Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 2nd XI v Leamington 4ths on Sat 06 Jul 2019 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report Wellesbourne IIs were beaten fairly comfortably by Leamington IVs in their latest home match. With the forecast suggesting rain later on, Leamington elected to put their hosts into bat. Bourne got off to a reasonable start, with openers Jonathan Smith (28) and Matty Boyle (24) rarely looking troubled, until Smith, having just survived being dropped, and with the score on 38 without loss, rashly heaved at an innocuous delivery from Tim Smedley, and edged behind to keeper Callum Dixon. In at three, Neil Abbott played conservatively until being bowled for 10 by a full length delivery from Leamington veteran Mark Davison (4-30). Jack Myatt’s brief cameo ended when he was caught on 14, and Boyle then gave Davison his second wicket by edging behind to Dixon. Youngster Ben Blakemore was unluckily dismissed for a duck, defending a sharply rising ball from Davison, only to play onto his stumps. The middle order stuttered when Skipper Chris Evans and James Blakemore were both caught on 4, but a spirited 23 from Rick Alford added some useful runs, until he was brilliantly caught at shin height, at wide long-on by Will Hawkins, to give Davison his fourth scalp. Phil Rothwell hit a fine 36, as part of an invaluable eighth wicket stand of 64 with Ollie Isted, who played a sensible supporting role. Once the veteran Rothwell was eventually bowled by David Hawkes, fifteen year old Isted (19*) and thirteen year old Ed Smith (3*) took the opportunity to sprint quick singles, and turn ones into twos, to frustrate Leamington and leave Bourne on193-9.
Leamington’s reply had a rock solid start, with Hawkes (55) and Lee Credgington (71) putting on 119 for the first wicket, which fell when Alford (1-40) forced Hawkes to play on to his stumps. Credgington was bowled soon afterwards by Evans (2-34) but by now Leamington were 145-2, and three quarters of their way there. Swing bowler Ed Smith was really unlucky to see a catch put down by James Blakemore at second slip, as well as three genuine edges all fly agonisingly through the gap between keeper and slip. Despite Evans and Abbott (1-37) both hitting the furniture to dismiss Richard Bate and Paul Bennett respectively, it was simply too little, too late. An unbeaten 33 by Davison helped see the visitors home, who won by six wickets.

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Jonathan Smith Caught  28
Matt Boyle Caught  24
Neil Abbott Bowled  10
Jack Myatt Caught  14
Chris Evans Caught  4
Ben Blakemore Bowled  0
Ricky Alford Caught  23
James Blakemore Caught  4
Phil Rothwell Bowled  36
Ollie Isted Not Out  19
Ed Smith Not Out  3

Leamington 4ths Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Leamington 4ths Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
195 (40.5 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Evans10.0134217.003.40
Ed Smith7.004300.006.14
Ricky Alford6.014000.006.67
Ben Blakemore10.003700.003.70
Neil Abbott7.5037218.504.72