Saturday was a great day for the club with all 3 teams winning. Sunday was also a good day for the club as the bar took in £1700 as well as the club making a profit of £500 on the other social events whilst the VKO match was taking place. Unfortunately Findon did not get enough runs and were knocked out of the National Village Competition in the first round of the national stages.
On Saturday the 1st XI were successful at home to Sidley 1st XI as they bowled Sidley out for just 135 off in the 51st over. Graham Manser was the star of the bowling attack picking up 5 wickets for just 25 runs off his 14 overs. James Iago also got 4 wickets for 39 runs whilst Felix Jordan bowled tightly whilst also grabbing a wicket. Findon then chased down the total comfortably as Jack Metters (50) and Barry Meaney (49*) guided Findon to a 8 wicket victory. http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11362062
The Saturday 2nd XI defeated Sidley 2nd XI away at Sidley. Findon won the toss and elected to bowl and ended up bowling the opposition out for 199. James Ballamy earned himself a position on the honours board as he achieved career best figures of 7-68 of 17 overs. Captain Chris Smith also showed his class as he took 2 stumpings of seam bowler Ballamy as well as a catch despite it being the first time he has used the gloves this season. Sidley must have thought they posted a big enough total, however Findon chased it down with 3 wickets to spare and 4 overs remaining. Chris Smith (79*) and Tom Blake (46) had a vital 100 run partnership after the score was 62-5, to set up the victory. Curtis Howell also scored 24 with Jason Nicholls adding 18. James Ballamy sealer victory with an unorthodox scoop over his head to score the winnings runs. http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11362402
The 3rd XI won away at Lancing Manor, where they lost the toss and were stuck in to bat on the astro. Findon scored 179 all out as Nick Hawke held the innings together with his 61, as Ben Coulson (29), Simon Legge (23), James Henman (24) and Matt Spokes (11*) also contributed. Findon then bowled Lancing Manor out for just 106 with Matt Spokes and Simon Legge both taking 3 wickets, with Nick Hawke (2), James Henman (1) and Jack Pierce (1) picking up the other wickets. http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11372352
On Sunday the Findon 1st XI were defeated in the National Village Competition last 32, against Mistley CC from Essex. With around 300 people spectating Findon were bowled out for just 119. Dan Bridson was the top scorer with 27. Findon then bowled and fielded very well in order to make the game close as Mistley ended up chasing it down with 3 wickets remaining and 3 overs to spare. Graham Manser and Harry Metters picked up 2 wickets each with James Iago, Felix Jordan and Jack Metters taking the other 3 wickets. http://findon.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11579968