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Indoor Cup Review – Sun 19 Nov 2017

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Ryde have made it through to the final of the Indoor Cup. By defeating Godshill in the quarter finals and then seeing off Northwood in their semi-final last Sunday, Ryde have earned the right to play in next Sunday’s final against the winners of the second semi-final between the Cricket Board’s EPP and Health Associates.
Both the remaining semi-final and final will be played at Ryde Academy’s Sports Centre on Sunday.
Last week’s quarter finals saw wins for Health Associates, EPP, Ryde and Northwood. Health Associates put on an impressive batting display against Northwood 2nds with all their batsmen contributing to a very competitive total of 179-1. The Northwood second string battled gamely but could only muster 103-4 in reply.
EPP gained revenge for last year’s narrow cup final defeat to Newport by knocking them out of this year’s competition at the quarter final stage. Nat Riddett’s 42 not out helped the cup holders to 121-3 but the EPP youngsters chased this down for the loss of 4 wickets thanks to undefeated knocks from Ben Attrill (28) and Benji White (27).
For the second week running Ryde made the biggest score of the evening hitting 180-3 against Godshill with Liam Ringer and Mark Oatley both hitting 29. In reply, Godshill made Ryde work hard for their victory with Steve Egerton-Read top scoring with 33 not out but they fell short by 28 runs.
Shanklin could not follow up last week’s easy victory as they were easily beaten by Northwood. Despite Rob Moore’s top score of 34, Shanklin were restricted to 103-4 with Gavin Paddock conceding just 16 runs from his 3 overs. Northwood easily passed their target in 9 overs with Ash Goldsmith hitting an undefeated 30.
The evening finished with the first semi-final and saw Ryde overcome Northwood by 63 runs. Undefeated knocks of 42 from Craig Williams and 39 from Mark Oatley saw Ryde post a challenging 168-3. Northwood fell short of their target making 105-5 mainly due to a miserly bowling spell from Simon Wratten (3-13).
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