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GWLCC 2023 fixtures
Confirmed and provisional fixtures
GWLCC fixtures 2023.pdf
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GWLCC AGM Minutes 2022
Minutes of the AGM held on 22 October.
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Gent 176
Second-half of season reports, season's summary and insights
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Seventeen games are confirmed so far. Nets start in January.


Sat 28.1                  Nets 12-2 (Teddington SC)

Sat 4.3                    Nets 12-2 (Teddington SC)

Sat 25.3                  Nets 12-2 (Teddington SC)

Sat 8.4                    Crossbats (A) (TBC)

Sun 16.4                 Hook and Southborough (A)

Sun 23.4                 Byfleet (A)

Sun 30.4                 Binfield (A) (TBC)

Sun 7.5                    Putney (H)

Sun 14.5                  TBC

Sun 21.5                  Northfields (A)

Sun 28.5                 Redbourn (A)

Sun 4.6                   Putney ( A)

Sun 11.6                  Teddington Town (A)

Sun 18.6                  Salix (A)

Sun 25.6                 TBC       

Sun 2.7                    TBC

Sun 9.7                    Whalers (A)

Sun 16.7                  Squirrels (H) (TBC)      

Sun 23.7                 TBC       

Sun 30.7                 TBC       

Sun 6.8                   Northfields (H)

Sun 13.8                 Clapham In (H)

Sun 20.8                 Plastics (H)     

Sun 27.8                  Mpingwe (H)

Sun 3.9                    Millfields (H)

Sat 9.9                     Lydd (A)

Sun 10.9                 New Romney and Littlestone (A)

Sun 17.9                 Salix (H)

Sun 24.9                 TBC



A batsman’s summer

After stumps had been drawn at Lyne RG the statistics could be finalised. It was immediately clear that we had witnessed a uniquely prolific season of run scoring. At times the scorer had found it difficult to keep up, whether in the book or on a tablet. Constraints of space meant that it was not possible to do justice in Gent 176 to the splendid feats of both Gents and opponents.


Bowlers who toiled on often perfect batting wickets during the longest ever season would testify to this. Their successes were certainly well earned and they deserved to put their feet up at the end of September. But it was the batting that shone, six breaking the 300-run barrier. It would be remiss not to observe that the phenomenal scoring feats of Kota and Namilikonda added 6.2 and 5.4 runs to their career batting averages. They scored 38% of all runs off the bat.


The main records created and those eclipsed (in brackets) were:


26 matches played (previously 25 in 2010)

5,311 runs by Gents (4,623 in 2019)

4,327 runs by opponents (3,558 in 2010)

204 average score by Gents (193 in 2019)

539 runs in a match Gents v. Millfields (532 Gents v. Fighting Stars the week before)

16 scores of 200 or more by Gents (9 in 2014)

8 scores of 200 or more by opponents (6 in 2018)

27 individual scores of 50 or more by Gents (24 in 2019)

18 individual scores of 50 or more by opponents (16 in 2010)

6 centuries by Gents (3 in 2011 and 2014)

3 centuries by opponents (2 in seven seasons)

160* HS by a Gent Kota v. Squirrels (158* by Jones v. West XI in 2002)

1,185 individual runs by Kota (previously 756 by Wright which was also beaten by Namilikonda 820)

168 third-wicket stand by Gents, Kota and Namilikonda v. Squirrels (166 Husain and Kain v. London Saints in 2007)

139* fifth-wicket stand by opponents, Taylor and Smith of Clapham In (121 Payton and Harding of New Romney and Littlestone in 2021)

72* ninth-wicket stand by opponents, Farooq and Mehmood of Fighting Stars (68 Heafield and Wall of London Rams in 2001)

89 catches by Gents (80 in 2019)

115 fielding dismissals by Gents (1154 in 2009)

24 fielding dismissals by Sudireddy 14 ct./10 st. (Namilikonda 19 16 ct./3 st. in 2019)


Regarding appearances, Chatharaju, Krishna and Kota joined the 100 Club with new captain Sudireddy only one match shy. Kumar joined the 150 Club. Dubey took his hundredth wicket and scored his 2,000th run.



At the AGM Ratnakar Sudireddy was elected captain and Ranjith Chatharaju vice-captain. Jay Patel was elected Treasurer, while Sanjay Patel, Nilesh Dubey and Andrew Burman will continue as Chairman, Team Secretary and Fixtures Secretary.


Minutes above.


Awards for 2022 were:


All-rounder V. Gulati/P. Kota (tied)

Batsman P. Kota

Bowler R. Chatharaju

Fielder C. Puli

Most Improved R. Patel

Bob Ashton Award A. Burman



Gent 176 is published.



AGM invitation published

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