At the Players Meeting a proposal was passed that the number of Sunday 'B' team fixtures at Forest Side be increased from four to eight in George Chudley's plan was working well with Isham pegging the visitors to 80 for 5, and Loddington captain Scott Sanders retired hurt. Chris reached his 50 in after 20 overs and looked set to add to his score before being bowled by A. In his County days, when he bowled off a longer run, he was bitter, so he told me, about his treatment by Douglas who insisted that he Meston must continue to bowl while handicapped by a leg strain. Off front foot or back he could drive the ball hard and had played as a pro for Essex under Johnny Douglas.
As always there will be important issues to vote on so it is important as many members as possible turn up. Poor fielding and horrendous bowling was to blame for the 1st XI as they let Kettering score freely and allowed them to post a challenging from 50 overs. Despite several scares and a dropped catch, Hobbs drove the winning run with 2 overs to spare. But play did start on time and Isham took no time in turning the screw. Due to the sterling work of the older members the club ran a 1st XI, 2nd XI and Sunday XI during the war years, with the then Secretary Joe Jessop playing a prominent role in keeping the Club flag flying. Gordon was a most popular skipper, and if at times I thought he was a little too reckless he had the right attitude.
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The then Secretary,George Underhill must have played a prominent part in the running of the Club in the difficult years after the war as he became a life member as a reward for his efforts. But three wickets fell with the score on 65 and Isham collapsed despite rearguard action from Dave Hobbs and Dave Barlow. Chris Harrison and Nilesh Patel soon followed and Isham were in dire straights early on. This gave a fast and true surface good for a stroke-play so long as the bat came down along the line. This was rectified in when one match was one out of four. General Committee Minutes 25 January Isham have all but staved off relegation, and are suddenly back in contention for a promotion place!
Thursday 21st Feb is the turn of the under 13s, with the next net session for the under 11s taking place on the 28th of Feb. The Isham Tour of Peterborough begins on the 19th of April , at home to Orton Park and will end on the 13th of September for the return leg. The Early Years General Committee Minutes 27 March It was decided not to sell potato crisps at the bar. But Mark Waples 60 and Chris Smart 49no stayed firm at the crease and took Earls Barton even closer to the division 6 title. Reporting on Chingford's season the Essex Annual states: