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Ladies Softball Competition 19th August

Ladies Softball Competition 19th August

It’s was the turn of the ladies to take to the wicket last Sunday at the Women’s Softball Tournament arranged by OCB and kindly held at Tiddington CC.  Sadly (like other teams within ARCC) we were not able to field a full squad due to availability issues, but Claire, Kate, Charlie and Mandy were joined by Alison, Una and Andrea to form the ARCC team.

The first match was lost to the eventual tournament winners The TCC Vixens. We lost too many wickets and bowled too many wides & no balls (not helped by some poor umpiring decisions, and the fact we were playing on the outfield with no true wicket).

For our second and third matches we luckily were drawn to play on the other pitch which not only provided us with an artificial wicket but also a much fairer Umpire!  We won our second game convincingly with a good number of boundaries and taking a few wickets too.  The final match was a much closer afair, but again we came out victorious.

Thanks to OCB and Tiddington CC for organising, and to Nigel R for umpiring (well the others were grateful to you even if we weren’t!). Lots of fun and perhaps something we could host ourselves at ARCC next season.

ARCC Ladies played 3, lost 1, won 2

Mandy Brine

By | 2018-08-22T16:59:25+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Ladies Softball Competition 19th August

U19’s start with a 5 wicket win over Horspath

U19’s start with a 5 wicket win over Horspath

Horspath 95-6 from 20 overs ARCC 96.5 from 19.2 overs

41 not out by Manan Palmar and 3 wickets from Tom Brine helped the U19’s start the season with a win over Horspath.

After losing the toss Aston Rowant were asked to bowl first on another hot evening. Opening bowlers Tom Brine and David White couldn’t have started any better with David picking up a wicket with his first ball after a low catch behind the stumps by Jamie Revill with the score on 7. Next over Tom trapped their other opener in front of the stumps to pick up his 1st wicket and in Toms 3rd over he picked up 2 more wickets to leave Horspath struggling on 15 for 4 from 5 overs.

Horspath rebuilt their innings and moved the score onto 49 when David Porter went for a caught and bowled only to deflect the ball onto the stumps leaving the non-striker stranded out of his crease. Rafe Mason picked up a wicket in his 3rd over and soon after Horspath closed their innings on 95 for 6 from their 20 overs.

In reply Captain George Reid and Manan Palmar opened the batting and started very well and had moved the score onto 17 in the 2nd over when George was caught for 9. Rory Wilson was next in and with Manan hitting the short balls to the boundary the score was ticking along nicely when Rory was caught for 6 with the score on 42 in the 8th over. Duncan Holt was next in but bowled off his pads without scoring and Tom supported Manan until Tom was bowled leaving the home side on 62 for 4 from 12 overs. Ben Porter joined Manan and the pair batted well and calmed the home supports nerves and pushed the score onto 90 when Ben was caught for 15 with the score on 90 in the 17th Over. David was next in and the pair knocked off the last few runs to leave Aston Rowant winners by 5 wickets with Manan unbeaten on 41.

Many thanks to Clare White for scoring

By | 2018-07-31T11:01:09+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on U19’s start with a 5 wicket win over Horspath

U17’s hit 288 from 18 overs with James Coles 101 and Will Hammersley 94!

U17’s hit 288 from 18 overs with James Coles 101 and Will Hammersley 94!

After last weeks 122 run win over Horspath next up for the U17’s was an away game at Bicester. Captain Oli Shaw won the toss and elected to bat first and both openers Jamie Revill and Will Hammersley looked to build a solid start to the innings again like last week.

Will kept most of the strike during the first 6 overs and being another roasting hot day decided to hit boundaries instead of taking singles and reach his 50 in only the 4th over! Jamie was soon stumped for 6 trying to hit the ball out of the ground with the score on 96 in only the 7th over! Will was joined by Oli and the pair continued to hit boundaries to all parts of the ground when Oli was caught behind for 18 with the score on 120. The next over Will was also caught for a splendid 94 for the second week running!

