Bodleian Library, Sunday 25th July 2021

30 Over Match: Bodleian Library beat Inkpen by 14 runs (Bodleian Library 141/6 in 30 overs, Inkpen 127 all out in 28.2 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), Wayne Knape, Ian Dixon, Simon Hanna, Archie Fleck, David Glitz, Richard Broer, John Donohoe, Phil Day, Richard Lodge, Mark Bates

5 Rivers, Sunday 18th July 2021

35 Over Match: 5 Rivers beat Inkpen by 4 wickets (Inkpen 130/9 in 35 overs, 5 Rivers 132/6 in 22 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), James Wooldridge, Martin Chester, Richard Mitchell, Mark Robinson, Archie Darke, Milo Darke, Russell Webber, Michael Margetts, Toby Bartlett, Richard Broer, Rufus Williams

Chieveley, Thursday 15th July 2021

20 Over Match: Chieveley beat Inkpen by 6 wickets (Inkpen 131 all out in 20 overs, Chieveley 132/4 in 18.1 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), Ian Dixon, John Donohoe, Simon Hanna, Dave Lamb, Phil Day, Wayne Knape, Richard Mitchell, Martin Chester, Jeff Hutchinson, Mark Harrison

Boxford, Sunday 11th July 2021

20 Over Match: Boxford beat Inkpen by 12 runs (Boxford 145/6 in 20 overs, Inkpen 133/6 in 20 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), Ian Dixon, Simon Hanna, Wayne Knape, Phil Day, James Wooldridge, James Hall, Mark Robinson, Richard Mitchell, Doug Hall, Archie Fleck

Wilcot, Sunday 4th July 2021

30 Over Match: Wilcot beat Inkpen by 32 runs (Wilcot 156/6 in 30 overs, Inkpen 124 all out in 27.2 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), John Donohoe, Ian Dixon, James Hall, Doug Hall, Richard Mitchell, Martin Chester, Phil Day, Tim Marston, Jeff Hutchinson, Michael Margetts

Match report by Dave Lester…

Listening to all the talk this weekend around the village of a very important sporting fixture this weekend, its my pleasure to bring you the match report from that sporting fixture Inkpen vs Wilcot. Now before I bring you the action from our game against our old friends, last time you were reading a match report, we had just completed a fine victory to extend our run to 2 games unbeaten, well we have played another (very wet) game since then which was a 20/20 against Hungerford. Now apparently according to Dave “milking the sore toe still” Glitz 20/20’s don’t count, well thanks to Dave “no more ducks this season” Lester hitting 50 not out and a fantastic bowling display (ok ok so they batted in the dark and rain), Inkpen managed to win another making it 3 in a row… Yes readers 3 in a row… Unbelievable Jeff. Now according to the “Older” players and we have a few, this feat has never been achieved in the modern era, so well done everyone its great to see us on the up. Now back to Sunday could we make 4 in a row, well if we could forget “it’s coming home” I think Simon “ooh new rollers on my lawn mower” Hanna will be heard singing as he mows “another one bites the dust”.

So for the first time this year the toss was conducted using an actual coin, thanks to Doug “I only deal in gold coins” hall for supplying this and for the first time it didn’t go the way of Inkpen and we were put into the field. Now given it has rained non stopped getting any sort of playable strip has been a challenge and it has to be said the surface was rather pudding like, which for the opening bowlers we didn’t mind as many of their deliveries don’t hit the deck anyways. So with John “my physio said I could play” Donohoe returning to open the bowling it didn’t take long for him to show us want we had not really missed, by taking the first wicket. Alongside him, Dave “did you see that first ball turn” Lester providing a steady 6 overs and Ean “sorry I’m late I was drinking in the pub… again” Dixon kept the run rate low, with Wilcot reduced to 51-1 off 15. Unfortunately for Inkpen once James “I’ll get some bounce out of this pudding” Hall had removed another batsman with the aid of Richard “yes this one carried” Mitchell taking a smart catch, Wilcot were 94-3 off 20 and the Wilcot big guns arrived, smashing it around. They paid particular attention to Martin “I’ve actually never bowled so bad but I somehow I still get a wicket thanks to my skipper” Chester, and Jeff “oh yes that’s right you did tell me I was bowling 5 mins ago” Hutchinson and in a few short overs with a short sharp shower to break things up Wilcot had gone to 134-3 off 24. Now just like any of the top teams in sport that go on unbeaten runs, Inkpen’s squad is vast and this week we were able to call on our new international signing in Michael “can I get the maggot on the back of my tee shirt” Margetts, now unfortunately for Inkpen the limping Scotsman was more akin to holding a golf or rugby ball, however on his debut thanks to him ignoring the skipper and standing where he wanted, he took a wonderful catch to remove the danger man this was quickly followed by 2 more wickets with Wilcot ending on 156-6 off their 30 overs.

