AS IT HAPPENED - Hursley Park v Basingstoke & North Hants

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  • Basingstoke won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The Bountymen scored 255-6 as Martyn James top scored with an unbeaten 73 and Andy Niblett hit 68.
  • Hursley Park 236-5
  • Basingstoke win by 19 runs.

7:35pm

Basingstoke win by 19 runs.

The winning run goes on this is now four on the trot away from home. That is all from me today join John Boyman next week for the derby game against Hook.

 

7:33pm

Basingstoke bowling

James 10-0-35-1

Connor 10-2-26-0

Niblett 10-1-58-1

Pistorius 10-0-60-1

Thankachan 10-0-53-1

7:27pm

Hursley 236-5 (50 overs)

Ford hits Niblett for six and then Wheeler does it.

But it all too late. The game was lost earlier.

Nick Wheeler not out 23

Martin Ford not out 14

7:23pm

Hursley 215-5 (49 overs)

So Basingstoke have won to make it four out of four.

7:20pm

Hursley 208-5 (48 overs)

7:18pm

Gary Storey run out 53

Hursley 202-5

Martin Ford comes in 

7:13pm

Hursley 196-4 (47 overs)

Three overs left and 60 wanted.

7:13pm

Storey with a two reaches his half century.

7:12pm

Matt Mettam c James b Thankachan 6

Hursley 191-4

A great innings comes to an end as the ball goes to James.

In coming batsman is Nick Wheeler

7:12pm

Matt Mettam c James b Thankachan 6

Hursley 191-3

A great innings comes to an end as the ball goes to James.

In coming batsman is Nick Wheeler

7:12pm

Matt Mettam c James b Thankachan 6

Hursley 191-3

A great innings comes to an end as the ball goes to James.

In coming batsman is Nick Wheeler

7:09pm

Hursley 191-3 (46 overs)

Niblett returns with a great over as they try to hammer him, but it fails.

7:03pm

Hursley 188-3 (45 overs)

Mettam another four off Thankachan

7:01pm

Hursley 181-3 (44 overs)

Storey sweeps down the hill for four.

6:57pm

Hursley 174-3 (43 overs)

Only seven from the over in the end.

6:55pm

Mettam hits Thankachan for four for his half century.

6:55pm

Hursley 167-3 (42 overs)

Storey sents one into the sky and Connor does well to run around the ground and nearly gets a hand on it. Basingstoke are making sure they have to run every run.

Mettam is now on 46.

6:50pm

Hursley 158-3 (41 overs)

They now have to get over 10 an over and get 11 in the first as Mettam hits Thankachan for a six.

6:49pm

Hursley 147-3 (40 overs)

Mettam drops the ball just short of James for a single. The home side are trying to make the most of Pistorius' final over.

He finishes with 10-0-60-1.

 

6:45pm

Hursley 141-3 (39 overs)

6:42pm

Hursley 138-3 (38 overs)

Storey hits another four which lands just inside the boundary rope.

6:40pm

Hursley 131-4 (37 overs)

Another tight Thankachan over as the run rate continues to climb.

6:37pm

Hursley 127-3 (36 overs)

Storey flicks one off his legs which speeds down the hill and over the boundary.

He is now on 21 and Mettam is on 27.

6:34pm

Hursley 121-3 (35 overs)

A couple of singles off Thankachan.

6:32pm

Hursley 119-3 (34 overs)

The home side are trying to increase the run rate, so Basingstoke have to look sharp in the field for the run out opportunities.

6:29pm

Hursley 113-3 (33 overs)

6:27pm

Hursley 111-3  (32 overs)

Nice save of a boundary by Coombs as Storey hits up the hill. The next shot he puts over Coombs and finds the rope. He hits the boundary with another four with a nice cover drive.

6:23pm

Hursley 100-3 (31 overs)

Matt Thankachan joins the attack as Basingstoke look to go with a twin spin attack.

6:22pm

Hursley 95-3 (30 overs)

The run rate is now up to over six an over.

Basingstoke were 124-5 after 30 overs.

6:20pm

Andy Dalton lbw b Dave Pistorius 39

Hursley 94-3

Dalton hits Pistorius for another four his fourth, but the spinners gains revenge as he traps him leg before. This could be a vital wicket

Gary Storey is the next batsman.

6:15pm

Hursley 87-2 (29 overs)

Niblett has another shout for lbw with a great inswinging ball.

