Senior Fourth Team

Senior Fourth Team

Fixtures 2017-Division  Thames Valley

Captain & Contact Details

Position Name Contact Details
Captain
Vice Captain
Sean Taylor 07775-858079

Results & Reports

HILDITCHES HELP HENLEY FOURTHS TO FIRST WIN

Mick&LiamHilditch

Following the success and promotion achievement of last year Henley 4’s have struggled in the opening 3 games but on Saturday they delivered a huge win against Windosr 3’s who had won
all of their games so far.
Henley fielded a team full of youth and experience with 2 more colts, Rufus Stone and Tom Batchelor, making their senior cricket debuts, with Windsor fielding a team of senior cricketers
including a space for last years 1st XI overseas player Pennisi.
Windsor batted first and Pennisi spent no time stamping his authority on a good wicket at Nettlebed however after an LBW appeal from Henley he strode down the track to Head who beat
the bat with a yorker, and hit leg stump to claim a very important wicket. The Henley captain opted to slow the pace on the ball and brought the experienced Johnson into the attack, and who made an immediate impact removing the other opener Dixon.
Debutant Tom Batchelor came into the attack early and gave an immaculate performance with figures of 6-3-5-1 for his first spell and returning to get the last wicket and finish with 2-8 off 7.2 overs.
Fellow debutant Rufus Stone replaced Batchelor and delivered a highly impressive spell of left arm spin. Bowling 11 overs straight through he claimed 3 key wickets for 42 runs.
With the exception of Amin (55) batting at 9 Windsor really struggled to make any impact against the young Henley bowlers and when the youngest player Jonathon Trist completed his 5 overs, and claiming his 3rd wicket of the season, it meant the majority of the Henley overs were bowled by the colts.
Henley did not have the best of starts with Neville brilliantly caught in the first over, bringing Taylor to the crease. Taylor and Dalyrimple then saw through the next 10 overs against a good spin attack before both fell in quick succession. This meant that all eyes were on father and son partnership of Liam and Mick Hilditch who set about the mamouth task of streadying the ship and keeping the game alive.
Together they were unmoveable and over the next 40 overs they kept the score ticking in a faultless fashion. Mick Hilditch achieved his 50 with a signature drive off the back foot through the
covers and Liam (30*) was resolute and assured as he helped to rotate the batting and keep the score moving towards the target of 153. Windsor changed the bowling on a number of ocassions
with a mixture of spin and seam but they could find no way to unsetlle the pair with the exception of a pulled muscle led to Mick needing a runner for the last 10 overs.
The 100 partnership came in over 45 and a great family moment when the winning runs were hit just 5 overs later giving Henley a well deserved 7 wicket win against a very accomplished Windsor team.

 

 

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Henley 4ths hold onto top spot…….just

 

Henley 4ths had what was due to be their toughest game of the season in a top of the table clash against Marlow Park at Nettlebed on Saturday. Made all the more difficult with the absence of skipper Sean Taylor, Henley lost the toss and were inserted on a pitch that looked to have a bit in it for both sides.

Henley openers Jeremy Palmer and Jack Davies made a slow but steady start against some naggingly accurate bowling form Gorman-Jones and Head who gave very little to hit. The run rate maintained a steady rate of two runs an over as both batsmen frustratingly kept finding the fielders.

It wasn’t until the 20th over before the run rate accelerated with the introduction of offspinner Barlow and erratic seamer Chahal. After both Palmer and Davies brought up their individual fifties,  Davies went off like a train, being particularly damaging to Stephens and Panan. The latter though had his revenge enticing Davies to mishit a high catch to Stephens for an excellent 77. The batting temperament of this young player, along with the quality of his wicket keeping, must have players in the higher XIs looking nervously over their shoulders in the not too distant future.

With the first wicket falling in the 37th over after 147 had been added, a reshuffling of the batting order saw the teams bigger hitters enter the fray in an effort to make the most of the excellent foundation. Unfortunately, this tactic did not pay off as Marcus Viljoen (7) and Paul Smith (3) fell in quick succession to the persistent Head, and Palmer was caught on the boundary for a patient 74.

Jon Gould continued his good form of recent weeks hitting some lusty blows in a quickfire 37 and after Tom Maskell was bowled for 2, Josh Perkins tried to match Gould’s hitting before his was run out attempting a suicidal second run. Henley finally limped to their highest score of the season of 235-7 knowing that all the games that Marlow Park had won this year had been done so batting second. Did Henley have enough?

