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Teams For Saturday 22nd July 2017

1st XI (Away to South Wilts)
Meet Time: 08:45am
A Gonella
A Janmohamed
D Harris
S Myers (capt)
A Hammond
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
J Myers
S Jamison
B Mortimer
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Home to Bashley Rydal II)
Meet Time 11:30am at JCG
A Postles
H Hammond (Capt)
J Paul
T Green
A Freeman
D Scott
M Pein
F Egleston
L Partner
T Paul
I Carpenter

3rd XI (Home to Medstead)
Meet Time: TBC
A Pearce
I Mason(Capt)
E Ballinger
M Mayes
D Trim
T Fuller
J Foulkes
S Bridger
E Streek
R Van de Linde
A Tapp

4th XI – (Away to Blackheath III)
Meet Time: TBC
M Green (Capt)
G Porter
M Bramah
S Bramah
K Williams
R Crook
A Trim
A Wright
J Wright
J Porter
A Green

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Match Reports, 8th July 2017

Alton 1st XI V Havant 1st XI
Havant gain revenge.

Havant came to Jubilee in top form and seeking revenge after Alton snuck a win on the first game of the season.

Alton captain Scott Myers won the toss and did not hesitate to opt to bat. After previous successes batting first Alton looked to replicate this formula but against a strong Havant side they were sadly found wanting.

Alton did not get off to an ideal start loosing the wicket of Gonella second ball. Hammond and Harris looked both in good touch and put on a partnership of 20 until Hammond hit a well struck cut straight at Chris Morgan at gully leaving Alton 20-2. Harris continued his good form this season and managed to build a partnership with skipper Myers. Alton had passed 50 before Myers looking to take the attack to the visitors was given out stumped off of the bowling of local and Hampshire player Brad Taylor for 12.

Harris continued to try and add impetus to the Alton innings striking several boundaries in a well crafted 46. Sadly wickets continued to fall around him and when he was bowled off of the bowling of Taylor Alton were 89 for 9.  Mortimer was then out LBW off the bowling of Morgan for 8 and Alton’s collapse was complete. The Brewers blown away for a measly 95 all out. 3 wickets each for Morgan and Taylor really did put a spin on Alton’s innings. Leaving them with quite some work to do in the second innings.

During the break Alton regrouped and third ball of the second innings South African Sean Jamison had his first scalp, Ben Walker caught behind for 0. Next ball incoming batsmen Stuart Ransley was dropped at second slip by skipper Myers.

Ransley went on to score 44 including ten boundaries before being removed caught at slip off the bowling of Jack Myers. One more wicket fell, that of opener Brad Taylor (29) who was clean bowled by Jack Myers. Chris Stone and veteran Richard Hindley settled the ship and steered Havant home for a 7 wicket victory.

Alton travel to Lymington next Saturday looking for redemption and a much improved performance.

Havant 2nd XI v Alton 2nd XI
Seconds upset Havant

Alton second string made it 2 form 2 in their fight for survival as they returned home from Havant with a vital victory.

The young Brewers side were asked to bowl first and with a strong Havant top order in front of them they knew they would need to bowl. Salmon and Ball started well, Salmon removed the dangerous Hopson for 6 a sharp catch by Dan Scott at short extra cover reduced the home side to 17 for 1. Former Hampshire and England Under 19 Josh McCoy joined skipper Loat and the pair ticked the board along before the Brewers got a bit of luck Patrick Sampson deflecting the a straight drive from McCoy onto the stumps with Loat short of his ground backing up Havant 75 for 2.

The Brewers then looked to build the pressure Gadd who had put Alton to the sword earlier in the season reverse swept Sampson straight to the grateful Joe Paul at point and Havant were 83 for 3. McCoy was still looking dangerous and he past 50 and Havant moved to 138 before the returning Salmon made the breakthrough a fine catch by young Matt Pein saw McCoy depart for 68 and the score was 138 for 4. From this point on Alton seized control and the home side collapsed to 158 all out. Matt Pein and Ian Carpenter cleaning up the Havant lower order wit 2 wickets each.

Alton knew if they batted the overs then victory would be a likely outcome, but batting frailty has been a issue this season. McCoy was bowling a quick opening spell and when he accounted for both Salmon and Green Alton were 18 for 2. Michael Heffernan joined Hammond as the pair looked to rebuild. McCoy picked up his third wicket as Hammond drove back at him for 16. Alton 35 for 3.

Paul joined Heffernan and the pair built a steady partnership, when Paul was removed for 15 the Brewers had moved to 83 for 4. Heffernan remained calm waiting for the bad ball and moved to 50. Dan Scott was then stumped with the score on 104 for 5. Matt Pein and Heffernan managed to repel the returning McCoy and moved the visitors to within 18 of their target. Heffernan was then removed for 66 but Pein (16*) and Carpenter (4*) saw the Brewers home to a 4 wicket win. With other struggling teams winning this was a vital victory for the Alton second string.

