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Posted by Tim Rance on 14/05/2018 11:24

Welcome to your Chairman's weekly newswire OWIZZEEE, designed to keep you informed of the latest club issues. Please contact any member of your club committee if you have any queries or you can help in any small way. Remember it is your club! Why not start to share this newswire with family, friends and anyone you feel may be interested.
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Please forgive my self indulgence in this report, where I will start with 1st XI at home to Marehay. Batting first Marehay were 74 for 5 off 18, but were "let off the loose", consequently were all out for 220 in the final over of the innings. However there was some sharp bowling from Ollie Cammidge taking 6 for 58. In reply Mickleover stuttered at the beginning of their innings. With the openers soon back in the pavilion. Dan Walton after receiving an horrendous decision on his Mickleover debut last week forcing the score along at a rapid pace with 72 n o ably assisted by Craig Heaton making his 1st XI league debut with 49. In the end it was the rain that was the winner with Mickleover requiring 29 off 7 overs with a strong batting line up victory was snatched from them. I must take this opportunity to complement both Gary Smith and Simon Thompson for a most competent and proficient display of umpiring.
Onto 3rd XI at home to Denby, being asked to bat first amassed 181 for 6 with Chris Lees scoring a faultless 81 n o and Himanshu Joshi making his maiden 50 for Mickleover - quality from yet another Junior Cricketer. Only goes to illustrate the strength of our Junior Section. In reply Denby held on at 133 for 6 with wickets being shared.
Lastly completing the Senior round up, on Sunday it was our 2nd XI in action at home to Melbourne. Melbourne being invited to bat first were all our for 116 in the 36th over with the guile and cunning spin of Craig Heaton doing the damage with 7 for 31. In reply it was brothers Heaton in tandem with Craig leading the way with a forceful 60 n o ably assisted by skipper Ross 30 n o -  with the winning runs coming in the 16th over.
Junior Cricket is well into the swing now, it was our U15's in action at home to Rosehill Meths, winning the toss skipper Eddie Rance decided to bat first and it was the power of Himanshu Joshi 42 no and Nathan Lane chipping in with a nice 29 allowed Mickleover to amass 136 for 6 off their 20 overs. Rosehill in reply were not at the races with Daanish Azeem taking 5 for 4 were all out for 47.
Last but by no means our U11's, where U11 colts were in action away to A & B sadly loosing whilst our U11 cubs were at home to Denby and were also defeated. Unfortunately I have no further details.
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Last Friday saw the start of our 8 week all Stars Cricket Programme. We were fully subscribed with 40 new children attending the cricket coaching for the first time. Starting at 5.30, I am told it was a lot of fun, getting parents involved too. So pleased - possible players and parents for the future. Sincere thanks go out to Tim Rance for getting this scheme off the ground and up and running.
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I have been asked about the setting up of a social committee, not a problem we will support all the way! So any players parents, ex players please let me know, will look to meet on a Wednesday in the Jim Mills Lounge at the club whist junior nets are taking place. 
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I have also been approached by Junior Players wanting to set up their own committee, why not! Go for it! Let us know when you want to meet. I know your initial thoughts were captains and vice captains of each team, making sure each team, age group and players were represented.
I have tickets to sell on behalf of the cricket section, with so many people saying can you save me, let me have, etc. Please, please come with the money/cash I will issue the tickets. Thanks.
Onwards and Upwards
Have a good week