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Match Report: Jun 03, 2018: Pangbourne vs Sonning CC Match Report: Jun 03, 2018: Pangbourne vs Sonning CC

posted by Dan Booth, Tuesday June 05, 2018  • 

Pangbourne84 for 2
Connor Wheeler50
David Lowe18*
Shantha Weerasiri12*
Travers1-5
Dave1-12
Sonning CC82 for 10
Anderson19
Travers14
Naqi13
Dan Booth3-9
Alex Payton2-0

Pangbourne win by 8 wickets - View full scorecard

First Win!

A logistical nightmare that turned out well in the end for Pangbourne. Some confusion with the college meant that the game was played on Bowden. Pangbourne welcomed three debutants, Bryan and Aiden Greenaway and Tom Lightfoot.

Despite the heat, Bowden had been covered and was still very wet from the rain during the week. The pitch resembled a ploughed, muddy field rather than a proper cricket pitch. Dan won the toss and elected to bowl, in what he was hoping were going to be some testing batting conditions. This proved to the be the case, with Sonning really struggling with the extremely slow nature of the pitch. Wickets fell at regular intervals as the Sonning batsman couldn't get to grips with ball coming so slowly off the surface. The slower ball bouncer proved to be the ball of the day. Pretty much all of the bowlers chipped in with wickets, but special mention must go to Alex who only bowled 4 balls, but took two wickets for no runs. Needless to say, Sonning ended up on a hard fought 82 runs.

When it came time for Pangbourne to bat the pitch had dried a little, but the Sonning bowlers didn't quite make the same use of the facilities as Pangbourne. Connor, looking his most focused all season, was soon into his stride and hit a blistering 50 before being sharply caught. Pangbourne got over the line with some lusty blows from Shantha, with plenty of overs to spare and 8 wickets in hand.

A very strong performance from Pangbourne, but the toss seemed crucial and Sonning were unlucky to be on the recieving end. 

Onwards to the local derby against Whitchurch on Sunday! 

Match Report: May 13, 2018: Pangbourne vs Highmoor Match Report: May 13, 2018: Pangbourne vs Highmoor

posted by Dan Booth, Monday May 14, 2018  • 

Pangbourne155 for 8
Tom Kingston42
Dan Booth26
George Tubb21
Gayan3-23
Saunders3-28
Highmoor156 for 9
Shamil78
Saunders21
Gayan15
Connor Wheeler3-28
Tom Kingston2-17

Pangbourne lose by 1 wicket - View full scorecard

Close, but no cigar

Pangbourne welcomed Highmoor to the college for the first home game of the season. Dan won the toss and elected to bat. Pangbourne lost a couple of early wickets, losing both openers, as they struggled to get to grips with the slow pace of the pitch. Dan and Shantha started to build a bit of a partnership before Shantha tried to loft one over mid-on and was caught.

Tom Kingston then exploded the Pangbourne innings into life with some clean hitting, accelerating the score, as he hit a quick-fire 42. Pangbourne continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, with George once again contributing some runs and Josh striking some lusty blows to take Pangbourne to a total of 155 from their 35 overs.

The Pangbourne total was probably a little below par, but the surface was slow and challenging to get the ball away. Pangbourne got off to a good start, taking a couple of early wickets. Highmoor then went about consolidating and Shamil, normally a danger man, got himself in and started to build an innings. Pangbourne weren't helped by dropping him twice, to fairly challenging chances on his way to 78.

At this point it looked like the Pangbourne total was woefully inadequate, but with an end open, wickets started to fall with increasing regularity, with George picking up 2. Still Highmoor needed only 13 off the last 4 overs, but Tom Kingston and Connor bowled well at the death, setting up a very tense finish. One wicket was needed, but Highmoor only needed 4 runs. Unfortunately, Highmoor got the runs to win a tense game, perhaps more tense than they would have liked.

Another loss for Pangbourne, but it was close. It was an encouraging performance and one can hope that as the season gets into full swing that these types of performances will be transformed into wins.

Onwards. 

Match Report: May 06, 2018: Goring vs Pangbourne Match Report: May 06, 2018: Goring vs Pangbourne

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday May 06, 2018  • 

Goring161 for 3
Carrier111*
Ankerson16
Int13
George Tubb1-19
Richard Ringer1-31
Pangbourne160 for 9
Geroge Ringer41
George Tubb40*
Dan Booth29
Slade2-20
Corbett2-35

Pangbourne lose by 7 wickets - View full scorecard

Pangbourne all hot and flustered

The sun belting down and not a cloud in the sky, a season opener in late summer like heat. Pangbourne were away to Goring on the picturesque, if somewhat shade free, recreation ground in Goring. After some last minute panics and Goring kindly offering some additional players a side was fielded.

Getting the season off to the best start, Dan lost the toss, but was the given the option to chose and so Pangbourne batted. They were soon one down as Tom Rushton (last year's most improved player) got bowled and then fairly soon after both Connor and Shantha went in successive balls to leave Pangbourne realing. Thankfully, a decent partnership was put together, with some lusty blows by a player on loan and Dan holding up the other end. It finally came to an end with Pangbourne breaching the 100 mark, but from them on Pangbourne lost wickets at regular stages, however, George Tubb (on debut) contributed a fine 40 not out and John Lynch added a little bit of light relief with a comedy run out. In the end Pangbourne reached 160 for their 35 overs.

 In defending this total, Pangbourne got off to a bad start with Dan pulling up part way through his second over with back trouble and wasn't able to bowl again for the rest of the game. In truth Goring were never really troubled. Some notable performances in the field included Tom behind the stumps who took a great diving one handed catch off Connor and Shantha, in what was his first bowl of the year, managing to keep it on the strip. Goring batted  well and credit to their opener to ended up on 111 not out and they sailed past the required total with a few overs to spare.

First game done, Pangbourne lose, but there were some signs of encouragement, especially with the debut of George. Onwards to the next fixture, home against Highmoor. 

Interclub Game Interclub Game

posted by Dan Booth, Friday April 27, 2018  • 

Interclub Game Cancelled

Due to the wet weather the ground staff have been unable to prepare a pitch and so it is with great reluctance that we will have to cancel the interclub game on Sunday.

Next game is away against Goring.

Indoor Nets Indoor Nets

posted by Dan Booth, Saturday February 17, 2018  • 

Pick up your bat!

Calling all cricketers, Pangbourne's indoor nets start Wednesday 14th March at 8.15pm up at Bradfield sports centre. All welcome and we run for 4 weeks before moving outside.