RYDE WIN AGAIN & U14s GET UNDERWAY
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Ryde ran out comfortable winners against Bembridge on the 9th Feb. Ryde's R Cobb scored an excellent 50no, whilst Ollie Lacey (34no) and Toby Rowland (23) helped set Bembridge a total of 184 to win the game. The young Bembridge team found the going hard against a strong bowling attack and were all out for 54.
The 23rd Feb's fixtures saw Shanklin beat Ryde Cavs. Shanklin bowlers helped Ryde Cavs reach 76 with some wayward bowling and were nearly caught out as the Cav's players bowled and fielded extremely well, but James Clemens 26no got them over the line, winning by 2 wicket.
The other U12 game was between Ventnor and Newport. Ventnor batted first and the only batter to really get the score board moving was Sam Mills (24) who fell to Luke Jones (1-19) one short of retiring. The pick of Newports bowling attack was B Salmon with 2-16 from his three overs. Newport's A Singh broke the back of the run chase as he retired on 29 and Luke Jones won the game for Newport hitting the final run and giving them a 4 wicket victory.
The final game of the evening saw the first of the U14 league fixtures with Vectis A taking on Ryde Cavs. The game was a tight encounter as Vectis batted first with Corey Sanderson (20) leading the way until he was caught off the bowling of Archie Chambers (1-31). Henry Takel gave the middle of the inning the impetus it required by reaching 25 and retiring. Oli Lacey hit 13 to help Vectis finally reach a total of 97 from theor 12 overs
Ryde Cavs reply didn't start to well as Oli Lacey bowled Johan Pope with out scoring. Ed Humphries and Archie Chambers got things back on track as Chambers retired hitting a quick fire 27no and Humphries held his end up and finished on 24no as Ryde Cavs eventually won by 5 wickets in the last over.