Category Archives: 1st XI Reports

This section will detail the weekly reports of the games played by Wherwell’s 1st XI team.

Sparsholt II v Wherwell (away, 08/07/2017)

Sparsholt won the toss and elected to bat. Missing many of the regular players, Wherwell’s makeshift attack restricted Sparsholt to 166-5 in 45 overs on a belter of a wicket. Stuart Taylor and Alex Gladwyn took 2 wickets each and Nathan Young took the other. The highlight of the innings was 61 runs scored by A Gough. Wherwell fielding deserve a special mention, for their hard work in the sweltering heat. Chairman Young stated “I died in the field and took 4 balls to reply to a question… as I couldn’t get my breath back.”

With the sun beating down, Wherwell showing no love chased the target down in 27 overs. Jordan Trebert was sent back early in the 3rd over for 5 runs . Coming in at 3, Stuart Taylor shared a 109 run partnership for the second wicket. Alex Gladwyn and Stuart Taylor finished off the chase. S Taylor played a blinder of an innings and scored his second hundred of the season, he finished on 107 not out. Taylor also owes a drink or two to an unnamed Sparsholt player, who dropped him on 99.

Wherwell v Liphook & Ripsley II (home, 01/07/2017)

Wherwell and Liphook & Ripsley II played at Wherwell for an incredibly close game of cricket.

Wherwell lost the toss and were put to bat against a strong bowling and fielding attack. A wonderful crisp wicket also gave an interesting strip for Wherwell. An unnamed Wherwell player gave a rapid trigger finger making R Skeates LBW early on. The attack by the away team continuously tested Wherwell making S Taylor the top scorer with just 26. Excellent bowling performances by Liphook & Ripsley II toppled Wherwell’s batting, D Elliot 10o 22r 3w, D Wrenn 10o 36r 2w and A Grimes 8o 30r 2w. Wherwell’s new stumps were truly knocked in. Wherwell were all out for 132 off 41.3o.

Clear blue and sun shining, Wherwell had not given up. Show no love and Wherwell went out to attack the field with high energy and were determined to give Liphook & Ripsley II a fight. Textbook catches win matches as J Trebert demonstrated. Liphook & Ripsley II’s game was starting to look different as Wherwell’s N Young 10o 24r 4w, S Taylor 10o 37r 2w, O Emslie 10o 21r 2w and M Guilfoyle 9o 24r 1w. Wherwell had them on the back foot throughout the innings and gave them the away team a fight, but 133 was chased off 42.3o for 9w.

Wherwell v Basingstoke & NH IV (home, 24/06/2017)

Another W for Wherwell

Wherwell continue their great start to the season with another successful chase.

Wherwell won the toss and put Basingstoke into bat. Wherwell bowled well and limited Basingstoke to 153 off 40 overs with L Norse top scoringWherwell continue their great start to the season with another successful chase. with 37. Oliver Emslie finished top wicket taker with 3-31, Mark Pettman and Matt Guilfoyle returning from their premature retirements took 2 wickets each, Stuart Taylor and Alex Gladwyn shared the rest.

Chasing 154 to win, Wherwell batted well, Matt Guilfoyle finished things off with 3 consecutive boundaries in the 38th over. John Foster and Alex Gladwyn chipped in with some invaluable runs. This performance takes Wherwell to 4th in the table.

Innings of Wherwell

Innings of Basingstoke & NH IV

Wherwell vs Oakley (home, 10/06/2017)

On the warm summers day, Oakley CC won the toss and decided to bat first.

G Dique and D Somner opened for Oakley, and started fluently amidst some decent bowling by O Emslie and H Trebert. S Taylor got the first wicket with a D Somner playing onto his stumps for 18. H Trebert soon got the second bowling M Wood for a duck leaving Oakley 49 for 2 off 10 overs. G Dique carried on the scoring alongside A North, then C Morris, before being bowled by N Young for 56, leaving Oakley 129 for 5. Oakley looked to score quickly with B Compton scoring a quick-fire 42, before being bowled by O Emslie. Some lower order hitting helped Oakley reach 226 for 9. N Young finished with 4-50, S Taylor, O Emslie and H Trebert took the rest.

