Saturday, 24 July 2021

Noyes piles on runs at Woodcote

NINE-MAN CRAZIES HILL AND COCKPOLE GREEN took full advantage of a poor performance by hosts WOODCOTE to secure a comfortable

NINE-MAN CRAZIES HILL AND COCKPOLE GREEN took full advantage of a poor performance by hosts WOODCOTE to secure a comfortable eight-wicket win on Sunday.

Accurate bowling by the visitors’ attack soon put them among the wickets as four home batsmen fell in taking the total beyond the half-century.

Pete Roberts tried to hold things together and when he was out a good 70-run partnership between skipper, Jonny Aldridge and Simon Vines brought some respectability. Noyes and Hanton were the pick of the Crazies Hill bowlers as wicketkeeper Simpson helped himself to four wickets.

Two early wickets in a good spell of bowling by Pete Roberts gave Woodcote some hope after tea, but once the home side had spurned two good chances to remove David Noyes, the Crazies skipper and Colin Parker both settled in and took advantage of some wayward bowling to reach their half centuries and secure victory in 28 overs with a third wicket partnership of 152.

WOODCOTE

C Anderson, c M Simpson, b Searle 8

P Roberts, st M Simpson, b Hanton 33

F Saeed, c Parker, b Swift 0

T Padwick, st M Simpson, b Noyes 9

E Ravenhill, c Searle, b Anton 8

J Aldridge, c Searle, b Anton 44

S Vines, st M Simpson, b Anton 24

D Ravenhill, b R Simpson 0

D Simpson, not out 4

B Allen, b Noyes 8

S Peates, b Noyes 0

Extras 15



TOTAL 156



CRAZIES HILL AND COCKPOLE GREEN

M Simpson, c D Ravenhill, b Roberts 0

D Noyes, not out 77

I Stuart, c E Ravenhill, b Roberts 2

C Parker, not out 55

Extras 26



TOTAL (2 wkts) 160

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