|U15 Hertfordshire Summer League - CWCC are Champions
On Wednesday 29th August, the U15s, comprising three U15s, five U14s, one U13 and two U12s, travelled to the main season county champions Hitchin for an U15 Summer League semi final.
Chorleywood won the toss and elected to bat first on a slow, green wicket. Runs were hard to come by with Hitchin's bowlers bowling very tightly, but good contributions from Charlie Caslake 25 retired, Charles Davies 18, Connor Scott 19 and Sam Tyler 15 ensured Chorleywood reached 98 for 6 off 20 overs.
In the first over, Andrew Wijegoonawardena bowled the Hitchin county U15 opener but a decent stand of 30 put Hitchin in charge. Two brilliant catches then turned the match Chorleywood's way; one at deep mid off by Naathan Shetty, the other a leg side catch behind the stumps by Ollie May. The Hitchin number 7 attacked the bowling for 25 retired but the rest of the Hitchin batters fell cheaply to Max Davies, Callum Scott, Connor Scott and Luke Sutcliffe. At 86-9 with 13 needed, Gene Tipping took the third great catch of the night off Charlie Caslake for a fantastic win.
The same Xl took to the field at Welwyn Garden CC for the U15 Summer League final against Braughing U15 on Sunday. Once again, Luke decided to bat first on what looked a good wicket. An excellent batting performance followed; Charlie Caslake and Andrew Wijegoonawardena put on 50 for the first wicket, both retiring. Sam Tyler then continued the good work and also retired before Connor Scott and Luke Sutcliffe accelerated the scoring rate; Connor scoring 26* and Luke a quick fire 27*. Chorleywood finished on 169-4, a formidable total which Braughing never looked like chasing down, losing wickets at regular intervals. The bowling and fielding performances were as good as the batting; two run outs by Charlie Caslake and Charles Davies (a brilliant turn and throw) and four smart catches by Luke, Charlie, Naathan and Ollie (another very good leg side take). Wickets were shared around; Max 2, Charles 2 and 1 apiece for Callum, Naathan, Connor and Luke, and Braughing finished 89 all out in the 19th over.
See a couple more photos in the Photos section
£50 Jeff O’Dwyer
£10s Les Dacre, Neil Royden, Mike Norris
£50 Kevin O’Donnell
£10s Les Dacre, Brian Mulholland, John Chadwick.
|With great sadness we have to report the passing of Mr Rex Vine.
Rex passed away early Saturday morning in Stoke Mandeville hospital after a short illness His niece Nicola was by his bedside.
Rex was one of the true greats of Chorleywood Cricket.
He was held in awe by very many and had the respect of everyone.
He also was a neat footballer.
He was groundsman at the Club and was a local architect who drew up the plans for initial pavilion extensions.
He had been to watch the cricket match against Harpenden on 30th June and had been delighted to meet old friends and relate some of his stories to Chorleywood players of the current generation.
Our condolences go to all Rex’s family and friends.
Please watch the website for funeral arrangements.
|Chorleywood U9s are County Champions !
Our U9s led by manager Graeme Keith won a thrilling County Cup final on Sunday.
With 2 runs needed off the last ball of the match a 4 was hit to seal a magnificent victory !
In the semi final they beat Harpenden 237-9 v Chorleywood 277-5.
In the final they beat Watford Town 267-6 v Chorleywood 270-3
This is a fantastic achievement for the the team, both Harpeden and Watford were very strong teams and had not lost a match all season.
The U9s played exceptionally well and are worthy Champions.
Well done to all those who played in the final and to all the boys in the squad that made reaching the finals possible.
The victory is a result of a campaign started in late January with training every week and fantastic coaching from Graeme, Anthony Hall, Thomas Faulkner and Chris Boxall with plenty of parent help and support.
Well done all, the Club is proud of you.