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YCC: Highlights Week ending 10th July – T20 XI reach final of the Aylward Cup

14 Jul 2016

YCC: Highlights Weekend 9th/10th July – T20 XI reach final of the Aylward Cup


Thanks to:


  • Jane and Alan Dow for preparing a lovely tea for the 2s and Simon Neilson doing the same for the 4s.   And to Steph Jones for preparing a delicious tea for the ladies.



On the pitch

  • T20 XI – reach the final of the Ayleward Cup by beat Aldershot by 3 wickets
  • 1s – draw against Chesham
  • U15 beat Dogmersfield by 22 runs with 50 for Ayush Bose and a fifer for Joshua Balcombe
  • Ladies 1st XI beat Petersfield by 8 wickets
  • U14 Girls beat Camberley by 6 wickets and Aldershot by 42 runs
  • U12 Girls beat Basingstoke by 42 runs, with 43 no for Josie Marshall


Match Reports


T20 XI

Yateley reached the final of the Aylward Cup after a close win over Aldershot.

Yateley looked to be in for an easy victory when Anthony Muir 3 for 19 and Harry Bartlett 2 for 23 ripped the heart out of the Aldershot batting. Aldershot were 43 for 6 when Harris was run out off the last ball of the 8th over. McCaffrey 21no and Hameed 17 rallied but Stuart Lipo, Gerhardt and Jacques Pienaar ensured that Yateley stayed on top as Aldershot were bowled out for 87.

Yateley started badly losing Jimmy Halson and Sebanja in the first over, Jon Dow and Jacques Pienaar followed soon after and we are struggling at 18 for 4. Dan Bone then came to the rescue with Dan Vincent. They added 35 for the 5th wicket before Vincent was bowled round his legs. The pressure increased when Stuart Lipo was given out LBW when he clearly hit the ball. Dan Bone looked like he would see Yateley through to victory when he swung across the line and was bowledfor 40 with score on 73-7. Yateley's bowling hero's Muir and Bartlett then showed their batting prowess as they ground out the 15 required for victory as Yateley won by 3 wickets with 7 balls to spare. Dan Bone excelled for in Yateley's scoring half the total on a pitch where scoring was not easy.

Yateley now await to hear who they will play in the final on Tuesday 26th July at Hartley Wintney CC


Ladies 1st XI

After a damp morning the sun broke through and a beautiful (but windy) afternoon beckoned. Following a brisk warm up led by Catherine and Molly the Ladies were ready to take on Petersfield. Having lost the toss ( first time this season) Petersfield elected to bat so Yateley took to the field. Everyone decided to share round the wickets today and very quickly inroads were made into Petersfield's 8 woman line up. Fielding was superb with alert fielders responding quickly to their captain, chasing down everything they could and showcasing excellent stops in the field. Great backing up, support for each other and lots of positive chat.

With only 52 runs on the board Petersfield needed to bowl tightly but within 13 overs the total was met. Alanna and the young ones got us home with excellent running, calling and good shot selection.

Thanks to Steph Jones for a delicious tea and thanks Ladies for setting up/ packing away. Well done Caty Salter playing in your first Ladies match.

Ladies, we know who gets the Magic Moment this week... :-)


1st XI

Yateley spurned the chance to catch up their rivals against high flying Chesham.  Things started well for Yateley when Chesham were 6-2 Jon Sebanja striking early and despite some hard hitting by Luke Webb 40 and Andy Goddard 34. Yateley continued to take wickets. Harry Bartlett returned to the attack and took 3 quick wickets leaving Chesham 166 for 9. Asad Rehman joined Matt Yeabsley and the tide turned. They hit the ball to all corners of the field adding an unbeaten 57 to see Chesham to a respectable 223 for 9. Skipper Stuart Lipo was hampered by an injury to Ugandan Jon Sebanja but poor bowling saw things slip from Yateley’s grasp. Sebanja took 3 for 20 included 2 stunning catches in the same over to dismiss the dangerous Kwatsha and skipper Maciver.


Yateley made their normal indifferent start but Vincent and Bone took the total to 91 to 3. Bone fell to a catch behind and after drinks Yateley lost 2 more wickets in quick succession. Jacques Pienaar 29 and Sebanja 22 started to repair the damage and Chesham were on the back foot when a bad LBW decision changed things back Chesham’s way. The ball was clearly going over the top but Pienaar was given out. Yateley could not keep up the challenge and settled for a tame draw. Dan Vincent scored 42 batting at no 3 but again failed to take it on to a big score.


This week Yateley play Stoke Green who are clear at the top of the league.



4th XI

Yateley lost the toss and were inserted by Boyne Hill who were looking to chase using their strong batting line up, Anthony McGowan got us off to a rapid start punishing some wayward early bowling before being trapped in front when the bowling tightened up. Luke Mason followed shortly afterwards bringing Jim Henstock to the crease and Jim showed his intent by lofting a straight six. Jim helped the skipper to put on 77 until a lazy run had a chastened captain run out having slowed down running to the 'safe' end. Jim hit a few more lusty blows before missing a straight full toss! Simon Neilson also had perished early and this brought Andre Pienaar to partner Mike Brown - Mike kept on end up while Andre settled in and then Andre cut loose punishing anything loose to bring up a well deserved and after Robin Smith joined him brought up a well deserved 50 - Robin went for 14 swinging at the death and Andre was joined by Debbie who he contrived to 'run out' off the last ball! 234-9 from 47 and we went to (a wonderful) tea having at least posted a target.

Boyne Hill started solidly until Robin removed one of the openers at 36, but the seamers were not getting a lot out of the now improving wicket so Ryan Stentiford came on to bowl some slower stuff and immediately enticed a hard drive to the captain who gleefully clung on (no time to avoid it!) to give Yateley hope. After the drinks the ball was given to Debbie Pienaar with the instruction to 'give it some air' and she entice one of Boyne Hill's colts (on 92 at the time) to chip a tame return catch for another wicket! Boyne Hill continued to attack and sadly dropped catches and balls falling into spaces told and despite Debbie teasing a mistimed sweep from another colt (which Jim lunged forwards to take) and Ryan bagging a pair off well-deserved wickets late on Boyne Hill reached the target with 15 balls to spare.

The highlights with the bat were Jim and his 75 and Andre's unbeaten 59. Ryan's bowling stands out and he showed impressive control. Tea was outstanding and was praised very highly by all the opposition. 

A final thanks to John Parker for turning out as usual to do the final cut and also for mowing the outfield on Friday - John quietly does a lot of little things that let us all play on a Saturday!


U12 Girls

The Under 12 girls put in another finely polished performance beating Basingstoke by 42 runs. Sasha won the toss and decided to bat.

Our two openers, Josie and Rosalyn, set a fantastic base with some very mature batting and brilliant running between the wickets. The scoreboard kept ticking with all the girls working hard with the bat to make a contribution. Josie later returned to the crease to really take the attack to the Basingstoke bowlers finishing the innings on 43 Not Out.

The girls then took to the field and Josie opened the bowling sending the 2 Basingstoke openers back to the pavilion in the first over. The spirit amongst the girls was fantastic and the quality of the fielding was top of class. Nayani again showed the Opposition why they should not take her on in the deep covers with another unbelievable direct hit run out.

Josie came back for a second spell and picked up another two wickets. Sasha then wrapped up the tail in the 17th over with an excellent caught and bowled wicket.

Man of the Match for this game is Josie who batted with maturity for her 43 not out and then for bowling a superb line and length to finish with bowling figures of 4 for 14 off her 3 overs.


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