LiveAS IT HAPPENED - Basingstoke & North Hants v Fawley

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Summary

  • Fawlley won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Basingstoke score 228-7 thanks to Chris Froud 60 and Dan Coombs 51.
  • James Woolgar is the pick of the bowlers with 3-46.
  • Fawley 229-8 as Tom Gates top scored with 126.
  • Dan King (2-21) and Matt Thankachan (2-37) pick of the home bowlers.
  • Fawley win by 2 wickets

7:40pm

A tense finish, but Basingstoke were undone by the toss as conditions were worse in the first session and a superb innings by Tom Gates.

 

7:37pm

Fawley 229-8 (48.5 overs)

Turriff-Smith with a single and then Godden a flick off his legs for the winning runs.

A tense finish but Gates never deserved to be on the losing side.

Fawley take a big scalp and the Bountymen promotion hopes took a big dent.

Thankachan finishes with 7.5-1-37-2

7:31pm

Fawley 227-8 (48 overs)

A wide and a straight drive for a couple for Godden.

7:26pm

Fawley 224-8 (47 overs)

Thankachan's first maiden

7:24pm

Fawley 224-8 (46 overs)

Three wides adds to the score as both batsmen have yet to score.

7:19pm

Fawley 221-8

James Woolgar b Joseph 8

He is beaten for pace as the stumps are smashed.

Game on.

Incoming batsman is Dean Godden

7:16pm

Patrick Joseph replaces Dan King after an excellent spell of 6-1-21-2

7:16pm

Fawley 221-7 (45 overs)

7:15pm

Fawley 220-7

Wayne Royan c Coombs bThankachan 2

He flicks the ball up for an easy catch by Coombs.

The incoming batsman is Elijah Turriff-Smith

7:13pm

Woolgar hits Thankachan for six

7:11pm

Fawley 213-6 (44 overs)

A super maiden over from King

7:09pm

Fawley 213-6 (43 overs)

Royan 2 Woolgar 0

Another tight over from Thankachan.

7:06pm

Fawley 212-6 (42 overs)

7:06pm

Fawley 212-6

Callum Earl b King 10

Earl's stumps are knocked over

Incoming batsman is James Woolgar.

The tension is building now Basingstoke believe they are back in the game.

7:04pm

Fawley 211-5 (41 overs)

7:03pm

Can Basingstoke steal a win from the jaws of defeat as Fawley need 18 from 9 overs.

7:01pm

Fawley 211-5

T Gates c James b Thankachan 126

Caught out in the deep by James

He hit three sixes and 18 fours in a superb innings.

The incoming batsman is Wayne Royan

6:58pm

Matt Thankachan returns at the Town end as he replaces Craig Williamson. He finished with 2-0-22-0

6:57pm

Fawley 209-4 (40 overs)

Earl hits a four as the finish line gets nearer the finishing line.

6:53pm

Fawley 201-4 (39 overs)

A straight six and four from Gates takes him to 124

Fawley need just 28 to win now.

6:50pm

Fawley 188-4(38 overs)

Gates hits the ball just over the head of Froud.

6:47pm

Fawley 184-4

K Earl b King 22

King takes over the middle stump to break a partnership worth 104

Incoming batsman is Callum Earl

6:44pm

Fawley 183-3  (37 overs)

Gates adds another couple of fours down the ground

6:42pm

Craig Williamson replaces Pistorius he had figures of 8-0-49-1

6:41pm

Fawley 176-3 (36 overs)

A double from Gates brings up an excellent ton - could well be the match winning innings.

Now less than 50 needed.

6:39pm

Fawley 167-3 (35 overs)

Expensive over as Gates adds to tally taking his score to 98.

6:34pm

Fawley 155-3 (34 overs)

Three singles - a good start from King.

6:31pm

Dan King replaces Matt Thankachan at the Castle Field end bowling down the hill.

Thankachan figures were 5-0-24-0.

6:30pm

Fawley 152-3 (33 overs)

Gates hits Pistorius into the car park for a six and ends the over on  88

6:28pm

Fawley 144-3 (32 overs)

Gates with another couple of fours.

They have to close the Gates if they are going to win this game.

6:24pm

Fawley 135-3 (31  overs)

Gates hits another four to take his score to 73.

6:22pm

Fawley 129-3 (30 overs)

A more tidy over,

Basingstoke at this point were 123-3, so Fawley are now ahead and will Gates still in the centre this contest is wide open.

