Andover Cricket Club 2nd XI (Sat) v St Cross Symondians III on Sat 09 Jun 2018 at 13:00
Andover Cricket Club Lost by 32 Runs

Match report Andover 2nd XI hosted St Cross 3rd XI on a hot, muggy Saturday afternoon last week. St Cross one a pivotal toss and elected to bat first on an absolute belter. The quality of the pitch was instantly obvious, as St Cross opener Jack Middleton hit through the line of anything on a length and worked the gaps in the field with ease. Andover's bowlers immediately had to work hard to control the innings, but with wickets hard to come by, St Cross were always on top. They raced out to 114 for 2 at drinks with Middleton joined by stalwart Steve Berryman. The two batted sensibly together, picking the gaps well and rotating the strike. Andover's bowlers kept the middle overs relatively steady with Robbie Taylor (1 - 45) limiting the damage as best he could. With a solid platform set at 218 - 2 in the 42nd over, St Cross has the resources to push hard in the last 8 overs. Middleton in particular cashed, seeing the innings through for a superb 158 not out. After 50 overs, St Cross had reached 293 - 6, a large score but not far above par, given the favourable batting conditions.

Andover responded with attacking intent in their innnings, with Robin Liney (51) and Andy Sale (68) socring fluently. They raced the town side up to 120 without loss after 27 overs before Liney fell to a caught and bowled. Wickets fell at regular intervals thereafter as Andover tried to keep up with the rate. The kept things interesting for an extended period with Kelum Watta smashing a rapid 38 to leave requiring Andover 70 off 6 overs. Ultimately this proved to be too much for the town side and they fell some 31 runs short - ending on 252 - 9.

Another tough loss for the 2s, who can take credit from a tough fighting performance after losing a key toss. They travel to Alton seconds next week with renewed optimism.

St Cross Symondians III Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
293 (50.0 overs)

Andover Cricket Club 2nd XI (Sat) Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James KNIGHT9.015400.006.00
Tom MORTON6.0041220.506.83
Morgan VANANDEL10.004700.004.70
Kelum WATTA10.015100.005.10
Robbie TAYLOR10.0045145.004.50
Nathan BIRKS2.002300.0011.50
Hugo ORANGE3.002438.008.00

Andover Cricket Club 2nd XI (Sat) Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Andy SALE Caught  68
Robin LINEY Caught  51
Nathan BIRKS Lbw  13
Harri WILLIAMS Caught  1
Hugo ORANGE Bowled  7
Brandon SMITH Caught  10
Kelum WATTA Bowled  38
Robbie TAYLOR Bowled  11
James KNIGHT Bowled  5
Morgan VANANDEL Not Out  4
Tom MORTON Not Out  1

St Cross Symondians III Bowling

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