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Match Report: May 09, 2021: Pangbourne vs Highmoor Match Report: May 09, 2021: Pangbourne vs Highmoor

posted by Dan Booth, Monday May 10, 2021  • 

Pangbourne101 for 10
Rodger Jones37
Mikey Holloway22
Eddie .14
Highmoor154 for 10
Bryan Greenaway3-17
Dan Booth2-19

Pangbourne lose by 53 runs - View full scorecard

Cricket is back, we're up and running on what will hopefully be a full season. 

Pangbourne started their season at Highmoor. It was great to get the season up and running and field a full 11.

Dan won the toss and on a damp, slow wicket elected to bowl first. Pangbourne were pretty sharp in the field, with catches being taken and the offside ring being particularly good, with Ryan putting in an excellent shift in the covers. Last year Pangbourne were without one of their opening bowlers due to injury, so it was good to see Dan Booth make it through 6 overs, unscathed and taking two wickets along the way. All of Pangbourne's bowlers chipped in, James steaming in and Bryan picking up three wickets towards the end of the innings. It can be tricky bowling on the Highmoor pitch, with its slopes and odd run-ups and it can take a while for bowlers to settle in, but Pangbourne stuck to their task, taking wickets at regular intervals.

Pangbourne were set a competitive 155 to win. Batting requires patience at Highmoor, having to wait for the ball, get forward and it can take a while for a batsman to get in, but once that happens batting gets easier. Unfortunately, not many Pangbourne batsmen got in... Notable exceptions were Rodger, who seemed to enjoy the bowling and Mikey hitting some lovely shots. But, Pangbourne lost wickets far too frequently and pressure was always building. A few lusty blows from Jonny and Eddie at the end brought a little cheer, but it was a frustrating innings. One hopes that being the first game of the season the cobwebs have been blow away. 

Pangbourne ended up well short of the total, but it was good to get out on a Sunday afternoon and playing cricket again. There was also an early candidate for champagne moment, when Bryan gave Ryan out LBW, despite it hitting his bat a foot in front of his pads... 


The New Season The New Season

posted by Dan Booth, Tuesday March 23, 2021  • 

Cricket is back

We at Pangbourne CC are very pleased to say that we are making preparations for organised outdoor sport to resume from the end of March. Our expectation is to run as much of a normal season as we possibly can, within the constraints of ECB guidelines and ensuring we are COVID safe.

This will mean our intention is to run a full set of fixtures and outdoor nets starting in April (weather permitting). As we are still working with Pangbourne College around access to their facilities, our aim is to start outdoor nets on a Tuesday evening at Whitchurch's ground. First date still to be confirmed.

New players of all standards welcome!  


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!