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Serious Sport is a Hampshire-based company, born of a love of sport and the vision to deliver specialist sportswear and equipment in very short lead times. Founded by brothers Neil and Simon Rider, both are sports enthusiasts with a particular talent for cricket.

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OUR STORY

NEIL RIDER

Neil, the company’s MD, played cricket throughout his youth reaching Minor Counties Level and making England Under 17 trials alongside the likes of Andrew Flintoff, and Alex Tudor. On moving to the coaching side of the game, he became the youngest Development Officer for the ECB, and subsequently Manager and Assistant Coach of the Ashes-holding England Women’s Team between 2003-2007.

SIMON RIDER

Simon, Operations Manager, played County Cricket for Suffolk too (U10 to U17). A right-handed batsman, he once managed to bowl someone out despite suffering a broken finger. Simon's love of sport carried through to his education, studying Sports Engineering at university.
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Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Showdown

04/09/2015
This weekend see's the last round of fixtures for teams in the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier Cricket League. High Wycombe & Henley go head to head on Saturday with just 8 points separating both sides at the top of the table in a winner takes all title showdown. You can follow all the drama via twitter where Henley will be providing updates: @CricketHenley ​We wish both sides all the best in their battle for the title in what has proved to be a fantastic league season for both sides.   Division 1 - As it stands     Pld W D L T NR BP Pen Total                       High Wycombe 17 12 3 1 0 1 35 0 315 Henley   17 12 2 3 0 0 36 0 307 Banbury   17 11 1 4 0 1 31 0 290 Reading   17 8 3 6 0 0 61 2 243 Slough   17 7 3 6 0 1 58 0 223 Burnhm   17 5 4 8 0 0 74 0 196 Horspah   17 5 3 8 0 1 60 0 185 Harefied   17 4 3 9 0 1 67 0 172 Tring Park 17 4 2 10 0 1 75 0 172 Oxford   17 0 2 13 0 2 75 0 93   Division 2 is all but tied up for Great & Little Tew who require just 3 points against Shipton in their final league match to secure the title and fight off any challenge from Finchampstead who are 18 points adrift. With relegation a possibility for Shipton who need 8 points to avoid the drop it's all to play for. Also looking to avoid the drop at the bottom is Aston Rowant who require 6 points against Gerrards Cross and Cove who must beat Amersham.   Division 2 - As it stands     Pld W D L T NR BP Pen Total                       Gt & Lt Tew 17 9 3 5 0 0 64 0 273 Finchampstead 17 9 3 4 0 1 50 0 255 Amersham 17 8 1 7 0 1 52 0 246 Gerrards Cross 17 8 1 8 0 0 57 0 245 Datchet   17 8 4 5 0 0 57 2 237 Buckingham T 17 6 3 6 0 2 64 0 215 Aston Rowant 17 6 3 7 0 1 59 0 209 Shipton u W 17 7 1 7 0 2 39 2 207 Cove   17 5 2 8 0 2 32 0 195 Dinton   17 3 1 12 0 1 65 1 133   Good luck to all the sides playing this weekend from everyone at Serious Cricket.  #teamserious
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