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IW Prison Officers wrap up Indoor Division 2

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25 Jan 2015 IW Prison Officers are the new champions of the Isle of Wight Indoor Division 2 title after defeating IW Health Associates on Sunday evening. IW Prison Officers were restricted to 129-3 in their innings, with John Turner (48), Adam Wilson (30*) and Neil Westhorpe (25*) the major contributors. In reply, Akshay Singh (27) hit three sixes and a four, but IW Health Associates slumped from 62-2 to 74 all out to give the title to IW Prison Officers, Steve Rowe taking 3-23 to end as the division's highest wicket-taker. Ryde II were beaten to the title on run rate despite their best efforts against Ryde Cavaliers. Jadon Buckeridge (50*), Dave Buckeridge (36*), Mike Dalloz (33) and Simon Wratten (27*) all retired as Ryde II posted a huge 206-3. A shock chase was never likely, but Ryde Cavaliers didn't disgrace themselves with the bat, Matt Walter (35*) and Dan Keller (25*) helping their side to 118-3. Godshill overtook Shanklin in the league table by the narrowest of margins after victory over bottom side, East Cowes II. Dave Cooper (25*) and Pete Holdcroft (21*) led the way as East Cowes II posted 109-1. It was a comfortable chase for Godshill, Jez Robinson (27*) and Phil Mew (25*) top-scoring in a five wicket win with 17 deliveries remaining. Newport II finished the season with a win, beating Northwood II by 30 runs. Kevin Winchcombe hit 24 for Newport II, but Mike Watson was again the star man with an unbeaten 53, taking his tally of runs, and average, for the season to 244 as Newport II posted 130-5, Ben Baker taking 3-19 for Northwood II. Northwood II started too slowly in reply and finished on 100-2, despite the best efforts of Jake Cass (26*).

Island Bakeries have been relegated to Division 2 after defeat to Ryde. Ryde batted first and made 137-4, with Josh Procter (49), Mark Oatley (34*) and Lawrence Tolfrey (28*) top-scoring. Matt Webb (34) and Sam Richards (22) battled in reply, but 2-37 from Tolfrey helped see Bakeries bowled out for 112. Niton's Division 1 status is safe for another season despite defeat to Northwood. Gavin Paddock (36*), Ashley Goldsmith (32*) and Pete Hayward (25*) all retired as Northwood hit 154-3 from their 12 overs. At 49-3 after six overs, a Niton victory looked unlikely, but Joby Wells (71*) and Tom Wells (26) tried their best before Niton finished short on 123-5, Ben Baker with 2-37. Newport finished their double-winning season with another victory, this time defeating East Cowes by 91 runs. Gareth Bricknell (36*) and Louis Payne (30*) helped Newport to 177-4, Alex Dear the pick of the bowlers with 2-37. In reply, Rob Holdcroft top-scored with 27, but East Cowes were undone by a superb spell of 3-17 from Dave Brown and were bowled out for 86.
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