Now normally I try to write these reports in chronological order however there were two very fine pieces of fielding that I feel should be given a special mention first off all Tim “there’s a hole in my knee” Marston attempted the long barrier, only to realise that if you’re not going to get your hands to it, then your body should stop it. Unfortunately the “realisation” part came after he let it through his legs and it went for four. Always the one to provide some training Martin “aww did you see how fast that came at me” Chester decided that he should show Tim how to get your body behind it, unfortunately for Inkpen he was suppose to catch it with the hand part of his body rather than the stomach part, slightly more unfortunately it was the big gun batsman who then went on to hit 50.

So with another wonderful tea provided this week by Sonya Donohoe with the help or hindrance of John and 157 the target, it would have been a father and son opening pair, however Claire “I clearly don’t mind my son facing opening bowlers, but defo not my husband” Hall wouldn’t allow this, something about protecting Doug’s good looks. So it was up to our now settled opening pair of James “can I just be number 2 for one week please” Hall and Ean “can I keep the duck hat please” Dixon to get Inkpen going. UMMMM “going” is probably not the word to use as no sooner had Ean “let’s make this duck competition close again skipper” Dixon got his pads and gloves on, he got out for you guessed it… NOUGHT. So was the skipper to carry on where he was so cruelly stopped the game before or was he to go out in front of the duck race once again. The Answer… the first one, after securing a quick single and celebrating like he had won the Euros, Dave “let’s have some quick 2’s” Lester and James “can we stop running quick 2’s, I’m tired” Hall ( James is 14, I’m 36) started to get the score board ticking, and much to the delight of his fellow batsman Dave “ok I’ll just hit boundaries” Lester started to attack taking Inkpen to 49 off 7. It was then that James “I cant keep up with these old uns” Hall decided that he needed a rest and got himself caught and bowled for 16, enter the much more agile, fitter and wiser Phil “you’ve put me at what number to bat?” Day to support the skipper who was racing towards his 2nd 50 in as many games (not sure I’ve mentioned it). However with the score 85 off 13 Dave “Dave Lamb, your pads are obv magical 2 x 50’s since you gave them to me” Lester holed out to the deep ending up on 60 and Phil “I’ve hit one run that’s enough” Day was bowled for 1. Even though 2 quick wickets had fallen surely Inkpen had this in the bag on 110 for 4 off 20, but as regular readers are aware Inkpen CC never does “in the bag”.

However with John “ooohh I’ve got a new bat and I will knock it in with a mallet, 2 inches behind the scorers head” Donohoe (yes JD I did notice whilst batting – if Claire’s looks could kill) and Richard “this is my type of batting wicket” Mitchell, Inkpen had a fighting chance… or so they thought, what actually occurred were the last 2 boundaries of the game from John “ooohhhh that last min knocking in really helped” Donohoe before he was bowled for 16 and then the famous Inkpen collapse returned. However the small crowd and the skipper that had braved the showers were hoping that Michael “I’m better with a 4 iron” Margetts could show them some of that famous Scottish swing, that can land a golf ball anywhere he wants… (or so he claims), unfortunately golf balls aren’t moving when you try to hit them. So 3 balls and 2 runs… yes he actually hit 2 runs he was out and with Richard “not really your batting wicket is it Dickie” Mitchell falling for a slow (he wouldn’t have it any other way) 20. Inkpen were all out for 124 of 27.2 overs, scoring 14 runs off the last 7 overs and quite reassuringly returning to their old ways, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Although we couldn’t stretch our unbeaten record to 4 games, it’s all about friends and strangers coming together to enjoy an afternoon in the sun… ok in the showers (Ed. – that really doesn’t sound right). We are at home to Boxford on the 11th and hopefully the next time I write one of these classics “It has come home” and we have all danced in the street, banged pots, tooted horns and waved flags, and if Inkpen do win again this season, I and the rest of the team fully expect the same response. Good luck England.

