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2014 Reviewed

 

Although the summer turned out to be one of the best in recent years the weather still had an influence on the season and a total of seven games were classed as “No Result” due to waterlogged pitches. The Third Eleven had the misfortune to encounter four rained off, the First Eleven two and one for the Seconds. In fact, due to a re-arranged fixture and a wet Saturday, the Thirds actually played their first game on May 17th and the following week endured another lay off when rain washed out the game against Heyford. A strange and disjointed start to say the least!

It’s fair to say that all three senior teams got off to a slow start in 2014, and at one stage very early on all three were propping up their respective divisions.

 

RECORDS, STATISTICS & MILESTONES 2014

 New record for First Eleven 5th wicket. 152 between  Matthew Jones & David Shelford v Burton Latimer (previously 102 Liam Bates & James Cowell v NCCC Academy 2011).

Chris Perry was involved in four, 50+ run partnerships during the season.

Steve Musgrave went over 4000 First Eleven aggregate runs and is now sixth on the leading run-scorer list.

Matt Jones now has 51 First Eleven fifties and is just two behind his dad Paul and twenty seven behind Nick Shelton.

With 362 runs and 43 wickets Chris Perry again entered the First Eleven All-rounder list, this time at number 5. Steve Musgrave’s First Eleven 329 runs and 39 wickets takes him onto the All-rounder list for a record 8th time.

With a total of 90 Chris Perry moves up to 6th place on the First Eleven Most Catches list.

With 544 wickets to his name Chris Perry goes into third place above Ray Wright and John Pike on the Most Wickets list.

Chris Perry finished the season with the best batting and bowling averages along with most catches.

New record for Second Eleven: First wicket: 157 between Marcus Shelton & Andy Luck v S&L Corby (previously 137 Paul Jones and Paul Carter v Isham 1998)

New Record for Second Eleven: Eighth wicket: 142 between Andy Kowal & Kamran Bahra v Earls Barton   (previously 79 Adam Tee and Andy Kowal v Rushden 2nds 2011)   

       Andy Luck’s “Best Season” total of 441 runs in 2014 takes him over 4000 Second Eleven aggregate runs.

Marcus Shelton’s five fifties in 2014 equals his best and puts him top the the “Most Fifties” list with 17, pushing Rex Boddington into joint second place with Andy Luck (16 each)

Marcus Shelton’s 100 v S & L Corby was his second Second Eleven century placing him one behind Lewis Bates. His total of 608 runs for the season was only 44 less than his best of 652 in 2009 and his average was nearly identical. (32.00 and 32.60). Brett Hanson tops the list with 669 at an average of 44.60 in 20002.

In 2014 Andy Luck was in involved in 7 fifty+ partnerships

Andy Kowal has now scored over 1000 Second Eleven runs at an average of 29.70

Four Second Eleven players entered the “Second Eleven All-rounder list in 2014: Kamran Bahra, Cameron Pike, John Pike and Andy Kowal. John and Andy now feature on the list 3 times each. One less than Andy Luck and Dick Underwood (4 times each)

Paul Jones figured in two 98 run record partnerships. For the sixth wicket with Nathan Richards against Rushden 3rds and an unbeaten stand for the 7th wicket with Adrian Ward against Gumley at Emberton

The Third Eleven suffered their biggest run margin defeat (77 runs) away at Gumley despite replying with 212 for 8. Gumley had scored 289. The seven wicket defeat at O.W 2nds was the biggest wicket in terms of wickets.

Andy Silsby reached 1000 Third Eleven runs (following in the footsteps of Rex Boddington and Paul Jones)

David Ward achieved 150+ Third Eleven wickets and Nick Dawson went over a hundred to finish the season on 118 wickets.

2014 brought 27 Third Eleven wickets for Alex Melia at an average of just 8.55

Alex Melia was the only bowler in 2014 to take 6 wickets in an innings. His 6 for 22 against Rushden was the best ever Third Eleven wicket haul. Improving on James Pegg’s 6 for 32 v O.Ws 2nds in 2011.

The Under Elevens went unbeaten in 2014 and finished Champions

  

 

PREMIER DIVISION FINAL TABLE 2014 

 

Pl

WBF

WBS

DBF

DBS

NR

Lost

Tie

Bat

Bowl

Pts

Ded

Peterborough Town

22

11

5

3

1

1

1

0

17

29

515

0

Rushton

22

6

6

5

1

1

3

0

24

54

426

0

Rushden Town

22

5

7

3

1

2

4

0

18

35

392

0

Oundle Town

22

3

10

1

2

1

5

0

19

35

388

0

Old Northamptonians

22

6

5

2

2

0

7

0

32

48

387

0

Finedon Dolben

22

7

5

0

2

2

6

0

10

43

386

0

Horton House

22

1

9

0

1

2

9

0

15

40

302

4

Northampton Saints

22

1

6

1

0

2

12

0

31

70

280

0

Wollaston

22

4

2

1

1

2

12

0

28

66

274

0

Brixworth

22

2

1

0

2

2

15

0

34

82

208

0

Stony Stratford

22

2

1

0

2

2

15

0

23

64

179

0

Burton Latimer

22

2

0

0

1

1

18

0

25

73

163

0

 

