Archive for Thornborough Cricket Club

SNCL,PD: Horsler takes in-form Boro to Marston

Thornborough skipper Chris Horsler takes his side to Marston St Lawrence tomorrow hoping to continue their excellent run of form.

Chris Horsler

Chris Horsler

Horsler told Sports Shots:

We beat MK AIR by 8 wickets last week.

Air won the toss and opted to bat first. Opening bowlers Aiden Birch and Ben North bowled with great pace and swing. Aiden bagged 1-22 off 8 and Ben returned figures of 3-19 off 12, including a brilliant catch at slip from me! Ian Chapman came on and was excellent with figures of 4-7 off 5 and Euan Davies 1-33 off 7, including another excellent diving catch from me! We bowled out air for 122.

In reply Dan Wood hit a quick fire 19 before being caught going for another big hit. Ian Chapman hit a steady 23 but it was Michael Baker who remained unbeaten on 57 and Swapnil Khedekar 11 that capped off an excellent performance.

This week we travel to Marston St Lawrence, once again managing to get a strong enough team. Michael Baker, Matt Copping, Tom North, Euan Davies and brother Cameron are all unavailable but we welcome back Stu Chapman, Nick Chapman and Martin Thomas.

Chris Horsler
Nick Chapman
Stu Chapman
Ian Chapman
Dan Woodd
Dan Hassell
Dane Tuttlebee
Ben North
Aiden Birch
Swapnil Khedekar
Martin Thomas

SNCL, PD: Chapman all-round display earns Boro win

By Darren Stanger

Thornborough good form continues in the South Northants Premier Division with an eight wicket victory over ninth placed MK AIR.

Ian Chapman bowled superbly for Thornborough taking a brilliant 4-7 as MK AIR were skittled all out for 122. Ben North also took a respectable 3-19 from his spell. In reply Michael Baker hit an unbeaten 57 not out as Thornborough sealed victory scoring 123 for 2. Ian Chapman also had a good day with the bat scoring 23.

Thornborough are currently fourth in the table.

Ian Chapman

Ian Chapman

Syresham lost by six wickets to top of the table Middleton Cheney. Matt Butler top scored with 23 as Syresham were skittled all out for 89. Dave Mitson hit a useful 17. In reply Middleton scored 93 for 4 to seal victory.  Richard Wyness was the pick of the Syresham bowlers taking  2-20.

Bottom side Evenley suffered a 40-run defeat to third placed Charlton. Charlton batting first scored 177 all out. In reply Evenley were bowled all out for 137.

SNCL,PD: Horsler forced into changes for Boro’s Air clash

Thornborough skipper Chris Horsler has been forced into making a number of changes for their South Northants League, Premier Division clash this weekend.

Chris Horsler

Chris Horsler

Horsler said:

We welcome MK Air this week. Aiden Birch, Euan Davies, ian Chapman, Dan Hassell and Swapnil Khedekar are back in the team to replace Nick Chapman, Stu Chapman, Matt Copping and Tom north who are all unavailable this week.

Chris Horsler
Michael Baker
Ian Chapman
Dan Hassell
Ben North
Dan Woodd
Euan Davies
Aiden Birch
Cameron Davies
Dane Tuttlebee
Swapnil Khedekar

SNCL,PD: Boro skipper takes his side to Warwick

Thornborough skipper Chris Horsler has spoken ahead of his side’s South Northants Cricket League, Premier Division clash this weekend.

Thornborough Cricket Club

Thornborough Cricket Club

Horsler said:

Saturday we make the long journey to Warwick Uni with a strong side. Michael Baker, Aiden Birch, Stu Chapman and Dan Woodd come into the team after being unavailable last week.

Team:

Chris Horsler
Michael Baker
Matt Copping
Nick Chapman
Stu Chapman
Tom North
Ben North
Dan Woodd
Dane Tuttlebee
Aiden Birch
Cameron Davies

SNCL,PD: Horsler names Thornborough side for Wroxton trip

Thornborough skipper Chris Horsler has spoken to Sports Shots as his side look to build on last weekend’s opening victory.

Chris Horsler

Chris Horsler

Horsler said:

This week we travel to Wroxton with several unavailable players. Ian Chapman, Stuart Chapman, Michael Baker, Aiden Birch, Dan Hassell, Euan Davies and Sam Oxley not about this week. In comes Dan Woodd, Jamie Trembath and Martin Thomas for Saturday’s game.

Team:

Chris Horsler
Nick Chapman
Dan Woodd
Tom North
Ben North
Matt Copping
Cameron Davies
Swapnil Khedekar
Dane Tuttlebee
Jamie Trembath
Martin Thomas

SNCL,PD: Copping century helps Boro to victory

By Thornborough CC

Thornborough bounced back from their disappointing start to the season, Matt Copping blasting a superb century in the victory over Byfield.

After winning the toss, home skipper Chris Horsler elected to bat, Matt and fellow opener Michael Baker laying the foundations for a large total with an opening partnership of 67 before Michael was bowled for 36.

