Friday, 24 March 2017

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Catch Up

There's been a bit of a delay in getting these scores out to people.  Sorry for the wait.  Since the Sarisbury match, City has had a few further matches and we've now finished our the 2016-17 shoulder-to-shoulder season (which will also be our last season at the Hambrook St range).  Our performance was a bit of a mixed bag of results if we're honest but it's not without its highlights.  Here's how we did.

Havant A - 491

A. Morley (99)
A. Perry (99)
J. Alexander (98)
J. Allsop (98)
L. Hanna (95)
M. Nevatte (97)
M. Reynolds (95)
T. Brown (99)
Portsmouth City - 485

A. Nevatte (97)
G. Scruton (99)
I. Cooper (98)
J. Rowe (95)
T. Sommerville (96)
R. Ashman (94)
S. Hart (95)

It's fair to say that we were outmatched on this one.  We weren't quite able to get a full team together but congratulation to Havant for a very respectable winning score.  A small note of congratulations should also go to Tom Sommerville for his first counted-in score.

So by this point, we'd shot 10 matches and lost 4.  I wish I could say we turned it around after this, but there was one more defeat to come...

This time we really were reduced in numbers and could only muster a team of 6.  It was a close match... but didn't go our way.

Portsmouth Railway - 484

J. Ring (98)
M. Carter (92)
C. Coles (99)
C. Richards (96)
N. Toms (96)
N. Perman (95)
K. Hardyman (95)
Portsmouth City - 482

I. Cooper (98)
A. Nevatte (94)
G. Scruton (96)
J. Rowe (97)
P. Upchurch (91)
S. Hart (97)

So where our defeat against Sarisbury meant we had to say goodbye to any hopes we had for winning the championship this year, these defeats against Havant and Railway meant we had to say goodbye to achieving runner-up, as we had last year.

Thankfully, the news gets better for City from here.

Portsmouth City - 484

I. Cooper (99)
A. Nevatte (93)
L. Haskett (96)
P. Upchurch (90)
S. Hart (98)
J. Rowe (98)
R. Ashman (89)
T. Sommerville (88)
  West Meon A - 480

G. Stone (89)
P. Hannington (95)
M. Atkins (95)
G. Dixon (92)
A. Smith (100)
D. Corbett (98)

So we got back on the winning track but congratulations need to go to A. Smith of West Meon for his ton.

Wickham had started very strong this season but, like City, had encountered a slump mid-season.  This was a home match for City, so we had the advantage and thankfully, we pressed it.

Portsmouth City - 491

J. Rowe (99)
A. Nevatte (99)
I. Cooper (99)
G. Scruton (98)
S. Hart (95)
P. Upchurch (90)
L. Haskett (96)
  Wickham A - 483

R. Long (95)
T. Malleson (97)
T. Caister (98)
S. Dismore (98)
M. Barnes (93)
J. Willsher (95)

A very strong showing from many of the team.  No tonnes, but those 99s are nothing to be sniffed at.  Our final match was against HMS Excellent and while our record against them is good, City had lost its last two away matches.

HMS Excellent A - 474

J. Atkins (97)
T. Dugan (93)
W. Dugan (96)
I. Andrews (90)
T. Thompson (93)
E. Metcalfe (93)
I. Thomson (95)
Portsmouth City - 487

G. Scruton (100)
A. Nevatte (95)
J. Rowe (100)
I. Cooper (95)
M. Simmons (92)
R. Ashman (94)
P. Upchurch (93)
S. Hart (97)

So Portsmouth City finished the season on a high note!  Congratulations to G, Scruton and J. Rowe on their tonnes, especially to Jonny, for whom this was his first Portsmouth & District shoulder-to-shoulder ton!

So here were the overall stats for Portsmouth City's 2016-17 season:

9 wins, losses (last season was 11 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses)
Team Average: 487.1 (last season was 486.7)
See all the results here.

Further results to come...

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