Henderson’s helps Woodcote close in on league leaders
SECOND-PLACED WOODCOTE closed the gap at the top of the Premier Division last Saturday after running out winners at home
SECOND-PLACED WOODCOTE closed the gap at the top of the Premier Division last Saturday after running out winners at home to local rivals PEPPARD last Saturday.
Woodcote won the toss and elected to field in a match reduced by rain to 39 overs per side.
Pace bowlers Mark Pearson and Jonny Clark took full advantage of the damp conditions to reduce Peppard to 32-6 inside 20 overs.
A half-century seventh wicket stand between Vines and Peedell provided a bit more respectability but when Peedell was run out by Steve Henderson, Vines quickly followed.
Slow bowlers Will Macdonald and James Worsfold removed the tail as Peppard were bowled out with an over to spare.
In reply Woodcote soon lost a wicket before a 99 run second wicket partnership between Rhod James and Steve Henderson took the home side to the brink of victory.
Henderson remained unbeaten on 76 and, after the departure of James, Will Macdonald joined him to take Woodcote past the winning line by eight wickets in 25 overs.
Leach, c Worsfold, b Clark 14
Chard, c & b Clark 10
Fooks, b Pearson 3
Senthil, lbw, b Pearson 3
A Hayden, c Macdonald, b Pearson 0
Vines, c James, b Worsfold 32
Walker, c Knox, b Pearson 2
Peedell, run out 22
R Hayden, b Worsfold 14
Khan, b Macdonald 3
Jackson, not out 1
R James, b Khan 26
J Clark, c Vines, b A Hayden 0
S Henderson, not out 74
W Macdonald, not out 15
TOTAL (2 wkts) 115
STOKE ROW’S home fixture with BCS GROSVENOR and CHECKENDON’S match away at WOODLEY were both abandoned due to rain.
In Division 1 GORING lost out to STRATFIELD TURGIS.
Stratfield batted first and put on 168-9 with Donovan Norman taking 5-59 for Goring. In reply Goring found scoring difficult and were dismissed for just 82 runs.
PEPPARD 2nds remain rooted to the foot of Division 2 after going down to an eight-wicket defeat at home to SONNING 3rds.
The hosts lost the toss and were put into bat first on a green damp wicket. Asquith was out for a duck in the second over. Townsin, who top scored for the hosts with 26, and Brock put on 43 before both were dismissed as Peppard were all out for 108.
Dan Anderson did most of the damage for Sonning as he finished with impressive bowling figures of 6-31.
Sonning openers put on 55 before two wickets fell but Bowers and Shaker saw the visitors to victory in just 15 overs.e_SClBPEPPARD 2nds