RYDE SCHOOL SET EARLY PACE
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In Division 2 of the Indoor Cricket League, it is Ryde School, Prison Officers, Ryde Cavaliers and Godshill who are setting the early pace as all recorded a second win in Division 2 of the Indoor Cricket League over the last two weeks.
Dan Cox bowled the remarkable figures of 3-5 as his Ryde School side emphatically beat Island Bakeries. Batting first, the Bakers were reduced to 59 all out, a total passed by Ryde School in just 6 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.
49 not out from Prison Officer’s Mark Allen and 21 from Steve Sprake helped their side post 141-4 against Health Associates. The Associates’ Dave Pratt (28 not out) and Rohan (31) pushed hard but were eventually held to 117-4 giving the Officers victory by 24 runs.
Ryde Cavaliers and Northwood’s first team enjoyed a thrilling encounter. Jordan Langdon took 2 wickets as Cavs could only post a modest 110-5 (Joe Butcher 27, Jack Millward 26) but excellent bowling from Ian Walter (3-17) and Charlie Bligh (2-18) saw Cavs home by just one run.
Godshill’s John Turner was the star with both bat and ball in their 67 run victory over Health Associates. Turner hit 42 and, with good support from Seb Egerton-Read (26), Godshill reached 149-4, a total that proved too many for the Associates as Turner’s bowling (2-10) restricted them to 82-5.
Cowes have also recorded their first victory as 25 not out from both Scott Rice and Jack Summers meant that they chased down Northwood’s second team’s target of 100-3 with Steve Hendy taking 2 wickets,
Of the scheduled 5 games in Division 1, only two matches took place following walk over wins for Brading, Shanklin and EPP.
As a result it is Ryde who appear to be team to beat in Division 1. Following their Indoor Cup success, Ryde started their league campaign with a hard fought 2 wicket win against EPP. Hampered by 3 run outs and an injury to Ben Attrill, EPP could only only set a target of 110 (John Buckman 25, Zach Wells 24) which proved not enough as Ryde passed this total for the loss of 4 wickets (Mark Oatley 22). Ryde continued their fine form with a 47 run victory over Shanklin. Ryde’s 147-1 was an all-round effort as not out scores from Simon Wratten (30), Liam Ringer (26) and Stuart Robertson (27) proved too many for Shanklin who fell to 100 all out despite a defiant 53 from Benji White.
Fixtures start back after the Christmas break on January 7th.