15th December 2015
Clanfield Cricket Club - Latest Report
- Author: Dave Cox
- Published: 1st January 1970
Great Spirit in a well played game.
An unfortunate injury to Swanmore batsman Trevor Hopkins meant the game was robbed of an exciting finish at South Lane Meadow on Sunday.
After both teams suffered late cancellations, Clanfield and Swanmore were able to get together for a hastily arranged fixture. On a beautiful September afternoon, the visitors won the toss and elected to bowl first and soon had Clanfield in trouble. Opening bowlers Trevor Hopkins and Steve Payne reduced them to 8 for 3 and 20 for 4 before good contributions from John Windebank (34) and Phil Stuart (41) saw Clanfield reach 148 for 6 from their 40 overs.
Swanmore started their innings slowly and after 20 overs were 5 wickets down and still needed well over 100. Bob Wheeler took 3 wickets to take his total for the season to 38. At this stage Trevor Hopkins started steadily accumulating runs and keeping Swanmore up with the required run rate which was now 7 an over. However, with 4 overs to go, Trevor missed an attempted hook of a short pitched ball which caught him on the cheek forcing him to retire hurt. The remaining batsmen were unable to score the required runs and Swanmore finished on 136 for 8.
A good win for Clanfield by 12 runs, played in lovely weather and great spirit despite the unfortunate end to the game.
Sunday 13th September, 1.30 - Froxfield (home) at South Lane Meadow.
On a winning streak of lightning!
Another successful week for Clanfield Cricket Club with a good pair of Away Wins.
On Sunday, a fine spell of bowling by Bob Wheeler (5 for 11 in 4 overs) saw Buriton skittled for only 51 in 19.4 overs. Having top scored with 16, home captain Samworth put Clanfield in trouble with 3 wickets as they slipped to 11 for 3. However, steady batting by Haider Khan (30 not out) and Phil Stuart (11 not out) ensured the target was reached with no further dramas.
On Wednesday evening, Clanfield won their last midweek evening game of the season with a tough victory against BAE at Rugby Camp in Portsmouth.
The game was played in an unusual format of 15, eight ball overs per side in an attempt to beat the fading light. Batting first, BAE scored 81-3 with R Norris, A Patel and L Conway all getting past 20 with the bat.
Clanfield appeared to be winning at a canter when they were 61-1 after 9 overs with Errol Pinnock (28) and Keith Madeley (29) both retiring. They then had a little difficulty getting over the line before winning with 14 balls to spare as thunder and lighting all around.
Another win for Clanfield
Clanfield gained another midweek win away against Lou Smith Casuals, in a match which changed significantly during the middle overs.
At the half way point of their innings Clanfield were struggling for runs at around 20 for 2. From that point however, some some big hitting from John Windebank (34 retired not out) and Matt Bradley (22 not out), combined with some generous bowling, saw them reach 109 for 5 in their 20 overs.
When the Casuals innings started, Ben Cox clean bowled 3 batsmen in the first over on his way to figures of 4 for 7. At one stage the home team were 9 for 5 before some better shots by A Jack (28 not out) and Simon 2 (20) got them to 74 for 9 in their 20. Further useful bowling contributions came from Russ Stuart (1 for 15), Bob Wheeler (1 for 16) and Oscar Windebank (2 for 6).
A good win before Sunday's difficult game at Swanmore
On a winning streak!
Clanfield gained two more wins at South Lane Meadow in the last week in games which both took a similar path.
On Wednesday 1 July, Clanfield batted first against BAE and young openers Alex Andrews (32) and Toby Wherle put on a good partnership of 50.
Then the team lost regular wickets until Dan (El Chairmundo) Andrews took the score to a useful 107 for 7 in 20 overs. Best bowler for BAE was D Green with 3 for 21.
When the visitors batted, they looked nicely placed at 63 for 3 after 13 overs but tidy bowling by Russ Stuart (1 for 5 in 3 overs), Matt Bradley (1 for 1 in 2 overs) and Oscar Windebank (2 for 9 in 3 overs) meant that only 16 were scored in the last 7 overs. BAE finished on 79 for 7 giving Clanfield a 28 run win.
On Sunday 5 July, Clanfield gained revenge for the recent midweek defeat at Steep. After winning the toss and batting first again, a good partnership of 131 between Chris Wheeler (68) and Haider Khan (80) put Clanfield on the way to an imposing 229 for 8 in their 40 overs. Useful late runs were added by the reliable Matt Bradley (29).
