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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

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.

Match Report: Aug 26, 2012: Bladon vs Pangbourne Match Report: Aug 26, 2012: Bladon vs Pangbourne

posted by Dan Booth, Wednesday August 29, 2012  • 

Bladon140 for 9
J. Trinder64
T. Poole23
A. Hambridge19
Charlie Wheeler4-14
Dan Booth2-31
Pangbourne141 for 1
Neil Houldey74*
Paul Rowland52*
Amit Tawde1
J. Trinder1-11

Pangbourne win by 9 wickets - View full scorecard

Three in a row as the Sarge signs off!

The day after the night before, after a hastily arranged replacement fixture (big thanks to Dave), the team (feeling a little bit tender) headed to Bladon. Jack in his last game for club before heading off to become a whinging Pom, was given the opportunity to captain the side.

Bladon batted first on an interesting looking wicket. Pangbourne started relatively well, but didn't make an early breakthrough. There was some dodgy fielding, Amit and Dan not calling for a catch and letting it drop between them was criminal, but other than that Pangbourne were keeping things quite tight. However, the bowling performance didn't really spark into life until the youngest member of the Wheeler clan, Charlie (Wiggo) Wheeler came on. In his debut for the seniors he bowled some excellent lines and started to run through the Bladon line up, ending up with 4 wickets from only 3 and a bit overs. Bladon ended up being bowled out for 140.

In response Pangbourne lost an early wicket, but from there on they didn't lose another. Jack and Neil, in what wasn't always the most fluent partnership, managed to see the side home. Neil ended up on 74 not out, which was remarkable given that at no stage did he ever look "in", even playing out a maiden later on in the innings that was more about him missing the ball rather than good bowling. Jack managed to finish his Pangbourne career with a well played 50, fittingly hitting the winning runs. Pangbourne won by 9 wickets to make it three in a row and will hope to take this form with them for the rest of the season.

The club would like to take this opportunity to wish Jack (along with Lucy and Sophie) all the very best in their new life on the other side of the world. Jack's contribution to the club has been outstanding, injecting a healthy dose of team spirit and humour, whilst lightening people's wallets along the way (fines will never be the same). Goodbye and good luck, you will be missed. 

Match Report: Aug 19, 2012: Aldermaston vs Pangbourne Match Report: Aug 19, 2012: Aldermaston vs Pangbourne

posted by Dan Booth, Monday August 20, 2012  • 

Aldermaston137 for 9
M. Whitehouse79
M. Palfrey13
L. Woodley6
Steve Duncan3-28
Jim Wheeler2-19
Pangbourne138 for 3
Paul Rowland58
Dan Booth43*
Amit Tawde16
M. Woodley1-16
C. Butler1-24

Pangbourne win by 7 wickets - View full scorecard

Pangbourne win again!

Pangbourne travelled to Aldermaston hoping to build on their previous weekend's performance. Dan lost the toss and Pangbourne were asked to field. 

The Pangbourne new ball attack started well, keeping the scoring rate very low, without making an early breakthrough. That did come eventually, in the 12th over, as Neil leaped, salmon like, in the gully to take an outstanding catch to give Mridul his fist wicket for the club. Pangbourne continued to take wickets, keeping the scoring low, with James Rogers bowling well. Steve Duncan, on a rare outing this season, bowled good lines to keep the pressure on, taking three wickets, reminding everyone why he won last year's award for best bowler. The Aldermastion batsmen never really got going apart from one and Pangbourne were guilty of putting him down twice in the deep. However, without his effort, Aldermaston would not have scored over 100 from their overs. They finished on 137 for 9.

In previous years Pangbourne have been tempted to play with the batting order in this fixture, but Dan was having none of this, hoping to provide the best chance of winning the game. Unfortunately, Neil departed quite early, soon followed by Amit. From there Jack and Dan put together an assured partnership, almost chance less, keeping on top of the required rate, working the ball around and hitting the bad one for 4. Jack couldn't quite see it through to the end, bowled for 58. It was left to Dan to hit the winning runs, though not before Arjun (on his debut) made a delightful little cameo, with some lovely shots.

In truth Pangbourne won comfortably with a good batting display, despite some issues in the field. They will hope to turn this form into a long winning streak as the seasons draws to come to a close.