West Island CC finish indoor league strongly.

Sandrock Services League: Match reports, week no 14

Ryde Youth 107-4 beat Wootton 106 all out by 2 wickets
West Island 106-2 beat Binstead Royals 105-5 by 4 wickets
Arreton 105-4 beat Cask & Crispin 104 all out by 2 wickets
Bembridge 153-3 beat Young Cavaliers 135-5 by 18 runs

Bembridge clinched the title on the final Sunday of the league with an exciting win over Young Cavaliers. Lee Thompson (34 not out) and Karl Lacey (36 not out) negotiated some hostile overs from Jeremy Icke and Dan Keller to lay the platform for a big Bembridge score, and Maano Obeyseyere (27 not out) continued the good work with an innings of skill and panache. Set 154 to win, the Cavaliers were given an electric start by their openers, Andy Loudon (35 not out) and Dan Keller (47,) and at the half-way point in their innings, they were up with required asking rate. But two wickets in one over from Steve Benford shifted the balance in Bembridge’s favour and the Champions triumphed by a margin of 18 runs.

West Island rounded off a successful season with a polished performance against Binstead Royals. Chris Hebberd (36 not out) and Joe Smith (26 not out) helped Binstead post 105-5 after a slow start and the loss of two early wickets. The target was not enough to seriously test West Island, however, and, the latter won by 4 wickets with 2 overs to spare. Graham Gosden made an assured 27 not out and Jason Swain contributed 25 not out to a solid opening partnership.

Arreton won for the third week in succession and finish the season in fourth place. Cask & Crispin started slowly and in trying to increase the tempo, they lost wickets at regular intervals. Pete Grey top-scored with 31. Requiring 105 to win, Arreton lost two quick wickets. Kevin Cooper steadied the ship with a mature innngs of 32 not out and Sam Read (33 not out) took his team over the finishing line.

Ryde Youth have acquitted themselves well in their first season of indoor cricket and completed the double over Wootton. Mike Holliday (45) got Wootton off to a good start, but the innings stagnated against some accurate bowling once he had retired. The Youth successfully chased down the 105 they required to win. Carl Dickinson starred with both bat and ball, scoring 25 not out and taking three wickets.

2 Responses to “West Island CC finish indoor league strongly.”

  1. Chris Simmons says:

    Hi Guys hope your all well!!! well done on a good indoor season and I’d just like to wish u guys the best of luck for the new outdoor season !! The new Kit looks very nice, wish i was there wearing it with you guys!! Just to let you know i havent stopped playing signed up for a new club here on the mainland Ilton Cricket Club who won there league last year so sounds promising lol !! anyway all the best guys ill be checking the webiste for results but like i said wish i could be helping the team but hey thats life take care see ya soon

    Simmo!

  2. jasoncricket says:

    Cheers Simmo, good to hear you’re still playing, and you’ll be pleased to know that we won our first game as Freshwater CC!

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