Church Times Cricket Cup

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02 November 2006

IN PROBABLY his last season in the Church Times Cricket Cup after playing for 20 years for Winchester, Alderman made his first century of the competition, helping Winchester to a comfortable victory over Canterbury on Monday. Winchester elected to bat, and scored 222 for 6. Alderman made 109. Martin, for Canterbury, took 3 wickets for 47 runs. In reply Canterbury made 106 for 6 against tight bowling: Lefroy took 3 for 11 and Alderman 2 for 30.

It was a consolation for Winchester's defeat by Chichester on 16 May. Chichester batted first and made 171 for 5. Reeve made an impressive 73 not out. In a good all-round performance, Lefroy took 2 for 16; Bradley 2 for 52. Through an innings blighted by drizzle, Winchester made 123 all out, with Lefroy the highest scorer with 41; Green, took 3 for 16 and Carr 2 for 22.

Rochester shaved a close victory against Guildford when they met on Monday. Rochester made 201 for 7; Mansell 72 not out. Williams took 2 for 15 and Stevenson 2 for 38. Guildford were on course to meet the target as Stevenson made a solid 53 and Frost 37, but thanks largely to Colville - who was only coerced into bowling after the intended opener pulled a muscle Guildford were bowled out 6 runs short of the total with just 3 balls left. Colville took 5 for 28. Butt also took 2 wickets.

Coventry's batsmen emphatically overcame Lichfield on Monday. Coventry opened, and put on 238 for the first wicket, finally closing at 258 for 1. Lanham posted 118 before being stumped, and Mobberley reached his maiden century in the last over. Lichfield were bowled out for 79. Their top scorer was Hack, who made a bright 31. Good bowling came from Rolls, who took 4 for 29, and Lanham, who took 2 for 5.

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In the same group, Worcester beat Gloucester decisively at the Worcestershire County Ground on Monday. Gloucester won the toss and batted first. Allen made 32, but Stanton's overwhelmed them, taking 6 for 23, and Gloucester were all out for 123. Worcester easily reached the total. Allen made 53 not out.

There was a close battle between Chester and Liverpool on 19 May. Chester made 171 for 9. Page made 59. For Liverpool, Dawkin and Hutchinson bowled tightly. In reply, Liverpool reached 169 for 7. Corbett, the captain, made 45, scoring 12 runs of the required 15 off the last over. Hanson took 2 for 28.

London easily beat Southwark on Monday. Southwark batted first, but were all out for 130. Coulson made 36 and Sewell 28. Of London's eight bowlers, Gibbs took 2 for 6, Thomas 3 for 26 and Barnes 2 for 20. London reached the target in 19.5 overs, for the loss of 1 wicket. Barnes scored 59, and Gandon was not out for 53.

In the same group, Chelmsford overcame St Albans at Haileybury on Monday. Chelmsford batted first and were all out for 148, with Farr and Ransom scoring 35 and 31 respectively. Nichols took 3 for 19 and MacLeod 2 for 22. St Albans fell short of the total, despite MacLeod's 62 not out and Brentnall's 23, as they were bowled out for 126. Wiggs took 3 for 18, Farr 2 for 22 and Banting 2 for 36.

Leicester beat Lincoln at Southwell. Lincoln scored 181 for 6. Shea made a spirited 87; Burnham took 3  for 32. For Leicester, Flint made a fine unbeaten 116 and Iqbal 37. Leicester scored 186 for 2. Jary took both wickets, for 21 runs.


Winchester 222 for 6 (Alderman 109; Martin 3 for 47). Canterbury 106 for 6 (Ridley 28 not out; Alderman 2 for 30, Lefroy 3 for 11).
Winchester won by 116 runs.
Chichester 171 for 5 (Reeve 73 not out, Simmons 39; Lefroy 2 for 16, Bradley 2 for 52). Winchester 123 all out (Lefroy 41; Green 3 for 16, Carr 2 for 22).
Chichester won by 48 runs.
Rochester 201 for 7 (Mansell 72 not out, Proctor 32; Williams 2 for 15, Stevenson 2 for 38). Guildford 195 all out (Stevenson 53, Frost 37; Colveille 5 for 28).
Rochester won by 6 runs.
Coventry 258 for 1 (Lanham 118, Mobberley 102). Lichfield 79 all out (Hack 31; Rolls 4 for 29, Lanham 2 for 5).
Coventry won by 179 runs.
Gloucester 123 all out (Allen 32; Stanton 6 for 23). Worcester 124 for 3 (Allen 53 not out).
Worcester won by 7 wickets.
Chester 171 for 9 (Page 59, Hanson 29, Rankin 28, Tucker 24 not out). Liverpool 169 for 7 (Hanson 2 for 28).
Chester won by 2 runs.
Southwark 130 all out (Coulson 36, Sewell 28; Gibbs 2 for 6, Thomas 3 for 26, Barnes 2 for 20). London 131 for 1 (Barnes 59, Gandon 53 not out).
London won by 9 wickets.
Chelmsford 148 all out (Farr 35, Ransom 31; Nichols 3 for 19, MacLeod 2 for 22). St Albans 126 all out (MacLeod 62 not out, Brentnall 23; Wiggs 3 for 18, Farr 2 for 22, Banting 2 for 36).
Chelmsford won by 22 runs.
Lincoln 181 for 6 (Shea 87; Burnham 3 for 32). Leicester 186 for 2 (Flint 116 not out, Iqbal 37; Jary 2 for 21).
Leicester won by 8 wickets.

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