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06 Aug 2015 : Eversley Under 15s in Sunday morning thriller!
Eversley Under 15s in Sunday morning thriller!

For the second time in just a few weeks the U15s were involved yet another cracker of a game. You may recall a 1 run victory against Fleet in the development squad fixture back in June…read on.

9:30 is a very early start for all concerned but it was hard to see who was most put out, the U15s (not renowned for being early risers) or the parents, with one or two looking like they may have ‘enjoyed’ their Saturday evening a little too much!

Eversley lost the toss and were put in to bat. Ben Martin, who had scored 80 for the Saturday IV XI the day before, quickly got in to his stride. Ben was out with the score on 22, of which he had 21! Ru joined Jack Surrall at the crease and they moved the score on briskly to 49 at which stage Jack was out and Georgia joined Ru. Ru was out for a fluent 34 having dominated the partnership (hogged the strike some may say…) but Georgia then came in to her own. In a couple of excellent partnerships, firstly with Henry South (20) and then Jordan Spooner (12*) she helped put on 80 runs before retiring on 31. A final flourish, including a typically entertaining cameo from Paddy, saw the home team to 161 for 4 in their 20 overs.

In William Kerr Hartley Wintney possess one of the best batters in local Under 15 cricket and he didn’t disappoint in their reply. At the end of the 4th over HW had 52 on the board, he had scored an impressive 43 of just 21 balls, his opening partner at this stage had just 1! Eversley’s bowlers were in danger of getting very sore necks as the ball was despatched to all parts. One or two of the supporters were forced to actually watch the game for fear of being hit! As indeed was Paul, the umpire, when a huge appeal woke him from his slumbers. A disappointed Paddy denied a sure stumping!

Enter Henry South who bowled Kerr with his first ball and went on to take 2 more wickets in an impressive spell of 3 overs; 3 wickets for just 5 runs. Further bowling pressure and some keen fielding from Ollie, Alex Valentine, and somewhat unconventionally, Alex Dobbin, had slowed the scoring down. Eversley back in the game! However, spirited batting from the HW ‘engine room’ and some wayward Eversley bowling (27 runs from wides and no-balls alone) saw HW get ahead of the rate once again. Meakin’s 39 (retired) got them to the last over needing just 6 to win with 4 wickets left.

Ben Martin bowled it and Jack Surrall brought the field in. A hurried single off the first ball followed by a fantastic run out with a direct hit from Ben, then a no-ball which also saw HW scramble another single. Everyone was watching now! The balance had swung back to HW, requiring 2 to win from 4 balls. A single off the next and the scores were level. 3 balls left, swish and a miss, swish and a miss. Final ball, one to win. Swish and a miss, they go for the run but Paddy is quicker and runs out the no 8. Game over, scores level. ECC 161 – 4 HW 161 – 8.

Thanks go to the younger lads from the U13s who stepped up to ensure we had a full XI. Both Alex Valentine and Andrew Perkin played their parts, bowling and fielding particularly well.

A fantastic game and a great way to finish the season. Enjoy the rest of your summer.


01 Jul 2015 : President's Day and Lashings Squads Released
President's Day and Lashings Squads Released

We have entered an exciting July for the club, with several big events with the next few weeks. Please to release the squads for both the annual Presidents Day match along with the Clubs annual Lashing day fixture.

