Portsmouth Cricket Club - 2020

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Newsletter#7 2019

06 Jun 2019

Dear Friends and Members of Portsmouth Cricket Club

This week we are pleased to say that for the first time this season, and we hope not the last, our senior teams achieved a clean sweep of victories against strong opposition.

When you read the reports, you will see a number of names many of whom have come through our colts systems including the current 1st XI captain Jack Marston. Saturday’s 1st XI victory against Andover and Sunday’s T20 victory against South Wilts, Portsmouth used ten players (out of thirteen that played) that previously represented the club at colts level with many starting their journey with the U9’s. The club is proud that a high proportion of players representing the club at 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI are products of the colts system. The investment in developing coaches from within will assist in strengthening our teams for the future. 

Edited by PKE

Winners of May Draw 

£175.00 jackpot 58 Ken Williams
Kings' Theatre card 32 James Collins
Ageas Bowl tickets 85 Tim Hill
Ageas Bowl tickets 54 Ian Preston Jones
Ageas Bowl tickets 13 Milly Henderson
Ageas Bowl tickets 42 Darren Wilkins
Meat joint donated by Wildman butchers 77 Joseph Stretton
Summer academy voucher 39 Alistair Thompson
BBQ voucher 30 Patrick Walters
Bar voucher 79 Nick Wilson
Wine 78 Luke Stretton
Wine 34 Andrew Prismall
Wine 29 Rick Marston
Wine 7 Alan Walton
Wine 17 Nicky Wyatt
Cricket poster 11 Lizzie Henderson
Cricket poster 49 Diane Shaw

1st XI

Fraser helps Portsmouth make Hay with important win against Andover

KEVIN RICKETTS Email Published:  2nd June

Read more at: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/other-sport/fraser-helps-portsmouth-make-hay-with-important-win-against-andover-1-89486129

Fraser Hay struck a magnificent 135 to guide Portsmouth to a 51-run Southern League division one win against Andover at St Helens.

Some powerful batting rescued the home side when they looked to be in trouble.

Portsmouth were floundering at 52 for five after winning the toss and opting to bat first.

The Australian then took charge and blasted 16 fours and five sixes in his match-winning innings.

Importantly he received tremendous support from the lower end batsmen who stuck with him.

They helped Portsmouth set a target of 248 runs something that had seemed extremely unlikely earlier on.

Captain Jack Marston lauded the talents of his overseas star now in his fourth season with the club.

The skipper said: ‘Fraser’s innings was pretty special and probably his best ever for us.

‘We were in a lot of trouble at 52 for five but all the time he was at the wicket we felt we had a chance.

‘At first he batted sensibly with the lower order and then when we lost more wickets he just exploded.

‘I don't think there is anyone else who hits the ball as hard as he does in our league.

‘As a bowler if you are slightly off line or length he will hit you to the boundary.

‘That puts a lot of pressure on the opposition bowlers.

 ‘He was hitting some ridiculous shots at the end.

‘A couple of times he put the ball into the golf course next door.’

Marton added that the Australian has been a great influence throughout the club – with his all-round talents to the fore.

The skipper said: ‘Fraser has had a massive impact at the club in his time with us not just on the field.

‘He also coaches, serves behind the bar and helped out at barbecues buying into the whole life of the club.’

James Holder (14), Joseph Kooner-Evans (16), Alex Hammond (14) and Reuben McArdle (14) also played their part in keeping Portsmouth in the game.

Not content with his century Hay then took a wicket in his first over, clean bowling one of the Andover openers.

It was McArdle, however, who removed Andover’s ex-Hampshire danger man Lewis McManus in the fourth over.

McManus fell to a good one-handed catch by Dan Wallis at mid-wicket.

Though Andover hit back well after this the introduction of spinners Andrew Marston (three for 20) and James Holder put the brakes on their scoring.

