2013 Season Match Reports

 

4 September 2013

Rearsby Grooms V Cheney Knights

Rearsby Grooms
S.Wilson
P.McCabe
E.Flude
R.Wilson
M.Jackson
G.McCabe

Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett(c)
Richard Wesson
Ryan Shaw
Dave Whait
Kev Baker
Cash Chapman

The Scores Rearsby Grooms V Cheney Knights
13-10
13-8
7-13
13-9

46-40
Legs;3 Legs;1

The Cheney Knights finished the Season in a fun and humorous game in what was a formality for both Teams with the Cheney already safe and the Grooms already relagated.Captain Sam Burdett who was playing with Ryan Shaw and Dave Whait went 6-0 behind early on before coming back into the game pulling it back to 6-5 it stayed close until the Rearsby Team ended up 13-10 winners.Over on the other game it was a close affair as well with Vice Captain Richard Wesson and his Two of Kev Baker and Cash Chapman staying close until it got to the eight mark when The Grooms came out 13-8 winners.In the Second set of games Sams Team upped their Tempo against the stronger of the Two Teams and played some great Petanque and never really looked like losing coming out 13-7 Winners.Richards game was played in great spirits although the Grooms took the Game 13-9 a good Night was had by all.Captain Sam said after the game that if the game had meant anything he is sure it would have been played in a different way but after a hardly fought season it is nice just to relax and enjoy the game,he also said he was proud his Team had kept their Division ‘B’ Status,Sam said ‘It has been a long hard Season with all sorts of twists and turns and you have to remember we are new to this Divsion and when we won Division ‘C’ in 2009 we went straight back down the following Season,this Time we have stayed up and built a foundation to kick on and improve in the future’.

Next Event;19th October-Presentation Night-Thurmaston RBL

28 August 2013 Cheney Knights V Blue Bell Ringers

Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett(c)
Richard Wesson
Ryan Shaw
Tristan Hooper
Kev Baker
Cash Chapman

Blue Bell Ringers
A.Clarke
M.Clarke
B.Meacock
J.Coleman
M.Coleman
A.Turner Pope

The Scores Cheney Knights V Blue Bell Ringers
13-1
8-13
13-8
11-13

45-35
Legs;2 Legs;2

The Cheney Knights had a very mixed Night on a evening where if the League Tables are all up to date and correct means the Cheney will stay in Division B for another season.Captain Sam Burdett who was playing with Ryan Shaw and Tristan Hooper started off well enough going 4-0 up on the First end before crumbling 13-8 after a good 6 from the Ringers,no such trouble on the other side as Vice Captain Richard Wesson who was playing with his normal 2 of Kev Baker and Cash Chapman powered to a 13-1 Victory.In the Second set of games Sams Team took quite a big lead going ahead 11-6 which shoould have really meant the end for the Hoby Team but somehow they came back even getting 4 on the last end to lose 13-11,on the other side although Richards Team found it a bit harder and it was even til both Teams got to 8 the Result was never in doubt as they won thier leg 13-8.Captain Sam said after the game he was disappointed in his own 3 but did say how well Richards Team played on the last home game of the season.He added that he will be happy to stay up this season in what can only be described as a strange one.

Next Game;4th September-Rearsby Grooms(Rearsby)-Away.

 

14 August 2013  Three Crowns ‘D’ V Cheney Knights

Three Crowns ‘D’
D.Allen
A.Denick
S.Van Weerden
R.Van Weerden
M.Koucher
S.Kelleher

Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett(c)
Richard Wesson
Ryan Shaw
Tristan Hooper
Kev Baker
Cash Chapman

The Scores Three Crowns ‘D’ V Cheney Knights
13-10
13-11
13-7
10-13

49-41
Legs;3 Legs;1

The Cheney Knights Suffered a 3-1 defeat when at this Time of the Season what they really wanted was a win.In the First set of games Captain Sam Burdett who was playing with Ryan Shaw and Tristan Hooper got off to a terrible start going 11-0 down and made a great come back and confidence was growing with each end that was played but they knew as soon as they lost One end that was it and thats exactly what happend as the went down 13-11,Vice Captain Richard Wesson who was playing with Kev Baker and Cash Chapman went down 4-0 in the First end but did pull it back,with the scores at 9-7 to the Hathern Team thing were looking even but the Knights went down 13-10.In the second set of games the rain came but the games carried on as Sams Team went down 13-7 in a hard fought match that was quite even for a while.Richards Team Went 11-0 up but then the Crowns came back and with the scores at 11-10 to the Gaddesby team,victory was a relief for the Knights.Captain Sam Said after the game that this was not a good result and although at the start of the game the Cheney were 3 points off promotion and 5 off relegation,this Result has done them no favours at all.The Knights do have a Week off next Week but practise is a nessesity between now and the last game Home game of the season.

