Andover Cricket Club 2nd XI (Sat) v Hythe & Dibden on Sat 04 Aug 2018 at 13:00
Andover Cricket Club Won by 25 runs

Match report The Andover twos managed to keep their winning streak going, after an attritional afternoon of cricket.

On a boiling hot August day at London Road, skipper James Knight won an important toss and put Andover 2s in to bat against Hythe & Dibden, who were sitting pretty at the top of the league, having only lost twice all season. Andover got off to an electric start, with openers Babu Veettil (34) and Robin Liney (26) setting a good platform; Veettil especially attacking with intent. Both sides settled into the middle overs, with Hythe finding some decent turn for their spinners, while young guns Sam Pope (13), Ollie Palmer (13) and Olly Cox (20) occupied the crease well until Cox skied a full toss, which lead to a collapse for Andover, going from 125-4 to 133-9. However, in came Robbie Taylor and skipper James Knight to drag Andover to a respectable 171-9.

Andover’s openers Veettil (1-18) and Duckworth (1-20) bowled with great discipline early on to restrict the Hythe openers, who reached 43 without loss. First change brought a suitably tanned Olly Cox from his long holiday break, who immediately snared the dangerous Gates in front, bringing ACC back into the game. Cox (4-38) and Richard Taylor (1-14) bowled excellently through the middle overs, aided by an excellent fielding performance from the Andover side, ripping through the middle order. Young leg-spinner Ollie Palmer also impressed, helping to keep the Hythe run rate well below what it should be. Cox continued getting wickets through his varied bowling, which brought in the tail, who needed to go at over a run a ball. The higher run rate proved too much for the tail, who could not hit the ACC attack, eventually finishing at 144 all out.

A superb performance all round from the second team, who will look to continue the winning streak against Longparish next week.

Andover Cricket Club 2nd XI (Sat) Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Robin LINEY Lbw  26
Babu VEETTIL Caught  34
Sam POPE Stumped  13
Oliver PALMER Caught  13
Olly COX Caught  20
Luke ANDREWS Bowled  9
Paddy CASE Bowled  2
Richard TAYLOR Bowled  2
Rowan DUCKWORTH Bowled  0
Robbie TAYLOR Not Out  11
James KNIGHT Not Out  24

Hythe & Dibden Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Hythe & Dibden Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
146 (47.0 overs)

Andover Cricket Club 2nd XI (Sat) Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Babu VEETTIL10.0318118.001.80
Rowan DUCKWORTH8.2220120.002.40
Richard TAYLOR7.0214114.002.00
Olly COX10.023849.503.80
Robbie TAYLOR5.021500.003.00
Oliver PALMER4.0016116.004.00
James KNIGHT3.0012112.004.00

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