out, about 20 short.

Going out to bowl we were fired up after some spicy tea! Poxon was bang on his usual line and bowled some good lines. Pommie opened the other end and after his first over he settled down, he picked the opener with a good bit of bowling. Poxon then joined the party and picked the next one, Pommie then picked up another and we were in with a shout. Pommie then produced a cracker to dismiss their best bat through the gate! Poxon was then at it again and with the oppo 50-6 we were in with a chance. We kept the pressure on, but we missed a couple of chances and a decision that went against us they went on to win the game by 4 wickets.

A great effort in the field from everyone, on another day we would of took the chances and scored that 20 odd more but that's cricket. We have a had a decent start and if we continue to play the way we have along with a little bit of hard work and we will be up around the promotion chase.

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Saturday 9th June 2012 - Woodham Mortimer 2nd (h)

After the weather eased off and allowed us to prepare a playable wicket for the match against top of the table Woodham, and we managed to get 10 players together, it was all systems go. It was an important toss to win, which I did and asked the oppo to have a bat.

Opening the bowling with Poxon and Graham, we had a decent start without much happening. I was think about taking the Mayo Dodger off but then he produced a ball that pitched on leg and hit the top off to dismiss their skipper. As Poxon continued to build pressure at the other end, the Mayo Dodger was at it again after the number 3 chopped on. Then the unthinkable happened…Ant proceeded to take 2 catches off the Dodger to give him 4-28 from his 12 over's. Poxon bowled one of the tightest spells I seen, he got his reward by picking up 2 wickets to finish his spell with 12-6-11-2. After the first 24 over's the oppo where 42-6. After a few comments of “it’s ok we have seen off their best bowlers” on came Pommie and Deeps. These two lived up to the hype by cleaning up the tail in just over 10 over's, Pommie adding 3 more to his ever growing tally which is now 19 from 5 games and Deeps picking up the other wicket leaving the the league leaders 54 all out. This was by far the best fielding performance of the season, Deano and Tomo where excellent, as was the rest of the team.

Chasing 54, should be straight forward but this is Wakering and they were top of the league so I just wanted to get the game won. I apologise to a few lads who didn't get a bat or a bowl, I just wanted to win the game. Your efforts in the field where very much appreciated. Opening with Mike and Dave, we got off to an ok start until Dave run Mike out after some yes, no, yes, no calling (lol). This meant the skipper came into bat, and obviously had somewhere to be. He just decided to smash the ball to all parts and get the game won in 10 over's, finishing 31 not out. We lost 3 wickets along the way to 53, Ant who had already taken 2 catches was brimming with confidence said enough was enough and didn't want the best cricketer in his family to get the winning runs, so his smashed the next ball over the bowlers head for 4 and that was that.

Thanks for everyone's effort on Sat and to those who got the call Friday at short notice. A great win and it was pleasing to see some of the guys stepping up and taking their opportunity with others away this week. I look forward (weather permitting) to this weekend’s games against Marconi.

Skipper

Stats have been updated, see 2012 Player Stats for full details

Leading Run Scorers Highest Average Leading Wicket Takers Best Average
1. Jim Cooper (capt) 107 1. Jim Cooper (capt) 53.50 1. Dan Deadman 19 1. Dan Deadman 6.63
2. Will Simpson 102 2. Phil Adcock 36.00 2. Karl Poxon 9 2. Karl Poxon 9.33
3. Mike Walker 79 3. Dan Deadman 33.50 3. Graham Overall 7 3. Graham Overall 13.00
4. Phil Adcock 72 4. Will Simpson 25.50 4. Deepal Morawaka 6 4. Oli Wiggins 17.00
5. Dan Deadman 67 5. Mike Walker 19.75 5. Oli Wiggins 2 5. Jim Cooper (capt) 20.00
Most Runs In Boundaries Most Runs In Boundaries Best Economy Rate Fastest Strikers
1. Clive Short (w/k) 73% 1. Will Simpson 68 1. Karl Poxon 2.00 1. Dan Deadman 14.58
2. Will Simpson 67% 2. Jim Cooper (capt) 52 2. Dan Deadman 2.73 2. Jim Cooper (capt) 18.00
2. Phil Adcock 67% 3. Phil Adcock 48 3. Graham Overall 2.80 3. Oli Wiggins 24.00
4. Mike Walker 61% 3. Mike Walker 48 4. Deepal Morawaka 3.40 4. Graham Overall 27.86
5. Graham Overall 58% 5. Graham Overall 36 5. Oli Wiggins 4.25 5. Karl Poxon 28.00
Catches Taken Catches Dropped/ Run Outs 6's League Fines
1. Will Simpson 4 1. Graham Overall  3/0  1. Mike Walker         4 1. Graham Overall £3.00
2. Graham Overall 2 1. Deepa Morawaka  3/0  2. Will Simpson         2 2. Jim Cooper (capt) £2.00
2. Ant Cooper 2 3. Jim Cooper (capt)  0/2  3. Dan Deadman         1 3. Ant Cooper £1.50
4. Dave Boardman 1 3. Ant Cooper  2/0         
4. Mke Walker 1 3. Dave Boardman  1/1         
4. Karl Poxon 1
4. Mark Ross 1

