Brendan (57) and Andy (99) scored their fist opening century stand together to set up a good platform for the firsts. The middle order then collapsed before Kaushal arrived and peppered the leg side boundary to score a quickfire 33 to give the team a total of 264. The opposition then were set a reduced target of 241 off 38 overs and were pegged back straight away by some excellent bowling by Ginge who finished with 4 wickets. Jamie and Joe also picked up 2 wickets a piece and the oppo were bowled out. Good team performance.
For the fourth time this season the thirds went into a game with ten men. The council pitch in Andover was poorly prepared to say the least, and it was no surprise when the thirds were asked to bat first. Simon Smith (24) and Harry Burnham (18) together with a swathe of extras put on 60 in just under 20 overs, but then the side were all out for 90 ten overs later, with James Mason the only other double figure scorer. Thruxton crawled at less than 2 per over for the first third of the innings, with Kev Gray and Tom Mason (2-20) keeping a lid on things. Three wickets then fell for two runs to leave the home side 55-5 (Ben Chandler 1-15, James Mason 2-14), but the home skipper looked a different class and saw his team home without further loss.
The A-Team beat Redlynch in the quarters of the Cup. Batting first Ginge and Tom Arnold rescued a dismal start to get the team to a good total of 123. In reply Redlynch started well before Andy Hart came on and took 3 quick wickets supported by Bailey and DD who both picked up a wicket each.
An amazing 365 runs were scored at Nomansland as the Tuesday B team pulled of an unexpected victory over Calmore in the Plate. Paul Proudley (82 not) and Mike West (44) were the main contributors as Calmore racked up 192-4 in their 18 overs. Julian Drake and Jonty Loveless (37) provided the base for the chase with a stand of 68 in just over eight overs. Sam Dempster went for 6, but Jimmy Manning (61, including 7 maximums) added 90 with Drake in just six and a bit overs. Terry Harrison (8 not out) and Drake who finished on 69 not out, saw the B’s home with 4 balls to spare.
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The firsts travelled to New Milton and bowling first restricted the opposition to 44/1 off their first 20 overs with Mike Kingston bowling ridiculously well, deserving loads more than the one wicket he took (a worldy catch in the gully by J-Mac). Mike was supported by swinger Josephine Coombs who was very economical in his 9 over spell. New Milton ended up on 201 on a lovely batting track after a good all round team performance. In reply Brenda got off to a flyer scoring a quickfire 40 supported by Tarty, Boothy and Zane to ease home with a couple of overs to spare. Good team performance!
The ten man three’s went down to a disappointing defeat against Laverstock 2’s. The visitors were off to a flyer- 70-1 from nine overs. Most of the home bowlers were going at seven or eight an over with the exception of Simon Smith- 3-28 from his 8 overs- as Laverstock were bowled out for 223 in 35 0vers. The three’s were in disarray at 9-2 in the fourth over in their reply, but Dan Eckton dug in, assisted by Harry Burnham (19) and then Ben Chandler (21), but were 63-4 after 20 overs. Eckton and Simon Smith then combined in an unbroken stand of 103 to close the innings respectably on 166-4, Eckton on 56 and Smith with 36.
Batting first the A-Team scored a decent150 off their 18 overs with B Streather and Tom Arnold both hitting 40s. In reply Calmore struggled with J-Mac and Josh picking up 5 wickets between them before Andy Hart came on to rip through the tail taking 4 wickets for just 2 runs to bowl Calmore out for just 60.
The Tuesday B team lost a cracking game at Redlynch. Redlynch scored freely early on, but Dan Eckton with 3-30 put in an excellent spell. Redlynch scored a commanding 144-5, and the huge outfield played a part in the reply. A slow start (12-1 from 4) meant that nine an over was needed from then on. Sam Dempster (46) was the anchor, backed up by Julian Drake (28) and kept up the rate. James Manning (15, I maximum) and Terry Harrison (14, 2 maximums) both went to catches in the deep. The rate was still being achieved until the 16th, when only two runs were forthcoming, and the B’s closed on 132-7.
The ten men of the threes picked up a surprise win at Hyde two’s. At 86-3 Hyde looked set for a useful total, but incredibly lost 6 wickets for 6 runs at that point. They finished on 106 all out, with Tom Mason picking up a league best 4-16, and Kev Marshall 3-5 in his first bowl for 5 years! After a breezy start from Alan Haworth (22), the three’s took their time with useful runs from Wayne Eckton (29), Kev Marshall (28 not) and Ben Chandler (10 not) taking them home by 7 wickets with 8 overs to spare.