Nick Chapman (10) Tom North (28), Stuart Chapman (10) and Cam Davies (11) helped boost the total with Copping going on to score a superb 109 before being run out, Copping dropped twice but making the most of it with 11 fours and six sixes.

Matt Copping

Matt Copping

Boro finally posted 220-8 off their 45 overs with Swapnil Khedekar not out on five and Chris not out on seven.

The Boro bowlers were always on top in the Byfield reply, Ben North taking 2-35, brother Tom claiming 1-14, Cam Davies capturing 3-25, Ian Chapman taking 3-35 and Dane Tuttlebee chipping in with 1-31, the visitors finally all out for 151.

SNCL,PD: Horsler boosted by returning Thornborough players

Thornborough Cricket Club skipper Chris Horsler is boost by returning players for their South Northants Cricket League, Premier Division game on Saturday.

Horsler said:

After last week’s disappointing batting performance we welcome Byfield with a near full-strength team. Dan Wood (injured), Aiden Birch (holiday), Dan Hassell and Sam Oxley unavailable but we have Matt Copping, Michael Baker, Stu Chapman and Swapnil Khedekar back in the team after missing out last week.

Matt Copping

Matt Copping

Thornborough team

Chris Horsler
Michael Baker
Matt Copping
Dane Tuttlebee
Ian Chapman
Nick Chapman
Stu Chapman
Tom North
Ben North
Swapnil Khedekar
Cameron Davies

SNCL,PD: Horsler skippers Thornborough’s return to the Premier

Thornborough Cricket Club skipper Chris Horsler sees his team return to South Northants League, Premier Division action with a trip to Charlton tomorrow (Saturday).

Chris Horsler

Chris Horsler

Horsler told Sports Shots:

Our return to the premier league sees us travel to Charlton with several players unavailable. Michael Baker, Matt Copping, Dan Woodd, Aiden Birch, Swapnil Khedekar and Stu Chapman all unavailable along with Joe Osborn who is out for the season with injury.

Team: Chris Horsler, Nick Chapman, Ian Chapman, Tom North, Ben North, Cameron Davies, Euan Davies, Dane Tuttlebee, Dan Hassell, Ryan Lightfoot, Sam Oxley

The Thornborough 2nd Xl will be captained by Chris Cox this campaign and they entertain Wicken.

Thornborough Cricket Club Charity Sixes – This Saturday!

Thornborough 6-a-side cricket tournament this Saturday (12th September).

The aim is to raise funds for TCC and Scotty’s Little Soldiers – a charity that helps children who have lost parents serving in the armed forces www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk.

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All teams need to be there for 9am (captains brief at 0845)

£50 per team to enter.

Contact Matt Copping
07545305513 or mattcopping@btinternet.com

Trophies for the winners and runners up.

Max of 7 in a side (1 sub)

Bar, BBQ, bouncy castle, auction, tea and cake stall.

Bob Ridgway & Mick Moore Memorial match proves to be a winner!

The inaugural BOB RIDGWAY AND MICK MOORE MEMORIAL MATCH was played at Great Horwood played recently can only be described as a huge success.

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

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

The fixture between Great Horwood and Thornborough was arranged by the the clubs not only as a tribute to these two stalwarts of local cricket, but an opportunity to raise money for two worthy charities in their memory.

Before the game players and spectators gathered in front of the pavilion to hear tributes to Bob and Mick, read by Gary Lee and Paul Chapman respectively.

Following a minutes silence the crowd, which numbered in excess of 100, witnessed an exciting game with several stand out moments.

Thornborough batted first and Matt Copping struck some lusty blows as they got of to a quick start, helped by the boundary targets that doubled the score of the shot if you were accurate enough!

The Horwood side, which contained no fewer than seven of Bob’s family, fought back but Thornborough still posted a competitive score of 194 from their 40 overs.

Matt Armitage picked up three wickets but the highlight was a stunning one handed caught and bowled by Bob’s daughter Stacey.

In reply Horwood opener Simon Gale reached 50 before he graciously retired, but this had put the home side well on the way to victory.

Thornborough continued to play the game in great spirit and were rewarded with several wickets but it was fitting that Bob’s son Simon was at the crease when the winning runs were struck.

Simon received the trophy from Horwood’s President, Nora Reeve.

In reality the cricket was an enjoyable distraction beside the main aims of the day. This was confirmed by Great Horwood Chairman, Alan Sirett: ” In addition to the raffle, food sales and match fees, we donated a percentage of the bar profits to ensure that a total of £545 will be split between Bowel Cancer UK and the Lords Taveners, two very worthy charities. I would like to thank everyone involved from both Great Horwood and Thornborough for making the day a huge success and we look forward to crossing the A421 for next year’s game. I think the most fitting way to sum it up is to say that it was a day that both Bob and Mick would have enjoyed.”

LINK: To the photographs of the day