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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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Slow start to MSC Indoor Campaign

MSC’s 2014 Indoor season got off to a slow start. Defeats against RP and Chalfont left MSC bottom of the league after one complete round of fixtures. Fielding a mixed team of veterans, rookies and youth players, these first couple of games were a real rapid learning experience. Mark batting agsinst RPHowever, the first game started pretty well, in the first inning MSC held Richings Park to just 6 runs. But that was the best inning of the whole evening. With the rapid format you do expect to concede a few runs, but that is balanced by the outs you get and then your own batting. The MSC’’ batting failed to score more than 20 runs in any of their 3 innings against RP and the number of outs meant they didn’t score positively until the last inning, by which time the game was already lost and ended 46-2 to RP.

The second game against Chalfont saw an improvement in the MSC batting, especially in the first two innings when MSC registered positive scores. Gemma facing ChalfontHowever, experience in the Chalfont batting line up told as MSC conceded over 30 runs per inning while only registering an average of 10 outs. The final score was 66-10 to Chalfont.

Not the start the club was looking for. With a week off next week, MSC will be back in action against BA and Sea Snakes on February 10th, where they will look to get the season on track.

 

Table. January 28th 2014

  P W L D RF RA RD PTS
RP 4 2 2 0 128 97 31 8
Chalfont 2 2 0 0 98 17 81 6
BA 2 2 0 0 94 37 57 6
Sea Snakes 2 0 2 0 25 94 -69 2
MSC 2 0 2 0 12 112 -100 2

Complete Full results, fixutes and table at http://www.wmsoftball.com/fixturesandtables.html

Rampant Royals put last weeks horror show behind them.

A rampant Royals display put the memory of last weeks horror performance to bed with a 22-6 revenge win of the Wildcats.

With three changes to this weeks line-up the Royals went into the game knowing a win will almost certainly guarantee division 1 ball next season.

Unlike last week, the Royals needed a fast start and while lead off Chris Fletcher was unlikely to see his drive snagged by the pitcher, 3 of the next 7 batters scored to equally last weeks total. Although this looked a poor return as the Wildcats batted around to score 5 and take a 2 run lead.

The Royals then took control of the game. An excellent 2nd inning saw the Royals send 14 batters to the plate and score 9 runs. The Royals defence then followed up with three consecutive shut out innings for the Wildcats, which included a stunning tag out at 3rd by Dallas Huntley.

Wildcats failure to score in the middle three innings of the game allowed the Royals to build on their 7 run lead, by adding 10 more runs over the next three innings themselves, with some impressive hitting from Ellie Wheeler and Heather Williams, both hitting massive 3 base hits, and Brian Moores with four of the Royals 9 doubles on the night.

A small rally in the bottom of the 5th added 1 run to, but was not enough for the Wildcats to keep the game going and the Royals had exacted a mercy rule revenge for the previous weeks results.