Bournemouth 2nd XI v East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 08 Jul 2017 at 2pm
East Woodhay Cricket Club Lost by 8 wickets

Match report Woodhay's woes continued as they made the long trek south to Bournemouth on Saturday and suffered a comprehensive 8 wicket defeat at the hands of Bournemouth's second string. It's now six defeats in a row for the North Hampshire side and they need to find the winning formula pretty quickly if they aren't to slide into trouble in Hampshire County Division II.

Woodhay batted first and a mixture of good bowling together with some injudicious shots completely tore the visitor's batting to shreds as they lumbered to 86-8 through 30 overs. Tom Flack made 12 before he cut Chris Bolton hard to what he thought would be a boundary only for Rob Pack in the gully to stick one hand out at full stretch and take a stupendous catch. Bolton then cleaned up skipper Joe Lawrence (18) and the dangerous Richard Dando (10) both bowled before Stefan Gill (11) tamely hit Khattak to mid on after starting promisingly. Khattak then ripped out Woodhay's middle order, Ben Lawrance (19) was caught by Miller trying to counter attack, Alan Williams fell first ball to excellent inswinging yorker, Will Flack was hit on the toe bang in front to fall lbw for 0 and Duncan Johnson sliced a half volley straight to point for 3 as Woodhay fell apart. It took the experience of Adrian Batchelor and the youthful exuberance of Fergus Mitchell to offer some resistance and they did so in superb fashion. They added 30 runs together to take the score to 115 before Mitchell's patience ran out and he skied Palmer to Miller to fall for 13. Last man Gavin Ansell then continued the good work with Batchelor as the tail wagged, the pair adding another 28 valuable runs to get the visitors up to 143 before Batchelor fell in the last over for a fine 33, bowled by Palmer, leaving Ansell undefeated on 16*. It was an excellent effort from the last three men to at least give their side something to bowl at.

Salman Kattak was the pick of the bowling as he returned 5-23 from his 10 over spell, with Chris Bolton adding good support to take 3-30 from his 10 overs. James Palmer took the other two wickets to fall, returning 2-40 from 9.3 overs.

Woodhay needed to start well, with early wickets essential but Martin Miller came out all guns blazing as he took Dando on. The Woodhay all-rounder had the last laugh though as he produced a beauty which Miller edged through to Joe Lawrance to depart for a quickfire 24. The spin of Duncan Johnson was introduced early with immediate reward as Jonny Coombes was caught by Will Flack for 4 to leave the home side at 52-2 through 11 overs. This was to be Woodhay's last success however as James Hardy and George Wilson put the bowlers to the sword as they piled on the runs in a partnership of 97 runs in just 14 overs to reach the target with plenty of wickets and overs to spare. Hardy finished unbeaten on 52* but it was Wilson who really impressed with a brutal display of clean hitting as he finished on 65* at the close.

Alan Williams was the pick of the attack as he bowled 9 tidy overs for just 28 runs, Duncan Johnson picked up 1-36 from 8 overs with Richard Dando picking up the other wicket as he took 1-44 from 5 overs.

East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2w 2b 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(44.3 overs)
Tom Flack Caught  12 2
Joe Lawrance Bowled  18 3 1
Richard Dando Bowled  10 1
Stefan Gill Caught  11 1
Unknown Player Caught  19 2 1
Duncan Johnson Caught  3
Alan Williams Bowled  0
Will Flack Lbw  0 1
Adrian Batchelor Bowled  33 4
Fergus Mitchell Caught  13
Gavin Ansell Not Out  16 2

Bournemouth 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Bournemouth 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 2 wickets
147 (25.5 overs)

East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Richard Dando5.0044144.008.80
Alan Williams9.052800.003.11
Duncan Johnson8.0136136.004.50
Unknown Player2.002100.0010.50
Fergus Mitchell1.501800.009.82

  • Umpire :
    Ian Gardener
  • Scorer :
    Phil Lawrance