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Ryde cruise into indoor semis

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18 Oct 2015 Ryde Cavaliers were bowled out for just 29 as Ryde made it to their third indoor semi-final in four years. Matt Walter and Harry Roberts top-scored with 6 each as Cavaliers fell to 29 all out, no partnership higher than seven. Darren Hall (2-1) and Mark Oatley (2-11) took two wickets each for Ryde. Oatley (16*) and Siby Parackal (9*) eased Ryde home for a six wicket victory inside the fourth over. Ryde's opponents in the semi-final will be their second team after they defeated Northwood II in the closest match of the night. Northwood II batted first, making 116-5 from their 12 overs, Jake Cass hitting 28, with Martyn Richards adding a useful 19 not out. Kevin Wrigley (1-15) and Ryan Hall (1-35) picked up the wickets for Ryde II. A decent start to the second innings from Northwood II saw Ryde II on just 4-0 from the opening two overs, but 21 from the third over started to swing the game. A number of half chances weren't taken by Northwood II and Ryde II made them pay, Simon Wratten (52*) and Harry Wratten (34*) helping them to a three wicket win with five balls remaining.

Reigning champions Newport are also through after defeating Northwood. Gareth Bricknell (58*) and Nat Riddett (31) again starred with the bat as Newport posted 141-5, Kerry Rice the pick of the bowlers with 2-16. Northwood never really got going in their chase, thanks to tight bowling from Harry Dye (2-17), Lewis Wright (1-19) and Ash Brett (1-22), only Rice (39*) and Ashley Goldsmith (15) reaching double figures as Northwood ended on 96-5. East Cowes are the final team in the last four after they comfortably beat Godshill. Alan Johns and Mark Hartnell both made an unbeaten 25, with Chris Higgins adding 20 in an East Cowes total of 142-2. In reply, Godshill couldn't deal with the leg-spin of Higgins (3-5) as they were bowled out for 54, Mackenzie Wright (15) and Jez Robinson (14) the only two in double figures.
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