RYDE & COWES ARE MID SEASON LEADERS
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The Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League reached its half-way stage last Sunday with Ryde 1 (Div 1) and Cowes (Div 2)leading the way as the league now takes a break until it re-starts on 12 January in the new year.
In Div 1 Ryde 1 were without a game which allowed EPP (139-6) to pick up 17 points and confirm their place as the nearest challengers following a 49 run win over Shanklin &Godshill 1 (90-5). Northwood 1 moved up to third place by beating Brading. Alan Johns (35 not out) was the mainstay in Brading’s total of 104-5 but 27 not out from John Jones helped Northwood reach their target in the last over for the loss of 3 wickets.
Cowes continued their fine season by easily overcoming Newport in Div 2. Good all round batting from Josh Rice 30 not out, Jack Summers 25 and Justin Pinder 25 not out took Cowes to 140-3. Newport’s batting struggled against a strong Cowes bowling attack and could only reach 48 all out in reply. Ryde School moved up to second place thanks to Will Mew who hit a tremendous 52 out of a modest 117 all out against Shanklin &Godshill 2 (Dean Sullivan 4-15). Mew’s knock was crucial as Shanklin &Godshill 2 then struggled against tight bowling and could only make 95-4 as they fell to a 22 run defeat. The other game in Div 2 was a high scoring affair that saw Ventnor (166-1) narrowly overcome Prison Officers (150-3). Ventnor’s score was dominated by not out scores from Ben Woodhouse (27), Joby Wells (27) and Toby Noyes (26). The Officers made a great effort to chase this down as Mark Allen smashed 8 sixes on his way to 60 not out. Allen was supported by Tom Roscoe (29 not out) and Les Barnes (25 not out) but the target proved too much as they fell just short on 150-3 to give Ventnor a 16 run win.
Leslies Motors Div 1: https://iowcl.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=87289
Leslies Motors Div 2: https://iowcl.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=87290
Fixtures for Sunday 12 January at Cowes Enterprise College:
5pm EPP v Northwood 1 (Div 1)
6pm Ryde School v Ventnor (Div 2)
7pm Disabled Team v Prison Officers (Div 2)
8pm Brading v Ryde 1 (Div 1)
9pm Shanklin &Godshill 2 v Newport (Div 2)