Indoor League Report – Week 4

Bembridge 155-3 beat Arreton 89-3 by 66 runs
Ryde Cavaliers 97-3 beat Binstead Royals 96-4 by 3 wickets
West Island 91-0 beat IOW Youth 89-4 by 6 wickets
Wootton 141-4 beat Cask & Crispin 119 all out by 22 runs

Bembridge extended their winning streak to four games with a comprehensive victory over a subdued Arreton side. The leaders compiled an almost unassailable score of 155. Lee Thomson (26 not out), Karl Lacey (26 not out), and Maano Obeyesekeye (25 not out) all scored freely and Arreton were generous in the number of extras they conceded. With the exception of 31 not out from Kevin Cooper, the Arreton batsmen also failed to show much conviction and their innings ended tamely on 89-3. Lee Thomson (1-19), John Bridge (1-19) and Kieran Thomson (1-25) shared the wickets.

A lack of urgency was the principal cause of The Royals’ downfall as they laboured to 96-4 against the much-improved Young Cavaliers team. Barry Lloyd top-scored with 24 and Jack Austin picked up two wickets for 14 runs. Led by Andy Loudon (25 not out), the Cavaliers coasted to victory with two overs to spare.

In the match between West Island and IOW Youth, some aggressive fielding and a fine opening spell of bowling from Glenn Bailey (1-17) and Joel Farrell discomforted the Youth’s batsmen and a mere thirty runs came off the first six overs. The eventual target of 90 was easily surpassed by West Island, Graham Gosden and Jason Swain making not-out scores of 25 and 22, respectively.

Wootton bounced back from their debacle the previous week with a resounding 22 run win over Cask & Crispin. Mike Holliday top-scored with 39 not out and Bill Maidment (28 not out) and Scot Wheeler (33 not out) also made significant contributions. Tom Keulader escaped the carnage and returned excellent figures of 1-19 from his three overs. In reply, Cask & Crispin lost early wickets, but their challenge was sustained by Rod Kelleway (37) and a belligerent innings of 63 from Tom Keulader. With two overs left, a victory for Crispin was still a possibility. Wootton however secured a deserved win through two late run-outs.

Bembridge lead the table with 8 points, followed by West Island (6 points). Cask & Crispin, Young Cavaliers, Binstead Royals and Arreton all have 4 points.

Fixtures for Sunday, November 29th

Cask & Crispin v Bnstead Royals
West Island v Bembridge
Arreton v Wootton
Young Cavalies v IOW Youth


One Response to “Indoor League Report – Week 4”

  1. Kellan says:

    hi gozie and team good to see ya having a win must be becouse iam not there? wish i was tho!
    hoping to get over in your summer next year if i can get the money together.
    take care all of you and have a few down the vine for me please.

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