Andover Cricket Club Under 15 v Ropley on Fri 12 May 2017 at 1800
Andover Cricket Club Lost by 1 wicket

Match report Andover won the toss and elected to bat first.

Ropley started strongly with the ball, restricting early runs and Andover were two down by the end of the fourth over. Jonny Maxwell (26) and Erik Ahl (7) set about the task of rebuilding, an d their vital partnership of 25 was finally broken in the 11th over, when Ahl was held off R. Perkins (1-12). Max Peck (8*) joined Maxwell at the crease, and they were both able to push the scoring onwards, until again they lost two quick wickets, Maxwell falling for a brilliant 26 and Eddie George (0) following him soon after. It was left to Peck and Joel Hesslegrave (6*) to end the innings and post a competitive score of 70, one that would be difficult to chase down on an unpredictable wicket.

And difficult it proved for Ropley, as captain Eddie George (4-7) struck twice in his first two overs, removing J. Newman (0) and S. Wheeler (0) for ducks. Max Peck (1-23) also got in on the action, picking up the wicket of T. Alletson (0). However, the wicket of J. Austin (33*) was looking increasingly important, as he kept the runs flowing despite the collapse of wickets at the other end. George turned to spin, and it paid off as Joel Hesslegrave (3-23) took three wickets in consecutive deliveries to put Ropley in trouble at 28-6. Jonny Maxwell (1-16) picked up a wicket in his next over, leaving Ropley 39-7 and in need of a special innings from someone. However, Austin was looking like he was playing that special innings, and at the start of the fourteenth over, he was 25* with just one batsman left, George having removed two more in the previous over. Austin took two and then hit a huge six over the leg side to seal a dramatic first win of the season for Ropley.

Andover Cricket Club Under 15 Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 12w 6b  
for 5 wickets

(18.0 overs)
Archie Simmonds lbw  J Wheeler 0 6 0
Anya Ahl ct  Ramsayer b Austin 2 14 14.29
Jonny Maxwell ct  +Newman b Austin 26 42 5 61.90 1
Erik Ahl ct  J Wheeler b Perkins 7 16 1 43.75 2
Max Peck Not Out  8 11 1 72.73
Eddie George ct  +Newman b S Wheeler 0 2 0
Joel Hesslegrave Not Out  6 9 66.67
Joseph Scahill  
Oliver Culley  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  

Ropley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J. Wheeler3.01717.002.33
J. Austin3.01616.002.00
R. Perkins3.0012112.004.00
S. Charlton3.001500.005.00
T. Alletson2.00700.003.50
J. Ramsayer2.00800.004.00
S. Wheeler2.00924.504.50

Ropley Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 13w 1b  
for 9 wickets
76 (13.3 overs)
J. Austin Not Out  33 18 5 1 183.33
J. Newman ct  Maxwell b George 0 2 0
S. Wheeler b  George 0 5 0
T. Alletson b  Peck 0 5 0
J. Wheeler b  Hesslegrave 8 6 2 133.33
T. Wharf lbw  Hesslegrave 0 1 0
S. Palmer b  Hesslegrave 0 1 0
S. Charlton ct  +E Ahl b Maxwell 4 5 80.0
J. Ramsayer b  George 13 10 2 130.0
J. Wheeler ct  +E Ahl b George 0 3 0
R. Perkins Not Out  0

Andover Cricket Club Under 15 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Eddie George4.02741.751.75
Max Peck3.0023123.007.67
Joel Hesslegrave3.302337.676.57
Jonny Maxwell2.0016116.008.00
Anya Ahl1.00600.006.00