 

 

Saturday 2nd June 2012 - Southend & EMT (a)

After calling tails and it coming down a heads, in what looked like perfect bowling conditions, the home skipper decided to have a bat first (to my relief!)

Opening the bowling with Poxon and the Mango Stacker, the oppo got away to a little bit of start after a couple of streaky edges. Tresco got a wicket with Graham taking a catch at short mid on, after picking up his pipe. The new bat came in a looked to get on with it again and hit a couple of boundaries, before the Stacker was at it again, rattling the timbers. The oppo got to 92-2 off 20 over's, but then Pommie and the Colonel came on and started to tie the oppo down. Pommie cleaned up their skipper after he tried to put him round park without much success. Deeps also joined the party by picking up a wicket. Pommie and Deeps continued to turn the screw with wickets falling at regular intervals. Deeps picked up his 2nd wicket after some good work from Jim (James Foster) Cooper getting a stumping. Pommie finished his spell of with 4-47. Poxon come on to pick up 2 wickets, the final one a great catch from Simpson. The oppo finished 152 all out.

Mike Worsfold opened up with Will and they got off to solid start, Mike made 15 before falling to a catch at square leg. Will carried on and played a destructive but well measured innings of 49 including a huge 6. Graham came in and made a well crafted 32 before edging to slip. Skip and Pommie finished the job with the skip finishing not out for 18 (cheers Mike).

Another good win to keeps us up and around the top 4, it was a real team effort. This week we are at home to Woodham Mortimer who are top so will be expecting another tough game but one that we are more than capable of winning and inflicting their first defeat of the season.

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Stats have been updated, see 2012 Player Stats for full details

Leading Run Scorers Highest Average Leading Wicket Takers Best Average
1. Will Simpson 102 1. Dan Deadman 57.00 1. Dan Deadman 16 1. Dan Deadman 7.56
2. Mike Walker 79 2. Jim Cooper (capt) 38.00 2. Karl Poxon 7 2. Karl Poxon 10.43
3. Jim Cooper (capt) 76 3. Phil Adcock 36.00 3. Deepal Morawaka 5 3. Oli Wiggins 17.00
4. Phil Adcock 72 4. Will Simpson 25.50 4. Graham Overall 3 4. Jim Cooper (capt) 20.00
5. Graham Overall 62 5. Mike Walker 19.75 5. Oli Wiggins 2 5. Graham Overall 21.00
Most Runs In Boundaries Most Runs In Boundaries Best Economy Rate Fastest Strikers
1. Clive Short (w/k) 73% 1. Will Simpson 68 1. Karl Poxon 2.43 1. Dan Deadman 15.38
2. Will Simpson 67% 2. Phil Adcock 48 2. Dan Deadman 2.95 2. Jim Cooper (capt) 18.00
2. Phil Adcock 67% 2. Mike Walker 48 3. Graham Overall 3.07 3. Oli Wiggins 24.00
4. Mike Walker 61% 4. Graham Overall 36 4. Deepal Morawaka 3.70 4. Karl Poxon 25.71
5. Graham Overall 58% 5. Jim Cooper (capt) 28 5. Oli Wiggins 4.25 5. Graham Overall 41.00
Catches Taken Catches Dropped/ Run Outs 6's League Fines
1. Will Simpson 4 1. Graham Overall  3/0  1. Mike Walker         4 1. Graham Overall £3.00
2. Graham Overall 2 1. Deepa Morawaka  3/0  2. Will Simpson         2 2. Jim Cooper (capt) £2.00
3. Dave Boardman 1 3. Jim Cooper (capt)  0/2  3. Dan Deadman         1 3. Ant Cooper £1.50
3. Mke Walker 1 3. Ant Cooper  2/0         
3. Karl Poxon 1 5. Dave Boardman  1/0         
3. Mark Ross 1

 

Saturday 26th May 2012 - Eastwood 2nd (a)

Having lost the toss we were asked to bat on what looked like a decent batting track. Opening up with Noddy and Will we got to a good start despite their bowlers bowling tight lines we managed to get to 78-0 without loss after 20 over's. Noddy went for 24 after a good catch from the oppo keeper, then just before drinks the big man nicked one to the keeper for a decent 30. Magic and Graham started to move things on, with Graham playing some nice cut shots. Magic joined the party with an innings of 30 including 3 sixes before being run out by the Skipper! Despite losing a flurry of wickets Pommie made an excellent 31 not out which got us to 175-9 after our 45 overs, maybe 15 or so runs short.