Bowling first the firsts chipped away at Portsmouth 2 with regular wickets bowling them out for 137. Mark Angel bowled with no luck and Joe "Shermanator" Coombs picked up 3 wickets before the Burgler came on and snaffled the last 3. In reply late call up Johnny Murray smashed the ball all over the forest for a quickfire fifty to see the team home.
3rds WIN
A real team effort saw the three’s magic up a win against their Redlynch counterparts. Four twenty plus scores from Simon Smith (22), John Roberts (27), Tom Mason (league best 33) and Phil Curl (27 not) saw the three’s run up a useful 197-9 at tea. The bowling was backed up with some great catching, with the two old masters Phil Curl (2-6 from 5) and Kev Gray (3-16) leading the way. The visitors slumped from a useful 86-3 to 117 all out.
Brendan "Smashie" Streather (97) and Johnny "Nicey" Murray (57) continued their new BL opening partnership and scored a record equalling 166 opening partnership by smashing the ball all over Totton before Brendan fell just short of his century. The team ended up on 199 and Totton kept losing wickets to fall 50 runs short. On to the next round!
With a host of absentees, the Tuesday B team were according to Ben Arnold, an ‘Eclectic mix’. Sam Larbelastier went first over, but Julian Drake (34) and Rich White (21) righted the ship, before Ryan O’Connor (26 not) and Luca Roberts (17), both coming in to the side at the last minute, pushed the score on to 128-7 from their 18. Lyndhurst and Ashurst started slowly against Arnold (1-18) and Terry Harrison (2-22) and never really threatened finishing on 116-7. Lewis Oliver 3-13 was the pick.
Bramshaw welcomed the Southern League's Langley Manor in the National Village Cup. After winning the toss Langley batted first and an excellent bowling and fielding display from the home team resulted in them being bowled out for 201. Bailey Loveless bowled the ball of the century to remove the Langley Captain with Kaushal Patel picking up a couple of key wickets and David Streather bowling beautifully at the end for 3/22. In reply Bramshaw were in trouble losing 3 quick wickets to the Langley openers before classy Zane D'Monte & vexatious Joe Coombs put together a crucial stand of 112 putting the home team in control. Terry Tibbs Harrison took the game away from Langley with a rapid 39 before a mini collapse made the game interesting. Kaush Patel kept his calm to see the team home and into the next round.
The ten man 3’s took a pounding on the plastic at Wilton, but emerged with ten points after a creditable fightback. Wilton were all out for 300, with Jack Booth (4-21) debutant Ben Chandler (4-63) and Tom Mason (2-51) the wicket takers, as they picked up maximum bowling points. The 3’s replied solidly looking to bank some batting points and Jack Booth and Dan Eckton (19)put on 50 for the first wicket, and Booth and Wayne Eckton (34) added 86 for the second before Booth went for a career best 68. The fifth batting point arrived in the 39th over as the visitors closed on 157-5.
Landford Summer Cricket course is back!
On Thursday 31st May and 1st June Landford will be hosting a cricket course for 9-13 year olds in the morning and 5-8 year olds in the afternoon. Fun cricket drills, lots of matches and use of the bowling machine. If interested please contact TArnold.Coaching@outlook.com for further details.
Bramshaw won in the first round of the National Village cup at Longparish. Batting first, Andy Hart anchored the innings of 230 scoring an unbeaten 115 supported by Simon Booth. In reply Longparish got off to a flyer before Jamie Martin and Joe Coombs pegged them back with some good bowling. The last wicket fell to a Bailey Loveless runout. The team are into the second round next Sunday where they will play Langley Manor at home.
3rds WIN
The three’s recovered from a precarious 64-6 to post 191-7 at Nomansland. The first ball of the season saw Jonty Loveless trudge back to his hutch, and apart from George Gray’s lively 34, the thirds had lost the first 6 wickets by the nineteenth over. Harry Burnham (41) and Chris Hewlins repaired the damage with a stand of 85, and Hewlins (63 not) then added another unbroken 42 with the unorthodox Tom Mason who finished on 24 not out. Whiteparish two’s started slowly and Bramshaw picked up wickets steadily and the visitors closed on 128-9 after their 40 overs. Jack Booth took 4-21, John Murray 2-10, and one each for Dec Mason, Jonty Loveless, and Dan Eckton.
Both A and B teams Border league matches on Tuesday 1st May are off.
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Tom Arnold (Bramshaw CCs Head Coach) is running one to one sessions this summer at Landford recreation ground. Experienced Level 2 coach and Dorset Minor Counties cricketer. If interested please contact on 07458955515 or email tarnold.coaching@outlook.com
Colts training sessions are starting on Monday 16th April. The under 11s start at 5.30pm and U13s at 7pm. Please open the poster here for all the contact details.