6:20pm

Fawley 127-3 (29 overs)

Gates 67 Earl 12

6:16pm

Fawley 118-3 (28 overs)

Gates 64 Earl 9

6:14pm

Fawley 116-3 (27 overs)

Another tight over.

6:12pm

Fawley 114-3 (26 overs)

A much better second over from Thankachan

6:07pm

Fawley 111-3 (25 overs)

Gates 61 Earl 7

Basingstoke were 111-1 at this point so everything to play for. When the teams return after the drinks break.

6:04pm

Fawley 105-3 (24 overs)

Gates hits a couplee of fours to tske him to 60.

6:01pm

Matt Thanachan replaces  Patrick Joseph at the Castle Field end Joseph bowled 5-0-25-0

6:01pm

Fawley 91-5 (23 overs)

Gates reaches his 50 with a three. This game is hotting uo just like it is in the scorebox as sun starts to come in.

5:56pm

Fawley 91-3 (22 overs)

Gates cuts for four

5:52pm

Fawley 82-3 (21  overs)

5:51pm

Fawley 80-3

Andy Parratt c Williamson b Pistorius 29

Williamson takes a smart catch at first slip.

In comming batsman is Kieron Earl.

5:48pm

Dave Pistorius replaces Martyn James and will hope his  spin will do the trick.

5:47pm

Fawley 80-2 (20 overs)

Parratt hits two fours as Joseph's concedes more runs in one over than in his three previous.

Parratt moves onto 29

Basingstoke at this point were 91-1

5:42pm

Fawley 71-2 (19 overs)

Gates with a straight six down the ground.

Despite this James ends with super figures of 10-3-26-1

5:38pm

Fawley 64-2 (18 overs)

A single to Parratt flashed over the slips takes him to 19.

5:34pm

Fawley 63-2 (17 overs)

Gates with another four takes him to 34.

5:34pm

Fawley 63-2 (17 overs)

Gates with another four takes him to 34.

5:31pm

Fawley 58-2 (16 overs)

Gates hit a four on the last ball of Joseph's over otherwise it would have been another maiden.

5:27pm

Fawley 54-2 (15 overs)

James completes another maiden as Gates is unable to get the ball away.

5:24pm

Fawley 54-2 (14 overs)

Two no balls the only addition to the score.

5:20pm

Patrick Joseph replaces Ryan Connor after his spell of 6-1-36-1.

5:18pm

Fawley 52-2 (13 overs)

Gates 26 Parratt 18

Parratt hits a four with a square cut,

 

5:15pm

Fawley 48-2 (12 overs)

Gates with a four down the hill.

Also five wides in the over helped the score along.

5:09pm

Fawley 38-2 (11 overs)

5:05pm

Fawley 36-2 (10 overs)

Gates 21  Parratt 14

Parratt hits the first ball for four.

Basingstoke were 56-1 at the same stage.

5:01pm

Fawley 30-2 (9 overs)

Gates cuts the ball for four.

4:58pm

Fawley 26-2 (8 overs)

Parratt hits two fours

4:55pm

Fawley 18-2 (7 overs)

James is getting plenty of swing as he records a maiden.

4:51pm

Fawley 18-2 (6 overs)

A wicket maiden for Connor - Gates is unbeaten on 17

4:49pm

Fawley 18-2 

Paul Marks lbw b Connor 0

Connor strikes this time as Marks is caught out playing forward

Andy Parratt is the incoming batsman

4:46pm

Fawley 18-1 (5 overs)

Gates looks dangerous as he square cuts for four

4:42pm

Fawley 12-1 (4 overs)

Much better over from Connor has a shout for lbw

4:41pm

Fawley 11-1 (3 overs)

Gates has all the runs

4:41pm

Fawley 11-1

David Streather lbw b James 0

James strikes with the first ball of the third over.

Completes a pair of ducks against the Bountymen this season.

In coming batsman is captain Paul Marks

4:34pm

Fawley 11-0 (2 overs)

Gates with a couple of fours

4:30pm

Fawley 1-0 (1 over)

A singles off the last ball of the over from Gates.

4:26pm

Tom Gates to face the first ball of the reply from James.

4:21pm

So Fawley need 4.5 an over on a dry deck now and a dry out field. This could well go all the way to the wire.

