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“A Very Respectable 4th”

Colin Sinkins & Graham Tanner

After a very slow start to the season in which we only managed to win only one of the first six games, the team recovered well and finished the season having played all our games with a record of 9 wins and 9 defeats to finish in a very respectable fourth position. Throughout the season we struggled with a lack of availabilities, loss of players to the first team and injuries, and as a result the team was very unsettled with only a handful of regulars and often not as strong as we would have hoped for. Given these problems a top 4 position was a good achievement.

MCC 1sts Trowbridge 81 of 115At the start of the season, the departure of last year’s captain and leading run scorer Wayne Pascall meant that we felt batting may be something of a problem. However, these fears proved to be unfounded as the batting consistently scored well and only the League champions managed to score more batting bonus points than us. The bulk of the scoring was done by the experienced duo of Colin Sinkins and Dan Watson who between them amassed 1000 runs – Colin 506 runs with 5 fifties and Dan 494 runs with one century and three fifties. No other player scored over 200 runs but this was largely down to the fluctuating availabilities and lack of games for many players. There were a number of notable performance with fifties also being scored by Jim Creed, Richard Guy, Matt Watson twice, Andy Jenkins, Glenn Perry and an excellent ton by Russell Lodge on a rare 2nd team appearance. The performance of the year had to be the unbroken second wicket partnership of 194 at Malmesbury between the Watson brothers which made light work of a challenging total.

Jim CreedThe bowling was largely left in the reliable hands of Graham Tanner and Jim Creed. After a slow start due to injury, Graham steadily returned to top form to finish the season as the leading wicket taker with 23 wickets including three four wicket hauls. Jim Creed closely followed with 17 wickets and would surely have had many more had injury not hampered his season. It was particularly pleasing to see the youngsters bowling well, Charlie Chivers improved throughout the season to finish with 15 wickets and Hamish Walker managed to bag two five wicket hauls in just four appearances.

The restructuring of the Leagues next season means that 2016 will be a very important year for the 2nd XI. The top two will be promoted to Division 5, positions 3 to 6 will remain in Division 6, positions 6 – 8 fall into Division 7 with the bottom 2 facing a drop into Division 8. It is therefore vital that we secure as high a finish as possible to ensure that we find ourselves in a strong league for 2017. As the Division will be made up of almost entirely the same teams as this year, a high finish is by no means a certainty but with good availabilities and not too many injuries I am sure that this is achievable.

Finally, thanks go to Belinda and her team of tea ladies (and men) for their excellent teas and to everybody who makes it possible for us to play cricket. I would like to thank all of the players for their support throughput the season and to Graham Tanner for his assistance as Vice- Captain. I would especially like to thank Gary Hodder for his tireless efforts in ensuring that we always had a full team. I would like to thank those players who often found themselves playing in a team they wouldn’t normally expect to be in and a massive thank you to those who found themselves playing cricket when they wouldn’t normally expect to do so at all!

Colin Sinkins

Final League Table

 
Lechlade CC 18 15 2 1 0 0 91 79 0 326
Burbage & Easton Royal CC, Wilts 18 14 4 0 0 0 77 95 0 312
Trowbridge CC 18 10 7 1 0 0 73 73 2 250
Marshfield CC 18 9 9 0 0 0 85 74 0 249
Westbury & District CC, Wilts 18 10 8 0 0 0 67 80 0 247
Calne CC 18 9 9 0 0 0 58 78 0 226
Purton CC 18 8 10 0 0 0 80 55 0 215
Malmesbury CC 18 6 12 0 0 0 75 56 0 191
Great Bedwyn CC 18 4 14 0 0 0 58 57 0 155
Devizes CC 18 4 14 0 0 0 52 60 0 152

p - Played, w - Won (10), l - Lost (0), c - Cancelled (6), a - Abandoned (6), t - Tied (5), BatP - Batting Bonus Points, BowlP - Bowling Bonus Points, Pen - Penalty Points, Pts - Points

 

