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incorporating BERKSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB Established 1895 Chairman’s Report ................................2 Annual Award Winners ........................3 Berkshire Cricket Officers.....................4 Facts & Figures ......................................6 MCCA Championship Tables ................8 Player Profiles 2012 ..............................9 1st XI Records 2012.............................10 Career Records ....................................12 Manager’s Report ...............................13 Berkshire Captains: Past & Present ....14 Berkshire Cricket Academy ................16 1st XI Match Reports ..........................18 2nd XI Report......................................26 Berkshire Women’s T20 Finals............27 Berkshire Women’s XI.........................29 Berkshire Stags....................................30 Berkshire Seniors ................................31 Club Affiliation ...................................34 Cricket Development Report .............35 Clubmark / OSCAS / Volunteers..........36 Berkshire Gents...................................37 Gentlemen, Gypsies & Jesters ............38

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Front Cover • Batsman Matt Jones enjoyed a very successful 2012 season, scoring 468 runs in the MCCA Championship with an average of 52, and was named Berkshire’s player of the year.

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Cecil Fright Chairman

After some years Roy New has decided to relinquish his responsibilities as our Secretary. His responsibilities relating to the Company will be taken over by Graham Fyffe, whilst, Roy will continue as Cricket Secretary and remain responsible for all administration of that side. Finally, once again many thanks to you all for your continued support and I wish you an enjoyable and successful 2013.

I would like to personally and on your behalf to thank my fellow directors for all their work and in particular Graham Fyffe who continues with the ever growing workload of keeping our finances in order.

As I have said in previous reports. it is not possible to mention all of those who give of their time and talents in the furtherance of our beloved game in our County but the Board and I thank you most sincerely for what you have done and continue to do. Without you it would have been impossible to achieve what we have done over the past few years.

Another project which we have progressed through the excellent efforts of Mark Allum and Danny Hall is the establishment of a centre for Youth Cricket in conjunction with Blue Coat School, where some fifty matches will be played in 2013. We are grateful to The Head Partnership for their generous sponsorship of this venture.

We have, during the past year brought to fruition our plans for an Academy to which I referred in last year’s report and this is now running extremely successfully under the leadership of Tom Lambert, who we have formally appointed as County Coach. We are grateful to Westcoast for their generous sponsorship of this venture.

training for coaches and managers with those clubs and we must thank them for all their excellent work. I personally would like to express my deepest gratitude to Mark Roche for all his efforts in satisfying the ever growing requirements of the ECB and for ensuring that we receive, in full, all that is due to us by way of grants from Lord’s.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT In drafting this report I found myself in some difficulty as it seemed that everything I wanted to include had at some time or another appeared in previous yearbook reports. When I thought about it further I realised that this reflected the continued good progress which we have made in our efforts to expand and improve cricket in Berkshire at all levels and in all spheres of the game. On the playing side our County 1st XI had what we expected ie a season of change and rebuilding. Several new and young players were introduced to the side and their progress was evident in the last game of the season when we made over 300 to beat Dorset at Bournemouth, with some excellent performances with bat and ball from several players in their first season with the team. You will see the full details in the Captain’s Report and the match details elsewhere. Mention of the Captain gives me an opportunity to thank Bjorn for all his efforts for Berkshire over the last 10 years and in particular for those which brought success both in the Championship and the KO Cup. He was, without doubt, our most successful skipper in the modern era of Minor County cricket. We wish him well in whatever he does in the future. Our Women’s team continues to perform at a high level in the top grade of the game and here again this was achieved following the retirement of a number of senior players who had represented us so well for many seasons and reflects well on the progress of the younger players who were introduced to the side. Finally, on the playing side I must mention the continued progress of our Youth sides under the excellent leadership of Mark Allum and his band of Managers and Coaches, all of whom deserve the highest praise for their efforts with our young boys and girls. The Board through the marvellous work done by Mark Roche, Mark Foster and Tom Russell has pushed ahead with our efforts to offer help and guidance to our affiliated clubs to improve facilities and provide 2



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Matt Jones was named Berkshire's player of the season and received his trophy at the annual dinner and presentation held at the Calcot Hotel in October.

The 24-year-old Finchampstead batting star was also named as his club's player of the year as well as being the top batsman in Division 1 of the Thames Valley League.

Welshman Jones scored 465 runs for Berkshire in the Minor Counties Championship with an average of 52. He made 107 not out against Wiltshire and was only six short of another century against Dorset.

Gurveer Singh was also rewarded for an excellent 2012 season by being presented with the Eddie Pickford Trophy, an annual prize given to the Berkshire player who had shown 'determination to improve his game'.

The 20-year-old Henley slow left-arm spinner secured a regular spot in the 2012 county team and bowled more than 160 overs, taking 17 wickets at a cost of 30 runs.

Singh also worked hard on his batting. proving himself as more than a useful performer in the lower order. Berkshire's young player of the year award went to 15-year-old Adam Dewes, a Finchampstead CC player who attends Wellington College.

Amazingly, he has represented the county for six seasons, maintaining a high level of performance with both the bat and ball.

During the 2012 campaign he scored more than 500 runs, which included two centuries and two half-centuries. He also secured success with his left-arm spin.

Presentations were also made to the 2012 Berkshire winners of the Natwest OSCAs (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards). They were Malcolm Brown (Falkland), Nick Bishop (Thatcham Town), Graham Fyffe (Berkshire Cricket), John Verney (West Ilsley), Dennis Prior (Berkshire ACO), Andrew Wigmore (Theale & Tilehurst) and Sam Trumper (Falkland). Clubmark awards were presented to representatives of White Waltham, Newbury, Bracknell and Sonning cricket clubs.



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• Gurveer Singh collects the Eddie Pickford Trophy.

• Adam Dewes took the Young Player of the Year.



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Minor Counties Championship

A statistical history of Berkshire CCC by Roy New

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Highest team score

Most runs in a season Most runs in a career

Best Bowling

Highest individual score

78 by G.M. Hawkesworth (1910)

1,068 by R.J.M. James (1962) 8,397 by G.E. Loveday, (1985-2000)

For: 10-25 by G.R. Langdale v Dorset (1953) at Cintra, Reading Against: 10-50 by J. Kelly of Devon (1961) at Torquay

For: 282 by E. E. Garnett v Wiltshire (1908) at Reading Against: 232 by H. C. Featherstone of Devon (1912) at Exeter

For: 537 v Devon (1926) at Reading Against: 533 by Devon (1921) at Reading For: 34 v Northampton (1900) at Northampton Against: 29 by Devon (1930) at Reading

Most wickets in a season 632 by R.R. Relf (1900-1946)

Lowest team score

Most wickets in a career 15 + 2 one-day by G.E. Loveday, (1985-2000)

For: 100 by H M Hall v Leicestershire (1996) at Leicester For: 12-5-18-0 by S Burrows v Yorkshire (1983) at Reading For: 5-87 by P J Oxley v Kent (1994) at Finchampstead

For: 300-6 v Leicestershire at Grace Road, Leicester Against: 406-5 by Leicestershire at Grace Road (1996) 105 v Yorkshire (1988) at Finchampstead Against: 167 by Hertfordshire (1966) at Hitchin

Gillette Cup / Nat West Trophy / C & G Trophy

For: 158* by Aftab Habib v Oxfordshire (1995) at Thame For: 11-7-7-1 by P J Lewington v Bucks (1986) at Bracknell For: 5-59 by S D Udal v Lincs (2011) at Woodhall Spa

For: 330-6 v Suffolk (2011) at Henley Against: 387-5 by Devon (2009) For: 57 v Bucks (1987) at Reading School Against: 102-9 by Buckinghamshire (1984) at Courage

Minor Counties Knock-Out Competition

M.G. Lickley (119) and G.E. Loveday (107) v Oxfordshire M.D.T. Roberts (205) and J.J. McLean (210*) v Herefordshire D.W. Stokes (98) and C.R. Crisfield (125) v Glamorgan II J.J. McLean (122) and S.P. Naylor (121) v Herefordshire T.D. Fray (201*) and S.P. Naylor (113*) v Herefordshire A.C. Croome (132) and L.G Collins (76) v Buckinghamshire J.C. Morris (156) and B.H.D. Mordt (123*) v Oxfordshire F.S. Dempsey (77) and J.E.G. Rowland (63) v Devon F.E. Chapman (130) and E.K. Millett (82*) v Oxfordshire G.M. Hawkesworth (56) and J. Bailey (44*) v Dorset

Most centuries

(1991) (2011) (1937) (2008) (2005) (1898) (2009) (1927) (1897) (1914)

Highest partnerships 1st wicket – 226 2nd wicket – 371 3rd wicket – 216 4th wicket – 251 5th wicket – 253* 6th wicket – 203 7th wicket – 185 8th wicket – 142 9th wicket – 201 10th wicket – 108

Highest team score Lowest team score Highest individual score Most economical bowling Best bowling

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D C R Hall J H Jones, W A Burgoyne, A J Mahoney, P M New A R Day, M L Simmons J F Harvey, N Phillips, G P Knight, S Burrows A Dindar M G Lickley G R J Roope, J A Claughton D B Gorman T M H James M E Stevens, G E Loveday, M G Stear, T P J Todd D J B Hartley, P J Oxley R J Pitcher, A Habib, S D Myles, J R Wood, J Hodgson D A Shaw M Lane, J Barrow N A Denning, J R Perkins, P Prichard, N Wilton C D Crowe, T D Fray, N E L Gunter, T L Lambert B H D Mordt, S P Naylor D E Barnes, P R Carter C P Crowe, R L Johnson J C Morris, D J F Shilvock M S T Stokes R J Logan, J J McLean L E Beaven, C T Peploe, M D T Roberts, S D Udal

Berkshire Capped Players T H Knapp, C R Pateman A Peach, A W Woolley D W Stokes C Bomford, R H Tomlin, J J Timewell, E Cawston O P F Sutton, R T Dedman, E H Moss, A T W Taylor, A Wolton M A Salmon L A Sears, R D Morbey, J A Mence, F Berry, G W S Waites J R Tovey M N Morgan, F Nunn R Fox, A Robinson G R Langdale, F C Pickett, A D Ramsden D E Young, R G Drew J W H May, A T Davis, G N G Kirby C M S Crombie, C E W Brooks R E A Dyment, A A Hillary F W Neate, P A Simpkins J B Bodie J R Ford, M D Mence R M James A C Denness, J S Drewett, H E M Murphy, A C Revill F C Baines, D J Mordaunt R C G Fortin W Perkins, G E J Child, P W Neate, J A Schofield J E Flower, P J Lewington D Johnston C Casemore, K J Salter, C Saunders A T Castell, D G Beckett, H J Townson

If any reader is able to provide information about the year the following players were capped the Hon. Sec. would be pleased to hear from you. A W Flatman, T Ingram, J G C Surridge, V L M Wainwright


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Naseer Ahmed Amy Allen Kenneth Allen Mark Allen William Allum Mark Allum Marc Ames Nheem Amin Mark Anderson Roger Bailey Paul Banham Daniel Barclay John Bargent Andrew Barr Robert Barrett John Bartlett Adrian Batchelor Roger Beaven Ben Berryman Paul Bew Avtar Bhachu Richard Bishop Martin Bishop John Bolan Martin Boulton Michael Brader Adrian Braine Jonathon Bray Noel Brett Ronald Brock Euan Brock Naghman Butt Russ Camplin Richard Carter John Cartledge Jeff Castle Kenneth Clark James Codd Brian Cooper Robert Court Laurence Cramp Caroline Craven Tim Dadd William Danbury Ian Davis Adrian Davis Ralph Dellor Matthew Denness Brian Denston Ben Diab Peter Dobney Nic Downes Adrian Dray Simon Edwards Guy Ellis Christopher Ellison William Ellison James Ettridge

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Woolhampton CC Secretary: David Howe


Thomas James Andrews Born: 23rd September 1983 Peterborough Major teams: Huntingdonshire, Market Deeping, Henley Batting style: RHB Bowling style: RHM Club: Henley David Edward Barnes Born: 27th September 1982 Whitehaven, Cumbria Major team: Cumberland Batting style: RHB Bowling style: RAM Club: Henley Luke Edward Beaven Born: 31st August 1989 Major team: MCC Young Cricketers Batting style: RHB Bowling style: SLA Club: High Wycombe Euan Edward Brock Born: 9th February 1991 Reading, Berkshire Major team: Berkshire Batting style: RHB Bowling style: SLA Club: Henley Stewart Richard Davison Born 6th April 1991 Major team: Batting style: RHB Fielding: Wicketkeeper Club: Henley Shelvin Sameer Emanuel Gumbs Born: 29th August 1991 Slough Major teams: Middlesex Cricket Academy, Unicorns A, Slough, Reading, Loughborough Town Batting style: RHB Bowling: RM Club: Reading


Matthew Alan Jones Born: 1st September 1988 Cardiff Major teams: Buckinghamshire, Glamorgan and Wales Academy, Cardiff UCCE/MCCU, Finchampstead Batting style: LHB Bowling style: ROB Club: Falkland

Sukhmeet Singh Kang Born 20th August 1988 Reading Major teams: Bristol University, Reading Batting style: RHB Fielding: Wicketkeeper Club: Reading

Karan Kumar Born: 8th September 1992 Slough Major teams: Gloucestershire Academy, Slough Batting style: RHB Bowling style: RM Club: Slough

Bjorn Haaken David Mordt Born: 29th June 1978 Mutare, Zimbabwe Major team: University of Cape Town Batting style: RHB Bowling style: RAM Fielding: Wicketkeeper Club: Henley

James Calum Morris Born: 17th January 1985 Major teams: England Amateur XI, Glamorgan 2XI, Hampshire 2 XI Durham UCCE, British Universities, MCC Universities Batting style: RHB Bowling style: RALB Club: Falkland

Steven Paul Naylor Born: 14th March 1977 Stockton on Tees Major teams: Surrey, Notts, MCC Young Cricketers, MCCA U25 Batting: RHB Bowling: RAM Club: Henley

Daniel Lincoln Born: 26th May 1995 Frimley, Surrey Major team: Finchampstead Batting style: RHB Bowling: RM Club: Finchampstead

Thomas Michael Nugent Born 11th July 1994 Bath Major teams: Henley Batting style: RHB Bowling style: RFM Club: Henley

Christopher Thomas Peploe Born 26th April 1981 Major teams: Middlesex, MCC Young Cricketers Batting style: LHB Bowling style: SLA Club: Ealing

Michael David Tudor Roberts Born 13th March 1969 Major team: Middlesex Academy Batting style: RHB Bowling style: RAOB Club: Henley

Gurveer Singh Born 13th March 1992 Kabul, Afghanistan Major teams: Farnham Royal, Henley Batting style: LHB Bowling style: SLA Club: Henley

Ian William Sturmer Born 23rd August 1991 Chuddingly, Sussex Major teams: Loughborough MCCU, East Grinstead Batting style: RHB Bowling style: RM Club: East Grinstead

Shaun Udal Born: 18th March 1969 Cove, Hants Major teams: England, Hampshire, Middlesex Batting style: RHB Bowling: RAOB Club: Camberley


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Where are they now? David Wright looks back through Berkshire Cricket history books to 30, 20 and 10 years ago . . . . 1983

Berkshire were sixth in the Western Division, which was easily won by Buckinghamshire. John Harvey skippered the side which won only two of the nine two games. The only home win of the season came at Reading, where Berkshire defeated Wiltshire by 7wickets. Graham Roope made 44 not out in the first innings and 70 not out in the second. The away victory came at Truro, where Berks defeated Cornwall by 59 runs. Star of the show was Peter Lewington, who took 6-4 in Cornwall's first innings and 7-58 in their second innings. Roope topped the county's batting averages with 77.29 from 13 innings (6 not outs), while Lewington headed the bowling list with an average of 16.46 having taken 46 wickets. Berkshire entertained Yorkshire in the first round of the NatWest Trophy at Church Road, Earley and were restricted to 128-9 in 60 overs with the visitors easily reaching their target for the loss of three wickets with more than nine overs to spare. One of the Yorkshire wickets to fall was that of Geoff Boycott, who was caught by wicketkeeper Gordon Child off the bowling of Jeff Jones [the current 1st XI Team Manager].


Captained by Mark Simmons, Berkshire finished fourth in the Western Division. Berkshire started the two-day championship season with a draw against Shropshire at Kidmore End in a match cut short by rain and it was much the same story against Oxfordshire at Christchurch College. Travelling to Wales, Berkshire were beaten by 7 wickets. The tour down to the West Country was disappointing, the game with Cornwall being drawn before Devon inflicted a 6 wicket defeat. Another defeat followed when Cheshire came down to Reading, followed by another draw, this time against Wiltshire at Finchampstead. Berkshire ended their season with back-to-back victories against Dorset (by 81 runs) at Falkland and against Herefordshire at Brockhampton by 17 runs. Gary Loveday made an unbeaten 157 in the second innings, his seventh century in Minor Counties Championship matches, equalling the record held by Joe Mence and Martin Lickley. During the season, Peter Lewington took his total to 574 championship wickets, leaving him close to the county's record of 583 held by R R Relf. In the MCC Trophy, Berkshire (203-8 off 55 overs) narrowly lost to Hertfordshire (207-9 off 54.3 overs) by one wicket and three balls remaining at Bishops Stortford.



David Wright Berkshire Cricket Press Officer

The team was captained by Julian Wood and in a successful season, finished runners-up to Devon in the Western Division following three wins and two draws from their six matches. Berkshire started by hammering Oxfordshire by 10 wickets at Falkland. The second game at Alderley Edge against Cheshire was remarkable in the fact that Richard Howitt (170), Lee Nurse (108) and Paul Prichard (101) all made centuries in the Berkshire's mammoth first innings total of 466-5 off 100 overs. In the second innings, Julian Wood scored 158 to leave Cheshire requiring a daunting 423 to win in just 50 overs, finishing on 180-7. Another century from Howitt saw Berkshire beat Dorset at Dean Park, Bournemouth. After a drawn match with Shropshire at Reading, Berkshire defeated Wiltshire by 172 runs at Westbury. Berkshire went into their final game against Devon at Finchampstead only needing to avoid defeat to pip their rivals for the title. But it all went sadly wrong. Devon beat Berkshire by 162 runs. It was a sad year for the county with the deaths of Clifford Martin, secretary 1973-1989, and players John Harvey, who had skippered the side between 1982-1986, and Richard Davis.

