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Match Report: May 15, 2016: Pangbourne vs Highmoor Match Report: May 15, 2016: Pangbourne vs Highmoor

posted by Dan Booth, Monday May 16, 2016  • 

Pangbourne110 for 10
Richard Skelhorn28
Dan Booth28
David Lowe12
Highmoor184 for 5
Dan Booth2-15
Keith Baron1-16

Pangbourne lose by 74 runs - View full scorecard

Pangbourne slump to heavy defeat

After the highs of the previous week against Goring, Pangbourne were brought crashing back to earth with a heavy defeat against Highmoor this week.

Dan lost the toss (again) and Pangbourne were asked to field. Highmoor started relatively well, getting the ball through the infield and scoring at a reasonable rate, despite a slow outfield. Dan made the initial breakthrough, bowling Crawshaw through the gate. He followed this up a couple of overs later with his legendary slower ball, taking a simple caught and bowled chance.

Pangbourne looked to be making good inroads into the Highmoor batting lineup, but controversy struck, when Richard (making his debut), seemingly got a ball to rise and then roll down the glove of Shamil. Pangbourne started celebrating, but both the umpire and batsman were unmoved, much to the disbelief of everyone who was watching. Shamil went on to score a century. Pangbourne's fielding was a bit of a mixed bag, Shantha taking a stunning one-handed catch, high and to his right off Keith's bowling and then a few overs later inexplicably jumping out of the way of a ball hit in his direction. In the end Highmoor ended up with 184 from their 35 overs.

Pangbourne we without some of their batting heros from the previous week and the opening stand got off to a little bit slower start, with Josh and then Shantha returning to the hutch with very few runs to show for their effort. Dan was seemingly untroubled until he was run out and Richard hit a few lusty blows, but in truth Pangbourne were well behind the required rate at that point.

The innings ended on a comical note with Nick Bell not wanting to use the equipment he was wearing, jumped over a full pitched ball, only to see the ball bowl him, leaving Pangbourne 74 runs short.

A disappointing loss, but hopefully Pangbourne can bounce back against Woodley. 

Match Report: May 08, 2016: Goring vs Pangbourne Match Report: May 08, 2016: Goring vs Pangbourne

posted by Dan Booth, Monday May 09, 2016  • 

Goring192 for 9
Josh Blake3-22
Keith Baron2-21
Pangbourne225 for 2
Shantha Weerasiri70*
Charlie Butler52
Josh Blake40

Pangbourne win by 33 runs - View full scorecard

The 10 men of Pangbourne terrorize Goring, winning by 33 runs.

On the hottest day of the year the 10 men of Pangbourne travelled to Goring for their first game of the season. Despite losing the toss Pangbourne ended up batting first on a good pitch.

Charlie Butler and Josh were given the honour of opening up the innings and inspite of some calming words from the skipper, were out of the blocks like a ferrett doing... well whatever they do... Josh played the perfect foil to the shwashbuckling Charlie who was dispatching the bowlers to all parts of the ground. Pangbourne raced past 50 without loss and the bowlers were visibly wilting. Charlie ended up hitting his maiden 50 for the club and it really set the tone for the innings. Shantha was next in and after a few nervy shots was into his stride, ably backed up by Josh at the other end, who was calmy going about constructed a very mature innings. Josh finally succumed, but not after managing a fine 40. It was left to Dan and Shantha to put on a final burst to lift the score over 200 and despite some very unfit running between the wickets and a lot of catching of breath, Pangbourne posted 225 from their 35 overs.

225 is normally a very good total in this form of cricket, but with a bowler down the skipper knew he would have to beg borrow and steal to squeeze some overs out of the side. Goring got off to a quick start, with the skipper not his usual miserly self, but thankfully some good field positions meant the runs weren't too fast flowing, resulting on Goring always being under pressure. Dan made the initial breakthrough and from there the wickets fell at regular intervals, meaning Goring couldn't build any momentum. Special mention should go to Alex, who came on for 3 overs, saw his first ball fly for 6, but managed to drag some control back and get his first wickets for the club.

Goring ended up 30 runs short, having chased well, but were always playing under scoreboard pressure. Pangbourne, despite being a man down, fielded really well and stuck to the task it what were some very testing conditions. In the end it was a comfortable win, which given the side that was put out makes this probably one of the best Pangbourne wins, if not of all time, then certainly for a very long time. Hopefully, this is an omen of a good seaon. Next up Highmoor.


Indoor Nets Indoor Nets

posted by Dan Booth, Friday March 11, 2016  • 

Indoor nets start on Wednesday.

Yes, it is that time of year again, when we delve into our kit bags, curse as we realise that we forgot to wash our whites at the end of last season and get ready for the new one to begin.

Indoor nets kick off the start to the new season on Wednesday 16th March. They will run for 4 weeks and will be at Bradfield Sports Centre. They start at 8.15pm and will be for two hours.

Look forward to seeing you there. 

2016 Fixtures posted 2016 Fixtures posted

posted by Dan Booth, Tuesday February 09, 2016  • 

2016 Fixtures posted

I am pleased to announce the fixture list for 2016 is now published on our website.

Click here to the see the 2016 Fixture List

For all fixture inquiries please contact the Fixture Secretary - David Lowe - 07968 358 620

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.