Rain disrupted play
As you will be aware the rain disrupted much of the June programme with games being moved here, there and everywhere so please check Pitchero for the latest information.
Guildford Cricket Festival 2016
SURREY v WARWICKSHIRE
Specsavers County Championship from Sat 2nd – Tues 5th July
Surrey return to Guildford for a 4 day championship match against Warwickshire starting on Sat July 2nd … remember free entry on production of your membership booklet.
The Tea Tent Team
The return of Surrey means your chance to be part of the Tea Tent team. We still need more helpers please, especially in the afternoons, men and women and we welcome cakes to sell. Money raised goes towards funding junior coaching. If you can spare a few hours for the TT team then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These have been tense times with the weather playing a major part in several results. The u15s having had their QF v Horsley and Send initially washed out tried again a few days later at Peper Harow still under the threat of rain. After a sticky start, aggressive batting by Oscar with 46 and Rob 41 took them to 136-8 off 18 overs. Then only two overs into the H/S reply the heavens opened. With the ground too wet to play on, the only option was a bowl off. After a quick warm up session the boys took alternate attempts to hit the stumps. Only one player succeeded and that was Tom M to take Guildford through.
Sutton were their semi final opponents and once again the weather was instrumental in the result. G batted first and made 107-7 with 42 from Matty. The Sutton innings began with a jolt as Oscar reduced them to 1-3 at the end of the first over. Then just as their recovery was gaining momentum it was halted by an unexpected heavy shower which curtailed play in the 8th over when they were 32-3. With the neutral umpires ruling the ground was too wet to resume, the official cup organiser, who was also present, went to the rule book … 5 overs constitute a match and with Guildford ahead on run rate they reached the final!
The weather also toyed with the final as it was initially postponed when the intended neutral ground was waterlogged. However with both sides knowing it was the best date to play, a flurry of late night emails resulted in opponents Esher offering to stage the match. Guildford batted first with skipper and opener Tom P going off like a rocket scoring a rapid 18 but 34-0 from 4 soon became 37-5 in the 7th. A determined 30 from his brother Will enabled G to reach 110-9. Esher’s openers were also in aggressive mode but despite all efforts they couldn’t be dislodged and Esher got home with 3 overs to spare to win the cup.
Peper Harow was the scene of the u13s cup quarter final against Blackheath. G batting first fell to 12-3 but recovered thanks to 26 from Henry finishing on 98-7. The visitors began well but had the heart of their innings ripped out by u12 spinner Shoaib who took 3 wickets in an over and G ran out 33 run winners.
They too faced Sutton in their semi final but as Sunday afternoon was the only time possible for the match the hunt went out for a ground. Fortunately our neighbours Normandy came to our aid. Sutton batted first and after a sticky start reached 103-6 . Once again rain was in the air and now aware of the 5 overs rule Guildford sent in some big hitters in true T20 mode … Tom Go set the tone with 3 quick boundaries and after his dismissal Matthew showed his strength as he pulverised the Sutton bowling retiring on 33 from 16 balls including 4 sixes as he and Edward B with 28 ensured victory by 7 wickets with 8 overs to spare. They now face Spencer in the final on July 6th.
The West Surrey cup has seen the Under 14s making progress in less dramatic fashion. Their QF against Chobham was a one sided affair as Guildford posted 170-3 with Henry retiring with 50. Chobham were never on terms and were bowled out for 53. The semi final against Horsley and Send promises to be a much tighter contest.
In the leagues
The Team of the moment is the Under 10s who are unbeaten in the West Surrey league. The month started with victory over Blackheath, helped by fine fielding … two run outs in the first over and 4 wickets from Jacob and the catch of the day from Georgia. Sadly the game versus Horlsey and Send had to be abandoned when the rains came with Guildford having the upper hand. Albury were next in line with another strong bowling performance, Jacob taking 5 wickets for 4 runs and Ollie chipping in with 3 as their net score was just 23. Undeterred Albury responded in kind with Guildford squeaking home by only 2 runs. Normal service was resumed against Dorking so they top the league with two games to play but with the crunch match to come against Cranleigh who could pip them for the title.
The Under 15s notched up their first win in the Premier league as Sutton were bowled out for 126. Jude taking 4-17 and then hitting 57 for a 5 wicket win. However Esher got the better of them in their next match by 37 runs. In the WSL Normandy were kept in check making 83-6 in their 20 overs before Harry led the way with an unbeaten 51 for a 7 wicket win.
The u 14s cruised to victory over Byfleet restricting them to 63-5 and reaching their target in the 11th over. Normandy were next in the firing line as Matty added another unbeaten half century to his season’s tally and then Louis with 4-12 completed an 80 run win. However their first foray into the Two Counties u15 league saw them narrowly beaten by Finchampstead in the away match by 3 runs despite good knocks from Harry and Rob.
The u12s played their first 40 overs Chantries Premier league game but came up second best against Royal Ascot. Rhys, Ben and Codey all got into the twenties but their total of 133 wasnt sufficient as RA ran out 6 wicket winners. Pyrford proved a stern test in the Two Counties, the margin of victory just 9 runs but this was followed by an emphatic 7 wicket win over Normandy … Tomas taking 3-5 and Will, Callum and Shoaib in the runs. Surprisingly their good run was halted by Blackheath but G remain well placed in both leagues.
The U13s fell to Grayshott who gained revenge for their cup defeat. The visitors posted 140 with out loss as both openers retired. Our batters couldn’t match that despite an unbeaten 32 from Tom and some lusty late blows from Lewis with 28 not out. A home and away double over Horsley and Send keeps them top of the Two Counties league, the latter match featuring a hat trick from Yuvraj and 33 from Edward G.
The U11s are having a topsy turvey season. June began as comfortable winners over Dorking with 3 batters William, George and Ally all retiring as they reached 150-1, the home side finishing 38 runs short.
Blackheath proved sterner opposition as the Guildford middle order subsided only George, who retired on 30 withstood their bowlers as they totalled 73. Blackheath reaching their target with 6 wickets in hand. Farnham, probably the best team in this age group showed their strength as G were bowled out for 71 and ended up losing by 6 wickets.
Finchampstead too gained the better of them but only just as G fell 2 runs short chasing 103 for victory. 3-10 for Jacob the best of our bowlers.
The under 9s are still to find their feet but it was the same story last year and now look at those same boys battling it our for the title as Under 10s.
With the junior season finishing at the end of July and many rearranged matches and holidays coming into play there should be plenty of cricket around, weather permitting of course!
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