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Teams For Saturday 24th June 2017

1st XI (Away to Hampshire Academy)
Meet Time: 09:00am
A Hammond
A Janmohamed
D Harris
S Myers (capt)
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
A Postles
S Jamison
B Mortimer
L Partner
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Home to Purbrook)
Meet Time 114:30am at JCG
J Paul
T Green
R Morgan
H Hammond (Capt)
D Evans
E Hubbard
D Scott
A Freeman
P Sampson
S Ball
I Carpenter

3rd XI (Home to Sparsholt II)
Meet Time: TBC
N Heffernan
I Mason (Capt)
E Ballinger
A Pearce
S Bramah
S Scott
J Foulkes
S Bridger
E Streek
D Murphy
TBC

4th XI (Away to Shalford)
Meet Time: TBC
G Porter
A Marshall
A Trim
M Green (Capt)
J Wright
A Wright
J Porter
M Steven
L Jones
A Green
K Southgate

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Match reports, 17th June 2017

Alton ace Andover

Alton bounced back from last weeks disappointment to complete a convincing win over Andover at Jubilee. With the sun beaming down on Jubilee skipper Myers had no hesitation on electing to bat.

Things did not start well for the home side they lost Hammond early caught behind off the bowling Veettil with the score on 13. Janmohamed got himself in before the off spin of Hooper saw him caught off the glove for 26. Alton then had a middle order wobble as they were reduced to 56 for 4.
Mark Heffernan joined Scott Myers and the pair looked to dig Alton out of trouble. The pair saw Alton through to lunch without further loss. The pair added 83 valuable runs before Heffernan was unfortunately removed gloving behind again off the bowling of Veettil for a vital 34 off 72 balls, Alton 139 for 5.
Myers continued to accumulate as he past his half century. Postles and brother Jack batted alongside Scott Myers taking Alton past 200. When Sean Jamison joined the score was 208 for 7 some late hitting from both Myers and Jamison saw Alton psh on and move to 248 for 7. Myers in what was once again a fantastic skippers innings went into three figures in the final over ending on 102 not out off 145 balls.
Alton came out of the blocks fast, Andover who had spent a long hot 64 overs in field were blown away by Mortimer and Jamison. In the small session before tea the Brewers had reduced Andover to 27 for 5. Jamison with three and Mortimer with two wickets.

Sean Jamison celebrates an LBW

Sean Jamison celebrates an LBW

After tea Andover moved to 43 before Jamison picked up his fourth wicket giving him fine figures of 4 for 33. Mortimer ended his spell with nine over 2 for 27 and Alton were in control. Knight and Romar-Lee looked to counter attack for the visitors and some lusty blows against the spin of Ballinger and Myers saw Andover creep up to the rate. Alton knew that one error would see them gain control and one aggressive shot too many saw Romar Lee find Jack Myers at deep square who completed the catch safely and Andover were 115 for 7. Romar-Lee scoring an entertaining 42 of 32 balls. Knight then followed straight after for 33 Ballinger with his second wicket Andover 117 for 8  
Jack Myers then completed victory for the home side picking up two quick wickets as Andover tumbled to 123 all out.
Alton travel to the Ageas bowl nursery ground next week to take on Hampshire academy 11am start.  

Second Eleven v Gosport

Alton were undone by a fine 100 from the Gosport overseas import Michael Ruffell. Ryan Hale returning to his first club on UK shores scored a fantastic 100 for the Brewers but it was not enough to give Alton their second victory. Skipper Hugo Hammond scored 60 as Alton posted 238. With Gosport needing 10 an over late on Alton looked like they may sneak victory but it was not to be as the home side reached their target 7 down with 10 balls to spare.

