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Ryde II humiliate IW Prison Officers

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30 Nov 2014 IW Prison Officers were left stunned on Sunday evening as they lost their unbeaten record in Division 2 of the Indoor League at the hands of Ryde II. The match was in the balance at the halfway stage as Ryde II made 116-5, Jadon Buckeridge (36*) and Simon Wratten (21) the top-scorers, with Alex Oliver taking 2-27. However, unbelievable scenes followed as IW Prison Officers were bowled out for just 12 runs, with no batsman scoring more than 5. Wratten (3-6) and Buckeridge (2-6) again did the damage for Ryde II as they secured a 104 run victory. Northwood II claimed their first victory of the season in a close contest with Ryde Cavaliers. Callum Witham (26*) and Jake Cass (25*) led the way for Northwood II as they posted 106-2, Ian Walter the pick of the bowlers with 1-10. In reply, Matt Walter (27) started well for Cavaliers, before 2-24 from Witham put Northwood II back into the game. Ian Walter (26) looked to be getting his side over the line but with three balls remaining was run out to give Northwood II a three run victory. Newport II proved too strong for East Cowes II, defeating them by six wickets. Martyn Richards (24*) was the standout batsman for East Cowes II as they made 98-4 from their 12 overs. Newport II were at ease in their chase, Tom Stafford (28*) and Kevin Winchcombe (25*) helping their side reach the target in the tenth over. Shanklin moved up to second place after a 15 run win over IW Health Associates. Matt Lambourne (39*) and Robin Moore (29*) provided the bulk of the runs as Shanklin made 111-4 from their allocation of overs. Despite Karthik Kasubha's unbeaten 30, IW Health Associates fell short in reply, ending on 96-3.

In Division 1, Mark Oatley's devastating spell with the ball helped Ryde to victory over Island Bakeries. Ryde posted 171-1, with Stuart Robertson (27*), Oatley (26*), Josh Procter (26*) and Lawrence Tolfrey (25*) all retiring. Island Bakeries started their chase well in reply, with the score on 78-0 from five overs, thanks mainly to Ellis Ridett (31) and Matt Webb (24). However, Oatley then took 5-14 from two overs as Island Bakeries were bowled out for 138, Kieran Annis providing some lower-order resistance with 34, but Ryde winning by 33 runs. Niton claimed their second win of the season after they beat Northwood by 32 runs. Joby Wells made 58 for Niton, with support from Wez Maynard (32*) and Guy Wells (22*) as they posted 164-4, Gavin Paddock with 2-29. In reply, the Northwood top-order started well, with Paddock (41), Ashley Goldsmith (32) and Pete Hayward (27) all retiring. However, in the search for quick runs, wickets fell at regular intervals and Northwood slumped from 101-0 to 132 all out. Newport remain unbeaten after a comprehensive victory over East Cowes. Newport were struggling at 45-3, but Gareth Bricknell (35) and Louis Payne (33) got themselves back into the game, before a masterful innings from Andy Long (61*) saw Newport reach 166-5, Mark Hartnell taking 2-30. In reply, only two East Cowes batsmen reached double figures, Martin Blackman taking incredible figures of 4-1 as East Cowes were bowled out for just 50, Newport winning by 116 runs.
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