Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI v Kineton on Sat 04 May 2019 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Won

Match report With the weather more akin to the middle of the football season, the Cotswold Hills League began with Wellesbourne setting out in search of a fourth successive title and they started with a good 63-run home win over local neighbours, the newly promoted Kineton. The away side won the toss and invited Bourne to bat first and openers Myles Isted and Tommy Wheeler began well against a good opening attack of James Cooper and Tom Durnian but with the score on 26, in the seventh over, Cooper struck first bowling Isted. Jamie Maynard then joined Wheeler and these two took the score to 46 in the 12th over when Durnian got a deserved wicket bowling Wheeler for 18. Maynard and Darren Mole then produced the highest stand of the game compiling 58 vital runs as Bourne began to take control. Mole was then caught by Karl Dixey off Ed Briggs for 19 and one-run later skipper Dave Barnett was harshly judged lbw off Stephen Dawber and Bourne were 105 for four. On 124, Maynard’s solid innings of 46 ended when Briggs bowled him around his legs and Kineton were well back in the game. Bourne needed another partnership and it was John Edden and Travis Butcher who provided it and they took the score to 165 in the 43rd over before Butcher (15) was well caught at deep square leg by Nick Briggs off his son Ed. Edden finished with a fine 42 not out and with help from Tom Stephenson the innings closed on 179 for six. Briggs with 3-26, Durnian 1-21, Dawber 1-30 and Cooper 1-39. Last season one of the main strengths of the Bourne side was their bowling attack and with overseas player Ross Milton returning home and stalwart Chris Evans moving to skipper the 2nd XI the home side gave a debut to 16-year-old paceman Noah Rose and with fellow youngster Reece Myatt playing only his third game, they opened the bowling and it was the impressive Rose who struck first in the third over having Nick Briggs caught behind by Barnett and in his next over he clean bowled Kineton skipper Jordan Dunant and Kineton were rocking on 14 for two. Ed Briggs and Sam Cooper began to rally the visitors moving the total on to 42 but the introduction into the attack of Mole turned the match in favour of Bourne as he bowled both Briggs for 16 and Rory Geary-Heaton and when he trapped Cooper (14) lbw, the away side were tottering on 55 for five. Kineton then added 15 more runs before James Cooper (13) was next to go as Barnett took a smart catch off young Sean Hopwoodm who continued his fine form of last season. Isaac Rowles and Dawber tried to rectify the situation but Hopwood bowled Dawber and when Rowles was caught by Mole off Stephenson for 18 Kineton were 96 for eight. Stephenson then had Durnian well caught by Edden and finally Mole returned to have James Lloyd stumped by Barnett and the innings finished on 115 all out in the 35th over. Mole with 4-31, Stephenson 2-14, Rose 2-17 and Hopwood 2-29 took the bowling honours. A fine start for Bourne and credit to Kineton who also have a young side and if they stay together could be a force in the coming seasons.

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

(45.0 overs)
Myles Isted Bowled  4
Tommy Wheeler Bowled  18
Jamie Maynard Bowled  46 1
Darren Mole Caught  19 1
Dave Barnett Lbw  0 2 1
John Edden Not Out  42 1
Travis Butcher Caught  15
Tom Stephenson Not Out  3
Noah Rose  
Reece Myatt  
Sean Hopwood  

Kineton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Kineton Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
115 (34.5 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Noah Rose7.001728.502.43
Reece Myatt6.012300.003.83
Darren Mole8.523147.753.51
Sean Hopwood10.0129214.502.90
Tom Stephenson3.001427.004.67