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SNCL,D3: Gawcott & Hillesden enjoy good 2017 campaign + add wicket covers

Gawcott & Hillesden Cricket Club enjoyed an excellent 2017 campaign members heard at their recent annual general meeting.

Gawcott & Hillesden CCC – 2017 Cup final squad

The club has invested in wicket covers, which has already been beneficial with games beating the weather during the season.

On the pitch the club reached the final of the South Northants League, Division 3 & 4 cup and finished their season strongly winning their last six games on the bounce.

The 2018 club set-up will be as follows:

Chairman: Martin Piggott
Secretary: John Richardson
Treasurer: James Carlin

Saturday captain: Alex Piggott
Saturday vice captain: John Richardson

Midweek captain: Jonny Dale
Midweek vice captain: Colin Piggott

Events co-ordinater: Ruth Piggott

Groundsman: Brian Piggott

Gawcott & Hillesden start their 2018 pre-season with indoor nets at the Royal Latin School, Buckingham from 7.30pm to 8.45pm every Monday from the 19th February through to 26th March.

The club start their season with a friendly at Buckingham Town on Sunday 22nd April, a week before their South Northants League campaign begins.

New players are welcome to join.

Anyone interested is encouraged to contact

Alex Piggott
07743541526/01280 815617


John Richardson ‭
07951 363576‬

Gawcott & Hillesden CCC – Race Night fundraiser!

SNCL,D3: Gawcott & Hillesden name 2017 season award winners

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

John Richardson

Colin Piggott

Batsman – John Patterson
Bowler – Tim Hawkes
Player’s player – Tim Hawkes

Matt Folkes smashes a six in Gawcott & Hillesden’s cup final defeat to Gayton. Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Most Improved – Matt Folkes
Captain’s player – Colin Piggott
Clubman – Alex Piggott
Oar (Most Ducks) – Matt Griffiths

Alex Piggott

SNCL,D3/4 Final: Gawcott & Hillesden suffer defeat despite Folkes half century

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.

Gawcott & Hillesden CCC – 2017 Cup final squad

Matt Folkes produced an excellent all-round display for the holders but Gawcott & Hillesden were unable to repeat their exploits of twelve months earlier.

Gawcott & Hillesden celebrate a wicket!

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.

Gawcott & Hillesden celebrate a wicket!

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.

Matt Folkes smashes a six in Gawcott & Hillesden’s cup final defeat to Gayton. Sunday 23rd July 2017.

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.

Matt Folkes celebrates a fine half century for Gawcott & Hillesden in their cup final defeat to Gayton.

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.


SNCL,D3/4 final: Gawcott & Hillesden bidding for repeat cup success

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 –

SNCL,D3/4 Cup final: Gawcott & Hillesden looking to retain trophy

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.

SNCL,D3: Gawcott & Hillesden set to host Braunston

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.

John Richardson

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.

James Carlin

Team to face Braunston:

Joe Haworth
Alfie Critchley
Luke Stafford
Alex Piggott (c)
John Patterson
Matthew Folkes
Matthew Griffiths
James Carlin
Colin Piggott
Jonny Dale
John Richardson (vc) (wk)

SNCL,D3: Gawcott & Hillesden name side for Helmdon clash

The Gawcott & Hillesden team to host Helmdon is as follows:

John Patterson
John Richardson (vc)
Arron Critchley
Colin Piggott
Matthew Griffiths
Matthew Folkes
Alex Piggott (c)
Luke Stafford
Dennis Wheeler
James Carlin
Alfie Critchley

Gawcott & Hillesden Combined Cricket Club

SNCL,D3: Gawcott prepare to entertain Sibford in league curtain-raiser

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)
Arron Critchley
Colin Piggott
Matthew Griffiths
Matthew Folkes
Kyle Bennion
Joe Howarth
Dennis Wheeler (wk)
James Carlin
Luke Stafford

12th man
Andrew Thompson

CRICKET: Gawcott & Hillesden CCC to hold fundraising Car Boot sale – all welcome