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FCCL; Great Horwood beaten in basement battle by Bradwell

New Bradwell – 164-0 off 24.3 overs (25 points)

Great Horwood – 161-8 off 40 overs (3 points)

Great Horwood were soundly beaten on Saturday at New Bradwell on a day of sunshine, rain & strong winds that numerous times helped the bales off the stumps and even blew the sun screens along the boundaries at either end of the pitch. Despite Bradwell sitting at the foot of the Four Counties Cricket League Division One table, they tore into Horwood from the off and reduced their guests to 38-6 at one point, Horwood dug in thanks to 61 from Simon Ridgway & 25 from Josh Nix and a total of 161 looked healthy enough, but Chris Timms helped himself to an unbeaten 120 either side of a rain break as Horwood failed to take a single wicket as the home side reached their target with ease.

Horwood won the toss and elected to bat, a bone dry wicket that had seen some early morning rain turned into a nightmare for the opening batsmen, Sam Willett was given out in just the 2nd over however upon appeal the two umpires consulted and reversed the decision. Then in the very next over captain Stuart Parker was bowled by James McMillan, Ken Cronshaw followed in the next over after being bowled by Mohammed Shahid, Willett was given out LBW in the following over off McMillan & in Shahid’s next over Dale Armitage was given out LBW and from six overs Horwood stood 18-4.

Simon Ridgway reaches 50

Dom Pritchard & Sam Krajnyk then stopped the rot for a spell and managed to double the runs on the board between them before McMillan bowled Pritchard for 11, just two runs later in the same over Krajnyk was caught and bowled by David Little. Josh Nix and Kevin Smith brought some stability for Horwood with a partnership of 33 until Nix going for a big boundary only found the hands of Charlie Maw when on 25, Ridgway & Smith then added a further 33 runs before Smith was bowled by Shahid. Ridgway then went on with Haydon Morrison to reach his half century as their partnership racked up another 57 runs as they ended on 161; McMillan & Shahid both ending the innings with 3 wickets each off their nine overs each.

Bradwell started their innings rather tentatively and runs were at a premium for the opening half a dozen overs, but once Timms found his range he started knocking the ball out of the park on a regular basis, his innings consisting of eighteen boundaries. As much as Parker switched his bowling attack the results were the same; Timms reached his half century in the 10th over and continued to chisel away at the target until the 27th over when the skies darkened and the rain so heavy play was halted as the home side battled to get the covers on.

Chris Timms reaches century

A break of thirty minutes or so did little to help Horwood as Timms and his counterpart Maw emerged from the clubhouse to rattle off the remaining runs needed without much fuss, their unbeaten partnership of 164 saw Maw finish 30 not out with Timms taking the applause for his 120 not out.

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Sir Bob Ridgway & Mick Moore Memorial Cricket Match this Sunday

The Annual Sir Bob Ridgway and Mick ‘Wobbley’ Moore Memorial Match, this Sunday 29th July, will now be held at GHCC rather than at TCC as originally advertised. The event will though still be hosted by TCC.

Mick Moore (left) and Bob Ridgway – Thornborough CC and Great Horwood CC remember

30/30 Game starts at 1pm.  Please come along and support both clubs as they raise money for two very good charities; Bowel Cancer UK and Lord’s Taverners.

Bar, BBQ, Music, Raffle and lots of other activities on site for spectators.

FCCL; Great Horwood CC skipper looking to open gap this Saturday

Great Horwood CC travel to bottom of the table New Bradwell CC on Saturday in a game that could well define Horwood’s season. A win could open some daylight between them and the relegation places, whilst a defeat would drag them back into the dogfight at the foot of the Four Counties Cricket League Division One table.

Stuart Parker’s side will be confident after beating Westcroft last week, and whilst Bradwell have struggled for runs of late, just two weeks ago opener Kieran Lampard hit 203 against New City (MK) so a keenly fought battle lies ahead.

Ken Cronshaw

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

This Saturday is a really big game for us as we travel to New Bradwell who are currently bottom of the table, but a side who beat us at home back in May, so we know it will not be easy. The division is so close currently with only 42 points separating bottom place up to 6th.

We have been on a good run recently though and a win would help increase the gap between us and the bottom two. Team wise Josh Nix, Ken Cronshaw & Chris McStraw all return to the side this week

Team:

S Parker

D Armitage

K Cronshaw

S Krajnyk

C McStraw

H Morrison

J Nix

D Pritchard

S Ridgway

R Taylor

S Willett

FCCL; Great Horwood CC clinch vital win over Westcroft

Great Horwood – 216-2 off 40 overs (25 points)

Westcroft – 195 all out off 39.3 overs (5 points)

Great Horwood clinched a vital victory on Saturday over Westcroft, a result that sees them now twenty points clear of the relegation places going into next week-ends crunch clash at bottom placed New Bradwell. Another century from skipper Stuart Parker and half-century from Sam Willett helped the hosts to 216 off their 40 overs, in return Westcroft fell short of their target thanks to all five of the Horwood bowlers taking wickets.

Stuart Parker in action for Horwood

Parker won the toss and elected for his side to bat, a decision justified when he and Willett made 144 before the latter was caught off the bowling of Shahzad Mohammad for 59. Parker continued to make runs and his partnership with Dale Armitage was worth 66 before he finally fell to Haseeb Ahmed, his 117 including eighteen boundaries. Armitage went on to make 29 as Horwood set their guests the target of 217 to win.

Iqbal John was the only one of the first three batsmen for Westcroft to reach double figures, his 31 brought to an end by Simon Ridgway, but Asad Shah & Alex John then made 40 & 52 respectively as the visitors fought back. Once Haydon Morrison & Dom Pritchard removed them only one of the final six batsmen made double figures, the final wicket falling with just three balls to spare. Ridgway ended with 3 wickets for just 26 runs off his 9 overs, Robby Taylor, Dale Armitage & Pritchard all took a brace each with Morrison the other wicket taker.

Simon Ridgway

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FCCL; Great Horwood CC v Westcroft CC preview

Great Horwood CC host Westcroft on Saturday looking to avenge their defeat when they visited their guests back in May.

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

Youngsters Alex Gilder & Billy Harper return to the side along with Dom Pritchard & Simon Ridgway who both missed our game last week

Billy Harper

Team:

S Parker (c)

D Armitage

A Gilder

B Harper

S Krajnyk

H Morrison

D Pritchard

S Ridgway

R Taylor

J Trundell

S Willett (wk)

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.

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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

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

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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

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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