Cheshire v Hampshire CCC – C&G Trophy 2004 Round 2  

At Alderley Edge CC on Wed 5 May 2004

Cheshire  won toss – Hampshire won by 89 runs

Hampshire Cheshire
D.Kenway c Whittaker b Renshaw 18 S.A.Twigg c Pothas b Mullally 7
J.Hamblin c Leech b Whittaker 20 D.N.Leech c Pothas b Tremlett 8
S.Warne (Capt) b Renshaw 1 C.Perren lbw Mascarenhas 2
M.Clarke c Ogilby b Whittaker 13 N.A.Din c Pothas b Prittipaul 11
L.Prittipaul b Whittaker 2 A.J.Hall (Capt) lbw Prittipaul 8
W.Kendall c Renshaw b Pennett 53 S.J.Renshaw c Kenway b Prittipaul 0
D.Mascarenhas c Whittaker b Renshaw 52 J.P.Whittaker run out  27
N.Pothas (wk) c Ogilby b Whittaker 25 S.Ogilby (wk) c Prittipaul b Clarke 36
S.Udal not out  15 D.B.Pennett b Kendall 21
C.Tremlett not out  40 R.W.Fisher b Kenway 22
A.Mullally dnb   B.S.A.Browne not out 13

 

Extras

34

  Extras 29

 

Total (8 wkts)

273

  Total 184

 

Cheshire Bowling

Hants Bowling

 

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B.S.A.Browne 2.4 0 13 0 D.Mascarenhas 7 1 15 1
S.J.Renshaw 10 1 68 3 A.Mullally 6 2 19 1
C.Perren 7.2 1 36 0 C.Tremlett 3 0 10 1
J.W.Whittaker 10 1 47 4 L.Prittipaul 4 0 11 3
D.B.Pennett 10 0 70 1 S.Warne 7 0 24 0
R.W.Fisher 10 2 34 0 M.Clarke 10 0 30 1
          S.Udal 5 0 23 0
          J.Hamblin .1 0 6 0
          W.Kendall 2.5 0 23 1
          D.Kenway 2.5 0 16 1

By Neil Goulding

A MAN-of-the-match display from Jason Whittaker was not enough for Cheshire to spring a shock victory over Hampshire in the 2nd Round of the Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy at Alderley Edge, yesterday.

Whittaker, a supply school teacher from Bolton, was excellent with the ball and finished with impressive figures of 4-45 from his allotted 10 overs.

But Whittaker’s opening eight overs had yielded 3-18 as Shane Warne’s Hampshire stuttered at 65-5. Simon Renshaw, a former Hampshire pace bowler, had also chipped in with two important wickets as the home crowd sniffed a victory.

However, a sixth-wicket stand of 96 from 25 overs between Will Kendall (53) and Dimitri Mascarenhas (53) made sure the visitors clawed their way back from the brink.

Kendall was so nearly run out by Clinton Perren when Hampshire were precariously positioned on 83, but Hampshire kept battling and thanks to 111 runs from the final 10 overs, Cheshire were left with a mountain to climb.

At 161-6, Hampshire returned from the early tea break with plenty to do.

But courtesy of a breathtaking knock of 38 from Chris Tremlett, off only 10 balls, Hampshire were able to post a respectable 273-7 from 50 overs.

Incredibly Tremlett contributed 26 runs from five balls of the final over of the game, which included two giant sixes.

Cheshire started brightly, but were soon in trouble when opener Alexis Twigg perished early.

But at 56-5, and seemingly looking like they would be skittled for under a hundred, Whittaker and wicketkeeper Stephen Ogilby mounted a spirited comeback.

The pair staged a seventh wicket stand of 55 to help Cheshire over the century mark.

Ogilby received a rapturous reception from the Moss Lane crowd when he lofted Warne out of the ground for six, and then two overs later did the same to fellow Australian Michael Clarke.

Ogilby eventually fell for 36 and Whittaker, Cheshire’s best performer, was run out for 27 as the home side’s innings ended on 184 in the 48th over

"You only get opportunities like this once every few years, but I felt the lads did themselves proud," said Cheshire skipper Andy Hall.

"We couldn’t have had a better start and if we had a little more luck with the run out, you never, we could have bowled them out for 150.
"Our bowlers put the ball in the right place and got some notable scalps, but all credit to Hampshire, they played the game in the right spirit and batted well after losing early wickets."

Hall paid special praised to Whittaker for his battling performance with bat and ball.

"It was a fantastic performance from Jason," added Hall. "He bowled good lines, took a couple of good catches and then chipped in with the bat. I’m really happy for me."

Hampshire captain and Australian legend Warne admitted his side had been "on the ropes" having slipped to 65-5.

But the Aussie spin-king was delighted that his team eventually fought back to grab a 89 run victory.

"I was very worried at 65-5, Cheshire bowled very well," said Warne. "These type of games are always dangerous, so I was happy we had a good partnership to get us back into the game and then Chris Tremlett smashed it around at the end."

Man-of-the-match Whittaker was understandably delighted with his own performance and was impressed with the fighting spirit Cheshire showed.

"It would have been nice to win, but I’m really chuffed with how we played," said Whittaker. "I had trials with Sussex when I was 19, but I never made the grade.

"I think I was too nervous, but I just said to myself ‘go out and enjoy it’, and that’s what I did. I was determined not to get out to Shane Warne and I was really pleased that the game was played in the right spirit."

Hampshire beat Cheshire by 89 runs

Cheshire:
184 all out, 47.5 overs (Ogilby 36, Whittaker 27, Fisher 22, Pennett 21)

Hampshire:
273-7, 50 overs (Kenway 53, Mascarenhas 53, Tremlett 38no
Whittaker 4-45, Renshaw 3-68).

Cheshire won the toss and elected to field