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    HAPPY HOUR MATCH DAYS
    03 Aug 2015

    West Ilsley Cricket Club are pleased to announce HAPPY HOUR MATCH DAYS at the bar, ONLY when the Senior Saturday 1st XI side are playing at home. The Committee are wanting to encourage the members & villagers up to the club on a match day to support the village team.

    So between the hours of 5.00pm - 7.00pm the reduced rates below become applicable:

    Good Old Boy Bitter £2.00
    Fosters Lager £2.00
    Stowford Press Cider £2.00
    Guinness £2.00
    Large Glass of Wine £2.90
    Happy Hour Match Days will continue for the remainder of the 2015 season so please check the fixtures on the club’s website calendar.

    NEXT FIXTURE:
    Saturday 15th August 1.30pm - West Ilsley 1st XI vs West Witney

    Please also be advised FREE WiFi is now available in The Pavilion.

     
    Under 15 girls : V HENLEY
    21 Jul 2015

    It was a great start to the league for the U15 girls with a successful win against Henley at home on Saturday.

    West Ilsley commenced the batting with opening batsman Hannah Blatchley scoring a total of 36 runs (the top scorer of the match). Hannah and Suzie Beaumont maintained a strong partnership, scoring a combined total of 60 runs before Hannah retired in the 10th over to give the other batsmen a chance to play. Suzie then accompanied Betty Fleming, Katie Scriven, Rachel Odling and Bea Nutbrown all adding runs to the tally before Hannah returned to finish the batting with a final total of 120 runs.

    Hannah Blatchley opened the bowling with a superb wicket maiden and continued to take a wicket in each of her four overs giving her 4 for 16 off 3.1 overs. Suzie Beaumont also demonstrated her strong bowling ability, taking a wicket with the first ball of her opening over. Katie Scriven was a great support to the team as wicket keeper, keeping the field enthusiastic and focused, as well as playing brilliantly. Katie took a fantastic catch behind in the 5th over, and continued to take wickets during her bowling. Other wickets fell to fantastic bowling from Lottie Aird. The fielding was tight and focused, and the girls provided a pressuring and difficult innings for the batsman. Rachel Odling, Nooree Patel & Bea Nutbrown all demonstrated their improved fielding skills with some brilliant stops and catches, all the girls showed great team spirit and commitment, resulting in a solid win, with Hannah claiming the last wicket in the 17th over to bowl Henley out on 102 for 7.

    In order to give all players the chance to bat/bowl, we continued play to the full 20 overs when Rachel clean bowled the 8th wicket in extended play and this was recognised when she was later awarded 'Player of the Match.'

    A huge well done to the girls on such a fantastic game, demonstrating real team spirit, focus and determination! Fingers crossed the success continues!

    Hannah Dray
    (Team Psychologist & Assistant Coach)

     
    Under 13 girls : LADY TAVERNERS FINAL V CORSHAM
    14 Jul 2015

    Never in the history of WICC has a girls team gone so far in this competition. Unfortunately this is where the dream ended, when Corsham batted us out of the national finals.

    Our opening pair of Betty and Lottie accumulated 69 off 12 before the first wicket fell, however this left insufficient time for our stroke players of Alice, Juliet and Katie to post a high enough score.
    West Ilsley finished on 119 for 3 after 20 overs.

    The Corsham girls came fast out of the blocks scoring at ten an over, and our bowlers had no answer to the onslaught. Corhsam finish on 120 off 14.

    Despite the disappointment we will be back in this competition next year fitter and stronger!

     
    Under 11s : V EAST WOODHAY
    10 Jul 2015

    On Tuesday evening, a young Under 11’s team made up of mostly Year 5’s, played away at East Woodhay. Although we batted reasonably well and put on a 91 run score we were beaten in the 18th over, East Woodhay scoring 95 for 0 wickets. Unfortunately, we struggled with our bowling this game, giving away too many penalties. There were some highlights however! Peter Aird scored 18 runs and Captain Ethan Hill was 12 not out. Ethan also bowled 3 overs for 6 runs (1 maiden over). Thanks go to Adam Ryan who joined us from the Under 9’s as we were short of players. We now have 4 more games until the end of the season.

     
    Under 11s : WIN ONE, LOSE ONE!
    17 Jun 2015

    The Under 11’s marched forwarded with a decisive win against Thatcham Town last week.

    Thatcham batted first and put on a respectable score of 128 for 4 wickets, 3 of their batsmen retiring. Despite a slow start to their innings West Ilsley got into the swing of things. There were excellent batting scores in particular from Noah Teague (27 retired), Matthew Fowler (28 retired) and Jonty Sugden (25 retired – including 1 six!). Two of your younger Year 5 players also batted well.  Colin Sinclair and Josh Willson hit a couple of boundaries each and were 8 and 10 not out respectively. We beat them in the 15th over in the end with 131 for 3 wickets.

    The match against Division 1 League leaders Peppard & Stoke Row wasn’t quite so successful though!