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IN MEMORIAM Everyone who played with him liked him, not just because he won games for us, but because he was so friendly and unassuming. If only we had found him 10 years earlier, when he could have shared the new ball with Tony Denness, we might have ruled the world and he would have made and kept many friends in Berkshire. As it was, after only two seasons, he retreated back to SouthEast London and we lost touch, which was a great pity. Francis Neate

Dave Gibson Played for Berkshire 1976-78 Dave Gibson died in Australia in May 2012. He played for Berkshire after playing 157 matches for Surrey as an opening bowler (1957-69).

David Phillips 1930-2012 Berkshire member & Sonning CC president David G Phillips was a much loved and respected President of Sonning CC, who always found time to chat to members and guests on his regular visits for matches and social events, many of which were attended arm-in-arm with his ever-supportive wife Valerie. He served the club in various roles from 1970, including Chairman in the 1990s, before taking over as Club President in 1999. 'DG' also introduced his sons Dave and Gary to the club. Gary's own daughters are now part of the highly successful junior cricket set up at Sonning, and so although DG himself will be sorely missed, his legacy will live on at Sonning for a good few years yet!

Ron Hastings (Falkland CC) Ron Hastings, the Falkland CC Vice Chairman and known to Berkshire members as the Car Park organiser when Berkshire played at Falkland. He gave many years of loyal service, often unknown or unrecognised by many but valued greatly by those close enough or old enough to appreciate what he did over all that time.

Mrs Bridget Beaven 1920-2013 Young and old joined to say goodbye to the “guardian angel” of Community stalwart Bridget Beaven, affectionately known as Mrs B. Mrs Beaven founded Dee Road Rangers FC with her late husband Les in 1964, was an avid supporter of Reading Cricket Club and started Dee Road Residents’ Association. Mrs Beaven followed with pride the cricket fortunes of her sons Roger and John, and grandsons Luke and Jack, to whom we send our condolences.

Robin Dyment 1932-2011 Capped 1958 Played for Berkshire 1957-1961 Although late, we would also like to record the death of Robin Eric Adrian Dyment, who died in late December 2010. Born in Reading in September 1932, the wicketkeeper and batsman played for Berkshire from 1957 to 1961, being capped in 1958. In 35 appearances for the county he took 52 catches and 23 stumpings. He also made one appearance for Hampshire 2nd XI in 1967. Keith ‘Weasel’ Wheeler 1945-2012 (Datchet Cricket Club) Keith was an integral part of life at Datchet, giving 25 years of service, as a player, groundsman, barman and supporter. A genuine all-rounder. Keith touched so many of the members through his thoughtful acts and was well loved by the players and their families who had the pleasure of his company on match days. Mrs E Waghorn, wife of Douglas Waghorn member of Berkshire CCC & ex headmaster Wargrave Piggott school.

Tony Stevens Berkshire member, Ex-committee member and Ex-Club Cricket Conference secretary.



Thank you Jeff Jones

With a year's experience behind us, I feel sure we have plenty to look forward to in the 2013 season and I am very optimistic about the future of Berkshire cricket club. But what we need most is a season of better weather.

In addition to Bjorn and Shaun, I cannot finish my first report without expressing my gratitude to Cecil Fright, Danny Hall, Roy New, Graham Fyffe, Paul Abraham and scorer Sue Jones. On behalf of the players, I would also like to thank our small, but select group of supporters who attended all our matches, home and away.

Having a professional of the calibre of Shaun Udal was a tremendous bonus to the team, both on and off the field. I, like the rest of the lads, thoroughly enjoyed listening to stories from his illustrious career.

As you all know, Bjorn Mordt has stood down as captain and I would like to thank him most sincerely for his tremendous service to Berkshire cricket and he will be badly missed by all those who played alongside him. He is one of the most inspirational captains I have ever worked with and I wish him all the best for the rest of his career with Henley.

But at least we finished the season on a high note, beating Dorset in a high-scoring game at Dean Park in Bournemouth by making 313-5 in a run chase on the final day. The tremendous amount of young talent in the county was underlined in the game with Dorset with outstanding performances coming from Matt Jones, Shelvin Gumbs and Karan Kumar. This was Karan's first game. Other youngsters who impressed during the season were Henley's two seam bowlers, Tom Nugent and Tom Andrews, along with spinner Gurveer Singh and Ian Sturmer. All of these, and hopefully others, will form the nucleus of our squad for the 2013 season and so I strongly believe there are very exciting times ahead for the club.

for the loss of just one wicket. But it all then went horribly wrong and a remarkable collapse saw us dismissed for just 158.


I was very honoured to be offered the chance to become team manager of Berkshire It was the first time I have held such a role and so for me it was something of a learning curve.

I was fortunate to have so many experienced and knowledgeable people around me, both on the management and playing sides of the team and I thank them sincerely for their support and advice.

When I became manager one of my main objectives was to introduce new young players into the team, especially from clubs in Berkshire. I am pleased to say this was achieved.

Unfortunately, it took a little more time than I had hoped to settle into the job, as a number of our games were rained off completely or cut short by the wet weather. The defence of the MCCA Trophy was ruined by bad weather. We won our opening game against Wales Minor Counties at Henley thanks to the Duckworth Lewis method, but our next two games against Buckinghamshire and Staffordshire were both cancelled without a ball being bowled. In our final game group, we went down to Bournemouth and lost to Dorset by 53 runs. But all five teams in our group finished with four points and so we were only denied a place in the knock-out stage by our inferior run-rate and we were very close to qualifying for the quarter-finals.

Our frustration with the bad weather continued in our opening championship game against our neighbours Oxfordshire. In a low scoring game, we needed only 162 to win and were 134-2 at lunch when prevented any further play. The next game against Wiltshire at Corsham was also rained affected and also drawn, as was the match with Shropshire which saw less than a day's play at Falkland. Our game with Devon at Finchampstead enjoyed better weather and saw plenty of runs, but another game which failed to produce a positive result. The fixture with Cheshire up at Nantwich was very disappointing as after bowling Cheshire out twice we needed 342 to win in a minimum of 92 overs, a tough but not impossible target. We made a promising start and reached 107

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James spent a lot of time in and out of the Berkshire setup due to the fact he was studying in Durham where he ended up being a very successful captain of their 1st XI. He came back to Berkshire and played a leading role in our successes during the 2008 season and ended up cementing a top order position in a strong batting line up. His ability in the field and with the ball made him a dangerous all-rounder for Berkshire.

• Bjorn Mordt (left), the retiring Berkshire Captain, introduces the new captain for 2013, James Morris. Making the decision to retire from Minor County cricket was not an easy one. Berkshire had been a part of my life for 9 years. The last 6 years while I was captain it took even more of a leading role. I lived and breathed playing for Berkshire and I loved every minute of it. I know James has the same attitude to Berkshire and that’s why it was a fairly simple choice to put him forward to the manager and the board.

I wish James all the success in the world and I know that under his leadership, Berkshire is in good hands. It won’t be easy but nothing ever is as he will have to rebuild a team. He will have some very talented youngsters coming through and I am sure success will not be too far away. Good luck mate and make sure you enjoy every minute of it. I will be down to support on the odd occasion and hopefully we can share a beer or 5 after one of your successes. Bjorn Mordt

I first played with James in 2003 when, I believe, he had just finished school, and I was making my debut against Shropshire at Reading CC. What immediately struck me about him was the fact he seemed to have an old head on young shoulders. He compiled a risk free 47 batting at 5 against a very strong Shropshire bowling attack. I remember thinking “this kid can play” and not only with the bat – he also bowled some very good leg spin.


Julian Tutty 1957-2012


Played for Berkshire 1979 We have sadly to record the death of Julian Tutty, who played for Berkshire during the 1979 season, having previously played for the Bantams. He was 55. Julian, who lived in Claygate in Surrey, passed away on Monday October 1 as a result of multiorgan failure. He had been ill for some time and spent the last two months in Kingston hospital His clubs were Eversley and Reading, for whom he played in the 1979 Haig Trophy (National Clubs Championship) final against Scarborough at Lord’s. Born in Reading, he attended Crossfields School in the town, followed by Mill Hill School in London before going to Durham University, where he graduated with a Diploma in HR management. He went on to work for several internationally-known companies. He is survived by his three children, Sammy (18), Annie (16) and Jamie (10).

Tony Bowden 1932-2012

Tony Bowden, a long-time member of Berkshire Cricket Club, was born in Keynsham in 1932 and educated at Queen Elizabeth's hospital in Bristol. Taken by his father the short journey to Bath at the age of six to watch the Somerset county team in action, he became addicted to cricket at early age. In 1953 he became a member of Somerset. He went into banking in Bristol and his career saw him work and live in five different counties. He was senior manager at the NatWest bank in Wokingham when he retired in 1989. Bowden was also a successful writer, having had 90 short stories published in addition to numerous feature articles. He also wrote White Hart and Polled Oak, which covered 100 years of Berkshire county cricket. He had become a Berkshire member after moving from Sussex to Peppard Common in 1971. Tony joined the Berkshire CCC committee in 1990 and became their press officer. His involvement with Wokingham cricket club commenced in 1981 and he was their chairman from 1984 to 1991. The following year he succeeded the late Cyril Woolhead as club president. He later moved to Crowthorne and then, for family reasons, to Market Harborough in Leicestershire. Sadly, ill health meant he was not able to see Wokingham CC's new ground, a move he had worked so hard to achieve during his time at Wokingham CC. We have lost much respected friend and supporter of Berkshire cricket.


W (Bill) A Burgoyne 1942-2012 Capped 1975 Bill played for Berkshire for only two seasons, 1975 and 1976. He was not free to play in all our Championship matches, nevertheless he headed the bowling averages in both seasons, with 23 wickets at 16.10 in 1975 and 20 at 17.85 in 1976. Unfortunately, although qualified for Berkshire, he had moved to London at an early age and we discovered him too late, when he was already 32. He was very tall, so was able on the right pitch to generate fearsome bounce at a very brisk pace. I remember well his trial game at Maidenhead & Bray in 1975, the first time I had seen him bowl. Three overs were enough to tell me we had found a star. I took him off at once in case he pulled a muscle. He was an automatic selection for the first Championship fixture against Bucks at Reading University, where along with our other bowlers he was taken apart by a brilliant first innings by Keith Edwards which deluded Bucks into declaring behind. But rain was around and a damp pitch at Reading University was always a nightmare. Bill was terrifying in the second innings and Bucks were all out for 46. I remember vividly standing at first slip and praying that a catch would not come my way. Bill played an important part in our qualifying for the Challenge match at the end of the season, and an equally important part in our dismal performance in that match. On a similar pitch we were dismissed for very little and, although the pitch was easing by mid-afternoon when Herts began their innings, Bill was our best hope of restoring the balance. Sadly, after removing one of their openers early to give us hope, he damaged his back and could not bowl again . Bill was only fearsome when he bowled. In all other respects he was a very likeable, modest person.

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BERKSHIRE CRICKET OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION (BCOA) Looking ahead Berkshire might be a minor County but in the officiating world we have been on the cutting edge. The recently introduced post of “Membership Services Officer”, ably filled by Avril Acres, has been recognised as best practice within the ECB Officials Association. This is the latest in a long line of innovations and ideas that BCOA has provided to the ECBACO, leading the way in Education (Eddie Lunn), Performance (Roy Kinner), with appointments (Dennis Prior and the initiation of “Who’s the Umpire”) as well as with Scorers and their development. Now I believe that we can continue to show ECB what the best way forward is with membership services, we are already leading the way in ensuring an excellent membership service. David Hare Chairman, Berkshire Cricket Officials Association

John Reed – Minor Counties Umpire

Berkshire’s final match of the season against Dorset at Dean Park in Bournemouth saw the end of John Reed’s 20-year career as a Minor Counties umpire. Sixty five is the cut off age and John reached that milestone before the start of the 2013 season. But he certainly has no intention of hanging up his white coat. An umpire since 1983, John will continue to officiate in the Home Counties Premier League as well as in the ECB 2nd XI competition. During his career the Finchampstead resident has stood in four matches at Lord’s, in MCC games, a MCCA final at Durham and made three overseas trips – to the East Coast of America, China and Hong Kong, and Fiji and Samoa. “Even if I was a player I doubt if I would have visited as many countries as that, so I have been very fortunate,” said Sunderland-born John. John, is seen with Berkshire scorer Sue Jones and fellow match umpire Andrew Forward (right). 62




On a personal note, I shall miss him. I hope I have learned something from him and am able to put it into practice in the seasons ahead. From all the players, management and Berkshire as a whole, thank you for all you have done. We all hope to see you with baby on hip and beer in hand the other side of the boundary rope.

Bjorn bowed out of the county scene in the final match of last season against Dorset at Dean Park, Bournemouth in true Bjorn style. Four wickets and a final score of 60 helped to secure an excellent win against all the odds with the younger brigade all making significant contributions. The emotional scenes that followed only served to emphasise the high regard in which BJ was held.

2011 was going to be his swansong but the powers that be persuaded him to stay on for one more year and manage the transition from the ‘old guard’ to a younger home grown squad of players. He managed to do this in a typical manner.

Bjorn has now decided that the time has come for him to retire from the county scene. A new career and impending fatherhood beckons although he will continue to play for and captain his beloved Henley CC.

Despite his personal achievements on the field, it is as a leader and motivator that I shall best remember Bjorn. His personal qualities of drive and enthusiasm were infectious. He was always willing to listen to the advice of the ‘senior pros’ and his teammates but in the final analysis would make his own decisions and stand by them. Whilst I did not always agree with his decisions, more often than not he was proved right.

In all probability his finest hour came in 2008 when, under his leadership, Berkshire won the Minor Counties Championship at ‘Fortress Falkland’ against a powerful Lincolnshire side; the first time since the Coronation year of 1953 that we could call ourselves ‘County Champions.’

Bjorn will go down in history as Berkshire’s most successful captain. He was part of the 2004 Trophy winning side at Lords, captained a losing final in 2008 before leading the side to victory at Headquarters against Hertfordshire in 2011.


James Morris, the new Berkshire Captain reflects on Bjorn’s Berkshire career (20032012).

I first saw Bjorn Mordt in 2003 when, having qualified to play for Berkshire, he made his debut against Shropshire. I had played my first game for the Royal County during the previous season against Cornwall at my home ground, Falkland CC and as a callow youth of seventeen years of age overheard a conversation about a young guy with tremendous potential who would be available for the following year. That young man was Bjorn Mordt.

Bjorn is somewhat of a hybrid; born in Zimbabwe nearly 35 years ago, he can name Scottish, Norwegian and South African amongst his ancestry roots – surely a likely candidate for ‘Who d you think you are?!’ The Mordt family had a fine sporting pedigree. Bjorn’s Uncle Ray was a flying Rugby Union winger, gaining many Springbok caps and captaining his country on a number of occasions. Moving to England he played professional Rugby League for Wigan before moving home to South Africa where he is still a legend today. Brother Nils, himself a fine cricketer in his youth, followed Ray into Rugby Union and now plays for Saracens having enjoyed spells at London Irish, Harlequins and Northampton as well as representing the England Sevens.

It was obvious to me that Bjorn was a future captain of Berkshire and he assumed the mantle in 2007 following the retirement of Julian Wood. Some nine years later as a player and six as captain, Bjorn has decided to call it a day. Bjorn’s legacy to Berkshire cricket is so much more than just statistics. Having said that, in Championship matches alone he has amassed 2831 runs at an average of 30.8 with four centuries and seventeen half centuries. His highest score of 123* formed part of a 7th wicket partnership with yours truly against Oxfordshire and surpassed a record which had stood since 1935.

In his latter years, Bjorn developed as an accurate and awkward away swing bowler accumulating 33 wickets at an average of just under 25. In moments of extreme stress, Bjorn has also donned the gloves and kept wicket. Although I am sure he would admit to this not being his strongest suit, he still managed to take 58 catches and 9 stumpings; a genuine all-rounder.

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• First day at Berkshire’s new academy based at Bradfield College. Picture: Steve Smyth (Reading Post)

DIRECTOR of cricket Danny Hall described the opening of the Westcoast Berkshire Cricket Academy at Bradfield College as "a very exciting development for Berkshire cricket. “We believe they (the scholars) have the potential to make county cricketers. The coaches we have are the best around and now it’s up to the scholars to show the commitment, but it has only been made possible by the sponsorship of Westcoast." Right from day one, however, the selected youngsters were warned that if they didn't hit their targets then they would be removed and replaced by others. From October through to May eight boys and six girls received regular coaching sessions from former Berkshire county players Nick Denning, Tom Lambert and Julian Wood. Lambert said: “We originally considered nearly 40 names before drawing up our final list and three or four of the unlucky ones were very close to being selected. But we are happy with the eight we selected, while Nick feels the same over the girls he chose.” The scholars were also able to increase their fitness as the Academy brought in performance coach Aynsley Fry, who did a similar job with the GB judo squad at the London Olympics. He is also a former light-heavyweight boxer who once won a bronze medal in the British Universities Championships. While the boys are being schooled to make the senior championship side within three years, the girls could well make the Berkshire county team as early as next season as their coach, Denning, has fewer girls to select from.” Denning added, “We had been planning an academy for some time, so the long term partnership with Westcoast has been critical in making this happen.” Local company Westcoast are committing £6,000 annually to support the programme over an initial three year period. Phil Bell, Westcoast Marketing Director said “Westcoast has been a Berkshire based business for all of our 26 years. This county has always provided us with the most passionate and talented staff so when this opportunity to support youth development in sport arose we jumped at the chance. We hope these facilities will provide the next big names in county and international cricket and wish Berkshire all the success over the coming years.” Academy's first scholars were - boys: Karun Kumar, Matt Carter, Jon Gaffney, Stuart Parsons, Ian Slatcher, Andrew House, Dan Marles, Simon Andersson. Girls: Daisy Gardner, Lissy Macleod, Alex Rogers, Linsey Smith, Carla Rudd, Rosie Inns. 16


Committee Member

Administration Officer

Membership Services

Appointments Officer

Scorers Officer

Performance Officer

Education Officer





Carl Kneale

Rod Dye

Avril Acres

Avril Acres

Dennis Prior

John Golding

Roy Kinner

John Golding

Raymond Roberts

Antonino Trapani (Nino)

Eddie Lunn

David Hare


Committee Member


Affiliated to ECB Association of Cricket Officials

BCOA did not have an easy 2012, much water has gone under the bridge but we have started 2013 with a new, exciting committee that I hope will bring new ideas and new initiatives to improve the work of BCOA.

