Monthly Archives: February 2014

Back to back Wins boost Maidenheads League Position

IMG_2268We registered back to back indoor league wins for the first time this year to boost our chances of a top three finish. Our Monday night games were with the clubs immediately above us. The first game of the night was against the Sea Snakes, the only team we had beaten this year when we won 25-11 during week 4. This game was so similar to our first encounter, very tense and very close. As with the first game, we were tied after 2 innings. So again it boiled down to a one inning shootout, which we took by the narrowest of margins of 36-33. This showed that Sea Snakes are warming to the indoor league and with one more game against us to come, we will need to be a lot sharper.  The win, however, was enough on the night to lift us off the bottom of the league and move us closer to our next target and opponent Richings Park, who are IMG_2267 currently lying in third. RP had inflicted a heavy defeat on us in our first encounter. This time out we managed to subdue their hitting power they had shown in earlier games. Last time out we conceded 46, but this time we restricted them to just 24 runs. This was a really solid fielding display which was then backed up by some great batting, the highlights included Maidenhead’s mother daughter combination coming up with a home run each, along with one from Evan Harvey to give Maidenhead their most home runs in a game all year. The final 41-24 win dented RP’s ambitions of IMG_2279 ending the evening in second place. This game and evening were by far our best performance of the season so far. With half our schedule still to come, and Sea Snakes lose to RP in the other Monday night game, we are guaranteed a top four finish and only 4 points behind third placed Richings Park.

 

Monday 24th Results.

Sea Snakes 33, Maidenhead 36;
RP 48, Sea Snakes 30;
Maidenhead 41, RP 24

 

League Table:

  Played Pts
BA 8 18
Chalfont 6 16
RP 8 16
Maidenhead 6 12
Sea Snakes 10 10
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Maidenhead on the board at the Indoor League

Maidenhead picked up their first win of the 2014 Windsor Indoor league Monday night. A hard fought 25-11 win over local rivals, Sea Snakes, was a real boost after a slow start in their first two games. Fielding five players Mark hitting at Indoorwith less than a year’s playing time with the club, and also the clubs first mother daughter combination on in the infield, this was always going to be a tough week for the team. The first game was a tight, nervy affair and this was no more evident after the first innings that saw the team’s tie 5 apiece. The second inning was equally tight and nervy, but we edging it by 9-2 thanks to some good late base running and a 5 point home run. During the 2013 season, we had got ourselves into winning positions in a number of games, but failed to kill those games in the last inning. This week was different, building on the 7 run lead, we extended that by 11, again through some smart base running, leaving the Sea Snakes a target of 19 to win. In the end that was just a little too much, so good fielding and excellent pitch meant the Sea Snakes could only manage 4 run and fell 15 short of their target. The result meant that we leapfrogged the Sea Snakes in the table. The second game of the evening saw us go down 40-2 against an experience Chalfont team, who now top the league. In our first game against Chalfont we lost 66-10, so there was improvement. If we can learn anything from these two Chalfont games is the way to convert runners. Too often our batting lets us down, we get into games then fail to score big in an inning. If we can get some big sequences going, we can challenge for the title. Next up for us, a return game against Sea Snakes and Richings Park.