Marlow’s reply started slowly against the Henley slow bowlers and it was Ron Pratley who got the first breakthrough have the dogged Cameron caught very well at silly point by Gould. One down quickly became three down when Viljoen had Gaman-Jones caught behind by Davies for 1, and Hanan was adjudged lbw to Pratley for 3. Pratley bowled with excellent skill and control throughout his long spell although with little luck, passing the outside edge on numerous occasions.

It then turned into a fine balancing act for Henley trying to keep Marlow interested in going for the target yet keeping them under control. Chanal appeared to want the game finished early by batting aggressively but Josh Perkins became the perfect weapon against him with his flighty legspin, enticing him to slog the ball to Gould at cow corner for 19.

The main threat to Henley winning this match was Stephens who batted excellently throughout the entire innings. Despite several bowling changes to try to dislodge him he remained constant in dispatching the bad ball and blocking the good ones. Eventually the game petered out into a draw with Marlow Park finishing on 210-4, Stephens finished with an excellent 121 not out and Hawkins on 33 not out.

Henley finished this game taking 12 points compared with 8 for Marlow Park, but Burnham 4ths and Datchet 3rds have made sharp rises in the league to leave the final round of matches next week leaving the title open to all 4 teams. With just 13 points between the sides it could be anyone’s race.

HENLEY INNINGS

J Palmer                                                                               Ct Stephens                       b. Panan              74

J Davies                                                                                                Ct Stephens                       b. Panan              77

M. Viljoen                                                                           Ct Cameron                        b. Head                                7

P.Smith                                                                                                                                                b. Head                                3

J Gould                                                                                                                                 b. Head                                37

T Maskell                                                                                                                             b. Head                                2

J Perkins                                                                              Run Out                                                               14

M Dalrymple                                                                      Not Out                                                                                0

H Maskell                                                                            Not Out                                                                                2

Extras                    19

Total                      235-7

MARLOW PARK INNINGS

P Stephens                                                                         Not Out                                                                                121

I Cameron                                                                           Ct Gould                              b. Pratley             6

T Gaman-Jones                                                                 Ct Davies                             b. Viljoen             1

A Hanan                                                                               lbw                                         b. Pratley             3

J Chanal                                                                                Ct Gould                              b. Perkins            19

D. Hawkins                                                                          Not Out                                                                                33

Extras                    27

Total                      210-4

 

 

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Dragons Slay Henley Fourths

Henley 4’s maintain a slender lead at the top of Div 7 despite losing to Wycombe Dragons on the last ball of the game.

Henley won the toss and batted but suffered the early loss of Neville and Palmer,both bowled by King and Gould respectively. Viljoen (32) and Dalyrimple then started to rebuild the innings and were going well until Viljoen top edged into the covers. Just as Dalyrimple was findinghis touch he flicked at a leg side delivery and was caught by keeper Russell. Wickets fell consistently to Wycombe’s opening bowler Gould (5-47) but it was Henley’s Gould that made sure Henley were acquiring runs and precious league points. Gould was supported by young debutant Liam Hilditch (10) who gave fantastic support to Gould with the pair putting on 40 runs in a solid 7th wicket stand.Gould continued to play his shots as the over and wickets were depleted, his fine innings coming to an end in the 51st over, leaving Tom Taylor the not out batsman.

Wycombe’s innings started slowly but assured with Gould and Moore taking their time. As the score ticked along with no sign of wickets the Henley captain switched the bowling regularly to try andget the breakthrough. Eventually it came as Gould was trapped LBW by Chappell. Then it was Palmer to swing the game with 2 quick wickets and the run out of Moore who was looking very comfortable. King and Russell then pushed the score along but Palmer took a great Caught and Bowled to remove Russell and then Taylor caught King at deep mid off. Wickets were falling but runs continued to flow leaving the game nicely poised. With 18 required off the last 2 overs with 2 wickets in hand it was finely balanced. In the end it came down to the last ball with 2 runs required to win and Wain wasequal to the challenge as he it the last ball for 4.

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6 Out Of 6

Henley 4’s made it 6 consecutive wins on Saturday to maintain their slender lead at the top of Division 7 of the Thames Valley league. With the youngsters providing much of the impetus this seasonit was the old guard that won the day on Saturday against an experienced Wooburn team who are also title contenders.

