Robertsbridge I 194 Fletching I 195
A game of two halves at ‘The Clappers’ on Saturday afternoon as the Robertsbridge 1st team were downed by an impressive Fletching batting performance. Rain in the week leading up to the match and immediately before the toss left the Fletching skipper in no doubt about his decision to bowl first but the Robertsbridge innings got off to a positive start with another good opening partnership between Adam Neill(26) and Pat Grace(9). Ben Collins(55) came in at 3 and took an immediate liking to the Fletching bowling playing an array of impressive strokes, a couple of quick wickets fell and it was up to skipper David Neill (42) to steady the ship. However, unlike last week where he had decided to drop anchor in order to get over the line, he decided that attack was the best form of defence and played some inventive strokes to push the Robertsbridge total to 194. All agreed, a good score considering the weather and having been put in to bat. Rob Park(22.4-3-74-5) bowled unchanged through the innings and Tim Stack(11-2-32-5) took the all the wickets between them.
The Fletching reply got off to the best possible start for Robertsbridge as Stephen Ramsden(6-1-37-1) took a wicket with his first ball. However these were to be the last (cricket induced) Robertsbridge smiles of the afternoon. The bowlers struggled to get their lengths right and skipper Ben Chapman(107no) and Tim Stack(65no) waited for the shorter balls and duly dispatched them to the boundary in a very impressive batting display that left Robertsbridge with only 9 points to take away from the fixture.
Robertsbridge travelled the short distance to Wadhurst and were asked to bat first in the light rain. Therefore it was a day to dig in against the tight bowling of Iain Bell(25-10-41-6). Tom Glenn(31), Peter Capon(29) and Saddam Been Hashem(39) all helped to build a useful score under the difficult conditions. As often happens conditions got better for the team batting second but a good bowling and fielding display meant that no home batter scored above 20. Ben Keeley(8-2-16-3) and Saddam Been Hashem(5.2-2-12-3), adding to his earlier batting for an Electric Center Man of the Match performance, were the chief wicket takers as victory came in the 33rd over.
This is on Monday nights at The Clappers from 6-30-8pm for years 4 to 7 inclusive. Those under year 4 we are trying a 6.30-7.30 shortened session.
This is on Friday nights at The Clappers from 6-30-8pm from school year 8 to adult.
ga('create', 'UA-58990003-1', 'auto');
The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme 'Clubmark' to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.
Cricket clubs can play a key role in the successful delivery of Building Partnerships – cricket's strategic plan for 2006-2009 - by supporting the delivery and implementation of the following programmes:
The ECB Clubmark and community cricket clubs play a central role in all of these programmes and Clubmark will provide the standards that clubs involved in these programmes will aspire to.
In addition, it is expected that clubs who achieve the ECB Clubmark will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and commitment to club cricket in England and Wales.
By registering to work towards ECB Clubmark, clubs join a growing number of cricket clubs across England and Wales that are prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
County Cricket Development Managers can help clubs through the process of achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
For more information see www.ecb.co.uk/clubmark