2020 Pre-season training

Charlton Down Cricket Club are starting to get ready for the 2020 season. This year we will be fielding two evening league sides, a Saturday league side and a Sunday friendly side. In terms of youth cricket, we will have an Under 11 and Under 13 side, as well as starting an ‘All Stars’ cricket side which is aimed at introducing younger children to the game (more details of this to come in future editions of the Pilot).

Indoor training sessions will be held at St Mary’s Middle School, Puddletown on the following dates: 6-7pm for juniors and 7-8.30pm for adults.

Wednesday 4th March
Wednesday 18th March
Wednesday 25th March
Wednesday 1st April

After this, we are hoping the weather will be good enough to start practising outside…..

We are always keen to find new players, regardless of age and cricketing ability. Everyone is welcome. For more information please contact james.pretty@charltondowncc.co.uk

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Match Reports – 2nd XI (3 games)

Away v Colts – Fri 11th May 2018

We were put into bat and Rog & Jack made a good start and despite Jack giving some catching practise (as he’d done the previous Saturday lol!) they put on a healthy 92 for the first wicket, Jack eventually being bowled for 44.  With about 4 overs remaining Rog followed for 59. Will and Henry closed the innings together, Henry especially showing some excellent shots to push Down up to a more than respectable 136 for 2 off of our allotted 16 overs.

Colts started ok but never really got into the game as Richard Fagence and Kieran Heath kept their openers under the run rate that was required, Kieran taking the first wicket and ending for 3 overs, 1 for 17.  Cameron Robinson and Lewis Harrington came into the attack and, again, put pressure onto the Colts batsmen, Lewis collecting his wicket with a fine variation and Cameron bowling their other opener, ending with a fine 3 overs 1 for 10.  Star of the show was a cameo appearance in the bowling attack by Amjad Gill, who collected 3 wickets in his 2 overs, including top scorer Ellis for 22, the only Colts bat to really threaten. Amjad finished with figures of 3 for 19.

Another pleasing aspect was the enthusiasm, attitude and focus in the field which deserved our victory on it’s own, capped with an efficient run out from Jack Eveliegh hurling one in from the deep.  Colts finished with 98-7 so a superb evening all round. With a tough season ahead this was indeed a really encouraging start – well done boys!

Charlton Down WON by 38 runs!


Home v Casuals – Fri 18th May 2018

We won the toss and chose to bat.  13 from the first over seemed a healthy start but runs weren’t easy to come by and 19 off of two overs then began to slow… Will Proctor was eventually caught out at mid-off from a full toss for just 3 bringing Amjad to the crease who hit a quick 13 before being caught and bowled.  Matt Lovell came to the crease and made his intentions known by hitting a 6 first ball followed by a 4. Looking good! Rog was out soon after, to an off spin Yorker, for 36. Sadly Matt followed, caught for 14. Angus Brown and Steve Marsh battled bravely before Angus was run out for 3, whilst Swampy remained 10 not out at the close, which just gave Rich Fagence the opportunity to build his own innings… by facing one ball… and he scored a single.  92-5 off of 16 overs never looked like being enough. It wasn’t…

We needed incredibly tight bowling to keep Casuals down to less than 6 an over but that wasn’t to be.  There were some good balls but a tad too many that weren’t and these were despatched with ease for boundaries.  We battled hard and fielded well but Casuals were simply too strong and none of our bowlers were able to make any breakthrough, Ollie probably the pick with his 2 overs going for just 10 runs.  Richard’s 2 overs went for 14, Keiran’s for 19, Lewis’ for 25, Matt had 15 knocked off of his before young Angus took our only wicket, 1 for 13. James Dunham LBW for 39… although by all accounts there was a slight edge first lol!  Casuals knocked off the runs required within 10 overs. It was a learning curve for us for sure but no complaints. The attitude of the guys was great. What was encouraging was that none of the youngsters gave up so that will bear fruit in due course I’m sure.

