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Alcester & Ragley 94-4 beat Earlwood 93 all out by six wickets.

Losing the toss against high flying Earlswood we were asked to field first at home on sat. This was a good result for us as we only had 3 recognised bowlers available due to holidays and Jethros injury - hope you are ok jethro ? However thoughts of not enough bowling were soon a distant memory as Richard Layton bowled opener Denison with a beauty 4th ball of the match and then had number 3 Everett plumb lb as he padded up to a straight one. 0-2 after one over. 4 overs latper Layton produced another fast Yorker to clean up number 4 Warotra for 9, 16-3. Tim Jackson got in on the act as k everatt was adjudged lbw for 6 a decision he didn't take kindly to, but it looked plumb to the rest of us. 28-4. Jackson also accounted for opener Reeve who had moved untroubled to 21 before he was caught and bowled. 41-5. There was then a period of scoring mainly from edges before Layton produced an unplayable ball to pin back Cravens off stump for 16. Smith followed next over bowled off his pads and Layton had his 3rd successive 5 for against Earlswood. It was to be 6 as 2 balls later he bowled Brooks for 0. 59-8. Layts finished with superb figures of 6-31 and Jacko 2-35. Earlswood skipper Snipe batted well but he couldn't prevent the final 2 wickets to fall as Brucee Wayne justified his dropping from keeper to bowler by having Haset brilliantly caught behind by Paul Dipple for 3 and then last man Callred was caught by Pilko off Sticky also for 3. 93 all out another fantastic bowling display - third time in succession we have bowled teams out for less than a 100. Which is always nice when you're a batsman having to chase so few !!
What wasn't so nice was me having to face Aussie quick brooks again - I think it would be fair to say he had my number in the first match against earls wood ! However after surviving a first ball scare (it was sliding down leg thank you all you doubting toms) I managed to middle the 2nd ball for 4 and I carried on in the same vein, well swinging but not hitting ! Pilko & I managed to survive the early onslaught and turned the match very much in Ragleys favour with 21 runs from the 11 th over to take us to 48-0 just before the tea interval before the returning brooks had pinko lb for 18 - looked a harsh decision to me but we got to tea with the score 52-1 with new number threeJacko looking very accompished at the crease (a warm up for his Sunday innings!) Afte tea we reached 60-1 before I decided to not play much of a shot to be bowled by brooks for 16 and then 3 balls later Ben Shuttleworth s excellent run of form came to an end as he top edged a hook into his helmet and was caught. nerves were not helped when max (Brucee Wayne) was bowled by brooks, 73-4. 21 runs needed. Jackson hit Broks for 4 and then Dip took leg spinner smith to town hitting 15 from 5 ballsto leave Jacko the opposite to hit the last ball of the 21sr over to the boundary to bring up the win.Jacks 18 not out , dip 16from 5 balls ! Thanks to Jackson dad for stepping in at the last moment to give us 11 - star man ! We welcome leaders Wellesbourne to Ragley next week looking for another high riding scalp ! Well done all.

 

 

 

 

FIRST batting bowling points TOTAL DIVISION played won lost tied aband'd points points deducted POINTS results Kineton 3 3 0 0 0 12 19 0 61
W W W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Norton Lindsey 3 3 0 0 0 15 11 0 56
W W W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bidford on Avon 3 2 0 0 1 9 15 0 49
W A W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Alcester & Ragley 3 1 1 0 1 13 6 0 34
W A L - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rowington 3 1 2 0 0 10 12 0 32
L W L - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ashton under Hill 3 1 2 0 0 15 6 0 31
L L W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tanworth & Camp Hill 3 1 2 0 0 12 9 0 31
W L L - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Moreton in Marsh 3 1 2 0 0 7 13 0 30
L L W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FISSC 3 1 2 0 0 5 10 0 25
L W L - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chipping Campden 3 0 3 0 0 6 12 0 18
L L L - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -