IT will still be all-white in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League next year.

There was a proposal for teams to wear coloured clothing in the 50-50 and T20 competitions, but it failed to get through at the recent annual meeting by the narrowest of margins.

With a two-thirds majority required, 12 clubs voted in favour of coloured clothing, but six were against and there was one abstention, while Finchampstead were not represented at the AGM hosted by High Wycombe.

As far as the HCPL officers are concerned for 2018, most were re-elected, but Andrew Holland is the new treasurer and Nick Piper becomes chairman of the umpires committee, replacing John Reed, who in turn was elected to the overall committee.

  • EUAN Woods, the Berkshire and Henley allrounder who lives at Wargrave, is enjoying a really successful season in Australia playing for Adelaide club Sturt.

Last week the 19-year-old left-hander made a sensational 168 not out in a Grade 1 game against Southern Districts. Previously he had scored 41 in the first innings and 55 in the second against the wonderfully named Tea Tree Gully.

  • A SOUVENIR of the Berkshire county cricket team’s unbeaten double-winning season has been produced by their official photographer, Angela Davison.

She has published a 130-page book packed with high-quality images from their trophy and championship matches, including their two finals played at Worrmsley and Banbury.

The book comes in three formats – standard softcover, standard hardback and large hardback. For prices and ordering email

  • READING FC manager Jaap Stam features in this month’s FourFourTwo magazine, revealing the five games that changed his life. No mention of the Royals, though.

He remembers his debut for the Netherlands in a friendly against Germany in 1996, the European Championship semi-final clash with Italy in 2000, as well as Manchester United’s 2000 Champions League final win over Bayern Munich and Liverpool’s triumph against Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.