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SNCL D3: Gawcott & Hillesden after eight for mint season and league title

Gawcott & Hillesden need eight points to secure the South Northants League, Division 3 title in their final game at Braunston on Saturday.

Gawcott & Hillesden CC

Skipper Alex Piggott told Sports Shots:

After a disappointing performance last Saturday we head to Braunston in our last game of the season needing just 8 points to clinch the league title.

Alex Piggott

With a full-strength squad to choose from everyone is confident we can get the result we need to finish off what has been a fantastic season for the club.

Three changes are made from last week’s team which sees Sam Ellison, John Patterson and Finley Clark all return to the starting eleven.

Gawcott & Hillesden:
Alex Piggott (c)
John Richardson (wk)
Kyle Bennion
Colin Piggott
John Patterson
Sam Ellison
Matthew Folkes
Jonny Dale
Stuart Holmes
Luke Stafford
Finley Clark

 

Buckingham Midweek League – Final league table & Cup final information

Final league table (8 games played)
26 Preston Bissett
24 Marsh Gibbon
16 Evenley
14 Maids Moreton
0   Gawcott & Hillesden

Details of the Cup finals –

Buckingham Advertiser Cup Final
Wednesday 24th July
At Buckingham Town Cricket Club
6.30pm
Preston Bissett v Marsh Gibbon.

League Shield Final
Wednesday 31st July
at Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club
6.30pm
Maids Moreton v Evenley

SNCL T20; Gawcott & Hillesden CC lose T20 cup final at Chipping Warden

Chipping Warden – 103-3 off 12.3 overs
Gawcott & Hillesden – 101-9 off 20 overs

 

21.07.2019

Gawcott & Hillesden CC could not retain the trophy they won last season as they were soundly beaten on Sunday at Chipping Warden, whilst Colin Piggott batted bravely to reach fifty-two only one other batsmen made double figures and with four not scoring at all, the target they set their hosts simply wasn’t anywhere near enough; Warden saw bowler James Coyne take four wickets including a hatrick, then with the bat hit an unbeaten sixty-nine to see his side home with seven overs to spare.

A cloudy but warm afternoon welcomed both sides onto the pitch in this South Northants Div. Three/Four T20 Cup Final, Gawcott opened with skipper Alex Piggott & John Patterson who reached fourteen before the latter was clean bowled by Arlo Jackson, just a couple of runs later Alex Piggott went the same way but from sixteen for two the away side settled with Colin Piggott at the crease. Alongside Kyle Bennion the pair put on twenty-eight until the latter was removed by Coyne, Matt Folkes came in at five but was caught out on the boundary by Jamie Capon, Sam Ellison came in and only made two but stayed around with Piggott as they added a further nineteen until Capon struck, Jonny Dale failed to score but again helped Piggott get the score up to seventy-six before he was caught.

Luke Stafford saw his stumps removed first ball by Coyne and the hatrick duly saw Stuart Holmes given lbw to spark celebrations amongst the home side, Piggott reached his half century before he was bowled but his partnership with Chris Dickens had made twenty-one, the final few balls saw Dickens alongside youngster Nathan Holmes get the score to one hundred & one for nine. The pick of the home bowling was clearly Coyne who took four wickets for just six runs off his four overs, which included two maidens, Jackson took three for fifteen off his allocated spell.

Colin Piggott on way to half century

Capon opened for Warden alongside Joel Berry and they lost the former without scoring but from there they took control, Coyne came to the crease and hit boundaries on a regular basis, despite losing Berry lbw to Dale with the score on thirty-nine Simon Buttram came to the middle and made seven in a partnership worth thirty-six but it was the batsmen the opposite end who was smashing anything thrown at him, despite a change of attack Gawcott simply could not make a breakthrough and despite Colin Piggott removing Buttram with the score on seventy-five Coyne & Jackson saw the home side over the line to lift the trophy. Piggott ending with two wickets for twelve runs off his three overs, Dale one for thirty-seven off his twenty-one balls.

