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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

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

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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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FCCLD1; Horwood hoping three from two’s will turn fortunes

Great Horwood CC travel to top of the table North Crawley Saturday, and make three changes from last week.

Sports Shots caught up this week with skipper Stuart Parker and he explained:

We look to strengthen the batting department after the collapse we suffered last week at Milton Keynes.

Sam Willett will take the keeping gloves, youngster Bill Bridgman is promoted from the 2’s after back to back scores in the 70’s with Chris McStraw and Alex Gilder also returning to the side

Alex Gilder

Team:
S Parker (c)
A Armitage
D Armitage
B Bridgman
Al Gilder
C McStraw
H Morrison
O Prendergast
S Ridgway
R Taylor
S Willett

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FCCL; Great Horwood beaten by Milton Keynes by 79 runs

Milton Keynes – 194 all out off 40 overs

Great Horwood – 115 all out off 29 overs

Great Horwood were beaten again on Saturday, this time at Milton Keynes by 79 runs & the bowling of Navshan Nakhwa who took six of the Horwood wickets.

Horwood won the toss and elected to field, but struggled to contain their hosts in the early overs, Nimesh Chavda made 44, Nick Hillman 22 and Neil Gordon 26 set Milton Keynes on their way, a couple of wickets fell before Grant Ebrahim hit 24 followed closely by Dan Ramsell with 19. Some great fielding towards the end saw three run outs and the home side finish on 194 all out, with Josh Nix, Simon Ridgway & Haydon Morrison all taking a brace of wickets each.

Horwood started their innings well, skipper Stuart Parker made 50 before being run out, Sam Willet reached 28 before being bowled, and at 58-1 then 84-2 things looked promising but Horwood collapsed, Josh Nix did make 16 but the remaining wickets failed to make double figures, 5 were out for ducks with Nakhwa taking the man of the match accolade for his figures of 6 for 28 off 9 overs, Brian Tompkins taking 3 wickets off 5 overs.

Milton Keynes took the 25 points whilst Horwood picked up 6, and face a trip this weekend to top of the table North Crawley.

Stuart Parker made 50 for Horwood

Match scorecard: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3368468

 

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

 

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FCCL; Great Horwood skipper has backing of Armi in search of first win

Great Horwood travel to Milton Keynes CC this Saturday in the FCCL Division One still looking for their first win of the season.

They welcome back a host of players including Josh Nix for his first game of the season, Robby Taylor who took 5 wickets including a hat-trick two weeks ago at Westcroft, Glyn Davies who has only appeared once since scoring 77 at Elstow, whilst vice captain Dale Armitage also returns.

Dale Armitage

Team 

S Parker (c)
A Armitage
D Armitage
G Davies
S Krajnk
H Morrison
J Nix
S Ridgway
R Smith (wk)
R Taylor
S Willet
The game at Milton Keynes has a 1.30pm start.
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Great Horwood beaten by New Bradwell

Great Horwood lost by four wickets on Saturday to New Bradwell, which leaves them second bottom in the Four Counties Cricket League Division One table and still seeking their first win this season.

Horwood won the toss and elected to bat, and were bowled out for 135 off 38.4 overs, Sam Willett top scored with 31, closely followed by an unbeaten 27 from Oliver Prendergast. Chris Wade weighed in with bowling figures of 4 wickets for 34 runs off 8 overs for Bradwell.

Olly Prendergast

Bradwell in return reached their target with the loss of six wickets, Kieran Lampard top scored with 52, while Prendergast finished with 3 wickets for 38 runs of 6 overs.

The match scorecard can be viewed here: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/results/3368460

The table can be viewed here: http://4ccl.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=78263

Horwood face a trip to Milton Keynes next Saturday.

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Great Horwood in store for Morrison return

Great Horwood host New Bradwell in the FCCL Division One on Saturday with a 1:30pm start.

Horwood welcome back spinner Haydon Morrison who has missed the first part of the season with a broken collar bone.

Haydon Morrison

They are though missing a host of players this week; Josh Nix, Glyn Davies, Robby Taylor and Dale Armitage are all unavailable.

Horwood team:

S. Parker (c)
A. Armitage
R. Smith (wk)
B. Harper
S. Krajnk
C. Mcstraw
H. Morrison
O. Prendergast
S. Ridgway
G. Saunders
S. Willet

On Sunday Horwood are due to travel to Stoke Green of the Thames Valley Cricket League in the National Village Cup 3rd round also a 1:30 start.

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