Batting Statistics

PlayerGamesInnsNotRunsHighAvg50s100sDucksDNB(%)
Colin Sinkins 17 16 2 506 89 36.14 5 0 0 1(5.88 %)
Daniel Watson 16 16 2 496 106* 35.43 3 1 1 0(0.00 %)
Jim Creed 13 12 3 199 50 22.11 1 0 1 1(7.69 %)
Andy Jenkins 12 12 0 198 57 16.50 1 0 1 0(0.00 %)
Matt Watson 5 5 2 170 84* 56.67 2 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Glenn Perry 6 6 1 150 68 30.00 1 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Russell Lodge 2 2 2 147 119* - 0 1 0 0(0.00 %)
Richard Guy 4 4 0 132 89 33.00 1 0 1 0(0.00 %)
Gary Hodder 7 7 3 106 28 26.50 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Graham Tanner 16 11 4 99 37 14.14 0 0 3 5(31.25 %)
Rob Iles 5 4 0 96 36 24.00 0 0 0 1(20.00 %)
Simon Bishop 6 6 1 94 31* 18.80 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Wayne Pascall 2 2 0 84 45 42.00 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Charlie Chivers 12 10 0 64 18 6.40 0 0 1 2(16.67 %)
Andy Elliott 4 4 1 44 25 14.67 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Terry Bishop 6 6 2 41 27 10.25 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Hussain Saeed 6 4 0 39 18 9.75 0 0 1 2(33.33 %)
Simon Taylor 9 5 0 37 31 7.40 0 0 2 4(44.44 %)
Cameron Walker 2 2 0 34 33 17.00 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Alastair Christie 1 1 0 30 30 30.00 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Keith Pullin 3 2 0 29 24 14.50 0 0 0 1(33.33 %)
Mark Dixon 3 2 1 23 13 23.00 0 0 0 1(33.33 %)
Hamish Walker 4 2 1 21 19 21.00 0 0 0 2(50.00 %)
Johnny Heyel 4 3 1 12 8 6.00 0 0 1 1(25.00 %)
T Morris 1 1 0 10 10 10.00 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Will Christie 4 1 0 10 10 10.00 0 0 0 3(75.00 %)
Oliver Kinsey 6 2 2 9 9* - 0 0 0 4(66.67 %)
Martin Clist 2 2 1 7 5 7.00 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
James Roper 1 1 0 7 7 7.00 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Martin Roper 1 1 0 7 7 7.00 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
jake taylor 1 1 0 6 6 6.00 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Mike Threadgill 2 1 1 1 1* - 0 0 0 1(50.00 %)
George Pollitt 1 1 1 1 1* - 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
Alan Chivers 7 3 1 1 1 0.50 0 0 1 4(57.14 %)
Graham Bond 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0(0.00 %)
jake taylor 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 1 1(50.00 %)
Chris Revell 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 1 0(0.00 %)
Harry Smith 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 1 0(0.00 %)
Rhan Heer 2 0 0 0   - 0 0 0 2(100.00 %)

 

Bowling Statistics

PlayerOversMdnsRunsWktsBest5 WktEconStrikeAve
Graham Tanner 98.3 10 433.0 23 4/13 0 4.40 25.70 18.83
Jim Creed 93.0 8 347.0 17 3/17 0 3.73 32.82 20.41
Charlie Chivers 84.2 10 415.0 15 3/36 0 4.92 33.73 27.67
Hamish Walker 32.2 4 135.0 10 5/28 2 4.18 19.40 13.50
Simon Taylor 58.3 6 318.0 10 3/33 0 5.44 35.10 31.80
Gary Hodder 49.0 6 212.0 9 2/9 0 4.33 32.67 23.56
Matt Watson 25.0 1 107.0 7 3/39 0 4.28 21.43 15.29
Oliver Kinsey 28.1 2 144.0 6 2/33 0 5.11 28.17 24.00
Will Christie 18.0 0 85.0 4 3/27 0 4.72 27.00 21.25
Glenn Perry 27.0 2 163.0 4 1/3 0 6.04 40.50 40.75
Rob Iles 32.1 1 124.0 4 2/29 0 3.85 48.25 31.00
Johnny Heyel 21.1 0 134.0 3 1/26 0 6.33 42.33 44.67
Mark Dixon 22.0 2 80.0 3 2/47 0 3.64 44.00 26.67
Hussain Saeed 42.0 5 197.0 3 1/20 0 4.69 84.00 65.67
Russell Lodge 6.0 0 35.0 2 2/35 0 5.83 18.00 17.50
Alastair Christie 6.2 1 16.0 2 2/16 0 2.53 19.00 8.00
Cameron Walker 9.0 0 39.0 2 2/39 0 4.33 27.00 19.50
Rhan Heer 18.0 4 44.0 2 1/10 0 2.44 54.00 22.00
Alan Chivers 28.0 0 157.0 2 1/18 0 5.61 84.00 78.50
Mike Threadgill 2.1 0 15.0 1 1/15 0 6.92 13.00 15.00
James Roper 3.0 0 17.0 1 1/17 0 5.67 18.00 17.00
jake taylor 5.0 2 25.0 1 1/25 0 5.00 30.00 25.00
Wayne Pascall 8.0 1 35.0 1 1/12 0 4.38 48.00 35.00
Simon Bishop 10.0 0 88.0 1 1/39 0 8.80 60.00 88.00
Martin Clist 0.5 0 15.0 0 0/15 0 18.00 - -
Chris Revell 3.0 0 41.0 0 0/41 0 13.67 - -
George Pollitt 5.0 1 20.0 0 0/20 0 4.00 - -

 

Fielding Statistics

PlayerWkt Keeping CatchesStumpTotal Wkt Keeping WktsFielding CatchesRun OutsTotal Fielding Wkts
Matt Watson 0 0 0 4 1 5
Glenn Perry 0 0 0 4 0 4
Andy Jenkins 0 0 0 3 0 3
Daniel Watson 0 0 0 2 1 3
Johnny Heyel 0 0 0 2 1 3
Jim Creed 0 0 0 3 0 3
Gary Hodder 0 0 0 0 2 2
Russell Lodge 0 0 0 2 0 2
Rob Iles 0 0 0 2 0 2
Simon Bishop 0 0 0 1 1 2
Hussain Saeed 0 0 0 1 1 2
Simon Taylor 0 0 0 2 0 2
Colin Sinkins 3 5 8 1 0 1
T Morris 0 0 0 1 0 1
Charlie Chivers 0 0 0 0 1 1
Oliver Kinsey 0 0 0 0 1 1
Chris Revell 0 0 0 1 0 1
Will Christie 0 0 0 1 0 1
Hamish Walker 0 0 0 1 0 1
Wayne Pascall 0 0 0 1 0 1
jake taylor 0 0 0 1 0 1
Graham Bond 0 0 0 1 0 1
jake taylor 0 0 0 1 0 1

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