Following on from my last post it has been a busy time for both the Saturday and Mid week teams. The Saturday team had 3 matches as did the midweek team.
On Saturday the 14th Fringford traveled to Wescott for a league match. Fringford batted first and hit a respectable 175 – 5 from their allotted overs. But in reply the hosts manged to get the target for the loss of 7 wickets with 7 balls remaining. It was a close match that we were unlucky to have lost, Wescott needed 18 from the last two overs and managed to get them with an over to spare.
On Saturday the 21st we had a home match against Kidlington. The visitors went into bat first and scored an impressive 212 for 8. It took the Fringford bowlers some time to find the right length to bowl in very damp conditions. But with Fringford waiting to bat both teams could only watch as the heavens opened and the match was abandoned.
The weekend just gone saw the first team in action in the the 1st round of the Telegraph Cup away at Risinghurst. Fringford batted first and hit a very good 273 for 8 wickets. John Bacon top scored with 72 ablely assisted by Rob Gascoigne 34, Paul Hammond 32 & Thomas Bacon 30. The home side were soon under the cosh being reduced to 65 all out, George Williams and Christian Mann doing the damage. Fringford are now at home to Minster Lovell in the next round on Sunday 3rd of July.
The mid week team also had a game called of due to the weather when the rain forced the home match with Preston Bissett being called of. But they have managed to play two matches.
On Monday the 16th of May we were at home to Maids Moreton in the first round of the Buckingham Advertiser cup. Fringford scored a well worked 106 for 6 wickets and then took the attack to the visitors restricting them to 74 for 10.
The following week we were at home to Gawcott in the League shield. Fringford batted first scoring 78 for 3. Phil King top scoring with 29. In reply Fringford restricted Gawcott to 67 for 6 wickets with Christian Mann taking 2 for 11.
So overall a very good month for both teams.
I would also like to add a special mention for Thomas Bacon who scored his first competitive hundred for his school the Royal Latin in a match against Akley. He scored 108 with 8 sixes an 12 fours. Congratulations Thomas.