DIVISION THREE FINAL TABLE 2014

 

Pl

WBF

WBS

DBF

DBS

NR

Lost

Tie

Bat

Bowl

Pts

Ded

Horton House 2nd

22

2

12

3

2

1

2

0

23

43

427

0

Great Oakley

22

7

4

4

0

1

6

0

35

54

422

0

S and L Corby

22

4

5

5

0

2

6

0

23

71

358

0

Wollaston 2nd

22

6

2

1

3

1

8

1

24

53

341

0

Old

22

3

6

1

2

1

9

0

21

59

320

0

Earls Barton

22

4

4

2

2

2

8

0

21

57

315

0

O.Ns 3rd

22

3

4

3

4

3

5

0

31

59

312

0

Heyford

22

1

8

1

4

2

6

0

17

38

283

0

Irchester

22

1

6

2

1

2

10

0

20

54

254

0

Great Houghton

22

4

1

1

4

1

11

0

29

62

249

0

Kibworth 3rd

22

3

3

1

2

3

10

0

16

60

229

30

West Haddon

22

1

2

0

0

3

15

1

20

49

142

30

 

DIVISION TEN FINAL TABLE 2014 

 

Pl

WBF

WBS

NR

Lost

Tie

Bat

Bowl

Pts

Ded

Overstone Park 3rd

18

5

7

3

3

0

49

73

368

0

Gumley

18

6

6

4

2

0

55

61

364

0

Bowden 2nd

18

4

6

2

6

0

37

63

304

0

O.Ws 2nd

18

7

2

2

7

0

35

62

281

0

Wollaston 3rd

18

6

1

4

7

0

37

62

247

0

Abington

18

4

3

3

8

0

44

53

243

0

Heyford 2nd

18

3

3

2

10

0

33

60

217

0

Rushden 3rd

18

3

0

4

11

0

29

47

144

0

Little Harrowden

18

1

4

4

9

0

26

48

122

60

Great Houghton 2nd

18

1

2

4

11

0

19

36

33

90

 

 

Our First Eleven won their fourth fixture at home to Saints, and came very close after declaring at Burton Latimer, but it wasn’t until July 5th (and halfway through the season) that the second victory was achieved away at Brixworth with the wickets and runs shared around.

Another win eventually came towards the end of July with a great alround team performance at high flyers Rushden Town. A strong batting card was led by David Shelford with 83 off 85 balls and was followed up by a great bowling display which saw Steve Musgrave and the Perry brothers ripping through the home side’s line up to ensure an emphatic 54 run victory.

August saw two more victories, which eased us out of the relegation zone, and instilled confidence into a squad who now realised they were capable of beating anyone on the day. The first of the two was against fellow strugglers Stony Stratford and was not routine. After being 34 for 4 our late-middle order rose to the challenge and eventually posted a handy defendable total of 183 off 55 overs. After tea Stony also wobbled early on but unlike Wollaston they could not turn things around and were all out for 90 in just 25 overs with Steve Musgrave picking up five wickets.

 The second August success came with the very rewarding win away at Finedon. We set a modest 153 all out in 47 overs which no doubt left the home side supporters on the North Bank very confident of a home win and an early plate of burger and chips. But cricket is never predictable and with James Coutts on fire the hosts were skittled out for a meagre 115 in 39 overs with the Man from Sydney finishing with 5 for 29 off 9.2 overs and the home supporters rather quiet.

September brought a hard earned draw against Oundle, a surprising defeat at relegated Burton Latimer and an uplifting win at home to Brixworth in the final game. (Brixworth 111 all out in 29 overs Wollaston 112 for 6 in 33 overs.

PREMIER DIVISION POSITION

Ninth

RESULTS

Wins 6      Draws 2     Lost 12    No Result 2

FIRST ELEVEN CAPTAIN

Chris Perry

FIRST ELEVEN VICE CAPTAIN

Mark Carter

MOST RUNS

458 at 28.37

HIGHEST SCORE

83* David Shelford  v Rushden Town

MOST FIFTIES

3 Matthew Jones

BEST BATTING AVERAGE

32.90 Chris Perry

MOST WICKETS

43 at 20.20 Chris Perry

BEST BOWLING PERFORMANCE

5 for 25 Steve Musgrave v Stony Stratford

MOST FIVE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS

1 Steve Musgrave & Jameson Coutts

BEST BOWLING AVERAGE

20.20 Chris Perry

WICKET KEEPERING DISMISSALS

 23  (20 catches & 3 stumpings) Mark Carter

MOST CATCHES

11 Chris Perry

 

