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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

Wherwell v Ashford Hill (home, 25/05/2019)

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.

Wherwell CC v Ashford Hill (home, 25/05/2019) – M Cutts 126

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.

Wherwell CC v Ashford Hill (home, 25/05/2019) – Innings of Wherwell
Wherwell CC v Ashford Hill (home, 25/05/2019) – Innings of Ashford Hill

Longparish II v Wherwell (away, 18/05/2019)

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.

Longparish II v Wherwell (away, 19052019) – Innings of Wherwell
Longparish II v Wherwell (away, 19052019) – Innings of Longparish II

Chawton v Wherwell (away, 11/05/2019)

KJM sponsored Wherwell CC travelled to Chawton for the first game of the season. Chawton won the toss and opted to bowl under overcast skies and a green wicket.

Chawton started with 2 wickets in the first over, and ended Wherwell’s innings for 69. Only resistance coming from Alex Gladwyn who top scored with 25 not out.

Chawton chased the runs and finished the game off in 14 overs losing only 2 wickets. The only bright light for Wherwell came from Nathan Young taking 2 wickets in his first 2 balls of his spell.

Chawton v Wherwell (away, 11052019) – Innings of Wherwell
Chawton v Wherwell (away, 11052019) – Innings of Chawton

Medstead v Wherwell (away, 04/08/2018)

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