BCOA training in 2012 was again successful, with over 35 people attending a Level one Umpiring course and many of them progressing to Level 1A to develop their officiating skills. The Scorers’ course was also very well attended. I would like to thank John Golding, ably assisted by Avril Acres with the administration, for all the hard work he has done with training.

I think everyone will always remember 2012 for one thing, rain. This meant that our appointments officer, Dennis Prior, had to reschedule matches and officials extensively. With the introduction of neutral umpires in the Berkshire Cricket League, he had over 630 matches to find officials for. Dennis has never complained, he has got on with the job, often unnoticed, and has served us with true dedication.

Mick Southerton, our treasurer for many years, is stepping down due to work pressures but we want to thank him for all the hard work Mick has done.


As someone who is fairly ‘new on the block’, I would like to thank all of the committee for supporting, encouraging and assisting me as I have embarked on this new venture.



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3,717 35,639 106,633 145,989 (97,581)

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C J Fright Director Date: 7 March 2013

The financial statements were approved and authorised for issue by the board and were signed on its behalf by:

CAPITAL AND RESERVES Designated funds Profit and Loss account

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PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2012 2012 £ 385,224 (385,053) 171 0 171 171 (519) (348) 0 (348)

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MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP 3rd/4th/5th June 2012 (3 days) – Draw (Berkshire 8, Oxfordshire 8)

BERKSHIRE v OXFORDSHIRE at Brakspear Ground, Henley-on-Thames

OXFORDSHIRE second innings

W 1 4 (1w) 0 3 1

c Singh b Mordt c Morris b Nugent st Davison b Singh ro (Roberts) st Davison b Udal c Mordt b Nugent c Mordt b Udal c Jones b Udal c Davison b Nugent c Andrews b Nugent not out (4 b, 1 w) (all out, 44 overs)

R 48 53 25 32 19

b Vainker not out b Vainker not out did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat (8 b) (2 wickets, 38 overs)

M 2 2 3 0 0

R 37 26 29 14 20

W 0 0 2 0 0

15 6 74 11 1 33 4 2 1 19 0 5 171

The Wargrave cricketHenley. centre showed a small loss of(Played £1,145 on compared to the previous year’s Under 9 Champions: Runners-Up: Slough. 11th September) £5,430.11The centre continues to very popular Slough and it is hoped that we should reach a breakUnder Champions: Falkland. Runners-Up: even position next year. Under 13 Champions: Purley-on-Thames. Runners-Up: Maidenhead & Bray Under 15 Champions: Falkland. Runners-Up: Newbury. Under 17 Champions: Finchampstead. Runners-Up: Town. The overall costs of running a medium size company,Thatcham which in fact we are, are considerable. It is therefore pleasing to report again that our governance costs have been reduced this In 2011 successfully introduced a Division 2 for teams in the U13 and U15 age group and year by we £3,394. all agreed that it was particularly useful in developing less experienced players. We will extend the U11s in 2012. 2011 finalists were: We are this verytoappreciative of ourThe sponsors HubPlus East, Phoenix Retail Services, Serious Cricket and Westcoast Limited among other companies and individuals who have supported Under 13 Division 2 Champions: Littlewick Green.with Runners-Up: Sandhurst. youth teams. We would also like to acknowledge grateful thanks individual donations Under 15 Division 2 Champions: End. Runners-Up: Cookham Dean. from Messrs Neil Doody and Rex Kidmore Smith amongst others.

The company has recorded a small profitfor forthe theBerkshire year of £171 after a charge of 2011 was another very successful season Youthwhich Cricket League with 38 clubs entering teamsarising across on theinvestment five age groups. a rough around 2700 corporation tax184 of £519, income,At leaves a netcalculation loss of £348. children are now playing league cricket in Berkshire, which is a tremendous achievement and I should like to thank all of the clubs, and their youth managers andplaying supporters, The mens’ first eleven, whilst undergoing a period of transition on the front, without showed which would be no BYCL.of £4,673. This was due to the policy of bringing in young a very there healthy playing surplus talented players which resulted in receiving an increased Age Related Grant of £6,425, an 2011 sawoftwo greatOur dayswomens’ of competition at the U13 and U15 CupECB Finals. increase £4,623. team, incurred a playing lossBerkshire of £3,132.County Sadly the do Finchampstead were crowned U13 County Cup Champions, with Reading as the runners-up. not match the playing grant to the increased programme they require our ladies to play. The In competition, Finchampstead again victorious, defeating Falkland in the netthe costU15 of youth cricket was £1,056 but it were should be borne in mind that the Berkshire Youth final. Cricket Trust contributed £1,500 towards these costs. Your board considers this figure very reasonable considering there are 21 youth teams playing well over 200 matches a season. In the ECB National Competition, the U15s defeated both the Surrey champions and the Bedfordshire champions to reach the regional finals, where they came up against some very The second major reason for our existence as a cricket club, or company as we are now tough teams and finished fourth. The U13 Berkshire champions also progressed to their known, is the training and of young ECB laysbydown regional final where they lostdevelopment an exciting game to thecricketers. HampshireThe champions just 1very run demanding targets and we are delighted to report that we again achieved the maximum to finish as regional runners-up. funding of £25,616. We owe a major debt to our cricket development director Mark Roche and League his veryFinals able supporting staff, as well our team part-time4th, coaches. The day was postponed for 2as weeks from of September due to The rain,cost andof a coaching isofinthe excess of £80,000 offset in large part by various course fees. round-up results is as follows:


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Our one disappointment was the lack of support for girls’ cricket, with only 7 clubs across the county able or willing to enter separate girls’ teams and these were across two age Graham Fyffe, FCA groups. However, in 2012 the BYCL have agreed a new format with Tom Russell, the Finance Director, Berkshire Cricket Ltd Berkshire CDO, as we must look to increase girls’ participation in cricket within the county. At the time of writing several new clubs have entered teams in the Girls U12 6-a-side league which is very promising.


Sheila Porter Chairman, BYCL

Finally, I’d also like to thank my committee, who work extremely hard throughout the year; to everyone at Boyne Hill CC; Falkland CC and Sulhamstead and Ufton CC, for the use of their grounds and their excellent hospitality on our finals days, and The Shanly Group for sponsoring the BYCL competitions. I should also like to thank Berkshire Cricket for their continued support of the U13 and U15 Cup Competitions. This enables us to continue to offer free entry to all the clubs and, consequently, means that every Berkshire club participates in this national competition.

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Rain prevented a certain win in the opening championship game at Henley. It was a very low scoring affair with Oxfordshire, having been put in to bat, being shot out for a meagre 105 in their first innings. Skipper Bjorn Mordt caused most of the damage, taking five wickets for 49 runs in 17 overs. However, the Berkshire batsmen fared only marginally better, with only Michael Roberts spending any length of time at the crease. He made 51 off 83 deliveries out of a total of 115. The struggle for runs continued in Oxon’s second innings with Oxon all out for 171, leaving Berkshire with a target of 162 to win. Roberts and Danny Housego (dismissed for a duck in both innings) both departed with the total on 45, but David Barnes (73no) and James Morris (34no) took the total to 134 by lunch. However, to Berkshire’s bitter disappointment, down came the rain and no further play was possible.

OXFORDSHIRE first innings 28 2 17 0 11 0 9 0 26 0 3 9 105

M 3 3 0 2 2

RI Kaufman* LM Sabin SL Hole JCR West JJ Perkin+ DT Smith CB Keegan FW Vainker AR Blanchard MD Taylor JAB Phillips Extras Total

W 5 2 3 (2w)

c Mordt b Nugent c Housego b Mordt c Jones b Nugent c Housego b Mordt c Davison b Mordt b Nugent c Davison b Andrews c Davison b Mordt c Davison b Andrews lbw b Mordt not out (1 b, 6 lb, 2 w) (all out, 34.2 overs)

R 49 37 12

Keegan Taylor Blanchard Smith Phillips

Scorers: S L Jones, R W Clarke

Oxfordshire bowling O 11 18 11 14 14

Fall of Wickets: 1-45 (Roberts), 2-45 (Housego).

MDT Roberts DE Barnes DM Housego JC Morris MA Jones BHD Mordt* SD Udal SR Davison+ TA Andrews TM Nugent Gurveer Singh Extras Total

BERKSHIRE second innings

O 11 15 13 11 14

RI Kaufman* LM Sabin SL Hole JCR West JJ Perkin+ DT Smith CB Keegan FW Vainker AR Blanchard MD Taylor JAB Phillips Extras Total

M 3 2 1

W 5 3 1 (1w) 1 (1nb, 1w)

Berkshire bowling Mordt Nugent Andrews Udal Gurveer Singh

Fall of Wickets: 1-13 (Sabin), 2-49 (Kaufman), 3-106 (West), 4-109 (Perkin), 5-111 (Hole), 6-126 (Keegan), 7-136 (Vainker), 8-137 (Blanchard), 9-171 (Taylor), 10-171(Smith).

O 17 10.2 17

51 0 0 14 4 8 0 16 2 0 0 20 115

Fall of Wickets: 1-23 (Sabin), 2-36 (Kaufman), 3-37 (West), 4-60 (Hole), 5-60 (Smith), 6-67 (Perkin), 7-67 (Vainker), 8-89 (Keegan), 9-93 (Taylor), 10-105 (Blanchard) Berkshire bowling Mordt Andrews Nugent

b Smith lbw b Keegan lbw b Taylor b Blanchard b Keegan b Keegan c Perkin b Keegan b Taylor c Perkin b Keegan not out c Sabin b Taylor (14 b, 2 lb, 2 nb, 2 w) (all out, 39.2 overs)

BERKSHIRE first innings MDT Roberts DE Barnes DM Housego JC Morris MA Jones BHD Mordt* SR Davison+ SD Udal TA Andrews TM Nugent Gurveer Singh Extras Total

R 30 16 28 25

Fall of Wickets: 1-15 (Barnes), 2-18 (Housego), 3-74 (Morris), 4-78 (Roberts), 5-88 (Mordt), 6-88 (Davison), 7-93 (Jones), 8-115 (Andrews), 9-115 (Udal), 10-115 (Singh). M 3 5 1 4

Umpires: S J Malone, C T Puckett

Oxfordshire bowling O 14 11.2 17 17

Keegan Taylor Blanchard Smith


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LEAGUE CRICKET 2012 In a very difficult season weather-wise, it was remarkable, and to the great credit of our clubs, how much good competitive cricket was actually played. HOME COUNTIES PREMIER LEAGUE Berkshire representation in HCPL in 2012 was limited to just three clubs, the lowest since the Premier League began in 2000. In Division One, Henley finished in fourth place for the second successive year, well behind Buckinghamshire powerhouse High Wycombe who successfully defended their title. In Division Two West, Slough made it back at the second attempt to the top flight in a close fought race. Falkland were never quite on the pace and finished fourth. MORRANT THAMES VALLEY LEAGUE Reading shrugged off their disappointment in being relegated from HCPL in 2011 to bounce back at the first attempt by winning Thames Valley Division 1. Having moved to their new ground, Wokingham sought to achieve back-to-back promotions, and they kept in touch most of the way but finally had to settle for second, 36 points behind Reading. Finchampstead slipped a place to sixth while Henley 2nds found the going tough, finishing ninth, however they avoided being relegated due to the defection of Basingstoke to the Southern League. Datchet pulled clear of Eversley to win Division 2A and promotion to Division 1. Windsor were sixth and Cookham Dean eighth. Finchampstead 2nds and Slough 2nds both struggled finishing ninth and tenth respectively with Slough 2nds eventually being relegated. Boyne Hill narrowly failed to claim the sole promotion slot from Division 2B finishing second. Reading 2nds were third, Thatcham Town fifth, Kidmore End seventh and Sonning eighth. Newbury could not match their previous season’s promotion winning form and were relegated back to Division 3. Wokingham 2nds added to a fine season for their club by claiming the runner’s up spot in Division 3B and associated promotion. BERKSHIRE LEAGUE West Reading finished narrow runners up for the second successive year with the title going this time to Mortimer West End. MORRANT CHILTERN LEAGUE Perennial contenders Binfield tasted glory at last, narrowly holding off Wraysbury who finished runners-up for the second year in a row with White Waltham third. HAMPSHIRE LEAGUE The sole Berkshire representative in the County Divisions of HCL, Hungerford finished 11th in County Division 2.

Picture: Angela Davison

Wilson Carlisle

WOMEN Reading Women 1st XI finished sixth in the Premier Division of the South League. In Hampshire Women’s League Division 2 Wokingham finished second.

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WILTSHIRE v BERKSHIRE at Corsham Cricket Club 24th/25th/26th June 2012 (3 days) – Draw (Wiltshire 10, Berkshire 9)

WILTSHIRE second innings

M 1 0 1 5 3 0

R 126 111 126 105 146 116

W 0 0 1 1 5 0

ro (Brock) c Brock b Andrews c Kang b Udal c Mordt b Udal c Lincoln b Udal lbw b Singh lbw b Udal not out c Jones b Udal not out did not bat (5 b) (8 wickets dec, 88 overs)

O 16 14 15 37 32 14

W 0 (1w) 1 2 0 (1nb)

55 34 29 85 12 9 13 39 0 44 0 5 325

Berkshire battled back well to force a draw at Corsham. They did well to bowl out Wiltshire for 234 in the 79th over, only being held up by the a determined innings of 106 by home skipper Joe Breet. But spinners Gurveer Singh and Shaun Udal kept persevering and were rewarded with four and three wickets respectively. It was then the turn of most of the Berkshire batsmen to struggle, with the main exception of Shelvin Gumbs, whose 45 helped a middle-order recovery, but the last four wickets went down for 19 runs and Berkshire were all out for 190. Wiltshire extended their advantage in the second innings, taking the total to 325-8 dec, a lead of 369. It was a tough ask for Berkshire, but they made a good show of it, reaching 196-3 with rain again interrupting play. But there was the consolation of seeing Matt Jones bat superbly for 107, off just 114 deliveries. He and Bjorn Mordt (57) put on 122 for the second wicket.

WILTSHIRE first innings

Berkshire bowling Sturmer Mordt Andrews Gurveer Singh Udal Brock

ER Kilbee JR Levitt SFG Bullen+ JJ Breet* TB Bowler PJ Robbins OJ Alsop HJ Langford BJ Gardner Tahir Afridi MR Bhatt Extras Total

35 9 7 106 36 2 19 13 1 0 0 6 234

W 2 (1nb, 1w) 0 0 3 4 1 (1w)

b Singh c Kang b Sturmer c and b Sturmer st Kang b Singh c and b Brock c Andrews b Singh not out lbw b Udal c and b Udal c Brock b Udal lbw b Singh (2 lb, 2 nb, 2 w) (all out, 78.5 overs)

R 30 25 13 74 63 27

ER Kilbee JR Levitt SFG Bullen+ JJ Breet* HJ Langford PJ Robbins TB Bowler OJ Alsop BJ Gardner Tahir Afridi MR Bhatt Extras Total

M 2 1 5 1 4 1

Fall of Wickets: 1-48 (Levitt), 2-123 (Kilbee), 3-124 (Bullen), 4-154 (Bowler), 5-173 (Robbins), 6-238 (Alsop), 7-245 (Breet), 8-253 (Gardner). O 11 18 19 21 22.5 17

BERKSHIRE second innings

R 23 32 83 57

b Bhatt c Bullen b Afridi not out lbw b Bhatt not out did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat (1 lb, 2 w, 2 nb) (3 wickets, 43 overs)

M 1 3 1 1


5 196

57 1 107 6 20

Fall of Wickets: 1-15 (Levitt), 2-26 (Bullen), 3-95 (Kilbee), 4-188 (Langford), 5-201 (Breet), 6-206 (Robbins), 7-225 (Alsop), 8-227 (Gardner), 9-227 (Afridi), 10-234 (Bhatt). Berkshire bowling Sturmer Mordt Andrews Udal Gurveer Singh Brock

BERKSHIRE first innings

Wiltshire bowling

Gardner Tahir Afridi Bhatt Bowler

Scorers: S Rice, S L Jones

O 17 11 15 10

BHD Mordt* DE Barnes MA Jones EE Brock SSE Gumbs D Lincoln SS Kang+ SD Udal TJ Andrews Gurveer Singh IW Sturmer Extras Total

9 4 25 26 37 45 2 6 1 5 0 30 190

W 3 (3nb, 2w) 2 (1nb, 2w) 0 (3nb) 2 0 3 0

c Bullen b Afridi c Breet b Gardner c Kilbee b Robbins c Bhatt b Robbins b Bhatt c Bullen b Afridi c Bullen b Gardner c Robbins b Bhatt c Robbins b Bhatt c Bullen b Afridi not out (8 b, 8 lb, 14 nb, 4 w) (all out, 74.2 overs)

R 38 37 29 13 16 28 27

BHD Mordt* DE Barnes TJ Andrews MA Jones EE Brock SSE Gumbs D Lincoln SS Kang+ SD Udal Gurveer Singh IW Sturmer Extras Total

M 7 5 2 2 1 5 2

Fall of Wickets: 1-11 (Barnes), 2-133 (Mordt), 3-141 (Brock).

O 19 14 17 17 12 18.2 17

Fall of Wickets: 1-12 (Barnes), 2-19 (Mordt), 3-65 (Andrews), 4-88 (Jones), 5-151 (Brock), 6-154 (Lincoln), 7-171 (Gumbs), 8-172 (Udal), 9-190 (Singh), 10-190 (Kang) Wiltshire bowling Tahir Afridi Gardner Alsop Robbins Breet Bhatt Bowler

Umpires: R C Hampshire, T F Cox

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MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP BERKSHIRE v SHROPSHIRE at Falkland Cricket Club 8th/9th/10th July 2012 (3 days) – Draw (Berkshire 8, Shropshire 8)

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Only one day was possible, but what a day it was for James Morris, playing at his home club Falkland. A soaking well outfield prevented any play on the Sunday. But groundsman Wilson Carlisle and his team did an excellent mopping up job and play was possible on Monday. Berkshire were put in to bat and limped to 67-5, but Morris held his end up well and found a willing partner in Stewart Davison. They put on 85 before Davison went for 22. Shaun Udal joined Morris and a stand of 71 followed with Udal making 32. Morris was eighth man out for a magnificent 107, made off 191 balls. The last pair, Ian Sturmer (29) and Gurveer Singh (16no), added 49, leaving the total on 280. Shropshire reached 66 without loss but Bjorn Mordt took three wickets in quick succession to leave the visitors 79-3 and that was how the game finished with more rain preventing any play on the Tuesday.