New batsmen Casper Mason and James Coles then took advantage of some short pitch bowling and accelerated the scoring even more! The 200 came up in only the 14th over so last weeks 223 was easily in reach and with both batsmen playing some lovely shots runs began to flow. James flew past his 50 and after 16 overs we had moved to 251. Unfortunately we had to declare after 18 overs as it was approaching 8pm and Bicester hadn’t batted yet!. James ended on a splendid 101 not out and Casper a solid 59 not out and the team ended on an incredible 288 for 3 from 18 overs!

In reply we needed to bowl Bicester out quickly to avoid any light issues. Sam Chown and Louis Summons opened the bowling and in Louis’s first over the batsmen went for a quick single which was never on especially when the other batsmen shouted NO leaving him stranded half way down the track with the score on 12. Sam struck in his next over after a catch by Oli Shaw leaving Bicester on 17 for 2. Rafe Mason took over from Sam and picked up a wicket in his second over leaving the home side on 35 for 3 frm 7 overs.

Bicester began to rebuild their innings that is until David White was given the ball. He picked up a wicket in his first over leaving Bicester on 60 for 4 from 12 overs. His second over was more special, he picked up 2 more wickets with his 4th and 5th balls leaving him 1 ball to get an hat-trick. With the fielders in close the Bicester batsmen edged it to Ben Porter in the slips to give David a well deserved hat-trick and 4 wickets in 2 overs. Unfortunately for David he never got chance to get a “fifer” as James took the last wicket, Bicester ended on 84 all out.

Result – Aston Rowant won by 204 runs! You don’t often see that in a 20 over match!

We only have 2 group games left and we sit top of the group, our next match is against Shipton knowing a win should see us reach the final on Sunday 9th September at Horspath.

Nigel Revill

By | 2018-07-26T23:36:22+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on U17’s hit 288 from 18 overs with James Coles 101 and Will Hammersley 94!

ARCC Beer Festival 28th & 29th July 2018





Everyone is welcome and entry is FREE, so please come and join us.


Take a look at the Social Events page for more information.

By | 2018-07-24T09:48:46+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on ARCC Beer Festival 28th & 29th July 2018

U17’s hit 223 from 20 overs with Will Hammersley top scoring with 94

U17’s hit 223 from 20 overs with Will Hammersley top scoring with 94

After losing last week to Oxford U17’s we need to win our remaining games if we are to reach finals day again and retain our trophy.

After winning the toss skipper Oli Shaw elected to bat first on another glorious evening. Openers Jamie Revill and Will Hammersley set the pace for the rest of the innings, after 2 overs the score had moved to 23 with both batsmen hitting 4’s and 6’s. With the score on 40 in the 3rd over Jamie was bowled for 16. Oli joined Will at the crease and the pair continued the high run rate. Will was taking advantage of some short pitched bowling and sending the ball to all parts of the ground and with the score on 82 in the 6th over Oli was caught at Long On by a fantastic low diving catch for 16 with the score on 82.

David White was next in and rotated the strike well keeping Will on the strike and the 100 came up in only the 8th over! The score had moved onto 135 in the 11th over when David was caught for 14. James Coles was next in and his first ball was a low full toss which disappeared over the scoreboard for 6! Will’s approach now was to save energy so he decided to hit boundaries including 2 successive big 6’s in the 13th over. With the home batsmen looking for the lost balls in the field and with the supply of spare pink balls running out, the score had moved on to 172 in the 14th over when Will was bowled for a splendid 94. Casper Mason joined James in the middle and the pair batted out the remaining overs. James reached his 50 before the ARCC’s innings closed on 223 from 20 overs with James on 53 and Casper 12.

In reply Oli changed the bowling order and opened with Sam Chown and Rafe Mason. It was Rafe who got the breakthrough after a catch by Carrick with the score on 24 and a few balls later Rafe and Carrick did the same again to leave Horspath on 24 for 2 from 4 overs. Sam then had their opener caught down the leg side by a smart catch by stand in keeper James Coles with the score on 26. Next over Rafe picked up his 3rd wicket after a catch by his brother Casper with the score on 33.

