The Society XI is open to all members and plays around 30 fixtures a season in the South East, mainly on Sundays on attractive village grounds. Our aim is to play good, traditional cricket in a convivial manner.
28th April v Warborough and Shillingford. Draw. Society 190 for 3 dec (Pratik Bhattacharya 82*, Joe Fenn 52*, Rob Humphreys 37) Warborough 146 for 8 (Joe Fenn 3 for 42, Andy Sheldon 3 for 37)
The new season kicked off with an attractive new fixture at Warborough in Oxfordshire. After the loss of early wickets our batting was excellent with Pratik Bhattacharya to the fore. Warborough threatened briefly but ended up playing out for a draw. Joe Fenn had an excellent all round match.
5th May v Burley Lost by 4 wickets Society 205 for 4 (Jason Fenn 64, Rob Humphreys 57) Burley 207 for 6
Our journey to the New Forest was less eventful than last year. Batting first , we scored consistently with Jason Fenn and Rob Humphreys in form. Our much younger opponents were well in control until a flurry of mid order wickets. However sensible hitting saw them home.
12th May v Old Leightonians Lost by 4 wickets Society 103 all out (Alan Newman 41), Old Leightonians 104 for 6 (Paul Fielding 3 for 18, John Symons 3 for 21)
Batting was never straightforward on a tricky pitch and we were indebited to Alan Newman for giving any substance to our total. Old Leightonians fared little better but made it home despite the best efforts of Paul Fielding and John Symons.
19th May v Tilford Won by 7 wickets Tilford 177 for 6 dec (Andy Sheldon 3 for 37, John Symons 3 for 63), Society 179 for 3 (Jason Fenn 71, Alan Newman 37, Rob Humphreys 31)
Good bowling pinned Tilford down prior to their teatime declaration. Jason Fenn was in excellent form again aided by the rest of the top order as we recorded our first win of the season.
26th May v Salfords Won by 7 wickets Salfords 192 for 7 (John Symons 3 for 47), Society for 3 (Ruky Wickremasinghe 52, Jason Fenn 44*)
Unexpected rain caused an early delay before Salfords set what appeared to be a challenging total. Ruky Wickremasinghe on his Society debut batted superbly and Jason Fenn saw us home after rain had made bowling and fielding difficult. All credit to Salfords for staying out in very poor conditions.
2nd June v BBC Caversham at Princes Risborough. Draw. Society 203 for 4 dec (Jason Fenn 85*, Stuart Cosstick 34), BBC Caversham 108 for 8 (Paul Fielding 5 for 34)
Having originally expected to play Princes Risborough and then a touring team from Warwickshire, we were grateful that BBC Caversham stepped in as late opponents. Our batsmen enjoyed Andy Sheldon’s track with Jason Fenn again to the fore. Caversham found batting more difficult as the game meandered towards a draw. A flurry of wickets for Paul Fielding and Harry Fenn came just too late.
9th June v Wood Street Village. Cancelled no opponents.
The fixtures are now available and if you are interested in playing then you can indicate your availability for specific matches by downloading and completing the application form.
|Sun||28-Apr||Warborough and Shillingford, Oxon||2pm|
|Sun||12-May||Old Leightonians . Berks||2pm|
|Sun||19-May||Tilford . Surrey||2pm|
|Sun||02-Jun||Princes Risborough , Bucks||1.30pm|
|Sun||09-Jun||Wood Street Village, Surrey||2pm|
|Sun||23-Jun||Crawley Down, Sussex||2pm|
|Sun||30-Jun||West Meon and Warnford, Hampshire||2pm|
|Sun||07-Jul||Englefield Green, Surrey||2pm|
|Sun||14-Jul||Britwell Salome, Oxon||2pm|
|Sun||21-Jul||Petworth Park, Sussex||2pm|
|Sun||04-Aug||Old Wimbledonians, SW20||2pm|
|Mon||05-Aug||Blackheath , Surrey||2pm|
|Thurs||08-Aug||Melbourne XXIX,Brasenose , Oxford||11.30am|
|Sun||11-Aug||Odiham & Greywell , Hants||1pm|
|Wed||14-Aug||Lingfield at Newchapel, Surrey||2pm|
|Sun||25-Aug||Broadhalfpenny Brigands , Hants||1.30pm|
|Sun||01-Sep||Crown Taverners, Hampshire||1pm|
|Sun||08-Sep||Sanderstead , Surrey||1pm|
|Sun||22-Sep||Reigate Pilgrims , Surrey||1pm|
Follow the links below for match reports, season averages and Society XI records.
Cricket Society XI Fixtures and Results
See the Cricket Society XI website on Pitchero
Cricket Society XI Records
Click here to see the Society XI records
from 1949 - 2018
as compiled by Peter Hartland.