PREMIER DIVISION FINAL TABLE 2014 

 

Pl

WBF

WBS

DBF

DBS

NR

Lost

Tie

Bat

Bowl

Pts

Ded

Peterborough Town

22

11

5

3

1

1

1

0

17

29

515

0

Rushton

22

6

6

5

1

1

3

0

24

54

426

0

Rushden Town

22

5

7

3

1

2

4

0

18

35

392

0

Oundle Town

22

3

10

1

2

1

5

0

19

35

388

0

O.N's

22

6

5

2

2

0

7

0

32

48

387

0

Finedon Dolben

22

7

5

0

2

2

6

0

10

43

386

0

Horton House

22

1

9

0

1

2

9

0

15

40

302

4

 Saints

22

1

6

1

0

2

12

0

31

70

280

0

Wollaston

22

4

2

1

1

2

12

0

28

66

274

0

Brixworth

22

2

1

0

2

2

15

0

34

82

208

0

Stony Stratford

22

2

1

0

2

2

15

0

23

64

179

0

Burton Latimer

22

2

0

0

1

1

18

0

25

73

163

0

 

                                                                           BATTING

 

 

INNS

 

RUNS

 

N.O

 

H.S

 

AVERAGE

 

50s

C.PERRY

18

362

7

63

32.90

1

D.SHELFORD

19

454

3

83*

28.37

2

M.JONES

20

405

1

73*

21.31

3

J.HART

14

263

0

55

18.78

1

S.MUSGRAVE

20

329

0

45

16.45

0

M.RALPH

19

291

1

61

16.16

1

P.BRIGHT

18

225

0

38

12.50

0

M.CARTER

17

168

3

31

12.00

0

L.BATES

13

152

0

59

11.69

1

J.COUTTS

19

165

2

33

9.70

0

J.PERRY

7

27

4

15*

9.00

0

H.BROOME

8

65

0

19

8.12

0

S.DRIVER

10

54

3

19

7.71

0

 

 

FIRST ELEVEN FIFTIES 2014 

83

*

David Shelford

 v

Rushden Town

74

*

David Shelford

v

Burton Latimer

73

*

Matthew Jones

v

Burton Latimer

63

 

Matthew Jones

v

Oundle Town

63

 

Chris Perry

v

Finedon Dolben

61

 

Mark Ralph

v

Peterborough Town

59

 

Liam Bates

v

Old Northamptonians

55

 

Jimmy Hart

v

Finedon Dolben

54

 

Matthew Jones

v

Burton Latimer

 

FIRST ELEVEN PARTNERSHIPS 2014

152

5th wicket

M.Jones

&

D.Shelford

v

Burton Latimer (new record)

69

4th wicket

O.Stone

&

D.Shelford

 

Rushden

64

3rd wicket

M.Jones

&

M.Ralph

v

Oundle

64

1st wicket

M.Jones

&

S.Musgrave

 

Oundle

58

7th wicket

M.Ralph

&

C.Perry

 

Peterborough

56

3rd wicket

S.Musgrave

&

M.Ralph

v

Northampton Saints

55

10th wicket

Li.Bates

&

K.Furniss

v

Old Northamptonians

55

7th wicket

C.Perry

&

M.Ralph

 

Oundle

51

1st wicket

M.Jones

&

H.Broom

v

Horton House

51

8th wicket

C.Perry

&

J.Coutts

v

Finedon

51

2nd wicket

J.Hart

&

S.Musgrave

 

Burton Latimer

50

6th wicket

C.Perry

&

M.Carter

 

Northampton Saints

                                             

 FIRST ELEVEN  BOWLING 2014

 

Overs

Mds

Runs

Wkts

Best

5 wkts

Ave

C.PERRY

230.1

50

869

43

4/38

0

20.20

S.MUSGRAVE

206.5

42

861

39

5/25

1

26.71

J.COUTTS

158.1

13

740

25

5/29

1

16.67

D.SHELFORD

79.5

10

332

10

2/34

0

8.70

S.DRIVER

58

8

266

6

3/39

0

8.82

J.PERRY

40

9

179

6

3/24

0

10.71

L.BATES

13

2

64

3

2/25

0

12.00

J.PIKE

11

2

34

3

3/34

0

50.00

J.HART

18

2

80

3

2/39

0

26.66

M.GIBBS

13

2

47

2

2/27

0

16.67

 

                                                FIRST ELEVEN FIVE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS  

5 for

25

Steve Musgrave

v

Stony Stratford

5 for

29

Jameson Coutts

v

Finedon Dolben

FIRST ELEVEN FIELDING 2014

                               Wicket Keeping Dismissals: Mark Carter 23  (20 catches  3 stumpings)