BERKSHIRE first innings

EJ Foster* RK Oliver EJ Green OM Ali JT Ralph RJ Foster JD Whitney AJ Parker+ JO Edwards J Clarke DL Bowen Extras Total

SHROPSHIRE second innings

Fall of Wickets:

DE Barnes BHD Mordt* MA Jones JC Morris SP Naylor EE Brock SR Davison+ SD Udal TM Nugent IW Sturmer Gurveer Singh Extras Total

12 0 4 107 14 5 22 32 2 29 16 37 280

W 3 (4nb, 1w) 2 (1nb) 0 (2nb) 0 0 (2w) 2 (1nb) 2

c Oliver b Edwards c Foster b Bowen c Foster b Edwards c Parker b Edwards c Parker b Bowen c Parker b Bowen c Parker b Foster ro (Foster) lbw b Foster st Parker b Green not out (8 b, 10 lb, 3 w, 16 nb) (all out, 78.5 overs)

R 68 66 24 20 11 51 22

DE Barnes BHD Mordt* MA Jones JC Morris SP Naylor EE Brock SR Davison+ SD Udal TM Nugent IW Sturmer Gurveer Singh Extras Total

M 6 1 4 0 0 5 1

Shropshire bowling O

O 19 12 12 15 15 20 19.3

12 79

30 33 2 2

Fall of Wickets: 1-12 (Mordt), 17-2 (Jones), 18-3 (Barnes), 43-4 (Naylor), 67-5 (Brock), 152-6 (Davison), 223-7 (Udal), 229-8 (Morris), 231-9 (Nugent), 280-10 (Sturmer). Shropshire bowling Bowen Edwards Ali Whitney Oliver Foster Green

lbw b Mordt b Mordt not out lbw b Mordt did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat (4 b, 6 lb, 2 w) (3 wickets, 14.2 overs)

SHROPSHIRE first innings EJ Foster* RK Oliver EJ Green OM Ali JT Ralph RJ Foster JD Whitney AJ Parker+ JO Edwards J Clarke DL Bowen Extras Total

W 0 0 (2w) 0 3 0

Fall of Wickets: R 21 23 17 16 12

Fall of Wickets: 1-66 (Foster), 2-75 (Oliver), 3-79 (Ali). M 0 0 1 1 0

Berkshire bowling O 13 12 14 14.2 11

Umpires: M Southerton, V Fallows

Scorers: S L Jones, C L W Barthorpe

Berkshire bowling Sturmer Nugent Naylor Mordt Udal



The primary objective of the BYCL is the organisation of junior club competitive cricket and, despite the atrocious weather, it was very gratifying to see the expansion of our league, with 40 clubs entering 188 teams and, consequently, around 3000 children now participating in cricket across Berkshire and, in some cases, just beyond. This is due in no small part to a group of very dedicated enthusiasts and I should like to acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved in organising cricket in our clubs, and, of course, not forgetting my committee, who put in a tremendous amount of work every year. Thank you all very much.

The U13 Berkshire County Cup Finals day was held at Boyne Hill CC on July 1st with Maidenhead & Bray winning an exciting game to be crowned County Champions with Kidmore End the runners-up. The Under 15 finals day was cancelled due to weather so the semi-finals were played during the week and the final (at the 5th attempt!) played at Cookham Dean with Finchampstead winning to become County Champions.

Runners Up: Pangbourne & Whitchurch Runners Up: Reading Runners Up: Kidmore End Runners Up: Reading

The League Finals Day took place at Sulhamstead & Ufton on September 2nd and, although delayed by rain, Finchampstead CC achieved a clean sweep of victories. A round-up of the results is as follows: BYCL Champions 2012 Under 11 Champions: Finchampstead. Under 13 Champions: Finchampstead. Under 15 Champions: Finchampstead. Under 17 Champions: Finchampstead.

Under 9 Champions: Slough. Runners-Up: Shinfield. (played on 9th September)

Runners Up: Maidenhead & Bray. Runners Up: Shinfield. Runners Up: Pangbourne & Whitchurch.

This year we introduced a Division 2 at the Under 11 age-group after the previous year’s positive feedback from the teams involved in the U13 and U15 age group. These finals were also played on September 2nd and results are as follows: BYCL Division 2 Champions 2012 Under 11 Champions: Henley Cheetahs. Under 13 Champions: Sonning. Under 15 Champions: Shinfield.

This year we did introduce some U12 tournaments for girls and had entries from 9 clubs with Thatcham Town & West Ilsley entering 2 teams. The 6-a-side softball format proved very popular with 4 teams playing a round robin tournament at each club. However, I’m pleased to announce that there are more clubs entering the 2013 competition (at both U12 and U15) as we continue to support the development of girls league cricket within the county.


Sheila Porter Chair, Berkshire Youth Cricket League

Finally, I’d like to thank everyone at Boyne Hill CC and Sulhamstead and Ufton CC, especially their groundstaff, for the use of their grounds and their excellent hospitality on our finals days, the Berkshire Cricket Board for their support and The Shanly Group for sponsoring the BYCL league competitions.

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BERKSHIRE CRICKET GROUNDSMANS’ ASSOCIATION Berkshire Cricket Groundsmans’ Association is an organisation covering Berkshire Cricket’s support activities to affiliated clubs in connection with the maintenance and improvement of their playing facilities. Membership is open to groundsmen from all affiliated clubs in Berkshire. As well as disseminating knowledge and information on new techniques etc. the County Groundsmans’ Association works closely with the Berkshire Cricket Development Director in implementing the facilities management strategy and with the facilties action group in determining priorities and allocation of ECB grant funding. The county pitch advisor is available to consult with affiliated clubs; the level of service is dependent on the category of affiliation. Fee based services such as a full performance quality standards report with soil testing and analysis are also available through the pitch advisor. Assistance with sourcing of materials and other services is also available.






Wilson Carlisle County Pitch Advisor


In conjunction with the Institute of Groundsmanship, Foundation and Intermediate Groundsmanship Courses were held in 2012 and further courses are being held in 2013. Further details are available from the Berkshire Cricket website or from the County Pitch Advisor. For further information please contact Tel 07768 696291


• Wet . . . Wet . . . Wet: All grounds around the county were hit by rain during the summer, some worse than others. Pictured is the flooded outfield at Henley Cricket Club. Picture: Angela Davison


BERKSHIRE v DEVON at Finchampstead Cricket Club 22nd/23rd/24th July 2012 (3 days) – Draw (Berkshire 7, Devon 12)

BERKSHIRE second innings

c Sub b Bougourd lbw b Anning c Thompson b Morris b Bradley c C Bradley b Bougourd c P Bradley b Bougourd c Lye b Bradley not out not out did not bat did not bat (8 b, 6 lb, 1 w, 2nb) (7 wickets, 158 overs)

W 1 (1nb) 1 1 1 (1w) 3 0 0


17 411

51 146 71 4 23 13 60 17 9

Berkshire were dismissed in their first innings for a disappointing total of 187. But it could have been worse as they 112-8 before Chris Peploe helped to bring some respectability to the total by grafting his way to 50, while No. 10 Ian Sturmer hit 24. Devon were 70-3 before James Burke and Josh Bess shared a tremendous partnership of 232, making scores of 144 and 115 respectively. The visitors declared on 354-6 off 90 overs. That total, however, was surpassed by Berkshire in their second innings. David Barnes led the run-fest with 146 with Bjorn Mordt adding 51 and Matt Jones 71 in stands of 122 for the first wicket and 140 for the second. The total moved on to 337-6 before Peploe (60) and Stewart Davison (17no) raised it to 392 before the seventh wicket fell. Berkshire moved on to 411-7 in 158 overs before both sides decided to call the game off without Devon having the chance of batting a second time.

BERKSHIRE first innings

34 8 34 13 14 2 50 0 0 24 4 4 187

R 157 147 113 174 186 113 117

BHD Mordt* DE Barnes MA Jones JC Morris SP Naylor EE Brock CT Peploe SR Davison+ SD Udal IW Sturmer Gurveer Singh Extras Total

W 2 1 4 1 1

c Holman b Bradley c Lye b Anning c Benton b Anning ro (Benton) c Holman b Bougourd c Thompson b Bradley b Morris c Holman b Bradley b Bradley c and b Bradley not out (4 lb) (all out, 73 overs)

R 38 30 59 26 30

M 18 10 20 13 18 10 10

BHD Mordt* DE Barnes MA Jones JC Morris SP Naylor EE Brock CT Peploe SR Davison+ SD Udal IW Sturmer Gurveer Singh Extras Total

M 10 13 17 13 10

O 26 16 55 17 40 11 13


Fall of Wickets: 1-122 (Mordt), 2-262 (Jones), 3-278 (Morris), 292-4 (Barnes), 320-5 (Brock), 337-6 (Naylor), 392-7 (Peploe). O 21 13 23 19 17

Devon bowling Anning Morris C Bradley P Bradley Bougourd Burke Holman

DEVON second innings

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Fall of Wickets: 1-27 (Barnes), 54-2 (Mordt), 90-3 (Morris), 93-4 (Jones), 108-5 (Naylor), 108-6 (Brock), 108-7 (Davison), 112-8 (Udal), 183-9 (Peploe), 187-10 (Sturmer). Devon bowling Anning Morriss C Bradley Bougourd P Bradley

DEVON first innings

30 144 1 13 115 24 3 9

15 354


Scorers: S L Jones, R C Tozer

Berkshire bowling

JE Burke RJ Holman SR Benton JJ Bess MW Thompson+ C Bradley* RJ Bougourd TS Anning P Bradley DF Lye CAJ Morris Extras Total

W 0 1 1 (5nb) 2 2 0

c Davison b Naylor b Singh b Mordt c Naylor b Peploe c Davison b Peploe c Brock b Singh not out not out did not bat did not bat did not bat (2 b, 3 lb, 10 nb) (6 wickets, 90 overs)

R 126 125 172 110 176 140

RJ Holman JE Burke DF Lye SR Benton JJ Bess MW Thompson+ P Bradley TS Anning C Bradley* RJ Bougourd CAJ Morris Extras Total

M 1 2 0 5 4 0

Fall of Wickets:

O 17 18 13 34 20 18

Fall of Wickets: 1-38 (Holman), 2-41 (Lye), 3-70 (Benton), 4-302 (Burke), 5-342 (Thompson), 6-343 (Bess). Berkshire bowling Sturmer Mordt Naylor Peploe Gurveer Singh Udal

Umpires: J Attridge, S F Bishopp

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MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CHESHIRE v BERKSHIRE at Nantwich Cricket Club 5th/6th/7th August 2012 (3 days) – Berkshire lost by 183 runs (Cheshire 22, Berkshire 6)

CHESHIRE second innings

R 39 45 90 38 29 67

W 2 3 (1w) 1 0 (1nb) 2 2

lbw b Nugent lbw b Mordt lbw b Mordt c Davison b Nugent c Naylor b Udal c Mordt b Udal lbw b Singh c Davison b Sturmer lbw b Nugent not out c Mordt b Sturmer (9 b, 4 lb, 1 w, 2 nb) (all out, 80.3 overs)

M 2 6 2 1 2 2

43 45 36 0 13 7 0 0 7 0 1 6 158

10 29 0 116 67 55 11 12 0 1 4 16 321

The first day went well for Berkshire. They bowled out their hosts for 264 in the 69th over after Cheshire had recovered from 69-3 to 175-4. Gurveer Singh was the pick of the bowlers with 4-24, while Bjorn Mordt took 3-52 off 17. Matt Jones and David Barnes put on 58 for the first wicket and at 154-3 Berkshire looked set to take a first-innings lead. However, they lost wickets at frequent intervals and were all out for 244 in the 63rd over. Cheshire lost their first three wickets for 64, but then turned the game around with Khalid Sawas making 116, James Duffy 67 and Lee Dixon 55. They were all out for 321, leaving Berkshire s a target of 342 to win. David Barnes and Matt Jones put on 74 for the first wicket. Barnes was out for 45, but Jones and James Morris raised the total to 107. But then it all went horribly wrong and it led to a major collapse. The last seven wickets fell for just 23 runs and a total of 158 brought about a 183-run defeat.

CHESHIRE first innings 40 17 6 63 54 14 18 39 0 0 0 13 264

O 12 13 20 37 39.3 19

c Dixon b Woods lbw b Syddall st Kettle b Dixon c Duffy b Woods st Kettle b Woods lbw b Woods st Kettle b Dixon c Berry b Woods b Woods c Goodwin b Woods not out (6 lb) (all out, 51.2 overs)

BERKSHIRE second innings

Berkshire bowling Mordt Nugent Gurveer Singh Naylor Sturmer Udal

WM Goodwin JP Kettle+ TG Twiney K Sawas JA Duffy* LF Dixon DO Berry R Dixon AJ Syddall DA Woods IJS Tait Extras Total

W 1 (2w) 3 1 (2nb) 1 0 4

c Barnes b Naylor c Davison b Sturmer c Barnes b Mordt c Naylor b Singh b Nugent c Gumbs b Singh lbw b Singh lbw b Mordt c Morris b Singh c Morris b Mordt not out (7 b, 2 w, 4 nb) (all out, 68.2 overs)

R 32 52 65 46 38 24

WM Goodwin JP Kettle+ TG Twiney K Sawas JA Duffy* LF Dixon DO Berry R Dixon AJ Syddall DA Woods IJS Tait Extras Total

M 1 5 1 2 2 2

Fall of Wickets: 1-11 (Goodwin), 2-12 (Twiney), 3-64 (Kettle), 4-172 (Duffy), 5-252 (Dixon), 6-297 (Berry), 7-306 (Sawas), 8-316 (Dixon), 9-316 (Syddall), 10-321 (Tait).

O 17 17 17 11 18 18.2

Fall of Wickets: 1-42 (Kettle), 2-57 (Twiney), 3-69 (Goodwin), 4-175 (Duffy), 5-205 (Dixon), 6-205 (Sawas), 7-264 (Berry), 8-264 (Dixon), 9-264 (Woods), 264-10 (Syddall). Berkshire bowling Sturmer Mordt Naylor Nugent Udal Gurveer Singh

BERKSHIRE first innings 21 40 24 42 24 7 27 0 31 13 5 10 244

Cheshire bowling W 0 1 0 7 2

MA Jones DE Barnes JC Morris SP Naylor BHD Mordt* SSE Gumbs SR Davison+ SD Udal IW Sturmer TM Nugent Gurveer Singh Extras Total

lbw b Syddall b Tait b Tait lbw b Tait c Duffy b Woods b Tait c and b Woods c Kettle b Tait c Goodwin b Woods c Kettle b Woods not out (2 b, 7 lb, 1 w) (all out, 62.5 overs)

W 1 5 (1w) 4 0

R 25 47 24 27 29

MA Jones DE Barnes JC Morris SP Naylor BHD Mordt* SSE Gumbs SR Davison+ IW Sturmer SD Udal TM Nugent Gurveer Singh Extras Total

R 166 107 153 119

M 0 0 1 6 4

Fall of Wickets: 1-74 (Barnes), 2-107 (Jones), 3-107 (Naylor), 4-135 (Mordt), 5-149 (Morris), 6-149 (Gumbs), 7-149 (Udal), 8-149 (Davison), 9-150 (Nugent), 10-158 (Sturmer). M 4 3 3 0

Tait Syddall Goodwin Woods Dixon

Scorers: J Herbert, S L Jones

O 16 11 17 14.2 13

Fall of Wickets: 1-58 (Jones), 2-62 (Barnes), 3-112 (Morris), 4-154 (Mordt), 5-167 (Naylor), 6-168 (Gumbs), 7-168 (Sturmer), 8-219 (Udal), 9-231 (Davison), 10-244 (Nugent). O 20 26 15.5 11

Umpires: D M Koch, A Bullock

Cheshire bowling Syddall Tait Woods Dixon


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Nigel Bruce Head of District Cricket

Here’s to a fantastic 10th season of Berkshire District Cricket.

A huge thank you to everyone involved – the boys (the most important part!), the parents, the venues, the umpires, the people at Berkshire who arrange venues, umpires and manage the money, and, of course, the coaches and managers, who have learnt that their email inbox is busier than it used to be!

In this anniversary year there will be more district cricket than ever before. Two T20 tournaments are planned – under-13 at Burnham CC on May 29-30 and under-15 at Blue Coat School on July 25-26.

The value of this unique representative level and the qualities it demonstrates are such that my brief, as the newly installed Head of District Cricket, is to expand and increase our programme where possible.

District Cricket is a proving ground but it’s also where the boys’ love of the game of cricket is hopefully cemented – good competitive evenly balanced cricket, staged properly, on decent pitches.

As I read through the reports I was struck by the frequency of remarks of “team spirit”, “commitment and “improvement”.


Hungerford. The visitors were dismissed for just 69 from 27 overs, giving West Berks a 10 wicket victory.

A challenging summer resulted in eight scheduled days of cricket being rained off, but East Berkshire U13 still managed to complete a full fixture list of matches with only one of the planned fixtures not being re-arranged. After a number of promotions to the county squad gave East Berks a line up which lacked experience at this level with only four of them having played district or county cricket previously. However the squad’s confidence improved with a win against Reading – key to that was a high quality 50no by their batsman of the season Pavinder Bhachu and another win against Wiltshire Kennet that was built around tight seam bowling from Ollie Roberts and Toby Bruce.

EB particularly enjoyed the District T20 tournament. Wins on day one against Reading and West Berkshire were enough to secure a place in a final against Wokingham & Bracknell. W & B batted aggressively to put pressure on East who responded with accurate bowling and excellent fielding to contain them to 111. Captain Ben Ward and Pavinder Bhachu put on 50 for the second wicket and some good middle order batting left East in a winning position needing four off the last over. But a high quality saw only one run and so W&B secured the trophy.

Back in wet days of May, the target for the season had been set “to improve and be a better team at the end of the season that at the start”. So after a slow start it was good to see them improve steadily and particularly pleasing to finish with convincing victories against Bristol District and then West District. Reading U13s finished at the foot of the table, but were a distinctly-improved team by the end of the summer. Reading were short of runs in their first league games against Wokingham & Bracknell and Reading, and indeed managed only one individual half century all season. However they beat both East and West Berkshire and learnt a lot from the season, the main purpose of district cricket.

