Acland-Hood’s ton not enough as Goring hold on for share of spoils
WOODCOTE gained their first Premier Division win of the season with a comfortable six-wicket victory
WOODCOTE gained their first Premier Division win of the season with a comfortable six-wicket victory against RUISLIP VICTORIA last Saturday.
Woodcote captain Ryan Van Heerden won the toss and Ruislip struggled to score runs on a pitch made slow by the torrential midweek rain, and the accuracy of the Woodcote bowlers.
Jaimee Jose took three wickets while Steve Henderson, Raja Rafaqat and Zaf Akram all contributed accurate spells and keeper Micky Molloy was also in fine form with three victims.
When Woodcote batted, they lost four wickets to the bowling of Ashwin Rajashekhar, but still managed to secure the win in just under 23 overs.
F Ansari, b Jose
K Maan, c Molloy, b Rafaqat
M Walker, c Molloy, b Henderson
V Srinivasan, run out
U Jamil, st Molloy, b Jose
P Kapoor, b Akram
V Mulaparthi, lbw, b Akram
A Ansari, b Jose
A Rajashekhar, not out
J Bridger, not out
TOTAL (8 wkts)
S Gordon, b Rajashekhar
W Macdonald, c Bridger, b Rajashekhar
S Henderson, b Rajashekhar
M Molloy, c Maan, b Rajashekhar
J Mayo, not out
M Stroker, not out
TOTAL (4 wkts)
Fergus Nutt hit a century to help PEPPARD STOKE ROW to an emphatic 194-run victory at WELFORD PARK.
The visitors suffered an early blow as Riaan Ackermann fell with the score on six, but 18-year-old Nutt and the league’s all-time top scorer Andy Watts shared a 75-run stand to stabilise the innings before the latter was caught and bowled by Andy Barr.
Richard Ashton fell cheaply but Nutt and captain Dan Hayden then accelerated the innings in brutal fashion, a 142-run partnership only ended when the latter was caught at long on for a classy 84 from just 57 balls.
Nutt brought up his century before putting his foot down even more, ending on an unbeaten 135 as the visitors declared on 267-5 after 40 overs.
The Welford reply started poorly as key man Ben Myers was bowled by Dion Sampson, while fellow off spinner Ashley Hayden accounted for Aseem Sharma and Ian Herrington as the hosts slipped to 14-3.
Things never improved for Park as the spin twins both completed five-wicket hauls â€“ Hayden (5-33) for the second time in as many weeks â€“ and Sampson (5-30) provided the coup de gras by bowling Andy Barr to rout the hosts for just 73.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW
F Nutt, not out
R Ackerman, c Barr, b Yahia
A Watts, c & b Barr
R Ashton, c Bullock, b Barr
D Hayden, c Bullock, b Barrett
A Hayden, lbw, b Herrington
S Fletcher, not out
TOTAL (5 wkts)
B Myers, b Sampson
H Alleyne, lbw, b Sampson
A Sharma, b A Hayden
I Herrington, b A Hayden
S Yahia, c D Hayden, b A Hayden
A Hutchinson, c & b A Hayden
M Bullock, lbw, b Sampson
J Westbrook, c A Hayden, b Sampson
G Griffith, c Sampson, b A Hayden
A Barr, b Sampson
J Barrett, not out
Best bowling: D Sampson 5-30, A Hayden 5-33.
Local rivals GORING and CHECKENDON played out an entertaining draw that saw the visitors take over from Goring at the top of Division 1.
The first ball of the match saw stand-in Goring skipper, Jonny Russell, drop Checkendon opener John Acland-Hood in a regulation chance behind the stumps.
Acland-Hood took devastating advantage and cashed in by scoring 118 with an array of on-side strokeplay. Ably supported by Ashish Talreja, Checkendon looked well placed at 157-1 as Goring toiled in the field. Goring stuck to the task and managed to restrict Checkendon to 230-8 off their 45 overs.
In reply, after a bright start, the Goring opening pair departed in quick succession and this was followed by Andy Steele getting himself run out without attempting a run. The focus changed to saving the match and a crucial fourth wicket partnership of 86 from Nikhil Kulkarni and Stephen Wincott did just that. A late flurry of wickets and tight Checkendon bowling brought some tension towards the end, but Goring held out for the draw with three wickets in hand.
J Acland-Hood, b Slade
M Singh, c Benning, b Steele
A Talreja, c Benning, b Steele
A Keeble, b Steele
V Chib, b Benning
U Tickoo, c Steele, b Benning
L Gray, lbw, b Slade
P Panwar, not out
R Tiwari, run out
H Wickens, not out
Best bowling: A Steele 3-36.
A Benning, c Tickoo, b Tiwari
J Russell, b Breakspear
A Steele, run out
N Kulkarni, not out
S Wincott, c Gray, b Singh
E Everitt, c Tickoo, b Singh
S Hedley, b Tiwari
S Haines, not out
TOTAL (7 wkts)
Best bowling: M Singh 2-14, R Tiwari 2-36.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds went down to a two-wicket defeat at home to FARLEY HILL 2nds in their Division 2 clash.
The home side struggled to post a competitive total due to good bowling from Johan Vorster and Michael Sheridan and Peppard Stoke Row, without the patient innings of 48 from Hugh Asquith, would not have had a decent total to defend. Gerry Bacon and the hard-hitting Matt Ravden enabled the hosts to eventually post 165-9 off 45 overs.
The visitors’ reply was slow but steady with Ali Jalil’s solid knock of 72 providing the backbone.
Roy Hayden, Matt Ravden and Ian Jackson exerted some control by conceding just 93 runs off their 29 overs to help keep the Peppard Stoke Row in the hunt.
Three late wickets gave the home side a glimmer of hope but Craig Jorey and Matthew Barnes saw Farley Hill to victory by two wickets with five balls to spare.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds
H Asquith, b Sheridan
C Hvass, b Jorey
P Duncan, b Jorey
O Nicholson, c Vorster, b Hale
R Walker, c Longfield, b Vorster
D Hall, lbw, b Vorster
G Bacon, lbw, b Sheridan
P Kumar, b Hale
M Ravden, not out
R Hayden, c Khokhar, b Jorey
I Jackson, not out
TOTAL (9 wkts)
Best bowling: C Jorey 3-39, J Vorster 2-17, M Sheridan 2-17, T Hale 2-34.
FARLEY HILL 2nds
R Ditchburn, lbw, b Ravden
A Jalil, b Hayden
A Khokhar, c Hall, b Jackson
M Sheridan, c Bacon, b Jackson
W Nash-Wortham, st Bacon, b Nicholson
S Longfield, c Duncan, b Jackson
J Vorster, lbw, b Nicholson
T Hale, lbw, b Nicholson
C Jorey, not out
M Barnes, not out
TOTAL (8 wkts)
Best bowling: I Jackson 3-41, O Nicholson 3-41.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds began their Division 4 campaign with a resounding 116-run triumph against BINFIELD 3rds.
Charlie Laing (61) and U15 George Lee (39) led the charge for the hosts before captain Rob Dyer added an unbeaten 29 to help his side to 236-6.
The visitors struggled to get going in reply, with Mick Chard senior claiming 3-23 and Alan May 4-9 as Binfield were eventually bowled out for 120.