 

First Eleven Catches

11

Chris Perry

8

David Shelford

6

Liam Bates

5

Mathew Jones

4

Jimmy Hart

4

Jameson Coutts

4

Steve Musgrave

3

Simon Driver

2

Patrick Bright

2

Mark Ralph

2

Oliver Stone

1

Kieran Furniss

1

Jamie Perry

1

Harry Broome

1

Charlie Elderton

1

Cameron Pike

 

FIRST ELEVEN PREMIER DIVISION RESULTS

Date            Opponents  

Start

Results   Points

 

               
APRIL 26th O.N's A 12pm LOST   6 Scorecard
               
MAY 3rd Rushden H 12pm LOST   3 Scorecard
MAY 10th Horton House A 12pm LOST   8 Scorecard
MAY 17th Northampton Saints H 12pm WON   22 Scorecard
MAY 24th Stony Stratford A 12pm NO RESULT   3  
MAY 31st Peterborough H 12pm LOST   2 Scorecard
               
JUNE 7th Rushton A 12pm LOST   2 Scorecard
JUNE 14th Finedon Dolben H 12pm LOST   6 Scorecard
JUNE 21st Oundle A 12pm LOST   9 Scorecard
JUNE 28th Burton Latimer H 12pm DRAW   18 Scorecard
               
JULY 5th Brixworth A 12pm WON   30 Scorecard
JULY 12th O.N's H 12pm LOST   7 Scorecard
JULY 19th Rushden A 12pm WON   30 Scorecard
JULY 26th Horton House H 12pm LOST   6 Scorecard
               
AUGUST 2nd Northampton Saints A 12pm No Result   10 Scorecard
AUGUST 9th Stony Stratford H 12pm WON   30 Scorecard
AUGUST 16th Peterborough A 12pm LOST   9 Scorecard
AUGUST 23rd Rushton H 12pm LOST   3 Scorecard
AUGUST 30th Finedon Dolben A 12pm WON   30 Scorecard
               
SEPTEMBER 6th Oundle H 11.30am DRAW   7 Scorecard
SEPTEMBER 13th Burton Latimer A 11.30am LOST   8 Scorecard
SEPTEMBER 20th Brixworth H 11.30am WON   25 Scorecard

Hevey NCL K.O Twenty Cup 2014

June 16th  Brixworth CC 156 for 3 in 20 overs, Wollaston CC 140 for 9 in 20 overs.
 
Wollaston's poor trot of form continued in the 20/20 competition, with the hosts ending up 16 runs short, chasing Brixworth's first innings total of 156.
 
Wollaston worked hard with both the ball in hand, and in the field, but the combination of some clean striking and good running between the wickets, saw Brixworth reach 156 in their allotted 20 overs, with John Pike 3-0-18-1 and Steve Musgrave 4-0-29-1 the pick of the Wollaston bowlers.
 
When big guns Musgrave and Jimmy Hart were both dismissed cheaply at the top of the order, Wollaston saw themselves behind the eight ball early in their reply, but knowing how this format can change quickly, particularly with a couple of good overs Wollaston knew they still had the fire power in their line up to compete. Matt Jones (39) and Mark Ralph (34) both went at a run a ball respectively, but the run rate continued to increase for Wollaston the longer the innings went on, and a succession of quick wickets made life even more difficult.
 
Some good hitting from Coutts (23) and Carter (16 n.o) gave the innings some respectability, but with 24 needed off the last over, off the bowling of ex Northants bowler Lee Daggett, things were never going to be an easy, and Wollaston eventually ended 16 runs short.
 
A disappointing result, but the players must take the positives from the game, and transfer this to our efforts on a Saturday, where the First Team travel to Oundle Town, for another tough encounter.

Please note however that Wollaston progress to the next round of the Cup by virtue of the fact that Brixworth contravened a registration rule.  We now play Northampton Saints in the next round.

Tuesday July 1st 

WOLLASTON V NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TWENTY/20 CUP  at Wollaston

Wollaston 197 for 3 in 20 overs   Northampton Saints 133 for 6 in 20 overs       WOLLASTON WON BY 64 RUNS

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WOLLASTON  THROUGH TO FINALS DAY AT COUNTY GROUND

THE WIN AT EAST HADDON SENDS US THROUGH!

Wollaston 167 for 6 in 20 overs East Haddon 117 for 9 in 20 overs

Jimmy Hart 56 off 36 balls  JJ Coutts 46 off 27 balls   Chris Perry 4 for 8 off 3 overs

July 27th

Hevey NCL Twenty Cup Finals Day, County Ground

Semi Final

HORTON TOO STRONG ON THE DAY

HORTON 251 FOR 3 IN 50 OVERS       WOLLASTON 93 FOR 9 IN 20 OVERS

 

SECOND ELEVEN 2014

The Second Eleven had a tough start and the nearest they came to tasting victory in April, May and June was the nail-biting tie against West Haddon. However a better second half of the season eventually saw a top four finish with a total of eight wins over the season.

