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You can find details of all the fixtures, as well as messages from all of our key officers and sponsors in our brand new 2017 Season Handbook which is available behind the bar now and is a fitting ‘must have’ accompaniment for everyone who loves KCC.
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Firsts draw at Rothley
After the excellent first weekend of the season there was a bit more of a reality check as there were frustrating draws for the firsts and seconds, an encouraging draw for the thirds and a defeat for the fourths who were forced to field a side containing three 13 year olds but who could hold their heads high at the fight showed.
The highlight of the winning draw at Rothley Park was a maiden 1st team ton for returning Vice Skipper CPM who made an excellent 142. However, once again the lads were frustrated by a negative response from the hosts who batted for a draw from early in the innings.
Captain Luke Spence led from the front in a high scoring second team affair with Sileby 2’s (see Greeno’s seperate report) with an excellent unbeaten 90 as they chased 262 to win. The dismissal of Vice Captain Rickesh turned out to be critical in the run chase ultimately coming up short in a losing draw.
For the 3’s Harry Miller continued his excellent form with the bat with another good knock of 69 in their losing draw against a strong Dunton Bassett.
In the 4’s there was little to cheer as they were outplayed by strong opposition having had to make a number of last minute changes in personnel.
However, Steve Parkers rich vein form continued as he bettered last seasons aggregate score once again as he made 15!
Village Fun day a tremendous success
KCC’s annual fun day for the village was once again held on a cold but thankfully dry Bank Holiday Monday.
New organiser in chief Messo’ had left nothing to chance and certainly didn’t turn up on the morning with a hangover to ensure the preparations for the day went smoothly!
However, the sports clubs and musicians all turned up as planned and the day began with a fantastic display of the local Boot Cam run by Craig Murray (Facebook:- craigmurrayfitness).
There were a steady stream of enthusiastic youngsters attending the areas manned by a plethora of local sports clubs:-
- Leicester Ladies Hockey Club
- Kibworth and Smeeton Juniors FC
- Oadby Wyggestonians RFC
- Kibworth Tennis Club
- Kibworth Golf Club
- Kibfit Touch rugby
- Kibworth CC Juniors
- Kibworth and Fleckney Running Club
As well as the sports clubs in attendance there was terrific volunteering effort to keep the BBQ going, manning the bar, running the tuck shop or wearing a pink sash and whipping the crowd into a frenzy as we offered outdoor bingo! The furore created even kept international sportsmen gripped!
After the sports and bingo fuelled adrenaline had died down we were treated to a range of music from Washout Revival on the outdoor stage before the wonderful vocals of Georgia Lilley and then the impromptu duo of Dan and Helen bought the day to a melodic end
Thanks to everyone who gave their time to make the day such a great success and one of which the village could rightly be proud.
Season starts with three wins
The competitive season got underway with a bang with 3 wins and 2 winning draws last weekend.
KCC Ladies took their winter indoor league form outside with a comprehensive victory against Ockbrook and Borrowash. There were milestones for Sam Walsh and Ali Wall who both delivered unbeaten half centuries and there were notable debuts for some new players.
24 hours earlier the men got underway and Sunny’s regime as first team skipper just came up just short of a maximum victory when they had to settle for a winning draw against Loughborough.
Matt Craven led the way in a strong batting performance with 70 odd (see picture below)
Luke Spence’s second spell in charge of the 2’s started pretty much as his last stint ended, with a comfortable victory.
His Vice-Skipper Rickesh Patel starred with the bat and was well supported by Bhavik Patel before Harrison Norton steered the lads to a 6 wicket victory against Loughborough 2nds.
A dramatic day for the 3rds, who won a nerve jangling low scoring game at Wigston. Chasing 82 to win on a batting paradise they edged home by 1 wicket with new skipper Messo and Lewis Scott steering the lads home, although it was a gutsy innings by Harry Miller that paved the way for success.
The 4’s took an encouraging winning draw against Sapcote on the back of a strong batting performance led by Aaron Mauger, John Pounds and new batting protege Steve Parker.