    Good bowling and tight fielding by the opposition meant that we were unable to score runs quickly and after the 20 overs were on 105 for 3. There were again good batting scores from Noah, Matthew and Jonty who are having an excellent season with the Under 11’s. Peppard & Stoke Row came in for their innings and despite some steady bowling from Chris Martin, Ethan Hill, Ben Dray, Josh Willson and Hallam Kelly, managed to reach their target by the 14th over.

    We now move to 4th in the League with our next match against Reading on the 24th June.

     
    Under 9s : V SULHAMSTEAD & UFTON
    07 Jun 2015

    The U9s lost against Sulhamstead & Ufton at home in their second game of the season.

    Winning the toss, captain Adam elected to put Sulhamstead & Ufton into bat. West Ilsley bowled well and fielded even better, managing to achieve 5 run outs in the innings to restrict the visitors to 241 for 6 wickets during their allotted 15 overs. Adam bowled a maiden over, and George Wilson displayed his quick reactions as wicketkeeper in stumping one of Sulhamstead & Ufton's batters.

    In response, some exceptionally tight and accurate bowling from Sulhamstead & Ufton kept West Ilsley from scoring many runs, both through the regular capturing of wickets and preventing runs from the bat. George Wilson and Sam's partnership of a net 11 runs was the highest scoring of our innings (with James and John also scoring well), and Sam hit the shot of the day with a lovely, lofted 4 over mid-wicket on his last ball. Sulhamstead & Ufton's fielding was excellent, with one of their players taking a brilliant diving catch at cover to dismiss Tim and save a certain 4 runs. West Ilsley was still in with a chance of victory with one over left (and needing 14 runs), but it was too difficult a target to chase in the end as we finished with 223 for the loss of 11 wickets.

    It was a good match, though, played in lovely sunshine and fantastic spirit. The team sits at second equal in the league table after three games (our game against Falkland was cancelled as they have withdrawn from the league).

     
    Under 12 girls : DEFENCE OF TITLE BEGINS WITH A WIN
    24 May 2015

    ...on Sunday 24th and as reigning champions of the BYCL competition! West Ilsley hosted the U12 girls incrediball cricket festival. Unfortunately of the six teams allocated in Group B only Pangbourne and West Ilsley managed to put teams together.

    Despite the disappointment the show went on, and the girls played back to back matches against Pangbourne. Although Pangbourne put up a spirited fight the home team of Erin, Rachel, Betty, Ameila, Katie and Lottie won through, winning the first game by 51 runs and the second by 17.

     
    Under 11s : V BRADFIELD - ANOTHER WIN
    24 May 2015

    Our midweek fixture saw the West Ilsley Under 11’s host Bradfield in what turned out to be a thrilling game to watch.

    Good strong batting by Jonty Sugden and Ollie Gregory saw them both retire on 26 with Jonty scoring four 4s and a 6 and Ollie five 4s.  Other notable batting performance included a steady 8 runs from Peter Aird in his first game for the Under 11’s.  The innings score being 124 for 8 wickets.

    West Ilsley put a up a tight fielding game which didn’t allow the opposition many boundaries and along with another good bowling performace resulted in Bradfield scoring 101 for 5 in their 20 overs.

    Wickets this week were taken by Jonty, Ethan, Mark and Noah who bowled a great 3 overs, taking 2 wickets for 8 runs (He also bowled a double wicket maiden.) Josh Willson bowled well as did Charlie Cramp again.

    We remain 3rd in the League table.

     
    WICC BBQ - FRIDAY 22ND MAY
    20 May 2015

    Please be advised West Ilsley Cricket Club will be holding a BBQ this Friday, 22nd May from 6.45pm and would like to cordially invite it’s club members and friends. A dry warm evening is forecast, so there’s no excuse not to miss out on the weekly village summer social night!

    • All Hot Dogs £2.00 each
    • All Burgers £2.50p each
    The bar is well stocked with eveyone’s favourite tipples and will be open from 6.00pm. We look forward to seeing as many of you there on the night.

     
    Under 9s : V MORTIMER WEST END
    17 May 2015

    The U9s recorded a win against Mortimer West End at home in their first game of the season.

    Mortimer West End batted first and scored a respectable 254 for 2 off their 15 overs. Team captain Dylan and Tim gave a perfect start for West Ilsley by opening the bowling with one maiden over each. Freddie got our first wicket in the 7th over, and Dylan captured the other in the final over. Everyone bowled very accurately, with no-one conceding more than 8 runs in their over. The fielding was very good, too, with the opposition being restricted to singles (and only scoring one four).

    In response, some accurate bowling from Mortimer West End saw West Ilsley's run chase restricted initially, although William scored a cracking 4 in the third over. Our run rate increased from the 9th over onwards: Freddie and George Wilson scored 25 runs in their partnership, and Tim and Adam contributed 32 runs in theirs (with Tim scoring four 4s, and Adam a 5!). This left Dylan and John to come in for the final partnership and ensure they lost no wickets - they batted very sensibly and Dylan celebrated the win by scoring a 4 off the last ball, for a final total of 271 for 5.

    So well done, boys, for an excellent team effort.

     
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