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Niton shock Ryde to get first win of season

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8 Nov 2015 A fine batting performance from Niton helped get their first points of the new indoor campaign as they defeated Ryde in a close encounter. Ryde opted to bat first and made 136 before they were bowled out, Lawrence Tolfrey (37) and Stuart Robertson (27) top scoring, with Joby Wells taking figures of 3-14 for Niton. In reply, Ryde struggled for wickets, and the top order of Joby Wells (59*), Tom Doble (38*) and Guy Wells (26*) all retired as Niton passed their target with just two balls remaining for the loss of only two wickets. East Cowes continued their good start to the season with a comprehensive victory over Northwood. Mark Hartnell (51*), Alan Johns (27*) and Rob Holdcroft (27*) all retired as East Cowes posted 169-2. Northwood never looked likely to chase down the total, only Gavin Paddock (32) passing ten, Chris Higgins taking 2-30 as Northwood were bowled out for just 78.

Ryde Cavaliers continued their 100% start in Division 2 with victory over IW Health Associates. Lewis Lewis (25*) top-scored for IWHA as they posted 100-5, Harry Roberts (1-15) and Liam Roberts (1-19) the pick of the bowlers. In reply, Harry Roberts (27*) gave Cavaliers the platform they needed to ease to a five wicket victory in the tenth over. Ryde II were made to sweat in their match against Ryde School. T Howells (28*) and Kyle Blair (26*) both retired as Ryde School hit 119-3 from their 12 overs. In reply, Ryde II looked to be cruising but slumped from 94-1 to 100-4 before Mike Dalloz (44*) and Simon Wratten (26*) got their side home with just one ball remaining. East Cowes II got their first win since November 2013 as they defeated Godshill. Dave Cooper (40), Tom Turtle (28*) and Justin Pinder (26*) all retired as East Cowes II posted 130-3, Peter Wright with 2-32. Wright (11) was then the only batsman in double figures for Godshill as they were bowled out for just 54, Alex Hill taking 2-11. Shanklin were comfortable winners as they defeated Newport II by 76 runs. Shanklin made 152-1 from their allocation of overs, with Matt Lambourne (37*), Robin Moore (27*), Jim Thorn (26*) and Jack Powell (26*) all retiring. In reply, only Kevin Winchcombe (25*) made double figures as Newport II stumbled to 76-5, Powell (2-13) and Nathan Moore (2-18) with two wickets each. Island Bakeries got their first points on the board after a topsy-turvy match with Northwood II. Richard Robertson (28*) top scored for Bakeries in their total of 144-4, Ben Baker with 2-35. Mark Tuckwell (34*) and Baker (27*) both batted well in Northwood II's chase but lacked support as they finished 15 runs short on 129-3.
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