Friday, 18 June 2021

Goring leapfrog local rivals in promotion race

PEPPARD STOKE ROW‘S faint Premier Division title hopes were all but extinguished as they slipped to

PEPPARD STOKE ROW‘S faint Premier Division title hopes were all but extinguished as they slipped to a three-wicket defeat at home to SULHAMSTEAD AND UFTON last Saturday.

The visitors won the toss and put Peppard Stoke Row into bat first. The hosts made a sound start until Andy Watts was caught at slip off the bowling of off spinner Marc Thompson.

Wynand Lamprecht looked in fine form after returning from injury, but he lacked support as the home side were skittled out for just 131. Robert Lattimore was the chief destroyer.

Peppard Stoke Row made a good start as the spin triumvirate of Dion Sampson, Ian Jackson and Lamprecht reduced the visitors to 48-5.

However, Thompson and Sanjay Dove rallied, and with the latter dropped twice, the visitors were able to cross the winning line in the 38th over.



PEPPARD STOKE ROW

A Watts, c Gill, b Thompson

12

W Lamprecht, c Mercer, b Gill

46

P Hennessy, c Seward, b Gill

2

J Leach, c Gill, b Lattimore

11

D Hayden, c Mercer, b Gill

8

M Baker-Smith, c Gill, b Lattimore

15

R Ashton, c Seward, b Lattimore

20

H Jordan, c Hill, b Lattimore

0

R Hayden, c Thompson, b Lattimore

2

D Sampson, b Lattimore

4

I Jackson, not out

0

Extras

11



TOTAL

131

Best bowling: R Lattimore 6-19, M Gill 3-22.

SULHAMSTEAD AND UFTON

S Belcher, c R Hayden, b Lamprecht

8

A Briggs, c Ashton, b Sampson

14

M Thompson, c D Hayden, b Jackson

33

C Mercer, c Watts, b Lamprecht

0

J Seward, c & b Sampson

13

M Hill, c Watts, b Lamprecht

0

S Dove, not out

32

I Williams, lbw, b R Hayden

15

M Gill, not out

17

Extras

3



TOTAL (7 wkts)

135

Best bowling: W Lamprecht 3-46, D Sampson 2-28.

WOODCOTE, asked to bat on a difficult wet pitch at SANDHURST, struggled for runs, but managed to claw their way to a creditable 45 overs. Paul Knox proved to be the Woodcote hero falling just two runs short of his century in remarkable circumstances.

It took Knox 28 balls to score his first run and he was dropped twice before reaching double figures. Along the way, he received good support from Jez Mayo, Steve Henderson and Zaf Akram.

Skipper Knox then proved to be Woodcote‘s most successful bowler with 4-45, receiving good support from Jonny Clark as bottom of the table Sandhurst, even with the benefit of a drier wicket, never looked like surpassing the Woodcote total but they did hold out for a draw.

WOODCOTE

J Mayo, c Birch, b Clapham

27

S Gordon, c Birch, b Pharo

8

J Clark, c Rajlawat, b Clapham

1

P Knox, c Rajlawat, b Pharo

98

S Henderson, c Birch, b Clapham

21

S Shrasthra, c Tapah, b Clapham

0

Z Akram, not out

21

J Worsfold, b Birch

1

Z Ahmed, c Seeburg, b Pharo

2

Extras

7



TOTAL (8 wkts)

186





SANDHURST

A Birch, lbw, b Clark

44

S Malla, lbw, b Ahmed

1

M de Villiers, c Akram, b Knox

5

D Seeburg, c Rafaqat, b Knox

62

B Tapah, lbw, b Clark

0

M Hill, b Clark

1

C Pharo, b Knox

18

N Rajlawat, b Knox

9

S Malla, not out

9

Extras

9



TOTAL (8 wkts)

158





GORING leapfrogged over local rivals Checkendon into second place in Division 1 with a convincing 88-run victory at home to IBIS MAPLEDURHAM.

Skipper Ollie Carrier won the toss and chose to bat first. After the recent rain, the wicket was slightly harder to score runs on but Goring still amassed 211-9 with Owyn Tong-Jones and Chris Winterbottom top scoring. Ibis started strongly in reply but a first bowling change saw Jack Winterbottom take two quick wickets to begin the collapse. Winterbottom and Peter Slade both took three wickets as Goring held on to all their catches, including a caught and bowled from Chris Winterbottom, to dismiss Ibis for 123.

