West Meon Parish Council
Our club goes back a long way. In 1825 West Meon CC played a game of cricket against Medstead. The winner’s trophy was a large bell which had been found in a barn near the cricket field. The story goes that Medstead won the match and the trophy forms part of the church peal to this day. True or not, it is a good story.
We are known for our charming local ground, the spirit in which we play cricket and our first class teas. Thomas Lord himself only lies 200 yard from where we play. This is an enthusiastic, welcoming team. Join us!
We can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/West-Meon-Cricket-Club/337781166352540
or you can contact David Swain at email@example.com for more details.
The 2018 Fixture List can be found below:
7th June (h) v Ray Marine 20/20
This was the first evening game of the season, in fact, the first 20/20 played at West Meon for at least 8 years. It was a shame then that the sun that had been out for the previous 5 Sundays was not glowing this night. Not that it was cold or raining, but the light was not perfect and in hindsight a white or pink ball would have been ideal. West Meon won the toss and elected to bat on a stunning looking surface. Opening up was Hugh Morris and his son Nick, who would be playing his last match before returning to Austria. It wasn’t long before Hugh returned to the pavilion for 4, but Nick and the new batsman, Charlie Carter, gained real impetus, both hitting fours all round the wicket. Soon Nick had reached 25 and was forced to retire in this shortened game, a great knock in his final game. Charlie also reached 25 but disaster struck as he aggravated a damaged hamstring and was unable to field. Sadly he is likely to be out of action for a month. Contributions from David Swain (19) and Jeremy Sturges (18 not out) moved the home side to 147 for 7 off 20 overs.
In reply Ray Marine got off to a good start, their openers both getting over 20 runs each. However when M. Collins was out for 22, caught and bowled by the impressive George Worman, the innings hugely lost momentum and to be honest the visitors never really recovered. In all, 9 bowlers were used by West Meon and Ray Marine ended on 94 after the 20 overs, some 53 runs short of the total. Overall a fantastic return to 20/20 in West Meon, against a friendly opposition and a fifth win a row for the Tigers.