Isham C.C. News
The Isham Sunday XI finished champions of Division 5 of the
Rutland League to gain promotion and get their hands on
The aim of Sunday cricket at Isham is to provide an
enjoyable environment that encourages the youth of Isham
to play league cricket.
This year the Sunday XI had a throughly enjoyable
season under the leadership of first time skipper Ollie Brown.
Only beaten once during the campaign they were the
dominant team in the division while enjoy their cricket and
making sure every game was a team effort.
Saturday April 25th
Isham Cricket Club are pleased to announce that last seasons Leading Wicket Taker in all 15 Divisions of the NCL will be returning for the 2015 campaign.
Jake Wilson has re-signed and will be leading the Isham attack once again. Jake will be returning in a Player/Coach role as he looks to help develop the team and work with the younger players.
Everyone at Isham looks forward to welcoming Jake and wife Sara back when they return in April.
The Annual AGM meeting took place on Thursday 27th Novemver in the clubhouse. A good turnout of club members attended. All club officers were elected with most posistions remaining unchanged, however there were some significant changes. After 15 years as Head of Youthe Development, John Bilson stood down and will be replaced by Dave Hobbs & Tim Robinson in a combined role. Tim himself stood down after 14 years as Treasurer to be replaced by brother Tony Robinson. Simon Court took over from Ben Reid as Cricket Chairman and Chris Tiney is our new Social Secretary.
The final game of the season at home to Peterborough, the 1s XI finished with a winning draw, securing them a top 4 finish in the League table on their return to Division 1 of the NCL.
A fantastic second half of the season with 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses meant they lifted themselves from a relegation dogfight to the lofty heights of fourth posistion.
Australian Jake Wilson led the bowling attack with 69 wickets which meant he finished as the leading wicket taking in all 15 divisions of the NCL which was an amazing achievement in his first season in English cricket. He was well supported by Isham new boy - Ellary White with 29 wickets and veteran Andy Law with 26 wickets.
The batting was led by Tim Robinson who smashed his way to 545 runs which included his maiden County League century. Fellow opener Chris Perkins scored a century on the final day of the season to finish with 446 runs, his highest season total for the 1st XI. In all 5 batsmen finished with 300+ runs which showed a real stregnth in depth to the batting line up.
2014 was a real team effort by all involved with every 1st XI player contributing at a vital time during some point of the season. Roll on 2015..........
The 2nd XI had to win their final game of the season at home to Irthlingborough to avoid relegation. In a nerve rattling game they managed to chase down their target of 168 with only 3 wickets left. The result meant they moved above their visitors to finish in a mid table posistion of 6th place.
The season had a real mixture of performances from seasoned veterans like Jim Lyon with 394 runs, Skipper Ben Reid 270 runs and Shaun Wills with 22 wickets combined with fantastic efforts from the youngsters - Sandeep Parmar with 22 wickets and Luke Conyard with his maiden NCL century. In 2015 the 2nd XI will look to build on this combination of youth and experience to mount a promotion challenge.
A pefect way to end John Bilson's reign as Head of Youth Cricket at Isham saw his under 11's win the district cup final at Raunds beating Wollaston in the final and Rushden in the semi. With Wollaston being the only side to beat Isham in the league this year this was another tight game between two well matched sides.
John steps down after 15 years of coaching and managing the Youth Cricket section of Isham Cricket Club. Johns enthusiasm and commitment to the development of young players at Isham has been second to none. A testament to his hard work is that five of the 1st XI team on the final game of the season had come through John's Youth age groups.