2006: Ending 31 years of hurt

The 2006 season saw Taplow win the Chilterns League for the first time in 31 years, since 1975. The Maidenhead Advertiser said it all in it’s headline on 31 August 2006.

The title was won the following week, with a draw against Winchmore Hill.

The team, led by Will Midlane, included the talents of Mo (Mohammed) Nilam, in his third year at the club, who scored four centuries in league matches, including 172 not out against Wraysbury, and Sujith Perara, whose bowling gave Taplow an extra ingredient needed to win the title. But it was a team effort, with others in the team including Jeff and Olly Brown, Lewis Fisher, Simon Goodrham, Nick Heaton, Tom Lightfoot, Andy Mills and Ed Pettman, among others. As well as winning the league title, the Chilterns League Cup was won to make it a league and cup double for Taplow.

The headlines in the local papers tended to be dominated by Mo – and Nilam’s innings against Wraysbury was described by Will Midlane as “the best I’ve ever seen in a game I’ve played in”.

First team details below (10 pages) – click to open and use arrows at bottom of page to scroll through pages:

2006-First-XI-results-and-statistics

Second XI details below (13 pages) – click to open and use arrows at bottom of page to scroll through pages:

2006-Second-XI-results-and-statistics

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