Uphill Castle crushed by Christian's onslaught

PUBLISHED: 10:07 12 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:26 24 May 2010

Uphill Castle captain John Davidson hits out, watched by Claverham keeper Matt Davies.

Uphill Castle captain John Davidson hits out, watched by Claverham keeper Matt Davies.

UPHILL Castle skipper John Davidson lost the toss and Castle were asked to take the field in excellent batting conditions. They found the going tough as the Claverham innings was dominated by one man, Claverham's overseas player Christian Jonker bludgeone

UPHILL Castle skipper John Davidson lost the toss and Castle were asked to take the field in excellent batting conditions.They found the going tough as the Claverham innings was dominated by one man, Claverham's overseas player Christian Jonker bludgeoned 154 off just 109 balls, smashing 11 sixes along the way.There were also contributions from Davies (30), Devanny (25), and a quickfire 28 from Miles. This took Claverham to a strong total of 281 before the final wicket was taken. Positives for Castle was the five wickets for off-spinner Sam Trego, and three wickets for Tom Moffat, helping them reach maximum bowling points.Castle's reply got off to the worst start as Cooke ran himself out whilst in single figures. Trego got the momentum going as he hit a run-a-ball 38, but when he was bowled, in-form Moffat and Bliss soon followed.John Davidson came to the crease with Castle up against it, but looked in good touch. With support from Watts (21) and twin Chris Davidson (19), they managed to obtain four batting points passing the 200 mark.A run out saw the end of the Castle innings in the final over, leaving them 80 runs short of the winning total.Man of the match went to John Davidson who top scored for Castle with a fine 77, leading from the front when they were up against it.

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