Week 13 Tables as at 28 July 2014
|Peppard Stoke Row CC - 1st XI||9||7||0||0||2||252||28.0|
|Mortimer West End CC - 1st XI||10||7||0||1||2||253||25.3|
|Sulhamstead & Ufton CC - 1st XI||9||5||1||1||2||209||23.2|
|Woodcote CC - 1st XI||10||5||1||0||4||204||20.4|
|West Reading CC - 1st XI||9||3||3||0||3||177||19.7|
|Sandhurst CC - 1st XI||10||4||1||0||5||178||17.8|
|BCS Grosvenor CC - 1st XI||8||3||0||0||5||127||15.9|
|South East Reading CC - 1st XI||6||1||1||0||4||74||12.3|
|Woodley CC, Berks - 1st XI||8||2||0||2||4||78||9.8|
|Welford Park CC - 1st XI||9||1||0||3||5||76||8.4|
|Crowthorne & Crown Wood CC - 1st XI||8||5||2||0||1||219||27.4|
|Ruislip Victoria CC - 1st XI||10||7||0||0||3||251||25.1|
|Stratfield Turgis/Hartley Wespall CC - 1st XI||9||4||2||0||3||218||24.2|
|Checkendon CC - 1st XI||9||5||0||0||4||185||20.6|
|West Reading CC - 2nd XI||10||3||4||1||2||200||20.0|
|Emmbrook and Bearwood CC - 1st XI||9||3||0||2||4||166||18.4|
|Waltham St Lawrence CC - 1st XI||9||4||0||2||3||156||17.3|
|Goring on Thames CC - 1st XI||9||2||2||2||3||156||17.3|
|Ibis Mapledurham CC - 1st XI||10||3||1||1||5||165||16.5|
|Farley Hill CC - 1st XI||11||1||0||3||7||77||7.0|
|Peppard Stoke Row CC - 2nd XI||7||5||1||1||0||207||29.6|
|Bradfield CC, Berks - 1st XI||9||3||3||2||1||204||22.7|
|Sulhamstead & Ufton CC - 2nd XI||9||3||3||0||3||181||20.1|
|Sonning CC - 3rd XI||10||6||1||2||1||174||17.4|
|Earley CC - 1st XI||8||3||1||1||3||134||16.8|
|Sandhurst CC - 2nd XI||10||2||1||3||4||161||16.1|
|Mortimer West End CC - 2nd XI||8||2||1||0||5||126||15.8|
|Crowthorne & Crown Wood CC - 2nd XI||8||3||0||1||4||113||14.1|
|Shinfield CC - 1st XI||8||2||1||1||4||109||13.6|
|Warfield CC - 1st XI||7||1||2||0||4||85||12.1|
|* Sonning 3rd XI have been deducted 54 points|
|BCS Grosvenor CC - 2nd XI||10||8||1||0||1||309||30.9|
|Hawley CC - 1st XI||10||5||2||1||2||231||23.1|
|Stratfield Turgis/Hartley Wespall CC - 2nd XI||7||4||0||0||3||146||20.9|
|Twyford and Ruscombe CC - 1st XI||9||4||2||0||3||183||20.3|
|Knowl Hill CC - 1st XI||10||5||1||1||3||195||19.5|
|Purley on Thames CC - 3rd XI||10||4||1||0||5||178||17.8|
|Welford Park CC - 2nd XI||8||1||0||2||5||120||15.0|
|Woodley CC - 2nd XI||9||3||0||0||6||114||12.7|
|Waltham St Lawrence CC - 2nd XI||7||0||0||1||6||27||3.9|
|Sonning CC - 4th XI||9||7||1||0||1||266||29.6|
|Emmbrook and Bearwood CC - 2nd XI||6||4||1||0||1||159||26.5|
|Sulhamstead & Ufton CC - 3rd XI||9||5||2||0||2||226||25.1|
|Peppard Stoke Row CC - 3rd XI||9||5||1||0||3||200||22.2|
|Ruislip Victoria CC 2nd XI||7||3||0||0||4||121||17.3|
|West Reading CC - 3rd XI||7||2||0||1||4||101||14.4|
|Bradfield CC, Berks - 2nd XI||9||2||1||2||4||118||13.1|
|Crowthorne & Crown Wood CC - 3rd XI||6||1||0||1||4||66||11.0|
|Shinfield CC - 2nd XI||10||1||1||1||7||74||7.4|
The Criteria Meeting is the annual forum at which the Berkshire League Management Committee, (LMC), and Club representatives discuss and propose any Rule changes. These proposals are voted on by clubs and at the Annual General Meeting in December.
Historically, the Criteria Meeting has been held in the close season but this year the LMC has decided that the meeting and proposals should be held before the end of the season to give more club officers, captains, players and officials the opportunity to contribute their proposals and ideas for consideration at the meeting.
Jim Moulder, of Warfield CC is to start a thread on the forum for two weeks starting Friday 4th July 2014 for discussion and to help generate new ideas. Please make use of this facility or send ideas direct to Jim.
Attendance at the Criteria Meeting has previously been mandatory and subject to a monetary fine for non-attendance. Attendance in August 2014 will be voluntary and no fines will be levied for non-attendance. However the LMC wants to encourage club officers, captains, players and officials to attend and help shape the future and the format of the league.
Eddie Lunn, Chairman BCL
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.
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