West Ilsley CC plays on what must be one of the prettiest grounds in Berkshire.
The Club is extremely active and supports:
To be an integrated part of the local community by providing a high quality and inclusive environment for members to play cricket. This includes both match play in league and friendly teams, coaching sessions led by appropriately qualified coaches, and an active social element.
The club is open to all, and has good working relationships with local schools, community groups, and other sporting groups.
The Club's 2013 AGM will take place in the Pavilion on Friday 18 October at 7.30pm.
The Club Committee wishes to encourage the attendance of as many of you as possible, as there are decisions to be made regarding how the Club needs to function next season. In addition, all Committee posts are due for re-election so if you are interested in becoming involved in the new Committee, please let the Hon. Secretary Mike Bee know. All Committee members are volunteers, so you will be in good company and very welcome!
We look forward to seeing you there.
BYCL U12 County Finals day
Having arrived before 9:30 on the morning of Sunday 8th September, West Ilsley ‘A’ team were joined by Wokingham, Henley, Thatcham, Finchampstead, Reading and 2 teams from Maidenhead & Bray (Does & Roos) for the Gold & Silver Finals for the U12 tournaments in the Berkshire Youth Cricket League 2013.
Having come top of our group, we were playing in the Gold final with Wokingham, Henley and Maidenhead & Bray Does.
The first game was against M & B Does and West Ilsley’s captain Suzie elected to field first. Katie opened the bowling and had a wicket with the 5th ball of the first over. Next came Daisy with a spell of bowling and then Lottie bowled in the 3rd over taking a wicket on her 4th ball. All the girls bowled well with some excellent fielding keeping the Does’ score down to 246 for 2.
We then took bats to the crease and it was obvious that the Girls were extremely nervous with some cautious batting but the nerves soon calmed down as Juliet came in and scored 18 (the highest score of the day), including 4 boundaries, helping West Ilsley to reach a total of 222 for 6. We lost the first game by 24 runs but the girls had shaken off their nerves and were now awake
Batting 1st in the second game against Wokingham, Lottie & Katie opened obtaining a partnership of 18 with both girls hitting boundaries. Suzie & Mae followed adding many more runs to the total while Juliet & Daisy were the last pair contributing more with Juliet hitting the 1st 6 for the team. West Ilsley scored 273 for 2.
As we took to the field Katie once again opened the bowling and once again took a wicket in the 1st over. Daisy & Suzie followed and Mae then took a wicket in the 4th over. Then Juliet bowled an over before Lottie came in to take 2 more wickets. Katie, Suzie and Juliet bowled the remaining 3 overs taking a further 3 wickets, 2 of them from some excellent fielding resulting in run-outs. Wokingham could only manage 243 for 7. West Ilsley won by 30 runs.
By Now, we were starting to see some showers of rain but it didn’t stop us. Our 3rd game was against Henley where Katie & Lottie started out in much the same way as the previous game with each hitting a boundary. Again Suzie & Mae followed with some steady run scoring while Daisy and Juliet finished the innings taking West Ilsley to 246 for 3.
Henley then went into bat so Katie stepped up to the crease as opener and, with some great teamwork in the field, West Ilsley got a run-out with the 1st ball of the innings. It looked like being a very exciting game when Katie got a 2nd wicket with the 2nd ball. Mae then bowled and kept some very tight bowling and then Suzie came in and had another wicket with Juliet nailing a glorious catch. Next Juliet bowled with Lottie (who showed some exceptional fielding by diving on a ball, stopping it going for 4) following taking another wicket. Daisy then had an over and, struggling and in pain, managed to claim another 2 wickets while Suzie took a wicket in the next over, followed by Juliet taking another wicket in the 8th. Lottie bowled the final over to give only 1 run away keeping Henley’s score to 223 for 8. West Ilsley won by 23 runs. (Interestingly if no wickets had fallen in this game, Henley would have won by 2 runs so well done bowlers!)
Having won 2 out of our 3 games, this placed us in the 1st & 2nd place playoffs where, once again we met Maidenhead & Bray’s Does. Katie opened once again and what-a-surprise, a wicket with her 1st ball again! Once the batsmen had changed ends, she then did the same thing with the second batsman. Unfortunately, no hat-trick with the 3rd ball but she did get her 3rd wicket (7th of the day) on the 5th ball of the over leaving M & B Does down already by 15 runs. Suzie then bowled a conservative over followed by Mae taking another wicket in the 3rd. The Does then started to pick up a few runs as our girls were beginning to tire having played four games in quick succession. We had another run-out during Suzie’s 7th over but they had set a hard target for us scoring 271 for 5.
We struggled to get many runs off the bat with no-one scoring over 10 runs and only Katie, Suzie & Daisy finding the boundary in the final game and well done to Mae for being the only batsman all day who didn’t get out at all. Our 6 very tired girls managed to get 249 for 4, losing the final by 22 runs.
Well done to all the Girls for their hard work through all the tournaments and for reaching the finals. Congratulations also go out to Niamh, Lucy and Freya who unfortunately were not playing in the finals but had a major contribution to getting the team there.
Also, well done to Suzie for being the captain and holding it all together throughout the year.
As always, a big thank you goes to all the parents for your continued support.
An excellent day and you can see a summary of the day by going to the following link
ALL JUNIORS WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE CLUB AT 6.15pm THIS FRIDAY FOR TEAM AWARDS PLEASE TRY AND MAKE IT
Unfortunately the match against Finchampstead this Thursday 25th July has had ti be cancelled due to a lack of player availability.