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The 1982 cricket season saw a pleasing improvement in the team's fortunes following the disappointments of 1981. In the main, this was brought about by regular availability allied to a consistency of performance although, without doubt, there were a number of notable individual contributors.
With regard to the Chilterns League a creditable 4th place was achieved and indeed for most of the season a higher placing seemed likely. I accept that league cricket does not meet with universal approval but, to some extent, the club's reputation and ability is judged by its league performances, and in this respect, the results were particularly satisfactory.
The batting honours of the season belong almost exclusively to Bill Adaway and David Greenaway who between them often provided the 'Major' innings that was required. However a glance at the averages reveals that these two could usually rely upon solid consistent support which ensured that, in most games, a reasonable total was achieved.
The bowling honours centred around a steady seam 'attack' together with accurate slow bowling which enabled a proper balance to be maintained. Bob Clark however proved to be a valuable asset in that his bowling was both 'quick' and relatively inexpensive. Special mention must be made of Greg Jervis who, though sometimes not required to bat or bowl, made a significant contribution to the team throughout the season by his outstanding fielding and positive attitude.
Certainly, given the same commitment, together with possibly a greater strength in depth, the improvements shown during this season should be steadily continued and hopefully enhanced in 1983.
Finally, I would like to thank all players, umpires, scorers and tea ladies for their efforts and support during the 1982 season.