The emergence of a Saturday 4th X1 this season did much to bridge the yawning and problematic gap which has been apparent between the colts section and graduation to senior cricket, and on the way some very enjoyable cricket was played. With the lethal combination of rested 3rd X1 players and quality young talent, nine games were won, including a triangular carnival of cricket at Send, and only lost two of the thirteen games played.
The strength of the team was it's bowling and most often the captains major dilema was who would open the attack? There were five wicket hauls for Mahran Salim, John Ambrose, Ashley Holman and Simon Hockley. Chris Wearne and Robin Millar should also get a mention and often did not pick up as many wickets as they deserved. However, the pick of the bowlers was Simon Hockley who achieved 21 wickets at 10.76 a piece, with a best performance of 7-63 against LalehamVillage, ironically in one of only two defeats during the season.
On the batting front Andy Murphy, Uzman Zafar and Peter Grafton all scored fifties. However, the most successful batting performance came from David Penly who amassed 389 runs at an average of 43 and achieved his maiden century against Englefield Green.
There was a great team spirit throughout the season and the potential shown by players such as Chris Wearne, Ashley Holman, Uzman Zafar , and Mahran Salim should encourage the club to put Saturday fourth X1 cricket on a more formal footing.