Thames Valley Cricket League Round-Up: Divisions 6 to 9By Lewis Rudd
July 04, 2012
Ashley Cutts fell seven runs short of a century during Wokingham 3rd’s crushing victory over NPL Teddington in Division 6B.
Greg Smith also hit an unbeaten 73 as the Oaks finished their innings on 249-3.
NPL never looked like threatening such a score as Cameron Gillespie (5-54) tore through the batting order, leaving Teddington 146 all out.
Kidmore End 2nd enjoyed a thumping seven-wicket victory over HURST 2ND in Division 6B.
Kidmore posted 247-3 during their 52 overs and Hurst could only reach 115 in their run chase.
Tom Howorth hit a half century as EVERSLEY 3RD picked up a winning draw against Ruislip Victoria 2nd in Division 7A.
Eversley were bowled out for a respectable 234, but Ruislip managed to bat out their 54 overs to finish on 182-7.
Andrew Martin smashed an unbeaten 74 for EVERSLEY 4TH – but his score proved to be in vain as Royal Ascot 3rd claimed maximum points in a five-wicket win.
Batting first, Eversley scored 176-9 from their 52 overs, and their total proved too much to defend as Ascot ran up the 177 runs in less than 40 overs.
Marcus Bazely hit 56 during FINCHAMPSTEAD 4TH’S comfortable six-wicket win against Hayes 3rd.
Ollie Eakins took 4-27 as Hayes laboured to 107 all out in 34 overs, while Callum Gregory and Kanki Sehmi helped themselves to three wickets apiece.
Despite losing four wickets, Finches knocked off the winning runs in less than 24 overs.
Kyle Bradley starred with the bat for WOKINGHAM OAKS & ACORNS, hitting an unbeaten 96 to a three-wicket win against Hillingdon Manor.
Wokingham won the toss and elected to bat, with Bradley’s efforts helping the hosts finish on 221-7 after 52 overs.
Hillingdon, though, were unable to reach even half of their required score, as aggressive bowling and tight fielding from the Oaks combined to help them bowl out the visitors for just 96 runs inside 29 overs.