On May 10th Marcus Shelton (65) led the batting order to a handy 181 for 8 in 50 overs but the Haddon reply looked on course to win fairly comfortably before our lads fought back and managed to finish with the scores level. Twenty handy points!

Despite 61 from John Pike, May came and went without the elusive first win and the beginning of June continued in the same vein with a heavy defeat against Horton 2nds with “extras” contributing 28 of Wollaston’s 131 all out. However, a week later our old friends Irchester provided exactly what we needed when they were all out for just 69 in 22 overs chasing our 201 all in 47.5. There were good contributions from most of the batters and on the day Kieran Furniss proved much too good with the ball and finished with 5 for 36 off 10 accurate overs. The momentum continued the following week at home to Corby S&L and although the second win of the season was not achieved, a resilient and fighting batting display saw a well-earned draw reap nine much needed points.

Going into the second half of the season a big win came along at Kibworth in deepest Leicestershire.  Wollaston posted 218 thanks to good contributions down the order, and then Kamran Bahra proceeded to run through the opposition batting line up, finishing with 5 for 39 off 13.2 overs. A long journey, but well worth the effort!

A narrow defeat (just 8 runs) at home the following week against O.N 2nds saw the momentum falter slightly only to rev up in style at West Haddon on the last Saturday in July.

The daunting West Haddon score of 217 in 50 overs was chased by our Boys with relish despite losing the season’s top run scorer Marcus Shelton very early on. A second wicket stand of 105 between Andy Luck (58) and number three Cameron Pike (83 not out)  took Wollaston to within striking distance before Pike and the middle order took us over the line with just one ball to spare.

Marcus Shelton’s 69 was in vain the next week in the 8 wicket defeat at the hands of Heyford but, back on the road again,  Andy Luck (52) inspired a 10 wicket win at Great Houghton followed by a overdue win at home against Old with Marcus again headlining with 60 at the top of the order. A week later a fantastic rear-guard effort at Horton saw Wollaston finish on 199 for 9 in reply to the host’s 200 for 8 with youngsters Kamran Bahra 35 not out and Nathan Healey 8 not out.

Determined to make “August 2014” a month to remember MAS greedily added to his tally with a boundary filled 80 against a struggling Irchester outfit who were all out for 107 in 39 overs. The penultimate month of the season had been a good month for Darren Laughton’s men with the team now ensconced in the top five.

Into the last month of the season and another long journey resulting in a high scoring win at S&L Corby could prompt would-be pundits to examine a possible correlation with regard to distance travelled (approx. 85 miles) and points gleaned (85) in the three games away at Kibworth, West Haddon and S&L respectively ! But whatever the theory - and defeat at Great Oakley away would perhaps spoil the hypothesis -  travelling to the Steelmen certainly suited Marcus Shelton as he proceeded to score exactly one hundred (the only Club century of the season) and put on 157 with fellow opener Andy Luck (52) and set a new record for the first wicket. Despite the next highest score being six, and four ducks in the middle order, victory was achieved with just 2 wickets and 13 balls remaining.

The penultimate Saturday and the high scoring draw at home to Great Oakley saw 471 runs scored on the day with Wollaston making 208 of which John Pike contributed 51, followed by the visit to Earls Barton on the final day.

After being 13 for 5 and 28 for 7 and all the recognised batsmen back in the hutch it looked like an early finish for the Two’s and a disappointing end to an encouraging second half of the season. But with Andy Kowal and Kamran Bahra in our ranks nothing can be taken for granted and between them they put on 144 runs for the 8th wicket – a record which bettered the 98 made only a week earlier by John Pike and Andy Kowal against Gt Oakley and eclipsed  the the 79 made by Andy Kowal and Adam Tee against Rushden 2nds in 2011. Kamran made 79 and Andy finished 85 not out. A fantastic achievement.

The improved results in the second half of the season ensured a fourth place finish in division three and reflected well on a spirited young team led positively by Darren Laughton who has announced he will be back in the ranks as a foot-soldier next season after two years in charge. Although accepting and understanding Darren’s wish to shed the captaincy, he is held in high regard by his team and they will be disappointed if he follows his wish to stand down.

