Thames Valley Cricket League Round-UP: Divisions 8 & 9By Jonathan Low
June 20, 2012
Matt Drewell’s unbeaten 80 ensured Eversley 4th made light work of Yateley 3rd in Division 8A.
Yateley only managed 141 after 50.5 overs, with Colin Webb in inspired form, taking 5-33, while Tony Critchley and Andrew Martin weighed in with a couple each.
Despite losing opener Robin Brooks for a duck, Eversley reached their total with nine wickets in hand, with Matt Drewell making 80no and Sam Glaze 45no.
ROYAL ASCOT 3RD faced the exact opposite, though, losing by nine wickets to Theale & Tilehurst 3rd.
Their total of 115 did little to worry Theale, who knocked off the runs in 25 overs.
FINCHAMPSTEAD 5TH continued their good form with another well-worked win.
Visiting Falkland, having been reduced to 15-7, recovered to 89 all out.
Good bowling from Craig Hodges saw him take 5–25, while Finches beat their target with six wickets to spare.
In Division 8B, FINCHAMPSTEAD 4TH dismissed hosts Chiswick & Latymer for 154 with a return of 4-58 for Mike Simmonite.
The total was passed for the win at 155-4 with a fine 75 for Billy Beswick and 57no for Lance Stewart.
WOKINGHAM OAKS & ACORNS proved too strong for Fleet 3rd in Division 9A.
Peter Timmins (3-25) and Paul Tatum (3-20) were on top of their game as Wokingham bowled Fleet out for 155.
They managed to overturn that score in little more than 34 overs, losing three wickets in the process.
Antony Durdin (39), Patrick Anderson (43) and Crispin Kendall (45no) made sure Wokingham eased home.
Also in the division, ROYAL ASCOT 4TH overcame Yateley 4th.
Ascot made 169-5 in their 52 overs, with John Dunnet (31) and Richard Baker (32) top scoring.
They then managed to bowl Yateley out for just 137 with John Baker (3-31) and Chris Thomason (4-28) causing the most damage.
BRACKNELL 2ND had a disastrous day, though, as Cove 5th dismissed them for just 52, and they could only take three wickets in response as Cove ran out winners by seven wickets.