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Teams For Saturday 17th June 2017

1st XI (Home to Andover)
Meet Time: 09:30am
A Hammond
A Janmohamed
D Harris
S Myers (capt)
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
A Postles
S Jamison
B Mortimer
J Myers
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Awayto Gosport Boro)
Meet Time 10:45am at JCG
J Paul
T Green
R Hale
H Hammond (Capt)
D Evans
L Partner
D Scott
T Salmon
T Paul
S Ball
I Carpenter

3rd XI (Away to Liphook II)
Meet Time: TBC
N Heffernan
I Mason (Capt)
E Ballinger
A Pearce
J Seward
A Freeman
S Moody
A Tapp
J Foulkes
S Bridger
E Streek

4th XI (Home to Chiddingfold)
Meet Time: TBC
K Williams
S Bramah
A Trim
M Green (Capt)
R Crook
A Wright
J Porter
M Ball
L Jones
T Fuller
T Martin

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All Star’s Mascot comes to Alton

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Our All Star’s Cricketers were lucky enough to be visited by The All Stars Mascot last week!

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Teams For Saturday 10th June 2017

1st XI (Away to St Cross)
Meet Time: 09:15am
A Hammond
A Janmohamed
D Harris
S Myers (capt)
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
A Postles
S Jamison
B Mortimer
T Salmon
L Partner

2nd XI (Home to Basinstoke & NH II)
Meet Time 11:30am at JCG
J Paul
R Hale
H Hammond (Capt)
D Evans
A Freeman
D Scott
A Pearce
J Foulkes
D Trim
I Carpenter
P Sampson

3rd XI (Home to Basingstoke & NH IV)
Meet Time: TBC
N Heffernan
I Mason (Capt)
D Shears
G Billington
A Wright
B Choularton
T Fuller
A Tapp
S Scott
S Bridger
E Streek

4th XI (Away to Frensham)
Meet Time: TBC
J Wills
S Bramah
A Trim
M Green (Capt)
S Crook
R Crook
W Dickson
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC

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Match reports, 3rd June 2017

Alton v New Milton

Saturday saw Alton take on New Milton at Jubilee in the first of the timed game format. History suggests that this format suits the Brewers so the home side were keen to make a good start.

Alton won the toss and after recent disappointment with the bat elected to bat first. Hammond and new signing Abhay Gonella from Surrey Championship side Sunbury opened up for the Brewers. Things did not start well for the home side as they lost Hammond with no score on the board. Young Abhay Gonella showed no sign of nerves as he and Dan Harris looked to build a partnership.

Harris was the aggressor looking to take advantage of the early hard ball. The pair moved the score past thirty before Harris was out LBW for 21, Watts picking up his second victim. Skipper Myers joined Gonella and the pair dug in trying to build a platform for the home side. As the ball got softer scoring became harder on what was a consistent but slow pitch. The pair put on 57 before Gonella was unfortunately run out for a patient 25 off 109 deliveries. Alton lost Michael Heffernan for 9 just before lunch as they went into the break on 103 for 4 but with 43 overs gone.

With a maximum of 21 overs left Scott Myers and Mark Heffernan looked to get the board ticking over as they started the second session. Things went to plan as partnership moved past 50, Myers moved to his own half century, remaining patient throughout with some calculated stroke play moving the Brewers to a competitive total. Heffernan had made 19 when he was caught on the boundary looking to increase the rate further. Nick Gargaro picked up his second as Janmohamed was out for three and the Brewers were 167 for 6.

When Myers then fell for 84 in what was a fantastic captains innings off the bowling of Haggarty Alton were wobbling at 168 for 7. Alton looking for the extra bonus point before 60 overs lost their eighth wicket Jack Myers with the board on 172. A late cameo from overseas Jamison helped the home side to 200 off their 64 overs. He struck one four and two sixes in his 22 which would turn out to be a vital contribution.

Alton knew 200 was a competitive total if they bowled well on what was a difficult pitch to score freely on. The visitors made a steady start before Jamison made the breakthrough he found the edge of New Milton’s overseas Wakefield, Scott Myers making no mistake at second slip. New Milton 27 for 1. Ollie Shrubsole then misjudged a Scott Myers fall toss and was out LBW for 5 with the score on 36 for 2, honours even. Just before tea Jamison found the edge of Haggarty but Myers failed to hold on to a tough chance as the visitors made it to tea without further loss.

