Saturday saw a full compliment of fixtures, and while results didn’t fully go our way, we beat the rain to finish all four games. All teams can take positives from their performances!
1st XI visited Trinity Mid Whitgiftian’s on Saturday and set things off in the right fashion. Despite a difficult opening, spin did the damage as Trinity were bowled out for 150. (R Blanchard 4-41, H FitzGerald 2-9). In reply, The Wick got home comfortably winning by 4 wickets with 11 overs remaining. Caleb Bate impressing again with 66.
2nd XI hosted Streatham & Marlborough – A less than ideal start for a relatively new look 2nd XI, however the scores do somewhat flatter the opposition. Amongst SMCC’s 237 there was some proficient bowling (J Gilles 1-43, S Patel 3-41). Promising signs for next week. In reply we never really got close and limped to 111 all-out. It could’ve been worse as The Wick rallied late to reach their eventual total. (E Charlton 37, P Linter 14)
3rd XI set sail to Beddington – Promotion will bring about some tough opposition for the 3rd XI and yet they showed what they are capable this week against a strong Beddington side. A mix of youth, experience and old age ensured Beddington only reached a total of 202, Charlie Higgins with an impressive maiden 5-for. In reply, it was tough as conditions gradually got worse and wickets fell steadily. A strong 48 from Craig Daniels (in front of Clarence) wasn’t quite enough as Wick fell 18 runs short of the total.
4th XI played host to Egham on a cold and wet Kingfield. Again, things looked positive when The Wick had set Egham 174 to win on a suspect looking wicket. (B Houghton 49, M Steans 42). Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be and Egham got home with 5 overs to spare. (M Singh 4-37). On another day we could’ve easily bagged the points.
Massive thanks to all who attended our inaugural Freshers night. Congratulations must go to the brilliant couple, Caleb and Kate who took home the coveted trophy. I’d also like to thank Ed Charlton who turned a rabble of thirsty ‘cricketers’ into a rather organised tournament. Cheers Ed!
The next social is approaching thick and fast - Save the date. On the 9th June, the clubhouse will undergo a transformation into a Hawaiian Resort. Think Benidorm meets Butlins. Fancy dress will be fully encouraged.
Keep an eye on our website for a regular update on the thriving Colts section.
This Weekends Action – Bar will be open!
1st XI host Old Pauline CC in a local Derby – 12pm Start
2nd XI travel to Trinity Mid Whitgiftian’s
3rd XI play East Molesey on the Kingsfield
4th XI look to get off the mark at Valley End.
SUNDAY - More Trinity Mid-Whitgiftians action. Contact Dom Jones if you are Interested!