Louis Summons replaced Sam and bowled a tight line and in his 2nd over picked up a wicket after a catch by Jamie and Louis followed this up with another wicket in his 3rd over after another catch by Carrick to leave Horspath on 52 for 6.

No more wickets fell and Carrick, Oli and Will bowled out the remaining overs and Horspath closed their innings on 111.

Next game is an away trip to Bicester and North Oxford on Monday 23rd July.

Nigel Revill

By | 2018-07-18T08:00:06+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on U17’s hit 223 from 20 overs with Will Hammersley top scoring with 94

Dan Moriarty bowls 1st XI to victory!

Dan Moriarty bowls 1st XI to victory!

ARCC 1st XI – 244-9 declared, Horspath 1st XI -167 all out, Moriarty 6-26.

Aston Rowant’s star of the show last week was undoubtedly Dan Moriarty as he bowled us to a 77-run win in the Home Counties Premier League Division 1.

Chasing the 244-9 dec after we had been put in to bat, Horspath slumped to 167 all out with left-arm spinner Moriarty masterminding victory for Rowant with 6-26.  Horspath’s reply had begun well with Robbie Eason and debutant Tom Beresford putting on 52 for the first wicket, but Moriarty’s introduction into the attack turned the game. He quickly made the breakthrough by bowling Beresford for 25, and in the next over James Fitzjohn saw his stumps knocked back by a delivery from Wes Morrick, which kept low, before he’d got off the mark, making it 53-2.

Eason was then adjudged lbw to Moriarty for 25, with the score on 71. Bowling from the scout hut end, the 18-year-old South African was causing Horspath batters all sorts of problems, and Darryl Brown survived a sharp chance to Morrick at slip just before tea, which arrived with Horspath 84-3.

However, it proved a short-lived reprieve for Horspath’s overseas player as the South African fell lbw to Moriarty for a fluent 31 soon after the interval with just two more runs on the board. Shahbaz Ali, playing his first game since the last match of the 2016 season after taking a year out, was then bowled by Moriarty, leaving Horspath 91-5.

Stephen Green became the spinner’s fifth victim when he chipped a catch to Tom Condon at mid-wicket with the score on 106. Seven runs later, skipper Will Eason was caught by Leo Bethell off Dom Whatman, who then bowled Will Robertson for nought with another unplayable delivery, making it 114-8.

Jehan Mohammed and Jamil Faruq gave Horspath hope of salvaging a draw by putting on 53 for the ninth wicket, but when they both fell on the same score it was game over. Mohammed was caught behind by Josh Smith off Chris Watling for 25, and in the next over Faruq holed out to Gordon Harris at long off for 30 with Moriarty completing his six-wicket haul to secure victory and send the 1st XI 16 points clear at the top at the half way stage.

Earlier, Horspath did a good job of containing us for much of our innings before the our last pair of Will Pendered and Gordon Harris shared an unbroken stand of 40 to set up a bold declaration, which helped to give us some real momentum & we saw Horspath’s heads were dropping.

Andrew Tolson and Dan Matthews put on 31 for the first wicket, before the latter was caught out of his crease by a direct hit from the quick-thinking Brown and was run out. Tom Condon had helped move the score on to 77 when he was caught by Fitzjohn in the covers off Faruq for 20, and two runs later Will Eason trapped Tolson lbw for 43.

Skipper Josh Smith and Watling took Rowant to lunch at 127-3, but they had added only 14 more after the resumption when the former was bowled by Brown. The South African all-rounder struck again with the score on 178 when Watling was defeated by one which kept low, and five runs later Brown claimed his third victim when Morrick was caught by Fitzjohn for 17.

