2nd XI
Summary of the Season:
Our 2nd XI team had a memorable season in 2023, showcasing strong performances across batting, bowling, and fielding. Here’s an overview of the standout contributions.

Batting Highlights

Phil Stephens led the batting with 326 runs in 6 innings, averaging an impressive 65.2, including three fifties and a top score of 88.
Sam Bowden scored 320 runs, averaging 45.71, highlighted by a century (101) and a strike rate of 81.84.
Rory Attridge made significant contributions with 263 runs, averaging 29.22, including two fifties.
Other notable performances came from Joe Rivers (174 runs, avg 43.5), Rudi Junicke (121 runs, avg 20.17), and Henry Ede (112 runs, avg 16).

Bowling Highlights

Tom Ware led the bowling attack with 16 wickets at an economy rate of 3.59, including a best of 4/21.
Rob Ward took 14 wickets, including a five-wicket haul (5/15), with an economy rate of 3.34.
Jack Ware contributed 13 wickets with a best of 4/13 and an economy rate of 4.47.
Other key bowlers included Rory Attridge (12 wickets, economy 4.36), Rudi Junicke (9 wickets, economy 6.15), and Oliver Bowden (5 wickets, economy 8.92).

Fielding and Wicket Keeping

Phil Stephens excelled behind the stumps with 6 catches and contributed 2 fielding catches and 1 run out, totaling 9 victims.
Rory Attridge was strong in the field with 7 catches and 1 run out, while Alex Clark had 6 catches and 2 stumpings, totaling 8 victims.
Other notable fielders included Rudi Junicke and Mike Ching with 5 catches each, contributing significantly to the team’s fielding efforts.

The 2nd XI team displayed excellent teamwork and individual brilliance this season. With solid performances in all aspects of the game, the team has laid a strong foundation for future successes.

Written by Tom Ware