2nd XI – Season Report 2015

2 wins 2 losses from the opening 4 games was followed by 9 weeks of frustration.

Only 1 win in the time games when scoring 309 against leaders Epsom and 6 draws ensured the XI was always hovering around the relegation zone. However 2 vital wins, one against eventual champions Spencer on the last day of the season meant the XI retained their div 1 status and finished in 7th position.

Runs were always in plentiful supply when batting first but when it came to chasing anything over 200 it proved too much and is one aspect where the batting has room for improvement.

George Hellyer was leading run scorer with 539 including 5 x 50s. Both Ollie Godden and Ben Ungaretti made over 400 each. There were 100s from Nathan Thorpe and Jonny Matthews and an unlucky 99 run out for Russ Golding.

Ian Thorpe was leading wicket taker with 21 victims. George Osborne and Robbie Goldsworthy both bowled well enough early season to secure promotions to the 1s.

Many others contributed at vital times but perhaps the one pleasing development was that of Dom Lloyd who took his opportunities when given to consistently perform during the second half of the season.

Overall with the talent on offer this team should have achieved a much better final league position but there is much to be optimistic about for 2016.