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Wherwell take mid table victory
12:00am Tuesday 13th August 2013 in Cricket
Wherwell v Crown Taverners.
KJM sponsored Wherwell hosted Crown Taverners in a mid table clash and won comfortably with overs to spare.
Wherwell elected to bowl on a flat batting strip knowing using the new ball would be key and so it proved. Stuart Taylor (3-32) and Christian Nicel (2-20) opened and bowled tight lines creating chances by keeping the run rate down.
Both picked up wickets in first few overs as the pace proved too much and a full stretch leap from Young in the slips ensured Wherwell maintained real pressure as they knocked over the top order. Rob Hodgkison’s 89 not out and Jerry Comfort offered Taverners only real meaningful innings as they were restricted to a well below par 156-7. In reply Wherwell were very watchful and only scored eight from the first nine overs but they soon found the groove and started finding boundaries with ease. Elton Adamo hit some big shots for 38 until he got bowled around the legs and Nicel’s fine form with the bat continued as he hit a forceful 68 not out well supported by Gladwyn 24 not out to enable Wherwell to reach the target with 13 overs remaining.