Manager – Andy Jinman (ECB Level 2 Coaching Qualification)

Email – u13@thamecricket.org.uk

Tel/Mob – 01844 217506 / 07968 201152

The team manager is assisted by a number of the club’s other coaches for each coaching session.

If you would like to enquire about membership of the Junior section, please contact Sheena Beard on 01844 213695 or at juniors@thamecricket.org.uk

Training – Wednesdays 6.30 – 8pm at Church Meadow

2018 Fixtures

Date Opposition Venue Time Competition W/D/L
Thu 3rd May MP Sports Academy MP Academy Canc. Oxon League  Canc.
Thu 10th May Warborough & Shillingford Thame 18:00 Oxon League L
Forfeited Westbury Westbury Bye Ron Maudsley Cup Canc.
Thu 17th May Aston Rowant Aston Rowant 18:00 Oxon League W
Sun 20th May Chearsley Chearsley 10:00 Aylesbury League W
Thu 24th May Tiddington Thame 18:00 Oxon League L
Sun 3rd June Challow & Childrey Challow & Childrey 10:00 Ron Maudsley Cup L
Thu 7th June Tiddington Tiddington 18:15 Oxon League L
Wed 6th June Thame Women Thame 18:15 Friendly W
Thu 14th June MP Sports Academy Thame Canc. Oxon League Canc.
Thu 14th June Horspath Thame 18:00 Aylesbury League W
Tue 19th June Haddenham Haddenham 18:00 Aylesbury League W
Thu 21st June Warborough & Shillingford Warborough & Shillingford 18:00 Oxon League L
Sun 24th June Cublington Boys Thame 10:00 Aylesbury League L
Tue 26th June Dinton Dinton 18:15 Aylesbury League W
Thu 28th June Aston Rowant Thame 18:00 Oxon League W
Mon 2nd July Waddesdon Waddesdon 18:00 Aylesbury League T
Wed 4th July Horspath Horspath 18:00 Oxon League L
Thu 5th July North Marston & Gainsborough Thame 18:00 Aylesbury League W
Wed 26th July Thame Women Thame 18:00 Friendly W
Mon 30th July Didcot Thame 18:00 Friendly W
Wed 15th August Muggers XI Thame 18:00 Friendly .

*MP Sports Academy have withdrawn from the Oxon U13 League

Thursday 17th May – Win vs Aston Rowant

In the U13 clash between local rivals Aston Rowant and Thame Town, at Aston Rowant, the visitors won the toss and chose to field. ARCC made a steady start until Huxley Davis, on his birthday, took the first of his 3 wickets (4-1-17-3). Supported by wickets from Hayden Beadle and Bertie Heyes, plus a direct hit run-out by Charlie Cullen, he pegged ARCC back to 40 for 5 in the 11th over. The hosts recovered to 80 for 6 off their 20, thanks to a good partnership of 36 between Jacob Fendom and Hayden Lawrence.

In reply, Thame also made a steady start through Charlie Cullen and Daniel Laws, but the tempo went up a gear with Luke Hayes hitting a rapid 30 (retired, not out) and Monty Muncaster hitting 15 not out, as Thame won by 7 wickets in the 13th over.

Sunday 3rd June – Lost vs Challow & Childrey (Ron Maudsley Cup, Round 2, Away)

The hosts were asked to bat and racked up 123 for 1 in their 20 overs (Max Knight retired 33*, David Alder retired 30*, Clem Davies 20*, Daniel Rees 17*). Joe Vaughan took the one wicket, on debut and the most economical bowler was Hayden Beadle with 4-0-16-0.

In reply, Thame kept in touch thanks to 30* (retired) from skipper Luke Hayes, supported well by Bertie Heyes and Joe Vaughan (Hayes and Vaughan putting on 37 together) and there was a late flourish from Theo Ransby (10) and Mack Copley (15*), with a partnership of 33, but in the end Thame came up short at 94 for 6. A much improved performance by the team than in the previous week!

Encouraging signs despite defeat away to Tiddington

The U13s travelled to Tiddington on Thursday evening (7th June) under a dark sky that threatened but didn’t produce rain. Thame won the toss and asked the hosts to bat, despite the prospect of poor light later. They flattered to deceive initially, as Huxley Davis took the first wicket in the second over, but there followed an excellent partnership of 62 from Pullen and McGuinness which set the hosts on the road to an imposing score. Only when Will Beerling was introduced into the attack did the fight-back begin, as he bowled McGuinness with his first ball. His tight spell yielded 2 wickets and his own coolly-executed run-out (figures of 4-0-13-2). The tail were also dismissed cheaply, with Huxley taking 2 more (figures of 3-0-17-3) and one each for Guy Blackwell and Luke Hayes, plus another run-out, this time by Joe Vaughan. However, it was the extras that turned a moderate total into a really challenging one, 132-9 – with 51 extras in total, so plenty to work on in training.

If the extras total looked bad, the start of Thame’s reply was worse, as they slumped to 4 for 4 after just 3 overs, in the face of accurate swing bowling and a needless run-out. Thankfully, the innings was then rescued by Zac Harris (17*) and Theo Ransby (28) in a partnership of 54, mixing caution with aggression. This was followed by another good partnership between Zac and Huxley of 31, with Thame ending at a respectable total of 93 for 6.

Comfortable win vs Horspath

On Thursday 14th June, on an idyllic, sunny evening at Church Meadow, Thame U13s completed a surprisingly comfortable win
over Horspath in the Aylesbury League by 6 wickets. Horspath won the toss and chose to bat first but lost wickets at regular intervals, in the face of consistent and generally accurate bowling. Only Max Wyman (17) got going, before falling to Will Beerling’s first wicket of two. The best bowling figures came from Hayden Beadle (3-0-11-3), also supported by one wicket a piece from Joe Vaughan, Guy Blackwell (from just one ball!), Huxley Davis, plus a smart run-out from new keeper Theo Ransby.

In reply, Thame lost Daniel Laws quickly but several partnerships between Tom Bridges, Theo Ransby (12), Luke Hayes (23*), Luke Stanbridge (back from injury) and finally Will Beerling, meant that Thame comfortably reached 73 for 4, off just 15.4 overs.

The two sides will meet again twice in July, this time in the Oxfordshire League, when the opposition will be much stronger.

Win versus Didcot

On July 30th, Thame Under-13s welcomed Didcot U13s to Church Meadow in a friendly fixture and, having been put into bat proceeded to amass a big total of 153 for 5 in their alloted 20 overs, something of a record in recent years. Thame had opener Tom Bridges (31 retired) and Luke Stanbridge, returning to form with 34 (retired) to thank, with excellent support from hard-hitting Reece Way (22) and Jack Phillips (17).

In reply, Didcot too scored freely but finished up 25 short, on 128 for 5. Harry Storey retired on a rapid 31, Matthew Ford was not out on 24
and Jack Kerley managed 23.

The full scorecard, courtesy of Didcot CC, can be found at – http://didcot.play-cricket.com/website/results/3700034

u13s Finals Day 2017