Moriarty was the next to fall to Brown when he edged to Will Eason at slip without scoring, making it 189-7. Rowant had added just three more runs when Fitzjohn claimed his first league wicket by bowling Bethell. And the off-spinner struck again with Whatman being caught by Brown, making it 204-9, but Horspath were then frustrated by Rowant’s last pair. Pendered led the way with an unbeaten 36, ably supported by Harris, to allow Josh Smith to declare in the 61st over ^& therefore giving us a few extra overs to bowl Horspath out. Brown (4-56) was the pick of the Horspath attack, while Fitzjohn took 2-23, Faruq 1-41 and Eason 1-45.

The win took Aston Rowant 1st XI to the top of the HCPL Division 1 table at the half way stage in the season, which no one really pays much attention to but we’d no doubt have taken that before the start of the season having recorded 6 wins from the first 9 games, one loss to High Wycombe & one draw versus Tring Park & the abandonment against Finchampstead in a game we probably would have gone on to win.

The 1st XI would like to thank everyone who made the short trip over to Horspath to support the lads as we really appreciated everyone getting behind us in what can be a hostile place to play cricket despite the Horspath players generally being good lads & we enjoyed a beer with them after.

This week we take on Oxford CC who will be smarting still after being bowled out by us in the opening game of the season for 96.  They will be boosted by Calvin Dickenson who is on the staff at Hampshire & is a class act.  They’ll also have their former Pakistan test player Ayub who is a dangerous operator if he gets going & he’s already scored a two or three 100’s this season.

We would very much welcome any support in what should be a good game of cricket with another hot and sunny day in store.  Wesley Morrick unfortunately sits this one out with a troublesome hamstring issue but we welcome back young heart throb Adam Muttitt who returns after finishing his 1st year in an adult environment.  George Reid also returns after missing the last two games with piss poor excuses / commitment & with Morrick injured it means Whatman plays on in the 1st XI yet again.

ARCC 1st XI: Reid, Tolson, Condon, Smith, Watling, Pendered, Moriarty, Bethell, Muttitt, Whatman, Harris.

By | 2018-07-06T15:13:46+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Dan Moriarty bowls 1st XI to victory!

ARCC Girls reach finals day after 9 wicket victory over MP Academy

ARCC Girls reach finals day after 9 wicket victory over MP Academy

ARCC girls have done it!

After beating MP Sports Academy on Thursday by 9 wickets they top their league after winning all 6 games.  Skipper Aimee Diab won the toss and elected to field first on a hot evening. ARCC really worked hard in the field and got early wickets thanks to Jacob Eaton and Samuel Grocutt and then Aimee and Georgia Fenwick both bowled maiden overs with Georgia nearly getting a hat-trick. MP Sports ended their innings on 82 for 9 from 20 overs.

In reply ARCC then came it to bat and this was led by Charlie Basden who paired with Samuel was not out for 26 when ARCC got the required runs ending on 85 for 1 from 9 overs.

Mak Diab
Aston Rowant Girls Manager

By | 2018-07-06T15:42:16+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on ARCC Girls reach finals day after 9 wicket victory over MP Academy

ARCC Girls pass Cublington test

ARCC Girls pass Cublington test

ARCC Girls played top of the table Cublington Girls knowing a win was vital if they wanted to progress to finals day.

Captain for the day Aimee Diab won the toss and elected to bat first, the team also had Melissa Chapman playing her first game. Conor Rogan and Charlie Basden opened the batting, Conor scored 10 and Charlie scoring 18. Aimee also got in the runs and had to retire after scoring 30 supported by Jacob Eaton who scored 19 helping the team end on a very good 121.

In reply Cublington’s openers started very well but kept losing wickets throughout their innings and it was Jacob who took last wicket removing their opener who made 34 in their total of 100.

Result – Aston Rowant won by 21 runs

Mak Diab
Aston Rowant Girls Manager

By | 2018-07-06T13:44:19+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on ARCC Girls pass Cublington test

U17’s off to a winning start with 8 wicket victory over Shipton – 2.7.18

U17’s off to a winning start with 8 wicket victory over Shipton

On a gorgeous evening ARCC U17’s season got underway with an away match at Shipton.

