Captained by Jack Patel, promotion from Div 4 was a definite goal for the season for the 2nd team, and this was achieved, finishing a clear second to Holyport, 60 points ahead of the third placed team. There were many fine individual performances, but really what stood out was the team’s consistency week to week.
We played 14 matches, 8 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss (1 abandoned). We scored the 4th highest team score with 268-6 v Hurley 2, and only the 19th lowest total with 147 all out against Littlewick Green.
Top run scorer for Knotty and in Div 4 was Nick Scott (proving you’re never too old for a comeback!). 394 runs, average of 39.40, top score 93.
Second, and batted very well apart from when he chose to open, was Jack Patel. 296 runs at 37.00 with a top score of 74
Third was another (even older) oldie, Julian Coppock, with 208 runs at 34.67 with a top score of 56.
Top wicket taker was Jack Patel with 22 wickets, averaging 18.18 and a best boring of 5-47
Second was Luke Patton, who in only 6 matches took 14 wickets at 11.14 with a best of 5-31
Third was Colin Blunden, who took 13 wickets at 17.62 with a best of 4-62
Julian Coppock made 5 dismissals behind the stumps while Colin Blunden took 7 catches, Matt Sutcliffe 5 and Jack Patel 4 (but clearly won the most dropped or pulled out of prize!)