3:59pm

So Basingstoke have a score to defend not the 329-7 they got earlier in the season.

Fawley scored 196-6 last time the same again will do very nicely.

At the moment the sun is out - no sign of the predicted storms.

3:56pm

Basingstoke 228-7  (50 overs)

Lawrence Benge not out 5

Ryan Connor not out 2

Some good running between the wickets to make sure of maximum batting points.

Royan finishes with 10-1-46-2

3:52pm

Basingstoke 222-7 (49 overs)

Woolgar finishes his 10 overs - 10-0-46-3

3:50pm

Basingstoke 218-7

James c Royan b Woolgar 33 - one six  and three fours

Mis times a ball and it is caught by Royan

In coming batsman is Ryan Connor

3:48pm

Basingstoke 215-6

James hits two fours off the first two balls and then a single is followed by the wicket of Thankachan.

James moves onto 33

3:45pm

Basingstoke 213-6

M Thankachan c Godden b Royan 0

Matt goes for a bighit, but only first the hands of Godden to be out for ball.

In coming batsman Lawrence Benge

3:43pm

Basngstoke 204-5 (47 overs)

Bucksey hits a four before getting out.

3:42pm

Basingstoke 204-5

Steve Bucksey b Woolgar 33

Bucksey looking to keep the runs going swings and misses on the last ball of the over.

In coming batsman is Matt Thankachan

3:37pm

Basingstoke 194-4 (46 overs)

James 21 Bucksey 24

3:33pm

Basingstoke 190-4 (45 overs)

Bucksey with a nice boundary as Woolgar returns to the attack.

3:28pm

Basingstoke 184-4 (44 overs)

James 18 Bucksey 18

Jmaes hits a stright six followed by cut to the boundary for four.

Smith ends wthe figures of 10-1-43-0

3:25pm

Basingstoke 171-4

Bucksey skys the ball, but between two fielders so nol catch.

Godden completes his 10 overs with figures of 10-0-65-1

3:21pm

Basingstoke 161-4 (42 overs)

Bucksey 13 James 1

3:18pm

Basingstoke 160-4 (41 overs)

The Bountymen need to keep pushing to pass 200

3:17pm

Basingstoke 158-4 

Craig Williamson b Godden 24 off 47 balls and included two fours

The return of Godden at the town sees him take a wicket with the third ball of the over.

Martyn James is the incoming batsman.

3:13pm

Basingstoke 154-3 (40 overs)

Williamson flicks the ball off his legs and down the hill for four to take him to 24.

3:11pm

Basingstoke 150-3 (39 overs)

Williamson  with a single to bring up the 150

Turriff-Smith endss his 10 overs with impressive figures of 10-0-25-0.

3:08pm

Basingstoke 147-3 (38 overs)

Williamson 18 Bucksey 9

The spinners are making it hard.

3:05pm

Smith returns to replace Royan whose spell ends for 7-1-25-1

3:05pm

Basingstoke 144-3 (37 overs)

3:02pm

Basingstoke 143-3 (36 overs)

Williamson 15 Bucksey 8

3:00pm

Basingstoke 139-3 (35 overs)

Willaimson 12 Bucksey 7

Nice running between the wickets.

2:57pm

Basingstoke 135-3 (34 overs)

Williamson 11 Bucksey 4

2:54pm

Basingstoke 130-3 (33 overs)

2:52pm

Basingstoke 128-3 (32 overs)

A nice drive to the boundary from Williamson.

2:49pm

Basingstoke 124-3 (31 overs)

Fawley keeping it tight with the spinners. Williamson adds a single.

2:46pm

Basingstoke 123-3 (30 overs)

A wicket maiden for Royan

2:44pm

Basingstoke 123-3

D Coombs b Royan 51

Another half century for Coombs against Fawleyis ended as he plays and misses against Royan.

In coming batsman is Steve Bucksey.

2:41pm

Basingstoke 123-2 (29 overs)

Williamson off the mark with a three

2:40pm

A straight drive from Coombs brings up his 50 from 79 balls which included five fours.

2:39pm

Basingstoke 118-2 (28 overs)

Coombs 49 Williamson 0

2:36pm

Basingstoke 117-2 (27 overs)

2:35pm

Basingstoke 116-2

Froud run out 60

A fine innings 77 balls eight fours and nearly matched his 66 in these side's last meeting.

A quick double for the Bountymen is  their undoing as the throw to the bowlers' end is too good.

