New leaders in Cain League
Ramsey are the new leaders of the Standard Bank Cain League after beating Peel in a cliff-hanger finish on Saturday. The northerners scored 152 for 8 from their twenty overs with skipper Ollie Webster hitting 60 and Tom Howard 50. There were two wickets each for Phil Littlejohns and Colin Gilbert. Littlejohns led the Peel reply with a dashing 51 and Daniel Dickinson cracked 35. However, with one over left the side was still 16 runs behind. In an exciting climax they scored 13, to fall just short of their target. Brian Arnold was the pick of the bowlers with 2 -14 from his four overs.
Castletown lost their first Cain match of the year when they were beaten by a good display from Cronkbourne. Batting first the Douglas team got away to a fine start when openers Max Stokoe and Ryan Burns had 50 on the board after six overs. Then disaster struck. Stokoe injured his back and, although he played on, fell to Gareth Morris for 23. Burns went soon afterward for 26 and at 78 for 5 Cronkbourne were clearly in trouble. Will Wood then cracked a lively 25 to revive their fortunes and the team ended on 129 for 7. Garreth Roome was on target with 3 -23 and there were two wickets each for Morris and Seb Aycock. The Town made a steady start in reply and at 83 for 2 had the advantage. Then Morris was run out for 38 and the bowlers tightened their grip. Ben Bennett made 22 and Mark Williams 18, but it wasn’t enough. Sharp fielding pinned back the Castletown middle order and Sam Kebbell took two vital wickets. The Town ended on 111 for 6, to give Cronkbourne victory by 18 runs.
Crosby were on top form when they met Valkyres at Tromode. They restricted the home side to 98 for 7 and then got the runs for the loss of four wickets. Opener Paul Fleming hit 47 for Valkyres, supported by 24 from Ali Ansari. There were two wickets each for Ross Berry and Craig Hartmann. Martyn Oates made 27 not out as Crosby knocked off the runs in 15 overs
Standard Bank Cain League
Cronkbourne 129 for 7 (Ryan Burns 26, Will Wood 25 : Garreth Roome 3 -23. Seb Aycock 2 -16); Castletown 111 for 6 (Gareth Morris 38, Ben Bennett 22 : Sam Kebble 2 -14, Alex Stokoe 1 -18, Ally Slack 1 -18). Cronkbourne won by 18 runs.
Valkyres 98 for 7 (Paul Fleming 47, Ali Ansari 24 : Craig Hartmann 2 -10, Ross Berry 2 -17); Crosby 99 for 4 (Martyn Oates 27no, Floris Venter 13no : Paul Fleming 1 -19, Hammed Sulthan 1 -23).
Ramsey 152 for 8 (Ollie Webster 60, Tom Howard 50 : Phil Littlejohns 2 -8, Colin Gilbert 2 -18); Peel 149 for 7 (Phil Littlejohns 51, Daniel Dickinson 35 : Brian Arnold 2 -14, Ollie Webster 1 -23). Ramsey won by three runs.
Standard Bank Forrester Division Two
Valkyres B v Cronkbourne B & Valkyres B v Peel V : Games abandoned (rain) – one point to each side.
Standard Bank Forrester Division Three
Castletown C 95 for 6 (Daniel Laughlin 23, Rob Karran 14 : Will Bayley 3 -15, Tim Evans 1 -9);
Castletown C 151 for 4 (Daniel Laughlin 41, Andrew Ronan 39, David Kenworthy 31 : (Lee Gartland 2 -34, Ian Johnson 1 -27); Finch Hill B 51 for 9 (Ian Johnson 11, Louis Thornton 10 : Ryan Tasker 4 -12, H McLarney 4 -13). Castletown won by 100 runs.
Finch Hill A v
Isle of Man Bank Under 11 League
West (173) lost to Cronkbourne B (174)
Cronkbourne A (87) beat North (31)
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