On Saturday 22nd August, GXCC ‘Threes’ were promoted as Division 9B Champions of the TVCL.
Unbeaten throughout the season the ‘Threes’ have one game left against Princes Risborough on September 5th. If they win or draw this match, they will be the only team in the 18 Thames Valley Leagues to go through an entire season unbeaten - quite an accomplishment!
Skipper, Giles Giggins would like to thank everyone who has played for the team over the past three seasons. Since its revival, the team has given many players who hadn’t played for years, and developing colts - some from the Under 13's - the opportunity to play league cricket.
This season, Ted Bracey (Under 16s), Anooj Mehta (Under 15s), Niall McCarthy (Under 16s), Zain Khan (Under 13’s) and Joel Abbot (Under 13’s) not only played for the team, but really competed, destroying some top batsmen with their bowling skills!
Gerrards Cross were crowned HCPCL T20 Champions for the first time on Sunday beating Slough and Banbury in bowl-outs.
With rain forecast all day, the chances of playing any kind of match were practically non-existent, so the competition was moved indoors.
Banbury triumphed in the first semi-final beating Reading, with skipper Luke Ryan claiming the decisive ‘hit’.
Joe Bracey struck once and AJ Woodland twice as the Cross claimed a 3-2 win over Slough in the second semi-final.
The final, however, was much more tense and was almost too much for the travelling Cross supporters. After each team had bowled their ten deliveries the score was tied at 3-all and the final now entered sudden death.
Both teams hit with their next two deliveries to take the score to 5-all. Banbury’s heads dropped as Lloyd Sabin missed, before Woodland struck to give the Cross a 6-5 win.
The Cross will now play Colchester & East Essex CC in the Area Semi-Finals at Ealing CC on Sunday 2nd August.