Oxshott Panthers 1st Challenge

Oxshott Panthers 1st Challenge took place on Saturday 12 September with a friendly inter-club match between the two Oxshott North Down’s League teams (namely Oxshott Hotshots & Oxshott Panthers) organised by Celia & Brian and ably assisted by Barry.

Here are the thoughts of Oxshott Panthers new Captain, Brian: 

This Doubles event was held due to Celia’s initiative and guidance on arranging for the Oxshott Hotshots vs the newly formed, Oxshott Panthers;  it was a most successful and enjoyable friendly competition.  

The Oxshott Panthers was a name adopted due to Pam’s suggestion – and seemed to meet with general approval.  This new, second team was collated with the help of Barry – specifically to prepare for the North Downs League matches which may begin in March 2021 – all being well (Covid dependent!)

Saturday was an all-day event where Oxshott Hotshots were staged as the home team in the morning and rotating over the different terrains and winning 7-2.   In the afternoon, the Oxshott Panthers rallied and put up a good resistance but lost 5-4, with excellent play from Jonathan in particular. 

We rounded the afternoon off with Pizzas and a few glasses of wine;  there was an all-round distinctly pleasant atmosphere among friends and players.  A great day enjoyed by everyone.  Roll on the next one!

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Members Doubles Comp

On Saturday 5th September, a ‘Members Doubles’ petanque competition was held, which was organised by Stuart, and ran like clockwork.  This competition proved very popular and a refreshing change to the usual Saturday afternoon Melee.  There were three 35 minute timed games with a short break between each game.

Upon arrival, the 24 players were each given an individual sheet detailing the partners for each game, the opposition, and which terrain to play on.  The partners, the opposition and terrain allocation were pre drawn to save time which worked very well.  Well done to Stuart for organising a great competition.

The winners were the individuals who achieved the highest points tally after three games.

Jonathan won scoring 33 points; Barbara B was second with 31 points, and Barbara K was third with 30 points.  The prizes for the event were hand painted coches from France.  Allan also received a coche for the most consistent score in each round.

A great afternoon was enjoyed by all members who took part.  We hope to repeat this competition again soon.

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Cricket Season Finale

Cricket Season Finale” – The shortened 2020 cricket season is all but over with just a couple of games to play up at the end of September. The senior teams finished their campaigns very strongly – finishing 1st and 3rd respectively in their mini leagues. Thanks to Henry Thorpe and George Depree who led their teams throughout the summer, with a particular mention of George’s haul of wickets which placed him amongst the leading wicket takers in Surrey! Henry and George can be seen in preparation for their Captains Match which took place on the Sunday of the August Bank holiday.

Junior cricket siezed the opportunity of competitive action with both hands. We may have lost the early months but played amazing catch up in July and August. Although all games were on a friendly basis there was no shortage of close fought games against old local rivals! Some teams even played more than in 2019. Thanks to all team managers who rallied their troops for so many matches in such a short period and especially to Rowan Crooks for his co-ordination of the junior section.

A particular highlight of the season has been the integration of those at the top end of the junior ranks into senior cricket. There have been opportunities offered for both Saturday and Sunday matches with teams characterised by a blend of youth and experience.

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MOCC Clubman of the Year

MOCC Clubman of the Year” – There was just one trophy presented at the end of cricket season “wrap” on 5 September – the Ryan Shah Cup – which recognises the all-round contribution of an indvidual to the club. It is not awarded with regard to on-field performances, but the winner, Will Stephen, capped a fine season with a 5 wicket haul and an ubeaten 50 runs at Byfleet in the 1st XIs final game.

Will has been a huge part of the formal coaching activities and the summer camps this year helping the colts section to enjoy a summer of cricket and is a worthy winner of the cup.

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Wallis Cup Finals 2020

Despite all the challenges of this year so far we still managed to complete the ever popular Wallis Cup competition with the finals being played yesterday in late summer sunshine! Frank Wallis, the sponsor of the annual Wallis Cup competition and Sarah Eisner the organiser, are delighted to announce this year’s results following a nail biting final.

The winners were Graeme Crowder and Vikki Arkinstall (handicap -4) who won 13 games to 8 against Chris and Nicky Holmes (handicap 0).

In third place were Graham and Angela Woods with a walkover against David Young and Belinda Shawdon.

The award for the Most Matches Played for both 2018-19 and 2019-20 was jointly won by Graham & Angela Woods and Frank Wallis & Sarah Eisner.

We would also like to thank the OVSC Chairman, John Chapman for presenting the cup and plates which will be engraved with the winners and displayed in the club’s trophy cabinet.

Next Year’s Wallis Cup starts 26th October

This year marked the SEVENTEENTH year of the tournament which is a remarkable achievement.

Many thanks to everyone who competed and to Sarah and Frank for organising the event.

Wallis-Cup-Knockout-results

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Andrew Castle & Jeremy Bates Masterclass

We are delighted that club member Jeremy Bates has been joined by his friend and sparring partner, Andrew Castle, who is the latest member to join Oxshott.

Every Saturday morning during the coronavirus restrictions, Ali Anderson, mens captain has been organising regular mens doubles matches to keep the competitive juices flowing. One of those games, was a match up with Castle & Bates taking on Stephen Morris and Adrian Blackman. It turned into an entertaining masterclass of tennis which was fabulous to watch.

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Keep calm and Play Petanque

Keep Calm and Play Petanque

The “Inspired Trophy” Event was played on Sunday 8th  March.  The event attracted 24 teams with a wide range of experience.

The “Inspired Trophy” was initiated after the receipt of money from Sport England enabling the club chalet and lower terrain to be built. The teams played in a league format in the morning, and based on the results, the afternoon games were played on a knockout basis.  

The afternoon grouping was a Gold, Silver and Bronze format and a consolage for each section. Everyone who entered played at least 5 games and the cash prizes were across the board, with all the entrance monies being paid as prizes.

The morning games started at 10.00am, and the weather held until shortly before lunch. To complete the league, competitors played during the late morning rain. The reward for finishing, was to then enjoy the warmth of the Clubhouse and food provided by Jeff.

It was great to see and hear the enjoyment of 2 fathers with their 11 year old daughters, and to see England players shooting out boules and others accurately pointing.

The rain changed the way the terrain played during the day and everyone enjoyed the challenge of adapting their throws.

Whilst a rain free day would have been ideal, the participants all complimented the club organisers on a well run event.

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More good news for James Starr, the Club’s Head Coach, as he has just achieved the LTA’s highest coaching qualification. This Level 5 award qualifies James as a “Master Club Coach” and he joins a select few not only to have been accepted onto the course with only 12 places available each year, but he passed it as well!.

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