MWL = Mid Wessex League - 40 overs
F = Friendly
T = Tourists
Sun 1st May v Queen Camel CC (Away) - MWL
Cancelled due to bad weather.
Sun 8th May v Yeovil CC (Away) - MWL
Broadwindsor CC (193 for 4 wkts) beat Yeovil CC (192 for 9 wkts) by 6 wkts
A maiden century from 17 year old Adam Moss was the highlight of Broadwindsor’s 6 wicket victory in their opening Mid-Wessex League game at Yeovil on Sunday. The villagers skipper Ade Phillips put the home side into bat and they made steady progress with Foster (60) and Shorts (55) adding good runs as they looked set for a big total. Opening bowlers Nick Hollely (3-43) and Jack Ronan (3-23) both picked up wickets in their second spells, with Phillips (1-26) and Will Moss (1-17) opening their accounts for the season. Debutant Ollie Weatherall also bowled well with little luck in his 0-30 from 8 overs. The home side were contained well to finish on 192-9.Broadwindsor’s openers Will Moss (11) and Rob Meech (22) made a steady start but the innings was dominated by Adam Moss, whose superb century included 12 fours and 4 sixes, while 18 year old Weatherall showed a cool head with a patient 21 not out, as he added an unbroken 72 with Moss, who’s chanceless 103 not out saw the visitors cruise home with 17 balls to spare, finishing the game in style with a huge six.
Sun 15th May v Chard CC (Home) - MWL
Cancelled due to bad weather.
Sun 22nd May v Milborne Port CC (Away) - MWL
Milborne Port CC conceded.
Sun 29th May v Chairman's XI (Home) - F
Broadwindsor CC (120 for 3 wkts) beat Chairman's XI (117 all out) by 7 wkts
Broadwindsor continued their unbeaten start to the season with a fine 7 wicket victory in the annual game versus Clive Stafford-Smith's Chairman's XI on Sunday. Despite the absence of any former England internationals, the Chairman assembled a fine array of local talent, and they looked set for a big total after being put in as Chris Park (48), Ali Crawford (19) and Tom Fowler (12) saw them reach 96-2 at the drinks break. However the change bowlers turned the innings as medium pacers Ade Phillips (3-22), Jack Ronan (3-31) and Rob Meech (2-7) ran through the middle and lower order. There was also a superb direct hit run out from Will Moss as the Chairman's XI collapsed to 117 all out. The villagers looked in some trouble at 35-3 as Nick Hollely (2-27) made early breakthroughs but a fine unbroken partnership of 85 from Toby Pattemore (46 not out) and AdeWaddington (40 not out) saw them cruise home with over 17 overs to spare.
Sat 4th June v Beaminster 2nd XI (Home) - F
Sun 12th June v Street CC (Home) - MWL
Broadwindsor CC (133 for 4 wkts) beat Street CC (131 all out) by 6 wkts
Broadwindsor continued their winning start to the season with a hard fought 6 wicket victory over Street on Sunday. On winning the toss, the visitors elected to bat and made a steady start, reaching 85-2 at drinks, but when the dangerous Davey went for 52, the home bowlers stepped up with 2 wickets each for Ross Baker, Ali Crawford and skipper Ade Phillips. Opening bowler Tom Goatley was then brought back into the attack and ripped through the tail, taking 4-33 as Street were hustled out for 133. The home side’s reply was stuttering at 44-4 as opener Bradshaw took 3-38 but a superb unbroken 5th wicket partnership of 89 between Crawford (62 not out) and AdeWaddington (25 not out) steered Broadwindsor home and kept them at the top of the table.
Sun 19th June v Yeovil Royal Blasters CC (Home) - MWL
Broadwindsor CC (125 all out) beat Yeovil Royal Blasters CC (123 all out) by 2 runs
Broadwindsor pulled off an amazing 2 run victory to keep up their winning run in the Mid-Wessex League on Sunday. After a rain delayed start the game was reduced to 30 overs per side and visitors Yeovil Royal Blasters put the home team into bat. After a steady start the home team reached 90-1 with Rob Meech (40) making his highest score for the club, adding 67 with the prolific Adam Moss (39), but the innings subsided drastically as they lost their last 8 wickets for 35 runs to finish on 125. In reply the Blasters smashed their way to 76-2 off just 7 overs and looked to be cruising to victory, but skipper Ade Phillips (4-31) and Jack Ronan (3-30) hauled the villagers back into the game. With Ouseph (50) holding the innings together and just 3 needed, Nick Hollely (3-22) held his nerve to hold a steepling catch off his own bowling to see Broadwindsor sneak home by the barest of margins and therefore remain at the top of the League.
