Niton win Indoor Cup
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Earlier in the evening both Niton and Ryde had booked their final berths winning low scoring semi-finals against GKN and Ryde Cavaliers I respectively. In the first semi-final Niton were pegged back after a fast start, only Tom Doble (29) impressing with the bat as the innings ended early on 89 all out. However, GKN’s batsmen struggled to get established at the crease, despite assistance from some wayward Niton bowling, and with wickets falling regularly only D Cox (21) offered any resistance as the chase ended 21 runs short with overs to spare. Joby Wells was the highlight of the Niton bowling, taking 2-12 despite dislocating a finger early in proceedings. In the second semi-final Ryde Cavaliers could not capitalise on a solid start, Chris Higgins (28no) and Tommy Barton’s hard hitting 20 the bright spots, adding only 8 runs in the last two overs to set Ryde a total of 96 to win. However, Cavaliers’ hopes of emulating Niton and defending a low score received an early boost as Harry Bradley (3-12) picked up two Ryde wickets in the second over, but steady batting from Lawrence Tolfrey (35no) assisted by Jamie Icke (21) was enough to see Ryde home with 5 balls and 2 wickets to spare.