Indoor League Report - Week 12
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With their title hopes ended a relaxed Newport side went out to enjoy themselves and racked up 188-3 (Herbert 49no, Tom Dye 48no, Joe Winchcombe 27, Stuart Gurney 25no) against Island Bakeries. Relegation threatened Bakeries were never in the chase and were bowled out for 99 in reply.
Ryde Cavaliers I eased to victory over GKN, passing GKN's 121-2 (L Ringer 25no) with overs and wickets to spare (Hartwell 27no, Chris Higgins 27no).
In the final match of the season Ryde Cavaliers II needed an unlikely win against FSC to avoid relegation, but their optimism was dimmed after FSC batted first and posted 154-5 (Trevor Mew 54no) from their 12 overs. With nothing to lose Cavs II attacked from the outset and made a good start before the middle order was gutted by Phil Mew (3-30) leaving the Cavs needing 39 from 12 balls with just one wicket remaining. Two sixes from the first two balls gave them brief hope before Rob Cooney (33) was out attempting to repeat the feat, leaving them 27 runs short.