Garven Island v Davistow @ Clowich Stadium
Garven Island: Davistow:
Monaghan (dnk) Warwick
A magnificent century from Don Lezama ensured a comfortable victory for the bottom placed Sharks at the top placed Davistow, even though David Comley choked the middle order with five wickets. He was, however, expensive, and when Harry Warwick had an off day, Lezama could stroll to 133. Comley then hit 69 not out in a futile but entertaining rearguard, which, thanks also to the rain, gave the Sharks 28 overs to chase 105. However, Andrew Garven paced his innings excellently, and just after half past seven he brought up a century with a single to crown his unbeaten 62.
Davistow Darters 165 & 241 lost to
Garven Island Sharks 302 & 105-1 by nine wickets
Twybridge v Nixonstown @ Riverside
AS Das Prestwidge
Amresh Kumar Sanjeet
Paddy Gundry's unbeaten 36 in the second innings very nearly took Nixonstown to the very top of the grade league tables, after both teams had been dismissed for meagre scores the first time around. Buttsworth of the Titans and Rich Edmunds for the Foxes claimed five-wicket-hauls in the first dig, while in the second, the Foxes were 114 for 8 when Gundry stepped to the crease to partner Prestwidge. The latter reached his half-century, but could only add 11 more, while Gundry hit three boundaries and ran well for 36. However, his partners deserted him, and an unbeaten 85 from Arunava Das guided Twybridge home by seven wickets.
Nixonstown Foxes 113 & 169 lost to
Twybridge Titans 104 & 179-3 by seven wickets
Pickford v Stedingham @ Pickford Reserve
DeSilva Prabhakar Rao
Hepworth (dnk) +Gaukroger
Tharmi Loganathan enjoyed the turner served up at Pickford, helping himself to tail-end wickets as the ball turned square and sent the Panthers from 108 for 5 to 109. The Jets got a poor start when Wallis was nailed by Roberts early on, but fought back, and Megan Gaukroger hit a splendid, attacking 63 to help her side to 237 and a first-innings lead. Dinu de Silva then outscored all of his team mates in a fantastic 134 - compared to 109 from the Panthers in the first dig and the second innings total of 222 - but still the Jets were only set to chase 95. Colin Benjamin nailed three wickets, but Gaukroger stood up once again, hitting 39 not out and sharing a 63-run stand for the sixth wicket as the Jets paraded home.
Pickford Panthers 109 & 222 lost to
Stedingham Jets 237 & 95-4 by six wickets
Robbham v Edfield @ CW Bar Ground
Tebbut Satish Kumar
MR Smith GN Nayak
Finnegan MS Smith
The Seahawks flew back to their nest dejected, after Beamer won the battle of the Matt Smiths emphatically with a first-innings haul of six for 21. Earlier, healthy contributions from the entire batting order had sent de Grooters to 246, with Gaurav Nayak, Matt Smith the elder and Luke Shoveller chipping in with three wickets each. The elder Smith also top scored in the first innings for Edfield, with 21, but as Smith and Mitchell wreaked havoc that was not good enough. The second time around, they were humiliated by medium pacer Pardhasaradhi, and barely passed 100 - Smith snr top scoring again, this time with 26, while Mat Mitchell completed a nine-for in the game.
Greater Robbham de Grooters 246 beat
Edfield Seahawks 67 & 100 (f/o) by an innings and 79 runs
Gofftown v Campsfield @ Gofftown Oval
Jamaluddin Harvey (dnk)
Masterman R Das
A blistering half-century from Darren Dubb-Lynch saved Campsfield amid the Thomas onslaught, as the Colt seamer had six men caught for sub-20 scores - five of them walked back with single digit totals. After an opening stand of 79, the Braves then fell to 131 for 9, as Malone also chipped in by dismissing the openers, before Das hit 22 to take the Braves past 150. However, it was nowhere near a competitive total. Chris Dwyer took his frustration with the CWBCC out on the Braves bowlers, and with twenty-two boundaries in a mind-boggling 173, he had carried the Tigers to a total of 361. The Braves fell to 76 for 4 in reply, before Gareth Gooljar fought back along with Langdon, and the two shared a fifth-wicket stand of 132. Gooljar's 175-ball innings only yielded 33 runs, however, and the target was a modest 55 with nearly all of the evening still to play. It was all too easy, as Cribb and Malone guided their team home with an unbroken second-wicket stand of 35, but the Tigers still had to be content with third place in the table.
Campsfield Braves 155 & 260 lost to
Gofftown Tigers 361 & 55-1 by nine wickets
W-L-D BP Pts
Davistow 8-6-1 33 120
Greater Robbham 8-4-3 26 115
Gofftown 8-5-2 28 114
Nixonstown 7-7-1 30 109
Twybridge 7-4-4 29 109
Stedingham 7-8-0 21 97
Campsfield 7-7-1 23 94
Edfield 4-8-3 24 73
Garven Island 5-8-2 15 73
Pickford 5-9-1 19 70
As for the 11th and 12th March matches, I assume they're half-done, so I won't do them given that I've got two more sims to do tonight.