Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI v Norton Lindsey on Sat 06 May 2017 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Lost

Match report Hosting newly promoted Norton Lindsey at Loxley Road, reigning champions Wellesbourne slumped to a disappointing 21-run defeat on a bitterly cold first day of the new Pedigree Cotswold Hills season. Missing four of last year’s successful title-winning side Bourne won the toss and skipper Dave Barnett asked Norton to bat first and were rewarded in the third over when Gary Maynard had James Pyatt caught at short cover by Tommy Wheeler and when Ben Cherry trapped Stuart Shepherd lbw it looked a good move as Norton were 37 for two in the eighth over. However their hopes of making further inroads into the batting were thwarted by an excellent third-wicket stand of 137 between Martin Perfect and Richard Blyth. Both players were in good form as they set about the Bourne attack and with the Bourne fielding not as sharp as it usually is the total was soon accelerating until Darren Mole had Blyth caught by John Edden for a well crafted 71. Perfect followed soon after as Wheeler caught him off Mole for 69 and Norton were 181 for four. Andrew Cooke and Rory Baker kept up the good work for Norton until Jamie Maynard bowled Cooke for 12. Baker finished with 26 not out and the Norton innings closed on a healthy 237 for five. Mole 2-41, Jamie Maynard 1-24, Cherry 1-31 and Gary Maynard 1-49 taking the wickets. In reply Bourne lost an early wicket when Gary Maynard edged David McInnes to wicket-keeper Shepherd with the score on nine. Wheeler and Barnett then began to consolidate but on 49 Barnett (11) fell to the same combination. Wheeler was next to go, again caught behind, this time off Glenn Lacey for 34 and then Shepherd had his fourth victim as Jamie Maynard (24) edged Andy Dewar behind and Bourne were 95 for four in the 23rd over. Once again Bourne began to build a partnership with Travis Butcher and Jonny Spence at the crease but they both went for 24 to the bowling of Blyth and with the score on 135 for six Bourne were staring defeat in the face. However, Edden and Mole had other ideas and with Edden leading the way with three sixes a home victory was seeming possible until on 199 Edden was caught and bowled by Lacey for an enterprising 41. This dismissal ended any hopes of a home win and although Mole 26 not out tried in vain, Cherry and Sam Singleton perished to Lacey and Mole and James Blakemore were left to see out the last couple of overs and Bourne ended on 216 for nine and were left to rue the fact that nobody could go on and play the big innings needed to win the match. Lacey with 4-45, McInnes 2-31, Blyth 2-45 and Dewar 1-46 grabbing the wickets and giving Norton an excellent result to start their new season in the premier division.

Norton Lindsey Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
237 (45.0 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gary Maynard9.0149149.005.44
Ben Cherry10.0131131.003.10
John Edden6.004600.007.67
Tommy Wheeler7.003000.004.29
Darren Mole7.0041220.505.86
Jamie Maynard6.0024124.004.00

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Gary Maynard Caught  9
Tommy Wheeler Caught  34 2
Dave Barnett Caught  11
Jamie Maynard Caught  24
Travis Butcher Caught  24
Jonny Spence Lbw  24
John Edden Caught  41 1
Darren Mole Not Out  26
Ben Cherry Bowled  4
Sam Singleton Bowled  0
James Blakemore Not Out  3

Norton Lindsey Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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