Going out to bowl we were confident as we have the quality in the side to bowl teams out. Opening with Poxon and Pommie again we got an early wicket with Pommie hitting the top of the oppo’s skippers off stump. Poxon then joined the party getting a little bit of extra bounce on one delivery and their batsman just lobbed it up to Graham at short mid-off. Magic produced a great catch off Poxon to dismiss their hard hitting batsman and at that stage they were 47-3, we thought we in with a massive chance. Unfortunately due to some good batting, a bit of luck and some missed chances we let them off the hook. They got to around 110 before Pommie came on and got 2 wickets in as many over's and we were back in it. Tom came on to bowl and kept it tight and had a chance put down again at a vital time. Poxon came back and bowled tightly and picked up a wicket. It left them needing 36 to win from 6 with us needing 3 wickets- unfortunately we fell just short with them reaching their target in the 44th over.

I felt on another day we could have taken the chances offered to us and the game would have been wrapped up. A win by 30 or 40 runs could have been possible but that's cricket. I am looking forward to another local derby this week against Southend & Echo Monarch Trojans.

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Stats have been updated, see 2012 Player Stats for full details

Leading Run Scorers Highest Average Leading Wicket Takers Best Average
1. Phil Adcock 72 1. Dan Deadman 44.00 1. Dan Deadman 12 1. Dan Deadman 6.17
2. Mike Walker 63 2. Phil Adcock 36.00 2. Karl Poxon 5 2. Karl Poxon 9.40
3. Jim Cooper (capt) 58 3. Jim Cooper (capt) 29.00 3. Deepal Morawaka 3 3. Jim Cooper (capt) 20.00
4. Will Simpson 53 4. Mike Walker 21.00 3. Graham Overall 3 4. Graham Overall 21.00
5. Dan Deadman 44 5. Will Simpson 17.67 5. Jim Cooper (capt) 1 5. Deepal Morawaka 32.67
Most Runs In Boundaries Most Runs In Boundaries Best Economy Rate Fastest Strikers
1. Clive Short (w/k) 73% 1. Phil Adcock 48 1. Karl Poxon 2.24 1. Dan Deadman 14.50
2. Phil Adcock 67% 2. Mike Walker 36 2. Dan Deadman 2.55 2. Jim Cooper (capt) 18.00
3. Mike Walker 57% 3. Will Simpson 26 3. Graham Overall 3.07 3. Karl Poxon 25.20
4. Will Simpson 49% 4. Jim Cooper (capt) 20 4. Deepal Morawaka 3.92 4. Graham Overall 41.00
5. Dan Deadman 41% 5. Dan Deadman 18 5. Tom Baker 5.30 5. Deepal Morawaka 50.00
Catches Taken Catches Dropped / Run Outs
1. Will Simpson 2 1. Graham Overall 3
2. Dave Boardman 1 2. Dave Boardman 1
3. Mike Walker 1 3. Jim Cooper 1
4. Graham Overall 1    
5. Mark Ross 1    

 

Saturday 19th May 2012 - South Woodham Ferrers 2nd (h)

After losing the toss at the home of cricket, and with the new changing rooms being used for the first time, we were put into bat by the oppo on a track which looked like there was plenty in it for both sides.

Opening up with Will and Noddy, we got off to a flyer with Will playing some big shots before he fell in the 3rd over after making 18 of 11 balls. Noddy dug in and had the score board ticking over nicely although we also lost Graham and Magic in the space of a 2/3 over's to some good line and length bowling from the right arm/left arm opposition openers. Just when it looked like “it” was going to happen again, Dave came in and along with Nod calmed things down and started pushing the ball around and rotating the strike. This consolidation was exactly what was needed, and the runs started to flow a little more. Just as Dave was looking to push on he got a “Simpson shooter!” with the ball staying rather low. This meant the skipper came out to bat (with only a hour and a half sleep) having worked all night in London. Noddy batted solidly through to the 35th over before being caught out to a great catch in the deep on 47. Fortunately for the home side, Skip was playing with confidence and knocked the ball about, moving the field back and forth and went on to make 51 not out. He was ably supported by Ant and Pommie and we managed to get to 170-6 of our 45 overs. After an up and down start, a brilliant middle and a strong finish we knew we had a decent total to defend.

