Monday 3 December 2007 

ECB Cockspur Cup 2007: Round 2

Group 5

Bowdon 78 for 6 beat Huyton 77 all out by 4 wickets

Another very low scoring game, this seeing just 155 runs for 16 wickets, in which Bowdon’s superior bowling attack won out over the Liverpool Comp side. The figures of the Cheshire Prem side’s Dominic Ball stand out, his slow left armers produced 5 wickets for just 19 runs. Huyton’s bowlers could not produce quite the same quality, although a middle order collapse saw kept the crowd on the edge of their seats, it was that man Ball who knocked the winnings runs in the 20th over.

Group 6

Davenham 139 all out lost to Oswestry 203 for 8 by 64 runs

Hindley St Peters 125 for 4 beat Widnes 103 all out by 22 runs

Farnworth Social Circle 125 for 2 lost to Leigh 148 for 6 by 23 runs

Group 7

Dunstall 203 all out beat Old Hill 159 all out by 44 runs

On a day when 150 was competitive a score of 203 was spectacular, especially given a duck from the mighty swordsman Devon Malcolm! An excellent innings of 74 from local embalmer C. Eyden was cut short by a run out. His fifth wicket stand of 95 N. Akhtar (52) created a target which Old Hill, champions in 1987, were always behind. Mr. Akhtar returned tasty figures of 7.5-3-11-4 for which he received the man of the match award.

Market Harborough 156 all out lost to Kenilworth Wardens 157 for 5 by 5 wickets

Moseley 155 all out beat Knowle & Dorridge 81 all out by 74 runs

Frocester 167 for 3 beat Old Elizabethans 163 for 8 by 7 wickets

Little Stoke 125 for 8 lost to Walsall 128 for 5 by 5 wickets

Kidderminster Victoria 174 for 4 beat Kington 173 for 3 by 6 wickets
A Siwicki (KVCC) 105*

Group 8

Elvaston 234 all out lost to Barnt Green 268 for 7 by 34 runs

2005 runners up Barnt Green got past a very strong Elvaston side thanks to an excellent hundred from Stewart Shepherd (112) plus a fine 72 from David Williams in a third wickets stand of 144, which was the highlight of this high scoring game. N. Newport of Barnt Green with figures of 8-1-34-4 was the pick of the bowlers.

Stratford-u-Avon 126 all out lost to Leamington 127 for 7 by 3 wickets

Clive Antrobus is very possibly the proudest man in Leamington after his young charges, Tom Lewis and Paul Best, again played decisive roles in their victory against Stratford-upon-Avon. Taking 4 wickets between them for just 28 runs in 10 overs helped restrict the side from other side of the M40. An excellent all round performance from the Spa town side ensured the low total which they eventually struggled to. Next stop is 2004 Champions Kibworth.

Cannock 150 all out lost to Wolverhampton 174 for 8 by 24 runs

Wolverhampton recovered from 67 for 6 to post a competitive 174 for 8 no thanks to a superb knock of 71* from no.7 Danny Bowyer. Local rivals Cannock had no such hero in their midst as they fell 24 runs short of the total, not helped by a destructive spell from Imran Jamshead (9-1-25-4).

Halesowen 147 all out lost to Stone 148 for 3 by 7 wickets

Kibworth 263 for 5 beat Alvaston & Boulton 158 for 8 by 105 runs

Knowle & Dorridge 81 all out lost to Moseley 155 all out by 74 runs

Lullington Park 153 for 9 lost to Himley 157 for 8 by 2 wickets

Smethwick 317 for 9 beat West Bromwich Dartmouth 177 for 9 by 140 runs
(M. Ali of Smethwick – 148)

Group 9

Weston-super-Mare 237 for 5 lost to Bath 208 all out by 25 runs

Weston were on top of their opposition from ball one at their home ground in sunny Somerset. Rob Turner carried his bat scoring an impressive 107*, well supported throughout by his team-mates. In reply Bath’s inability to capitalise on good starts was their weakness, nobody stepped up and took responsibility and as a result they fell 25 runs short – questions will be asked at this high achieving club, at least now they have plenty of Sundays to find the answer.

