Thomas George (Kerala)


The 1st and 2nd XIs of all 3 Island sides – Ventnor, Ryde, and Shanklin – were all beaten by mainland opposition on Saturday (18th June).

Shanklin & Godshill entertained Portsmouth-based Kerala at Westhill and on winning the toss elected to field.

Kerala produced a truly entertaining batting display as they totalled 339 for 5 from their 45 overs. Thomas George top scored for Kerala with a breathtakingly 154 not out from 130 balls, striking 15 fours and 7 sixes. He was well supported by his skipper Baiju Kurian, who scored 67 from 43 balls, striking 6 fours and 2 sixes as Shanklin’s bowlers toiled in the field.

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When Shanklin came to bat they were never up with the required rate and were dismissed in 31 overs for 182. The pick of the Kerala bowlers were Dawn Ambi with 5/44 and Jinoy Mathai with 3/35. J Langdon was the only batter to offer any resistance, as he finished on 69 not out on a day Shanklin will want to put behind them.

Shanklin & Godshill 182 all out Kerala 339/5 Shanklin lost by 157 runs

Shanklin’s defeat leaves them in 6th place in Hampshire Division 3 (South) with 116 points from 7 games.

Mark Ringer (Shanklin & Godshill)

Ryde comprehensively beaten away at Compton & Chandlers FordRyde Cricket Club

Compton won the toss and elected to bat reaching the formidable total of 297/8 in their 50 overs. Captain Spearing top scored for Compton with a knock of 76 before falling lbw to Morgan. Fisher was the home side’s 2nd highest scorer, adding 68 to their total before being caught by Vandecasteele off the bowling of Day. Aderley was the pick of the bowlers for Ryde, finishing with figures of 3/60.

In reply, Ryde reached a total of 214 all out off 46.4 overs. Opener Hobbs made 51 off 60 balls before being trapped lbw by Spearing. Vandecasteele continued his fine form, scoring 66 off 95 balls before being caught-and-bowled by Scorey.

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Compton & Chandlers Ford 297/8 Ryde 214 all out Ryde lost by 83 runs

Ryde’s defeat leaves them 2nd-from-bottom in Hampshire Division 1 with 69 points from 7 games.

Ventnor Cricket ClubVentnor 2nds trounced at Steephill by Southampton Travellers

Southampton Travellers reached the formidable total of 289/6 after being put in to bat. Ramnik Behar top scored for the away side with 114 not out. Sam Guerin had the best bowling figures for Ventnor with 2/28.

In reply, Ventnor could only manage 181 runs before being all out in the 38th over. Rohan Sawant top scored for the home side with a knock of 38. Opener Sam Guerin scored 31, including 3 6s.

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Ventnor 2nds 181 all out Southampton Travellers 289/6 Southampton Travellers won by 108 runs

Defeat for Ventnor 2nds sees them drop to 5th place in Division 4 (South) with 123 points from 7 games.

Ryde 2nds suffer narrow 10-run defeat to leaders Bedhampton Mariners 

Bedhampton racked up an impressive 297/7 after winning the toss and electing to bat. Ollie Parvin put on an impressive 87 not out for the Mariners with Zeeshan Hazell adding 64 and Ross Baketter 57. Liam Ringer had the best bowling figures for Ryde (2/29), followed by Ben Gregory (2/66).

In Ryde’s innings, captain Tom Roscoe scored an unbeaten 107, including 12 4s and 2 6s. Roscoe was supported by Ben Gregory, who made 48 off just 23 deliveries before being caught and bowled by Brian Burridge.

Ryde 2nds 287/4 Bedhampton Mariners 297/7 Bedhampton Mariners won by 10 runs

Ryde’s defeat leaves them 13th in the Division 4 (South) table, with 90 points from 7 games.

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