Sunday 5th July

Thursay 9th July

Eversley Cross Green

Eversley Cross Green

Start: 11:30

Start: 14:00

Sunday 1s

President's XI



Alex Davidson

Simon Bell

Alex Davidson

Tino Best

Scott Dyer

Patrick Castleden

Scott Dyer

Philip Defreitas

Jack Ford

Tom Cummings

Jack Ford

Mark Ealham

Sam Glaze

Greg Davis

Sam Glaze

Kirk Edwards

Shane Green

Tim Downes

Shane Green

Gordan Greenidge

Aftab Habib

Simon Edwards

Steve Jordan

Adam Hollioake

Tom Howorth

Gary Ford

Chris Last

Wasim Jaffer

Tino Mutombodzi

Andrew House

James Magowan

Devon Malcolm

Mesh Sayed

Patrick Parkin

Tino Mutombodzi

Tim Paine

Jack Sever

Antony Parson

Mesh Sayed

Chris Schofield

Lewis Sharp

Taipwa Mufudza

Jack Sever

Owais Shah

Lewis Sharp

Alex Tudor

Joe Tucker


The Presidents day fixture will be an all-day match starting at 11:30 with lunch and teas intervals at 13:45-14:30 and 16:30-17:00 respectively. All club members are welcome and the bar will be open.


The Lashing Fixture will be a 14:00 start with lots planned for the whole day please all are welcome. For more details or to book a table in the Marquee please contact: Tracy Reis on 07881 783200 / tracy.reis@ntlworld.com or Alan Budge on 07904 949798 / abudge@btinternet.com

30 Jun 2015 : Eversley U9's reach final of the Hampshire County Zooters tournament at the Ageas Bowl
Eversley U9's reach final of the Hampshire County Zooters tournament at the Ageas BowlOn Sunday the 28th June Eversley Under 9’s entered the Hampshire Zooters tournament at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. This pits the best 36 teams from across Hampshire in mini league and knock out format. The competition is great and allows the wonderful experience for the boys to play on the outfield at the Rose Bowl itself.

In the group stages the team had an early wakeup call as they lost their opening match to a very well drilled and competitive team from Easton. This was somewhat of a shock to the team as it was our first loss in any game all season. However the boys knuckled down and easily beat there other group opponents from Andover and Fleet which meant they had qualified for the main cup competition which was a simple knockout competition of the best 16 teams from the group stages.

During the initial stages of the knockout competition the boys again showed the competiveness and good cricket skills to beat out teams from Odiham and Hook and so progressed to the semi-final where they were scheduled to meet the team from Easton that had beaten in that first game at the start of the day. What followed was one of the most exciting and wonderful games of youth cricket, with both teams playing to a very high standard. Eversley lost the toss and batted first setting the target for Easton. In the end it came down to the last ball, Easton needed just a single for a tie but after a scrambled attempt and a run-out the Eversley team where through to the final. It was a superb achievement to reach the final, and we believe no other Eversley team has got anywhere close in the past.

So to the final, of course both teams must be good to get that far and our opponents where from St Cross (Winchester). This time Eversley won the toss and put in St Cross to bat first and with some solid bowling and fielding kept St Cross to a reasonable score of 44 off 8 overs. Eversley in reply got off to a strong start but due to some tight and accurate bowling by St Cross and solid fielding it wasn’t to be and St Cross in the end ran out winners.

The boys where bitterly disappointed to lose the final but it was a fantastic achievement to have got as far as they did.

The Eversley team that did so well to reach the final: Felix Denham, Ben Salter, Hugo South, Kai Clacher-Chopra, Felix Margel, Ollie Perry, Freddie Morgan, Patrick Brown & George Weir.

Andy & Rob

27 Jun 2015 : Brilliant day for the club - 3 wins and the 4th's...
Brilliant day for the club - 3 wins and the 4th's hanging on for a draw having nearly been out for the count!

1's rolled Beaconsfield for just 70 (Jack Ford 3-7, Jack Sever and James Magowan 3 wickets each). Won by 7 wickets, game over before tea!

2's chased down Bracknell's 168 in 31 overs, 3 down - Ben "The Machine" Saville 66 and Matt Salter 58.

3's made 232-4 in 42 overs - Dave Howorth 122*, Seb Powers 45. Despite 132 by Y.Butt, captain Rob "Northern Monkey" Saunders took 7-70 for a win by 12 runs.

4's set 278 to win by top of the table Bagshot 3's, were staring down the barrel at 96-7. A 21 over, 86 run partnership from Richard Ford, 39* and Nigel Creswell 46* meant we didn't lose another wicket!