When Steep batted, they were also reasonably placed and had made a steady 47 for 1 after 12.1 overs. However, from this pointon and with the weather looking increasingly threatening, the bowlers took over with Oscar Windebank taking 3 for 24 and an astonishing spell by Matt Bradley of 6 for 9 in 5.4 overs. Given that his first over went for 6 runs, Matt took 6 for 3 in 23 balls! Steep were bowled out for 83 in the 24th over handing Clanfield an excellent win by 146 runs.
A pair of excellent wins which turned part way through the visitors innings.
One defeat and One win - Clanfield still playing well
Clanfield bounced back with a win on Sunday following a high scoring defeat on the previous Thursday.
The first match was played on the lovely flat pitch, good for batsmen at Steep. Batting first, Clanfield made 140-7 from their 20 overs. Alex Andrews (45no), Andy Robinson (30no) and Matt Bradley (30no) all retired with Alex going back for some lusty blows in the last over.
However, Steep also found the pitch to their liking and reached 142-3 in the 19th over, also with 3 retired batsmen.
On Sunday 28 June, Clanfield played DACD at Rowlands Castle.
Again batting first, Clanfield made 194-7 from their 40 overs with in form batsmen Mark Turnbull (72) and Matt Bradley (39no) the main contributors.
This time however, DACD were not able to score with same freedom and were finally all out for 106 with 4 balls remaining. Only Meredydd Hughes (45) and Paul Maidment (25) reached double figures for DACD while Oscar Windebank with 4 for 11 was the pick of the Clanfield bowlers.
A good bounce back after a disappointing result in midweek.
Record Score for Clanfield Cricket Club
Clanfield secured another win with a record breaking performance away at Bishops Waltham on Sunday 21 June.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat first Clanfield started brightly but lost regular wickets. At the halfway point of their innings they were 113-6 with Chris Wheeler scoring 29 and Phillip Stuart 18.
From that point, a fine, unbroken stand of 130 between Mark Turnbull and Matt Bradley took them to 243-6. This is believed to be the highest Clanfield score since the club was reformed over 20 years ago.
Mark (102 not out) completed his second hundred in 4 weeks and was superbly supported by Matt (55 not out) - making his first 50 for the club.
When their turn came to bowl, Clanfield always kept the Bishops Waltham batsmen in check. Oscar Windebank, with 3 for 22, Bob Wheeler, with 2 for 27 and Russ Stuart with 2 for 19 were the pick of the bowlers. Captain Richard Dadd was last out for 45, as the home side were finally dismissed for 141 in the last over.
A fine 102 run win with some notable performances and a record score.
Following a spell which saw a couple of defeats and a match abandoned due to a serious opposition injury, Clanfield returned to winning ways with a 9 wicket win over Milcomms at South Lane Meadow on Wednesday 17 June.
A fine opening spell of bowling by Man of the Match Ben Cox (4-9) saw Millcomms in trouble from the start. Good support from Bob Wheeler (2-4) and Chris Wheeler (2-9) meant Millcomms were all out for only 52 in the 18th over. Only Bone with 23 reached double figures for the visitors.
When Clanfield batted, knocks from Alex Andrews (25 not out) and Russ Stuart (23 not out) ensured the runs were aquired with no dramas in only 8.2 overs.
A good win which got the team to the pub early and back on a positive footing.
Clanfield got back to winning ways with a 13 run victory over Lou Smith Casuals at South Lane Meadow on Wednesday.
With runs hard to come by due to a long and flowery outfield, Clanfield posted 87-8 from their 20 overs. Top scorers were Keith Madeley with 17 and skipper Matt Bradley with a late 23 not out.
Amusingly, opener Alex Andrews was caught out by his good friend Toby Wherle - who was on as a substitute fielder for the opposition. However, when the situation was reversed and Alex was the sub fielder, he dropped the simple chance offered when Toby was batting. I assume they are still friends!
When the visitors batted, they found it difficult to score quickly enough and lost regular wickets. Only Matt W got to double figures, making 18 before being acrobatically caught by John Windebank behind the stumps. All the bowlers contributed, with all 7 used taking at least 1 wicket.
It was good to get another win before Sunday's tough trip to Woking.
Clanfield's winning streak ended with a defeat against a typically tough Swanmore team at South Lane Meadow on Wednesday 27 May.
