Sat. 20th May
Ventnor II (220-4) beat OTs & Romsey II (218 all out) by six wickets
OTs & Romsey II’s trip to the Isle of Wight ended in defeat as they lost to Ventnor II by six wickets.
After winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, the hosts struck early and left Romsey 35-3 after Paul Longland, Shane Vidler and Dan Collins fell cheaply to the bowling of Hugh Calloway and S Reid.
The visitors soon hit back through an impressive half century from Stu Shapland and a more than useful knock of 31 from Dan Mogg.
But once Shapland had been caught out for 53, it was the hosts who took the ascendency once more, with Reid (4-46) looking particularly dangerous.
Wickets continued to tumble for Romsey but number 8 batsman Lewis Allen stopped the Ventnor bowlers in their tracks with a half century of his own. He fired five boundaries on his way to hitting 57 to guide the visitors to 218 all out.
In response, the hosts got off to a solid start, with opening batsmen John Buckman and Tom Stafford sharing a first wicket stand of 64 before the latter was caught out off Shapland’s bowling.
Two quick run outs and a wicket for Allen then reduced the home side to 93-4 as Romsey looked for victory.
However, the pressure soon subsided with some superb batting from Calloway (70*) and Alex Horton (51*) seeing Ventnor cruise to victory with six wickets to spare.
This year I will be happy to provide playing members with physiotherapy and exercise advice to help address potential injury, manage existing injury and treat injury sustained throughout the season. Hopefully this will allow early return to play or advice when it is appropriate to rest.
I have been working with the physiotherapy team at Hampshire cricket club and modified the ECB screeing tool so that it is appropriate for recreational cricketers. This tool is designed to help identify movement or strength faults that may lead to injury and can guide a strength and / or flexibility exercise programme.
Screening has been taking place during the net sessions at the Hampshire Collegiate School, this will continue to be offered to players throughout the season. Just let me know.
For injury advice, treatment and strapping I will be available most Tuesday evenings at the club between 6.30 – 8.00pm and Saturday mornings between 10.30 – 12.00 am. We plan to set-up a booking system on the club website. Alternatively, you can ring me on 07496508409 to arrange an appointment.
I am happy to help players who are committed at working hard at maintaining their physical health.
What these sessions are NOT is a rub up before or after a game.
I look forward to working with you and hope for a successful 2017 season.
Sat 13th May
Andover III (148 all out) beat OTs & Romsey IV (54 all out) by 94 runs
An almighty batting collapse saw OTs & Romsey IV lose to Andover III by 94 runs, despite James Humphries’ incredible six wicket haul.
Romsey bowled first and with Humphries opening the bowling, the visitors were a threat from the outset. In his first spell, Humphries took four wickets to leave Andover struggling before tea.
However some resilience in the second half of their innings saw the hosts claw their way back into match, with one home batsman battling his way to a half century.
Kian O’Connor then took two wickets in response for Romsey before Humphires finished off his spell with his fifth and sixth wickets of the match to take him to 11 wickets for the season.
Cam Melling then picked up two wickets to bowl Andover all out for 148.
In reply, Romsey never looked like they were going to achieve their target, losing their openers cheaply. It was not until the seventh wicket partnership between Ieuan Wathen and Martin Kerridge-Weeks that the visitors put some pressure on the hosts’ bowling but when Kerridge-Weeks was unfortunately run out, the rest of Romsey’s line-up crumbled, leaving Wathen stranded on 26* and the visitors all out for 54.
Sat 13th May
OTs & Romsey III (81 all out) beat Michelmersh & Timsbury (54 all out) by 27 runs
An extraordinary match at East Tytherley saw OTs & Romsey III take the derby day spoils by defeating Michelmersh & Timsbury, despite at one stage being an astounding 6-7.
The visitors won the toss and chose to put Romsey into bat first, which soon seemed liked a good idea with the hosts losing their first three batsman for ducks. Three more wickets then fell to leave Romsey with just six runs for the loss of seven wickets.
But then captain Mark Allen led the fightback for the hosts, as he hit 34. Callan Winstanley and Ali Perrin then made 15 and 13 respectively to guide Romsey to a total of 81 all out.
Tim Loescher was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors, as he took six wickets for just nine runs.
In reply, Michelmersh looked like they were set to cruise to victory after they hit 22 runs off the first two overs.
However, Romsey hit back and after Adrian Parsons fell for 14, no other Michelmersh batsman made double figures as Tim Slade and Charlie Evans ripped through the away side’s batting line-up, taking five wickets each to dismiss the visitors for just 54, earning Romsey a remarkable victory.
The club has decided to move to a new kit manufacturer for this season and the foreseeable future. Masuri have given us a very good deal, offer some exiting products and allow us a club specific website (link below).
The password to enter the site is MasOT2017
In order for kit to arrive before the start of the season all orders need to be placed on the website by the 25th March. (The website may say 19th March however this is being extended and Masuri are in the process of changing this). The website is pretty easy to follow and understand but please get in contact with Rob Newman (email@example.com) if you are having any issues.
All t20 kit (SEPL & U19) is being organised and discussed by the committee so there is no need to order these.
Please find attached a image of the Tech Fleece & Baseball Hat as there are no pictures on the website of these items.
These will be in club colours and similar to the hoody in style.
Any questions please don’t hesitate in getting in contact, it would be great to have all playing members looking smart wearing the new shirt for the first week of the season.
All sessions will be at at HCS (directions here)
Note, times vary and 1st team has the whole hall on alternate weeks up until Mar 7th - open to all members from then on.
Tuesday Jan 10th 6.30 - 8pm*
Tuesday Jan 17th 6.30 - 8pm
Tuesday Jan 24th 6.30 - 8pm*
Tuesday Jan 31st 6.30 - 8pm
Tuesday Feb 7th 6.30 - 8pm*
Tuesday Feb 14th 6.30 - 8pm
Tuesday Feb 21st 6.30 - 8pm*
Tuesday Feb 28th 9.00 - 10.30pm
Tuesday Mar 7th 9.00 - 10.30pm*
Tuesday Mar 14th 9.00 - 10.30pm - CANCELLED
Tuesday Mar 21st 9.00 - 10.30pm*
Tuesday Mar 28th 9.00 - 10.30pm - CANCELLED
Tuesday Apr 4th 8.00 - 9.30pm
Tuesday Apr 11th 8.00 - 9.30pm
Tuesday Apr 18th 8.00 - 9.30pm
Tuesday Apr 25th 6.30pm-8pm (April 25th)
* whole hall reserved for 1st team skipper
OTs & Romsey have a team in Junior Div 5 of the City of Southampton Sunday Football League. For Fixtures and Results click here
Doing well - top of the division and unbeaten.
See Dan Collins or Mark Beard for details
Table as of 11th Nov '16
Notice is hereby given that the Nineteenth Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm in the Clubhouse at Romsey Sports Centre.