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Hawkley (229 for 3) beat IBM South East Hants (226 for 8) by 5 wickets

Posted by hibby

Posted on 23:44, Monday, August 6

 Played at Hawkley on Sunday 5th August 2018

Hawkley won the toss and chose to field on a scorching afternoon with a fast dry outfield, which promised easy boundaries. IBM raced ahead scoring freely with an over rate of around 10 runs per over, with the main damage done by the opener A. Vileram. T. Green broke the opening partnership, at 60,   with textbook catch behind the stumps by A. Fooks. The middle order began to crumble with T.Green and S. Clark dismissing the batsmen with single digit scores, but the free hitting opening batsman prevailed until he too was LBW’d by A.Fooks, for 64.  There was continued resistance by  IBMs No.6 P.Croson who worked with the remaining batsman to maintain strike and he scored freely in the latter part of the innings, finally achieving 70 not out as his colleagues were eventually dismissed by T.Green and A. Cuthell.  IBM finished on 226 for 8 wickets with an impressive contribution in bowling by T. Green with bowling figures of 5 for 42.

T. Green and B. Allison opened for Hawkley and runs came relatively slowly at first. B. Allison was struck on the head by a delivery and, after donning a helmet, seemed inspired to strike out more. The partnership increased the scoring rate, giving little away to the bowlers and fielders.  T. Green quickly reached his 50 then went on to pass a century. Allison reached his 50 but was bowled immediately afterwards by R. Tate, ending a 1st wicket partnership of 136 by Hawkley’s openers.  S. Clark took the crease was unfortunately run out when he was struck heavily by the ball hit by the facing batman. As he slumped to the ground mid-wicket he was run out when the loose ball returned to the bowler. A. Fooks and V. Evans took to the crease to support the remaining Hawkley opener and the only other wicket was taken by IBM’s  C. Naish . V. Evans finished on 21 not out and Hawkley passed their target with 229 for 3 wickets with two overs to spare. The outstanding contribution by T. Green continued this innings as he achieved 123 not out without seriously being threatened by the bowlers or fielders. 


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Hawkley (186 for 8) beat Stansted Park (185 for 7 ) by 2 wickets

Posted by hibby

Posted on 15:02, Monday, July 23

 Played at Stansted Park on Sunday 22nd July 2018

Hawkley won the toss and chose to field on a scorching afternoon in the picturesque grounds of Stansted House where cricket has been played for 250 years, and after the prolonged dry spell the fast outfield promised a feast of runs. The Stansted opening batsmen latched on to any loose balls in the opening overs and the score had reached 28 in the fifth over before Joy chopped a ball from Nick Hudson onto his stumps to give Hawkley their first wicket.  This slowed the scoring rate and Hudson struck twice more to leave Stansted 37 for three after eleven overs. Tom Wallace won an LBW at the other end, however this brought together Trafford and Joy senior who crashed 107 runs in twelve overs to take the home side to 172 for 4.  Hawkley skipper Ashley Fooks took two wickets in the closing overs and Hudson returned to the attack with a fourth wicket as Stansted finished on 185 for seven.

Ed Peel and debutante Angus Watson opened Hawkley’s innings and Peel was quickly off the mark hitting six boundaries before falling to the bowling of Cooper for 26.  Barry Allison took over the helm and steered Hawkley passed the hundred in partnership with Sam Cunningham and then Ashley Fooks.  Allison departed with his score on 32 - one of four Hawkley batsmen adjudged LBW - and Liam Lloyd joined Fooks to add another thirty runs taking Hawkley within fifty runs of their target. After Fooks fell for 24 Lloyd added 23 runs in partnership with Mark Hibberd before joining the list of LBW victims with his score on 29.  Hawkley now needed 28 to win with five overs left and veterans Hibberd and Nick Hudson at the crease. In a tense finish, eleven runs were needed off the final two overs:  six singles came from the penultimate over leaving five runs required from the last over.  The first four balls yielded three singles before Hudson drove the fifth ball to the mid-wicket boundary to see Hawkley home with a single ball to spare.

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Hawkley (164 all out) lost to Selborne (165 for 4 ) by 6 wickets

Posted by hibby

Posted on 15:40, Tuesday, July 17

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Hawkley (164 all out) lost to Selborne (165 for 4 ) by 6 wickets

Played at Hawkley on Sunday 15th July 2018

Hawkley batted first and the opening batsmen we immediately in trouble against the pace of Selborne's Arundell.  After two quick wickets fell Aaron Stewart fought back with cleanly-hit pulls and drives, until he holed out to mid-on for 16. Paul Cross and Liam Lloyd took up the baton, picking the balls to punish until they too fell for 15 and 16 respectively. Viv Evans and Sam Cunningham came together with the score on 62 and added a valuable forty runs before Evans was bowled for 31. Cunningham kept the momentum going with a rapid 27, taking the score to 135.  Hawkley tail-enders added useful runs as their innings closed on 164 in the penultimate over before the  break.

Selborne’s reply began cautiously in the face of accurate bowling from Hawkley.  Liam Lloyd picked up a wicket in his first over when Viv Evans took a sharp low slip catch and after twelve overs Selborne had scored 25 runs, well behind the asking rate.  A change of bowling bought an immediate wicket as Viv Evans won an LBW decision in his first over, and picked up another victim two overs later while at the other end Aaron Stewart added a fourth wicket when Sam Cunningham took a good catch at mid-wicket.  Selborne meanwhile had upped their scoring rate and after 24 overs the score stood at 106 for 4, however with 59 runs required off the remaining six overs the batsmen required a challenging ten runs an over to stay in the chase.  Selborne’s batsmen Pink and Lloyd were now scoring freely and their target got closer by the over.  Ed Peel took the ball for the last over with four runs required to win from:  after three singles and two dot balls the score was level when Pink faced the last ball with the fielders crowded round the bat.  The batsman calmly cut the last ball for four to hand Selborne victory in a hard-fought match:  Pink ending on 54 and Lloyd on 74.

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