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SNCL D3 & 4 Cup Final: Holders Gawcott & Hillesden aiming to retain the trophy

Gawcott & Hillesden skipper Alex Piggott has spoken with Sports Shots as his side look to retain the South Northants Cricket League, Division 3 & 4 Cup on Sunday.

Alex Piggott

Gawcott & Hillesden travel to Chipping Warden to compete in a cup final where their opposition will play on their own pitch. 12.30pm start.

Piggott has skippered the side to their fourth cup final in as many years.

I think it’s a fantastic achievement to reach a fourth final in a row, and it’s rich rewards for all the effort that this squad of players have put in.

Gawcott & Hillesden – South Northants League, Division 3 & 4 Cup winners 2018

Gawcott & Hillesden have been firing and are currently top of the Division 3 table.

If you asked what my ambitions were at the beginning of the season, then it would have been a league and cup double. As it stands we are in a fantastic position on achieving our targets but we know we need to remain focused on getting the job complete. This season has been fantastic in terms of match winning performances coming from all over the squad, which was mainly helped by the reinforcements we made over the winter.

Piggott revealed his side and spoke of their opposition.

We keep the same team that beat Gayton in the semi final .

Having played them a few times over the last few years we know they are quite an all round team, fairly similar to ourselves. Having played them earlier in the season, and falling to a narrow defeat despite missing a few key players, the players should be confident that if we perform to the best off our ability then there’s no reason why, we shouldn’t be picking up a 2nd successive cup trophy.

In closing the skipper added.

A massive thanks to Sports Shots and all our friends and families for their continued support.

Gawcott & Hillesden:
Alex Piggott (c)
John Patterson
Colin Piggott
Matthew Folkes
Kyle Bennion
Sam Ellison
Jonny Dale
Luke Stafford
Stuart Holmes
Chris Dickens (wk)
Nathan Holmes

Gawcott & Hillesden – South Northants Cricket League, Division 3 & 4 Cup winners 2016

SNCL D3: Gawcott & Hillesden unchanged in title bid

Gawcott & Hillesden, currently top of the South Northants Cricket League, Division 3, head to Gayton in their bid for silverware.

Gawcott & Hillesden CC 2018

Alex Piggott has named an unchanged side for Saturday’s game.

Gawcott & Hillesden Saturday side:
Alex Piggott (captain)
John Patterson
Kyle Bennion
Colin Piggott
John Richardson (wk)
Matthew Folkes
Sam Ellison
Jonny Dale
Luke Stafford
Stuart Holmes
Finley Clark

On Sunday a Gawcott & Hillesden XI will head to play Finmere for their President’s game.

Gawcott & Hillesden Saturday side

Colin Piggott (captain)
John Patterson
Kyle Bennion
Sam Ellison
Chris Dickens
Nathan Holmes
Finley Clark
Stuart Holmes
Will Eastwood (wk)
Jonny Dale
Luke Stafford

SNCL D3&4 Cup: Holders Gawcott & Hillesden reach fourth successive final!

Holders Gawcott & Hillesden have reached their fourth successive South Northants League, Division 3 & 4 Cup final.

Gawcott & Hillesden Combined Cricket Club

In their semi-final, Gayton posted 98 for 1 from their 20 overs.

In reply, the home side lost three early wickets before Matt Folkes (24) and Kyle Bennion steadied the innings in taking their side towards victory.

Matt Folkes

Bennion finished unbeaten on 29 to take his side to a final with four balls to spare where they will face either Silverstone or Chipping Warden.

Kyle Bennion

The final will be played at Chipping Warden on Sunday 21st July, 12.30pm.

LINK: MATCH SCORECARD – Gawcott & Hillesden v Gayton

SNCL D3/4 KO Cup Semi-Final

SNCL D3: Leaders Gawcott & Hillesden enjoy an exciting tie at Woodford

Gawcott & Hillesden remain at the top of the South Northants League, division 3 after an exciting tie at Woodford Halse on Saturday.

Alex Piggott

Gawcott & Hillesden skipper Alex Piggott (38) led from the front at the top of the order, while Matt Folkes finished undefeated on 33 with 37 extras taking the total to 168 for 8.