An Under-13 Best of District XI, managed by Tom Scanlan, played Berkshire U13s on the final day of the season at Finchampstead but despite a spirited fightback, were comfortably beaten by the county side.

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Amongst the highlights of the season were the 120 run fourth wicket stand (a big partnership for 12 year olds) by Harrison Rahaley and Gregor Wells in the valiant attempt at chasing down 192 v W & B. Gregor Wells also featured in the fight back versus Reading in combination with Adam Barnes with some big six hitting in a nail-biter at Reading Blue Coat School. Finally the fantastic all round performance by the team to gain a 10 wicket victory v W & B at

2012 proved to be a good season for West Berks U13 who were blessed with some very talented youngsters. The attempt by the team to retain the title from 2011 was close and provided for some very tight and tense games, featuring outstanding individual performances and clear development in the skill level of all.

The league programme saw Wokingham and Bracknell record four wins, a tie and a loss. They used all 22 members of the squad at different times and it's fair to say there were no superstars. However, everyone played their role and performed when they most needed to. This combined with a great team spirit both on and off the pitch, and supported well by the parents, provided a winning formula.

In the U13 District competition Wokingham & Bracknell managed to win both the George Gittens Trophy and the inaugural District T20 Tournament.

A new concept introduced in 2012 was U15 Best of District – a new representative level – that played two games. Thanks to an excellent all round performance in the field the team, with representatives from all four districts, beat Gloucestershire Best of Districts by nine wickets at Hungerford. The last game of the season was against Berkshire U15s at Littlewick Green, who proved too strong for the District representative XI.

For West Berkshire U15s the season was something of a curate’s egg. Impressive fielding and bowling was undermined by an overreliance on two batsmen, meaning that the team could not turn its advantage into wins by failing to score enough runs. Four games were lost, but West Berks will be a force to be reckoned with again in 2013.

says the umpire. So victory to W&B once more! Reading seemed to specialise in close finishes with both East Berks games being decided in the last over.

DISTRICT CRICKET Berkshire District Cricket is now entering its 10th year in 2013 and lots of exciting things are being planned. But, as before, our main objective is to give as many players as possible the opportunity to play at the level above - county cricket – by showing their ability through good performances at District level. With teams equally matched, District is a proving ground for talented players, and I am delighted to report that a number of boys who played last year have been selected in county squads for 2013. Split into four geographic regions, District cricket currently runs at both U13 and U15 level (each is an age group covering two years), and involves around 160 boys each season. The District teams play friendlies, often against representative teams from other counties, in a T20 competition and in their own home and away league competition. East Berkshire U15s were the winners of the league competition, winning four of their six games. Captain Jack Stemp accepted the Alan Sears Shield from Berkshire Youth chairman Mark Allum. In addition, East Berkshire went on a tour to Gloucestershire and played in the International T20 tournament at Epsom College in August. Despite the rain, the team managed 19 days of cricket, and it resulted with both Kevin Dass and Ben Snapes (the leading run scorer and wicket taker respectively) being selected for the county U16s for the forthcoming season. Wokingham & Bracknell were pipped at the post in the league. Their nadir were the two games against East Berks when they were bowled out for 45 and 47, but won three of their four league games. For Reading, it was a season of oh-so-near, ohso-far. Their 145 was enough to beat West Berkshire in their opening game, but then they featured in a series of ever tighter finishes. At Shiplake against W&B, Reading subsided to 357, still managing 198, largely thanks to Hamza Akram’s 81 not out. The game was lost off the last ball but the return fixture was even closer. The game came to a conclusion with W&B needing two off the last ball, with one wicket remaining. W&B's Ben Myles hit the ball to leg, turned back for the winning run, the ball came in, Myles dived as the bails come off...‘not out!’ 54


DORSET v BERKSHIRE at Dean Park, Bournemouth 19th/20th/21st August 2012 (3 days) – Berkshire won by 5 wickets (Berkshire 23, Dorset 8)

DORSET second innings

R 85 31 58 53 64 20

W 0 (1w) 2 (5w) 4 1 2 0

b Andrews c Gumbs b Andrews c Jones b Singh c Mordt b Udal c Gumbs b Mordt ro (Sub) c Davison b Mordt c Morris b Mordt not out c Udal b Mordt c Gumbs b Udal (6 b, 5 lb, 6 w) (all out, 70.3 overs)

M 0 2 1 5 1 0

17 44 28 12 125 7 39 11 16 5 1 17 322

The championship finished with an excellent five-wicket win over Dorset at Dean Park. Gurveer Singh and Ian Sturmer took three wickets apiece in the Dorset first innings of 337-8 off 90 overs. Berkshire replied with 347 with Matt Jones top scoring with 64 and half-centuries also coming from the middle-order trio of Shelvin Gumbs, Karan Kumar and Stewart Davison. The runs continued to flow in the Dorset second innings, which saw Darren Cowley make 125 out of a total of 322. Needing 313 to win, Berkshire made a stuttering start, losing two wickets for 46. But Jones and Bjorn Mordt, making his final appearance as skipper, laid the foundation of victory by taking the total to 156 before Jones was trapped lbw when just six short of what would have been a deserved century Mordt was bowled for 60 and Kumar was lbw for 16, but Gumbs, with a brilliant unbeaten 79, and Shaun Udal, with 37no, saw Berkshire home.

DORSET first innings

47 39 14 27 0 47 58 41 32 22

10 337

O 11 10 14 16 15.3 14

lbw b Hicks 94 c Denham b Wolstenholme 16 c C Park b Wolstenholme 2 b Barlow 60 not out 79 lbw b Hicks 16 not out 37 did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat (2 b, 2 lb, 4 nb, 1 w) 9 (5 wickets, 72.2 overs) 313

BERKSHIRE second innings

Berkshire bowling Sturmer Andrews Mordt Gurveer Singh Udal Morris

NG Park CAR Esson Masoor Khan A Williams DJ Cowley TC Hicks* CL Park+ EG Denham MA Wolstenholme RC Kitzinger S Barlow Extras Total

W 0 3 (2w) 1 (1w) 3 0 (1w) 1

c Udal b Singh c Davison b Sturmer c and b Sturmer c Udal b Singh b Andrews c Kumar b Morris b Sturmer c Davison b Singh not out not out did not bat (3 b, 3 lb, 4 w) (8 wickets, 90 overs)

R 37 72 48 94 43 37

NG Park CAR Esson Masoor Khan A Williams DJ Cowley TC Hicks* CL Park+ EG Denham MA Wolstenholme RC Kitzinger S Barlow Extras Total

M 0 6 1 5 1 2

Fall of Wickets: 1-45 (N Park), 2-75 (Esson), 3-104 (Williams), 4-118 (Khan), 5-140 (Hicks), 6-260 (C Park), 7-296 (Denham), 8-300 (Cowley), 9-319 (Kitzinger), 10-322 (Barlow). O 16 18 14 29 13 10

Fall of Wickets: 1-61 (Esson), 2-92 (Khan), 3-122 (N Park), 4-127 (Cowley), 5-133 (Williams), 6-198 (C Park), 7-268 (Denham), 8-292 (Hicks). Berkshire bowling Mordt Sturmer Andrews Gurveer Singh Udal Morris

BERKSHIRE first innings

Wolstenholme Kitzinger Denham Hicks Cowley Barlow

M 4 4 0 0 2 0

R 68 34 22 70 75 40

Scorers: C Drew, S L Jones

O 16 13 12 16 17.2 18


W 2 (1w, 2nb) 0 0 2 0 1

Fall of Wickets: 1-42 (Barnes), 2-46 (Morris), 3-156 (Jones), 4-210 (Mordt), 5-245 (Kumar).

MA Jones DE Barnes JC Morris BHD Mordt* SSE Gumbs K Kumar SD Udal SR Davison+ TJ Andrews IW Sturmer Gurveer Singh Extras Total

W 2 (2w) 3 1 (1nb) 2 2 0 (1nb)

c Cowley b Wolstenholme 64 c Cowley b Kitzinger 2 b Kitzinger 35 lbw b Kitzinger 3 c Denham b Barlow 50 c Barlow b Hicks 51 c Denham b Hicks 51 not out 31 c Williams b Cowley 35 lbw b Wolstenholme 3 b Cowley 10 (6 lb, 4 nb, 2 w) 12 (all out, 89 overs) 347

R 57 64 43 97 45 35

MA Jones DE Barnes JC Morris BHD Mordt* SSE Gumbs K Kumar SR Davison+ SD Udal TJ Andrews IW Sturmer Gurveer Singh Extras Total

M 4 4 2 1 0 1

Dorset bowling O 19 23 12 19 19 17

Fall of Wickets: 1-2 (Barnes), 2-62 (Morris), 3-78 (Mordt), 4-157 (Jones), 5-174 (Gumbs), 6-262 (Kumar), 7-280 (Davison), 8-333 (Andrews), 9-336 (Sturmer), 10-347 (Singh). Dorset bowling Wolstenholme Kitzinger Barlow Hicks Cowley Denham

Umpires: J G Reed, A Forward

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MCCA TROPHY BERKSHIRE v WALES MC at Brakspear Ground, Henley-on-Thames 22 April 2012 Berkshire won on D/L by 16 runs (Berkshire 2, Wales MC 0) Berkshire opened their defence of the MCCA Trophy with victory over Wales in a rain-affected match. Bjorn Mordt won the toss and elected to bowl and it looked a good decision when his side reduced Wales to 65-5 with teenager Tom Nugent taking four of the wickets. But Dion Holden (56) and Tom Baker (58) improved their team’s position, lifting the total to 184-6. That became 192-9 before a lively knock of 24 off 18 balls from John Glover saw Wales all out for 219. Berkshire lost Michael Roberts for six, but David Barnes (46) and James Morris (51no) improved the position. Berks reached 114-2 off 26 overs before rain brought a premature halt to proceedings. So it was down to the D/L method to decide the winners and, with 26 overs as the cut-off point, Berkshire prevailed by 16 runs.


R 22 21 10 20 21 19

W 2 (3w) 0 (1w) 0 0 0 (1w) 0 (1w)

c Baker b Jones lbw b Jones not out not out did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat (1 b, 6 w) (2 wickets, 26 overs)

M 1 1 0 0 0 0

7 114

6 46 51 4

The next two trophy matches – away to Buckinghamshire and against Staffordshire at Falkland - were both abandoned due to rain.

WALES MC innings 5 7 30 2 56 4 58 4 2 24 3 24 219

O 16 15 23 14 15 13

Scorers: S L Jones, J T Jones

Wales MC bowling Jones Powell Norman Glover Roberts O’Shea

MDT Roberts DE Barnes JC Morris BHD Mordt* CD Crowe IR Slatcher RK Morris EE Brock CT Peploe SR Davison+ TM Nugent Extras Total

lbw b Nugent c R Morris b Nugent c J Morris b Nugent c Slatcher b Nugent c Brock b Crowe lbw b Slatcher c Davison b Slatcher c Brock b Peploe c Nugent b Crowe c R Morris b Peploe not out (2 lb, 4 nb, 18 w) (all out, 49.5 overs)

W 0 (2w) 4 (4w, 2nb) 2 (1w) 2 (9w) 2 (1w) 0

DS Roberts AHT Donald MP O’Shea DL Lloyd DW Holden AJ Norman TJ Baker+ SD Thomas* AJ Jones JC Glover HW Powell Extras Total

R 60 35 30 48 27 17

Fall of Wickets: 1-6 (Roberts), 2-108 (Barnes).

M 0 1 0 0 0 0

Fall of Wickets: 1-14 (Donald), 2-31 (Roberts), 3-51 (Lloyd), 4-51 (O’Shea), 5-65 (Norman), 6-184 (Holden), 7-185 (Baker), 8-191 (Jones), 9-192 (Thomas), 10-219 (Glover). O 10 17 10 10 19.5 13

Umpires: C T Puckett, M D Watton

Berkshire bowling Mordt Nugent Crowe Slatcher Peploe Brock



Berkshire U11 Girls 2012: Back Row: Left: Rhiana Heer, Hannah Blatchley, Lauren Bell Captain, Chloe Morgan, Kayleigh Green and Heather Bonnell. Front Row: Connie McCafferty, Suzie Liverseidge, Amelia Humphrey, Amann Baig, and Mia Rogers

Due to changes within the league structure Berkshire Under 13’s played in the South East Development Division. This provided the County with a good level of cricket against similar standard of opposition. It proved to be very successful with the County winning the Division. Berkshire also finished as runners-up in the Buckinghamshire eight a side tournament at Beaconsfield Cricket Club, comfortably surpassing their previous best fourth place.

The U11 Squad extended their three year unbeaten run to 14 matches, winning all 6 of their matches during the season. Berkshire also made their debut at the Malvern Festival with a joint U11/U13 squad performing admirably over the five days.

Full credit goes to every member of both squads for their efforts, commitment and enthusiasm during the season.

Thanks also go to Mark Allen the Lead coach his daughter Amy and Andy Bell for their valuable assistance in the coaching during the winter and summer, and the parents for their support throughout the year in particular Jonathan Hartless for undertaking the scoring for the Under 13 in his first season in this role.


Andy Manning Under 11 & Under 13 Girls County Squad Manager

U15 Girls Playing Record: Played 9; Won 4, Lost 5

U17 Girls Playing Record: Played 7; Won 1, Lost 6

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Combined U11/13 Berkshire Squad at Malvern Festival Back Row: Amy Allen (Coach) Hannah Blatchley, Catherine Guppy Annabel Flack, Alice Robbins, Lauren Bell and Andy Manning Manager/Coach. Next Row: Rhiana Heer, Helena Coles, Suzie Liverseidge, Khadjeer Waqar, Amelia Humphrey and Connie McCafferty. Front: Rebecca Hartless, Olivia Squires, Emma Liverseidge, Ashleigh Muttitt, Heather Bonnell, Kayleigh Green and Megan Forth. U13 League Playing Record: Played 7 Won 5 Lost 2 U11 Playing Record: Played 6; Won 6 Prior to the start of the winter coaching, the County introduced a Development Course for girls at both age groups which proved very successful and used to identify players for the winter coaching and subsequently the County age groups for the summer.

Berkshire continues to have representative sides at both U11 and U13 age groups with the Under 11 continuing their remarkable winning sequences of matches going back to 2009 but more importantly allowing this age group to learn about the game and develop their skills which will allow them to progress within the game and their continued development of girls cricket at County level. The Development Course and the winter coaching sessions continue to provide a good standard of player all eager to develop their skills.



DORSET v BERKSHIRE at Dean Park, Bournemouth 13th May 2012 Berkshire lost by 53 runs (Berkshire 0, Dorset 2)

The final group game was at Dean Park , Bournemouth. Berkshire won the toss and invited their hosts to bat first. Bjorn Mordt took an early wicket, but Dorset made steady progress and a knock of 92 by Aaron Williams and useful contributions from Josh Lawrence (50) and Darren Cowley (49) saw them reach 234-6 off their 50 overs. Berkshire never recovered from a bad start, which saw five wickets tumble for just 52. Opener David Barnes kept his end up well and made 58 off 90 balls before being sixth man out at 112. The only other batsman to offer any stiff resistance was No. 7 Chris Peploe, who made sure Berkshire would not go down without a fight. He smashed a sparkling 79 off 70 balls before last man out at 181 in the 44th over.

92 5 50 15 49 12 1 0


This result meant that all five teams in Group 4 finished with four points. Berkshire ended up bottom of the table, but it was so close on run rate that another 25 runs against Dorset would have seen them qualify for the knock-out stages.

DORSET innings

W 1 (1w) 2 (2w) 1 (1w) 0 (1w) 0 (1w) 1

10 234

M 1 1 4 1 0 1

R 44 40 26 23 19 33

W 3 (1w) 2 (2w) 2 0 0 (1w) 2 (3w)


c C Park b Jones 1 ro (Masoor Khan) 58 c C Park b Jones 2 c C Park b Wolstenholme 2 b Wolstenholme 0 b Barlow 4 c Lawrence b Hicks 79 c N Park b Jones 8 c C Park b Hicks 9 b Barlow 0 not out 3 (6 lb, 9 w) 15 (all out, 43.2 overs) 181

O 10 10 28 14 14 17.2

Scorers: C Drew, S L Jones

Dorset bowling Jones Wolstenholme Barlow Denham Cowley Hicks

BHD Mordt* DE Barnes DM Housego JC Morris SP Naylor EE Brock CT Peploe SD Udal SR Davison+ TJ Andrews JR Beaven Extras Total

b Beaven c Davison b Mordt ro (Morris) c Morris b Brock c Morris b Andrews c Peploe b Andrews not out not out did not bat did not bat did not bat (1 lb, 9 w) (6 wickets, 50 overs)

R 18 41 47 46 65 16

A Williams NG Park JM Lawrence Masoor Khan DJ Cowley PS Jones MA Wolstenholme TC Hicks* CL Park+ EG Denham S Barlow Extras Total

M 2 0 0 0 0 0

Fall of Wickets: 1-12 (Park), 2-107 (Lawrence), 3-141 (Khan), 4-213 (Williams), 5-232 (Cowley), 6-234 (Jones).

O 10 19 18 10 10 13

Fall of Wickets: 1-10 (Mordt), 2-22 (Housego), 3-25 (Morris), 4-35 (Naylor), 5-52 (Brock), 6-112 (Barnes), 7-121 (Udal), 8-167 (Davison), 9-168 (Andrews), 10-181 (Peploe). Berkshire bowling Mordt Andrews Beaven Peploe Udal Brock

Umpires: J G Reed, G I Callaway

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2nd September at Slough CC v Gloucs Academy Gloucs Academy won by 7 wickets Berkshire 199 all out (42 overs) (K Kumar 75) Gloucs Academy 203-3 (43.2 overs) (A Akbar 2-18)

23rd August at Trowbridge CC v Wiltshire Academy Wiltshire Academy won by 40 runs Wilts Academy 210-9 (50 overs) (D Marles 3-50, L Douglas 2-8, S Gumbs 2-34) Berkshire 170 all out (45 overs)

2nd August at Finchampstead CC v Wiltshire 2nd XI Wiltshire 2nd XI won by 5 wickets Berkshire 178 all out (47.1 overs) (F Beg 51, J Brooks 51) Wiltshire 2nd XI 179-5 (47.4 overs) (J Odell 3-27)

2ND XI REPORT 2012 Season Summary: Matches 5, Lost 5 Acting as a bridge between County age group cricket and the full Minor Counties 1st XI, the Berkshire 2nd XI plays matches against first class academy sides and other County 2nd XI sides.

