Andover Cricket Club 2nd XI (Sat) v Alton II on Sat 01 Jun 2019 at 13:00
Andover Cricket Club Won by 102 runs

Match report Nordlock sponsored Andover II played Alton II on London Road last Saturday looking to bounce back form their crushing defeat to Romsey the week before.

On a baking hot June day, Jimmy Knight won the toss and elected to bat first on an excellent pitch. The innings started poorly as Kelum Watta fell third ball of the game to a well executed slower ball from Ian Carpenter. Thereafter, Andrew Duckworth and Andrew Sale sought to rebuild. They did so superbly, punishing the bad ball and running hard between the wickets to give Andover all the momentum. When Duckworth fell for an exquisite 85, Sale adopted the anchor role as new partner Max Souter played aggressively on his way to 30. This left Andover on 200-3 after 37 overs, and further middle order contributions from Summers (22), Knight (21*) and he elegant Brandon Smith (35) took Andover to a mammoth 293-7 at tea.

Looking for early wickets to put Alton on the backfoot, Rowan Duckworth delivered, taking two wickets in the fourth over to reduce Alton to 20-2. He then removed Alton captain Andy Postless in the 12th over in a hostile opening spell of 3-27. Supported by twin brother Andrew at the other end (1-39) they found extra bounce in the wicket that Alton couldn't extract swung the game further in Andover's favour. The impressive Arun Ganesh (3-28) took advantage of the high required run rate to run though the Alton middle order, including the key wicket of Freddie Egglestone for 50. The Alton chase never got going in earnest and although their tail wagged, they limped to 193 all out to finish.

A mightily impressive win by Andover II, up their with their best in recent years, who now sit 6th in Hampshire County Division 1. They will travel to Shrewton next week, looking make it 4 wins from 5.

Andover Cricket Club 2nd XI (Sat) Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Kelum WATTA Bowled  0
Andy SALE Stumped  74
Andrew DUCKWORTH Caught  85
Max SOUTER Bowled  30
Brandon SMITH Caught  35
Stuart SUMMERS Caught  22
James KNIGHT Not Out  21
Rowan DUCKWORTH Run out  9
Arun Ganesh Not Out  0
Joshua ELLIOTT  

Alton II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Alton II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
191 (44.0 overs)

Andover Cricket Club 2nd XI (Sat) Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andrew DUCKWORTH8.0039139.004.88
Rowan DUCKWORTH10.0041410.254.10
Morgan VANANDEL4.003600.009.00
Arun Ganesh10.022839.332.80
James KNIGHT8.0130130.003.75
Joshua ELLIOTT4.2014114.003.23

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