GCC Colts Ei8hts Champions

GCC Colts Ei8hts Champions

B-R Robert Brown (WK), Tom Castle, Owyn Tong-Jones
F-R Rowan Prince, Charlie Edwards (Vice Capt), Alex McGee (Capt), Jonny Hurrell, Alfie Gammer-Flitcroft, Ray Prince, Max McGee

Academy T20

Firstly a big thank you to PJ in supporting the academy and giving the green light for them to play on Tuesday evening (30/7) after a not inconsiderable amount of rain.  On cue the sun came out for a fine 20/20, another close match saw Ed Gilbert-Blay’s team, holding back Sam Alexander’s crew 106 v 102.

Quite a few firsts, first skipper experience for the two above, first not-out for Samir “I think that’s the longest I’ve ever batted” Enright winning him Man of the Match-ball, First catch for young Finn Duvander including a broken and bloody finger nail which didn’t stop him from returning to the pitch after dad’s first aid and an impressive bandage, took one for the team!  First wkt for his brother Luca 1 for 4 from 1 over, first appearances for Toby & Jack Winterbottom (top scorers with 19 and 26 respectively), James Owen on “loan” from Cholsey, for the moment??? and David MacDonald.  A wicket(s) a piece for Ray Prince (2), Luca Duvander, Sam Alexander, Seb Smith, Jack Winterbottom and Bertie Spencer.

The Goring on Thames CC Colts Ei8ghts Tournament.
One for the diary, Saturday August 10th from 10am to 5pm.  Goring’s U16 will be playing Moreton, Checkendon and Warborugh & Shillingford CC’s in an 8 a-side, 8 over per innings tournament.  Non stop play throughout the day, tea and coffee available, bring a picnic!Image

Alex Crawford in line for Ashes call up

Crawford’s alleged friend, Dorothy

Crawford’s alleged friend, Dorothy

Goring CC’s (OK… Kidmore End CC’s) Alex Crawford looks set to gain his Ashes call up in the third test, according to Dorothy Goggins, a canteen lady at Direct Wines where Crawford “works”. Goggins, allegedly a friend of Crawford’s, was questioned recently by player scouts acting on behalf of Cricket Australia following the announcement that James Pattinson would play no further part in the whitewash also known as the 2013 Ashes series. “They asked me if I knew any good local bowlers/all-rounders” said Goggins – “I said I didn’t, but I could put them in touch with Alex if they wanted  – and they asked me for his details, which I gladly passed on.”

Upswinger reporters also spoke to Darren Lehmann  – outgoing coach of the Australian Test side – who confirmed “It may well be true – we need another  young, unknown test débutante fella to replace Pattinson quickly.”

Former Coventry & Liverpool defender, Darren Lehmann yesterday.

Former Coventry & Liverpool defender, Darren Lehmann yesterday.

Lehmann  went on to describe their ideal candidate “We are looking for a lanky, pseudo-Australian spin bowler with an attractive upright batting stance who has previously played his cricket in the Henley area – and – one of whose names is four letters long and begins with the letter ‘A’. We’re asking people in the area if they know anyone that fits this description and could make themselves available to play for us a week on Thursday in the Manchester area. Preferably someone who deliberately bats lower down the order to try and pick up easy runs off of tired bowlers”. Lehman then added – “ To be honest, we’d probably not last  beyond Saturday morning – so they’d be free to head back to their regular club for the weekend league fixture that day.”

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Academy T20 development match

*Ali Baxter’s side winning by 6 overs, 103v102.  Toby Skilling, Man of the Match, led his side very well, perhaps losing out before the game had started drawing the short straw on batsmen, coach at fault.

*Toby Skilling 9
Jamie May 20 n/o
Rowan Prince 10
Henry Skilling 3
Seb Smith 5
Josh Monk 9
+Matthew 0
Ben 0

*Ali Baxter 17 n/o
Oliver Minihan 6
Rowena Hearn 25 n/o
Ray Prince 16 n/o
Max McGee 7
Bertie Spencer 0
Ted Spencer 0

Ray 0-20 (4 overs)
Rowena 2-16 (4)
Oliver 0-16 (2)
Ted 0-15 (1)
*Ali 2-4 (4) included 2 wkt maidens
Max 2-27 (4)

Rowan 0-23 (2)
Seb 1-28 (3)

*Toby 1-7 (3)
Josh 1-11 (3)
Jamie 1-11 (2)
Ben 0-5 (1)
Henry 0-3 (1)



Academy in T20 WIN by 1 run!

The Academy’s 2nd ever T20 was played on a fine evening last Tuesday at Challow & Childrey CC.  A tense final over and final ball ending with the bails off at both ends and Josh having to pull the stumps out to stop the all out running of C&C, the score 107 v 106 – A bit close!

Outstanding performances by Man of the Match Rowan Prince with a fine 22 not out, Ted Spencer with his first wicket ever, nice fielding by Max McGee with 2 run-outs plus a catch, determined out field fielding by Ray Prince (Capt) and Impressive first time appearance by Seb Joseph.  Tight bowling and fielding restrained the hosts throughout their innings, well played by all, Ray Prince, Sam Alexander, Rowena Hearn, Bertie Spencer, Samir Enright and Ollie Minihan.

Last weeks Man of the Match v Aldworth CC awarded toImage, Sam Alexander.

Next game Sunday 10AM at GCC.

Sunday Skip Picks His 100th Scalp

On 7th July 2013, Goring Sunday skipper, (The) Don Norman, dismissed his hundredth batsman for GCC. This was achieved against Woodcote CC in the derby fixture. The skipper lost the toss and was put into bowl in the heat for two and half hours in a timed game.

Woodcote CC was (?were?) reduced to 171 for 8 in 36 overs bowled with the pick of the bowlers being Charlie Edwards (2/41) and Don Norman (3/15). This was celebrated exhaustedly in the blazing heat, but celebrations continued at the Goring Social Club. Goring Sunday ended the game within 30 overs, winning by 6 wickets. Pick of the batsman were Ollie Carrier (42), Tim Jones (38) and Will Brownlee (23*).

A great result for Goring Sunday picking up their fourth win of the season.


















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