 DIVISION THREE POSITION

Fourth

RESULTS

Wins 8   Draws 4   Tie 1   Lost 8  No Result 1

SECOND ELEVEN CAPTAIN

Darren Laughton

SECOND ELEVEN VICE CAPTAIN

Andy Luck

MOST RUNS

608 at 32.00 Marcus Shelton

HIGHEST SCORE

100 Marcus Shelton v S&L Corby

MOST FIFTIES

5 Marcus Shelton

BEST BATTING AVERAGE

32.00 Marcus Shelton

MOST WICKETS

33 Kamran Bahra

BEST BOWLING PERFORMANCE

5 for 36 Kieran Furniss v Irchester

MOST FIVE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS

2 Kamran Bahra

BEST BOWLING AVERAGE

14.16 John Pike with 30 wickets

MOST WICKET KEEPING DISMISSALS

20 Cameron Pike  (19 catches & 1 stumping)

MOST CATCHES

7  Andy Luck

 

SECOND ELEVEN BATTING 2014 

                                                                                   

 

INNS

 

RUNS

 

N.O

 

H.S

 

AVERAGE

 

50S

 

100s

M SHELTON

19

608

0

100

32.00

5

1

A LUCK

19

441

1

58

24.50

3

0

K BAHRA

15

271

3

79

22.58

1

0

C PIKE

20

265

2

83*

14.72

1

0

J PIKE

18

261

1

61

15.35

2

0

A KOWAL

12

259

2

85*

25.90

1

0

D LAUGHTON

18

171

1

29*

10.05

0

0

H BROOME

9

127

1

37*

15.87

0

0

N DAWSON

7

103

2

41*

20.6

0

0

P BRIGHT

3

101

0

41

33.66

0

0

C ELDERTON

11

96

0

33

8.72

0

0

M GROSS

4

65

0

39

16.25

0

0

K FURNISS

6

61

0

21

10.16

0

0

S DRAGE

8

55

2

32

9.16

0

0

J HART

2

54

0

46

27.00

0

0

S DRIVER

3

49

0

27

16.33

0

0

M GIBBS

2

45

0

27

22.50

0

0

A WARD

7

43

4

16

14.33

0

0

B HANSON

2

30

0

24

15.00

0

0

N RICHARDS

3

26

2

14*

26.00

0

0

Li BATES

1

25

0

25

25

0

0

J PERRY

4

16

2

8*

8

0

0

A SILSBY

2

14

1

14*

14

0

0

N HEALEY

6

14

4

8*

7

0

0

K BAHRA

2

14

0

12

7

0

0

J STEGGLES

2

5

1

5

5

0

0

M GROSS

1

3

1

3*

 

0

0

N SHELTON

1

2

0

2

2

0

0

R BASSIN

1

2

0

2

2

0

0

L NORTH-ROW

2

1

0

1

0.5

0

0

H BAHRA

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

A MELIA

1

0

1

 

 

0

0

J BRIGHT

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

                                                              SECOND ELEVEN CENTURIES 2014

100

 

Marcus Shelton

v

S&L Corby

                       

                                                                  SECOND ELEVEN FIFTIES 2014

65

 

Marcus Shelton

v

West Haddon

54

 

Marcus Shelton

v

Earls Barton

60

 

Marcus Shelton

v

Old

80

 

Marcus Shelton

v

Irchester

69

 

Marcus Shelton

v

Heyford

58

 

Andy Luck

v

West Haddon

52

 

Andy Luck

v

Great Houghton

52

*

Andy Luck

v

S&L Corby

61

 

John Pike

v

Old

51

 

John Pike

v

Great Oakley

83

*

Cameron Pike

v

West Haddon

85

*

Andy Kowal

v

Earls Barton

 

SECOND ELEVEN PARTNERSHIPS

Runs

Wicket

 

 

 

 

Opponents

157

1st

A.Luck

&

M.Shelton

 

S&L Corby (new record)

142

8th

K.Bahra

&

A.Kowal

 

Earls Barton (new record)

105

2nd

A.Luck

&

C.Pike

 

West Haddon

98

8th

J.Pike

&

A.Kowal

 

Gt.Oakley  (record for 1 week)

92

1st

A.Luck

&

M.Shelton

 

Irchester

83

3rd

M.Shelton

&

C.Pike

 

Earls Barton

70

1st

A.Luck

&

M.Shelton

 

Old CC

67

6th

Na Dawson

&

H.Broome

 

Gt.Houghton

64

1st

A.Luck

&

M.Shelton

 

Gt.Houghton

62

6th

J.Pike

&

A.Silsby

 

Old CC

60

7th

A.Kowal

&

S.Driver

 

West Haddon

58

2nd

H.Broome

&

P.Bright

 

O.N 3rds

56

1st

A.Luck

&

H.Broome

 

Kibworth

55

5th

J.Pike

&

C.Elderton

 

Irchester

52

3rd

H.Broome

&

P.Bright

 

Gt.Oakley

52

8th

K.Bahra

&

S.Drage

 

Irchester

50

1st

A.Luck

&

M.Shelton

 

O.N 3rds

 

SECOND ELEVEN BOWLING 2014

 

