Presentation Night

Club Chairman Gavin Hall welcomed Nick Henderson from Sponsors MansbridgeBalment to hand out the awards at the traditional end of season presentation night.

The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits, with a great turnout from across the club’s teams.

Clubman of the year was Bob Powell for his all around work at the club, including the increasing popular race night.

Other winners are: -

Most Improved Player   Jason Webber

Best Fielder                        Tom Sherrell

All Rounder                        Neil Tamblin

First XI Batsman                                Charlie Barriball

First XI Bowler                   Rob Bone

Captain’s Player                                Hammy Kerswill

 

Second XI Batsman         Bob Powell

Second XI Bowler             Jason Webber

Captain’s Player                                Jason Webber

 

Crocker Shield                   Charlie Barriball

Pedrick Cup                        Alex Rich

Beaver cup                         Ben Prout

 

U15s Batsman                   Tom

U15s Bowler                       Aiden Hall

U15s Fielder                       Ben Prout

U15s Coach’s award        Nathan Ord

U15 Most Improved       Tyler Smith

 

U11s Batsman                   Tyler Hunt

U11s Bowler                       Nathan Prout

U11s Fielder                       James Redfern

U11s Coach’s award        Tom Brown

August Update

End of Season activities

Presentation Night – Friday 11th September, from 6pm. At the clubhouse. colts first then seniors but please support the whole club.

Chairman’s XI – Sunday 13th September 1pm

Devon League Update

Congratulations to the First XI for beating Ashburton and securing their place in the C division for another season.

With one week to go, the Seconds still have an outside chance of promotion.

Check out the match reports for all the news from every game

Cricket Week Match reports

Theale & Tilehurst
Whitchurch Wayfarers kick started their annual cricket week with a fantastic victory over touring party Theale and Tilehurst.
After losing the toss Whitchurch saw themselves in the field in damp yet sustainable conditions. Theale refused to allow the weather steal a second fixture of their tour and started off in quite emphatic style! The first over of the game saw B.Barriball carted to all parts of the ground for a modest 24 runs! Needless to say proceedings didn’t calm as Theale rushed to 100 off 9 overs before R.Bone (3-28) steadied the flow. The youthful spin attack of Whitchurch completed their stint in the field conceding a hefty 280 runs.
With the target having been set Whitchurch started positively with Luffman and Hare posting a rapid 40 for the opening stand which included a towering 6 from Hare over the keepers head. As wickets fell Whitchurch saw a number of healthy starts not converted Sherrell 51, Bone 38, Jackman 33 and Kerswill 26 all making good inroads. The introduction of C.Barriball 57 upped the run rate but he was undone in the deep and the game looked buried. With 11 needed off the last over, it was the unlikeliest of heroes to seal the deal as B.Megicks took it upon himself to hit the final ball of the game over point for 4 giving Whitchurch the win by 1 wicket.
Cornwall Over 50s
Whitchurch welcomed an ever impressive Cornwall over 50s side to Whitchurch house on a beautiful day for timed cricket.
Skipper Alford won the toss and invited Cornish cricket stalwart Husband to field.
Whitchurch went about proceedings in an attacking manner as both Alford and Megicks surprisingly made their first career 50s putting on over 100 for the opening stand. C.Barriball entered the crease after Megicks was caught and bowled and made light work of the tired attack, blitzing a rapid 96 before being excellently caught in the deep. Cotter hot a quick 40 before Whitchurch declared on 290-5.
Despite an early scalp from Kerswill (12-6-22-2) Cornwall batted sensibly and patiently against the young attack of Rich, Ord and Hall. Most notable was ex West Indian Joshi who made a beautifully sculpted 90 before falling to Ord. With the bowling changes frequent, Whitchurch just couldn’t pick up the required wickets to win the game as Cornwall finished on 203-6 saving a draw.
Harrow Wayfarers
The final fixture of the week saw Whitchurch welcome the ever fluorescent Harrow Wayfarers to another timed game. Skipper Kerswill won the toss and opted to bat on what looked a good deck. Openers Bone and Jackman started well playing patiently but still putting the bad ball to the fence. Veteran Credicott 39 and youngster C.Barriball 47 crashed quick fire scores but man of the moment was Bone who scored a chanceless 105* before retiring his innings. Whitchurch declaring on 271-7.
Harrow struggled to get going as quick and regular wickets fell to Megicks 2-15 Hall Sr 2-29 and Tamblin 2-6. Despite this Harrow had their sights set on the draw and father son combo Jonny and Jerry Laxton batted watchfully for over 20 overs seeing the game into the final over before Laxton Jr was stumped after all the commotion of bodies around the bat in one of the most attacking fields seen at Whitchurch house. Harrows number 11 fended the final 3 balls and the game was drawn; Harrow reaching 125-9.

Devon U19 T20

Sunday 2nd August Round 2 at Cornwood

Sunday 23rd August round 3 Whitchurch to host

Come along and support the youngsters as they aim for a place in the county cup final.

Colin Kirby Cup Winners

Whitchurch Wayfarers won the Colin Kirby cup by 1 run in a thrilling match.
Batting first Whitchurch were immediately in trouble losing Billy Barriball first over for a duck. Brother Charlie and Matt Witcher then put on 30 runs at a fast rate before Witcher played on for 11. Tom Sherrell joined Barriball for another quick fire partnership of 12 before the wickets started to tumble. Mortimore (3 for 22) and Hunn (2-22) causing the damage in the top order with Murray-Distin and Jacobs both picking up 2 wickets each.
A total of 74 didn’t appear to be anything like enough. Although Callington lost two early wickets they reached the half way point on a very comfortable 45 for 2. The Barriball brothers then took the vital wickets of Hughes (21) and Snowden (12) who had put on 29 runs between them. The runs then dried up as B Barriball (1-15) and C Barriball (1-7) bowled a tight line. The next 7 overs producing just 16 runs. Needing just 12 runs off the last three overs the odds were still very much with Callington. Dan Poole snared two wickets for 7 runs in his two overs and Charlie Barriball just the 2 in his last over. On the very last ball Vanstone (13) was run out attempting to effect a tie.