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FCCL; Great Horwood CC beaten by 65 runs at Olney

Olney Town – 202-7 off 40 overs (25 points)

Great Horwood – 137 all out off 35 overs (5 points)

Great Horwood were comprehensively beaten at Olney Town on Saturday, set 203 to win they were skittled out for 137 with five overs to spare. Going into the game Olney had won their last three matches whilst Horwood had won three of their last four, but the hosts made the most of batting first and some good middle order partnerships helped the score along, with all nine of their batsmen that made it to the crease scoring. In return the visitors saw skipper Stuart Parker make 42 but then five of his team mates did not score as they came up sixty-five runs short of their target.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat, and Horwood made an early breakthrough when Jeremiah Shields was caught behind off the bowling of Adam Armitage with the score on just 5, but the next three sets of partnerships made 32, 49 & 44 respectively moving Olney onto 130-4.

In that sequence Peter Young hit 39 before Josh Nix struck, Iain Keeping made 32 before the same bowler struck again and Patrick Bull made 35 before falling to Robby Taylor. Two wickets fell for five runs but Paul Gallyot & Stuart Keeping added 35 between them as the latter ended the innings 27 not out. Armitage claimed 3-32 off his 9 overs, with Taylor ending with 2-51 off 9 & Nix 2-34 off 9.

Stuart Parker top scored

After losing Sam Willett with the Horwood reply on just 8, Parker put on a 51 partnership with Ken Cronshaw to give the visitors a steady start, but once Cronshaw fell with his score on 20 to Iain Keeping the wickets started to fall.

From 59-2 the next five wickets fell for just forty runs, and when Parker eventually fell to David Livermore the runs dried up, and from 75-5 Horwood were reduced to 108-9; Adam Armitage showed show resistance making 28 before being caught. Stuart Keeping was the leading wicket taker for the home side, taking 4-25 off just 6 overs, David Livermore taking 3-22 off his 9.

Match scorecard: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3368504

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FCCL; Horwood face Olney side they know little about

Great Horwood CC travel to Olney Town on Saturday in a game that will see two form teams go head to head, the hosts have won their last three matches whilst Horwood have triumphed in three of their last four.

Josh Nix

Sports Shots caught up with captain Stuart Parker ahead of the game:

We travel to Olney off the back of last weeks good win at Thurleigh, the reverse fixture was the one fixture to fall victim to rain this season, so we know very little about them.

We have lots of changes again with Glyn Davies, Dom Pritchard, Simon Ridgway & Billy Harper all unavailable. Josh Nix plays only his second game of the season with spin duo Haydon Morrison & Olly Prendergast both returning along with Ken Cronshaw & Sam Krajnyk

Team:

S Parker
A Armitage
D Armitage
K Cronshaw
S Krajnyk
C McStraw
H Morrison
J Nix
O Prendergast
R Taylor
S Willett

The match starts at 1.30pm

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FCCL; Great Horwood claim win at 2nd place Thurleigh

Thurleigh – 218-9 off 40 overs (8 points)

Great Horwood – 244-7 off 40 overs (25 points)

Great Horwood bounced back after last week’s disappointing defeat to bottom of the table New City by travelling to second place Thurleigh and claiming the win by 26 runs, with both Sam Willett & Glyn Davies both making half centuries as they made 244-7 off their allotted overs before Robby Taylor, Adam Armitage, Dom Pritchard and Simon Ridgway all took a brace of wickets each with the latter taking three, to reduce their hosts 218-9 at the end of their 40 overs, despite Martin Bennett making 90 for the home side.

With an early start time of 9.00am to allow the game to be played before England’s World Cup quarter-final, Thurleigh won the toss and put Horwood into bat which the visitor’s made the most of; Stuart Parker fell for 22 with the score on 32, but Willett dug in with Dale Armitage to form a partnership worth 91 before Armitage was trapped LBW after making 35.

Glyn Davies

Davies & Willett then made 77 between them before Willett was caught having made seventy-seven and just sixteen runs later Davies was run out having made 51. Two further quick wickets saw Dan Willett & Dom Pritchard fall before Chris McStraw & Ridgway made 25 between them until Ridgway was caught, Horwood ending on 244 after an excellent batting innings. Brody Willerton for Thurleigh took 3 wickets for 68 runs off his 9 overs, closely followed by Ricky Milne who took 2-64 off his 9 overs.

