Nixonstown Foxes v Davistow Darters @ Nixonstown Server
After Nixonstown chose to bat at their own pitch, John Currie, Matt Pitt and Alex Feeney handled the bowling with ease early on, and 74 from Currie was the highest score as the Foxes were 224 for 4 at one point. However, three quick wickets from Hoy and nice cleaning up saw them all out for 273. Rich Edmunds and Paddy Gundry then took early wickets, and when Langley and Warwick came together, the total was 55 for 5. Warwick smacked a quick 31, but he too perished to Gundry, and Edmunds ravaged the tail to end with six for 24. Davistow were all out for 142, trailing by 131. Following on, McDonagh and Dawlat put on 121 for the first wicket, and Dawlat went on to smash 130. Helped by half-centuries from Kearsley and Warwick the Darters totalled 367, despite a six-for from Clancroft, and the Foxes were set 239 to win in a day. It went badly wrong. Hoy took three wickets in his new-ball spell, and Alex Fensome had not expected when he walked back for 27 that it would be the highest score of the innings. Nath Patrick and David Comley cleaned up, and the Foxes were bowled out for 91, losing the match and a chance of the last game.
Nixonstown Foxes 273 & 91 lost to
Davistow Darters 142 & 367 (f/o) by 145 runs
Greater Robbham de Grooters v Pickford Panthers @ CW Bar Ground
Sukhvinder de Silva
MR Smith Benjamin
Lucas and Tebbut fought off the Panthers' three-man spin attack to make half-centuries and help de Grooters to a total of 249 at their own Bar Ground. The professional were largely disappointing with the bat, while Pickup continued his return to form with healthy returns of four for 35. When the Panthers batted, he also took part in a vital tenth-wicket stand with Halsey, slashing 18 runs in 41 balls. However, McKern was the hero of the innings, grabbing five for 59 as the Panthers were all out for 195. The second time around, Halsey stole the spotlight. The leg-spinner got staggering figures of eight for 63, as de Grooters were bowled out for 163 in 47.4 frantic overs. However, it wasn't to help. Callum McKern got Young and de Silva early, as Pickford crashed to six for two chasing 218, and two sessions of third-day cleanup saw them all out for 102, with McKern taking six for 35.
Greater Robbham de Grooters 249 & 163 beat
Pickford Panthers 195 & 102 by 115 runs
Gofftown Tigers v Stedingham Jets @ Gofftown Oval
Malthus-Howell Prabhakar Rao
Trav Demeza and Brendon Goff did the work for Gofftown Tigers in the first innings, with six and three wickets respectively as Stedingham Jets were held back to 203. Chris Butler played well for his unbeaten 86, but was not supported, and neither was Loganathan when the Jets bowled - as per usual. He took six wickets for 97, but was outshone by Ben Vaughan, who thumped 111 to help the Tigers to a total of 240. Another splendid effort followed from Butler in the second innings - this time, however, he was actually dismissed, lbw to Greg Thomas for 72. More support came from the fellow batsmen this time around, however, with Stedman hitting 39 and Deodhar and Chaudhari also passing 30, and the Jets managed to score 290 despite a five-for from Thomas and four for 73 from Demeza. An opening stand of 95 between Jasotharan and Cribb gave the Tigers a hope of chasing 260. However, once again, Loganathan came to the rescue with five wickets, and the Tigers faltered to 202.
Stedingham Jets 203 & 290 beat
Gofftown Tigers 240 & 202 by 57 runs
Edfield Seahawks v Twybridge Titans @ PDV Dome
Towns AS Das
G Nayak Gunn
GN Nayak Amresh Kumar
MS Smith Hancock
The Seahawks continued their rapid descent, with Callum Thompson grabbing five for 12 in the first innings and dismissing Edfield for 116 after batting first in the PDV Dome. Daniel Towns was the highest scorer, with 25, but even free runs off Jack McNamara's bowling couldn't stop the Seahawks from falling. Arunava Das then outscored the Seahawks on his own, hitting a massive 157 as the Titans plundered the Seahawks' bowling. To make matters worse, Nick Hancock blazed a 55-ball ton at the end, and the Titans made 460. However, Edfield replied with fury the second time around. Gary Nayak and Pooja Bharat shared a stand of 118 for the fifth wicket, and the two brothers added 109 for the seventh, as the Seahawks managed to total 412 - Nayak ending unbeaten on 151. However, they still only set a target of 69, which was easily chased down after Stephen Burke hit 34 not out.
Edfield Seahawks 116 & 412 lost to
Twybridge Titans 460 & 70-2 by eight wickets
Garven Island Sharks v Campsfield Braves @ Clowich Stadium
Garven Island: Campsfield:
Fitzsimmons DP Smith
After a well-hit 81 from Simon Fitzsimmons, the Sharks failed to pounce on an opening partnership of 131, and the Sharks pulled themselves back after nine wickets were shared out between their four-prong seam attack of Wilson, Camps, Collins and Wright. Gareth Gooljar got the tenth, that of Tariq Ali for 4. Dave Richards was the other batsman to escape with some honour; he hit 45 off 86 balls and helped the total past 200. Oddly enough, the Braves were tied on first innings, after Alex Blackman hit a fine 84, while a marathon bowling effort from Richards ensured five for 82. It was Jack Teague who took the crucial wickets, however, with four for 75. Michael Wilson also took four wickets when the Sharks batted, including a golden duck for Andrew Cloete, and well aided by the rest of the bowling order he ensured that the Sharks fell to a meagre 68. In reply, the Braves lost their first four wickets for nine runs, but Blackman and Camps added the required 60 for the fifth wicket to win the game.
Garven Island Sharks 269 & 68 lost to
Campsfield Braves 269 & 69-5 by five wickets
Davistow 16 9 6 1 0 33 132
Robbham 16 9 4 3 0 28 129
Twybridge 16 8 4 4 0 36 128
Gofftown 16 8 6 2 0 30 116
Nixonstown 16 7 8 1 0 34 113
Stedingham 16 8 8 0 0 22 110
Campsfield 16 8 7 1 0 25 108
Garven Island 16 5 9 2 0 17 75
Edfield 16 4 9 3 0 24 73
Pickford 16 5 10 1 0 19 70