Dan Wallis took four wickets for 18 to finish the Andover inning


Third Team Return to Winning Ways

Tall Tales From The Threes by Simon Jones

The thirds returned to winning ways at a sunny Farlington, beating Emsworth 2s with 6 wickets and 28 balls to spare

The visitors chose to bat but mustered just 142 (J Scott 52), with two wickets apiece for Oscar Davis, Simon Jones and Matt Walton

Donkey, occasionally known as Mark Howarth, made 30 before being trapped in front, and Jones (63 not out) and Davis were there at the end

Portsmouth 24 points Emsworth 6 points

League table www.hantscl.com/leagues/RD1SE19

Triangle Edge Out 3rd's By Two Runs

The previous week, the team seemed on course to defeat Railway Triangle 2s, but managed somehow to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at Drayton Park

The home side limped to 135 for 9, aided by 35 extras including 27 wides, Davis and Joseph Stretton and Eales each taking two wicketsDespite the loss of Jack Collett (14), all appeared on course until 40 for 1 became 47 for 4A frenetic 20 from Matt Chapman took the score to 72, but when he was caught at deep mid wicket, the score subsided to 79 for 8Joseph Stretton (9) and dad, Andy, kept Jones company but in a nail-biting finish the stand in skipper fell caught and bowled for 35 resulting in a loss by just 2 runs

Thanks to Glyn Davis for scoring and Andy for stepping in at late notice in borrowed footwear

Portsmouth 8 points Railway Triangle 22 points

SCORECARD www.play-cricket.com/website/results/3987835



View From Silly Point by Jamie (Mitch) Mitchell

Pompey 2s continued their scarcely believable unbeaten start to the season, with a narrow 3 widget, apologies, wicket* win at the pleasant surrounds of Odiham & Greywell.

The combination of blue skies, quick outfield, a green pitch, and a spin-heavy bowling attack, made it fiendishly difficult to decide whether to bat or bowl first. Stand-in "tosser" (quotations may not be necessary) Lee Hungerford would have been relieved to have called wrong, and having done so, the hosts elected to bat first.

Armed with just one quickie on a deck offering early assistance, Henry Woolfe emerged from the growbag within which he's been sleeping this winter, and shouldered the responsibility of being the sole seamer more than admirably. The yard or two of pace gained in the off-season certainly discomforted the home side's top order, claiming 3 for 11 from his seven-over opening burst.

Crucially, he didn't get the opportunity to square up to Odiham's overseas recruit, who was fed a diet of spin bowling, and he helped himself like Fred Gardner at the leftover tea.

With the score on 138 for 4 after 30 overs, and Odiham's overseas had raced into the 70s, concerns over a hefty run chase were edging towards reality, when the game's major turning point took place.

Despite many believing that the pivotal moment was the gentle regulation catch dropped by Jamie Mitchell at mid off, it was Lee Hungerford's waist-high full bunger at the home side's Big Fish. As everyone in attendance expected the ball to be deposited into nearby Hook, Odiham's overseas managed to slap it towards Pompey's most athletic fielder, Tom Wallis, who made some good ground to take a seriously smart catch on the leg side boundary.

From there, it was Pompey-at-Ferndown-esque procession, as the remaining Odiham batsmen were seen off for an under par 185 - Lee Hungerford taking 2 for 54, Scott Dale 1 for 29, and Paul Hungerford 3 for 32.

Post-tea saw a much more combative Odiham outfit set out to defend their modest total. Skipper Nicky Wyatt was "Micky H'd" early, and last week's centurion, Wallis, was on the wrong end of a mix up with Mitchell, while Arjun Patel's desire to get home for the Champions League Final got the better of him, leaving the visitors on Anthony Joshua-like legs, at 53 for 3.

A partnership of 65 between Mitchell and Dave Henderson helped to remove fingernails from teeth in the away dressing room, before the former departed for 64, and the latter had a wee brain fade in running out Dale without facing a ball. Henderson then carved one into the point fielder's mitts on 37, and once again Pompey could feel the ropes against their back, with 54 runs still required.

A couple as odd as the President Orange Panda and the First Lady, Paul Hungerford and Henry Woolfe combined for 31 runs to ease Pompey's score onto 162, before the Portchy southpaw's 30-run cameo came to an end.

With 3 wickets in hand to knock off 14 runs, Lee Hungerford replaced his brother, and tallied fewer runs than the number of opposition players he managed to antagonise, crabbing an unbeaten 3. Hungerford's efforts at Portsmouth-Odiham relations proved to be the Trojan Horse that enabled Woolfe to see Pompey home with just under 5 overs to spare - his mature and assured 28 not out bookending a fine allround afternoon.

A return to home sweet home await Pompey's finest, as they welcome newly-promoted Winton to St Helens.

*A tad self indulgent, but a lady at work made the terminological error when quizzing me about cricket this week. I found it too funny to not include it in this week's write-up.

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Like many clubs we rely on the goodwill of members in helping out with the running various aspects. If you can spare time on Friday evening by helping out behind the bar or the BBQ please add your name down on the sheet that can be found in the bar area in the plastic wallet underneath the bell.

Thank you!

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