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Match Report: Jun 26, 2022: Pangbourne vs Hampstead Norreys Match Report: Jun 26, 2022: Pangbourne vs Hampstead Norreys

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday June 26, 2022  • 

Pangbourne124 for 7
Shantha Weerasiri37
Ryan Quinlan26*
Dan Booth21
Arga2-16
Jaspreet2-31
Hampstead Norreys125 for 9
Jaspreet53
Adeesh25
Rasib13
Alex Payton3-21
Dan Booth2-11

Pangbourne lose by 1 wicket - View full scorecard

Close Again

After a close game the previous week, could Pangbourne get over the line this time around?

Pangbourne batted first and with Hampstead Norreys bowling a very tight line, a surprisingly slow outfield combined with a big boundary, scoring proved very difficult. Pangbourne nudged and nurdled their way to 123 runs, which always felt about 20 runs short of a competitive total.

Nonetheless, Pangbourne started well, with some sharp fielding and poor running between the wickets ending in a couple of runouts. Wickets were falling at regular intervals, but then a couple of catches went down and Hampstead were emboldened. A good stand took the game away from Pangbourne to what seemingly would be a heavy defeat, but some fantastic bowling towards the end from Alex (at one point on a hattrick) and Roger dragged Pangbourne back into it. In what turned out to be a nervy end, Pangbourne just need the final wicket to win, but it wasn't to be. 

Another close game, played in a good spirit. Hopefully, Pangbourne can start turning more of these into wins. 

Onwards. 

Match Report: Jun 19, 2022: Pangbourne vs Peppard Stoke Row Match Report: Jun 19, 2022: Pangbourne vs Peppard Stoke Row

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday June 19, 2022  • 

Pangbourne101 for 10
David Lowe36
Neil Houldey23
Shantha Weerasiri9
Watson2-7
Scott2-13
Peppard Stoke Row103 for 10
Derbyshire28
Scott13
Leedham10
Dan Booth4-14
Shantha Weerasiri2-9

Pangbourne lose by 2 runs - View full scorecard

Lightening Strikes Twice

Last year Pangbourne managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, could they avoid the same outcome this time?

Pangbourne bowled first and welcomed back Dan Booth into the bowling ranks who was recovering from injury. Bowling some dibbly-dobblers he somehow managed to take 4 wickets for not a lot and with others chipping in restricted Peppard Stoke Row to 103.

Surely this was a total that Pangbourne could easily chase down. Pangbourne made a good start with Neil and Dave opening with a 60 runs partnership. Unfortunately, from then on it was downward slide, with wickets falling far too regularly and whilst there was a late flurry of runs, it wasn't quite enough and once again Pangbourne slide to a defeat.

Proving that sometimes lightening can and does strike twice. 

Match Report: Jun 12, 2022: Pangbourne vs Whitchurch Match Report: Jun 12, 2022: Pangbourne vs Whitchurch

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday June 12, 2022  • 

Pangbourne69 for 2
Roger Jones22*
Shantha Weerasiri22
David Lowe19
Francis1-3
Grogan1-34
Whitchurch67 for 10
Cham20
Grogan18*
Nick10
Charlie Butler4-21
David Lowe2-0

Pangbourne win by 8 wickets - View full scorecard

Win, Win, Win

Pangbourne welcomed local rivals Whitchurch to the college, with Peter Blair captaining in the absence of usual captain Dan. 

Whitchurch batted first and it was good opening spell of bowling with both Charlie's restricting the scoring and taking wickets. Whitchurch without their star batsman were always under pressure and Pangbourne bowled them out for 67.

Low totals can always be nervy, but Pangbourne knocked off the runs with the loss of only two wickets, to record a famous victory! 

Match Report: May 08, 2022: Pangbourne vs Highmoor Match Report: May 08, 2022: Pangbourne vs Highmoor

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday May 08, 2022  • 

Pangbourne173 for 7
Dan Booth76
Shantha Weerasiri57
Charlie Butler6
Stephens2-24
Babu2-42
Highmoor278 for 3
Rizmy70
Shiva69*
Crawshaw68
Charlie Butler2-31
Keith Baron1-45

Pangbourne lose by 105 runs - View full scorecard

Cricket is back

Covid restrictions have been lifted and cricket is back!

Pangbourne welcomed Highmoor to the college for the first game of what hopes to be a full, uninterrupted season. Having lost the toss Pangbourne were in the field and were made to toil on a large, fast outfield. Highmoor amassed an imposing total of 278!

Pangbourne responded with 173 in their overs, but were always going to struggle with such scoreboard pressure and whilst Shantha did his best impression of the IPL, they were always well behind the required rate.

Nevertheless, it was good to get out and playing again, especially up at the college, even if the result wasn't what was hoped for first time out. 

  

Match Report: May 09, 2021: Pangbourne vs Highmoor Match Report: May 09, 2021: Pangbourne vs Highmoor

posted by Dan Booth, Monday May 10, 2021  • 

Pangbourne101 for 10
Roger Jones37
Mikey Holloway22
Eddie .14
Stephens2-24
Babu2-42
Highmoor154 for 10
Shamil44
Reef25
Rizmy19
Bryan Greenaway3-17
Dan Booth2-19

Pangbourne lose by 53 runs - View full scorecard

Cricket is back, we're up and running on what will hopefully be a full season. 

Pangbourne started their season at Highmoor. It was great to get the season up and running and field a full 11.

Dan won the toss and on a damp, slow wicket elected to bowl first. Pangbourne were pretty sharp in the field, with catches being taken and the offside ring being particularly good, with Ryan putting in an excellent shift in the covers. Last year Pangbourne were without one of their opening bowlers due to injury, so it was good to see Dan Booth make it through 6 overs, unscathed and taking two wickets along the way. All of Pangbourne's bowlers chipped in, James steaming in and Bryan picking up three wickets towards the end of the innings. It can be tricky bowling on the Highmoor pitch, with its slopes and odd run-ups and it can take a while for bowlers to settle in, but Pangbourne stuck to their task, taking wickets at regular intervals.

Pangbourne were set a competitive 155 to win. Batting requires patience at Highmoor, having to wait for the ball, get forward and it can take a while for a batsman to get in, but once that happens batting gets easier. Unfortunately, not many Pangbourne batsmen got in... Notable exceptions were Rodger, who seemed to enjoy the bowling and Mikey hitting some lovely shots. But, Pangbourne lost wickets far too frequently and pressure was always building. A few lusty blows from Jonny and Eddie at the end brought a little cheer, but it was a frustrating innings. One hopes that being the first game of the season the cobwebs have been blow away. 

Pangbourne ended up well short of the total, but it was good to get out on a Sunday afternoon and playing cricket again. There was also an early candidate for champagne moment, when Bryan gave Ryan out LBW, despite it hitting his bat a foot in front of his pads... 

Onwards.