LiveAS IT HAPPENED - Hook & Newnham Basics v Basingstoke & North Hants

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  • Hook won the toss put Basingstoke into bat.
  • After a tough start the Bountymen recover from 65-6 to 178-8 thanks to Matt Thankachan (44), Lawrence Benge (34) and Richard Vinn (31).
  • There are two wickets each for Spencer Champ, Kevin Poulter, Anika Divecha and Gary Binns, while Shane Brewer (0-7).
  • Hook are bowled out for 142 as Kieran Thomson top scores with 42 and Martyn James takes 5-32.


A game of many twists and turns


Hook 142 all out.

Kieran Thomson c Connor b Thankachan 41

The catch of the day from Connor ends the match as Basingstoke win.

Thankachan 9.1-3-14-3, R Connor 8-0-34-2, G Porter 9-2-30-0, D Pistorius 10-3-28-0.


Hook 142 all out.

Kieran Thomson c Connor b Thankachan 41

The catch of the day from Connor ends the match as Basingstoke win.


Hook 140-9 off 45 overs

Thomson 40 

Poulter 0

So Hook need 39 off 5 overs.


Hook 138-9

Anik Divecha c James b Thankachan 2

Last man in is Poulter.


Hook 138-9

Anik Divecha c James b Thankachan 2

Last man in is Poulter.


Hook 134-8 in the 44th over

Gary Binns c Thankachan b Connor 0

The next man in is Anik Divecha.


Hook 133-7

Shane Brewer b Thankachan 24

The excellent seventh wicket partnership is ended.

Gary Binns is the incoming batsman.


Hook 131-6 off 42 overs

Thomson 34

Brewer 24


Hook 122-6

Thomson 33

Brewer 16

Hook need 57 off 10 overs. Set to go down to the wire.


Hook 113-6 off 35 overs 

Thomson 32

Brewer 12

Hook need 66 off 15 overs


Hook 104-6 off 30 overs

Thomson 30

Brewer 5

Hook need 75 from 20 overs. Game in the balance as the spin twins still bowl.


After the drinks break at 25 overs, the Bountymen look to their spin duo as Matt Thankachan bowls up the hill and Pistorius down the hill.


Hook 93-6 off 25 overs

Thomson 19 

Brewer 5

So Hook need 86 off  25 overs 


Thomson hits a straight six off Pistorius


Porter replaces James bowling down the hill, while Pistorius takes over from Porter who was bowling up the hill before.


James completes what could be a match winning performance with 5-32 from 10 overs which included two maidens.


Hook 74-6 in the 19th over

Spencer Champ b James 0

James' last over and he smashes the stumps for his fifth wicket.

Shane Brewer is the next man in.


Hook 70-5 in the 17th over

Matt  Love lbw b James 0

Love is trapped leg before and Spencer Champ is the next batsman.



Hook 70-4 

Matt Buckingham lbw b James 23

James puts Basingstoke very much back in the game with two wickets in the same over.

Matt Love is the new batsman


Hook 61-3 in the 15th over

Jordan Hobday c Thankachan b James 7

not out batsman Matt Buckingham 23

Incoming batsman Kieran Thomson


Hook 48-2 in the 11th over

Ben Thane lbw b James 32

Thane is trapped leg before just as he started to look dangerous.

Jordan Hobday is the next man in.


Hook 42-1 (10 overs)

Thane 26 Buckingham 10

Good start for Hook and Basingstoke need some wickets, but at the moment the home side look in control.


Thane hits James for a six into the trees.


First bowling change as Porter replaces Connor and bowls a maiden.


Hook 17-1 (5 overs)

Thane 10 Buckingham 3


Hook 8-1 in the second over.

N Willcock c Vinn b Connor 6

Connor takes his revenge as Vinn picks up a catch at mid-wicket.

Matt Buckingham is the incoming batsman.


Two off the first over and  Ryan Connor bowls the second over.

Willcock smashes his first ball into the trees.


The players are back out and the Bountymen need to take early wickets if they are to stand a chance.

Ben Thane faces the first ball from Marytn James, while Nick Willcock the non facing batsman.


Basingstoke 178-8 (50 overs)

Thankachan not out 44

Connor not out 13

Other bowling stats Champ 10-1-42-2, Binns 8-0-37-2, Binns 2-0-17-0.


Basingstoke 173-8 (49 overs)

Thankachan 41 Connor 11


Basingstoke 162-8 (48 overs)

Thankachan 35 Connor 10



Shot of the day so far Ryan Connor hits a six off Thane


Basingstoke 150-2.(47 overs)

Thankachan 33 Connor 3


Basingstoke 136-8 in 45th over.

Lawrence Benge lbw Binns 34

Benge try's to steer the ball away and gets trapped leg before.

The end of a good innings.

Incoming batsman Ryan Connor.


Basingstoke 117-7 off 43 overs.

Thankachan 21 Benge 27

Runs starting to flow as Champ and Binns are the Hook bowlers.


Divecha completes his 10 overs with figures of 10-1-30-2


Basingstoke 105-7 off 40 overs

Thankachan 20 Benge 10

Best spell of the game for Basingstoke at the moment.


Benge hits Divecha for a straight six 

Is the big hitting about to start.


Basingstoke 87-7 in the 35th over

Graham Porter c Thomson b Binns 8

Binns strikes in his first over.

incoming batsman Lawrence Benge


Basingstoke 77-5 (33 overs)

Thankachan 15 Porter 3

Kevin Poulter completes another excellent spell 10-4-20-2.

Hook still very much on top.


Basingstoke 65-6 in the 30th over

Martyn James c Hobday b Divecha 2

Ball rears up from Divecha and leaves Hobday to take the catch.

In coming batsman is the returning Graham Porter - the Bounymen's last hope.


Basingstoke 53-5 after 25 overs.

James 0 Thankachan 0


Basingstoke 51-5 in the 25th over

Craig Williamson c Hobday b Poulter 0

Craig not happy with decision

Incoming batsman Matt Thankachan


Basingstoke 51-4 in the 24th over

Richard Vinn lbw b Divecha 31

A solid knock from the opener is ended included seven fours.

Incoming batsman Martyn's James


Basingstoke 47-3 in the 23rd over

Steve Bucksey c & b Poulter 5

A tame caught and bowled caused by the pressure of the bowlers.

In coming batsman Craig Williamson.


Basingstoke 46-2 (20 overs)

Vinn26 Bucksey 5

Brewer completes a superb 10 over spell which saw him finish with 

10-7-7-0 - yes seven maidens .


Basingstoke 36-2 after 14 overs.

Vinn 21 Bucksey 5 

Champ is replaced by spinner Kevin Poulter.


Basingstoke 30-2 after 12 overs.

Vinn 17 Bucksey 3.

Hook bowlers still on top at the moment good opening spell for Champ and Brewer.


Basingstoke 27-2

D Ccombs c Hobday b Champ 8

Hook get a deserved second wicket as Coombs is caught behind by Jordan Hobday who has the gloves today in place of Josh Buckingham.

The in coming batsman is Steve Bucksey.


 Basingstoke17-1 (5 overs)

D Coombs 2 R Vinn 13

Good start from Hook as Champ and Shane Brewer giving little away.


Basingstoke 0-1 C Froud 0

first ball from Champ and Kieran Thomson takes the catch.

Incoming batsman Dan Coombs.


Bare with me this afternoon the signal is not too good.


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