Windsor Castle are midweek cup champions

Finalists Windsor Castle.

Finalists Windsor Castle. - Credit: Archant

The Windsor Castle defeated the Swingers in the final of the Proper Job Midweek Cricket League Stephenson Memorial Cup final.

THE Windsor Castle lost an early wicket against the Swingers in the Proper Job Midweek Cricket League Stephenson Memorial Cup final.

Lovell was caught by Sean Stringer off the bowling of Jack Gadd for eight. Matt Kearsey went on the attack, but when he was caught and bowled by Neil Chadwick for 22, it was left to Rich and James Carter to rebuild the innings.

James hit four fours and two sixes before being run out off the last ball of the innings for 52. Rich finished on 43 not out in a total of 137-3.

Swingers openers Mitch Smit and Pete Hooper got the reply off to a flying start with 16 coming off the first over, before Jamie Biddle took a good boundary catch to dismiss Smit for 16.

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Chadwick and Hooper accumulated runs steadily before Chadwick was out with the score on 64. When Hooper was out for 27, the Swingers were well behind the required rate.

However Stringer, with support from Gadd, hit a rapid 27 to give his side a chance, but in the end they finished 11 runs short on 126-7. Tony Cassidy took 3-43, but the man of the match award went to James Carter.

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The league would like to thank the umpires Chris Norton and Herbie Godfrey and Weston groundsman Hugh Hockey for an excellent wicket.

In Division 1, East Huntspill edged closer to the top of the table with a 17-run win over the Strollers. In-form batsman Rob Pomeroy scored 85 not out and Spearing 74 in a total of 185-3. Most of the Strollers batsmen made runs, but nobody could come up with the big innings required, although Shabil Ahmed followed up his 2-31 with top score of 30.

East Huntspill were again in the runs when they scored 202-7 against Lympsham Airways, Mattthews top scoring with 77. Simon Cowgill returned 3-30 for Airways, while Tuttiet top scored with 60 in a spirited reply that fell 13 runs short.

In Division 2, Jamie Biddle made 36 and Rich Carter 32 as the Windsor Castle passed the Parpagon Carrier’s total of 113-6 for the loss of five wickets. Tony Cassidy bowled a miserly spell of 1-19 and Tom Dancey took 2-10.

Mark enjoyed a good win over the Presidents by a healthy margin. Nick Ollershaw top scored with 48 in a total of 159-6, before Franklin took 3-8 to undermine the Presidents reply.

Division 1

Lympsham Airways 6 4 129

East Huntspill 6 5 122

NK Sports 5 3 91

Locking Castle 5 0 73

Swingers 2 1 36

Strollers 2 0 23

Division 2

Parpagon Carriers 8 5 160

Windsor Castle 5 5 124

Mark 5 2 89

Coach House 5 3 82

Belvedere 5 2 75

Presidents 6 0 60

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