Sat 25th June v Beaminster 2nd XI (Away) - F
Broadwindsor CC (235 for 6 wkts) beat Beaminster 2nd XI (188 all out) by 47 runs
Broadwindsor made it 5 wins from 5 with a 47 run win at the Memorial Ground on Saturday. After being put in the villagers lost early wickets and looked in some trouble at 34-3 but a superb 61 from 15 year old Jack Ronan held the innings together. Ronan struck 10 fours in his first ever half century and added 44 with Mark Tozer (18). Skipper Ade Phillips was soon into his stride, hammering 8 fours and a six in a fine 70 not out, while Dan Hillier (34) added late runs as they closed on 235-6. In reply, the home innings was held together by opener Tim Hey, who struck a fine 92, but only his son Ollie (27) offered much support. All the villagers bowlers did there job, with Stafford-Smith (2-28), Rob Meech (2-34), Ronan (2-22) and Phillips (3-19) amongst the wickets. A superb boundary catch from Ryan Sweetman to dismiss Hey sealed the home team’s fate.
Sun 26th June v Axminster CC (Away) - F
Broadwindsor CC (227 for 7 wkts) beat Axminster CC (113 all out) by 114 runs
Another fine performance and another win on Sunday as Broadwindsor thumped Axminster by 114 runs. Electing to bat, the villagers innings was dominated by the in form Adam Moss, who struck a scintillating 97 (6 fours, 9 sixes). He got good support throughout the innings from Dan Hillier (28), Will Moss (26), Ali Crawford (22), and Rob Meech (19) as they totalled 229-7 from their 40 overs. In reply, the home team were soon in trouble as Jack Ronan (3-14) blew away the top order and after a recovery from Flint (39) and Jenkins (40) the partnership was broken during a fine spell from Giles Moss (5-1-13-1). Crawford then swept away the tail with 4-8 as Broadwindsor secured another victory.
Sun 3rd July v Cranmore CC (Home) - MWL
Broadwindsor CC (102 for 2 wkts) beat Cranmore CC (99 all out) by 8 wkts
Broadwindsor kept up their 100 per cent record and returned to the top of the league with a 8 wicket thrashing of Cranmore on Sunday. After winning the toss, skipper Ade Phillips inserted the visitors and gambled on opening the bowling with spinner Ali Crawford against the big hitting visitors. The gamble paid off as Jono Gudge took a steep long catch to dismiss the dangerous Williams, while Tom Goatley also struck early, and a run-out saw Cranmore reduced to 34-3. Change bowlers Phillips (3-20) and Jack Ronan (2-20), made further inroads, while Goatley (3-23) returned to mop up the tail as the visitors were hustled out for just 99. Despite the early loss of Chris Park (6), Dan Hillier and AdeWaddington added 35 useful runs for the 2nd wicket, while Hillier went on to a fine 57 not out (8 fours and 3 sixes) and saw the villagers home with Crawford also undefeated on 16.
Sun 10th July v Queen Camel CC (Home) - MWL
Queen Camel CC (344 for 4 wkts) beat Broadwindsor CC (169 all out) by 175 runs
Broadwindsor’s unbeaten run was broken by Queen Camel in a 175 run thrashing on Sunday. Electing to bat on a blisteringly hot day the visitors smashed the ball to all parts in running up a huge total of 344-4 from their 40 overs. Openers Tahir (117) and Robinson (65) added 160 for starters, while Harvey 70 joined the fun as several chances went down and a weakened bowling attack toiled. There were wickets for Hollely, Hillier, Sweetman and captain Phillips but all the bowlers struggled to contain the rampant batsmen. Chasing a huge total the home batsmen showed positive intent but lost wickets on a regular basis. Only Dan Hillier (37) and Adam Moss (27) showed much durability, and despite late order runs for Hollely (18) and Sweetman (14) the hosts were all out for 169, the only consolation being the 6 points gained kept them top of the league.
