Record breaking weekend.


4th June

Hampshire League Regional Division 4 North West S/Langford II 460 for 2 Wherwell II 244 all out S/langford II 24 points Wherwell II 8 points Steeple Langford I returned from their game against Hungerford having score 397 found they had been outdone by their second eleven. Two Hampshire League records were broken the highest ever score by a team and the highest ever starting partnership. Steeple Langford won the toss and decided to bat first. Clive Perry and Dan Bennett opened and started to hit bounderies straight away scoring at a rate of 9 an over. The pair brought up the 100 partnership in only the 11th over and a huge score was on the cards. Bennet reached his 50 first and Perry soon followed. They carried on hitting 4s and 6s at will and the 200 was on the board in the 19th over, by which time Bennett had hit his century. The score board was racing along and the 300 was up in the 26th with the pair scoring at 10 an over. Bennett then reached his 200 and Perry passed 150. Their wickets fell quickly with the score on 397, Bennett was caught off the bowling Matt Allen for 211 and Perry soon followed on 173. Langford finally finishing on 460 for 2. TM.Allen bowled well his 9 overs going for just 53 for 2 wickets. After tea Langford was looking for quick wickets but Wherwells openers started well and hit the bad balls for 4 and a lot of extra's were given. Darren Harvey came onto bowl in the 11th over with the score on 72 and soon took the wicket of Beccingham ct and bowled for a fine knock of 38. Two more wickets by Harvey and Sam Perry dismissing Harris for 4 left Wherwell on 118 for 4. Nick Partridge came back and picked up two quick wickets . A stand of 86 between Griffin and Whyton frustrated Langford but Mark Thompson got the breakthrough with Langford finishing off the game leaving Wherwell on 244 all out.