Claverham enjoy a run feast

CLAVERHAM 2nds followed up last weeks impressive win at Old Bristolians/Westbury with an an equally convincing 102 run victory over Shirehampton at run soaked Henley Lane.

CLAVERHAM 2nds followed up last weeks impressive win at Old Bristolians/Westbury with an an equally convincing 102 run victory over Shirehampton at run soaked Henley Lane.

The Claverham batsmen are in confident mood these days and the score rattled along at seven an over for virtually the entire 45 overs as a mammoth 304 runs were racked up.

Lloyd Richardson paved the way with a belligerent 52 from the number two spot, incuding six fours and two sixes.

Mike Lee hit a quick 21 and once he departed the scene Jon Watts (63) and Dan Jenkins (47) took advantage of some generous bowling with plenty of big hitting. Jon accumulated twelve powerful boundaries while Dan managed six fours and three sixes into the bottom field causing alarm among the newly shorn sheep.


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Despite an agonising succession of fielding changes Shire were unable to stem the flow of runs as Andy Copeland (43) and Jason Coupland (30no) carried on the good work taking the score into the 300's on the way.

Shire raced away at the start of their innings and were going well until Jason Coupland (2-42) slowed their momentum by bowling Day (31) and Summers (4) in quick succession.

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Stalemate ensued for the rest of the innings as Shire, not really in the hunt for victory, were content to pick up batting points as the pitch proved too good for the Claverham bowlers.

Off spinner Dan Jenkins picked up a couple of wickets and occasional spinner Russell Cox also had a useful spell but opener Fox batted throughout and completed a well deserved century in the final over as Shire ended on 202-5.

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