After losing the toss Henley were asked to bat on  a damp and green wicket. Good bowling coupled with the conditions made batting difficult. Henley weathered the initial overs and Smith (70) and Palmer accumulated runs slowly but surely. Palmer fell first to bring Taylor to the crease. With Smith getting to grips with the condition the pair kept the score ticking and 83-1 looked to be a good foundation until Taylor miscued to mid on. Smith fell a few overs later after a very patient and dliligent innings. This led to a run of wickets and with Henley on 119-7 every run would count. At the end it was the experience of Viljoen (30*) that allowedHenley to post a competitive 157-9 off 52 overs.

With the wicket drying out Henley took the old ball and the opening bowling pair of C Johnson (5-16) and Palmer (4-53), the game was quickly taken away from Wooburn. Palmer made an early breakthrough with the wicket of Martin and then Wooburn captain Nolan.For Wooburn 26-2 soon became 29-6 as wickets tumbled at both ends. Dalyrimple was doing well behind the stumps and Palmer and Johson bowled steadily to trouble all the batsmen. Slowly Wooburn gained some composure and with a lot to play for Cuthburt (42*) and Dsouza got the score moving before Smith, fielding at 1st slip, manged to dive and scoop a fantastic catch at short fine leg.The game was still far from over, and with the experience of Barker coming in at 9, Wooburn did not give up the chase.

Slowly Barker and Cuthbert started to shift the momentum and Henley heads began to drop.From a fantastically strong position Henley now had plenty to think about as the wicket began to dry out and become easier. After an untidy start Taylor finally made the breakthrough with Barker caught behind by Dalyrimple. The wicket removed the real threat from Wooburn and now with overs running out it was a question of securing the win. Taylor gave way to Johnson and it was his experience that got the victory with White bowled, and then trapping Wilkinson LBW, with 7 balls of the match remaining.

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Henley 4th team beat Hayes by 93 runs

 

The Henley 4th team travelled to Hayes cc aiming to secure a fourth consecutive win and maintain their top of the league position. Henley won the toss and elected to bat first. They got of to an unsteady start with wickets tumbling and the Hayes opening bowlers on top, thanks to some very strong bowling on an unpredictable pitch. Although there were promising starts made by Jack Rogers and Henry Oldershaw, a very good ball and a piece of good sportsmanship sent them back, leaving Henley 40 for 6 after just 14 overs. Things weren’t looking good for Henley but a partnership started to build between the captain Sean Taylor and Josh Perkins, facing difficult bowling but slowly accumulating runs. By the time the partnership was broken with the wicket of Perkins for 24, Henley were mostly out of trouble on 103 for 7. Sean Taylor batted on to reach a well earned 60, with Jon Gould hitting a very valuable 23 with  some strong hitting, although both were eventually undone by some good bowling by the Hayes opening pair. Henley finished on 161 all out using 46 overs.

Soon after Henley took the field to defend their total it was clear the bowlers were on top. Opening bowlers Adam Garrod and Jon Gould quickly built up pressure with fast accurate bowling, Garrod completed his 6 overs with 4 wickets and Gould with 3. Keeper Jack Davies performed well to take three catches behind the stumps, leaving Hayes at 25 for 7. Although the Hayes tail enders started to build a small partnership Henley bowlers Harry Maskell and Marcus Viljoen took the remaining wickets with ease to end the Hayes innings at 68 all out after just 23 overs. This gave Henley a comfortable 93 run victory, to remain top of the league.

 

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4ths Move To Top Of The League

Henley 4ths came up against a tougher challenge then they expected when facing Beaconsfield 3rds on Saturday who hadn’t won a game all season. With Henley batting first on a Nettlebed pitch that looked to offer the bowler an amount of help. That proved to be true for the Visitors with the early wickets of Jeremy Palmer and Harry Maskell immediately putting Henley on to the back foot. But with the inform pair of Henry Oldershaw and Jack Davies is was Henley that showed why they are at the echelons of the league. Responsible batting from Oldershaw and Davies to put a stranglehold on the innings put Henley into a commanding position. Oldershaw especially with another fifty at Nettlebed. With a large amount of young players in the fourths, one of them, Matt Dalyrimple also showed potential with some neat shots adding. With a couple of cheap wickets lost it was Sean Taylor that added invaluable runs with assistance from Chappell and Johnson to push the total up to 210.

