Catherine de Barnes v Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 2nd XI on Sat 18 May 2019 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report Despite once again making fairly heavy weather of chasing a below par score, Wellesbourne IIs eventually came out on top in their away fixture against Catherine de Barnes on Saturday, largely thanks to a man of the match performances with both bat and ball from fourteen year old Jack Myatt. Having won the toss, Bourne skipper Chris Evans elected to bowl, which soon came up trumps, with swing bowler Ed Smith (10-2-36-2) dismissing one of the Barnes openers, thanks to quick glove work from keeper Matt Woods to affect a smart stumping. The home side then became the instrument of their own downfall, as a series of mix ups led to the first of two quite unnecessary top order run outs, which included Neil Abbott hitting the furniture with only one stump at which to aim. Myatt (6-0-21-3) claimed the first of his three victims with an edge straight to the keeper. Abbott was soon back in the action, this time trapping the other opener, Patel, lbw, as part of a useful brace of wickets. Myatt then clean bowled the no.6 Basnett for a duck, with Evans (10-2-22-1) repeating the feat to dismiss Finnigan. Smith’s skiddy action enabled him to push one through and find the edge, for another catch behind to Woods, who overall had a very good day behind the stumps. Abbott was arguably unjustly on the receiving end of being hit for 27 in a single over, when the dangerous Blackburn-Glenn decided it was time to up the rate, only for Myatt to clean him up the next over.

Set just 131 to win, Wellesbourne openers Woods and Vadasz never really looked comfortable against Luke Green’s fast in-swingers, and were both dismissed by him without getting out of the teens. It was James Blakemore, in at three, who steadied the ship, frustrating both opening bowlers by putting up the drawbridge very effectively indeed. This allowed Myatt the freedom to attack from the other end, with a series of fine shots and boundaries as part of his hugely important contribution of 47. Twelve year old Ben Blakemore impressed everyone with a skilful, mature and responsible innings, with a range of textbook quality drives that earned him compliments from his both his teammates and opponents alike. When Evans was caught for just 1, a wobble looked decidedly on the cards, but Abbott and Ollie Isted were the levels heads who brought Bourne home, to win by 4 wickets.

Catherine de Barnes Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
130 (34.0 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Evans10.0222122.002.20
Ed Smith10.0236218.003.60
Neil Abbott8.0047223.505.88
Jack Myatt6.002137.003.50

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 6 wickets

(46.3 overs)
Matt Woods Caught  17
Jamie Vadasz Bowled  15
James Blakemore Lbw  8
Jack Myatt Caught  47
Ben Blakemore Caught  12
Chris Evans Caught  1
Neil Abbott Not Out  9
Ollie Isted  
Phil Rothwell  
Ed Smith  
Ian Smith  

Catherine de Barnes Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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