Weekly Roundup – 1st XI Edge Tense Finish to Pick Up First Win 25/26May24

The 1st XI travelled to Stoke Green on the Bank Holiday weekend. After opting to bowl, Dinny Malan (3-18) and Will Feeney (2-39) kept things tight at the start, before returning at the end to polish up the innings. MD Nazmul took 2-45 in the middle overs, as well as youngster Tom Wyatt picking up his first Home Counties wicket for the 1st XI, to have the hosts all out for 226. After fine work filling in with the gloves, Alex Browne smashed an incredible 11 sixes on his way to 90! But he and 3 quick wickets fell to have the game in the balance. Skipper Hassam Mushtaq (37) pushed Thame along, before it was down to ice-cool Feeney to get Thame over the line by 2 wickets. A first league win of the season sees Thame in 9th, they travel to 2nd place Gerrard’s Cross on Saturday.

It was the Battle of the Undefeated at Church Meadow, as the 2nd XI took on Waddesdon. Batting first, Thame’s top order struggled. The innings was indebted to James McStay (66), who in a partnership of 64 with young Daniel Tervet (16), pushed the score up to 167. With the ball, Thame picked up an early wicket, but two big partnerships thereafter took Waddesdon home by 8 wickets. The 2s sit 4th and host bottom-side and local rivals Tiddington 2 next.

The 3s looked to get their season going versus Haddenham at Lord Williams’ School. Haddenham chose to bat first and started strongly. Harshi Malan (3-29) and Nick Humphries (3-31) brought Thame back into it, as the visitors went from 145-4 to 173-9. In reply, Nick Fuller (24) and Richard Carr (22) provided Thame’s best efforts at the top, but the middle and lower order fell away to 106 all out. Still looking for that first win, the team go to 2nd bottom Long Marston 2 next.

Thame 4th XI travelled to Oxenford 3. After being invited to bat, Thame were in dissarray at 12-5! Thankfully, the tail wagged, led by Noah Harris (12), to get the score up to 79. Harris then picked up an early wicket, while Ed Mather (1-4) bowled well in his 5 overs, but Oxenford reached the target by 7 wickets. The 4s host Tiddington 3 next, who are placed 6th, just above Thame.

The Women’s T20 double header at home to Henley was sadly forfeited by the opposition. Many of the team did get a run out in a hastily arranged mixed friendly at Church Meadow against King George CC, before the Ickenham 6s tournament on Bank Holiday Monday. Sarah Sanderson led the team of Leanne Harris, Charlotte Harvey, Harshi Malan, Katy Murrell and Megs Woodward against teams from Wembley, Ickenham and Wanstead. Sarah had this to say: “We got caught out by the pitch in the first Wembley game as it was not lifting at all, so we only made 16 in that game. We got better with each game after that, adapting to the conditions really well. We narrowly missed out on the cup final, so instead made it into the plate final versus Wembley and won convincingly. It was a brilliant day and so well organised by Ickenham”. Special mention to Charlotte Harvey who picked up her first wickets for Thame! The team are due to travel to Henley for two T20s next Sunday.

James McStay scored 66 for the 2nd XI

Thame Women at the Ickenham 6s Tournament

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