Tony 'TC' Critchley

26 Jun 2015 : Sunday 28 Jun - 12:30 T20 Comes to Eversley!
T20 Comes To Eversley!

This Sunday, 28th June On Eversley Front Pitch


Coloured Kits
International T20 rules
Full on T20 action with big 6s, outrageous shots…
‘Eversley Boars’…
Some of the very finest of Eversley U15-U19s
8 Junior County/District Players
9 From Eversley Adult 1s and 2s
Game 1: 12:30 – 15:30 Vs Aldershot
Game 2: 16:00 – 18:30 Vs Cove
Bar Open
BBQ from local produce
Entertainment for Colts
A great day out for families watching Cricket in lovely Weather!

26 Jun 2015 : Summer Cricket Camp
Summer Cricket CampSummer Cricket Camp

Get Ready for an excellent set of Cricket camps this summer at Eversley Cricket Club., headed up by England International and ECC club coach Aftab Habib.

Running from 13th July through until 28th August.

Junior Camps (7-9 years) 09:00-12:00
Elite Camps (10-12 years) 13:00-16:00

Please contact Aftab at:

Email: coach.aftabhabib@gmail.com
Phone: 07921 850873

16 Jun 2015 : Womens County T20 matches at Cove CC - Sunday 16th August
Hi everyone,

Cove CC are hosting three Womens County T20's on Sunday 16th August - see the link.

Hampshire t20.pdf

Devon -V- Hampshire

Oxfordshire -V- Devon

Hampshire -V- Oxfordshire

Cove CC - Grasmere Avenue, Cove, Farnborough, GU14 0LE

Free parking and entry. Bar open all day and BBQ from 12:00 onwards.

16 Jun 2015 : Eversley development team in thrilling 1 run win against Fleet
Eversley Development 162 ao Fleet 161 – 7

Eversley won by 1 run.

Fleet CC hosted a fantastic game of cricket played in a great spirit between the two sides that resulted in a 1 run win for Eversley.

The match started in unfortunate fashion with Eversley losing early wickets to some excellent Fleet bowling. Eversley were 4 wickets down before Jack Surrall and Andy South put on over 100 for the 5th wicket with Jack finally out to his trademark dismissal, trying to play a Dilshan (played 3 times, out 3 times!) but having scored a very good, and patient, half century. A late flurry of wickets saw Eversley bowled out with 3 overs to spare, Whelan senior stranded when looking in fine form, 0 not out. Eversley had managed 162.

South Jnr and Jack Surrall opened the bowling but with Fleet going serenely about their business it was a little surprising when Henry induced a mistake from one of their openers to take the first wicket, caught behind. Jordan bowled a good spell and was a little unlucky not to take a wicket but Fleet continued to score at the asking rate despite Aiden bowling well at the other end. At around 80 – 1 the game was certainly in Fleet’s favour.

With exams and other commitments Eversley had only mustered 10 players but a young lad, omitted from the Fleet side, stepped in to help. Only 12 years old and bowling with a bigger ball on a full length pitch for the first time he proceeded to bowl an excellent spell of off spin. His 8 overs cost just 31 and he took 3 wickets! We’ve tabled an offer to get him to Eversley!

The runs were starting to dry up a bit and with Alex Dobbin and Graham Spooner bowling tidy spells Eversley clawed their way back in to the game. Ru, who with an injured back, was bowling non-turning off breaks and Jack Surrall were tasked with protecting a narrow lead. Fleet needed just 26 to win from the last 8 overs with 6 wickets left. Ru got an LBW, Jack bowled one of their adults round his legs and a great afternoon of cricket came down to a final over with Fleet needing only 5 runs to win.

Jack Surrall bowled really well but with the Fleet guys scampered a couple of very risky singles, 3 to win off 3. Swish and a miss and then they took one chance too many, attempting a run to the ‘keeper, but were left short. Run Out. Final ball, 3 still required to win but they could only manage a leg bye. Fleet finished on 161.