Overs

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

Best

5 wks

Ave

K BAHRA

169.1

26

673

33

5/39

2

20.39

J PIKE

155.5

37

425

30

4/25

0

14.16

A KOWAL

117.4

18

409

21

3/21

0

19.47

K FURNISS

63.2

18

191

13

5/36

1

14.69

S DRAGE

52

5

201

11

4/41

0

18.27

J PERRY

66.5

10

239

11

4/51

0

21.72

S DRIVER

35

5

142

7

3/34

0

20.28

N HEALEY

80

21

20

7

2/24

0

30.00

A MELIA

32.4

3

151

4

2/45

0

37.75

Li BATES

1

0

4

3

3/4

0

1.33

A WARD

39

1

159

3

1/31

0

53.00

M GIBBS

19

3

85

2

2/55

0

42.50

J HART

13

5

22

2

2/22

0

39.00

P BRIGHT

4

0

11

1

1/11

0

11.00

A LUCK

11.2

0

54

1

1/4

0

54.00

                                          

                                          SECOND ELEVEN   FIVE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS 2014

5

for

42

Kamran Bahra

v

Earls Barton

5

for

39

Kamran Bahra

v

Kibworth 3rd

5

for

3

Kieran Furniss

v

Irchester

 

                                                       SECOND ELEVEN WICKET KEEPING 2014

 

Catches

Stumping

Total

Cameron Pike

19

1

20

 

SECOND ELEVEN CATCHES 2014

 

Catches

Year

Andy Luck

7

2014

John Pike

6

2014

Marcus Shelton

5

2014

Kamran Bahra

5

2014

Sam Drage

4

2014

Darren Laughton

4

2014

Adrian Ward

3

2014

Harry Broome

3

2014

Charlie Elderton

2

2014

Nathan Healey

2

2014

Andy Kowal

2

2014

Kieran Furniss

2

2014

Simon Driver

1

2014

Jamie Perry

1

2014

Robert Bassin

1

2014

Marcus Gross

1

2014

Jimmy Hart

1

2014

 

SECOND ELEVEN DIVISION THREE RESULTS

Date            Opponents  

Start

Results   Points

scorecard

               
APRIL 26th Kibworth H 1pm LOST   3 Scorecard
               
MAY 3rd O.N's 3rd A 1pm LOST   6 Scorecard
MAY 10th West Haddon H 1pm TIED   20 Scorecard
MAY 17th Heyford A 1pm LOST   9 Scorecard
MAY 24th Great Houghton H 1pm NO RESULT   3  
MAY 31st Old A 1pm LOST   6 Scorecard
               
JUNE 7th Horton House ll H 1pm LOST   4 Scorecard
JUNE 14th Irchester A 1pm WON   30 Scorecard
JUNE 21st S&L Corby H 1pm DRAW   9 Scorecard
JUNE 28th Great Oakley A 1pm Lost   3 Scorecard
               
JULY 5th Earls Barton H 1pm WON   30 Scorecard
JULY 12th Kibworth A 1pm WON   30  Scorecard
JULY 19th O.N's 3rd H 1pm LOST   7 Scorecard
JULY 26th West Haddon A 1pm WON   25 Scorecard
               
AUGUST 2nd Heyford H 1pm LOST   7 Scorecard
AUGUST 9th Great Houghton A 1pm WON   27 Scorecard
AUGUST 16th Old H 1pm WON   30 Scorecard
AUGUST 23rd Horton House A 1pm DRAW   11 Scorecard
AUGUST 30th Irchester H 1pm WON   30 Scorecard
               
SEPTEMBER 6th S&L Corby A 12pm WON   30 Scorecard
SEPTEMBER 13th Great Oakley H 12pm DRAW   9  Scorecard
SEPTEMBER 20th Earls Barton A 12pm DRAW     Scorecard

THIRD ELEVEN 2014

Due to a change of fixture and a washed out Saturday it was a delayed start for our Third Team boys, and when eventually we got underway at the Embankment against Old Wellingburian 2nds is was a very inauspicious beginning to the season, to say the least.  After staggering to 99 all out in 35 overs we lost by 7 wickets.

The following week (May 24th) was a washout for all our three teams and the next week brought another defeat with the only highlight being the debut of Robert Bassin who fitted in immediately and finished with 4 for 39 of 12 overs.

However, the first Saturday of June brought the start of some decent weather at last and with it our first win of the season – away at Great Bowden. A young side (mostly!) saw Marcus King take a top catch off the bowling of Alex Melia who finished with 4 for 12 off eleven overs. Sam Bayes weighed in with 2 for 7 off 3 overs. It was not an easy batting pitch by any means and it needed the experience of Brett Hanson and Andrew Silsby to get us nearly over the line before vice-captain Josh Steggles saw the job through.

