Match Reports 2004
|May 2nd||Chartridge||July 18th||Chesham Bois|
|May 9th||The Lee||July 25th||Aston Rowant|
|May 16th||Gt Gaddesden||July 28th||Box|
|May 23rd||Gt Missenden Pelicans||July 30th||Bishops Cannings|
|May 30th||Chiltern Gypsies||August 1st||Bourne End|
|June 6th||Turville Park||August 8th||Longwick|
|June 13th||Full Tossers||August 15th||Gamecox|
|June 20th||Lt Missenden Misfits||August 22nd||B & A Sports|
|June 26th||Presidents XI||August 29th||Bankof England|
|June 27th||Six a side tournament||Sept 5th||Cublington|
|July 4th||Southwell Ramblers||Sept 12th||Monks Risborough|
|July 11th||Ballinger||Sept 19th||Ivinghoe & Pitstone CC|
Sept 19th - Ivinghoe & Pitstone
Last match of the 2004 season ... definitely; thanks to the good offices of the Club Cricket Conference emergency fixture bureau we were able to welcome to the Common on Sunday last ( 19th September ) Ivinghoe and Pitstone C. C. Charlie won the toss and decided to bat first, to allow Henry Capper enough time to arrive from his traffic jam on the M.4.
Matt. Sims and Dominic Haddock added 37 for the first wicket at a gentle pace, but then Andy Willianison ( 40 ) improved the rate with stands of 55 with Tom Jeffreys ( 23 ) and 39 with Richard Austin ( 42 ). There was just time for Henry to weigh in with 18 not out, which took his season's batting average to 51.17 ... congratulations to him; he has looked pretty masterful at the wicket this year. With tea came the declaration at 180 for 5
wickets. For the visitors Rice impressed with 2 wickets for 25 runs.
Tea ... taken in mid-afternoon at this time of year ... included oriental delicacies from the house of Atif Mirza, and very much appreciated they were, too.
Jeremy Stevens struck with his second ball after tea. the batsman cut powerfully to gully, where James Aird, mindful of the fragility of human teeth, clung on to a stinging catch.
Richard Austin bowled nos. 2 and 3 and then, in Jeremy's third over, the sky fell in as he grabbed three more wickets and totally ruined the day as far as the visitors were concerned. Charlie quickly brought on the spinners, but the damage had been done as the visitors collapsed to 43 all out in just 11 overs. Jeremy finished with 4 wickets for just 2 runs ( and 56 wickets for the season ... congratulations to him, as well ), Richard 2 for 6, Tom Jeffreys 2 for 22 and Atif 1 for 8.
Result - HYDE HEATH 180 - 5 dec IVINGHOE & PITSTONE 43 Hyde Heath won by 137 runs
It's not quite the end of the season; there is yet to come the trip to Menorca to take part in the M.C.C. Six-a-Side Tournament there. And after that, on 3&.October, we shall be holding the Club Dinner ( for details please contact the hon.secretary on 774582 )
Sept 12th - Monks Risborough - Away
An autumnal afternoon, with the threat of rain, greeted our lads at Monks Risborough. They were keen to get started, but unfortunately the home side was not, due to inadequate staffing levels. Eventually one car appeared, disgorged its contents of five home players, and so we were off, just eighteen minutes late. Monks Risborough had won the toss and they invited Hyde Heath to bat first.
Tim Barnsley ( 29 ) and Dominic Haddock ( also 29 ) contributed an opening stand of 48 at just about 3 runs per over; it's good to note that Dominic has made some useful scores this season, particularly, of course, his maiden half-century on tour in Wiltshire at Box. Thereafter it was the Henry Capper show. His 71 ( 7 fours, 1 six ) provided the substance for the rest of the innings and it was made in a commanding style; he has looked better and better with each innings this season. Another pinch-hitting 17 not out from Atif Mirza ( he did this last week at Cublington ) enabled the tea declaration at 171 for 6 wickets. For the home side the best bowler was King with 3 for 29 from 9 overs.
In the first over after tea Jeremy Stevens demonstrated his consistent striking power by removing two of the home batsmen and by his sixth over he had captured 5 wickets, to take his season's total to 52, and the Monks Ri sborough score to 13 for 6 wickets. There was good support from Richard Austin ( 3 wickets for 9 runs ) and James Aird ( 2 for 11 as the home was all out for 47 with six overs remaining. Jeremy's final figures were 5 for 11 from 8 overs ( 5 maidens ).
