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.
Wherwell travelled to Crawley in an entertaining fixture, which was fitting for Crawley in their centenary season. Wherwell won the toss and elected to bat. After the fall of 2 early wickets, opener Ed John and Stuart Taylor made good starts before getting out, short of their half centuries. Wherwell maintained a healthy run rate, but wickets continued to fall. With 180 looking a par score, Wherwell struggled on 141-6. However, that brought the partnership of Charles Ingreme and Luke Trebert. Both batsmen played a attacking game, with natural shots see boundaries aplenty. With an entertaining cameo from Barnes, Wherwell finished 214 All Out.
Crawley replied losing early wickets, but their middle order solidified to resist the Wherwell attack. Strike bowlers Robbie Gladwyn and Luke Trebert made inroads, before Barnes came in to the attack bowling a tight line to gain wickets. Crawley finishing 54 all out, with Wherwell winning this timed fixture. Wherwell would like to thank Crawley for the thoroughly enjoyable fixture and their hospitality.
After an unpredictable evening before the game of weather and some hard work from several Wherwell players, the pitch was deemed playable and the call was made to Sway to travel up.
Wherwell’s Sunday skipper won the toss and chose to bat on a damp looking pitch. Openers Stuart Taylor and Jordan Trebert opened the batting and were greeted with some very generous bowling, of which Taylor made the most of it, by reaching his 50 just after 3 overs. This great start from Wherwell made Sway make some bowling changes, to stop the boundary barrage, which worked perfectly as runs quickly dried up and wickets started to tumble. The bowling team stuck at it with rigorous perseverance by pulling Wherwell down to 185 all out, with Taylor finishing on 107no, supported by Alex Gladwyn 25 and Cray Sams 22.
After some fantastic teas, Wherwell went out to field in the wind, with Robbie Gladwyn and Russell Ingram opening the bowling – both causing Sway batsmen problems early on, especially R. Gladwyn with his medium pace swing getting himself 2 well deserved wickets. This good start enabled the skipper to rotate his bowlers, and prevent Sway from generating any momentum as wickets fell regularly. Sway finished on 86 all out. Wickets were shared between R Gladwyn, R Ingram, C Ingram, L Trebert, Adam Cook and Harry Trebert.
Happy birthday Luke Trebert.
KJM sponsored travelled to Hursley with a weakened team but full of energy and knowing they should just enjoy the day regardless of result.
After losing the toss they were asked to bat on a very green strip. After losing a few early wickets, Alex Gladwyn and Matt Guilfoyle tried to rebuild the innings with some smart running. Wherwell started to rebuild until a rush of blood was the downfall of Guilfoyle as he played all around a straight ball. Thankfully the tail wagged again and took Wherwell to a well below par 114.
Knowing they were about 80 short Wherwell went about the bowling trying to restrict runs and make it difficult for the batsman. Some good fielding had IBM working hard for runs but they remained patient and guided themselves to the win after 29 overs.
A big thank you to IBM Hursley as they made us feel welcome and provided us with the best teas of the season by far.
KJM sponsored Wherwell took on Andover 3rds trying to turn around a recent run of defeats. After winning the toss Wherwell decided to bat knowing the weather was going to play a part. After only 3 over the players rushed of the pitch due to a heavy downpour. Exactly 60 minutes and after some hard work the ground was deemed playable. Wherwell lost 3 quick wickets as the pitch was damp on top and Robin Richards 5-12 from 9 overs exposed the uncovered pitch. Ollie Cox (2-35) bowled well from the other as they tied Wherwell batsman up. Elton Adamo (68) decided that attack was the best form of defence as he went about building a innings as the pitch started to recover and became playable again. Charlie Ingrem (26) and Luke Trebert (19) enabled the tail to wag as Wherwell crawled to 187 all out.
After the rain calculated lunch Andover needed 125 from 25 overs. Wherwell knew they needed to field well and perform to the best to stand a chance. Matt Guilfoyle and Stuart Taylor both taking wickets and catches put Wherwell firmly in the driving seat taking wickets on a regular basis. Alex Aldridge 20 dug in and tried to help his team nudge towards to total, he was supported by Ollie Cox as they built a partnership but the bowling attack proved to much as Matt Guilfoyle bowled great lines and lengths claiming a career best 6-24 supported by Taylor 2-45 and Nathan Young 2-11.
