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Ryde two wins from indoor title

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1 Dec 2013 The indoor league is now in Ryde's hands after East Cowes were beaten for the first time this season on Sunday evening. Ryde, however, continued their 100% start to the league season with a 34-run win over Shanklin. Ryde slumped to 21-3, thanks to Ryan Hall's 2-13, but were saved by Lawrence Tolfrey (35*) and Tom Roscoe (25*) as they made 127-4. Robin Moore top-scored for Shanklin in reply with 22, but Stuart Robertson's 2-17 helped slow the run rate down and Shanklin ended on 93-3. East Cowes' defeat came at the hands of Niton, who beat them by two wickets. Mark Hartnell (33) and Alan Johns (27) started positively again, but 2-19 from Joby Wells helped bowl East Cowes out for a modest 120. Liam Ringer (2-27) and Hartnell (2-31) took two wickets each in the chase, but Tom Doble (48*) saw Niton home with four balls remaining. Newport were the other winners in Division 1, beating Ryde II by three wickets. Ryde II made just 57, with Dave Brown (2-2), Louis Payne (2-13) and Nat Riddett (2-16) taking two wickets each. Kyle Blair (2-23) took two early wickets for Ryde II but 35 extras saw Newport home with 23 balls remaining.

Newport II returned to winning ways in Division 2 with a 33-run win over Shanklin II. Stuart Gurney and Dan Hayward both made 25 not out as Newport II posted 149-2. In reply, Callum Wright (27*) and Christian Davis (27) batted well but incredible figures of 5-18 from Mike Watson ensured victory for Newport II as Shanklin II ended on 116-5. League leaders, IW Prison Officers just about kept their winning run going with a last ball victory over Ryde Cavaliers II. Jack Halder (33*) and Tom Dibben (25*) led the way for Ryde Cavaliers II, who made 111-4, Neil Westhorpe (2-17) and Alex Oliver (2-31) with the wickets for IW Prison Officers. Westhorpe then started well the bat, hitting 30, before a flurry of wickets sparked a collapse. Halder took 2-23, but it wasn't enough as IW Prison Officers stumbled over the line with just one wicket in hand. Godshill lost their 100% record as they were comprehensively defeated by Island Bakeries. Bakeries made 161-3 from their 12 overs, with Ellis Ridett (39*) and Matt Webb (26*) both retiring. Tony Cook then took 2-26 to prevent any chance of a Godshill victory, Bakeries winning by 67 runs, Godshill ending on 94-4.
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