Last week something very unusual and very special happened on a local cricket field. One of our u13 and u15 players, Tommy Stewart, was playing a school match. Having opened the bowling Tommy finished his spell with the figures of 10 wickets for 2 runs!
However good you are, the skill, effort and bit of luck to pick up all 10 makes this a remarkable and very special moment. And it seems the media agrees – the feat has now appeared in The Times, on Radio 4’s Test Match Special and the Blackmore Vale Magazine, no less.
Hats off to Tommy!
The AGM will take place at the pavilion on Wed. 26th March 2014, at 7pm.
All members are invited and encouraged to attend.
On a beautiful summers evening an under strength Buckhorn side (John Copper, Alistair Johnson, Tommy Ferguson, James Paterson, Grady Crittal and Rory Spence) beat K&S in the last over of a thriller. Led strongly by John C Buckhorn won the toss and decided to bowl. Tight work by all, espcecially John, Rory and Tommy restricted the oppo to 96 for 5, with John taking 2 and Rory 3 wickets a piece.
Knowing that they couldn’t afford to loose wickets Buckhorn lost Alistair third ball. But John and Tommy both batted very well and sensibly. John was eventually out on 27, but Tommy continued with support from James, Rory and finally Grady. With only 2 overs left and 1 wicket to loose, Buckhorn needed 15 to win. Solid defence from Grady allowed Tommy to hit the winning boundary with 4 balls to go. A great win!
Teams Pld Won Lost N/Res Runs Wkts R/Rate Pts
Buckhorn Weston 6 4 0 2 358 13 27.54 10
Shillingstone 6 3 1 2 509 25 20.36 8
Pimperne 7 2 3 2 584 25 23.36 6
Gillingham 6 2 4 0 574 40 14.35 4
Shaftesbury A * 7 1 4 2 525 34 15.44 3
After a damp and murky day a great League match took place in the early evening at the Buckhorn ground.
Having lost to Buckhorn in the Cup semi-final the previous week Stalbridge were looking for revenge.
Having won the toss Buckhorn put Stalbridge into bat and despite some short-ish boundaries the opposition only managed to accumulate 92, all out. As has become the norm the team bowled and fielded superbly. All the bowlers – John Cooper, Sam Godfrey, James Paterson, Alistair Johnson, Ed Munday and Ollie Corner stuck to their work and bowled tightly and with aggression, especially with a wet and greasy ball to start with. Particular mention must go to James Paterson who took 3 for 14 from 3 overs. Despite being gifted a wicket with his first ball he bowled very well. Copper, Godfrey and Johnson got the other bowler taken wickets and Munday was very unlucky not to join it.
But, as has also become the norm, the Buckhorn batting lacked depth, with only two batsmen getting into double figures (Alistair Johnson – 33 and Dodd – 18). The next highest score was 4. Something that must be worked on.
Despite all of that the team got to 83 for 7 in the last over. A gutsy team effort. More batting application required!
A strong and confident Buckhorn side took to the field against the Stalbridge Blues in the North Cup Final, on Tue. 4 June.
Having won the toss and put Stalbridge in to bat all 4 Buckhorn bowlers – Tommy Stewart, John Cooper, Alistair Johnson and Sam Godfrey bowled well, with a single wicket each for Cooper and Godfrey. The rest of the team supported superbly in the field, but Stalbridge somehow still managed to accumulate 132 for 2.
Buckhorns reply never really got going with only Stewart (17) making double figures. The side was eventually out in the 15th over for 74.
A pretty comprehensive victory, but Buckhorns team spirit was not dented and there were more than signs of the shape of things to come with many of the players showing really talent and application.
Onwards and upwards!