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Compton & Chandlers Ford II v Wherwell (away, 10/08/2019)

Wherwell make it 8 wins in a row!

KJM Sponsored Wherwell travelled away to Compton and Chandlers Ford II. Under overcast skies and strong winds, Wherwell lost the toss and were put into bat on a green track.

Wherwell openers started off strongly, finding runs easy to come by. Alex Gladwyn was the first to go with an attractive 27 runs. Fellow Opener Craig Beckingham was out soon after for 30 runs, leaving Wherwell 68-2. Matt Cutts was joined at the crease by Oliver Emslie. Matt Cutts set the tempo while O Emslie set about the anchor role. They put together a 139 run partnership. Matt Cutts was run out for 73 runs. The highlight of the innings being a huge Six into the nearby children’s playpen. O Emslie carried on his knock and took Wherwell to 226-5. O Emslie remained 55* not out. T Holmes was the pick of the bowlers 9o 3m 1w 25runs.

Wherwell knew batting would be easier in the Compton innings as the sun had come out and the outfield was beginning to dry. Wherwell started off well with an early wicket and bowling tight lines. Mike Cutts and Nathan Young bowled a great first spell limiting Compton’s run rate. Matt Guilfoyle returning from his early retirement took the second wicket early in his spell, sending D Bhatnagar back for 16. Compton consolidated their innings, batting watchfully until N Young got wherwell’s 3rd breakthrough in the 29th over, removing D Wareham for 33. Wherwell strangled the Compton run rate bowling the right lines, while also taking wickets at regular intervals. J Richardson bowled superbly and along with O Emslie finished Compton’s innings for 150 all out. J Richardson took 3 wickets. Mike Cutts, O Emslie and M Guilfoyle took 2 wickets each, while N Young took 1 wicket. Standing Skipper Emslie bowled an amazing 6 maidens in his 8.2 overs. Wherwell were also electric in the field, ensuring pressure was alway in Compton.

This result leaves Wherwell 2nd in the league. Wherwell are home to Old Basing II next weekend.

Compton & Chandlers Ford II v Wherwell (away, 10/08/2019) – Scorebook – innings of Compton & Chandlers Ford II
Compton & Chandlers Ford II v Wherwell (away, 10/08/2019) – Scorebook – innings of Wherwell

Wherwell v Rowledge (home, 03/08/2019)

Wherwell make it 7 wins in a row!

KJM Sponsored Wherwell were at home to Rowledge CC. Rowledge won the toss and elected to bat on a flat track.

Wherwell initially started well as Oliver Emslie bowled the opener Paul Shaylar for 1. Rowledge took the attack to Wherwell scoring over 6 runs an over at the end of the 10th over with the loss of only one wicket. Mike Cutts and Steve Turner took quick wickets to restrict the run rate and slow the scoring. Removing Max Whitley and Ollie Rayman for 35 runs each. Wherwell bowling tight lines and taking wickets at regular interval restricted Rowledge to 200-7 in 45 overs. O Emslie, Mike Cutts and S turner took 2 wickets each. Skipper Robbie Skeates bowled 1 over and taking the wicket of a well set Tom Silver who was on 45 runs.

In reply Wherwell lost a quick wicket with captain R Skeates being caught for 3 runs. Alex Gladwyn and Matt Cutts were going well, until Matt Cutts was bowled for 23. Wherwell’s Mr dependable Oliver Emslie came in next and played the anchor role. Rowledge then removed A Gladwyn for a well made 32. Mike Cutts came in next and took the attack to Rowledge scoring a quick 21, before being bowled. Craig Beckingham rolled back the years to score a powerful 47 not out and took Wherwell home with O Emslie 49 not out. Wherwell reached the target in 41 overs, ending on 201-4. Ollie Rayman was the pick of the bowlers for Rowledge with 2 wickets.

This result keeps Wherwell 2nd in the league. Wherwell are away to 3rd placed Compton and Chandlers Ford CC next weekend.

