YCC: Highlights Weekend 25th/26th June – fifer for Megan Jones and win for the 1s
- Michele Bartlett for preparing a lovely tea for the 1s and to John Muir who prepared his 4th tea of the season (and played for the Sunday XI) and to all the ladies who collectively prepare tea for their matches.
- Thanks to Geoff Dennis and Paul Freeman who stepped in to help with the BBQ at training on Friday – much appreciated.
On the pitch
- 1s beat Windsor by 48 runs being the only senior game not rained off.
- Ladies beat Ropley by 26 runs, with a fifer for Megan Jones.
- Rain washed out 2s, 3s and 4s before they even started!
- Well done to the U11s who beat Basingstoke, the U15s who beat Alton, the U12 Girls who beat Odiham (match report below).
Yateley recorded their first win in the league this season on Saturday against fellow strugglers Windsor.
Yateley lost the toss and were put into bat in changeable conditions. Stuart Lipo (36) and Jimmy Halson (26) looked like making Windsor pay for their decision as they ran up 61 for the first wicket. However a rain interruption changed all that as Chris Kellard then took 4 quick wickets and the innings slumped to 72 for 4. Jack Pienaar and Dan Bone then changed things back Yateley’s way as they added 65 for the wicket. Pienaar was unlucky to be caught in the deep but then Dan Bone saw things through finishing with 70no as Yateley scored 181 for 7 off 45 overs. Kellard finished with 4 for 50.
A win was vital for Yateley and things looked good as Jon Sebanja removed Granger and Baumgartner with only 7 on the board. Anthony Muir and Harry Bartlett chipped in with 3 more wickets and Windsor were struggling at 68 for 5. Windsor were not going down easily and Yateley were also concerned about the weather as rain was in the air. James Mace (27) and Rob Lazarczuk (20) took up the challenge with some brave hitting but Yateley stuck to their task. Veteran Gerhardt Pienaar was unphased and removed both Mace and Lazarczuk. Sebanja came back to end brave resistance from Jordan, before Pienaar wrapped up the points having Kellard LBW with just 11 balls left. Windsor were all out for 133 and Yateley were victors by 48 runs.
Yateley’s improvement in form will be tested to the full next week when they visit local rivals Wokingham.
Ladies 1st XI
Today the tone was set by our fun and engaging warm up which had everyone buzzing! Thanks Fiona - where do you get your ideas?? After winning the toss again The Ladies started to build a solid foundation against Ropley's accurate bowling. As wickets began to fall Rachel decided to play her natural game, keep calm and stay in. At the other end the young lasses (and Michelle) played a superb series of cameos as Molly, Megan and Amelia took on the bowling. Freya and Anita had a superb partnership together, keeping Ropley on their toes to the end with Laura running quick singles at the close to polish off the innings. We knew we'd have to keep it tight in the field... was it enough runs on the board?
Ater a super tea we took to the field in fine voice - never before has so much banter been heard on the pitch! Tight bowling from AJ at the start backed up in the field by all including the plucky Zoe, meant runs were tough to come by. Slowly Ropley's wickets began to fall and line and length paid dividends for the girls. The 10th wicket fell in the 25th over giving Megan her first fifer and a much deserved victory for all. A good team spirit today unhampered by the rain!
Sasha won the Toss and elected to bat first. We lost a total of 5 wickets during our innings two of which were run outs. Runs were hard to come by on a wet, sticky wicket but Rosalyn and Josie returned to the crease after the 16th over and accelerated the scoring to give Yateley a total of 98 to defend.
Odiham started off strongly but soon lost their way with three wickets falling in the 3rd over, including a very smart run out by Josie Marshall. The girls worked together as a true team in the field and the encouragement they all gave each other was brilliant. At the end of the 18th over the scores were 85-5 Yateley, 85-6 Odiham. Bring on Josie Marshall and Sasha Neilson to bowl the last 2 overs. Both delivered maiden overs (Josie a Wicket Maiden) giving Yateley the win by 13 Runs.
Man of the Match today goes to two players for their all round contributions. Josie Marshall (Batting 10 Not Out, Bowling 1-10 and a great Run Out) and Rosalyn Chambers (Batting 15 Not Out , Bowling 1-9 - including the wicket of a very good district bat. But also accelerating our score in the 19th over hitting 10 off 4 balls).
Well done girls a fantastic team effort!
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