Foxton and Reed continue road to Lord’s as pair win to reach last-16 of Village Cup

Ed Wharton batting for Reed. Picture: Danny Loo

Ed Wharton batting for Reed. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Foxton and Reed both reached the last-16 of The Cricketer Village Cup after convincing wins in their last-32 games.

Foxton cruised to a 110 run win over Worlington after a brilliant team display with both bat and ball.

Meanwhile, Reed beat Stoke Green by five wickets to sercure safe passage into the next round.

In Foxton's game, the home side made a strong start as openers Lenon Lawrence and Alex Hooley put on 70 runs for the first wicket.

Lawrence fell first for 34, when he was caught by Graham Ford off the bowling of Lee Thompson.


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The Worlington bowler then got Hooley out from 40, with Frank Stennett taking the catch.

William Heslam then went for 13 to leave Foxton 99 for 3, but partner Cei Sanderson hit an impressive 49 off 42 balls.

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His knock took Foxton to 169 for four, but he fell after being trapped LBW by Ziaf Kulasi.

Foxton's middle order all posted double figure scores, while the tailend managed single figures to take the hosts to 217 all out from 39.5 overs.

Worlington started well in their chase to better Foxton's high total, and they made a good start, putting on 48 runs for the first wicket before Kulasi was caught for 18.

Despite fellow opener Graham Ford hitting 39 runs, the Worlington order collapsed, with Daren Hayward's 15 not out the only other double figure score as the away side were all out for just 107, wrapping up an easy win for Foxton.

Steve Atherton, who recorded figures of 4-14, and Jeffery Douglas with 3-27, posted the best figures for the home side.

Reed's win was less cut and dry, but they still secured their place in the next round.

Visitors Stoke Green made 141, and were largely restricted by Toby Fynn who took three wickets.

Reed's first wicket partnership put on 88, with Sean Tidey making 76 as they wrapped up a five wicket victory.

Both teams have been drawn at home in the next round, with Foxton facing Findon, while Reed will battle Borstal in the last-16.

Both ties will take place on Sunday, July 7.

The two sides who reach the national final on Sunday, September 15 will face off at Lord's.

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