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Church Times Cricket Cup

THE SEMI-FINALISTS for this year's Church Times Cricket Cucompetition were decided on Monday.Exeter eased their way into the semi-finals for the firstime in their history with a comfortable victory against Leicest. Starting for Leicester, Norman and Flint made a good opening stand of morthan 50, but thereafter the team was dismissed for 92. McKinnel took 5 for 11including a hat-trick, and Macey took 3 for 14. Wicketkeeper Franklin took catches and made 2 stumpings. In reply, Exeter easily made the target; Frankliwas unbeaten on 54.Exeter will now meet Chester, who also won by 8 wicketagainst Bradford at Marple. Bradford, who were able to fielonly nine players, batted first and were all out for 168. Arnold made 39 anButtenshaw 30; for Chester, Bishop took 3 for 28 and Parkinson 2 for 24.Despite good Bradford bowling, Chester put on 138 for the first wicketMcLaren scored his fourth consecutive half-century, while Parkinson was not oufor 91, and Bradford made their 169 for the loss of 2 wickets. Winchester came through on a difficult pitch against YorkYork elected to field, and Winchester were all out for 148. Bradbury scored 3and King a quick 27. Pick of the bowling was Carew on 4 for 18 and Hill, 3 fo11. After the dismissals of Forrester for 17 and Carew for 32, York offerelittle resistance to a disciplined Winchester attack and were all out for 80Rostill took 2 for 5, Lefroy 2 for 6, Bradbury 3 for 19, and Stalker 3 for 33York had made their quarter-finals after beating on Sunday. Wakefield were all out for 112. Despite Martin'4 for 19 for Wakefield, York passed the target with 14 overs to spare.Winchester will meet London in the semi-final. Theiquarter-final opponents, Worcester, were unfortunatetravelling into Monday's rain-belt just to have the match rained offOrdination commitments meant that they were unable to field a side on thalternative date.In late arriving results from the earlier rounds, Chichestedefeated Rochester by 7 wickets on 19 June. Rochestewere all out for 145. Chichester won comfortably with 148 for the loss of wickets.Southwark beat St Albans on 19 JuneSouthwark made 222 all out. St Albans were bowled out for 119. Ian Walker, was delighted this week to report his team's first win in hifour-year tenure as Lincoln's secretary. They defeated Ely b6 wickets at Bourne on 12 June. Despite Midgeley's 73, Ely were all out fo197; Lincoln replied 201 for 4. Bowes-Smith narrowly missed making his seconsuccessive century, ending on 98 not out. Leicester 92 all out (Norman 25, Flint 28; Macey 3 for 11McKinnel 5 for 11). Exeter 94 for 2 (Franklin 54 not out
Exeter won by 8 wickets.
Bradford 168 all ou(Arnold 39, Buttenshaw 30; Bishop 3 for 28, Parkinson 2 for 24). 169 for 2 (McLaren 54, Parkinson 91 not out; Bavington 2 fo27
Chester won by 8 wickets.
Winchester 148 alout (Bradbury 32, King 27; Carew 4 for 18, Hill 3 for 11). York 80 all ou(Rostill 2 for 5, Lefroy 2 for 6, Bradbury 3 for 19, Stalker 3 for 33
Winchester won by 68 runs.Wakefield 112 all out (Swindell 41; Hughes 2 for 117, Bal2 for 22). York 113 for 5 (Elliott 36, Kitchen 25; Martin for 19
York won by 5 wickets.Rochester 145 all out (Wakelin 22; Guy 2 for 11, Green foe 12). Chichester 148 for 3 (Kemp 95 not out
Chichester won by 7 wickets.
Southwark 222 alout (Sewell 71, Webb 41, Marshall 41; Nicholls 4 for 37). St Alban119 all out (MacLeod 30, Swinn 30; Jelley 4 for 34, Prior 2 for 13
Southwark won by 103 runs.

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