Newtown 81 all out lost to Quatt 160 all out by 79 runs

NEWTOWN crashed to a 79 run defeat at home to Quatt to remain deep in the Henshalls Premier League relegation mire.

James Ralph was joined by Ryan Wheeldon in a 40 run opening wicket stand before departing to Jack Morris (1-46) for 19 with Tom Anderson (1-28) swiftly accounting for Craig Jones, caught by Sam Cooke for three.

However surviving opener Wheeldon was joined by Scott Furber in a 59 run third wicket stand before the latter fell to Bryan Galpin for 27 with Quatt 103-3.

John Anthony sparked a middle order wobble and reduced the visitors to 116-7 and included the coveted wicket of Wheeldon for a top scoring 46.

Galpin (2-48) snared Dan Plank LBW for 15 while Anthony completed his 6-34 by polishing off the tail end to leave Terry Hughes (20no) and Quatt 160 all out.

Despite chasing a realistic target Newtown’s top order soon fell in reply with Hughes (2-12) making light work of Aaron Knight (3) and Tom Goodman (0) while Matthew Knight fell to Jonathan Edwards (1-7) for just three.

Ryan Davies was joined by Jack Morris in a 30 run fourth wicket stand before being stumped by Alex Biddle off Gareth Jones for 17.

Wickets tumbled as Newtown suffered a collapse at the hands of Jobes who produced a career best 6-6 to reduce the hosts from 41-4 to 81 all out with only Morris (33no) providing resistance for Town.