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Harwoods Renault Indoor League 2011-2012

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Results 5th February 2012
Division 1
GKN II 110-5, Island Bakeries 70-6 (GKN II won by 40 runs)
Ryde Cavaliers 151-1, SVYC 119-6 (Ryde Cavaliers won by 32 runs)
Newport I 95-6, GKN I 100-3 (GKN I won by three wickets)

Ventnor deducted 2 pts for not fielding a team twice

Report
With the league trophy already guaranteed another summer in the Newport trophy cabinet, GKN I continued their late season run of form and took full advantage of an underpar Newport side to record their fifth win of the campaign. Newport batted first and found themselves two wickets down after just two balls, S Robertson (2-7) inflicting the early damage. Two more wickets were lost to sharp fielding and when D Cox (2-28) dismissed skipper Bricknell in the sixth over with the score on 42 it was left to Tom Dye (60) to take on the bowling alone, the innings closing on 95 all out. Newport's hopes of chipping out a result received an early boost, dismissing both GKN openers cheaply but a combination of wayward bowling and steady batting from L Ringer (18) and Robertson (17no) steered GKN to victory with 10 balls to spare. GKN II ensured they finished the season above their first team while also condemning Island Bakeries to the second division next campaign. Bakeries bowlers boosted their hopes of a win, conceding just seven runs from the first two overs but the highly experienced GKN opener Alan Johns (48no) marshalled his teams innings well to recover to 110-5 by the close. Knowing that relegation could be avoided even in defeat by scoring 104, Bakeries chances quickly faded as Rob Holdcroft (4-17) gutted the innings, late resistance from Murray Jones (21) only delaying the inevitable as Bakeries were bowled out for 70. Early season title challengers SVYC's entered the contest with Ryde Cavaliers still hoping to secure third place, but their late season woes continued as the Cavaliers set about the bowling, the top three all retiring (D Keller 25no, Tommy Barton 25no, Harry Bradley 27no) on their way to posting 151-1. The SVYC reply started well but the need to sustain a high run-rate required them to takes some risks, three run outs slowing the scoring, and when Ian Riley (24) was stumped off the bowling of Chris Higgins (1-30) their chances of pulling off the chase were all but gone, the innings ending on 119 all out.

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