Taking the old ball Henley opened up with the senior pair of Jeremy Palmer and Chris Johnson, both taking two wickets each. With another youngster in Josh Perkins bowling his leg spin and taking two wickets, the decision to take the old ball was proved a right one. Good fielding from all kept the pressure up on Beaconsfield, who with a young team couldn’t show the class that Henley had with the bat. Taking the new ball later into the innings to finish off the Beaconsfield tail, Andy Chappell took two wickets and Adam Garrod added a wicket. With the last wicket to collect it took a while to come, but it was the captain Sean Taylor that took it. Henley have now overtaken Marlow Park and are now top of Division 7B.

J Palmer Bowled A Randev 2
H Maskell Bowled H Babhania 0
J Davies Bowled A Babhania 23
H Olderhsaw Caught J Dunkley 55
M Dalyrimple Bowled JO Tres 28
A Davies Bowled A Randev 13
J Perkins Caught A Randev 5
S Taylor Caught A Randev 36
A Chappell Run Out 8
C Johnson Bowled H Babhania 0
A Garrod Not Out 0
Total 210

 

A Randev Caught + Bowled J Perkins 23
C Elder Ct Chappell C Johnson 8
C Mann Ct Taylor J Palmer 0
H Cameron LBW C Johnson 5
L Bishop Stumped J Davies J Perkins 0
J Dunkley LBW J Palmer 5
A Babhania Caught J Davies A Chappell 4
S Stubbs Bowled A Chappell 17
H Babhania Bowled A Garrod 24
JO Tres Bowled S Taylor 22
JA Tres Not Out 0
Total 140

Best Of The Week: Henry Oldershaw 55

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STRONG PERFORMANCE FROM FOURTHS PUTS THEM SECOND

Henley 4 XI recorded another victory on their visit to Home Park against Datchet 3 XI, with their second successful run chase of over 200 runs in as many weeks, requiring just 42.3 overs to reach their target of 216.

Having been put in to bat by the away side, the early overs of the match were dominated by Datchet, despite some impressive fielding from Johnson and Oldershaw. The introduction of Taylor and Viljoen into the attack changed the momentum of the game, with some very tight bowling resulting in the first breakthrough to Taylor. Palmer then came into the attack and took 4 wickets from his 9 overs as Datchet tried to up the run rate. The home side declared on 215-6 after 50 overs.

The Henley chase got off to a shaky start with the loss of two early wickets. Oldershaw entered at 10-2 and saw off the opening bowlers along with Palmer before lifting a drive to mid off. This brought Johnson to the crease and another strong partnership formed, with Palmer and Johnson scoring 61 and 64 respectively, picking apart the Datchet attack. The departure of both batsmen threatened the chase but Andrew Davies, playing alongside his son, provided a boundary-filled 38 not out batting alongside impressive 13 year old debutant Dalrymple who scored a mature 19 not out to guide Henley to victory.

Datchet 3

1S IdleCt     Bowled Taylor 38

2B JonesC+B Palmer 71

3A LesterCt     Bowled Taylor 32

4T GrantCt     Bowled Taylor 16

5P Brant Not Out 35

6K SaleemSt   Bowled Palme 9

7J HassainCt   Bowled Taylor 0

8J WeerNot out 0

Extras14 6 wickets215

Bowling

1R. Paladhwadina 4 18 0

2A. Garrod 5 24 0

3S. Taylor 14 63 2

4A. Johnson 5 21 0

5M. Viljoen 13 50 0

6J. Palmer 9 35 4

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Chappell and Oldershaw lead Henley to an impressive victory

At Nettlebed last Saturday Henley 4s faced top of the table Burnham, with a young Henley side with a smattering of experience out to keep their impressive season going. Henley where asked to bowl first on a good looking pitch. The Burnham openers set out to prove their top of the table credentials starting with some aggressive batting. Henley opening bowler Alex Harris-White set out to contain the attacking batsmen with some tight bowling and early movement helped. Opening up from the other end Andy Chappell went for more runs but found the aggressive batting from Burnham provided the fielders with chances, with Josh Perkins taking a superb catch at mid-off to claim the first wicket. Burnham continued to attack the Henley bowling but with Chappell gaining a further two wickets in his first spell and with Ron Pratley replacing him, he claimed two wickets from a pitch that was not offering much, the Burnham batsmen were getting themselves out with the desire to score quickly. Youngster Harry Maskell bowled two impressive short spells, claiming a wicket. Captain Sean Taylor bowled a long spell to provide the 4s with some experience and his tight bowling got the wicket of Burnham’s top scorer. Returning for a spell at the end of the innings Chappell claimed a further two wickets to end with 5-50. A run out from Harris-White to claim the final wicket led to Burnham finishing on 200, a tough ask to chase.