2nd XI Results – 2012 28th May at Falkland CC v British Police British Police won by 5 wickets Berkshire 171 all out (43.3 overs) (H Gandam 44) British Police 174-5 (T Ortiz 2-37, G Singh 2-24) 1st July at Camberley CC v Surrey Academy Surrey Academy won by 3 wickets Berkshire 210 for 7 (39 overs) (S Macey 60, R Higgins 53) Surrey Academy 211 for 7 (39 overs) (J Beaven 2-37)

• East Berks District U15 face Wokingham & Bracknell District U15 at Claires Court School 26


Our third game against Middlesex would either see us winning the festival or dropping to third place, Middlesex had dominated the previous two days with large batting totals. Middlesex won the toss and inserted Berkshire, who they restricted to an uncompetitive total of 114 all out in 40 overs. In reply, Berkshire opened with our strike bowler Raghuv at one end and Kanvir Bahia, a spinner, at the other. This formula proved to be an awesome success with Middlesex reduced to 52-7 but Middlesex’s 8th and 9th batsmen professionally set about rebuilding the innings to win the game in the 30th over with a partnership of 63 to win the festival.

Many thanks go to West Ilsley CC for providing facilities for games and development sessions, Tim Manser at Hurst CC for the game against Hampshire, Reading Blue Coats School for providing pitches and being so hospitable when the game against Warwickshire was cancelled after they arrived. Thanks also to all the umpires who provided support for the home games and to Dennis Prior for organising the umpires.

Thanks also go to all the members of the squad and their parents for their commitment and for providing food for the home matches and being so understanding about late cancellations.


Tim Dadd Under 10 County Squad Manager

Finally a big thank you from the squad, parents and manager to the coach, Tony Scriven, who provided equal support to me and the team throughout the season.

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UNDER 10S Played 8; Won 2; Lost 5; Abandoned 1; Cancelled 3.

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Towards the end of the Winter Sessions it became clear that the cricketing quality of the boys created an unprecedented situation whereby we wanted to keep all the boys involved and developing through the summer programme. This decision was made whilst the boys were playing outside in March on a sunny Saturday afternoon of one of the final winter sessions. At those sessions, it was clear that every boy was developing their game play and no-one looked out of place. Running a large squad had been quite successfully managed with the Under 11 programme but this late decision meant hurriedly finding new fixtures, rethinking some aspects of the programme etc. The relentless abandonment of fixtures and sessions caused by the weather meant continual juggling of team lists and development plans trying to give every boy an opportunity to play representative cricket and as the season continued it was clear that we had to make decisions based upon the minimal team play that we were able to give the boys. It would not be inappropriate to list player statistics as realistically the statistics don’t provide a fair representation of individual performance compared with a regular season. I will however highlight a few individual performers The most consistent and therefore outstanding batsman this year has been Marcus Miller, having only had the opportunity to bat 5 innings in the whole season he still managed to notch up 216 runs with an average of 54 and top score of 87 being the only half century scored in the season. A late addition to the winter squad, Kanvir Bahir, jointly leads the wickets total of 12 with Hector Chambers and both achieved a 5 wicket hauls. Kanvir achieved 5 for 27 against Middlesex whilst Hector achieved 6 for 17 against Dorset. Although not at the top of the batting or bowling stats, Cameron Ellis came through as a true all round cricketer and team player who, in my opinion, deserves a mention. All of the players gave 110% when they had the opportunity to play, it was a real shame that Tony & I did not get to see more of the boys play as they always came to the games with high intensity and keen to learn. From the limited play we found it very difficult to select the final squad for Taunton. The highlight of the season was the Taunton Festival with remarkably only half a day’s play lost to the weather. On the first day against Devon, we won the toss and put Devon into bat. With the poor weather, Devon continued their innings past lunch and struggled to reach a total of 147 trying hard to earn an extra batting point at 150. Unfortunately the weather was closing in, and after 12 minutes with 4 runs on the board for Berkshire the game was abandoned with both sides collecting their bowling and batting points for the day.

Our second game was against Surrey who won the toss and, as expected, put us into bat. Berkshire held out to set a total of 134 for 9 off 45 overs on a pitch that had been hard work to get the ball away despite some clean shots. In reply, Surrey were soon above the Berkshire run rate until the first of 5 run-outs in the Surrey Innings. However, Surrey were still comfortably heading for a win until Raghuv Kanwar came back into the attack to remove the two stalwarts of the batting line up after which Surrey were all out for 106 in 40 overs. 50


Berkshire had to be content with the runners-up medals for the second year running in the ECB Women’s Twenty20 Championship held on the 27th August, 2012.

Having played extremely well to beat holders Kent in the semi-finals by four runs, they were brought crashing back to earth by Sussex in the final held at Wokingham CC’s impressive Sadlers End ground.

Berkshire were bowled out for just 52 and it took Sussex less than six overs to reach their target without loss.

Having been put in to bat, Berks never recovered from quickly losing England player Heather Knight and Lissy McLeod, along with Aussie Asha Smith. They were 15-5 at one stage.

Only Linsey Smith, with 12, reached double figures. There were three wickets apiece for Izi Noakes and Georgia Elwiss. Elwiss then finished with 16 not out, while Alexia Walker remained unbeaten on 39 as Sussex lifted the trophy.

Earlier, Berkshire had made 117-9 against Kent with Asha Smith scoring 47, Alex Rogers 19 and Carla Rudd 18. England captain Charlotte Edwards made 37 in Kent’s reply of 113-9. Knight took 3-19 and Sherisa Gumbs 2-20 on her 16th birthday.

Team manager John Dickinson said: “It was a very disappointing final, but the girls can still be proud of themselves. We have reached the final three years in a row, having won in 2010, and that is not a bad effort. Unlike the other counties, we have only one (Heather Knight) England player in our team this season, while we were also the youngest of the four semi-finalists with Asha Smith the oldest at 23. Most of our side are under 20.”

Between them the semi-finalists included most of the England squad, along with several England Academy players.

Berkshire won by 4 runs

BERKSHIRE v KENT - Twenty20 Cup Semi-Final

KENT innings

M 0 0 0 0 0 0

R 15 22 19 18 20 13

W 1 (1w) 0 (1nb, 1w) 3 (2w) 1 (2w) 2 0 (1nb)

c Beesley b Gumbs c MacLeod b Knight lbw b Knight c Sherisa Gumbs b Smith b Gardner lbw b Gumbs ro (MacLeod) st Rudd b Knight not out ro Smith not out (4 b, 2 lb, 10 w, 2 nb)) (9 wickets, 20 overs)

O 4 3 4 41 4 1

37 8 3 27 1 0 10 2 5 1 1 18 113

Former Australia Test player Lisa Keightley, representing the England and Wales Cricket Board, led the praises to Wokingham, including their ground and catering staff, and said the club would certainly be considered for future tournaments.


12 47 0 19 18 1 3 1 1 0 1 14 117

Berkshire bowling LCN Smith MacLeod Knight Gardner SSA Gumbs Rogers

CM Edwards* RS Dick TT Beaumont+ SE Rowe LRF Askew LJ Thompson AN Davidson-Richards HR Jelfs DR Cooper N Farrant JK Watts Extras Total

W 1 0 2 (1w) 3 (1w) 0 (1w) 1 (3w) 2

b Askew c b Askew st Beaumont b Edwards st Beaumont b Cooper b Jelfs c Rowe b Farrant not out c Farrant b Jelfs b Edwards b Edwards not out (1 b, 2 lb, 11 w) (9 wickets, 20 overs)

R 20 26 20 29 17 10 12

HC Knight* AC Smith AJ MacLeod AM Rogers CE Rudd+ DV Gardner LCN Smith SSI Gumbs SSA Gumbs CL Reeves N Beesley Extras Total

M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fall of Wickets: 1-35 (Dick), 2-44 (Beaumont), 3-80 (Edwards), 4-82 (Askew), 5-85 (Thompson), 6-102 (Davidson-Richards), 7-103 (Rowe), 8-107 (Jelfs), 9-108 (Farrant). O 4 4 4 4 1 2 1

Scorers: A N A Acres, L Martin


Fall of Wickets: 1-43 (Knight), 2-44 (MacLeod), 3-65 (Smith), 4-95 (Rogers), 5-102 (Gardner), 6-112 (Rudd), 7-114 (Shenica Gumbs), 8-116 (Sherisa Gumbs), 116-9 (Reeves). Kent bowling Farrant Dick Askew Edwards Watts Cooper Jelfs

Umpires: A Smith, J Goulding

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BERKSHIRE WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S XI - T20 FINALS Sussex won by 10 wickets

BERKSHIRE v SUSSEX - Twenty20 Cup Final

SUSSEX innings

R 10 19 17 13 14

not out not out did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat did not bat (1 b) (0 wickets, 5.1 overs)

M 0 0 0 0 0

W 0 0 0 0 0

1 54

39 14

Back: Nick Denning (coach), John Dickinson (manager), Megan Heybourne, Chelsea Reeves, Sherisa Gumbs, Shenica Gumbs, Carla Rudd, Daisy Gardner, Phil MacLeod (coach) Front: Nicole Beesley, Lissy MacLeod, Alex Rogers, Heather Knight, Asha Smith, Linsey Smith Picture courtesy:

BERKSHIRE innings 2 0 6 0 7 1 12 7 3 0 2 12 52

O 2 1 1 11 0.1

Scorers: A N A Acres, M R Collin, L G Walker

Berkshire bowling LCN Smith MacLeod Gardner Beesley SSA Gumbs

AL Walker GA Elwiss SJ Taylor+ GL Adams HL Colvin HEM Phelps A Brindle IBP Noakes R Silk CMG Atkins* FR Davies Extras Total

b Elwiss b Noakes lbw b Elwiss c Brindle b Noakes b Noakes st Taylor b Brindle c Atkins b Elwiss b Colvin c and b Colvin not out c Elwiss b Walker (2 b, 6 lb, 4 w) (all out, 18.3 overs)

W 3 3 2 (1w) 1 (1w) 1

HC Knight* AC Smith+ AJ MacLeod AM Rogers DV Gardner SSI Gumbs LCN Smith SSA Gumbs N Beesley CL Reeves M Heybourne Extras Total

R 15 15 17 11 16

Fall of Wickets:

M 1 0 1 1 1

Fall of Wickets: 1-1 (Smith), 2-7 (Knight), 3-8 (MacLeod), 4-14 (Rogers), 5-15 (Gardner), 6-21 (Shenica Gumbs), 7-29 (Sherisa Gumbs), 8-39 (Beesley), 9-48 (Smith), 52-10 (Heybourne). O 4 4 4 3 3.3

Umpires: JGoulding, A Smith

Sussex bowling Noakes Elwiss Colvin Brindle Walker



The Berkshire Cricket Centre, based at The Piggott School in Wargrave, was newly refurbished in 2011 and now boasts four full length net bays, high specification lighting and a new 'Uniturf' floor allowing cricket to be played and practice without the need for matting.

It is the main site for much of our district and county development and winter coaching programmes and also used by many of our affiliated clubs as their winter training venue.

Booking Berkshire Cricket Centre


For information on how to book the centre for your club's indoor training please contact Margaret Hulse for availability on or Telephone: 0118 942 4771.

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UNDER 11S Played 9; Won 3; Lost 4; Drawn 2; Cancelled 3.

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In 2011, the format of the under 11 programme was changed so that the development of the winter squad continued into a summer programme led by Tom Lambert. Following a very successful in 2011, we decided to keep the same format for 2012 and loaded up a full fixture card interspersed with outdoor training sessions where boys could be developed outside the pressure and formality of an inter-County match. And then it rained causing relentless abandonment of fixtures and sessions meaning continual juggling of team lists and development plans trying to give every boy an opportunity to play representative cricket and as the season continued it was clear that we had to make decisions based upon the minimal team play that we were able to give the boys. The highlight of the season was the Shrewsbury Festival, particularly the support shown by the parents. We won our first three matches which put us at the top of our league to play North Hants who were top of their league in the final. James Harris won the batsman of the tournament with a total of 244 runs and high score of 93. Matt Dalrymple and Eddie Lee both achieved a half century. Tom Ettridge, Eddie Lee, Oliver Dunnett were all in the running for Bowler of the tournament being only 1 wicket behind the winner. Shrewsbury offers 3 formats of the game, the first 3 days are win/lose/draw with batting and bowling bonus points, the 4th day is a 20/20 tournament separate to the other tournament. The week ends on the 5th day with a win/lose format where the teams of one league play the team of the other league based upon their final position in each league. The 5th and final day was played against North Hants. James Harris had scored 50+ runs every day but just before going into bat was physically sick which hurriedly required a rethink of the batting order. Matt Dalrymple bravely stepped up to the request and played a superb 50 to set us up with a total of 104 for a loss of 4 wickets in the 30th over and, with a strong batting line up, it was time to push on in the last 10 overs. Unfortunately the consistently high performance we’d come to expect from the boys soon fell apart with Matt being caught straight after the drinks break and then a terrible collapse to leave us all out for 120 wickets, at least 20 runs short of where we wanted to be. Oliver Dunnett made an early breakthrough dismissing their opening batsman for 2 runs. James McClellan took a great stumping off Eddie Lee’s bowling and although North Hants were looking comfortable, Jarryd Wallace managed to slow their pace by dispatching the other opener but not before he had notched up 57 runs to provide the platform North Hants needed to win by 5 wickets in the 34th over.

Tim Dadd Under 11 County Squad Manager

Apart from the last 10 overs of our innings on the last day, the boys were faultless in the way they played and for me bring a fine end to my last year of managing the under 11s.



John Dickinson Manager

Thanks go to the Berkshire Board for their continued support for women’s cricket and to our sponsor Barun Guha from Phoenix Retail.

We have maintained our position in Division 1 for the County Championship next season and are looking to strengthen the squad.

But Berkshire can be proud of themselves, having reached the final for the third successive year, being winners on one occasion. We had the youngest of the four teams involved at Wokingham with the oldest player being 23.

The semi-final against Kent, the 2011 winners and with a team containing four England players, including captain Charlotte Edwards. We lost the toss and were put into bat. We made 117-9 from our 20 overs with Asha Smith top scoring on 47. We restricted Kent to 113-9 with Heather Knight taking 319 off four overs Sherisa Gumbs 2-20 to complete a great win. The final was against a strong Sussex containing four England players and three academy girls. Berkshire could only manage 52 all out and Sussex knocked off the runs at ease without losing a wicket.

The last group match was against Devon. Berkshire made 192-5 with Heather Knight continuing her good form by making 111. Devon could not keep up with the run rate required and when rain stopped play they were 80- 3 from 13 overs, leaving Berkshire winners on the D/L method. There was no chance of the final being played, so Berkshire, with three wins, qualified for the national finals day at Wokingham on August 27th.

We then played Somerset who batted first and scored 144-5 which included three run outs. Berkshire then hammered the Somerset attack which included their England opening bowler Anya Shrubsole, knocking off the runs without losing a wicket with Heather Knight finishing on 53 and Asha Smith 85.


Rain, rain and more rain. That’s how I summed up our 2012 season. Our first championship game was against Nottinghamshire on May 6th at Wokingham CC’s new ground, but a week of rain led to the fixture being cancelled on the previous Thursday.

Our first away game came in May 27th when we took on Middlesex at Edmonton CC. Middx won the toss and elected to bat. They posted 244-8 off their 50 overs with Heather Knight taking 3-48 off her 10 overs. Poor bowling led to 42 extras being conceded and this proved costly. Berkshire were dismissed for 216 with Isa Guha making 72 not out and Asha Smith 46.

We then had two fixtures at Kidmore End over the weekend of June 3rd and 4th against Kent and then Essex but more rain led to both being cancelled. And it was the same story for the home fixture with Yorkshire at Eton College on July 14th and the following day against Surrey at Reeds School.

We then travelled to North Perrott to play Somerset and it was GAME ON. Somerset won the toss and elected to bat. They were 170 all out in 46.1 overs with Linsey Smith taking 5-39 off 10 overs. After losing Sherisa Gumbs early, Heather Knight and Asha Smith added 120 for the second wicket. Heather fell for 51 and Asha scored 67 before being caught on the boundary, but Berkshire won the match by scoring 171-5 from 42.3 overs.

The final championship fixture was on August 5th away to Sussex at the county ground in Hove. Having lost the toss again, Berkshire made 149 all out with Asha Smith batting throughout the innings and finishing with 85. On a flat wicket, Sussex knocked off the runs in 35.4 overs for the loss of two wickets.

TWENTY20 We went to Newport, Wales, for the group round 30/31st July. The first game was against Wales. Berkshire scored 187-1 with Heather Knight scoring 106 not out from 61 balls and Lissy Macleod 49 not out. Wales could only score 129-5 from their 20 overs.

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The Berkshire Stags VICC had a mixed season during 2012. The poor weather meant that a preseason development weekend against other VI teams had to be cancelled. When we finally managed to play, we lost against Northants Steelbacks in the British Blind Sport knockout Cup. In the development league we lost against Somerset and Hereford. However, at the development weekend held at Leicester University in September, Mo Azmi won “best new player” and the Stags won “team with the best spirit”. The Stags were also able to play a number of friendlies against sighted teams including Calcot CC and Team AMS both of which they won. The club receives regular coaching sessions from Mark Allen who was one of three coaches shortlisted for the prestigious National Sky Sports England Cricket Board Coach of the Year award in 2012. The squad has now grown to 16 players and we have a number of blind/VI children who are keen to learn to play. We have more fixtures in 2013 with Gloucestershire Growlers and Metro Devils joining the Southern Development League as well as an increase in sighted teams wishing to try blind cricket against us.