Hungerford Chancers, Thursday 17th June 2021

20 Over Match: Inkpen beat Hungerford Chancers by 23 runs (Inkpen 132/6 in 20 overs, Hungerford 109/8 in 20 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), Wayne Knape, Ian Dixon, Simon Hanna, James Hall, Richard Mitchell, Martin Chester, James Wooldridge, Doug Hall, Jeff Hutchinson, Phil Day

Collingbourne, Sunday 13th June 2021

30 Over Match: Inkpen beat Collingbourne by 70 runs (Inkpen 215/2 in 30 overs, Collingbourne 145/2 in 30 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), James Hall, Doug Hall, James Wooldridge, David Glitz, Ian Dixon, Stuart Walker, Dave Lamb, Richard Mitchell, Wayne Knape, Phil Day

Match report by Dave Lester…

With the champagne and “KEENWA” finally cleaned up and the crowd recovered from last weeks memorable victory, Inkpen CC were on their travels to Collingbourne to try and extend our winning run to 2 in a row, something we have never been able to achieve. With the thermostat set to “no gingers allowed outside between 5am and 9pm” and the sun cream being applied mostly using Richard “what are these glove things for again” Mitchell’s gloves (You’ll understand later), I strolled out for the toss with the oppos’s skipper. It was at this point I heard a sentence that I don’t think I’ve ever heard since the founding of Inkpen cc “can you bat first to make a game of it”!!!!!! yes regular readers we had finally made it on the batting stage either that or they were so good they didn’t want to post 400 off 30 overs and for us to go home mid game. So with Dave “no more ducks please” Lester demoting himself to number 9 it was up to the returning Ean “has anyone in Scotland found my phone” Dixon and having recovered from last week’s exercise Dave “the beetroot” Glitz to get Inkpen going….. and in the words of Bruce Forsyth “didn’t they do well” getting us off to an absolute flyer with 6’s and 4’s being sent all over the place and that was just the defensive shots, Inkpen were 17 for 0 off the first 3 overs and looking good. Well good that was until Ean “How high can I roll these trousers up to get a tan” Dixon was bowled having a big ole swing for a very quick 20. That signalled the arrival of Inkpen’s in form batsman… fresh from his heroics the week before Dave “You’re not signing him up ECB” Lamb set about ensuring Inkpen posted a good solid total. He also set about ensuring that Dave “ouch I broke a nail” Glitz was going to have to push through the pain barrier and lose 12 stone in sweat to keep up with him, with some quick(ish) 2’s.

Now for those that read my small novel last week you will remember the request that our wonderful scorer Claire made regarding a scorers hut, well if she was looking for ideas she found it in the form of Collingbourne “very Midsomer murders” score box, although there would have been no time for coffee machines the way the 2 Dave’s were batting. With wonderful stroke play and Dave “ just don’t take your shoe off” Glitz learning. I mean watching on from the other end, Dave “the machine. That was until I was asked you bowl the last over later on” Lamb was unstoppable racing to his first Inkpen 50 and taking Inkpen to 164 for 1 off 22. Now some would say your only as good as your last performance well I can safely say that this week he was better however as a skipper it’s important to ensure that team morale is kept up, everyone feels good and talented players remain grounded. So with it looking like Dave “did I mention my 113 to anyone” Lester would be replaced as the most recent centurion , it was only right my morale was upheld. Well thanks to some clear divine intervention… it was because no sooner had I got up to take a photo of this momentous occasion Dave “don’t care your only 14 I’m still hitting you for 6” Lamb was bowled for 87, I could retake my seat with the knowledge that he’s not that good yet.

The loss of the wicket naturally led to a change in batsman and as the old saying goes “out with the old and in with the young” quite literally in this case as James “powered by Keenwa” Hall entered the arena, with grandparents watching on (who by the way travelled all the way from Preston to watch Inkpen, we have a travelling fan base!!!!). Alongside Dave “yep think I broke my toe” Glitz who was somehow still standing, they set about setting a even bigger total for Inkpen and with Dave “please retire me” Glitz hitting a beautiful 6 to bring about his 50 and in turn getting to sit down (I really wouldn’t take your shoe off is I was you), James “can someone please spell my name correctly” WooLDridge adding a few Inkpen reached……. yes I couldn’t quite believe myself 215 for 2 off 30 yes readers for once that is not a typo we actually hit over 200.

