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Henderson helps Swyncombe stroll to victory

Swyncombe proved to be too strong for St Clement’s Strollers as they cruised to a nine wicket win. Swyncombe dismissed St Clements for just 73 in their innings and then strolled to a comfortable win on 77-1

Swyncombe were on top from the moment they won the toss and put St Clements in to bat. Ben Henderson and Ian Hunt both managed to get bounce and swing with movement off the seam, with Henderson finishing with 4 -13 from his opening five-over spell. Clive Goodall and Ian Hunt chipped in with a wicket apiece as the Strollers were reduced to 26-6.

The St Clements tail offered some resistance as Warry added 26 runs before being caught by Nigel Trinder off the bowling of Gary Joynes. However, Joynes claimed the last wicket to finish with figures of 2-1 as the 10 man St Clements were bowled out for 73.

The total never looked like being enough to trouble Swyncombe despite the early loss of skipper Clive Domnick for 9. Clive Goodall (33no) and Nigel Trinder (30no) eventually saw them home to victory in the 21st over.

ST CLEMENTS STROLLERS

P Brennan, ct Goodall, b Henderson ..... 3
T Pickford, ct Domnick, b Henderson ..... 0
S Warry, b Hunt ..... 2
P Strongitharm. b Henderson ..... 7
S Carter, ct Domnick, b Goodall ..... 3
M Warry, b Henderson ..... 1
L Davie, ct Goodall, b L Trinder ..... 10
N Warry, ct N Trinder, b Joynes ..... 26
D Rochester, not out ..... 7
T Booth, lbw Joynes ..... 0

Extras ..... 14
TOTAL ..... All Out 73

Best Bowling B Henderson 4-13 G Joynes 2-1

SWYNCOMBE

C Domnick, c Regent, b Strongitharm ..... 9
C Goodall, not out ..... 33
N Trinder, not out ..... 30

Extras ..... 5
TOTAL ..... 77

Ipsden HOME

A Good Day for Ducks

In the kind of weather one might imagine on the very edge of a thunderstorm, a credit to the cricketeering folk of Ipsden and Swyncombe, who entered into a game this Sunday in good spirits.

Ipsden won the toss and put Swyncombe into bat. A rather smart choice as three maiden overs and a fourth wicket maiden saw Goodall fall to the zippy line and length balls of M Hughdon; caught behind for a duck. C Domnick proceeded to make useful runs and some nice shots were seen on his way to 32; eventually bowled by Tustian. Collins and Johnston made themselves the other key wickets, falling to Houseman and M Hughdon; whose eventual figures of 4 wickets for 14 runs with 3 maidens from 7 overs, helped restrict Swyncombe to an innings total of 105.

Ipsden’s openers Wood and Cox were the main batting force and put on a quick fire 29 when the first of their two key wickets saw Wood fall to Goodall’s flighty yet tempting spin; caught wanting on the boundary for a useful 23. Cox continued to defend his wicket and batted down through the order whilst Trinder kept his partners coming and the runs tight with eventual figures of 4 wickets for 11 runs 1 maiden from 7 overs. Cue the second key wicket of Cox for 42; bowled three unplayable balls of real pace by Collins, the third of which saw Cox off with cries of “That were too good for thee, Lad”, set up and bowled top of off stump.

Swyncombe kept pressure on Ipsden through the course of their innings, with some good fielding and some smart changes in the attack, eventually restricting Ipsden to a final score of 95 runs.

SWYNCOMBE

C Domnick, b Tustian ..... 32
C Goodall, c Ramsay, b M Hughdon ..... 0
N Trinder, b C Hughdon ..... 9
P Collins, c Ramsay, b Houseman ..... 22
S Johnston, b M Hughdon ..... 24
K Domnick, c&b Houseman .....0
J Perciville, c Ramsay, b M Hughdon ..... 1
T Bayley, b M Hughdon ..... 0
N Holder, Not Out ..... 4
S Vines, Not Out ..... 2

Extras ..... 11
TOTAL ..... 105 for 8

IPSDEN

D Wood, c Bayley, b Goodall ..... 23
C Cox, b Collins ..... 42
J Ramsay, b Trinder ..... 4
S Bennett, b Trinder ..... 0
D Houseman, b Goodall ..... 3
S Brown, b K Domnick .....2
N Tustian, b Perciville ..... 4
J Cropper, b Trinder ..... 1
M Hughdon, b Trinder ..... 7
C Hughdon, Not Out ..... 0
D Bennett, c Perciville, b Johnston ….. 0

Extras ..... 9
TOTAL ..... 95 all out

Many thanks again to Tim for his Match Report