Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI v Overbury on Sat 01 Sep 2018 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Won by four wickets

Match report Team Spirit is one of the major strengths in sport and this Wellesbourne side, who duly completed their hat-trick of Cotswold Hills Premier Division championships with a fine four-wicket win over Overbury at Loxley Close, has shown that in abundance this season. Losing four regulars of last year’s winning side was always going to be difficult and the expectancy at the outset was probably a mid-table finish but the players have dug deep and produced some fine performances with the bowling unit in particular leading the way with five bowlers taking over 20 wickets apiece, culminating in 93 bowling points the most in the whole league. Although the batting was not as prolific as in previous years there was still some fine knocks played during the season including in this game and at various times during games there was always a player or players that stepped up to the plate and the side was ably led by skipper Dave Barnett. The crucial game against third-placed Overbury began with skipper Barnett winning the toss and inviting the visitors to bat first on yet another fine sunny day and Darren Mole made the early breakthrough trapping the talented Josh Colwell lbw and in the next over Chris Evans dismissed Charlie Tamcken the same way and the visitors found themselves 13 for two. With the score on 27 Mole then had David Bull well caught at short leg by Ross Milton and the hosts were well on top before Josh Tamcken and Eliot Hennessy rallied taking the score to 60 before both fell with Tamcken (16) being caught by Barnett off Mole and Myles Isted taking a superb catch in the deep off Tom Stephenson to remove Henessy for 15. This brought Aaron Brown in to join Innes Gardener and Brown, who turned the game in Overbury’s favour in the reverse fixture with some fine hitting, began in the same vein as he bludgeoned a quickfire 34 before Evans returned to the attack and made the vital breakthrough by bowling him. Gardener (13) then fell to another good catch by Isted at deep mid-wicket off Milton before the ever-reliable Sean Hopwood mopped up the tail having Jon Davis caught by Jamie Maynard, bowling Mark Trueman for 16 and finally having Steve Marshall caught by John Edden and the innings closed on 130 all out in the 37th over. Hopwood 3-9, Mole 3-21, Evans 2-34, Stephenson 1-26 and Milton 1-34. Although faced with a comparatively small total Bourne knew it was going to be difficult against a good bowling attack but openers Milton and Mole started well taking the score to 28 until the introduction of Colwell changed the situation when he had Milton caught behind by Bull and then followed up by bowling Mole for 14. These two wickets began to get the nerves jangling both in the pavilion and amongst the home spectators and new batsmen Isted and Maynard had to battle hard with Colwell bowling superbly conceding only six runs in seven overs. However these two batted solidly and took the score to 73 before Isted was run out for 17 and nine runs later Tommy Wheeler played on to his stumps off the bowling of Josh Tamcken. Luckily for Bourne, Maynard was still there and with the assistance of Edden they brought up the 100 before Edden was caught off Trueman with 30 still needed. Maynard though continued to play extremely well picking up boundaries and when Stephenson was caught by Bull off the returning Colwell only seven runs were required and it was Maynard who struck two fours to take Bourne to victory and the title, finishing with an excellent 53 not out. Colwell stood out for the visitors with 3-14. Bourne finished four points clear of Lapworth with Overbury in third and Exhall & Wixford fourth. Special mention must be made of Overbury who showed tremendous sportsmanship at the interval and at the end of the game and their choice of Hawaiian attire as they set off after a couple of hours celebrating their good return to the Premier Division will have raised a few eyebrows on their trek home. Bourne, themselves, enjoyed their fine achievement and celebrations continued into the early hours . . .

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

(37.2 overs)
Ross Milton Caught  8 1
Darren Mole Bowled  14
Myles Isted Run out  17 2
Jamie Maynard Not Out  53 1
Tommy Wheeler Bowled  4
John Edden Caught  5 1
Tom Stephenson Caught  7
Dave Barnett Not Out  0 1
Travis Butcher  
Chris Evans  
Sean Hopwood  

Overbury Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Overbury Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
130 (36.3 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Evans10.0234217.003.40
Darren Mole10.032137.002.10
Ross Milton5.0026126.005.20
Tom Stephenson8.0134134.004.25
Sean Hopwood3.31933.002.57