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Week 17 – Match Reports

Ones and Twos fight for survival continues

Alton V Hampshire Academy

Alton’s search for that elusive victory that would all but seal their top flight status for another year continued on Saturday as despite an improved performance were undone by a young Hampshire academy side.

Alton won the toss and elected to have a bowl first. Alton had the start they would have hoped for as Salmon made the breakthrough, Campbell edging behind with Hugo Hammond making no mistake with the gloves. Jamison once again threatened and when he bowled South for 5 the Academy were 25 for 2. The talented Scriven joined England Under 19 Felix Organ as the pair looked to build a platform. The pair accumulated without taking any risks as they eased the visitors into a strong position. Both past 50 and Alton were left searching for the vital breakthrough. The second half of the innings saw the Academy up the tempo and with wickets in hand the visitors were in a strong position.

Both were approaching three figures when Alton finally got a bit of luck, Scriven thought the ball had evaded the Alton keep Hammond, as he looked to take a single Hammond managed to gather the ball and throw down the stumps, Scriven was run out for a fine 98. A match winning partnership of 172 left the Academy on 197 for 3. Organ was still there but when he was superbly caught by skipper Myers, Salmon had is second and Organ was on his way for 94 with the board showing 208 for 4.

Jamison and Ballinger then exchanged wickets as Academy moved to 239 for 6. Some late blows from George Pardoe saw him end on 25 not out and the Academy reach 251 for 6. Alton left wondering what could have been had they been able to break the Organ, Scriven partnership.

Alton knew they would need to bat well but when Janmohamed fell early for 3 caught behind off the bowling of Hipwell Alton were 14 for 1. The Hammond brothers moved the score to 47 before Hugo Hammond was bowled for 8 by Scriven.

Alex Hammond looked in good touch before he was bowled by Zac Organ for 32 and when Harris fell almost immediately after Alton were in trouble at 70-4. Mark Heffernan joined skipper Scott Myers with both men on naught, they added 27 before Myers popped one up to extra cover off Felix Organ as he fell for 8.

The Heffernan brothers needed to rebuild and just as they were edging Alton into a reasonable position Michael Heffernan was given out LBW for 23, once again Felix Organ involved as he picked up his second wicket. Alton now 136 for 6. Jamison joined Heffernan, Heffernan continuing his recent run of form passed 50 but with overs running out Alton tried to stay in touch. Jamison and Heffernan put on 74 before Heffernan fell for a hard fought 59 and Alton were 212 for 7.

Alton were always behind the rate and despite some late blows from Jamison who ended on 44 not out Alton closed on 228 for 7. Results elsewhere mean that Alton go into the final day of the season needing 2 points to secure their premier league status.

Purbrook v Alton 2nd XI

Alton survival fight continued on Saturday as they chased down Purbrooks 117 all out. On a difficult pitch Alton reduced the home side to 117, Partner and Ball picking up three wickets each with young Freddie Egleston the pick of the bowlers picking up 4 for 17. A nervy chase saw Alton win by 2 wickets with only 5 balls remaining. Despite this being their sixth win of the season they still need to win on Saturday and hope results go their way to stay up.

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Week 16 Match Report

Andover V Alton – BGSPCL – Saturday 19th August 2017

Alton rue missed chances
Alton’s woes continued as they slumped to defeat against bottom side Andover. Alton went into Saturdays game knowing that victory would all but secure their place in the top flight for another season, however another frustrating afternoon was in store for the Brewers. Alton lost the toss and were on the wrong side of conditions as they put into bat on what was a tacky surface.

With the pitch offering the Andover bowlers assistance Alton knew they had to dig in to post a defendable target. Hammond received a brute of a delivery that leapt off a length only to find glove and loop to short mid wicket Alton 17-1.
Janmohamed and Harris managed to negotiate further uneven bounce and looked to have put Alton into a good position as the partnership moved past 50.

Harris taking the attack to the home side moved onto 35 before he fell. Looking to go after anything short one shot too many saw him sky a pull shot straight up and Alton were 79 for 2.
Janmohamed fell soon after for 32 and Alton were wobbling at 83-3. Scott Myers & Mark Heffernan looked to rebuild but when Myers was removed for 9 Alton continued to lose wickets and fell to 111 for 6.

Jamison and Heffernan moved the score to 135 before Jamison was bowled for 12. Treagus picking up his 3rd victim and returning fine figures of 3 for 15 off his 10 overs leaving Alton in further trouble. Heffernan looked to add valuable runs with the lower order, but wickets continued to fall and when Heffernan was last out for 40, Dale had 3 for 51 and Alton were all out for 169 off only 46.3 overs.

With the pitch drying out as the day progressed Alton knew it would need to be a near faultless fielding performance, but missed chances were to be the order of the day.

Despite Jamison and Salmon looking lively early on beating the bat on a number of occasions the Andover openers survived early exchanges. When Jamison did find the edge Alton failed to take advantage. Salmon also had former Alton colt Will Arnold dropped at mid wicket, with frustration building Alton eventually got the breakthrough Salmon finding the edge of Ballantine–Dykes with Janmohamed completing the catch Andover 39 for 1. Salmon then cleaned bowled the experienced Treagus first ball Andover 2 down.

Andover’s dangerous overseas Karunaratne joined Arnold and the pair added 28 before Salmon picked up his 3rd when he removed Karunaratne caught in the deep by Ballinger for 11. Andover 67 for 3. Salmon returning figures of 3 for 41.

