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November 10, 2012

Welcome to the TPCC website.

Pandemics, eh..? Didn’t see that coming, did you?

Happily, we have managed to rescue some cricket in this strange season, including a comprehensive victory in the Stonor Cup Fixture.

Special thanks to Nick ‘Disease Vector’ Henry for attending to all the necessary protocols to allow us to enjoy our favourite Summer pastime (drinking).

Please keep safe and sane. See you soon.

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

More news, views and statistics after the AGM in December. Meanwhile, the 2019 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 2019

Another summer in the books, and a really excellent summer it was! Our playing numbers increased, we raised a team for each and every game and even the weather, for the most part, couldn’t stop us. As always we played winning cricket (11 times), forgot the losses (seven), congratulated ourselves on the draws (five, all moral wins) and somewhere in the middle there is a vague memory of a highly successful, very enjoyable tour to Budapest – well organised Ollie!

Of the 11 victories, the Hunt Cup came home with a strong win over Stonor set up by Dave’s rapid 49, Theberton were beaten without the loss of a single wicket and as always the Flycatcher’s game was a nail biter.

And a summer of statistics too… 3,900 Turville runs, the most in a year from at least the last five and you would be forgiven for thinking it was a batting paradise, but then 20 wickets by the end of June for Nick and another ten in July alone tells a very different story. One of course ending with Nick re-claiming the most wickets trophy that can sit alongside the best match figures trophy for his 6 for 29 against Theberton. Elsewhere amongst the bowlers, the Charlies both had their most wickets in a Turville summer whilst Chris Rogers’ golden arm became a tale of legend across the valleys.

Back to the batting numbers, four players scored hundreds, seven different players hit fifties whilst we combined for six hundreds and 17 fifties in total across the club – runs runs runs! Will Hammersley hit his first Turville tonne, against Theberton, absolutely smashing each and every bowler to whichever part of the ground he fancied, whilst Ollie led the averages and Charlie topped the total runs list, each hitting two centuries. I had a good day against the Heney Astros to claim the highest score and with so many contributions coming from many different players, we always felt in with a chance.

We don’t (but should) have a groundsman award, but thank you to John and Edward for an excellent wicket and outfield again this year. Many a visiting team are rightly jealous of how great Turvillle always looks and this season set an even higher bar!

So on to the last two trophies filling our cabinets: Match winning contribution this year goes to Tom and his four wickets for seven runs to secure the win against valley rivals Stonor; whilst Champagne Moment heads Dave’s way (again). Bankrupting the tour bookies is never appreciated, but being the first to take a wicket in their first over of tour was a true redemption story, completing a remarkable come back from the infamous Porto 13 ball over!

Lastly, a big thank you from me to everyone involved with the club. Without the friendly, warm and enjoyable atmosphere made by the players, wives, girlfriends, VPs and visitors, I’m not sure standing around in whites on a freezing May morning would be half as much fun.

Until next summer, Sam.

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