With 200 runs to chase down Henley needed to get off to a quick start, the wicket of Manoharan forced on some early pressure, but with Jeremy Palmer and Alex Johnson scoring 40 and 23 respectively, Henley put themselves firmly on the front foot. Another strong partnership from the impressive Henry Oldershaw who hit a fifty with some aggressive hitting and beautiful timing and the youth of Jack Davies batting with responsibility well above his age hitting 26. After losing Captain Sean Taylor for a small score, Harry Maskell and Josh Perkins batted Henley to victory Perkins especially impressive with strong hitting quickly getting Henley to the target.

Best Of The Week:

Andy Chappell 5-50

Henry Oldershaw 54

Bhati Ct Perkins Chappell 14
Nasem St Manoharan Chappell 8
Munshi LBW Pratley Pratley 18
Khan Bowled Chappell 17
Heer Bowled Taylor 38
Raja Ct Johnson Pratley 16
Afsar Ct Taylor Maskell 36
Raza Ct Oldershaw Chappell 6
Ewan Ct Davies Chappell 15
Suarez Not Out 11
Jayed Run Out 4
Total 200

 

Palmer Caught Raza 40
Manoharan Bowled Bhatti 0
Johnson Bowled Afsar 23
Oldershaw Caught Sayed 54
Davies Caught Sayed 26
Taylor Caught Afsar 2
Perkins Not Out 24
Maskell Not Out 3
Pratley DNB
Harris-White DNB
Chappell DNB
Total 203

 

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Henley Fourths Two From Two

Henley 4XI continued their good start to the 2014 campaign with another convincing win against Hayes 3XI. Winning the toss Henley captain Taylor chose to bat first despite the green and wet wicket.
The very experienced Verry opened with university returnee Will Ward. Ward did not hang around and played some strong shots from the off and accumulated runs quickly. Verry was somewhat quieter
in the early stages, simply supporting Ward who was happy to play some shots. After Ward fell to a good catch from Siddique Verry then took over and completed his half century with the support of
Manoharan (38) and then Vickers who himself hit a very good 51 within 14 overs. With maximum batting points secured Henley declared.
Hayes started confidently but with Johnson and Pratley bowling well together runs were hard to come by. Johnson made the first breakthrough and then wickets fell regularly despite the efforts of
Chopra who was not shy at taking the game to Henley. With the Davies supporting Chopra, Hayes started to accumulate runs but once Gould held a great catch to remove Chopra off the bowling of Pratley
the threat was removed and it was left for Josh Perkins to take the last wicket and seal the win.

Henley 4Xi v Hayes 3XI
31/05/2014
Henley 4xi Hayes 3xi
Name How Out Runs Name How Out Runs
1 D Verry Ct   Bowled Manlow 58 1 Singra Ct Ward Bowled Chappell 37
2 W Ward Ct Siddique Bowled Davies 28 2 Randhana Ct and Bowled Johnson 1
3 H Manoharan Bowled T Smith 38 3 Mahra Bowled Gould 1
4 M Vickers Ct Davies Bowled T Smith 51 4 Mahoney Bowled Chappell 14
5 A Johnson St Bowled T Smith 1 5 Chopra Ct Gould Bowled Pratley 40
6 J Gould Ct      Bowled Chopra 1 6 Smith LBW Chappell 2
7 S Taylor Not out 8 7 Marlow Bowled Pratley 1
8 R Pratley Not out 3 8 Davies Ct Ward Bowled Pratley 11
9 A Chapell 0 9 Painter Ct Pratley Bowled Taylor 0
10 J Perkins 0 10 Selvaratnan Not out 0
11 C Johnson 0 11 Siddique Ct Taylor Bowled Perkins 0
Extras 12 Extras 14
6 wickets 200 121
Bowling Overs Runs Wicket Bowling Overs Runs Wicket
1 Davies 6 21 1 1 C Johnson 7 5 1
2 Siddique 7 38 0 2 R Pratley 12 26 3
3 Manlow 11 49 1 3 J Gould 6 29 1
4 Selvaratnam 6 22 0 4 A Chappell 7 30 3
5 Chopra 10 51 1 5 J Perkins 2 7 1
6 Smith 6 13 3 6 S Taylor 4 16 1
Jones C

