Jesters CC 193-6d (Chak 68) Northwood 91-3 Match drawn With rain forecast for late afternoon, we played a timed game against Northwood in the hope of eking out a result, but it was not to be despite our declaration after 35 overs. DJ Chak's 68 was the bedrock of our 193-6 and the match was finely poised when the heavens opened...
Jesters CC 268-4 (Hudson 127*, A Smith 43) Little Marlow 167 all out (Chak 3-24) Jesters won by 101 runs Robbie Hudson's unbeaten 127 laid the foundations at Little Marlow in a hastily rearranged new fixture after near neighbours Wargrave were unable to raise a side. Our 268 off 40 overs was a formidable target and, despite a strong start, our hosts fell away to 167 all out in the 35th over. Match manager DJ Chak will provide more details soon.
Unfortunately Wargarve have been unable to raise a side for the Sunday 18th July fixture. Instead we will travel to nearby Little Marlow CC of the Chilterns League. This follows last weekend's cancellation of the Maidenhead & Bray fixture. In similar circumstances to 2019 when the fixture clashed with England's appearance in the cricket World Cup Final, neither side were able to convince its members that a day's cricket was preferable to the England v Italy European Champions
After a three year break, we were Wessex bound once again, managing to dodge the showers and complete three entertaining matches against Bryanston Butterflies (won by 96 runs), Canford Cygnet (a defeat off the last ball of the contest) and Portsmouth CC (another loss in a high scoring encounter). Full match details will appear here soon, in the meantime here are some pictorial highlights... Jesters touring party: Simon Rawson (c), U Amjaid, Aris, Clapp, Doward, Harrison, Moha