South African batsman sets new club record as visitors dominate
WYNAND LAMPRECHT scored a PEPPARD STOKE ROW club record 145 to help his side dominate their
WYNAND LAMPRECHT scored a PEPPARD STOKE ROW club record 145 to help his side dominate their Premier Division draw at WOODLEY last Saturday.
The visitors lost Riaan Ackermann cheaply but South African Lamprecht and Andy Watts set about rebuilding the innings with a 205-run partnership for the second wicket.
Lamprecht played shots all around the wicket and was particularly brutal against the short ball, with his supremacy such that a double hundred could have been on the cards until he was finally bowled by Kashif Ali in the 34th over.
Watts made his 64 at a considerably slower rate before being caught on the deep mid wicket boundary attempting an agricultural heave off Jawaad Raja.
Brisk contributions from Max Baker-Smith (40 off 23 balls) and Richard Ashton (39 off 16) then fired the visitors to 325-6 in their 45 overs.
On a wicket showcasing uneven bounce, Dan Hayden accounted for Mohammed Rafeeq after the opener fended a rising delivery to gully, and later bowled Richard Stanley to make it 49-2.
Dion Sampson and Roy Hayden then worked their way through the middle order, with the latter’s third wicket of Abdul Khaliq leaving the hosts in trouble on 129-7.
However, the obdurate Reyhan Ul-Din was joined by Zain Raja, and with the latter playing some extraordinary strokes in an unbeaten 53, Woodley reached safety on 211-7.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW
W Lamprecht, b Ali
R Ackermann, c Ul-Din, b Qayyum
A Watts, c Qayyum, b J Raja
M Baker-Smith, c Khaliq, b Ali
D Hayden, run out
R Ashton, b J Raja
M Hopper, not out
TOTAL (6 wkts)
R Stanley, b D Hayden
M Rafeeq, c Sampson, b D Hayden
J Raja, c Ackermann, b Sampson
R Ul-Din, not out
K Ali, c Hopper, b R Hayden
E Khan, c Ashton, b Sampson
K Dheenatalayan, c Bacon, b R Hayden
A Khaliq, b R Hayden
Z Raja, not out
TOTAL (7 wkts)
Best bowling: R Hayden 3-34, D Sampson 2-45, D Hayden 2-52.
WOODCOTE’S improvement in the second half of their season continued with a three-wicket home win over struggling MORTIMER WEST END.
Paul Knox won the toss and accurate bowling kept the Mortimer West End batsmen from scoring freely throughout. Skipper Knox bowled well to concede only 24 runs in 11 overs and Ryan Van Heerden (2-30) followed suit in his 12 overs.
Raja Rafaqat came late into the attack but proved the most successful bowler with 4-29.
Woodcote stuttered a little at the start of their innings, losing Will Macdonald quite early, but a 50-partnership between Jez Mayo and JP Brouard was followed by a good knock from Knox and some sensible late-order play from Mark Pearson, Ryan van Heerden and James Worsfold. This combination saw Woodcote home with four overs to spare.
MORTIMER WEST END
S Audsley, c Mayo, b Knox
J Stead, c Macdonald, b Zaheer
A Pewekar, b Rafaqat
W Bray, lbw, b Van Heerden
P McGee, b Rafaqat
R Hodson, b Van Heerden
T Bane, b Rafaqat
P Belcher, not out
J Hayes, b Rafaqat
H Patrick, not out
TOTAL (8 wkts)
J Mayo, b Hodson
W Macdonald, b Trott
JP Brouard, st Stead, b Hodson
P Knox, c Audsley, b Hodson
S Henderson, lbw, b Hodson
M Stroker, c Stead, b Trott
R Van Heerden, not out
M Pearson, b Hodson
J Worsfold, not out
TOTAL (7 wkts)
In Division 1 CHECKENDON arrested their decline with a winning draw at STRATFIELD TURGIS.
Half centuries from John Acland-Hood and Ash Talreja, returning from an almost three-month injury absence, enabled the visitors to reach 193 all out despite an eventual spell of 5-21 from seamer Dan Spence which included four wickets in seven balls.