Andover now face a tough battle to avoid relegation but with the spirt shown on Saturday they could and should be able to pull it off.
Compton & C Ford travelled to Wherwell on one of warmest days of the year, to having one won the toss and elected to bowl first. Experienced skipper Mick Ling with up-and-coming youthful member Nick Baughen opened the batting, however young Baughen was quickly caught out. Wherwell not long after lost another wicket and were looking in trouble within the first ten overs, but new player Giles Elwes soon walked up to the crease and hit the highest score of the day, 65. This quickly regaining Wherwell’s stability. As overs and wickets went on, the likes of Jordan Trebert and Simon Shickland hit solid scores to carry Wherwell up to a respectable total of 175 all out.
After Compton & C Ford’s punishment in the mid-day heat, Wherwell continued to thrive with Robby Gladwyn for 10 overs, 36 runs and 4 wickets. Young Baughen redeemed himself by taking a much needed wicket early on, which later enabled Ling to take another two, followed by Cray finishing off with 3.1 overs, 1 run and 2 wickets.
This was Wherwell’s 2nd XI first win of the year and it was achieved by tremendous team spirit recognised throughout the entire day by all players.
KJM sponsored wherwell looked to get back to winning ways in there Sunday friendly against Southampton warriors. Captain Alex Gladwyn won the toss and decided to bat first. Wherwell lost early wickets and after 8 overs were 27 for 3, this brought together inform Stuart Taylor and captain Gladwyn, both batsman batted well and put together an 85 run partnership before Gladwyn departed for 36. Taylor held the innings together striking some lusty blows before being bowled for 96 trying to smash his way to his 5th 100 this season but got Wherwell to good total of 224.
In reply warriors got off to a poor start losing 2 early wickets, with good tight bowling
From Oliver Emslie and Robbie Gladwyn. Unfortunately this couldn’t be followed up with an usually poor display in the field from wherwell, as they were unable to break a big partnership. Eventually Harry trebert and Charles ingrem took the breakthrough wickets. but it was too late as warriors reached the total with 2 overs remaining.
KJM sponsored Wherwell travelled east towards to Basingstoke for what has become a familiar trip (having played away 3 years running to Hobos). After losing the Wherwell were asked to field on probably the hottest Saturday of the year, as the bowlers rotated in the heat Wherwell struggled with the conditions as a few errors crept in. They did however get a injection of energy at second drinks as they started chipping away at the wickets wit regular success. Pick of the bowlers was Nathan Young 9.3 overs 30 runs for 4 wickets as Hobos posted a challenging 202 on a crumbling pitch, special mention to Alex Gladwyn who managed to take 5 catches in the outfield.
Wherwell started the reply in great shape as Craig Beckingham opened his arms and regularly found the boundary, unfortunately he tried 1 shot to many and sparked a mini Wherwell collapse as Wherwell found themselves in trouble. Ali bowled superbly for his 4-24 managing to get variable bounce and turn. Wherwells lower order batted with real fight as they dug in, Matt Guilfoyle counter-attacked and managed to push Wherwell close with a form finding 41. Unfortunately despite some great running from the tail Wherwell finished 12 runs short as they finished 190 all out.
We are delighted to announce that KJM have agreed to continue as the sponsor of our senior team. This has proved productive so far in attracting players to the club as it shows our commitment to improving not only our playing standard but the infrastructure needed to support the club as it moves forward.
The new agreement secures the team for the next 3 years and will enable us to start to evolve our strategic goals of providing the best possible facilities for both match play and practice.
KJM Wherwell 2nds travelled to Easton 3rds. They won the toss and chose to bowl 1st. Jordan. Trebert and Nick Baughen opened, shortly after facing a few overs Baughen got bowled. Craig Sams came to the crease. Trebert and Sams made and excellent start Trebert being bowled on 36 with Sams pushing on to achieve his first every century with 108 not out. Wherwell finishing with 179 on the board.
Wherwell struggled to find their rhythm with the ball with only 8 men on the field they didn’t give up hope and Robbie Gladwyn and Brendan Tasker picked up 2 key wickets before Easton pushed on and won the game.