Isham C.C. News
Weekley & Warkton
Saturday May 23rd
Isham Cricket Club are pleased to announce that we have secured three new Playing Kit Sponsors for the upcoming season. RK Electrical & Development Ltd, Hawkers and Isham Financial Centre will all be sponsoring the club playing kit. The club wishes to thank the new sponsors for their generous support. All playing kit will now feature the three logos and will be worn by all Isham senior sides. Links to all three businesses are now live. Please have a look at the services they offer and mention Isham Cricket Club if they can be of service to you.
1st XI take maximum points away at league favourites!
Elliott James scores his maiden Div 1 half century
Isham have been drawn away in the first round of the T20 Cup. They will meet either Wellingborough Town or Loddington who play each other in a preliminary round match on 26th May. The First Round fixture will be played on Tuesday 2nd June. It would be great to take as much away support as we can to the fixture which starts at 6:15pm.
The 1st XI produced one of their best all round team performances in recent memory to take maximum points away at Desborough. Borough are hotly tipped as one of the favourites to win Division 1 this season but the 1st XI continued their unbeaten start to the season in emphatic style.
Winning the toss Isham elected to bat . For the first time this season Isham lost early wickets and at 50-4 were on the back foot, however a maiden Division 1 half century from Elliott James and contributions from Court, Chudley and White meant the away team finished on 259-9 from their 50 overs showing great stregnth in depth.
On a good batting track with a fast outfield Desborough set about chasing the large score but two early wickets gave them an early set back. A third wicket partnership of 104 got them back on track as the match hung in the balance. The introduction of Law swung the game in Isham's favour as he took three quick wickets. After this Desborough were always behind the rate but continued to go for the win. Runs were scored but wickets fell regularly to Law and Adam and it was left for Wilson to wrap up the win, bowling out the home side for 215 in the 46th over. A fantastic team win and a maximum 30 points.
The 2nd XI were held to a winning draw at Orlinbury Road as Thrapston clung on 7 wickets down. Isham set the visitors 189 in their 45 overs, opener Tony Robinson top scoring with 73. After early wickets from Wills and Langley an Isham win looked on, but the Thrapston middle order dug in and held out finishing on 155 for 7.
The Zingari came a close second in a very low scoring match. Brixworth were the visitors and were bowled out for 78 inside 38 overs with the wickets spread between 7 bowlers. Sometimes chasing a low score can be a harder task than it looks on paper and this proved the case as the Zingers fell 3 short of their target - all out for 75. Kishor Parmar and Sam Houghton the only batsmen to reach double figures.
new playing kit supplier. Order now for 2015 season
We are pleased to announce that we have changed our playing kit supplier to local company Karl Sports. This will make ordering kit far easier and means we will be supporting a local business. We are also now able to get short and long sleeve jumpers. Click on the links on this page to see the new range. Karl Sports has recently expanded and have moved to a new larger shop in Kettering.
The Annual Dinner was held at the club on March 20th. With an attendance of 85 guests the evening was a great success. Thanks go to guest speaker - MP Peter Bone.The Annual Awards were also presented to both Players and
Tim Robinson took home the Batting Award for the second
season in a row for his 122 against Desborough for the 1st XI.
Shaun Wills was the winner of the Bowling Award for a match
winning display of 5-15 against Cogenhoe for the 2nd XI.
A new playing award was presented on the night - Club Player
of the Season. This Medal has been kindly sponsored and
donated by club legend and 3 times past overseas player
Adam Somerfield. The inagural winner of this was Ellary White
for his allround performances on his debut season in the 1st XI.
Clubman of the Year went to Club Chairman Bill Chudley for
his many years of hard work at the club. Bill has obviously never
presented himself with the award but it was felt that it was about
time he recieved it.....
Finally, Cricket Chairman - Simon Court was presented with the
Bruce Catain award for his work at the club.
Ellary White is presented with the
Player of the Season Award
by Cricket Chairman Simon Court
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.