SURREY CHAMPIONSHIP 4TH XI (A)
Captain: Tim Ash-Vie
Home Ground: Raynes Park Rec Ground, Taunton Avenue, SW20
|13 May||Oxted & Limpsfield||Away||1pm|
|27 May||Old Wimbledonians||Home||1pm|
|3 June||Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian||Away||1pm|
|24 June||Oxted & Limpsfield||Home||1pm|
|22 July||Old Wimbledonians||Away||1pm|
|5 August||Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian||Home||1pm|
|26 August||Sanderstead||Away||12pm||WCC won by 9 wickets and are now 6th. Sanderstead 65, WCC 69-1||Link|
2016 Final League Position: 5th http://surreychampionship.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=66227
2015 Captain's Report
It was a frustrating season for the 5s in 2015. Along with two wins and four losses, we had five games conceded (four by WCC and one by the opposition), one washed out, and two more abandoned with Alleyn CC leaving the league at the eleventh hour.
This gave us a final tally of five wins and eight losses for the season. DT took on the captaincy of this team with two goals in mind. firstly, giving new joiners to the club a platform to showcase their skills and help the club assess their rightful place within the squads. Also, importatly, to assist the transition of junior cricketers from Colts and School level cricket to Legue Cricket under a low pressure Fuller's 3rd XI League. Imran Ahmed's 122 off 71 balls with 6 sixes and 14 fours at Woodmansterne as well as Will Bennett's 85 runs and 5-42 against Sheen Park were stand out performances by these two groups. They both went on to represent WCC regularly in higher teams. Bawn, Mahmood, Zahid, Green Luthra and Bhatnagar joined Wimbleodn this year and played consistently throughout the summer, keeping the 5th team competitive as well as mentoring the youngsters with their years of experience playing for other clubs. Farasat continued to show improvement and colts such as Crighton, Turner and Menhennet played regular games at the latter part of the season to gain good exposure.
Although the results were mixed, we hope to continue having this team in the coming season as it provides a vital platform for a variety of members of the club to enjoy this great game at a competitive level and an opportunity to work their way up the Premier League teams.