Going out to bowl we were confident of a win, although a very grey Will was less confident of not soiling himself, having thrown up in the Girls toilets after eating a dodgy cheesy wotsit. Opening with the Wakering Express at one end and the Pom Bear at the other, we got a break through with Pommie cleaning up the opener with a lovely flighted delivery. Poxon then joined the party with 2 wickets, including a brilliant in-swinging yorker. Tom boy then run out their number 3 with an excellent throw. Pommie then come on for his second spell and got the other opener with a beaut, hitting the top of off, again with plenty of air. Deeps bowled very straight and completely tied up an end, piling up the pressure on the oppo. Pommie finished with another 4 to add to the 5 from last week and then Graham came on and cleaned up picking up 2 wickets with the oppo all out for 49.

A great victory to get us back on track with everyone contributing whether it be with bat, ball or in the field. With other results going our way we are now joint top which is where we want to remain.

Using the new changing rooms for the first time was fantastic. Again, on behalf of all at the club, a massive thanks to Noddy who has put in a lot of time and effort to get them ready and others that helped along the way. Looking forward to next weeks local derby away to Eastwood.

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Stats have been updated, see 2012 Player Stats for full details

Leading Run Scorers Highest Average Leading Wicket Takers Best Average
1. Jim Cooper (capt) 52 1. Jim Cooper (capt) 52 1. Dan Deadman 9 1. Dan Deadman 4.33
2. Phil Adcock 47 2. Phil Adcock 47 2. Graham Overall 3 2. Graham Overall 7.67
3. Mike Walker 33 3. Mike Walker 16.5 3. Deepal Morawaka 2 3. Karl Poxon 8.5
4. Will Simpson 23 4. Dan Deadman 13 3. Karl Poxon 2 4. Jim Cooper (capt) 20
5. Dave Boardman 21 5. Will Simpson 11.5 5. Jim Cooper (capt) 1 5. Deepal Morawaka 28.5
Most Runs In Boundaries
%
Most Runs In Boundaries Best Economy Rate Fastest Strikers
1. Clive Short (w/k) 73 1. Phil Adcock 32 1. Graham Overall 1.68 1. Dan Deadman 11.33
2. Phil Adcock 68 2. Mike Walker 18 2. Karl Poxon 1.89 2. Jim Cooper (capt) 18
3. Mike Walker 55 3. Jim Cooper (capt) 16 3. Dan Deadman 2.29 3. Karl Poxon 27
4. Will Simpson 52 4. Will Simpson 12 4. Deepal Morawaka 3.35 4. Graham Overall 27.33
5. Ant Cooper 33 5. Clive Short (w/k) 8 5. Tom Baker 5.8 5. Tom Baker 30

 

Saturday 12th May 2012 - Broomfield 2nd (a)

Arriving at Broomfield we found the oppo had produced a very good track especially considering the deluge of rain. We knew there would not be much value for shots as the outfield was very soft. After winning the toss and deciding to have a bowl first we got off to an indifferent start, picking up 3 relatively early wickets but we did not bowl to our potential. G-Man bowled well with one wicket from his 11 over's and Deeps came on and grabbed 2 wickets, picking up where he left off from last season. Ted’s great catch from very close range deserves a mention, and I’m sure his underwear took some cleaning that night! Pommie came on for Graham and took 5 for 31 from his 12 and put us in a strong position. Little Tom replaced Deeps and picked up a wicket from his 5 over's. We fought back with the ball and looked like we’d changed the game- the home side went from 135-3 to 162 all out. As is customary, we were excellent in the field and backed our bowlers well.

Going out to bat and chasing 163 to win I was fairly confident, opening up with Will and Shorty. Unfortunately we lost wickets at regular intervals, every time we looked to have steadied the ship we lost a wicket. Magic looked set for a big score before he went, and after that people played some unusual shots and eventually we were all out for 98. I put this down to a number of things- undercooked due to weather conditions, match rusty and as I said some poor shot selection.

I'm looking forward to this week’s game at home and a chance to put things right, and start our push towards the top end of the table.

Please remember to bring you GWCC membership fees on Saturday...! As previously stated, the cost is £30 for adults and £18 for students and those out of work.