Sun 17th July v Chard CC (Away) - MWL
Broadwindsor CC (249 for 5 wkts) beat Chard CC (246 for 6 wkts) by 5 wkts
Broadwindsor bounced back from last week’s defeat with a superb 5 wicket victory, chasing down 247 at Chard on Sunday. The visitors feared the worst when the home side won the toss and elected to bat on another blisteringly hot day but bowled and fielded with great discipline. R.Hull (53) anchored the innings, and along with N.Johnson (67) and South African overseas star Devon du Pleases (44) made steady progress. Ali Crawford (2-29) Dan Hillier (1-38) and Adam Moss (3-55), all bowled well on a rock hard pitch and lightning outfield to keep the total down to a gettable 246-6. The visitors still needed to bat well and despite the early loss of Meech (11), Will Moss (25) played a fine anchor role, adding 97 for the 2nd wicket with brother Adam. Crawford then added a further 50 before losing the pugnacious A.Moss for a superb 95 which featured 13 fours and 2 sixes. Further useful knocks from Hillier (18) and Jonathan Gudge (19) saw the villagers creep closer to the target and thanks to the cool head of Crawford (54 not out) allowed skipper Ade Phillips to stroke the winning runs with a sumptuous on drive and secure the victory with 9 balls remaining.
Sat 23rd July v Les Erbs CC (Home) - T
Les Erbs (240 for 6 wkts) beat Broadwindsor CC (154 for 9 wkts) by 86 runs
Broadwindsor hosted long time tourists Les Erbs and were soundly beaten in a 30 over game on Saturday. The visitors elected to bat and ran up 240-6 with B.Baker (106), J.Nutting (49) and D.Baker 48 leading the way. Ali Crawford (2-34) bowled well while there was a wicket apiece for Rob Meech, Clive Stafford-Smith and Ade Phillips. In reply, the villagers slumped to 25-6 before skipper Phillips (43) added 83 with AdeWaddington (22) and a late flurry from Matt Stones (27 not out added a little respectability to the home total. Sam Turner (18) also did well on his debut for the club.
Sun 24th July v Street CC (Away) - MWL
Broadwindsor CC (190 for 3 wkts) beat Street CC (188 all out) by 7 wkts
Broadwindsor returned to league action on Sunday and picked up a fine 7 wicket victory and the full 20 pts to remain top of the table. After losing the toss (again!) the villagers looked in for a long afternoon as Street reached 141-2 with plenty of overs remaining, but the introduction of Tom Goatly changed the innings dramatically as he took 5-19 to earn his place on the famed honours board. Goatly had all his victims cleaned bowled and 2 wickets for skipper Ade Phillips and 1 each for Ali Crawford, Ross Baker and Dan Hillier saw the home team collapse to 188 all out. In reply Broadwindsor clinically knocked off the runs with Will Moss and Hillier adding 50 for the opening stand. The prolific Adam Moss then stroked a calm 58 not out and received good support from Crawford (20) and Baker (21 not out) as they cruised home with more than 7 overs to spare.
Sat 30th July v Gulval CC (Home) - T
Gulval CC (199 for 2 wkts) beat Broadwindsor CC (198 for 7 wkts) by 8 wkts
Broadwindsor entertained old friends Gulval from Cornwall but suffered a comprehensive 8 wicket defeat on Saturday. The hosts were put in and were given a great platform as Jack Ronan (59) and AdeWaddington (52) added 105 for the opening partnership. Matt Stones (39) with 5 sixes added the late impetus as the villagers made a decent 198-7 in there allotted 30 overs. But the tourists made light work of the chase as Hollirake (71) and L. May (68 not out) bludgeoned the ball to all parts. Skipper Ade Phillips and veteran Dave Penman took the only wickets to fall, as Gulval eased home with more than 10 overs to spare.
Sun 7th August v Milborne Port CC (Home) - MWL
Broadwindsor CC (309 for 4 wkts) beat Milborne Port CC (176 all out) by 133 runs
Broadwindsor continued their winning streak with a thumping 133 run victory over Milborne Port at the Middleton-Hands Ground on Sunday. Electing to bat on another scorching day, the villagers were soon into their stride with openers Dan Hillier (34) and Will Moss (28) adding 62 for the first wicket. Adam Moss then continued his prolific form, stroking a superb 112 which included 13 fours and 7 maximums. Ali Crawford (60) offered fine support, as did AdeWaddington (25 not out) and the returning Richie Runyard (19 not out) as the home side amassed 309-4 in their 40 overs. In reply, Port made steady progress, reaching 83-2 before wickets started tumbling. Only L.Pinkawa (49) and J.Cameron (39) got themselves in, as Crawford (2-14) and Ryan Sweetman (3-35) made inroads. There were also wickets for Hillier, Jack Ronan, Jonathan Gudge and skipper Ade Phillips and a superb diving catch from Sweetman rounded things off. With 2nd placed Cranmore winning by just 4 runs, the title race looks like going down to the wire.
