1:00pm Wednesday 27th June 2012
BRADFORD Town went second in Division One ahead of their top-of-the-table meeting at leaders Hinton Charterhouse this weekend with a nine-wicket defeat of struggling Box.
The match was reduced to 40 overs a side after a late start and, having won the toss, Bradford bowled, reducing their visitors to 100 all out.
Spinner Dean Bird had Chris Bulititude (16) and Charlie Simpkins (two) out, before adding Tony Trotman 922) and David Kelly for a duck in the same over.
Box were 45-4 from 25 overs and while Matt Harrington (0-21) kept it tight at one end, Bird completed a five-wicket haul (5-34).
Tony Laws also got in on the act with 3-33 from nine overs.
Steve Hall (41) batted aggressively, but Paul Vooght (2-12) finished the innings off.
The reply got off to a bad start with the returning Adam Cooksey dismissed for a duck in the second over. Bradford were soon on top however, with a partnership between Ian Pinchen and Laws.
With rain starting to fall, Bradford scored aggressively and were soon over the required score needed if the game had to finish due to the weather.
However, it wasn’t long before the experienced pair of Pinchen (42no) and Laws (45no) took them to the winning target with an excellent 99-run partnership in just 16 overs.
Elsewhere, Beanacre & Melksham were 42-4 chasing Westinghouse’s 155-8 when their match was abandoned.
Steve Ferris made 60 for Westinghouse as Andy Footner took 3-14.
Calne claimed a five-wicket win over Collingbourne, Tom Nott taking 5-39 and Tom Richards 3-22 in Collingbourne’s 133 all out.
Richards and Nott then made 40 and 35no respectively to guide their side home.
LACOCK claimed a 110-run triumph over Swindon United Churches in a rain-affected encounter.
Miles Copeland hit 49, Matt Cookson 46 and Nige Curtis 27 in Lacock’s 169 all out.
Rain ended the match 26 overs into the United Churches chase with the Swindon side at 59-6, some way short of the 98 they needed.
Urchfont were comfortable 116-run victors over Corsham 3rd after amassing 248-8. Cosmo Cupid scored 62 and Joe Moloney 56, Simon Acornley taking 6-70 for Corsham.
Despite an unbeaten 81 from Mark Hick, the chase fell well short on 132 all out.
GUY Perritt blasted 12 sixes in a superb knock of 138 as Keevil secured a 40-run victory in their mid-table clash with Wanborough.
Perritt’s knock formed the basis of his side’s 233-7 and, despite 93 from Nick Stacey, Wanborough fell short.
Biddestone 3rd (61-4) knocked off the 59 runs required after bowling out Buscot Park cheaply, Andy Marsh taking 5-21.
Warminster 3rd did likewise, for the loss of two wickets, after bowling out All Cannings for just 48, BBerren Royce-Rogers taking 5-6 from seven overs.
Jon Helps scored 41 in Beanacre & Melksham 2nd’s 133-8, but Swindon B (110-2) reached their rain-reduced target for the loss of two wickets.
STUART Grant hit an unbeaten half-century and Jas Chahal (47no) as Wootton Bassett 3rd chased down Warminster’s 107 all out for the loss of just two wickets.
There were three wickets each for Ian Barnes (3-8), Justin Wagstaff (3-5) and Ollie Hares (3-27) as Heytesbury & Sutton Veny (75-6) defeated Wilcot (72) by four wickets.
CLIVE Lower hit 111 and Steve Richards 54 as Calne 2nd reached 185-4 against Collingbourne 2nd, the reply ending on 100-8.
Mark Colyer ended unbeaten on 82 and Mick Furniss scored 43no as Potterne (169-5) clinched a five-wicket triumph over Purton 2nd (168).
GARETH Robb took 6-6 as Goatacre 3rd were bowled out for 103 chasing Burbage & Easton Royal 3rd’s 131-8.
Richard Guy scored 47 in Marshfield’s 97-9, but Blunsdon reached a rain-reduced 72-2 to snatch victory.
CRAIG Brennan scored an unbeaten 113 in Trowbridge B’s 233-8 against Beanacre & Melksham 3rd, Jeremy Horton adding 44 as Dan Dix took 4-34. Beanacre were all out for 50, Marcus Hogarth taking 3-2.
An unbeaten 86 from Rob Robson and 47 from Graham Kitley helped Heytesbury & Sutton Veny 2nd to 209-7 against Highworth, who came up 20 runs short.
ANDY Sandell hit 94 for Goatacre 4th (178), but their match was abandoned with Buscot Park 2nd on 38-3.
Lacock 2nd were 69-run winners over Calne 3rd, after knocked of 31, 34 and 35no from Giles Darby, Tim Culling and Pete Orner respectively. Culling took 5-21 as Calne ended on 107-9.
WILTSHIRE LEAGUE REPORTS, PICTURES AND STATS IN THURSDAY'S GAZETTE & HERALD AND FRIDAY'S WILTSHIRE TIMES
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