Tom Dye


Newport Cricket Club LogoNewport travelled down the road to Arreton CC on Saturday to face Ventnor 3rds in the Senior Cup Group Stage and came away with a convincing 300-run win.

After initially struggling at 38-3, up stepped Tom Dye, who took the game by the scruff of the neck, hitting a phenomenal double century, the 1st of his career, ending on an incredible 229 not out from 100 balls. Dye shared in excellent partnerships with Louis Payne (30) and then Steven Steinmetz (60).

Promising youngster Max Poynter then took centre stage with the ball, bowling a brilliant spell of 8 overs, 5 maidens, 4 wickets for 5 runs. Payne also took 3 wickets, with skipper Aaron Hartup, Andy Ball and Adam Wilson also chipping in with a wicket apiece.

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Ventnor 3rds 85 all out Newport 385/4 Newport won by 300 runs

Freshwater 27 all out Northwood 314/8 Northwood won by 287 runs
After losing the toss and being put into bat, Northwood scored a massive 318 in their 40 overs in their Senior Cup game against Freshwater. Opener Gary Cooper top scored with a Nelson (111) before being bowled by Dave Maclean. He was assisted by Kevin Cooper (51) and Chris Williams (48). Freshwater could only manage 27 runs in reply before being skittled out in the 17th over. The wicket takers for Northwood were: Dan Ward (4-6), Nathan Goldsmith (3-9), and Robert Wilcox (3-11).

Ventnor 1st and 2nds and Shanklin & Godshill, won against North Island opposition on Saturday (18th May).

Ventnor Cricket ClubVentnor 185/9 Rowledge 91 all out Ventnor won by 94 runs
Ventnor got off to a winning start in Southern Premier Division 1 by beating Rowledge by 94 runs at Steephill. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the South Wight side made a beatable 185 runs in their 50 overs, with overseas professional Dineth Thimodya top scoring with 42 before being caught by Forbes off the bowling of Felsch. Rowledge could only manage 91 in reply before being skittled out in the 33rd over. Ollie Morgan (4-19) returned the best bowling figures for the home side, with Daniel Cox (3-21) taking 3 wickets, Charlie Calloway (2-14) bagging a brace, and Thimodya (1-15) picking up a single wicket. Ventnor have gone 3rd in their division with a points average of 20.

Bashley 3rds 142/8 Ventnor 2nds 143/3 Ventnor won by 7 wickets
Ventnor 2nds have gone 3rd in the Hampshire Division 3 (South) table by picking up a 2nd successive league win at Bashley. After winning the toss and putting Bashley into bat, Ventnor restricted Bashley to just 142 runs in their 45 overs, with Sam Read (2-21), Archie Lucy (2-23) and Toby Noyes (2-25) all picking up 2 wickets apiece. Ventnor surpassed Bashley’s total with 15 overs to spare. Opener Mark Fletcher top-scored with a knock of 51.

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Ryde Cricket ClubOld Basing 160/9 Ryde 76 all out Old Basing won by 84 runs
Ryde lost their opening fixture In Hampshire Division 1 away to Old Basing. After winning the toss and electing to field, Ryde restricted Old Basing to a modest total of 160 runs in their 45 overs. Tom Durman was the pick of the Ryde bowlers (3-37), with Kerry Rice (2-32) and Matt Webb (2-43) both bagging braces of wickets. Ryde could manage only 76 runs in reply before being skittled out in the 31st over, with Jack Summers top scoring with a modest 18 runs before being run out. Defeat leaves Ryde 3rd-from-bottom in their league with a points average of just 4.

In Division 4 (South), Ryde 2nds had their game cancelled.

Shanklin & Godshill LogoEllingham 112 all out Shanklin & Godshill 178 all out Shanklin & Godshill won by 66 runs
After losing the toss and being put into bat, Shanklin reached a total of 178 before being skittled out in the 38th over. Captain Ben White top scored for the Island side with a knock of 58 before being caught off the bowling of Andy Jones. Ellingham could only manage 112 in reply before being all out in the 32nd over. Harry Moore (3-14) and  T. Quaife (3-26) returned the best bowling figures for Shanklin with 3 wickets apiece. with Nathan Moore (2-25) and Ben White (2-30) both taking braces of wickets. Victory leaves Shanklin 2nd in Hampshire Division 3 (South) with a points average of 22.5.

Shanklin & Godshill 3rds 103 all out St Helens 175/9 St Helens won by 72 runs
In the Senior Cup, St Helens batted 1st, reaching a total of 175 in their 40 overs with P. Jeeva top scoring with 58 before being bowled by Luka Moreno. Shanklin could only manage 103 in reply before being bowled out in the penultimate over. Rob Holdcroft (7-12) was the pick of the bowlers for St Helens.

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