Another great result for our Buckeroos! BW u9’s 257/4 beat Kilmington 230/7.
The Buckeroos batted first, and despite losing 4 wickets in the first 7 overs, managed to pull it around with some spirited batting. We totalled 257 with important contributions from Fergus, Harry, Charlie and Felix. It should be noted that Fraser took one of those wickets whilst on as a substitute FIELDER!!
When we fielded very tight bowling kept Kilmington always behind the clock. They never really recovered from Fraser’s double wicket maiden in the 2nd over ( yup Fraser, that’s 3 for the match!). Ed chimed in with 2 from his wicked under arm lobs, a deserved wicket for Fergus’ much improved bowling this season, and 2 for Felix at the death.
Kilmington only had 6, so apart from providing a substitute fielder when they fielded, we also provided them with a player for the whole game. Step forward Jago to take a bow – he stuck his hand up when I asked (though obviously not wanting too) and scored a very good boundary against us. Thank you Jago.
Well done to all who played – onwards and upwards!
We’ll have a few words later, including thanks to our wonderful sponsors and supporters. Thankfully the rain skirted around Buckhorn until the very end!
Update via Twitter Wed 29th : We’re almost at the end of our epic running adventure @Cricket_Mann @edsmithwriter @ejrainfordbrent 400 miles run, 150 to Cardiff.
Buckhorn Weston’s very own Nick Brooke and his son Orlando are running 625 miles in 13 days to see the whole Sri Lankan One Day International series that starts at Trent Bridge on the 21st June with the fifth and final ODI at SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff! They’ve already run safely from Lord’s to Trent Bridge in just 50 hours and would welcome your support for Lord’s Taveners, the charity helping disadvantaged and disabled young people through sport and recreation. Do please visit the news page at www.lordstaverners.org or follow them at twitter.com/FatherSonRun625 in order to appreciate the scale of their challenge.
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Come rain or shine the event will take place! Gates open at 11am and everyone is welcome to enjoy the days activities. There will be cream teas, a licensed bar, BBQ, wood fired pizza van, kids activities and a ‘beat the batsman’ challenge! The evening will see an open mic night which already has an exciting line up (you can turn up on the night and have a go) and live streaming of coverage from Glastonbury festival.
It promises to be a great day out for everyone, players, supporters and family’s so please come along to support the club. It is a very friendly club with a fantastic atmosphere and we would love to see you on Saturday.
Ah well – a little reality check!
Buckhorn batted first and against some very accurate (and quite quick!) bowling lost wickets regularly. Despite best efforts we hovered around the break even score of 200 really until the last 4 overs when Charlie and Felix biffed the score up to 225.
When we bowled we did well to keep them in check for the first 1/2 dozen overs by taking early wickets (Leo, Harry and Charlie) but their later batsmen then did some biffing of their own, and Blandford ran out deserved winners.
Our fielding was, once again, very keen.
We fielded an inexperienced team and came up against a side that are second season in, and it made a big difference. I’d like us to be bowling like them by this time next season!
Man of the match – Charlie Collins with 15 runs and 1 wicket.
Well done all, and hope you enjoyed it – next stop Stalbridge!
Perfect day for a game of cricket and an even better day for our first Sunday victory.
BWCC hosted Stour Provost in a 35 over game in near perfect conditions. We played on the all weather pitch due to equipment issues and it stood up well providing even and consistent bounce.
Brandon Ward opened the bowling at a gentle pace and Stour Provost made a steady start.
Some tidy bowling followed from Dan Taylor (Flymo), Matt Jamieson (Seabass) and new BWCC player Dan Biddiscombe, each taking one wicket.
A change of bowling saw captain Simon Dodd (Daffy) and Paul White (Tubbs) come into the mix. Some very tidy blowing from Daffy and late in swing saw him get 3-9! Some first class flan from Tubbsy and some good keeping from Jonny Reach saw a (rare) sharp stumping as Richardson made the mistake of dancing to the flan!!!
Stour Provost 138-9
Brandon Ward and Dan Biddiscombe opened the batting with Brandon hitting a quick 50 before retiring to give the rest a chance to bat. Cort Taylor was given lbw by umpire Tubbs which saw Seabass come to the crease. Between them they knocked off the runs with ease, Dan carrying his bat.
BWCC 141-1 win by 9 wickets
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