Congratulations to Jeremy for breaking the fifty wickets in a season barrier, and also to Henry for scoring almost six hundred runs at an average of 49.67.
Result: HYDE HEATH 171-6 dec. MONKS RISBOROUGH 47. Hyde Heath won by 126 runs.
That's it from your correspondent until Season 2005, or the Club Dinner on 30th. Oct.04
Sept 5th - Cublington - Away
On a lovely Sunday afternoon at Cublington ( Sept. 5th.) Henry Capper lost the toss, thereby consigning his brave lads to some toil in the sun. This was agreed as a 40-over game, with a maximum of 8 overs per bowler. At this time of the season we need to start the match a little earlier, which has been known to upset the most delicate of domestic catering arrangements, with players being sent from home with emergency rations such as apples, bananas etc.
Cublington ticked along for the first 20 overs, reaching the drinks break at 60 for 3 wickets, after which Taylor joined the opening batsman, Leggett, and the ball started to disappear to all parts. The latter reached his century (just ) with a four off the last ball of the innings and Taylor made an aggressive 63 not out. In the second half of their innings Cublington made 151 at a rate of 7.55 per over. The Hyde Heath bowlers probably would not want their figures publicised, but this season's leading wicket-taker, Jeremy Stevens, took a creditable one for 29 from his 8 overs.
After tea ( highlight: lemon drizzle cake ) the visitors were never greatly behind the clock in their run chase; at halfway they were 81 for 2. There were solid contributions from Richard Cousins (29 ). Tim Barnsley (32 ), Henry Capper (38) and Dominic Haddock (39 ) and a quickfire 17 not out, from 8 deliveries, by Atif Mirza saw Hyde Heath to their target with 2.2 overs to spare. For the home side Chastney bowled well to finish with three wickets for 45 runs.
Result: CUBLINGTON 211 -4 (40 overs) HYDE HEATH 212-6 (37.4 overs) Hyde Heath won by 4 wickets
Next Sunday ... last match of the season ... at Monks Risborough ( 1.30 start)
Will Jeremy Stevens take the three wickets he requires for his fifty for the season ??
It was bright and breezy with the threat of an odd shower on the Common last Sunday afternoon ( 29th Aug.) as Hyde Heath welcomed their visitors, the Bank of England, who were on the first leg of their late summer Chilterns tour. Henry Capper won the toss and gave the Bank first use of the wicket, which, after the recent rains, was expected to play low and slow.
The Bank second-wicket pair added 54, but this was their only real success as James Aird, ( 3 for 12 from 12 overs ) bowling fast and straight and well supported by Richard Austin ( 2 for 24 from 6 ) and Atif Mirza ( 1 for 21 from 6 ) seriously restricted the run rate. Rain interrupted play after 35.3 overs and again after 36.0 when the score stood at 93 for 7 wickets. So, it was to be an early tea with those favourite scrambled egg and bacon sandwiches, followed by chocolate and various creamed sponge cakes. On the resumption the visitors added 22 runs in three and a half overs and declared at the fall of the eighth wicket.
We were again pleased to receive a visit from Mr. Webb-Master; Chris.had very recently purchased a new digital candid camera and was keen to try it out on "webbable" subjects.
Here we feature batsman dominic Haddock in the blue cap facing the BOE
bowling attack with non striking batsman Richard Cousins at the other end.
Result: BANK OF ENGLAND 115-8 dec. HYDE HEATH 118-7. Hyde Heath won by 3 wickets
Sun., Sept 5h.2004 at Cublington 1.30 p.m.start
August 22nd - B & A Sports - Away
Here we are at Bellingdon on a pleasant Sunday afternoon, but with no captain or vicecaptain. No worries... Richard Austin skippered with a deft touch, winning the toss and inviting B.& A. Sports to have first use of the wicket in a forty overs per side match. The person likely to experience the most difficulty would seem to be the scorer as the home side contained six ( yes, six ! ) of the family surnamed Butt. The outfield looked to be in need of a final mow, but this condition would be the same for both sides.
