Weekly Roundup – 1st XI win to reach John Goodman Plate final! 12/9/20

1st XI win to reach John Goodman Plate final!

On a big day at Church Meadow, with strong support, Thame 1st XI took on Horspath in the John Goodman Plate Semi-Final. Captain Mike Beard won the toss, and chose to bat first.

The Skipper, Beard (55), lead from the front in a strong opening stand with Ollie Burland (62), supplemented by generous extras. After the pair departed, Shahbaz Meer added 26 as the innings stuttered with the loss of regular wickets. However, Thame posted a competitive 216-8 from their 40 overs.

Jonathan Jelfs took an early wicket, to get Thame off to a great start, before a strong 2nd wicket partnership for Horspath. Kelvin Burrows (3-47) took out the rest of the top order, and Hassam Mustaq spun 2-32 to put Thame in charge. Will Rooney returned after a tight opening spell to take 2 late wickets, giving Thame the win by 40 runs.

Thame face Henley in the final this Saturday (19th) at Church Meadow.

The boys have also reached the Wilf Bennett Trophy Final this Sunday, where they face Witney Mills. The final takes place at Banbury, and adds to an already big weekend for the club!

Women defeated by Chesham

Thame’s Women hosted Chesham in a friendly at Church Meadow, this past Sunday. Captain Sarah Sanderson won the toss, and decided to bowl first.

Chesham put on an opening partnership of 103, before Ava Gabriele got the breakthrough for Thame. From there, Sue Benson (3-12), Beth John (2-31) and 13 year old Zara Wyatt (2-16) swung momentum Thame’s way to limit the visitors to 155-8 from their 30 overs.

Thame slumped to 45-6 in response, before an impressive partnership between Vicky Shaw (26) and Wyatt (21*). Despite the brilliant effort, Thame lost by 29 runs.

Thame Women face Cookham Dean next weekend.

On Saturday, a Thame XI took on Hetairoi in the annual post season friendly, this year at Lord Williams’ School. Thame were set a target of 168, Nick Humphries the pick of the bowlers with 3-10, and chased it down lead by Charlie Anderson’s 48.

On the Sunday, Thame Saxons hosted Stonor, again at LWS. Stonor posted 188-3, Shay Reading taking 2 wickets. The Saxons fell 39 runs short, despite Tim Dabbs’ 59 not out.


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