Ryde Clinch Nail Bitter
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Week 2 of the U12 & U14 Junior Indoor Leagues saw two young U12 sides from Newport and Bembridge go head to head in the opening game. Newport set a total of 97 with Luke Smallwood (26no) and Max Poynter (25no) top scoring. Bembridge who were missing players struggled to get close to the target and lost by 4 wkts.
The second game of the evening saw Ventnor and Ryde take each other on in the U12 league. Ventnor set Ryde 116 to win, with Sam Mills and Thomas Southcott putting on the bulk of the run as both finished 27no. Ryde were helped on their way to a 2wkt victory by some wayward bowling and a great knock from Max Bushby-Harris who finished 27no.
The only U14 fixture saw Shanklin take on Ryde. Archie Lucy (4-11) took two wicket with the first balls of the game and looked like he had swung the game in Shankins favour. But for Sam Mill’s faultless 53no dragged Ryde up to 98 at the end of their 12 overs. This gave Ryde hope and their bowlers gave nothing away, making life difficult for the Shanklin’s batters. It was Archie Lucy (33no) that kept Shankin on course for the win until the last over when no one could put bat on ball as Nathan Day bowled a maiden and secured a 1 run victory for Ryde.
This Week Fixtures (1st Feb)
Ryde Rattlers v Shanklin – 6pm
Ryde Cavs v Ryde Raiders – 7pm