The home side made a bright start and had posted forty runs in the first six overs ( at this rate the innings total could reach 266 ! ), but then the skipper himself struck, bowling one opener, and changing the attack so that he had Atif and Simon Napier-Munn operating in tandem; this had the dual effect of slowing down the run rate whilst speeding up the rate of delivery. Aided by some sharp fielding Atif took 3 for 16, Simon 3 for 34 and, changing ends for his second spell, Jeremy Stevens 3 for 7. So, the home side were put out for 122 off 37.4 overs.
A brisk walk to the village hall for tea was soon followed by the fall of the first wicket, but then a masterful innings was played by Adam Pusey. He shared in stands of 53 and 54 with Dominic Haddock and Chris.Simpson. Adam drove fluently all round the wicket, his final 81 not out containing ten fours and one six, and he was entirely instrumental in the visitors reaching their target with seven wickets and 11.2 overs to spare.
B.& A. SPORTS 122 . HYDE HEATH 123-3. Hyde Heath won by 7 wickets
Sun. 29th.August v. Bank of England 2.00pm at The Common
August 15th - Gamecox - Home
Resumption of normal service .....
On an overcast Sunday afternoon at the Common (15th August), with more than the threat of rain about, Charlie won the toss and elected to bat, thereby condemning the visitors, Gamecocks C.C., to an afternoon of toil in the field and outguessing several pavilion know-alls.
By the tenth over the score looked less than sensational on 29 for 3 wickets, but then Richard Austin joined Simon Napier-Munn, who had been dropped at second slip off the first ball he had received, and together they embarked on a stand which was worth 118 runs for the fourth wicket. They both cut and drove freely to all parts of the ground, and their running between the wickets was excellent. Richard was the first to reach his maiden half-century for the Club - he made 62 in all ( 9 fours ), and Simon, also on his first Club fifty, finished on 65 not out ( 8 fours ). During the latter part of his innings an old injury recurred, and he was obliged to call for a runner; this gave the crowd the chance to see Tim Barnsley in full pre-olympic cry. There was just time for Warren Gordon to produce a pinch-hitter's cameo of 18 before the tea declaration at 180 for 4 wickets.
Visitors frequently appear at the pavilion on match day and we had been pleased to welcome Mr. and Mrs.Webb-Master, better known to you as the public address system management on Six-a-Side Tournament day. Well, Chris was armed with his digital candid camera; I hope that the results are not too unflattering, but at least our supporter in NZ., Richard Howard, should get his wish for "more piccies on the website"...
Gamecocks were soon 2 for 2 in reply, and although Peter Cox was leader in the fightback with a gritty 61, wickets fell regularly at the other end and the visitors fell 41 short on 139 all out, with four overs to spare. The Hyde Heath bowlers shared the wickets ... Tim Nutman 3 for 33, Jeremy Stevens 3 for 28 and Richard Austin 3 for 39, each from 9 overs.
That makes seven wins, with four matches to go ... could we get it to eleven wins , as in 2003 ??
Sunday, 22nd August at B.& A. Sports 2.00 p.m. at Bellingdon
Sunday, 20.August v.Bank of England 2.00 p.m. at the Common.
August 11th 2004 - welcome home
Well now, where were we .... ? On 7thJune, 2004 your correspondent entered Ward 1a at Wycombe General Hospital, little dreaming that he would spend the next eight weeks there ... cue strings ... but I am at least afforded the luxury of being able to put into words my thoughts on the kindness of my many friends in the village, the cricket club and the old-time music hall society. To all those of you who wrote to me, sent greetings cards, and other more practical items, visited me in hospital and overwhelmed me with good wishes Pauline and I thank you most sincerely for your kindness. The road to complete recovery is long, but with such support how can I not make it ?
I plan to set out below a summary of the action in the matches which I, and therefore you, have missed, starting with:
6th June at home to Turville Park, who had won the toss.
HYDE HEATH 127-9 dec. (44 overs) H.Capper 31, J.Stevens 37 TURVILLE PARK 128-3 ( 3 5 overs ) Turville Park won by 7 wickets.
13th June at home to the Full Tossers, who won the toss:
FULL TOSSERS 139 (36.1 overs ) T,Nutman 3-16, J.Stevens 3-41
HYDE HEATH 140-3 (30.1 overs) R.Cousins 36 Hyde Heath won by 7 wickets.
