Monday, 21 June 2021

May’s maiden century not enough as Earley dig in for share of spoils

PEPPARD STOKE ROW’S Premier Division title hopes were all but ended as they lost their top-of-the-table

PEPPARD STOKE ROW’S Premier Division title hopes were all but ended as they lost their top-of-the-table clash by five wickets at WEST READING on Saturday.

The visitors were reduced to 33-3 before Richard Walker and captain Dan Hayden put on 60 for the fourth wicket, the stand ended when the former played on to Rahim Khan.

The bowler then caused a middle order collapse, and when the irrepressible Hayden was caught on the boundary for 54 to become Khan’s fourth victim, the writing appeared to be on the wall for Peppard Stoke Row, with the visitors eventually bowled out for 155.

In reply Dion Sampson claimed the prize wicket of Adam Davidson, and with the South African also removing Taskeen Ahmed and left-arm spinner Chris Humphreys picking up two, Wests were reeling on 36-4.

Khan survived a vociferous appeal for caught behind shortly after, and aided by a calm 43 from Qamar Abbas, West Reading sealed their victory in the 36th over.



PEPPARD STOKE ROW



R Walker, b R Khan

34

M Chard, b Tariq

8

P Lamsdale, c Ahmed, b Tariq

9

S Muniyasamy, b Iqbal

4

D Hayden, c Tariq, b R Khan

54

S Fooks, b Ul-Wahab

0

S Gozzard, c Davidson, b S Khan

4

H Jordan, b R Khan

9

D Sampson, b R Khan

0

R Hayden, not out

6

C Humphreys, b S Khan

7

Extras

20





TOTAL

155



WEST READING



A Davidson, c & b Sampson

6

T Ahmed, c R Hayden, b Sampson

15

Z Ali, lbw, b Humphreys

13

Q Abbas, c Humphreys, b Jordan

43

K Kamal, b Humphreys

0

R Khan, not out

62

S Khan, not out

14

Extras

3





TOTAL (5 wkts)

156

Best bowling: C Humphreys 2-36, D Sampson 2-52.



WOODCOTE completed the double over WOODLEY as they ran out six wicket winners to record their fourth consecutive win.

Woodley batted for their full 45 overs to set a good target. Pick of the home bowlers was Steve Henderson, returning after a long break, to return figures of 4-52.

Woodcote’s reply got off to a good start with Jez Mayo scoring a half-century and sharing a first wicket partnership of 80 with JP Brouard. Henderson then added to his bowling heroics with a useful knock before brothers Micky Molloy and Graham Furber saw their team over the winning line with a partnership of 77.

WOODLEY



R Ul-Din, c Pearson, b Furber

30

R Stanley, b Zaheer

31

A Ali, b Zaheer

29

A Sabir, c Pearson, b Henderson

17

S Bashir, c Furber, b Henderson

33

F Ahmed, not out

41

A Riaz, c Mayo, b Henderson

1

M Shaukat, b Henderson

1

N Asghar, b Knox

15

A Khaliq, b Knox

1

Y Khan, not out

1

Extras

34





TOTAL (9 wkts)

234



WOODCOTE



J Mayo, c Stanley, b Shaukat

52

JP Brouard, c Y Khan, b Shaukat

28

M Molloy, not out

47

P Knox, run out

16

S Henderson, c Bashir, b A Ali

37

G Fuber, not out

48

Extras

10





TOTAL (4 wkts)

238





CHECKENDON’S run of indifferent form in Division 1 continued with defeat at SULHAMSTEAD AND UFTON 2nds.

The home side reached 215-7 in their allotted overs despite a fine spell of away swing bowling from Ash Talreja who finished with 4-41 in 12 overs. Wicketkeeper and opening batsman for Sulhamstead, J Doole top scored with 63.

Checkendon’s top order then found the full and straight bowling of M Hill too much for them. Four of the first five were bowled as the visitors struggled before finally collapsing, losing their last six wickets for 18 runs and being dismissed for 98 in 27.5 overs.

SULHAMSTEAD AND UFTON 2nds



J Doole, c Tickoo, b Talreja

63

T Benham, c Poodipeddi, b Talreja

42

M Rosier, lbw, b Talreja

4

M Godfrey, c Tiwari, b Talreja

8

K Prakash, b H Wickens

22

M Burrows, b Tiwari

43

M Hill, run out

18

A Davies, not out

1

Ramesh, not out

3

Extras

11





TOTAL (7 wkts)

215

Best bowling: Talreja 4-41.



