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Windsor Cricket Club Newsletter – June 7th 2004

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In this issue:

• Successful start to new season

• New website and mailing list

• Players and Partners Game – THIS FRIDAY

• Club photo – THIS SATURDAY

• New sponsors – Elachi and Apoyar Networks

• Andy Wigley wins single wicket competition

• Prague Cricket Tour

• New Carpet in clubhouse

New season starts well for all sides

The 2004 season got underway in mostly damp and wet conditions but this hasn’t but a dampener on the tremendous start to the season by all sides. With five games of the TVL league played the current status of the sides is thus:

Satuday 1st XI – Currently lie in 2nd place just five points behind leaders North Maidenhead. Having lost the opening game of the season against Harefield they have bounced back with good wins against Marlow Park, Basingstoke and North Hampshire and High Wycombe. Their only blot being a nail biting 1 wicket loss to Thatcham Town. Highlights have been maiden league half centuries from Michael Gould, A century for Craig Bird and five wicket hauls for Justin Grainger and Wayne Spence.

Saturday 2nd XI – Also lie in 2nd place and remain undefeated after wins over OMT and Chalfont St Peter and high scoring draws in their other games. An unbeaten 135 from Tim Smith has been the highlight of the season so far but 3 half centuries in 5 games from Rob Noble, have helped the team climb into a healthy position.

Saturday 3rd XI – Another 2nd spot for the 3rd XI, who lost a nailbiting game against leaders Chiswick last weekend by just 5 runs. Captain Andy Wigley has certainly lead from the front with 2 five wicket hauls and a half century, backed up by Ben Lewis’ return of 5-24 and a half century from Ollie Saberton. They are 12 points clear of 3rd place.

Saturday 4th XI – Lie in 3rd position after playing just three games, winning 2 of these and losing the third. Scott Martin and Tim Houghton have both hit half centuries but dismissing opposition cheaply has helped the 4th XI with Royal Ascot and Marlow Park both being dismissed for under 100.

Sunday 1st XI – Brian Davis’ team have lost just once this season to local rivals Slough but have won healthily in all other games. The highlight for the team and club so far has been in their first league game vs Burnham with a 270 run partnership between Michael Gould (170) and Rob Noble (80). Wickets from Dahron Pitt and Amit Subarkher means a good season is looking in store for the Sunday 1’s.

Sunday 2nd XI – Gary Sanga’s side have been performing well this season despite losing their first league game vs Burnham. Heavy wins against GWR, Iver Heath and Twickenham has seen runs for Olly Smith, Tom Bullock and Rob Hodgson. The side has been bolstered by the return to competitive cricket of Ian Crawshaw.

Congratulations to all involved and hopefully with good availabilities and people staying injury free we can build on the success achieved so far together.

New website and Mailing list.

Our website at www.windsorcc.com has undergone a revamp for the new season and as such our mailing list details have now changed. The site is now editable by all the captains so they can put their match reports straight onto the site. If any captain does not know how to do this, please contact Chris Edge.

Together with the website we have also taken the opportunity to revamp the mailing list and we are no longer using the yahoogroups mailing list but one of our own. To post a message to the group, all that is required to do is send the message in an email to news@windsorcc.com. This will then be sent to all members of the club who are currently on Chris Smiths contact list. If you would like to be added to the list (or removed!) please email chris@1889internet.co.uk.

Players and Partners Game.

Following on from last years success, Friday 12th June sees the return of the Players and Partners game. For those unfamiliar this is male vs female game with a few alterations to the rules to even things up a little. Right handed male batsmen are required to bat left handed and vice versa, underm bowling is compulsory to women and in the true spirt of things each female ‘batsman’ is given a life before being dismissed. Last year the women won a very close game and will be looking to defend their title again this year.

The game is played in a very friendly manner and the drinks flow throughout. All are welcome to attend and play (meet at the Home Park at 6pm) and food is available after the match.

Club Photograph

The club are having an official photograph taken THIS SATURDAY 12th June. All members are requested to attend so that an entire group photo as well as individual team and portrait shots can be taken. Members of the local press have also been invited. However, as we have a very tight timescale all members should be dressed in full whites and be ready for the photo at 11.30am sharp. If you are late, then the photo will unfortunately have to be taken without you. The finished results will be mounted and placed in the clubhouse.

New sponsors

We are pleased to announce that club has secured two new sponsors for the 2004 season. They are The Elaichi Indian Restaurant on St Leonards Road where club members will receive a discount on their meal on production of their fixture card, and Apoyar Networks, an IT service provider for businesses who need cost effective, consistent and reliable IT support. We hope that you will support these companies where possible and thank them for their support of Windsor Cricket Club.

Andy Wigley Wins Single Wicket Competition

Andy Wigley was crowned single wicket champion after beating Tom Bullock in a well fought out final. An excellent days cricket was had by all, with some explosive batting and giant killing taking place throughout the day. Our thanks to Chris Smith for his superb organisation, Gary Sanga for running the bar and Jayne for a superb bbq!

Results can be seen at http://www.windsorcc.com/social.htm and images at http://www.windsorcc.com/images/singlewicket/singlewicket.htm.

Prague Cricket Tour

We now have 10 confirmed tourists with the possibility of a further 2 to be added for our cricket tour of Prague from Sunday 11th July to Friday 16th July. At 20/20 game against Prague Cricket Club will take place on Wednesday 14th. Anyone who would like to make a late booking please see Chris Edge for more details.

New Carpet installed in Clubhouse

Those who have been into the clubhouse in the last week cannot have failed to be impressed by the new carpet that has been laid. Bearing the club logo, it is now the centre piece of the clubhouse. Our thanks for those who worked hard to deliver and lay the carpet. From now on there will definitely be no spikes in the clubhouse!!!

Images of the carpet can be see with the following links

http://www.windsorcc.com/images/carpet1.gif

http://www.windsorcc.com/images/carpet2.gif

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