See also - report by Charlie Samuels - here
20th June at Little Missenden Misfits, who won the toss:
HYDE HEATH 156-9 dec. ( 39 overs ) H.Capper 75 LITTLE MISSENDEN MISFITS 136 (28.4overs) D.Haddock 438, R.Austin 4-13 inc. hat- trick Hyde Heath won by 20 runs.
26th June at Hyde Heath where the President's XI won the toss:
PRESIDENTS XI 79 ( 26 overs ) J Stevens 5-18 HYDE HEATH 81-4 ( 23.4 overs ) T.Bamsley 34 not out Hyde Heath won by 6 wickets.
27th June at Hyde Heath ... Six-a-Side Tournament with the following teams taking part:
Chartridge, Hyde Heath, Magnificent Seven, Rutland Exiles, Southwell Ramblers and Yeading Cavaliers.
In a close-fought final Hyde Heath beat Southwell Ramblers
4thJuly at home to Southwell Ramblers where Southwell Ramblers won the toss:
HYDE HEATH 190-7 dec. (45 overs) M.Sims 52, J Aird 35 not out SOUTHWELL RAMBLERS 191-6 (34,3 overs Southwell Ramblers won by 6 wickets.
11th July away to Ballinger
BALLINGER 161-8 dec. (41 overs ) J. Aird 3 -18 HYDE HEATH 75 (32.4 overs)
Ballinger won by 86 runs.
18th July away to Chesham Bois
CHESHAM BOIS 187-7 dec. (42 overs ) T.Nutman 3 -68
HYDE HEATH 128-6 ( 43 overs Match drawn
25th July away to Aston Rowant
ASTON ROWANT 200-5 dec.(44 overs) LStevens 4-52 HYDE HEATH 174-3 (44 overs )
R Cousins 80, J Capper 40 not out Match drawn.
28th July away to Box, who won the toss:
HYDE HEATH 211-3 dec. (44 overs) H.Capper 117 not out, D.Haddock 53
BOX 215-4 (37.1 overs ) J.Stevens 3-49 Box won by 6 wickets.
30th July at Bishops Cannings, who won the toss:
BISHOPS CANNINGS 274- 8 (40 overs ) J. Stevens 4-37 HYDE HEATH 13 5 (3 3.4 overs, ) Bishops Cannings won by 139 runs.
1st August at home to Bourne End
BOURNE END 217-6 dec (34 overs) R.Austin 4-35 HYDE HEATH 221-6 (38 overs) M.Sims 90, Chris.Heck 56 not out Hyde Heath won by 4 wickets.
8th August away to Longwick, where Hyde Heath won the toss:
HYDE HEATH149 (39.3overs )H.Capper 63, J.Capper 41
LONGWICK 122-7 (38 overs) T.Nutman 3-20, T Jeffreys 3-38 inc. hat-trick
So there we are ... three-quarters of the way through the season and the results record stands at Won 6, Drawn 5, Lost 5 and Cancelled 1. We have had a maiden century for the Club ( Henry Capper at Box ) and a maiden halfcentury ( Dominic Haddock in the same match ). We have also had personal best scores for the Club ( Matt Sims 90 and Richard Cousins 80) and two hat-tricks ( Richard Austin and Tom Jeffreys ). There are just 5 matches left in this season ... why not get down to the Common this Sunday afternoon to witness the first of those against Gamecocks C. C.??
June 13th - Full Tossers - Home
On a fine day HHCC skipper Charlie Samuels won the toss and chose to bowl. In the absence of the club’s normal wicket keepers, young Danny Samuels (14) took the gloves. In the second over Dominic Haddock struck. Thompson caught at 2nd slip by John Capper.
Nutman & Stevens then continued to pick early wickets as the visitors slumped to under 40 runs for 5 wickets.
Hallisey and Nicholson then set about rebuilding the innings adding over 40 runs. After Hallisey was out, Nicholson helped nurse The Full Tossers total to 139 all out. Andy Williamson during this time picked up 2 wickets with his left arm medium pacers.
Hyde Heath began slowly with Cousins and Vermeylen building up the innings. When the score was 65 Vermeylen was run out for 27, Cousins following soon after for 36.
Haddock and Napier- Munn upped the pace adding 60 runs in 10 overs, until Napier Munn was out for 29. The last runs were quickly added to give H.H.C.C. a 7 wicket victory.
