Tanworth & Camp Hill v Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI on Sat 26 Aug 2017 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Won

Match report Wellesbourne still lead the Premier Division after a tense six-wicket success against Tanworth & Camp Hill in a low scoring game and with Norton Lindsey beating Exhall & Wixford, Bourne are now eight points clear at the top with one game of the season remaining. Tanworth won the toss and decided to bat first but were dealt a blow when Gary Maynard trapped Andy Turnbull lbw with the first ball of the game. This was just the start the visitors needed and Arron Snipe soon followed up bowling Andy Linfield and when the same bowler had Chris Barber caught and bowled the hosts found themselves 28 for three. Bourne’s opening bowlers kept the pressure on but James Carey decided attack was the best option with the pitch keeping low and he began to counter attack but Bourne again broke through when Maynard bowled Dan Dixon and in the 19th over Maynard took two more wickets in successive balls first bowling Carey for 28 and then having D Maitland lbw and the home side were rocking on 56 for six. Fergus Wassell then joined the more watchful Brendon Kelso at the crease and he also began to attack the bowling and quickly raced to 24 before Tom Stephenson had him caught by Ben Cherry. Dan Williams also took the same route but when the total reached 104 Tanworth lost their final three wickets with Stephenson grabbing two, having Kelso well caught at long off by Gary Maynard and bowling O Banks and Cherry then bowled Williams for 17. Maynard finished with 4-23, Stephenson 3-9, Snipe 2-31 and Cherry 1-0. Bourne found run scoring just as difficult when they batted and opening batsmen Gary Maynard and Darren Mole were struggling to time the ball and with the score on 21 Mole was bowled by Turnbull and four runs later Maynard (11) perished the same way to Banks. Skipper Barnett then came in to join Jonny Spence and although surviving a scare off his first ball these two began to bat carefully and slowly but surely Bourne were beginning to take control of the match. However, the introduction of young leg spinner Joe Kelso changed the game and with Bourne on 78 he broke the stand having Barnett (25) caught behind by Williams. The youngster then struck two more blows with the wickets of John Edden and Jamie Maynard and suddenly Bourne found themselves 79 for five. Spence continued to bat well and with the help of Travis Butcher added a further 15 runs before Kelso snapped up his fourth victim having Butcher caught at point by Turnbull but fortunately for Bourne there were no more scares as Spence with a match-winning 38 not out took them nearly home before Snipe struck the winning boundary and the leaders were home to a vital victory and picked up a useful 20 points. Kelso finished with fine figures of 4-31.

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

(30.5 overs)
Gary Maynard Bowled  11 1
Darren Mole Bowled  7
Jonny Spence Not Out  38
Dave Barnett Caught  25
John Edden Lbw  0
Jamie Maynard Bowled  0
Travis Butcher Caught  9
Arron Snipe Not Out  4 1
Tom Stephenson  
Ben Cherry   1
Sean Hopwood  

Tanworth & Camp Hill Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Tanworth & Camp Hill Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
104 (28.4 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gary Maynard10.032345.752.30
Arron Snipe8.0038219.004.75
Tom Stephenson6.01933.001.50
Sean Hopwood4.003900.009.75
Ben Cherry0.40010.000.00