Next Game;28th August Grooms(Rearsby)-Home.

 

7 August 2013 Blue Lion ‘C’ V Cheney Knights

Blue Lion ‘C’
G.Brumby
B.Sowter
R.Hutchinson
R.Knapp
D.Young
H.Young

Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett(c)
Kev Baker
Ryan Shaw
Tristan Hooper
Dave Whait
Cash Chapman

The Scores  Blue Lion ‘C’ V Cheney Knights
12-13
13-10
13-7
6-13

44-43
Legs;2 Legs;2

The Cheney Knights fought out a hard draw in a match where they needed to concentrate on Petanque instead of Drama as happened the Week before.Captain Sam Burdett who was playing with Ryan Shaw and Tristan Hooper who was playing his First game of the Season and who was part of the League winning Team of 2012 started his game brilliantly taking a massive 12-0 lead,any thoughts of Tristan being rusty were soon put to bed as the Knights seemed to be cruising to victory,as is always said in Petanque;the last point is always the hardest to get.this was proving right as the Blue Lion ‘C’ fought their way back to 12-12 but in a very last tense end the Cheney just snuck it even after a very unlucky shot from the Lions.Over on the other Piste Acting Captain Kev Baker was playing with Dave Whait and Cash Chapman and in a tight close game the Blue Lion ‘C’ took that game 13-10.In the second set of games Sams team let the Blue Lion team go 12-1 up before fighting back to gget to 7 before going down 13-7.Kevs team in quite a close game for a lot of it played some good Petanque with Kev himself pulling out some great shots took their game 13-6.Captain Sam Said after the game that he would have been fuming if they had blown a 12-0 lead against a team they have a great Rivalry with over the Years but said 2-2 away against a Team who are Top of the Table was not a bad result,He also said he was impressed with the way Tristan played pointing out you will never see anyone throw a straighter Boule,the last point he made was that the Knights needed some big results to decide the destiny of their Season.

Next Game;14th August-Three Crowns ‘D'(Hathern)-Away.

31 July 2013 Cheney Knights V Rose & Crown

Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett
Richard Wesson
Ryan Shaw
Chris Illingworth
Kev Baker
Cash Chapman

Rose & Crown
R.Betts
J.Betts
J.Lowis
G.Lowis
D.Smith
R.Wing

The Scores Cheney Knights V Rose & Crown
12-13
13-6
11-13
13-5

49-37
Legs;2 Legs;2

The Cheney Knights drew 2-2 on a Night they really should have taken all 4 points which would have put them back in the thick of the promotion chasing pack on a suprisingly dry Night in Gaddesby.Captain Sam Burdett played with Ryan Shaw and Chris Illingworth and in a tospsy-turvy game which they were unlucky to lose came out 13-12 to the bad.Vice Captain Richard Wesson who was playing with Kev Baker and this seasons whizz kid Cash Chapman had no such problems taking their game 13-6.In the Second set of games is where the controversy happend with Sams team losing 10-4,they took the lead 11-10 and looked certain winners ,then the Rose & Crown took their shots and were definatly on for 2 and a possible 3 but Chris picked his boule up before a measure could take place insuring a big argument with Chris walking off the piste,the rules do state that a player can not pick up their own boule before both Captains are happy with the points given,so Sam had no choice but to give the win to the Houghton on the Hill Pub.Richards team was very much same as before as they stormed to a 13-5 win meaning the points were shared.Captain Sam said after the game that he was not going to say anything about individual players and what happens next with his own second game will stay very much ‘In House’,he did go on to praise Richards Team who all played very well and with 4 games left every point in now very important from now until the end of the season.

Next Game;7th August-Blue Lion ‘C'(Thrussington)-Away.

