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Edgar Whately takes 4-14 in Bishop's Castle's derby win over Corvedale
9:50am Friday 6th July 2012 in Local
EDGAR Whately’s superb spell of 4-14 helped Bishop’s Castle to a 36-run victory over local rivals Corvedale in the Shropshire County League Division Two.
Castle’s total of 107-6, which saw only three batsmen reach double figures, didn’t look enough for victory.
But Whately and Simon Palmer (3-25) dismissed Corvedale’s top seven batsmen for single figures before mopping up the tail.
Meanwhile, Castle 2nd looked set for a tight finish at Corvedale 2nd before rain had the final say.
Corvedale opener Joel Leversedge bludgeoned a 79-ball 105, containing 13 fours and five sixes, to help his side to 183-8 off 35 overs.
Paul Cottrell (32 not out) started Castle’s reply strongly but at 60-1 the rain arrived and the game was abandoned.
An unbeaten 84 from Tim Goldthorp saw Ludlow 2nd to the brink of victory before rain ruined their chances.
Goldthorp helped his side reach 222-4 off 50 overs against Madeley 2nd before a downpour forced the abandonment of the game with the visitors teetering on 45-7.
Goldthorp fired seven fours and a six and was well supported by Jake Stokes whose 38 included five fours.
In reply, Glen Whittaker struck early to help reduce Madeley to 19- 5 before Luke Miles picked up 3-12 to leave the tail exposed. Victory for the home side then looked a formality until the rain arrived.
Ludlow 4th secured a winning draw as Kevin Boulton snapped up three wickets against Iscoyd and Fenns Bank. Posting 145-7 off 40 overs in the Division Six clash, Ludlow reduced their opponents to 112-6 In Division Three, a half-century from Peter Lee wasn’t enough to prevent a depleted Church Stretton from falling to defeat.
Lee’s 67 helped the visitors, who were without four or five first teamers, including all-rounder Martin Nichols, reach 149-7 against Oswestry Thirds.
That total was boosted by some lusty batting from Adam Groom (31 no) whose late cameo included three fours and two sixes.
In the field, Stretton made a dream start with Groom (2-48) taking the prize wicket of Jonathan Davies in the first over of Oswestry’s reply.
But Dominic Bright’s half-century and Jack Harris’ unbeaten 24 saw Oswestry home by five wickets.