U13 CUP VICTORY FOR NEWPORT
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On a perfect evening for cricket Newport and Ventnor meet in the U13 Mal Sketchley Memorial Cup final at Newclose CCG.
The toss was won by Ventnor Captain Toby Noyes and he chose to bat first and set the target. Newports opening bowling pair of Joe Shaw (3-9) and Cameron Beal (0-13) made scoring difficult for Zach Hawkins and Sam Mills. Shaw captured Hawkins wicket for 8, which brought Noyes to the crease. He and partner Mill's batted well and started to move the score along as both retired on 26 and 25 respectively. Arylo Gorham slowly made his way to 18 no, Morgan Flood retired on 26 as Ventnor looked to move the score on towards the end of the innings, the final wicket to fall was Sam Bridges who was run out by some excellent fielding from Will Turrell. Ventnor eventually setting Newport a target of 133.
Newport's opener's Cameron Beal and Will Turrell got things moving quickly as Newport look to chase down the 233. Things were slowed as Turrell was trapped LBW by Dominic Brahmi for 12. But new batter Joe Shaw looked to be positive from the start and played some flowing shots, Beal retired on 25, which brought Joe Haydon into the action and his quick fire 27 was the turning point of the game and got Newport in touching distance of the win. Shaw looked like he was going to reach 25 but was bowled by Morgan Flood for 24. John Banks (7) hit the winning runs and made it a double win for Newport his year as they captured the U13 and U15 cup competitions.
Players of the Game
Newport: Joe Haydon
Ventnor: Toby Noyes