from Steven Morris to make a final score of 36-7.
With only two games remaining of the regular season Chesham are hoping to push for promotion with two victories, with players returning from injury this looks to be a possibility and will be a major bonus for the club.
Chesham Women secured a hard fought 18-5 home win over Ealing Jades on Sunday, March 21.
The game against bottom placed Ealing took place in perfect conditions at Chartridge Lane with a number of supporters coming out to enjoy the sun.
Chesham started well with some
strong running to keep Ealing pinned back in their own half. The home side played to their strengths and were ferocious at the breakdown whilst using their pace out wide to put the Ealing defence under pressure.
Ealing could find no legal way to stop Chesham from breaking through their lines and began to give away a series of penalties throughout the opening twenty minutes. Two of these penalties resulted in converted kicks at goal from Chesham fly-half Dee Turner, putting Chesham 6-0 up after twenty minutes.
Chesham were 13-0 ahead at half-time but the game was still all to play for, Ealing began to take control and decisions started going against the home team and Ealing scored a pushover try with a number of home players down with injuries. Ealing could not convert and Chesham maintained an eight point lead. Chesham again began
stretching the Ealing defence and Claire Moore powered over to score Chesham’s second try and Chesham secured a deserved win.
Brand new start for Ed!
Ed Brand, the ex-Chesham Park pupil made a dream start to his British Super 1 kart championship campaign by winning the first race of the season – and
then followed it up with a fine runner-up spot in the second.
If he was suffering from any nerves about working with an unfamiliar
team – on a kart he was still learning about and having the reigning champion as his team-mate – he didn’t let them show. In tricky, wet conditions on Saturday, March 20, the new ACR Birel signing was fourth-fastest in timed qualifying. From this promising start, Ed comfortably won his first heat and took third in the return encounter to see him in pole position for the first of Sunday’s two points-scoring finals. With twenty nine of Britain’s fastest and most talented drivers swarming all over him, Ed was initially pushed wide and lost the advantage dropping to fourth place, but pounced back to take a commanding victory.
With little time to celebrate, Ed was back on the grid lining up for the second final where a magnificent start saw him hold onto his advantage to lead until his Birel team-mate, Michael Simpson finally cleared the traffic and began hunting him down. Simpson caught Ed and passed him with an incisive manoeuvre. As the pair ran in line astern, he probed
and pressed for a way past, but had to settle for second best rather than risk a collision. “World-class guys like Simmo rarely make mistakes,” he observed with a smile afterwards. “I tried everything I could to force one but Mike had everything covered, and I didn’t want to commit the cardinal sin of crashing into him and letting another driver win. It’s great that we’re both now leading the championship and with a long way to go (six further rounds) there’ll be plenty more chances for me to beat him!” You can follow his progress at: www.rgmmc.com
We will be waking up the pitch and pavilion from their winter rest, sprucing them up and generally readying our facilities for the coming season (which starts on 17th April).
LHCC invites everyone
connected with the Club to come along on 10th April (even for just an hour or so) and offer their skills. A list of tasks to be undertaken is currently being prepared by Andy Rennard and if you would like more information about CricketForce, please contact Andy on 01494 785345.
Junior Registrations for the coming season: registration forms will be available at the last two indoor net sessions on 11th and 18th April.
The pavilion will also be open so that you can bring in your registrations on the evening of Monday 12th April and junior coaching sessions commence on Monday 19th April.
A Social Evening will be held on Friday 16th April for ALL members - both junior and senior and prior to this, Paul Green plans to hold an Indoor Games Evening (darts, crib, dominoes, etc) on Friday 9th April.
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Ley Hill CC CricketForce weekend
CricketForce is a scheme sponsored by NatWest which seeks to bring together cricket clubs and members of their local communities to work together on a voluntary basis for the benefit of the clubs.
Ley Hill Cricket Club have been part of CricketForce for the past five years and will be participating in the nationwide CricketForce weekend yet again on 10th/11th April. In the past these have been very successful, involving as they do both very junior and very (very!) senior members.
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