Calmore Sports v Andover Cricket Club 1st XI (Sat) on Sat 27 Jul 2019 at 12:30
Andover Cricket Club Won by 1 run

Match report Nordlock Sponsored Andover had a 4 wicket haul from skipper Matt Hooper to thank for a nailbiting 1 run win at Calmore. Andover had looked set for defeat as Calmore required 10 runs to win with 4 wickets remaining, but Hooper spun away the Calmore tail to give a narrow victory.
Andover were invited to bat first on an uneven Calmore wicket. They suffered the early setback of losing Glyn Treagus and Nathan Birks within the first 6 overs of the game. Alex Ayers underlined his class with well made 32 but otherwise Andover’s top order struggled to find any fluency. Accurate bowling from Steve Wright (2-16), Yannick De Mezieres Lepervanche (3-48) and Mark Lavelle (1-21) reduced Andover to 85 for 7 and hopes were fading of posting a competitive total. However, Babu Veettil (22) and Richard Taylor (38) launched a stunning counterattack to take Andover to 159 from their 50 overs.
Calmore started solidly, reaching 30 without loss from the first 10 overs. First change bowlers Glyn Treagus (1-24) and Aidan Jansen (1-13) removed the dangerous Ben Johns (13) and Michael Cook (21*), leaving Calmore 60 for 2 at the halfway mark. Charlie Ayers struck a crucial double blow removing key man James Hibberd (20) and Matt Taylor (13) to leave the game finely poised at 80 for 4 with 20 overs left. Calmore rebuilt through the experienced James Manning (20) and Mark Lavelle (38). The pair put on a 45 run partnership to put Calmore firmly in the ascendency. Andover needed something special to make the breakthrough and Nathan Birks duly delivered. After a mix up between Lavelle and Manning, Birks threw down the stumps while on his knees from 40 yards away to run out Manning. Lavelle single handily took Calmore to within 10 runs of the Andover total, but Birks took a spectacular catch over his shoulder to remove the Calmore skipper.
Calmore were still firm favourites and required 10 runs to win of 3 overs with 4 wickets remaining. Enter Matt Hooper. The skipper struck twice to remove Darren Vann and Steve Wright without scoring. Mike West (12*) took 6 of the next Babu Veettil over and Calmore required 4 runs from the last 2 overs. Matt Hooper remained icy cool and bowled both Liam Carty and Yannick De Mezieres Lepervanche to give Andover a famous victory.
Andover entertain Portsmouth at London Road tomorrow.

Andover Cricket Club 1st XI (Sat) Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(44.0 overs)
Glyn TREAGUS Caught  0
Matt KNIGHT Caught  8
Alex AYERS Lbw  32
Charlie AYERS Caught  1
Max SOUTER Caught  4
Nathan BIRKS Caught  13
Matthew HOOPER Lbw  13
Babu VEETTIL Caught  22
Mike ADAMS Lbw  4
Richard TAYLOR Caught  38
Aidan JANSEN Not Out  7

Calmore Sports Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Calmore Sports Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
158 (48.0 overs)

Andover Cricket Club 1st XI (Sat) Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Babu VEETTIL6.002500.004.17
Mike ADAMS10.0031131.003.10
Glyn TREAGUS10.0024124.002.40
Aidan JANSEN8.0013113.001.62
Matthew HOOPER9.503949.753.97
Charlie AYERS5.0021210.504.20

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Triena Adams