Woodbourne v Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 2nd XI on Sat 13 Jul 2019 at 1.30pm
Wellesbourne Cricket Club Won by 2 runs

Match report man of the match performance from thirteen year old Ben Blakemore enabled Wellesbourne IIs to clinch a last gasp, desperate victory, away at Woodbourne. Having won the toss, Woodbourne elected to put the visitors into bat. Matty Boyle (11) and Sunni Bahi (17) put on 29 for the opening stand, until Boyle was trapped lbw by Stuart Colesby (3-35). Bahi was back in the pavilion soon afterwards, having been clean bowled by Dave Thane, as part of a remarkable 6-28. Wellesbourne’s James Wilson batted steadily for a very respectable and vital 35, but a middle order collapse, which saw Jack Myatt, Chris Evans and Rob Hicks make only 9 runs between them put the visitors on the back foot. In at no. 7 came young Ben Blakemore, whose fine unbeaten 29, which included a last wicket stand of 43 with his father, James, gave Wellesbourne just enough for their bowlers to defend. This was just as well, as the rest of the tail, Will Turner, Neil Abbott and Ollie Isted amassed just a single between all three pieces of willow, as Thane and Colesby continued to tear through the visitors.

Having set their hosts just 128 to win, Wellesbourne skipper Evans had to maintain a cool head and think very carefully about his field settings. Woodbourne got off to an excellent start, but it was none other than Ben Blakemore who took the first wicket, with an edge taken securely my keeper Boyle to see off Steven Rooney for 23. Spinner Neil Abbott (2-20) used cunning and deception to overcome nos three and four, clean bowling Nowland and Doveston, both for single figure scores. When Evans got the other opener, Sam Lewis (32) to edge behind to Boyle to make it 91-4, it looked like another case of too little, too late, However, a devastating spell from paceman Evans, to give him 5-26, and a useful scalp taken by youngster Will Turner (1-10), when he bowled the useful Hands for just 6, led to a collapse of epic proportions. However, by now, Woodbourne needed just 3 to win, but Ben Blakemore justified the confidence placed in him to bowl at the death, by cleaning up Crawshaw to seal a dramatic win, with Wellesbourne the victors by just 2 runs.

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

(45.0 overs)
Sunni Bahi Bowled  17
Matt Boyle Lbw  11
James Wilson Caught  35
Jack Myatt Bowled  5
Chris Evans Caught  0
Rob Hicks Bowled  4
Ben Blakemore Not Out  29
Will Turner Caught  0
Neil Abbott Caught  1
Ollie Isted Bowled  0
James Blakemore Not Out  16

Woodbourne Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Woodbourne Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
125 (30.4 overs)

Wellesbourne Cricket Club CHL Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Evans10.022655.202.60
Sunni Bahi5.003200.006.40
Neil Abbott5.0120210.004.00
Ben Blakemore5.4025212.504.41
Will Turner5.0210110.002.00