Ollie’s blast leads Chishill to large win
OLLIE Stoop blasted 139 to lead Great Chishill to victory against Romsey Town. Stoop opened his account with a six and went on to clear the rope nine more times before being dismissed. He added 140 for the first wicket with Paul Drury (43) and the visito
OLLIE Stoop blasted 139 to lead Great Chishill to victory against Romsey Town.
Stoop opened his account with a six and went on to clear the rope nine more times before being dismissed.
He added 140 for the first wicket with Paul Drury (43) and the visitors never looked back as they posted a total of more than seven an over.
Romsey made a steady start at 80-3, but the introduction of Steve Gardner saw a collapse to 113-7, the all-rounder cleverly taking the pace off the ball to finish with 3-20.
It was that man Stoop who came back to haunt Romsey, though, as he returned to bowl a spell of 2-13 and seal the Cambridgeshire League points by over 160 runs.
Bassingbourn travelled to Haslingfield on Saturday in the Cambridgeshore League, and went down by 65 runs.
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After winning the toss Bass' again decided to field first on a pitch that looked like giving help to the bowlers.
Allen and Ferris opened the bowling and although no early break through came both gave little away and at 20 overs Haslingfield had reached 71-2.
However, opener Flatman made the most of the being dropped twice to make a classy hard hitting century as he finished on 135, supported well by meredew (50).
Bass were again unable to find bowlers who could keep the run rate down as Haslingfield scored 130 runs off their last 15 overs, with the ball far to often flying over the bass fielders to the boundary to finish 230-5.
After tea Bass could not have started worse, as Tegg went in the first over.
Pousland came in and looked in good touch and just as Thomson looked to be timing the ball well he was bowled by a ball keeping very low.
Robinson was bowled also by Taylor before Ferris joined Pousland and both decided to play some shots on a pitch that was now keeping low and at times bouncing off a good length.
Taylor struck again to bowl Pousland for 39 and Ferris was caught behind off a lifting ball for 14.
At 71-5 Bass new the only chance was to try to reach 150 to get bonus points and thanks to Klein making an entertaining 33 including six fours and a big six, along with Allen (14 not out) saw gain the points as they finished on 165-9.
n Ashwell came back from Hardwick with the Cambs Division 2SA points on Saturday, maintaining their 100 percent league record and their position at the top of the table.
A steady start from openers Deal & Davis (38), supported by Merrell (32), gave the Ashwell middle order the platform to launch an assault on the bowling in the second half of the innings.
Gary Simmons made a well-judged 69 and he was supported by a number of cameo performances as all of the Ashwell batsmen made contributions. Matt Skelding's rapid 26 caught the eye, and helped the team add 94 runs in the final 10 overs of the innings.
The Hardwick reply began at a good pace, despite the loss of two early wickets to opening bowlers Talks & Graves. A flurry of boundaries saw Hardwick reach the halfway stage of their innings very handily placed at 111-2, with the young opener N Downs playing particularly well.
The introduction of the slower bowlers saw the runs dry up & wickets clatter, as Skelding (2-20) and Moynihan (5-17) cleared up the Hardwick innings for 148, leaving Downs unbeaten on 76.