After a tough season the First Eleven finished in tenth place in the premier division, winning four games along the way.
With each season that passes the standard seems to get higher and just sustaining a place in the the County's top division is an achievement in itself and credit must go to skipper Chris Perry and his squad. For a village like Wollaston to compete against the larger clubs such as Peterborough, Old Northamptonians and Rushden it takes a lot of hard work on and off the pitch.
Mark Ralph had an excellent season with 624 runs at an impressive average of 39 and with the ball Steve Musgrave took 41 wickets to add to his 338 runs - making it a good all-round season for him. Jameson Coutts returned for his second season in the northern hemisphere and took 42 wickets and his Aussie compatriot Nick Mosey had a good debut with 473 runs and shared in eight 50+, wicket partnerships.
Mathew Jones' 396 runs at 23.29 took him up to third place in the "Most First Xl runs" list and Chris Perry's 6 for 50 against Brixworth takes him to a total of ten x six wicket hauls which is a joint record while at the same time climbing to second place in the "Most First Eleven Wickets" list.
Tom Howes joined us from Wellingborough Town and contributed with bat and ball and young Kamran Bahra made his First Eleven Debut and finished with a creditable 14 wickets.
Seconds struggled initially but towards the latter end of the campaign
significant wins were recorded and they eventually finished in ninth place in
With injuries throughout the Club having a negative impact on selection the Thirds found it hard going on several occasions and just getting eleven players on the pitch felt like a win! Evidence of this is the list of thirty-four players who played third team cricket and the 21 bowlers employed over the season! However, the "thirty-four " made sure that we had eleven players on the pitch every game, although, the large head count did mean that several young players made their Northamptonshire Cricket League debut. Every cloud.......!
In what seemed like a poignant tribute to his dad Rex who sadly died in June, Craig Boddington topped the batting with 406 runs at an average of 27 (including 16 sixes) and recorded the only club century of 2015. His 123 against Kettering 3rds was a delight to behold and helped put a smile back on players' faces after a tough few weeks. Thirteen year old Marcus King batted with maturity beyond his years and scored 218 runs for the Thirds at an average of 24.22 - in addition to the 53 made in the Second Eleven cause..
Nick Dawson had a excellent season with both bat and ball, taking 21 wickets and scoring 236 runs in his own inimitable style and with all thirty-four players chipping in one way or another the Third Eleven can be proud of their season in division ten. With a third-from-bottom finish it was evident that at times it was a struggle but it is important we have a team that can introduce our youngsters to senior cricket.
Two team records were broken in a ' Good News -
Bad News' scenario. Good -the Thirds scored 323 for 9 against Kettering to
beat their 295 v Obelisk in 2012, and Bad - the 56 all out against Cogenhoe fell
short of the previous "low" of 89 against Overstone Park 4th in 2013. But
on the "Good" side again, Craig Boddington and Josh Steggles set a new record
for the sixth wicket when they piled up 176 against Kettering 3rds - scoring 123
and and 69 respectively.
Next season for the 13’s will be a season of change as we lose Bethan (maybe), Marcus King, Marcus Davis, Tom Halliday, James Dawson and Liam Healey to the 15’s, but we still have a lot of quality and promising cricketers coming through from the 11’s.
The running of the team and training doesn’t happen by itself so we would like to thank the following people for their help in some capacity: Nick Mosey, JJ, Graham Richards, Andy Cotter, Steve Solomon, Tom Hodson, John Hodges and the parents for their total support, apologies if I we have missed you - but thanks anyway.
Meanwhile our Under 11's had the honour of playing Horton Under 11's in a short form of soft ball cricket during the interval of the Northants Steelbacks Royal-London One Day Cup game against Gloucestershire at the County Ground. Wollaston won the game by one run and were a credit to our club.
So it was a season with its ups and downs but at the same time there were a lot team highs and personal contributions to look back on and this will give us plenty of encouragement for next season.
First Eleven captain: Chris Perry Vice: Mark Carter
Second Eleven captain: Charlie Elderton Vice: Andy Luck
Third Eleven captain: Paul Jones Vice: Josh Steggles
First Xl Batsman of the Year: Mark Ralph First Xl Bowler : Jameson Coutts
Second Xl Batsman of the Year: Marcus Shelton: Second Xl Bowler of the Year: John Pike
Third Xl Batsman of the Year: Craig Boddington Third Xl Bowler of the Year: David Ward
FIRST ELEVEN RESULTS PREMIER DIVISION
SECOND ELEVEN RESULTS DIVISION THREE
DIVISION THREE LEAGUE TABLE SECOND ELEVEN
THIRD ELEVEN RESULTS DIVISION TEN
DIVISION TEN THIRD ELEVEN
GEDDINGTON & DISTRICT MIDWEEK LEAGUE
Division Two 2015 Results
Wollaston are the Champions!
FIRST ELEVEN BATTING
FIRST ELEVEN FIFTIES 2015
NO FIRST ELEVEN CENTURIES IN 2015
FIRST ELEVEN PARTNERSHIPS 2015
FIRST ELEVEN BOWLING 2015
BEST BOWLING 2015
FIRST ELEVEN WICKET KEEPING 2015
FIRST ELEVEN CATCHES 2015
SECOND ELEVEN BATTING 2015
SECOND ELEVEN PARTNERSHIPS 2015
NO SECOND ELEVEN CENTURIES IN 2015
SECOND ELEVEN FIFTIES 2015
SECOND ELEVEN BOWLING 2015
SECOND ELEVEN BEST BOWLING 2015
5 for 25 John Pike v S&L Corby
SECOND ELEVEN WICKET KEEPING & FIELDING 2015
THIRD ELEVEN BATTING