GOLDEN OLDIES BEAT DATCHET

Henley 4XI started the season with a convincing win over Datchet. Henley fielded a very experienced team with only 2 players from the junior section of the club. Adam Garrod and Angus Harris White
both played their part in the victory. Garrod opened the bowling with a tidy spell; conserving runs and taking a well earned wicket. Harris White followed and was rewarded with a wicket from a
very good spell. At the other end Gould got into his stride and removed both openers with some good swing bowling. For early on Datchet looked in trouble but skipper Jones and Saleem stood firm
and ensured that Datchet set a target of 155, an unlikely position when they were 47-5 early on. Pick of the bowling going to the evergreen Johnson (4-47)

Henley openers Ward and Palmer did not hang around, with Ward particularly punishing of the bowling. He reached his half century within 14 overs. Ward fell when well set but by now Palmer had his eye in and he put
Datchet to the sword and ensuring the target was achieved within 28 overs.

Henley 4Xi v Datchet 3XI
17/05/2014
Datchet 3xi Henley 4xi
Name How Out Runs Name How Out Runs
1 B Jones C&B Gould 6 1 J Palmer not out 66
2 Ghattaura Bowled Gould 3 2 W Ward Bowled Gould 52
3 A Gupta LBW Garrod 3 3 P Smith ct       Bowled Ghattaura 4
4 F Awan Bowled Harris White 10 4 M Vickers not out 19
5 U Ali Ct Vickers Bowled Palmer 14 5 S Taylor 0
6 C Jones St Vickers Bowled Taylor 57 6 J Gould 0
7 K Sallem Ct Gould Bowled Johnson 26 7 M Viljoen 0
8 P Barnes Bowled Johnson 9 8 M Woolhouse 0
9 J Jones Bowled Johnson 5 9 A Harris White 0
10 A Khan Bowled Johnson 0 10 A Garrod 0
11 W Reed Not out 7 11 C Johnson 0
Extras 15 Extras 20
155 161
Bowling Overs Runs Wicket Bowling Overs Runs Wicket
1 Garrod 6 14 1 1 W Ali 6 23 0
2 Gould 9 19 2 2 W Reed 5 30 0
3 Angus Harris White 5 20 1 3 P Barnes 6 26 1
4 Palmer 6 27 1 4 A Khan 3 25 0
5 Johnson 12 47 4 5 Ghattaura 4 19 1
6 Taylor 7 22 1 6 Jones J 2 23 0
Jones C 1 2 0

 

 

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                                                                     JOHNSON TAKES ANOTHER FIVE FOR AS FOURTHS BEAT FARNHAM COMMON

On Saturday Henley 4’s entertained Farnham Common 2’s at the beautiful setting of Stonor CC. Henley skipper Taylor lost the toss again but in hindsight it transpired to be a good toss to lose on an uncovered wicket. Farnham chose to bat and found the going difficult from the start with good bowling from Brabham and Laing, both picking up early wickets before Taylor and Johnson continued the good work taking wickets are regular intervals on a bowler friendly wicket. With Farnham faltering on 78-7 Henley should have taken full advantage but the lower order applied themselves to the task of consolidating and waiting for any loose deliveries. Ward (21) and Iqbal (15*) were the reason for Farnham posting a defendable target of 131.

The Henley innings did not start well with the top 3 falling in the first few orders before Henley could post 20 on the scoreboard. With Wilcox and Iqbal using the wicket well the pressure was on Henley. However, Alex Johnson (61) applied himself very well and played a magnificent innings, ably supported by Hary Manoharan (53*) who made sure of the result when Johnson fell with 30 runs required. Louis Walsh, making his Henley debut applied himself well and looked in control until he tried to smash the ball over the top and was bowled. In the end it was left to Manoharan and Harris White to see the game home with 5 wickets in hand.

Generally a very good team performance from this young Henley team.

Farnham Common

How out

Score

S Datta Ct Manoharan Bwld Laing

2

P Whitby Ct Very Bwld Taylor

11

L Hastings LBW Brabham

8

N White Ct Oldershaw Bowled Johnson

7

R Lochab

Ct Oldershaw Bowled Taylor

9

P Adams Ct Very Bowled Johnson

17

S Wilcox

Ct Harris White Bowled Johnson

10

M Dean

Ct Brabham Bowled Johnson

5

T Ward

Ct Brabham Bowled Johnson

21

I Dibsdale

Ct Brabham Bowled Johnson

8

F Iqbal

Not out

15

Extra

18

Total

 All out

131

Henley

How out

Score

H Oldershaw

Ct Hastings          Bowled Wilcox

0

D Very

Ct Adams         Bowled Iqbal

4

M Viljeon

Ct  Adams       Bowled Wilcox

6

A Johnson

Ct and Bowled Adams

61

H Manoharan

 Not out

 53

L Walsh

 Bowled Dean

8

A Harris White

 Not out

0

S Brabham

S Taylor

H Laing

C Johnson

Extras

3

Total

For 5

135

 

