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Cup-winners through to next round

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12 June 2008

by Ed Beavan and Helen Saxbee

GUILDFORD, the Church Times Cricket Cup reigning champions, cruised into the quarter-finals with a thumping win over Chichester at Seaford College on Monday.

Guildford batted first and made 187 for 6, as Sheldon the skipper hit 64, and Frost just missed out on a half-century, making 49. Jones scored 29. Scrivener took 3 for 33, and Simmons 2 for 21. In reply, Chichester were all out for just 54. Simmons was top scorer on 16 runs. Newton took 4 wickets for 17; also impressive was Jones with 2 for 5.

Salisbury look well placed in their group after defeating Bath & Wells by seven wickets at Sherborne. Bath & Wells batted first and reached a competitive 184 for 9. Top scorer was Peterson with 69, and Peach made 49. Gray took 4 wickets for 35.

In reply, Salisbury reached 188 for the loss of just 3 wickets. Nurton made 63 not out, and Gray capped an impressive all rounder’s display with a knock of 47.

In the same group, Exeter comfortably saw off Oxford this week. Oxford won the toss and batted first, but were all out for 105 in 38 overs, Mountford making 22 runs. Macey took three wickets for just four runs, while Rylands and Smith took two apiece. Exeter then eased to 106 for 1. Money was the top scorer on 68 not out, and Franklin made 27.

Chelmsford were impressive against St Albans on Monday, winning their tie by 129 runs. Chelmsford batted first and made 225 for 5. Beales posted an excellent 129, and was supported by Tomlinson and Hillborn, who scored 27 apiece. In reply, St Albans were all out for 96, despite MacLeod’s courageous stand of 80 before he was run out.

In the derby match in the same group, London beat Southwark by seven wickets at Harefield, also on Monday. Southwark batted first and posted 145 for 6 after 40 overs. Stanier just missed out on a half-century, and Aagaard finished 38 not out. Coles was the pick of the London bowlers, taking 3 wickets for 24. In reply London reached 148 for three in 27 overs. Thomas made 52, Barnes 39 not out, and Gandon 25. Perkins took 2 for 44 for Southwark.

In group 2 Leicester overcame a depleted Ely side this week. Leicester batted first, and strong scoring from the captain, Norman, and Dunk, with 65 not out and 52 respectively, took them to their healthy total of 229 for 6. Ellis scored 30. Monk had the best of the bowling, taking 3 for 40. Ely, with just eight players, were all out for 74. Matthews took 3 for 19, and Hill also took 3 wickets.

Peterborough came out winners in the other match in that group, beating Lincoln on Monday. Lincoln batted first and were all out for 89 in 27 overs. The man of the match, Morton, took five Lincoln wickets for just 10 runs. Peterborough reached the target in 28 overs, for the loss of 4 wickets. Bird was 25 not out, and Morton made 28.

In a closer match, Bradford beat York by 11 runs at Sessay, on 5 June. Bradford were put in to bat on a greenish wicket, and made 141 runs. Roberts and Wharton each made 21, and Slater made 20. But the innings of note came from Bowerman, playing only five weeks after knee surgery. His innings, scoring 48 not out, was characterised by the number of singles he turned down rather than walked, and by two cleanly hit sixes.

Nevertheless, York bowled very tightly in the main, their best being Hill, taking 3 for 16, Hughes with 3 for 21, and Kitchen 2 for 35. Bradford considered their total to be 30 to 40 runs too few, especially when, after 17 overs, York were 70 for 1, with Carew tucking into anything loose.

The turning point came when John came on to bowl and York were suddenly 75 for 4. In a tense passage of play, wickets continued to fall with regularity, but York continued to score at almost the required run rate. There were two more overs to bowl, when their last wicket fell, and they ended up 12 runs short.

Chester overcame Manchester on 5 June, at Lindow. Chester batted first with a fine 242 for 6. Page scored 63, and Hanson clubbed an impressive 6 sixes in his knock of 73. Manchester’s best bowlers were Andrews and May, who took 2 wickets each for 43 and 53 respectively. In reply, Manchester were able to reach only 148 for 8. James scored 33 and Andrews 31; of Chester’s bowlers, Bishop took 3 for 29, and Humphries conceded just 13 runs off seven overs.

Lichfield beat Gloucester by nine wickets in at the Express & Star cricket ground in Wolverhampton, on 2 June. A depleted Gloucester side batted first and were 70 all out, with Ward making 28.

In reply, Lichfield cruised to 74 for the loss of just one wicket. Reynolds finished unbeaten on 36, and Hack 17 not out.

Worcester defeated Coventry on Monday. Coventry batted first, but despite Grain’s half-century were all out for 106. Finch took 4 for 11 in 6 overs. Worcester made the total for the loss of just 5 wickets. Barr scored 34, Stanton 29, and Allen was not out for 20. Burch took 3 for 13.

Guildford 187 for 6 (Sheldon 64, Frost 49, Jones 29; Scrivener 3 for 33, Simmons 2 for 21). Chichester 54 all out (Simmons 16; Newton 4 for 17, Jones 2 for 5).

Guildford won by 133 runs.

Bath & Wells 184 for 9 (Peterson 69, Peach 49; Gray 4 for 35). Salisbury 188 for 3 (Nurton 63 not out, Gray 47).

Salisbury won by 7 wickets.

Oxford 105 all out (Mountford 22; Macey 3 for 4, Rylands 2 for 7, Smith 2 for 10). Exeter 106 for 1 (Money 68 not out, Franklin 27).

Exeter won by 9 wickets.

Chelmsford 225 for 5 (Beales 129, Tomlinson 27, Hillborn 27). St Albans 96 all out (MacLeod 80).

Chelmsford won by 129 runs.

Southwark 145 for 6 (Stanier 49, Aagaard 38 not out; Coles 3 for 24). London 148 for 3 (Thomas 52, Barnes 39 not out, Gandon 25; Perkins 2 for 44).

London won by 7 wickets.

Leicester 229 for 6 (Norman 65 not out, Dunk 52, Ellis 30; Monk 3 for 40). Ely 74 (Matthews 3 for 19, Hill 3 for 40).

Leicester won by 155 runs.

Lincoln 89 all out (Morton 5 for 10). Peterborough 90 for 4 (Bird 25 not out, Morton 28).

Peterborough won by 6 wickets.

Bradford 141 all out (Bowerman 48 not out, Roberts 21, Wharton 21, and Slater 20; Hill 3 for 16, Hughes 3 for 21, and Kitchen 2 for 35). York 130 all out (Carew 45 and Elliott 21; John 3 for 22, Bavington 2 for 24, and Wharton 2 for 27).

Bradford won by 11 runs.

Chester 242 for 6 (Page 63, Hanson 73; Andrews 2 for 43, May 2 for 53). Manchester 148 for 8 (James 33, Andrews 31; Bishop 3 for 29).

Chester won by 94 runs.

Gloucester 70 all out (Ward 28; Morgan 2 for 14, Pallent 2 for 3, Le Froy 2 for 8). Lichfield 74 for 1 (Reynolds 36 not out, Hack 17 not out; Ward 1 for 32).

Lichfield won by 9 wickets.

Coventry 106 all out (Grain 50; Finch 4 for 11). Worcester 107 for 5 (Barr 34, Stanton 29, Allen 20 not out; Burch 3 for 13).

Worcester won by 5 wickets.

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