Foxton run comes to a halt

Tucker Gardner Division One

Foxton 119 (32 o.)

Ramsey 121-3 (20 o.)

Ramsey won by seven wickets

FOXTON’S winning run came to a halt when they were soundly beaten by seven wickets at home to Ramsey on Saturday.

After losing the toss and being invited to bat they were soon under pressure losing Gareth Roots to medium paceman David Carlaw in just the second over.

Carlow was ably supported at the other end by Oliver Verral who was giving very little away.

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Verral, using the strong cross-wind to his advantage, dismissed Antonnel Atwell (21) in his fifth over and home skipper Lawrence Farnum (16) in his seventh to leave the score at 52-3.

Michael Cafferkey then replaced Verral and in his first over bowled Peter Moor for 22 and had Jeffery Douglas caught behind by James Markland without scoring to leave the hosts wobbling on 64-5.

Foxton’s struggles continued with only Max Bowen (21) and Tom Stone (14) contributing with any significance to the second part of the innings. In just 32 overs Foxton were all out for 119 with Carlaw bowling unchanged taking the final wicket with his very last ball to post an impressive haul of 16-5-46-6 ably supported by Michael Cafferkey with 3-30.

With so few runs to play with Foxton were anxious for a breakthrough and were given early encouragement when Stone had Cafferkey caught for four and fellow opener Damian Clarke survived a very confident shout for a catch off Douglas which was turned down.

Overseas player Travis Townsend (28) and Clarke (57*) eased Ramsey home in only 20 overs.

Elsewhere Foxton IIs went down at Chippenham by 79 runs.

Next week Foxton Is entertain St Ives while the IIs visit top of the table Helions Bumpstead.