Batting first, Swanmore progressed steadily to 101-6 off their 20 overs. Tight early bowling by Dan Andrews (0-11 from 4 overs) and skipper Matt Bradley (2-11) was undone by batsman Steve Lines scoring a steady 33 not out from only 32 balls.
Clanfield were always struggling to keep up with the required rate after losing a couple of early wickets. Despite lively knocks from Haider Khan (24) and Alex Andrews (21) they fell 14 short at 87-6.
A disappointing end to a good recent run.
Unfortunately, the Bishops Waltham Six a side competition on Sunday was cancelled due to the bad weather - let's hope the sun comes out again soon and with it a return to winning form!
A first ever century off only 68 balls by Mark Turnbull helped Clanfield continue their winning run at the picturesque ground in West Meon.
After losing yet another toss, Clanfield were asked to bat first and lost early wickets until Mark supported by Alex Andrews (22) started to take advantage of the short boundary. The score was still only 158 when Mark was out for 103 runs having hit 12 fours and 4 sixes. The remaining batsmen pushed the score along to 191 all out in the 34th over.
Moore (4-23) and Rishi (3-18) were the pick of the West Meon bowlers.
Tight bowling by Clanfield kept the home team score under control and wickets started to fall - as did the rain! A steady 49 from West Meon opener Stu Smith kept the score moving forward but they finished on 139-9 from their 35 overs.
A late burst of 4 wickets in 6 balls across his last 2 overs saw Ben Cox finish with figures of 4-15. Despite twice being on a hat-trick, he couldn't manage the elusive extra wicket. This was the second time this season Ben has been on a hat-trick twice in the same match as he achieved the same feat taking 5 wickets for Petersfield earlier in the season. Unfortunately, the hat-trick proved elusive that time as well!
Overall this was a fine win played in a lovely setting and excellent spirit.
Clanfield made it 5 wins in a row in a tight game against Wallington at South Lane Meadow on Wednesday!
After losing the toss, Clanfield bowled first and, despite some dropped catches and untidy fielding, restricted Wallington to 85-9 from 20 overs. Wickets were shared around the bowlers with John Windebank, Dan Andrews and the unlucky Ben Cox all contributing.
When Clanfield came to bat, the scoring was initially slow but a lively 25 (retired not out) by Alex Andrews put them back on target. A more steady, but equally important 25 (also retired) from Errol Pinnock saw Clanfield reach the target with a few balls to spare.
Well done to the team - looking forward to the next match!
Clanfield continued their winning run on Sunday with a 36 run victory over Buriton at South Lane Meadow.
After losing the toss (again) and being put in, Clanfield scored slowly and lost regular wickets with only guest player Guy Andrews (33) providing early resistance.
However, from 84-6, Clanfield recovered with a lively maiden 50 from Alex Andrews (Guy's son!) aided by Mark Turnbull (25) to post a competitive 177-7 from 40 overs.
Buriton also lost regular wickets, including 2 VERY young batsmen, but opener Budgie stayed for a steady 60 before an excellent boundary catch by Phil Stuart.
J Gray added 30 as Buriton were bowled out for 141. Most of the 7 bowlers used took wickets with Guy Andrews completing a good day for the family by taking 4 for 30.
Clanfield made it three wins in a row with a 7 wicket victory away to Millcomms in the first evening game of the season.
The home team won the toss and batted first on a bright sunny evening at Jubilee Park. They scored 115-9 in their 20 overs with Dan Andrews (3-13), Toby Wherle (3-17) and Chris Buckle (2-6) all returning good bowling figures.
Clanfield made a bright start with Chris Wheeler retiring after making 29 from just 16 balls. All the batsmen who got in made double figures and the target was reached with 3 overs to spare.
Chris Buckle was 21 not out at the end to seal the Man of the Match Award.
Clanfield CC gained their second win of the season with a 63 run victory over local rivals DACD.
Run scoring was never easy and batting first, Clanfield made 128-9 off their 40 overs - Haider Khan top scoring with 45 while Dinesh Rajendran was the pick of the bowlers with 4-19.
DACD lost regular wickets with all our bowlers making life difficult for the visitors who were all out for 65 in the 28th over.
Special mention to wily spinner Bob Wheeler (4-15) and new boy Joe Philbin who took 2 wickets for 1 run on debut. Well done to both players!
Haider Khan took 3 catches to seal the Man of the Match Award.
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