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.