 

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Exciting Draw Against Amersham

On Saturday Henley 4’s entertained Amsherham 3’s at a sunny Nettlebed ground, fortunate to be playing after the recent weather. Amersham won the toss and elected to bat. Henley’s opening attack of Withers and Brabham started well but openers Tilbury and Player hit through the ball and accumulated runs quickly until Wither bowled A Tilbury. Taylor missed an opportunity to dismiss Player at leg gully however the introduction of Chris Johnson had the right impact with Dennison taking a good catch to dismiss C Tilbury  before Peter Head took a storming catch at midwicket, diving to his left and holding a good shot from Player. With Henley applying the pressure it was Parry who held fast while others came and went. During this period Head took an even more sensational catch at short mid wicket with a fantastic reaction and dive low to his right and holding on with 1 hand. Young colt Hugo Lane was thrown the ball just after drinks and his spell of 6 overs helped turn the pressure up further with Parry and Rogers falling to his right arm medium. At 120 – 8 Henley were looking to close out the innings quickly however Lansdowne and Sritharan had other ideas and with lots of overs remaining they dug in and then gradually started to accumulate runs. Lansdowne punished anything full and together they put on 60 to give Amersham a very good total of 186 on a slow wicket and outfield. Johnson C finished with 5-37.

Henley’s reply did not start well with Neville being bowled early on however with the help of extras Henley started to accumulate runs. Oldershaw and Dennison fell to a couple of good deliveries and at 44-3 Henley had to get some partnerships going. Alex Johnson led the way with a good innings batting at 4. He and Brabham (23) began to rebuild the innings until Brabham lost concentration and was bowled by Allum. Johnson (44) continue to build his innings and with Taylor (30) they started to put Henley in a great position. With 49 to win from 10 overs with 6 wickets remaining the game was in Henley’s favour until Johnson hit a very high full toss to cover who took a great catch. There was some thoughts of a no-ball but the decision stood.  Withers fell in the same over giving the momentum back to Amersham. When Taylor fell it was left to the remaining batsmen to see the game out. The game ended in a tingling last over with 1 wicket remaining but Chappell and Johnson holding out.

Amersham How out

Score

A Tilbury Bowled Withers

19

Player Ct Head Bowled Johnson C

24

C Tilbury Ct Dennison Bowled Johnson C

14

G Parry Ct Brabham Bowled Lane

24

Panamaras Ct Head  Bowled Johnson C

8

Johnny Ct Johnson A Bowled Jonhson C

0

A Rogers LBW Bowled Lane

3

E Ayling Ct Brabham Bowled Johnson C

16

O Lansdowne Bowled Taylor

42

Sritharan Not out

19

F Allum Bowled Withers

1

Extra

16

Total  All Out

186

 

 

Henley How out

Score

P Neville Bowled Sritharan

1

H Oldershaw Ct Ayling Bowled Lansdowne

9

L Dennison Bowled Sritharan

5

A Johnson Ct Player Bowled Lansdowne

44

S Brabham Bowled Allum

23

S Taylor

Ct Lansdowne Bowled Parry

30

J Withers

Ct Tilbury Bowled Lansdowne

0

H Lane

Ct Panamaras Bowled Rogers

6

P Head

Bowled Parry

0

C Johnson Not out

3

P Chappell Not out

1

Extras

44

Total For 9

167

 

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Henley 4’s Report

On Saturday Henley 4’s travelled to Bracknell 2’s for a friendly after Beaconsfield conceded the fixture. Fielding first a solid Henley team had another great start with Sam Brabham taking a wicket in his second over.  This brought the experienced Martindale to the crease who started to play shots from the start. His impact in the game was immediate and was scoring freely off Brabham and Withers. A change of bowling from both ends with the experience of C Johnson and the energy of Alex Johnson. Johnson senior took a bit of punishment from Martindale but won the day by bowling him for 39. Thereafter Bracknell’s resistance was limited with only White scoring a solid 22 at the end of the innings to help his side to a below par score of 119 from 30 overs. A good performance from all bowlers who shared the wickets, Alex Johnson returning the best figures of 3-17.

