Four out of four for Cheddar

ON a Saturday when many games fell victim to the weather, Cheddar Cricket Club's four senior sides not only managed to play their games, but all teams recorded victories.

ON a Saturday when many games fell victim to the weather, Cheddar Cricket Club's four senior sides not only managed to play their games, but all teams recorded victories.

This was a remarkable feat considering several senior players were unavailable for selection and numerous juniors were representing the club.

Cheddar senior team travelled to basement side Barrington and managed to avoid the heavy showers to record a third straight league win with a comprehensive victory.

Put into bat, Cheddar began cautiously on a difficult pitch, but openers Ollie Norris and Luke Hunter soon gathered momentum to build a solid platform for their team. Norris was particularly brutal on anything loose and he had made an excellent 63 before he was caught on the mid-wicket boundary.


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The first wicket partnership had realised exactly 100 runs which would allow the powerful middle order the license to go on the offensive. Hunter was bowled for a patient 32 and Sims (9) will feel he missed out on big runs when pushing the Barrington spinner's first delivery straight back for a simple catch.

Andy Veal's wretched run of ducks mercifully came to an end as he compiled 29, whilst Stevie Andrews (27) and Brad Gilchrist (14) kept up the momentum. Quick singles combined with some lusty blows to all parts of the picturesque ground ensured that Cheddar's total would be competitive.

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Matt Loughlin's superb cameo knock of 37 runs late on, with several maximums meant that the 240 total would be a stiff ask for the home side.

After the interval, Barrington came out all guns blazing in an attempt to unsettle the bowling and gain much needed quick runs.

Terry Clark bowled opener Cornelius (14) with a slower ball and then had danger man Redwood (10) trapped LBW to put Cheddar firmly in control.

At the other end, Andrews was replaced by Che Moore. His spell, combined with young Adam Willis (1-20) ensured that Barrington fell further behind the run rate as wickets tumbled at regular intervals.

The athletic Moore ripped the heart out of the opposing middle order to finish with 5-50, whilst skipper Clark (4-35) returned to help clean up the tail. Barrington were dismissed for 140 to give Cheddar another fine win and take maximum points into their next game at home to Uphill Castle.

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