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November 10, 2012

Welcome to the TPCC website.

Season 2019 is now done and dusted. A brilliant year filled with wickets, wins and witticisms. The World Cup and Ashes when added to the mix resulted in a real sense of ‘total cricket’.

More news, views and statistics after the AGM in December. Meanwhile, the 2018 cricket season is elegantly summarised below by our skipper, Sam Beardall.

Results and reports for all recent years can be found within, together with season statistics. If you have any questions, or suggestions for the website, feel free to email me at timwade25@gmail.com.

See you soon at Turville Heath.

Tim Wade

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Captain’s Report Season 2018

This year, perhaps more than normal it feels like Turville struggled finding teams each weekend. Despite some new faces around the club, only 33 players managed a game through the season and this is reflected in the five games cancelled by us, far more than in previous years. Add to this four lost to rain and a further two cancelled by the opposition, and we only played 16 games. Of those, we won six, lost three and drew seven.

On a happier note, we started the season with a charity game on a fantastically sunny day with a host of record breaking attempts throughout the day. Thank you to everyone who donated and the many who contributed time, effort and food – it all helped raise over £3,000 for Chance UK and the breaking of a Guinness World Record! Congratulations to James Bush for now being officially the fastest ever person to get fully dressed in cricket gear!

Other matches this year included a brilliant, nail-biting draw against the V&A, a win over Harpsden and by all accounts a hugely successful tour to Majorca, all going some way to make up for the disappointment of losing the Hunt Cup to Stonor.

From a playing perspective, congratulations to Charlie Beardall on a remarkable season of 802 runs at an average of 200 including four hundreds. Over the two months between Stonor games, Charlie batted 5 times, scored three hundreds including a season best 123, added another two fifties, wasn’t out once and ensured we were always competitive at a time of the summer we often struggle with farmers farming and others on holidays. Also a shout out to James whose two hundreds were typically brutal and entertaining, taking the club total up to six hundreds for the summer!

Charlie Beardall also lead the way bowling, with 16 wickets over the season but this time supported by the other Hunt – Charlie Hunt just behind on 15 wickets including 4 for 36 in the thriller against the V&A. It wasn’t quite enough though for best figures, which was retained this year by Nick Henry (5 for 39 against Checkendon) who had another fine summer with ball in hand.

Last but not least the Champagne Moment award which is a tough call between three of the most surprising catches I think I’ll ever see. Tom’s one handed caught and bowled, Nick Henry’s nose saving reaction catch at first slip from a beautifully timed reverse sweep or the actual winner, Dave’s running, jumping one handed superman style boundary catch. It was brilliant, but the celebratory lap around the outfield was probably what made the difference against the other contenders. (Tip for all next year… If you want to win the trophy, celebrations do help!)

So finally, a big thank you to everyone for another fantastic summer – whatever the weather, the ground or the result, Turville are always the team making the most of a day out playing cricket.

Sam

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