(Report - Charlie Samuels)
May 30th - Chiltern Gypsies - Home
The start on Sunday last ( May 30th.) was delayed by some twenty minutes due to rain. Our visitors were Chiltern Gypsies, who won the toss and opted to bat first. They began well, rattling along at better than four an over for the first dozen overs or so, but by the twentieth over they had subsided to 78 for 5, thanks to birthday boy, Richard Austin ( 2 for 26 ) and guest player, the energetic Derek Nutley ( 2 for 30 ). Enter their no. 7 bat, Whiting, for whom defence was not an option. He smote the ball regularly ( one 6, eight 4's ), and, with assistance from his later partners, managed to double the score, so that at the stroke of tea o'clock he had reached his maiden half-century ( 51 not out ) and Chiltern Gypsies were able to declare at 162 for 7 wickets. Young Danny Samuels took two catches for Hyde Heath.
The home side's reply began steadily. they were always behind the clock, and they had lost both opening batsmen by the tenth over. Henry Capper was then joined by Tim Barnsley and for 18 overs it was sheer pleasure to watch some dominant batting. They added 111 for the third wicket, Henry hitting one 6 and nine 4's in his 73 and Tim two 6's and three 4's in his 48. With ten overs remaining Hyde Heath needed 48 runs and had eight wickets in hand ... game on ! Meanwhile at the Plough end David Minette returned for his second spell of bowling and fairly devastating it proved to be ... in five overs he took six wickets for six runs ( all without the aid of the field ) to give him excellent match figures of 7 for 28 and leave the home side hanging on for the draw at 149 for 9 wickets.
RESULT: CHILTERN GYPSIES 162-7 dec. HYDE HEATH 149-9 Match Drawn
Two wins and two draws ... unbeaten to date ... and the Bell's manager of the month is...
Sunday, 6th June Hyde Heath C.C. v. Turville Park 2.00 at The Common
Off to Nags Head Meadow, to play Great Missenden Pelicans, on a warm, sunny afternoon. Skipper Charlie Sarnuels won the toss, and, as is his wont, he invited the home side to take first use of the wicket.
Pelicans were in trouble by the eighth over at 29 for 3 wickets, but their captain, Tickler, began to hit out, driving and cutting with abandon. Bates ( 9 ) helped him to add 47 runs for the fourth wicket, but after that there was little assistance, apart from Sykes, who helped him to add a further 25 for the sixth wicket. He was finally caught behind by Henry Capper for an invaluable 69, and the last five wickets fell for the addition of just twelve runs. Extras was the only other contributor to make double figures ( 10 ). For the visitors James Aird bowled well to finish with 4 wickets for 19 runs from 8 overs and he was well supported by Richard Austin ( 3 for 26 from 7.4 ) and Jeremy Stevens ( 2 for 15 from 7 ). Richard Austin and Henry Capper each took two splendid catches as Pelicans were all out for 112.
This meant that the Hyde Heath innings had 6 tricky overs to negotiate before tea. After the fourth over it was 7 for 2 wickets, and this forced Charlie into an executive decision, to promote himself from no. 10 to no.4 in the batting order. With David Brennan (17), keeping to the motto "they shall not pass", he settled the ship and then they began to open out. There were further important contributions from Joel Kelly ( 12 James Aird ( 20 ) and John Capper ( 13 ). When, eventually, Richard Austin joined Jeremy Stevens the score had risen to 96 for 7 wickets and there were 11 overs still to be bowled. A few deft strikes later and it was all over ... Hyde Heath reached 114 for 7 wickets, with 9.3 overs to spare. For the Pelicans Taylor took 2 wickets for 4 runs from 6 overs and Pearson 2 for 3 6 from 11. 3. Extras was the top scorer with 23 !
RESULT: GREAT MISSENDEN PELICANS 112 HYDE HEATH 114 - 7 Hyde Heath won by 3 wickets
Sunday, 30th.May, 2004 Hyde Heath v. Chiltern Gypsies 2.00 p.m. at The Common
May 16th - Gt Gaddesden - Home
Sunday, May 16th 2004. Not a cloud in the sky and not a clue that our village fete was on this site but twenty-four hours ago. Our visitors were Great Gaddesden, who won the toss and invited Hyde Heath to take first use of the wicket.
