Ventnor and Ryde Stay Unbeaten
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The U12 Indoor league is moving into the later stages with Ventnor Gold and Ryde battling it out at the top. Ventnor Gold made it 6 out of 6 wins as they beat Shanklin by 5 wickets. Oliver Cheeseman led the bowling attack for Ventnor with 2-9 as they restricted Shanklin to 69 run from their 12 overs. Nathaniel Wells (23) top scored for Ventnor as they knocked off the target in 8 overs.
Arreton could not stop Ryde getting win number 5 under their belts as they set the higest score in the league so far with 172-5 (Kensi Parker 34no, Xavier Meadows 24 & Harry Everard 22). Arreton batted out their overs reaching 58-3 (Rydian Cobb 26no)
Newport beat Cowes by 49 runs. Cowes ran out Max Poynter, Newport's dangerman for 2, but Dan Peach 30 and Ollie Hartnell 36 took on the challenge and set Cowes (Macy Toogood 3-29) a tough target of 133 for the win. Newport could not bowl out the Cowes batters who made 83-4 from their overs with Seth Howwarth top scoring with 18.
Ventnor Blue took on Shanklin and East Cowes over the last two weeks but could not get a victory under their belts. East Cowes made short work of reaching the 73 required for win as brothers Jack (28) and George Charlesworth (25) both retired. Shankin set Ventnor 121 in ther game as Toby Morgan (27no) top scored. The Ventnor batters found runs hard to come by but saw out their overs reaching 57.
East Cowes got their 3rd win of the season with a win over Newport. Newport's Max Poynter scored a magnificant 50 not out and got the score to 96 by the end of the 12 overs. George Charlesworth scored a quick 25no and then his brother Jack (24) and Oliver Purser (21) finished of the run chase to give them a 3 wicket win.