Chippenham 209 for 9 beat Warminster 128 all out by 81 runs

Glastonbury 165 all out lost to Bridgwater 171 for 2 by 8 wickets

Frenchay 143 all out lost to Thornbury 147 for 3 by 7 wickets

Lansdown 128 for 8 beat Corsham 123 all out by 2 wickets

Swansea 135 for 9 beat Tondu 82 all out by 53 runs

Sudbrook 90 all out lost to Newport 91 for 2 by 8 wickets

Group 10

Paul 172 all out beat Falmouth 116 all out by 56 runs

Chard 93 all out lost to Exeter 94 for 2 by 8 wickets

Taunton Deane 162 for 2 beat Bovey Tracey 161 all out by 8 wickets

Group 11

Purbrook 148 all out lost to Totton & Elling 152 for 6 by 4 wickets

New Milton 135 all out lost to South Wilts 214 for 5 by 79 runs

Portsmouth 202 all out beat Bashley 87 all out by 115 runs

Falkland 239 for 8 beat Hursley Park 239 all out by virtue of losing fewer wickets

Cove 187 for 8 lost to Thatcham Town 188 for 5 by 5 wickets

Gosport Borough 122 all out lost to Bournemouth 123 for 2 by 8 wickets

Andover 231 for 8 beat Finchampstead 149 all out by 82 runs

Group 12

Thame Town 90 all out lost to Reading 265 for 5 by 175 runs

One time England favourite Aftab Habib brought what proved to be too strong a side to the sleepy town of Thame. A 160 second wicket partnership between the Reading captain and his no. 2 Ben Howell (128) was too much. 5 ducks for Thame didn’t help – they need to at least get their ducks in a row.

East Moseley 225 all out lost to Teddington 270 for 5 by 45 runs

Sunbury 146 all out lost to Osterley 149 for 6 by 4 wickets

Kidlington 215 for 9 lost to Slough 219 for 9 by 1 wicket

Henley 193 for 6 beat Oxford 189 for 9 by 4 wickets

Group 13

Chingford 92 all out lost to Brondesbury 93 for 6 by 4 wickets

Eastcote 161 for 8 beat Winchmore Hill 160 for 9 by 2 wickets

South Hampstead 221 all out beat BWIA Cavaliers 130 all out by 91 runs

South Woodford 152 all out lost to Asians 176 all out by 24 runs

Stanmore 165 for 5 beat Buckingham Town 103 all out by 62 runs

Wanstead 270 for 7 beat Fives & Heronians 204 all out by 66 runs

High Wycombe 215 for 5 beat Cockfosters 79 all out by 129 runs

Group 14

Ardleigh Green 235 for 7 beat Enfield 220 for 9 by 15 runs

Cambridge Granta 295 for 7 beat Colchester & East Essex 204 for 6 by 91 runs

Hitchin 173 for 7 beat Brentwood 169 all out by 3 wickets

Letchworth Garden City 140 all out beat Knebworth Park 130 all out by 10 runs

Sawbridgeworth 212 all out lost to Hampstead 215 for 6 by 4 wickets

Saffron Walden 153 for 9 beat Bishop’s Stortford 139 for 7 by 14 runs

Group 15

Lewes Priory 197 all out lost to Preston Nomads 320 for 2 by 123 runs

Sevenoaks Vine 157 for 6 beat Walton-on-Thames 155 for 9 by 4 wickets

Billingshurst 191 all out lost to Brighton & Hove 230 for 9 by 39 runs

Group 16

Eastbourne 144 all out lost to Bromley 361 for 7 by 217 runs

The Bromley machine rolls on. Alan Wells starred again with a cheeky 108, well supported by Surrey CCC 2nd XI coach Nadeem Shahid (78). Eastbourne put up less resistance than a wind break on Beachy Head.

Hartley 162 all out lost to Hainault & Clayhall 201 all out by 39 runs

The Mote 186 for 6 beat Whitstable 184 for 9 by 2 runs

Tunbridge Wells 195 for 9 lost to Hastings 196 for 8 by 1 run

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