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Match Report: Jul 03, 2022: Pangbourne vs Englefield Match Report: Jul 03, 2022: Pangbourne vs Englefield

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday July 03, 2022  • 

Pangbourne182 for 7
Peter Blair64
Dan Booth25
Ian Mullenger23
Englefield80 for 9
Rupert Mullenger3-11
Dan Booth2-13

Pangbourne win by 102 runs - View full scorecard

Another Win!

Pangbourne welcomed Englefield to Bigside for the final home game of the season. The remaining fixtures are all away.

Pangbourne elected to bat first and after an early wicket Peter and Dan settled in and shared an 84 run partnership, laying the foundation for a good score. Peter looked in very good touch and went on to score his first 50 for the club. Others chipped in with some lusty blows towards the end, pushing Pangbourne to a total of 182 from their 35 overs.

Englefield started well, with the ball not moving for the first 4 overs as the lacquer hadn't come off. From the 5th over the ball starting to swing and wickets began to tumble. The young guns, Rupert and Henry came on first change and bowled very well. Good lines and lengths, both swinging the ball, backed up with some good catching the field. Pangbourne were generally sharp in the field, keeping the pressure on. 

In the end Pangbourne were just too strong for Englefield, ending up winning by 102 runs.

After a couple of very close games that Pangbourne were on the wrong side of, it was very good to get a good win this week. 

Pangbourne now have a break for a week, before they get on the road for a series of away games. 

Match Report: Jun 26, 2022: Pangbourne vs Hampstead Norreys Match Report: Jun 26, 2022: Pangbourne vs Hampstead Norreys

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday June 26, 2022  • 

Pangbourne124 for 7
Shantha Weerasiri37
Ryan Quinlan26*
Dan Booth21
Hampstead Norreys125 for 9
Alex Payton3-21
Dan Booth2-11

Pangbourne lose by 1 wicket - View full scorecard

Close Again

After a close game the previous week, could Pangbourne get over the line this time around?

Pangbourne batted first and with Hampstead Norreys bowling a very tight line, a surprisingly slow outfield combined with a big boundary, scoring proved very difficult. Pangbourne nudged and nurdled their way to 123 runs, which always felt about 20 runs short of a competitive total.

Nonetheless, Pangbourne started well, with some sharp fielding and poor running between the wickets ending in a couple of runouts. Wickets were falling at regular intervals, but then a couple of catches went down and Hampstead were emboldened. A good stand took the game away from Pangbourne to what seemingly would be a heavy defeat, but some fantastic bowling towards the end from Alex (at one point on a hattrick) and Roger dragged Pangbourne back into it. In what turned out to be a nervy end, Pangbourne just need the final wicket to win, but it wasn't to be. 

Another close game, played in a good spirit. Hopefully, Pangbourne can start turning more of these into wins. 


Match Report: Jun 19, 2022: Pangbourne vs Peppard Stoke Row Match Report: Jun 19, 2022: Pangbourne vs Peppard Stoke Row

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday June 19, 2022  • 

Pangbourne101 for 10
David Lowe36
Neil Houldey23
Shantha Weerasiri9
Peppard Stoke Row103 for 10
Dan Booth4-14
Shantha Weerasiri2-9

Pangbourne lose by 2 runs - View full scorecard

Lightening Strikes Twice

Last year Pangbourne managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, could they avoid the same outcome this time?

Pangbourne bowled first and welcomed back Dan Booth into the bowling ranks who was recovering from injury. Bowling some dibbly-dobblers he somehow managed to take 4 wickets for not a lot and with others chipping in restricted Peppard Stoke Row to 103.

Surely this was a total that Pangbourne could easily chase down. Pangbourne made a good start with Neil and Dave opening with a 60 runs partnership. Unfortunately, from then on it was downward slide, with wickets falling far too regularly and whilst there was a late flurry of runs, it wasn't quite enough and once again Pangbourne slide to a defeat.

Proving that sometimes lightening can and does strike twice. 

Match Report: Jun 12, 2022: Pangbourne vs Whitchurch Match Report: Jun 12, 2022: Pangbourne vs Whitchurch

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday June 12, 2022  • 

Pangbourne69 for 2
Roger Jones22*
Shantha Weerasiri22
David Lowe19
Whitchurch67 for 10
Charlie Butler4-21
David Lowe2-0

Pangbourne win by 8 wickets - View full scorecard

Win, Win, Win

Pangbourne welcomed local rivals Whitchurch to the college, with Peter Blair captaining in the absence of usual captain Dan. 

Whitchurch batted first and it was good opening spell of bowling with both Charlie's restricting the scoring and taking wickets. Whitchurch without their star batsman were always under pressure and Pangbourne bowled them out for 67.

Low totals can always be nervy, but Pangbourne knocked off the runs with the loss of only two wickets, to record a famous victory! 

Match Report: May 08, 2022: Pangbourne vs Highmoor Match Report: May 08, 2022: Pangbourne vs Highmoor

posted by Dan Booth, Sunday May 08, 2022  • 

Pangbourne173 for 7
Dan Booth76
Shantha Weerasiri57
Charlie Butler6
Highmoor278 for 3
Charlie Butler2-31
Keith Baron1-45

Pangbourne lose by 105 runs - View full scorecard

Cricket is back

Covid restrictions have been lifted and cricket is back!

Pangbourne welcomed Highmoor to the college for the first game of what hopes to be a full, uninterrupted season. Having lost the toss Pangbourne were in the field and were made to toil on a large, fast outfield. Highmoor amassed an imposing total of 278!

Pangbourne responded with 173 in their overs, but were always going to struggle with such scoreboard pressure and whilst Shantha did his best impression of the IPL, they were always well behind the required rate.

Nevertheless, it was good to get out and playing again, especially up at the college, even if the result wasn't what was hoped for first time out.