Carr and Arnold moved the score past 100, before a rush of blood by Carr saw him caught in the deep by Mark Heffernan off the bowling of Ballinger for 17. Andover 107 for 4.
Again Alton struck immediately Arnold needing one for his half century tried to sweep Ballinger only to find Jamison at short third man, Andover now 107 for 5 and the game in the balance.

Tony Blackburn was removed first ball also as Andover fell to 111 for 6. Ballinger taking 3 for 27 off his 10. Andover were soon 7 down when Jamison bowled Knight for 5 with the score now only 113. Alton looked to be edging their way to victory but skipper Hooper was in determined mood he and young Dale added a match winning partnership of 39 taking the home side to within 18 runs of victory. Skipper Myers removed Dale for 14 to offer Alton a glimmer of hope but Adams stayed with Hooper who made a courageous 31 not out to see his side home, Andover winning by 2 wickets and Alton left to rue what could have been. Both sides move into the last 2 weeks of the season fighting for survival. Alton will face Hampshire Academy next Saturday at home hoping to pick up a vital victory.

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Teams For Saturday 26th August 2017

1st XI (Home to Hampshire Academy)
Meet Time: 10:45am
A Janmohamed
A Hammond
H Hammond
D Harris
S Myers (Capt)
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
S Jamison
J Myers
T Salmon
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Away to Purbrook)
Meet Time 10:45am
A Gonella
A Postles
T Green
J Paul
D Trim
M Mayes
S Moody
F Egleston
S Ball
L Partner
I Carpenter

3rd XI (Away to AWE Tadley)
Meet Time: 12:00pm
I Mason (Capt)
N Heffernan
M Ball
D Evans
T Fuller
J Foulkes
A Wright
E Ballinger
S Bridger
A Tapp
E Streek

4th XI (Home to Frensham IV)
Meet Time: TBC
M Green
R Crook
M Bramah
S Bramah
J Wright
A Marshall
A Trim
J Porter
L Jones
TBC
TBC

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Teams For Saturday 19th August 2017

1st XI (Away to Andover)
Meet Time: 11:00am
H Hammond
A Hammond
D Harris
S Myers (Capt)
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
J Paul
S Jamison
J Myers
T Salmon
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Home to Gosport Borough)
Meet Time 11:30am
A Janmohamed(Capt)
A Gonella
A Postles
B Mortimer
D Trim
S Budd
M Mayes
F Egleston
S Ball
L Partner
T Paul

3rd XI (Home to Overton)
Meet Time: 12:30pm
I Mason (Capt)
M Ball
D Evans
A Freeman
J Foulkes
S Moody
E Ballinger
S Bridger
S Scott
A Tapp
R Van De Linde

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Teams For Saturday 12th August 2017

1st XI (Home to St Cross Symmondians)
Meet Time: 11:30am
A Janmohamed
A Hammond
D Harris
S Myers (capt)
A Gonella
M J Heffernan
A Postles
S Jamison
J Myers
D Scott
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Away to Basingstoke & NH)
Meet Time 11:30am
H Hammond (c)
T Salmon
J Paul
T Green
D Trim
S Budd
M Mayes
F Egleston
S Ball
I Carpenter
P Sampson

3rd XI (Away to Old Basing)
Meet Time: 12:15pm
L Hughes
N Heffernan
D Histead
T Fuller
A Freeman
J Foulkes (Capt)
E Ballinger
S Scott
A Tapp
R Van De Linde
C Vincent

4th XI – (Away to Wrecclesham)
Meet Time: 12:30pm at Wrecclesham
M Green (Capt)
G Porter
J Wills
L Jones
S Crook
R Crook
A Trim
M Ball
A Green
S Bramah
TBC

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Teams For Saturday 5th August 2017

1st XI (Away to New Milton)
Meet Time: 10:30am
A Janmohamed
A Hammond
D Harris
S Myers (capt)
A Gonella
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
S Jamison
J Myers
B Mortimer
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Home to Waterlooville)
Meet Time 11:30am
H Hammond (c)
A Postles
J Paul
T Green
D Evans
D Scott
T Salmon
F Egleston
S Ball
T Paul
P Sampson

3rd XI (Home to Ramsdell)
Meet Time: TBC
A Pearce
N Heffernan
I Mason(Capt)
D Trim
A Freeman
M Mayes
E Ballinger
A Tapp
S Bridger
E Streek
TBC
4th XI – (Away to Tongham II)
Meet Time: TBC
M Green (Capt)
G Porter
J Wills
L Jones
A Marshall
R Crook
A Trim
A Wright
J Wright
J Porter
R van de Linde

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Teams For Saturday 29th July 2017

1st XI (Home to Bashley Rydal)
Meet Time: 09:30am
A Gonella
H Hammond
J Paul
S Myers (capt)
A Hammond
M P Heffernan
M J Heffernan
S Jamison
D Scott
B Mortimer
J Ballinger

2nd XI (Away to Fawley)
Meet Time TBC
S Byers
T Salmon
D Trim
T Green
D Evans
S Ball
M Pein
F Egleston
L Partner
T Paul
I Carpenter

3rd XI (Away to St Cross IV)
Meet Time: TBC
A Pearce
N Heffernan
I Mason(Capt)
E Ballinger
A Freeman
M Mayes
S Scott
P Sampson
S Bridger
E Streek
R Van de Linde

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

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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