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New cricket pavilion proposal

Enabling Scheme to provide a new Cricket Pavilion for Aston Rowant Cricket Club.

Following an initial approach by Aston Rowant Cricket Club regarding an idea for a new pavilion, David Jacobs of St John Homes and Spencer Chapman of Aston House Stud, came back with a proposal to deliver a new cricket pavilion which would include an enabling housing scheme for 6 houses.

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We hope that you will support this idea/deliverable proposal and if minded, respond to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group via the Parish Council in a positive way by the Deadline of the 27th March 2020. Contact details: clerk@astonrowantparishcouncil.gov.uk

By |2020-06-25T13:30:55+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on New cricket pavilion proposal

Under 17’s Crowned Champions

Under 17’s Crowned Oxfordshire Champions in Explosive Finish to Honey Bee Trophy Final

Aston Rowant U17’s progressed to Finals Day of the Honey Bee Trophy, held at Horspath CC, having won all the pool matches they played.

First up was a semi-final against Banbury U17’s, Aston Rowant winning the toss and deciding to bat. Both openers were dismissed in the third over, Eliot Hyman then scored a steady 23 before he was unlucky to be stumped off a wide. With runs still required, Rafe Mason gave the middle order stability with an undefeated 29, Aston Rowant finishing with 141 for 7 in their 20 overs.

In reply, Banbury were up with the required run rate by the 8th over, aided by a few dropped catches. Aston Rowant’s total now looked reachable, but with the fall of Banbury’s third wicket, the runs began to dry up, although Josh Taylor was always a threat until he was dismissed for 34.

Economic bowling from James Coles (4 overs, 1 for 13) and wickets for Carrick Dunbar (4 overs, 3 for 19) restricted Banbury to 100 for 7. Although Aston Rowant won by a good margin, at times the match looked in the balance.

Having easily won their semi-final against Hook Norton, last year’s winners Challow & Childrey were Aston Rowant’s opponents in the Final.

Winning the toss for a second time, Aston Rowant put Challow into bat. Helped by a second wicket partnership of 113 and 28 extras, Challow posted 147 for 6 off 20 overs. Despite what was a defendable total, only Robson, 40 and Dunn, 55 managed to get into double figures.

After the early loss of opener Will Hammersley, James Coles and Eliot Hyman scored quickly to keep Aston Rowant up with the run rate before Eliot was dismissed on 31, a partnership of 53. New batsman Oli Shaw together with James put on an explosive batting display to take firm control of the game. Balls started to go missing, two of them in the gardens of the houses on the other side of the road, having cleared not only the boundary for 6, but the car park as well!

Aston Rowant reached the target of 148 with 4 overs to spare, Oli finishing on 31 not out and James on 75 not out. Congratulations to James for his innings which earned him the player of the match award from the umpires.

Thanks must go to all the players who have appeared for the U17’s this season. The team have proved themselves to be a highly talented and powerful side. Once they get going, they are unstoppable.

Well done to all those who came to support the team at Horspath, especially to Ben Shaw for scoring.

Andy Francis
Manager, Aston Rowant U17’s

By |2020-06-25T13:31:22+00:00September 7th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Under 17’s Crowned Champions

Under 9’s retain Aylesbury and District Mid-Week league title!

It was deja vu for the Under 9’s as , almost exactly a year after winning the trophy at Chearsley, the team retained their Aylesbury and District league title on another sun kissed evening in-front of a large crowd with plenty of local support for the home team.

Seb won the toss and instantly put Chearsley into bat confident that we’d chase down any score.  George and Otto opened the bowling and immediately put the home team under pressure keeping the score down to 212 after the first four overs. Kaian and Bertie then ripped through the Chearsley batting line-up with 5 wickets falling. 2 for Kaian and 2 for Bertie – including a cracking caught and bowled. Kaian caused all sorts of trouble opting to bowl medium pace over the wicket, medium pace round the wicket and spin all in the space of 3 balls. Both the Umpires and batsmen had no idea what was coming next.  Austin then picked up a couple more wickets, pairing with Rocky to keep the score in the low 200’s. Rocky benefitted from some last minute training from Dad, Adam, having performed dismally in the nets before hand.  Not sure what Adam told Rocky – but it was coaching gold dust. Seb and Alfie then took one wicket each in the last four overs to keep the score down to 220, completing our best bowling performance of the season.

220 seemed a modest target but, much like with England the day before, the pressure of the occasion was weighing on our team. George and Otto were subject to some terrific accurate bowling in the first four overs , with the scoreboard struggling to get beyond 200, before Kaian and Bertie got the score board ticking over. Rocky and Austin kept us moving and then Alfie and Seb calmed the nerves across the last four overs without losing a wicket, batting beautifully. Final scores, 269 to Aston Rowant, 220 to Chearsley. The scoreboard shows a comfortable victory but the game was much tighter than the score reflected with both teams bowlers keeping the batters at bay.

All credit should go to this group of Under 9’s and all those who played throughout the season. They completed their second year on the trot unbeaten, with a last defeat way back in May 2017.  They really are a talented group.

Finally many many thanks to Nicola for scoring through the season and coping with the Aston Umpire’s lack of basic cricketing knowledge and inability to count to 6. ! and Charlie for providing some great match teas!

James Lee
U9’s Manager

By |2020-03-18T16:28:33+00:00July 17th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Under 9’s retain Aylesbury and District Mid-Week league title!
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