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Pangbourne Fete Pangbourne Fete

posted by Dan Booth, Thursday June 11, 2015  • 

Pangbourne Fete

It is the Pangbourne village fete on Saturday 20th June and has been the case over the last few years the cricket club will be running the coconut shy. The fete usually kicks off around 12 and likely runs until about 5pm. So pop along and see if you can win a lovely bunch of coconuts for yourself.

Match Report: May 10, 2015: Pangbourne vs Goring Match Report: May 10, 2015: Pangbourne vs Goring

posted by Dan Booth, Tuesday June 09, 2015  • 

Pangbourne168 for 6
Neil Houldey63
Shantha Weerasiri56
Ian Mullenger9*
Ashby3-14
Kent2-6
Goring170 for 2
Ashby64*
Carrier57
Stevens25*
Keith Baron1-26
David Lowe1-30

Pangbourne lost by 8 wickets - View full scorecard

Pangbourne open with heavy defeat

It was not the best way to start the season for Pangbourne CC, but perhaps it is good to get these types of performances out of the system early on.

Pangbourne won the toss and elected to bat. Going was a little slow early on and after a couple of early wickets Neil and Shantha settled for a century partnership, both of them scoring fifties. Pangbourne ended up on 168 from their 35 overs and it was always going to be a slightly tough score to defend.

In the end Goring made ths score quite easily, though Pangbourne did drop a number of catches, which could have proven crucial. 

In summary, Pangbourne were probably 25 runs short and a bowler down.  

Quiz Night Quiz Night

posted by Dan Booth, Monday March 17, 2014  • 

Quiz Night Returns!

A date for your diary as the Pangbourne CC quiz night returns after a year's absence.

This year the quiz will be taking place on the 29th March in the Pangbourne Village hall. Doors will open at 7.30pm.

As well as some tricky questions to answer there will be:

  • A fully stocked bar
  • Food served at half-time
  • A raffle with some excellent prizes
So don't miss out! All welcome.

Match Report: Jun 30, 2013: Highmoor vs Pangbourne Match Report: Jun 30, 2013: Highmoor vs Pangbourne

posted by Dan Booth, Tuesday July 02, 2013  • 

Highmoor103 for 5
T. Harris33
T. Taylor24
D. Lovelock20*
Dan Booth3-35
Mikey Holloway1-11
Pangbourne99 for 9
Dan Booth26
Tom Bond24
Neil Houldey13
Gayan4-20
Pearce2-13

Pangbourne lose by 5 wickets - View full scorecard

Pangbourne's struggle continues

Not enough runs was the verdict as Pangbourne were resoundly beaten by 5 wickets away at Highmoor.

Pangbourne travelled to Highmoor under beautiful blue skies, the only dark cloud being the continuing struggle to get a team together. They had managed to scrape 10 players, so a game could go ahead. Dan won the toss and elected to bat in a timed game. The innings started reasonabily well, but the pitch soon turned out to be somewhat of a difficult track to bat on, as the ball didn't come onto the bat and scoring was tough. This didn't stop Bondy from launching a couple of sixes, but having reached 24 he failed to kick on and cut a frustrated figure as he walked off having been caught out. This was the tale of many a Pangbourne batsman, a number got starts, but nobody managed to put an innings together and so it was that Pangbourne were bowled out for 99.

With such a low target Pangbourne really had to strike early in order to put Highmoor under pressure. Dan duely delivered in the third over by taking two wickets in two balls and snagging a third before the over was finished. Highmoor could have crumbled at this point, but credit to their batsmen, who dug in to try and reach the total, as they began to put an ultimately match winning partnership together. The Pangbourne fielders became more and more frustrated as the early breakthroughs didn't yield subsequent wickets. This wasn't helped when Harris was dropped a couple of times, once at slip and then relatively tough caught and bowled chance. The Pangbourne bowlers continued to plug away and did manage to make a couple of breakthroughs, but by this point the match had gone and Highmoor made it over the line with 5 wickets to spare.

So it was that Pangbourne were left to reflect on another defeat, a result of a poor showing with the bat, but will take comfort from the fact that the bowling looked good. Hopefully both will come together next week against Aldermaston and the poor run can be stopped.      

Captains Log Captains Log

posted by Dan Booth, Monday April 15, 2013  • 

A New Season Beckons

Last year the season didn’t get off to the best of starts, thanks to mother nature and some of the wettest months on record. The endless rain sapped the enthusiasm of even the most ardent cricket fan, though it did clear as the season went on, but this lead to a stop start feel for the season. Hopefully, the sun will shine a little more this year and more cricket can be played. I am looking forward to welcoming more of the juniors into the senior team this season, as they had a great impact last year, as well as easing the strain on some tired old legs!

So we go into the forthcoming season with high expectations: a new pavilion, good cricket, fair play, banter, great camaraderie and some good results. No doubt there will be a few bumps along the way, but I know that we will all try our best, support our team mates, but most of all have some fun.

A couple of quick reminders: This is the last week of indoor nets and then we move outside and the first game is this Sunday against Woodley.

Here's to a good season.