Jeanette Stacey Berkshire Stags Cricket Club

The Stags would welcome new members of all ages who are registered visually impaired or blind to its squad. We are also keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping with umpiring, scoring, transport or training sessions. Please contact Jeanette Stacey at



Back Row: Jim Wheeler (coach & manager) James Rogers, Joe Wilson, Tom Holmes, Danny Loader, Harry Maskell, George Barlow, Harry Munt (coach) Front Row: Finn Brabham, Nat Andreae, James Bird (vice captain), Sam Murray (captain), Imran Malik (vice captain), James Woodford, Todd Lindley, Jack Davies

Matches Played 12, Won 9, Lost 3

The Under 12’s had a fantastic season, winning 9 games (the highest number of wins ever recorded by a Berkshire U12 team), finished top of the table for the Richard Jefferson Inter County Shield Competition and were joint second with Kent in the Taunton competition.

We spoke at the first indoor sessions this year about working hard at the basics, working hard as a team, responsibility and let’s have some fun and enjoy our cricket. Throughout the season it was fantastic to see all the players develop technically, tactically and mentally.

The under 12’s this year epitomise Berkshire youth cricket in 2012, work hard, play hard, have fun, go out and play cricket to be the best you can be and work for your team where everyone makes a contribution. It never concerned us about winning or losing this year and that has been the difference.

Berkshire Under 12’s Player of the year – Tom Holmes for his impressive all round performances and a great team motivator too!

An excellent season with great development from everyone, special thanks to all the parents for getting the boys to training/ matches and for all the support you gave to us and the County. Thanks also to Maggie Malik who without Berkshire youth cricket would be a duller and less organised place to be.


Jim Wheeler & Harry Munt Under 12 County Squad Coach and Manager

Well done and I look forward to seeing the players develop through the Berkshire ranks and with hard work hopefully into the adult teams.

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Top Left: Geoff Gamble (Squad Coach), Ollie Vickery, Harry Jordan, Harry Lee, Tom Scriven (capt), Ben Loader, Euan Woods (v.capt), Roger Whight (Coach), David Cumming (Squad Manager). Middle Row: Matt Eldridge, Angus Eglinton, Tom Prentis, Mark Firth, Max Mortimer. Front: James Kirkwood, Tommie Pregden.

Played 12; Won 9; Lost 3. This was a successful season for the under 13 boys. The win statistics tell part of the story, but only part. Success this year was truly a team effort, with vital contributions by every member of the squad. Critical success factors for the under 13 squad were the focus on individual development, working as a team and excellent fielding. It is telling that one of our biggest collapses, from which we recovered, was against the ‘Best of Districts’ team. This underlines how successful the District system is within Berkshire, consistently developing players who would have given some of our County opponents a fright, as they did us. Coaching was organised with skill and enthusiasm by Geoff Gamble, assisted by Roger Whight and I would like to thank them for all their hard work, and wish them and the boys well for next season and beyond. The coaches and I are grateful to the boys’ parents who were a massive support to us and their sons throughout the season. Our thanks are due to the clubs on whose grounds we played. We are additionally grateful to Boyne Hill CC for providing practice facilities and especially grateful to Martin Woods at Wargrave CC who worked tirelessly in often dreadful weather to get our games on, whilst also providing welcoming hospitality at all times. Finally, we are grateful to The Rotary Club of Henley-on-Thames for their generous sponsorship, providing commemorative medals for all the boys and trophies for the winners of the following awards:

David Cummings Under 13 County Squad Manager

Players’ Players of the Season – Tom Scriven and Mark Firth; Batting Award – Ollie Vickery; Bowling Award – Euan Woods; Most Improved Player – Harry Jordan



Berkshire Seniors ran three sides during the 2012 season: Over 50s First and Second XIs and an Over 60s side. We also combined with Hampshire in a joint county Over 70s team. All sides played in organised ECB competitions, in addition to friendlies and encountered very strong opposition.

25th July at Harrow St Marys: Berkshire 174 for 7 (D Streak 41) Middlesex 175 for 5 Middlesex won by 5 wickets

22nd July at Royal Ascot: Berkshire 158 for 9 (D Tooze 71; G Morgan 44) Hertfordshire 162 for 1 Hertfordshire won by 9 wickets

19th June at Gore Court: Match conceded to Kent as Berkshire unable to raise a side

Due to the very bad weather at the start of the season the Over 50s First XI friendlies against Dorset and Hampshire were cancelled. In the ECB Championship Berks were again in one of the strongest groups in the country. We managed only one win, against Essex, but were defeated by Surrey, Sussex, Bucks, Herts and Middlesex. Also, we were unable to field a side to travel to Kent and had to concede the match. It was a very disappointing season, not helped by a lack of availability of First XI standard players. Unfortunately, the end of season friendly away to Dorset was cancelled due to availability problems on both sides. 16th May at Reigate Priory: Surrey 241 for 5 Berkshire 209 for 7 (B Munday 41; R Brock 41) Surrey won by 32 runs 22nd May at Thatcham: Berkshire 162 for 9 Sussex 163 for 5 Sussex won by 5 wickets 30th May at Woodford Wells: Berkshire 189 for 9 (P Ridgeway 50) Essex 177 all out (P Ridgeway 3-25; B Munday 3-22) Berkshire won by 12 runs 13th June at Wargrave: Buckinghamshire 219 for 5 Berkshire 202 all out (P Ridgeway 43) Buckinghamshire won by 17 runs

26th July at Wargrave: Buckinghamshire 165 all out (I Herrington 6-25) Berkshire 168 for 4 (G Bacon 40; D Townsin 51*) Berkshire won by 6 wickets


The Over 50s Second XI also suffered from the weather, as friendlies against Walton on Thames and Sussex were cancelled. In the ECB Championship there were victories against Bucks and Essex but defeats by Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Herts and Middlesex. Overall, it was a disappointing season but some new players joined the ranks and hopefully there will be a considerable improvement in performance in 2013. 26th June at Horton Kirby: Berkshire 147 for 5 (K Clark 45) Kent 148 for 6 (P Norris 3-21) Kent won by 4 wickets 5th July at Royal Ascot: Berkshire 126 all out Sussex 127 for 2 Sussex won by 8 wickets

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30th August at Harrow St Marys: Berkshire 137 for 8 Middlesex 140 for 4 (K Woodman 3-14) Middlesex won by 6 wickets

23rd Aug at White Waltham: Hertfordshire 216 for 4 Berkshire 137 all out Hertfordshire won by 79 runs

BERKSHIRE SENIORS 2nd Aug at Royal Ascot: Essex 130 all out (C England 3-21; I Herrington 3-13) Berkshire 134 for 0 (G Bacon 81*) Berkshire won by 10 wickets 16th Aug at Ashtead: Berkshire 164 all out (I Herrington 44) Surrey 166 for 2 Surrey won by 8 wickets

4th Sept at Hursley Park: Hampshire 191 for 8 (I Harvey 4-45) Berkshire 155 for 8 (I Stuart 43) Hampshire won by 36 runs

21st Aug at Long Marston: Hertfordshire 179 for 6 Berkshire 147 all out (D Townsin 61) Hertfordshire won by 32 runs

7th Aug at White Waltham: Hertfordshire 188 for 9 (F Herbert 4-41) Berkshire 183 all out (C Harding 51) Hertfordshire won by 5 runs

24th July at Hurley: Buckinghamshire 208 for 6 (A Lacey 3-44) Berkshire 211 for 5 (D Townsin 47; B Munday 65*) Berkshire won by 5 wickets

The Over 60s competition was again played in regionalized groups. We were placed with Bucks, Beds, Essex and Herts, matches to be played home and away. We managed wins over Beds twice, won one and lost one to Bucks and were beaten both times by Herts and Essex. We were then drawn to play Hants in the Bowl competition but went down by 36 runs. I think results would have been better if, during the season, several Over 60 players had not been called upon by the 50+ First and Second XIs. 22nd May at Falkland: Essex 210 for 8 (A Lacey 3-21) Berkshire 105 for 9 Essex won by 105 runs 19th June at Bledlow Village: Buckinghamshire 158 all out (F Herbert 3-39) Berkshire 152 all out (D Townsin 46) Buckinghamshire won by 6 runs 26th June at Royal Ascot: Berkshire 228 for 2 (C Harding 80; B Munday 60*) Bedfordshire 213 for 7 (I Harvey 4-34) Berkshire won by 15 runs 3rd July at Halstead: Essex 211 for 3 Berkshire 161 for 8 (D Townsin 57) Essex won by 50 runs 19th July at Luton: Bedfordshire 121 for 7 (F Herbert 4-30) Berkshire 124 for 5 (C Harding 46) Berkshire won by 5 wickets



• Celebrating a good win on tour at Suffolk: Back row: Will Wheddon, James Allum, Max Hemmings, Will Harris, Callum Gregory, Martin Andersson, Adam Dewes, Soumya Bhadra and Miles Anderson. Front row: David Williams (in cool specs) Jack Leach, Ben Green, Christian Green (Captain), Tommy Mather, Nathan Shaw and Tom Harrison. Played 8, Won 6; Lost 2

The boys had a damp but enjoyable summer and the boys go on to the next level of the game on the back of a strong performance under Coach Mark Allum.

We played 8 matches with a 6:2 win ratio plus two and a half shortened 20/20 games, whilst many of the boys played in the mixed age team which took on the England Women’s Under-19 squad over three days in August.

After a credible opening warm up game at Middlesex we would have then gone on to have a complete winning season but somehow, having bowled Wiltshire out for 119, we managed to conjure up a defeat. That game aside we played really consistently all summer.

In the batting Adam Dewes led the way (425 runs at an average of 53) including two centuries; closely followed by Christy Green (391 at 56), Will Harris (262 at 33), Martin Andersson (253 at 32) and Soumya Bhadra (163 at 20).

This strong batting was matched by the bowling, with Callum Gregory taking 16 wickets off 64 overs. Tommy Mather (49:11), Martin Andersson (56:11) and Will Harris (43:11) each took 11 wickets, with Christy Green (39:8), Ben Green (28:7), Matt Stevenson (15:7) and David Williams (30:6) all making strong contributions. All these had an economy rate of 4 or less.

To demonstrate the strength of the squad, we also saw Nathan Shaw and Max Hemmings step into wicketkeeping roles and Kevin Dass step up mid-season from his district team to score 82 runs at 27, whilst Craig Hodges took 4 wickets on his debut moving up from the U14 team. Given that injury and other commitments restricted the appearances of five team regulars, overall we were lucky to have such depth of talent available.


Bill Green, Under 15 County Squad Manager

We’d like to say a big thank you to all the parents for their great support over the year (particularly Steve Green – Parent of the Season) and our best wishes go to all the boys moving into 2013.

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E C B County Cup (50 Overs) June 17 – Buckinghamshire at Purley CC – lost by 37 runs Buckinghamshire 159-9 (R. Akram 2-29, T Kazmi 2-20) Berkshire 122 (D Marles 37) July 1 – Oxfordshire at Stonefield CC – Won by 4 wickets Oxfordshire 148 (J Odell 3-28, R Akram 3-20) Berkshire 149-6 (C Jacobsen 60*, D Lincoln 35) July 4 – Bedfordshire at Bedford CC – cancelled due to weather July 15 – Huntingdonshire at Finchampstead CC - cancelled due to weather E C B County Championship (2-days) July 11/12 – Bedfordshire at Luton Town & Indians CC – cancelled due to weather July 17/18 – Buckinghamshire at Falkland CC – abandoned with Berks 36-1. July 25/26 – Oxfordshire at Radley College - lost on first innings Berkshire 283 (F Baig 58) and 157-3 (F Baig 52*) Oxfordshire 303-8 (J Odell 3-71, T Kazmi 3-66) August 10/11 – Hunts at Reading CC - Won on first innings by 73 runs Berkshire 274 (M Andersson 64, C Jacobsen 62) Huntingdonshire 176 (F Baig 3-25)

average 17.44 17.80 18.25 20.67 24.17

AVERAGES for U17 ECB Matches BATTING (qualification 3 innings) Name innings no Runs HS Average ct st J Odell 3 2 52 28* 52.00 2 C Jacobsen 4 1 135 62 33.75 1 F Baig 6 1 155 58 31.00 1 D Akhtar 4 1 90 56 30.00 D Marles 5 1 95 37 23.75 4 R Akram 3 1 33 25 16.50 1 J Tuthill 3 0 45 32 15.00 2 S Kazim 5 1 51 22* 12.75 Also batted – M Andersson 2-1-64-64-64.00; W Harris 1-0-19-19-19.00; B Gilmour 3-0 -29-25-8.33-1ct; C Green 2-0-35-32-18.50; D Lincoln 2-0-35-35-17.50 – 3ct; T Kazmi 1-0-17-17-17.00; G Parsons 2-0-30-16-15.00;A Saini 2-0-26-23-13.00; A Hess 1-0-4-4-4.00-2ct; BOWLING (qualification 3 wickets) Name overs mdns Runs wkts best J Odell 50.1 8 157 9 3-28 R Akram 24.3 1 89 5 3-20 F Baig 24 7 73 4 3-35 A Hayden 22 2 62 3 2-29 T Kazmi 52 13 145 6 3-66 Also bowled – B Gilmour 10-0-38-1-1/19-38.00; D Marles 9-2-35-0; D Akhtar 25-7-67-2-1/8-33.75; C Jacobsen 23-9-42-2-2/19-21.00



The joint Berkshire/Hampshire Over 70s side played home and away matches against 6 other counties – Sussex, Hertfordshire, Worcestershire, Surrey, Kent and Norfolk/Suffolk. There were victories over Surrey and Kent at home but all other matches were lost, except for the away fixture at Norfolk/Suffolk which had to be conceded. For Berkshire, the top batsmen were John Marston and Ron Martin (Captain) and best bowlers were Mike Williams and George Wakely.

30th September at Peppard: Peppard 153 all out (T Boad 5-25) Berkshire Seniors 125 all out Peppard won by 28 runs

Berkshire Seniors also contested Sunday friendly matches through mid-August to the end of September. Unfortunately, the matches against Royal Ascot and Boyne Hill had to be cancelled as Berkshire Seniors were unable to raise a side. In the other fixtures we managed to beat Hurley but lost to Peppard and, very narrowly, to Wargrave. 2nd September at Hurley: Berkshire Seniors 199 for 9 (R West 46) Hurley 179 for 8 (R West 4-24) Berkshire Seniors won by 20 runs 16th September at Wargrave: Wargrave 189 for 8 Berkshire Seniors 184 for 9 (C Harding 50; D Streak 46) Wargrave won by 5 runs

If anyone is interested in playing for Berkshire Seniors in 2013 then please contact David Streak on 01635 863355 or at

David Streak – Berkshire Seniors


• Berkshire team manager Jeff Jones in conversation with supporters Bryan Coombes and Geoff Main MBE at the championship match against Dorset at Bournemouth.



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The next cup game, away to Oxfordshire was played at Stonesfield CC. with the home side winning the toss and electing to bat. They were dismissed in 42 overs for 148 with again a sizeable extras contribution of 24. The best bowling figures were posted by Jamie Odell with 3 for 28 from 8 and Rehan Akram with 3 for 20 from 5.3 overs. Oxfordshire’s attack posed little problems as Berkshire knocked the runs off for the loss of 6 wickets in 35 overs with Cameron Jacobsen’s 60 not out particularly impressive.

eligibility to enter Berkshire Youth Cricket League competitions

advice on Safeguarding Children within your club

able to register for NatWest CricketForce and the associated benefits

access to the Berkshire Cricket Groundsmans Trailer

development of the people within your club, including coaches, scorers, umpires, groundsmen and volunteers

support in achieving and maintaining ECB Clubmark Accreditation

regular newsletters and electronic information

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your club listed on the Berkshire Cricket website 'find a club' page

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Alan Kingstone & John Dykes, on behalf of the U16 & U17 Management Team of Jefferson Jones, David Barr, Paul Abraham and Wilson Gumbs.

Finally, we hope that the players who are graduating from this the senior age group side have enjoyed your time with Berkshire Youth Cricket and we wish you well for the future in your cricket, your education and life in general. We look forward to watching you play this great game on the cricket grounds of Berkshire and beyond in the future.

Again we need to thank those who made the season possible: first to Finchampstead, Falkland and Reading cricket clubs for allowing us to use your excellent grounds. Secondly, thanks to all the parents and guardians for your support and for getting the players where they needed to be, sometimes at unsociable hours. Thank you to John Dykes our scorer and David Barr, our U17 coach and the lead coach for our winter training, for his excellent work over the last several seasons. We wish David well in his new job and hope he and the family enjoy their new life in the midlands.

With so many cancellations, the final table positions were somewhat misleading and bowling and batting averages distorted. With a mid-table finish in the Championship and a second place in the Cup table, by and large, Berkshire acquitted themselves well and the team spirit was very good.

The final match, a two-dayer against Huntingdonshire produced a slow scoring affair with the first day being rain affected. Berkshire therefore batted into day 2 and made 274 all out. Martin Andersson 64 and Cameron Jacobsen 62 were the main contributors. In reply Hunts were dismissed for 176 with Feroz Baig taking 3 for 35 from 14 tidy overs of leg spin.

After the Oxfordshire game on 1 July the other two cup matches were washed out as were both days of our first Championship game and with only 12 overs possible in our second Championship match at Falkland it was not until 25 July when we managed to get back to competitive cricket when we visited Radley College for the two-day Championship game against Oxfordshire. Berkshire batted first and accumulated 283 all out from 86 overs with Feroz Baig leading the way with a sound 58 and various others making 20’s and 30’s. Oxfordshire in reply passed this total in 86 overs and batted on for bonus points before declaring at 303 for 8 with Berkshire’s Jamie Odell, 3 for 71, and Tahir Kazmi, 3 for 66, having the best figures. There was still enough time in the game for Berkshire to bat a second time and with Daniyal Akhtar (56) and Feroz (52*) both scoring freely Berkshire declared after only 25 overs with the score at 157 – 3 thus picking up useful second innings points. Following the declaration it was agreed to conclude the game at 5.51 p.m. on day 2.

Cricket Board Affiliation isn't just about registering your club to play in competitions: it enables every club to take advantage of the numerous benefits offered by both Berkshire Cricket and the England & Wales Cricket Board. Some of these benefits will be material, some financial, and there is the advice and guidance of both the local professional officers and access to national ECB support.

your own free club website, via the ECB Play-Cricket network

Included in the package of benefits for affiliated clubs are:

Berkshire Cricket currently offers two levels of affiliation package for clubs: Standard which costs £50 per year, and Premier which costs £100 per year. Each category has its own list of benefits, with the category two offering the widest range. There is also an 'Associate Membership' which is aimed at social cricket sides, schools, and other organisations who do not require the full affiliation (please be aware that this does not entitle clubs to access the reduced course places, playcricket website, or funding streams). All of the income generated from club affiliations is invested back in club development and helps us to deliver the County Action Plan for cricket, as well as help clubs achieve their own Club Development Plans.