The final session of the day was to be a tense affair with all outcomes possible. The spin duo of Jack Myers and Julian Ballinger were entrusted to make the breakthrough. The former got his man a fantastic take from Janmohamed behind the stumps saw Haggarty stumped for 17 and New Milton were 68 for 3. A double Ballinger breakthrough saw the visitors reduced further to 89 for 5. Opener Tom Arnold stood firm as he made a patient 50. New Milton moved past 100 before Jamison returned clean bowling Dan Loader for 3, New Milton 105 for 6.

With Arnold still at the crease New Milton were still in the game. The score moved to 127 before Watts was removed for 9, Jamison again with his third wicket. With Alton seemingly beginning to edge this enthralling encounter young Ralf Hussey produced a cameo that would once see the game tip back into the balance. He scored 23 from 23 balls before one shot too many saw Jamison pick up his fourth Janmohamed completing the catch behind, the visitors now on 158 for 8. Jamison with 4 for 42.

New Milton were edging closer to the winning draw target but also the outright win, Arnold had played a sensible gritty innings and was being well supported by his lower order. Alton were frustrated further as off the bowling of Ballinger Campbell Golding was put down by Hammond, was this the Brewers last chance. With 4 overs left of the day the Brewers needed 2 wickets for victory with New Milton needing 21 for the win. Captain Myers brought himself back and when Golding was caught by the relieved Hammond the score was 180 for 9. Four leg byes moved the a score onto 184 but when Gargaro was trapped in front off the fourth ball of the over New Miltons resistance was finally broken. Visiting keeper Arnold had spent every ball of the match in the middle as he remained unbeaten on a determined 80 off 155 balls.

Alton were jubilant as they won by 16 runs in what was a absorbing encounter.

Alton will look to take confidence from this result as they travel to Winchester next week to dace St Cross.

SCORECARD

Alton ladies make it three from three

Alton Ladies made it three wins out of three on Sunday with a 60 run win over Parley Sports.

Gemma Porter capped a fine all-round performance, by claiming a remarkable four wickets in four balls, before a final run-out ended the game from the next delivery.

The margin suggests an comfortable win, but the reality was different as Parley looked good while chasing Alton’s 205.

The visitors made Alton work hard as they made it to 145-5 with 12 overs remaining, but fell in a heap against Porter’s accurate off-spin.

It completed a fine day for the Hampshire under 15 star, as she earlier carried her bat for 86*, in Alton’s total.

She was helped by Georgia Harsham (31) and Amelia Marshall who made a rapid 54 as Alton continued their winning start to the season.

SCORECARD

Waterlooville First XI v Alton Second XI

Alton’s second string fell to a heavy defeat at the hands of Waterlooville on Saturday as the lost by 121 runs. Waterlooville scored 232 with James Hortie and Tim Jackson completing half centuries for the home side. Toby Salmon took 4 for 47 with Lee Partner picking up 5 for 23 for the Brewers. Alton’s reply never really got going Thomas Green (24) and Shane Moody (20) were the only pair to make any kind of contribution as Alton were shot out for 111.

SCORECARD

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No training tonight

Training for U13’s, U15’s and u18’s is cancelled tonight

 

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Teams For Saturday 3rd June 2017

1st XI (Home to New Milton)
Meet Time: 09:30am
A Hammond
A Gonella
D Harris
S Myers (capt)
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
A Janmohamed
J Myers
S Jamison
A Hughes
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Away to Waterlooville)
Meet Time 11:00am at JCG
J Paul
T Green
H Gadsby
H Hammond
D Evans
S Moody
L Partner
T Salmon
D Trim
I Carpenter

3rd XI No Game

4th XI (Home to Thursley II)
Meet Time: 12:30pm
J Wills
E Ballinger
I Mason
M Green
S Bridger
E Streek
A Trim
A Pearce
A Wright
K Williams
N Heffernan

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Week 4, 2017 – Alton Bashed

Since the opening day heroics things have not gone the way Alton would have hoped with two heavy defeats. Making the long trip down to the New Forest to face Bashley, Alton knew they would have to perform well against a strong Bashley outfit.