Henley’s batting started slowly but openers Tom Chappell and Henry Oldershaw gradually got the pace of the track and started to play some shots. Their opening stand of 39 was a good base to work off with Alex Johnson and Chappell then taking the score to 68 before Johnson was out, impatiently sweeping a straight ball. Resolute at the other end was Tom Chappell using his experience to accumulate runs and when he was joined by Brabham they worked well to take Henley to a comfortable win, and Chappell to his first half century of the season. Brabham was 28 not out at the end, this included a big six over long on.

Karthik was the pick of the Bracknell bowlers and his left arm over spin accounted for both Henley’s wickets.

Next week, the team travel to Old Merchant Taylors who have won both their opening games of the season.

Bracknell

How out

Score

R Cooper

Bowled Johnson A

14

S Agrawal

Ct Chappell Bowled Brabham

1

B Martindale

Bowled Johnson C

39

Karthik

Bowled Johnson C

13

C White

Ct Oldershaw Bowled Johnson A

4

G Dixon

Run out

5

A Jackson

Ct Khan Bowled Johnson A

0

S Farooq

Bowled A Johnson

0

M Khan

Bowled J Gould

3

G White

Bowled A Khan

22

M Visser

Not out

3

Extra

10

Total

119

Henley

How out

Score

T Chappell

Not out

55

H Oldershaw

Bowled Kirthek

11

A Johnson

Bowled Kirthek

13

S Brabham

Not out

28

J Gould
A Khan
S Taylor
C Baker
J Withers
C Johnson
P Chappell
Extras

14

Total For 2

121

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BURNHAM BOWLED OVER BY HARRIS-WHITE

On Saturday Henley 4’s entertained Burnham in their first Thames Valley league game of the season. Fielding first a youthful Henley team – consisting of 2 U13 and 2 U15’s had the perfect start with Sam Brabham taking a wicket in the first over. And with Alex Harris White bowling well from the start Henley had the perfect start to the season. Both bowled well and with great support from wicket keeper Gould the Henley team had Burnham 4 down with not even 30 runs on the board. Alex Harris White bowled beautifully in his first spell and then came back at the end to pick up 3 wickets and end with figures of 5-8. After his first spell Alex Harris White was replaced by Berkshire U13 bowlerRyanPalihawadana, a player from the U13 colts team playing his first game for the senior teams. Despite the change the consistency of the bowling continued with good line and length. This persistence paid off and Ryan picked up 2 great wickets from his age restricted spell. A Johnson and Jack Rodgers then combined to restrict Burnham further and wickets continued to fall leaving Henley a target of 88.

Henley’s batting did not start well but once Burnham had managed to drop Brabham twice in the second over, both he and Johnson went about chasing down the runs. A Johnson looked comfortable from the start whereas Brabham took some time to get going but once in full flow there was little stopping him with some great shots in his match winning innings of 50 not out. Rodgers was unlucky when a ball rose off a length to catch his glove and was caught but then Gould registered his return with a 6 as his first scoring shot.

A really great performance from the Henley team but more so as the key performances came from the younger players in the team. Henley see this team as a great place for the younger club players to play competitive senior cricket, with a good mix of experienced cricketers, and when you consider that 1st team player and Hampshire contracted player Michael Roberts started playing his cricket for Henley at this level of cricket it shows the importance of the team.

Burnham

How out

Score

M Ali

St Gould Bowled Harris White

5

I Fahrid Bowled Brabham

0

S Afsar Ct Brabham Bowled Palihawadana

16

Z Ali St Gould Bowled Harris WHite

0

T Heer Ct and Bowled A  Johnson

24

A Hussain

Ct and Bowled Palihawadana

0

A Raja Ct Harris White Bowled A Johnson

16

S Rahman St Gould Bowled Harris WHite

11

S Con Bowled Harris White

0

I Mmood Ct Head Bowled Harris White

0

H Kashmir Not out

0

Extra

16

Total

88

 

Bowling; Harris White 5-8, A Johnson 2-11, R Palihawadana 2-8

 

Henley How out

Score

A Johnson LBW Bowled Mmood

15

S Brabham Not out

50

J Rodgers Ct Raja Bowled Kashri

1

J Gould Bowled Asfor

9

S Taylor Not out

1

C Johnson
A Harris White
S Baker
C Baker
Ryan
P Head

14

Total

90

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