Wherwell v Rowledge (home, 03/08/2019) – scoresheet

Stockbridge v Wherwell (away, 27/07/2019)

KJM Sponsored Wherwell travelled away to Stockbridge at Leckford. Under overcast skies, Wherwell lost the toss and were put into bat.

Stockbridge started well, sending back both Wherwell openers in quick succession. The innings rebuild fell at the feet of Matt Cutts and Oliver Emslie. They set about their jobs smartly putting away any bad balls they faced to the boundary and constantly rotating the strike. Matt Cutts bought up his 50 with a square drive. He was sent back soon after, ending on 60 runs. They put on a 93 run partnership. Mike Cutts came into bat at 5 and played the innings of the day, scoring powerful 68 not out at a strike rate of 200. This included reaching his half century with a monstrous 6. Oliver Emslie playing the anchor role reached his 5th 50 of the season. Emslie was caught out for 56 runs. Nathan Young looking for quick runs showcased his powerful hitting before being stumped for 19 runs in 8 balls. Wherwell ended the innings for 241-6. Vokes was the pick of the bowlers 9 o 4m 20runs 2 wickets.

Having heard that 280 was the par score, Wherwell knew they had to be at their best in the field to win. But this turned out to be another day to remember for Harry Trebert, who took his 3rd 6 wicket haul of the season. H Trebert started off strongly taking 2 wickets in the first over of the Stockbridge innings. Bowling strong channels, H Trebert kept troubling the batsman who were unable to face his menacing spell. He ended on 6 for 38. Special mention to O Emslie who took a flying one handed catch at point for Harry Trebet’s 5th wicket to remove J Vokes who was looking dangerous. Wherwell finished off the innings for 89 runs in 25 overs. Only resistance coming from A Burton 22 and J Vokes 17. Nathan Young took 2 wickets and the other 2 were shared by Oliver Emslie and Steve Turner.

This result leaves Wherwell 2nd in the league. Wherwell are at home to Rowledge this weekend.

Stockbridge v Wherwell (away, 27/07/2019) – H Trebert 9o 38r 6w
Stockbridge v Wherwell (away, 27/07/2019) – innings of Wherwell
Stockbridge v Wherwell (away, 27/07/2019) – innings of Stockbridge
Stockbridge v Wherwell (away, 27/07/2019)

Wherwell v Twyford (home, 13/07/2019)

KJM sponsored Wherwell CC won the loss for just the second time this season and opted to field first.

Twyford openers G & M McKenzie both showed promising intent early on but Wherwell replied with a convincing bowling attack toppling nearly their entire line up restricting their innings to just 31.3 overs.

All bowlers took a slice of the pie with tremendous effort on a rock solid pitch making it difficult for all batsmen of the day. H Trebert 9o 24r 1w, O Emslie 6o 35r 1w, N Young 3o 24r 1w and S Turner 6o 23r 2w. Jug avoidance for the local ringer Mike Cutts 7.3o 16 r 4w, fines are due.

Wherwell opened with R Skeates and A Gladwyn. Both built a solid partnership enjoying their time in the middle although was throttled by majestic bowling on the glamerous Wherwell pitch.

R Skeates was caught for 60 putting him second in Wherwell’s most runs scored so far, just 30 behind current leader Matt Cutts. A Gladwyn was caught for 26 and securing his top spot in the Wherwell’s batting averages so far.

Matt Cutts (22*) and O Emlsie (4*) wasted no time with a quick fire partnership to see the victory home. Cricket was the winner. This puts Wherwell second on the table and promotion is edging closer with just six matches left.

No game for Wherwell next week. Next game for Wherwell is away to Stockbridge 27/07 who are third in the table.

Wherwell v Twyford (home, 13/07/2019) – scoresheet

Alton III v Wherwell (away, 06/07/2019)

Saturday’s game for KJM sponsored Wherwell looked a tough on at fourth placed Alton III’s played hosts.

With vice captain and leading wicket taker Ollie Emslie away, skipper Robbie Skeates finally won a toss and elected to bat.

