East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Holybourne on Sat 27 May 2017 at 2pm
East Woodhay Cricket Club Won by 110 runs


East Woodhay II score a comprehensive win at home against Holybourne in the Hants league Regional Div 1. With the emphasis once again on youth Woodhay opted for a young side featuring 2 U13 and 2 U14 players, as in previous games the youngsters delivered.

winning the toss and deciding to bat Woodhay soon lost opener Adrian Batchelor for 4. The fall of that wicket saw U13 Hampshire prospect Zach Holmes to the crease to accompany 14 year old Alex Jordan who already has a league century to his name this season. Batting with immense maturity and skill they added 50 in 11 overs to get Woodhay off to an excellent start, Jordan eventually being bowled for a well made 38. Skipper Chapman came and went for a quick 15 before Zach Holmes was well caught in the gully for a very solid 20 on his senior debut. With the platform laid the more experienced campaigners of Simon Rutt (47) and Roland Gardner (59*) added 87 for the 4th wicket before a late flurry from Ben Swingler (15*) helped Woodhay to post 219-5.

With a good but not impossible target to defend Woodhay were simply magnificent with the ball and in the field. The opening pair of Simon Rutt (6-2-17-2) and Gavin Ansell (9-0-28-3) bowled tight lines and the fielding was sharp. The catching in particular was magnificent, wicket keeper Dom Walters held a superb chance off Rutt to dismiss the Holybourne captain and with 2 similar efforts from Batchelor in the gully Holyboune were soon in trouble.

With the opening pair rested it was time for the youngsters to take centre stage again. Rory Mitchell bowled with pace and movement in his spell of 5-0-34-1 and Sam Eadie took his first senior league wicket courtesy of a catch by Alex Jordan and finished with figures of 4-0-13-1. Eadie was also on hand to run out Minette after a quick bit of work at mid wicket. In the end Holybourne were dismissed for 109 giving Woodhay a second win in 3 games and showing that the future of the club is extremely bright.

East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 12w 3b 6lb 
for 5 wickets

(42.0 overs)
Alex Jordan Bowled  37 1
Adrian Batchelor Bowled  4 2
Zach Holmes Caught  20 1
Mark Chapman Lbw  15
Simon Rutt Caught  47
Roland Gardner Not Out  59 1
Ben Swingler Not Out  15
Rory Mitchell  
Dom Walters   1
Gavin Ansell  
Sam Eadie   1

Holybourne Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Holybourne Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
5nb 9w 1lb 
for 10 wickets
109 (29.3 overs)

East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Simon Rutt6.021728.502.83
Gavin Ansell9.002839.333.11
Rory Mitchell5.0034134.006.80
Sam Eadie4.0013113.003.25
Mark Chapman4.0015115.003.75
Adrian Batchelor1.31111.000.67