Indoor cricket resumed last Sunday (13th January) at Cowes Enterprise College as the Leslies Motors Indoor Cricket League returned from its Christmas break.
EPP confirmed their place at the top of Division 1 with a comprehensive win over Shanklin & Godshill 1. Batting first, the Westhill side scored 100-3 (Steve Egerton-Read 30 not out, Ben White 25 not out) but it was never enough to prevent EPP continuing their unbeaten run as they cruised to a 5 wicket win thanks to not out scores from Ben Attrill (27) and Zeph Wells (23).
Northwood secured their first win of the season in Division 1 by beating Brading by 5 wickets. Despite Rob Holdcroft’s unbeaten 42, Brading were restricted to 119-5 (David Winter 2-19) and Callum Witham with 26 not out and Liam Roberts (30 not out) made sure Northwood got home comfortably for a 5 wicket triumph.
Leading positions in Division 1: EPP played 6, 99 points, Shanklin & Godshill 1 6,62, Ryde 4,55.
There are new leaders in Division 2 following a first defeat of the season for Island Bakeries. Good bowling from Cowes meant that Island Bakeries were only able to muster 106-5 (Matt Webb 28 not out). Island Bakeries responded by also bowling tightly as they forced Cowes to need 9 runs to win off the final over. Justin Pinder (18 not out) held firm to see his side home with just a ball to spare.
Taking over at the top of Division 2 are Ryde School who beat Shanklin & Godshill 2 by 3 wickets. Chasing 101 to win, the School got home thanks to Ben White (30 not out) and Ben Attrill (31 not out).
Newport hit the biggest score of the evening (160-6) in their 75 run win against the Cricket Board Disability Team. Paul Attrill (37) and Guy Wells (40) were the main contributors to the Newport score. Kayton Evans held firm for the Disability side with an unbeaten 25 but it was not enough to help his side achieve their first victory.
Top of Division 2 after 5 matches played: Ryde School 80 points, Island Bakeries 77, Cowes 62.