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Tuesday 24th April 2012

The new season is upon us, so let the gimp mask, tar-macking and “bored out” begin!

Our first game is on the 5th May at home to Stock. As you may or may not know we hope to have our new changing rooms ready and complete by then. Again a massive thanks for everyone's efforts over the winter/spring time.

We have a good strong squad again this season, and I am looking for us to push for another promotion. If we all work hard and play to our potential then there is no reason why we wont be up and around the top end of the table come the end of the summer.

We have a friendly on Sunday 29th April at Southchurch Park. Although this is only a warm up game we can use this as preparation to be ready for the following week when the league campaign begins.

Will has worked hard over the winter updating the website- if you could all please email me the dates you are unavailable (planned holidays etc) so the availability page can be updated accordingly. This will enable me to rotate fairly throughout the season and avoid any selection issues that may arise. We must ensure we field a full side every week!

Send dates to skipper@greatwakeringcc.co.uk

See you all soon,

Skipper

 

Thursday 20th March 2012

Firstly a big thanks to everyone who helped get things ready for the new changing rooms, it’s very much appreciated.

Nets will run every Saturday 11,15am between now and the start of the season which is only 7 weeks away- we want to be ready for the first game. A friendly has been lined up on Sunday 29th April at Southchurch Park, so please let me know ASAP if you can/want to play.

As you can see that there is now an availability sheet on the website. Please email me skipper@greatwakeringcc.co.uk  with the dates you are away or not about as soon as you know. This will help me a lot when it comes to picking a side as once again because, as last year, we have squad of 18. It will mean that you may be asked to sit out 1 or 2 times in the season to allow a certain amount of rotation as this will ensure everyone gets plenty of games.

I am looking forward to the new season for many reasons- a forth, consecutive chance of promotion and our first season back in the evening league. Then there are the new changing rooms and a spruced up Pavilion. The future looks good for the club and this year I will be doing some coaching at the school in order to lay the foundations to have our own youth structure again.

Skipper

 

Wednesday 8th February 2012

Welcome to 2012!!

It’s that time again when we start preparing for the new season.

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their efforts last year on and off the pitch; the club would simply not function without you. Also thanks to Les and all the staff at the Exi for their continued sponsorship.

We are starting nets the weekend of 10th March over at the school and will then continue right up until the start of the season. We also have a friendly arranged at Southchurch Park on Sunday 29th April.

This season we have an 18 man squad, and are full to capacity. The squad is the same from last season and I feel if we perform as I know we can and show the togetherness even when things are not going our way as we did last season we can gain promotion for the fourth year running.

The club has entered the local evening league which is a 16 (or 12) over match where 8 balls are bowled in an over. Home games will be played at the school on Wednesdays (18:20 start) and away games will vary (Mon, Tue and Thu) at one of the following locations: Rankins, Southchurch Park, Eastwood Park and Rayleigh. A fixture list will be published on this site once we get hold of it. There are 2 divisions and we will be starting in div 2. Pommie will skipper the side as he has played in this league for years and knows the ins and outs. Although this team is there for enjoyment it would be nice to carry our success from Saturdays into the mid-week stuff and offers the chance to hone skills or find some form.

This year signing on fees will be £30; there are a number of reasons for this. The school have put our rent up and there are running repairs needed on the roller. £30 will cover both Saturday and the Evening league participation. I appreciate that some may not play many Evening league games but there a few things that we need to pay for in order to maintain the standards with have achieved on the pitch.

The membership fee for students (or players out of work) will be £18.00. The weekly match fees for adults are £10 and then £5 for students and players who are not working. Students who are not working do not get a further reduction! Please pay you membership fee with by the time of your first game. You will not be eligible for selection after the first game until it is paid!

The Player Profiles section has been thoroughly updated, and I have taken the liberty of writing a bio on all of you!

We are also adding an Availability Calendar soon so everyone can let me know in advance of weekends they are not available (holidays and weddings). This will help me pick the teams and ensure a fair rotation of players.

I'm really looking forward to the upcoming season, and to meeting up again for that first net session where the hard work will start again.

Skipper

 

 

Directions
Great Wakering Primary School,
High Street,
Great Wakering,
Southend-on-Sea,
Essex
SS3 0EJ (click for Google maps)

Photos for the website
Please send any cricket club photos you have to the usual email address. We're in need of photos from previous games, any previous awards ceremonies or even from nights in the Exy!

Everyone has a camera on their phone, let's make sure we take plenty of snaps this year for possible inclusion on the site.

Summer Tour 2015
To be confirmed.

Code of Conduct
Details to follow.


 
 

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