Matt Folkes

In reply, Colin Piggott took three wickets at the start of the Woodford innings but the home side fought back to set up an exciting finish.

Colin Piggott

Jonny Dale ripped out the tail with his third wicket coming with the two sides level on 168 runs apiece.

Jonny Dale

Gawcott & Hillesden head the division 3 table on 131 points, fourteen points clear of second-placed Wicken.

SCORECARD LINK: Woodford Halse v Gawcott & Hillesden

SNCL D3: Leaders Gawcott & Hillesden head to Woodford Halse

Leaders Gawcott & Hillesden head to second placed Woodford Halse in the South Northants League, division 3 on Saturday.

Gawcott & Hillesden CC 2018

Gawcott & Hillesden: Alex Piggott (Captain), John Patterson, John Richardson, Kyle Bennion, Colin Piggott, Matt Folkes, Sam Ellison, Stuart Holmes, Jonny Dale, Luke Stafford, Finley Clark.

SNCL D3; Gawcott & Hillesden CC maintain lead without letting their Crown slip

Gawcott & Hillesden CC – 35-3 off 5.5 overs
Crown CC – 32 all out off 25.2 overs

Colin Piggott took 3 wickets before scoring winning runs

Gawcott & Hillesden CC maintained their lead at the top of the South Northants Cricket League Division Three table with a simple victory over Crown CC, in a game reduced to thirty-five overs aside due to the wet weather but only needed thirty-one in total to see a result! The only game of the day in the division saw the visitor’s skittled out for just thirty-two, Alex Fuller the only batsmen to reach double figures with five of his team mates failing to score was always leaving them up against it against a side high in confidence, it did take twenty-five odd overs to remove the away side but the hosts took just thirty balls to reach their target.

The home side won the toss and put their opponents into bat and Fuller reaching eleven before he was caught off the bowling of Jonny Dale was the highlight of their innings, nine extras were their second highest input. Some impressive bowling figures saw Sam Ellison finish with three wickets for just seven runs off his five overs whilst Colin Piggott finished with three for six off his seven overs.

Gawcott raced to their required total with Kyle Bennion top scoring with seventeen before he was caught, Alex Piggott & Luke Stafford were out on the way but Colin Piggott ending eight not out saw the points go to the home side. The best of the bowling for Crown saw David Ashcroft take two for seventeen off his three overs.

Scorecard: https://snorthantslge.play-cricket.com/website/results/4035126
League table: https://snorthantslge.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=86110

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SNCL D3; Gawcott & Hillesden CC go top with victory at Wicken

Wicken CC – 74 all out off 26 overs
Gawcott & Hillesden CC – 171-8 off 39 overs

 

08.06.2019

Gawcott & Hillesden CC jumped to the top of the South Northants Cricket League Division Three table with this ninety-seven run victory at previous league leaders Wicken in a game reduced in overs due to the wet weather. Batting first the visitor’s scored well to set their hosts a target of one hundred & seventy two to win, but the Gawcott attack ripped into the home batting from the restart taking three wickets in the first twelve balls from where they never really recovered despite a brief mid-order fightback, first wickets of the season for Jonny Dale and a brace for youngster Fin Clark helping finish off the tail end.

With the game reduced to thirty-nine overs Gawcott lost the toss and were put into bat, an early partnership worth eighty-six saw skipper Alex Piggott & Kyle Bennion get their side off to a good start despite the early loss of John Patterson, the middle order then barely scored until Jonny Dale came in at number eight to finish thirty-two not out and along with twenty-four extra’s record a score of one hundred and seventy-one, the best of the bowling saw James Canwell & Matthew Pitcher both taking three each.

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Stuart Holmes took a wicket in the first over of the response, closely followed in the next by Colin Piggott taking two in two balls to leave the home side one for three, the first five batsmen only managing two runs between them. Jake Dickson & Jason Heenan then came to the crease and scored steadily until Dale removed them both, Clark joined the attack and helped finish off the game, Colin Piggott & Dale both helping themselves to three wickets whilst Clark & Holmes took a pair.

Match scorecard: https://snorthantslge.play-cricket.com/website/results/4035123

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