 

 

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Teams For Saturday 15th July 2017

1st XI (Away to Lymington)
Meet Time: 08:30am
A Gonella
A Janmohamed
D Harris
S Myers (capt)
A Hammond
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
J Myers
S Jamison
B Mortimer
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Home to Hursley Park)
Meet Time 11:30am at JCG
A Postles
H Hammond (Capt)
J Paul
T Green
R Heywood
D Scott
T Salmon
F Egleston
L Partner
S Ball
I Carpenter

3rd XI (Away to Wherwell)
Meet Time: 12:30pm
G Billington
I Mason(Capt)
E Ballinger
A Freeman
D Evans
S Scott
J Foulkes
S Bridger
E Streek
D Trim
A Tapp

4th XI – (Home to Headley III)
Meet Time: TBC
M Green (Capt)
J Wills
M Bramah
S Bramah
M Ball
R Crook
T Fuller
A Wright
J Wright
J Porter
R Van de Linde

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Summer Camps Early Booking Discount Deadline – This Wednesday

Just a reminder to all Colts parents that the early booking discount deadline is WEDNESDAY 12th JULY, which entitles you to a 10% reduction in the cost of the Camp

Any questions please contact Richard Myers on 07717454869 or at richardmyers488@outlook.com

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Match Reports, 1st July 2017. Brewers Bowl their way to three wins

Alton 1st XI V Burridge
Alton retuned to winning ways on Saturday in dramatic fashion, as they edged Burridge in what was a low scoring but fascinating affair.

The visitors won the toss and asked Alton to bat first. After last weeks disappointment the Brewers started in watchful fashion, but it was the visitors who made the early breakthrough. Hammond edging McMurray behind Alton reduced to 17 for 1 early.

Harris fresh from his hundred the week before joined Janmohamed but with the Burridge opening pair bowling a tight opening spell Alton were once again on the back foot as Harris edged Stancliffe behind for 5 and Alton were 38 for 2. Skipper Myers and Janmohamed looked to rebuild, the experienced pair looking comfortable moved the score past 70. Sullivan White was brought into the attack the Burridge seamer made the breakthrough, Myers miscuing to gully for 17. Alton were now 71 for 3.

Janmohamed was still there pouncing on anything short, he scored 46 in a 94 ball stay including 7 boundaries but when Sullivan picked up his second wicket finding the edge of Janmohamed, Steward once again making no mistake with the gloves. Alton lost their fourth wicket with the score on 90.

The Heffernan brothers struggled to move the scoreboard along before the lunch break but the pair saw the Brewers through to lunch without further loss as they went in at the break at 91 for 4. Looking to push the score on after tea Michael Heffernan was Sullivan’s third victim as he was caught and bowled with Alton still one short of one hundred. Mark Heffernan was just finding his rhythm when he too fell victim to Sullivan. Sullivan breached Heffernan’s defence bowling him for 21. When Postles fell straight after the economical Mugochi picking up his first victim, Alton were in further trouble at 116 fro 7.

Alton needed its lower order to deliver, however it was not to be Jamison who had in previous weeks added valuable runs was caught off slip off the bowling of Mugochi and when Sullivan picked up his fifth wicket removing Jack Myers for 8 Alton were staring down the barrel at 127 for 9. Sullivan returning fine figures of 4 for 44 off his 18 overs. Mortimer and Ballinger looked to frustrate Burridge but when but when Mortimer picked out long on, Mugochi ending proceedings with 3 for 22 off 13.5 overs, Alton slumped to 139 all out.

The pitch was offering some variable bounce but the home side were well sort of a par score. Jamison and Mortimer searched fro a quick start and when Mortimer removed Dan Hewitt for 0, Burridge were one down early with the score on seven. This did not change the visitors aggressive approach both Richards and Collings-Wells were quick to throw their hands at any width. The pair did seem to struggle with the pace of Jamison but it was Burridge who gained the early initiative as the partnership past 50.

Jamison eventually got his reward a fine delivery beating Richards defences clean bowling the Burridge opener for 37, the visitors 73 for 2. Jack Myers was brought into the attack, skipper Scott Myers gambled bringing the field up to the aggressive Colling-Wells. Collings-Wells obliged trying to clear the infield only to find mid on, Heffernan completing the catch the score now 83 for 3. Tea was taken with Burridge still in total control at 91 for 3.

Post tea the Brewers threw everything at Burridge, young Myers producing a magnificent spell of leg spin bowling to transform the game. He bowled Steward for 14 immediately after the break for 14 then followed this up immediately bowling Campopiano for 4. Alton sensed a glimmer of hope as Burridge fell to 95 for 5.

