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Enderby First Eleven battle hard for draw – and ‘Seconds’ show their class

After what can only be described as an ‘interesting’ week in Leicestershire cricket, the 1st XI found themselves going into this weekend’s fixture against Market Harborough just outside the relegation zone for the first time this season.

In a news item  on Enderby Cricket Club’s web page, Matt Yates writes:

Once again Steve Coughlin won the toss and decided to bowl first on a beautiful summer’s day in Market Harborough.

Things didn’t start well, with Market Harborough getting off to a flyer with the opening pair putting on 96 inside 15 overs; Parkinson (3-26) broke the partnership, bowling Leonard for a rapid 59.

Even though this wicket did slow the run rate down, Market Harborough continued to pile on the runs with Kendall and Butchart (70) taking the score over 200, before Kendall (93) was dismissed by Yates (2-40) to a slightly questionable LBW decision.

This dismissal energised Enderby as they took 7 wickets in the last 10 overs and restricted Market Harborough to 276-9, when a score well over 300 looked on the cards at one point.

After losing Patel early, Enderby started to pile on runs of their own, with Wormington (38) crashing all the Market Harborough bowlers round the ground before misjudging a sweep shot that ended up with him being caught on the deep backward square leg boundary, with the score on 77.

Next came Parkinson to the crease, who continued to keep the scoreboard turning over. Unfortunately Market Harborough spinner O’Callaghan (4-26) took wickets at the other end; keeping the run-rate down and making Parkinson take a few more risks to keep Enderby on track for their target.

When Parkinson was dismissed in the 35th over for 64 to another dubious LBW decision, Enderby suffered a mini batting collapse, going from 185-4 to 196-8 in the next 6 overs.

With the winning target now very unlikely, the in batsmen Yates (22*) and Cartwright (8*) decided to just make sure Enderby didn’t lose the game, taking them as close as possible to the target and minimising risks to give Enderby as many points as possible.

For the second week in a row, the pair stayed together until the end, putting on 39 runs in the last 9 overs, finishing on 235-8 and giving Enderby a well-deserved draw along with a crucial 11 points to keep the 1st XI survival hopes alive.

The 2nd XI hosted table toppers Shree Sanatan, looking to continue their good form of late, as they pull further away from the relegation zone.


Photo: David Haden
David Haden

Surprisingly, captain Ian Turner managed to win a toss and decided to bat first on another good looking track at Mill Lane and boy did they make the most of it! They smashed their way to 212-1 in the 33rd over with Haden (113) and Hood (91) putting on over 150 in double quick time.

When both men were dismissed quickly by Rana (4-44), Enderby looked to continue the push for 300 – playing very aggressively. Unfortunately this lead to a lot of wickets falling in the last 10 overs, but Enderby’s risks were rewarded when the team finished on a monster 291-9 from their 45 overs.

After a positive start, Shree Sanatan’s reply never really got going, with wickets falling at regular intervals throughout the innings.

The top bowler was Harrison (4-44) who took vital wickets throughout. Surprisingly, for the last 15 overs the opposition seemed happy just not to lose the game, without even attempting to go for the extra bonus points available to them, limping to 214-9 in their 45 overs, well short of their target.

Another positive weekend for the club, the rumours of the 1st XI demise have been greatly exaggerated, with them picking up critical points at the business end of the season, while the 2nd XI go from strength to strength with another dominating display.

The 1st XI host Leicester Ivanhoe this weekend, still just outside the relegation zone, knowing more points are a must if they are to keep the chasing Lutterworth at bay.

The 2nd XI travel to Birstall Village, looking to keep their strong form going, enabling them to finish as strong as possible as we approach the end of the season.

Pop down for a beer (or lemonade if you’re a youngen’) and cheer on The Bees!

[Source: Enderby Cricket Club News 29th Aug 2017]

South African Shaun Wormington joins Enderby Cricket Club for 2016 season

Shaun WormingtonEnderby CC are delighted to announce the signing of South African Shaun Wormington as their new overseas player for the 2016 season.

In a news item on the Cricket Club’s website, Andy Moore writes:

Shaun comes highly recommended from former overseas star Pienaar Buys who coaches the all-rounder at  in KwaZulu-Natal.

The 19 year old will join up with his new teammates in April and will look to have the same impact as previous overseas players and push the club into the Premier League.

Steve Coulson
Steve Coulson

Club Captain Steve Coulson said

“I am delighted to welcome Shaun to the club and he comes across with the endorsement of Pienaar and we hope he can have the same impact.

“Though still a youngster, he has accolade’s that put many of us to shame and we look forward to learning from him too and he will no doubt have an excellent impact on the younger members of our club.”

As mentioned above, Shaun comes to Leicestershire with an impressive cricket CV and below are some of the achievements so far.

We look forward to an exciting 2016 season and push to the Premier League.

Shaun Wormington’s CV

Primary School
2009 – Became 1st 13 year old to score consecutive centuries for his school.
2009 – Named School Cricketer of the Year
2009 – 4 x 100s, 8 x 50s

Maritzburg College
2010 – Cricketer of the Year, 4 x 100s, 5 x 50s
2011 – Captain, Cricketer of the Year, 3 x 100s, 6 x 50s
2012 – Captain, Cricketer of the Year, 2 x 100s, 6 x 50s
2013 – First Team, 1 x 100, 5 x 50s – KwaZulu Natal U’17s

Club Cricket

Plays for MCC in Premier League and is leading run scorer in the league with x 50s in 7 games with highest of 93*

Also played Squash for South Africa Schools Team

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Enderby Cricket Club gain ‘Clubmark’ Accreditation

Enderby Cricket Club aEnderby Cricket Club becomes one of the Premier sides in Leicestershire.

A news item posted on the club’s website by Andy Moore says that
the club were formally accredited towards the back end of the season and the hope is that this industry standard will see vast improvements for the club both on and off the field.

The post goes on to say:

Much work has been put into getting Clubmark status and we need to thank Geoff Conway in particular who was instrumental in achieving this standard.

We must also thank club welfare officer Laura Moore, Alan Johnson, Andy Moore and Chairwomen Sylvia Conway in particular who spent time sorting various paperwork items and other info. that were crucial.

Now it is up to the club to put extra effort in and for us all to get our hands dirty and rolling up our sleeves to get the club further up the Leicestershire cricket ladder.

Improvements to the ground will be at the forefront of plans but we must also continue to improve our kids teams through the excellent work of Ryan Lane and Mick Postlethwaite with the juniors.

If anyone is looking to get involved then please contact a member of the committee and we can allocate you a job. We need you more than ever now!

Further information about the club is available online at:

Enderby Cricket Club
Mill Lane
LE19 4LH
Tel: 07964727450

Tom Daly

John Daly becomes 6th player to be capped by Enderby Cricket Club

Tom DalyEnderby Cricket Club are delighted to welcome John Daly to the list of capped players after an excellent bowling display in the crucial win against Billesdon CC which moved Enderby back to the top of the table.

Writing on the Enderby Cricket Club website, club 2nd team member Andy Moore reports that  with an abundance of bowlers in the first team this year, regular overs have not been easy to come by for any bowler.  However,  JD as he is known,  took his chance very well as he ended up with figures of 9-1-13-5

JD becomes the 6th Capped player and joins his fellow 1st teamers Steve Coulson, Mark Johnstone and Pienaar Buys as well as 2nd teamer Andy Moore and Honorary capped member Alan Johnson.