Isle of Wight Cricket

No 'cupsets' as Indoor Season gets underway

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13 Oct 2013 It was an evening of big victories for Division 1 sides as the Indoor Cup kicked off on Sunday. Shanklin were the first side into the Quarter-Finals as they beat Godshill by 4 wickets. Godshill posted 127-5 thanks to 28 from Steve Thorne and 25* from Steve Egerton-Read, but Shanklin made light work of the chase, losing just 2 wickets with knocks from Harry Bradley (28*), James Lucy (25*) and Jim Thorn (24*). Current holders, Newport, also went through to the next round after a massive 152-run win over IW Prison Officers. Newport made 192-0 from their 12 overs, with Harris Payne (30*), Jack Bartlett (28*), Harry Dye (25*) and Nat Riddett (25*) all retiring. In reply, IW Prison Officers made just 40, with Jack Bartlett taking 2-1. Last year's beaten finalists, Ryde made it through after a 4 wicket win over IW Health Associates. Dave Pratt made 25* as IW Health Associates made 117-2, but it wasn't enough as a youthful Ryde side lost just two wickets, passing the score with an over to go, Stuart Robertson and Harry Collier unbeaten on 27 and 26 respectively. Ryde II's joined their first team in the last eight with a 62-run victory over Ryde Cavaliers II. Ollie Stubbings hit 29*, and Pete Dickinson made 25* as Ryde II posted 136-3. Ryde Cavaliers II made 74-4 in reply, Tom Dibben top-scoring with 20*.

Northwood were also winners on the night, seeing off Island Bakeries. Ian Simmonds top-scored with 29 as Bakeries were bowled out for 85, Mark Tuckwell taking 2-11. Gavin Paddock led the way for Northwood with 20, who won by 4 wickets in the final over. Niton were victors over Shanklin II in a high-scoring game, winning by 35 runs. Niton made 178-3, the majority of the runs coming from Guy Wells (36*), Ben Fooks (29*) and Tom Wells (26*). Shanklin II made a respectable attempt at the chase, but fell short on 143-5, Sean Phillips hitting 24. East Cowes beat their second team to make it through to the next round, winning by 49 runs. Mark Hartnell hit 40 and was well supported by Alan Johns (27*), Rob Cooney (27*) and Liam Ringer (25*) in a total of 165-3. Abdul Raheem top-scored with 22 for East Cowes II, but 2-19 from Ringer helped halt their progress and they finished on 116-4. The final team through to the Quarter-Finals were Whitecroft, after they were awarded their fixture against Ryde Cavaliers.
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