Eight wicket loss as Town crumble


Gavin Grosvenor

NEWTOWN paid the price for a poor batting display in an eight wicket Henshalls Premier League defeat at Quatt.

Tom Goodman was snared LBW by Ryan Wheldon (1-36) for two early on with Hamish Harding joining Dai Brown in a 37 run second wicket stand before the latter was trapped LBW by Craig Jones for a patient six.

Harding and Ryan Davies combined to add 28 runs for the third wicket before the South African was caught by Jon Edwards off Craig Jones for a top scoring 31.

Davies was trapped LBW by Gareth Jones for 15, prompting a middle order collapse as Sam Cooke (10) was caught by Alex Biddle off Edwards (1-31) for 10.

Gareth Jones (3-17) reduced Town to 106-7 as Jack Morris (1) and Tom Foulkes (8) fell cheaply.

Ally Laird (14) and John Anthony (11) led Town’s tail end resistance until both departed to Terry Hughes (2-29) leaving captain Dave Anthony and Jamie Smart to defend the last wicket.

The pair combined in a 20 wicket stand until Anthony was stumped by Biddle off Craig Jones (3-26) to leave Town defending 150.

Anthony (1-37) was soon back in action with opener David Jones caught by Laird for one.

However a 101 run second wicket stand between Ricardo De Nobrega and Hughes established Quatt’s dominance.

Despite De Nobrega being caught by Foulkes off Harding (1-18) for 55 the home side sealed victory in the 27th over as Hughes (67no) and Craig Harris (15no) finished the job.



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