After losing the toss Shipton elected to bat on a very dry rock hard pitch with very short boundaries! Opening bowlers Caspar Mason and Jamie Revill bowled a tight line and it wasn’t long before Jamie had bowled both openers leaving the home side on 20 for 2 from 5 overs. Captain Oli Shaw changed the bowlers and brought on some spin at both ends with Ben Porter and James Coles. With the batsmen’s eyes lighting up thinking it was time to go after the bowling wickets began to tumble! Ben picked a wicket with his first over and followed this by 3 further wickets in his 3rd over with James also getting in the act taking a wicket. In the middle of this there was a run out which left Shipton reeling on 54 for 8 from 12 of their allocated 20 overs. Enter Sam Chown who bowled the next over and bowled out both of their tail-enders to leave Shipton all out for 60 runs.

In reply openers James and Oli got things off to a mixed start with Oli being caught out for 1 then Carrick Dunbar joined James in the middle and after a few wides and boundaries the score had moved onto 17 from the first over! The pair batted sensibly and took advantage of some loose bowling until James was caught out for 28 with the scores level!

Toby Francis came in to face the next ball which was signalled wide and the end of the match, Carrick was left on 20 not out.

Result – Aston Rowant won by 8 wickets with 13 overs spare.

Many thanks to Andy Francis for scoring

Nigel Revill
Aston Rowant U17 Manager

By | 2018-07-04T07:34:28+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on U17’s off to a winning start with 8 wicket victory over Shipton – 2.7.18

U15’s Top Oxfordshire League Pool 2, but Face Defeat in Semi-Final Play-Off

U15’s Top Oxfordshire League Pool 2, but Face Defeat in Semi-Final Play-Off

Having won the previous week in an exciting final league match at Didcot, Aston Rowant were level on points with Horspath in Pool 2 of the Oxfordshire U15 League. In order to separate the two teams, the League adjudged that the outcome of the league fixture between the two clubs should decide the winner of the Pool. As Aston Rowant came out easy winners against Horspath at the start of the season, our name went into the hat for the draw for the semi-finals.

Aston Rowant were drawn away to Middleton Cheney, which was a new ground for many of the players. Due to fixture congestion and the ECB requirement to play the final by 1st July, the semi-finals were quickly arranged between the clubs and Aston Rowant duly made the long trip to Middleton Cheney on a fine Monday evening.

Middleton Cheney won the toss and put Aston Rowant into bat. Openers Louis Summons and Sam Chown provided a solid start to the innings before Louis was caught for 19. Carrick Dunbar came in and kept the scoreboard moving. Sam continued to look largely untroubled by the bowling before retiring after reaching fifty in the 17th over. Carrick tried to increase the scoring but was unfortunately run out towards the end of the innings having reached 26.

Aston Rowant completed their 20 overs on 117 for 3. As Middleton Cheney were an unknown quantity, it was difficult to judge whether this was would be sufficient.

The Middleton Cheney openers managed to keep the scoring above the required run rate from the very start. Whilst Sam Chown took the wicket of their captain Benjamin Cross in the fifth over and Joe Davies picked up another in the ninth over, Middleton Cheney kept the pressure on Aston Rowant’s total. The remaining opener, Harry Boynton retired on 50 in the twelfth over. Middleton Cheney reached a total of 121 without further loss in the 16th over, winning by 8 wickets.

Although the score suggests a comfortable victory by Middleton Cheney, we were close to breaking through their middle order towards the end of the game which could have meant a different outcome.

In the other semi-final, Minster Lovell easily beat Horspath B the following evening to set up a final with Middleton Cheney.

Andy Francis

Manager, Aston Rowant U15’s

By | 2018-06-29T15:45:35+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on U15’s Top Oxfordshire League Pool 2, but Face Defeat in Semi-Final Play-Off
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