Isle of Wight Cricket

Champions Start Indoor Season in Fine Style

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11 Oct 2015 Gareth Bricknell and Nat Riddett were in scintillating form as Newport piled on the runs in the first round of the Indoor Cup on Sunday evening. Newport smashed 198-5 from their 12 overs, with both Bricknell (69*) and Riddett (65) making half-centuries, Don Roe taking 2-39 for the IW Health Associates. In reply, Riddett took 2-12 from his 3 overs as IWHA finished way short on 74-4, David Hands top-scoring with an unbeaten 19. Newport's opponents in the quarter-finals will be Northwood, after the latter defeated Ventnor by 31 runs. Gavin Paddock (56*) and Ashley Goldsmith (27*) provided the foundations for Northwood, who posted 144-3, Tom Stafford with 2-45. Despite a positive start to the chase, Kerry Rice took 2-15 in the middle overs to halt the Ventnor progress as they were bowled out for 113, Martin Blackman top-scoring with 28. Division 2 side, Godshill, are through after beating Division 1 outfit, Niton, by three wickets. Mike Watson (52) and Guy Wells (35) started well for Niton, but Norton Mew (2-18) and Phil Mew (2-33) took regular wickets as Niton slumped from 74-0 to 129 all out. Malcolm Gibson (29*) and young Mackenzie Wright (26*) then led the chase for Godshill who passed their target with an over to spare. Godshill will face East Cowes in the next round after newcomers Ryde School were brushed aside. East Cowes made 163 from their allocation of overs, with Mark Hartnell hitting 51, Freddie Ware with 2-44. T Howells then top-scored for Ryde School with 16, but they could only muster 68 in a 95-run defeat.

Ryde Cavaliers are also in the last eight after a tight victory over Island Bakeries. Matt Walter top-scored with 25 as Cavaliers posted 115-4. Ian Walter then took 2-12 as Bakeries' top order crumbled, and despite the best efforts of Rich Robertson (32*) and Tony Cook (27), they fell ten runs short on 105-5. Ryde will be Ryde Cavaliers' opponents after a routine victory over IW Prison Officers. Liam Ringer starred with the bat, making 48 in a Ryde total of 155-5, Tom Killeen taking 2-44. Killeen then showed his worth with the bat too as he struck an impressive 30, but Steve Rowe (24) was the only other batsman in double figures as IWPO were all out for 103, Stuart Robertson (2-10) and Lawrence Tolfrey (2-20) with two wickets each. Ryde II will join their first team in the last eight after defeating East Cowes II. Mike Dalloz was the star performer with the bat for Ryde II, striking an unbeaten 45 in a total of 137-4, Dave Cox with figures of 2-25. Dave Cooper (31*) top-scored in reply for East Cowes II, but they ended 19 runs short on 118-4. Ryde II's opponents will be Northwood II after they eased past Shanklin. Ben Baker took 2-17 as Shanklin were dismissed for just 78, Matt Lambourne (30) the top-scorer. Jake Cass (25*) then led the way for Northwood II, who won by five wickets with sixteen balls to spare.
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