Checkendon left reeling by Williams’ nine-wicket haul
WOODCOTE’S fine start to their Premier Division season faltered as they lost at home to newly-promoted WOODLEY by seven wickets
WOODCOTE’S fine start to their Premier Division season faltered as they lost at home to newly-promoted WOODLEY by seven wickets in a match which lasted only 48 overs in total.
Put into bat Woodcote made a steady start with Rhod James and Will Macdonald looking comfortable.
However, when debutant James was out lbw a collapse ensued with the next five batsmen contributing only eight runs between them.
Macdonald continued his run of good form to top score with 34. The tail wagged slightly with Steve Henderson and skipper, Titch Vickers, contributing a few runs, but the final total of 79 left little hope of victory.
Woodcote did their best to get something out of the match and fine spells of bowling by Paul Knox, Jonny Clark and Mark Pearson made life difficult for the Woodley batsmen, but the visitors reached the required total in less than 19 overs.
R James, lbw, b Ahmed 7
W Macdonald, c Ahmed, b Asghar 34
M Stroker, c Shaukat, b Asghar 0
S Gordon, b Asghar 0
R Van Heerden, lbw, b Ahmed 0
J Clark, c Shaukat, b Ahmed 4
P Knox, c Ali, b Abassi 4
M Vickers, c Basra, b Abassi 9
J Worsfold, c Stanley, b Abassi 4
S Henderson, not out 10
M Pearson, b Abassi 0
R Stanley, lbw, b Pearson 4
Z Rehman, lbw, b Knox 2
S Basra, not out 45
A Ali, b Knox 8
M Barney, not out 12
TOTAL (3 wkts) 82
SULHAMSTEAD opening bowler Ian Williams took full advantage of conditions helpful to swing on his home ground against CHECKENDON, returning figures of 9-37 as the visitors were dismissed for 64 in 24 overs.
At one point Checkendon were reduced to 28-8 before Sridhar Pydipati struck a rapid 25.
Tony Breakspear took a wicket in his first over to give his team some hope but opener A Briggs remained undefeated as Sulhamstead reached their target in the 50th over with eight wickets in hand.
J Warren, c Hill, b I Williams 2
S Manning, c J Williams,
b I Williams 0
S Prakash, b I Williams 1
V Chib, c Briggs, b Gill 0
V Duraisamy, c Langford,
b I Williams 8
S Bradri, c J Williams, b I Williams 9
S Hegde, c Evans, b I Williams 3
R Vedanthappa, b I Williams 4
C Yalambalse, c Seward,
b I Williams 6
S Pydipati, c Mercer, b I Williams 25
A Breakspear, not out 5
Best bowling: Williams 9-37.
J Seward, c Prakash, b Breakspear 0
A Briggs, not out 35
C Mercer, c Manning, b Pydipati 16
P Evans, not out 9
TOTAL (2 wkts) 65
STOKE ROW slumped to the foot of the table as champions MORTIMER WEST END sealed a three-wicket win.
The hosts made early inroads after asking Stoke Row to bat. Andy Trott had Rich Ashton caught at gully before clean bowling Olly Nowell, while Steve Audsley ended Soheeb Hussain’s brief cameo to leave Row 23-3.
Sam Boughton and Sean Thornton hit a half century partnership, before West End skipper Nick Kingston had Boughton caught behind and then bowled Thornton for 36.
Sam Fletcher and Chris De Verteuil played fluently in a 45-run sixth-wicket stand, before the former was well caught at slip off spinner Andy Johnson.
Trinidadian De Verteuil quickly followed, bowled by Jay Patel the ball after he struck a towering straight six.
Will Bishop showed maturity to help Stoke reach a respectable score, aided by a typically blitzkrieg 21 from Dion Sampson.
The returning Kingston had the final word, claiming 4-26 as Stoke Row ended 179 all out. The hosts’ reply started poorly with Sampson dismissing Johnson and Kingston to leave the hosts 29-2.
