Stanton Harcourt – Away – OCA League

On a muggy day, Colin finally pulled his weight as Captain and won the toss. He chose to bat, where he undid all the good work of winning the toss by reversing the batting order as usual. Ryan, NiB, Barry, Ian and Steve all departed to leave Wantage struggling at 50-5, although Steve hit a couple of nice shots in his 22, and Barry was out to an excellent catch at backward point. Consequently it was left to OT and Colin to rebuild a faltering innings. They did this well with a good…continue reading →

23rd May 2010, Crowmarsh (Derek Shorter Cup), Away – Win

Again, not much time for a big report this week. Sorry. After winning the toss again, Wantage elected to bat first and give Crowmarsh a total to chase. 157 for 7 didn’t seem to be enough on a fast outfield, but Steve Yates opened the bowling and initiated a victory by taking two wickets on his first two balls. Both were amazing and unplayable and changed the game, for this he won man of the match. Wantage took 30 overs to get Crowmarsh out for 123 and won the game with everyone making…continue reading →

16th May 2010, Steventon, Home – Win

I’ve not got much time this week to write an extensive match report, However, I will say that it was a good performance from Wantage and less good from Steventon. Wantage chose to bat first (after winning the toss) and put on 211 for 8 and then bowled Steventon out in the 26th over for 131. O. Taylor Run Out 45 B. Rendell Caught 23 S. Bramley Not Out 67 B. Ross Bowled 0 S. Bulpitt Caught 16 G. Summersbee Bowled 9 B. Martin Bowled 40 N. Wilkins Run Out by the captain…continue reading →