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Title: End of Season Review
Post by: uknsaunders on September 04, 2013, 08:50:22 PM
Following on from my Mid-Season review topic, how has the season gone for you? Did you meet you targets as a player? what did you average in the end? What was your best piece of kit? Anything surprise you?
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: acko109 on September 04, 2013, 08:52:51 PM
Weve still got 2 games left.. need to win one to get promoted. But personal point of view first half was shocking until i started opening 5 innings ago.. now hit 228 in 5 innings (include a 0 and a 2 ) hopefully end the season with some more runs.. Woodstock bat was the best piece of kit or new ayrtek..
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: smilley792 on September 04, 2013, 08:59:52 PM
season not over yet atleast to but hopefully three games left.

as a team. not consistent enough.
3rd in league can finish second. but 2loses to 2 of bottom 3 clubs really lost us the league
still cup left though. finalsday a week on sat! which we believe we can win.

personally. not a great season. 610 runs at an average of 21 is poor as averaged 30fir previous 3years. no century this year either.
with the ball. 14wickets at an avg of 9 means i should have had a good season. but a bad knee due to fitness means i haven't bowled since June.

2 outings for the representative side boosted me though.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: junter97 on September 04, 2013, 09:00:04 PM
With 3 games left for me currently on 43 wickets and 329 runs so I'm pretty pleased, would've liked to convert the 20s,30s and 40s into bigger scores though, on well. Not a bad season, would like to try and get up to 400 runs and 50 wickets.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Ams4287 on September 04, 2013, 09:08:39 PM
Had a shocker with the bat only 300 odd runs at a dire average! 35 wickets at 13s though not to bad with my medium pacers / cutters, last game for me on Saturday as the Mrs is dragging me off on holiday so miss the last league game. Despite missing no games with rain (only 3 rain effected shortened games which must be some sort of record) the end of season has come around really (too) quickly  :(
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: 19reading87 on September 04, 2013, 09:10:00 PM
I've still got 5 games left ;) I'll let you know  after that lol
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: compstallcc on September 04, 2013, 09:29:21 PM
3 games left and recently passed over 1200 runs, not counted dismissals from behind the stumps but been pretty good for a first year at keeping
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: johnnyw on September 04, 2013, 10:39:45 PM
Played one game in April, scored 2 runs. Playing this saturday tho
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: hopwoodbear on September 04, 2013, 11:02:05 PM
after a terrible last season, scoring 120 runs in 16 innings with a high score of 60 not out and 5 ducks i set myself the target of winning the batsmen of the year award in 2013, i have finished top run scorer with 420 runs and should win it.

i also wanted to have a shot at making my first century, i got into the 70's for the first time twice and should really have converted on the 2nd occasion but now I know i can do it before i wasnt sure if i could

wanted 20 wickets on a saturday and managed to take 19 wickets although my bowling hasnt been great and i've gone around the park on occasion

i also took my first ever hat trick in a friendly midweek t20 game with figures of 7 wickets for 12 runs and took another hat trick a few weeks later in a mid week game that was played against mainly non cricketers

so all in all really pleased but at the same time miffed i'm still chasing my maiden ton
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: ianbuchanan on September 04, 2013, 11:33:20 PM
Season over, we managed to avoid relegation and stay in the West of England Premier 2 league. Hit 440 league runs which made me highest run scorer in our team, and took all catches. Room for improvement but not too bad for out first year at this standard.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Twelfth Man on September 05, 2013, 02:55:02 AM
Haven't had the season I would have liked for a few reasons but can take the positive of scoring my first ever hundred this year.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on September 05, 2013, 09:12:56 AM
Honest assessment of my season, injury has ruined what was going to be a good year.
I played 11 league games as a bowler, only taking 11 wickets but had a season economy of 3.5

