A bumper week of sporting goodies to make up for last week’s no show. It’s back to the grind for Marlow FC, while Marlow CC’s form slips away.
Marlow FC are back to work getting ready for the coming season as they began pre-season preparations last week, including their first match of pre-season on Saturday against Reading City in the scorching heat.
Mark Bartley’s side will be ready and raring to go after an impressive campaign last season, albeit without the ending they wanted.
The side will be put through their paces in pre-season with an action-packed fixture list that includes a marquee fixture against the Kuwait National Team at Bisham Abbey on July 12.
Full pre-season list:
MARLOW FC PRE-SEASON GAMES 2019-20
- June 29 1pm Reading City Rivers Sports Club
- July 12 6pm Kuwait NMT Bisham Abbey
- July 13 3pm Eversley & California Fox Lane
- July 16 7.45pm Kidlington Oak Tree Road
- July 20 3pm Kings Langley Oak Tree Road
- July 23 7.45pm Berkhamsted Oak Tree Road
- July 27 3pm Hillingdon Borough Breakspear Road
- And 3pm Banstead Athletic Merland Rise
- July 30 7.45pm Thame Rangers ASM Stadium
- Aug 3 3pm Basingstoke Town Oak Tree Road
- Aug 10 3pm Winchester City Oak Tree Road
Marlow CC fell to their second defeat in a matter of weeks as they fell 60-runs short of their target against Kew.
Kew set a very competitive target of 253 for their visitors after a comfortable innings with the bat and although Segio Feede (55) and Hareesh Reddy (78) put in strong performances with the bat, a middle order collapse coupled with both Marlow openers departing for ducks made for a difficult day for Imran Nawaz’s side.
That came a week after they lost to local rivals Windsor in difficult batting conditions.
Segio Feede 37 and phil Lines 34 where the top scorers for Marlow but they fell some way short of their hosts target as their top order got the job done with a consistent innings.
Marlow are also out of this year’s Julian Cup competition after failing to progress to the knockout stages.
It was a better day for Marlow Park as they beat Reading 4s by 88 runs in their Thames Valley Cricket League Division 9a clash.
Frank Alderman’s mammoth 124 not out proved the foundation Park needed for victory as captain Kim Barlow chipped in with a sloid knock of 48.
Reading put in a decent batting performance but fell someway short of their hosts’ target.
Little Marlow put together a solid innings with bat and ball to claim a six-wicket victory over Emmbrook and Bearwood on Saturday.
Matt Wilson (4-27) and Umar Islam (3-28) dominated with the ball in hand to bowls their Embrook out for just 138 runs and Little Marlow made no mistake in their response, wrapping up the match with just four wickets lost.
It’s been a great week for Marlow Hockey Club with two bits of fantastic news coming out of the club.
Sam North has been named as coach of the Ladies second team. Sam brings a wealth of coaching experience with Marlow announcing the appointment last week.
Keeping with the good news Marlow Hockey Club’s Trevor Jackson was part of the Home Nations winning England hockey O55 side this past weekend.
Congratulations to Trevor and good luck to Sam!
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