Alert to all parents of our 5 - 8 year old children.
Registration is now open online for our All Stars Course.
Go to allstarscricket.co.uk for all the information.
Places will be limited so do not miss out!
Thanks to everyone who came to the Presentation this morning.
Well done to all the Award Winners.
Batting: Ollie Grzyb
Bowling: James Attock
Fielding: Sam Feltham
Most Improved Player: Alex Egan
Most Promising Player: Ethan Horne
Special Award for the Youngest Player to represent the Club: Spencer Wright
Prosecco Award: The Mums
Thank you to everyone for my gifts. I have thoroughly enjoyed the season and look forward to 2017.
The last event of the season is the Presentation which takes place on Sunday September 11th from 1 pm onwards.
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the finish of another happy season of Winchmore Hill Junior cricket. There will be a selection of awards for players who have represented the Club this season. One may be you so do not miss out! There will also be a free raffle for those who attend with some attractive prizes.
Should the weather be good the net will be available for use either before or after the Presentation.
See you on the 11th!
This Sunday will be the last coaching of the season.
The end of season Presentation will be on Sunday 11th September from 1 pm onwards. It will be an informal affair and should not last very long. If the weather is fine the net will be available to use.
I hope everybody will come along for the last time this season...........you may have won an award!
Oh boy! WH teams have been involved in some nail biting finishes this season and for once our team finished as victors.
The game was the U11s final league game of the season at home against Marlow. For once we were more worried about keeping our players cool than warming them up or keeping them dry! Sadly James A succumbed to the sweltering conditions so WH was left with nine to wage battle.
Sam lost the toss but was pleased we were fielding first. The bowling was distinctly straighter leading to few runs being scored and five wickets being taken. Daniel H was on a hattrick as was Oliver Marshall. There was a couple of very good catches taken and if it had not been for Marlow's last pair the total would have been far less than the final 279.
Having rehydrated WH set about overhauling Marlow's total. The reply did not start well! The stumps were clattered on the very first ball of the innings. Still, a great recovery, particularly by Alex Egan, put the team well in the positive by the end of the first four overs. We edged along steadily losing a wicket here and there but still scoring runs. It would not have been WH without a couple of run outs. Both were as a result of direct hits from the fielders but both batsmen would have been safe with more positive running and sliding the bat well over the line, instead of stopping.
The match hinged on the performance of the last pair, captain Sam and U8 player Ethan. Sam did not disappoint! Not only did he score important runs but he guided Ethan through the remaining balls. It was not the most convincing shot that won the game on the very last ball but who cares! The ball was edged through the gully region and the two runs required were easily taken. A great win!
Thank you U11s for testing my heart again!
This Friday will be the last team coaching for the Juniors. Members then may use the net at any time as long as they are supervised by a responsible adult.
Sunday morning coaching will continue throughout August.
This Friday's coaching may well be accompanied by music from the Penn Festival! The fields surrounding the cricket club are used. Cricket to music!
The U10s finished their league season playing Cookham Dean at home. It was a bit of a mis-match with Cookham fielding County players and WH giving all our new young players match time. The game also saw the debut of six year old Spencer Wright.
Batting first Cookham piled on the runs and exceeded 300 thanks again to the generosity of the WH bowlers and some rather ordinary fielding. The WH players are having to learn lessons fast. Bad bowling and fielding is punished.
Alex and Toby opened the innings for WH and set a solid foundation. Sadly the innings did not progress much. As soon as runs were scored wickets fell and it was a minor miracle that our final score just crept above 200.
The result was not important. What was important was that our players are getting valuable match practice and the sun shone. 🌞