RYDE REMAIN UNBEATEN
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Ryde 1 made it 6 wins from 6 games as they overcame Brading by 25 runs to stay at the top of Div1 of the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League at Cowes Enterprise College last Sunday.
Opting to bat first Ryde 1 posted a competitive 142-3 with not out scores from Dave Pratt 33, Mark Oatley 28 and Josh Proctor 26 providing the runs. Mark Hartnell (40) and Rob Holdcroft (35 not out) fought hard in Brading’s reply but Tom Roscoe took 3-26 to make sure their total of 117-5 was not quite enough.
Also in Div 1, a hard hitting 41 from Andy Woodward helped his EPP side smash 164-5 in a comfortable 60 run win against Northwood 1. EPP’s Ali Wheble (28) and Will Mew (29) were also in the runs. In reply, tight bowling restricted Northwood 1 to 104-2 (John Jones 25 not out), a result which keeps EPP in second place.
With Cowes being without a game, Ryde School took full advantage to take top spot in Div 2 following an emphatic 83 run win over Ventnor. 31 from Ali Wheble, together with unbeaten knocks from Charlie Bligh (30), Henry Edwards (25) and Andy Wheble (26) made sure the School were able to set Ventnor a formidable 162-3 to chase. Morgan Flood hit 39 in their reply but his young Ventnor side were bowled out for 79 (Henry Edwards 3-15).
The Cricket Board’s Disability Team are still seeking their first win.Asked to bat first by Prison Officers the Disability Team again batted their full overs but could only set a target of 92-5. The Officers picked up their second win by reaching their target with an over to spare. The other game in Div 2 saw the closest finish of the evening as Shanklin &Godshill 2 beat Newport by 3 wickets. Newportlost their last 5 wickets for just 18 runs as they scored 117 all out (Mike Watson 32). Peter Wright with 27 top scored for Shanklin &Godshill 2(118-3) as they got over the line with just a ball to spare.
Fixtures for Sunday 19 January at CowesEnterpise College:
5pm Disability Team v Ryde 2 (Div 2)
6pm Northwood 1 v Island Bakeries (Div 1)
7pm Newport v Northwood 2 (Div 2)
8pm Shanklin &Godshill 2 v Prison Officers (Div 2)
9pm Brading v Shanklin &Godshill 1 (Div 1)
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