GORING

O Tong-Jones, c Brackley, b Webber

85

J Russell, c Brackley, b Pilkington

18

O Carrier, c & b Hart

29

C Winterbottom, b Hart

39

A Ellis, b Masters

3

P Slade, c Webber, b Masters

3

A McGee, b Masters

1

J Winterbottom, c Barrett, b Masters

8

T Castle, b Webber

0

M Norman, not out

11

A Gammer-Flitcroft, not out

0

Extras

14



TOTAL (9 wkts)

211





IBIS MAPLEDURHAM

T Osbourne, c & b C Winterbottom

23

A Singh, b J Winterbottom

17

D Drury, c C Winterbottom, b J Winterbottom

4

R Pilkington, c & b C Winterbottom

6

C Webber, b Slade

6

M Thomas, lbw, b Slade

4

E Masters, c Ellis, b J Winterbottom

10

S Brackley, b A McGee

2

L Hart, c A McGee, b T Castle

8

J Richardson, not out

25



Extras

18



TOTAL

123





CHECKENDON‘S clash with league leaders EMMBROOK AND BEARWOOD proved to be a damp squib in more ways than one.

Heavy rain the previous day left the pitch, though covered and playable, still wet at one end.

The visitors put the home team into bat first and took full advantage, exploiting any deficiencies in technique of a weakened Checkendon side.

Skipper Richard Cole took 3-9 and Tom Stevenson polished off the tail with 3-8 as Checkendon were bowled out for 47 in 21.4 overs.

Tony Breakspear found some swing to take two early wickets in the Emmbrook reply and Vikas Chib was accurate and threatening but as the pitch dried, Sean Woodward was able to play his leg side shots, making 32 as victory was secured by six wickets.

CHECKENDON

L Gray, c Howarth, b Cole

4

M Wickens, lbw, b Howarth

8

V Chib, c Woodward, b Cole

0

S Hegde, b Sawyer

1

Ash Tripathi, lbw, b Sawyer

0

T Winter, c Phelps, b Cole

12

P Panwar, b Stevenson

0

S Poodipeddi, not out

8

H Wickens, c Howarth, b Stevenson

1

Adi Tripathi, b Stevenson

0

A Breakspear, c Woodward, b Stevenson

5

Extras

8



TOTAL

47

Best bowling: Stevenson 3-8, Cole 3-9.

EMMBROOK AND BEARWOOD

E Oliver, b Breakspear

0

C Fletcher, lbw, b Chib

2

A Carter, not out

8

M Smart, b Breakspear

1

S Woodward, c Ash Tripathi, b Chib

32

R Phelps, not out

0

Extras

5



TOTAL (4 wkts)

48

Best bowling: Chib 2-12.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds secured an emphatic win at STRATFIELD TURGIS/HARTLEY WESPALL.

Olly Nicholson won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the home side to bat on a damp wicket.

The Peppard Stoke Row seam attack made early in-roads into the Stratfield Turgis batting line-up due to well-taken catches and a Rob Dyer run out and the home side were soon struggling at 31-3, with Christian Williams claiming the key wicket of Steve Clarke.

Manoj George elected to counterattack and made 25 before misjudging a late-swinging delivery from Sam Fooks to be clean-bowled. Two good catches at the wicket off Olly Nicholson left Stratfield on the brink at 62-8 and it took some careful shot selection from Craig Strudley to push along the score before the introduction of Chris Proudfoot brought the Stratfield Turgis innings to an early close after 31 overs.

Peppard Stoke Row‘s Pradeep Kumar had a good day as wicketkeeper, taking difficult catches off four different bowlers.

Peppard Stoke Row had 10 potentially dangerous overs to face before tea, which they negotiated with aplomb reaching 46 without loss due to the decisive strokeplay of Carl Hvass whose six on to the pavilion roof in only the third over showed real intent.

Stratfield Turgis opted for spin after the short break and, despite good bowling from the accurate Dan Reynaldo, the win was secured courtesy of a chanceless 43 not out from Hugh Asquith and completed by Sam Fooks cut shot for four.

STRATFIELD TURGIS/HARTLEY WESPALL

L Anthony, c Kumar, b Williams

7

S Clarke, c Nicholson, b Williams

16

M George, b Fooks

25

D Spence, run out

4

M Sandland, c Gozzard, b Williams

1

R Carter, c Kumar, b Fooks

1

D Jones, c Kumar, b Nicholson

0

D Reynaldo, c Hvass, b Nicholson

2

C Strudley, c Asquith, b Proudfoot

24

S Ayres, c Kumar, b Proudfoot

7

M Turvey, not out

0

Extras

10



TOTAL

97

Best bowling: C Williams 3-26, S Fooks 2-8, C Proudfoot 2-8.



PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds

H Asquith, not out

43

C Hvass, lbw, b S Clarke

41

S Fooks, not out

14

Extras

3



TOTAL (1 wkt)

101



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