Stancliffe joined the dangerous Burridge overseas Mugochi but Myers was not finished as he continued to dominate, he cleaned bowled Mugochi then Stancliffe played on for 2. Myers had five wickets on the bounce and visitors were now 107 for 7 still 33 runs short of victory. Myers made it six as he removed skipper Ankers, a wonderful leg spin delivery finding the edge, brother Scott completing the catch at slip. Burridge in freefall at 108 for 8. Jack with fabulous figures of 6 for 32 off 14 overs.

The visitors were not finished though as the game took another twist. Sullivan who had been instrumental with the ball edged Burridge closer to the victory total. They were now still 8 down with only 9 required for victory. Jamison who had also bowled exceptionally well trapped Charles Bolton in front for a patient 8 as Alton got their ninth wicket, Jamison ending with figures of 2 for 41 off his 18 overs. Only seven runs were required for victory Sullivan now on 17 not out. Ballinger was back in the attack and with the Burridge number 11 in his sights the experienced off spinner trapped McMurray in front a vociferous appeal followed and when the umpire raised his finger the Brewers had sealed what was an unlikely victory.

Alton will look to take the positives into next weekend as they host a strong Havant on Saturday. Sunday sees the Brewers face local rivals Liphook & Ripsley at Jubilee in the second round of the British Gas Premier League T20. The game will start at 3pm everyone is welcome there will be a BBQ and the bar will be open.

Fair Oak v Alton 2nd XI
After a heavy defeat the week before the Alton second eleven bounced back in encouraging fashion to defeat Fair Oak by 44 runs. The brewers coming out on top in what was a low scoring affair. Asked to bat Alton made an encouraging start but they slumped from 70 for 2 to 128 all out. Skipper Hugo Hammond led the way with 35, Tom Green was the only other player to make it past twenty making a valuable 26. Alton would have been fearing the worst as the home side moved to 31 without loss but once Stephen Ball had made the break trough wickets began to fall at regular intervals. Fair Oak collapsing to 84 all out. Toby Salmon picked up 4 for 36, Stephen Ball 2 for 18 and Lee Partner finished the innings off picking up 4 for 8 off just 4.2 overs.

Whitchurch V Alton 3rd XI
Alton third string made in 2 from 2 as they overcame Whitchurch by 64 runs. Alton posted a below par 145 all out, Andy Pearce the main contributor scoring a fine 55. 145 proved to be though as the returning Dan Trim blew Whitchurch away in a fine spell ending with figures of 5 for 16 off 8 overs. Young duo of Ethan Streek and Ellis Ballinger also picking up 2 wickets each as the visitors eased to victory.

Alton 4th XI v Wrecclesham
Alton were humbled by table topping Wrecclesham, asked to bat first Alton knew it would be a tough ask against a strong Wrecclesham side. Alton were bowled out for 79 with only Adrian Trim 25 and John Porter 12 holding up proceedings as they put on 33 for the last wicket. Wrecclesham chased down the target for the loss of three wickets to wrap up a comfortable seven wicket victory.

 

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Alton CC v Liphook CC BGPL T20 – SUNDAY 9th JULY 2017

IMG_0567Sunday see’s 20/20 action back at the JCG!

The Brewers take on Liphook in the next round of the British Gas Premier League T20. There will be music, a BBQ and the bar will be open.

Tell all your friends, and get them to tell all their friends!

See you all Sunday 9th July, 3pm start

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Teams For Saturday 8th July 2017

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

2nd XI (Away to Havant II)
Meet Time 11:00am at JCG
J Paul
T Green
M P Heffernan
D Scott
H Hammond (Capt)
M Pein
T Salmon
P Sampson
T Paul
S Ball
I Carpenter

3rd XI (Home to IBM Hursley)
Meet Time: TBC
N Heffernan
A Pearce(Capt)
E Ballinger
A Freeman
T Fuller
S Scott
J Foulkes
S Bridger
E Streek
D Trim
D Evans

4th XI – No Game

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Teams For Saturday 1st July 2017

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

2nd XI (Away to Fair Oak)
Meet Time 11:15am at JCG
J Paul
T Green
H Hammond (Capt)
D Scott
D Evans
M Pein
T Salmon
L Partner
T Paul
S Ball
I Carpenter

3rd XI (Away to Whitchurch)
Meet Time: TBC
N Heffernan
I Mason (Capt)
E Ballinger
J Seward
A Pearce
S Moody
S Scott
J Foulkes
S Bridger
E Streek
D Trim

4th XI (Home to Wrecclesham)
Meet Time: TBC
G Porter
R Crook
A Trim
M Green (Capt)
M Mayes
K Williams
J Porter
T Fuller
L Jones
S Bramah
B Gillingham

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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.