Newent fall short against Redmarley
Redmarley 212 for 4
Newent 211 for 8
Redmarley won by 1 run
Sam Wallace's 68 run haul, including a 127 partnership with Captain Clyde Breetzke, was still not enough to get the Home Team off the mark this season. But what a thriller, down to the last ball of the final over. Newent can be proud of a determined chase of 212, finishing on 211 runs. Dean Seeliger's 41 not out ( including fiver 4's and two 6's ) and Paddy Thompson's 0-34 off 8 overs showed the potential of the young players. Paddy dislocated a finger in with a dropped catch in the first innings, but after a trip to hospital to have the finger reset, returned and padded up ready to bat !
Simon Gayther achieved a three wicket haul off 38 in 8 overs , only to announce his retirement from this level of club cricket. We hope he reconsiders ! Other Newent highlights included opening bowler Jack Devries' 0-22 off 8 overs, including a maiden, and Josh Hayes' superb catch at mid-wicket which sent Ed Aston back to the Clubhouse after a hard fought 62 runs.
Redmarley set a rather daunting 212 in the first innings thanks to the efforts of Mike Hemmings ( 27 runs ), William Lawrence's 67 and Aston's 62. Their opening bowler Anthony Nagalingham had slowed the run rate for Newent, acheiving 1-30 off 8, including two maidens. William Lawrence single-handedly caused a collapse of the Newent batsmen in the final overs with a four wicket haul in the last two of his five overs.