Sun 14th August v Yeovil Royal Blasters CC (Away) - MWL
Yeovil Royal Blasters CC (271 for 6 wkts) beat Broadwindsor CC (152 all out) by 119 runs
Broadwindsor’s title hopes were dealt a blow when they were comprehensively beaten by current champions Yeovil Royal Blasters at Compton House on Sunday. After electing to field the villagers toiled under the hot sun as A.George (52) and J.John (74 no) scored quickly after Lonakutty and Oeseph had added 72 for the opening wicket. Only skipper Ade Phillips (2-42) and Jack Ronan (2-46) made much impression as the home side totalled 271-6 from their 40 overs. In reply, the villagers lost Rob Meech for a duck and when the prolific Adam Moss was run out for 6 they looked in trouble. Will Moss (22), Rich Runyard (22) and Ali Crawford (34) tried to rescue the situation, and despite a late flurry from Ollie Bareham (30 no) Broadwindsor slumped to 152 all out.
Sun 21st August v Yeovil CC (Home) - MWL
Yeovil CC conceded.
Mon 29th August v Chairman's XI (Home) - F
Chairman's XI (192 for 8 wkts) beat Broadwindsor CC (170 all out) by 22 runs
Broadwindsor held their annual game versus the Chairman’s XI on Sunday and a fine day was enjoyed by all. Chairman Clive Stafford-Smith strengthened his side of local talent with former England U-19 skipper and Yorkshire pro Azeem Rafiq and former Singapore international Graham Wilson, and this cunning move secured a hard fought but narrow 22 run victory. The Chairman’s XI opted to bat on a firm track and despite the loss of an early wicket were soon making hay. Despite a rusty start, Rafiq was soon into his stride, effortlessly stroking 4 huge sixes, one heading straight through the pavillion door! The canny home skipper Ade Phillips had the ex-pro caught on the boundary for a fine 43, and Ali Crawford’s silky 60 saw the Chairman’s XI reach 192-8 off their 30 overs. Phillips returned 3-14 and Jack Ronan 2-46 with Rob Meech taking two fine boundary catches.Rafiq then showed his talent with the ball, taking two early wickets. Chris Park struck a fluent half century with 8 fours and a six, but found support hard to come by. Six home batsmen reached double figures but only Park went on as the Chairman polished off the tail to secure the win. Thanks to all, players, umpires, scorers and spectators who helped make it a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Sat 3rd Sept v Beaminster 2nd XI (Home) - F
Beaminster 2nd XI (169 for 9 wkts) beat Broadwindsor CC (164 for 5 wkts) by 5 runs
Broadwindsor concluded their home fixtures with a local derby v Beaminster 2nds and slipped to a narrow 5 run defeat on Saturday. After being put in the visitors made steady progress as skipper Dan Spiller (48) fell just short of his half century. He was given good support from Ollie Hey (18), Tim Hey (23) and Rob Pepper (23no) as they totalled 169-9 in their 30 overs. Home skipper Ade Phillips led from the front with 4-34 and Rob Meech took 3-43. In reply, the villagers lost 2 early wickets but Meech (71) recorded his first half century for the club, as he added 86 for the third wicket with Jack Ronan (24). Phillips (22no) then looked to guide them home but tight bowling from Lahiru (2-26) and T.Hey (0-17 off 6) saw them fall just 5 short of the target.
Sun 11th Sept v Cranmore CC (Away) - MWL - 1.30pm
Cranmore CC (229 for 8 wkts) beat Broadwindsor CC (188 all out) by 41 runs
Broadwindsor suffered a 41 run defeat and saw their title hopes hanging in the balance at Cranmore on Sunday. Electing to bat, the home side struggled initially on a pitch of variable bounce. Toby Pattemore (3-17) and Jack Ronan (4-30) reduced Cranmore to 89-7 before the prolific Charlie Rustell dramatically changed the course of the game. He blasted 141 not out with 13 fours and 20 huge sixes, breaking 3 roof tiles and hitting a passing car! A patient 18 from P.Clarke saw them add 94 as the frustrated visitors dropped several tough chances, as Cranmore finished on 229-8. In reply, the villagers batted positively but lost regular wickets, Ali Crawford (42), Tim Hey (26), Pattemore (18), and Jonathan Gudge (15) all got starts and a useful last wicket stand between Ronan (15) and skipper Ade Phillips (16no) secured another batting point. Despite the defeat, Broadwindsor picked up 8 points, but with Queen Camel winning comfortably it all goes down to this Sunday with Camel needing a win at Yeovil to pip the villagers to the title.