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Deck of cards folds at Nailsea

Written by Gareth Griffiths

Saturday’s clash at Nailsea brought together the teams placed in the top 2 of the league after the first four games after some good performances. Unfortunately this resulted in OBWs 1st XI ending the day in 5th place.

Having won the toss Will Penny decided to have a bat and this decision looked to be a good one with 80-0 on the board. Oli Meadows was playing in his first game of the season, following strong performances for school and county in pre-season. He batted intelligently for a patient 23 until undone by a good piece of bowling from James Taylor. Unfortunately this sparked a bit of a collapse. Well, a lot of a collapse to be honest…..

Ricardo batted well for a fine 43 but only Will Penny from the rest of the batting scored over 10. The Nailsea change bowlers brought a great deal of control to proceedings which frustrated the OBW batters on a slow wicket, this saw a trail of wickets fall and the team to slide to 145-9, which felt 40 short at tea. This was not a good batting performance after a sound platform was provided, with some loose shots along the way.

We stressed the importance of keeping things tight after tea……so the 18 from the first over didn’t really go to plan then. The introduction of first change bowler Hospitality Swetman, looking remarkably fresh after another corporate day on the Friday, brought some maidens, which generally bring wickets at this level. A fine spell of controlled bowling ensued, taking 1-3 from his first 5 overs including 3 maidens, finishing with 3-16.

Apart from the first over of the innings the OBW bowlers showed great control but failed to make the necessary inroads, although three excellent catches from young keeper Finbar Yates showed off his undoubted talent. It was also encouraging to see the performance of youngster Oli Meadows who bowled well for his 1-33 following his runs, the future looks rosy for these two all-rounders.

Nailsea opener Michael Ready carried his bat for a patient 60* to see the home side to the victory, it may have been a different story had either of the two missed chances provided by him been taken, but the home side won by 5 wickets with 6 overs remaining.

A disappointing day at the office, let’s move on to Shire next week.

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Selection – Saturday 26 May

Today’s OBWCC squads are as follows:

Selection Slide.jpg

Best of luck to all representing the club today – here’s hoping the rain stays away and we can bring home 4 wins!

The Club would also like to wish our President, Phil Thorn (pictured behind today’s selections), the very best with his op on Tuesday. We’ll all be thinking of you Thorny, and wish you a speedy recovery.



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AGM – Tuesday 7 November

As per the notice sent to all members by email on 22 October, the Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 7 November, 7:30pm at the Clubhouse.

This is an important opportunity for everyone to shape the future of your club, your chance to have your say. The committee really want to hear everyone’s views, so it would be great to see as many of you there as possible.

The agenda has been attached below for those wanting a sneak peek.

The committee looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

OBWCC AGM 2017 Agenda

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Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter has today been emailed out to all Club Members on the mailing list – but if you haven’t received it, or haven’t checked your emails recently then why not take a look here.

Highlights include details of our Cricket Force day (Sunday 9 April), this year’s overseas player, what’s been going on over the winter, and a profile of our new 3rd team skipper.


Spring Newsletter