6:12pm

Hursley 85-2 (28 overs)

6:10pm

Hursley 83-2 (27 overs)

A loud appeal from Niblett and his teammates for an lbw against Mettam. This is part  of an maiden

6:06pm

Hursley 83-2 (26 overs)

Lawrence Benge goes close with a stumping.  Dalton with a boundary the only score in the over.

6:03pm

Hursley 79-2 (25 overs)

Dalton is on 28 and Mettam is on 11

Most expensive over to date from Niblett.

At the same stage of the game Basingstoke were 100-4.

So the game looks in the balance at the moment, but a couple of wickets will put Basingstoke in the driving seat.

6:00pm

Hursley  70-2 (24 overs)

John Dalton huts his second four off Pistorius.

5:56pm

Hursley 65-2 (23 overs)

5:55pm

Hursley 59-2 (22 overs)

Dave Pistorius' first over of the game.

5:47pm

Hursley 54-2 (21 overs)

A quick single and Andy Fulton with a great throw hits the middle stump, but the batsman is jjust in.

5:44pm

Hursley 50-2 (20 overs)

Just a single off Connor's last over as he finishes with 10-2-26-0.

After 20 overs Basingstoke were 83-3 earlier in the game.

5:40pm

Hursley 49-2 (19 overs)

5:40pm

Tom Tennant b Andy Niblett 25

Hursley 48-2

Nibett beats Tennant with pace and swing to remove the opener.

Matt Mettam  is the new batsman. He is Hursley's top scorer so far rhis season. 

5:35pm

Hursley 48-1 (18 overs)

Tennant adds another four to his tally

5:32pm

Hursley 41-1 (17 overs)

The Kiwi-express Andy Niblett after his suoerb knock earlier is now in search of some wickets and Aussie hits his first ball for a couple, but this is all..

5:27pm

Hursley 39-1 (16 overs)

Tennant hits a rare four

5:25pm

Hursley 35-1 (15 overs)

Two twos and a single off James.

5:21pm

Hursley 30-1 (14 overs)

Connor is bowling to his field really well hence only a singles conceded.

5:19pm

Hursley 29-1  (13 overs)

Another good stop in the gully by Patrick Joseph keeps the runs down again.

The home side will have to increase the run rate soon.

5:16pm

Hursley 27-1 (12 overs)

A scrambled single and a double come off Connor.

5:12pm

Hursley 24-1  (11 overs)

Another good over from James.

5:09pm

Hursley 22-1 (10  overs)

Two leg byes are added to the total and they are already well behind Basingstoke who were 47-1 at this point.

5:08pm

Hursley 20-1 (9 overs)

5:08pm

Hursley 20-1 (9 overs)

5:06pm

Roman Prendergast c Connor b James 10

Hursley 19-1

His shot just carrys to Connor who makes no mistake with the catch the first chance of the game.

The in coming batsman is Aussie teenager  John Dalton

5:01pm

Hursley 18-0 (8 overs)

Prendergast hits a four off Connor and then another one.

4:59pm

Hursley 10-0 (7 overs)

Another good over from James.

The peace is broken as the cows head for another field and they are not happy as they are further away from the action.

4:54pm

Hursley 8-0 (6 overs)

Only a wide is added to the score.

4:52pm

Hursley 7-0 (5 overs)

James makes it a double maiden as Basingstoke turn the screw early on.

4:48pm

Hursley 7-0 (4 overs)

A maiden over from Connor.

4:46pm

Hursley 7-0 (3 overs)

Tennant hits James for four

4:43pm

Hursley 3-0 (2 overs)

Ryan Connor's first over only yields a single.

4:39pm

Hursley 2-0 (1 over)

4:39pm

Martyn James opens the bowling for Basingstoke against Roman Prendergast, while Tom Tennant is at the other end.

4:17pm

Basingstoke certainly have a total they can defend, but Hursley last week batted out their 50 overs and they look to do the same today as they look for as many batting points as possible.

4:15pm

Huirsley bowling

Martin Ford 10-1-42-2

Nick Wheeler 10-0-67-0

Vikram Dawson 10-1-51-0

Mo Abduarhman 10-0-42-2

Oli Green 10-0-48-0

4:06pm

Basingstoke 255-6 (50 overs)

A superb final over

Martyn James 73 not out (80 balls 4x6 2x4)

Matt Thankachan 20 not out

4:06pm

James straight six off Wheeler

4:05pm

Thankachan smashes a six over mid wicket

4:03pm

Basingstoke 240-6 (49 overs)

Thanckachan again making some extra runs with his running.