Charlton Down LOST by 9 wickets

Home v Frampton – Fri 25th May

Rog won the toss and decided to bowl first, thus giving the youngsters an opportunity to have a good bowl… at a Frampton side that numbered just nine.  We also didn’t look massively strong as a batting line up.  Frampton started well and were soon accelerating at a healthy rate until Ollie Davies struck, but wickets were hard to come by.  Whilst there was some good deliveries there seemed to be a couple poorer balls per over and these were being despatched for boundaries.  Ben Lucas came on to bowl and having dropped one off of Richard showed the lengths he was prepared to go to catch one off of his own bowling!  Throwing himself full stretch for an excellent C & B.  Ben finished with 4 overs, 2 for 33.  Richard 0-40 and Ollie D 1-23, both of of their 3 overs.  Chas being their killer bat, soring to 67 not out at the close.  Cameron was the pick of the Down bowlers, and without trying to bowl too fast or be too clever managed to gain a good line and length, finishing with 0-17 off of his 3 overs.  Mark Purnell was encouraged to ‘give it a bash’ with an interesting run up on one leg… he was so heroic… his 2 overs went for 22.  Rog rounded off the innings with his first over of the year and managed to bowl out Frampton’s bat on the last ball of the innings.  Frampton finished 155-4 off of their 16 overs, leaving Down needing 10 an over.

With an inexperienced line up the decision was made that we’d endeavour to have one senior player out in the middle with one lesser experienced.  A great theory… but we still needed runs. Rog opened with Henry, and was scoring quickly but soon began to run out of partners.  Henry bowled for 3.  Josh Lucas bowled for 1.  Sue run out for 0.  Rog reached his half century after 8 overs when the score was on 65 so we weren’t out of touch at the half way stage but, when he was bowled on 55, that started a pretty quick decline… Cameron was bowled for 0, Bridget was bowled by (Judas!) JP for 0, Ollie Davies was bowled for 7 and Mark was run out… walked out… hobbled out for 5.  All that remained were Comeback King ‘Doylie’ on 10 not out and, Richard Fagence, batting for the third time this year already (!) making 3 not out.  We finished on just over 100… well short of 9-man Frampton… an evening best remembered as a learning experience!

Charlton Down LOST… heavily!

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2nd XI Team for Tue & Fri

Here are the 2nd XI teams for the 2 games this week ;

2nd XI Tues 29 – CUP
Home v Pudd Rugby Cl
1. Rog – Capt
2. Ian Doyle
3. Merv John Clancey
4. Henry
5. Will Proctor
6. Cameron – wkt
7. Ned Cotterill
8. Richard
9. Ollie Moffat
10. Sue
11. Ollie Davies

2nd XI Fri 1st June Home v Dorch Colts
1. Rog Frapwell
2. Jack
3. Henry Dipple
4. Amjad
5. Will Proctor
6. Kev Alway
7. Angus Brown
8. Cameron – wkt
9. Richard Fagence
10. Ben Lucas
11. Ollie Davies



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2nd XI v Dorch Colts (Away) – Mon 14th May

Team to play v Colts for Mon 14th. Away at Dorch Rec

1. Rog – capt
2. Jack
3. Will
4. Henry
5. Amjad
6. Bridget – wkt
7. Cameron
8. Richard
9. Lewis
10. Kieran
11. Sue
Arrive BY 6.00pm if poss please.
Also check your availability for Friday!!
Thanks. Rog

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2nd XI v Frampton (Home) – Fri 11th May

Team to face Frampton on Fri 11th May
1. Rog Frapwell – capt
2. Jack Eveliegh
3. Will Proctor
4. Cameron Robinson
5. Amjad Gill
6. Matt Lovell
7. Kieran Heath
8. Lewis Harrington
9. Ollie Davies
10. Richard Fagence

One more needed please! Contact Rog on 07794 645516

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Charlton Down CC V Marnhull – Saturday Team

Charlton Down CC 155ao v Marnhull CC 159-2

Division 2 Dorset League

Newly promoted Charlton Down opened their Saturday League Division 2 season with a comprehensive eight wicket defeat to a strong Marnhull team. Marnhull captain James Vitali produced a match winning performance of taking 3-20, a catch and then 90 not out to secure victory.

