Earlswood v Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI on Sat 30 Jul 2016 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Lost

Match report Bourne slumped to a disappointing 76-run defeat in their clash with second placed Earlswood in a game where Earls’ Aussie overseas player Harry Brooks was the main instigator as he followed up his innings of 43 with a match-winning seven-wicket haul which has reduced Bourne’s lead at the top to 19 points with five games left to play. It all started well for Bourne as opening bowlers Gary Maynard and Tom Shearsby were soon causing the Earls’ batsmen problems and Maynard struck first in the seventh over having Martin Dennison caught behind by Dave Barnett and followed up in his next over when Marvin Rice was held at slip by Travis Butcher. Shearsby then removed Stuart Reeves to a catch by Neil Abbott and the home side were struggling on 23 for three in the 12th over. This brought S Narotra and Karl Everett together and they began to rebuild the innings putting on 32 runs before Shearsby struck again having Narotra caught by Butcher for 26. At this stage the game was held up for a few minutes when a white horse entered the ground and shortly after Bourne then picked up two more quick wickets as Will Windeatt was bowled by Harry Jackman and Arron Snipe fell to a third catch by Butcher off Adam Kerrigan and Earls were 62 for six and Bourne were well on top. However, Everett then found an ally in Brooks and these two steadied the ship before on 108, Everett (34) was caught by Phil Rothwell off Kerrigan. Brooks continued to bat well with help from J Craven and a good partnership of 45 ensued until Brooks was caught by Jackman off Rothwell for 43. Maynard returned to have Craven (16) caught by Craig Cook but Callum Hassett then struck a quickfire 25 not out and Earls had recovered well to reach 182 for nine off their 45 overs. Maynard 3-32, Shearsby 2-25, Kerrigan 2-42, Jackman 1-30 and Rothwell 1-47. Probably feeling they had let Earls off the hook it was imperative Bourne made a good start but on 21 in the seventh over Maynard fell to a catch by Narotra off Brooks for 16 and eight runs later Barnett fell leg before to Craven. Kerrigan then fell to a catch by Brooks off Craven before that man Brooks completely destroyed the middle order as he clean bowled Darren Mole, Jackman and Butcher in the same over and in his next over he claimed two more wickets as Jonny Spence was caught by Reeves and Cook followed again clean bowled. Rothwell became Brooks’ seventh wicket as George Calkeld caught him behind the wicket and Bourne were in a sorry state on 52 for nine with Brooks having the figures of 7-27 off his 10 overs. It was then Bourne showed a bit of spirit as Shearsby got his head down and with the assistance of Abbott these two put some respectability on the scoreboard with a superb stand of 53 before Abbott (12) went to a catch by Calkeld off Narotra leaving Shearsby stranded on a fine 35 not out. Craven picked up 2-21 and Narotra 1-1.

Earlswood Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
182 (45.0 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gary Maynard9.0032310.673.56
Tom Shearsby10.0325212.502.50
Harry Jackman10.0030130.003.00
Adam Kerrigan10.0142221.004.20
Phil Rothwell6.0047147.007.83

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(28.4 overs)
Gary Maynard Caught  16
Dave Barnett Lbw  3 1
Jonny Spence Caught  9
Adam Kerrigan Caught  0
Darren Mole Bowled  0
Harry Jackman Bowled  0 1
Travis Butcher Bowled  0 3
Craig Cook Bowled  0 1
Tom Shearsby Not Out  35
Phil Rothwell Caught  8 1
Neil Abbott Caught  12 1

Earlswood Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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