3:59pm

Basingstoke 234-6 (48 overs)

James square cuts the last ball of the over for six

3:57pm

Basingstoke reach 225 and maximum batting points

3:56pm

Basingstoke 222-6 (47 overs)

3:54pm

James reaches his 50 with a nice drive and a great bit of fielding denys him a boundary.

3:51pm

Basingstoke 216-6 (46 overs)

Good running between the wickets as Matt Thankachan has the speed to beat any arm.

3:47pm

Basingstoke 212-6 (45 overs)

Dawson last over of the game.

3:45pm

Basingstoke 208-6 (44 overs)

James moves onto 45

3:44pm

Martyn James big blow brings up 200

 

3:42pm

Basingstoke 198-6 (43 overs)

3:42pm

Andy Niblett run out 68

Basingstoke 197-6

Niblett is runout as a shot from James deflects onto his stumps.

This was after he hits the first ball of Green's final over for a massive six.

Incoming batsman Matt Thankachan

3:38pm

Basingstoke 190-5 (42 overs)

Niblett is on 61 James on 35 after Abdurhman returns to the attack.

 

3:33pm

Basingstoke 186-5 (41overs)

3:30pm

Basingstoke 181-5 (40 overs)

Niblett moves onto 54 with a couple of fours and James is on 32. A total of 200 plus now looks on the cards.

3:29pm

Niblett with a boundary chalks up 50 from 58 balls in 73 minutes

3:27pm

Basingstoke 170-5 (39 overs)

Another good over adding to the runs.

The cows are still lying down, but enjoying the sun.

3:24pm

Basingstoke 166-5 (38 overs)

Dawson back on, but the run rate stilll keeps going.

3:21pm

Basingstoke 161-5 (37 overs)

This pair are looking good Niblett is on 42 and James is on 27.

3:18pm

Basingstoke 156-5 (36 overs)

Niblett takes his score to 40 with a straight four.

3:18pm

Basingstoke 156-5 (36 overs)

Niblett takes his score to 40 with a straight four.

3:16pm

A single brings up the 50 partnership Basingstrroke's best of the game so far.

3:15pm

Basingstoke 149-5 (35 overs)

Spinner Green changes ends to replace Ford after one over and only goes for one.

 

3:13pm

Basingstoke 148-5 (34 overs)

Wheeler comes back as Hursley hunt for wickets.

3:12pm

Basingstoke 145-5 (33 overs)

Ford returns to the attack.

3:04pm

Basingstoke 140-5 (32 overs)

Niblett takes his total to 33 with another straight six his second of the inningsvoff Green.

3:04pm

Basingstoke 140-5 (32 overs)

Niblett takes his total to 33 with another straight six his second of the inningsvoff Green.

3:00pm

Basingstoke 130-5 (31 overs)

James sends the final ball of the over to the boundary.

2:57pm

Basingstoke 124-5 (30 overs)

James with a four as Basingstoke start to increase the run rate.

2:55pm

Basingstoke 119-5 (29 overs)

James hits a three which is saved inches from the ropes, before Niblett takes his score to 23 with a couple of fours. Dawson coming back to attack.

2:54pm

Basingstoke 107-5 (28 overs)

2:47pm

Basingstoke 105-5 (27 overs)

2:43pm

Basingstoke 102-5 (26 overs)

2:42pm

Patrick Joseph lbw b Green 1

Basingstoke 101-5

A harsh looking bleg before if I am honest.

Martyn James is the new batsmen. 

2:39pm

Basingstoke 100-4 (25 overs)

Joseph flicks a single off his legs to bring up the 100 at the halfway stage of the innings.

2:37pm

Dan Coombs lbw b Abduarhman 35

Basingstoke 99-4

Coombs is trapped leg before as the ball nips back.

In coming batsman Patrick Joseph.

2:33pm

Basingstoke 98-3 (24 overs)

Hurley skipper Oli Green joins the attack and Niblett hits him for the first six of the innings.

2:33pm

Basingstoke 98-3 (24 overs)

Hurley skipper Oli Green joins the attack and Niblett hits him for the first six of the innings.

