Our UK tourists off to good starts
Every year a group of Gordon players travel to the UK to play in the various premier league competitions throughout the countryside. We have a long history of players making this trip and coming back with great stories of travel throughout Europe, quaint English grounds, very hospitable hosts and at times some good cricket.
This season is similar to previous ones and we have a group of 5 players keeping very active during our Australian winter and enjoying their time in the old dart.
The players this year are Ryan Meppem, Nick Miller, Cameron new, Daniel Chillingworth and Fraser Wilson.
Our number one OS cricket follower Tony Wilson has found the website score links for the players and below is a summary of their form so far.
Nick Miller at Holmesdale CC in the Kent Division One League:
In the first game of the season Nick opened the bowling taking 2-18 off 8.2 overs. He came in at No 7 and scored 8 runs in 15 balls. A very encouraging start for Nick with a good win and it appears he is over those injury worries.
Ryan Meppem at North Petherton CC in the Somerset West England League:
Despite the team losing the two Sunday T20 games, he scored 21 in a total of 66 in game 1, batting at No 4 and took 1-34 off his 4 overs. In game 2 he top scored at No 4, with 38 (3 fours and 1 six) and took 0-24 in his 4 overs of tight offies. The Team had a good win in the Sat League 1st X1, rolling the opposition for 137 and passing them with 9 down. Ryan scored top scored with 58 runs and took 2-36 off 8 overs.
Cameron New at Worthing CC in the Sussex League:
Cam is off to a scintillating start to his UK sojourn. In R1 of the Sat League he scored 50 runs in 66 balls with 7 fours.
He also played 2 warm-up games, scoring a 76 in a Friendly and 12 in a Cup game, taking his overall total to 138 runs @ 69. Unfortunately the leggies may be having a few early teething problems with 0-55 off 7 overs.
Ryan Meppem and Cam New
Daniel Chillingworth at Stokesley CC in the North Yorkshire/South Durham Central League:
This exciting young leggie has played in two League 1st X1 games taking 1-26 off his 10 and 1-32 off 10 for a total of 2-58 off 20 overs – an excellent start for Dan. In their two easy wins he has had only one bat for 7, going in at No 6.
Fraser Wilson at Rowledge CC in the Hampshire Southern Premier League:
His 1st X1 match was cancelled last Saturday unfortunately due to a wet out field that did not dry from early midweek rain. To read what the Rowledge Club put on their website about Fraser, click on below:https://www.rowledgecricketclub.com/rcc-welcomes-new-overseas-player-fraser-wilson/
Daniel Chillingworth and Fraser Wilson