The League Table — Week 17 of 18 as at 14:00 hours on the 29th August 2014 shows the latest information available including any award of bonus points and deductions of penalty points.
Any enquiries in regard to the League Table or total points achieved should be e-mailed to the League Secretary who will arrange for the enquiry to be investigated as early as possible week commencing 1st September 2014.
The Final League Table (provisional) will be published on Monday and confirmed no later than Friday 5th September 2014.
|Peppard Stoke Row||12||10||0||0||2||0||5||0||356||29.67|
|Sulhamstead & Ufton||12||8||1||1||2||0||3||2||311||25.92|
|Mortimer West End||13||7||0||1||5||0||3||1||268||20.62|
|South East Reading||9||1||1||1||6||0||7||1||87||9.67|
|Crowthorne & Crown Wood||12||8||3||0||1||0||4||1||354||29.50|
|Emmbrook and Bearwood||13||5||0||2||6||0||3||1||223||17.15|
|Goring on Thames||13||3||3||2||5||0||4||0||214||16.46|
|Waltham St Lawrence||13||5||0||4||4||0||4||0||207||15.92|
|Peppard Stoke Row||11||6||2||3||0||0||6||0||284||25.82|
|Sulhamstead & Ufton||12||3||3||0||5||0||3||2||215||17.92|
|Mortimer West End||12||3||2||0||7||0||4||1||186||15.50|
|Crowthorne & Crown Wood||12||4||0||2||6||0||4||1||164||13.67|
|Purley on Thames||13||7||1||0||5||0||2||0||272||20.92|
|Twyford and Ruscombe||12||5||1||0||5||0||3||0||224||18.67|
|Waltham St Lawrence||11||0||0||1||10||0||4||0||37||3.36|
|Emmbrook and Bearwood||9||7||1||0||1||0||5||1||259||28.78|
|Sulhamstead & Ufton||12||8||2||0||2||0||3||0||318||26.50|
|Peppard Stoke Row||12||6||2||1||3||0||3||1||270||22.50|
|Crowthorne & Crown Wood||9||2||0||3||4||0||4||0||103||11.44|
Could all clubs and individuals who received Trophies at the 2013 awards night please note that they are due to be returned to me by 1st September so there is plenty of time for getting them updated with the new winners names.There is a fine of £25 for late return plus costs to repair any damage.
Please remember that they were signed for in good condition and clean which is how they should be returned to me.
The Criteria Meeting 2014 was held at Woodford Park on Tuesday 5th August 2014.
Exactly 50% of the League's Clubs were represented and there was some robust discussion of the points raised on the forum and by those attending.
The 2014 proposals will be formulated this week and published as soon as possible in order that they can be discussed before the 1st September.
BERKSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE MATCH
SULHAMSTEAD v BERKS LEAGUE SELECT XI
Sunday 8th June at Sulhamstead.
The annual Champions Challenge match held at Sulhamstead last Sunday saw the pick of the Berkshire League players take on Sulhamstead’s 1st XI, the League champions of 2013. A glorious afternoon drew a fair sized crowd to the picturesque ground by the A4 and they witnessed an enthralling encounter which ebbed and flowed all afternoon. The Select XI drew players from BCS/Grosvenor, Crowthorne, Mortimer West End, Peppard Stoke Row, Woodcote and Woodley. Sulhamstead won the toss and elected to bat, losing early wickets to opening bowlers, Nick Kingston and Tim Vines, but a late flurry of runs from Matt Hill and skipper, Matt Gill, enabled them to reach a good total at tea. The Select XI’s innings got off to a disastrous start with the experienced Ian Williams (3 for 11) removing two of the top three batsmen cheaply. The Select XI’s middle order dug-in, with young players, Alex Mackenzie and Joe Davies batting impressively, but they looked well out of it until Peppard Stoke Row pair Tim Vines and skipper Rich Ashton launched a rapid half-century partnership. In the last over a huge six from Vines left the Select XI needing a six from the last ball to tie the match. Vines was unable to repeat the feat and so Sulhamstead became the first champion club to wrest the trophy from the Berkshire League representative side.
It was great to see the pick of the Berkshire League players in action and a high-quality match was served-up. Special thanks are due to Sulhamstead who provided a superb tea, and a good pitch. Thanks also to umpires, Martin House and Eddie Lunn who played their part with calm authority and they too enjoyed the occasion.
INNINGS OF SULHAMSTEAD
M Godfrey c A Cluett b Kingston 5
A Briggs c T Mackenzie b A Cluett 25
C Mercer c Bhatti b Vines 6
M Thompson c T Mackenzie b Akram 15
J Seward lbw b Vines 9
S Dove c Davies b J Cluett 5
M Hill run out 31
M Gill c A Mackenzie b Kingston 35
C Palmer not out 19
I Williams not out 9
D Macdonald did not bat
Total = 189 for 8
Kingston 2 for 27, Vines 2 for 30, Akram 1 for 34, J Cluett 1 for 31, A Cluett 1 for 51
INNINGS OF BERKS LEAGUE SELECT XI
J Raja b Williams 35
S Bhatti lbw Williams 0
T Mackenzie b Williams 0
A Mackenzie b Thompson 41
J Davies c Williams Thompson 18
A Cluett c Thompson 13
N Kingston b Thompson 12
R Ashton run out 28
T Vines not out 27
J Cluett not out 0
Z Akram did not bat
Total = 184 for 8
Macdonald 0 for 34, Williams 3 for 11, Gill 0 for 38, Palmer 0 for 32, Thompson 4 for 28, Godfrey 0 for 37.
Joe Root plans to continue "living my dream" by lining up for his first Test appearance on his home ground of Headingley.
New Zealand have confirmed Brendon McCullum will keep wicket in the second Investec Test, a decision that sees Martin Guptill recalled to bat at six.
Peter Such has stressed the importance of England not becoming complacent because they have three high-quality spinners at their disposal.
The ECB has unveiled a new and ambitious strategic plan which seeks to deliver successful England teams at all levels, to produce a vibrant domestic game as well as increasing and enthusing participation during 2014-17.
England selectors have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the second Investec Test against New Zealand commencing Friday May 24 at Headingley following the 170-run victory against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s.