Kapil Kshirsagar and Tom Mackenzie shared a useful third-wicket stand until the former was caught at slip off the bowling of debutant Kamran Mohammed.
Fletcher bowled Paul Belcher to leave Mortimer 66-4, but a missed run out proved costly for Stoke Row as Mackenzie and Bob Hodson built a match-winning partnership.
Hodson was eventually bowled for a well-crafted 46 by De Verteuil, but the job was all but done. Mackenzie reached his half-century despite two more wickets for De Verteuil, Mortimer ran out worthy winners.
O Nowell, b Trott 1
R Ashton, c Belcher, b Trott 4
S Hussain, c Kshirsagar, b Audsley 13
S Boughton, c Magee, b Kingston 20
S Thornton, b Kingston 36
S Fletcher, c Audsley, b Johnson 19
C De Verteuil, b Patel 31
W Bishop, not out 14
D Sampson, b Kingston 21
M Hennessy, c Mackenzie,
b Audsley 3
K Mohammed, c Patel, b Kingston 2
TOTAL 179e_SClBMORTIMER WEST END
A Johnson, b Sampson 8
N Kingston, c & b Sampson 12
K Kshirsagar, c Ashton,
b Mohammed 27
T Mackenzie, c Mohammed,
b De Verteuil 59
P Belcher, b Fletcher 1
B Hodson, b De Verteuil 46
R Deshmukh, c Mohammed,
b De Verteuil 16
S Audsley, not out 4
P Magee, not out 4
TOTAL (7 wkts) 183
Best bowling: C De Verteuil 3-22, D Sampson 2-46.
PEPPARD were left disappointed after losing their Premier Division match by just one run at SOUTH EAST READING.
Winning the toss and putting the home side in to bat, Roy Hayden made early inroads with three of his eventual five wickets.
The middle order made a recovery from 22-3 to 149-6 only for Ian Jackson and Roy Hayden to blow the tail away as the hosts were dismissed for 158.
A patchy batting display, hampered by four lbw decisions, left Peppard agonisingly short as they were dismissed for 157.e_SClBSOUTH EAST READING
O Pirachi, b R Hayden 4
F Sawar, c A Watts, b R Hayden 10
Z Ali, lbw, b R Hayden 1
A Javed, c D Hall, b I Jackson 33
Q Abbass, c A Hayden, b I Jackson 31
H Akram, lbw, b R Hayden 24
A Razaq, b I Jackson 29
G Hussain, c R Dyer, b I Jackson 2
T Sultan, b I Jackson 0
R Raja, b R Hayden 5
N Khan, not out 1
H Asquith, lbw, b A Razaq 12
A Watts, lbw, b Q Abbass 28
G Bacon, c N Khan, b A Razaq 10
S Muniyasamy, lbw, b R Raja 5
R Walker, c N Khan, b G Hussain 27
M Chard jnr, st N Khan,
b G Hussain 11
A Hayden, b H Akram 25
D Hall, b Q Abbass 2
R Hayden, c R Raja, b Q Abbass 4
R Dyer, not out 2
I Jackson, lbw, b A Javed 0
GORING suffered their second defeat of the season in Division 1 as they lost out by 116 runs against WALTHAM ST LAWRENCE. Hosts Waltham St Lawrence batted first and put on 203-4. In reply Goring were skittled out for 87.
In Division 2 PEPPARD 2nds made it three draws out of three as they denied visitors EMMBROOK AND BEARWOOD. The hosts won the toss and put the visitors into bat first. Emmbrook and Bearwood put on 100-2 off the first 28 overs. However, the last 10 overs saw the visitors accumulate 120 runs to post a score of 259-4. Chard, Mayers and Vines all took a wicket each.
In reply Peppard never looked like getting the runs required as Vines top scored with 40. Legg and Mayers held out to earn the hosts a share of the spoils as Peppard closed on 154-7.