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2 WICKET WIN FOR VENTNOR AT NEWCLOSE

A closely fought encounter ended in a 2 wicket win for Ventnor in Saturday’s British Gas Southern Premier League Division 1 clash with Rowledge at Newclose. Neil Westhorpe was the Ventnor hero, hitting a crucial unbeaten 56, including a match winning 6 over the midwicket boundary with just 3 balls remaining. A fine innings from Schaughn van Greunen had set Ventnor …

WELLS & VAN GREUNEN OUTSTANDING IN FIRST TEAM WIN

14-year-old Zeph Wells produced an amazing performance in Ventnor Cricket Club’s 8 wicket win at Sarisbury Athletic in Division 1 of the British Gas Southern Premier League on Saturday. In only his second Premier League appearance, medium pacer Wells took 8-38 to help dismiss the home team for 185 and record the third best bowling figures ever in Division 1. …

VENTNOR’S FIRST AND SECOND TEAMS TAKE HEAVY DEFEATS

Ventnor Cricket Club’s first and second teams suffered 2 heavy defeats in their opening League games on Saturday. In the British Gas Southern Premier League Division 1,  the Islanders were chasing a large Basingstoke total of 307-7, but fell well short as they were dismissed for 154. Rob Snell (32) and Martin Blackman (33) top scoring.  14-year-old Zeph Wells impressed …

ISLAND KIDS TO BE INTRODUCED TO CRICKET THIS SUMMER

Kids from across the Isle of Wight will have the opportunity to try cricket for the first time, thanks to 8 local cricket clubs becoming All Stars Cricket Centres – the first nationwide entry-level participation programme for the game. The programme will be delivered across the Island through Newclose CC, Northwood CC, Shanklin CC, Arreton CC, Freshwater CC, Ventnor CC, …

A WIN AT LAST FOR VENTNOR AT NEWCLOSE

Ventnor won for the first time this season at Newclose last Saturday (27th August), defeating New Milton by 3 wickets in the British Gas Premier Division. The hosts fought back from 70-6 to overhaul the visitors total of 185, with skipper Rob Snell batting outstandingly to hit a League best 93 from only 115 deliveries. He received excellent support from 15-year-old Ben Attrill who …

VENTNOR DEFEATED AT BASHLEY

A fine opening partnership of 120 between Ben Duggan who made an impressive  85 and Ben Herridge (48) provided an excellent base as Ventnor pursued Bashley’s total of 277-7 in the British Gas Southern League Premier Division clash last Saturday (20th August). Unfortunately, once they departed, only Toby Corbin with 34  made a contribution  and the innings subsided to 204 …

CROWDS TURN OUT FOR LASHINGS ALL STARS AT VENTNOR

A crowd of 600 and the commentary of BBC Test Match Special legend Henry Blofeld made for a memorable occasion as Lashings All Stars brought their team of international cricketers and unique brand of T20 entertainment back to Steephill on Sunday. Former Indian Test star Wasim Jaffer hit a glorious hundred as Chris Schofield’s side totalled 222-4, Ventnor’s young off …

WHYTE’S EFFORTS NOT ENOUGH FOR VENTNOR

A fine innings of 64 from 17-year-old Ross Whyte failed to prevent Ventnor Cricket Club’s first team slipping to another defeat in their British Gas Southern League Premier Division clash against top of the table Havant at Newclose on Saturday. The promising all rounder and son of former skipper Mark hit his first Southern League half century, made all the …

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