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Ts New Sponsor Announcement - The Ts are delighted to announce two new club sponsors. DCL Mobile provide a wide range of business mobile solutions and are delighted to be associated with the Ts. The website is http://www.dclmobile.co.uk/ Read the announcement HERE. The Ts have also been supported by Twickenham Fine Ales. Great local brewery. Please visit the website to see the fantastic ales we will be drinking in the pavilion this season and what you can enjoy at home http://twickenham-fine-ales.co.uk/
Mixed Weekend Of Results - On Saturday The TCC second XI got their 2016 season underway with what will be remembered as an efficient victory. After winning the toss and electing to have first use, it was a succession of useful partnerships, in particular the 110 run stand between Eugene Berger (92) and Matt Bendelow (67), which ensured the hosts posted a pleasing score of 198 from their allocation. Upton resumption, the new ball attack of Shair Choudary (4-11) and Pete Darby (1-15) dented the chances of a successful chase with five wickets falling inside the first ten overs. Two very promising debuts followed from youngsters Shivam Pankhania (3-32) and Shreeraj Chauhan (6* and 8 overs for only 25 runs) who twirled away with their contrasting styles of left arm orthodox in the middle overs. Phil Nash (2-11) came on to mop up the tail and secure a 91 run triumph. An enjoyable first outing and some very promising starts for many. Next week sees the twos make the trip up north to face Welwyn Garden City and a last chance to get up to full speed before the league season commences.
On Sunday it was a start of the a new
season for the 1s, a new look team, but some old frailties still
present! Twickenham disappointingly crashed out of National KO at
the first hurdle at Surrey Champ outfit Malden Wanderers on. In a
repeat of last seasons draw, T's this time came 2nd to their
hosts. I think it's fair to say that the difference between the
two teams on the day can be summed up in 1 word 'discipline'.
On a typical soft slow April track, too many T's batsmen thought they were batting on a road in July, as they gave their wickets away with loose expansive shots, rather than the more cautious approach that the Malden batsman showed.
Only young Middlesex batman Don Manuwelege showed the desired application with a classy 57 in Twickenham's modest total of 134 all out. This with almost 9 overs remaining in the innings.
Malden's unspectacular attack bowled a disciplined line and length, this in contrast to T's embarrassing 23 wides! Promising signs were there in the spin department with Parminder Singh and Manuwelege regularly beating the bat, but neither were able to take a wicket. Skipper Carlos Nunes, called into action with the ball, was the pick of the bowlers taking 2 wickets, with Arun Sandhu claiming the other 3, as Malden got home with just under 5 overs to spare.
It's obviously too early to ring any alarm bells as this was the first game outside for most of the team, and cobwebs certainly need blowing away. But with a tough league opener less than 2 weeks away, many need to find their A game, and quickly....
Ladies Start With a Win - Twickenham ladies began the 2016 season with some real bite and perhaps as much bite as the weather with conditions proving unpleasant during the fielding after teas. Conditions of the pitch caused some difficulties with the bat with some easy wickets falling as a result of the ball keeping low or not coming onto the bat and mishit shots caught from the Shepperton players to dismiss key batters at an early stage. However on her debut Spuggie was the anchor of the innings showing the ability to stay calm and play her own game despite wickets falling at the other end. After scraping the 100 runs Twickenham Ladies were all out for 108 runs and players knew this was going to be a tough total to defend. After teas Twickenham Ladies were ignited with a new lease of energy and their performance in the field was tremendous with some great catches being taken and a superb bowling attack from Sinead on her debut. With 4 overs remaining Twickenham needed to take the 10th wicket but the Shepperton 9&11 batters were not giving in easily playing sensibly and not taking any chances. Superb fielding efforts from Jess, Jodie and Lisa who undoubtedly will have the bruises to prove it having put their body on the line throughout the whole game. A fantastic effort from the Twickenham Ladies on their first game of the season and showing potential for future games.
The Club X1 also lost away at Kew. Batting first the Ts posted 203 off 45 overs (Field 47, Jon Bosier 53*) but the home side surpassed the Ts total for the loss of 5 wickets.
2016 Summer Junior Camp Dates - After the successful Easter camps the half term and summer camp information can be seen HERE.
The Second Instalment of Club Questions Comes From the Secretary - Read Dan Hough's Q and A HERE. Club Captain Answers - TCC Club Captain Paul Johnson answers questions and picks his all time Twickenham X1. See Paul's responses HERE.
Outdoor Nets Have Started Every Thursday - The Ts will be netting at our facility at St James's school, Wellesley Road, 5 minutes from The Green. From 6pm onwards.