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.
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.
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.
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.
KJM Group Ltd sponsored Wherwell CC lost the toss and were put out to bat. Skipper R Skeates set the standard early on with an excellent knock of 45, looking in promising form for the season. M (Bigger) Cutts was the man of the show by scoring an outstanding 126 and hitting over a 150 partnership with A Gladwyn (71*). Wherwell finished off their innings scoring 315 losing just 4 wickets.
Ashford Hill had such a tall order to meet but another kind of gravy held them back when Wherwell went out to bowl. S Turner bottled a fiver finishing on 9o 34r 4w. Yet another outstanding stint by N Young 9o 21r 3w starting the season well. Unstoppable R Gladwyn 3o 9r 2w gave us the needed break through for the stubborn stragglers as Wherwell finished off winning by 164. Wherwell look to keep going from strength to strength next week away to Basingstoke & NH IV.
KJM sponsored Wherwell CC travelled to Longparish II. Wherwell won the toss and opted to bowl.
Wherwell started well taking 2 wickets in the first 10 overs for 19 runs. Longparish dug in and rescued their innings to score 229 for 8. J Jackman top scored with 83 and was provided great support by G Kousseff who scored a tough looking 58. O Emslie was impressive with the ball taking 3 wickets for 44 runs. N Young carried on his form from the previous game with 2 for 21, they were backed up well by H Trebert (9o, 30r, 1w), S Turner (9o, 48r, 0w), R Skeates (3o, 10r, 1w) and A Gladwyn (4o, 20r, 1w).
Wherwell started off watchfully but lost both openers in the first 10 overs. M Cutts 35 and S Holloway 36 steadied the ship. A Gladwyn continued his form from the previous game with a well made 55. Longparish hit back Wherwell with quick wickets and squeezed the runs. However the main act came from O Emslie who had been playing like a man on a mission, with 3 required from the last ball of the innings, he smashed the ball into the stands for a 6 to win the game for Wherwell. O Emslie ended on 56 not out. G Taplin was the pick of the bowlers for Longparish with 2 for 29.
KJM sponsored Wherwell CC traveled to Medstead for a must win game to keep promotion hopes alive. Skipper R Skeates finally won the toss and elected to bat first.
Wherwell started very brightly with the traditional C Beckingham 33 and R Skeates 15 duo. Unfortunately both were caught, a theme that all Wherwell batsman would follow. M Cutts 39 and O Emslie 24 saw through the majestic spin from Medstead on a popping track, but Wherwell top/middle order faltered until No.6 N Young took to the crease with a fresh 58no from his last innings. In good touch N Young set about the counter attack increasing the run rate, supported by J Trebert and A Cook. N Young rounded off with a great knock of 86no, finishing 237-8 in yet another day of cricket in blistering heat.
After a quick tea Wherwell took to the field. Openers J Foster 5o 26r 2w and H Trebert 9o 1m 38r 0w were tested in their first few overs but J ‘heellooo’ Foster (DoD) made the break through with a caught and bowled. O Emslie 8o 47r 0w and returning Wherwell star M Pettman 5o 1m 15r 0w bowled well as first changes but with little reward as Medstead started to knuckle down and chasing well with 92 off 21 for 2. N Young 9o 1m 27r 3w clearly not tired enough took a key wicket, taking the opportunity to foil Medstead’s run rate and middle order. R Skeates replied with his own majestic ball-fizzing spin 8.5o 1m 34r 1w. A Gladwyn rocketed a casual colin run out as Wherwell gained full control of the game and restricted Medstead to 202-7 after 45 overs.
Wherwell now 3rd in the league need to win all 3 games to secure 3rd place with outside chance of second. #upthewherwell
KJM sponsored Wherwell home to Old Basing 2nd XI .
On a windy day, Wherwell lost the toss and were put into bat on a green wicket. The openers played a watchful innings putting on 67 runs for the first wicket. Matt Cutts joined Skipper Robbie Skeates at the fall of the first wicket and both put on a 103 run partnership, until R Skeates was bowled for 57 runs. Oliver Emslie and Matt Cutts put the pressure on Old Basing with some big hitting and helped Wherwell reach 252. Matt Cutts top scored with 94 runs.
In reply Old Basing did not have the best of starts, losing key wickets at quick intervals. Only resistance came from John Huntington scoring 34 and Paul Eckersley scoring 47. Huntington who was sent back by Edwin John, while John Foster returned to remove Eckersley. Old Basing managed to bat out the overs ending on 177 for 8. John Foster topped bowling figures with 3-34.
Wherwell hosted Basingstoke in the early start game. Both teams were massively struggling for players. 10 man Wherwell won the toss and decided to field in the heat. After a explosive start Wherwell managed to finally restrict the quick run rate with the introduction on N Youngs spin 4-36. Basingstoke managed to reach 206 all out from 43 overs. A massive effort from Wherwell was required. Beckingham and Skeates went about the task with ease scoring at 6 an over in the early stages. Beckingham soon fell playing a loose shot, Skeates however went on and scored an impressive 117 not out as Wherwell cruised to an 8 wicket victory.
The KJM Group Ltd sponsored Wherwell CC traveled to Tichborne Park looking to make it three wins out of the first three games.
Captain Robbie Skeates is yet to win the toss this season and was put out to field. Harry Trebert 9o 18r 2w and John Foster 9o 33r 2w got the ball rolling picking up quick early wickets bowling very well. Chances went against H Trebert with unfortunate luck against a strong partnership built up by the home team which tested Wherwell’s patience in the sun – Tichborne’s opener A Joyce scored 81 and N Connel 69. Ollie Emslie 9o 42r 3w and Matt Cutts 7o 31r 2w persevered and tied up the innings finishing 45 overs 200-9.
Craig Beckingham started his season with a bang hitting a very well made 46. Other opener R Skeates got his 3rd century for Wherwell with 101*. A selfless 10* from number 3 M Cutts saw the victory for Wherwell in 28.4 overs making it a convincing 9 wicket win, who look to make it four for four away to Donnington next week.