It was another hot day and the newly formed opening partnership of Skeates and Alex Gladwyn started very strong, with Skeates scoring plenty of boundaries from Alton’s fast bowlers and Gladwyn deciding to score his boundaries from their spinners.

The opening stand was finally broken on 105 when Gladwyn was bowled for 48.

This brought leading run scorer Matt Cutts in, unfortunately it was not to be Cutts’ day as he was caught two balls before drinks.

With the score on 152, skipper Skeates was finally removed for 78.

This bought Mike Cutts in and he wasted no time whatsoever in slapping a rapid 44 from 19 balls.

Every batsman who then came in had the freedom to play some shots, Nathan Young chipped in with a well needed 22 to push Wherwell over the line for maximum batting points as they finished on 255-9.

Harry Trebert opened the bowling and took no time in dismantling the Alton’s batting line up.

Both of Alton’s openers were dismissed for one run and then the next three batsmen only added a further 18 before being sent on their way by Trebert and Mike Cutts.

With the home side 20-5 Skeates decided to leave Trebert and he finished with figures of 9-2-30-6.

This was Trebert’s second six wicket haul of the season and with Emslie away it makes the leading wicket taker race very exciting.

Nathan Young had yet another decent day with the ball bowing six overs for 10 runs which included three maidens.

Mike Cutts ended with two wickets, with both Steve Turner and Skeates taking one each.

The day started with some very good fielding with Sam Holloway taking two very simple catches before dropping the easiest chance of all.

Alton’s last pair made Wherwell wait for the win with a last man stand of 45, but they ended a long way from their target all out for 122 .

So a big win for Wherwell against their closest rivals, solidifies third place in the table with some big games coming up.

This Saturday, they will look to keep up their promotion push when they entertain lowly Twyford.

Alton III v Wherwell (away, 06/07/2019) – scoresheet

Littleton & West Hill v Wherwell (away, 29/06/2019)

KJM Sponsored Wherwell travelled to Littleton & West Hill. Wherwell lost the toss were put to bowl.

Wherwell started superbly, building constant pressure by keeping the run rate down. After the drinks break Steve Turner returning from his stag, broke the opening stand and took 3 quick wickets. Wherwell kept Littleton’s scoring in check, taking wickets at regular stages. Only resistance coming from Nigel Dibben 80 runs and Jim Dicks 37runs. Oliver Emslie returning for his second spell ripped through the Littleton lower order ending Littleton’s innings on 200-9. Oliver Emslie took 4 wickets for 24 runs in 9 overs.

In reply Wherwell openers looked to take the attack to Littleton, Alex Gladwyn scored a quick 27. After both openers fell for less than 50 runs, Matt Cutts and Oliver Emslie built a 100+ run partnership, before O Emslie was lbw for 46 runs. Matt Cutts then looked to finish the game off but was caught behind for 79 runs continuing his good start to the season. Mike Cutts with a quick score of 25, finished the game off with multiple 6’s.

Result leaves Wherwell 3rd in the league. Wherwell welcome Alton III next weekend.

Littleton & West Hill v Wherwell (away, 29/06/2019) – scoresheet

Wherwell v Hook & Newnham Basics IV (home, 22/06/2019)

KJM sponsored Wherwell at home to Hook & Newnham Basics IV’s. Wherwell won the toss and elected to bowl.

Wherwell started superbly, keeping the run rate down and taking wickets constantly. This display limited the visitors to 132-9 in 45 overs. Only resistance coming from Michael Dyer 25 runs and Tony Robson 22 runs. Oliver Emslie, Mike Cutts and Matt Cutts took 2 wickets each.

Wherwell in reply chased the target of 132 down in 29.3 overs ending on 133-2. Mike Cutts started off strong with 18 runs in the first 4 balls he faced with 4,4,6,4. However It didn’t last long as he was removed soon after for 24 runs. O Emslie and A Gladwyn carried on their good form with the bat and took Wherwell home with 36 runs each.

