Hello and welcome to week 2 at the WICK – here’s a quick summary of the latest results and fixtures from the colts’… also included is information on May half-term Cricket Camps and news from the seniors. Before we get to the detail, a big thank you to all of you that came to the welcome drinks last Friday to support the club!

Match results and reports

U9s edge out Richmond 

The U9s made a confident start to the season, beating Richmond by 13 runs. Having been put into bat, the U9s scored 91 runs of their 20 overs for the loss of only 2 wickets – everyone showed great skill with the bat and the running between the wickets was on par with the 1st XI if not better!! The Wick bowled a tight line and restricted Richmond’s reply to 78/7. Moment of the match was a spectacular one-handed catch by Atharva Rao off his own bowling.

U10s off the mark with first league win!   

The U10s kicked of their West Surrey League campaign with a narrow win over Royal Ascot. Batting first, the U10s posted a respectable 251/9 with Tom Gaylor and Dylan Kingston top scoring. In response Royal Ascot reached 241/10 off their 20 overs with Eshan Bithal taking 3 wickets. 

The U10s’ first ever South Middlesex league match (against Wycombe House) was called off earlier in the week due to a heavy downpour just before the start of the game.

U11s avenge cup defeat against Hampton Hill but miss out v Esher

The U11s got some revenge against Hampton Hill, who had beaten them the previous week in the cup. The team put in a very strong batting performance, reaching 112/8 (included an impressive 32 from Ram Bhushan). HWRCC then bowled and fielded well, restricting Hampton Hill to 111 all out after 20 overs. A big well done to Alex Hide for his amazing stop on the boundary. Also, well done Stefanos Alston, who recovered well from bowling a no ball in the last over by coming up with a stunning delivery off the final ball to win us the game. Report provide by team captain Charlie McLauchlan for the match report. 

Against Esher later in the week, the U11s were led by 
Freddie Walton. According to his match report, after a confident start in the field, concentration levels started to drop, allowing easy runs for the opposition. A special mention goes to Barney Short for getting two wickets. Esher finished with a good score of 147/10 after 18 overs. The whole team then put in a great performance with the bat, facing some strong bowling. Both Freddie and Aneel Dade ended up retiring on 30 not out. HWRCC finished on 124/8… 23 runs short. Overall it was good performance against a very good team.

U12s bounce back against Richmond Girls after heavy defeat earlier in the week 

The U12s kicked off their South Middlesex league campaign against a very impressive Richmond side. Richmond won the game by 7 wickets despite a defiant 42 from Olly Spray. Later in the week, the U12s bounced back in the Mid-Surrey league to win by 4 wickets against Richmond Girls… Harris Cathcart was MoM with 2 wickets and 25 runs to his name.

Unexpected week off for the U13s
The U13s cup game on Thursday night v Malden Wanderers was called off due to the weather and Sunday’s league match v Teddington conceded by the opposition (not enough players apparently!), leaving the U13s with week off!

Half-term CRICKET Camps

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be running 
cricket camps at HWRCC during the next half-term (28 – 31 May). We hope that you’ll be able to join us

The camps will be run by our head coach Monte Lynch and will build on our winter training programme. The sessions will be centred around short, quick-fire games and intensive breakouts focussing on key disciples. All the methods used are proven to helping players improve their ability and understanding, not just in cricket but across several sports. The camps are open to those that are currently in our U10s – U14s. If you have any questions on player suitability, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The sessions will start at 
09:00 and run until 16:00… however, we can be flexible with timings if you need a slightly earlier drop off or later pick up. You can also book individual days if you don’t want to commit to all four days… places are limited so to avoid disappointment please book as soon as possible. To book, visit:


And don’t forget that we’ll also running summer camps on 22-25 July5-8 August and 19-22 Augustfor more information visit:


Marathon Man…

Firstly – a massive thank you to all those who have kindly donated to Ian Collier’s  
(HWRCC club member for as long as I can remember) chosen London Marathon charity Get Kids Going!  He made it round in 4hrs 50 and spent double that time “rehydrating” afterwards. For those who were waiting to see if he 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 his Virgin Money page.

The week ahead…

Tuesday 07 May April 

Chiswick & Whitton v HWRCC U13s (South Middlesex League)

Wednesday 08 May

HWRCC U10s v Hampton Hill (South Middlesex League)
Richmond v HWRCC U11s (South Middlesex League)
Richmond B v HWRCC U15s (South Middlesex League)

Thursday 09 May

HWRCC U11s v Indian Gymkhana (South Middlesex League)
Malden Wanderers v HWRCC U13s (National Cup)

Friday 10 May  

HWRCC U11s v Walton on Thames (West Surrey League)
Esher v HWRCC U13s (Mid-Surrey League)

Saturday 11 May

HWRCC U12s v Richmond (Friendly)

Sunday 12 May

HWRCC U9s v Sunbury (South Middlesex League)
HWRCC U12s v Bank of England (Mid-Surrey League)

Cheam v HWRCC U15s (Mid-Surrey League)

From the seniors…

Last Saturday was the club’s final round of friendly fixtures, with both the 2s and 3s in action. The 2s registered a solid win against Old Rutlishians thanks to
Max Germain, Sashi Asokan and Sunny Patel. Whilst the 3rd went down to East Molesey despite notable performances for Mike Suggitt and Abdur Rehman and current colts’, Charlie Higgins and Connor Hewitt.

On Sunday, we hosted Hampton Hill in the first round of the Surrey Championship Twenty20 tournament… the Wick ran out comfortable winners thanks to an impressive 109 from Caleb Bate. Phil Linter and Nick Browning did the damage with the ball.

This Saturday sees all four teams in league action for the very first time this season…

1st XI travel to Trinity Mid-Whitgitians 

2nd XI host Streatham and Marlborough 
3rd XI away day at Beddington CC. 
4th XI home to Egham

Feel free to pop down and watch the seniors’ in action
– the bar will be open from late afternoon.

Have a great week…!

Sandeep Khaira

HWRCC Colts’ Chairman