So with the disbelief and shock at such a wonderful score, there was more disbelief and shock that Tea was not being supplied… That was until the wonderful Claire “who needs Deliveroo” Hall arrived with what can only be described as some of the softest yet fluffiest white bread, containing proper fillings sandwiches and cake… Inkpen really were spoilt and very very full.

So once again with bellies full and a comfortable total to protect it was only right that those that didn’t get to bat had a chance with the ball… and how they did. After last week’s utter surprise of the skipper Dave “Warne” Lester bowling a maidan it was only fitting I should open alongside Doug “the more I drink the better I bowl” Hall. Well what I’m about to write will make this game seem like a made up fairy tell, not only did we restrict Collingbourne to 25 off 12 overs the skipper finished with 3 yes 3 maidans. Within those overs the first 2 wickets fell. One was a regulation catch for the returning vice skipper Wayne “I’m not getting slower, I’m just lending the youngster some of my pace” Knape and the other a wonderful leg spinning, beat the batsman all ends up, world class LBW. Alright alright it should have gone for 6 but he missed it and he was out. So with Collingbourne struggling to score freely and the Inkpen fielders diving around and stopping the ball like the Russian synchronised gymnastic Olympic team except Dave “sniper in the trees” Glitz, bowling changes were regular. In fact for the first time in the skippers reign everyone who could bowl (not you Glitz… its ok we know your nail is hurting) was going to bowl that included the retuning Mr Stu “Oakley 3rd team under 9’s official mascot” Walker and Mr Phil “the virgin bowler” Day who had never bowled in a game before and facing two batsman who had both made 50, he more than held his own so much so, he can open the bowling next week (really wish I could see his face as he reads this). So with everyone getting a bowl you must be wondering if there were any more wickets… well the answer is no, not that we didn’t try in fact our well-loved wicket keeper Richard “yes readers, he did wear a jumper in 30 degree heat” Mitchell tried at least 6 times to catch the ball unfortunately most of them never carried (ey Rich?)… if by not carried you mean went in and then back out of your gloves at navel height then yes they didn’t carry.

So as the game grew old and an Inkpen win was all but a formality (didn’t think I’d ever write those words) Collingbourne ended on 145 for 2 off 30 overs and for the first time in our short modern day history we had a winning streak Inkpen were flying, However with that in mind it’s important to remain grounded, very much like my attempt at catching when yes I did drop an absolute sitter… sorry James. This week we have 2 games a 20/20 against Hungerford and the return of our friends from Peasemore, so the next time I write an illiterate masterpiece I may be writing about a 4 game winning streak… I doubt it, but I might.

Ramsbury, Sunday 6th June 2021

30 Over Match: Inkpen beat Ramsbury by 2 wickets (Ramsbury 140/6 in 30 overs, Inkpen 144/8 in 29.1 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), David Glitz, James Hall, Mark Robinson, Simon Hanna, Richard Mitchell, James Wooldridge, Dave Lamb, Phil Day, Jeff Hutchinson, Martin Chester

Match report by Dave Lester…

Following on from our close and not so close fought games against Kennet valley and Urchfont respectfully, and with May being slightly damp with 2 games cancelled, todays visitors were Ramsbury. With the sun threaten to come out and the temperature almost tropical or as Richard “2 jumper” Mitchell would say ‘it’s a 1 jumper day’, the stumps were set up, the ground looked great (especially with the brand new pavilion catching the eye of Ramsbury as they arrived and the socially distance crowd filter in we were all ready for the toss…… Or were we!!!!!! could we find a coin, piece of silver, even a old farthing from the scorers, could we heck so it was over to the “ which hand is the daisy in” too decide who would bat first. Now for those that are avid readers of the match reports from last season you will be fully aware that the skipper Dave “ I have to win one at least one” lester doesn’t do to well in these pre match events. However, this season has been very kind to Inkpen in the toss, with both previous games having won the toss…. I Know Inkpen cc winning something, times really have been strange. So it was only a matter of time before normal service was resumed, that’s right readers I picked the wrong hand and lost the toss, so with Ramsbury players operating staggered arrivals times, they decide they should probably bat first and give the stragglers some time.

