IBM Hursley I vs Suttoners II (18th June 2016)

  • Posted on: 20 June 2016
  • By: 2016 First Team

Mike Pollard (76) made sure the bowlers job was not impossible as IBM could only muster 166 all out (Harry Rendell 3-35) against the team currently bottom of the table. After tea, Suttoners looked as though they might upset the form-book, but they eventually succumbed to the wiles of Nick Wood (4-35) as they were bowled out for 139 (Craig Dennett 35, Extras 30).

IBM Hursley III v Sarisbury Athletic V (11th June 2016)

  • Posted on: 17 June 2016
  • By: 2016 Third Team

IBM won the toss, and with rain in the air and a grassy pitch, asked Sarisbury to bat first. The opening bowling pair of Ashley Cocking (9-0-30-1) and Kaush Kundu (9-4-29-1) bowled tightly, restricting the hosts to only 19 off the first 10 overs. The bowling continued to be tight with Jeff Yarney at one end (8-2-22-0) and Robbie Cocking at the other (5-1-16-0), and at drinks Sarisbury had limped along to 54 without loss. The first wicket was taken by William Robbins (5-0-18-1), clean bowling the opener, with the score on 78 in the 26th.

IBM Hursley I vs Winton (4th June 2016)

  • Posted on: 9 June 2016
  • By: 2016 First Team

A first visit for Winton, and they bowled well. IBM were reduced to 55-7 before Fawad Ahmed (30) showed the batsmen how, but they were still bowled out for 95 in the thirty-sixth over (Charlie May 4-35, Alistair Williams 3-16). Winton wasted no time chasing this meagre total, and it was all over soon after tea. 99-2 (Harry Seal 36 not out, John Duke 32).

IBM Hursley III vs Rowner II (14th May 2016)

  • Posted on: 20 May 2016
  • By: 2016 Third Team

After a frantic change of location we ended up playing Rowner II's in Stubbington. Skip lost the toss and was asked to bowl on a very green wicket. Our opening pair of Ashley Cocking (10-2-27-0) and William Robbins (10-0-42-0) bowled tightly restricting Rowner to only 29 off the opening 11 overs, however we couldn't break the opening partnership until the 19th over, with the score 70, when we took out both openers with 2 fantastic catches at point by Robbie Cocking (one of them airborne that Jonty Rhodes would have been proud of!).

IBM Hursley III vs Locks Heath IV (7th May 2016)

  • Posted on: 12 May 2016
  • By: 2016 Third Team

Locks Heath won the toss and put IBM into bat first.  We were off to a shaky start after the loss of our two opening batsmen for only 3 runs. Rob Lamprey (21) came to the crease with Robbie Cocking (15) to ease the IBM nerves.  Ashley Cocking put on 26 runs and Ram with 29 runs further steadied the IBM batting nerves.

IBM Hursley I vs Winterbourne (7th May 2016)

  • Posted on: 12 May 2016
  • By: 2016 First Team

The opening day of the season saw IBM lose the toss and be inserted. New boy Rob Pfeiffer partnered Hitesh in a slow but sure start.

When Rob fell for 16 Hitesh was joined by the prolific Mike Pollard, after the fall of Hitesh for 23, RJ for 2 and skipper Dan Rides for 18, Polly built an innings that eventually produced 55 runs in 100 balls. Another debutant Shameel Naqvi scored an entertaining 23 before the two Matts, Thomas and Robbins, saw out the innings at 173-9.