Special thanks to Jimmy Forsyth for stepping in to help, umpiring, keeping wicket and boundless enthusiasm. And for Paul, for tirelessly chasing round to help us get a side together.

Well done to all of the lads, a great effort all round, we hope they enjoyed the game, it doesn’t get much closer!

05 Jun 2015 : 'Have your say' - National cricket playing survey now open
Hi everyone,

The National Cricket Playing Survey 2015 is now open.

Last year more than 50,000 respondents helped the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to gain a fresh insight into how best to improve and support the grassroots game.

They're keen to hear from you and continue the conversation to help shape the future of recreational cricket.

By completing the survey you'll have the chance to win prizes including signed memorabilia or pairs of tickets to Investec Ashes Tests and Royal London England v Australia ODIs.

Click here to take the survey:


Kind regards

05 Jun 2015 : Boars snatch draw before winning semi
Bracknell News Published: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:31:31 GMT

EVERSLEY bravely held on to secure a nail-biting draw at home to Falkland in their Thames Valley League Division One encounter on Saturday, writes Richard Ashton.

The Boars made an ideal start at Cross Green when Matt Brown had Bruce Martin caught by player-coach Aftab Habib with the score on 8, but the arrival of former Hampshire all-rounder Hamza Riazuddin put Falkland on top. He dominated a second wicket stand of 51 with Danny Williams, who also eventually fell to Brown.

Will Langmead struck a quick-fire 24 until he was removed by Eversley captain Scott Dyer, but Riazuddin was by this stage in full flow, and his outstanding 116 from 121 balls, aided by 66 from Dimi Kolugala, helped the visitors to an imposing 299-7 in their 52 overs.

Tino Mutombodzi was the pick of the Boars attack, ending with 4-70 from his 15-over spell.

Phil Wise (24) and Chris Last (30) gave Eversley a solid start, but that was somewhat tossed away as Riazuddin now took over with the ball, taking three top order wickets to leave the hosts reeling on 92-5. Alex Davidson (39) again batted well but both he and Dyer were dismissed by Kologula to leave the Boars in deep trouble at 141-7.

However, Habib and Jack Sever used their experience to nullify a series of overs, with their resistance only ended when Riazuddin (4-43) had the latter caught and bowled. Habib later fell to Will Langmead, but Brown and youngster Lewis Sharp saw out the final three overs to snatch a draw with their side on 188-9.

In Division 4b, Eversley 2nds crushed Stoke Green 2nds by nine wickets. Sam Glaze (3-14) and Joseph Tucker (3-15) dismantled Green for 97, before Shane Green’s quick-fire 44 not out saw the Boars home in just 17 overs.

Eversley 3rds picked up a five-wicket win at Royal Ascot 3rds in Division 7a. Chris Harding (47no) top scored as the hosts made 183-8, with Stuart Tidbury taking 3-32. In reply, Paul Ager (71) and Seb Powers (51no) guided Eversley home in 34 overs.

Royal Ascot 4ths gained a degree of revenge for the club as they beat Eversley 4ths by five wickets in Division 8a. Andy South scored 61 for the Boars but Afzal Siddiqui (6-86) helped dismiss them for 187, before Ascot knocked the runs off.

EVERSLEY reached the regional final of the Davidstow Village Cup final with an excellent 76-run win against Hursley Park on Sunday. Scott Dyer top scored with a magnificent 54 from just 23 balls in Eversley’s 165-8 from 35 overs, the game reduced from the normal 40 due to rain. In reply, Chris Last (4-13) and Jack Sever (3-9) were in top form as they skittled the visitors for just 89, with Lewis Sharp also taking two wickets. The Boars will take on Sparsholt in the Hampshire final on Sunday, June 14. - See more at: http://www.bracknellnews.co.uk/news/news-roundup/articles/2015/06/03/939550-boars-snatch-draw-before-winning-semi/#sthash.aROgosrH.dpuf