Glew stars with a fine Century
Bashley (Rydal) 4ths hosted Alderholt on a bright and sunny May afternoon at the BCG, looking to make up for their opening league weekend defeat to Hythe and Dibden 7 days previously. Captain Luke Stubbington won the toss, chose to bat, and proceeded to take advantage with opening partner Ian Britton. A combination of deft shots, hard running, and strong hitting took the pair past 50 and then 100 for the opening partnership. Having made his half century, Hampshire seniors stalwart Britton, however, was bowled for 67. Joined at the crease by Harrision Glew, Captain Stubbington pushed the innings onwards, with the Alderholt fielders all migrating to the boundary. However, with a century beckoning, he miraculously picked out the one sole fielder in the ring on the off side with a lofted drive, and departed for an excellently crafted 91. Glew then took commanding and brutal control over the innings. Ably assisted by James Edmunds (18) and Darren Britton (12*), the former King Edwards student pummelled the Alderholt attack for boundary after boundary, bringing up an astonishing 100 with a monstrous six of the final ball of the innings. Glew’s 101 not out had lead Bashley to a mammoth score of 337-3 after 42 overs.
Alderholt’s reply did not begin with the best of starts, with Tom Morris chopping Kris Laurent (1-36) onto his own stumps for 1. Three further wickets from debutant Nick Clarke (2-42) and Hampshire junior Tom Saunders (1-32) looked to have put Bashley fully in control. However, 7 dropped catches, a superb century from Steve Willoughby (104*), and stout defence from Ian Ingham (24*) enabled Alderholt to finish on 201-4, ensuring they came away with a full quota of batting points. Bashley 4ths will look for a more complete performance this week as they travel to face Parley.