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posted by Dan Booth, Saturday April 25, 2020  • 

Cricket Suspension

Given the current status of lockdown, we are following both government and ECB advice over the suspension of cricket activities. This means no fixtures or nets at this time. Whilst it is very disappointing not to be out in the open air playing the game we love, it is very much the right decision.

We will keep monitoring the situation and following the advice. We hope that if we can get some cricket going at some point in the season then we will. 

Until then, stay safe, try and keep sane and we'll see you soon. 

2019 Season 2019 Season

posted by Dan Booth, Thursday February 28, 2019  • 

Pangbourne Cricket Club play friendly matches on a Sunday afternoon from early May to early September against local teams like Englefield, Aston Tirrold, Woolhampton and Whitchurch and are based up at Pangbourne College.

With the 2019 Season starting soon, here are some dates for the diary...

Indoor practice nets have been booked at Bradfield College Sports Centre on the following Tuesdays, commencing at 8.15pm - March 19th  March 26th April 2nd & April 9th. hopefully (weather permitting!) we should be able to start outdoor nets up at Pangbourne College at 6.30pm Tuesday 16th April (and then every Tuesday evening at 6.30pm throughout the spring/summer)

A ‘turn up and play’ practice match has been pencilled in for Sunday 28th April 1.30pm up at Pangbourne College (further details to be announced on this website) newcomers will be very welcome!

As usual at this time of year we put the feelers out into the local community to raise our profile and to try and recruit a few new players.

Pangbourne Cricket Club play friendly matches on a Sunday afternoon from early May to early September against local teams like Englefield, Aston Tirrold, Woolhampton and Whitchurch and are based up at Pangbourne College.

You don’t have to be a league standard player, just be reasonably fit/willing to run about on a hot day, eat cake, drink tea and go to the pub after the game. Some knowledge of cricket would be nice but (certainly in my case) not necessarily that essential!.. There’s no age limit either, our youngest player last year was 13 and our oldest 62..

If you are interested in getting involved, as a player, as an umpire or even just as a spectator and want to find out more, call club captain Dan Booth on 07956 526505.

Nick Bell

Pangbourne Cricket Club

Match Report: Jun 03, 2018: Pangbourne vs Sonning CC Match Report: Jun 03, 2018: Pangbourne vs Sonning CC

posted by Dan Booth, Tuesday June 05, 2018  • 

Pangbourne84 for 2
Connor Wheeler50
David Lowe18*
Shantha Weerasiri12*
Sonning CC82 for 10
Dan Booth3-9
Alex Payton2-0

Pangbourne win by 8 wickets - View full scorecard

First Win!

A logistical nightmare that turned out well in the end for Pangbourne. Some confusion with the college meant that the game was played on Bowden. Pangbourne welcomed three debutants, Bryan and Aiden Greenaway and Tom Lightfoot.

Despite the heat, Bowden had been covered and was still very wet from the rain during the week. The pitch resembled a ploughed, muddy field rather than a proper cricket pitch. Dan won the toss and elected to bowl, in what he was hoping were going to be some testing batting conditions. This proved to the be the case, with Sonning really struggling with the extremely slow nature of the pitch. Wickets fell at regular intervals as the Sonning batsman couldn't get to grips with ball coming so slowly off the surface. The slower ball bouncer proved to be the ball of the day. Pretty much all of the bowlers chipped in with wickets, but special mention must go to Alex who only bowled 4 balls, but took two wickets for no runs. Needless to say, Sonning ended up on a hard fought 82 runs.

When it came time for Pangbourne to bat the pitch had dried a little, but the Sonning bowlers didn't quite make the same use of the facilities as Pangbourne. Connor, looking his most focused all season, was soon into his stride and hit a blistering 50 before being sharply caught. Pangbourne got over the line with some lusty blows from Shantha, with plenty of overs to spare and 8 wickets in hand.

A very strong performance from Pangbourne, but the toss seemed crucial and Sonning were unlucky to be on the recieving end. 

