Monday, 02 August 2021

Big-hitting Macdonald denied ton

WOODCOTE retained top spot in the Premier Division thanks to an emphatic six-wicket win at Sonning Lane against BCS/GROSVENOR on

WOODCOTE retained top spot in the Premier Division thanks to an emphatic six-wicket win at Sonning Lane against BCS/GROSVENOR on Saturday.

Man-of-the-match Will Macdonald added to his 3-38 bowling figures a knock of 96 not out, only denied of a century by the completion of the win.

The hosts elected to bat first and were never allowed to settle by any of the Woodcote bowlers.

In-form Mark Pearson dispensed with the two openers, while at the other end van Heerden bowled a tight line for 12 overs.

BCS/Grosvenor were bowled out with six of their allotted overs to spare.

When Woodcote batted, they completed the task inside 36 overs to secure maximum points.


T Nawaz, c Stroker, b Pearson 0

S Bhatti, lbw, b Pearson 2

M Ushan, c Vickers, b van Heerden 14

N Mahmood, c Macdonald, b Knox 33

H Sana, b Macdonald 72

M Kapoor, c Vickers, b Knox 8

A Bhatti, c Mattimore,

b van Heerden 0

M jamil, c Vickers, b Macdonald 17

S Raja, b Worsfold 0

Anas, b Macdonald 9

Z Akram, not out 0

Extras 7



M Vickers, c S Bhatti, b Jamil 14

W Macdonald, not out 96

M Stroker, c S Bhatti, b Sana 2

S Gordon, lbw, b Jamil 12

P Knox, c —, b Raja 21

R van Heerden, not out 0

Extras 24

TOTAL (4 wkts) 169

PEPPARD went down to a 107-run defeat at home to SULHAMSTEAD AND UFTON. The home side won the toss and hopes of chasing a small total were dashed as the visitors amassed 233 all out in 45 overs.

An opening 79 off 12 overs from Marc Thompson and Aaron Briggs ended with Briggs bowled by Andy Watts, followed soon after by Thompson being caught behind. Chris Mercer’s 42, with help from James Williams, saw the visitors reach 156-3 in the 32nd over.

The major contribution came from Jamie Seward’s 58 off just 48 balls faced, which included seven fours and a six, which enabled the visitors to reach 220-6.

Despite desperate hitting, the remaining batsmen quickly perished as the visitors were all out in the last over, with Ian Jackson’s 5-52 being the main beneficiary.

Despite a patient knock from Andy Watts, Peppard’s response of 14-3 after 10 overs set the pattern for what was to follow on what was a good batting track. A brisk 21 heralded a return to form by Sam Fooks but it was left to the last pair of Roy Hayden and Ian Jackson to add 30 for the last wicket and see Peppard to within three overs of a draw. Sulhamstead took the last wicket to secure the win.


M Thompson, c G Bacon,

b R Hayden 33

A Briggs, b A Watts 43

C Mercer, c A Hayden, b I Jackson 42

J Williams, c A Hayden, b R Hayden 15

J Seward, c S Fooks, b I Jackson 58

T Evans, lbw, b A Hayden 0

D Gill, c S Muniyasamy, b I Jackson 20

C Palmer, b I Jackson 1

I Williams, b A Hayden 0

M Gill, not out 5

D MacDonald, c & b I Jackson 0

Extras 16


Best bowling: I Jackson 5-52, A Hayden 2-40, R Hayden 2-43.


A Watts, c C Palmer 22

R Walker, c C Mercer, b I Williams 4

G Bacon, c T Evans, b I Williams 2

S Muniyasamy, c D MacDonald,

b I Williams 0

T Vines, c A Briggs, b C Palmer 10

S Fooks, c M Thompson,

b D MacDonald 21

A Hayden, c I Williams, c C Palmer 16

M Peedell, c D MacDonald,

b C Palmer 11

M Khan, b D MacDonald 0

R Hayden, not out 16

I Jackson, c A Briggs, b I Williams 12

Extras 12


Best bowling: I Williams 4-29, C Palmer 4-30, D MacDonald 2-26.

STOKE ROW won their first league match of the season at CHECKENDON.

The visitors won the toss and inserted the hosts and bowled them all out for 111 in 36.5 overs.

Fifteen-year-old left arm spinner Chris Humphreys and in-swing paceman Matt Hopper stood out, taking three wickets apiece. Charles Lamprecht finished the job with two wickets in one over.

Vikas Chib, with 43, was the honourable exception to a below par batting performance from Checkendon.

In reply Lamprecht hit a rapid 37. Checkendon fought back through swing bowler Ash Tabeja, who took 3-31, but a well-judged 42 from Richard Ashton, who hit nine fours and shared a 60-run fourth wicket partnership with Sam Boughton, took Stoke Row to their target in just 19.4 overs.e_SClBCHECKENDON

J Acland-Hood, c Ashton,

b Sampson 15

J Warren, lbw, b Boughton 10

V Chib, c & b Hopper 43

A Talreja, c Ashton, b Humphreys 13

S Manning, c Lamprecht,

b Humphreys 0

V Duraisamy, lbw, b Hopper 7

S Poodipeddi, b Hopper 0

S Pydipati, c M Hennessy,

b Humphreys 15

M Wickens, not out 2

A Breakspear, b Lamprecht 1

R Tiwari, lbw, b Lamprecht 0

Extras 5


Best bowling: Humphreys 3-20, Hopper 3-32.


P Hennessy, c Warren,

b A Breakspear 3

C Lamprecht, b M Wickens 37

P Duncan, lbw, b Talreja 1

S Boughton, c Warren, b Talreja 20

R Ashton, c M Wickens, b Talreja 42

M Hopper, not out 5

N Windsor, not out 0

Extras 5


Best bowling: Talreja 3-31.

GORING remain deep in relegation trouble in Division 1 after going down to a heavy defeat at SANDHURST.

The hosts batted first and put on 260-2 with both A Tutty and M Feeney hitting centuries.

In reply Goring were bowled out for just 46 runs.

Division 2 basement side PEPPARD 2nds lost out at Reading University to WEST READING 2nds.

Peppard, who could only field 10 players, were bowled out for just 127 with Hugh Asquith top scoring with 56.

In reply the West Reading openers put on 104 before Garry Legg took two wickets. However, the host never lost any further wickets as they eased to victory in just 16 overs.


H Asquith, c Amin, b Ahmed 56

D Townsin, c Hussain, b Khuzar 1

R Brock, c Hussain, b Khan 3

G Legg, b Khan 0

P Kumar, b Khan 9

F Saeed, lbw, b Khan 6

D Hall, c & b Muhammed 19

J Hern, b Muhammed 6

R Dyer, not out 5

A Mayers, c Tzamol, b Muhammed 0

Extras 22



A Hussain, retired hurt 50

W Amid, b Legg 49

I Zamam, b Legg 19

J Ahmed, not out 3

H Raja, not out 3

Extras 7

TOTAL (2 wkts) 131

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