Lamprecht among runs as relegated Stoke Row end campaign
THE Premier Division reached an exciting climax on Saturday with WOODCOTE defeating WEST READING by 52 runs to help decide
THE Premier Division reached an exciting climax on Saturday with WOODCOTE defeating WEST READING by 52 runs to help decide the destination of the trophy.
The home side’s victory saw them finish third after being in contention for the title for most of the season while West Reading’s defeat saw them pipped at the post for the second year running as the title went to Sulhamstead for the first time.
The prospects looked good for West Reading as they bowled the home team out relatively cheaply in 40 overs.
Paul Knox batted well to reach another half century while Rhod James and Steve Henderson both scored useful runs before the batting collapse.
After tea Woodcote captain Titch Vickers elected to start with the old ball and West Reading were soon in trouble against the slow bowling of Will Macdonald and James Worsfold.
The visitors lost four wickets in reaching 50 and the replacement bowlers Zaf Akram and Paul Knox, continuing with the old ball, ended the proceedings in style.
West Reading saw the title slip from their grasp as they lost in just under 40 of the 50 overs available to them.
P Knox, c —, b Khan 50
W Macdonald, c —, b Davidson 0
R James, lbw, b Ul Wahab 30
S Henderson, b Ul Wahab 21
S Gordon, b Khan 0
Z Akram, not out 10
M Vickers, c —, b Khan 2
M Stroker, b Khan 4
M Pearson, b Ul Wahab 1
J Worsfold, b Davidson 10
J Mayo, lbw, b Davidson 0
Davidson, c Henderson,
b Macdonald 11
S Khan, b Macdonald 1
Khan, st Vickers, b Worsfold 33
Ahmed, run out 10
Mahmood, b Akram 10
Raja, c Macdonald, b Knox 0
Ul Wahab, lbw, b Knox 18
Ashraf, c James, b Knox 0
Iqbal, b Akram 6
Raja, lbw, b Akram 1
Razaq, not out 1
TOTAL 103e_SClBAfter losing the toss at MORTIMER WEST END, relegated CHECKENDON performed well in the field, restricting the home side to 185-9 despite a flat pitch and a fast outfield.
Surya Poodipeddi took a commendable 4-38 in 12 overs whilst Steve Audsley top scored for the hosts with 46.
In reply John Acland-Hood hit 34 for Checkendon but a batting collapse reduced them to 77-9 with Kenny Allsobrook taking 4-16.
The highest partnership of the innings was 37 for the last wicket between Matthew and Harry Wickens but this could not prevent the visitors being dismissed for 114 in 28 overs.
MORTIMER WEST END
P Magee, c Poodipeddi, b Pydipati 0
N Kingston, b Poodipeddi 30
A MacKenzie, b Poodipeddi 33
R Hudson, c Chib, b Poodipeddi 6
S Audsley, b Chib 46
J Beal, b Poodipeddi 6
J Bray, run out 38
M Macdonald, c Hegde, b Chib 0
P Belcher, b Gard 10
I Wise, not out 12
K Allsobrook, not out 0
TOTAL (9 wkts) 185
Best bowling: Poodipeddi 4-38.e_SClBCHECKENDON
J Acland-Hood, c —, b Kingston 34
S Manning, lbw, b Magee 8
V Chib, b Allsobrook 6
V Duraisamy, b Allsobrook 0
S Hegde, c —, b Allsobrook 4
L Yalambalse, lbw, b Allsobrook 5
S Pydipati, b Kingston 0
A Gard, c —, b Audsley 8
S Poodipeddi, b Hodson 1
M Wickens, not out 27
H Wickens, b Hodson 5
Best bowling: Allsobrook 4-16.
Relegated STOKE ROW claimed a consolation victory as they sealed a 43-run win at home against PEPPARD.
Roy Hayden took his 40th wicket of the campaign when Sam Fletcher was stumped as the visitors gained an early breakthrough.
Brothers Wynand and Charles Lamprecht took control of the game for Stoke Row before the latter was trapped lbw by Ian Jackson to leave the hosts on 76-2.
Jackson — who also reached 40 wickets — and teenage off-spinner Ashley Hayden swung the game back towards Peppard as the latter ended up recording career-best figures of 6-43.
Wynand Lamprecht was the eighth man out for an ultimately match-winning 72 as the hosts were dismissed for 155.
In reply Michael Chard was run out and Marcus Peedell was clean bowled by Charles Lamprecht to leave Peppard in early strife.
Phil Duncan then caught Sam Fooks off the bowling of 15-year-old Chris Humphreys, who claimed 1-40 in 15 overs.
Andy Watts remained unmoved at the other end as he eased to an eighth half-century of the season, but when he was bowled by Dion Sampson Stoke Row powered to victory.
Wynand Lamprecht and Matt Hopper aided by a diving slip catch by Ashton ran through the tail as the visitors were bowled out for 112.
Hopper and Lamprecht both finished with bowling figures of 3-13.e_SClBSTOKE ROW
W Lamprecht, c R Hayden,
b A Hayden 72
S Fletcher, st Bacon, b R Hayden 8
C Lamprecht, lbw, b Jackson 25
R Ashton, b A Hayden 11
C De Verteuill, lbw, b A Hayden 0
M Hopper, lbw, b A Hayden 13
M Hennessy, b Jackson 13
D Sampson, b Jackson 0
P Duncan, lbw, b A Hayden 8
S Hutchinson-Lawson, not out 1
C Humphreys, lbw, b A Hayden 0
Best bowling: A Hayden 6-43.
A Watts, b Sampson 54
M Chard, run out 0
M Peedell, b C Lamprecht 2
S Fooks, c Duncan, b Humphreys 2
R Walker, b Hopper 15
G Bacon, not out 20
S Muniyasamy, c Humphreys,
b Hopper 2
A Hayden, st Hennessy,
b W Lamprecht 0
T Vines, c Ashton, b Hopper 4
R Hayden, lbw, b W Lamprecht 0
I Jackson, b W Lamprecht 0
GORING suffered relegation from Division 1 after a losing draw against WELFORD PARK.
Welford Park batted first and put on 271-5. In reply Goring ended on 225-6 with Jamie Vickery top scoring with 57 not out.
Division 2 basement side PEPPARD 2nds suffered a heavy 144-run defeat in the final match of the season at home to SULHAMSTEAD 2nds.
Batting first the visitors piled on the runs with Langford leading the scoring with 82 not out as Sulhamstead reached 253-5 in just 37 overs.
Peppard were left with 53 overs to get the runs but Kumar top scored with 27 as the hosts were all out for 109.