CHECKENDON



U Tickoo, b M Hill

11

J Acland-Hood, b M Hill

25

A Talreja, c J Smith, b M Hill

6

J Warren, b Burrows

19

S Deshane, b M Hill

5

V Chib, run out

22

L Gray, c & b G Smith

0

P Chabra, c Doole, b G Smith

2

S Poodipeddi, c Rosier, b Burrows

0

H Wickens, not out

2

R Tiwari, c Doole, b J Smith

2

Extras

4





TOTAL

98

Best bowling: M Hill 4-29.



Elsewhere in the division GORING lost out by 19 runs against league leaders BERKSHIRE COUNTY SPORTS.

The hosts, batting first, were bowled out for 144 before Goring were dismissed in reply for 125.

U15 Danny May came of age with an unbeaten 123 as PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds earned a winning draw at home to EARLEY in Division 2.

The hosts suffered a bad start as they were reduced to 7-3 at Peppard Common, but May and Chris Proudfoot steadied the ship until the latter was caught and bowled by Oliver Johnson.

May showed skill and concentration and was aided by Mikey Hennessy in adding 87 for the fifth wicket, the departure of the latter leaving the hosts 167-5.

May’s Abingdon School colleague Josh Perkins chipped in with a spritely 18, while fellow youngster Alfie Jordan played a useful cameo, but as the innings wore on the game became all about May.

He brought up a maiden century with a superb flick off his legs for four, eventually closing on a magnificent run-a-ball 123 not out in an innings which contained 14 fours and four sixes.

Peppard Stoke Row made a good start in the defence of their total when leg spinner Perkins had Vinod Aduri caught at slip with a peach, but Matt Sloper and Johnson batted well during a second-wicket stand of 57.

Jordan trapped the latter in front to make it 60-2, and with Ian Jackson running through the middle order, Earley were in trouble on 82-5. Despite the best efforts of the home attack – for whom Ian Jordan and Chris Proudfoot bowled particularly well – Earley were able to close on 160-5, captain Owen Bye remaining unbeaten on 55.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds



R Ackerman, b S Mapes

0

D Bacon, b S Mapes

4

D May, not out

123

B Everett, c Shamoon, b Bye

1

C Proudfoot, c & b Johnson

33

M Hennessy, c Hyde, b S Mapes

27

J Perkins, c Shamoon, b Johnson

18

A Jordan, b D Mapes

13

Extras

26





TOTAL (7 wkts)

245





EARLEY



V Aduri, c Hennessy, b Perkins

2

M Sloper, b Jackson

47

O Johnson, lbw, b A Jordan

17

C Watts, b Jackson

8

R Casey, lbw, b Jackson

4

O Bye, not out

55

U Malik, not out

18

Extras

9





TOTAL (5 wkts)

160

Best bowling: I Jackson 3-37.

Division 4 table-toppers PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds overcame a nervy run chase to beat FALKLAND DEVELOPMENT by four wickets.

Captain Rob Dyer and U15 Josh Smith made early inroads with the new ball, before spinners Taylor Vines and Ken Sullivan, along with the wily Mick Chard ensured the hosts were shot out for just 87. Chard also enacted a direct hit run out.

Peppard Stoke Row lost three early wickets as debutant Stuart Grimmond proved a handful, but a blistering counter-attack by U15 George Lee – who smashed 26 from just eight balls – turned the game around.

Although the visitors lost three more wickets, Vines and Smith were able to see them home after just 15 overs.

FALKLAND DEVELOPMENT



S Strachan, b Smith

5

F Hart, b Dyer

6

S Grimmond, c & b Vines

28

R Langson, b Smith

0

G Hawkins, c Lambert, b Dyer

4

W Carlisle, b Tidswell, b Vines

5

A Le Roux, run out

3

D Le Roux, c Lambert, b Chard

13

E Camplin, c —, b Sullivan

8

C Garrett, not out

4

R Langdon, b Sullivan

0

Extras

10





TOTAL

86

Best bowling: R Dyer 2-8, K Sullivan 2-13, J Smith 2-19, T Vines 2-19.



PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds



C Laing, b Grimmond

6

M Laing, b Grimmond

4

M Tidswell, b A Le Roux

1

G Lee, c A Le Roux, b Garrett

26

M Lambert, lbw, b Grimmond

1

H Asquith, c Hawkins, b A Le Roux

12

T Vines, not out

16

J Smith, not out

1

Extras

21





TOTAL (6 wkts)

88







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