batsman image With the establishment of a colts section, third XI cricket at Taplow now becomes even more important to maintain. We will only keep good and interested young players if we are able to offer them adult cricket as they progress within the club.

Despite nine lost games out of twelve played we did offer a reasonable standard of cricket to a large number of people during the season. More work to the NSUK square and the potential advent of a heavy roller should ensure fairer strips in 1992.

Outstanding performances include consistent high quality bowling from Brian May, a 6-22 haul for Steve Holland plus 5-15 from Mike Barker!!

On the batting front Simon Edlin averaged 22.8 to be the most consistent batsman whilst Steve Holland virtually won a game on his own with an undefeated 43 against NSUK in September.

The one Saturday game ended in a fine victory against Warren Row with Messrs Wrapson and Kellett taking the side through to a last ball victory. Next season brings a new set of challenges, we urgently require a third XI captain who is able to bring along the youngsters whilst at the same time setting the scene for older players to enjoy a competitive game of cricket - is there anybody out there?

Plans are now afoot to establish fixtures in time for inclusion in the fixture card. This move alone should remove the ad hoc perception sometimes credited to third XI activities.

Chris Lowe
Chairman of Cricket