Batting wise I've had limited opportunities in league cricket, but did manage my first 50 in a Sunday game which prove I could bat if nothing else. 6 games at the end of the season due to a shattered finger and a shoulder injury, hopefully I can stay fit for all of next season and improve on this years display.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: uknsaunders on September 05, 2013, 09:54:59 AM
Better stick mine up I suppose:-

Batting - League 391 runs @ 30.1 and Bowling 20 wickets @ 18.2

Start of the season I would of hoped for a few more wickets and expected less runs. To be fair I beat the outside edge plenty of times, just never getting the nick. Economy rate of 3.2 and Strike rate of 34.2 meant I was doing a decent mid innings job. Batting was a bonus though I only got to 50 twice. Got in plenty of times but didn't punish the bowlers for the length of time I was in, probably spent more time at the crease than most guys in our league. Strike rate probably wasn't great and my average would of been over 50 if you discount the number of times I was out slogging in the last couple of overs. Key thing is I beat Redders lol

Batting - Overall 703 runs @ 30.57 and Bowling 34 wickets @ 19.85

Still got a few games to go but unsurprisingly similar to my league returns. Sunday cricket is easier but perversely I didn't get as many opportunities. Ironically on 3 of the worst decks of the season did I get decent time at the crease and scored runs. Similar story with the ball, didn't bowl to rubbish players just to overseas or decent batsman. One game I was instructed to bowl badly to a 10 year old in order to give him a game. Fine with that but 30 minutes later and after giving him countless singles, it just seemed stupid. On the whole Sunday cricket tends to frustrate me more and more as I get older lol

Kit - went with my Ayrtek for two thirds of the season but changed in the last month to my GM Icon+. Made a huge difference, the GM seems to have a larger more powerful middle and the 2.5oz difference in weight is offset by the great pickup on the Icon. The Ayrtek/TK is a good bat and will get better, I hit a six off the leading edge with it, but the Icon seems in a different league. Marlow's overseas binned his sponsored GN bats in favour of it in a Presidents match and scored 90 odd with it!. It's a bit battered but a definitely the number 1 bat.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: A-Swing-And-A-Miss on September 05, 2013, 09:55:14 AM
Took 28 wickets this season, 10 more than anybody else at the club. Also took 10 catches which puts me in 2nd out of the whole club(beating both 1st and 2nd team wicket keepers) which isn't bad considering I would spend a lot of time fielding at fine leg(due to bowling). Batting wasn't brilliant but our top order usually did the job and I think we're all pleased with a solid mid table position.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on September 05, 2013, 01:55:24 PM
Had a good year in my 1st official year as elected 1st team captain (having inherited it towards the end of last year whilst on honeymoon!)

We set our stall out early with winter nets that as a squad we wanted to push for promotion and i asked our level 2.5 coach to take on a winter nets programme to change our approach from what we have done for the last 5+ years. Feedback was positive and everyone at the club said how enjoyable they were. Going into the season we had picked up a couple of good players which helped to strengthen the squad.

I wont drag it out too much but we only lost 2 games out of the 15 we completed that were entirely down to us performing badly with the bat. We secured promotion to the WEPL with 2 games to spare which is the 1st time in the clubs 135 year history we have ever achieved it. Fantastic to do this as a club and as a 1st XI it spurred the 2nd XI onto winning their league in the last game of the season as well.

As captain its never an easy task to handle field positions/bowling changes and mental arithmetic of how many overs what bowler has left at what end to add upto 45! Im not an opening batsmen and my bowling days are behind me so i tend to float anywhere between 4-8 depending on whats required.

Wrapped up the Saturday season with 388 runs at an average of 48.5 according to play cricket and a total of 776 @ 45.65 overall in all games. Sundays have been a challenge as a lot of time and energy goes into Saturdays games and with work its cricket 24/7 anyway!!

Onto next Season and a new challenge, not before what could prove to be a rather busy winter on the work front and hopefully some time to try out my new golf clubs at some stage. 
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Byo on September 05, 2013, 02:00:07 PM
Had a good year in my 1st official year as elected 1st team captain (having inherited it towards the end of last year whilst on honeymoon!)

