After a busy closed season, Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club will be hosting their annual signing-on evening on Friday 7th April (7.30pm) at Marsh Gibbon Sports Club. Playing in division two of the OCA on Saturdays, the Buckingham midweek league on Wednesdays and in Sunday friendly matches, the club is keen to welcome players new, young and experienced of all levels to become part of our competitive yet sociable club.
Stuart Leonard Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club
Pre-season net and fielding practice will run every Sunday throughout April for anyone who is keen to hone their skills ahead of the new season and join us for what promised to be another great season.
Please contact chairman Carl Needham on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or please feel free to just turn up to either of the events.
Marsh Gibbon skipper Joe Leonard has told Sports Shots he is looking forward to another keenly contested game with Great Horwood in the Advertiser Cup final tonight.
Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club
Leonard has named his side to face Horwood as, arguably, the two best sides in the competition meet at Bourton Road this evening.
Marsh Gibbon side –
Joe Leonard (Cpt)
Stu Leonard (Wkt)
Marsh Gibbon grabbed a spot in the final of the Buckingham Advertiser cup after a nine-wicket win against Hinton.
A.Jones was unbeaten on 60 in Hinton total of 121-3.
In reply an unbeaten stand of 88 by S.Leonard 67 and S.Vadivale 27 guided Marsh home on 122-1.
Marsh will meet Great Horwood in the final following their
six wicket win over Preston Bissett.
The final will be held at Buckingham town’s Bourton road ground on Monday 22nd June starting at 6.30pm.
Marsh Gibbon beat old rivals Faringdon in a tight 2 wicket win on Saturday.
Having been put into bat Faringdon were soon reduced to 7-3 with Turner and Callow bowling tight spells. Oglesby and James fought back with a 60 run partnership before a double strike by Needham in the same over broke the partnership. Faringdon were never able to get away and finished their 45 overs on 126-8. Marsh started off confidently with both Vadivale and Mead scoring freely taking the score to 45. Having reached 77-2 a collapse occurred reducing the hosts to 89-8 before Needham joined Stu Leonard in the middle to put on 40 for the 9th wicket and see Marsh home.
Captain Timms was delighted with the win “it was great to get over the line, especially after failing to chase down a similar score in our last match. Stu played a great innings, a lot different to his normal but perfect in the situation. We have 2 weeks off now so it was an important win.”
Marsh Gibbon have their first home game of the season against Clifton Hampden in OCA, Division 2 tomorrow.
Michael Timms’ side will be looking to press on after a good opening win last week against Wantage.
Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club
Stuart and Tom Leonard are back in the team after missing the first game of the season.
Team – Michael Timms (capt), Joe Leonard, Carl Needham, Sat Vadivale, Stuart Leonard, Matt Mead, Grant Cross, Julian Chambers, Luke Fox, Tom Leonard, Seb Fox.
Start 1.30 start at Marsh Gibbon CC
Marsh Gibbon recorded a seven-run victory as they won their OCA, Division 2 opening game at Wantage this afternoon.
Batting first under new skipper Michael Timms, Marsh posted 177 for 6 from their 45 overs.
Joe Leonard (39), Sam Vadivale (44) and a late cameo from Carl Needham all made good early season runs.
In reply, Wantage were reduced to 170 for 9 thanks to the excellent bowling of Steve Turner, two for 27 from ten overs, and Grant Cross, two for 35 from nine overs.
Michael Timms is making his captaincy debut as Marsh Gibbon travel to play at Wantage in the OCA, Division 2 tomorrow.
Timms takes over the leadership role from Stuart Leonard, who has stood down due to work commitments.
Team: Michael Timms (Captain), Steven Turner, Joe Leonard, Nathan Callow, Carl Needham, Matt Mead, Cameron Wakelin, Will Honour, Sat Vadivale, Grant Cross, Luke Fox.
A great weekend for Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club was topped off by victory over Wantage at Chipping Norton CC on Sunday in the OCA Telegraph cup final.
Off the back of a big victory by 184 runs the previous day over Fringford in the league, with both Joe (120) and Stuart Leonard (111) sharing a 240 run partnership, Marsh were in confident mood when asked to bat first despite overnight rain and several players missing due to holidays. Matt Mead (20), Sat Vadivale (29) and Stuart Leonard (35) set a platform for some outstanding late-innings hitting by Nathan Callow who ended 38 not out, to see Marsh to 183-7 off their allotted 45 overs.
Two early wickets by eventual man of the match Nathan Callow, both spectacularly caught at slip by Grant Cross got the ball rolling, as Gibbon made inroads into Wantage’s dangerous batting line-up, who had chased down 265 the day before. Marsh bowled and fielded excellently, but were pegged back in the middle order by David Spencer (59) who batted well to see the game in the balance going into the last 10 overs. But it was Nathan Callow who had the final say as he finished with 4-25 to help Marsh to a victory which was confirmed by a run out to spark joyous scenes amongst the large band of Marsh supporters, as Gibbon were crowned winners for the first time in their history.
Club chairman Carl Needham said after the victory “this is a fantastic achievement for our club, which continues to go from strength the strength both on and off the field. We have a great group of lads, our spirit is fantastic, such great support and an excellent group of young players coming through. With the league campaign going really well also, it’s been a great season for us as we look to build even further for the future”.
Marsh Gibbon have won the George Blow trophy after defeating Great Horwood by seven wickets at Fringford Cricket Club on Friday evening.
Great Horwood posted 117 for 9 from their overs as Wayne Platts picked up three for 27 while Charlie Shipperley and Steven Turner chipped in with a brace of wickets each.
In reply, Marsh Gibbon made it home with seven wickets to spare with Platts making an unbeaten 47 and Shipperley (37) supporting.
Marsh Gibbon and Great Horwood will face each other in another final following their victories last night.
The two sides, who are set to meet this Friday at Fringford Cricket Club in the George Blow final, will now meet in the final of the League Shield.
Marsh Gibbon bowled Maids Moreton all out for 37 runs and lost five wickets in reaching their target.
Great Horwood beat Fringford in the other semi-final after they set a total of 129 with Matt McStraw hitting 40 and finding support from Hayden Morrison (16).
Horwood skipper Chris McStraw struck an undefeated 23 in the last three overs, which later provided to be an invaluable knock.
In reply, Fringford fell seven runs short with Buncham (47) and Hussein (46) taking their side very close.