Skipper Myers won the toss and choose to bowl first, Alton hoping to take advantage of any early movement. Jamison started well beating the bat on a number of occasions. When Jamsion did find the edge of Digby Alton failed to take advantage and the chance was put down. Mortimer was also asking questions from the other end and when Gates misjudged a full toss he was hit in front and given out LBW for 24. Alton had the breakthrough and Bashley were 38 for 1.

Patrick Page a young Australian fresh off the back of a century the week before joined Digby as they looked to build a platform for the home side. Alton looked to keep the pressure on and restrict the home side, but Page looked to be aggressive. With both batsman approaching fifty Ballinger had Page caught in the deep by Mark Heffernan for 45. Bashley though were well placed at 127 for 2. Alton sensed an opportunity to restrict the home side. Skipper Porter was removed early, Mark Heffernan completing his second catch off the bowling of skipper Myers. Digby passed his half century before he was removed by Ballinger, Mortimer completing the catch at mid on. Bashley were now 137 for 4.

Young Matt Pein was making his first team debut and when he removed both Chris Ridley and Samuel Thompson in consecutive balls the home side had stumbled to 158 for 6. The young Alton seamer returning fine figures of 2 for 19. 

Mitchell Wilson joined Chris Vaughan and with Alton unable to deliver the final blow they moved the score past 200. Wilson hit 3 maximums in the closing overs scoring 34 off 35 balls. Myers picked up 2 late wickets, Dan Harris catching Wilson & Mark Heffernan completing a hat trick of catches to remove Watkins for 11. Ballinger picked his 4th wicket and Bashley were all out for 240 with a ball to spare.

Alton were fairly happy with their work in the field and felt 240 was an attainable target. Unfortunately batting frailties came back to haunt the Brewers as they were blown away. Hammond and Heffernan started reasonably well against the pace of Barber. The former Hampshire and England U19 Barber was bowling with some real pace. Hammond seemingly in control pulled Barber away for 4 before being struck on the helmet. The very next ball Hammond was beaten my a full toss that broke his off stump in two.

Barber with his tail up found the edge of Harris the very next ball and Alton were already in trouble at 19 for 2. Myers joined Heffernan as the pair looked to rebuild, they negotiated the remainder of Barbers and Mitchells spells, but then a miss communication saw Heffernan run out for 18. Alton were now 60 for 3.

Things got worse for the visitors as Mark Heffernan drove in the air to cover 74 for 4 off the bowling of Ridley. Hugo Hammond tried to counter attack striking three boundaries but the returning Barber got his man before a full fast delivery struck Myers In front for 25 and Alton were staring down the barrel at 91 for 6. Barber had figures of 4 for 27.

Alton continued to lose regular wickets as they limped to 117 all out. Another disappointing performance from Alton, one they will look to put behind them as they host New Milton in the first of the seasons timed games.

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Teams For Saturday 27th May 2017

1st XI (Away to Bashley Rydal)
Meet Time: 10:00am
A Hammond
M P Heffernan
D Harris
S Myers (capt)
M J Heffernan
H Hammond
M Pein
S Jamison
B Mortimer
A Hughes
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Home to Fawley)
Meet Time 11:30am at JCG
A Postles
T Green
H Gadsby
R Hale
J Paul
D Evans
M Salmon (Capt)
A Pearce
T Salmon
D Trim
S Moody

3rd XI (Home to Oakley)
Meet Time: TBC
J Wills
E Ballinger
I Mason (Capt)
A Freeman
S Bridger
J Porter
J Foulkes
S Scott
I Carpenter
A Tapp
P Sampson
4th XI (Away Thursley II)
No Game – Thursley unable to raise Team