24 July 2013 Blue Bell Ringers V Cheney Knights ( Postponed Match)

Blue Bell Ringers
C.Clarke
A.Turner-Pope
M.Coleman
A.Clarke
M.Clarke
J.Coleman

Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett
Richard Wesson
Ryan Shaw
Chris Illingworth
Kev Baker
Cash Chapman

The Scores Blue Bell Ringers V Cheney Knights
12-13
7-13
7-13
10-13

36-52
Legs;0 Legs;4

The Cheney Knights pulled a 4-0 win out of the bag just when they most needed it on a hot Night in Hoby.The match started off with what looked like both games were going to be big wins for the Cheney,Captain Sam Burdett playing as ever with Ryan Shaw and Chris Illingworth took a 9-2 lead,then it all went to pot as the Ringers got 5 in 2 cosecutive ends to from nowhere take a 12-9 lead,the Knights however kept their nerve to take the game 13-12 on a very tense last end when the Hoby team could not beat the Cheneys last Boule with 5 attempts.Vice Captain Richard who was playing with Kev Baker and Cash Chapman also took a 8-1 lead but let it slip to 8-7 but they kept on the path to take their game 13-7.In the second set of games Sams team had an air about them that they were going to win and were not going to let what happened in the first game happen again and although it did get tense at the end a 13-10 result was asurred,Richards game was pretty routine and some good Petanque was played as they came out 13-7 winners with the highlight being Cash falling over backwards over a plantpot although he came out unharmed.Captain Sam said after the game that although they should never let a Team back into it the way they did in the first game he was pleased his own 3 kept their nerve to win the game,he said he was also impressed with Chris’s shooting and Ryans pointing and also said that Cash is turning into a really good player,he also said that the Season is now coming to the Buisness end and the Knights need more results like this.

Next Game;31st July-Rose & Crown(Houghton On The Hill)-Home.

17 July 2013  OBH LADP V Cheney Knights

OBH LADP
G.Thomas
H.Ginvert
N.Meredith
B.Easom
M.Smart
R.Brown

Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett(c)
Kev Baker
Ryan Shaw
Chris Illingworth
Dave Whait
Cash Chapman

The Scores OBH LADP V Cheney Knights
13-8
13-8
13-0
12-13

51-29
Legs;3 Legs;1

The Cheney Knights nightmare patch continued but it was a improvement on the game the Week before on a hot and sticky Night in Houghton on the Hill.Captain Sam Burdett who was with his normal 2 of Ryan Shaw and Chris Illingworth started off brightly enough and it was a even game til both teams got to the 8 mark and then the OBH LADP took the game 13-8,On the other side acting Vice Captain Kev Baker who was with debutant Dave Whait and Cash Chapman had to come back from quite a Big margin but still lost by the same scoreline as Sams team.In the second set of games Sams team were unlucky every end and got a 13-0 thrashing,Kevs Team came back from death 12-2 down with all Three Cheney players up for the fight to take the game 13-12.Captain Sam said after the match that it is a hard pitch to play on as it has a massive sideways tilt and his pitch was at the top so was really steep and considering only himself Kev and Dave had played there before maybe this is not a massive shock,as the Home team know the pitch,he also said that due to te last two Weeks results The Knights are in a relagation dogfight but have a game in hand and need to start WINNING as soon as possible.

Next Game;24th July-Blue Bell Ringers(Hoby)-Rearranged-away.

 
13 June 2013
 
Cheney Knights V Three Crowns ‘D’
 
 
Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett(c) Richard Wesson Ryan Shaw Chris Illingworth Kev Baker Cash Chapman
 
Three Crowns ‘D’
D.Allen R.Swift K.Swift J.Denick  M.Kellcher S.Kellcher
 
 

12 June 2013

The Cheney Knights just about managed to get a 2-2 draw on a soaking Night in Gaddesby that truly was a game for umbrella’s.Captain Sam Burdett and his ever present 3 this Season of himself Ryan Shaw and Chris Ilingworth Thrashed the Three crowns ‘D’ from Hathern 13-4 in the first set of Results,While Vice Captain Richard Wesson who was playing with his usual 2 player Kev Baker and Cash Chapman went down in a close affair 13-9.In the second set of games Richards team just were not at the races going down again 13-4 in a game where the luck was just not going the Cheneys way,with Sams team going 10-1 down things were looking very much like the weather for the Gaddesby team-Disastrous,but as Captain Sam said although they were getting thrashed they were not playing bad and just needed a bit of luck,the Knights then pulled the game back to 10-9 and the confidence was sky high,but then disaster happened and the hathern team went 12-9 up,before the Knights pulled it back to 12-12 in a end where they got Three in One end With the last end at a do or die state of play,Chris pulled out a master shot to win the game for the Cheney after that amazing comeback.Captain Sam said Richard and his team just had ‘One of those Nights’but said it was a total one off.He was also delighted with his own 3 in both games for blowing the first team out of the water and for showing enough grit in the Second game to not lie down when the chips were down.He also said that 2-2 was not a disaster against a team who have been constantly good for Years in the higher divisions.
 