We set our stall out early with winter nets that as a squad we wanted to push for promotion and i asked our level 2.5 coach to take on a winter nets programme to change our approach from what we have done for the last 5+ years. Feedback was positive and everyone at the club said how enjoyable they were. Going into the season we had picked up a couple of good players which helped to strengthen the squad.

I wont drag it out too much but we only lost 2 games out of the 15 we completed that were entirely down to us performing badly with the bat. We secured promotion to the WEPL with 2 games to spare which is the 1st time in the clubs 135 year history we have ever achieved it. Fantastic to do this as a club and as a 1st XI it spurred the 2nd XI onto winning their league in the last game of the season as well.

As captain its never an easy task to handle field positions/bowling changes and mental arithmetic of how many overs what bowler has left at what end to add upto 45! Im not an opening batsmen and my bowling days are behind me so i tend to float anywhere between 4-8 depending on whats required.

Wrapped up the Saturday season with 388 runs at an average of 48.5 according to play cricket and a total of 776 @ 45.65 overall in all games. Sundays have been a challenge as a lot of time and energy goes into Saturdays games and with work its cricket 24/7 anyway!!

Onto next Season and a new challenge, not before what could prove to be a rather busy winter on the work front and hopefully some time to try out my new golf clubs at some stage. 

Pleased you got promoted mate - we have managed to stay up I believe (think the WEPL have confirmed that), and hope they allow you to go up (cant see why not).

On a personal note had a pretty good season on Saturday and Sunday - topped off by scoring a ton in the last game of the season, when we needed 41 off the last 2 overs and I hit a 4 off the last ball to get the win and my ton.  Happy days!!
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on September 05, 2013, 02:02:49 PM
haha yeah dad was telling me about Sundays game last night mate, top effort to bag and ton and more smashing of windows too i hear :)

Yes we are definitely up and you boys are remaining intact too after a late night email being forwarded from Fows as no one from the WEPL had included us on the list!!
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: thecord on September 05, 2013, 02:28:53 PM

We set our stall out early with winter nets that as a squad we wanted to push for promotion and i asked our level 2.5 coach to take on a winter nets programme to change our approach from what we have done for the last 5+ years. Feedback was positive and everyone at the club said how enjoyable they were. Going into the season we had picked up a couple of good players which helped to strengthen the squad.


Care to share what the winter nets comprised of mate? It clearly worked!

On a personal note my season was ok I guess with 334 at an average of 25.69. Slight improvement on last year but should have been more really and got too many starts without going on to make a big score. Frustratingly missed both games against bottom of the league!
Keeping was ok, but disappointingly bust a finger towards the end of the season and couldn't keep at the end.

Clubwise our 1s and 2s both won their divisions and our 3s came second in theirs so promotions allround in a very successful season. Was also nice to have such decent weather after last year!
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Byo on September 05, 2013, 02:31:15 PM
haha yeah dad was telling me about Sundays game last night mate, top effort to bag and ton and more smashing of windows too i hear :)

Yes we are definitely up and you boys are remaining intact too after a late night email being forwarded from Fows as no one from the WEPL had included us on the list!!

Managed to hit William Hill bookies, a garage door and nearly a bus so was quite entertaining!!!!

Glad it got sorted as I did hear a rumuor that you were not going up, but thought that strange given they promoted Bristol Asians a few years back!!!  Session on for both games then...
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: TangoWhiskey on September 05, 2013, 02:32:07 PM
Having started the year as a Bowler who bats a bit my knee troubles have caught up with me leading me to concentrate more on my batting. 906 runs later this season with 2 tons (one of which was my first ever) and 6 50's at an average of 50.33 and I'm starting to wonder why I ever bothered steaming in and destroying my knees in the first place. A few more games this season to reach the magic 1000, hopefully I can get there!
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on September 05, 2013, 02:37:31 PM
Top season all round then mate which is great to see of the local boys.

