Thursday, 17 June 2021

Tailenders’ partnership inspires hosts win

SAM FLETCHER scored an imperious unbeaten century as PEPPARD STOKE ROW eased to an 82-run Premier

SAM FLETCHER scored an imperious unbeaten century as PEPPARD STOKE ROW eased to an 82-run Premier Division win at MORTIMER WEST END.

The visitors were asked to bat and Will Bishop, Andy Watts and captain Paddy Hennessy all made starts without converting as they slipped to 66-3.

However, Fletcher and in-form Dan Hayden added 117 for the fourth wicket to initially steady the ship and then put Peppard Stoke Row in control.

Richard Ashton unleashed several sixes during a brief cameo, but it was Fletcher who passed a century full of shots all around the wicket before Peppard Stoke Row declared on 266-4 after 44 overs.

Spinner Dion Sampson and Darren Clark made early inroads and when Dan Hayden took two wickets in three balls West End were 71-5.



The stage was then set for Roy Hayden and he claimed the next four wickets, aided by a one-handed diving catch at first slip by Ashton to remove Adam Telford.

Hayden’s third, Steve Audsley, also took him to the astonishing mark of 900 league wickets.

A good day for Peppard Stoke Row was rounded off when the returning Matt Hopper â?? who missed the first half of the season with a broken leg â?? was aided by more wicketkeeping wizadry from Gerry Bacon to claim his first success of the season, Jonny Hayes stumped as Mortimer West End were bowled out for 184.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW

A Watts, c Pewakar, b Allsobrook

25

W Bishop, c Johnson, b Trott

14

P Hennessy, c Pewakar, b Johnson

13

S Fletcher, not out

101

D Hayden, c Audsley, b Allsobrook

54

R Ashton, not out

25

Extras

34

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TOTAL (4 wks)

266

MORTIMER WEST END

S Audsley, c & b R Hayden

75

N Kingston, c D Hayden, b Clark

14

A Pewakar, c Watts, b Saompson

0

W Bray, lbw, b Clark

7

A Johnson, c Sampson, b D Hayden

13

R Hodson, c Bacon, b D Hayden

0

A Telford, c Ashton, b R Hayden

30

H Patrick, b R Hayden

6

J Hayes, st Baconb, b Hopper

26

A Trott, b R Hayden

12

K Allsobrook, not out

0

Extras

1

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TOTAL

184

Best bowling: R Hayden 4-55, D Hayden 2-18, D Clark 2-36.

WOODCOTE were no match for championship-chasing hosts SULHAMSTEAD as they slipped to their fifth defeat of the season. The visitors went into the match without skipper, Paul Knox, vice-captain James Worsfold and batsman Will Macdonald while Ryan Lennard and Jaimee Jose were making their league debuts.

A good start was made with Ryan Van Heerden taking an early wicket before Belcher and Thompson put on 102 for the second wicket. Good bowling and fielding saw the home side all out for 228 from 150-3. Woodcote used seven bowlers, all of whom took wickets, the most successful being Zaheer Ahmed (3-45) and Connor Mattimore (2-22).

In reply, following a steady start by Lennard and skipper Mayo, Wodcote slumped from 36-1 to 80-6 and were bowled out for exactly half the home score in just under 30 overs. There was some tail-end resistance from Andy Silver, Raja Rafaqat and Zaheer Ahmed, but it was all in vain.

SULHAMSTEAD

S Belcher, b Zaheer

26

A Briggs, b Van Heerden

1

M Thompson, c Zaheer, b Mattimore

83

C Mercer, b Jose

55

J Seward, c Henderson, b Mattimore

11

M Hafeez, lbw, b Zaheer

21

C Palmer, b Henderson

1

M Goldfrey, lbw, b Zaheer

0

I Jubb, not out

2

I Williams, b Z Akram

5

M Gill, b Rafaqat

1

Extras

22

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TOTAL

228

WOODCOTE

R Lennard, c Seward, b Palmer

13

J Mayo, st Briggs, b Williams

46

M Stroker, b Williams

0

S Henderson, lbw, b Williams

0

R Van Heerden, c Briggs, b Williams

4

Z Akram, c Seward, b Palmer

4

Z Ahmed, b Godfreyr

9

A Silver, c Godfrey, b Palmer

13

R Rafaqat, not out

11

C Mattimore, c Jubb, b Thompson

0

J Jose, b Thompson

1

Extras

15

â??

TOTAL

114

WELFORD PARK gained a winning draw from their match at GORING in Division 1.

The visitors won the toss and had no hesitation in choosing to bat on a good wicket. The openers took charge immediately, powering to 100 runs off the first 15 overs and making a large score look on the cards.

When Will Herrington was stumped by Jonny Russell off the bowling off Owyn Tong-Jones, the flow of the innings changed and Goring were able to pick up regular wickets and stem the flow of runs.

Welford skipper Ben Myers scored an impressive ton and it took an outstanding reaction catch from Russell to finally dismiss him.

Goring cantered through the lower order with Peter Slade and Owyn Tong-Jones picking up the most scalps as Welford were all out for 254.

In reply a bold approach by Goring backfired as the top four all fell cheaply leaving the home team on 34-4. The experienced middle order of Duncan Kent and Nikhil Kulkarni helped solidify the innings and keep Goring in the hunt.

Goring were never quite close enough to the required rate and when Kulkarni was dismissed with two overs to go it was left to Len Sexon and Stephen Wincott to hang on for a losing draw as Goring finished on 206-9.

