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Willoughby CC - 1st XI
Bodicote CC - 1st XI
la 9 kesä 13:30 - South Northants Cricket League - Bankier Sloan Premier Division Start time 13:30

1sts edged out by Bodicote in 'epic battle'

Battle of promoted sides goes the way of the visitors

Willoughby are still looking for that elusive victory their performances have deserved after an epic battle at The Green saw the hosts edged out by visitors Bodicote

The meeting of two of last year’s promoted sides always tend to be closely fought affairs and this was no different as the game fluctuated back and forth with the North Oxfordshire outfit just getting over the line.

In fine conditions, Willoughby opted to bat first having the toss and saw Martin Nichols and Manny Sidhu get them off to a good start with a first wicket partnership of 87 that took them just past the drinks break. Despite a loss of their wickets and also Ashley Rayner in quick succession, Tom Stevenson and Richard Foxon rebuilt as Bodicote countered by adding 26 and 20 respectively. The host’s eventual total of 190 for 6 was competitive despite a feeling that a 200+ score was in the offering.

The visitor’s reply started patiently and had to in the face of the typically economic Lee Johnson and the quicker pace of youngster Jake Quinney. After tempting the youngster with a couple of chipped half chances, Bodicote’s skipper Lawrence left proceedings temporarily to illness and his replacement Allen was then first to fall to Johnson whose eventual 12 over stint yielded a fine 1 for 17. One Quinney was replace by another with dad Karl (1 for 34) replacing son Jake but the pair combined with Jake taking a fine flying catch to see off the remaining opener Miller after an unspectacular 26.

At drinks, honours were even with the run rate in check and however the introduction of late arrival Lightfoot then changed matters as with teammate Singh the pair set about upping the temp. The latter departed to the bowling of John Gregson (1 for 28) after one swing too many for 26 but the recovered Lawrence returned and together with Lightfoot edged Bodicote closer until young Quinney (1 for 47 off 12 overs) returned and deservedly picked up a wicket to remove him for 65.

Lawrence however continued the charge and saw the visitors home via a well-timed run chase with seven balls to spare despite the host’s valiant attempts in the field.

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Scorecard

Bodicote CC - 1st XI won the toss and decided to bowl.

Willoughby CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Martin Nichols
ro. Unsure
36
4
 
Manny Sidhu
ct. Unsure, b. S Barlow
37
4
 
Ashley Rayner
ct. Unsure, b. S Barlow
0
 
Tom Stevenson
ct. Unsure, b. Unsure
26
 
Richard Foxon
b. Unsure
20
2
2
 
Ben Hollis
ct. Unsure, b. Unsure
11
 
Jake Quinney
ct. Unsure, b. Unsure
10
 
Ryan Perry
Not Out
12
 
Karl Quinney
 
 
Lee Johnson
 
 
John Gregson
 
 
Extras
22w, 7b, 9lb
38
Total
for 6 wickets 45 overs
190

Bodicote CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
C Buckingham
10
0
47
0
4.7
Unsure
10
3
22
0
2.2
S Barlow
12
2
46
2
3.8
Unsure
7.3
0
32
1
4.6
Unsure
4.3
0
26
2
6.5
Unsure
1
0
4
1
4.0

Bodicote CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
M Miller
ct. J Quinney, b. K Quinney
26
3
 
G Lawrence
Not Out
48
6
1
 
D Allen
b. L Johnson
7
 
Unsure
b. J Quinney
65
7
2
 
Unsure
b. J Gregson
26
2
 
Unsure
Not Out
5
 
S Hawkins
 
 
Unsure
 
 
C Buckingham
 
 
S Barlow
 
 
Extras
8w, 6lb
14
Total
for 4 wickets 44.5 overs
191

Willoughby CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Lee Johnson
12
3
17
1
1.4
Jake Quinney
12
1
47
1
3.9
Karl Quinney
9
1
37
1
4.1
Ashley Rayner
5
0
24
0
4.8
John Gregson
4
0
29
1
7.3
Ben Hollis
3
0
21
0
7.0

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League round up

Other Bankier Sloan Premier Division results

Marston St Lawrence CC - 1st XI
120/0
116
Byfield CC - 1st XI
Charlton CC, Northants - 1st XI
151/9
154/7
Syresham CC - 1st XI
Silverstone CC - 1st XI
271/9
195
Thornborough CC - 1st XI
Wroxton CC - 1st XI
173/9
177/5
MK Air CC - 1st XI

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League table

# Team Pts
1. Marston St Lawrence CC - 1st XI 286
2. MK Air CC - 1st XI 241
3. Silverstone CC - 1st XI 236
4. Byfield CC - 1st XI 230
5. Syresham CC - 1st XI 227
6. Charlton CC, Northants - 1st XI 201
7. Willoughby CC - 1st XI 173

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