Wherwell opened with familiar duo of R Skeates and C Beckingham. T Barnes removed Beckingham early for a duck, leaving Wherwell 5-1 in 4 overs. In came S Taylor, who took the attack to Oakley, with a 33 ball 50, Along with R Skeates, they put on a 110-run partnership, before R Skeates was bowled by Somner for 30. J Foster came in next but was sent back for 5. S Taylor carried on the scoring and quickly reached his hundred, A Gladwyn joined the fun and played some good shots. With the victory in sight, S Taylor on 146 runs, finished it off with a 6 to win Wherwell the game with 8 overs spare. S Taylor played a faultless innings to lead Wherwell to their 4th win in a row. Result leaves Wherwell 5th in the league.

Wherwell vs Oakley 20170610 Scoresheet

Innings of Wherwell

Innings of Oakley

Rowledge III vs Wherwell (away, 03/06/2017)

On a green wicket Wherwell won the toss and elected to bowl. S Taylor and O Emslie started the proceedings but found no assistance early on, however the first change H Trebert struck early on removing the Rowledge opener with an inswinger. N Young joined in the party and ripped apart the Rowledge batting line up. S Taylor and O Emslie came back on cleaned up the tail ending the Rowledge innings on 111 all-out. S Taylor & N Young took 3 wickets each, H Trebert and O Emslie shared the rest.

Wherwell opened up with R Skeates and C Beckingham. C Beckingham started strong hitting 2 fours in the second over. But unfortunately, he lost his wicket for 9 to a full toss by T Watt leaving Wherwell 12 for 1. S Taylor came in next and alongside R Skeates took Wherwell to the finish line within 18 overs. S Taylor 49 not out and R Skeates 52 not out.  Highlight of the innings was the stroke-play displayed by both batsmen, especially R Skeates who hit 4 boundaries off one over as he established his dominance over the Rowledge bowlers.

Innings of Wherwell

Rowledge III did not fill out Wherwell’s score book

Longparish II vs Wherwell (away, 27/05/2017)

On an uneven wicket, Wherwell won the toss and put Longparish into bat. Wherwell started off well with the opening bowler’s S Taylor and O Emslie bowling disciplined line and length, only costing 26 runs in the first 10 overs. Wherwell got the first breakthrough in the 19th over when N Young bowled A Lister for 29 runs. H Trebert joined in the party with another breakthrough in the 22ndover to remove D Bearpark for 2, leaving Longparish 58 for 2. J Foster came into the attack and quickly removed J Blackmore for 10 and G Kousseff for 28, leaving Longparish 104 for 4 in the 32rd over. In came S Trinder, who took the attack to Wherwell. J Jackman also continued the scoring until S Taylor came back and removed him for 16. H Trinder’s stay was over when he was caught behind off O Emslie for 32. A slew of attacking intent meant that they ended their 45 overs at 193 for 8 leaving B Blackmore not out on 26 and A Samways for 4.

In reply Wherwell immediately lost their first wicket as opener C Beckingham was caught behind for a duck off C Clarke. But S Taylor and R Skeates took the Longparish bowlers to work, with Taylor getting another 50 in the process, highlight being two massive 6’s of S Trinder. S Taylor fell to an inswinger from J Blackmore for 54. In came B Smith, who carried on the scoring with R Skeates, who played a watchful innings until he was bowled for 49. Runs were frequent to come by, but so were the wickets, a flurry of wickets with total nearing ensured a nervy finish with N Horne taking Whewell home with two beautiful fours to lead Wherwell to a well-deserved win by one wicket.

Innings of Longparish II

Longparish II v Wherwell (away, 27052017)

Wherwell v Overton I (home, 06/05/2017)

Skipper S Taylor won the toss and elected to bowl first with plans to kick start the season with a strong bowling attack. A relatively green wicket, sunny overcast and some strong winds.