With the practice huddle (as requested by Mark “I forgot to sun cream my ears” Robinson) completed, and the scorers in place, who by the way have become quite demanding this season with Claire “when are we getting new numbers made” Hall putting her request in for an electronic scorers box with coffee machine… will get back to you on that one Claire, we were ready for action. As it was so hot, it was only right to start with the young fit member of the team….. yes we do have one! James “sponsored by Waitrose mayo” Hall was straight on the mark taking a wicket in the first over. So with Ramsbury 1 down for no runs, it was only right we gave them a chance so the skipper Dave “pie chucker” lester opened at the other end… but what was this….. a maiden bowled, yes do not adjust your eyes I did bowl a maiden. So with James “would of looked better if you dived” hall taking a caught and bowled and providing some very accurate and I mean very accurate quick bowling which made sure even if he wanted to that rich “ that’s gonna hurt a lot “ Mitchell behind the stumps wouldn’t be able to urinate for a few hours (if you know what I mean) and me getting the finest of edges Ramsbury were restricted to 34 for 3 off 12 overs. However regular readers will know we’ve been here before and managed to lose quite heavily…. would today be the same. The first bowling change and following the skippers wicket brought a change in pace for the game. Martin “ I’ve know idea where this one will land” Chester was chosen to keep the good work up and on returning to the game after a year out it was a fine display of “every ball keeps the batsman guessing bowling” and the fielding team for that matter. However with the big hitting batsman at the crease the scoring was picking up pace with a few big boundaries… (well they would of been boundaries, if the outfield had not grown 4ft in 3 days thanks to this lovely grass growing weather) so 3’s and 2’s were being run, and Inkpen needed a response and what a response, with one of his “special balls” Martin “who needs Jimmy Anderson” Chester sent the bails flying and clean bowled the big hitter, Ramsbury were 55-4 off 15… game on!

With Phil “the salmon” Day and Jeff “the gazelle” Hutchinson stopping boundaries with any part of their bodies they could find it was over to James “ the postman” Woolridge (he is actually a postman) to deliver and to the delight of the small gathering of villagers he did just that. Part in thanks to the catching skills of our number one spectacular catcher Dave “the juggler” glitz who to him took a regulation catch, but to everyone else took an absolute blinder with the use of his nose, stomach , hands and any other body part he could get to it before it hit the ground. Within a couple of overs and with Ben “Dave lamb” Stokes (you’ll understand later) restricting them at the other end, the postman struck again with a beauty… well he thought it was, to every one else the batsman just missed it trying to hit it for 6. That wicket was Inkpen’s 6th wicket and thus reducing Ramsbury to 80 for 6 off 20 and Into the last 10 overs of the innings we went. Unfortunately these 10 overs belonged to Ramsbury with Mark “still no sun cream applied” Robinson being attacked with some very fortunate landing in the spaces shots…. or 6’s to the rest of us by Ramsbury’s top batsman on his way to his 50 and their number 8 also turning on a little bit of style, Ramsbury ended their 30 overs on 140-6, would this be another case of letting the score runaway at the end or could Inkpen secure their first ever victory over Ramsbury.

Before Inkpen’s innings, both teams were treated to a very rare occasion the wonderful experience and legally allowed cricket tea, this week produced by Jane Atkey and her wonderful daughters… sorry I mean Dave “the chef” glitz. With the sausage rolls finally arriving and the fantastic looking and tasting cupcakes the Glitz/Atkey household did there best to ensure they would be up for tea of the year award and that there would be no quick singles for the first 10 overs.

So with the food sitting heavy on the finely tuned athletic bodies of Inkpen cc’s finest it was over to us to chase down Ramsbury’s respectable total. So just like the bowling it was over to James “eats like a king when his sister come home from uni” Hall and Dave “your going to wish you didn’t eat all that” Glitz to get Inkpen going and boy did they get us going with some beautiful stroke play and some very quick running…. (no I couldn’t believe it either) Inkpen raced to 31 off 6. However as most of us know who follow Inkpen, these highs always come with a very quick lows or collapses, and so it proved with James “champagne and Keenwa for supper” Hall the first to fall for 16 followed by Mark” yep you guessed it…still no sun cream on the ears” Robinson shortly after for 5, Inkpen were tittering on the famous Inkpen collapse. But wait we still had plenty of batting to come with Simon “ill just swing like I play golf” Hanna and Dave “the cherry” ( he was very red in the face at this point) Glitz pushing the score along we reached 62 for 3 off 14. However with his arms tiring and the medics in the team getting the o2 out Dave “I need a sit down” glitz holed out scoring a fantastic 30, this led to the arrival of Rich “yep still feeling sick from earlier” Mitchell to push the run rate along…… (we all know how that’s gonna turn out). However with rich taking a few balls…. overs… innings to get going, Simon “the swinger” Hanna was still trying to hit Bournemouth with every ball that he could hit unfortunately for him and Inkpen he missed the straight one which sent his bails closer to Bournemouth than any of his shots (thanks to the grass). Simons removal signalled the arrival of the skipper, knowing exactly what he needed to do, unfortunately for him but to the delight of Ian “where are you” Dixon (when he reads this) Dave “Quackers” Lester was clean bowled by an absolute ripper.. you guessed it for another Duck.

