The 1st XI were unable to get their league campaign off to a winning start, losing at home by 18-runs to a strong Corsham 3rd XI. The afternoon got off to a roaring start for the hosts, with an early blitz from Rich Hemmings (3-19) helping to reduce the visitors to 22-4 off 9… Continue reading 1ST XI MATCH REPORT: Late collapse condemns Melksham to defeat vs Corsham 3rd XI
The 2nd XI lost the club’s final pre-season fixture by almost the narrowest of margins, losing by 3-runs at home against Sutton Benger despite late heroics from Ross Holbrook. The visitors posted a respectable score of 166 all out in the 1st innings, with several decent performances from the Melksham bowlers; most notably Tom Watling… Continue reading PRE-SEASON: Holbrook falls at final hurdle during 3-run defeat to Sutton Benger
The 1st XI found themselves well off the pace during their second pre-season friendly, suffering an 80-run home defeat to a strong Box side. The hosts generally struggled in the field, although did claim some late wickets to help restrict Box to 226-6 off 40 overs. The subsequent run-chase began brightly, with captain Adam… Continue reading PRE-SEASON: 1st XI comfortably second best against Box.
Joe Veacock starred during a pre-season outing against Swindon 2nd XI, smashing a brilliant hundred in a game which saw Melksham slip to a narrow 16-run home defeat. The home-team were made to suffer in the field during the 1st innings, with Liam Merrett (1-18) and Mark Mullis (1-45) the only bowlers to pick up… Continue reading PRE-SEASON: Ton up for Veacock as 1st XI slip to narrow defeat against Swindon 2nd XI
The 2nd XI were frustrated in their attempts to climb out the relegation zone at the weekend, losing at home to Marshfield 3s by 40 runs. Stand-in skipper Tom Watling won the toss and elected to field first, a decision he would have initially rued when the visitors got off to an electric start with… Continue reading 2nd XI lose key clash to Marshfield despite late Dave Light heroics.