I asked Colley to put together a plan that involved more than just sending someone into a net for 10 mins and having people bowl at them whilst they thrash away at the majority of it.

As a result we ended up batting in pairs and every third ball you either ran a single or a 3 depending on how many you had faced. This meant strike was rotated more realistically to a game situation and your heartbeat was going as well after running a few singles/3's to replicate what your likely to have to deal with when in the middle.

Got a right old sweat on for everyone but people seemed to enjoy it. Towards the last few sessions we also implemented that once you were out that was you done and you came out of the net until everyone else was either out or the time was up. This got people batting properly and putting a value on their wicket and time in the net for their 4 for the session too.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: thecord on September 05, 2013, 02:44:54 PM
Thanks for sharing Tom. Seems like a good idea and fairly easy to implement so will try to have a go at that approach at our nets this year too.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on September 05, 2013, 05:40:19 PM
606 Saturday league runs this year at 40.4 so not bad but I'm not happy with it as I only scored the bulk of my runs against the good teams but kept getting out cheaply against the worst teams! Defo need to concentrate more.

Overall I'm on 1855 for the season but again, some wasted chances again this year which I look on with regret.



Things to work on is concentrating more to aim for more runs against the lesser bowlers and not gift my wicket away, get fitter again and aim to push the team upthe WEPL leagues.

Best bit of kit is my RPC, it's a cannon!!
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on September 05, 2013, 05:42:11 PM
Top season all round then mate which is great to see of the local boys.

I asked Colley to put together a plan that involved more than just sending someone into a net for 10 mins and having people bowl at them whilst they thrash away at the majority of it.

As a result we ended up batting in pairs and every third ball you either ran a single or a 3 depending on how many you had faced. This meant strike was rotated more realistically to a game situation and your heartbeat was going as well after running a few singles/3's to replicate what your likely to have to deal with when in the middle.

Got a right old sweat on for everyone but people seemed to enjoy it. Towards the last few sessions we also implemented that once you were out that was you done and you came out of the net until everyone else was either out or the time was up. This got people batting properly and putting a value on their wicket and time in the net for their 4 for the session too.


How did you judge catches? I know some who would just hit it in the air and say 'that wont be caught' etc etc
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on September 05, 2013, 06:33:06 PM
Majority rule if a % of people said out their verdict stood even if the batsmen argued the usual "that would have cleared cover"
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Simmy on September 05, 2013, 08:18:25 PM
we havnt finished yet!

we are 3rd but are on joint points with liams lot in 2nd.

two games left.

my average has taken a knock the last two weeks :(

as i got 9 and 0 1st duck of the year

so far the for 1st team ive hit 790 runs and have an avg of 39. in 22 games
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on September 05, 2013, 09:26:58 PM
I'm going to play for another club in their last three league games, bit naughty but I find it crap that we only have 18 league games not 24!!!
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: 19reading87 on September 06, 2013, 09:25:59 AM
I'm going to play for another club in their last three league games, bit naughty but I find it crap that we only have 18 league games not 24!!!

Pretty sure the club you go and play for will get deducted points then....
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Byo on September 06, 2013, 09:53:25 AM
Pretty sure the club you go and play for will get deducted points then....

Agreed - most leagues stipulate that you have to have played before 1st August to be eligible for last few games as it stops ringers coming in for the last few games (like you are doing)...
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on September 06, 2013, 12:38:14 PM
My club finished 3rd from bottom of thier division so just avioded relegation. We did make it to the Somerset cup final at Taunton which was an excellent boost for the club. We are now having an EGM to put together a 3 year plan for senior cricket and get the club back up the pyramid system where we were 10 years ago.

Personally I averaged 70 from 10 league innings but the standard is not fantstic.

