Monday, 21 June 2021

Macdonald hits century to earn side bragging rights

WOODCOTE batsman Will Macdonald scored a majestic century as the hosts secured the bragging rights with

WOODCOTE batsman Will Macdonald scored a majestic century as the hosts secured the bragging rights with a seven-wicket win in this South Oxfordshire derby against PEPPARD STOKE ROW on Saturday.

Reigning Wintech Berkshire League champions Peppard Stoke Row got off to a reasonable start with both openers looking in good form, though Lamprecht was soon hampered by an injury which required him to use a runner and ultimately cost him his wicket.

Dan Hayden also batted well as Peppard passed the 200 mark and set what looked a useful target.

Pick of the Woodcote bowlers was Ryan Van Heerden with 3-22, though Steve Henderson was close behind with 2-53 in 12 overs while Zaheer Ahmed bowled 11 overs for only 41 runs. Jonny Clark was in fine form in the field, taking three catches.

In reply Macdonald took charge as he and Jez Mayo, who helped himself to a half-century, amassed 159 for the first wicket and when Macdonald was out with the score on 207 the match was as good as won.



Fate seemed to have conspired against the visitors to some extent as their bowler Roy Hayden pulled a muscle and was unable to bowl as Woodcote emerged as worthy winners.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW

A Watts, b Clark

21

W Lamprecht, run out

44

J Pennisi, lbw, b Henderson

37

S Boughton, lbw, b Henderson

14

D Hayden, c & b Van Heerden

46

P Hennessy, c Clark, b Van Heerden

18

R Ashton, c & b Macdonald

8

G Bacon, run out

0

R Hayden, c Clark, b Van Heerden

2

D Sampson, not out

8

I Jackson, not out

1

Extras

20



TOTAL (9 wkts)

219

WOODCOTE

J Mayo, lbw, b D Hayden

59

W Macdonald, c Pennisi, b Boughton

133

M Stroker, st Bacon, b Pennisi

17

J Clark, not out

0

S Henderson, not out

7

Extras

4



TOTAL (3 wkts)

220

In Division 1 CHECKENDON defeated visitors GORING by 40 runs.

The hosts reached 111-3 in the 23rd over with Stewart Manning hitting two sixes in his knock of 33 despite suffering from a back injury.

However, the vistiors struck back with four wickets in two overs, eventually dismissing the home side for 158 with six overs to spare. Left arm spinner Len Sexon was the most successful bowler, taking 3-30. Surya Poodipeddi’s out-swing caused Goring to suffer a nightmare start to their reply, losing both openers for ducks.

Experienced number three Duncan Kent staged a recovery for the visitors but home captain Vikas Chib bowled an impressive spell of 4-12 in 11 overs as Goring took 48.3 overs to reach 118, condeding defeat by 40 runs.

CHECKENDON

J Acland-Hood, b Vickery

19

M Singh, c Carrier, b C Kent

26

V Chib, lbw, b Vickery

16

S Manning, b Benning

13

L Gray, b Sexon

9

S Hegde, b Benning

0

J Green, b Sexon

10

S Poodipeddi, c Carrier, b Sexon

8

P Panwar, c Vickery, b Slade

11

V Kaushal, c Carrier, b C Kent

8

R Tiwari, not out

5

Extras

13



TOTAL

158

Best bowling: Sexon 3-30.

GORING

A Ellis, b Poodipeddi

0

A Benning, lbw, b Poodipeddi

0

D Kent, c Hegde, b Kaushal

33

J Vickery, c & b Kaushal

17

O Carrier, b Chib

0

N Kulkarni, c Tiwari, b Chib

13

P Slade, c Acland-Hood, b Chib

0

S Wincott, b Poodipeddi

30

C Kent, b Chib

3

L Sexon, c Chib, b Hegde

6

T Ferry, not out

0

Extras

16



TOTAL

118

Best bowling: Chib 4-12, Poodipeddi 3-35.

Elsewhere in the division PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds lost out to IBIS MAPLEDURHAM. The home side were put into bat on a good track but were only able to post a below-par 190 due to a strong bowling performance from the visitors, despite 80 runs from Hugh Asquith, a well-crafted 32 not out from Sam Fooks and another good knock from Simon Gozzard at the top of the order.

In reply Ibis were held back by some good bowling and fielding and after 22 overs the away side were under pressure at 69-4. Luke Whiley, having bowled an excellent spell earlier, then joined Matt Jones at the crease to see the visitors home with four overs to spare.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds

H Asquith, b Pilkington

80

S Gozzard, c Barrett, b Whiley

29

D Hall, b Whiley

0

O Nicholson, c Richardson, b Barrett

9

R Ackerman, c & b Whiley

9

S Fooks, not out

32

T Woodward, b Pilkington

8

C Proudfoot, b Hart

9

Ruaridh Scott, not out

1

Extras

13



TOTAL (7 wkts)

190

IBIS MAPLEDURHAM

A Singh, run out

24

E Masters, c Gozzard, b Ackerman

27

M Thomas, lbw, b Chard snr

0

D Drury, lbw, b Ackerman

6

M Jones, not out

46

L Whiley, not out

80

Extras

8



TOTAL (4 wkts)

191

Best bowling: Ackerman 2-51.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds collected a third Division 4 win of the season with a five-wicket success at home to SHINFIELD 2nds.

The hosts elected to bowl after winning the toss and gained an early breakthrough when captain Rob Dyer trapped Hassan Safdar lbw.

Matt Ravden and Neeraj Sharma continued to build the pressure as they cut through the middle order, and it was only an obdurate innings from opener Dave Aust which kept Shinfield afloat.

James Hern picked up two wickets at the back end of the innings, while 14-year-old George Lee grabbed one of his own during his second spell as the visitors posted 165-7 in their 45 overs.

Peppard Stoke Row lost Alfie Burnett early in their reply, and after Don Townsin and Carl Hvass rebuilt the innings, the departure of that pair plus Ravden left the hosts wobbling on 62-4.

However, a 98-run partnership between Hern and Pradeep Kumar took the hosts to the brink of victory, and they ultimately crossed the line with two overs to spare.

SHINFIELD 2nds

D Aust, b Ravden

33

H Safdar, lbw, b Dyer

9

D Kirby, b Ravden

4

A Prowse, b Sharma

8

O Sankey, b Hern

20

P Pai, c Dyer, b Lee

30

C Neighbour, b Hern

23

Z Inston, not out

20

J Kirby, not out

0

Extras

18



TOTAL (7 wkts)

165

Best bowling: J Hern 2-18, M Ravden 2-20.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds

D Townsin, b Safdar

12

A Burnett, b Prowse

1

C Hvass, st Sankey, b Neighbour

23

M Ravden, lbw, b Safdar

2

J Hern, c Neighbour, b Sankey

60

P Kumar, not out

40

L Beeton, not out

1

Extras

29



TOTAL (5 wkts)

168

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