With the start of our league campaign just days away, we can begin our weekly update of all things Wick!
Last Saturday was the club’s final round of friendly fixtures, with both the 2s and 3s in action.
The 2nd XI hosted Old Rutlishians (both hard to spell and pronounce). After bowling first the Wick bowled them out for 143, with Sunny Patel and Sashi Asokan both taking 3 wickets. Now with any Wick chase, there is the inevitable collapse. Thankfully they got it out the way early. At 40-4 Max Germain and James Pease-Watkin entered the arena. Max scoring 78* and James with 25*. Both steered the Wick to a solid early season victory.
The 3rd XI hosted East Molsey and posted a competitive 178 in their 40 overs. With Mike Suggitt and Abdur Rehman both top scoring with 42. In response East Molsey had a relatively straight forward chase and got to their target 6 wickets down with 2 overs to spare. Notable mentions to Charlie Higgins and Connor Hewitt who opened the bowling with swing and hostility. Some promising signs for the future of the club.
Twenty20 XI hosted Hampton Hill in the first round of the Surrey Championship Twenty 20 on Sunday. With Blobz taking the reigns he became the 4th person to Captain the 1st XI this season, in just as many games. He wasn’t to let the balcony faithful down. Wick posted an impressive 186 which included a blistering 109 from newbie Caleb Bate. With the ball, we were ruthless and rolled Hampton Hill for 66 in just 12 overs. Eye catching spells from both Freddy Linter and
Claire Balding Nick Browning. Very impressive start to the campaign boys. Bank of England CC await us in the next round.
With the first league game now just 3 days away we also have our first social event of the year. This year we shall be starting with a beer/j20 pong night. Its only £15 to enter and that includes food for the evening plus all beer/j20 in the game itself. So the longer you stay in, the more you get. Hopefully see as many of you there as possible!
IAN COLLIER – MARATHON MAN
Firstly – a massive thank you to all those who have kindly donated to Ian Collier’s chosen London Marathon charity Get Kids Going! Your help is really appreciated.
He made it round in 4hrs 50 and spent double that time “rehydrating” afterwards. For those who were waiting to see if we made it, the donations page is still open so please dig deep and give some of your hard-earned cash to a great charity. All the details about Get Kids Going are on our Virgin Money page.
Thanks again for all your support,
Ian and Nick
Keep an eye on our website for a regular update on the thriving colts section.
A full compliment of league fixtures this wekeend.
1st XI travel to Trinity Mid-Whitgitians
2nd XI host Streatham and Marlborough (one for the sponsors)
3rd XI away day at Beddington CC.
4th XI home to Egham
Best of luck to all those involved.