BRADING OFF MARK
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There was a full evening of cricket in the Leslies Motors Indoor League last Sunday with wins in Div 1 for both Brading and Ryde 1, and Cowes, Ryde 2 and Shanklin &Godshill 2 also claiming the points in Div 2.
Ryde 1 continued their dominant form in the top division with a resounding victory against Island Bakeries. 30 from Dave Pratt and 39 not out from Simon Wratten helped push Ryde 1 to 141-4 (Sam Richards 2-32) and a comfortable win was secured as tight bowling from Ash Goldsmith (2-7) restricted Bakieries to just 59-5.Div 1 also saw Brading (121-5) get their first win of the campaign with a narrow 13 run triumph over Shanklin &Godshill 1(108-2). Mark Hartnell’s 27 and Steve Wright with 25 not out set up theBrading total that Shanklin &Godshill 1 could not overcome despite not out scores from Seb Egerton-Read (26) and Peter Wright (25).
In Div 2, not out scores from Cowes’ openers Josh Rice (25) and Justin Pinder (27) helped their side to 136-1 against the Cricket Board’s Disability Team. The Disability Team made sure that Cowes had to bowl all their overs but finished short on 79-5, Scott Rice taking 2-9. Shanklin &Godshill 2 remain undefeated following a 3 wicket victory against Northwood 2. Jeff Barrett with 36 not out top scored for Northwood 2 in their total of 110-5 but it was never enough as Ray Winter (29 not out) made sure his side got home despite 2-32 from Ben Baker. Ryde 2’s 132-4 (Guy Bonnett 33, Liam Ringer 35 not out) proved too much for Newport whosereplyfell short by 32 runs (Mike Watson 26).
Games continue next Sunday (17 Nov) at Cowes Enterprise College with the stand-out match in Div 1 seeing champions Ryde take on the Cricket Board’s EPP side:
5pm Ryde School v Cowes (Div 2)
6pm Ryde 1 v EPP (Div 1)
7pm Disability Team v Ventnor (Div 2)
8pm Northwood 1 v Shanklin &Godshill 1 (Div 1)
9pm Ryde 2 v Prison Officers (Div 2)