Thurleigh lost two early wickets leaving them 19-2 but Bennett came to the crease and saw five different partners on his way to his 90 before caught off the bowling of Taylor, his third wicket partnership with Robert Stean made 91 runs until Pritchard bowled Stean with his score on 35. Bennett & Ricky Milne added 28; Gary Armstrong partnered Bennett to a further 25 but Horwood continued to take wickets steadily, Clive Franklin was Bennett’s partner when the latter fell, they had added 35 between them but their overs ran out with them 26 short of their target and just a single wicket remaining.

Simon Ridgway

Ridgway took 3 wickets for 57 runs off his 9 overs, Pritchard took 2-52 off his 9, Adam Armitage took 2-40 off 8 overs and Robby Taylor took 2-34 off his 9, and this victory see’s Great Horwood now boasting three wins from their last four games as they continue to improve and adjust to life in the Four Counties Cricket League Division One.

Match scorecard: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3368513

League table: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=78263

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FCCL; Great Horwood face Ear-leigh start this week

Great Horwood Cricket Club face a trip to second place Thurleigh on Saturday, and Sports Shots caught up with skipper Stuart Parker this week who explained facing the side that are second in the Four Counties Cricket League division one table will be even harder this week with a start time change due to England’s quarter-final match in the World Cup that afternoon, and multiple changes to the side from last week:

Due to the football we have arranged for a 9am start on Saturday as we travel to 2nd placed Thurleigh, so the lads will all need to be in bed early Friday night!

We have six changes from last week’s team as Dale & Adam Armitage both return, along with Glyn Davies, Billy Harper, Chris McStraw and Dan Willett, who is promoted from the 2nds after scoring some runs recently.

Leading wicket taker Olly Prendergast is unavailable along with spin partner Haydon Morrison and last week’s joint top scorer Ken Cronshaw

Chris McStraw returns

Team:

S Parker

A Armitage

D Armitage

G Davies

B Harper

C McStraw

D Pritchard

S Ridgway

R Taylor

D Willett

S Willett

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FCCL; Great Horwood lose but climb table

Great Horwood – 181 all out off 39.5 overs (7 points)

New City (MK) – 182 for 6 off 33.2 overs (25 points)

Great Horwood were beaten at home on Saturday by New City but earned enough points to take them out of the bottom two of the Four Counties Cricket League Division One table. The visitors won the toss and elected to field, the home side made 181 before being bowled out with a ball to spare in their 40 overs, but New City reached their target with forty of their balls left.

Ken Cronshaw joint top scorer

Ken Cronshaw & new signing Dominic Pritchard both top scored for Horwood with 36 runs each, Manjit Singh the pick of the bowlers for New City taking 5 wickets for 32 runs from a ball shy of 8 overs. In return the visitors didn’t make the best of starts and were 16-2 early on, that became 41-3 before Jacobus Barnard hit 51 before being bowled, whilst Jay Singadia made 38 as their side reached their target to claim the win. Olly Prendergast the best of the bowlers taking 3 wickets for 34 runs off 5.2 overs, to keep him joint second in the top wicket takers for the season in division one.

Match scorecard: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3368461

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FCCL; SAS blast Great Horwood to victory

Great Horwood – 181-0 off 32.5 overs (25 points)

Elstow – 179-8 off 40 overs (4 points)

A superb partnership between Great Horwood CC skipper Stuart Parker and fellow opener Sam Willett saw them reach their target of 180 runs to win without losing a wicket on Saturday, as they beat Elstow CC by ten wickets. A warm sunny afternoon had seen the visitors reach a healthy innings of 179-8, even though two early wickets from Dale Armitage had threatened to reduce Elstow to a low score, but their middle order batsmen dug in, and some eager resistance from the tail end helped Elstow reach what looked like a tough target. However, Parker & Willett batted brilliantly getting off to a flyer and never looked back as they reached their target to win with 43 balls to spare.

Horwood lost the toss and were asked to field first, and when Dale Armitage took the wickets of Greg Turnbull & Rani Thiarra in his opening two overs it didn’t seem to bad a decision for the home side. But from 11-2 Elstow rallied and Phil Johnson started to score some runs despite Armitage running out Jack Flynn; Hani Thiarra came to the crease and with Johnson the pair added 26 before Horwood introduced Haydon Morrison to the attack. His first ball took the wicket of Thiarra with the scores on 64, Cain Hamilton-Boyle then stepped in to partner Johnson and they added a further 31 before Morrison bowled Johnson on 37.