The track appeared to be slow and unlikely to give any help to the bowlers, so Richard Cousins and Matthew Sims began steadily and were soon ticking along at three and a half runs per over, neither giving the bowlers much cause for hope. Matt.began to accelerate, scoring at twice his partner's rate, and his half-century came from 68 balls in 80 minutes. He continued in the same vein, adding a further 33 runs from 31 deliveries, but, with a century a near-certainty, his clip to midwicket failed to clear the fielder and he was caught for 84 (twelve fours ). His opening stand with Richard had produced 135 runs. (four runs better than their second - wicket stand last year against Little Missenden Misfits.) Richard was the next to go, for a painstaking 48 from 115 deliveries in 138 minutes. Thereafter it was a scramble for quick runs ... Dominic Haddock ( 19 ) and Tim Barnsley ( 18 not out ) were the main contributors here as the home side reached 186 for 4 wickets at tea, from 41 overs. For the visitors Watts had the best bowling return with 2 wickets for 38 runs.
After tea it was a different story,as by the fourteenth over of their reply, Great Gaddesden had slumped to 23 for 4 wickets ( all four to Jeremy Stevens ). Thereafter it became a procession until some late resistance from Marsh ( 21 ) and Watts ( 11 ) halted the slide, albeit temporarily, until the return of Jeremy to finish the innings with the remarkable figures of 11 overs 3 maidens 12 runs 8 (yes,eight) wickets as the visitors were bundled out for 64 runs from 32 overs. He had a hand in one of the other wickets as well ; his throw from cover to wicket-keeper Matt.resulted in a run out. You could say that otherwise Tim Nutman ( 1 wicket for 17 runs from 8 overs ) ruined Jeremy' s day...
HYDE HEATH 186 - 4 dec. GREAT GADDESDEN 64 Hyde Heath won by 122 runs
Sunday 23d.May,2004 HYDE HEATH at GREAT MISSENDEN PELICANS (2.00)
May 9th - The Lee - Away
Week two of the new season arrives, and the pitch is still too wet to play on ... can anyone remember that 1959 hit by Jerry Keller, " Here comes summer " ? Thought not...
Good liaison work by the skipper allowed the transfer of the match to The Lee. and the ladies followed up by transporting, and serving, their usual excellent tea away from home.
Charlie won the toss, and. naturally, invited The Lee to bat first. He was soon rewarded as Jeremy Stevens claimed two wickets in his second over. The backbone of the innings, Hall (57 not out) then shared stands of 55 with Humphreys ( 31 ) and 33 with Naude ( 20 ) At 109 for five wickets after 25 overs The Lee looked set fair for a substantial total, but they were denied by some economic bowling, which bordered on the downright niggardly, chiefly by James Aird ( two wickets for 12 runs from 8 overs ) and young Bradley Holt ( one wicket for 12 runs from 4 overs ). So, tea was taken at 133 for 7 wickets from 37 overs, Jeremy finishing with 2 for 40 and Richard Austin 2 for 36, each from 11 overs. Hyde Heath's ground fielding had generally been pretty smart, but, as ever, a few catching chances had been spilled.
The Hyde Heath reply began disastrously ... 0 for 2 after seven deliveries. But then Dominic Haddock ( 20 ) and James Aird ( 31 ) lead the recovery, each playing some rather attractive shots. It couldn't last, unfortunately, and a mini-collapse followed, but, with defeat apparently imminent, Paul Haddock ( 8 ) joined Bradley Holt ( 12 not out) and brought his own brand of eccentric footwork to the action. Slowly the overs remaining were whittled away and it was left to Bradley and Charlie to see out the last 21 deliveries, which they did, to leave Hyde Heath on 94 for 9 ( from 41 overs)
Jonathon Humphreys bowled well for The Lee, taking 6 wickets for 32 runs from 16 overs.
Many thanks to The Lee for making their ground available; without their efforts there would have been no game at all.
RESULT: THE LEE 133 for 7 dec. HYDE HEATH 94 for 9 Match drawn
Sun. May 10. v. Great Gaddesden Home 2.00 p.m.
Sun May 23rd. Great Missenden Pelicans Away 2.00 p.m.
Sun May 30th Chiltern Gypsies Home 2.00 p.m.
May 2nd - Chartridge - Away - cancelled - rain