Leek Wootton v Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI on Sat 17 Jun 2017 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Won

Match report On a glorious, very hot and sunny afternoon, Bourne kept up their recent good form with a fine four-wicket win at Leek Wootton in an enthralling contest which had many twists and turns and credit must go to both sets of players and umpires for a fine match in the extreme heat. Wootton had no hesitation in taking first strike on winning the toss but they were made to work hard for their runs as Bourne’s opening bowlers Gary Maynard and Arron Snipe beat the bat on several occasions before eventually Maynard had Mike Allison caught behind by Dave Barnett and soon after trapped fellow opener Ian Sommerville lbw and the hosts were 34 for two. Ben Bramley and Sandeep Murthy began to recover the situation with a careful stand of 28 before Bramley was caught at cover point by Sean Hopwood giving Maynard his third wicket before Snipe picked up two quick wickets bowling Murthy (16) and trapping Graeme Couchman in front and when Matt Burge fell to a sharp slip catch by Jamie Maynard off Darren Mole, Wootton were in trouble on 72 for six and. However, Stuart Budd had other ideas and in partnership with Negular they took the score to 121 before the latter was caught by Jonny Spence off Hopwood for 21. Budd, now with Anuj Murtha as his partner, continued to play a masterful innings with some fine strokes as the hosts began to post a good total. Murtha went bowled by Hopwood for 12 but Budd carried on and reached an excellent century in the final over before Ansari was run out off the final ball and he finished on 101 not out and took his side to very decent 209 for nine in their 45 overs. Maynard 3-49, Snipe 2-35, Hopwood 2-43 and Mole 1-50 taking the wickets. Bourne set off in decent style when they replied with both openers finding the boundary in the first couple of overs but then Murtha struck two blows having Myles Isted caught behind by Budd and then Gary Maynard (14) going the same way and Bourne were 32 for two. Murtha then had Spence caught and bowled and on 47 for three Wootton were well on top and in good spirits. John Edden and Dave Barnett then combined with a good stand and both players were looking untroubled as they took Bourne passed the 100 mark but on 116 Barnett was given lbw to Couchman for 32 and 19 runs later Edden, on 45, was caught at deep backward square leg giving Murtha his fourth wicket. This brought Darren Mole in to join Jamie Maynard and together slowly but surely these two looked comfortable with several singles and the odd boundary and as hard as Wootton tried they could find no way through as the score went on to 188 before Mole (13) gave a return catch to Couchman. Snipe (11 not out) then joined Jamie Maynard and these two finished the job in fine style with Maynard straight driving a six to win the game, bringing up his half century in the process and he finished on 55 not out. Murtha 4-51 and Couchman 2-46.

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets

(35.1 overs)
Gary Maynard Caught  14
Myles Isted Caught  8
Jonny Spence Caught  7 1
John Edden Caught  45
Dave Barnett Lbw  32 1
Jamie Maynard Not Out  55 1
Darren Mole Caught  13
Arron Snipe Not Out  11
Tom Stephenson  
Sean Hopwood   1
James Wilson  

Leek Wootton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Leek Wootton Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
209 (45.0 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gary Maynard10.0149316.334.90
Arron Snipe10.0135217.503.50
Darren Mole7.0050150.007.14
Tom Stephenson10.022900.002.90
Sean Hopwood8.0043221.505.37