Saturday the 30th of April saw the the start of the season. We hosted Kilkenny from Carterton not Ireland! in the first OCA Div 3 match of the season. In a rain affected match where the covers were on and of several times Kilkenny batted first and put the Fringford bowling attack to the sword scoring 222 from their allotted overs. After starting the reply brightly with Rob Gascoigne scoring with 37 Fringford were unable to keep up with the run rate and were bowled out for 140.
But we faired much better in the Buckingham mid-week league on Wednesday. Fringford traveled to March Gibbon for the first league match of the season. Fringford batted well in this 20 over match getting 60 runs for three wickets, Thomas Bacon top scoring with 16 not out. In reply Marsh Gibbon were 58 for 8 wickets with Christian Mann taking 3 wickets for 17 runs and Shaun Foote taking 3 wickets for 10 runs.
On Saturday the 7th of May we had our second OCA Div 3 match against Stanton Harcourt and our second home fixture in a row. With the sun shinning and the ground looking a picture Fringford were in determined mood. Batting first Fringford scored 160 for 9 wickets with Thomas Bacon & Shaun Foote taking the attack to the bowlers, Bacon top scoring with 32. In reply Stanton opted for aggression over keeping up with the required run rate. Most batsmen getting themselves in before going for the boundary and paying the price falling short and getting caught and being all out for 109.
So an eventful and busy first week for the teams and ground staff ends with two victories. We are at home this Wednesday in a Shield cup match to Preston Bissett, please do come along and support the team, then away in the OCA Div 3 to Wescott next weekend.