The game was beginning to turn in the favour of Ramsbury, the runs had dried up, and as a result of this turning tide it was vital that batsman were looking to score where possible quick singles or even twos… the problem for Rich “ wish I could run faster” Mitchell was that he couldn’t and valiantly going for a second run he was run out. Although annoyed he knew we had to take risks, however his young son on the side took great delight in abusing him for the next hour about being run out. So with wickets falling and the overs running out fast it appeared that the usual ‘bridge to far’ scenario was playing out, however as captain you must always have a back up plan, your players might not know the plan and moan at you because you put them in at number 8 and when the plan comes off they don’t believe you had one in the first place, however that’s exactly what yours truly had done. Enter Inkpen’s new superstar batsman having played 2 games last season hitting a wonderful 70+ away and a 0 at home having never scored a run at the home of Inkpen cricket (not that we remind him regularly) David “stokes” Lamb was in alongside James “you can have the strike Dave” Woolridge.

So with 56 runs off 10 overs required for victory, with quick 1’s and 2’s off nearly every ball and with the crowd on the edge of their seats, the skipper experiencing squeaky bum time, the Halls needing their rubber when scoring more often than normal (most likely distracted by the fact they were having posh nosh for tea) and even John “ safari” Donohoe arriving to umpire dressed like he had just walked off an Indiana Jones action movie the scene was set. Would the above nickname of Ben “Dave lamb” Stokes prove to be accurate… well readers yes it was, if you had forgotten the heroics of the real Ben Stokes at the one day world cup and the 3rd Headingly ashes test of 2019, then watching Dave “48 of 30 balls” Lamb would of brought these iconic memories flooding back. This majestic innings was right up there with the 113 yours truly scored a few season ago (not sure if I mentioned it), with 4’s being scored around the ground, the well thought out batting plan was working. However Ramsbury weren’t given up without a fight and with James “I can’t take this excitement” Woolridge being bowled enter Phil “Dom Bess” Day, all that was required was for him to stay there and hold the other end and what a job he did, unfortunately he also got out due to his inability to run like a sprinter and was run out, however in staying there he had help Dave “the slaughter man” Lamb and Inkpen too 131 for 8 needing 10 of 2 overs…. could we possibly secure a fine victory or would the old Inkpen CC moto “Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory” ring true again. Well with a few swings of the bat Dave “ hould of trusted my captain” Lamb delivered 2 fatal blows ending the game on a beautiful 4, Inkpen had won a monumental battle ending 144 for 8 off 29.1 overs.

So as the sun sets on a beautiful Inkpen day and as the crowd start to head back home with the privilege of being able to say ‘I was there’…. it is safe to say the cricket was the winner today. After the past 18 months where the whole world has had to sacrifice so much, It feels great to have some normality back, being able to see old friends and enjoying what has been an Inkpen tradition for many years. The only difference that we hope also becomes an Inkpen tradition is that we were victorious, next week we travel to Collingbourne to see if we can emulate todays achievement.

Urchfont, Sunday 9th May 2021

30 Over Match: Urchfont beat Inkpen by 66 runs (Kennet Valley 123/4 in 30 overs, Inkpen 57 all out in 18.1 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), James Hall, Doug Hall, Richard Mitchell, Mark Bates, John Donohoe, Ian Dixon, Kevin Dolan, Mark Robinson, Martin Chester, Phil Day

Kennet Valley, Sunday 25th April 2021

30 Over Match: Kennet Valley beat Inkpen by 24 runs (Kennet Valley 199/7 in 30 overs, Inkpen 175/7 in 30 overs)

Team: Dave Lester (Capt), Ian Dixon, James Hall, David Glitz, John Donohoe, James Wooldridge, Richard Mitchell, Tim Marston, Simon Hanna, Martin Chester, Paul Norbury