Things were looking steady for both sides averaging just under 4/over by the 9th when Overton’s opener was caught behind by N Young’s exceptional lack-of-spin offspin delivery. 6 overs later their #3 was caught by O Emslie off H Trebert. Things were looking brighter as it was an innings of catches for Wherwell at 96 for 4 off 22. Overton’s #2 – A Galvin – raised the game for Overton with a knock for 78 caught by R Skeates off O Emslie. Two quick wickets for Wherwell started to change the picture at 164 for 7 off 33, but a good performance by Overton’s middle order – R Brown – tested Wherwell even further with a knock of 76no.

Overton finished their innings 251 for 8. Key bowling perforamnce for Wherwell: N Young 36 for 2 off 10 and O Emslie 49 for 2 off 10.

Wherwell faced a challenging start to their season going out to bat. R Skeates (8) left the square after 6overs, however this enabled S Taylor with a quick fire 35 before unfortunately being caught. C Beckingham (16) was also caught but Wherwell still had a promising middle order. N Young started his season well with an excellent knock for 50 and put Wherwell in a much better position. Overton’s fielding attack proven tough on Wherwell as O Emslie (15) was close but no cigar ran out while the rest of the batting order seemed to fall through.

Overton were kept out to field for 43 overs until Wherwell were all out for 174.

Innings of Wherwell

Innings of Overton

Wherwell v Holybourne I (home, 14/05/2016)

Renewed partnership KJM sponsored Wherwell hosted Holybourne I. Cpt Robbie Skeates lost the toss and Wherwell were to bowl.

After a good start from Holybourne’s openers, the breakthrough was made by Mark Pettman. Holybourne raced on to 65-2 looking to score high but tremendous field work and bowling restricted them to 148 all out. Stuart Taylor bowled 29 for 1 off 10 and backed up by Ollie Emslie 29 for 2 off 10. Wherwell chairman Nathan Young took 5 wickets as finished with 5 for 50 off 9.3. Holybourne were 148 all out after 36 overs.

After some tea openers Jordan Trebert and R Skeates saw off the opening spell and reached 50 before both were gone in quick succession to LBW decisions for 15 each. This brought S Taylor and Alex Gladwyn to the crease and the pair began to rotate the strike and looked to hit the bad balls to the boundary. However, wickets quickly tumbled to 110-7 and the game was right in the balance. Luke Trebert and O Emslie began to pull Wherwell through with sensible batting. L Trebert and O Emslie finished on 11no and 14no gave Wherwell a three wicket win.

KJM sponsored Wherwell I & II’s have had an excellent start to the season for wins all around so far this season.

Bishops Waltham v Wherwell (away, 22/08/2015)

Wherwell made the journey to Promotion chasing Bishops Waltham on a gloriously sunny summers day knowing that the chance of promotion had likely slipped by for another year but still with plenty of positives to play for.

Skipper for the day, Alex Gladwyn, won the toss and elected to bowl first under the clear skies on what looked to be a cracking strip much to the bemusement of his team. However once the opening bowlers got loose it proved an inspired decision both Emslie and Taylor bowled with great control and were backed up in the field with Charlie Ingrem in particular excelling at cover. Early wickets and tight lines kept the home, previously free scoring, batters in check and set the tone for the day as each bowler in turn kept the pressure on and produced wickets at the right times. A fine fielding team performance highlighted by a great run out with Ingrem and Whyton combining to remove a batter clearly exposed to the Ben Stokes school of running your bat in! on what was seen a 250+ pitch the home side limped to 162 for 9 from their 45.

Wherwell came out confident following tea and Robbie Skeates set about the run chase, supported by Craig Beckingham, as if he was on a promise… the pair put on 100 before Beckingham fell to a faint glove behind for 22 and Skeates, tiring under the now humid conditions was trapped LBW for 79 but despite a couple of quick wickets and a “Golden Duck” for the skipper Young and Guilfoyle were composed enough to see the visitors record a deserved 5 wicket win with almost a quarter of the overs left.

The team look forward now to a final home match against already relegated Winterslow knowing once again that with a bit of consistency promotion is a 2016 possibility.

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.