Cavaliers routed

Uphill Castle Cavaliers collapsed from 93-1 to 103 against Barrington.

UPHILL Castle Cavaliers established an excellent platform for victory, before a batting collapse donated the match to visitors Barrington 2nds.

Put into bat, Castle were progressing serenely on 93-1 when drinks were taken. The only blemish had been the careless run out of Chris Slocombe for 14 with the score on 43.

Kyran Davidson (39) and Jake Llewellyn (26) struck the ball effortlessly all the round the ground with a partnership of 50 runs in only eight overs. What followed was an unbelievable procession of no fewer than eight batsmen missing straight balls, whilst six runs were added in six overs to leave Castle on 99-9. Shortly after that the innings ended at 103 all out.

Visiting skipper Trevor Pitman couldn’t believe his luck in taking six wickets for no runs in 5.2 overs, including his first-ever hat-trick.

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Uphill then compounded their folly conceding 33 runs in the first three overs. Hallam Bickell claimed a wicket and the introduction of Chris Slocombe’s leg spin caused some bamboozlement and hope flickered briefly of an unlikely victory, as Slocombe claimed three wickets for only 19 in seven overs.

Castle couldn’t take the chances on offer and Barrington rode their luck to get over the line for the loss of five wickets.

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Beachlands Hotel man of the match was Chris Slocombe.

The Sunday XI entertained Street in a friendly and openers Rob Owen and Rob Latham made a good start as they put on 75 before Latham was bowled for a 42. A quickfire 16 from Hayden Watts then saw the score to 104-2 at the halfway stage.

Only 36 were added in the next 10 overs to for the loss of two wickets. Owen was joined by Adam Brown (23 not out) as they added an unbeaten 54 for the fifth wicket, Owen finishing on 68 not out and with the help of 40 extras, Uphill finished on a competitive 194-4 from their 40 overs

In reply, Street started fluently, but an excellent opening spell from Kyran Davidson (8-3-12-3), pegged Street back. With fellow under-17 Kieran Ward also bowling well (8-2-12-2), Street found themselves 54-4 at drinks.

The fifth wicket partnership was ended by an excellent run out from Jake Llewellyn. This allowed George Chapman (8-0-33-3) to mop up the tail. Dave Kelley (1-35) bagged the last wicket thanks to a good stumping from Latham to leave Street 110 all out.

Beachlands Hotel men of the match were Kyran Davidson and Kieran Ward.

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