Stuart Parker reaches 50

With the score on 96-5 it seemed a matter of time before the hosts would finish their guest’s innings but again they rallied, Hamilton-Boyle made 21 before falling LBW to Morrison, & Matthew Nicol made a quick fire 15 before becoming the fourth wicket for Morrison. But from 115-7 Stuart Robson & Ricky Chamberlain combined brilliantly to add a further 49 runs proving obstinate to the Horwood bowling attack, before Robson eventually fell to the bowling of Oliver Prendergast. Chamberlain & Shaid Ali added a further 15 runs before the forty overs elapsed, a final score that looked good enough to win with the skies clouding over, Morrison the pick of the bowling taking 4-45 off his 9 overs.

Elstow threw six different bowlers at their opponents, and in just under 33 overs only three were maidens as Parker & Willett smashed twenty-nine boundaries between them, Parker made his half century first and raced on to make 92 not out from 108 deliveries, Willett followed up making 78 not out off 89 balls, the partnership fittingly winning the match with yet another four.

Sam Willett reaches 50

Match scorecard: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3368458

League table: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=78263

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FCCL; Great Horwood looking to nyk more points

Great Horwood CC host Elstow CC this week-end & are forced into a single change from the side that won brilliantly over Eaton Bray last week, with youngster Billy Harper unavailable Sam Krajnyk comes back in after scoring for the II’s for the past two weeks.

Sam Krajnyk

Team:

S Parker

D Armitage

B Bridgman

K Cronshaw

G Davies

S Krajnyk

H Morrison

O Prendergast

S Ridgway

R Taylor

S Willett

Game commences at 1.30pm on Saturday

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FCCL; Horwood up & running with brilliant victory

Great Horwood – 132-2 off 32.4 overs (25 points)

Eaton Bray – 129-9 off 40 overs (3 points)

Great Horwood got their season going on Saturday & upset the form guide with a brilliant win over Eaton Bray, winning by eight wickets which included an unbeaten 63 from Sam Willett. The visitor’s won the toss and elected to bat, reaching 129 off their allocated overs but Horwood reached their target with the loss of just 2 wickets to take the victory, their first of the season.

Eaton Bray lost their first two wickets for just 4 runs, but recovered before losing 4 wickets inside 27 runs to leave them 65-6. Again a mini recovery saw them reach 103 before their seventh wicket fell, two more fell before their 40 overs lapsed, Nick Pearson top scorer for the away side with 29, closely followed by Josh Peacock with 23 and Jaco Jacobs with 21. Robby Taylor took 3 wickets and finished on 9 overs with 4 maidens taking his 3 wickets for just 13 runs, with Haydon Morrison & Ollie Prendergast taking a pair of wickets each.

Sam Willett

Skipper Stuart Parker & Willett opened for Horwood, reaching 77 before Parker was trapped LBW on 39, Ken Cronshaw soon followed but Willet hit his 63 assisted at the opposite end by Dale Armitage to see the home side claim the win with forty-four balls to spare.

Match scorecard: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3368457

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FCCL; Great Horwood CC make changes ahead of Eaton Bray visit

Great Horwood make three changes this week as they entertain Eaton Bray looking for their first win of the season. Captain Stuart Parker revealed his team for Saturday:

Team:

S Parker

D Armitage

B Bridgman

K Cronshaw

G Davies

B Harper

H Morrison

O Prendergast

S Ridgway

R Taylor

S Willett

Stuart Parker in action for Horwood

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FCCL; Great Horwood head south after defeat at North Crawley

North Crawley – 211 for 9 off 40 overs

Great Horwood – 37 all out off 13.1 overs

Great Horwood were convincingly beaten on Saturday at league leaders North Crawley, thanks partly to a century from Alex Walker followed by some devastating bowling by Ollie Clarke who took 6 wickets for 17 runs off just 7 overs.

Crawley won the toss & batted first and Walker’s century along with 28 from Matt Goss and 26 from Rajet Nahar set Horwood 212 to win. Oliver Prendergast took 4 wickets for 36 runs off 7 overs, with Adam Armitage and Haydon Morrison both taking a brace each.

Olly Prendergast

However the Great Horwood batting never got going and were blitzed by Crawley in just 79 balls, only four Horwood players scoring out of the eleven, Prendergast making 12 was the best they could muster, and with 7 ducks the hosts won by 174 runs.

Clarke took his 6 wickets, whilst Courtney Gresty took 3 for 20 off 6 overs, with Colin Bonnett bowling 1 ball & taking a wicket with it to end the contest. His side took the 25 points with the visitors picking up 4 bowling points, and with New City winning it meant Horwood slip to the foot of the table.

Fourth place Eaton Bray visit Horwood next weekend, in what looks another stern test.

Match scorecard: https://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3368495

League table: https://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/website/league_table/78263

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