Next Game;19th June-Blue Bell Ringers(Hoby)-Away.Match Cancelled.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date;08/05/13
Division;B
 
Cheney Knights V OBH LADP
 
Teams;
Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett(c)
Richard Wesson
Chris Illingworth
Ryan Shaw
Kev Baker
Cash Chapman
 
OBH LADP
R.Fuller
S.Fuller
W.Smart
H.Grovert
N/A
N/A
 
The Scores;
                        Cheney Knights V OBH LADP
                                              13-8
                                                5-13
                                              13-5
                                                4-13
 
                                              36-38
          Legs;2                                                  Legs;2
 
The Cheney Knights came away with 2 points on their First Home game of the Season but should feel they could have had more,The Old Black Horse from Houghton on the Hill turned up with only 4 players which can sometimes be a advantage as most Teams have their 4 best players in this situation,but it was decided that they would only play with 5 Boule.Captain Sam Burdett and his usual Team of himself Chris Illingworth and Ryan Shaw had not to many problems in their first game racing ahead to a 9-0 lead,althought they let the other Team back into it took it 13-8.Vice Captain Richard Wesson playing his First game of the new season playing with Kev Baker and debutant Cash Chapman were beaten 13-5 in quite a one sided game.In the second set of games although Sams Team took a 2-0 lead they crashed 13-4,Richards team did not have this sort of game and ran away with  their game 13-5.Captain Sam said that it was a tough game but The Knights should have got more out of the game with either a 3-1 or 4-0 win.He also said special mention should go to Cash Chapman who in the Second set of games had a great Game and keeps his place for the cup game next Week.
 
Next Game;15th May-Soar Heads(Barrow upon Soar)-Away Preliminary Round of Cup.
 
Date;01/05/13
Division;B
 
Asfordby Amateurs ‘A’ V Cheney Knights
 
Teams;
Asfordby Amateurs ‘A’
P.Myles
G.Mauby
M.Beeson
I.Skilton
L.Wakelint
A.Pycroft
 
Cheney Knights
Sam Burdett(c)
Kev Baker
Chris Illingworth
Ryan Shaw
Tom Meynell
Anthony Carter
 
The Scores;
                     Asfordby Amateurs ‘A’ V Cheney Knights
                                                      13-6
                                                      13-8
                                                      13-2
                                                        5-13
 
                                                      44-29
                 Legs;3                                                           Legs;1
 
The Cheney Knights got off to a losing start to the 2013 1990 Petanque Season as they went down 3-1 to a good Asfordby Amateurs ‘A’ team after making the step up to Division B,Captain Sam Burdettand acting Vice Captain Kev Baker knew it was going to be a tough Night when they turned up for the match and recognised Geoff Mauby and Mick Beeson from when they played for the Fox in Thorpe Satchville when both them and the Cheney Knights were riding high in the Premier League Geoff in partilular has been playing the game for over 35 Years,after last season though the Knights still thought they could get the points,however Sam who was with Chris Illingworth and Ryan Shaw were Totally out played against Geoff,Mick and another good Asfordby player but did put up a late fight but went down 13-6,Kev who was with Tom Meynell and Anthony Carter charged 8-3 ahead but let the Amateurs back into it to take that game 13-8.In the Second set of games Sams Team charged 9-0 ahead and took the game quite easily 13-5,Kevs Team found Geoff and Micks Team to much to handle and lost 13-2.Captain Sam said that although a loss is not ideal they put out quite a inexperienced team in a higher Division and were without regular Vice Captain Richard Wesson,also pointing out that they drew their First game 2-2 last Season at Home so are only a point behind that,although he also explained how this is about this Season not last Season and there is a very long way to go.
 
Next Game;8th May-OBH LADP(Houghton on the Hill)-Home.

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