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Bakeries off mark with victory over Niton

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23 Nov 2014 Island Bakeries claimed their first victory of the indoor season on Sunday evening as they fought back to beat Niton. Niton were on the front foot initially as Les Cupis (2-25) and Guy Wells (1-19) reduced Island Bakeries to 45-3 after 6.4 overs. However, Tony Cook (36*) and Gary Breitenstein (36) rescued Island Bakeries as they went on to make 127-5. Niton also struggled in the opening overs with the bat and were 48-3 at the halfway stage. However, Guy and Tom Wells both made 23 to give their side hope, but 2-22 from Sam Richards helped Bakeries to the win, Niton bowled out for 110, Bakeries winning by 17 runs. Ryde were winners in a high-scoring contest against East Cowes. Ben Wadmore (45*) led the way as Ryde posted 167-2, contributions also coming from Josh Procter (29*) and Lawrence Tolfrey (27*), fifteen sixes coming in the Ryde innings. Despite a superb individual performance from Alan Johns, East Cowes fell just short in their chase on 148-4, Johns making an unbeaten 65 with seven sixes of his own, with Steve Wright hitting 29 not out, Ryde winning by 19 runs. Newport still have a 100% record indoors this season after defeating Northwood by 21 runs. Openers Martin Blackman (39) and Gareth Bricknell (25) top-scored for Newport as they made 147-5 from their 12 overs, Mark Tuckwell with 2-39. In reply, Ashley Goldsmith made an unbeaten 25, before Tuckwell hit 23, but Northwood were halted by a match-winning spell of 2-22 from Blackman, Northwood finishing on 126-3.

IW Health Associates made it two wins in a row in Division 2 after beating East Cowes II in an unbelievably low-scoring match. Dan Cox (2-12) and Pete Holdcroft (2-24) took two wickets each as East Cowes II looked to take the initiative, bowling IW Health Associates out for just 64, C Parker top-scoring with 21. In reply, East Cowes II appeared to be cruising to victory on 32-1 but suffered a dramatic collapse to slump to defeat. Lewis Lewis (2-10) and Karthik Kasubha (2-16) helped to bowl East Cowes II out for just 43, with only Dave Cox (12) making double figures, a 21 run win for IW Health Associates. Godshill lost their 100% record against Shanklin, leaving IW Prison Officers as the only side in the division unbeaten. Shanklin made 126-3, with useful knocks coming from Robin Moore (25*), Matt Lambourne (24) and Simon Mead (24). In reply, some abysmal running led to Godshill's downfall, five run outs and 1-22 from Lambourne bowling Godshill out for 104, Jez Robinson top-scoring with 16 in a 22 run defeat for Godshill. Ryde II were massive winners over Northwood II, beating them by 104 runs. Jadon Buckeridge (43*), Dave Buckeridge (25*), Mike Dalloz (25*) and Pete Dickinson (25*) all retired as Ryde II posted 156-2, Ben Baker with a creditable 2-24. In reply, Northwood II never recovered from losing two wickets in the opening over and were bowled out for just 52, Simon Wratten with 3-19, Callum Witham top-scoring with 15. Newport II got their first victory of the season, beating Ryde Cavaliers by 3 wickets, the only side to win after batting second on the night. Ryde Cavaliers made 131-3, 53 runs coming from the final three overs thanks mainly to Dan Walter (21*) and Ollie Niemiec (19*). Openers Mike Watson (29*) and Tom Stafford (28*) led the way in the chase, Walter's 2-38 in vain as Newport II reached the target with one over to spare.
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