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East Cowes follow up cup success with crushing victory

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3 Nov 2013 East Cowes defeated Newport for the second time in as many weeks as the Indoor League campaign got underway on Sunday evening. Batting first, they were aided by some unusually wayward bowling from Newport, and posted 129-5, Alan Johns top-scoring with 33. In reply, Liam Ringer took 2-9 as only two Newport batsmen made double figures, East Cowes bowling them out for just 68, a 61-run victory. Ryde overcame a scare as they beat their second team by 25 runs. Ryde were bowled out for 123 in their 12 overs, despite good knocks from Harry Collier (39) and Mark Oatley (25), with Jadon Buckeridge taking 4-45. An inspired effort of 42 from Mike Dalloz was not enough for Ryde II as three Ryde bowlers took two wickets each, Ryde II all out for 98. In the other match in Division 1, Northwood were awarded the win as Niton were unable to raise a side.

In Division 2, the early leaders are Godshill after a crushing win over East Cowes II. 2-25 from M Gibson helped to bowl East Cowes II out for just 98, Pete Hayward hitting 25. It took just 7.5 overs for Godshill to chase down the target, Steve Thorne 27 not out in a five wicket win. Island Bakeries are in second place after beating IW Health Associates by 66 runs. Bakeries made 144-3 from their 12 overs, the top four batsmen all retiring with scores of over 25. IW Health Associates found runs difficult to come by in reply, Sam Richards bowling three overs without going for a single run, IW Health Associates ending on 78-2 despite 25 not out from Ramesh. Newly formed Shanklin II got their league season off to a winning start as they were too strong for IW Prison Officers. Sean Phillips made 29 as Shanklin II posted 128-5, Alex Oliver taking 2-30. Tom Killeen (26*) and Les Barns (25*) did their best to try and reach the target, but the young Shanklin II bowlers did well, restricting IW Prison Officers to 104-2 in a 24-run victory. In the other game of the evening, Newport II beat Ryde Cavaliers II by 20 runs. Dan Hayward and Stuart Gurney (both 29*) led the way for Newport II as they posted 140-3. Jack Halder's 31* was not enough for Ryde Cavaliers II in their chase as they finished on 120-4.
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