2:32pm

Basingstoke 92-3 (23 overs)

Bountymen are finding it hard to get any runs at the moment. A nick behind still only yields two thanks to some excellent fielding.

2:32pm

Basingstoke 92-3 (23 overs)

Bountymen are finding it hard to get any runs at the moment. A nick behind still only yields two thanks to some excellent fielding.

2:32pm

Basingstoke 92-3 (23 overs)

Bountymen are finding it hard to get any runs at the moment. A nick behind still only yields two thanks to some excellent fielding.

2:26pm

Basingstoke 88-3 (22 overs)

Niblett survives a caught and bolwed chance from Dawson in a maiden over.

2:24pm

Basingstoke 88-3 (21 overs)

Niblett's nice cover drive only earns him a couple.

2:20pm

Basingstoke 83-3 (20 overs)

Game in the balance at the moment, but they will hope for a score of 200.

Just for the record 199 was enough last year for the win here.

2:17pm

Basingstoke 79-3 (19 overs)

Coombs on 28 Niblett on 2. 

2:14pm

Dean Nurse b Abduarhman 10

Basingstoke 77-3

Nurse is bowled as Abdurhman's ball nips back.

The incoming batsman is Andy Niblett

2:10pm

Basingstoke 77-2 (18 overs)

Coombs survives as another catch is dropped ar deep square leg. This could prove costly. The last ball of the over Coombs hits for four.

2:07pm

Basingstoke 73-2 (17 overs)

Sawdust is added to the bowlers run out, but the first ball is dispatched by Coombs to the boundary to take his total to 24.

A worrying sign is all the cows are lying down, but their is still plenty of blue skies.

2:04pm

Basingstoke 68-2 (16 overs)

Nurse flicks one through the slips area and being uphill stops short of the boundary.

2:00pm

Basingstoke 65-2(15 overs)

Mo Abduarhman comes into the attack bowling a little short, but it is his first game of the season.

1:58pm

Basingstoke 62-2 (14 overs)

A change of bowling as Vitram Dawson enters the attack from cow field end and looks a bit quick.

1:51pm

Basingstoke 58-2  (13 overs)

Looked set to be a good over from Ford again until Coombs flicked one of his legs to the boundary.

1:48pm

Basingstoke 52-2 (12 overs)

Nurse opens account with a four to bring the 50

1:44pm

 

Chris Froud b Ford 27 (4x4)

Basingstoke 47-2

A wicket maiden for Ford as he finds a way through the defences of Froud.

New batsman Dean Nurse

1:41pm

Basingstoke 47-1 (10 overs)

Froud 27 Coombs 10

1:35pm

Basingstoke 45-1 (9 overs)

Just a wide from Ford.

1:31pm

Basingstoke 44-1 (8 overs)

Coombs scored a couple of braces to move onto eight, Froud is on 27.

1:28pm

Basingstoke 39-1 (7 overs)

Coombs hit a nice four through mid wicket only scoring stroke of over.

 

1:24pm

Basingstoke 35-0 (6 overs)

1:23pm

Basingstoke 31-1

Andy Fulton c Matt Branford b Martin Ford 8

Fulton caught behind.

1:16pm

Basingstoke 25-0 (4 overs)

Froud hits another four through deep mid wicket and the next ball finds the boundary rope again. to take his score to 17.

1:13pm

Basingstoke 17-0 (3 overs)

Andy Fulton pulls Ford to the boundary. Fulton hits another four through third man.

1:09pm

Basingstoke 9-0 off two overs

Froud flicks one through the slips very low and the slow out field stops well short of the boundary.

Froud flicks to the leg side and is nearly caught, but the next shot goes for four off Nick Wheeler.

1:05pm

Basingstoke 1-0 (1 over)

Froud takes a single to open the scoring.

1:01pm

Marton Ford opens the bowling against Chris Froud and Andy Fulton is at the other end.

12:57pm

Game just about to start not a big crowd, but there is a field of cows just behind to the left of the square. We will see what they make of things if the ball reaches them.

12:51pm

Basingstoke have won the toss and despite a dampm wicket have decided to bat first.

Only time will tell if this was the right move. 

12:32pm

Basingstoke are looking to make it four wins on the trot and won here last year.

Basingstoke make two changes to their line-up with Chris Froud and Dean Nurse back so Richard Vinn returns to the second team and Craig Williamson is unavailable.

12:29pm

Good afternoon from a sunny Hursley Park and we are all set to play some cricket.

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