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4 From 4 on Super Saturday
A fantastic bowling performance put the 1′s in a commanding position at half way in their top of the table clash at Lougborough on Saturday…… batting first, the hosts were restricted to 179 All Out as the boys ensured maximum bowling points. Luke Evans was the pick of the bowlers for the 2nd week running as he returned 3/37, including the prize wicket of Tom Wells.
In response a late innings wobble almost saw defeat snatched from the jaws of victory until the steadying influences of Bash and Spiro saw us home with an over to spare.
A great win and the gap now closed to 7 points with 4 matches to play.
The 3′s travelled to table toppers S&M Corby (!) and when they were skittled out for just 69 things looked bleak. The skipper played his part with an unbeaten top scoring and fluent 29.
However, the bowlers fancied a crack on a ‘challenging’ track and boy did they respond!
The leaders were bowled out for just 56 in 27 overs with fit again Whitty leading the way with 5/25 and well backed up by Jony Butler (4/19) and Chilli (1/12), to record a comfortable 30 point 13 run victory!
There was more good news as the result lifted they boys out of the bottom 2.
The 4′s racked up 257/4 declared at Croft, where half of Dave Greenhalgh (pictured) scored 112. He was well backed up by John Pounds (79) and Sam Pounds (26*).
In response, great bowling by the youngsters Ed, Harry and Lewis ensured wickets fell regularly.
However, some lower order savagery threatened to ruin the party before Sam and Ed wrapped up the tail for a 30 point win that gives renewed hope of survival.
The 2′s strolled to victory at home to Kirby Muxloe, with Aamir taking 4/18 as the visitors stumbled to 118 all out.
Therewere no alarms in reply with Peely and AAmir steering the lads to a 6 wicket victory in double quick time.
ECB Fixtures at KCC
As the climax of the season approaches we are getting ready to host a series of national finals at KCC and the outcome of four separate competitions will be decided on our ground during August and September. We are extremely proud to to have been chosen for so many finals and in addition to the kudos it brings to the club the events are also a major source of income. As always we are looking for volunteers to help out on the day. We need KCC members to assist with the ground and car parking, with the bar and with the very busy catering team. If you can assist at one or more of the events please speak with either Steve or Jan Ellwood.
Under 15 County Championships – Thursday and Friday August 21/22nd
Under 17 County Championships – Sunday August 31st
Over 50 County Championship – Sunday September 14th
ECB Ladies Premiership Knock Out – Saturday and Sunday September 21/22nd
Forthcoming Cricket Dates for your Diary
Sunday August 24th – Annual Six Aside Competition at KCC
Sunday September 14th – Presidents Day featuring a match as part of our 10 year celebration of our first Cockspur Cup victory.
Social Membership Subscriptions are now overdue
Our aim is to make KCC the best place to learn,play and watch cricket and an active social scene is an integral part of that plan. Our planning and licencing rules require us to operate as a private members club and to comply, all regular users of the bar are required to be social members of the club. Visiting spectators and those attending private functions are exempt. Social membership costs £20 per household per year and gives you access to our great clubhouse with free Wi-Fi, Sky & BT sports and the chance to be a part of a great community. If you have previously been a member we should have your details on file so all you need to do is put £20 in an envelope with your name on the front and hand in at the bar. If this will be your first year please complete a membership form which can also be found at the bar.