THE rain held off for the
final group matches of the 2013 Church Times Cricket Cup
Winchester and Chichester played
at Seaford College, Petworth, on Monday to decide the group
Winchester batted first,
and King scored freely, clocking up 38. Runs were limited by tight
bowling from Swindells (2 for 21), Frith (3 for 14) and Peterson (2
for 13). Winchester were all out for 133.
confidently, thanks to Peterson (25), Dillingham (26), and Gray
(44), finishing on 134 for 4 with three overs in hand. Winchester,
however, will join them in the quarter finals, selected at random
as the lucky runners-up.
In the same group,
Canterbury and Guildford met on
Monday at Upchurch Cricket Club in Kent. Canterbury batted first,
taking advantage of a slow wicket. Opener Emslie, assisted by
strong winds, hit 16 fours to reach 98. In a desperate attempt to
secure a century, he was caught on the boundary on the final ball
of the innings. Nelson scored 89, helping Canterbury to finish on
219 for 5.
Guildford's response was
hindered by fine fielding. De Berry shone among the bowlers, taking
4 for 25, and Emslie took 2 for 6. Ovenden took 2 for 20. Guildford
scored 119 all out, losing by 100 runs.
There was a rerun of last
year's tense final, at New Malden, on Monday. Last year's
champions, Southwark, took on
London, the losing finalists to decide who would
progress in the competition.
London got off to an
unpromising start: openers Moffatt and Jelley fell to Philbrick and
Rose respectively, with just one run between them. James fell to
Lee shortly after, for 19, leaving London on 32 for 3.
Then came the partnership
that changed the game. Barnes - whose century in last year's final
earned him Man of the Match - scored a cultured 134, alongside
Allerton, who reached 60. Together, they took London past 200,
before falling in quick succession. The run-rate then slowed, but
London reached 275 for 9.
With the ever-dangerous
Groenewald opening for Southwark, there was still everything to
play for. But Kendall took a succession of wickets, dismissing
Sewell and Stainer in consecutive balls; he then removed
Groenewald, and Perkins shortly after. After a brief flurry from
Aagard and Long, Barnes mopped up the tail. Southwark were all out
Worcester played Coventry at
Kidderminster CC on Monday. Worcester batted first, making 205 for
8 from 40 overs. Lake scored a fine century, well supported by Ryan
(43). Burton, a Baptist minister (the new tournament rules allow up
to three non-Anglican players), playing his first game for
Coventry, bowled well, taking 2 for 40. Vogel was economic and
Hammond took 2 wickets for 3 runs at the end of the innings.
Coventry's reply began
strongly. Vogel hit a rapid 34, and Moffatt and Gandon saw them
home with several overs to spare.
Salisbury clinched a place in the quarter-finals
with a 122-run victory over the Forces Chaplaincy
Team at Amport CC on Monday.
Salisbury won the toss
and opted to bat. Strain and Bradbury put together a magnificent
opening stand of 151. Strain eventually perished just four short of
his century, but Bradbury, well supported by Rimmer (70), went on
to reach 100 before being run out in the final over.
Salisbury's total of 278
for 4 looked imposing and, despite 60 from Coles, who fell to a
fine boundary catch by Strain, the Chaplains were dismissed for
faced Peterborough, at the Emmanuel Sports Ground
in Cambridge on Monday. Norwich began badly, losing 4 wickets for
just 27 runs. But a solid partnership between Haywood (73) and
Tyler (54*) took them to 210 for 9.
In reply, a 50 opening
partnership between Jefferson (34) and Benoy (34) provided the
platform for a sustained assault by Symes (41), Taylor (35) and
Purnell (44*). But Peterborough ran out of overs on 200 for 4.
Manchester took on neighbours
Liverpool at Warrington on Thursday of last week.
Manchester won the toss and put Liverpool into bat, and dismissed
them for 84. Manchester barely broke a sweat in reply, clocking up
87 for no wicket.
Blackburn/Carlisle v Chester,
postponed twice owing to rain, finally went ahead on 30 May on an
artificial pitch. Chester batted first, but the wet outfield meant
that runs did not come easily. Openers Parkinson and McLaren scored
11 and 31 respectively; Rankin made 56 taking Chester to 145 for 5
from 35 overs. Jones took three wickets for 26 runs.
Blackburn/Carlisle lost a
wicket in the second over to Bishop. Jones and Sarvananthan
steadied the innings, however. Sarvananthan was caught at deep fine
leg by Currie on 40, having twice been dropped. Muthallaly then
scored an impressive unbeaten 52, including 5 sixes, to take
Blackburn/Carlisle to victory by 7 wickets.
They led their group as
the Church Times went to press. But if Manchester won
their match against Chester, which was due to be played yesterday,
they would be level with Blackburn/Carlisle, in which case the
winner of the group would be decided on run-rate.
Update: Chester beat Manchester on Thursday,
meaning that Blackburn-Carlisle will play London in the
Winchester 133 all out (King 38; Swindells 2 for
21, Frith 3 for 14, Peterson 2 for 13). Chichester
134 for 4 (Gray 44, Peterson 25, Dillingham 26). Chichester won
by 6 wickets.
Canterbury 219 for 5 (Emslie 98, Nelson 89, de
Berry 24; Prior 1 for 11). Guildford 119 all out
(de Berry 4 for 25, Emslie 2 for 6, Ovenden 2 for 20).
Canterbury won by 100 runs.
275 for 9 from 40 overs (Barnes 134, Allerton 60; Philbrick 2 for
39, Jelley 2 for 44). Southwark 134 all out from
30.1 overs (Aagard 27, Long 23; Kendall 4 for 27, Barnes 4 for 15).
London won by 141 runs
Worcester 205 for 8 from 40 overs (Lake 102, Ryan
43; Hammond 2 for 3, Burton 2 for 40, Gandon 2 for 40, Vogel 1 for
13). Coventry 207 for 3 from 33.5 overs (Gandon
76*, Moffatt 49*, Vogel 34). Coventry won by 7
Salisbury 278 for 4 (Strain 96, Bradbury 100,
Rimmer 70). Forces Chaplaincy Team 156 all out
(Coles 60; Rimmer 3 for 35). Salisbury won by 122
210 for 9 (Haywood 73, Tyler 54*; Lake 4 for 35, Coad 2 for 43,
Purnell 1 for 16). Peterborough 200 for 4
(Jefferson 34, Benoy 34, Symes 41, Taylor 35, Purnell 44*; Smith 2
for 47). Norwich won by 10 runs.
Liverpool 84 all out (Birch 17; David 3 for 15).
Manchester 87 for 0 from 15.3 overs (James 41
(retired), Lindop 22 (retired). Manchester won by 10
145 for 5 from 35 overs (Parkinson 11, McLaren 31 Rankin 56; Jones
3 for 26, Sarvananthan 1 for 18).
Blackburn/Carlisle 146 for 3 from 29.4 overs
(Sarvananthan 40, Muthallaly 52; Bishop 1 for 36,
Parkinson 1 for 32, Montgomery 1 for 60). Carlisle/Blackburn
won by 7 wickets.
Chichester v Bradford
Leicester v Lichfield (on
Monday 17 June at Tamworth CC)
Salisbury v Winchester (on Monday 17 June)