The first weekend in June saw different results in the Thames Valley Cricket League. Playing at home, the first XI recorded a win by 4 wickets over Windsor. Batting first, Windsor scored 185-6. Captain Yasir Ahmed scored 91 not out in Taplow’s reply. The second XI were beaten away by Ruislip.
On Sunday, Mandarins made their first visit to Taplow and lost by 106 runs. Dale Barton (62), Tom Lightfoot (78 not out) and Pete Duckworth (51 not out) contributed to Taplow’s 245-4. Dale also took 4 wickets for 5 runs.
The following weekend, the first team drew away at Cove in the league, while the seconds lost at home to Marlow. The Sunday team lost to Harrow on the Hill. A quick 74 not out by Simon Goodrham, supported by 50 not out by Ben Daglish, helped the Talplow total to 169-6 but this was not enough, with Harrow reaching the target for the loss of two wickets.
The following weekend saw rainy weather once again threaten the fixtures. As it was, the firsts bowled visitors Sonning out for a lowish 118, with Muzzammil Sherzad taking 5-32, before themselves being all out for just 49. At Ickenham, the seconds reached 136-8 with Farhaan Qureshi scoring a half century and going on to reach 60, but Ickenham won by 9 wickets.
On Sunday, the visitors were Tabard Pilgrims. Taplow were all out for 142, a total that Tabard Pilgrims were able to reach for the loss of one wicket. Afterwards the Pilgrims “judge” held court to hand out his judgement and maybe a few fines.
On 26 June, Aldershot were the visitors. Taplow scored 217-6 with captain Yasir Ahmed again top scorer on 77. Aldershot hung on for a draw on 179-6. The seconds visited Chalfont St. Giles for a low scoring match. Taplow won the toss and elected to bat but were skittled out for 95, a target that Chalfont passed easily.
The highlight for the colts came on 13 June, when the Under 13s recorded a fine victory over visitors Hurley.