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Archive for Gawcott & Hillesden Combined Cricket Club
Following a successful season, which saw them reach the South Northants League Div 3/4 Cup final for the second year in succession, Gawcott and Hillesden Cricket Club recently held their end of season dinner at The Crown in Gawcott.
Please see below a list of their prizewinners:
Batsman – John Richardson
Bowler- Colin Piggott
Player’s player – John Richardson
Batsman – John Patterson
Bowler – Tim Hawkes
Player’s player – Tim Hawkes
Most Improved – Matt Folkes
Captain’s player – Colin Piggott
Clubman – Alex Piggott
Oar (Most Ducks) – Matt Griffiths
Gawcott & Hillesden lost their South Northants Cricket League, Division 3 and 4 Cup final as they went down to an 18-run defeat against Gayton on Sunday.
Matt Folkes produced an excellent all-round display for the holders but Gawcott & Hillesden were unable to repeat their exploits of twelve months earlier.
After winning the toss, Gawcott & Hillesden skipper Alex Piggott invited his opponents to bat on a very damp track on a drying afternoon of bright sunshine with a strong breeze.
The captain’s decision was justified as Colin Piggott picked up a caught and bowled with the opening and final ball of the first over while Jonny Dale also took a return catch from his own bowling leaving the visitors 8 for 3 from a lively opening eight deliveries of the final.
Gayton skipper Drew Blundell (30) struck some lusty blows while Cameron Waldron played the anchor role.
Matt Folkes picked up two wickets, one courtesy of a smart leg side take by Luke Richardson, before, in a critical stage of the game, Gawcott & Hillesden lost their way in the final five overs of the Gayton innings as their opponents smashed 54 runs.
When the teams came in Waldron was unbeaten on 91 not out as his side registered 165 for 8 from their 20 overs, including 20 extras.
Colin Piggott three for 39 from five overs the pick of Gawcott & Hillesden’s bowling.
In reply, Alex Piggott and John Patterson started well before the skipper was castled for eight.
John Bobsin bowled a tidy spell for Gayton as the holders slowly saw the run rate edge up. With gambles being taken Colin Piggott (17) fell to a catch in the deep attempting to force the pace.
Patterson and Folkes kept Gawcott & Hillesden in with a chance with some good running between the wickets and some powerful hitting.
The excellent Patterson (41) was unfortunate to be dismissed to a delivery that shot along the ground, giving him no chance.
Folkes (53) continued the Gawcott & Hillesden fight as he struck two sixes before reaching a fine half century. He was finally out, bowled, in his best-ever knock for the club.
Gawcott & Hillesden eventually falling short on 147 for 4.
Waldron was named man of the match for his unbeaten 91 as Gayton lifted the trophy.
Gawcott & Hillesden will be looking to repeat their cup success of twelve months ago when they go head-to-head with Gayton on Sunday.
Alex Piggott’s side will travel to Chipping Warden Cricket Club almost twelve months on after their 30-run victory over the home club that day.
A year on and it is Gayton that stands between them and another South Northants Cricket League, Division 3/4 final win.
The Gawcott team for the game is as follows:
Alex Piggott (Captain), John Patterson, Colin Piggott, John Richardson, Arron Critchley, Kyle Bennion, Matt Folkes, Luke Richardson (wk), Matthew Griffiths, Luke Stafford, Jonny Dale.
12th man Tim Hawkes
Scorer Andrew Thompson
Looking back to Gawcott’s last final win –
Looking back to 1995 when Gawcott had cup success
Thanks to Pud Rowe for this –
South Northants Cricket league, division 3/4 cup holders Gawcott & Hillesden will be looking to retain their trophy this weekend.
Alex Piggott’s side will face Gayton in the final on Sunday just twelve months to the day after defeating Chipping Warden by 30 runs to lift silverware.
The game is at Chipping Warden on Sunday, 12.30pm start.
Gawcott & Hillesden will play host to Braunston Paddox in the South Northants League, Division 3 at the Richard Roper Field on Saturday.
Last weekend Gawcott & Hillesden were edged out by two wickets at Bodicote ‘A’ despite posting over the 200-mark.
John Richardson stroked a fine half century and was well supported by skipper Alex Piggott (46) as they totalled 204 for 4.
In reply, Bodicote ‘A’ reached their target with James Carlin, three for 43, and Colin Piggott, two for 30, the pick of the visitor’s bowling attack.
Team to face Braunston:
Alex Piggott (c)
John Richardson (vc) (wk)
The Gawcott & Hillesden team to host Helmdon is as follows:
John Richardson (vc)
Alex Piggott (c)
Gawcott & Hillesden start the 2017 season in the South Northants Cricket League, Division 3 when Sibford are the visitors to the Richard Roper Playing Field tomorrow (Saturday).
Skipper Alex Piggott has named his side as follows;
Alex Piggott (c)
John Richardson (vc)
Dennis Wheeler (wk)
Gawcott & Hillesden Combined Cricket Club – Indoor nets
Sessions will take place on Monday evenings at the Royal Latin School from 7:45pm to 8:45pm, £5 per session, beginning on 6th March.
Here’s a list of dates for the sessions:
Existing and new players welcome to attend.
We look forward to seeing you there!
If you require any other information go to the club’s website –