Friday, 25 June 2021

Goodson’s knock earns bonus points for hosts in rain-affected clash

THE wet weather caused havoc in the Thames Valley League with the majority of the fixtures

THE wet weather caused havoc in the Thames Valley League with the majority of the fixtures being either cancelled or abandoned.

In Division 2A at Gallowstree Common, hosts KIDMORE END, batting first, scored 129-5 in 28 overs before the match was abandoned against MAIDENHEAD AND BRAY. Joe Waldron top scored with 45.

In Division 2B HENLEY 2nds managed to secure some batting bonus points before their derby clash with WARGRAVE was brought to a halt. Batting first Henley put on 201-6 off 43.3 overs with N Goodson top scoring with 83 before rain stopped play.

HENLEY 3rds managed to secure a bonus point from their Division 4B clash at FLEET before the match was abandoned. Batting first, Henley put on 188-7 with Adam Lubbock and Nathan Hopkins both hitting 53 runs each. Duncan Verry chipped in with 34.

In Division 6B there were results in four of the five matches played, one of which saw WARGRAVE 2nds eased to an eight-wicket victory at home to THEALE AND TILEHURST 2nds.

Batting first the visitors found scoring runs hard to come by as they were dismissed for 77 with Scott Morton taking 3-20 and Razwan Hanif 3-4. In reply Wargrave eased to 78-2 off just 10 overs to win the match with Sam Bowers top scoring with 48.

KIDMORE END 2nds were in a strong position in their Division 7A match at EVERSLEY 3rds before rain stopped play. The hosts had been bowled out for 149 with Azhar Udeen taking 6-66. Unfortunately the wet weather prevented Kidmore from making a reply.

Scott Walking took 4-27 for WARGRAVE 3rds in their Division 9A match at WOKINGHAM 5ths. The hosts, batting first, were on 86-9 when rain stopped play.

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