No fixture the following week so it was a fortnight before we donned our whites again and it was probably the first time since childhood - playing in the street with a lamp post as the wickets, that we had played on a road! A road with grass verges! Anyway, high flying Gumley (in Leicestershire) got a load of runs, including a third wicket stand 231. We made 212 for 8 and lost by 77. But highlights from Lewis North-Row 4 for 17, Josh Steggles 98 not out and a great debut behind the stumps from Dan Hodson.

The middle of July saw the next win at Dean against Rushden 3rds with Nathan Richards stroking 68 and the reliable Alex Melia taking 6 for 22 of 13 overs before, a week later, meeting up with our old friends O.Ws 2nd at Emberton. This time the boot was on the other foot and our 194, (Marcus Gross 59) was too many for The Old Boys – especially with Nick Dawson taking 5 for 14 off six overs. A win by 116 runs.

Another good team effort saw Heyford put to the sword before a three-week wait for another win when Little Harrowden were all out for 29 with Adrian Ward taking 5 for 1 in 3.1 overs.

So into September and a thrilling win against Abington at Emberton. Brett Hanson’s 55 and Lewis Bates’ 54 were the main contributions to a handy total of 218 for 8 in 47 overs. After tea a smart run out from our skipper helped turn the game in our favour and enabled Adrian Ward (4 for 53) and Alex Melia (3 for 38) to work through the visiting batting line up and wrap up the game with 17 runs to spare.

With a delayed to the start to the season and subsequent cancellations due to the weather it was, in some ways a disjointed and strange season which improved as the summer progressed. With three up and three down from our division there will be different teams to test us next season so it will be as interesting as ever.

 

 

 DIVISION TEN POSITION

Fifth

RESULTS

Wins  7         Lost 7       No Result 2

SECOND ELEVEN CAPTAIN

Paul Jones

SECOND ELEVEN VICE CAPTAIN

Josh Steggles

MOST RUNS

268 at 24.36Josh Steggles

HIGHEST SCORE

98*   Josh Steggles v Gumley

MOST FIFTIES

2  Nathan Richards

BEST BATTING AVERAGE

24.36 Josh Steggles

MOST WICKETS

27  Alex Melia

BEST BOWLING PERFORMANCE

6 for 27 Alex Melia v Rushden 3rds

MOST FIVE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS

1      Alex Melia     Adrian Ward     Nick Dawson

BEST BOWLING AVERAGE

8 for 55  Alex Melia

MOST WICKET KEEPERING DISMISSALS

9  Andrew Silsby  (5 catches & 4 stumpings)

MOST CATCHES

6  Josh Steggles

 

                                                  Third Eleven  -  The Captain’s View 

In many ways this was a most satisfying season for me as a captain, even though for the first time in the 3rd teams existence we were not in the top 3. Nearly all the victories were really hard won: there are few easy games in division 10 and it is only when you lose that younger players learn what is required to win. After a difficult start with lack of availability of players and poor weather, we came out on top in 7 of our last 10 games to finish 5th in the league.

 Our strength is our bowling, led by Alex Melia and Nick Dawson and we can apply pressure when we have enough runs and field well. We were perhaps 30 runs short of a competitive total against the better sides at the end of the season, but with our younger players improving every year, I feel we can compete for a top 3 spot next year.                                                                                                                            Paul Jones                                                                                                           

 

THIRD ELEVEN BATTING 2014

                                                                                  

 

INNS

 

RUNS

 

N.O

 

H.S

 

AVERAGE

 

50S

 

100s

J STEGGLES

14

268

3

98*

24.36

1

0

P JONES

14

248

3

46*

22.54

0

0

B HANSON

10

187

1

55

20.77

1

0

N RICHARDS

6

165

0

67

27.5

2

0

A SILSBY

11

164

0

36

14.9

0

0

R BODDINGTON

8

122

1

44

17.42

0

0

C BODDINGTON

10

122

0

40

12.2

0

0

Ni DAWSON

11

96

4

35

13.71

0

0

M GROSS

4

71

0

59

17.75

1

0

A WARD

4

69

1

40*

23

0

0

Na DAWSON

7

67

0

25

9.57

0

0

A MELIA

7

66

2

40*

13.2

0

0

S BAYES

6

38

0

26

6.33

0

0

R BASSIN

5

37

1

11

9.25

0

0

L NORTH-ROW

8

34

0

17

4.25

0

0

D WARD

6

10

5

7*

10

0

0

C MANKTELOW

3

2

0

2

0.66

0

 

Le BATES

2

57

0

54

28.5

1

0

H BAHRA

1

16

0

16

16

0

0

C ELDERTON

1

14

0

14

14

0

0

N HEALEY

2

10

0

5

5

0

0

D HODSON

1

9

1

9*

 

0

0

M KING

2

3

0