Tuesday 3 June 2014 

Farningham Get Back On Track

Action from the Race Night, which raised more than £1,000
Action from the Race Night, which raised more than £1,000
© Farningham CC
 
Action from the Race Night, which raised more than £1,000
Action from the Race Night, which raised more than £1,000
© Farningham CC
 

After the recent bad weather hampered Farningham's playing opportunities, they were pleased to get back on the field this week with four teams in action this weekend.

The weekend started of with the Race Night on Friday, which was hugely successful, raising over £1000 towards the new facilities project. That's already a quarter of the way there!

So thank you for all those who attended and helped us raise so much money.

There were mixed results at the weekend again as the weather returned and we actually managed to play some cricket.

The First XI were at home to Horsmondon and with a mixed batting performance (some good and some ugly) the visitors posted a big score of 262 for five. FCC were never really in with a shout as wickets fell at regular intervals as scoreboard pressure built. Simon Price was the pick of the batsmen scoring 46 as we finished on 180 for nine in reply. Onwards and upwards!

The Second XI continued their fine form and are still unbeaten, that's 22 games now, continuing on from last season's unbeaten run.

FCC posted 189 for nine with Paul Bensley scoring 83. Some tight bowling all round strangled the Hadlow reply as they never really got close finishing 110 all out in the 37th over.

The wickets were shared around with six different wicket takers. Another great result for MC and the boys.

Due to half-term the junior section was on hold until Sunday morning, and it was well worth the wait.

On a glorious morning the U15s put in a stellar performance bowling out Locksbottom for just 14! Matt Ward took an incredible six wickets for one run.

The batsmen then knocked it off inside four overs for the loss of one wicket to win by nine wickets. They have now opened up a healthy gap at the top of the league and go into next weeks game with confidence high.

The Sunday team slipped to defeat, however. The standout performance came from Bob Overy scoring 68.

There was some better news early this week, however, when former Farningham player Stiaan van Zyl was called up to South Africa's Test squad.

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