Ryde Finish On A High
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Ryde CC had a successful end to the season as both their U13s and senior side ended up winning the final pieces of silverware of the season at Newclose last Sunday (26th Sept).
Ryde U13s took on East Cowes CC in the morning for the Under 13 September Cup. East Cowes won the toss and elected to take the field and bowl first. A decision that didn’t affect Ryde’s opening batters, Rhydian Cobb (30) and Preston Draper-Oatley (32) as both retired not out in quick time. The runs kept flowing as Harry Everard hit a run a ball 24 before being caught and bowled by Jake Webb. Kensei Parker topped the batting charts reaching 31 and retiring in just 15 balls and leaving East Cowes a challenging total of 145 to win the game.
East Cowes openers Freddie Purser (14) and Jake Webb (15) gave the reply a steady start putting on 36 for the first wicket. The partnership was broken when Webb became the first of Rhydian Cobb’s three wickets in the game. Purser quickly followed as he was stumped by Draper-Oatley of the bowling of Jacob Palin (1-6). Wilf Sutton was looking set on 11 when he was run out by George Potter. The only other East Cowes batter to reach double figures was Rafe Hawkins who scored 14 before being caught of the bowling of Ieuan Trevallion (2-17). Ryde cruised to a 52 run win in a well spirited game.
This afternoon game saw a repeat of last season’s IWCB September Cup Final, where the Island’s top two sides, Ryde and Ventnor met. Ventnor won the toss and elected to bat first in the 30 overs aside game. Despite losing an early wicket, Mark Fletcher (39) and Martin Blackman (34) batted patiently in a partnership of 77, but failed to take advantage of the Power Play in the first ten overs. Blackman and Fletcher were dismissed in quick succession leaving Ross Whyte to pick up the slack. Whyte added a quick fire 34 before being castled by Will Mew (2-33). Ventnor eventually finished on 161-8, Ash Goldsmith (3-33) and Ben Gregory (2-27) among the wickets as they have been all season, with one of Gregory’s wickets being that of Charlie Calloway, caught by a diving Andy Day in the deep one handed.
In reply Ryde started aggressively, but four wickets fell for just thirteen runs, leaving them at 67-4 and the game very much in Ventnor’s favour. However, the introduction of Andy Day swung the game back Ryde’s way, as he hit an unbeaten 46 not out to see his side home by four wickets, supported well by Ben Gregory (31). Ryde captain, Tom Morgan collected the trophy from umpire, Martyn Richards whilst Day picked up the Man of the Match award.