Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI v Earlswood on Sat 13 Jun 2015 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Won

Match report Wellesbourne gained a dramatic 16-run victory over Earlswood at Loxley Close in a rain-reduced 25-overs game which paid immense credit to both groundsmen John Barnett and John Turner and their helpers who managed to get the game on when nobody else in the league even started. The win means Bourne now go joint top in the Premier Division and sets the season up, hopefully, for a close finish. Earlswood skipper Will Windeatt had no hesitation in asking the hosts to bat first after winning the toss and although the first over went for 10 runs, Arron Snipe also picked up the wicket of Nick Gabbett caught behind by George Calkeld. Snipe then claimed two more wickets in his third over when Dave Barnett was caught by Callum Hassett and then opener Gary Maynard was well caught low down at mid-on by Leon Everett for 16 with the score on 25. Five runs later Bourne lost their fourth wicket when Harry Jackman was caught by Snipe off Joe Bussey and the innings looked in disarray. However, Jamie Maynard and John Edden then began to knuckle down and calmly restored the situation with some sensible batting but with the overs ticking along both players began to hit out and their partnership had reached 48 before Maynard was bowled by Hassett for 26. Tom Shearsby was next to go being caught by Calkeld off Hassett with 90 on the board but Edden, with help from Travis Butcher, continued in good form and his excellent innings had reached 46 when he was run out off the penultimate ball of the 25th over. Hassett then bowled Chris Evans and Bourne closed on 128 for eight with Snipe 3-19 and Hassett 3-48 the pick of the bowlers and credit to Windeatt who marshalled his team superbly in the field. Faced with defending a target of just over five an over, Bourne responded well and tight opening overs from Evans and Gary Maynard began to put pressure on and Maynard broke through with the important wickets of Everett, caught behind by Barnett, and Marvin Rice caught by Edden and the visitors were 16 for two in the seventh over. Opener B Jackson and Joe McGovern then took the score to 47 before Bourne skipper Tom Stephenson had McGovern caught by Butcher for 18 and then followed up with the wicket of Jackson stumped by Barnett and Earls were 54 for four. This brought Dave Smith in to partner the dangerous Windeatt and they took the score to 75 before the introduction into the attack of Jamie Maynard who soon had Smith superbly caught in the deep by Shearsby. Windeatt, though, was looking in good form and began to strike some big sixes but Earls were still behind the run rate and Snipe went to a good catch by Edden off Jamie Maynard as Bourne kept up the pressure in the field and Earls were left needing 23 off the last over. Their hopes then faded as Jamie Maynard removed Windeatt for 47 to another fine catch by Butcher and next ball another outstanding catch by Gabbett sent Hassett back to the pavilion. Brown and Calkeld scored six off the last four balls and Bourne were home to victory. Jamie Maynard with 4-15, Gary Maynard 2-21 and Stephenson 2-27 taking the bowling honours but, once again, the Bourne fielding was exceptional.

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets

(25.0 overs)
Gary Maynard Caught  16
Nick Gabbett Caught  4 1
Dave Barnett Caught  3 1 1
Harry Jackman Caught  4
Jamie Maynard Bowled  26
John Edden Run out  46 2
Tom Shearsby Caught  3 1
Travis Butcher Not Out  8 2
Chris Evans Bowled  0
Tom Stephenson  
Neil Abbott  

Earlswood Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Earlswood Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
112 (25.0 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Evans3.00900.003.00
Gary Maynard6.0121210.503.50
Tom Stephenson6.0027213.504.50
Harry Jackman6.003800.006.33
Jamie Maynard4.001543.753.75