Long Itchington v Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI on Sat 08 Jun 2019 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Won by 5 runs

Match report Sometimes you have to dig deep to win a cricket match and Wellesbourne had to do just that in recording a tense five-run win at Long Itchington and have moved into second place behind leaders Exhall & Wixford setting up an intriguing game next week between the two sides. With rain around the game started late and was reduced to 40 overs per side and with Bourne invited to bat first, scoring was difficult as the hosts bowled very tightly and they were rewarded in the sixth over when Tommy Wheeler (10) was bowled by Andy Wood. Wood (2-22) then picked up the wicket of Jamie Maynard to a catch by James Rawbone and when Myles Isted was bowled by Ally Kenworthy the visitors were 43 for three in the 17th over. Darren Mole and Dave Barnett tried to rally the innings but Itchington were making run scoring difficult and they grabbed three wickets in quick succession as Barnett (10) fell next to a catch by Rawbone off Alex Jack, three runs later Mole perished to a catch by Jamie Breakwell off Rawbone and when Craig Cook was bowled by Rawbone, Bourne were stuttering on 78 for six. However, the in form Travis Butcher, with help from Tom Stephenson, took Bourne to 100 before Rawbone (4-38) bowled Stephenson and two balls later had Noah Rose caught by Andy Smith. Butcher continued to bat well though and with Sean Hopwood produced a useful 29-run stand before Butcher was bowled for 35 by Kenworthy (2-32) leaving Hopwood and Reece Myatt to take the visitors to 132 for nine when the innings ended with Bourne grateful for the 35 extras conceded by the hosts. Itchington openers George Insall and Jack made a brighter start to their innings but when Stephenson came on in the seventh over he immediately made the breakthrough on 24 when he had Insall caught and bowled for 13. With 41 on the board Mole had Jack caught by Cook before John Lidster and Ryan Desai carefully ticked the scoreboard along to 70 putting the hosts in a strong position until three wickets fell in quick succession as Hopwood had Desai (10) well caught by Wheeler at deep long on, Rose returning to the attack immediately bowled Tom Perks before Hopwood had Breakwell caught by Mole and on 72 for five the match was evenly balanced. Unfortunately for Bourne at this stage Wheeler had to go to hospital when falling awkwardly trying to take a catch. Lidster though was battling on and with James Clarke they looked like they could build a partnership but Rose (2-33) ended Lister’s resistance in the 29th over by bowling him for 19 and next over Clarke fell lbw to Hopwood (3-13) and Itchington were 85 for seven with Bourne very much back in the game. However, this brought Wood and Kenworthy together and they took the total to 104 in the 33rd over before Mole (2-24) bowled Wood for 11. Kenworthy was then joined by Rawbone and these two added 20 vital runs until with nine runs needed off the final two overs Stephenson (2-24) had Kenworthy stumped by Barnett and off Maynard’s final over Andy Smith was run out with two balls to go leaving Bourne a very grateful winning side by five runs.

Long Itchington Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
127 (39.4 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Noah Rose9.0233216.503.67
Darren Mole9.0226213.002.89
Tom Stephenson9.0424212.002.67
Jamie Maynard6.402400.003.60
Sean Hopwood6.011334.332.17

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

(40.0 overs)
Myles Isted Bowled  9
Tommy Wheeler Bowled  10 1
Jamie Maynard Caught  5
Darren Mole Caught  12 1
Dave Barnett Caught  10 1
Craig Cook Bowled  1 1
Travis Butcher Bowled  35 1
Tom Stephenson Bowled  8 1
Noah Rose Caught  0
Sean Hopwood Not Out  5
Reece Myatt Not Out  2

Long Itchington Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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