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Clanfield Cricket May 2021 Report – torrential rain and tough matches

  • Author: Matt Bradley
  • Published: 3rd June 2021
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Clanfield Cricket May 2021 Report – torrential rain and tough matches

Clanfield Cricket Club continued their season into May on a damp note as multiple games were cancelled due to the weather; however, when the sun shone, Clanfield teams were keen to play.

The Saturday league side had their pre-season preparations badly affected, with the final two friendlies vs Gosport 3rd XI and Ferring cancelled due to rain. The first game of the Hampshire League season at Denmead also fell to the weather as did the first home match vs Fareham & Croften 4th XI. Clanfield league debut finally came against Bedhampton 2nd XI, which Clanfield won by 69 runs. A good all-round team display ensured victory in the club’s first ever league match. The league season continues in June with Purbrook, Portsmouth Community & Emsworth 3rd XI all visiting South Lane Meadow with an away visit to Portsmouth & Southsea 4th XI also scheduled.

The Sunday side managed 3 out of the 4 fixtures in early May, however all 3 games ended in defeat against CYPOS, Boxgrove and Liss. Mike Collins, John Windebank and Andy Foster all made scores in the thirties vs CYPOS, but despite 4 wickets from Roy Goulding vs Boxgrove, this wasn’t enough to prevent defeat in both fixtures. Unfortunately, the Madehurst fixture fell to the weather. The Sunday side continue their search for a maiden 2021 win in June with home games against 5 Rivers, DACD & Boxgrove, with a mid-June away game at Swanmore.

The Midweek team continued an unbeaten start to the season in May against Civil Service & Milcomms. Rory Munro, Steve Perkins and John Windebank all made retiring scores of 25 within the two games and there was 5 wickets across the 2 games for Matt Bradley and 3 for captain Phil Weaver. The Portsmouth Academics fixture was won by the weather. Next month sees 3 consecutive home midweek fixtures against East Meon, DSTL Portsdown West & Wallington before an away game to finish at Lou Smith Casuals.

All Stars Junior Cricket: as well as the adult matches, May also saw the All Stars Junior Cricket Programme start up with over 20 junior cricketers coming to South Lane Meadow to play cricket, some for the very first time! A fantastic new adventure for Clanfield Cricket Club, run well by lead activator Phil Weaver and his assistants, has started in fine fashion as sessions run through June and into July!

Clanfield Cricket Club Contact Club Captain Mike Collins on 07905 373054 if you would like to know more about the club.

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