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Oakley vs Wherwell (away, 18/07/2015)

KJM sponsored Wherwell travelled to Oakley for the first time in a few years. After winning the toss Skipper Nathan Young thought it would be a good idea to bowl on a slightly green track. The pitch however offered very little to the bowlers. Skipper Young and Oliver Emslie opened the bowling with no success, a few bowling changes followed though as Wherwell searched for a breakthrough. Oakley openers Dique 92 and Summer 54 put on a magnificent 133 run partnership as they made Wherwell work very hard. It wasn’t till the 27 over when John Foster was introduced into the attack that they finally got the deserved breakthrough. Foster and Taylor bowled well in tandem. Foster bowled 9 overs for 41 runs – 3 wickets. Stuart Taylor was the pick of the bowlers taking 4 wickets for 40 runs. Oakley finished 202-7.

In reply Wherwell started in true aggressive fashion as Craig Beckingham 33 and Robbie Skeates 41 built a great platform to start. The middle order however for once failed as Wherwell found themselves in serious trouble as Potter ran through the middle order for a very impressive 6 wickets for 55 runs. Nathan Young and Oliver Emslie found themselves at the crease with Wherwell 130-8 from just 25 overs. Knowing it would be a huge task they both set about chipping away at the runs slowly. Young the more aggressive of the 2 managed to get a few boundaries away as his confidence grew. Emslie 14 not out offering the ore controlled approach was a great partner for Young 53 not out as the got themselves over the line with just 9 balls to spare. The partnership was worth 74 and Wherwell highest 9th wicket partnership in league cricket for numerous years.

Wherwell still remain within a chance of promotion but must win 5 of the last 6 games.

Ashford Hill II v Wherwell II (away, 04/07/2015)

Harry Trebert 145no vs Ashford Hill III 04/07/2015

Harry Trebert 145no vs Ashford Hill III 04/07/2015

Wherwell 2nds traveled to Ashford Hill aiming to bounce back from a 6 run defeat last weekend. New captain for the day, Harry Trebert, won the toss and chose to bowl first. Wherwell got off to an impressive start with Nick Baughen by picking up the first wicket of the day for Wherwell, closely followed by Scott Blackmore who bowled a very good spell by getting 2 for 51 off his 10 overs. Ashford Hill started to pick up the pace towards the end of their innings finishing on what they thought was a very impressive 258 for 4.

Wherwells opening batsmen lost 3 wickets for only 33 runs which bought Harry Trebert and Giles Elwes to the crease with a lot of pressure to steady the innings. They both got off to a great start with Trebert picking up his very first half century, closely then followed by Elwes. Elwes (52) then got out leaving Trebert and Blackmore with more added pressure. Trebert then went on to scoring his first ever century and managed to win the game for Wherwell, ending on 145no.

Wherwell v Colden Common (home, 04/07/2015)

KJM sponsored Wherwell hosted Colden Common on what was probably the hottest Saturday of the year. Wherwell lost the toss and were asked to bat. Wherwell started with serious intent as Robbie Skeates 52 and Craig Beckingham 40 put on a impressive 80 runs partnership from the first 15 overs, They both fell within a few overs of each other as Alex Gladwyn 58 and Stuart Taylor 93 carried on the impressive scoring as they shared a 100 run partnership. John Foster 31 finished the slog fest off in style Wherewll scored an impressive 336-4

In reply Colden Common tried to go big from the off but lost wickets on a regular basis. Nathan Young 4 wickets 26 runs was the pick of the bowler. Wherwell rotated the bowling allowing everyone a chance to participate and managed to bowl Colden Common out for 213.

The new covers are starting to pay back now as 549 runs were scored in just 85 overs.

Review of Wherwell CC’s indoor season

After three years away, KJM sponsored Wherwell CC re-entered the Winchester Indoor Cricket League this winter. Having to re-enter into Division Four, when they last played in 2012 were in Division Two. This year however was a very different team to the side in 2012, The average age of this years team was 22. Wherwell came through the whole season unbeaten winning 9 out 9 with contributions from the whole team throughout the season. Captain Nigel Horne had special praise for Alex Gladwyn who remained not out all season, retiring in every game scoring 162 runs in six matches. Stuart Taylor also contributed with the bat scoring 186 runs in eight matches retiring 5 times.