Wherwell are away to Littleton & WH next week. This result leaves Wherwell 4th in the league.

Wherwell v Hook & Newnham Basics IV (home, 22/06/2019) – scoresheet

Holybourne v Wherwell (away, 15/06/2019)

KJM sponsored Wherwell away at Holybourne. Under overcast conditions Holybourne won the toss and decided to bowl.

In a stop start innings due to the rain, Wherwell started off poorly losing 2 wickets quickly. R Skeates 61 and O Emslie 51 patiently built the innings with a 100+ run partnership. The lower order failed to convert the strong position provided by R Skeates and O Emslie. Wherwell ended on 171. R Milner was pick of the bowlers for Holybourne, he took 4 wickets.

Due to Duckworth Lewis shenanigans, a revised target of 159 in 39 overs was set. Opening bowlers O Emslie and H Trebert started well and took the Holybourne batsmen to task. Within no time Holybourne were 5 wickets down. N Young and S Turner finished off the innings for 75 runs in 25 overs. H Trebert 2-20, O Emslie 3-16, N Young 3-17 and S Turner 2-13. A top display by the bowlers to defend the total. They were backed brilliantly by the team, ensuring constant pressure on the opposition. A rare highlight for an outfield fielder with R Skeates taking a hat trick of catches.

Wherwell are at home to Hook & Newnham Basics IV’s next week.

Holybourne v Wherwell (away, 15/06/2019)

Wherwell v Hursley Park III (home, 08/06/2019)

KJM sponsored Wherwell at home to Hursley III. Hursley park won the toss and put Wherwell in to bat.

Wherwell started badly, losing both openers for single digit scores. Matt Cutts and Oliver Emslie consolidated the innings scoring 39 runs each. Harry Trebert with 18 provided vital runs to help wherwell to 138 runs. Kian O’Connor produced a great spell of bowling and took 6 wickets for 28 runs.

A close finish to the game was in store. Wherwell bowled well taking wickets at regular intervals. However Hursley Park reached the target with 3 balls to spare and 1 wicket remaining. Amjad Deruaiz top scored with 23 runs. J Dulay provided support with 20 runs. Oliver Emslie remains a bright spot for Wherwell with 2-16 in 9 overs. Steve Turner also took 2 wickets for 28 runs.

Wherwell are away at Hollybourbe next weekend.

Wherwell v Hursley Park III (home, 08/06/2019) – Scoresheet

Basingstoke & NH IV v Wherwell (away, 01/06/2019)

KJM sponsored Wherwell CC travelled to Basingstoke and North Hants IV.

Basingstoke won the toss and elected to bat on a scorching day. 
An amazing Wherwell bowling display ensured that Basingstoke were bowled out for 100 runs in 22 over. H Trebert started of the proceedings with a wicket off the 1st and 3rd ball of the innings. Opening bowlers H Trebert and O Emslie took 9 wickets between them to decimate the Basingstoke batting line up in 18 overs. Only resistance coming from R Simpson 20 runs and R Norwell 26 runs. H Trebert was the toast of Wherwell with career best 6 -30. O Emslie carried on his good from with 3-39, S Turner 1-14 chipped with the final wicket.

Basingstoke & NH IV v Wherwell (away, 01/06/2019) – H Trebert 9o 30r 6w

Wherwell’s batting made short work of the target chasing the runs 102 for 2 in 20.1 overs. Skipper R Skeates made a quick fire 30. M Cutts on the back of last weeks hundred scored 32 runs not out with O Emslie 15 runs not out taking Wherwell home for the loss of 2 wickets. 

Strong result takes Wherwell to 5th in the table. Wherwell welcome Hursley Park III at home next weekend.

Basingstoke & NH IV v Wherwell (away, 01/06/2019)
Basingstoke & NH IV v Wherwell (away, 01/06/2019) – innings of Wherwell CC
Basingstoke & NH IV v Wherwell (away, 01/06/2019) – innings of Basingstoke & NH IV