In coming batsman Craig Williamson looking to carry on his recent good form,

2:31pm

Basingstoke 115-1 (26 overs)

2:26pm

Basingstoke 111-1 (25 overs)

Froud 58 Coombs 44

Drinks break

2:26pm

Basingstoke 111-1 (25 overs)

Froud 58 Coombs 44

Drinks break

2:24pm

Basingstoke 109-1 (24 overs)

Coombs lofts the ball to the boundary, just falls short of a six.

2:22pm

A change of bowler as Wayne Royan replaces Smith 6-1-22-0, but it is still spin.

2:21pm

Basingstoke 102-1 (23 overs)

Froud 56 Coombs 37

2:18pm

Basingstoke 100-1 (22 overs)

Froud with a boundary brings up the three figures,

2:16pm

Basingstoke 95-1 (21 overs)

2:15pm

Froud flicks the ball off his legs for his half century.

His second 50 against Fawley this season this one is off 64 balls and includes seven fours.

2:13pm

Elijah Turriff-Smith takes over from Godden bowling from the town end from Godden

 

2:12pm

Basingstoke 91-1 (20 overs)

Smith bowls the first maiden of the match against Coombs.

2:09pm

Basingstoke 91-1 (19 overs)

Coombs nice stroke for a four

2:06pm

Basingstoke 86-1 (18 overs)

Froud with a cut to the boundary to take him to 48.

2:03pm

Basingstoke 82-1 (17 overs)

Froud 44 Coombs 29

2:01pm

Basingstoke 79-1 (16 overs)

Froud scores a single to spoil Smith's third over

1:57pm

Basingstoke 78-1 (15 overs)

Froud 42 Coombs 27

Blue sky now over May's Bounty.

1:54pm

Godden returns to replace Woolgar whose opening  spell is 7-0-24-1.

1:53pm

Basingstoke 73-1 (14 overs)

A very good over from Smith - Froud just takes the single.

1:50pm

Basinsgtoke 72-1 (13 overs)

Froud 36 Coombs 27

1:48pm

Basingstoke 67-1 ( 12 overs Froud 31 Coombs 27)

Froud cuts the ball away for four and Coombs a nice drive for four as they pass the 50 partnership. Not a good start for Smith.

1:43pm

Spinner Wayne Smith who took three wickets when these sides last met takes over from Dean Godden whose first spell is 5-0-36-0.

1:42pm

Basingstoke 56-1 (11 overs)

1:39pm

Basingstoke 50-1 (10 overs)

Coombs 20 flicks a ball off his legs for four

Froud 21 hammers a full toss to the boundary

1:34pm

Basingstoke 41-1 (9 overs)

Going along nicely at the moment are the home side.

1:31pm

Basingstoke 38-1 (8 overs)

Coombs drives up hill, but only yields three.

1:27pm

Basingstoke 33-1 (7 overs)

Woolgar slows down the run-rate.

1:23pm

Basingstoke 30-1 (6 overs)

Coombs with a straight four moves onto 11

1:19pm

Basingstoke 23-1 (5 overs)

1:16pm

Basingstoke 20-1 (4 overs)

Froud hits two fours to move to 12 not out. As the sun starts to shine.

1:13pm

Basingstoke 12-1 (3 overs)

1:13pm

Basingstoke 10-1

Patrick Joseph lbw b Woolgar 5

Joseph looks surprised as a he departs on the fifth ball of the over.

Incoming batsman Dan Coombs

1:07pm

Basingstoke 8-0

Joseph flicks the ball off his legs for a three - would have been a four if not the wet pitch.

1:04pm

Patrick Joseph faces Dean Godden for the second over.

1:03pm

Basingstoke 1-0 (1 over).

Only a wide to trouble the scorers.

1:00pm

Chris Froud opens the batting against James Woolgar.

12:57pm

The players are coming out. Now all we need is the sun.

12:51pm

Waiting for the teams to come out.

12:45pm

Fawley won the toss and elected to bowl which is strange as Basingstoke scored  over 300 batting first in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

12:42pm

Basingstoke have Patrick Joseph and Ryan Connor back for this game. So are at full strenghth. At the moment overcast but no sign of rain.

12:39pm

Welcome to May's Bounty for today's home game against Fawley. The Bountymen are looking to ready to winning ways at home and keep up their push for promotion.

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