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The Gaddesden Society Cricket Club

Little Gaddesden Cricket Club

Seniors

At the start of 2018, the Mid Bucks League reshuffled the leagues to accommodate new and better teams, meaning that five premier league sides moved down to the first division. Our aim, as usual, was to finish in third place, narrowly avoiding promotion - we see ourselves as the Aston Villa of the cricketing world - in the right league for our ageing ability.

 

We had a few injuries prior to the season starting; we lost our opening left-arm seam bowler to a knee injury and our aggressive Brummie to a nursery slope skiing accident. We did, however, manage to recruit some new and useful talent but, if honest, we faced a certain relegation battle given the strength of the teams coming down.

 

We opened with a win against Prestwood, who later would pull out of the league, but then proceeded to lose the next three games, with our expectations becoming a reality. However, following nine wins in eleven matches we found ourselves towards the top of the league!

 

Going into the last match against the fancied and youthful Wendover we needed to simply score 146 runs regardless of the result to win the league - yes, that’s right, win the league. Two balls to go… and we did it! Kookaburra Mid Bucks Cricket League One Champions 2018 - would you believe it? We are no longer the Aston Villa!!

 

Our Cup run didn’t fare so well, but at least our weekday evenings were free from May onwards.

 

We continue to build our Colts cricket, Anna and Scott Stevenson have worked tirelessly leading Sunday morning cricket in the summer months for the stars of the future – long may this continue.

 

We also entered a team into the Mud-Pack Challenge in aid of the Hospice of St Francis, a great cause and something close to our hearts.

 

So, we face a new league in 2019, all new players welcome. Winter nets start in January (Sundays from 10.00am to 11.00am); again all welcome.

Michael Ephgrave

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Phil Heaphy 01442 842283
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