Mark Roche Director of Development, Berkshire Cricket

More details on Club Affiliation, including the application form can be found on the Club Development section of the website.


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Berkshire U17s 2012 Back row (left to right) – John Dykes (scorer), David Barr (coach), Daniyal Akhtar, Saif Kasim, Dan Lincoln, Dan Marles (captain): Jamie Odell; Cameron Jacobsen; Jefferson Jones (manager) Front row (left to right) – Ashley Hayden, Brandon Gilmour, Aamish Saini, Tahir Kazmi, Feroz Baig, Rehan Akram. ECB County Championship 2-day Matches: Played 4; Won 1 (on 1st innings); Lost 1 (on first innings); 1 abandoned & 1 cancelled due to rain ECB County Cup 50 overs – Played 4; won 1; lost 1; 2 matches cancelled due to rain The U17’s played in the ECB one-day County Cup competition and the two-day ECB County Championship. As in previous years groups are arranged geographically with one change to our Group which now included Huntingdonshire instead of Hertfordshire. The 2012 season was one which for many teams rain was the winner and the under 17s were no exception. Three games were washed out completely and another two-day game achieved only twelve overs.

The first 50 over Cup game against Buckinghamshire was played at Purley CC and Berkshire won the toss and invited Bucks to bat. Bucks achieved 159-9 in their 50 overs with no batsman scoring above 25 but 31 extras made a useful addition to runs from the bat. Tahir Kazmi achieved the best bowling figures with 2 for 20 from 10 overs. In reply Berks struggled to 122 all out with skipper Dan Marles contributing 37. Bucks conceded only 8 extras. 42

Schools Cricket


2012 saw most cricket programmes decimated by the poor weather, and this was most evidently seen in the number of fixtures that were played by clubs and schools. The schools coaching programme was again a success, with 17,275 children coached in schools in well over 500 sessions. The Olympic themed programme in Slough was well received and a similar version is being rolled out in the Reading area during 2013.

The Kwik Cricket competition was held in conjunction with the Berkshire School Games, with the final in the shadow of Windsor Castle, with the winning schools representing the county in the regional finals. Both winners of the Berkshire competition (Whitegrove School – boys and Ascot Heath School – girls), went on to win their regional events and progress to their respective National Finals; congratulations to both.

Club Development

Four clubs joined our group of Clubmark Accredited clubs, congratulations go to Bracknell & District CC, Newbury CC, Sonning CC, and White Waltham CC. Clubmark continues to be a flagship programme for the ECB and County Boards, and we now number 27 accredited clubs.

Coach Education

Once again the number of attendees on coach education courses was very encouraging with nearly 100 coaches attending level one and two courses, several young leaders courses held in partnership with schools, and well over 150 people attending the Safeguarding and First Aid workshops. The coach education system is changing in the summer of 2013, to be focused more around the players that are being coached rather than what should be delivered. Once we have further details we will start assembling the programme for 2013/14.

ECB Support

In last year’s programme delivery, a great deal of significance was placed on ‘how many’. This is all due to change with the emergence of County Board ‘outcome based plans’ – these will focus much more on “why?” and “how?” we do things, rather than simply looking at the output generated by our programmes. This should allow us to have a good look at what we do, and more importantly why we do things, and should see us form and shape existing and new programmes to suit the requirements of the cricket community within Berkshire.

And Finally

As usual everything that Berkshire Cricket delivers is dependent on the support of volunteers, in many different guises. My thanks go to these people and organisations, as well as to Mark Foster and Tom Russell for the work they carry out with our clubs and schools.


Development Director

Mark Roche

My biggest thanks must go to the Directors for their constant support and advice, especially Cecil Fright for his guidance and the recent improvements in biscuits at our monthly meetings!!

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The NatWest OSCAs

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(Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) are aimed at recognising those volunteers who give so much of their time to the game of cricket – without these individuals the game would not survive. This year saw a particular strong set of nominations from across Berkshire cricket, illustrating what a fantastic job volunteers do for cricket. Congratulations to all those who were nominated by cricket clubs and organisations across Berkshire. All nominees are NatWest OSCA winners and as such will receive a certificate. The Berkshire 2012 winners were presented with their awards at the Annual Berkshire Cricket Dinner and also invited to the National OSCAs event at Lord’s in October 2012. Behind the Scenes – Malcolm Brown (Falkland CC) Building Partnerships – Nick Bishop (Thatcham Town CC) Leagues & Boards – Graham Fyffe (Berkshire Cricket) Lifetime Achiever – John Verney (West Ilsley CC) Officials Award – Dennis Prior (Berkshire ACO) NatWest CricketForce – Andrew Wigmore (Theale & Tilehurst CC) Young Volunteer – Sam Trumper (Falkland CC)

Clubmark Accredited Clubs The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme ‘Clubmark’ to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure. 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.

Kidmore End CC Maidenhead & Bray CC Mortimer West End CC Newbury CC North Maidenhead CC Pinkneys Green CC Purley-on-Thames CC Reading CC Slough CC

Sonning CC Sulhamstead & Ufton CC Thatcham Town CC Theale & Tilehurst CC Wargrave CC West Ilsley CC White Waltham CC Windsor CC Wokingham CC

Berkshire currently has 27 Clubmark Accredited clubs, with Bracknell CC, Newbury CC and Sonning CC achieving Clubmark status for the first time in 2012. Boyne Hill CC Bracknell CC Crown Wood CC Falkland CC Finchampstead CC Henley CC Hungerford CC Hurst CC Hurley CC 36


John Bolan Treasurer, Berkshire Youth Cricket Trust

The Trust consider all requests for financial help in support of youth cricket from coaches, clubs and competition and the Trustees are always looking for opportunities to enhance youth cricket in Berkshire. Donations to the Trust can be Gift Aided and should be sent to the Treasurer, who can be contacted at or on mobile 07770 847446.

In the last twelve months the Trust has supported a Cricket Olympics scheme in Slough and Coach Education, where this has directly supported the creation of youth sections in local clubs or enabled a club to expand its youth section. A young umpires and officials bursary scheme has been created in memory of the late Peter Harris and in the coming year it is hoped that this will encourage up to four aspiring young umpires to become qualified and to officiate at youth matches.

element of boys’ cricketing development in the County.


The Berkshire Youth Cricket Development Trust is now in its seventh year and since its creation has supported youth cricket in Berkshire through the provision of facilities, coach education and competitions.

Over time the Trust has expanded its support of youth cricket as funds have become available through the generous contributions of individuals and corporate supporters. The Trust is dependent upon a relatively small number of loyal donors who have donated significant sums, which has been added to by the use of Gift Aid. It is keen to attract more funding support so that these can be directed back to youth cricket across the County

The Trust was originally created with four trustees and these have now been joined by two new trustees – Claire Taylor and Mark Foster, who bring their considerable knowledge and experience of the development of young cricketers in Berkshire.

Until recently the Trust supported boys District Cricket following the ending of the Active Sport funding from Sport England. District Cricket is now a thriving and sustainable

• U13 T20 Presentations at Reading Blue Coat School back in August 2012.

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Mark Allum Chairman of Berkshire Youth Cricket

Finally, I would just like to say a huge personal thank you to the many people involved with the administration, management and coaching of the Berkshire Youth programme, without your hard work and dedication, none of this would be possible. With continued effort we can continue to improve the prospects of our young cricketers in Berkshire.

We have signed an exciting new deal with Reading Blue Coat School, to create an outdoor cricket centre for the county. This will provide excellent facilities for our squads to train at during the season and also play approximately a third of our representative fixtures. We are very grateful to Blue Coat School for opening up their first class grounds for our benefit. To help us in this venture, The Head Partnership, a prominent local firm of solicitors, have provided us with a very generous sponsorship package. My special thanks go to Malcolm Head, Chief Executive of The Head Partnership, for his interest and the personal support he so readily gives.

A number of our players continue to move on to bigger and better things; Martin Andersson represented the South and West of England at the Bunbury Festival and has also signed an academy contract with Middlesex. Jamie Odell has also signed an academy contract with Middlesex. Ollie Green and Ryan Higgins both enter their second year academy contracts with Hampshire and Middlesex respectively. In addition to this, Will Harris, Tom Scriven, Euan Woods, Max Stevenson, Craig Hodges and Mark Firth are all working with the Junior Academies of First Class Counties. Well done to you all.

District’ sides being selected, which served to shorten the step from district to county cricket. This successful initiative will become a permanent part of the programme moving forwards. This season each district side will play at least 10 matches, there will be Twenty20 tournaments for each age group and a new ‘M4 corridor’ inter-district completion has been created. This has all been driven through the excellent stewardship of Nigel Bruce in his role as Head of District Cricket. In 2013 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of District Cricket in Berkshire and there are a number of events planned to commemorate this during the season.

BERKSHIRE YOUTH CRICKET THE year proved to be a very successful one for representative youth cricket in Berkshire. A number of new initiatives had been put in place over the 2011/12 winter and it was very pleasing to see the enhanced levels of performance that these helped to produce when we eventually took the field in April 2012. The county boys' squads performed particularly well. One of the new initiatives was to work with much larger squads at the lower age groups. This enabled us to work with a wider group of players for longer and to see more players playing in county level fixtures before trimming the squads to compete in the end of season fixtures. The under 10's and under 11's both did exceptionally well to finish as runners up in multi-county festivals that included many major counties. The boys' u12 squad won more matches than any previous age group since records began. The u13's came second in a very strong ECB championship, which again contained many major counties. The u14's finished in the top half of their ECB championship table, which qualifies them to play 1st division cricket next season. Our u15's were similarly impressive, with over 80% of their matches won. The u17's were weakened by a number of our best players moving to take up academy places with first class counties. Despite this, they performed well and won as many games as were lost. I would like to say a particular thank you to David Barr, for the excellent programme that he and his team have continued to provide for our senior representative side. David has moved out of the area with his work and we wish him and his family well for the future. The girls' squads also had a successful season. Our fledgling u11's remained unbeaten, whilst the u13's won their ECB championship group. The u15's and u17's enjoyed mixed success, but continue to produce players of high quality. Sherisa Gumbs was invited to Loughborough to take part in an elite ECB spin bowling programme and Alice MacLeod played for the England U19's and has also been selected to play for the England Academy side. Andy Manning and his team are doing an excellent job, with regards to promoting girls' cricket in the county, and we are proud of the continued improvement that is being made in this area. District boys' cricket is going from strength to strength. 2012 saw the advent of ‘Best of 40


Details of how to order the book and support “Chance to Shine” can be found at

The Berkshire Gentlemen are one of the featured clubs and an article detailing the history of the BG’s since inception in 1896 has been included.

The Cricket Foundation has commissioned a book, proceeds in support of Chance to Shine, called “Gentlemen, Gypsies & Jesters” which is a tribute to the wandering cricket sides in the UK.

Ronnie Brock Hon. Secretary, Berkshire Gentlemen

If anyone is interested in playing for the Berkshire Gentlemen in 2013 then please contact Ronnie Brock on 01491 629971 or

Gents v Butterflies August 31st at Finchampstead CC BG’s: 217 for 7 (J Bunce 82, A Parson 56, G Loveday 53) Butterflies: 187 for 8 (L Stewart 103, O Oxley 3-30) Match Drawn.

South Oxford Amateurs v Gents August 14th at Challow and Childrey CC. SOA: 207 for 8 BG’s: 198 for 7 (T Russell 77, A Prior-Winsford 5-62) Match Drawn.

Gents v Sou’westers August 3rd at Falkland CC. BG’s: 171 all out (K Zafar 51) Sou’westers: 174 for 2 (A Piper 103) Sou’westers won by 8 wickets.


The start of the report for the 2012 season could come from any club across the country lamenting the weather that blighted the season, however only two games were lost to the weather and whether that was due to good luck or judgment is open to question.

The traditional fixtures against the local schools bore the brunt of the weather and exam pressures with Leighton Park and Reading School games being lost to exams and Pangbourne following Bradfield to submerge in the season’s rain. Only The Oratory School fixture survived and provided the closest result and a win by 1 run.

It appears that the Berkshire Gents raises the game of the opposition with W Ward, A Piper and L Stewart all recording three figures and C Dunne and A Prior-Winsford taking five wickets in an innings. Feats that eluded the Gents players during the season however some noteworthy performances by S Muniyasamy and J Bunce redressed part of the balance. 2012 Results Gents v Bradfield College April 22nd at Bradfield Match abandoned. Gents v Henley May 27th at Henley CC Henley: 188 for 8 (W Ward 103) BG’s: 191 for 4 (S Muniyasamy 80*, P Kumar 54) BG’s won by 6 wickets Gents v The Oratory School June 29th at The Oratory. BG’s: 161 for all out (C Dunne 5-34) The Oratory: 160 for 5 (T Nugent 58, A Wilson 52) BG’s won by 1 run.

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It is certain that none of them would have



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But are we downcast? No we are not. Such is the enthusiasm of the players who turn out for the BG, the commitment of the club officials and the sheer enjoyment which everyone takes from the way we play the game, that we can be confident for the future.

The organisation and administration of the game has progressed and developed to such an extent that there is far more cricket available than there used to be, with league cricket, on Sundays now as well as Saturdays, the county age-group set-up for young cricketers, and county over 50s, 60s and even, in partnership with Hampshire, over 70s sides, all competing in national competitions. Something had to give to accommodate all that extra cricket, and it has often been the wandering sides like the BG who have taken the hit.

younger cricketers outside their regular club or school environment. It has also sought to attract more mature cricketers, who still wanted to enjoy the game without the rigours of batting ponts, bowling points and relegation battles.


In 1930 H.E (Tom) Dollery, who went on to play four tests for England and captain Warwickshire to the county championship, played for Reading School against BGs.

thought that a woman would play for the Berkshire Gentlemen! But this did indeed happen, on 1st July 2011, when Shenica Gumbs played against The Oratory School. It was later that summer when Gary Loveday’s individual record was surpassed by Richard Morris who scored 249 not out against Sou’westers.

Things have changed a great deal since the Gentlemen of Berkshire first took to the cricket field in 1898. It is probable that few, if any, of the 11 who played that day would have thought that it would be a Berkshire woman cricketer, Claire Taylor, who would become the first woman cricketer to be honoured by Wisden as one of their five “Cricketers of the Year” in 2009.

1932 saw Wellington College join the programme and 1933 brought a high scoring two-innings game with Quidnuncs, for whom J.G.W. Davies of Kent scored 161 not out, and the legendary Jahangir Khan, captain of India and father of Majid Khan, scored 59 in a total of 368.

The fixture cards tell their own story of the ebb and flow of the BG’s fortunes as a wandering club: 17 matches in 1927, 26 in 1990 and just eight in 2012.

Right from the start, the Gents have seen it as part of their mission to identify and develop

Without their own ground and playing only away fixtures, Berkshire Gents have always relied on the goodwill of clubs. The club has always been grateful for this support, not least during the 80s and 90s, when sides came from far and wide to play, including The Crusaders from Australia, Camberwell Grammar School from Victoria, Australia and Fernleaf CC from New Zealand.

There were more high scoring games in the 1980s, including three of 250 plus against Reading School, Reading CC and Hurley, all in 1984. In 1986 at Abingdon, BGs declared at 349 for 2, of which Gary Loveday’s 218 not out was believed to be the highest individual score by a BG batsman to that time The large scores kept on coming, with Simon Massey scoring 137 against Maidenhead & Bray in 1989 and Nick Pitcher 203 not out against his home club at Falkland CC.

In 1968 a game at Wokingham saw the home club declare at 256 for 3 and BGs finish nine runs short with five wickets in hand. Against Reading School, Alan Revill scored 116 not out in a total of 204 for 1, with the school replying with 182 for 4.

For over 40 years all Berkshire Gentlemen records disappeared, excepting only the 1946 scorebook which survived miraculously to reveal a game against Reading School, who were bowled out for 77, all 10 wickets falling to W.W. Smith for 24 runs in 26 overs, of which 16 were maidens.

and Ground, whose team included John Arnold, Ossie Herman and Sam Pothecary. In the same year an incredible two innings game against the Royal Berkshire Regiment was completed in one day between 11.35am and 6.37pm (BG 110 and 71 for 6 dec., RBR 61 and 70).

GENTLEMEN, GYPSIES The Cricket Foundation has commissioned a book, proceeds in support of Chance to Shine, called “Gentlemen, Gypsies & Jesters” which is a tribute to the wandering cricket sides in the UK, with the Berkshire Gentlemen one of the featured clubs. We are pleased to include an extract from the Berkshire Gentlemen article by Ronnie Brock and Roy New. When Berkshire County Cricket Club was founded in 1895 to compete in the Minor Counties Championship, members also decided to play under the title of “Berkshire Gentlemen” against colleges, schools and clubs within the county. By this arrangement it was considered that any promising cricketers would come to the notice of the county and this policy still holds good more than 100 years later. Through the years the fixture list has been expanded to include neighbouring teams such as the Gentlemen of Essex, Gloucestershire Gypsies, Hampshire Hogs, Hertfordshire Gentlemen and South Oxford Amateurs. Matches have also been played against the Stragglers of Asia, The Butterflies and Toronto from Canada when they toured the UK. The first recorded Berkshire Gentlemen fixture was in 1898 against Reading School, although the result is not known. In 1900 this game was played again when BGs scored 409 for 5 and dismissed the school for 91. Unfortunately, formal records have been lost prior to 1925 when all the top schools in Berkshire were played as well as a fixure against the R.M.C. Shrivenham. A full record of the 1927 season survives when 17 matches brought BGs seven victories. Basingstoke, Wargrave and Wokingham had been added to the list to supplement the various schools, colleges and regimental opposition. The successes include Reading School, beaten by 147 runs, Newbury Grammar School, beaten by 129 runs, Bradfield College, beaten by 9 wickets, and Radley College, beaten by 5 wickets, while the game with King Alfred’s School at Wantage was tied at 81 runs each. Another win by 6 wickets was achieved against the Reading Biscuit Factory for whom Harry Lewis turned out. 1928 brought a game against Hampshire Club 38

Berkshire Cricket Yearbook 2013  

Berkshire Cricket Yearbook 2013