Looking forward to next season and being more competitive.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: A-Swing-And-A-Miss on September 10, 2013, 05:23:23 PM
Just noticed that our league table looks very odd at the end of the season.

Team with highest number of wins finished second(due to massive point deduction following a mass brawl during one of their games). Team who finished bottom won more than both of the teams above them(lost tons of points due to calling off 2 games due to lack of players) and then due to the average points system we somehow ended up 4th even though we only won 6 of our 14 games(the equal lowest amount out of all of the top 7 teams)

Essentially to say we were lucky to finish 4th would be an understatement!

Regardless, a decent year however with the top team probably not being promoted(would be promoted into a new league where you need additional facilities) again it means the quality will improve substantially again next year so it is going to be even harder to keep our mid-table spot.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Nato on September 10, 2013, 05:44:47 PM
Successful season as a club, winning the league at both 1st and 2nd XI level, and a modest first season for me. 58 runs at an average of 7.5, with 4 DNB's and two ducks (which followed my DNB games. Coincidence? I think not). 6 recorded dismissals behind the stumps, which I think is actually 7, but I'm not going to argue over one unrecorded catch. Lots of hard work planned during the winter, and then hopefully a better return with both bat and gloves in Division 2 next summer. It seems a long, long time away right now...
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: richthekeeper on September 11, 2013, 11:26:51 AM
One game left but here goes...

My targets were as follows:

Score 500 saturday league runs
Improve my wicket keeping (& continue to provide backup for the 1st team keeper who inevitably misses a game or 2 a season)

My results:

567 league runs at an average of 40 (3rd in the division)
8 fifties (1st in the entire league, all divisions)
29 dismissals (17c, 11s, 1ro) (1st in the entire league, all divisions)

Really really pleased with my season. My team has won every time I have posted a 50. My glovework is vastly improved and I stand up to all but the out-and-out quicks now - even taking leg side stumpngs.

If I was going to be critical I'd say that I should have gone on to get more scores in the 80+ range, but I have been run out by my teammates twice after passing 50. Desperately want to get a big score in our final game on Saturday!
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: acko109 on September 16, 2013, 07:13:49 PM
The first team got promoted into the prem div for the first time in the clubs history.. and at 19 cant think of a better thing since i started playing.. also im the only person to score a league ton for us this year ... So my years been pretty good !
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: Simmy on September 17, 2013, 07:44:47 AM
we won the league surprisingly.

1st time we have won DIV1

i finished up with

800 1st team runs avg of 36(not 100% happy with the avg)

and 255 t20 runs avg of 63.3.

21 catches not sure on how many stumpings
161 4's
27 6's
1 duck lol
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: arsenal123 on September 17, 2013, 09:43:57 AM
Skippered this year and my side got relegated. 

Only 3 players scored runs this season, opening bat with 800 at 60, myself and an all rounder both scored 400+ at 27-28.  Aside from that nobody scored 200+

Bowling wise nobody took above 10 wickets in an 18 match season, with my death bowler and 2 spinners being taken by the first team.  Things got so desperate for a spinner that I didn't keep for the second half of the season and played as a batsman part time spinner at times.

An average of 3-4 catches dropped per match in a good standard league, the signs were there all along.

An embarrassing season all in all.

No skippering for me next year, focus on my keeping and batting, try and push on for ones.
Title: Re: End of Season Review
Post by: joeylough on September 17, 2013, 07:15:56 PM
well I improved from last years average of 6 to 17 this year, which for me is a massive improvement. Ive been added to top 4 this year which has helped my game move on a bit. I know im not the best player or batter, but I have found I have been able to support other players.

But I have also had no luck this year, I have not been dropped once all season, while others have been dropped 4 times in a game. But I should not be hitting it in the air to fielder, as none of the catches have been outstanding.

Next year my plan is to improve my batting and maybe come in at 5. But I also want to keep wicket so there is plenty of work to do in the off season.