In the bowling department six bowlers all had economy of a single figure, a great achievement in indoor cricket. Stuart Taylor and Ollie Emslie leading the way followed by Luke Trebert, Alex Gladwyn, Harry Trebert and Nathan Young. Top wicket taker was Stuart Taylor. Nigel Horne would like to thank everyone for there availability this season and is looking forward to taking the team into Division three next indoor season.

Alton III v Wherwell (away, 23/08/2014)

Wherwell 1st X1’s skipper, Craig Beckingham, won the toss and decided to bowl first on a green pitch with overcast conditions.

The first innings ticked along nicely for Wherwell with tremendous pressure on Alton where they were just 25 runs off 10 overs. However, with such consistency from both sides, Oliver Emslie went for 21 off 7 overs for 0 and Craig Beckingham at 25 off 7 overs for 2 wickets. Their number two batsman retained consistent temperament and patience to score a well earned 46 where wickets were eventually falling around him. Whilst Wherwell’s fielding efforts were not at their peak, the likes of Nathan Young and Alex Gladwyn picked up a further 7 wickets between them. Young with 46 off 10 overs for 3 wickets and Gladwyn with 28 off 6 overs for 3 wickets. Alton finished on 196 for 7.

Wherwell’s openers rapidly got out after just six overs, putting Wherwell in a far too familiar situation. However, Stuart Taylor quickly retained Wherwell’s pride and put them on the front foot again with his much needed 50. The partnership by Charlie Ingrem (23) and Paul Whyton (17) gave Wherwell high hopes for a glimse at finishing the season off with a win. Wherwell fell short of 46 runs, finishing on 146 all out. Alton’s win means they were promoted.

 

Alderholt v Wherwell (away, 16/08/2014)

KJM sponsored Wherwell Second Xl cruised to a club record win against Alderholt Second X1.

Despite the summer holidays reducing Wherwell to 9 players, the club amassed 307 for 5 wickets during their allotted 42 overs – a club record. Star of the show was undoubtedly Charlie Ingrem. Smashing the ball to all parts of Alderholt’s lovely ground he raced past fifty before a muscle injury forced him to retire. Steve Bonser also notched a fifty before re-arranging his wicket by means of falling over it. Ice packs had worked magic enabling Charlie returned to complete his hundred, ably supported by debutant skipper (and new to the village) Giles Elwes – 47 not out – and Russell Ingrem who despatched the last two balls for a six and a four – finishing on 20 not out. Fielding a full eleven players, Alderholt were overwhelmed by the task facing them.

Robbie Gladwyn reduced run scoring to a trickle and finished with figures of 8 runs off 6 overs for 4 wickets. At the other end Mike Hayden was proving equally as difficult to get away and as desperation set in some imprudent shots from Alderholt batters allowed Russell Ingrem, fielding up very close, to make four excellent catches. In less than 20 overs Alderholt had succumbed with just 41 runs on the board.

A win by 266 is a record win for Wherwell Cricket Club and it has provided a real highlight towards the end of the season.

Wherwell v AWE Tadley (home, 16/08/2014)

Wherwell won the toss, pitch was green, weather was English. Skipper decided to bowl first on their own strip.

A rare occasion for Wherwell 1st XI playing with just 10 men occured against AWE Tadley. However the hard work was contributed with great team spirit as always regardless of the situation, where Matt Guilfoyle bowled 24 runs off 10 overs for 3 wickets,  Craig Beckingham making it difficult for AWE Tadley with just 15 runs off 7 overs, and finally Ed Marsh with 28 runs off 6 overs for 3 wickets. Despite the steady bowling efforts and tough fielding work required from Wherwell, AWE Tadley’s top four batsmen proved their resilience and posted 175 for 9 after 45 overs.

Despite Wherwell going out to bat with just 10 men against a just above par total of 175, ambitions were high in Wherwell’s ability with the likes of Stuart Taylor embarking on a steady and much needed 45, but this was after a rapid loss of wickets from Wherwell’s top four batsmen which made Wherwell’s objective much harder. Nathan Young followed Taylor’s footsteps by contributing a solid 20, however the rest of the line-up were insufficient enough to provide what was required for would have been Wherwell’s 6th win of the season.