WELFORD PARK

B Myers, c Russell, b Sexon

104

W Herrington, st Russell, b Tong-Jones

60

H Alleyne, c Baxter, b Tong-Jones

6

A Davis, b Tong-Jones

1

S Yahia, c Russell, b Slade

32

G Griffith, c Wincott, b Hussain

11

A Hutchinson, b Slade

4

I Herrington, c Russell, b Slade

0

A Skelton, run out

2

E Webber, not out

7

J Barrett, b Sexon

13

Extras

14

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TOTAL

254

GORING

O Tong-Jones, c Myers, b I Herrington

6

J Russell, b I Herrington

15

A Ellis, b I Herrington

12

W Smith, b W Herrington

1

D Kent, c Griffith, b Yahia

38

N Kulkarni, c Barrett, b I Herrington

72

A Hussain, c Myers, b Webber

1

S Baxter, b A Hutchinson

23

P Slade, b W Herrington

9

Sexon, not out

0

S Wincott, not out

9

Extras

12

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TOTAL (9 wkts)

206

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds secured their first win of the season due to an impressive fight back with the bat from their lower order against visiting WEST READING 2nds.

Having been put into bat by the visitors, Peppard Stoke Row lost their first wicket to the second ball of the match as Richard Walker failed to control a rising delivery from Mohammed Asif.

West Reading’s Vinesh Patel then showed fine control to leave the home side reeling at 87-7. Hugh Asquith again batted solidly for a well-made 43 but even he eventually succumbed to another late inswinging delivery from Patel, who finished with figures of 6-52.

Carl Hvass and Neeraj Sharma, batting at eight and 10, then showed great determination to rebuild the home innings and were able to turn the game around with a 100-run partnership. Hvass, celebrating his 41st birthday, produced numerous crisp on-drives to negate the swinging ball and score 58. He was ably supported by Sharma whose measured 30 not out was arguably his most valuable knock for the club so far.

In reply the hosts put in a good performance in the field to back up their earlier efforts with the bat. Chris Proudfoot successfully pouched an aerial cut shot by Adnan Raja early on while Neeraj Sharma held a steepling catch at cover off Wasim Amin.

Olly Nicholson kept a lid on the West Reading run rate as his nine overs of swing bowling conceded only 23 runs. The home skipper opted to rotate the bowling in search of further wickets and the strategy paid off as Neeraj Sharma, Matt Ravden and Chris Proudfoot all claimed wickets at crucial moments, including a reaction catch by Hugh Asquith at slip and a sharp stumping by Nick Windsor.

Ian Jackson returned for a second spell to claim the final West Reading wicket and register figures of 4-69.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds

H Asquith, b Patel

43

R Walker, c Raja, b Asif

0

S Fooks, c Raja, b Patel

17

O Nicholson, b Patel

9

M Ravden, lbw, b Patel

0

N Windsor, lbw, b Patel

5

P Kumar, b Akram

0

C Hvass, lbw, b Patel

58

C Proudfoot, c Amin, b Akram

7

N Sharma, not out

30

I Jackson, b Raja

5

Extras

44

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TOTAL

218

Best bowling: V Patel 6-52.

WEST READING 2nds

Ad Raja, c Proudfoot, b Jackson

10

Am Raja, b Nicholson

34

U Ali, b Jackson

14

W Amin, c Sharma, b Fooks

1

Y Khan, lbw, b Nicholson

22

F Raja, c Asquith, b Sharma

23

O Mahmood, c Windsor, b Jackson

20

V Patel, st Windsor, b Ravden

0

W Akram, c Nicholson, b Proudfoot

31

F Aslam, not out

4

M Asif, b Jackson

6

Extras

32

â??

TOTAL

197

CHECKENDON’S recent impressive batting displays eluded them in spectacular fashion against IBIS/MAPLEDURHAM at Scours Lane.

On a dry pitch, disciplined bowling from seamers Pilkington, Hart and Webber, combined with some poor shot selection, led to the visitors being dismissed for 81 in just 24.3 overs.

Dave Drury then proceeded to demonstrate good technique for the home side, hitting 47 not out as Ibis reached their target for the loss of four wickets.

CHECKENDON

J Acland-Hood, c & b Pilkington

16

M Singh, c Brackley, b Pilkington

8

V Chib, c Barrett, b Pilkington

11

A Kukstas, b Hart

21

R Vedanthappa, b Hart

13

S Hegde, c & b Webber

0

P Panwar, b Webber

0

S Poodipeddi, c Brackley, b Webber

1

H Wickens, b Hart

7

R Tiwari, not out

0

A Breakspear, b Hart

0

Extras

4

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TOTAL

81

IBIS/MAPLEDURHAM

A Singh, b Tiwari

1

E Masters, c Poodipeddi, b Breakspear

5

D Drury, not out

47

M Jones, lbw, b Chib

12

C Cudjoe, c Vedanthappa, b Poodipeddi

4

L Whiley, not out

11

Extras

2

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TOTAL (4 wkts)

82

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds fell to a seven-wicket defeat at home to BRADFIELD 2nds in Division 4 on a day when their youngsters showcased their considerable talents.

Dan Bacon and Danny May â?? both aged 14 â?? registered their maiden league half centuries while Callum Ravden, also 14, added 45 not out to take Peppard Stoke Row to 208-5. However, on a wicket improving as the afternoon went on, Dave Comber’s unbeaten 102 ushered Bradfield to victory with just four balls to spare.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds

D Townsin, c Dack, b Jones

0

A Burnett, b Tariq

17

D Bacon, c Borthwick, b Tariq

51

M Hennessy, b Tariq

2

D May, st Borthwick, b Hedley

56

C Ravden, not out

45

S Kimber, not out

10

Extras

27

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TOTAL (5 wkts)

208

BRADFIELD 2nds

T Wilson, run out

17

D Comber, not out

102

E Dack, b Dyer

56

R Atkinson, b May

16

J Ford, not out

1

Extras

17

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TOTAL (3 wkts)

209



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