Onwards to the local derby against Whitchurch on Sunday! 

Match Report: May 13, 2018: Pangbourne vs Highmoor Match Report: May 13, 2018: Pangbourne vs Highmoor

posted by Dan Booth, Monday May 14, 2018  • 

Pangbourne155 for 8
Tom Kingston42
Dan Booth26
George Tubb21
Highmoor156 for 9
Connor Wheeler3-28
Tom Kingston2-17

Pangbourne lose by 1 wicket - View full scorecard

Close, but no cigar

Pangbourne welcomed Highmoor to the college for the first home game of the season. Dan won the toss and elected to bat. Pangbourne lost a couple of early wickets, losing both openers, as they struggled to get to grips with the slow pace of the pitch. Dan and Shantha started to build a bit of a partnership before Shantha tried to loft one over mid-on and was caught.

Tom Kingston then exploded the Pangbourne innings into life with some clean hitting, accelerating the score, as he hit a quick-fire 42. Pangbourne continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, with George once again contributing some runs and Josh striking some lusty blows to take Pangbourne to a total of 155 from their 35 overs.

The Pangbourne total was probably a little below par, but the surface was slow and challenging to get the ball away. Pangbourne got off to a good start, taking a couple of early wickets. Highmoor then went about consolidating and Shamil, normally a danger man, got himself in and started to build an innings. Pangbourne weren't helped by dropping him twice, to fairly challenging chances on his way to 78.

At this point it looked like the Pangbourne total was woefully inadequate, but with an end open, wickets started to fall with increasing regularity, with George picking up 2. Still Highmoor needed only 13 off the last 4 overs, but Tom Kingston and Connor bowled well at the death, setting up a very tense finish. One wicket was needed, but Highmoor only needed 4 runs. Unfortunately, Highmoor got the runs to win a tense game, perhaps more tense than they would have liked.

Another loss for Pangbourne, but it was close. It was an encouraging performance and one can hope that as the season gets into full swing that these types of performances will be transformed into wins.


Match Report: May 06, 2018: Goring vs Pangbourne Match Report: May 06, 2018: Goring vs Pangbourne

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday May 06, 2018  • 

Goring161 for 3
George Tubb1-19
Richard Ringer1-31
Pangbourne160 for 9
Geroge Ringer41
George Tubb40*
Dan Booth29

Pangbourne lose by 7 wickets - View full scorecard

Pangbourne all hot and flustered

The sun belting down and not a cloud in the sky, a season opener in late summer like heat. Pangbourne were away to Goring on the picturesque, if somewhat shade free, recreation ground in Goring. After some last minute panics and Goring kindly offering some additional players a side was fielded.

Getting the season off to the best start, Dan lost the toss, but was the given the option to chose and so Pangbourne batted. They were soon one down as Tom Rushton (last year's most improved player) got bowled and then fairly soon after both Connor and Shantha went in successive balls to leave Pangbourne realing. Thankfully, a decent partnership was put together, with some lusty blows by a player on loan and Dan holding up the other end. It finally came to an end with Pangbourne breaching the 100 mark, but from them on Pangbourne lost wickets at regular stages, however, George Tubb (on debut) contributed a fine 40 not out and John Lynch added a little bit of light relief with a comedy run out. In the end Pangbourne reached 160 for their 35 overs.

 In defending this total, Pangbourne got off to a bad start with Dan pulling up part way through his second over with back trouble and wasn't able to bowl again for the rest of the game. In truth Goring were never really troubled. Some notable performances in the field included Tom behind the stumps who took a great diving one handed catch off Connor and Shantha, in what was his first bowl of the year, managing to keep it on the strip. Goring batted  well and credit to their opener to ended up on 111 not out and they sailed past the required total with a few overs to spare.

First game done, Pangbourne lose, but there were some signs of encouragement, especially with the debut of George. Onwards to the next fixture, home against Highmoor.