Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Kidmore’s Frost keeps his cool with five-wicket haul

HENLEY 2nds slipped further into the Division 1 relegation mire as they went down to a seven-wicket defeat at DATCHET.

HENLEY 2nds slipped further into the Division 1 relegation mire as they went down to a seven-wicket defeat at DATCHET.

The hosts won the toss and put Henley into bat first and duly bowled them out for just 138.

In reply Datchet eased to 140-3 to condemn Henley to their ninth league defeat of the season.

KIDMORE END remain top of Division 2B following their five wicket win over CHISWICK AND LATYMER at Gallowstree Common.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. Bowling into the wind, James Frost started an economically tight spell, bowling four maidens off his first five overs. Jeff Sheldon struck first having Amesh caught behind for 1.

Frost followed this breakthrough with two wickets of his own to leave the visitors on 30-3.

Crawford continued his fine bowling form as he took four wickets in his 15 over spell, conceding just 26 runs. During the spell he was on a hat-trick, having dismissed Scott for 36, stumped by Bill Sinclair, who also took a fine catch off the bottom edge of Bhatha to team up with Crawford again for another wicket.

Sheldon brought Frost back on to bowl and he took three tail-end wickets to finish with figures of 20-9-26-5 as Chiswick were all out for 110 after 48 overs. Kidmore End’s reply did not start well, losing an early wicket but Guy Ashby and Prash Srinivas rebuilt the innings well.

Srinivas scored 25, whilst Guy Ashby blunted every threat posed by the bowling attack. With the dismissal of Srinivas, Tom Sheldon came into bat and proceeded to dismantle the bowling attack in a brutal fashion. Sheldon hit many boundaries and clattered the ball into the sight screen with regularity on his way to 53.

Despite a quick flurry of wickets at the end of the innings with the winning target just five runs away Kidmore End won the game with relative ease.

WARGRAVE’S N Robinson hit an undefeated 94 to help his side to a six-wicket win at READING 3rds in Division 4B.

The hosts batted first and were bowled out in 51 overs for 186. In reply Wargrave eased to 188-4 to win the match with R Kniverton hitting 57.

In Division 6B KIDMORE END 2nds eased to a comfortable 111 run victory at FARNHAM ROYAL 3rds.

The visitors won the toss and batted first and put on 203-6. In reply Farnham Royal were skittled out for just 92 runs.

HENLEY 4ths, with several key players missing, slipped to a heavy Division 7B defeat at AMERSHAM 3rds. Despite losing a wicket to Ed Birkett in the first over Amersham were quickly on the attack and always looked likely to compile a large score.

There was tidy bowling from Jack Rogers, Andy Chappell and Alex Johnson but apart from Birkett the only wickets fell to Chris Johnson who took 5-45 and Amersham eventually declared on 265-7.

Apart from 19 from Jack Rogers and 33 from Henry Oldershaw there was little resistance from Henley as they slumped to 94 all out.

AMERSHAM 3rds

N Nguyen, c & b E Birkett 0

Naresh, c A Birkett, b C Johnson 72

T Player, lbw, b E Birkett 19

H Bugg, c A Harris-White,

b C Johnson 20

A Rogers, b C Johnson 2

J Baxter, not out 55

Ramzeen, c & b C Johnson 2

E Lloyd, st P Chappell, b C Johnson 23

R Marsh, not out 37

Extras 43



TOTAL (7 wkts) 265

Best bowling: C Johnson 5-45.e_SClBHENLEY 4ths

A Birkett, c Rogers, b Bugg 9

A Johnson, b Bugg 11

J Rogers, c Baxter, b Ramzeen 19

H Oldershaw, c Player, b Marsh 33

Alex Harris-White, c Lloyd, b Marsh 2

E Birkett, c Player, b Marsh 3

Angus Harris-White, b Shah 1

C Johnson, b Marsh 0

A Chappell, not out 6

P Chappell, b Shah 0

Extras 16



TOTAL 94



A knock of 106 not out from J Noah and 86 from M Woods was not enough to give Division 8B league leaders WARGRAVE 2nds victory at home to DATCHET 4ths. The hosts won the toss and batted first and put on 249-4. In reply Datchet held on to claim a losing draw as they closed on 129-9.

Division 9A leaders KIDMORE END 3rds defeated visitors TEDDINGTON TOWN 3rds.

The hosts won the toss and put Teddington into bat first and the visitors went on to post 197-4. In a tense finish Kidmore End won the match after posting 201-9 with Logan top scoring with 52.

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