Stratfield’s reply was looking good at 116-2 but after Luke Anthony was dismissed by Rajesh Tiwari, top scorer Chris Butcher was then run out by Manpreet Singh’s pinpoint throw from long-on to the keeper.
Skipper Vikas Chib also weighed in with three wickets and Checkendon kept their cool in the field to restrict the home side to 181-8 in 47 overs with Sandeep Hegde’s late spell of medium pace forcing the home side on the defensive at the death.
J Acland-Hood, c Butcher, b Clarke
M Singh, c Spence, b Clay
A Talreja, run out
V Chib, c & b Spence
R Vedanthappa, b Spence
L Gray, b Spence
S Hegde, b Spence
M Wickens, c Butcher, b Spence
P Panwar, run out
V Kaushal, run out
R Tiwari, not out
Best bowling: Spence 5-21.
L Anthony, lbw, b Tiwari
S Clarke, b Tiwari
M Sandland, lbw, b Chib
C Butcher, run out
T Shepley, c Vedanthappa, b Tiwari
A Headford, c Panwar, b Kaushal
R Carter, lbw, b Chib
D Spence, b Chib
T Clay, not out
D Nefford, not out
TOTAL (8 wkts)
Best bowling: Chib 3-34, Tiwari 3-54.
BRADFIELD held their nerve during the bottom-of-the-table clash at PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds’ Newlands Lane.
Having been put into bat on a damp track Peppard Stoke Row raced to 37 for no wicket after just four overs thanks to the pugnacious strokeplay of Carl Hvass.
Bradfield then took the pace off the ball and the home side soon slumped to 63-5. It took the calm head of Chris Proudfoot to regain some momentum in order for the hosts to see out their 45 over allocation.
Peppard Stoke Row were 103-8 after 30 overs but as the pitch began to dry out the tailenders were able to penetrate the field. Proudfoot was ably supported by Ian Jackson, who is yet to be dismissed in any games this season, and the pair posted an unbeaten 43-run partnership. Proudfoot’s six over long on in the final over brought up his half-century and enabled Peppard Stoke Row to post 171-9 at tea.
The hosts used the old ball unchanged and kept a firm lid on the Bradfield run rate without making the early significant in-roads required to force a win.
Ian Jackson, who was now carrying a foot injury, Chris Proudfoot and Matt Ravden all bowled tight probing lines but Peppard Stoke Row were unable to take the crucial half-chances that came their way.
Olly Nicholson’s determined spell also kept the home side in the hunt, bowling Hale through the gate and setting a trap for Evans at deep midwicket. However, when Bradfield’s leading batsman Mark Bolton gave two catchable chances in one over which weren’t taken this signalled that the game had gone Bradfield’s way. Bolton and Alex Brunwin then kept cool heads in seeing the away side to victory with three overs to spare.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds
H Asquith, b Brunwin
C Hvass, b Brunwin
J Leach, lbw, b Brunwin
F Nutt, c North, b Brown
O Nicholson, b Brown
R Walker, b North
N Windsor, b Reekie
C Proudfoot, not out
M Ravden, b Goodwin
N Sharma, run out
I Jackson, not out
TOTAL (9 wkts)
Best bowling: A Brunwin 3-38.
P Hale, b Nicholson
P Armstrong, lbw, b Proudfoot
M Evans, c Proudfoot, b Nicholson
W Banks, lbw, b Ravden
M Bolton, not out
A Brunwin, not out
TOTAL (4 wkts)
Elsewhere in the division GORING slipped to a losing draw away to EMMBROOK AND BEARWOOD. The hosts, having won the toss, batted first and put on 250-7. In reply Goring ended on 154-7.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds slipped to a narrow 10-run home defeat to promotion-chasing HAWLEY 2nds in Division 4.
The hosts made a good start and reduced Hawley to 33-5 with Mick Chard the chief destroyer. A sixth-wicket stand between Tom Williams and Dan Wilson â?? aided by an abundance of extras â?? enabled Hawley to reach 168-6.
The hosts lost youngster Alfie Burnett early on, but Don Townsin and Dom Hall led a strong reply and took their side to 82-1 when the former was removed.
U14 Dan Bacon batted well for 29, but he lacked support from the middle and lower order, with Peppard Stoke Row eventually bowled out for 158 with one over remaining.