A STUNNING seven-wicket haul from Ashish Talreja helped newly-promoted CHECKENDON beat neighbours STOKE ROW by 35 runs in their first
A STUNNING seven-wicket haul from Ashish Talreja helped newly-promoted CHECKENDON beat neighbours STOKE ROW by 35 runs in their first Premier Division match of the season.
Checkendon won the toss and elected to bat with Stewart Manning hitting his third ball for six as the visitors raced to 48—0 after 10 overs.
The introduction of Sean Thornton and Charles Lamprecht turned the game on its head as Checkendon collapsed to 97—7 with off spinner Thornton taking 4—16 off 12 overs.
A succession of dropped catches allowed Hedge and Pydipati to add vital lower order runs which resulted in Checkendon reaching 161 all out. Lamprecht, Chris De Verteuill and Dion Sampson all bagged two wickets.
Stoke Row began in cautious but untroubled fashion before Tony Breakspear had Sam Fletcher caught at mid off.
Paddy Hennessy and Sam Boughton steadied the Stoke ship but the introduction of medium pacer Talreja heralded an astonishing collapse.
Moving the ball both ways, he had Hennessy caught behind with his first ball and when Breakspear removed danger man Thornton for 13, Row were 60—3.
Talreja then ripped through Stoke’s middle order to leave the hosts languishing on 84—6.
Any hope of a Stoke Row revival were all but ended when Boughton was adjudged lbw to the in-form bowler to leave the hosts on 100—7.
Matt Hopper struck a few lusty blows in an enterprising 19 but when he became Talreja’s seventh victim, Stoke Row were all out for 126.
J Acland-Hood, b Lamprecht 23
S Manning, c Hennessy, b Thornton 29
J Warren, b Thornton 2
S Prakash, c Ashton, b Lamprecht 1
V Chib, b Thornton 5
S Hedge, c Duncan, b De Verteuil 47
A Talreja, lbw, b Thornton 2
B Shepherd, c Hopper,
b De Verteuil 0
R Vedanthappa, lbw, b Sampson 10
S Pydipati, not out 17
T Breakspear, c Boughton,
b Sampson 0
Best bowling: S Thornton 4—16, D Sampson 2—20, C De Verteuil 2—41, C Lamprecht 2—43.e_SClBSTOKE ROW
S Fletcher, c Shepherd,
b Breakspear 8
P Hennessy, c Prakash, b Talreja 23
S Boughton, lbw, b Talreja 19
S Thornton, c Hedge, b Breakspear 13
C Lamprecht, b Talreja 9
C De Verteuil, c Vedanthappa,
b Talreja 4
R Ashton, c Pydipati, b Talreja 0
W Bishop, b Shepherd 7
M Hopper, c Warren, b Talreja 19
D Sampson, c Warren, b Talreja 5
P Duncan, not out 1
Best bowling: A Talreja 7—47, T Breakspear 2—28.
WOODCOTE got their season off to a winning start with a 66-run home win over BCS/GROSVENOR.
Asked to bat first, openers Mayo and Macdonald put on 63 for the first wicket. Macdonald looked in good form with the bat, but his one error saw him back in the pavilion.
The star of the innings was Stefan Gordon whose match-winning knock of 87 saw some powerful hitting to all parts of the ground.
Several other batsmen stayed in long enough to aid Gordon in the run chase, enabling Woodcote to reach 237 all out in the last over.
Skipper Titch Vickers started with the old ball while slow bowler James Worsfold took two early wickets in his first spell, bringing this up to five in his second. Macdonald took four sharp catches at slip and mid-off.
Jonny Clark’s pace and accuracy brought him three wickets with the new ball as BCS/Grsovenor were bowled out in 36 overs to bring Woodcote maximum points from the match.
J Mayo, b Sana 23
W Macdonald, c & b Asif 35
R van Heerden, b Tariq 4
S Gordon, b Asif 87
J Clark, c —, b Tariq 0
S Harris, b Sana 13
F Saeed, b Kamran 2
M Vickers, lbw, b Saad 10
J Worsfold, c —, b Jagd 15
C Anderson, not out 13
S Peates, run out 2
S Raqab, c Mayo, b Worsfold 14
S Bhatti, lbw, b van Heerden 30
S Khan, c Macdonald, b Worsfold 8
T Nawaz, lbw, b Macdonald 1
M Kapoor, c Macdonald, b Clark 29
S Shab, c Macdonald, b Clark 2
H Sana, b Clark 0
K Chaib, c Macdonald, b Worsfold 31
U Asif, b Worsfold 15
U Tariq, not out 14
J Grewal, b Worsfold 14
Best bowling: J Worsfold 5—51, J Clark 3—19.
PEPPARD ran out five-wicket winners away to SULHAMSTEAD AND UFTON.
Winning the toss, acting captain Andy Watts put the home side in to bat on a greenish but firm wicket.
Sullies made steady early progress but lost their first wicket in the seventh over. Losing Jamie Seward in the 19th over, with the total 61 was a bigger blow and with only modest contributions from Williams, Dove and Godfrey, Sulhamstead were, somewhat surprisingly, on recent track record, all out for 136 in the 43rd over.
All the Peppard bowlers contributed, with Ian Jackson’s 3—22 and Dan Hayden’s 3—44 being the pick of the crop.
Peppard’s batting reply began cautiously and in the 12th over, with the total 39, a fine opening effort by Jake Leach ended. A spritely 23 off 19 balls by Dan Hayden got the scoreboard moving but his dismissal provoked near-catastrophe in Craig Palmer’s next over, a triple-wicket maiden, reducing Peppard to 82—5.
Richard Walker played positively with an even-time 23. He was well-supported by Andy Watts who hit 58 not out as Peppard triumphed in the 31st over.
SULHAMSTEAD AND UFTON
J Seward, b D Hayden 39
C Mercer, lbw, b T Vines 6
I Williams, c D Hayden, b R Hayden 16
T Evans, b D Hayden 4
S Dove, c S Fooks, b A Watts 22
A Briggs, b I Jackson 10
M Godfrey, c R Dyer, b I Jackson 18
C Palmer, b I Jackson 1
D MacDonald, b D Hayden 2
M Borrows, c D Hayden, b T Vines 5
M Gill, not out 4
Best bowling: I Jackson 3—22, D Hayden 3—44, T Vines 2—28.e_SClBPEPPARD
A Watts, not out 58
J Leach, c T Evans, b I Williams 24
D Hayden, c M Borrows,
b C Palmer 23
S Fooks, c A Briggs, b C Palmer 0
T Vines, c C Palmer 0
A Hayden, lbw, b C Palmer 0
R Walker, not out 23
TOTAL (5 wkts) 137
Best bowling: C Palmer 4—44.
PEPPARD 2nds’ first Division 2 game of the season ended in a draw with just over 400 runs being scored at home to WEST READING 2nds.
The visitors won the toss and batted first with Chard taking an early wicket. West Reading’s middle order batsman got going with Amin scoring 53, Ali 66 and Ahmed 65 not out as they reached 252—6 in 44 overs with Peedell taking three wickets.
In reply Peppard got off to a good start with Ron Brock making 37 not out and Hugh Asquith scoring 62.
Peppard lost wickets after this and reached 176—6 by the close as they picked up 10 league points.