After winning the toss a depleted Charlton Down elected to bat and Matt Lovell and Jae Miller punished any short bowling and moved the score quickly onto 38 after only six overs before Stuart Cundy took an amazing one handed catch in the slips to remove Miller for 20 off Zack Caunt(2-33).

Only four runs later Lovell was yorked by Caunt for 4 with the score on 42-2. It was soon 45-3 when Dan Stevens was bowled by the experienced Edwin Ralph (3-30).

Charlton then looked to have turned the game their way with Sam Roles(44) and Kim Park batting beautifully dispatching balls to the boundary on regular intervals.

It was the Marnhull captain James Vitali (3-30) who struck twice in two overs to reduce Charlton from 110-3 to 119-6. Firstly he bowled Park for 16 bringing the partnership of 68 to an end and then had Javed Gill caught by Dorset Over 50’s wicketkeeper Tim Horn. Horn produced a fine performance behind the stumps.

Stuart Cundy had the dangerous Sam Roles caught by Max Ritchie at deep mid on for 44 which included 5 fours and a six.

Edwin Ralph came back into the attack and used his experience to remove both fifteen year old debutants Keiran Heath(4) and Lewis Harrington and Sid Dunford (15) with the score remaining on 132-9.

A stubborn partnership of 23 between Rich Fagence(1) and Tommy Tucker(9) added 23 runes before the returning Vitali struck to have Tucker leg before and leave Charlton on 155 all out in only 37 overs.

The Marnhull response got off to a flyer with 24 coming from the first two overs and they never looked back. Miller struck to have Harkin caught by the greatful Dunford at extra cover for 7 with the score on 34-1. Vitali 90(no) and Harkin(30) batted well both gave opportunities which were not taken by the Charlton Down fielders including Vitali when on 57. Harkin was out leg before wicket off Kim Park (1-28) with the score on 118-2 and ended a fine partnership of 87.

It was fitting for Vitali to score the winning runs and carry his bat for an unbeaten 90 not out and secure the victory for Marnhull.


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Sunday – Charlton Down CC TT25 Team v Dorchester CC TT25

Please meet at the ground by 12.30 for a 1.30pm start

The Team:

Matt Stevens

Kev Alway

John Clancy

Kev Joy

Keiran Heath

Lewis Harrington

Henry Dipple

Ned Cotterell + Eddie Cotterell?

Cameran Robinson

Ben Symes?

possibly Mark Hartley and son?

Hopefully will confirm final players tomorrow.


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Charlton Down CC V Marnhull CC – Saturday Div 2

Please be at the ground no later than 12.15 PLEASE or for certain players who already know ASAP. 40 overs and a prompt 1.30pm start

Team as follows:

Tommy Tucker – Capt

Sam Roles – Wkt

Jae Miller

Dan Stevens

Kim Park

Javed Gill

Matt Lovell

Sid Dunford

Rich Fagence

Keiran Heath

Lewis Harrington

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Adult training night at the Club. – Friday’s

We have decided that the for the start of the season there will be a designated night for adults to hone their skills and put bat to ball or bowl a few overs.

The first evening will be Friday 6th April from 6pm.

Look forward to seeing lots of players!!!!

Posted by Tommy Tucker

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Outdoor Youth Training at the Club 2018 – Starts week commencing 9th April 2018

Youth coaching and training evenings will start, week commencing, the 9th April as follows:

All Sessions Start 6.15pm to 7.30pm

Mondays – U13’s – School Year 7 + 8

Wednesday – U11’s – School Year 2 to 6

Thursday  – U15’s – School Year 9 + 10

The Annual Subscription is £40 and includes membership and coaching fees. Cheques payable to Charlton Down CC or cash to Tommy Tucker at a training night.

Match fees are £2 per match played, payable before the match to team manager.

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